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October 9, 2014

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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-11 ,se By NATALIE JOHNSON squad and three explosive-sniffing dogs re- natalie@masoncoun corn sponded along with local law enforcement. "There was something inside the dogs No explosive devices were found after hit on, and it turned out to be innocu- a bomb threat forced the evacuation Fri- ous," said Lt. Les Watson of the Shelton day morning of the Mason County Court- Police Department. house. Watson said it is difficult for the po- At 10 a.m. on Oct. 2, a male caller di- lice department to identify who the caller aled 911 from a payphone on the corner was since he used a payphone. of Fifth and Franklin streets in Shelton Later that night, a person or group reporting a bomb at the Mason County of people threw rocks at the courthouse, Courthouse in the 400 block of North breaking several windows, Watson said. Fourth Street. It is unknown if the incidents are con- The Washington State Patrol's bomb nected. Turning Pointe auction to benefit victims of domestic violence By GORDON WEEKS from simple accessoriesauction will close at 12:45 gordon@masor)coun~com for sale for $5 and $10 to p.m. The guest speaker will name brands that include talk at 1 p.m., with check- Local survivors of do- Coach, Prada, Dooney out from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. mestic violence and their Bourke and Chanel. The speaker will be is children and ~pets will "It's a great way for NataliaKinder, a survivor benefit from the proceeds women to support other of domestic violence who raised at Turning Pointe women in the communi- spent time at Turning Domestic Violence's The ty," said Turning Pointe Pointe. She got help, her Power of the Purse lun- Executive Director Cheryl kids back, a job and now cheon and silent auction Cathcart. "We love our lives in the community. scheduled from 11 a.m. to purses!" "She's amazing," Cath- 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Lit- Last year's event cart said. '%Ve're celebrat- tle Creek Casino Resort raised almost $20,000. ing hers and other worn- Event Center in Shelton. "It was such a huge en's successes." Tickets are $25 and success last year, and we She added, "By having include lunch. For res- heard from so many wom-a survivor come in and ervations, call Turning en who said they couldn't speak, people canhear how Pointe at 426-1216 or visit wait for this year," Cath- their dollars are impacting turningpointe.org, cart said. the lives of stmrivors." Up for bid are about Donations will be ac- Founded in 2000, 400 new and gently used cepted up until the time Turning Pointe opened purses, jewelry items of the event. They can be the doors to its shelter for and accessories, such as dropped otTanytime at any victims o domestic vio- scarves and table center- hour at the shelter at 210 lence and their children pieces. The event coin- Pacific Court in Shelten. in December 2008. It also cides with October as Na- At the event, the doorsoffers such services as le- tional Domestic Violence will open at 11 a.m. The gal advocacy, classes, food Awareness Month. lunch buffet will begin at and diapers, and access to The purses range 12:15 p.m., and the silent support groups. Paid for by the re-elect Tom Farmer PUD 3 Campaign. PO Box 214 Allyn, WA 98524 PO Box 865, Allyn, WA 98524 State Senator Democrat Skate park to remain closed through October STAFF REPORT - When making repairs, county staff news@masoncoun com encountered more problems than they anticipated and will need more time to The Shelton skate park will remain fix the park, according to a news release closed for maintenance through the end from the Parks and Trails Department. ofOctober, according to the Mason Coun_ Mason County Commissioner Tim ty Parks and Trails Department. Sheldon noted at the Mason County Com- The park, located at 110 Wallace mission meeting Tuesday that the county's Kneeland Blvd. -- near Oakland Bay lease for the property, which is owned by Junior High School and the Shelton Wal- the Shelton School District, has expired. Mart -- has been closed for maintenance For more information about the skate work since Aug. 22. park, call 427-9670. 24202 N. US Hwy 101 Hoodsport, WA 985 360-877-5200 Paid Paid for by Committee to Elect Kathy Haigh,(D) 81 SE Walker Park Rd., Shelton, WA 98584 Mason County Assessor by the Committee to Elect Melody Petersor (D), 411 W. Kelly Rd., Shelton WA 98584