News Briefs for Saturday — February 04, 2006

• Powers is found

• Grant to help Kaua‘i families

• Miss Teen Hawaii candidates sought

Powers is found

Officers in the Kaua‘i Police Department Investigative Services Bureau reported in a press release that they have located and taken into custody Cody Powers, 17, a Kaua‘i High School student who was reported to be a runaway.

He was located Thursday afternoon, according to a police spokesperson.

Grant to help Kaua‘i families

Officials with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii announced in a press release that they have received a $10,000 donation from leaders of the Elsie Wilcox Foundation to help assist members of Kaua‘i families who need to travel to O‘ahu for medical care for family members.

“It is very gratifying that the Elsie Wilcox Foundation has honored us with their support,” said Jerri Chong, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (RMHC).

“The confidence this shows in us is inspiring, and the grant will quickly begin to help assist Kaua‘i families with seriously-ill children.” Hawai‘i’s RMHC officials have served thousands of seriously-ill children and their family members since 1987.

They operate two residential facilities (Ronald McDonald Houses) and a respite and support center inside Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, the Ronald McDonald House Family Room.

Members of Kaua‘i families required to travel to O‘ahu for medical care are allowed to stay at the residential facilities if they can’t afford extended stays in hotels or other lodging there.

Miss Teen Hawaii candidates sought

The Miss Teen America Scholarship Program, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded on the principle that the future of the world is dependent upon the leadership qualities of today’s youth, program officials said in a press release.

Leaders of the organization believe that involvement in community service should be both encouraged and rewarded, and that in order to become a strong leader a young woman must be a well-rounded individual.

Officials with the Miss Teen Hawaii America are seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 for the program, and over $50,000 in college scholarships will be given to Hawai‘i winner.

She will then go on to compete in the Miss Teen America Pageant, to he held in Nashville, Tenn.

To enter, see the Web site at www.missteenamerica.

com/homeHI.html, or call the headquarters at 1-808-352-5722.

The registration fee is $35, and the deadline to enter is March 10. The registration fee is fully refundable if a contestant is not selected.


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