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, Page A-28 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 continued from page A-1 plies to sexual relationships formation officer. "A teacher between teachers and stu- has a position over students. Shelton High School, according dents between 16 and 18 (Students) look up to them; to the school's website, years old. they are being mentored as He is also an assistant foot- "This is a charge we use well as being taught. They ball and wres ng coach, when a (suspect) is in a po- are not just under a super- The:charge of sexual mis- sition of authority, like avisory-type situation, but conduct with a minor in theteacher," said Detective Wil- there is a caretaker-type re- first:degree, defined in RCW liam Adam, the Mason Coun- sponsibility." 9A.44.093, specifically ap-ty Sheriffs Office's public in- According to the RCW, the accused perpetrator must be An arrest affidavit filed at least five years older than by the Sheriffs Office states the alleged victim and must that Frazier and the stu- be a school employee or a per- dent had a sexual relation- son who "abuses a superviso- ship for approximately five ry position." months. According to court docu- Investigators have also ments, the alleged sexual reviewed text messages be- misconduct happened at Fra- tween Frazier and the stu- zier's home starting in June. dent. ' continued from page A-1 Shelton negotiates contracts with its union employees, garnered more than 600 petition signatures. The first prQ tion, called the Col- lective BargaF ;Transparency Act, would have req red that the city no- tify employee : thd members of the public before meetingS :'between city staff and commissioners and the bar- gaining unit. It also would require that all meetings on collective bargaining be efit of City of Shelton unions" and "pub- lic work stoppages," or strikes. The Shelton City Commission voted unanimously to declare the two propo- sitions legally invalid following the rec- ommendations of the city's attorney, Kathleen Haggard, and City Adminis- trator Dave O'Leary. Shelton City Commissioner Mike Olsen mentioned the decision during opening comments at the commission's regular meeting Monday. "We haven't heard what their (the opento the public. Freedom Foundation's) next move is, The s$c-q d proposition, called the but so far, we're winning," he said. Colle'ct argaining l , stion Act, In an interview with the Journal, would h Vd prohibited ttmo' n security"' Mayor Gary Cronce said he "didn't put in clauses, or a contractual requirement a lot of sleepless nights" over the lawsuit. for employees to maintain union mem- "I'm not concerned with all that stuff," bership. It also would have prohibited he said. "People have the right to do that the "gifting of public funds for the ben- stuff and there's an initiative process." (the "We haven't heard what their Freedom Foundation s} next raove so far, we're winning" Mike Olsen, She~ton city commissioner Finlay heard arguments for summa- ry judgment from both sides Nov. 24. Her ruling came a week ai r a Clal- lam County judge made a similar rul- ing in a lawsuit after the Sequim City Council voted in the fall to keep two identical measures off the ballot. The Freedom Foundation also bankrolled that lawsuit. "The whole point of initiatives and referendums is to give private citizens the ability to write and pass laws their elected representatives can't or won't," said David Dewhirst, attorney for the Freedom Foundation. "It's a long, ardu- ous process to qualify a measure for the ballot, and even at that point it can still lose. But the decision should be left to the voters." Dewhirst said he is awaiting a deci- sion on a similar lawsuit against the city of Chelan next month before deciding whether the Freedom Foundation will ap- peal the decisions in Shelton and Sequim. @ continued from page A-24 "I see our rescue has been a onto his reindeer, Crow led his his shoulder and bobbed herher family. There, left on the success," Santa laughed with family to his favorite errant head. She plucked a featherground where the sleigh had of fir spires. Amid the bick- glee. "Hold on. I have a few huckleberry limb. It could only from her wing and stuck it been, was a month's supply of ering kacks of displeasure stops to make before we getsupport the weight of two, so into the band around Santa's grain. The five birds flew down arose a serendipitous soundto that meadow of ours." And the three young crows nestled red-tasseled hat. and prepared to share their of joy as Crow and his fam-off they flew, Santa singing into the lower part of the bush, "Ho, ho, ho," Santa laughedfirst meal in days - but only embr.ac,ed. After thanks of"Joy to the World" and the five Santa finished his work. as he snapped the reins, after Mother Crow rubbed oo x.i]] zescm'n flock, crows next to him cawing to"Well, kids, I've got to go. "Merry Christmas to you, beaks with her husband, hb led his brood back to the the rhythm of his words. I'm glad you were able to too, little Ms. Crow." As the wrapped her wings around sled and landed again on the In predawn light, Santa find one another." Just be-reindeer began their magi- her three young fledglings and bag of toys next to the jolly old landed in the quiet Olympicfore he snapped the leathercal flight, she leaped from his cawed a prayer of thanks for man. field. While he tied feedbags leads, Mother Crow flew to shoulder and flew back to this Christmas Eve. t @ ,f at Journal continiJed from page A-1 Wilson Construction -- $400 II Donald and Karen Brown -- $100 Donations received between Sons and Daughters of Mason Dec. 5 and Dec. 9 are: County Pioneers -- $200 Robert and Shirley Bennett -- $300 Gary and Donna Wolden -- $100 In memory of Joanne (Benyon) John Krause and Elizabeth Frew Waiters -- $200 -- $100 Mon-! Roger and Linda Hoff -- $250 Aidan and Kai Barrett-Vea -- $200 O.G. and I.M. Wright -- $150 Anonymous -- $50 In memory of Douglas Larson -- $2oo Roy and Constance Ferguson -- $5O MBC Senior Social Group -- $100 Richard and Patricia Oltman -- $200 Angle Agency -- $25 Molly Hutchinson -- $100 In memory of Laura Autumn Lohmeyer -- $50 Dudley and Anne Panchot -- $100 Betty Mast -: $50 Tiffany Schwander -- $100 Monetary donations for this year's program can be dropped off at the Ma- son County Journal at 227 W. Cota St. in Shelten, or mailed to P.O. Box 430, Shelton, WA 98584. Gift certificates will be redeem- able at the Shelton Safeway at 600 W. Franklin St. ~rdw . Clean, Secure , Professional , All Size Heated Units Easy Drive-Up Access Are you ready for the and get 23270 NE State Rt. 3 Belfair, WA 98528 (360) 275-2257 www.BelfairSelfStorage.corn