NMSD Special Meeting July 25

A special School Board meeting has been scheduled on July 25th at 8:30 AM to consider acceptance of the recommended bid for high school construction.

MC PUD1 BOC Public Hearing Aug. 12

The Mason County PUD No. 1 Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the District office at 21971 N. Hwy 101 in Potlatch. The purpose of this hearing is to review and hear public comment on the District’s proposed Water Use Efficiency Goals before they are presented for approval in the regular board meeting immediately following the public hearing. The proposed Water Use Efficiency Goals document can be found on the PUD website at www.mason-pud1.org under the “Water Use Efficiency” section.

Rainer and South County Alcohol Compliance Checks

Details: Sheriff John Snaza announced today that the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting random checks of stores this fall for alcohol compliance. The first stores to be checked will be in the Rainer, Grand Mound and Rochester areas.
Sheriff Snaza stated “We all have to work together to keep alcohol out of the hands of kids.” "The tragic stories of binge drinking, traffic crashes and deaths from juvenile alcohol use continue to plague our community."
TCSO will be working with TOGETHER!, which has been working closely with Law Enforcement agencies for years to conduct alcohol and tobacco compliance checks on retailers.
The vast majority of retailers do not sell to minors. For those that do, education can help them understand why they need to be vigilant and follow the law and not sell to anyone under 21 years of age.
According to Sheriff Snaza, “We will continue to make compliance checks of alcohol retailers using additional private and grant funding from other organizations as the year goes on.”
For more information about underage drinking prevention and education in Rainer, call 360-446-9122. TCSO Public Notice

MGH&FC Presents “Living Well With Diabetes” 2- Day Class In September

SHELTON, Wash. – Diabetes can be effectively self-managed and kept under control for a healthy, independent lifestyle and the prevention of complications.  Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a two-day course in diabetes self-management entitled “Living Well With Diabetes” on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16 and 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.

A team of MGH&FC health professionals guide the class, covering all aspects of diabetes, from medications to proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a healthcare team.  The aim is to promote understanding of the condition and teach people to self-manage their diabetes for maximum health and independence.  Family members/significant others can also benefit, and are invited and encouraged to attend the class for the support they provide.

Due to limited space, advanced registration is required by calling Sue Barwick, R.N., certified diabetes educator, at (360) 426-1611, ext. 28941 (from Allyn (360) 275-8614, ext. 28941).  There is a fee for this class, however,diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans.

MGH is approved by the Joint Commission and 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 www.MasonGeneral.com.

July 24, 2014