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Seniors Look To Sunrise, Future, Wednesday AM

highclimber with textSchool is starting back up all around the state and Shelton is no different. The class of 2016 is going to try something new and meet at sunrise on the first day, Wednesday September 2, for the first ever Senior Sunrise. The seniors are going to gather at about 6:15 at the stadium and watch the sunrise as a class. There are very few events over the course of a year that get all the seniors together and at the end of the year there is talk about watching the sunset on the last day of school. The Shelton Kiwanis will be out providing pancakes, sausage and more for the kids. If you know a senior, remind them about the Senior Sunrise, Wednesday morning, 6:15 at Shelton High School stadium.

Blake, Braniff, Talk ARC

olympiaThurston County commissioner Bud Blake came in to Daybreak with Thurston County Undersheriff Tim Braniff to update everyone on the opening of the ARC in Thurston County. Inmates were moved in earlier this month and like any new place the staff is still working out kinks but overall the move has been positive. Undersheriff Braniff also talked about an upcoming law enforcement golf tournament at the Capital City Golf Course to help out Thurston County Boys & Girls club. To learn more about the ARC, the golf tournament or other items Commissioner Blake is involved with listen to the interview on the Daybreak page of


pb 2This Saturday is the second annual Shelton Outdoor Pickleball Tournament, but you may not find it outdoors.  The weather this weekend is calling for some rain on Saturday and if that is the case this big event will be moved to the MTA’s transit-community center.  Mike Olsen has again been working hard to make this more successful than last year’s first attempt and it is looking good.  The number of participants is up as well as the how far people are coming, this time folks from Bremerton and Olympia will get in the action.  Although the signups for players is full, people are still encouraged to come down and support the players in the tournament, which should start around 10am (players should start getting into town by 8:45am). This is a fundraiser for the food bank and the backpack program which helps low-income kids with meals over the weekends.  To learn more about the tournament you can call Mike Olsen at 791-6589. 

Pics from last year

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The Help Is There, If You Ask

masonEDCaThe help is there if you ask, that was the message from Mason County Economic Development Director Lynn Longan during her weekly visit on Daybreak.  The EDC has the resources to help business owners find skills with technology, information if you plan on selling to government and more.  There is also information for minority or women business owners at the EDC.  A new way help has come to the area is with the SCORE program.  The Senior Corps of Retired Executives come to Olympic College on the second Thursday and the EDC on the 4th Thursday and will talk with you, although Longan did mention an appointment should be made to ensure time to talk.  This program  is great for people who would like to ask questions face to face with others who have first hand knowledge with the ups and downs of running a business.  Lynn also talked about help that is available for new businesses but also for existing companies who are struggling.  One thing to note is that many people wait until it is too late to look for or sign up for help and often by then it is too late. 

Port Talks Cannabis, Cameras and Accounting

poc dobson taylor250If you get the feeling that someone is watching you on Port property you are probably right.  A new hi-tech camera system has been put in place to look over all that is going on at the marina, the airport and the John’s Prairie area.  This system will help protect both the patrons and the port in the event of any criminal activity.  An upgraded security system is needed at all three locations as more and more business are coming in, including two new cannabis companies, and current companies are expanding like Lynch Creek Farms.  That was just one of the topics during Port Of Call Wednesday morning on Daybreak.  Dick Taylor and John Dobson also talked about the “Habitat Takes Flight” event coming on September 12 and an upcoming auction for the Simpson equipment on port property.  That auction will be in November, the other Simpson equipment in the downtown area will be auctioned off in October.  The final topic discussed was from their regular meeting and it involves the way the port handles their accounting.  This topic has already garnered quite a response when it was first posted on our website here,