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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-13 In lOOth year, club seeks fimds for next century STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com The Harstine Island Community Club's hall has served island residents for 100 years. Members of the club are beginning to raise funds to support expansion and maintenance needs for the next 100 years. Club members anticipate that Harstine Island's population will grow eventually and will need additional meeting and recreational space. The club does not plan to replace the hall but recognizes that it might need to be expanded or replaced in the fu- ture and have created a fund for future expansion. A decision to use the funds will re- quire a two-thirds affirmative vote of both the Club Board and the member- ship at large. As of the beginning of October, $7,725 had been contributed. The ef- fort officially got under way on Oct. 10 at an Oktoberfest dinner at the hall. In the short-term, the club's goal is to obtain gift-giving commitments - in whatever amount - of 100 people by Dec. 31. The commitments can be in cash, stocks, property and legacy gifts. The Harstine Island Community Club (HICC) is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, so dona- tions to the fund are tax deductible. People who wish to help or donate can contact Jeff Geibel or Dudley Pan- chot at jgeibel@q.com and annel700@ gmail.com, respectively. Donors may also contact other members of the committee, including Jan Irving at irving.harstine@gmail. corn, Wally Ewart at wallyewart@ gmail.com, Chris Rowley at becky. rowley@gmail.com, David Mackey at dmackey@solar2.us and John Hamilton at jrhamilton05@gmail.com. Mason County Writes project set for Saturday at library STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com Readers, writers and the public are invited to a book- release party celebrating the second successful year of the Mason County Writes Anthol- ogy project from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Shelton Timberland Library Writers will read excerpts from their submissions at the event. The Friends of the Shel- ton Timberland Library will provide refreshments. "Last year, we had a room full of delighted people laugh- hag, applauding and, in one case, almost in tears as they lis- tened to their neighbors read," said library associate Scan Lotz. "Many of our patrons had no idea how much talent there is in this area, and the library staff was thrilled to bring it to light. We're looking forward to more of the same this year." Writers were asked to sub- mit poems, stories, recipes or essays about food that are 3,000 or fewer words long. The 2014 anthology is titled "Ma- son County Feasts." The book will be avail- able for purchase starting Saturday at www.lulu.com/ spotlight/SheltonLibrary. Copies of the 2013 edition are available at the library. Planning has already begun for a third anthology. Dates, topic and word count will be announced early in 2015. All programs at Timberland Regional Libraries are free and open to the public. For more information, con- tact the library at 426-1362 or visit TRL.org. CHARGES This list of new criminal charges filed in Mason County Superior Court is compiled from infor- mation provided by the Mason County Clerk's Office. Oct. 10 Michael Eugene Rea was charged with possession of a controlled substance (RCW 69.50.4015. Robert Minden Niel was charged with two counts of forgery. Oct. 14 Michael Mark Mefford was charged with residential bur- glary. Samantha Ann Lenting was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Jason Jeremiah Walter was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Oct. 15 Joshua Allen Ackley was charged with residential bur- glary. Oct. 16 Michael J. Riddlespurger was charged with harassment. Jacob Thomas Arnold was charged with domestic-vio- lence assault in the second degree. Oct. 17 Zach Kevin Reynolds was charged with possession of methamphetamine and/or heroin. Ira Lee Osman was charged with violation of a protection order. Tanya Marie Walruff was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Paid Political Advertisement., YOU BE THE JUDGE! WITH $2.8 BILLION IN NEW REVENUE IN THE STATE BUDGET NEXT YEAR, WHICH OF THE TWO 35 th DISTRICT CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATE WANTS TO RAISE TAXES TO SPEND MORE, AND WHICH WANTS TO LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS? IRENE BOWLING (Raise Taxes, Spend More) EDUCATION Advocates "bringing more revenue into the State's coffers." Believes new revenue should be spent on a variety of programs besides education. (The Olympian 7/2o/z4) 8ALE8 TAR Favors charging sales tax on bottled water. (Mason Web TV Interview 7,/13,/14) LUXURY TAX "I would bring back the luxury tax on cars." (Olympian 7/2o/14) CAR TAB8 "If people can afford the kind of prices they are paying for cars, they can put a little more moneyinto MVET." (Kitsap Sun Interview 7/3o/14) GAS TAX Favors increasing gas tax to pay for anspotion projects. (Thurston Chamber of Commerce Forum 9/16/14) SEN. TIM SHELDON (Live Within Our Means) EDUCATION Under his leadership, the Senate added $1 billion in new education funding since 2o13. Believes the incoming $2.8 billion should be dedicated to education FIRST! 8ALE8 TAX Against ANY sales tax for bottled water or food! LUXURY TAX Believes ears are a NECESSITY in a rural district, not a luxury! CAR TAB8 Against ANY increase in car tabs! OA8 TAX Opposes ANY increase in gas tax without voter approval, and not until Department of Transportation is reformed! WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR TAX DOLLARS, THERE IS ONLY ONE CLEAR CHOICE FOR STATE SENATE! ENDORSED BY THE KITSAP SUN EDITORIAL BOARD! "We hope to see Tim Sheldon indeed lead and vote as an independent, moderate, common sense 'maverick,' and endorse him for another Senate term for the 35th District." (7-24-14) TIM SHELDON *. SENATE o Paid for by the Committee to Elect Senator Tim Sheldon, 35th District, D [ P.O. Box G Hoodsport, WA 98548 www.votetimsheldon.com