News Briefs for Friday — February 03, 2006

• Dispose of needles properly

• Kamehameha scholarship golf is on

• Church sale nets $2,500


Dispose of needles properly

Officials with the County of Kaua‘i Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division wanted to remind members of the public to properly dispose of medical needles, also known as “sharps,” they said in a press release.

Residents who use sharps in their homes because of medical conditions may dispose of these items in the regular trash, as long as they are properly contained, they said.

“We urge residents to place sharps in a hardy container, resistant to breakage (e.g. plastic laundry detergent bottles) and sterilize them with a strong solution of bleach,” county officials said.

The container must then be sealed with a secure cover prior to placement in the trash.

For further information on this matter or other information on proper waste disposal, contact the county Solid Waste Division at 241-6861.


Kamehameha scholarship golf is on

The 2006 Kamehameha Alumni Scholarship Golf Tournament is Feb. 18, with registration at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 8 a.m., at the Puakea Golf Course in Lihu‘e, alumni association officials said in a press release.

The entry fee of $75 per person includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and prizes.

The format is three-man scramble. Those without teams will be assigned teams before start of play. Each player will get six drives. Handicaps are as of Jan. 1, 2006. The team handicap minimum is 30.

There are prizes for those coming closest to the pin on all of the par threes, and mulligans are available for $5 per person, with those buying three getting one free.

Results will be announced, and prizes awarded, at a luncheon at the Puakea Grill after the tournament. An optional putting contest will take place following the tournament.

All proceeds will go to fund scholarships for Kamehameha School students from Kaua‘i. For more information, contact Wes Kaui, 651-1031; Randy Hee, 635-7325; Matt Alamida, 651-9339; Mason Chock, 651-7013; or Greg Enos, 246-0247.


Church sale nets $2,500

Officials at the Kalaheo Missionary Church reported in a press release that their recent rummage sale at the church netted $2,500, enough to send all the members of the Missionary Youth Fellowship to spring camp on O‘ahu. “Thank you for your support of our youth. We are truly grateful,” they said.

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