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Articles from the November 24, 2022 edition


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  • Early thanks

    Nov 24, 2022

  • Park and ride opens in Belfair

    Matt Baide|Nov 24, 2022

    After nearly a decade of planning, the Belfair Park & Ride opening was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony late last month. “It was great to have them there to thank them for their hard work over the last eight to 10 years that this project has been going on,” Mason Transit Authority General Manager Amy Asher told the Journal. “There’s a lot of folks that were there, including our previous general manager and it was good to have everyone there that has been working on it for a long ti...

  • Fire 12 recall appealed

    Matt Baide|Nov 24, 2022

    Mason County Fire District 12 commissioners on Nov. 16 appealed a recall petition filed against them to the state Supreme Court. Mason County Superior Court Judge Monty Cobb ruled all three recall petitions can move forward after a hearing Nov. 3. Kristin Masteller and Amanda Gonzales were the plaintiffs moving the recall petition forward. They are hosting a community meeting at 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Matlock Grange to discuss the next steps for the recall petitions. “The community has e...

  • Helping neighbors in need

    Gordon Weeks|Nov 24, 2022

    A single mother of four with little income is hoping you pluck her wish list off the Christmas Giving Tree at T's Café and Espresso in downtown Shelton and make her family's holiday brighter. Her requests and others hang in purple paper from the sparkling tree at the café at 118 S. Third St., one of several Mason County sites where donations are being accepted. This is the third year T's Café has hosted the Giving Tree donation drive. Mason County residents who are low-income, disabled or un...

  • Hoodsport parks' tree removal almost done

    Kirk Boxleitner|Nov 24, 2022

    Port of Hoodsport officials recently contacted the Shelton-Mason County Journal to sum up the work being done at the Hoodsport Trail Park and the Hoodsport Hills Disc Golf Course, both of which are closed to the public. Port Commissioner Lori Kincannon said the removal of diseased, dying and fallen hazardous trees at the Hoodsport parks started in mid-July, and upon assessment of those trees, workers discovered that poria-laminated root rot was widespread and that the Douglas fir bark beetle...

  • Holding the door, against better judgment

    Kirk Ericson|Nov 24, 2022

    I opened the entrance door to a restaurant for a woman the other day, which sparked a frayed memory of a time that’s no more. From the early 1970s, when the women’s liberation movement took root, to the mid-1990s, it was possible to hear the following from a woman if a man opened a door for her: “Would you hold the door open if I was a man?” Sometimes the statement was punctuated with the phrase “you male chauvinist pig,” a saying that’s also become a relic. Not all women reacted that way, but...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Nov 24, 2022

    Thank you, Paddy Editor, the Journal, Now that midterm elections are over, and the results for Mason County are finalized, I would like to thank Mason County Auditor Paddy McGuire for all he has done to make local elections fair, and for keeping the process transparent and understandable. I have been a Mason County resident for over 40 years, and I cannot remember any previous auditor who has done as much to help keep citizens so informed about the intricacies of the voting process. From numerous articles in the Journal to mailed pamphlets...

  • Commission Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Matt Baide|Nov 24, 2022

    Professional services contract signed Mason County signed a professional services contract with Bridgeview Consulting to update the county’s multijurisdictional hazard mitigation plan. According to the information packet, counties are required to update their hazard mitigation plans every five years to stay compliant with the state and federal emergency management requirements. Current plans are required to access emergency management and disaster funding programs. Bridgeview Consulting will work with county staff and representatives from g...

  • Growing up at Simpson's Camp 3

    Jan Parker|Nov 24, 2022

    This is the conclusion of Jim Howell's memoirs of growing up at Simpson's Camp 3 between 1934 and 1946. We were poor and so were most others. I got two pairs of shoes each year. Ninety-eight-cent tennis shoes for summer - they usually lasted for a month or so and then I went barefoot. When school started I got a new pair of sturdy shoes. For supper our main, and sometimes only course was cornmeal mush. Pork was our main meat staple, except when an old hen quit laying and then we had chicken and...

  • Nonprofit Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Nov 24, 2022

    Choirs, quintet perform Christmas concerts Women of Note, the Harstine Island Community Choir and the Evergreen Brass Quintet perform a "Sounds of Christmas" concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St., Shelton. The two choirs will team again for a concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N. Both choirs welcome new members of all ability levels. For more information, contact Elizabeth Berndt at [email protected] an...

  • Stallone reigns in 'Tulsa King;' the Pepsi-Harrier fracas

    Kirk Boxleitner|Nov 24, 2022

    Stallone triumphs on TV with “Tulsa King,” while Netflix takes us for a wild ride with “Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?” ‘Tulsa King’ One of the themes of the later years of Sylvester Stallone’s career has been his ongoing struggle to stay relevant in an ever-changing world, whose changes always seem to be turning away from the sorts of conditions that helped make him a success in the first place. In this sense, “Tulsa King” on Paramount+ seems ideally suited to the big man, casting him as a Mafioso wh...

  • Rochester, Aberdeen outpin Shelton

    Matt Baide|Nov 24, 2022

    The Shelton girls bowling team dropped two matches last week against Rochester and Aberdeen in Evergreen Conference matches at Westside Lanes in Olympia. Shelton hosted Rochester on Nov. 15 and lost 1,419 to 1,296. Summer Foreman led the Highclimbers with a high game of 149. On Nov. 17, Shelton lost to Aberdeen 1,552 to 1,384 in the Highclimbers' highest team total of the season. Marsybel Hernandez-Zacarias bowled above her average for both games and Audrey Knauf, Hernandez-Zacarias and Foreman...

  • Thankful for family, turkey and sports

    Matt Baide|Nov 24, 2022

    One of my favorite holidays is today, one that always has similar moments every year, but are still special in their own distinct way. I’m sure many of you have stories of family coming over on Thanksgiving in the morning, everyone conversing and catching up, perhaps watching some football before everyone is called to the dinner table to partake in turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls and whatever dish your family has decided is tradition to make every year. I’m sure there are a few fam...

  • Prep Roundup

    Matt Baide|Nov 24, 2022

    Climbers place nine on EvCo football all-league first team Shelton had nine football players crack the first team all-Evergreen Conference list. On offense, Shelton senior offensive lineman Logan West, senior quarterback Mason Goos, senior running back Bradley Eleton, senior tight end Brad Tiller, junior wide receiver Gabe Menefee and senior punter Brendon Keizur made the list. On defense, Shelton senior defensive lineman Blaze Andrews, sophomore linebacker Hunter Leth and Eleton at defensive...

  • Dewatto port closes in on 2023 budget

    Kirk Boxleitner|Nov 24, 2022

    The Port of Dewatto’s 2023 budget discussion began with port volunteer Kris Tompkins going over what the port accomplished in 2022, from replacing four fire rings to repairing the campground’s electrical system. The concrete parking area next to the port building was cleaned, new striping was painted, as were picnic tables and doors. The port also implemented the campground’s online reservation and payment system. Tompkins said she and Port Manager Jeana Crosby budgeted $4,000 for new blind...

  • It's a hectic run-up to Thanksgiving Day 1948

    Clydene Hostetler|Nov 24, 2022

    Mary, Sam and a friend go out for Thanksgiving dinner. Has anyone else noticed how Mary is having her hair done all the time? My mom used to get her hair done every five weeks. In between, she combed her own hair out. Clothes are important to Mary also. I think she was a person who tried to look nice all the time. I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Let the holiday season begin! Friday, Nov. 19, 1948 Arose late and made pancakes for breakfast. Then cleaned house and got my...

  • John Richmond Lane

    Nov 24, 2022

    John Richmond Lane passed away on July 30, 2022, in Spokane, Washington, with his devoted wife, Betty Ann (Boring) Lane, of 60 years by his side. He was born January 15, 1940, to Woodsie Melvin “Bud” and Thelma Marie (Eddelman) Lane in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was the fourth out of nine children; he was 82 years old. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers Melvin, Doyle, Gene, Kenny, Kim “Dober”, and Alan “Bunk” and a sister Selena. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and moved to Shelton, Washington, when he was five...

  • Death Notices

    Nov 24, 2022

    Olivia L. Brink, 70, a resident of Shelton, passed away November 9, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Randall Kauff, 60, a resident of Olympia, passed away November 14, 2022, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Eldon Todd, 77, a resident of Shelton, passed away November 15, 2022, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Robert St. Clair, Jr., 81, a resident of Grapeview,...

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