Mark Reed ScholarshipProgram

January 30, 2014)  Officials from Green Diamond Resource Company’s Mark E. Reed Scholarship board announced recently that eight $3000 scholarships will be awarded to high school and under-graduate college students in 2014. Eligible individuals must be Green Diamond Resource Company employees, sons or daughters of employees, or students in one of Green Diamond’s Mason and East Grays Harbor operating communities. The scholarship program was established in 1947 in the memory of Mark E. Reed, who was Simpson Logging Company president from 1914 until his death in 1933.
Applications for the Mark E. Reed Scholarship program are available on the Green Diamond website, Questions may be directed to Diana Goldy, secretary of the Washington Scholarship Board, at 360-427-4703 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, February 28, 2014.
Headquartered in Seattle, Green Diamond Resource Company owns and manages working forestland in Washington and California.

Mason County Civil Service Commission Vacancy

The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking applications to fill a vacated position that will expire December 31, 2018 on the Mason County Civil Service Commission. Full Press Release HERE.

Grand Opening: New Sheriff's Precinct In Belfair

Ribbon Cutting, Building Dedication, Open House & BBQ Planned For The Sheriff’s Office New North Precinct in Belfair.   The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the grand opening and building dedication of our North Precinct, located at 23293 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA, 98528.

The ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 11 AM, with a public open house and free BBQ to follow from noon until 4 PM.Due to the honored service of former Sheriff Steve Whybark and his first establishment of Sheriff’s Office volunteers for the Belfair Substation, the new North Precinct will be dedicated as the “Sheriff Steve Whybark Public Safety Building”.This event is open to the public!  Everyone is encouraged to attend this special event!There will be:


Affordable Healthcare Discussion - MGH&FC

“Getting Affordable Healthcare” ‒ Topic For February MGH&FC Shelton Diabetes Support Group Meeting. SHELTON, Wash. – Adequate, affordable healthcare is of great concern to everyone, and of particular importance to those managing diabetes.  The next Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Shelton Diabetes Support Group meeting will deal with the many questions surrounding the new healthcare options in a class entitled, “Nuts & Bolts: Getting Affordable Healthcare – Now is the Time”.  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Pershing Meeting room at Mason General Hospital.

>There will be three guest speakers in attendance – Lee Ayers, MGH&FC’s In-Person Assister Program project manager;  Nikki Lundberg, Area Agency on Aging's senior information & assistance specialist; and Tara Snook, medical insurance specialist.  They will address all concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act – including Apple Health, Medicaid, Medicare, and secondary insurances; and clarify the Medicare ‘gap’ and Medicare prescription ‘doughnut hole’.  They will also provide information on what Medicaid and Medicare cover, and advice on the best individual plan choices for those with diabetes, reserving time for questions and answers.  Family members/significant can also to attend to gain knowledge of the new system and for the help they provide to their loved ones with diabetes.