First Aid/CPR/AED Course Hosted By MGH&FC In October

SHELTON, Wash. – Learn the basic skills to assist in a medical emergency and you could save a life! The next First Aid/CPR/AED course hosted by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics will be held on Thursday evening, October 9, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. Combining First Aid, CPR, and AED training in a four-hour course, the class is open to anyone in the community and provides a “course completion card” at the end. A non-refundable fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required in advance to cover the cost of books and materials, and a Spanish interpreter can be assigned, if needed. Class size is limited to 16 persons and comfortable clothing is recommended. Early registration must be made by October 1 by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609. MGH&FC is approved by the Joint Commission, and MGH is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information go to

Board of Equalization Begins 2014 Regular Convened Session

The Mason County Board of Equalization convened on July 15, 2014 at Shelton, Washington and met at least three (3) days within the following twenty-eight (28) days as required by state law. Following the 28- day time period, the Board will continue their work to hear appeals.

Olympic National Forest Announces Salal Permit Sale Dates

Olympia, WA – Olympic National Forest has announced four dates on which permits for commercial salal collection will be sold. A total of 100 permits will be available on each of the sale days, divided among different harvest areas.

Permits will be issued from the Forks, Quinault, and Quilcene district offices during business hours on the following dates:
•    September 10, 2014
•    November 5, 2014
•    January 7, 2015
•    March 18, 2015


Nominations For Corporations For Communities Award To Close August 31

Time is running out to offer nominations for a 2014 Corporations for Communities Award. The nomination deadline is August 31.
Do you know a Washington corporation or business that contributes to your community? It could be providing volunteer help on projects, or donating money or supplies, or something else that makes a positive difference.
If you know of one, you can help give it some well-deserved recognition by nominating it for our state’s highest civics award.