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Hospital Dist. 1 changes meeting

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Board of Commissioners of the Grays Harbor Hospital District 1 will not meet on Nov. 27, but will hold a special meeting at Summit Pacific Medical Center at 600 E. Main St., Elma at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, in the Kelsey Conference Room.

Inslee says state will act on oil trains

The number of oil trains running across Washington is unacceptable, and the Legislature will consider bills in the upcoming session that mandate advance notification of oil shipments by rail as well as more funding for railroad crossings and emergency response training, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.

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Mavericks District 7 winners

The Mavericks, Montesano Youth Soccer Club’s Girls U13 team, recently won the District 7 championship and are preparing to compete in the state quarter finals. The State Quarter Finals are set for 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Kasch Park in Everett. Although only the Mavericks won first place in their age division, this year a record five teams from Montesano competed in their respective categories at the District 7 Tournament – GU11 Lightning, GU12 Lady Bandits, GU14 Wave and the BU15 Firebirds. The Montesano Mavericks include Abigail Parkin, Anna Ayres, Ashlyn Peterson, Ava Poler, Emma Jensen, Hailey Hart, Jessica Stanfield, Kate Klinger, Molly Ellis, Myah Gallinger, Natasha Armstrong, Paige Lisherness, Payton Kersker, Riley Thoemmes, Sophie Barre, Taylor Salazar, Zoe Hutchings and Zoee Lisherness. They are coached by Todd Lindley with assistant coaches Chris Hutchings and Steve Poler (not pictured).

Master Gardener workshop in Elma Dec. 6

Grays Harbor Master Gardeners will host a public workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 6, on how to make a live wreath using succulents. Each participant will learn how to make a wreath of their own design that they can take home. A variety of succulent plants has been donated by many Master Gardeners for this purpose.

Port passes 2015 budget

While nearby communities are struggling to stay afloat, the Port of Grays Harbor is looking at a steady income and a 2015 budget that foresees an ending balance of more than $6.8 million in the general fund.