On Saturday evening January 10, 2015 at about 7:30 Shelton Police were dispatched to Mason General Hospital for a report of a missing, disoriented 70 year old female who had walked away from the medical facility. Shelton Police Officers, with the assistance of Mason County Sheriff’s Deputies, Squaxin Island Police Officers and personnel from Central Mason Fire and EMS, conducted an initial canvas of the area, then a K-9 search. Searching units were unable to locate the subject.
Fifty-eight minutes into “New Year 2015” on January 1, Olivia Lee King was born in The Birth Center at Mason General Hospital.
The 2015 New Year’s Baby weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz. and was 20-½ inches long. Olivia and her parents, Cyle and Holly King, received a gift bag filled with many items, including toys, diapers, and sparkling apple cider – all made possible by The Birth Center staff, MGH&FC, and MGH Foundation’s Auxiliary Gift Shop.
Earlier this month, Simpson Lumber Company and Interfor Corporation agreed to terms for Interfor to acquire the business and assets of four Simpson sawmill operations but the operations in Shelton are NOT part of the proposed sale. According to a news release, Interfor will acquire Simpson Lumber’s mills in Tacoma and Longview, Washington; Meldrim, Georgia; and Georgetown, South Carolina. The Simpson Lumber headquarters building in Tacoma, Washington will also be part of the sale.
Drivers traveling on US 101 near the Mason/Jefferson county line can expect brief delays for several months as the Washington State Department of Transportation works to design repairs on a section of roadway. Earlier this month, rain saturated a portion of the hillside below the highway along Hood Canal, resulting in damage to about 75 feet of the northbound US 101 shoulder.
Sherwood Guild, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, will host the 2015 “Cooking with Xinh” dinner event on two nights – Sunday, March 22 or Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, so reservations must be made by Monday, March 17. Tickets are $50 each, and can be purchased by calling MGH Foundation office at (360) 427-3623.