News Briefs for Saturday — February 11, 2006

• PMRF closes fishing area

• Scholarship deadline set

• Relay for life sale today

• YWCA shelter seeks help

• Register soon for workshop

PMRF closes fishing area

The Pacific Missile Range Facility on the Westside will conduct flight operations today prompting the closure of the Special Use Fishing area.

Fishing in the Special Use Fishing Area, from Kawaiele Ditch northwards to the southern-most windsock adjacent to the runway, is scheduled to reopen to the public at approximately 3 p.m.

Since re-opening of the special use area is dependent upon the flight operations, an exact time is not available.

Scholarship deadline set

Officials with the Navy League of the United States Kauai Council in a press release wanted to remind high-school seniors that the deadline for entries for their annual scholarship competition is Feb. 21.

The theme is “What Makes a Marine a Marine?”

Call Sandra Gage, scholarship chairman, 332-8390, for more information.

Relay for life sale today

A Relay for Life rummage sale at the Hawaii Government Employees Association building on ‘Akahi Street in Lihu‘e is a Relay For Life fund-raiser, and is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, organizers said in a press release.

YWCA shelter seeks help

Officials with the YWCA are looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of areas, including assistance with the children’s program, office work, sorting of donations and more.

Applications may be requested at the YWCA of Kauai office, 3094 ‘Elua St., Lihu‘e, HI 96766, by calling 245-5959, or by e-mail at

Register soon for workshop

Hawai‘i Community Foundation will sponsor a half-day, interactive workshop called, “Strengthening Your Organization — Demystifying Capacity Building for Nonprofits.”

The workshop is designed for staff of nonprofit organizations to learn practical applications of capacity building techniques that enable those organizations to carry out their missions more efficiently and effectively.

The workshop will be led by national trainers and consultants David Plettner and Mark Anderson of the Cultural+Planning Group. The workshop will also include an overview of all of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s grantmaking programs for 2006.

The workshop will be held Feb. 23, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Aloha Beach Resort, 3-5920 Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘a.

Seating is limited. The deadline to register is this coming Friday. The cost to attend the workshop is $25 per person. Registration materials are available online at For more information, please call HCF’s Lihu‘e office at 245-4585 or email: 


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