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coming PAGEA-19 Mason County Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 - Week 2 - The Voice of Mason County since 1886 -- $1 ilemma Group urges city to enact lawbanningpractice By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun com Dumpster diving is still le- gal in Shelton. That fact disappoints the Shelton Mason County Cham- ber of Commerce, which is urging the Shelton City Com- mission to pass an ordinance to outlaw the practice and give police another "tool" to help make downtown streets safer. In a Sept. 17 letter to Shelton Mayor Gary Cronce, chamber Executive Director Heidi McCutcheon pointed out that the organization a year see DUMPSTER, page A-28 ---. m 28 ,.,,.,. INSIDE TODAY Opinion Page A-4 Journal of Record Page A-12 Living Page A-19 Business News Page A-21 Obituaries Page A-22 Belfair Herald Page A-25 Sports Page 13-1 Classifieds Page B-8 Legals Page B-10 Crossword Page 13-11 Sudoku Page B-11 LIIIIJlJLJl!!lllJlJl!!lIJIlll Journal photos by Natalie Johnson TOP: Bill Leander holds his new pet, Bacall, on Tuesday afternoon at Adopt-A-Pet north of Shelton. The organization placed 208 dogs in new homes last year and is seeking volunteers to help out. ABOVE: Adopt-A-Pet Treasurer Joyce Watts walks Lucy, who has a mouthful of tennis ball. Lucy needs a home with no cats and an owner energetic enough to walk and play with her regularly. Volunteers sought to walk dogs, perform chores at Adopt-A-Pet By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com Last week, the Journal's Looking for a Home section featured Caylee, a female toy fox terrier. This week, Caylee's story took a happy turn when she was adopted by county resident Bill Leander. "I had a German shorthaired pointer I just lost," Leander said as he filled out Cay' lee's adoption papers. "She's a carbon copy to him." Leander changed Caylee's name to Bacall, after actress Lauren Bacall, because his pointer's name was Bogart, named after actor Humphrey Bogart. Last year, Adopt-A-Pet placed 208 dogs in forever homes. That takes a lot of work, done entirely by volunteers, who are in short supply, according to organization Vice President Rebecca Sed- lacek. "We actually have been struggling," she said. "We need people who can step up and do a lot of the work with the dogs." That means volunteers strong enough to walk a large Labrador or pitbull, or who can see VOLUNTEERS, page A-28 Skookum Rotary event celebrates 33rd year STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com Thousands of oys- ter fans from across the Northwest are expected to amass in Shelton this weekend. Skookum Rotary's 33rd annual OysterFest will be Saturday and Sunday at the Mason County Fairgrounds at Sanderson Field. As usual, attendees will have plenty to see and do. Here's the run- down: The West Coast Oyster Shucking Cham- pionship will bring two days of tough competi- tion as shuckers vie for prize money and brag- ging rights. The fastest- shucker events will start at 11 a.m. Saturday and run every hour. A half- shell competitionwill take place Sunday. More than 20 exhib- itors will be on hand at OysterFest. They range from United Way of Ma- son County to the Shel- ton Scale Ship Modelers. Children and adults alike will have plenty to do. see OYSTERS, page A-28 Public Works director retires after 30 years natalie@masoncoun com Solid-waste infra- structure has come a long way in the past 30 years in Mason County thanks in no small part to Moore former Depu- ty Director of Public Works Tom Moore. Moore, who has helped close the county landfill, upgrade the Hartstene Pointe and Rustlewood sewer systems, and build the North Bay and see RETIRES, page A- 17