News Briefs for Thursday, April 20

• Hawaiian meeting scheduled

• American Legion meeting on

• Sail fund-raising tickets on sale


• Yamada talks orchids at library

• Deadline tomorrow for county summer job program

Hawaiian meeting scheduled

There will be an informational meeting on the preservation and perpetuation of the Native Hawaiian culture in the main lobby of the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall Center on Saturday at 9 a.m., officials of Mai Kai Po said in a press release.

Mai Ka Po is a nonprofit, Native Hawaiian organization whose goals are to preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through social and economic-development programs.

The focus of this meeting is to provide information on cultural heritage and identity and the role they play in the future of Native Hawaiian children and the ‘aina, and the options now available.

American Legion meeting on

Members of The American Legion Westside Post 51 meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at a private home in Kalaheo, at 3880 Kilohana St., they said in a press release.

Call Dan Cordes, adjutant and financial officer, 332-7189, for directions and further information.

Sail fund-raising tickets on sale

Members of Hawaii Children’s Theatre and the JUMP (Juveniles Use Media Power) media club of Island School are selling tickets for a snorkel and sail aboard a Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventure vessel.

The event, out of Kukui‘ula Small Boat Harbor on the South Shore, is April 29 at 1 p.m.

It was rescheduled from last month as a result of the incessant rains, organizers said in a press release.

Ticket donations are $60 per person.

The JUMP media club members are raising funds for their trip to Kenya this summer, where they’ll work with Ken-yan teens to make media projects for AIDS awareness.

Contact Robin Worley at 651-5745 or for more information.


The Garden Island corrects errors of fact in news stories. If you notice an error, please contact us at one of the numbers listed below.

• Tuesday’s front page article titled, “Dog’s death defines problem,” should state: Tomita said Friday’s event mirrored another attack that happened on the same block two years ago.

• In the Sunday paper, the name of the controversial road through Puhi, Lihu‘e and Nawiliwili, Nuhou Street, was misspelled on occasion on both the front and inside page.

• On the FYI page (A2) of the Monday paper, the wrong telephone contact number was listed for the Garden Island Shooting Club. The correct number is 338-1440. They will conduct live-fire exercises at the Kekaha Rifle Range on several Sundays beginning April 23.

• In a story that ran on Friday in the Life & Style section (C1), titled “Artist shows it off in public,” the picture of artist Carol Bennett ran without proper photo credit. The photographer of the picture is Wayne Zebzda of Multi Media in Koloa.

Yamada talks orchids at library

Alan Yamada offers a free talk, “How to Grow Beautiful Orchids,” today at 6 p.m. at the Kapa‘a Public Library, part of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System celebration of National Library Week 2006, library officials announced in a press release.

“Change Your World @ Your Library” is the National Library Week 2006 theme, and officials at public libraries across the state are scheduling a variety of free, special programs.

At the Kapa‘a Public Library event, there will also be lucky-number drawings for free orchid plants.

Those needing a sign-language interpreter or any other special accommodation should call the library, 821-4422, as soon as possible. That is the same number to call for more information on the orchid talk.

For more information on programs planned at other Kaua‘i public libraries, call the libraries, or see the HSPLS Web site,

Deadline tomorrow for county summer job program

County officials in a press release said the deadline is tomorrow for applications for the county Summer Youth Employment Program.

Those high school or college students 16 years or older who are interested in gaining valuable work experience are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be picked up at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building at the county Department of Personnel Services, Suite 140, or the mayor’s office, Suite 235, or at any neighborhood center.

They can also be downloaded from the county’s Web site,

Numerous positions are available in various county departments this summer, mainly recreation aides, but there are also postings for interns and clerical workers as well as beach and pool lifeguards.

The county’s summer-intern program will provide six weeks of employment from June 16 through July 31, while employment in the Summer Enrichment and golf programs will run for five weeks, June 13 to July 14, due to the recent change in the island- wide, public-school calendar.

Supervisory positions are also available for qualified adults, as program coordinators and program site managers for the county’s Summer Enrichment Program.

All applicants selected for employment are required to pass drug-screening tests.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Personnel Services at 241-6595 or the mayor’s office at 241-6300.


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