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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-13 Settlement proposed in racetrack lawsuit By NATALIE JOHNSON " natalie@masoncoun corn A lawsuit scheduled to go to trial yes- terday between owners of The Ridge Mo- torsports Park just north of Shelton was canceled after the parties reported that they had reached a settlement. The settlement had not been formally entered before the Mason County Jour- nal's press deadline Wednesday morn- ing. Track owners Joe Manke and Rod Powell filed a lawsuit and countersuit, respectively, against each other in Au- gust 2012 when the two could not agree on the ownership of the track. Powell argued that the two had a 50- 50 interest in the track, while Manke asserted he owned a larger share than Powell. The owners never signed a contract stipulating the terms of their ownership. While Manke's lawsuit and Powell's countersuit each have several claims, some have been resolved prior to trial. The trial would have specifically con- sidered claims against Manke of breach Journal file photo Owners of The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton might resolve a lawsuit over the ownership of the track this week. of contract and breach of fiduciary duty from Powell, and both parties' requests to dissolve a limited liability company and corporation related to the track, said Superior Court Judge Toni Sheldon at a hearing on June 13. In August 2012, Manke filed a lawsuit against Powell and his wife, Karen Pow- ell, claiming breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of interim man- agement agreement and negligent inflic- tion of emotional distress. The suit also asked for dissolution of a limited liability company -- The Ridge Motor Sports Group -- and dissolution of a corporation -- Performance Motor Sports Management. The Powells countersued, claiming breach of contract and breach of fidu- ciary duty against Manke and asking for dissolution of the LLC and corporation. Both asked for a receiver to be ap- pointed to manage the property in the interim. A custodial receiver was appointed in November 2012. Manke's claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of in- terim management agreement have been dismissed by the court in hearings in Jan- uary and February. Manke voluntarily withdrew his claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress in September. The court will also need to determine creditors' claims against Manke and Powell, such as the $2 million lien placed on the tract by RG Construction of Che- halis, the track's general contractor, for unpaid bills. Rusty Gill, owner of RG Construction, has offered to buy the track for $3 million and waive his $2 million bill. Bingo karaoke party to debut at senior center STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun corn The Mason County Senior Activities Center is in- troducing monthly fundraising games that alternates an updated, silly version of bingo with karaoke and sing-alongs at the Pavilion, 190 W. Sentry Drive in Shelton, behind Gillis Ford Auto Center. The Bingo Karaoke Part debuts from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 27. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event, which raises money for the senior cen- ter programs and renovations, will continue to be hosted the last Friday of each month. The doors are open to adults ages 21 and older. Refreshments include snacks for sale, and a cash bar with beer, wine and Mike's hard beverages. The Bingo Karaoke Party has been a popular event 4-Car Garage with Shop , 24'x48'x10 ' 1724 Cole Street Seattle I Enumclaw Prices do not include permit, site excavation, ' 360-825-7768 sales tax or concrete slabs. la.  -r. t Q. Contractor's License 1-800-854-4410 #ALPHASB117PU f Do You Love Belfair? We do too. The Journal is looking for a CITIZEN REPORTER to report on the happenings in Belfaic No experience necessary, just an interest in your community. Stop in and talk to Adam today or call 426-4412 or email adam@masoncounty.com for years at the Greenwood Senior Activities Center in Seattle. The co-organizers are Dann Gagnon and Bingo karaoke emcee "Oz" Johnston. For $10, participants receive a bingo packet with eight game sheets of six bingo faces. The payout is $30 per game, which is split if there is more than one winner. In addition to the eight regular games, par- ticipants can buy into two separate 50-50 split games at $2 per game sheet. All proceeds go to the center. Alternating bingo games is karaoke, using the Pavilion's sound system and karaoke DVDS. After a few songs, it's back to bingo. Karaoke partici- pants are each allowed one song, and sing-alongs are encouraged. "We are an ever-evolving organization that adapts to the current interests and needs of those 50 and older in the community," MCSAA executive director Terri Shaw said in a news release. "This new event provides a fun evening for adults of all ages, especial- ly something that adult families can enjoy together. It also gives the center another source of revenue. With Dann and Oz championing this event, it is a sure-fire winner." Volunteers ages 21 and older are needed to help with the event. For more information, contact Shaw at 426-7374 or terri@mcsac.net. Alderbrook Properties presents the 4th Annual Love INC Golf Tournament, Ball Drop & Dinner Joining the day-long activities will be Carol James, wife of the late UW Football Coach - Don James, and ROOT SPORTS anchor Angie Mentink. GOLF: ]he scramble format event will start with registration at 9 a.m., followed by a meal at 2:30 p.m. ]-he cost to play is $100 per player and includes green fees, tee packets, prizes, and dinner. Golf carts are $19 per person extra. To register for the tournament, go to .AlderbrookGolf.com. GOLF BALL DROP: Get a ticket. Watch your ball drop from a helicopter at the Tournament. Lots of winners. BIG cash prizes. Call Love INC - 462-LOVE (5683) - for tickets. Love00INC Love in. the Name of Christ "3 of Mason (.,ount:y 221 W. Railroad, Suite 10 Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 462-5683 All proceeds go to Love INC of Mason County, a 501 C(3) which mobilizes the local Churches in Mason County to assist those in need. 50% of our Golf proceeds are raised from outside of Mason County. Last year, Love INC helped 1029 adults and 856 children. Title Sponsor Alderbrook Properties Tournament Sponsor Falcon Financial, Inc./ Drew MacEwen Golf Cart Sponsor Our Community Credit Union Tent Sponsor All About Parties Hole-in-One Prize Sponsors Gillis Auto Center, Arnold Smith Insurance Tee Packet Sponsor Green Diamond Resource Company Event Photo Sponsor Comcast Helicopters Sponsor (Ball Drop) Olympic Air Banner Sponsors Manke Lumber Simpson Lumber Alta Forest Products, LLC Event Sponsor Alderbrook Resort & Spa Special Game Prizes/ Pastor Appreciation Bill & Carol Kendrick Golf Ball Drop Medicine Shoppe Media Sponsor KMAS Radio