Elks “Second Chances" Scholarship"

Up to $1,000 per quarter based on financial need. This scholarship seeks to help deserving mature women over 25, who seek a better life, finance their educational goals. Deadline is May 15. Hurry to apply.  Second Chance Application and more Information.

2014-2015 Mason County Lodging Tax Board Appointments

The Mason County Board of Commissioners approved the following appointments to the Mason County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee for a two-year term from May 2014 to May 2016: Generators -Darin Barry, Bonnie Knight, Shaun Tucker and Kelly Bergh: Spenders - Stephanie Rowland, Angela Rabelos, Julie Gray and Duane Wilson.

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee was established by Resolution No. 25-91 as authorized by RCW 67.28. There are at least five members and their purpose is to offer advice and opinion to the Commissioners regarding the use of Lodging Tax monies. Information on the Mason County Lodging Tax website.

Community Lifeline Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Now Cosed For Season

The Community Lifeline Emergency Cold Weather Shelter is now closed for the season. We will be running the agency through the month of May on a revised schedule to provide building maintenance and to host a 4-day Cursio Event of the Olympia Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

May 5th thru May 26th –
• Office Closed – No showers except ---
• Showers will be available for those that would like to volunteer with Work Parties on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10-2 PM only.
• Community Meals will run on usual schedule:
Monday thru Friday: 5:00-6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 5:30-6:30 PM
• Community Meals will be served @ the Community Kitchen on 2nd Street on May 15th and 16th and an unidentified site on May 17th and 18th. Will send notice when identified.
• All food deliveries will continue as usual. Towel washing and delivery will subside until reopening. Staff will assume this duty for the few weeks we are closed.
• The Resource Board in the Community Lifeline building is updated and will be available to guests during Community Meals.
• The Community Lifeline office will re-open on Monday, May 26th @ 10:00 AM for showers and resource assessment and referrals.

May 6, 2014

Comment Period For Willapa Elk Herd Plan

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments through June 2 on a draft Willapa Hills Elk Herd Plan, designed to guide future management of elk in the southwest corner of the state.

State wildlife managers will also hold two public meetings to discuss the draft plan, which is posted on WDFW’s website.

The meetings are scheduled at the following locations and times:

•    Montesano – May 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. at WDFW’s regional office, 48 Devonshire Road.

•    Longview – May 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cowlitz County PUD office, 961 12th Ave.