By Barbara Haliniak
On May 21, I filed my campaign nomination papers for State House District 13 which gave me only 80 days to actively campaign before the Aug. 9 Primary Election. Therefore, it was a crunch campaign for my run against an eight-year incumbent. And since I chose not to solicit campaign contributions for this election, the money contributed was from friends, family and my own funds, which resulted in limited trips to Maui including a trip to Hana, suppressed any trips specifically for sign waving activities on Hana Highway and only one trip to Lanai. Although it was a low budget short campaign, I felt I ran a good campaign with a passionate heart to bring positive outcomes for District 13 communities (Molokai, Lanai, Hana, Haiku, Paia and East Maui).…
By Ayda Ersoy
Do you have a plan for your future? Or even a daily plan of what you need to do? Did you know that if you have a plan you a much more likely to reach your goals, and to achieve your goals much easier too?
Whatever you want to do, the first step is to make your plan. Then you need to stick to it.
Take your time to make your exercise or nutrition plan. Make sure that you make goals that you can achieve short term — this will make it much more realistic. If you need help then ask an expert, or just search the Internet.…
Photo courtesy Annette English.
The Molokai 60s Master women of Wa`akapaemua Canoe Club won second place at the Hawaii Canoe Racing Association state race on Aug. 2 at Oahu’s Keehi Lagoon. The crew (pictured left to right) is Penny Martin, Louann Reyes, Annette English, Cami Kimball, Janice Kalanihuia, Donna Paoa.…
Opinion by Rick Baptiste
You and I have the power of choice to be blessed or stressed, at least in your own mind’s eye. I have come to the conclusion, in my pursuit of happiness, that everything that has happened to me has one common denominator: me. Every negative event and every failure in my life always had the same person left at the scene of the crime — me. I have learned that the greatest foe in my life is not the devil, it’s the guy I look at in the mirror every morning. The good news is that life, good or bad, is all relative. …
By Jon Mikami, RPh, and Kelly Go, RPh, Molokai Drugs, Inc.
Did you know that medications are the top cause of poisoning in kids? Together, we can help change that. To get started, here are a few answers to some questions parents commonly ask about medication safety for kids.
Where should I store medications? People may call it the “medicine cabinet,” but it’s not a good place to store medications. Bathrooms are moist and can lower the strength of a medication. Plus, they’re a little too easy for little hands to get into.Instead, keep drugs, eye drops and vitamins out of sight and reach of children in a high place, like a closet or kitchen shelf.…