Community Kitchen: Immediate Request for Help

You've may have heard on KMAS radio and now I am reaching out to you with a special request. The Community Kitchen (distinguished from Community LifeLine) has a crisis. After not receiving funding from a key funding source Community Kitchen is asking for your help. The immediate need is $550 for their utility bill, due today, and then the larger challenge is the monthly $1,200 for both their rent and their utilities. Community Kitchen and its Director, Ken Benjamin, have served our community for more than 14 years. Community Kitchen offers a place for not only meals, breakfast and lunch, but is a sort of "drop-in-center" for people needing relief from the weather and the life of homeless living and surviving. Please consider this request and as you are able please make your check out to Community Kitchen, and if it helps, mail it to St. David's at P.O. Box 339, Shelton, WA and I will make sure Ken and Community Kitchen gets it. Thank you in advance for your support!

June 25, 2014/Public Notice from Fr. Joseph Mikel, St. David of Wales Episcopal Church

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Shelton School Board Opening

The Shelton School District Board of Directors invites individuals to apply for the open Director District #1 school board position. The term of the appointment runs until November 2015. To be eligible for appointment, applicants must reside within Director District #1. This includes those who reside in portions of the following voter precincts: Union, Northside, Airport, Bayshore, Capitol Hill, and Shelton Precincts 1, 2, 3, 10, 14, and 16. Those interested in serving may check boundary descriptions to verify eligibility by contacting the Mason County Elections Office at 427-9670 ext. 470. Applications are available on-line at, at the Shelton School District Administrative Services Building located at 700 S. 1st St., or by contacting Alison Nutt at 426-8231. The deadline to submit the application is July 17, 2014.

PUD1 Offices Closed 12:30PM

The Mason County PUD No. 1 Board of Commissioners will attend an employee appreciation event at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Potlatch State Park located on Hwy 101. The District’s main office and operations will close at 12:30 p.m. on the 27th as well. Emergency call service will be available. Customers can still make payments through the automated phone system or online through the District’s website.

Safety Explorers Information Night

Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District #4 To Hold Public Safety Explorers Information Night For Students and Parents. Students interested in public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical service) careers are encouraged to attend the Mason County Public Safety Exploring Informational Meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Arcadia Fire Hall, 2970 SE Arcadia Road, Shelton.

The Public Safety Exploring Program is open to youth (male and female) ages 14 through 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in public safety. In affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District #4 sponsors the Explorer Post which provides youth with education, training, first-hand career experience, leadership opportunities and community service activities. The program goal is to encourage youth to become responsible citizens of the community and nation.