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Coach, teacher retires after 34 years of service


File photo Jim Mason (back row) had a notable finish to his career as a coach when his Cardinal golfers won its first tournament under his guidance back in May at Chewelah.

After 34 years in the classroom, on fields, courts and fairways, Medical Lake's Jim Mason is calling it a career.

"It's time to do some other things, I want to go hunting and fishing," Mason, a Walla Walla native, said in announcing his retirement recently.

He could not have gotten a better retirement present, albeit by luck or happenstance, either. "I got a great retirement gift, I drew a bighorn sheep tag, almost impossible to draw," Mason said.

It came at the perfect time, Mason said as he plans to spend much of November in the Manson area at Lake Chelan trying to bag a trophy of a diffe...

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