News Briefs for Monday — January 02, 2006

• Hongwanji services scheduled

• Wilcox School evacuation drill set

• Free health lectures begin tomorrow

• Bridge results listed


Hongwanji services scheduled

This Sunday, Jan. 8, the Rev. Midori Kondo of Lihue Hongwanji Mission will encourage temple members to “Share Shin Buddhism,” at the 9 a.m. Family Dharma Service.

There will also be a joint monthly memorial and birthday Sunday celebration, and dharma classes.

The Rev. Thomas Okano, director of the Buddhist Study Center, is the guest speaker at a Hoonko Service on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m.

“Memorial Service for Our Founder Shinran” is his topic.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m., Kondo discusses “Changes: Do We Like Change?” at the Family Dharma Service.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m., a Family Dharma Service will take place, Kondo is the speaker, and a New Year’s Party follows.

All are welcome at all the events, she said. For more information, please call 245-6262, or e-mail

Wilcox School evacuation drill set

Officials at Wilcox Elementary School on Hardy Street in Lihu‘e will be conducting a school-evacuation drill this Friday, Jan. 6, at approximately 8:30 a.m., they said.

This drill is one of several safety procedures required by leaders of the state Department of Education on a yearly basis, school officials said.

Over 900 students, teachers, and members of the staff and administration, will be participating in the drill.

Routinely, officers with the Kaua‘i Police Department assist with the drill, directing traffic, to ensure pedestrian safety.

“We request that motorists exercise caution if they are driving in Lihu‘e during the time cited for the evacuation drill,” according to a school spokesperson.

Free health lectures begin tomorrow

Free lectures covering a variety of health topics will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine, 4504 Kukui St., Suite 13, in Kapa‘a.

Each lecture is from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar offers the talk, “Following an Ayurvedic Lifestyle,” on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and Dr. Thomas Yarema offers the discussion, “Safe and Effective Weight Loss,” on Thursday, Jan. 5.

Kshirsagar, an Ayurvedic physician, presents “Winter Season Detox” information on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Yarema speaks about “Safe and Effective Weight Loss” on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Yarema talks about “Weight Loss for Kids” on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Kshirsagar asks “What’s Your Dosha?” on Thursday, Jan. 19.

“What Causes Hot Flashes?” is discussed by Dr. Carrie Brennan, a naturopathic physician, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Jill Richardson, a certified colon hydrotherapist, offers tips on how to “Wake Up Your Colon” on Thursday, Jan. 26.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Kshirsagar answers the question, “What is Panchakarma.” Please call 823-0994 for information.

Bridge results listed

Members of the Sunrise Duplicate Bridge Club play each Thursday at the Church of the Pacific hall in Princeville, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. For playing partners or more information, call Lolita Horney at 826-6805.

Results for the Thursday, Dec. 29, four-table event were: 1. Hank Goldstein and Loring Harkness; 2. Pat Berg and Susan Worth.

Members of the Sunset Duplicate Bridge Club play bridge each Saturday at the Church of the Pacific hall in Princeville, starting promptly at 1 p.m. For playing partners or more information, call Lenda Helser at 828-0609.

Results for the Saturday, Dec. 31, Howell Movement game, with players at five tables, were: 1. Dick Shen and Dotty Nakea; 2. Hank Goldstein and Loring Harkness.

Members of the Ka Haku o Hawaii Bridge Club play the second and fourth Mondays of every month, including today, at Hanalei Bay Resort at 9 a.m. For playing partners or additional information, please call Jane Nearing Go, 826-9753.

Winners of the Howell Movement, 16-player event of Dec. 26 were: 1. Jane Nearing Go and Glenda Lewis; 2. Loukas Fytros and Pat Burgess; 3. Connie Copenhaver and Pat Berg.

Members of and visitors to the North Shore and Poalua Bridge Clubs play every Thursday, normally at Sun Village behind Wilcox Memorial Hospital at 9 a.m. This is the oldest bridge club on the island.

A total of 11 teams took part in the Thursday, Dec. 22 play. The results were: 1. Lil Riley and Debbie Byrnes; 2. Kim Ward and Roger Ward; 3. Pat Burgess and Loukas Fytros.

Winners of the 24-player, Howell-Movement game on Dec. 29 were: 1. Jane Nearing Go and Sheila Honeywell; 2. Evelyn Laureta and Asa Shibata; 3. Al and Patty Ficker.


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• Herbert Hikiji’s last name was misspelled in Sunday’s 60-second


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