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Journal photo by Gordon Weeks The Simpson Lumber Co. is laying off an entire shift, about 80 employees, from its Mill 5 in Dayton. The layoffs are effective Feb. 28. SIMPSON Continued from page A-1 of the shortage of logs available from our various suppliers," Stauffer said in an email response to questions from the Journal. "There has been and continues to be a shortage of logs in Western Washington. The duration of the shortage is uncer- tain." The layoffs eliminate one shift at Mill 5. Two shifts will continue to operate, according to the company. As for further reductions, "no other curtailments are being con- sidered at present," Stauffer wrote. "However, like any business, we are always watching market conditions and evaluating our long-term busi- ness strategy to ensure the compa- ny&apos;s future success." Stauffer said Simpson has 287 employees working in its Shelton operations: Mill 3 on the Shelton waterfront and Mill 5 in Dayton. The layoffs will reduce the local workforce to about 207 employees, she said. Employees are encouraged to ap- ply for openings at other Simpson locations, Stauffer said. "Anytime there is a reduction in jobs in a rural county, there is a "... we are always watching market conditions and evaluating our long-term business, strategy to. ensure the company's future Success," Betsy Stauffer, vice president and general counsel for , Simpson Lumber Co. multiplier that affects our local re- tailers, schools, bus drivers, coffee baristas, ec.," ad Lynn Longan, the new executive director of the Economic Development Council of Mason Cotmty. ,,"This is something we can't take lightly." Longan added that she hopes to meet with Simpson's management in the net-weeik, %o see if there is anything the EDC can help with." CASINO Continued from page A-21 "They bring in everything," Culber- son said. "We don't want to work the board to death." Each ticket holder will receive $30,000 in chips, which can be spent on prizes at 8:30 p.m. The auction items include rsLaurah gift certificates, baskets, creations by Ornamental Stone and a West Seattle Segway ad- venture tour or two,adults. Beer and wine will be on sale. Cof- fee, tea and water are provided. 12TH MAN MANIA Journal photos by Emily Hanson Charles Landsaw, left, Kelsey Blain, Samantha Givens and Travis Wilson gather on the roof of Rooster's Restaurant on Olympic Highway North to wave the 12th man flag Monday. Blain had the idea to put a Seahawks jersey on the Patti Bunyon statue. The winning photo of an online contest will be displayed in Smoking Mo's for one year. BELOW: The Paul Bunyon statue, owned by Lloyd Prouty, was adorned with a Seahawks jersey and hat Monday. Lindsay Blain sewed the jersey. Amy Braakman, ,a,Mason County Public Works employee, watches ,as preparations are made to hoist the Seattle Seahawks 12th mdn flag at the Mason County ,C.ourthQuse on Tuesday. Mason County Cbmm]ss]oner Randy Neatherlin raised the flag. Journal photo by Natalie Johnson B   I 97 Honda Civic 5 :speed, 4<ioor. Blue. '85 Lincoln Like New, Blue Runs Perrrfect! '04 Ford Freestar Van LOW Miles, New'fires CLEAN! '00 Jeep Wrangler 4 Cylinder, S-Speed Black '97 F-150 4x2, V-6, AT. Local Vehicle '07 Chew Cobalt LT 75K Miles, 35 mpg Sporty Red Free 90 Day Service Warranty 3Z pt Afety Inspection  on all vehides on all vehides 006t00277'3028 Next to Shell, NE 23791Hwy. 3 Belfair Vin #s posted at dealership Fbmndug available on pproval of Credit See Bob, Jackie or Mark Page A-24 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 We Safety Check