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October 2, 2014

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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-11 m =, STAFF REPORT Shelton woman was trol (WSP). news@masoncoun com traveling south on The second driver, a U.S. Highway 101 in a 65-year-oldwoman from A Shelton woman 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Nordland, was injured was airlifted to Harbor- when she crossed the and taken to Mason view Medical Center in center line and collided General Hospital. Seattle after a head-on with a second vehicle,The cause of the ac- traffic collision Sat- a 2001 Chevrolet Sub- cident is under investi- urday afternoon two urban, which was trav-gation. Drugs or alcohol miles north of Hood- eling north, accordingwere not a factor in the sport, to a report from the accident, according to The 68-year-old Washington State Pa- the WSP. Economic Development Council launches strategic-plan campaign By GORDON WEEKS 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at a gordon@masoncoun com Matlock location to be announced lat- er; and from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 What are Mason County's finest at the Colonial House in downtown assets, and how can they be trans- Shelton. formed into a plan to attract new"We want as much participation businesses? as possible, not just the usual people That's the question being asked who show up," Longan said. for the next two months by the Eco- The Sparking Solutions campaign nomic Development Council (EDC) began with the Getting to Yes forum of Mason County. About 75 people May 20, which was attended by about attended the kickoff event for EDC's 60 people, said Reid Vasek, EDC's Sparking Solutions strategic-planeconomic development associate. campaign Tuesday evening in the Among the county's strengths iden- Mason County PUD No. 3 auditoriumtiffed during that session high-speed in Shelton. fiber optics and inexpensive electricity, The campaign continues with six Vasek said. The identified weaknesses public forms during the next two for business development include sales months, and gas taxes and government regula- "We're calling it asset mapping ... tions, he said. We don't want gripe forums," saidVasek is scheduled to complete a Lynn Longan, executive director of draft strategic plan by Dec. 29. It is EDC. scheduled to be posted for two months The forums will be presented fromon the EDC website at masonedc.com, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the where suggestions can be posted. North Mason Timberland Library inLongan said she hopes the strate- Belfair; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 gic plan can, be used by existing busi- at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 W. nesses, prospective businesses and Cota St.; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. other business organizations. 30 at the Hoodsport Timberland Li- "It won't be stuck on a shelf, be- brary; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at the cause times change ,.. We have to Port of Allyn meeting room in Allyn; keep updating it," she said. Paid for by the re-elect Tom Farmer PUD 3 Campaign. PO Box 214 * Allyn, WA 98524 Paid for by Friends of Tammey Newton (D), PO Box 865, Allyn, WA 98524 RO. Box G, Hoods 98548 TRAFFIC UPDATE L State Route 3, Belfair tions from milepost 25.5 SPECIAL EVENTS TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to to 26.4. 4:30 p.m. and again 7 p.m. EXPECT: Daytime US Highway 101, to 6 a.m. Mondays through drivers should expect Shelton Fridays through Oct. 10. southbound right- TIME/DAYS: All day, DESCRIPTION: Crews shoulder closures and Saturday and Sunday will relocate utility in- several brief traffic stops DESCRIPTION: Oys- frastructure in advance between 10 a.m. and 2 terFest of an upcoming WSDOT p.m. Nighttime driversLOCATION: U.S. High- project to widen and ira- should expect one-way way 101 at milepost 344. prove state Route 3. alternating traffic with , EXPECT: Traffic LOCATION: Both direc- flaggers, congestion. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY CARE TAKER needed in North Mason County. This position would be suit- able for active retired in- dividuals or couples who are prepared to commit to light grounds keeping du- ties. Responsibilities would also include security. Resi- GARAGE SALE E - E 21 dence is available on site Springwood Ct. Shelton, in exchange for duties per- Oct. 4th 9:00am-5:00pm. formed. Send resume to: Dealer closing shop. An- Caretaker, P.O box 2063 tiques, books, records, Allyn WA 98524 or care- youth shoes/boots, solid taker.nmason@gmail.com oak entertainment center. (V 10/2-10/23) (T 10/2) Paid by the Committee to Elect Melody Peterson (D), 411 W. Kelly Rd., Shelton WA 98584