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Page A-26 - Mason County ,Journal - Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 , MacE00TN: Earlier economic NEW PATIENTS. Family Dentistry. Implants TMJ/Sleep Apnea Prompt Emergency Care Most Insurances Accepted NORTH MASON FIBER COMPANY P.O. Box 275. NE 431 Log Yard Rd.. Belfair, WA 98528 The Place To Take Your YARD & WOOD Waste Contractors Welcome SO l q2 per *P'ice 1 Per Small based onl d ' m Truck Load Trailer size of I Jr (Pick-up Size) OR Load* vehicle ] OPEN MON-FRI 7AM-4:3OPM WEEKENDS 8AM-4PM 275-0228 Please call for directions and more information NO Plastics or Garbage PLEASE Q: Who knows why it's important to get your pet microchipped? Call us today to find out how easy and affordable it is to protect your pet. Dr. Nancy Isbell Dr. Amanda Silverberg Dr. Shawn Thomas Bellt0wne Veterinary Center Veterma Excellence 24161 NE State Hwy 3 360.277,3800 e www.bellt0wnevetcenter.c0m Hours: Mon, Tue Sm-6m Wed, 1bur, Fri un.pm ,turday 8am-4pm forecasts would benefit state MacEwen confinuedfrompage A-25 Efficiencies within the WSDOT could save 8 cents per gallon in gasoline tax money, he said. He said the WSDOT should focus on freight mobility and congestion relief. MacEwen also said he is still in favor of getting earlier economic forecasts so the Sen- ate and House can begin writing the budget in February. He also discussed the Legislature's action last year to extend tax incentives to Boeing until 2040 to encourage the company to pro- duce its 777x in Washington. "This state could already be economically competitive," he said. "The reality is our state isn't like that- we need to make this state one that is already competitive." MacEwen has also proposed allowing more deductions for small businesses on their Busi- ness & Occupation taxes. '%Ve need to change the way we do busi- ness in this state," he said. SHERIFF: More deputies in Belfair continued from page A-25 The Mason County Sheriffs Of- fice dedicated and officially opened the Sheriff Steve Whybark Public Safety Building in Belfair on Satur- day. Whybark served as Mason Coun- ty sheriff for three terms starting in 1995. Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury said he was "thrilled" to open a fully staffed north precinct for the Sheriffs Office. "To me, it's more of an honor than anything," he said. "It repre- sents each of the sheriffs before me. (With) all of us working together, it's taken years to get to this point." More than 200 people attended the dedication and open house Saturday for the north precinct at 23923 NE state Route 3. The precinct is the only official representative of Mason County government in Belfair. It gives a feeling that th people of Belfair are a part 0Ma ozi Coun- ty," said Herb Gerhardt, a North Mason resident and volunteer with the Sheriffs Office. Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin said the office could help reduce crime in North Mason and the rest of Mason Coun- ty and improve response times. "It warms my heart in ways you can't imagine," he said. The Sheriffs Office has had an office in Belfair since the 1960s. Whybark started the volunteer program that has kept the North Mason substations staffed and open to the public in recent years. "I think it's kind of been underly- ing the whole time we've had this of- rice," he said. "I saw other agencies with volunteers who were making good inroads." Deputies could stop there to do paperwork at the substation, but still had to drive to Shelton to drop off evidence, respond to email and talk with supervisors, or to inter- view a suspect or witness to a crime. "Over the last 20 some years you'd usually have to drive all the way down to the south office and come all the way back," Salisbury said. Now, deputies stationed in the north end of the county will be based out of the north precinct, and will be supervised by Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling. "We've never had a command staff work full time in the north end (before)," Salisbury said. Salisbury said this will result in reduced travel time for deputies, and therefore, more time respond- ing to crimes in Belfair. "I've watched this grow because of the work Steve Whybark start- ed," said It. Gev. Brad Owen, a Shelton resident, who attended the event Saturday. "They are doing a magnificent job of responding to that demand and recognizing how important this area is and the need they have." Under optimum staffing levels, 12 to 13 deputies will work out of each office every day, split into three shifts. That doesn't mean all of the officers stationed at the north precinct will be in north Mason all the time, Salisbury said. "We're virtually dividing our agency," he said. ................... Deputies still have to travel to Shelton to book a suspect in the Mason County Jail and will still respond to 911 calls countywide as HERALD OF RECORD Serving All of Mason County since 1886 Mason Count Calls reported to Shelton Po- lice, Mason County Sheriffs Office and tribal agencies included: Burglaries At 9:12 a.m. on Feb. 19, a burglary was reported in the 400 block of East Hillside Drive in Belfair. Domestic Violence At 10:18 a.m. on Feb. 20, a domestic assault was reported in the 2300 block of Northeast state Route 3 in Belfair. At 5:17 p.m. on Feb. 21, a do- mestic disturbance was reported in the 100 block of East Sea Vista Lane in Grapeview. Theft At 12:36 p.m. on Feb. 21, a vehicle was reported stolen in Belfair. At 1:02 p.m. on Feb. 22, a theft was reported in the 400 block of Northeast Old Belfair Highway. At 1:08 p.m. on Feb. 22, a theft was reported on Northeast Cut- lass Way in Belfair. At 8:54 p.m. on Feb. 23, a shop- lifter was reported in the 23000 block of Northeast state Route 3 in Belfair. At 6:10 p.m. on Feb. 24, a theft was reported on East Robbins Road in Grapeview. CALENDAR , Clean, Secure. Professional , Heated Units of All Sizes , Easy Drive.Up Access 23270 NE State Rt. 3 s Belfair, WA 98528 (360) 275-2257 www.BelfairSelfStorage.com SATURDAY Twanoh Grange will have a taco / baked potato bar from 4-7 p.m. at the Grapeview Fire Hall, 4350 Grape- view Loop Road. Do- nations encouraged. The grange and Mason County Fire District 3's JESFIELD Construction, Inc. Serving the North Mason area since1967 Specializing in seawall Re-c0nstructi0n and home repairs 275.6684 Frank Merrill Belfair, WA Lic #JESFII*228D0 volunteer firefighters association are organiz- ing the event. Proceeds will be shared by both organizations. For more information, call Arden at 277-9377. SUNDAY Community members will have a memorial for Robert Brown at 2 p.m. at the North Mason Fraternal Order of Ea- gles, 80 NE Alder Creek Lane, Belfair. Bring sto- ries. To submit a calendar item, email news@