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+ Page A-14 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 Builders Club tends community garden STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun corn Students from Hood Canal School's Builders Club harvested vegetables from the Hood Canal Ki- wanis community garden for the Hoodsport Food Bank on Oct. 6. The students harvested squash they had started from seeds in the spring. The students moved and planted the baby plants at Hunter Farm along with seeds for peas, beans, beets and carrots. The horticulture de- partment at Shelton High School donated other plants for a second plant- ing done by the Green Dia- mond Resource Co. group for the United Way Day of Caring. Community volunteers have come to the garden all summer to weed and tend the plants. After the harvest, the students continued their field trip to the Hood Ca- nal Food Bank. The stu- dents were given a tour by volunteers to see where the vegetables they have grown end up and who benefits from the food they have raised. The Builders Club stu- dents learn about plant- ing, growing and harvest- ing food but, most impor- tantly, they learn about community service. The garden's total pro- duce goal for this year was 3,000 pounds of veg- etables. As of this month, the total yield of fresh vegeta- bles was 3,624 pounds. Students from the Hood Canal School's Builders Club harvested vegetables Oct. 6 from the Hood Canal Kiwanis community garden. Photo courtesy of the Hood Canal Kiwanis Mason County tax paymem00; for 2014 due by Oct. 31 STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com Mason County property tax payments for the year 2014 are due Oct. 31. Payments can be made at the county Treasurer's Office at 411 N Fiih St. on the sec- ond floor. A payment drop box is outside the main doors to the building. Payments may also be mailed, but they must be post- marked no later than Oct. 31 to be considered on time and avoid interest charges. Check with your local post office for collection hours to be sure your payment will be postmarked on time. Interest for delinquent ac- counts will be charged on Nov. 1 at 1 percent per month. An additional penalty of 8 per- cent is assessed on the total amount of delinquent tax on Dec. 1 of the year in which the tax is due. The Treasurer's Office of- fers credit- and debit-card payment services at the coun- ter, online and by phone. The office accepts Visa, Master- card, Discover and American Express. Property tax informa- tion is available at property. co.mason.wa.us/Taxsifter/ Search/Results.aspx. There is a fee associated with the use of debit and credit cards for the payment of prop- erty taxes pursuant to RCW 36.29.190. If you have been assessed DNR Fire Patrol Assessment on more than one parcel of property owned by you in Mason County, you might be entitled to a refund from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Refunds must be requested on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Fire Patrol Re- fund forms can be found on the website at co.mason.wa.us/ treasurer or picked up at the office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Treasurer's Of- fice will, however, remain open to accept property-tax pay- ments from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Oct. 27 through Oct. 31. If you have any questions, call 427-9670, ext. 475, Belfair at 275-4467, ext. 475, or Elma at 482-5269, ext. 475. Shelton Dental Excellence 1626 Olympic Hwy N Shelton Dementia Care Workshop Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22, 2014 This special workshop for unpaid family caregivers will devote TWO DAYS to learning practical solutions to everyday dementia care problems. Registration begins at 8:30am, workshop is from 9am -4pm Cost is $55 for two days, continental breakfast and lunch included, Register a support person and they attend at no cost! Call (360) 748-2524 ext. 102 for information, registration, of to request reasonable accommodation. L Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging Sponsored by LMTAAA's Family Caregiver Support Program www.LMTAAA.org Workshop funded by the Older Americans Act and the State of Washington