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April 30, 2014 - Volume 30, Issue 17


Molokai Dispatch T h e i s l a n d ’s n e w s s o u r c e s i n c e 1985

Honoring Hawaii’s First Homestead

By Catherine Cluett | Editor-In-Chief


eginning in 1921, a selected group of hardy Hawaiian families began building a life in Kalama`ula. They cleared kiawe, constructed homes and infrastructure, planted gardens and raised livestock. It was difficult work, but because of their success, more than 6,000 Hawaiian Homesteaders now live around the state, according to OHA Chairperson Colette Machado. “They had to make do and… they overcame that and succeeded,” said Machado. “If it wasn’t for the Kalama`ula demonstration, [Native Hawaiians] wouldn’t be where we are today.” Last week, the descendants of Hawaii’s first 42 homesteaders in Kalama`ula gathered to celebrate 90 years since the establishment of the Kalaniana`ole Settlement, as it was known. “[We] give tribute to Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole, whose vision and legacy is why we are gathered here today,” said Gene Ross Davis, a third generation beneficiary and Hawaiian Homes Commissioner from Molokai. “It was during a time of upheaval and turbulence within the kingdom… he was the author of the Hawaiian Homes Act of 1921… [and] it was his level of commitment and dedication and love for the people that brought this great blessing which we enjoy at this time.” Prince Kuhio was among those who selected that first group of homesteaders, said Nani Kawa`a, Ross Davis’ sister and granddaughter of George Wellington Maioho, one of the original settlers. Seventy applications were received to settle Kalama`ula, Kawa`a said, and eight were chosen initially, with others

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This Week’s


Gov. Abercrombie Campaigns on Molokai Pg. 2

Hawaiian Immersion Summer Schools Pg. 6

Softball Wins MIL


By Bianca Moragne | Staff Writer


he Lady Farmers’ softball team is headed to states after defeating the Lanai Pinelasses last weekend in an exciting, close win at Duke Maliu Regional Park. Homes runs and a killer comeback led Molokai to 12-11 victory against Lanai last Saturday. The win claimed the Farmers the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II Championship crown. The team is already thinking ahead to the State Tournament on Oahu May 6-9. Molokai High School (MHS) freshman centerfielder and pitcher Brooke Keliihoomalu said “it’s indescribable” to be going to state her first year on the team. She said she and her teammates will give it their all at the State Tournament. Teammate and MHS senior outfielder, Cay-

lee Ledesma, said it felt great to win the championship game after a rough start to the season. “After losing our first season game 23-6 and getting smashed…it was great to come back and win and become season champs,” she said. Ledesma said she looks forward to coming back harder than last year at the State Tournament. “It felt great to win my last game before state,” she said. “I hope to do better than last year [at state] where we got out in the first inning. We’re going to play hard.” The Lady Farmers were down in the bottom of the sixth inning 4-8. As the Pinelasses maintained the lead, the score went up 7-11 and Molokai fans started to cheer louder against the bubbling raucous of the Lanai fan base. Molokai caught up and tied the game 11-11 at the top of the seventh inning. They continued their rally throughout the inning, not letting up on defense or offense, and by the bottom of

the seventh inning Molokai topped Lanai with an unsuspected 12-11 triumph. The Pinelasses placed second and also earned a berth to the State Tournament. Molokai Head Coach Coco Augustiro said Waipuna Kelly-Paleka, MHS junior third base came through at the bottom of the seventh inning with a base hit to score the winning home run. “It feels great because last season during my sophomore year I tore my ACL and was out for the whole season, so it’s great to be back and to win,” said Kelly-Paleka. “I’m excited and ready for state and this is my first time going…I have faith in my team.” Augustiro said most of all, she’s proud of the girls. “It feels real good to win the championship game and be heading to state.” Augustiro said. “The girls did it. Mahalo to all the coaches, the girls, their families and all

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Photo by Laura Pilz

Sharing the Love of Music Learning Journey By Bianca Moragne | Staff Writer


nside the white brick walls of Kaunakakai Elementary School room A-103, the reverberation of melodies fill the air after school Mondays and Wednesdays as keiki, parents and community members tackle playing some of the toughest string instruments to learn. The students are a part of the Molokai Community Band and the 21st Century Instrumental Music program, an afterschool music program for individuals of all ages to receive group music lessons and learn a string or woodwind instrument. The focus is learning how to read music, play an instrument and interact with others in a group environment, said Bob Underwood, a first grade teacher at Kaunakakai Elementary and volunteer string instrument teacher. “To empower our students with the tools that music provides will help to open up doors for opportunity in their future, this is something we feel very strongly about,” said Rob Stephenson, a woodwind instrument teacher. “[Our classes] create well rounded students and groom

Hokule`a crew inspires students By Bianca Moragne | Staff Writer

T Bob Underwood, left teaches beginner violin students. Photo by Bianca Moragne

them to have an appreciation for the fine arts.” Neither Underwood nor Stephenson receive payment for sharing music with

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he first time Molokai’s Captain Melvin “Mel” Paoa touched the Hokule`a -- a replica of the traditional Hawaiian double-hulled seafaring canoe -- in 1977, he said he held on tight and never let go—no matter the odds. As a diabetic, Paoa was told to discontinue sailing on Hokule`a for health reasons, but he didn’t take no for an answer. In 1985, he set sail on his longest voyage yet for 12,000 miles from Hawaii to Tahiti to French Polynesia and finally the Cook Islands. He told Molokai Middle School (MMS) students, education leaders and community members at an education event last Friday to never give up.

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music Continued From pg. 1 the approximately 50 students involved in the program, ranging from Kindergarteners to kupuna. After the 21st Century Grant program, a five-year federally funded grant program for academics and arts, ended in 2013, pay for the duo ceased. However, that didn’t stop the two from spreading their love of music to others. They continue to teach as volunteers and the classes remain free. The strings program meets Mondays and Wednesday at Kaunakakai School from 3 to 5 p.m., and the woodwind group meets Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at Molokai High School. Underwood teaches violin, viola, cello and bass – and occasionally the trumpet, while Stephenson teaches flute, clarinet and saxophone. Underwood said the goal of the band is to provide a setting where parents and children can work together to learn to play an instrument. “What it comes down to are the par-

the “weighted student anchor.” I want a Weighted Student Formula to support classroom action. We have to look at the needs of each of the state’s schools individually because one size doesn’t fit all. How can teachers scramble for money when the students are scrambling for travel funds? If the Hawaii Tourism Authority that gets its income from travelers can get $70 million a year, do you suppose we can get some of that money to enable all of our students on the neighbor islands to have a travel budget? This was driven home to me today. I didn’t get to meet all the students at the Molokai Middle School and High School because some of them are so good what they’re doing they’re competing nationally and even internationally. For construction projects on Molokai, I was told we have to bring workers in from Oahu because the technical education programs at the school got eliminated. That means young people here aren’t able to get into the high-paying trades. That’s not right. We’ve got to get back to making sure they have the technical education they need. Q: What do you see as the direction of Molokai’s energy future? A: The rational for continued importation of carbon-based fuel has disappeared. An interim approach is natural gas, which is up to 10 times cheaper than oil and much less polluting, as a carbon-based bridge to an alternative or renewable energy future. But you get fought and accused on the basis that somehow, by having natural gas come into the islands, prevents commitment to renewable energy on Molokai or anywhere else. Some people are saying that if we can’t have 100 percent of everything we want in terms of renewables you can’t have anything. That hits Molokai right now because the capacity for Molokai to generate its own energy, aside from some wind and solar possibilities, is very severely constricted. I think part of what’s happened in discussion on Molokai is that people are saying, “No, we want it all for ourselves and you can’t take the other islands into consideration.” You can’t do that. If you make that argument, you’re saying, “I guess the rest of the state won’t help Molokai with roads or hospitals or education.” Molokai doesn’t have a big enough tax base to support those things. We have to all be in this together. A cable is a necessity if you’re going to share resources in the state, and some islands have more resources than others. Energy independence for each island isn’t possible. We’re all in this together. Q: Final words? A: The Pacific Ocean connects us, it doesn’t divide us. We have to see ourselves as brothers and sisters. The idea for me with being Governor is how to bring people together. I want to make investments for the young people, and I want to make investments for our seniors. To do that, everyone in the middle needs to have a good job and a good income. We all have to work together to make that happen. I hope you will conclude that if I have the right values and they’re your values, and if I have the right priorities and they’re your priorities, that we have the right governor.

ents,” Underwood explained. “If the parents see that there is a value in learning to play an instrument, then they are the ones who will push the kids to continue and stick with it. The parents that value this are the ones that continue to make it happen.” Six-year-old Maesilyn Yuen is one of the program’s participants. “I like learning the violin because the music sounds good.” Maesilyn said. “I like practicing with Mr. Underwood because he’s funny and he makes me laugh.” The music program gained momentum in 2008 when Underwood started offering violin classes to his students through funding from the 21st Century Grant. He used grant money to purchase 10 violins for his first grade class. In 2011, the classes became the 21st Century Instrumental Music program, taught after school and open to anyone with a desire to learn music. That same year, Underwood was joined by bandmate and friend Stephenson, who began offering woodwind lessons. “Music has provided me more opportunities in life than anything else,” Stephenson said. “It’s why I came to Molokai,


Community Contributed

Nation-Building Process Opinion by Kamana`opono M. Crabbe | Ka Pouhana, Chief Executive Officer for OHA

By Catherine Cluett | Editor-In-Chief ncumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie visited Molokai last week to tour local schools, agricultural programs and talk story with residents during his campaign for reelection. At a lunch event held at the Molokai Community Health Center on Monday, Abercrombie shared his accomplishments, as well as discussed some of Molokai’s challenges. Here, we have presented a summary of his speech in the form of questions and answers, some of which were added for clarity in this format, and some of which were asked by Dispatch staff in an interview afterward. Question: What progress do you feel has been made since you’ve been in office? Answer: When I came into office three years ago, there was a more than $225 million deficit for one year. My budget and finance officer said, “Governor, we don’t know how much money is coming in and we don’t know how much money is going out and we don’t know if we can pay our bills at the end of the month.” Can you imagine? I’m talking about the state of Hawaii -- we could not be accountable to you, that’s how bad off we were financially. I had to borrow money from the hurricane fund, from the rainy day fund. We had to straighten that out and turn it around, and we did. Now we’re in the positive balance and paid back the hurricane and rainy day fund. We moved in three years from negative to positive credit rating. Remember Furlough Fridays? We didn’t have to lay anybody off. I understand people had to make sacrifices, but I asked everybody to make those sacrifices. We had to take a laulima attitude with one another. Q: Where do you see Molokai in terms of agriculture? A: I think of how Molokai can be the breadbasket, so we don’t have to import 80 percent of our food. When I came into the legislature in the 1970s, we were importing less food into Hawaii than we are today… that’s when I first learned about the potential for Molokai. I visited the Molokai Irrigation System (MIS). Are you as ashamed of it as I am in what the state has failed to do? How can we say we’re going to have agriculture to grow our own food in the 21st century when we can’t even keep the Molokai Irrigation System in proper order so our farmers can farm and the young people who want to go into agriculture can do it? When I found out about the MIS in 2012, we did the planning and design to replace the above-ground concrete flumes with an underground pipeline and build a hydropower plant. We had to get through all the EISs, all the health and safety stuff, and all the protests. We are on the verge of getting the equipment necessary, personnel restored and get that construction done so the MIS can be a partner for agriculture. How can you get young people into agriculture if they cannot get the basic equipment to support them? Do you know where the best demonstration in agriculture is going on in the whole of Molokai and almost anywhere in the state? It’s going on at Molokai High School right now. We have to overcome the health and safety issues… the kids can grow the lettuce and tomatoes but they can’t eat it in their own cafeteria and they can’t sell it for profit. So we’re going to take care of that. Q: What do you see as current challenges with education? A: The Weighted Student Formula [system for allocation of school funding] the way it is right now is weighted all right -- it’s dragging students down. It’s

The Molokai Dispatch • Apr 30, 2014 •

With the May 1 deadline to register with the Official Hawaiian Roll fast approaching, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is moving aggressively to engage its beneficiaries on Molokai in the nation-building process. We are invigorated by those in the Hawaiian community who tell us that they are ready to begin a process aimed at creating a nation where all Native Hawaiians have an opportunity to thrive. This nation-building process will begin and end with Native Hawaiians who, for example, believe their children are entitled to an education that allows them to be competitive in the 21st century; believe their families should have access to safe and affordable housing that strengthens communities; and believe we as a people need to become healthier by stepping it up through exercise, a balanced diet and preventive medicine. But this effort is also not only about improving conditions for Native Hawaiians. The expectation is that Hawaiian nation building will help the local economy succeed by creating job opportunities that would benefit all people who live in Hawaii. Everyone would also benefit from improved land stewardship that Hawaiian governance would afford. Ultimately, this nation-building process is about everyone – and we mean everyone – coming together to participate in a process that will be decided by the people for the people.

That means all Hawaiian Kingdom patriots—independence trailblazers as well as federal and state recognition proponents—all working together to provide diverse and dynamic perspectives to help shape our future nation for generations to come. In fact, we have canvassed communities and hosted a town-hall style meeting April 18 on Molokai, where our volunteers are knocking on doors and making phone calls in hopes of familiarizing more Hawaiians with this new opportunity to better manage their future. Being registered on the Official Roll of Native Hawaiians qualifies Hawaiians to take part in this nation-building process. This is an open sign up: no blood quantum cutoff, no residency requirement, and no demands to state your preference for what the Native Hawaiian government should do. Those who sign up will elect delegates to represent them at a governance convention. Ultimately, the choices would include State recognition, seeking federal recognition as a Native nation within the United States, or gaining redress as a nation that once stood independently among the family of international nations. The success of this effort will depend on as many Native Hawaiians as possible demonstrating a commitment that would send a strong and clear message about how our community is rising, uniting and engaging in a process to build a nation that will benefit future generations of Hawaiians and all of Hawaii. For more information, please visit

Yamamoto Finalist in School Leadership Award Island Insurance Foundation News Release Principal Joe Yamamoto of Maunaloa Elementary on Molokai was named as one of the 13 finalists in the 2014 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Awards, which recognizes outstanding Hawaii public school principals for their efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities for their students. Each finalist received a $1,000 personal cash award and a Certificate of Recognition at a presentation ceremony held on March 29. The finalists will by vying for the $25,000 (a $10,000 personal cash award and $15,000 towards a school project of his or her choice) grand prize award at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation dinner on May 1 in Honolulu. In addition, two semi-finalists will be selected and receive a $2,000 personal cash award. The award, which is named after Island Insurance founder Masayuki Tokioka, is underwritten by the Island Insurance Foundation, the philanthropic

arm of Island Insurance Companies. Yamamoto has been principal of Maunaloa Elementary on Molokai for 15 years. Living on an island that is highly dependent on imported products and the high cost of fuel and utilities, Yamamoto and the staff at Maunaloa understand the importance of sustainability. Partnering with the nonprofit organization FoodCorps and its message of “connecting kids to real food and helping them grow up healthy,” the school began a program where each teacher is allowed to decide on their garden focus. The program contained a three part recipe that included teaching kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from, building and tending school gardens, and bringing high quality local foods into public school cafeterias. The Island Insurance Foundation was established as the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and managed P&C insurance carrier. For more information, visit its website at

Substitute Teacher Class DOE Molokai Complex News Release proximately $150 per day. You must have a Interested in becoming a substitute teacher and working in our Molokai schools? Are you patient and encouraging? Our Molokai schools are looking for qualified and motivated people to work as substitute teachers. You can earn up to ap-

it’s how I met my wife, and it has been a strong influence in my life.” Music classes at Molokai Middle School (MMS) are available to its students through funding from the state-wide middle school after-school program called REACH (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health). MMS is one of five middle schools to pilot the REACH program from Jan. to May 2014. According to Lyn Bonk, After-School Coordinator for MMS, the classes allow students to explore and learn a whole level of music that is not often heard or appreciated on Molokai due to a lack of exposure. “We have long acknowledged the gifted musical talents of our youth and families here on Molokai,” Bonk said. “It seemed only natural to expose and offer everyone a chance to learn a greater variety of music, instruments, and skillsets given [by] Bob, Rob, and other community musicians that are eager to teach, share, and play music together.” Now that the 21st Century Grant funding has run out, the music program receives grant assistance and teaching space

bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The class is 30 hours long and will be taught on Molokai in June and July. If you are interested, please register with Carole Grogloth at the Department of Education (DOE) at 553-1723.

from the Molokai Arts Center (MAC). Emillia Noordhoek, president of MAC, said public schools on Molokai do not have in-school music programs at all, so Underwood and Stevenson are providing a service that would otherwise be inaccessible to the community. “[Music is] important because it teaches people how to think. It’s part of education. It’s not something that should be ignored, overlooked, or slighted,” Noordhoek said. “…Luckily we already had Bob and Rob teaching these fantastic music classes so it was not a hard decision to incorporate them into our program and to help support them.” Students will perform a concert on May 28 with an array of songs including “Ode to Joy,” “Rolling Along,” and The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” The location is to be announced. Underwood and Stephenson said they also plan to offer summer music classes. For more information or to get involved in the music programs, contact Bob Underwood at 646-0733.

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HOMESTEAD Continued From pg. 1 soon to follow. Applicants’ age, number of children and skills were taken into consideration, she said, and those chosen were racially diverse: pure Hawaiian, Chinese/ Hawaiian and Caucasian/Hawaiian. Some were from Molokai originally, while others were from around Hawaii. “Ready to move without delay,” noted some applications, quoted in Hawaiian newspaper documents, according to Kawa`a. After having been selected, the real work began for the early homesteaders like Maioho. Kawa`a noted that no task was simple -- once lumber arrived to build homes, for example, newspaper articles stated that some shipments arrived wet, causing construction delays. Homesteaders took such factors like which direction the wind blew into consideration when building their homes, Kawa`a said. Another customization for some was a modern convenience that wasn’t common at the time. “Maioho desires to put his toilet inside of his house…” noted one newspaper document. Kawa`a said that some fellow homesteaders followed suit, instead of constructing an out-house. “[The land] was full of kiawe trees and no running water… they had to clear it themselves,” said Kapua Lauifi, in a video documentary of homestead descendants created by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) to commemorate the 90th anniversary. “My great grandfather had ducks running around [and other animals]. They were self-sustainable.” And it wasn’t just the men that toiled, said Machado. “Men, women and children all worked for the majority of the time… they worked very hard,” she related. “[Records] talked about the women being core of the family -- working the land as well as…

keeping the family together.” For descendants, the three-day anniversary event -- spanning Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Kalaniana`ole Hall -- was an opportunity to share stories of their family history and growing up in Kalama`ula. “For us, the ocean was our playground… our neighbors… were all the original families,” said Kalama`ula resident and descendent Penny Martin. “Not many people can say they live in a place where they were born and raised… it’s a place where [I connect]... with my ohana and my ancestors and my culture too.” William Akutagawa, local historian and executive director of Na Pu`uwai, offered a historical perspective on the Kalama`ula area, noting its rich history that is left today in the form of petroglyphs, burials and other artifacts. The name “Kalama`ula” means “red rays of the sun,” he said. Maui County Councilperson Stacy Crivello quoted a historic petition from Kuhio and others to Congress, asking for land for Hawaiians. “The Hawaiian people looked with hope to Kalama`ula… a place for regeneration,” it read. Kuhio was concerned for the continuation of the Hawaiian race. “Today, Kalama`ula homesteaders are reminded that the future is found in the past,” said Crivello, recalling her childhood after her family -- not among the original homesteaders -- moved to Kalama`ula. Gov. Neil Abercrombie attended the celebration, and other Hawaii politicians -- including Alan Arakawa, Mazie Hirono, Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa -- presented resolutions and certificates honoring the occasion. “We pay tribute to the first families who settled this land, our grandparents, who toiled with much blood, sweat and tears in breaking this ground, in making this their home,” said Ross Davis. “We give tribute to all these people who left their families to come and open up the way not only for Kalama`ula but for every homestead organization around the state.”

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Track and Field MIL Championship 4/2526 @ War Memorial Girls High jump: Hikilii Chow, 2nd, 4-04; 300 m hurdles: Hikilii Chow, 5th, 55.67; Kristine Aquino, 7th, 57.92; 00 m: Alex Simon, 8th, 13.72 4x100 relay: Molokai, 6th, 58.03; Discus: Rebekah Adolpho, 5th, 89-05; Shot put: Rebekah Adolpho, 5th, 30-00; Kori-Lee DeRouin, 7th, 29-06 Boys 1500 m: Grayson Aldridge, 7th, 5:00.68 800 m: Grayson Aldridge, 7th, 2:30.32 Softball @ Duke Maliu Park 4/11 Hana 3, Molokai 0 4/12 Hana 3, Molokai 0 4/18 Seabury 3, Molokai 2 Softball MIL Championship @ Duke Maliu 4/25: Molokai 16, Seabury 1 4/26: Molokai 12, Lanai 11

softball Continued From pg. 1 of the supporters out there.” On Thursday, the Farmers beat Seabury 16-3 in six innings in the first round of four-team playoffs in the regular season. Later that day, they defeated Lanai 15-14 at the bottom of the seventh inning. The Lady Farmers finished with a regular season title and an 8-3 record. During the first day of the MIL DII Championship tournament on Friday, Molokai beat Seabury by a landslide 16-1 in


Boys Volleyball @ Hana 4/19 Seabury 3, Molokai 1 Tennis MIL Championship 4/19 @ At Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch Boys Doubles, Third Place: Pono Chow and Ka’i DeCosta (3), Molokai, def. Luke Gage and Daniel Raikes (4), St. Anthony, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Singles, Second Round: Caulen Angelsea, Molokai, def. Riley Caldwell, Baldwin, 8-2. Doubles, Second Round: John Pante and Cody Patterson, Lanai, def. Kaiea Dowling and Conan Kawano, Molokai, 8-3. Golf MIL Individual Championships, Boys @ Kaanapali Kai Course, 4/19 22st, William Dela Cruz, 479 22nd, Damien Garces, 481 24th, Jershon Kaalekahi, 487

four innings during the second semi-final game, propelling them to play Lanai for the title on Saturday. This is the second consecutive year MHS has won the MIL Championship and made it to states. It’s also the first time in five years that the MIL championship games have been held on Molokai. The location of the games rotates every year among MIL schools. Augustiro said it’s important to have the games held periodically on Molokai because it creates a community support system for school athletics. The state tournament will be held May 6 – 9 at Central Oahu Regional Park & Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.


ordinator. Eighth grader Anuhea Davis-Mendija Continued From pg. 1 echoed Paoa’s message, saying she learned not to let obstacles deter her from reaching her goals. “I didn’t take [doctors’ advice]…I “Don’t let fear stop you. Don’t be decided to go on this journey no matter afraid to fail,” she said. “Our canoe is our what,” Paoa said during MMS’s first an- island. If we have problems, you go up to nual Leadership Day event. “Don’t let any- them and make things pono. Don’t give body discourage you or say, ‘no you can’t up!” go or do that.’ This could be anything in The Worldwide Voyage is also offeryour life. You have to challenge yourself.” ing students an opportunity to follow its As the vessel and its crew prepares to travels from their classrooms, incorporatembark on a three-year Worldwide Voy- ing lessons on Hawaiian culture, navigaage departing Hawaii next month, crew- tion, geography and science. members and educators shared the voyage Blankenfeld said the voyage will not with students and community members. only spread a message of caring for the enHokule`a’s journey will span 47,000 miles, vironment but will inspire younger genera47 ports, 26 crew changes and at least 25 tions to take get involved. countries. According to Bruce Blankenfeld, “I want the children to appreciate Hokule`a navigator and keynote speaker the relevance of culture knowledge and at the event, the mission of the voyage is education,” Blankenfeld said. “Hokule`a to navigate toward a healthy and sustain- is looking long and far down the road at able future for the Hawaiian Islands and the generations to come who will continue the earth. what’s been built so far and take it to the “We’re going to visit conservation next level.” areas and world heritage sites to celebrate A50workshop lesson on words in acBusiness cards $15 cards and highlight the importance of those “Rise And Grind” taught Tekoa $30plac- tion called 100 cards es to all of us in the world,” Blankenfeld Torres-Umi, a seventh grader, to work hard $15 one time set up fee said. “The fact is that every third breath we and never say ‘no’ to your dreams, he said. Passport Photos $20 2 pictures all take daily is a gift from the ocean. 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Second Sunday, May 11 at 10:30 am We’ll be at the Maunaloa Community Center

Special Mother’s Day Message by Kala Juario. Food and Fellowship to follow

Third Sunday, May 18 at 10:30 am

We are at the Lanikeha Community Center in Hoolehua From the Series Heaven is for Real: “The Hope of Heaven” Message shared by Pastor Cameron

Fourth Sunday, May 25 at 10:30 am

We are at the Lanikeha Community Center in Hoolehua From the Series Heaven is for Real: “The Hands of Heaven” Message shared by Pastor Cameron

Pastor Cameron & Jacque Hiro We would love for you to join us!

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Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV) 19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

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Moloka`i Ka Hula Piko “Ku I Ke Kiu” Like the Kiu Wind

Thurs, Huaka’i 8:30AM:

Ka`ana - Hear the story of the La`ila`i family and feel of the birthplace of Hula. Meet at Ka’ana Gate heading towards west end Moloka’i to sign liability waivers prior to entry. Gate will close promptly at 9:00AM.

Thurs, Evening Lecture 7:00PM:

Kulana O`iwi - Gain insight to this year’s theme “Ku I Ke Kiu,” Like the Kiu Wind, through mo’olelo and hula by Halau Hula O Kukunaokala and Anake Opu’ulani Albino.

Fri, Evening Lecture 7:00PM:

Kulana O`iwi - Join us at the 2nd annual Moloka`i Ka Hula Piko “E Ka`ana Mai I Na Mo`omona”, share in the rich traditions. Kumu Hula across Hawaii are invited to share their hula traditions. This year's panelists are from Halau o Kekuhi: Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani, from Halau Na Mamo O Ka Liko Maile O Kohala: Kumu Hula Francis Kapuaoiokepamemaile Francisco, and finally Kumu Hula Cy Bridges!

Creative Keiki Art Contest 8:30AM-12:00PM:

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PANIOLO HALE CONDO S-1 Delightful one bedroom 2 bath with bedroom and bath upstairs with 2nd bath downstairs. Sold with furniture. Close to pool. Short walk to beach. Offered at $239,000. For more information call Suzanne O’Connell RB 808-495-6454

HILL TOP ESTATE Spectacular home with 2 bed 2.5 bath plus den. Large living area with fire place. Over 4,000 sq.ft. of house, decks and garage. 2 acres with 5,500 acre common area. For more info call Kui Lester RA 808-658-0134. Offered at only$769,000

PANIOLO HALE Q-1 Elegantly upgraded 2 bed 2 bath corner unit with large screened in porch. Master bedroom with bath upstairs. Enjoy living in this fully equipped condo. Nice grounds with pool.Reduced to $340,000 Call Susan Savage RB 808-658-0648

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Ikehu Molokai Update Ikehu Molokai News Release As most Molokai residents know, the Ikehu Molokai project has been proposed to convert the island’s electricity to 100 percent renewable energy. The project aims to bring down the cost of electricity, stabilize the grid, make the grid able to absorb more rooftop solar systems, make Molokai selfsufficient in energy and more in control of its energy future, and create jobs. The Ikehu Molokai project will produce electricity for Molokai only, with no connection to a cable or export to other islands. The Ikehu Molokai team has been working on the design and financing of the project. A detailed update has been posted to their website Below are highlights of the update. The project will go forward in phases. The first phase, scheduled for 2016, is projected to get Molokai to about 40 percent renewables. The Ikehu team believes that this first phase will give the community a chance to see some results without committing to a full change-out to renewables. It will also give Maui Electric a chance to integrate a large energy storage system smoothly into their operations. There are three alternate locations, one by Manila Camp and two next to the existing Maui Electric power plant. During community meetings and online, Manila Camp residents have objected to having the project near their homes. The location next to the existing power plant is recom-

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mended by the Ikehu team. The Ikehu team recommends photovoltaic energy for Phase One – no wind power, hydroelectric, or wave energy. In the opinion of the Ikehu team, photovoltaic energy fits best for Molokai: low-impact: quiet, low-rise, no fire risk, negligible impact on wildlife, water, or human safety. The team has analyzed all forms of renewable generation and found no significant advantage for any other technology over photovoltaics, in terms of cost reduction for Molokai. The goal of the Ikehu Molokai project has been to reduce the cost of power for Molokai. The team reports that with current projected cost of development (about $36 million), Phase One of the Ikehu Molokai project is projected to save Molokai $786,000 per year in electricity costs, or an average about $300 per year per meter. Later phases of Ikehu Molokai are expected to bring the island to 100 percent renewable electricity and achieve additional savings. The team will be working with the community and with Maui Electric to ensure that recommendations proposed and supported by the community are technically and economically viable. The Ikehu Molokai team will hold more community meetings in the near future. Meetings will be announced here and at In the meantime, the Ikehu team invites comments and questions from the Molokai community on the Ikehu Molokai website.

By Manuwai Peters With interest and demand growing for Hawaiian language programs for kids entering middle school, a second Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela site will open this summer at Molokai Middle School. Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela at Molokai Middle is for students who will complete grade six, seven or eight this school year. The Hawaiian language based curricula is designed to engage and excite students in the many aspects of the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage of the Hokule`a and Hikianalia wa`a. Through direct instruction and inquiry, students will compare stories and traditions of the Polynesian (Maori and Tahitian) migration with primary accounts of Hawaiian migrations, genealogies, exploration, and discovery. Students will be given certificates of completion and be recognized for up to 20-hours of service learning. Mr. Wepiha Te Kanawa (Ngati Maniapoto and Tuaranga Moana tribes) of Auckland, New Zealand will be a guest teacher for the four weeks and will provide students with performance art instruction, Maori language basics, and oral traditions that speak to the common ancestral connections of the Polynesians. Registration forms are available at the Molokai Middle School office. The tuition for the 4-week program is $190. A limited number of Alu Like, Inc. tuition vouchers are available for qualifying

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students. Vouchers forms will be available with registration forms. Voucher requests need to be submitted directly to Alu Like, Inc., in Honolulu. Please contact Iolani Ku`oha at iolani_kuoha@ for information and registration forms. Students completing grades K-5 are encouraged to register for the four-week Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela program hosted at Kualapu`u Public Charter School. This summer marks the third year Molokaʻi students will have access to Hawaiian language opportunities in the summer. Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela is for all students, regardless of their Hawaiian language abilities. An emphasis on stories of ancient Hawaiian navigators will provide the backdrop to important lessons for the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Students will also experience dockside lessons that crew members of Hokule`a and Hikianalia will be implementing at ports throughout the fouryear voyage and will receive Maori performance arts instruction from Mr. Wepiha Te Kanawa. Both the Molokai Middle and Kualapu`u School programs are offered by the Department of Education with support from Kamehameha Schools and will be held from June 5 to July 3. Students who enroll should be motivated to learn and use Hawaiian language for the duration of the program.



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Turbo Fire Class with Kimberly Kaai/Ceriann Espiritu M, T, W, Th, F Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 4-5p.m. Adult “Aqua Jogger Class” Oct. 15 – Dec. 19 553-5848 T, Th 9 a.m. at Cooke Memorial Pool 553-5775 T,Th Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 9-10a.m. Advanced Zumba with Preciouse Senica, 553-5848 Wednesday Hump Day Happy Hour Yoga every T,Th Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 9-10am Wednesday from 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. under the banyan tree at MCHC. Call 553-3930 for more info. T,Th, F Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 5-6pm Aikido Class at Soto Mission behind Kanemitsu Bakery. Yoga Class open to students, families and the community. M, W, F, 5-6 p.m. 552-2496 or visit TH Kilohana cafeteria from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Aloha Wednesday - Drop by and receive your weekly Yoga class focused on individual form, internal practice, Call Karen at 558-8225 for info dose of Energy Healing in the Pu’uwai of Kaunakakai @ Kalele Bookstore - 3:30 to 4:30. Hosted by: Zelie Zumba Basic with Christina K. Aki, 553-5402 Duvauchelle: 558-8207 T, Th Home Pumehana 9 a.m. Aloha Yoga every Monday, Wednesday and Friday F Home Pumehana 9 a.m. Kilohana Rec Center 5 p.m. from 12 - 1 p.m. at MCHC. Call 553-3930 for more info Zumba Gold with Christina K. Aki, 553-5402 Beginning Hula with Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga T, Th Mitchell Paoule 10:30 a.m. W Home Pumehana 10 a.m. F Home Pumehana room #2 10:30 a.m. Th Kaunakakai Gym 10 a.m. SPORTS & RECREATION Hula: Ka Pa Hula `O Hina I Ka Po La`ila`i Aunty Pearl’s Ukulele Class M Hula Wahine, 4:30-5:30 Advanced @ MCHC M Home Pumehana, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 5:30-6:30 Beginners W Home Pumehana, 9-10 a.m. Open to all. For more info call 553-5402 T Papa Oli (Chanting) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Molokai Archery Club Indoor Shoot Intermediate Hula with Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga TH Mitchell Pauole Center, 7 p.m. Open to public. W Home Pumehana 11 a.m. Molokai Swim Club Th Kaunakakai Gym 11 a.m. M, T, W, Th : Cooke Memorial Pool, 4:30 to 6 pm Personal Training with Elias Vendiola Pick-up Soccer M,T,W,Th,F Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 553-5848, by appointment only, Elias Vendiola 5am-1:30pm W Duke Maliu Regional Park., 5pm Quit Smoking Na Pu’uwai Program Learn ways to quit Recreational Paddling with Wa`akapaemua Canoe with less cravings. Mondays 11:45 a.m. Na Pu’uwai Club. Call 553-3999 or 553-3530. All levels and abilities conference room. 560-3653. Individual sessions welcome. available. Th 7:30 to 8:30 am at Hale Wa`akapaemua. Svaroopa Yoga with Connie Clews Youth in Motion SUP, sailing, windsurfing and M Home Pumehana, 7:45 a.m. kayaking. Tues. & Thurs 3:30-5:30 p.m., Malama T Home Pumehana, 5:15 p.m. Park. Call Clare Seeger Mawae at 553-4477 or clare@ Th Kualapu`u Rec Center, 5:15 p.m. F Home Pumehana, 7:45 a.m. Call 553-5402 for info.




► Aka`ula Art Show and Sale hosted by Kalele Bookstore and Molokai Art From the Heart. Sale begins at 5 p.m. on the sidewalk and inside the stores. Lightrefreshments will be served. ► St. Damien of Molokai Catholic Parish Fundraiser Dinner Show featuring Molokai’s Riatea Helm at MCHC from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and on sale at Imports, Rawlins Chevron and St. Damien Center. ► Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, or June 2 in the OHA/ DHHL Conference Room. For more info or to sign up, call 553-5393.


► Ka Hula Piko will be held at Lanikeha on Sat, May 3. ► Molokai Charity Walk at 7 a.m. from Hotel Molokai to Paddlers Inn and back. Call Maui Hotel and Lodging at 244-8625 for more info.

TUESDAY, MAY 6 ► Hoike presented at Kulana Oiwi by Ka Umeke Ka`eo Hawaiian Immersion Public Charter School middle school students on May 6 from 6-7:30pm. For more info contact Desmon Haumea at 430-2714.


► Community Band Class open to students and adults. Every Thurs at MHS in the library from 5 to 7 p.m. Brass and woodwind loaner instruments are available. For more info call Bob Underwood at 808-646-0733. ► Free Ballroom Classes sponsored by Consuelo Foundation and OHA every Thurs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. until June 5 at Kulana Oiwi. Ages 13 and up welcome. Contact Kealoha Hooper at 808.646.0134 or ► AmeriCorps VISTA Managing a Budget presentation at the MHS Library on Thurs, May 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. The presentation is one of three workshops in conjunction with the Hana Hou Program. The presentations revolve around financial literacy and include workshops on Thurs, May 15 and May 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. For more info call Jennifer Brown at 212-6533.

MUSIC Na Kupuna Hotel Molokai, Fridays 4-6 p.m. Na Ohana Hoaloha Music & Hula, Paddlers, Sun. 3-5 p.m.


AA Hot Bread Meeting, Tues. & Fri from 9-10 p.m. Kaunakakai Baptist Church. 336-0191. AA Meeting Mana`e Meeting, Ka Hale Po Maikai Office upstairs (13.5 miles east of Kaunakakai on the Mauka side of the road), Wed. & Sat. 5:30–6:30p.m. Ahahui Kaahumanu Chapter VIII meetings. 2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:30 pm at Kalanianaole Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous Friendly Isle Fellowship Molokai General Hospital (around to the back please), Mon. & Thurs. 7-8 p.m. 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. ArtAloha! Keiki - Every Wednesday private and group sessions. Register 658-0124 Families Against Bullying meets every 3rd Tues at Home Pumehana Conference Room from 3:30 to 5:00p.m. Contact Shrene Naki at 553-4225 or Female Sexual Abuse Meetings, Seventh Day Adventist Church with a group of inter-denominational Christian women. Second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. For more info, call 553-5428. HI Seed Savers, Green Gorilla Growers meet every fourth Monday at 5 pm for a potluck. Call for location at 336-1566. Home-School Connection First Thursday of every month. Support in homeschool academic, creative curriculum and extracurricular activities. Meet other homeschool families and teachers. Call Heather 658-0124 Ho`olehua Hawaiian Civic Club 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm at Kalanianaole Hall. I Aloha Molokai, alternative energy solutions for Molokai. First Monday of every month, 6 pm at Kulana

► Maunaloa May Day Celebration with Hoku Award Winner, musician Lorna Lim on May 9. For lunch reservations call Kalani Pagan 552-2000 or email kalanipagan@ ► Library’s Book Sale by Friends of the Molokai Public Library on Sat, May 10 from 8 to 11a.m. Located in the carport behind the library. ► Ask-A-Lawyer Molokai Free Legal Clinic hosted by Hawaii State Bar Association on Sat, May 10. at Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ► Hana Hou Program Poetry Slam Competition on Tues, May 13 at 6 p.m. Monetary prizes and awards will be given. To compete or sign up for workshops, call Mrs. Mokuau at 567-6950 x 273.

Oiwi. Go to for schedule or location changes. Kingdom of Hawaii II monthly meetings. Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. at Kaunakakai Gym conference room. 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. MAC Ceramics Class at Coffees of Hawaii. 9 - 11 a.m. Molokai Community Children’s Council Every second Thursday. Home Pumehana, 2:30-4 p.m. 567-6308 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. Molokai Walk Marketplace Arts and Crafts Fair down the lane between Imports Gifts and Friendly Market, Mon. & Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Read to Me at Molokai Public Library First Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 553-1765 Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool at MCHC Mon. and Wed. at 8:30-10:30a.m., and the Kaulapu’u Community Center Tues. and Thurs. at 8:30-10:30a.m. Call 560-5642 for enrollment forms. 24 HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE 808-213-5522

MHS 75th Anniversary Facebook page. ► Molokai Small Business Conference at UH Maui College Molokai on May 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Stop by KBC or MEO BDC to pick up a registration form.

► Sharing The Aloha Community Outreach Event by Hawaii Energy on May 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kulana Oiwi Halau. This is a family event with entertainment, door prizes, education, fun and a light ► Historic Preservation Basics Seminar on Sat, May 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Kulana dinner. Call KBC at 553-8100 by May 13 to Oiwi. For more info and to register call (808) register. ► Paper Crafting Workshop to make 523-2900 or visit ► Keiki Pageant by Essence of Ohana cards, gifts and journals for Mother’s Day Coffess of Hawaii on June 14 from 9 a.m. and Graduation with the Hana Hou Program. ► 75th Anniversary of MHS from May to 3 p.m. Open ages 0 - 11 boys and girls 23-26. Graduation will take place at 5 Will be held at the MHS Library on Thurs, with foods, games and crafts. For more May 8, May 15 and May 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. p.m. followed by Ho`olaulea at 6:30 p.m. on Fri, May 23. Sat, May 24 will be- info. contact 336-0804 or essenceofo► Mother’s Day Plant Fundraiser by gin with a parade at 9 a.m., opening of Hospice Hawaii Molokai on Fri, May 9 the time capsule at 10 a.m., Ho`olaulea ► Hawaiian Language Summer School from10a.m. to 2p.m. in front of the Hos- from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the 75th Luau will be hosted by MMS and Kualapu`u pice office. Funds raised go to Hospice Celebration at 6 p.m. Closing Ceremony School from June 5 to July 3. Applications Hawaii Molokai. Contact Barbara L. Helm will be Mon, May 26 at 10a.m to seal the are avialable at each school. Tuition is time capsule. For more information visit at 808-533-4310 or bhelm@hospiceha$190. For more info cotact 628-0542. or the


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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Dear Astrologer: We Aries people have an intense fire burning inside us. It’s an honor and a privilege. We’re lucky to be animated with such a generous share of the big energy that gives life to all of nature. But sometimes the fire gets too wild and strong for us. We can’t manage it. It gets out of our control. That’s how I’m feeling lately. These beloved flames that normally move me and excite me are now the very thing that’s making me crazy. What to do? - Aries.” Dear Aries: Learn from what firefighters do to fight forest fires. They use digging tools to create wide strips of dirt around the fire, removing all the flammable brush and wood debris. When the fire reaches this path, it’s deprived of fuel. Close your eyes and visualize that scene. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.” So said Taurus-born Edwin Land, the man who invented the Polaroid camera. I have a feeling these might be useful words for you to live by between your birthday in 2014 and your birthday in 2015. In the coming 12 months, you will have the potential of homing in on a dream that will fuel your passions for years. It may seem to be nearly impossible, but that’s exactly what will excite you about it so much -- and keep you going for as long as it takes to actually accomplish. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I wish there was a way you could play around with construction equipment for a few hours. I’d love it if you could get behind the wheel of a bulldozer and flatten a small hill. It would be good for you to use an excavator to destroy a decrepit old shed or clear some land of stumps and dead trees. Metaphorically speaking, that’s the kind of work you need to do in your inner landscape: move around big, heavy stuff; demolish outworn structures; reshape the real estate to make way for new building projects. CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the Transformers movies, Optimus Prime is a giant extraterrestrial warrior robot. His body contains an array of weapons that he uses for righteous causes, like protecting Earth’s creatures. His character is voiced by actor Peter Cullen. Cullen has also worked extensively for another entertainment franchise, Winnie the Pooh. He does the vocals for Eeyore, a gloomy donkey who writes poetry and has a pink ribbon tied in a bow on his tail. Let’s make Cullen your role model for now. I’m hoping this will inspire you to get the Eeyore side of your personality to work together with the Optimus Prime part of you. What’s that you say? You don’t have an Optimus Prime part of you? Well, that’s what Eeyore might say, but I say different. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do you finally understand that you don’t have to imitate the stress-addled workaholics and self-wounding overachievers in order to be as proficient as they are? Are you coming to see that if you want to fix, heal, and change the world around you, you have to fix, heal, and change yourself? Is it becoming clear that if you hope to gain more power to shape the institutions you’re part of, you’ve got to strengthen your power over yourself? Are you ready to see that if you’d like to reach the next level of success, you must dissolve some of your fears of success? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Beauty is the purgation of superfluities,” said Michelangelo. Do you agree? Could you make your life more marvelous by giving up some of your trivial pursuits? Would you become more attractive if you got rid of one of your unimportant desires? Is it possible you’d experience more lyrical grace if you sloughed off your irrelevant worries? I suggest you meditate on questions like these, Virgo. According to my interpretation of the astrological omens, experiencing beauty is not a luxury right now, but rather a necessity. For the sake of your mental, physical, and spiritual health, you need to be in its presence as much as possible.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I’m pretty sure God wants you to be rich. Or at least richer. And I know for a fact that I want you to be richer. What about you? Do you want to be wealthier? Or at least a bit more flush? Or would you rather dodge the spiritual tests you’d have to face if you became a money magnet? Would you prefer to go about your daily affairs without having to deal with the increased responsibilities and obligations that would come with a bigger income? I suspect you will soon receive fresh evidence about these matters. How you respond will determine whether or not you’ll be able to take advantage of new financial opportunities that are becoming available. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The U.S. military budget this year is $633 billion. In comparison, the United Nations’peacekeeping budget is $7.8 billion. So my country will spend 81 times more to wage war than the U.N. will spend to make peace. I would prefer it if the ratio were reversed, but my opinion carries no weight. It’s possible, though, that I might be able to convince you Scorpios, at least in the short run, to place a greater emphasis on cultivating cooperation and harmony than on being swept up in aggression and conflict. You might be tempted to get riled up over and over again in the coming weeks, but I think that would lead you astray from living the good life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Actor Matthew McConaughey prides himself on his willingness to learn from his mistakes and failures. A few years ago he collected and read all the negative reviews that critics had ever written about his work in films. It was “an interesting kind of experiment,” he told Yahoo News. “There was some really good constructive criticism.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, now would be an excellent time for you to try an experiment comparable to McConaughey’s. Be brave! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Dear Oracle: I might be hallucinating, but recently I swear my pet iguana has been getting turned on whenever I disrobe in front of it. My naked body seems to incite it to strut around and make guttural hissing sounds and basically act like it’s doing a mating dance. Is it me, or is the planets? I think my iguana is a Capricorn like me. - Captivating Capricorn.” Dear Capricorn: Only on rare occasions have I seen you Capricorns exude such high levels of animal magnetism as you are now. Be careful where you point that stuff! I won’t be shocked if a wide variety of creatures finds you extra alluring. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Eat like you love yourself,” advises author Tara Stiles. “Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” Those four prescriptions should be top priorities for you, Aquarius. Right now, you can’t afford to treat your beautiful organism with even a hint of carelessness. You need to upgrade the respect and compassion and reverence you give yourself. So please breathe like you love yourself. Sleep and dream like you love yourself. Think like you love yourself. Make love like you love yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If blindfolded, most people can’t tell the difference between Pepsi and Coca-Cola. But I bet you could, at least this week. Odds are good that you will also be adept at distinguishing between genuine promises and fakes ones. And you will always know when people are fooling themselves. No one will be able to trick you into believing in hype, lies, or nonsense. Why? Because these days you are unusually perceptive and sensitive and discerning. This might on occasion be a problem, of course, since you won’t be able to enjoy the comfort and consolation that illusions can offer. But mostly it will be an asset, providing you with a huge tactical advantage and lots of good material for jokes.



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• Definition: He akua ho`okalakupua • TRANSLATION: Demigod • EXAMPLE: `O Pahukai ka inoa o kekahi kupua ma Moloka`i nei, `o he hapa o ke kane a me ka hihimanu • TRANSLATION: Pahukai is one of the kupua of Moloka`i. He is half man and half stingray

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Kalaupapa Celebrates the Fountain of Youth By Father Pat Killilea | St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa He walked through the doorway like the second coming of King Kamahameha with a young woman on his arm and I thought, “Oh my, he surely has discovered the fountain of youth!” Bugles blared and a host of voices sang out, “Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear John!” It was the eve of Palm Sunday and we had gathered at the home of Winnie Harada to celebrate the birthday of her neighbor and longtime friend, John Arruda. John was celebrating his ninety years of youth with great gusto. Power to the Portuguese! John was born and grew up on the beautiful island of Kauai. In 1945 after he had been diagnosed with Hansen’s disease, better known in those days as leprosy, John arrived here in Kalaupapa. By that time, the settlement had been on the Kalaupapa side of this peninsula for 13 years as the Kalawao settlement had closed in 1932. So John experienced life here prior to the arrival of sulfone drugs in 1947. In 1957 John left Kalaupapa and returned to Kauai in order to care for his mother and sister. However, as is evidenced by his frequent visits here, John has a special fondness in his heart for Ka-

laupapa and for his many friends here. Holy Week is a special time for all Christians, and for us here this special time is enhanced, if that is possible, by having our friends from outside the settlement join us. So we rejoiced in having John with us for all of our Holy Week services and especially for our Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Mass. John in his unique way is a link between what has been and what is today in Kalaupapa. I had the pleasure and the privilege of sitting next to him at the Easter Sunday noontime dinner at McVeigh Hall hosted by our good friend and benefactor, Edwin Lalepali, and his friends from our nearby Congregational Church. The white and pink flowers are now bursting forth on the plumeria trees representing the new life in nature as at the same time, they remind us Christians that we have new life in the Risen Christ. Soon John Arruda will skip onto a plane as he returns to his home and his garden on Kauai. We will most certainly miss his presence amongst us but we are happy for him and we know that he will return to us again in the near future just as we believe that Christ himself will return one day in glory. Long live Christ! Long live John Arruda!

Food Forest and MMS Visit Molokai Seed Savers News Release A hardy group of Green Guerillas (Seed Savers over age 65) braved the rain and winds for a tour of the Sustainable Molokai Food Forest under the direction of Fred Richardson. Fred explained the design of the forest, the water flow and catchment, terracing, plantings, composting and future goals. An area of land that had been left without management where the soil was running off onto a road at the bottom of the hill has been turned into a beautiful forest with hard wood trees, fruit trees, construction grade bamboo and vegetables. A community work day is held the fourth Saturday of every month and seeds, cuttings and plants are available as they are produced in the forest. Come and see! We also toured Sust`ainable Molokai’s FoodCorps Program at the Middle School

and viewed the seven garden beds the teens have planted and are harvesting. The core concept is teaching students how to plant, harvest, prepare and eat the produce they have grown. Recipes ranging from healthy potato mac salad with whole wheat paste and live food vegan mayonnaise to raw pumpkin pie and kale smoothies have been enjoyed by all. Simon Mendes and Lacy Phifer have headed up the program on the Middle School campus and at Maunaloa Elementary. Come and see what they have accomplished! The Green Guerilla Seed Savers want to commend these programs that are making a real difference on our island. Permaculture and seed/plant sharing are way cool!

Pesticides and Organic Food I’d like to set the record straight about this business of growing organic food versus using pesticides. Here are some facts that I can prove. The following are plants I am now growing for food: Fig, guava, mango, papaya, banana, pomegranate, avocado, Okinawan spinach, basil, katuk, broccoli, kale, collards, womboc, kai choy, choy sum, tangerine, limes, orange, pigeon pea, tomato, sweet potato, yams, parsley, unchoy, watercress, taro, celery, lilikoi, soup sop, sweet sop, acerola, cholesterol spinach, egg fruit, breadfruit, peppers, haole koa (edible pods), hayotan squash, Pacific Island spinach, garlic chives, pickle weed, local pumpkin, asparagus, pineapple, coconut, mac nut, black zapote, ginger, purslane, Malabar spinach, ice cream bean tree, rosemary and oregano. You can grow a wide variety of produce successfully without the use of pes-

ticides. You don’t need to limit yourself to eating just the food available in local stores. “Quality” isn’t just about how produce looks, but more importantly, its nutritional value and safety for consumption. I’ve been farming in Ho`olehua nonstop for over thirty four years without one drop of pesticide or herbicide. In unplanted fields I gather grass and weeds for mulch and fertilizer. I actually encourage insects and make habitats for them. Don’t be fooled by the scare tactics of the pesticide and chemical fertilizer industry. Go check out the organic gardeners and farmers on Molokai. There’re lots of them. I would like to send my love to all you people on Molokai. Please pick up all kinds of plastic and even cigarette butts. God be with you. Joe Kennedy

Dog and Pony Show know that in the Rice v Cayetano case “native Hawaiians” were denied to speak for ourselves, and that, not one phony “nonprofit hui” filed an amicus in behalf of our kupuna. But, because the scam is now out of the bag, this state created agency wants to morph into a born again neutral party, while “native Hawaiians” income, revenues and proceeds, transfer from the left hand to its right hand. The phony repentance by the United Church of Christ, along with Hawaiian Glee Clubs from around the world, are all united with Whereas # 29 of the “Apology Bill” [the indigenous Hawaiian people never directly relinquished their claims to their inherent sovereignty as a people or over their national lands to the United States, either through their monarchy or through a plebiscite or referendum]... Until now! Samuel L. Kealoha Jr.


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Kawela Moku: Reviving the Aha Moku System Opinion by Kawika Duvauchelle, Kanoelani Davis, and Hawaiiloa Mowat The Kawela Moku lies roughly between Kalamaula to Kamalo. It is rich in natural resources, from stunning waterfalls in the mountains to countless loko ia along its shoreline and from the many culturally significant sites that are scared to Hawaiians to one of the largest fringing reefs in the state. The Kawela Moku is the source of water for many families on Molokai and provides us with fish from the ocean and pig and deer from the mountains. Our hope is that these gifts will last for many, many generations. So what can be done to ensure that the resources we have now will be available in the future? A few of us are joining together and hope many others will follow. We have a vision: As a community, we will strive to preserve the resources of Molokai so that it may be in abundance for generations to come. We are organizing a gathering to try and bring together the community members of the Kawela Moku who share this same vision. We are hoping to revive the Aha Moku System. The Aha Moku is fundamentally an ancient Hawaiian system that worked. It is designed to allow the community to be responsible for the management of the resources being utilized by that

community. It is a process that gives us a chance to voice our mana`o. The first step in this process is to come together and decide on the resources that we, as a community, value. Identifying our resources will give us focus and help us to become responsible stewards of the land and the sea. The system cannot and will not work with just a few individuals. It needs all of us to participate in order to be most effective. The meeting we are planning will be open to all community members of the Kawela Moku. Our goal is to have fishermen, hunters, gatherers, practitioners and all of those who appreciate the special places of Kawela Moku to start to connect to our island in a way that will look towards the future. Observation and understanding of the land, ocean, and spiritual resources of this precious island will help each of us become responsible caretakers of our Moku. The timing of the harvest is just as important as harvesting only what is needed. Every day we must all be reminded of our kuleana -- take care of the land and the land will take care of you. Please attend the upcoming meeting (TBA) to share your manao and also listen to others who want to share theirs. Accept your kuleana and participate in the Aha Moku. Like us on Facebook to find out about meetings, issues and other Kawela Moku activities.

Class of 2014 Senior Prom Saturday, April 5 marked a memorable night for the Molokai High Senior Class of 2014. “Wanderlust” was the evening’s theme at the Molokai Community Health Center. Elegant young ladies in gowns and dashing gentlemen in tuxedos attended the gala. The decorations were beautiful with a “selfie corner” created by students. Tables were covered in white linen and gold gossamer with beautiful orchids and moss centerpieces, all thanks to Aunty Kalae Tangonan, Aunty Kauwela Kalawe, Aunty Leimana and family. Our lovely orchids were donated by Mrs. Keahi, thank you very much. Mrs. Esther Torres-Umi gave the Great Room a vintage look with lace draped tables and white trees with an enticing snack bar. A delicious buffet was enjoyed by all, thanks to the Tancayo family. Ms. Barbara Haliniak and the Molokai Island Foundation donated drinks, thank you very much. Uncle Kelvin Keanini and Aunty Kalua Kanuha ran our big hit soda fountain all night, mahalo. Aunty Elsa and our chaperones created our dessert buffet -- a smores station, ice cream and sweet treats. Students danced the night away to the tunes of Manu Adolpho. Prom photos were taken throughout the night by Darryl Arizo. The Prom King was our handsome Kealohapauole Dela Cruz and our Prom Queen was the beautiful Kaycee Kahalewai. Our Prom Prince and Princess were Brayden McCutcheon and Taylor Keliihoomalu. A special mahalo goes out to Aunty Raquel and Moana’s Florist for providing our court with beautiful leis and floral arrangements. Congratulations to the

Senior Prom Court of 2014! This evening was made possible by a hard-working prom committee. Prom committee included: Shella Keahi, Pauole Dela Cruz, Kaycee Kahalewai, Caylee Ledesma, Apelila Tangonan-Ritte-Camara, Michaella Tancayo, Caulin Nelson-Angelsea, Rendy Jacobs, Kilo Gonsalez, and Xrystina Bicoy. We also would like to thank our advisors, chaperones and supporters: Alanna Kahoohanohano, Berna Puhi, Lisa Kim, Lori Kaiama, Elsa Ah Van, Teura Keanini, Jerry Flowers, Nohea Duvauchelle, Kanani Kamelamela-Dudoit, Lisa Takata, Laura Peterson, Doreen Casil-Dudoit, Cindy Ledesma, Natasha Willing-McCutcheon, Earl Nakamura, Stan Hao, Daniel Espaniola, David Spencer, Bully Lindsey, Linda Yonemura, Karen Harada, Officer Mike McCutcheon and the Molokai Police Department, Susan Taylor and MCHC, parents and friends. Senior Prom Committee


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OHA’s phony “talk story” day at Lanikeha Community Center on April 14 included Hawaiian music, a platform for our keiki to oli, chant, hula and to show their progress in speaking the Hawaiian language, plus lucky number prizes and plenty mea ai. All good, until our political gadoots on the hook, were introduced and took their seats of honor. While our keiki from across the state are being used to milk this dog/pony show “town hall meetings,” they do not have the slightest clue of the scam that accrued 37 years ago, where the process of undermining the self-determination of our kupuna, began. And that longtime political okoles, created a scheme that distorted the kaona, in the definition of “native Hawaiian” as stated in the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, approved by our kupuna and amended by the people of Hawaii for Statehood, 1959. Nor does this generation of keiki

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Heights: $96,000 (fs)

Kualapuu: $79,000 (fs)

Halawa: $140,000 (fs)

Fixer-upper plantation home 2 bed/1 bath

Maunaloa Village: $79,000 (fs) Papohaku: $350,000 (fs)

10,477 sf lot in the heights

Ranch Camp: $99,500 (fs)

Wavecrest B-207: $149,900 (fs)

Gently sloped lot on a quiet cul-desac. Wonderful ocean views.

Unfurnished ground floor unit 123, upgraded kitchen & bath

16,306 sq. ft., This is a prime commercial property, in the heart of Kaunakakai town.

Kaunakakai: $150,000(fs)

Commercially zoned with two installed water meters. Fenced with gate. Great opportunity.

Totally upgraded, beautiful island condo. Ready to move in.

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2 full acres, beautiful untouched land.





A-207 Nicely furnished well-maintained unit with rental history. $115,000

1172 Newly remodeled unit Light & airy. $99,995 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.

114 Beach & ocean view unit. Good rental history. $160,000

B-225 Ocean view condo, with tile flooring & new LR furniture. $99,000 SOLD

Kaunakakai: $399,000(fs)

Studio unit #2214 with loft. Enjoy nice ocean views just steps away from the beach.

Molokai Shores: $112,000 (fs)



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Kepuhi Beach Resort: $139,000(fs) IN ESCROW

Lot #121, large parcel 21.184 acres of gentle sloping land. Across the street from Pophaku.

Molokai Land & Homes 808.552.2233 Make it Molokai

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146 Completely remodeled & painted. Sold w/ high end furnishings. Unit is well maintained . Garden views & private. $199,500.

Jill McGowan Realtor ~ Broker ABR

• MAUNALOA VILLAGE LOTS D-97 Level lot ready to build. Nice views of the rolling ranchlands. $59,500 D-17 Ocean view residential lot. $63,000 F-06 10,019 sf corner lot with ocean views. $99,900 • PAPOHAKU RANCHLANDS Lot 237 Second tier oceanfront $294,850 Lot 199 Oceanfront private location close to Dixie Maru Beach. $775,000.

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

Lot 132 20 acre lot in Papohaku Ranchlands with sweeping ocean views. $199,000 Lot 55 5+acres of beautiful vacant land at an incredibly low price! Seller’s motivation is your gain! $105,000 Lot 79 Incredible unobstructed ocean views from this hill top property. Diamond Head & awesome sunsets.$239,000 Lot 3250 Kaluakoi Rd. Ocean front 5+ acre lot with cottage. Peace & quiet. $1,095,000

• KAWELA PLANTATIONS Lot 54 SUPERB 3 island views $199,000 Lot 90 Unobstructed 3 island views on Onioni Dr. $144,750 SALE PENDING Lot 225 on Makanui Rd. Nice ocean views with partial sunrise & sunsets. $135,000 Lot 252 Makaiki Rd. Views of Lanai & west Molokai. Partial sunsets. $194,980

• 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



Naish Stand Up Paddle Boards Rentals, Sales & Tours

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

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



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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

Electricity for

$0.08-$0.20 per kWh!

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


THERE ARE A LOT OF COMPANIES OFFERING SOLAR ON MOLOKAI, SO SHOP AROUND BEFORE YOU LOCK YOURSELF INTO A CONTRACT! SunRun and Rising Sun Solar have been on Molokai for over 3-years, have built over 150 systems on island, and have 3 full time on-island employees. Our program gives you 20 years of solar power and guaranteed maintenance and repairs at rates between 8 cents to 20 cents per kWh depending on the payment option you choose! We even have a $0 down option that can cut your monthly electricity bill by 60%...for nothing upfront!

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

Do yourself a favor, get a free estimate today. Contact Matt Yamashita at or call 553-5011. Tell him that the DISPATCH sent you and get a $50 gift certificate at the Kualapuu Cook House when your system is installed!






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