Theresa Koki of Life’s Choices in the Mayor’s Office said people break into homes to get their hands on unused prescription drugs. She was busy with Valerie Saiki and Dr. Randy Blake (no bikes this week) during the drug takeback program at the Kauai Police Department (Johnette Chun was busy during that last 30 minutes before the collection ended).
Koki said the Sticker Shock program on underage drinking (alcoholic beverages) was a success Friday when more than 60 people, including students, their parents and some community volunteers ran out of materials after placing informational stickers at the Big Save stores from Kapaa to Eleele.
James Trujillo said his daughter Manu just had her hair done because she’s involved with Pono Players (a part of the Hawaii Children’s Theater) on a suicide-awareness play. Manu was able to catch up on reading and enjoying an Ono Pop (they sell those at the Kauai Community College cafeteria, too) between smoothie customers, and Ferdinand Dosono said they were sold out of Kim Chee Burgers.
Kudos to Ryan Girard on a great Elementary Science Olympiad (Laurie Yoshida said state Senate President Ron Kouchi had to catch the first flight out of Honolulu to be able to attend the opening), and Island School’s Sean Magoun was able to take in the first few launches of 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! before heading out to Kauai Soccer Association soccer.