No-Cost Immunization Clinic This Saturday, Sept. 20

Get back-to-school vaccines for pre-school and K-12 children. Thurston County Public Health, in cooperation with the county's Medical Reserve Corps and Group Health Cooperative, is sponsoring a no-cost “back-to-school” immunization clinic this Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children who are entering pre-school (age 3) through age 18 can get immunizations that are required for school, plus other recommended vaccines, including flu vaccines and immunizations for chickenpox, measles, whooping cough, and others.

The no-cost clinic is open to all school-age children—you do not have to be a Group Health member to participate. The clinic operates on a first come, first served basis, and pre-registration is not required. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children, and you should bring each child’s immunization records if available. Immunization waivers or exemptions will not be issued.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pickering Road, from approximately Milepost 0.00 to Milepost 0.248, will be closed Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM   WEATHER PERMITTING to facilitate work associated with CRP 1991 (Asphalt Overlay).  A detour route will be in place. 

The Pickering Road Park & Ride will still be open.  Motorists will need to use the Spencer Lake Road detour route to get there.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 427-9670 ext. 450

Mason County Public Works Notice - September 18, 2014

MGH&FC Diabetes Support Groups Present “Sleep Secrets” Skit At Annual Luncheon In October

SHELTON, Wash. – Sleep can have a profound effect on diabetes, and understanding its impact in order to get it under control should be part of diabetes self-management.  A “Sleep Secrets” skit will be presented at the Annual Buffet Luncheon for the combined Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ Shelton and Allyn Diabetes Support Groups on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Hospital’s Pershing & Ellinor meeting rooms.
Come prepared to learn and laugh, as MGH&FC’s Diabetes Wellness Center staff perform a “Sleep Secrets” skit, written by Candy Mattson, R.D., certified diabetes educator for MGH&FC.  Whether you sleep well or have trouble sleeping, this year’s topic adds an element of fun to make the road to better health a delightful learning experience!  The two groups will also enjoy great food prepared by MGH&FC Executive Chef, John Cruse and his staff, as they prepare a delicious buffet lunch of salmon with a citrus glaze (chicken as an alternate), roasted herb potatoes, green beans with slivered almonds, spinach salad, and pumpkin pie.

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New Ferry Schedule, Off-Peak Fares Highlight Fall Sailing Season

Riders should consult new schedule for possible changes to their route.  SEATTLE – Changing foliage and shorter days aren’t the only things Washington State Ferries’ customers can count on every fall. Seasonal service adjustments start Sunday, Sept. 21, and off-peak fares go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 1. Riders on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth run will also soon make the crossing aboard a larger vessel.

As summer turns into autumn, fewer tourists and weekend passengers ride the ferry. Accordingly, WSF routinely adjusts the sailing schedule and removes the peak-season surcharge to accommodate expected ridership.

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