MGH&FC’s Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Course In March

Knowing how to help save a life in a medical emergency can make someone a great value to their community or workplace, and endorsing that, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering another First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, March 13, 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 with CPR and AED training, the course includes a “course completion card” that will be made available at the end of the class. It is open to the entire community, and an early, non-refundable registration fee of $35 (exact cash or check) includes the cost of books and materials. A Spanish interpreter can be made available if needed, and comfortable clothing is recommended for all attendees.

Class size is limited to 16 persons, and advanced registration and payment for the class required by March 4, 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 www.MasonGeneral.com.

February 7, 2014

Mason County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters Disability Board Vacancy

The Mason County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters Disability Board (LEOFF) is seeking an individual to fill the citizen-at-large position on the Mason County LEOFF Board. The term is for two years.

This person must be a resident of Mason County and shall serve without compensation.

The general purpose of the LEOFF Board is to consider claims for disability and sickness made by law enforcement officers or fire fighters as provided under the Washington law enforcement officers’ and fire fighters’ retirement system act. (See RCW 41.26)

The Mason County LEOFF Board typically meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Mason County Commission Chambers, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton.

Interested parties may obtain an application at the Mason County Commissioners’ Office, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, or by calling 427-9670, ext. 747 or visit the Mason County website at www.co.mason.wa.us. Please click on “Forms & Brochures” , “Advisory Boards” and then “Application for Boards, Councils, Committee or Commissions”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Earned Income Tax Credit Info From United Way

SHELTON, WA- People who work and earn less than $51,567 from wages, self-employment or farming may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC and free help preparing their tax return. January 31st marked the 8th National EITC Day, a nationwide effort to increase public awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites. As many as one in five eligible workers miss out on claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) each year, according to estimates by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) because they don't claim it when filing, or don't file a tax return. As a result, these taxpayers could end up missing out on this tax credit worth as much as $6,044 on their federal income tax returns. This is money that can make a difference.

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Bob Simmons Farewell

Bob Simmons will be leaving the Mason County Extension office in March. There will be a farewell for him on February 21st from 3-4 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers. Friday, February 21st from 3-4 p.m. in the Mason County Commissioners Chambers Building 1, 411 N 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584.

Bob has been appointed as the WSU Regional Water Quality Extension Specialist and State Water Quality Program Leader effective March 1, 2014. Bob will be leaving as Mason County WSU Extension Director to assume this new role, and he will be headquartered at the Jefferson County WSU Extension Office.

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