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i L> ...... oysd |ike to eee tredle link the library and the hospital, while nine fa- vor trail linkage between downtown Shelton and Angleside. Seven men- tioned a connection be- tween Seventh Street and U.S. Highway 101 along Goldsborough Creek. "It's nice to be able to walk along water, and ac- cess water," Ziegler told the commissioners. The plan also includes two proposals for water trails for kayakers and other non-motorized beats. One starts at the Pine Street Road launch on Oakland Bay; the other at the head of Eagle Point Trail on Oakland Bay. The plan points out the proposals depend on money and opportunity. Possible funding sources include the Shelton Metropolitan Park District budget, park im- pact fees, federal and state grants, and donations of materials, labor and money. Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Developing a trail along Goldsborough Creek from Seventh Street in downtown Shelton to U.S. Highway 101 is listed as priority No, 6 in the city of Shelton's 2013 Community Trails Plan. APPLICATIONS Continued from page A-1 Since Dec. 17, Mac Garden on Banjo Lane in Shelton applied for producer and processor licenses; Pharmer in the Dell Enterprises on South Island Drive on Harstine Island applied for a produc- er license; High Maintenance of Tonerv- ille Drive in Belfair applied for producer and processor licenses; Laughing Grass Marijuana Production and Process- ing on Strong Road in Shelton applied for producer and processor licenses; Blacksmith Farms on Burnham Place in Elma applied for producer and pro- cessor licenses; Seattle Inceptive roup on Ranch Drive in Tahuya applied for producer and processor licenses; Stone Supply on Elfendahl Pass Road in Bel- fair applied for producer and processor licenses; and LI Ventures Inc. on Phi- lura Lane in Shelton applied for a pro- cessor license. Mason County companies that have previously applied for producer and pro- cessor licenses include Gentlebear Gar- dens on Grapeview Loop Road; Lost Lake Gardens on Crallagher Road; Sweetleaf Farm on Harstine Island; Allyn Horticul- tural on North Bay Road; Blackbird En- terprises on Lost Lake Court; Agropack at the Port of Shelton; Erhart Cannabis on Skokomish Valley Road; Hail Prod- ucts on Wilson Road; Cascade Crops on Shelton Matlock Road; Greenleaf Grow- ers on Sanderson Way;, and Peninsula Processing on Johns Prairie Road. Companies that have applied for only producer licenses include Pappy's Weed on West Chappell Crossing,, H&H Indus- trial on state Route 3; Highwater Farms, on Skokomish Valley Road and an un- named company on state Route 3 near Belfair. Crema De Gala on Bambi Farms Road applied for only a processor license. The Liquor Control Board received a total of 3,746 applications. Of those, 1,670 were for producer licenses, 1,209 were for processor licenses and 867 were for retail licenses. According to the Liquor Control Board, 334 retail locations will be allowed statewide and five retail licenses will be allowed within Mason County with one in Shelton and four distributed through- out the rest of the county. Retail locations will be selected by a lottery if the num- ber of applicants exceeds the number of available locations. Producer and processor licenses were not be limited. The 30-day marijuana-licensing win- dow began Nov. 18. The deadline was 5 p.m. Dec. 20. The Liquor Control Board plans to issue producer and processor licenses in March and retail licenses in June. Cleaning, Comprehensive Exam & X-Rays o I W#h Coupon * NEW PATIENTS ONLY I She#on Dental Center * Expires 1/31/2014 _1 New Year.... New Smiles ! Shelton Dental Center is a fuU-service dental office providing all general dentistry services plus: • Root Canal Therapy • Periodontal Therapy • Pediatric Dentistry • Botox and Juvederm Accepting most dental insurance plans. Also offering CareCredit, 1  CENTER ! (360) 426-8401www.SheltonDentalCenter.com360,GO,BRUSH (462-7874) Jefferson Street * Shelton WA, 98584  J 1829 tsl Page A-8 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 AED classes offered Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics offers a first aid/CPR/AED class from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 and Feb. 13 at the hospital's Learning Center, next to the Shelton McDonald's on Olympic Highway North. A course completion card is avail- able at the end of the class. The cost is $35 in cash or by check, and includes the cost of the books and materials. A Spanish-speaking interpreter is avail- able, and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. The class is limited to 16 people. Registration and payment is required by Jan. 6 by calling 427-3609. Diabetes meetings focus on dental health Good dental health is the topic of the two Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics diabetes support group meetings in January. J The Allyn Diabetes Support Group meeting is presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Port ofAllyn building's downstairs meeting room. The guest speaker is Stephen K. Edwards, who practices dentistry at Shelton Dental Clinic and Elma Fam- ily Dental. Edwards will explain how good dental health affects diabetes management, how to recognize and handle dental emergencies, and pro- vide tips on good dental practices. Family members and loved ones are invited to attend for the support they provide, and for their own dental health. The Shelton Diabetes Support Group meets from I to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Washington meeting room at the hospital 4n Shelton. The guest speaker is Katherine Ketcher, who practices dentistry at Shelton Dental Elmt Family Dental- TIC _dlyn ])iaOclco /uploor fz-oup, affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, meets the fourth Thurs- day of the month from September to June. The Shelton Support Group, also affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, meets the third Thursday of each month. The meetings are free, and open to people with type I or 2 diabetes, their friends and family. For more informa- tion, call Sue Barwick at 275-8614 or 427-7332 and ask for the Diabetes Wellness Center. Mason General offers two-day diabetes class A two-day class on living well with diabetes is presented from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in the Persh- ing and Ellinor meeting rooms at Ma- son General Hospital. The goal of the class is to help peo- ple understand diabetes, keep it under control to prevent complications, and promote health and longevity. The class covers such diabetes top- ics as diagnosis, managing medica- tions, proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complica- tions, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a health care team. The class is taught by Mason General Hospital employees. Family members and loved ones are also invited to attend the class to gain knowledge and offer their support. Because of limited space, registration is required by calling Sue Barwick -- registered nurse and certified diabetes educator -- at 426-1611, ext. 28941; from Allyn, call 275-8614, ext. 28941. Diabetes education is a covered service under most insurance plans, the orga- nizers state. • Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks BUDGET Continued from page A-1 The budget, updated since the com- mission last considered voting on it on Dec. 24, now includes $27 million in anticipated revenue for the current ex- pense fund and $28.5 million in antici- pated expenditures. The budget is balanced with $1,560,835 from the county's reserve oc ending fund balance. Adding in $58 million in special funds managed by the county, such as the road fund, rural county sales and use tax fund and the real estate excise tax 1 and 2 funds, the total budget for 2014 amounts to $91.9 million. Commissioner Tim Sheldon voted against the budget. "I'm tight as bark on a tree -- I think we spend too much money," he said. Sheldon said the current expense budget increased 10 percent from 2013 and said he was concerned that the county was relying on one-time rev- enue. "I don't know if that kind of in- creased spending is sustainable," he said. "I'm worried we're on an unsus- tainable financial trajectory." Commission Chair Randy Neather- lin said the county would likely need a levy shift in the near future. In 2014, Jeffreys said the county will make improvements to the Mason County Jail, add three new deputies to the Mason County Sheriffs office, focus on land use and economic plan- ning and will work on long-range plan- ning. "I look forward to having a five-year plan by the end of 2014," she said. LUBRICANTS COMPANY We deliver . HEA'IrING Oll.t I COMPARE OUR tow PmCES: (hi ! i; I i I