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March 5, 2014 - Volume 30, Issue 10


Molokai Dispatch T h e i s l a n d ’s n e w s s o u r c e - w w w. t h e m o lo k a i d i s patc h . co m

Making History on the Mat

By Catherine Cluett | Editor-In-Chief


olokai High senior Rizpah Torres-Umi is the first MHS wrestler to ever be named a fourtime Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) champion. And she’s now ranked the number two 125-pound wrestler in the state this year. “When I want something, I’ll go for it and I’ll get it,” she said, before competing in the state event last weekend. Molokai Lady Farmers had a strong team showing at states. Rizpah was accompanied to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships by seven teammates – Karley Kaulili, Desiree Corpuz, Esther TorresUmi, Alexandria Simon, Saydee Makaiwi, Cendall Manley and Jasmyn Davis. On the boys’ side, Iokepa Albino and Kuikamoku Han represented Molokai. As a girls captain, Rizpah helped lead the team in a sport that’s nothing new to her. She began wrestling at age six. As one of 12 children, her dad, Bill Umi, said the sport runs in the family. “Five ahead of her were involved in wrestling and they kind of paved the way for her,” he said. “But she’s her own independent, focused, determined individual.” Coach Randy Manley said he’s worked with Rizpah since she started the sport, and was full of encouragement before states. “No matter how it ends up, she’s had a great run,” he said, adding he set a goal of her getting into the final match, and from there, called her chances at a state title “realistic.” Rizpah, having earned a number two seed ranking going into the state

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Renewable Energy Proposal Changes Direction By Catherine Cluett | Editor-In-Chief


kehu Molokai -- the project proposed jointly by Princeton Energy and Molokai Ranch with the goal of lowering the island’s electricity rates and creating a 100 percent renewable energy source – has changed directions since its inception. Steve Taber, the CEO of California-based company Princeton, now says after community concerns, plans do not include the stored hydro energy system above Manila Camp originally proposed. Taber said now that meetings have been held with Manila Camp residents and other groups around the island, two major concerns arose with the company’s project. The original intention involved installation of nearly 100 acres of solar panels, an approximately 10-acre water reservoir, and a pumping and turbine station located above or near Manila Camp. While the solar panels charge during the day, energy would be used to pump about 19 million gallons of water uphill to Molokai Ranch’s existing reservoirs, according to Taber. At night, the water would run back down through the turbines to generate a constant flow of electricity. But residents did not support the impacts the project could have on the Manila Camp community, including noise from the generation station, and idea of large reservoir above their homes made them worried in the case of earthquake or other natural disasters that might cause a breach in the reservoir. Others expressed concern about the impact the project could have

on Molokai’s water supply. While Taber said the closed pumping system would not take any water from general use, he acknowledged the anxieties. “We felt the impacts could be mitigated but we heard [the concerns] loud and clear,” he said. As a result of the concerns, Princeton and Molokai Ranch have “gone back to the drawing board” and decided to take the pumped hydro out of the equation, Taber said. Currently they are proposing solar array be moved to a new location in the industrial area near Maui Electric’s power plant. Instead of pumped hydro to supply energy at night when solar panels are not generating electricity, the system would rely on battery storage. Tabor said under the proposed system, Princeton would sell electricity to Maui Electric and ratepayers’ bills would still come from the utility. “This is a community-based project for us and still a work in progress,” Taber emphasized. He and his wife and business associate, Andrea, attended a meeting of the Molokai Clean Energy Initiative (MCEI) two weeks ago. The MCEI was developed by I Aloha Molokai (IAM), a local group advocating community-based renewable energy solutions for Molokai. The group has been meeting regularly

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“This is a community-based project for us and still a work in progress.” - Steve Taber, Princeton Energy and has included state and county energy officials, potential energy developers, representatives from Hawaii and Maui Electric utilities, state-wide energy experts and Molokai residents.

State Bonds for Project Taber said Ikehu Molokai depends on federal tax credits of 30 percent that expire in 2016 to make the project finally feasible to offer rate relief for residents. That deadline has caused the company to seek a fast track for breaking ground on the project. In addition to those tax credits, Ikehu organizers have sought the as-

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A Legacy of Language By Jessica Ahles | Staff Writer


s a child, Kilia Purdy-Avelino remembers often listening to her grandfather carrying on effortless conversation with uncles and friends in `Olelo Hawaii, or the Hawaiian language. He was a manaleo, or grew up with Hawaiian as his first language, she said, and although he never passed down the gift to his

family, it was always part of her life. “He was my inspiration to get into Hawaiian language at all,” said Purdy-Avelino. “I made it my goal in life to learn the language and to be able to converse with him.” However, only two years into her `olelo studies, her grandfather passed away, and in the course of earning her Masters degree in indigenous and culture education at University of Hawaii-Hilo, her goals included a larger mission. “I pushed to complete my studies to be able to come back and teach it, not just hold it in,” said Purdy-Avelino. “I wanted to make sure the language would live on.” That was the mission of the first annual `Aha Ho`okuku `Olelo, Hawaiian Language Competition, held Friday evening at Kulana `Oiwi Halau. In celebration of Mahina Aloha `Olelo, Hawaiian Language Month in February, a statewide observance signed into law last year, Molokai held the first language competition the isa-

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Napua Bicoy, left, recites in `Olelo Hawaii. Above, judging panel poses with overall winner Kamakaleihiwa Purdy-Avelino. Photos by Jessica Ahles

land has seen in generations, according to event co-organizer and emcee, Manuwai Peters. “It’s way overdue that we have a month dedicated to the Hawaiian Language,” said Peters. “And since this is the last day of Hawaiian Language Month, we’re going to draw out every moment of it!” Organized by community representatives from each school level, the event showcased more than 50 `olelo speakers of all ages who show-

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The Molokai Dispatch • Mar 5, 2014 •

MCHC Earns National Recognition NCQA News Release The Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC) has received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program, announced the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private nonprofit dedicated to improving health care quality. The recognition is for using evidencebased, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term participative relationships. The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. The PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, instead of treating patient care as the sum of several episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is tended to by clinician-led care teams, who provide for all the patient’s health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems. “The patient-centered medical home raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and partnerships between clinicians and patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.

wrestling Continued From pg. 1 championship, did make it to the finals at the Neil Blaisdell Arena. However, she lost the match to two-time individual titleholder Shannon Paaaina of Mid-Pacific Institute, an Oahu college prep school. But despite the loss, Rizpah still finished her high school career strong. “It feels super good,” she said of her four-time MIL status. “All the hard work paid off.” Fellow MHS senior Karley also won her 105-pound MIL title, and like Rizpah, went into states seeded number two. In her third year of high school wrestling, she said she was feeling confident and determined as she prepared for her final weekend of competition. “I feel good,” she said. “I’ve never been seeded this high.” She said as co-captain of the girls team with Rizpah, she felt more pressure to set an example for her teammates as a senior. Manley said it’s impressive “for her to do what’s she’s done in three years.” “I want to win my first match, then go on,” she said of her goals for states. And she did just that. Karley battled on the mat all the way into the semifinals, but suffered a loss, ranking in fifth place. That’s an improvement over her sixth place finish at states last year. Rizpah’s younger sister, sophomore Esther, also won her MIL 121-pound class this year, but like Karley, finished states in fifth after defeat in the semifinals. To prepare for each match, Esther has figured out the best way to calm her nerves. “I sing to myself,” she said. “It gets me pumped… some other people hit their face or jump around – they’re crazy… For me, a light jog and a hum [gets me ready.]” Last year, Esther went into states seeded number eight, and this year, she got a three seed. “I feel like a champ [already]!” she said, before states. Cendall, wrestling at 140 pounds, joined Karley and Esther with a loss in the semifinals, closing the championship in fifth. On the boys’ side, Iokepa and Kuikamoku both ended the season in the preliminary matches of states. MHS junior Iokepa won his MIL 220 weight class, receiving a number three seed going into the weekend. He said he suffered only one loss during the regular season.

PCMH Recognition shows that Molokai Community Health Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.” To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, MCHC demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements embodying characteristics of the medical home. The standards are aligned with the joint principles of the PatientCentered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. Program components met by MCHC include written standards for patient access and continuity of care, use of patient feedback materials, appropriate use of charting tools to track patients and organize clinical information and responsive care management techniques with an emphasis on preventive care for individual patients and for the entire patient population. MCHC also demonstrated adaptation to patient’s cultural and linguistic needs, use of information technology for prescriptions, test and referral tracking and coordination with other health care providers, use of evidence-based guidelines to treat chronic conditions, and measurement and reporting clinical service performance. To find clinicians and their practices that have been recognized by the PatientCentered Medical Home 2011 program please visit For further information, contact NCQA Customer Support at (888) 275-7585.

This is only his second year wrestling, and credits his performance in the sport to playing football. Going into states, he said his goal was to take one match at a time. “I’ll work my hardest – we want to let everyone know Molokai has some good wrestlers,” he said. The boys and girls teams, though separate, support each other closely, he said. “The boys help the girls, and the girls help the boys,” Iokepa explained. Manley said the team faced many challenges this season. “We’ve had a lot of things going against us this year,” he said, listing a series of injuries and absences. “This is one of our strongest teams because of the things they’ve had to overcome.” One of those injuries included a fractured ankle for Noah Caparida, who started the season as captain of the boys’ team. “He’s very motivational for us,” said Iokepa. “He was missed.” Noah came back at the end of the season to place third in the MILs. For Rizpah, even though she’s wrestled on the high school mat for the last time, her career in the sport is not over. She will attend William Baptist in Texas next year, where she plans to wrestle as well as pursue a major in midwifery. In addition to her own training, Rizpah acted as a mentor for her younger teammates this season. She said she offers them personal support and they often come to her for advice. “I made them know this may be their first season, but they can win if they stick with it,” she said. “Most of the girls have come out of their shell this year.” Esther described her sister as a motivator. “I work hard when she’s around,” Esther said. “She’s like my [electric] plug – if I don’t plug in, then I don’t work.” With states behind her, Rizpah said she’s looking forward to eating whatever she wants after always having to mind her weight class. “Wrestling isn’t for everyone,” she said. “[But the sport] has taught me a lot – I’d recommend it to every girl.” Starting preseason in October and the regular season in November, Manley said it’s a long time for students to focus on wrestling. “They’ve worked hard and it’s remarkable that high school kids to stick it out this long,” he said. “I admire these kids – they’ve overcome a lot to get where they are.” Photo courtesy of Karley Kaulili

ikehu Continued From pg. 1 sistance of Hawaii legislators to pass two concurrent bills through the state House and Senate that would authorize the state’s issuance of up to $50 million in special purpose revenue bonds to help fund the project if it moves forward. “Bonds are important for maximizing the project for residents… and will translate to rate relief,” said Taber, emphasizing that the bonds come from private sources and not public money. “It’s not a permit or approval of project. It just says if the project is approved and supported, only then will it be eligible for bonds.” But IAM has officially opposed the bill because members say the bill was introduced without their input. “…We were taken aback when we were asked to support these bills… Where was our participation in this?” said Kanohowailuku Helm, IAM president. Taber said there was only a short window to submit the bills and Princeton and Molokai Ranch planners didn’t have time to come to the community before the legislative process moved forward. He said while they could have waited until next legislative season to submit the request for bonds, which would have significantly set back the project’s tight timeline. Taber said he was astounded when IAM didn’t support the bills. “We were shocked that you would oppose this,” said Taber. “I was hurt. This project is a labor of love for us… We love this island even though we don’t live here.” The conversation became heated as IAM members questioned Princeton’s financial motivation for Ikehu. Taber said he doesn’t know yet the revenue the company will make but expects it to be “standard,” adding that “we’re not a profit-maximizing group.” “If the project isn’t welcome here, that’s fine – we could make more money elsewhere,” Taber said. Zeke Kalua, executive assistant in the mayor’s office but born and raised on Molokai, shed some perspective on the conflict. “People like Kanoho [Helm] have been here their whole life,” he continued. “I would not take their decision not to support [the bill] as being personal. Because… [his kids] need to make sure their kids’ kids can grow up like they did. Any new technology… still needs to pass the muster of the people that are here…. deep down, everyone just wants to do the best for the island.” Kalua advised Taber to be patient and try to work with the community as much as possible. Helm said there’s uncertainty regarding the project for residents because Princeton cannot offer assurance of their goals becoming reality. “You don’t set rate relief. In the end, it’s the PUC [Public Utilities Commission] that sets [rates],” he said. “So how are we assured that we’re going to get rate relief and that this project will be community-driven? We don’t have that assurance and that’s why we didn’t support [the bill].” IAM issued a statement saying that Princeton has not been able to supply engineering reports, financial projection or other plans, and for that reason, it opposed the bills. Taber said his company made a conscious decision to bring the project to the community early in the planning process. “We don’t have answers to all the questions yet,” he said. “[We want the


plan] to develop collaboratively.” He also said in order to make financial projections for Ikehu, they would need to know if the bonds will be available. Of the two concurrent bills, House Bill 1942 passed the first reading in the House on Feb. 28, and accompanying Senate Bill 2754 has been referred to the Ways and Means and Energy and Environment committees.

Unrealistic Timeline? With a project timeline that currently relies on breaking ground before 2016 to utilize the federal tax credits, some energy experts and Molokai residents have said Ikehu’s tight deadline is unrealistic. “Sixteen to 18 months might sound like a lot of time right now, but on Molokai… even small things sometimes take 16 to 18 months,” said resident Matt Yamashita, who works with Rising Sun Solar to install rooftop solar panels on the island. “[That’s] going to be really rushed for this community.” Yamashita encouraged Taber to consider a plan B, assuming the 2016 deadline may not be met. He suggested Taber make an outline for the community laying out various options and timeframes, and let residents add input on whether or not they want to help fast-track the project. Taber agreed, but added that if the deadline is missed, there’s no guarantee of federal subsidies after that. If more subsidies do become available, he said, they’re likely to be much smaller. “The tax credit expiring in 2016 brings down the cost by 30 percent,” he said. “If you lose that subsidy, have to increase the price by the same amount... [though] there may be other ways.” IAM member and engineer Peggy Bond advised both developers and residents to be careful of rushed projects, which sometimes don’t function as well as planned. “I’m concerned when the motivation for a hurry is the money and not the technology,” said Bond. In order for the project to move forward, a number of permitting steps need to take place that are known to be lengthy. One of those is a Power Purchase agreement with Maui Electric, and another is permitting through the PUC. “PUC approval has never happened in less than a year,” said Henry Curtis, executive director of Hawaii environmental nonprofit Life of the Land. “I don’t think the timeline is realistic.” Curtis said Maui County is cutting edge compared to the rest of the nation in terms of the amount of incorporated renewable energy, but added that solutions to the challenges of the modern electric grid remain unsolved. Despite challenging the project, many MCEI attendees advocated continued discussions with the Ikehu team and acknowledged the tough position outside groups have in offering proposals to the community. “When people come in like this, we have to have an open mind,” Yamashita reminded fellow residents. “Yes, new projects and technologies make us concerned – that’s part of the process. But as a community we have to remember there are a lot of other solutions better than what we have now. We don’t want to chase opportunity off the island or we’ll be stuck with a dinosaur [the current electric grid].” Andrea Taber said they plan to come back to the island at the end of March or early April to hold meetings with the entire community. She said they will advertise the meetings in mass mailers, on their website, and in the Dispatch.

MHS Scoreboard Wrestling State Championship @ Blaisdell Arena 2/28-3/1

Molokai Girls 8th overall out of 47 teams 105 lbs: Karley Kaulili, 5th 121: Esther Torres-Umi, 5th 125: Rizpah Torres-Umi, 2nd 140: Cendall Manley, 5th

Boys Baseball @ Maehara Stadium 2/28 Marynoll 9, Molokai 6

Tennis @ Lahainaluna 2/28

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The Molokai Dispatch • Mar 5, 2014 •

The Cats of Ke Nani Kai

Soup-porting the Arts

By Jessica Ahles | Staff Writer

By Jessica Ahles | Staff Writer


t runs like clockwork. Every morning at 7 a.m. and once again at 5 p.m., a cluster of cats congregate on an empty patch of gravel on the eastern end of the West Molokai’s Ke Nani Kai Resort. There, they have all they require, including a hand-constructed litter box and wooden containers for food and water, which are religiously filled by a group of resort residents. “I think they bring comfort,” said Vera Huff, reaching out to scratch behind the ear of a cat she calls Marilynn. Huff is a Ke Nani Kai (KNK) resident who volunteers to feed the cats each week. “These are beautiful, well-cared for, healthy cats.” But it wasn’t always that way. Just seven years ago, according to Jody Canady, chair of the KNK Animal Control Committee, the 17-acre property was the stomping ground of nearly 75 feral cats. “It was complete chaos,” said Dick Novack, resident and member of KNK’s Board of the Directors. “They were unhealthy, none of them were spayed or neutered and they would fight all night long. We were over-run by cats and nobody was doing anything about it.” It all changed when a group of 12 residents came together to form an Animal Control Committee (ACC) that established humane population control, health treatment and a care program for cats on the property. After hundreds of hours of work and funds from out-of-pocket, today they have successfully reduced the population to a manageable size and haven’t had a new litter of kittens in three years, according to Canady. Using a centralized feeding station and following a trap, neuter, and release method, Canady said they would begin trapping a day before scheduling a spay and neuter procedure with the Molokai Humane Society (MoHS). One by one, Canady and her team began collecting cats, enticing them with sardines into a humane trap. “If a cat is hungry they’ll go to anything,” said Canady. “The trick is to put the food in, leave the trap open but don’t [set it to trap] so they get used to going inside to eat.” The ACC would then drop off a handful of cats the following day at the MoHS for the procedure as well as a health check-up, pick them up later that day, and watch them over night before releasing them back on the grounds. About a dozen cats that were too sick to be treated were euthanized at the vet’s discretion. The Cat Garden, a nonprofit cat shelter in Kualapu`u run by Jim and Carol Gartland and Aka`ula School volunteers, took about 20 of KNK’s 75 cats and the majority were adopted to homes on and off the island. Today, 19 cats remain at Ke Nani Kai. According to Canady, all of them are spayed and neutered and are healthy residents of the area. “I can’t believe we actually did it… and I’m surprised we didn’t have to put more cats down than I did,” said Canady. “What surprised me the most was seeing people come out of the woodwork that I would have never thought would be the type of people who wanted to get involved with helping the cats.” This group of cats was originally introduced to KNK as a solution to a mouse infestation in 2000, according to residents. “Every morning, the head of the grounds would go down to the pool and there would be 50 to 100 dead mice floating on top of the pool,” said Canady. “People had mice running up and down BAKERY OPENS 5:30 AM


Feeding stations for cats that call Ke Nani Kai home. Photo by Jessica Ahles

their curtains, inside, dying in between the walls, mice all over the place…it was awful.” The cats that remain on the grounds serve a purpose to regulate the mice and rats that seek water at the resort during dry seasons, according to the residents who support their presence. But not everyone shares the same fondness for felines. Despite what Canady and others call success, a legal battle has ensued over the cats, spurred by small group of residents and board members who want to remove the animals from the property. An on-going litigation involving more than $1 million has caused feelings to flare at the small resort. While the Dispatch asked for comment from those opposed to the cat’s presence, they declined to share their side of the story. “The majority of the homeowners’ ohana does not wish to discuss this publicly during an on-going arbitration, and are resolving this issue with the help from a neutral party to ensure the solution is in the best interests of everyone in the ohana,” said KNK board member Brian Brooks. Others think the feud is just a misunderstanding. “[The ACC] does a wonderful job,” said grounds manager, Mike Jennings. “I’ve been here for three years and the cat population has decreased. I don’t think it’s such a big hulabaloo.” Whether the cats remain on the property is still up in the air. However, the work that has been done to reduce their numbers has not gone unnoticed. “I think it’s great that they have been able to reduce the number of cats to about one-third the pre-management numbers,” said Dr. Stewart Morgan, veterinarian for the MoHS, via email. “Mrs. Canady, Carol Gartland, Jim Gartland and others really worked hard to bring Ke Nani Kai’s cat numbers down.” Soaring feral cat numbers is an issue experienced across the island, and the Kalaupapa community is in the beginning stages of their own management plan, adopting a similar approach to Ke Nani Kai but on a larger scale. Morgan said due to Kalaupapa’s geographic isolation, there is little movement of cats to and from the peninsula, creating a better chance to control the population. “I think a mixed approach of sterilization, adoption, and, if necessary, euthanasia is the most realistic method of humanely controlling populations,” said Morgan. “People have to remember that if trap, neuter, and release is going to work, the vast majority of cats in an area need to be sterilized. New cats that immigrate to a population also need to be sterilized, adopted, or removed from a population to have effective control.”

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tomachs growled outside of the Molokai Community Health Center Saturday evening as a line started to form. Guests eagerly peered through windows to scope out the tables of ceramic bowls and pondered which soup to select. The fourth annual Soup ‘R Bowl, held by the Molokai Arts Center (MAC), welcomed over 300 hungry guests for a night of fine art, food and entertainment, in support of the MAC and youth art programs. Twelve of the MAC’s artists wheeled and hand built nearly 500 ceramic bowls in all shapes, sizes, colors and textures to fit the fancy of any taste, for any guest to take home with them. “I’ve found the perfect bowl!” said attendee Cat Murray, proudly holding up an ash grey bowl with “Molokai” brushed on the side. “I’m so tickled to be here, I love the premise.” For others, selecting the perfect bowl wasn’t so easy. “I can’t stand it!” said another guest, Napua Burke. “There are too many nice bowls too choose from!” Committing to a bowl may have been the hardest part for some, but there was no wrong answer choosing a soup that evening. This year’s menu included Portuguese Bean -- a Maricel

`olelo Continued From pg. 1 cased their skill in two competitions-Ho`opa`ana`au, or memorized verse, and Uluwale -- impromptu question and answer -- honoring Hawaiian ali`i and the Molokai community.

Showcasing `Olelo Skill Selected verses were passages spoken by ali`i, which are still used today, such as the Law of the Splintered Paddle -- granting protection to those traveling across the islands--recited by keiki in first to second grade. Impromptu questions, geared towards Molokai, required participants to deliver a two-to-four-minute response on a question selected at random. “Learning news words is hard,” said nine-year-old participant, Napua Bicoy, in her fifth year practicing the language. “But I like being able to speak to people in Hawaiian.” Hawaiian speakers and nonHawaiian speakers alike enjoyed the event, almost wholly spoken in `olelo. “Tonight has been wonderful,” said attendee Malcolm Mackey. “My favorite part has been watching the younger kids. I love watching their enthusiasm and…I can see the pride they have in their culture and their language.” Participants were graded on a point system, which included a greeting; correct memorization and pronunciation; proper inflections, tone and body language appropriate to the language; and closing words for the audience. Highest scoring participants in each category received a various prizes and Hawaiian works of art donated by Na Mea Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, Blue Monkey gift shop, and others. “I was surprised by a couple of the kids—just blown away by their expression,” said Kau`i Sai-Dudoit, one of the six judges of the event. “It’s not just remembering the words--they understood it, knew when to pause, when to accentuate. That was important and I was really impressed.” The highest overall score of the night was awarded a beautiful, handcarved trophy donated by Molokai wood carver Victor Lopez, and made into the shape of a niho palaoa, a traditional pendant worn by Hawaiian chiefs, representing a tongue to symbolize language, said Purdy-Avelino. The award will serve as the perpetual award each year, adding the name of the previous year’s winner to its center. Taking home the niho palaoa this year was Purdy-Avelino’s daughter, Kamakaleihiwa Purdy-Avelino, competing in grades nine through 12 age group. “I feel good,” said Kamakaleihiwa. “I think it’s important for us to carry on the Hawaiian language.”

Returning to the Roots Although there was one overall winner, everyone who participated and attended were supporters of a larger purpose--to preserve and perpetuate the language, which a one point, was nearly lost, said Purdy-

Kanemitsu recipe -- Seafood Chowder, Chicken Papaya, and Curried Squash --crafted by Mikal Berry. Sourdough rolls, organic greens from Kumu Farms and Barking Deer Farm salad dressing were served on the side. “I took my first bite and it was wonderful,” said Shirlee Newman over a hot bowl of Portuguese Bean soup. “It’s crazy to think in my 21 years of living here, I had never had Portuguese Bean soup, but now I’m a fan.” The musical stylings of Kanoho Helm and Kala Bishaw-Juario set the mood for a stunning sunset as guests enjoyed full bellies and a pleasant night of art.

Avelino. “I went to high school on Oahu and very few people spoke the language because it was forbidden,” said Mackey. “Kamehameha School didn’t even teach the language at that time.” A U.S. law enacted in 1896 outlawed Hawaiian language to be taught in both public and private schools according to `Aha Punana Leo, a nonprofit serving to revitalize and preserve the Hawaiian language. By 1984, the number of fluent speakers reduced dramatically to only elders and a handful of children. Three years later, after a group of educators came together to discuss the danger of losing the language, it was reintroduced into public schools with the opening of the first elementary school immersion classes, according to the `Aha Punana Leo website. “I’m so proud, I’m tearing up,” said 17-year-old participant, Apelila Ritte-Camara-Tangonan, who learned `olelo as her first language. “Seeing this tonight was so beautiful, it just captivated me. I’m excited to see how this movement will impact the next generation and how the next generation will hopefully create a whole new era in the Hawaiian system.” The `Aha Ho`okuku `Olelo served to showcase those preserving the language, but was also meant to inspire others in the Molokai community to do the same. “For a lot of these participants that went up, they all showed that it’s not just learning the language,” said Purdy-Avelino. “They are showcasing it because it’s their kuleana to now spread it. Hopefully the audience saw that and inspired them to want to learn too.” For those who found themselves itching at the night’s end to brush up their skills or learn from scratch, there were representatives present to share language-learning opportunities on Molokai. Some of the resources shared at the event included UH Maui CollegeMolokai’s introductory and intermediate courses, Kualapu`u school’s beginning classes for parents, as well as the Punana Leo o Molokai cultural preschool for keiki at Lanikeha. “`Olelo should be something everyone should be offered,” said Maile Na`ehu, instructor for an adult beginning language course at the Keawanui Learning Center. “It’s something that connects us to this aina, to this land.” After the final pule, Purdy-Avelino said she was pleasantly surprised at the night’s turnout and the overwhelming support of the Molokai community. Thanking Ke Akua for the strength to put on the event, the kupuna who have passed down the `olelo, and her grandfather for instilling the drive to follow in his footsteps, she said this was a great moment for Molokai and for the Hawaiian culture. “The language doesn’t only live in our schools, it’s already out there in our community, and hopefully one day, we’ll be a Hawaiian-speaking community,” said Purdy-Avelino. “A ola ka `olelo Hawaii -- The Hawaiian language shall live on.”

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MOLOKA‘I, COME CELEBRATE WITH ‘OHANA BY HAWAIIAN. It’s official – ‘Ohana by Hawaiian has arrived on the Island and will provide safe, reliable, on-time air service to and from O‘ahu. To celebrate, we’re hosting a welcome event so the Moloka‘i community and ‘Ohana by Hawaiian can get to know each other. We invite you to stop by and enjoy refreshments, entertainment and view the new ‘Ohana by Hawaiian aircraft on display.

When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Moloka‘i Airport


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Faces of Molokai Community Contributed Community Health Center Diagnostics: Who Done It? MCHC News Release

There’s no doubt that 2013 has been a year of growth and renewal at the Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC). In light of this, we would like to introduce the many new faces that you will be seeing on our campus and how they may be a resource to you. May 2013 presented a big shift for the Molokai Community Health Center. A re-organization of existing departments and services led to the dissolution of what was once “Family Support Services” to a much larger and integrated department of medical and family services now aptly called our Health and Wellness Department. At the helm is new Molokai resident, Jessica Kaneakua, our new Health and Wellness Director. Though born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jessica has familial roots tied to Oahu. Jessica comes to us with an undergraduate in Psychology and a Masters in Human Development and Family Studies. Jessica’s primary work has been alongside nonprofit program both in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Hartford, Connecticut where she worked directly with children, youth and families. In addition, Jessica’s passion for working with multi-racial and multicultural communities led her to further her studies on an international level with the Danish Institute of Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, along with her year-long experience of teaching in Modena, Italy.

The Health and Wellness Department looks forward to expanding and developing family based and preventative based services and programs for overall health and wellbeing. Existing programs include the WIC program, Ikaika Infant and Toddler Development Program (IDEA, Part C early education under the Department of Health), Teddy Bear Corner (peer play groups for 0-5-year-olds), Behavioral Health, Wellness Education (Pili Weight management, Chronic Disease consultations). We ask that you please join MCHC in extending a warm welcome to all of our new providers and team members! Medical Department is open for services Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The campus is located at the former Pau Hana Inn oceanfront site. To make an appointment with any of our Medical and Behavioral Providers, please call (808) 553-5038. Dental department may be reached directly at 553-4511. For additional information regarding all services offered at Molokai Community Health Center please visit us on-line at our website, molokaichc. org or add “MolokaiCHC Friends” on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and job opportunities.

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School Absences Are Academic Losses By Laura Peterson | Molokai Resource Teacher The elementary schools and high school on Molokai have recently made revisions to their attendance policies. This is for a good reason. There is a clear correlation between, for example, missing school in Kindergarten and first grade, and mastering reading by the third grade. Another correlation is that attendance in the ninth grade is directly related to successful graduation and post-secondary enrollment. Illness is the first and foremost reason students can’t go to school. It is important to keep them home when they are sick, but studies show that fewer than six percent of children miss more than 11 days due to illness. Sometimes students can’t go to school for other reasons, such as caring for younger siblings, helping with the family business, extended trips off-island, and going to nonsickness related doctor appointments, such as dental appointments. As parents, you can help your child by scheduling things around school days or school hours. Another reason students might not go to school is to avoid an unpleasant situation or because an assignment was not completed. In this

instance, it is important to get to the root of the reason and work with the school to solve it. Maybe your child is being harassed or bullied, or feels embarrassed to be called on to read aloud in class. The problem compounds after the student misses school and falls behind academically. Every school on this island wants to work with families as partners to address issues that come up in school, and welcome communication from the home. In some cases, family planning can help by making sure that school clothes are out, homework is done, backpacks are ready, and transportation is timely to avoid being late. Nine to 11 hours of sleep are recommended for school-aged children. The more we can support our kids in feeling prepared, the better! School attendance habits start early. Start in Pre-K and Kindergarten to establish a family routine that enables school attendance. The more the family makes it a priority, the better the outcome for the student. Margaret Blount, our Molokai Complex social worker, is available to assist families with issues such as transportation or communication with the school. She can be reached at 553-1723.

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Molokai Fitness: Breathing By Ayda Ersoy Are you breathing? Or rather, do you realize you are breathing? Just try this now: stand up, stretch for a second, then sit down. Do this right now, don’t continue reading until you have done it! Now think, when you were standing up, did you hold your breath? How about when you were sitting down? This week, before every meal close your eyes and take a deep breath. Just feel your in and out breath. You will feel relaxed. You will also be much more present. Most of the time, you don’t realize how much food you are eating, maybe you don’t even realize what food you are eating! You’re often not focusing on what you eat, you’re eating while your mind is occupied with other things. Whenever you feel stress or deep

emotions, turn to your breathing. You will feel calm and peaceful. You don’t need to control your breathing, just feel the breath as it actually is. When you become aware of your breathing before each meal, you will see that your food tastes different, your mood will change, and you will eat less. Have you ever tried to eat a meal in total silence? Try it just one time, you will definitely eat less. So this week, let’s be aware of our breathing. You don’t need to think how to do it, or how to remember. Start just for one day -- do it just today. Maybe you’ll like it, and you’ll want to try tomorrow too. Don’t see it as a big challenge, just try one day at a time. Let’s take a deep breath... Inhale peace, exhale love! Contact me at, where you’ll find free advice and support for anyone on Molokai wanting to improve their health and fitness!

By Glenn I. Teves | UH CTAHR County Extension Agent W h a t came first, the chicken of the egg? Figuring out what’s wrong with a sick plant or animal is both an art and a science. A system of problem solving called diagnostics is used in many industries to detect a problem in hopes of fixing the problem. An auto mechanic will try to determine what’s wrong with your car by going through a mental checklist of possible problems starting with the most basic, and possibly cheapest to correct, while moving to the more complex. The field of diagnostics was made popular by police investigative shows such as CSI and others. This show is based in part on a real person. Dr. Lee Goff was a Forensic Entomologist at the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), and presently a professor at Chaminade College. When someone has died, he can determine how long ago the person died based on the insect growth stages found on the body, and also if the person was poisoned based on what insects were not present. Today, this technology has expanded to include DNA analysis and other high-tech sleuthing techniques utilizing high-powered microscopes and cutting-edge technology. This methodology can also be applied to crop production or even gardening. First determine the most basic needs of the plant and whether they’ve been met, including water and nutrients. Too much or insufficient water is a good place to start in determining a problem, followed by nutrients. If we don’t get sufficient food or water, all kinds of problems can crop us. Al-

ternatively, too much food and water can also create problems as well. Stress can manifest itself in many ways and aggravate existing problems. Similar problems can have a recurring theme. Some problems are seasonal, including insect and disease problems. Rainy conditions present their own set of problems, such as diseases and many insects living on weeds. Summer problems are aggravated by heat stress, and accelerated insect life cycles, leading to higher populations of insects, some of which also carry diseases. Wind stress and damage is not always easy to see, but can include root and flower damage leading to lower yields, smaller fruit, and more damaged fruit. Getting a complete picture helps to get to the root of the issue, and going through a mental check list of possible problems can get to the solution. However, some problems can be caused by a combination of stressors that are not as easy to determine. Prevention is an important tool in stopping problems. Practicing crop rotation is also an important step in keeping the soil balanced and minimizing soil-borne problems including nematodes and diseases. Conservation practices, including contouring the land and the use of windbreaks, can help to resolve wind-related problems and prevent soil from being washed or blown away. Breeding crops for adaptability to our tropical growing conditions is important since these conditions are very different from those found in the Midwest U.S., for example, and is further accentuated by weather change we’ve experienced lately. A holistic approach to problem solving in crop production usually involves creating the best possible environment for plants to thrive, and starts by growing a healthy plant or to knowing how to grow a healthy plant.

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PANIOLO HALE H-4 Absolutely the best location in Paniolo Hale. Gourmet Kitchen is a culinary delight, designer Furnishings, wrap lanai & spectacular ocn views. Offered at $585,000, Call Susan Savage RB 808658-0648

UALA PUE PL 8A KILOHANA KAI Nice affordable two bedroom home pleasantly located on the east end of Molokai. Walking distance to Kilohana School. Offered at $179,000, subject to a short sale. For information please call Mickey O’Connell RB 808-336-0588

WAIALUA OCEAN VIEW ESTATE Large custom designed three bedroom 3.5 bath home on 1.8 acres. With spectacular ocean views. You are sure to enjoy this beautiful home. Offered at $1,499,000. For more information please call Kui Lester RA 808-658-0134

KAWELA PLANTATION LOT 79 Bargain price for this two acre lot with unobstructed ocean and mountain views. Enjoy common area of 5,500 acres. Offered at only $75,000. Call office for info.

WAVECREST RESORT CONDO C-312 Gorgeous one bedroom unit. Enjoy views over tropical grounds to the ocean. Gated pool with cabana, barbecue and tennis. $149,000, Suzanne O’Connell RB 495-6454

MOLOKAI SHORES CONDO B-127 Bargain priced furnished one bedroom condo. Ocean views from your lanai. Tropical grounds with gated pool and barbecue area. Only $75,000 leasehold. Pearl Hodgins 808-336-0378

MOLOKAI BEACH SUBDIVISION LOT 7 Lot 7 is one lot back from ocean with its own connection to the beach. 10,411 sq.ft. A real bargain at only $119,000. For info 808-553-3666

KALUAAHA ACRES 2.8 acres fronting highway with ocean view. Located about 13.5 miles east of Kaunakakai. Build your home with room for more. $389,000 Kui Lester RA 658-0134

KAMILOLOA HEIGHTS OCEAN VIEW LOTS 11,000 sq.ft. on Kahinani pL, $199,000 10,454 sq.ft. on Kamiloloa Pl $199,000 Please call Kui Lester RA 808-658-0134

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KE NANI KAI 105 BARGAIN Lovely two bedroom 2 bath condo. Short walk to pool, barbecue and tennis. Walking distance to beach. Unit comes with furniture and appliances. Priced to sell at only $134,750. Call Carol Gartland RB 808-658-0398 WAVECREST OCEANFRONT A-202 Ocean front one bedroom condo. Enjoy views of the sunrise and Hump-Back whales during the winter months from your lanai. Tropical grounds with pool, barbecue and tennis. Offered at $199,000 Call Suzanne O’Connell RB 808-558-8500

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Church Services Topside Molokai UCC Churches Kahu Napua Burke | 553-3823 | Waialua - 11:00am Kalaiakamanu Hou - 9:30am | Ho`olehua - 8 am Kalua`aha - 12:30am (4th Sunday, only) Saint Damien Catholic Parish Father William Petrie | 553-5220 St. Damien, Kaunakakai , 6 pm Sat, 9 am Sun; Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Kalua’aha, 7 am Sun; St. Vincent Ferrer, Maunaloa, 11 am Sun; St. Joseph, Kamalo, No weekly services

Seventh-day Adventist Church Pastor Robin Saban | 808-553-5235 | 1400 Maunaloa Hwy, Kaunakakai, HI | 9:15 am Adult and Children Sabbath School | 11:00 am Worship Service First Assembly of God King’s Chapel Kahu Robert Sahagun | 553-5540, Cell: 646-1140 Maunaloa, Sunday 9 am, Kaunakakai, Sunday 10:30 am, Sunday Evening 6 pm, Tuesday Evening 6:30, Mana’e, Sunday 6 pm

Kaunakakai Baptist Church Pastor Mike Inouye | 553-5671 | 135 KAM V HWY Kaunakakai | 9 am adult Sunday school | Worship service 10:15 am Heart of Aloha Church 1st Sunday - Kilohana Community Ctr 10:30 am | 2nd Sunday - Maunaloa Community Ctr 10:30 am| Other Sundays - Lanikeha Community Ctr 10:30 am Pastor Cameron Hiro, website: phone: 808-658-0433 Polynesian Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Bob Winters | 552-0258 South of Elementary School, Maunaloa Town Sunday School & Adult Worship Service,10 am, Sunday • • 808-553-3648 • Mobile 808-336-0085 • Fax 808-553-3783


Grace Episcopal Church 567-6420 | 2210 Farrington Ave | 10 am Sun | All are welcome Baha’i Faith Open house every third Sunday of the month Mile 14 east | 3pm | Discussion and refreshments | All are welcome | For information: 558-8432 or 213-5721 Email: | Molokai Shekinah Glory Church Pu’ukapele Avenue, Hoolehua (drive all the way down) 10:00 AM Worship Service Senior Pastor Isaac Gloor ,Pastor Brandon Joao “We Welcome All”

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Molokai Princess Molokai-Maui Daily Ferry schedule Kaunakakai to Lahaina Lahaina to Kaunakakai DePArTure ArrIvAl 5:15 A.M. 7:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M.

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Molokai in Business: Kainanea Designs By Jennifer Hawkins The Molokai in Business series focuses on local businesses, both old and new. It is our way of helping you get to know your local businesses. Our intent is to support our local businesses, help people who want to start a business, and tell a good story. What: Ocean Active Sports Wear made with “Hawaiian hands on Hawaiian lands.” Who: Tania Kaholoaa and daughters Kahiau Lima and Pualei Lima When: By appointment only (just call or email). Where: Art from the Heart, craft fairs, open market, and paddling events How: Kainaneadesigns@gmail. com, (808)-646-0455 Question: What do you do and how long have you been doing it? Answer: My two daughters, Kahiau and Pualei, and I run Kainanea Designs, an ocean active sportswear business here on Molokai. In 1986, I started to sew bathing suits for my

own children. Word got out and I started making for friends and family. In the late 80s, I catered to plus size women but fabric got so expensive that I cut back and just made for my kids. People who bought from me before used to ask, “when are you going to make again, my suits are getting old?” Last year, after being at college and seeing the demand on Oahu for bikinis, Pualei kept pushing me to start back. She was seeing the trends and what people were willing to pay. Both daughters were supportive and home, so in 2013, we kicked off our business, catering to paddlers. Capris started in the late 80s, but now they are in high demand. Canoe clubs even call for team sets. Recently we had two shops in Kauai asking to carry our product, and we have been shipping to Maui. Q: What training or education did you need? A: No formal training. I learned to sew old school. My grandma used to sew my mom’s clothes, and Mom

used to sew. I was always around the machine, and in the 80s, a friend on Maui taught me to sew bathing suits. I learned by trial and error. In business, I also learned by researching my competition, where to order, and how to finance and advertise. We set up a booth at two paddling events last year and did really well. From there, people kept coming back for more. My daughters also post on Facebook when we are going to be out selling and that really helps. Q: What’s your advice for someone who wants to start a business on Molokai? A: Go to Kuulei Arce’s MEO Core Four Business Class. That way you don’t have to make the mistakes first. It helped me to make long term goals and find ways to reach those goals. I learned that you have to do some homework before just launching your business. You need a plan. Final words: If you have a dream, go for it! Don’t be afraid to take a chance. I always wanted to do this, but was scared and didn’t want to fail.

Now it depends on me to determine how bad I want to be successful! If you have a business you would like to see highlighted in the Molokai in Business column, email Jennifer Hawkins at or Jeannine Rossa at



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Adult “Aqua Jogger Class” Oct. 15 – Dec. 19 T, Th 9 a.m. at Cooke Memorial Pool 553-5775 Advanced Zumba with Preciouse Senica, 553-5848 T,Th Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 9-10am T,Th, F Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 5-6pm Zumba Basic with Christina K. Aki, 553-5402 T, Th Home Pumehana 9 a.m. F Home Pumehana 9 a.m. Kilohana Rec Center 5 p.m. Zumba Gold with Christina K. Aki, 553-5402 T, Th Mitchell Paoule 10:30 a.m. F Home Pumehana room #2 10:30 a.m. Personal Training with Elias Vendiola M,T,W,Th,F Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 553-5848, by appointment only, Elias Vendiola 5am-1:30pm Turbo Fire Class with Kimberly Kaai/Ceriann Espiritu M, T, W, Th, F Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 4-5pm 553-5848 T,Th Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 9-10am Beginning Hula with Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga W Home Pumehana 10 a.m. Th Kaunakakai Gym 10 a.m. Intermediate Hula with Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga W Home Pumehana 11 a.m. Th Kaunakakai Gym 11 a.m. Hula: Ka Pa Hula `O Hina I Ka Po La`ila`i M Hula Wahine, 4:30-5:30 Advanced @ MCHC 5:30-6:30 Beginners T Papa Oli (Chanting) 4:30 – 5:30

Svaroopa Yoga with Connie Clews M Home Pumehana, 7:45 a.m. T Home Pumehana, 5:15 p.m. Th Kualapu`u Rec Center, 5:15 p.m. F Home Pumehana, 7:45 a.m. Call 553-5402 for info. Yoga Class open to students, families and the community. TH Kilohana cafeteria from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Yoga class focused on individual form, internal practice, Call Karen at 558-8225 for info Aikido Class at Soto Mission behind Kanemitsu Bakery. M, W, F, 5-6 p.m. 552-2496 or visit Quit Smoking Na Pu’uwai Program Learn ways to quit with less cravings. Mondays 11:45 a.m. Na Pu’uwai conference room. 560-3653. Individual sessions available. Aloha Wednesday - Drop by and receive your weekly dose of Energy Healing in the Pu’uwai of Kaunakakai @ Kalele Bookstore - 3:30 to 4:30. Hosted by: Zelie Duvauchelle: 558-8207

► LomiLomi Worshop with Sean Chun on Fri, Mar 7 at OLA Molokai (above the Hoolehua Fire Station) from 5-8 p.m. Questions call 808-348-4474 | register:

SATURDAY, MAR 8 ► Free Women’s Cancer Screening on Sat, March 8 at Na Pu`uwai Kulana Oiwi Complex. Call 560-3653 to make an appointment. ► Papa Konane (Konane Koa Board) Making Worshop on Saturday March 8, 2014 at One Ali’i Park 2pm - 5pm. Questions call 808-348-4474 | register: www.

► Enrollment To enroll at Molokai High School please go call Lori Kaiama at 567-6950 ext. 228 or Julia De George at ext. 229 to set up an appointment for enrollment. Please go to the following Hawaii DOE website to see what docu-


Living through Loss, Support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Third Thursday of every month at 10 -11:30 a.m. or 4:30 -6 p.m. at Hospice Office in Kamoi Center. Call Barbara Helm at 336-0261. Molokai Humane Society meets the third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Kaunakakai Gym Conference Room Molokai Inventors Circle meets Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. at the Kuha’o Business Center. Contact John Wordin at 553-8100 for info Molokai Lions Club meets 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 8:30 am at Paddlers Inn Narcotics Anonymous (No Fear Meeting) Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kaunakakai Ball Field dugout, 8 to 9 a.m.Open meeting. For more info, call Rodney at 213-4603. Plein Air Molokai - Art Outdoors First Fri & Sat. Third Thursdays. Work on your art with others inspired by nature. All levels welcome! This is not an instructor led class. Contact Heather (808) 658-0124 or ArtAloha! Keiki - Wed Feb 5,12,19,26. Private and group sessions register 658-0124 Molokai Community Children’s Council Every second Thursday. Home Pumehana, 2:30-4 p.m. 567-6308 Read to Me at Molokai Public Library First Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 553-1765 Molokai Walk Marketplace Arts and Crafts Fair down the lane between Imports Gifts and Friendly Market, Mon. & Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MAC Ceramics Class at Coffees of Hawaii. 9 - 11 a.m. 24 HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE 808-213-5522

► VFW Post 3970 Monthly Meeting at the home of Commander Jesse Church at 10 a.m. This meeting will have nominations for the upcoming election.


► Community Band Class open to students and adults. Every thursday at MHS in the library from 5 to 7 p.m. Brass and woodwind loaner instruments are available. For more information call Bob Underwood at 808-646-0733. ► Quickbooks Training for small businesses will be held on Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Kuha`o Business Center in March. Call 553-8100 to reserve your space.

► Molokai Lions Club 75th Charter Celebration will be held on Fri, March 14 and Sat, March15 at Home Pumehana at 5:30 pm. Past members welcome! Please contact Lion Jackie at 553-5006 to RSVP.

► Public Hearing for adoption of amendments to the rules of practive and procedure for the Molokai Planning Commision. The meeting will be held in the Department of Accounting and General Service ► Laugh for Relief Benefit Concert for Typhoon Haiyan featuring Augie T and Rex Conference Room at the State Building on Navarrete Thurs, March 13 at Paddlers Inn. Thurs, March 27 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $20. Call 364-7765 ► Aka`ula School 1st Ever Alumni




Na Kupuna Hotel Molokai, Fridays 4-6 p.m. Na Ohana Hoaloha Music & Hula, Paddlers, Sun. 3-5 p.m. Aunty Pearl’s Ukulele Class M Home Pumehana, 9:45-10:45 a.m. W Home Pumehana, 9-10 a.m. Open to all. For more info call 553-5402

Alu Like Kupuna Mon & Thurs, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. OHA/DHHl. Wed, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Lanikeha. 1st and 2nd Tues. each month at MAC Special field trips on Fridays. AA Hot Bread Meeting, Tues. & Fri from 9-10 p.m. Kaunakakai Baptist Church. 336-0191 Kingdom of Hawaii II monthly meetings. Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. at Kaunakakai Gym conference room. AA Meeting Mana`e Meeting, Ka Hale Po Maikai SPORTS & RECREATION Office upstairs (13.5 miles east of Kaunakakai on the Recreational Paddling with Wa`akapaemua Canoe Mauka side of the road), Wed. & Sat. 5:30–6:30p.m. Club. Call 553-3999 or 553-3530. All levels and abilities Al-Anon Meeting Mondays, Grace Episcopal Church in welcome. Ho`olehua, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Th 7:30 to 8:30 am at Hale Wa`akapaemua. Alcoholics Anonymous Friendly Isle Fellowship Molokai General Hospital (around to the back please), Pick-up Soccer Mon. & Thurs. 7-8 p.m. W Duke Maliu Regional Park., 5pm Female Sexual Abuse Meetings, Seventh Day Molokai Archery Club Indoor Shoot Adventist Church with a group of inter-denominational TH Mitchell Pauole Center, 7 p.m. Open to public. Christian women. Second and fourth Thursday of each Youth in Motion SUP, sailing, windsurfing and month at 6 p.m. For more info, call 553-5428. kayaking. Tues. & Thurs 3:30-5:30 p.m., Malama I Aloha Molokai, alternative energy solutions for Park. Call Clare Seeger Mawae at 553-4477 or clare@ Molokai. First Monday of every month, 6 pm at Kulana Oiwi. Go to for schedule or locaMolokai Swim Club tion changes.



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ments will be needed for enrollment. ► Drivers Education Class will begin March 24, 2014 @ 2 pm at Molokai High School room A-105. Email malia_lee@ for an electronic application. Applications are now being accepted till March 14, 2014. March 25,

Reunion at Aka`ula School on Sat, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy an open house and Tex-Mex lunches. Tickets $11. ► Historic Preservation Basics Seminar on Sat, May 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Kulana Oiwi. For more information and to register call (808) 523-2900 or visit

2014 at 6 p.m. there will be a mandatory info, 567-9490 ext. 27. parent meeting at MHS room A-105. ► Visitor Paddle, Hawaiian Outrigger OPPORTUNITIES & SERVICES Cultural Experience. Thursdays 7:30 to 8:30 am with Wa`akapaemua. Donation ► Free Monthly Rummage Sale. Every second Saturday, we can help you requested. For more info call 553-3999 get rid of unwanted junk and treasures. or 553-3530. Upon request, special Call us at Coffees Espresso Bar for more events such as weddings, scattering of ashes, etc. can be arranged.

Hey Molokai! Want to see your upcoming event or activity posted here -- FOR FREE? Let us know! Drop by, email or call us with a who, what, when, where and contact information to editor@themolokaidispatch. com or call 552-2781. Calendar items are community events with fixed dates, please keep between 20-30 words; community bulletin items are ongoing or flexible events, please keep between 50-60 words.

MEO Bus Schedule & Routes East 1 Expanded Rural Kamo’i


Moloka’i General Store

From Kaunakakai to Puko`o Fire Station Route 1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 1-8

MPC/MCC/ Midnite Inn 4:45 AM 6:20 AM 7:40 AM 10:15 AM 11:35 AM 12:55 PM 2:30 PM 4:05 PM

Hotel Mkk / One Ali'I Park 4:50 AM 6:25 AM 7:45 AM 10:20 AM 11:40 AM 1:00 PM 2:35 PM 4:10 PM

Kawela Plantation I 4:55 AM 6:30 AM 7:50 AM 10:25 AM 11:45 AM 1:05 PM 2:40 PM 4:15 PM

St. Joseph Church 5:05 AM 6:40 AM 8:00 AM 10:35 AM 11:55 AM 1:15 PM 2:50 PM 4:25 PM

Kilohana School 5:10 AM 6:45 AM 8:05 AM 10:40 AM 12:00 PM 1:20 PM 2:55 PM 4:30 PM

Kalua'aha Estates 5:15 AM 6:50 AM 8:10 AM 10:45 AM 12:05 PM 1:25 PM 3:00 PM 4:35 PM

Puko'o Fire Station 5:20 AM 6:55 AM 8:15 AM 10:50 AM 12:10 PM 1:30 PM 3:05 PM 4:40 PM


The Molokai Dispatch • Mar 5, 2014 •





ing weeks, Virgo. Your detail-oriented appreciation of life’s complexity is one of your finest qualities, but every once in a while -- like now -- you can thrive by stripping down to the basics. This will be especially true about your approach to intimate relationships. For the time being, just assume that ARIES (March 21-April 19): Are you between jobs? cultivating simplicity will generate the blessings you need Between romantic partners? Between secure foundations most. and clear mandates and reasons to get up each morning? Probably at least one of the above. Foggy whirlwinds may LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You Librans haven’t received be your intimate companions. Being up-in-the-air could enough gifts, goodies, and compliments lately. For reasons be your customary vantage point. During your stay in this I can’t discern, you have been deprived of your rightful weird vacationland, please abstain from making conclu- share. It’s not fair! What can you do to rectify this imbalance sions about its implications for your value as a human being. in the cosmic ledger? How can you enhance your ability to Remember these words from author Terry Braverman: “It is attract the treats you deserve? It’s important that we solve important to detach our sense of self-worth from transitional this riddle, since you are entering a phase when your wants circumstances, and maintain perspective on who we are by and needs will expand and deepen. Here’s what I can offer: I enhancing our sense of ‘self-mirth.’” Whimsy and levity can hereby authorize you to do whatever it takes to entice everybe your salvation, Aries. Lucky flux should be your mantra. one into showering you with bounties, boons, and bonuses. To jumpstart this process, shower yourself with bounties, TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The renowned cellist Yo Yo boons, and bonuses. Ma once came to the home of computer pioneer Steve Jobs and performed a private concert. Jobs was deeply touched, SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “The art of living is more like and told Ma, “Your playing is the best argument I’ve ever wrestling than dancing,” wrote the Roman philosopher Marheard for the existence of God, because I don’t really believe a cus Aurelius more than 1,800 years ago. Is that true for you, human alone can do this.”Judging from the current astrolog- Scorpio? Do you experience more strenuous struggle and ical omens, Taurus, I’m guessing you will soon experience an grunting exertion than frisky exuberance? Even if that’s usuequivalent phenomenon: a transcendent expression of love ally the case, I’m guessing that in the coming weeks your deor beauty that moves you to suspect that magic is afoot. Even fault mode should be more akin to dancing than wrestling. if you are an atheist, you are likely to feel the primal shiver The cosmos has decided to grant you a grace period -- on that comes from having a close brush with enchantment. one condition, that is: You must agree to experiment more freely and have more fun that you normally allow yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In my dream, I was leading a pep rally for a stadium full of Geminis. “Your intensity brings SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): For the itch you are exyou great pleasure,” I told them over the public address sys- periencing, neither chamomile nor aloe vera will bring you tem. “You seek the company of people who love you to be relief. Nor would over-the-counter medications like calamine inspired. You must be appreciated for your enthusiasm, never lotion. No, Sagittarius. Your itch isn’t caused by something as shamed. Your drive for excellence doesn’t stress you out, it tangible as a rash or hives, and can’t be soothed by any obvirelaxes you. I hereby give you license to laugh even louder ous healing agent. It is, shall we say, more in the realm of a and sing even stronger and think even smarter.” By now the soul itch -- a prickly tickle that is hard to diagnose, let alone crowd was cheering and I was bellowing. “It’s not cool to treat. I’m guessing that there may be just one effective cure: be cool,” I exulted. “It’s cool to be burning with a white-hot Become as still and quiet and empty as you possibly can, and lust for life. You are rising to the next octave. You are playing then invite your Future Self to scratch it for you. harder than you have ever played.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The world is awash in CANCER (June 21-July 22): “My old paintings no lon- bright, shiny nonsense. Every day we wade through a glare ger interest me,” said the prolific artist Pablo Picasso when of misinformation and lazy delusions and irrelevant data. he was 79 years old. “I’m much more curious about those I It can be hard to locate the few specific insights and ideas haven’t done yet.” I realize it might be controversial for me to that are actually useful and stimulating. That’s the bad news, suggest that you adopt a similar perspective, Cancerian. After Capricorn. Here’s the good news: You now have an enhanced all, you are renowned for being a connoisseur of old stories ability to ferret out nuggets of data that can actually emand past glories. One of your specialties is to keep memo- power you. You are a magnet for the invigorating truths you ries alive and vibrant by feeding them with your generous really need most. love. To be clear, I don’t mean that you should apologize for or repress those aptitudes. But for now -- say, the next three AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you come up with an weeks -- I invite you to turn your attention toward the excit- original invention, apply for a patent immediately. If you think of a bright idea, put it to work as soon as possible. If ing things you haven’t done yet. you figure out crucial clues that everyone else seems blind LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I recommend that you sleep with to, dispel the general ignorance as quickly as you can. This a special someone whose dreams you’d like to blend with is a perfect moment for radical pragmatism carried out with yours. And when I say “sleep with,” I mean it literally; it’s not expeditious savvy. It’s not a time when you should naively a euphemism for “having sex with.”To be clear: Making love hope for the best with dreamy nonchalance. For the sake of with this person is fine if that’s what you both want. But my your mental health and for the good of your extended family, main point is that you will draw unexpected benefits from be crisp, direct, and forceful. lying next to this companion as you both wander through the dreamtime. Being in your altered states together will PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In the 1997 film Austin give you inspiration you can’t get any other way. You won’t Powers, International Man of Mystery, the lead character be sharing information on a conscious level, but that’s exactly announces that “’Danger’ is my middle name.” Ever since, real the purpose: to be transformed together by what’s flowing people in the UK have been legally making “Danger” their back and forth between your deeper minds. For extra credit, middle name with surprising regularity. I think it would be collaborate on incubating a dream. Read this: http://tinyurl. smart fun for you Pisceans to add an innovative element to your identity in the coming days, maybe even a new middle com/dreamincubation. name. But I recommend that you go in a different direction VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “One chord is fine,” said rock than “Danger.” A more suitable name might be “Changer,” to musician Lou Reed about his no-frills approach to writing indicate you’re ready to eagerly embrace change. Or how songs. “Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re about “Ranger,” to express a heightened desire to rove and into jazz.” I recommend his perspective to you in the com- gallivant?



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By Kala`i Vaughn-Helm Hawaiian: `Amama

• Definition: Ka pau ‘ana o kekahi pule • TRANSLATION: The ending of a prayer • EXAMPLE: `Olelo `ia e ke kupuna ke pau kana pule, “Amama ua noa.” • TRANSLATION: The kupuna ends his prayer by saying, “Amama ua noa.”

By Dispatch Staff English: Fusty

• Definition: Old fashioned or out-of date • EXAMPLE: The office furnishings were fusty and needed to be updated.

Pidgin: Still yet

• DEFINITION: “Still,” “yet” or “but” • EXAMPLE: I like go pahday but my maddah, she wait up fo’ me still yet. • Translation: I want to go to the party but my mom is still waiting up for me.

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2 bedroom/2 bathroom furnished upstairs unit. $1300/month and partial utilities. No pets. Mile 4 Kam Hwy. Mountain Side. Call (907) 299-0607 Wanted FURNITURE DONATION Looking for a coffee table and entertainment cabinet. Contact the Dispatch office at 552-2781 Home to Rent

Lease or house sit from Nov 1, 2014 - April 10, 2015 for retired non-smoking Canadian couple. Prefer Kawela plantations or Kualapuu areas. Contact for more info 808213-5423 Trophy Deer


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Teak Furniture Blowout Tables, chairs, armoirs, hutches, display cabinets, garden benches. New | Reconditioned | Floor Samples. Available now at Beach Break the new shop at Holomua Junction. Look for the surfboard fence. Open 10-4 Mon - Sat

Tractors (Industrial/Farm) • Trucks • Fork Lifts • Welding • Buses • Tires • Keeping you in business is our business Call 567-6012. Rich Young - Doing business in Maui County since 1979. Online portfolio at 553-5992 Pacific Frames

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Mountain Slope Water is seeking a qualified buyer for our water store in Kaunakakai.This is a great opportunity to own a Molokai profitable company. Mountain Slope Water will consider financing the purchase to qualified buyer and also offer the option to become a Mountain Slope Water LLC. Business includes all equipment rental accounts, Wave Crest vending machine, store inventory and equipment, lease and customer account base. Priced at $22,000 Please contact Ian Walker at 808 893-0377 directly.

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Tips from the Vet for Your Pet: Responsible Breeding By Dr. Stewart Morgan, DVM | Molokai Humane Society Everyone loves puppies and kittens, but on Molokai, there are more puppies and kittens than there are good homes. If you are someone that would like your pet to have babies, first decide if your pet should be bred. Is your pet healthy and up to date on its vaccines and free of heartworm, fleas, ticks and tick diseases? Does your dog have a good temperament (is it not aggressive or extremely nervous)? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, please think twice about breeding your pet! Remember, registration papers do not mean an animal is healthy or breeding material, they only mean that you know who an animal’s ancestors are. Responsible breeders breed to improve their breed or line and are not in it for money. They make sure that their dogs are in top shape and well taken care of. They also check their animals for problems with hips, knees, eyes and teeth. In males, making sure that both testicles are dropped is critical, because that problem is inherited and increases the chances the dog will develop cancer and other diseases.

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The Office of MATTHEW BRITTAIN, LCSW is accepting new & return patients for the purpose of coordinating M.D. Services for the Medical use of Marijuana. QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS INCLUDE: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Wasting Syndrome, Severe Pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures, Severe Cramping, Severe Muscles Spasms, including Asthma. We are not a dispensary. We are not government employees or contractors.

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Responsible breeders have clean secure yards and areas (indoors or outdoors) for the mother dog to give birth and make sure that kittens and puppies are vaccinated, dewormed and go to stable home environments. They encourage owners to spay or neuter pet quality animals. They also follow up with the people who get their animals, and are available to help people who get animals from them. If you know that you are not able to potentially take good care of all puppies or kittens that could be born in a litter, or if there is a good chance that your animal could get loose or bred by another animal, please get them spayed or neutered! If you do have puppies or kittens that need homes, please contact the Molokai Humane Society at 558-0000 or contact the Molokai’s Animal Control Officer, Richard, at 553-5355 to see if we can find homes for them. We will not ask questions, but do ask that you personally bring the animals to us and get the parent animal spayed or neutered. Depending on your situation, we may be able to work out a deal for you to get the surgery done at a low cost.


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Local VFW Meeting VFW Post 3870 News Release The Molokai Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3870 will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at the home of Commander Jesse Church. Please remember the meeting time has been changed. Our meetings will now be at 10 in the morning. Our March 13 meeting is

important because we will be having nominations The order of nominations shall be commander, senior vice commander, junior vice commander, quartermaster, chaplain, judge advocate, surgeon and trustees. The election will be at our next meeting on Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m..

Local Lions Club Celebrates 75 Years Molokai Lion Club News Release Seventy-five years is a long time to be consistently active within a community. The Molokai Lions Club has achieved this status! On March 14-16, the Molokai Lions Club will celebrate 75 year of continuing public service to the community of Molokai. The club invites all past Lion members to come and join the present members for one or both evenings of fun and fellowship at Home Pumehana. Both nights start at 5:30 p.m. There is a $10 charge for Friday night and a $15 charge for Saturday night’s banquet luau. Please contact Lion Jackie at 553-5006 if you plan to come. The club has experienced many changes over the years in terms of the number of volunteers it attracts. From its conception in March of 1939 with its original charter, the club has had as many as 54 members and as few as six. What began as a club for just men has evolved into a club of men and women working together. The club is best known for its events that attract children like the Halloween Costume Contest and the Easter Egg Hunt and Contest. Since 1999, the club has given two $500 Service Awards to two graduating seniors for their sustained commitment to public service during their high school career. The Molokai Lions Club was known for its signature annual fundraiser of Christmas trees. Due to shipping costs, the club was forced to find another fundraiser on a small island that supports so many

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fundraisers. Today, our Walk for Sight raises money specifically for sight projects, and the fresh corn sale helps support other activities and events. All money donated to the Molokai Lions Club from the community stays on Molokai for the community! Today, much emphasis is placed on the importance of health and the well-being of the body. The Molokai Lions Club is working with the elementary schools and preschools to insure that all public school students are screened for vision. This service is aided with the help of a team of Maui optometrists who also donate their time and expertise. Working with the Department of Health, the Molokai Lions Club can assure parents that their children will have proper eye care and glasses if necessary. The Big Bus Vision Van is a new addition to Molokai and it will continue to serve the community as long as there is a need. Adult eye screening is an important tool for determining various health issues. Recycling of old eye glasses is an on-going project of the Molokai Lions Club. Drop boxes are located throughout the island. These glasses are cleaned by the Leo Club at Molokai High School and go on to distribution centers on the mainland. If you have an interest in serving your community and being part of this special group of men and women, please contact the club’s president, Lion Mark Berfield 567-6713 or its membership chair, Lion Mike Jennings 553-4307.

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AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Interval House Molokai News Release Celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps with Interval House Molokai! Join us on Saturday morning, March 8, in front of the public library to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps’ community partners, and recognize AmeriCorps’ impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. Stop by and pick up brochures, posters, bookmarks and stickers and learn more about AmeriCorps and how you can serve our community and earn an educational stipend for college or trade school. Check out our First BookMolokai literacy booth. We will be distributing over 100 beautiful new children’s books, reading books with keiki, and offering art and other literacy activities. Our Molokai High School members have started hundreds of papaya and veggie starters to give away to our community to start their own home gardens. AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in solving com-


munity problems. Since 1994, more than 820,000 individuals have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than one billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. On Molokai, through Interval House Molokai, AmeriCorps members can earn educational stipends through volunteer activities including parent education and training, promoting community gardens, mentoring, and community education and development. Interval House Molokai is a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen individuals, families and our community by providing opportunities for education, personal development, and life-long learning. We also offer career and jobs skills support including job search assistance, resume and interview preparation and career pathways exploration. We are located in the Kualapuu Business Center, Suite 201. Please call 567-9067 for more information. AmeriCorps oath: “I will get things done for America to make out people safer, stronger and healthier.”

Kualapu`u 5K Race #2 Results Kualapu`u School News Release

7. Penny Duvauchelle (tie) 7. Nalani Thielk (tie)

Dry road conditions prevailed this past Saturday, Feb. 22 for the second of six Open Men 1. Keao Ross races in Kualapu`u School’s 5K Series. Af2. Kaina Adolpho ter what seemed like an eternity of rain, the 3. Ian Haskins clouds parted, and runners were treated to 4. James Han a fast course along the Farrington High5. Luke Kikukawa way. With the improved climactic condi6. Phillip Kikukawa tions and an official-length course, more racers turned out and race times improved Short Course (2 miles) dramatically. 1. Genevieve Kikukawa Elementary School Girls 2. Pueo Sumernap 1. Keahe Ross 25:33 3. Tenani Han (tie) 2. Kapili’ula Naehu 31:12 3. Keanu Stone (tie) 3. Emmalee Duvauchelle 50:49 5. Jean Han Elementary School Boys

1. Dylan Alavazo 24:46 2. Nico Wittenberg 28:47 3. Kahuhu Linker Meyers Moss 40:01 Open Women

1. Sue Forbes-Kikukawa 2. Francois Wittenberg 3. Joyce Haase 4. Helene Stone 5. Harmonee Williams 6. Kim Link

21:22 32:08 40:55 44:56 45:15 50:49

52:36 52:36 21:31 22:44 25:54 27:56 28:47 28:54 18:20 28:08 37:36 39:35

The next race in the 5K series is Saturday, March 8. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Coffees of Hawaii. Race start time is 8:30 a.m. Registration is free for children. Registration fee for open competition participants is $10. All registration fees go to support Kualapu`u School team travel to the Honolulu 5K for Kids slated for April 27. Team selection will be based upon the best three of five results in the first five races of this series. For more information, please contact Kualapu`u School, 567-6900.

Ka Molokai Makahiki

by Doc Mott


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Ka Pa Hula ‘O Hina I Ka Po La’ila’i Presents

I MU OLA Take a pic of this flyer w/your phone Friendly Isle United Fund | Molokai Academy of Arts

Workshop 1:

LOMILOMI with Sean Chun of Pihanaka’ikena ‘o Kaua’i Friday | March 7, 2014 | OLA Molokai | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm OLA Molokai is located above the Ho’olehua Fire Department. Register at Kalele Bookstore or contact us: 808-348-4474 | |

Ka Molokai Makahiki would like to thank the following agencies, programs and people for their kokua and support in this year’s festivities: Trustee Colette Machado and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Maui County Parks and Recreation, Maui County Office of Economic Development, Kamehameha Schools ATP, Rowena Davis and QLCC, Island Refuse (Borden `Ohana), Molokai Youth Center, the Molokai Digital Bus, Rawlins Chevron, MEO Bus Service, Na Pua No`eau, Maui County workers, Hui Mauli Ola, Molokai Ranch, Kualapu’u Ranch, 4H Club, Parents of Punana Leo o Molokai, Molokai Community Services Council, Hawaiian Learning Center, Hala and Dwayne PaKala, Albert Espaniola, Elly Abafo, Liko Mawae, Marshall Joy, U`i Kalani, Lani Sawyer, Sonja Yuen, Liko Hoe, Wayne Pi`ena, Titi Adolpho, Opu`ulani Albino, Leialoha Adolpho, Kauwila Reyes, Molly Tengan, Taba Kalilikane, Charlotte Seales, Willie Aki, Bobby Alcain, Ua Ritte, Hano Naehu, Keli`i Kotubety, Kaina Makua, Mahinahou Ross, Walt Naki, Sean Ellis, Sherman Napoleon, Wayde Lee, Pomaikai Benevedes, Malia Kruger,

Honey English, Rachel Abshire, Lorraine Aki, Moke Kim, DiAna Lima, Kalei Kawa`a, Kala`e Tangonan, Ula Ritte, Malie Ritte-Camara, Leimana Ritte-Camara, Ka’eo Kawa’a, Mahie McPherson, Kehau and Pat Springer, Treat Kalilikane, Stacy Crivello, Kalak Bicoy, Dathan Bicoy, Kalei Pastrana, John Keohuloa, Shawn Ellis, Kilohana Pa, Ula Lau, Keoki Pescaia, John Kikukawa, Keaolono Ross, Ioane Sibayan, Lori Meyer, Jay Morgan, Aolani Ahina, Lana Corpuz, Iza Rapanot, LiAna Corpuz, Mahealani McClellan, Travis Ritte, Ali`i Kaholokula, Darlene Ka`ahanui, Shanna Kamai, Ishanse Rapanot, Lorilei Rawlins-Crivello and Pi`i Hanaoka. To all of the principals, teachers, staff, students and Molokai community -- mahalo for all of your support and for making every year a memorable one. To all our visiting schools from Moku o Keawe to Manokalanipo, mahalo nui for joining us. Special mahalo to Pat and Patti Lynch from Molokai Heritage Co. for the medals for all of our champions. Ka Molokai Makahiki Board


Wilhelmina Sophia Kanae Wilhelmina Sophia Kanae of Waimanalo, Hawaii, died on Jan. 23, 2014 at the age of 80. Born in Honolulu, she was a retired entertainer. She is survived by daughters Wilhelmina M. Kanae and Frances Becker; sons Ernest and Steven Kanae;

and 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Services were held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard/ Maunakea Chapel in Honolulu.

The Molokai Dispatch • Mar 5, 2014 • B: (808) 553 - 4444 Fax: (203) 533-6227 | Cell: (808) 646-0837


Kaluakoi $749,950 Large 2,140 sf home on 30 acre lot with fantastic ocean views

2 Kamo`i Street, Suite #1B | P.O. Box 159 Kaunakakai, HI 96748


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h omes Ranch Camp $260,000 (fs)

Ranch Camp IN ESCROW

Beautiful 3 bedroom/ 1.5 bath home 4 bedroom/2 bath home with a gated inside a manicured gated yard. Good driveway and ocean views ocean views. Honomuni: SOLD Heights: $359,000 (fs) Unique 39’ Geodesic Dome Home. 4 bed/2 bath home in the Heights.Newly Privately located with fantastic views in remodeled with a 480sf garage all sitting the beautiful East End. on a 8,135 sf lot. Maunaloa: $215,000 (fs) great ocean views in this 1,360 sf Manila Camp: $188,000 (fs) Enjoy 3 bed/2 bath home with a large 3 bed/1 bath, private and clean. Many home. upgrades including deck and carport. carport and lanai. Photovoltaic system installed to Heights: $255,000(fs) reduce utility costs. 1272 sf 3 bed/2 bath home. Good ocean views.

East End: $822,000 (fs)

Heights: $279,000 (fs)

Make it Molokai


CONDOMINIUMS • KEPUHI BEACH RESORT 2244 Oceanfront unit on top floor steps from beach. $229,000 1172 Newly remodeled unit Light & airy. $99,995


Kaunakakai: $399,000(fs)

Kepuhi Beach Resort: $139,000(fs)

Kaunakakai: $150,000(fs)

Molokai Beach Cottage #4: $175,000 (fs)

16,306 sq. ft., This is a prime commercial property, in the heart of Kaunakakai town. Commercially zoned with two installed water meters. Fenced with gate. Great opportunity.

Kaunakakai: $389,000 (fs) IN ESCROW Vacant M-2 Zoned. A high visibility industrial parcel 2.62 acres located in one of Kaunakakai’s busiest intersections. Water meter installed.

Studio unit #2214 with loft. Enjoy nice ocean views just steps away from the beach. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath beautifully landscaped. One of 10 homes on this property. Great ocean views, next to an ancient fishpond. Prices to sell.

Ke Nani Kai:$16,400(fs)

One-Sixth time specific ownership. Great ocean views in this 1 bed/ 1 bath. Furnished and well maintained. Call for more details

*Featured Property- Papohaku Ranchlands Lot 132 ~ 20+ acre residential home site with


sweeping ocean views & amazing sunsets. Cool trade winds and quiet location. Offered at $199,000


1201 One bedroom unit completely remodeled with excellent ocean views. $160,000 COTTAGE #2-B OCEANFRONT 2B/2B unit with excellent rental history. $450,000.

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l an d 2.280 sqft 4 bedroom, 3 bath 3 bedrooms / 2.5 bath, home in the heights. covered garage with a home. Jacuzzi, gourmet kitchen Ranch Camp: $89,000 (fs) Papohaku: $350,000 (fs) with granite countertops sitting Great ocean views. Water meter spacious screened lanai Lot #121, large parcel 21.184 acres of on a large 2.5 acre plus lot installed. Close to schools, town and gentle sloping land. Across the street from Pophaku. Kawela Beach: $775,000 (fs) hospital. A lovely 3 bed/ 1 bath home with Ranch Camp: $225,000 (fs) Heights: $96,000 (fs) 3 bed/1 bath, with large double Ranch Camp: $99,500 (fs) separate 1 bed/ 1 bath suite. carport, roofed lanai with ocean Gently sloped lot on a quiet cul de 10,477 sf lot in the heights Manila Camp: $169,000 (fs) views and solar water heater. sac.Wonderful ocean views Halawa: $140,000 (fs) 3 bed/1 bath home with great 2 full acres, beautiful untouched land. Kawela: $155,000 (fs) ocean views from the large lanai Ualapue: SOLD Nice level lot. Great location. East End: $200,000 (fs) IN ESCROW 3 bedroom/2 bath home in Kaluakoi: $749,950 (fs) Mountain side on Kam V Hwy. 2.001 acres of prime vacant land with beautiful east end. Many 2140 sf home on 30 acres with water meter. Incredible mountain views! upgrades in quiet cul-de-sac. ocean views.

Molokai Land & Homes




114 Beach & ocean view unit. Good rental history. $160,000 146 Completely remodeled & painted. Sold w/ high end furnishings. Unit is well maintained . Garden views & private. $199,500.NEW LISTING

A-207 Nicely furnished wellmaintained unit with rental history. $115,000 B-225 Ocean view condo, with tile flooring & new LR furniture. $99,000

COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL LOT IN KUALAPU`U, Located in desired neighborhood. 1 acre located on corner on Farrington Hwy. $250,000. SALE PENDING

Jill McGowan Realtor ~ Broker ABR


• MAUNALOA VILLAGE LOTS D-97 Level lot ready to build. Nice views of the rolling ranchlands. $59,500 D-63 Top of the hill $29,900 SOLD D-17 Ocean view residential lot. $63,000 F-06 10,019 sf corner lot with ocean views. $99,900

Accredited Buyer Representative| 808-552-2233 Direct|808-552-2255 Office

• PAPOHAKU RANCHLANDS Lot 55 Ocean & mountain views. Close to beaches.$120,000 Lot 132 20 acre lot in Papohaku Ranchlands with sweeping ocean views. $199,000 Lot 237 Second tier oceanfront $294,850 Lot 199 Oceanfront private location close to Dixie Maru Beach. $775,000.

• KAWELA PLANATAIONS Lot 54 SUPERB 3 island views $199,000 Lot 225 on Makanui Rd. Nice ocean views with partial sunrise & sunsets. $135,000 • EAST END Honouliwai Bay with views of 3 islands. Survey & Deeded access available. $160,000

•KAUNAKAKAI 1527 Puili Place close to town w/ ocean views. $57,960* 1531 Ocean view lot close to town. $72,960* *1527 & 2531 ARE SOLD TOGETHER



HEIGHTS - A Great Fixer Upper! Bank owned partial ocean view. 3 B/2 B on a large lot. Spacious covered lanai greatly increases outdoor enjoyment, while carport and utility shed provide storage. $198,000

WEST SIDE COTTAGE - Live in your cottage while you build your dream house that sits on 5.59 acres on this ocean view parcel. Garage under cottage.Total Solar. Priced to sell at $475,000

Time for new hands for the Cook House. After years of running it, owner’s want to sell. Call for more information. Business only $150,000 KAWELA PLANTATION 217- Great ocean view from this 2 acre parcel. Very close to town. See Sunrise and Sunset from this affordable lot. Priced to sell at $114,000

KAWELA AREA - Over an acre of land on the water. Paddle in and out every day of the year!! $399,000

EAST END - Rare Find: One acre of land about 13 east of town. Large Kaiwe trees for shade and wild basil through out $125,000

EAST END - Just Listed: This cozy 3 bed/1.5 bath home in Kaluahaa for sale. Owners are licenced agents in HI. Priced to sell at $239,000 PRICE REDUCTION

Steps to the Water’s edge. Located 3.5 miles east of town next to the Fishpond. $649,000 Our Meyer Building office has all the listing of our long term houses and condos available or a rental application.

FOR VACATION RENTALS: Call MVP @ 800-367-2984

Located in the Meyer Building off the Wharf Road: Mon - Fri 8 to 4:30 Visit or call our office at 553-8334

Kualapu`u Cookhouse Molokai’s Eating Landmark Hwy 470 & Uwao St Kualapu`u, HI 96757


EARLY BIRD DINNER Country Fried Chicken with Rice & Mac $10.95 3 - 4 pm | Take out only

EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST Single pancake and bacon - $6.99 7 - 8 am | Dine in only

Daily Breakfast & Lunch Specials – Call for take-out – 808-567-9655

Dinner Schedule Monday 7 am - 2 pm, Tues - Sat 7 am - 8 pm Now open on Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm with breakfast all day

Catering available - CALL FOR INFO Breakfast: 7 am - 11 am | Lunch: All Day


S T O N E WA R E & P O R C E L A I N White stoneware slab jar with ash glaze, cobalt blue overglaze, 14 in tall.

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