News Briefs for Wednesday, April 12, 2006

• Sierra Club plans hike

• Koloa seeks cheerleading coaches

• Healthcare discussed at state meeting

• Kapa‘a High Project Grad meeting on

Sierra Club plans hike

Leaders of the Kaua‘i chapter of the Sierra Club announced an easy, four-mile, Kealia-to-Anahola coastal hike will take place Saturday.

It features miles of wild coastline on the Eastside, they said in a press release.

Participants shuttle vehicles for a one-way hike.

Call Karen Tilley, 335- 5423, for more information.

Koloa seeks cheerleading coaches

Leaders of the Koloa Pop Warner football association are accepting applications from those interested in being cheerleading coaches for the 2006-07 season.

Anyone interested may contact Nalani A. at 652-2578, or e-mail her at

Healthcare discussed at state meeting

Orianna “Ori” Skomoroch, Kaua‘i regional chief executive officer of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa‘a, West Kauai Medical Center at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at Waimea, and associated clinics) talks about HHSC events on the island tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building first-floor conference room.

She is the speaker at the Governor’s Kaua‘i Council of Advisors meeting.

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital recently received approval for critical access hospital designation. Construction of emergency facilities is also taking place at SMMH.

Lingle created Councils of Advisors to give those on the Neighbor Islands a stronger voice in state government.

The Kaua‘i Council of Advisors members hold monthly public meetings to seek community input and advise the governor of important issues, budget priorities, and recommendations for state boards and commissions.

The members of the Governor’s Kaua‘i Council of Advisors are James Anakalea, Linda Collins, Laura Cushnie, the Rev. Villamor Galiza, Scott Giarman, Jerry Ornellas, Barbara Smith, Matt Takata, and Dr. Leo Trinidad.

For more information, visit, or call 274-3100.

Kapa‘a High Project Grad meeting on

It’s getting down to crunch time for planners of the Kapa‘a High School Project Grad event, a drugand alcohol-free, all-night, graduation-night party.

They have another planning meeting set for April 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Coordinator’s office on campus.

They will be discussing and handing out volunteer forms to the people in attendance to help recruit volunteers for the event, being held on May 26, right after graduation.


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