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October 16, 2014

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-3 AT LEFT: Monty Cobb washes apples at the annual Apple Squeeze on Saturday at the Harstine Island Community Club hall. The annual festival includes making apple cider, food, live music, the Island's SatUrday market, and demonstrations from artists and crafters. BELOW: Des Irving feeds apples intoa motorized apple juicer at Saturday's Harstine Island Apple Squeeze. The machine pulverizes the fruit, and the resulting pulp is pressed, making fresh apple cider, which is sold to sUpport the island's Garden Club. Journal photos by Natalie Johnson COUNTY BRIEFS Public hearing scheduled for pot zoning County residents will again have their say on zoning regulations for state-licensed marijuana growers and processors this month. The Mason County Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at 411 N. Fifth St. to consider amendments to county code regarding commercial marijuana pro- ductions. The commission will consider pro- posed amendments to county code to regulate marijuana growers and pro- cessors in residential areas. For more information, call Barbara Adkins at 427-9670, ext. 419. County sets hearing for 2014 budget transfers The Mason County Board of Com- missioners will hear public comment later this month on a number of 2014 supplemental budget requests from elected officials and department heads. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in Mason County Commission chambers at'411 N. Fifth St. The commission will consider a number of budget transfers, totaling more than $640,000, for the county public defense office, the Mason County Clerk and the Mason County Sheriffs Office. Applicants needed for historic preservation board Two positions are open on the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission. The commission maintains a reg- ister of historic places and reviews proposed changes to the register. The group also raises awareness about Ma- son County history. Commission members serve three- year terms and meet monthly at the Mason County Commission chambers at 411 N. Fifth St. in Shelton. Applications are available at www. co.mason.wa.us or by calling 427-9670, ext. 419. Completed applications can be submitted at the County Commission office at 411 N. Fifth St. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. For more information, call 427- 9670. Volunteers sought for transportation advisory panel Mason County is seeking volunteers to serve on its Transportation Im- provement Program Citizens Advisory Panel. The group will review the county's transportation needs and present recom- mendations to the Mason County Com- mission. Members serve two-year terms. Applications are available at the Mason County Commission office at 411 N. Fifth St., at www.co.mason. wa.us or by calling 427-9670, ext. 419. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 5. County asks Gov. Inslee to fund grant program The Mason County Board of Commis- sioners signed a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday asking that he include $12 million in the state's 2015-2017 Cap- ital Budget for the Youth and Commu- nity Athletic Facilities Grant Program. "There is a tremendous need for this competitive grant program," the letter reads. "The (grant program) has not received competitive funding since 2006, making it very difficult for lo- cal parks and recreation agencies to finance youth and community fields projects that can cost several million dollars to build and maintain." Mason County could use the pro- gram to apply for grants for youth football and soccer facilities in Belfair, field renovation at Sand Hill Park in Belfair, irrigation work at Mason County Recreation Area, and for skate parks in Belfair and Shelton, accord- ing to the letter. Compiled by reporter Natalie Johnson s/d/Js to commba ner CoT Golden Dole Pineapple Whole 2 Lb. Bag Carrots Turkey Breast Fancy Yams LB, Kretschmar HoneyHam Organic, Peeled Baby Carrots St. Helens Boneless New York Strip Extra Large, Seedless Grapes Extra Lean Ground Beef PRICES GOOD THROUGH OCTOBER 29