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Community Plan Extension Granted

By Catherine Cluett | Editor-In-Chief


division. The team is coached by Keola Kino. Crew members were Lehua Greenwell, Teave Heen, Sydney Kalipi, Jodie Diener, Bobbi-lee Morris, Sybil Lopez, Emili Janchevis, Liliana Napolean and Kaala Wright. Crew members said they had a great line set by their escort drivers and all paddlers pushed hard from start to finish. It was a very exciting race! The Wa`akapaemua men did well also, with a seventh place overall finish and fourth place in their iron glass division with a time of 2:11:38. The men's

olokai has been granted some extra time to prepare the island’s Community Plan, which will guide the island for the next decade. Over the past six months, the Community Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) has been in the first stage of updating the plan, reviewing and making recommendations to the draft. However, following several cancelled meetings due to weather and increased interest from residents, the CPAC requested an extension to finalize their feedback before the process moves to the next phase. The County Council granted the request earlier this month, moving the deadline for the CPAC’s review from Sept. 8 to Oct. 30. The next meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16 and Thursday, Sept. 17, starting at 5 p.m. at Kulana Oiwi. County Planner Jennifer Maydan, who is leading the community plan update process, said the extension will allow the committee to “revisit any unfinished items, hear additional public testimony, and review a revised draft of the plan” before it continues to the Molokai Planning Commission for a sixmonth review. “An extension would help us make a good plan great,” said CPAC chair Steve Chaikin at their Aug. 19 meeting. At the Sept. 4 County Council meeting, 12 Molokai residents testified in favor of the extension, including three CPAC members. The 13-person CPAC had been divided in its support of an extension, and while many committed to doing whatever it takes to make the best plan possible, others shared the challenges of scheduling the frequent and lengthy meetings – some exceeding six hours – while still maintaining their personal commitments. An influx of public testimony also arrived late in the game. While community input was welcomed at each meeting since March, it wasn’t until midAugust that residents began to take an active interest. “Even if we're late in this whole scheme of things, please do not disregard us for being here at the last minute,” testified resident Kanoe Davis on Aug. 19, supporting an extension. “Please give us a chance to look over everything... and speak so you can hear our voices.” The Aha Kiole Island Council requested the opportunity to gather additional input around the island in round-table discussions that would be summarized to include in the plan update. "Personally I would be committed to doing whatever is necessary... to ensure that our final product represented community input," said CPAC’s Greg Jenkins. "It would be very remiss and irresponsible that we create a final product that did not adequately reflect the needs that were presented by our community members."

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Cheerleading Makes a Comeback By Colleen Uechi | Staff Writer


n floodlit high school fields across the country, fans pack the bleachers to hear the clash of football pads, the chants of cheerleaders and the trumpeting of the band on a Friday night. For Nichol Kahale and her husband Mike, it’s a scene they envisioned for Molokai High School years ago. This summer, Kahale revived cheerleading on Molokai after the program’s 13-year absence, and with football well established on island, they’re one step closer to that “Friday Night Lights” dream. “Back when I was in school in the 80s we had the whole shebang,” said Kahale, who attended both MHS and Kamehameha Schools. “The bleachers were filled, [we had] band, cheerleaders.” For the past five years, Kahale had been searching for someone to restore cheerleading but could never find an advisor and was told there wasn’t enough



money. Students had also been expressing interest. Sophomore Star Kaahanui said she and her sisters got interested in cheerleading from watching movies. “The stunts attracted me to cheerleading,” she said. “And the spirit that it brings back to the school. That’s what inspired me to join this cheer squad.” They began asking the school for a cheer program when Kaahanui was in eighth grade but, like Kahale, found there was no one to coach it. Up until that point, Molokai was the only school in the Maui Interscholastic League without a cheerleading team, said Kahale. Kahale finally decided to take charge and formed the Cheer4Llife program under the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, which MHS received earlier this year. While Kahale doesn’t have a cheerleading background, she’s joined by assistant coaches Melinda Yamashita,

Cora Eustaquio and Louise Manley, all of whom have cheerleading or dancing experience. The Molokai Cheer and Dance Squad practices nearly every day, learning dances, memorizing chants and stretching for basic stunts like the splits. While Kahale said she’d like to find a gymnastics coach to teach them tumbling and more complicated moves, for now they’re following the low-risk route. Manley said cheerleading is “a very disciplined sport” that involves both physical and emotional investment. “You’re cheering standing up for two hours [straight] at a game, and your focus is to try to engage the crowds to work with you to bring spirit,” she explained. “That’s emotional energy that has to be put out there, and you have to have physical endurance.” Kahale said they’ll be cheering at

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After Hiatus, MHS Hires New Trainer

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Molokai students took top honors at the Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner and Auction last month. The event raised $309,000 to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects in Maui County and throughout the state, and recognized students for their accomplishments in the field with the presentation of the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award. The MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund earmarked $10,000 for this year’s winners, and the Daniel K. Inouye Institute matched the award with an additional $10,000. The first place winner received $10,000, second place $6,000, and third place $4,000. The student sister team of Sarah Jenkins and Lily Jenkins of Molokai High School took first place for their “March of the Molokai Mangrove” project. The Jenkins sisters were each presented with a $2,000 award to support their continued technology pursuits. In addition, a $2,000 grant will go to their eight-year mentor, Arleone Dibben, for her environmental foundation, Nene O Molokai Foundation; and $4,000 in technology upgrades and equipment will benefit Molokai High School’s STEM lab. The Red Mangrove, one of the most invasive coastal vegetation in Hawaii, has established itself along the south shore of Molokai and infringing on the island’s coral reefs. In this first-of-itskind study, the Jenkins team revealed the socioeconomic and ecological effects of Red Mangrove on the island. “Growing up on Molokai, it’s so special,” said 15-year-old Lily Jenkins. “Our environment is unique with its wetlands, Native Hawaiian plants and species, and I got to appreciate it all through science.” For their 2014 project, the Jenkins sisters used Geographic Information System (GIS) software to interpret satellite data, aerial imagery, historic maps and coastal surveys to determine the cardsred mangroves $25have extentBusiness to which

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migrated seaward on Molokai’s south shore and predict future impacts. “If no management plan for red mangrove is adopted, this invasive species will overtake 35.67 percent of Molokai’s fringing reef in the next 100 years,” Jenkins predicted. Their project caught the attention of ESRI, one of the largest global software companies, which asked the Jenkins’ sisters to show 17,000 software engineers how they used technology for their Molokai project. Second place honors went to the student team of Amber “Momi” Afelin, Kea`aokahonua Davis, and Alexandria Simon also from Molokai High School. Their project “Investigating Agar Extraction from Gracilaria salicornia,” focused on finding viable ways to efficiently remove the highly invasive seaweed Gracilaria salicornia or Gorilla Ogo from our reefs. Each team member will receive a $1,000 cash award; their teacher and mentor Scott Hemenway will also receive $3,000 for technology upgrades and equipment for Molokai High School’s STEM lab. The student team of Jeremie Amano and Gabriel Rayburn of King Kekaulike High School captured third place for their “MISC Report-A-Pest App” project. Established in 2012, the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award is presented to the student team that demonstrates the most innovative use of STEM tools and capabilities to serve and improve our community. Maui County students grades six to 12 are eligible to enter. For 50 cards more information, visit

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hen newly hired Molokai High School athletic trainer Eric Scala first arrived, the list of Hawaiian names on the Molokai football roster proved a bit challenging. “Here’s 40 to 45 kids who I’ve never met before, and they all have names I’ve never heard of,” said Scala, a New Jersey native. However, Scala is taking names and taping ankles in his new role as Molokai’s trainer, a position that’s been empty at the high school since last summer. “It’s good to have somebody certified and well-educated that can help… us with our injuries or anything we have problems with,” said senior Kaimana Kahale, who plays wide receiver for Molokai. “[He’s an] easy guy to talk to, connects with us really good.” Scala has “been involved with sports all my life.” He swam and played volleyball and soccer in high school, then swam for Springfield College in Massachusetts, where he studied athletic training and worked with several Springfield athletics teams. After graduating in 2014 he served as a trainer at a physical therapy clinic. He heard about the Molokai job opening from a Springfield alumnus working on Maui and decided to apply. While Scala said it’s his first time in Hawaii, the avid surfer and former lifeguard is enjoying his new surroundings. “The kids are great to work with. Everybody’s been welcoming and friendly,” he said. “It’s a bit of a lifestyle change for me because I kinda

CHEERLEADING Continued From pg. 1 home football and basketball games and will fundraise for one away game. The coaches put a focus not only on cheer and dance but also teaching the team confidence for the classroom and the community. To earn their pom poms, they had to memorize portions of the Cheer4Life creed, which emphasizes authenticity, commitment and perspective. “We’re not supposed to just bring our good attitude to the field,” said senior Misty Parker. “We’re supposed to carry it outside and get people around us to be good spirited and happy, at school, at home.” It’s been a test of confidence for the squad. Parker added that when they tried to lead out cheers at a football preseason game, the crowd “just looked at us.” However, fans later got in on the cheers and Kahale added that people approached her after the game wanting to get involved. “Being able to go in front of a crowd … has built their confidence,” said Kahale. “I’ve seen they’re much more assertive in having a conversation with me. … Being able to communicate verbally and express themselves is a life skill that they’re gonna need beyond


grew up half hour from New York City and the Jersey Shore, kind of a crowded area.” Scala is the school’s fourth athletic trainer in four years. Molokai High School hasn’t had a long-term trainer for a while, said Athletic Director Lee DeRouin, and has sometimes gone months without one. “In some cases being an athletic trainer is a stepping stone position to other opportunities in the profession, such as working for professional sports teams, small colleges and universities,” said DeRouin. “Some trainers go back to school to advance in the health care profession.” While Scala isn’t sure how long he’ll be at his position, he’s at least committed for the full school year. DeRouin said the athletic department is grateful for community volunteers, including Dr. Dan McGuire, members of the Molokai Fire Department and off island trainers who travel with their teams. DeRouin said Scala’s priority will be to home games. If there are multiple home events, Scala will attend to the sport with higher injury risk. He may also travel off island to help with the myriad of Maui Interscholastic League championships. “It’s fantastic we can have someone who’s specifically certified to give the care for our student athletes,” said DeRouin. “… Not only is he helping our school but he’s gonna help relieve pressure that some of the trainers on Maui have been under for a couple of years.”

high school.” The 21 girls and one boy on the squad want to help boost student attendance at games, which they feel has been low. Manley and Kahale said they hope to hold a pep rally this week in preparation for Molokai football’s big home game on Sept. 19 against Seabury. “I wanted to be a part of bringing spirit back to our school,” said sophomore Lahilahi Manaba. “It’s something new and I never know when I’m gonna get this opportunity again.” Cheerleading was revived 13 years ago, but it only lasted for about a year, said Kahale. While she doesn’t plan to lead the program in the long-term, she and the coaches are working to give it a strong, community-supported foundation for the future. Athletic Director Lee DeRouin said the squad has “proved they can do it,” and there are plans to include it under the athletic department next year. The squad is already following Department of Education policy for student-athletes, including GPA requirements. Manley said the lessons of cheering are “a way of life.” “Cheerleading is really a small part of what I see this doing for the girls,” said Kahale. “It’s about self-esteem and confidence. … I tell them that they’re ambassadors of goodwill and they’re actually the connection between the student body, the athletic department and the community.”


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Hawaii-Made Film Showcases Anti-Bullying HI State Public Library News Release The Hawaii State Public Library System will present "A Place in the Middle," a Hawaii-made anti-bullying film at the heart of a new culturally-centered campaign for safe and inclusive schools, in a series of free community screenings at eight selected public libraries statewide, and on Molokai on Oct. 28. Created by Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu and directed by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, "A Place in the Middle" tells the true-life story of a young Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her Honolulu school, and an inspiring teacher who uses traditional culture to empower her. Following the screenings, the team will talk story with the audience about the film and educational campaign, which have been supported by Pacific Islanders in Commu-

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nications, Hawai'i People's Fund, Ford Foundation, and PBS LearningMedia. "We encourage our patrons to learn more about Hawaii's rich cultural heritage through our libraries' resources and programs," said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich. "As community hubs, libraries serve as the perfect venues to host discussions that enable our patrons to connect, learn and celebrate Hawaii's indigenous and diverse cultures." This one-hour program (short film and talk story) is suitable for students, parents, and educators interested in Hawaiian culture and bullying prevention. Free DVDs and teaching guides will be available for participants after the program. See “A Place in the Middle” on Molokai on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Molokai Public Library at 5 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 553-1765.

PARENT C OMMUNIT Y NET WORK C O ORDINATOR Molokai High School is looking for a Parent Community Network Coordinator (PCNC) for this school year. The PCNC will be involved in collaboration with school-community partners to provide opportunities for families to support student learning and achievement of the State Standards. The PCNC works under the supervision of the principal, is a casual employee who is employed at a maximum of 17 hours per week and is paid at the current part-time temporary teacher (PTT) rate. They maintain a flexible work schedule, which may include before and/or after school hours work (prior to 7:45 a.m. and/or after 4:30 p.m., Monday-Sunday), as authorized by the school principal, to accommodate PCNC needs and activities. The PCNC will be responsible for assisting with the development of a parent-teacher organization, builds and sustains strong networks and partnerships among families, schools, and our community. The PCNC will also coordinate or conduct learning opportunities and activities for parents, families, and volunteers, which address the Board of Education Parent/Family Involvement Policy #2403. If you are interested in applying for the PCNC position, please call Molokai High School at 567-6950 for more information.


Kalaupapa Crews Fight CA Fires

By Jeannine Rossa

Molokai’s Ricky Chong, Daniel Romes and Joe Mollena recently returned from a stint fighting wildfires in northern California. Employees at Kalaupapa National Historical Park, they joined National Park Service staff from other Hawaii parks to make up an allHawaii wildfire-fighting crew. The crew joined staff from other agencies and was deployed to the over 10,000 acre “Dodge Fire” north of Susanville, CA and the over 36,000 acre (and counting) Forks Complex fires near Hayfork, CA. Terrain is steep, rocky, and rugged. The work is hot, smoky, exhausting and dangerous.

“Those fire shelters really aren’t going to help you much,” explained Chong. “You know Christmas trees? These trees are like that but three or four stories high and they go up like a torch.” He said the dangerous conditions make for strict safety rules. “You can’t ever be separated from your fire pack, not even when you go to the bathroom. And you can’t take off your hard hat. They are very strict! One of the crew guys forgot his gloves and they would not let him on to the helicopter.” When asked if he would do it again, Chong replied, “Sure, I would do it again!” Then he added, laughing, “But maybe next year.”

Donations to Support the Library FMPL News Release The Friends of the Molokai Public Library (FMPL) holds a book sale quarterly to raise funds to fill needs the Library has that are not covered by state library funds. We appreciate donations of books by the public for these sales, but are finding that we often receive items that we cannot use or are unsellable. The following are items we cannot use and will need to be discarded, so we ask that these items not be brought in for the sales: Cassette and VHS tapes; Damaged materials – broken spines, loose pages, hi-lighted or written-in or torn;

materials with excessive discoloration; moldy, dirty or infested with insects; textbooks; encyclopedias; medical and law books over five years old; government reports, pamphlets, binders. Thanks to everyone who comes to our book sales and continues to support our efforts to keep our library wonderful! If you would like to be a member of our Friends of the Molokai Public Library, you may pick up an application at the library and deposit in the book cart money slot. Your one dollar dues makes you a Friend for life.


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Swarm Season is Here By Elisabeth Kaneshiro, Molokai Meli Here at Molokai Meli, in addition to producing local honey, we also help residents and businesses with bee removal. We have had a lot of calls for removals and have seen the bees moving around. Honey bees swarm when the hives are getting too big and need more space. The rain causes the bees to swarm more often because the bees are bringing more nectar so the hive grows. The bees make a new queen and take a big group with the old queen and leave. These often look like a big cloud. They send out the scout bees to go and look for a new home.

You can keep them from moving into your house by checking for places that the bees might be able to enter. Some common places are where walls meet the roof, gaps in the siding, and underneath the house or where the pipes and wires go into your house. These gaps can be filled with Great Stuff or other spray foam (available from the hardware store) or sealed with some kind of caulking. If you have bees at your house, first check to see if the bees are just looking around. If not, just call us and we can come and take a look. You can reach us at 558-8204.

Middle School Enrichment Program Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui News Release Molokai Middle School is among 14 middle and intermediate schools around the state selected to participate in the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Arts, Culture and Health) Initiative for the 2015-2016 school year. R.E.A.C.H.’s mission is to ensure all public school students in grades six to eight receive the academic and community-based support they need to stay on track toward high school graduation by engaging them in a broad-base of programs and activities, outside of regular instructional hours, in the areas of academic enrichment, arts and culture, and athletics. The initiative, spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui in collaboration with state Department of Education (DOE) Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, provides an organizational framework for public middle and intermediate schools to offer students expanded learning opportunities during after-school hours. “The investment we make in the education of our youth, whether it’s during school or after-school will have insurmountable returns for our keiki’s future and our community,” said Tsutsui. “If we are able to reach our middle and intermediate school students through engaging and enriching activities, especially during this critical time in their lives, the academic and social benefits will be exceptional.”

Studies have shown that after-school programs not only keep students safe and engaged in learning, but also help improve their academic performance, school attendance, behavior and health. “R.E.A.C.H. provides a positive option for our students to remain engaged when class is out for the day,” said Matayoshi. “We appreciate the support and commitment by partners who understand the value that R.E.A.C.H. brings to our schools.” Selection of the schools was based on a criteria, which included: strong student interest and/or participation for the after-school program and established relationships with key stakeholders. The applications were also evaluated on its readiness to achieve the goals and student outcomes set forth by the initiative. Some schools apply for the grant every year and are selected based on the criteria. This year, nine of the 14 schools are returning R.E.A.C.H. participants. There were 29 applicants for this year’s program. The maximum grant a school received was $70,000. Since the initiative was launched in 2013, 21 public middle/intermediate schools (including this year) from across the State have benefited from R.E.A.C.H. Some of the funds provided to the schools were made possible through public-private partnerships with Debartolo Development and Hawaii Business Magazine.

Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove Access DHHL News Release The kupuna of Kalamaula made it clear to Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) that Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove is sacred and not a place for recreation. Following community meetings, it was decided that this significant wahipana (historic site) needed to be better cared for and protected. DHHL consulted the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources because the agency has jurisdiction over historic sites and obtained authorization to clean and fence Kapuaiwa. DHHL requests beneficiaries and members of the general public to

CPAC Continued From pg. 1 The CPAC will continue to accept public testimony at each meeting. Written testimony should be received at least two days before the meeting to ensure distribution to the committee. It can be dropped off at the Mitchell Pauole Center labeled “Attn: Molokai CPAC” or emailed to If written testimo-

respect the sacredness of Kapuaiwa while efforts are ongoing to work with the Department of Agriculture to continue diagnose/monitor the health of the trees so future decisions may be made about their well-being. Foot access into Kapuaiwa requires a limited right of entry permit from DHHL due to liability given the dangers posed by falling coconuts. For the time being, limited access is allowed for cultural and educational purposes only. No vehicles are allowed inside except for maintenance so as to promote the health and wellbeing of this important cultural site.

ny is presented at the meeting, 15 copies are requested. Individuals can also sign up to offer oral testimony. The Draft Molokai Community Plan Update is available for review at the Mitchell Pauole Center, the Molokai Public Library, or online at under Planning Department, Molokai Community Plan Update. A schedule of meetings over the next month can also be found on the county’s website.

Aloha House - Child and Adolescent Therapist Contract position for a licensed therapist to provide intensive inhome services. Services based on referrals by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division include individual and family therapy conducted in the community and/or the home. Ideal applicant is licensed in the State of Hawaii in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling or psychology, with two years of experience working with adolescents and families. Inquiry can be made by contacting Dikki Pruse, Program Coordinator at 249-2121 or email

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90 Years of Homesteading Ho`olehua Homestead Association News Release On Oct. 28-30, a celebration will be held to commemorate the 90th year of Hawaiian homesteading in the Ho`olehua/ Palaau area of Molokai. Events to take place will be displays of family genealogies, pictures, and sharing of family

histories both oral and written. The culminating celebration will take place on the evening of the 30th with a pa`ina and recognition of individual families. More information will be forthcoming. The committee is seeking donations for this celebration. All inquiries please contact Ochie Bush at 567-6027 or Nona Kaawa at 567-6442.

Vet Center Told ‘No Solar’ MVCV News Release The Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans (MVCV) has been looking into installing solar panels on the roof of the new Veterans Center. But vice commander Longie Dudoit who was trying to get quotes on the project has hit a road block and he has been told by Sun Electric that solar panels cannot be installed on Molokai at this time. This is a frustrating situation that we hope can be resolved soon. If you have any questions, please call the vet center at 5538387. There will be a meeting regarding electricity in Hawaii and especially the proposed Hawaiian Electric merger with NextEra Energy on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Kulana Oiwi at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend, and the vice commander would like to see as many vets as pos-

sible at the meeting to see if anything can be done about the solar problems on Molokai. An ice chest that was kept outside at the vet center is missing is somebody borrowed it and forgot to return, please bring it back, it’s needed. No questions will be asked, just return it. We would also like to remind everyone that the vet center sells ice for only $2 per bag. John Condello, Veterans Services Counselor, will be having a town hall meeting at the Veterans Center on Friday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. He will bring a lot of veteran specialists with him, and two VA lawyers to answer your questions and help with problems. No appointment needed, just show up and your questions will be answered or help given with problems.

Walk for Sight Lions Club News Release The Molokai Lions Club will hold its annual Walk for Sight on Sept. 26 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Registration for the walk will take place in front of the Kalele Bookstore. All participants donating $10 or more will qualify for a Lions Walk for Sight T-shirt. The walk takes place in a circle round town and participants will record the number of times they make the loop. Community members are urged to sponsor a participant and donate an agreed upon amount according

to the number of loops the participant walks! Monsanto is the largest business sponsor and the Lions Club encourages other businesses to donate to this fund. All money raised on this walk goes exclusively towards the Molokai Lions Club sight projects, namely vision screening in the elementary schools/preschools and the Project Vision Van. If you wish more information please contact Lion member Linda Mina, chair of this event, at (808) 6586679.

Lomilomi Healing Molokai Canoe Festivals Committee News Release Lomilomi is the manipulation and reconstruction of one’s physical being. Together, the patient and practitioner work together guided by the spirit seeking to restore mental and emotional balance. For true healing to exist the focus is not the patient but rather the entire family unit. We do not treat sickness, we treat the patient, and the patient can only be fully restored when they are in a state of pono, or balance, which thrives within their surroundings. Ka Pa o Lonopuha is a group of practitioners dedicated to restoring the health and well-being back into our homes once again. We help strengthen the family unit by sharing the healing traditions of our ances-

tors. Guided by these traditions we ensure a brighter future for our keiki. Please join us on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. in Kaunakakai Town at The Molokai Canoe Festivals – Kulaia Ho`olaule`a. We will be providing free lomilomi massages so come early and sign up at our tent that evening between Rawlins and the Library. In addition, we will be providing a free `Ohana Lomilomi Workshop, which will teach family members specific moves/techniques to malama each other at home. This is open to the community on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Home Pumehana Hall. Registration for this workshop is required by going to the event website: to register or by calling (808)658-0104. Deadline to register for the workshop is Sept. 23.



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Molokai Resident Among Pacific Century Fellows

County to Complete Utility Study

Pacific Century Fellows News Release

County of Maui News Release

Thirty-six men and women from around Hawaii have been selected for the 15th class of the Pacific Century Fellows program, including Molokai resident Noelani Yamashita. The program identifies, encourages and helps to develop and strengthen island leaders. Modeled after the White House Fellows Program and founded in 1996 by former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, the Pacific Century Fellows are chosen on the basis of written applications and personal interviews conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of judges. In evaluating the candidates, the committee considers educational background; current career responsibilities, noting any special achievements as well as the comments of superiors; involvement in community activities; communication skills; and strength of character. Chosen individuals have shown strong intellectual and leadership abilities in the early and mid-stages of their careers, and demonstrated the potential to make significant contributions to the community in the future. The Pacific Century Fellows program will provide participants with direct contact

with senior community, social, and government leaders. A goal of the program is to nurture relationships among individuals who are committed to exploring creative and constructive solutions to far-reaching challenges facing the state and nation. They will also interact with other emerging leaders in the Pacific through its working relationship with the East West Center and the alliance with the Marianas Chapter of the Pacific Century Fellows. All the fellows selected this year are under the age of 44 years. Yamashita, 39, is executive director of nonprofit Ka Honua Momona International on Molokai. Former fellows from Molokai are Kimberly Mikami Svetin and Rob Stephenson. The program will begin with a twoday retreat on Sept. 25-26, featuring a series of seminars and discussions, and participants will also have an opportunity to help plan their agenda and schedule for the upcoming year. During the year, fellows will take part in at least one day-long program each month to investigate critical issues facing Hawaii in such areas as crime, education, environment, quality of life, the military and the economy.

The County of Maui is moving forward with plans to a study on the electric utility options for the community, and results will be complete by mid-October. The study will examine alternate businesses models and whether the proposed NextEra merger is in the best interest of residents. The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development has selected an Oklahoma based firm to complete the study. Guernsey, which had an Oahu office from 1999 to 2007, is an engineering, architectural and consulting firm which once worked with Hawaiian Electric and the U.S. Army when the military wanted to privatize its electrical systems on Oahu and Hawaii Island. According to Guernsey’s bid application the company has “worked with multiple electric utility/cooperative clients across the United States to review options for acquisition, consolidation, privatization and/or valuation.” As part of the bid requirements, Guernsey will come up with an “options analysis of the alternative forms of ownership and the alternative util-


ity business models for Maui County’s electric utility company.” Among other things, the study will allow the county to have a better idea about the NextEra proposed merger and whether it is in the best interests of the community. “We have the natural resources to wean ourselves off of oil here in Maui County, but in order to do that we need a utility that will be able to evolve with the changing energy industry,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Hopefully this study will be able tell us what is the best option for this type of utility evolution. This is important information that we can use to decide what’s best for the future of Maui County.” The deadline for Guernsey to report back its findings to Maui County will be in mid-October. Initially the contract cost for the study was set at $30,000, however the amount was amended to $70,000 as well as the deadline moved up to next month in order to provide better information that may assist the county’s position in the NextEra/Maui Electric merger docket.



M - Monday, T - Tuesday, W - Wednesday, Th - Thursday, F - Friday, S - Saturday, Su - Sunday

TH Mitchell Pauole Center, 7 p.m. Open to public. Molokai Swim Club M, T, W, Th : Cooke Memorial Pool, 4:30 to 6 pm. T, Th double practice in morning, 5:45 to 7 a.m Pick-up Soccer W Duke Maliu Regional Park., 5pm Recreational Paddling with Wa`akapaemua Canoe Club. Call 553-3999 or 553-3530. All levels and abilities welcome. Th 7:30 to 8:30 am at Hale Wa`akapaemua. Youth in Motion SUP, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Tues. & Thurs 3:30-5:30 p.m., Malama Park. Call Clare Seeger Mawae at 553-4477 or Chess with Mike Hino at MHS Library. Mon. & Wed. 2-5 p.m. Register at Contact Mike at 567-6940 ext. 239 for info. Tai Chi with Mark Moran for community members 12 & older. Mon., Wed., Fri. in MHS Cafeteria. Class 1 @ 3-4:40 p.m., Class 2 @ 5-6:30 p.m. For info contact Mark at 6470655. Register at Wushu-Kung Fu with Mark Moran. Class 1: students ages 12-18. Tues. & Thurs. @ 2-3:30 p.m. in MHS Cafeteria. Limit 10 people. Class 2: community ages 12 & older. Tues. & Th. @ 5-6:30 p.m. in cafeteria. Limit 10. For info contact Mark at 647-0655. Register at

Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ceramics with MAC at Coffees of Hawaii. Wed. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sat. 2-4 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics, pottery class taught by Dan Bennett. New students must have instructor permission to join class. MAC Jewelry Making Class with Helen Bergman at Coffees of Hawaii, 1st & 4th Thurs. of every month from 1-3 p.m. Email for details. Sewing w/ Debbie Kelley, Wed. 3-5 p.m. for community and students starting in Sept. Class 1: 3-5 p.m., Class 2: 5-7 p.m. at MHS Library. For info email Debbie at mkktreasures@ Register at

third Monday at 5 p.m. for a potluck. For location, contact 336-1566. Adult “Aqua Jogger Class” Oct. 15 – Dec. 19 Home-School Connection First Thursday of every month. T, Th 9 a.m. at Cooke Memorial Pool 553-5775 Support in homeschool academic, creative curriculum and extracurricular activities. Meet other homeschool families Advanced Zumba with Preciouse Senica, 553-5848 and teachers. For more info, call Heather at 658-0124. T,Th Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center 9-10am Ho`olehua Hawaiian Civic Club Starting March, meetT,Th, F Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center 5-6pm ings 2nd Wednesday of every other month at 5:30 pm at Aloha Yoga every Mon, Wed and Fri from 12 - 1 p.m. at Kalanianaole Hall. MCHC. Call 553-3930 for more info.$40/monthly rate for I Aloha Molokai, alternative energy solutions for Molokai. unlimited classes or $10 drop in rate per class. First Monday of every month, 6 pm at Kulana Oiwi. Go to Beginning Hula with Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga for schedule or location changes. W Home Pumehana 10 a.m. Kingdom of Hawaii II monthly meetings. Third Thursday MEETINGS of every month, 6-8 p.m. at Kaunakakai Gym conference Th Kaunakakai Gym 10 a.m. AA Hot Bread Meeting, Tues. & Fri from 9-10 p.m. room. Intermediate Hula with Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga Kaunakakai Baptist Church. 336-0191. Living through Loss, Support group for anyone who has W Home Pumehana 11 a.m.Th Kaunakakai Gym 11 a.m. AA Meeting Mana`e Meeting, Ka Hale Po Maikai Office upstairs (13.5 miles east of Kaunakakai on the Mauka side of experienced the loss of a loved one. Third Thursday open supPersonal Training with Elias Vendiola port group 2-4 p.m. at Hospice Office in Kamoi Center. Every the road), Wed. & Sat. 5:30–6:30p.m. M,T,W,Th,F Na Pu’uwai Fitness Center 553-5848, by apWednesday closed support group: July 1-Sept. 16 3:30-5:30 Ahahui Kaahumanu Chapter VIII meetings. Starting in pointment only, 5am-1:30pm p.m. Or call 553-4310, ext. 1972 for an appointment. March, meetings 2nd Wednesday of every other month at Quit Smoking Mondays 11:45 a.m. Na Pu’uwai conference Molokai Community Children’s Council Every second 4:30 pm at Kalanianaole Hall. room. 560-3653. Thursday at Home Pumehana, 3-4 p.m. Contact 567-6308 Alcoholics Anonymous Friendly Isle Fellowship Molokai for info. Svaroopa Yoga with Connie Clews. General Hospital (around to the back please), Mon. & Thurs. M Home Pumehana, 7:45 a.m. Molokai Humane Society meets the third Tuesday of 7-8 p.m. T Home Pumehana, 5:15 p.m. every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Kaunakakai Gym ConferAlu Like Kupuna Mon & Thurs, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. OHA/ Th Classes begin at Kualapu`u Rec Center Oct. 1, 5:15 p.m. ence Room. MUSIC & ARTS DHHL. Wed, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Lanikeha. 1st and 2nd Tues. F Home Pumehana, 7:45 a.m. Call Connie at 553-3597. Molokai Inventors Circle meets Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. Na Kupuna Hotel Molokai, Fridays 4-6 p.m. of each month at MAC with special field trips on Fridays. Quiet Moments: Learn & Practice Svaroopa Yoga , beginat the Kuha’o Business Center. Contact John Wordin at Strings Class on Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass starting Aug. Al-Anon Meeting, a weekly meeting to help family and ning Sept. 14. For info call Connie at 553-3597 553-8100 for info. 18. Kaunakakai Elementary Room A-103, Tues. & Thurs. friends of alcoholics, every Monday at Hoolehua CongregaYoga Class open to students, families and the community. Beginner 3 p.m., Intermediate 3:30 p.m., Advanced 4 p.m. Molokai Lions Club meets 1st and 3rd Saturday of every tional Church, 2205 Lihi Pali Ave. at 5:30 p.m. month at 8:30 am at Paddlers Inn. TH Kilohana cafeteria from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Free to all ages. Contact Bob Underwood at 646-0733. ArtAloha! Moloka‘i Summer Art for kids and open studio Molokai Walk Marketplace Arts and Crafts Fair down the Yoga class focused on individual form, internal practice, Call Na Ohana Hoaloha Music & Hula at Paddlers, Sunday from for adults every Wednesday 1-5 p.m. Contact Heather Karen at 558-8225 for info. 3-5 p.m. Williams at 658-0124, or Art lane between Imports Gifts and Friendly Market, Mon. & Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aloha on facebook. Zumba Basic with Christina K. Aki, 553-5402 Community Band (trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinets, T, Th Home Pumehana, 9 a.m. flutes) starting Aug. 20 at Kkai Elementary at 5 p.m. Contact Families Against Bullying meets every 3rd Tues at Home Narcotics Anonymous (No Fear Meeting) Tues. & Thurs. at Kaunakakai Ball Field dugout, 8-9 a.m. Open meeting. For F Home Pumehana 9 a.m. Kilohana Rec Center 5 p.m. Bob Underwood at 646-0733. Pumehana Conference Room from 3:30 to 5:00p.m. Contact more info, call Rodney at 213-4603. Zumba Gold with Christina K. Aki, 553-5402 Molokai Art of Tones & Sounds w/Joshua Adachi, Mon. Shrene Naki at 553-4225 or Plein Air Molokai - Art Outdoors painting, drawing, 3-5 p.m. & Tues. 3-5 p.m. @ MHS Band Room for middle and T, Th Mitchell Paoule 10:30 a.m. high schoolers. Tues. 5-7 p.m. for community and students Female Sexual Abuse Meetings, Seventh Day Adventist photography and more. First Friday every month plus F Home Pumehana room #2 10:30 a.m. Church with a group of inter-denominational Christian special dates with ArtAloha! Contact Heather at 658-0124 or grades 4 & up. No class May 11 & 12. women. Second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 SPORTS & RECREATION Takeaway Tuesday guided ceramic studio 6-8 p.m., p.m. For more info, call 553-5428. Aunty Pearl’s Ukulele Class Read to Me at Molokai Public Library First Wednesday of Molokai Arts Center. For more info contact molokaiartscenHawaii Tropical Fruit Growers meet every other month, the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 553-1765. M Home Pumehana, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Mondays at 5 pm in Kalele Bookstore backyard. Contact Viola W Home Pumehana, 9-10 a.m. Youth Ceramic Arts Classes every Saturday, for ages 4 - 11, Mundrick-Wichman at or 560-6215 for Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool at MCHC Mon. & Wed., Open to all. For more info call 553-5402 using primarily clay. Two classes available for an hour each: info. Next meeting Sept. 14. 8:30-10:30a.m., and Kaulapu’u Community Center Tues. & Molokai Archery Club Indoor Shoot Session 1 at 9:30 a.m. and Session 2 at 11 a.m. For info, email Thurs., 8:30-10:30a.m. Call 560-5642 for enrollment forms. HI Seed Savers, Green Gorilla Growers meet every




► Community Plan Advisory Committee Meeting at Kulana Oiwi at 5 p.m. Review chapters 1-10. For more info, contact Planning Dept. at 270-7214 or planning@


► EMT Informational Session for Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Competence at 10 a.m. at UHMC, Room 103. Call 553-4490 option 5 to reserve a seat. ► Community Plan Advisory Committee Meeting at Kulana Oiwi at 5 p.m. Continued review chapters 1-10.


► St. Damien Parish Country Fair on Oct. 3 at Mitchell Pauole Center, 8 a.m.-noon. Pick ► Fifth Annual Molokai DisAbility Reup pre-sold Huli Huli chicken and Filipino source Fair on Sept. 24 at Community Health lunch plate tickets at Mitchell Pauole Center, Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. not at St. Damien Church.


► Molokai Canoe Festivals-Kulaia Sept. 25 in Kaunakakai town, 5-10 p.m. Hoolaulea with music, crafts, food and free lomilomi massages. Free shuttle from Kaluakoi to event; reservations by Sept. 23. For info contact LoriLei Rawlins-Crivello at 553-3214 or 658-0104 or visit ► Molokai Lions Club “Walk for Sight” on Sept. 26 from 7:30-10 a.m. Participants record number of times they can loop around town. Registration at Kalele Bookstore. T-shirt with donations of $10 or more. For info contact Linda Mina at 658-6679.

► Taro Variety Field Day at Molokai Applied Research and Demonstration Farm, 8:30 ► Free Ohana Lomilomi Workshop on a.m.-3 p.m. For info, contact Alton Arakaki at Sept. 26 at Home Pumehana Hall, 4-7 p.m. or call 567-6929. Part of Molokai Canoe Festivals - Kulaia. ► Public Listening Session to discuss Nex- Registration deadline Sept. 23. Space limited. tEra’s takeover of Hawaiian Electric Co. Share Contact Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello at 553-3214 or 658-0104 for info. your mana`o at Kulana Oiwi Halau, 9 a.m.



► 2015-2016 School Year. Check out our Facebook page or the notification section on our school website at molokaihighschool. for info on school fees, bus policies/application, and school calendar, etc.


► FY17 Community Budget Meeting on Oct. 5 at Mitchell Pauole Center, 4 p.m. Mayor Arakawa and administration to receive comments from public regarding proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. For info contact County Budget Office at 270-7855. ► 64th Annual Meeting of Molokai Community Federal Credit Union members on Oct. 16 at Mitchell Pauole Center. Registration starts 6 p.m., meeting at 7. Must be present to win door prizes. ► Ohana Fun Fair on Oct. 17 at Kualapuu School, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch plates, free horse rides, water slide, info booths and more. For more info call 567-6900. ► Hawaiian Film “A Place in the Middle” Showing on Oct. 28 at Molokai Public Library, 5 p.m. True-life, anti-bullying film about Hawaiian girl who dreams of leading boys-only

► Adult Education Program to earn your High School diploma. For more info call Molokai Site Supervisor Bernell Kaleo Bishaw at 808-336-0460.

► Aka`ula School is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. Summer office hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or call and leave a mes- ► Open Your Home to Hawaii’s Keiki in sage at 567-6980. Foster Care through Hui Ho`omalu. Call 2685122 or visit for info.


hula troupe. For sign language interpreter or other special accomodations, contact library at 553-1765 three weeks in advance. ► 90 Year Hoolehua Homestead Association Celebration from Oct. 28-30. Family genealogy displays, pictures and stories. Paina on Oct. 30 with recognition of families. Contact Ochie Bush at 567-6027 or Nona Kaawa at 567-6442 for more info. ► Hoolehua Homestead Association Scholarship Holiday Fun-raiser on Nov. 21 at Lanikeha, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For info contact Ochie Bush at 567-6027 or Nona Kaawa at 567-6442. ► MEO Head Start is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year at 380 Kolapa Place. Parent/legal guardian must complete application in the office between 8 a.m. and noon. For info on required documents and eligibility, call 553-9805.

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STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES NOTICE OF ANIMAL CONTROL ACTIVITIES AND TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PORTIONS OF MOLOKAI FOREST RESERVE; PU'U ALl'I NATURAL AREA RESERVE AND OLOKUI NATURAL AREA RESERVE ON THE ISLAND OF MOLOKAI Legal Notice DOFAW 15 - 02 The Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources. State of Hawai 'i, will conduct animal control activities, specifically aerial shooting from helicopters, within portions of the Molokai Forest Reserve, Pu'u Ali'i Natural Area Reserve and Olokui Natural Area Reserve along the north shore of the island of Molokai between Wailau and Waikolu Valleys for feral goats, deer and pigs. Control schedules are as follows: November 24 & 25, December 22 & 23 . 2015; January 1 9 & 20, February 23 & 24, 2016. On the above listed dates, public access to portions of the Molokai Forest Reserve along the north shore of the island of Molokai between Wailau and Waikolu Valleys will be restricted and access allowed BY PERMIT ONLY, pursuant to Forest Reserves: HAR§ 13-104-23(a)(3); and public access to all of Pu'u Ali'i Natural Area Reserve and Olokui Natural Area Reserve will restricted and access allowed BY PERMIT ONLY, pursuant to HAR§ 13-209-4.5. Aerial shooting is required to control animal populations in the subject area for the conservation of threatened and endangered species, native ecosystems, and watersheds. The temporary closure is needed to safely allow completion of the animal control activities. Copies of the map illustrating the area subject to aerial shooting on these dates are available for inspection at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife District Office, 54 S. High St., Rm. 101, Wailuku, HI 96793. For further information call the Division of Forestry and Wildlife on Maui, 984-8100. Done at Honolulu this 31 day of August, 2015 Kekoa Kaluhiwa, Chairperson Department of Land and Natural Resources

PUBLIC NOTICE TO SUCCESSORS DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS HOMESTEAD SERVICES DIVISION DISTRICT OPERATIONS BRANCH NOTICE TO POSSIBLE SUCCESSORS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED LEASEHOLDERS, WHO DIED AND FAILED TO DESIGNATE A SUCCESSOR(S) TO THEIR HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS LEASE UNDER THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED. ANAKALEA Herbert H.H., Residence Lease No. 9234, Lot No. 21, Kaniohale, Hawaii BRASH, Verner H., Residence Lease No. 3805, Lot No. 63, Nanakuli, Oahu DE CAMBRA, Roy Daniel, Residence Lease No. 4512, Lot No. 63, Nanakuli, Oahu HAVILI, Lynnette L.H., Residence Lease No. 9486, Lot No. 48, Waiehu Kou II, Maui KAMAHELE, Johnny, Residence Lease No. 12683, Lot No. 25, Panaewa, Hawaii KUAILANI, Francis I., Sr., Residence Lease No. 9387, Lot No. 74, Kaniohale, Hawaii MILIKAA, Benjamin O., Residence Lease No. 7254, Lot No. 2, Nanakuli, Oahu REYES, John K., Residence Lease No. 6578, Lot No. 9, Anahola, Kauai All possible successors of the above-named decedents are hereby notified to present their claims to succeed to the homestead lease together with proof of their qualifications to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands at its Oahu District Office at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707, or at any of the neighbor island district offices, within four (4) months from the first day of publication of this notice, ending on January 6, 2016, or be forever barred from succeeding to the lease. Dated September 16, 2015 Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chairman Hawaiian Homes Commission Honolulu Advertiser – 9/06, 9/16, 9/20, 9/30/2015 The Garden Island Newspaper - 9/06, 9/16, 9/20, 9/30/2015 Hawaii Tribune Herald - 9/06, 9/16, 9/20, 9/30/2015 West Hawaii Today - 9/06, 9/16, 9/20, 9/30/2015 The Maui News - 9/06, 9/16, 9/20, 9/30/2015

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Illegal Occupation and a Wishful Generation We, the people of Hawaii, have lived under the American flag for over two centuries. Illegally occupied 95 of those years have been and still are under the crooked system of the 50th State, of the United States, while our "keeper of the key" has been a sleeper holding the key. Since 1976, Na Kupuna O Ka Lahui Hawaii has been waiting at the table of nation building with our "initiative of selfdetermination" in hand and the reorganization of native Hawaiians as the recognized beneficiaries to the Ceded Lands Trust. To counter our initiative, Hawaii's longtime political okoles, prostituted our kupuna in the back alleys of Kaka`ako and created the OHA scam in 1978. Today this phony created quasi state agency and the funds they scammed from the trust of the recognized beneficiaries, wants to pimp


our kupuna one last time "hana hou kakou" before closing shop, with an imitative "Native Hawaiian self-determination"! Had the State of Hawaii and our long time political okoles simply obey their trust kuleana instead of creating legislative schemes in order to cover up the Ceded Lands that were stolen and exchanged under the table by our illegal occupiers. Today's distraction is a wishful generation, crying for everything and anything under the illegal occupation of Hawaii while demanding for the return of "King Bootalitali" or "Queen E'te E'te" to the throne. Samuel L. Kealoha Jr. Ka`amola

Adopt-A-Team Early Success The Molokai High School Athletic Department would like to say a huge mahalo to the donors who've already contributed to our Adopt-A-Team fundraiser! Generous anonymous donors have made partial contributions to Adopt-A-Team in which every dollar can help cover the travel costs and equipment. We also received donations of three air rifles and a CO2 cartridge for the Air Riflery teams. Mahalo nui for helping make sports a reality for the Molokai student athletes, and please continue to spread

the word! For more information on Adopt-ATeam or to make a donation, contact Athletic Director Lee DeRouin at 567-6950 or Contributions can also be mailed to: Molokai High School Athletics P.O. 158 Hoolehua, HI 96729 Adopt A Team Program: Sport MHS Athletics

Weight Room Improvements A much-deserved mahalo is due morial Pool are both well-run, free public Maui County for enlarging and improv- facilities our community can take pride in. ing Kaunakakai Gym's weight room. Ad- Thanks again. ditional floor space, better lighting plus new weights and equipment were added, a really welcome use of taxpayer funds. Grateful user, Historic Kaunakakai Gym and Cooke MeMark Calvino

Maoli Kingdom in Opposition Continued from Sept. 2, Maoli Kingdom opposes all the following proposals in the illegal occupied system in the State of Hawaii. Mauna Kea: Illegal occupier's give's consent to a war crime to destroy our aina. Federal proposed rules: Working with illegal occupiers (State of Hawaii). Need to recognize us Hawaiians to make and help by supporting Maoli Kingdom. Waikolu Fencing -- DLNR, TNC: Tried to ask us as a community if they can fence up Waikolu that comes with a package of laws to regulate us on Molokai. CPAC: Trying to ask us a community if they can develop our lands on commercial use, which Molokai is not for sale in this kind of mentality. State of Hawaii: Illegal occupiers are transforming our Hawaiian Islands into commercial use, disrespecting and suppressing us Hawaiians on our mentality for our personal life and our resources. DHHL: Only 50 percent Native Hawaiian can get any funding and support from them. We all mixed race, pretty soon not going have any 50 percent Hawaiians left, mostly all of us who are kuleana landowners get left with nothing. OHA: Only for Native Hawaiians, you also need a 501 c 3 to collect any mon-

ey from OHA (Same Hawaiians get money every time money), also it's mainly who OHA only recognize. Kana`iolowalu: Just another illegal entity created under the State of Hawaii, to take more from us Hawaiians, in this situation we will be recognized as Indians. Hawaiian legacy will be lost forever. Molokai’s Pua`ahala Watershed Project: Wow, where did this one come from, I don't think I heard of any community meetings. We oppose. In all of these proposals, there is a lot more cooperations, departments and organizations involved, and they all come with their own package of rules and wants. Who will be responsible and held accountable for these war crimes you have created? We are tired of talking, and trying to save our rights, resources and lands. It seems like it never ends, these war crimes. We ask you to support Maoli Kingdom Proposal, so you can also help us stop these war crimes created in this corrupted country called Hawaii. Much mahalo and God bless you all, Harrie-Ann Aki and Gavin Pelekane- Tamashiro

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Support for Our Loss We, the family of the late Terrace Kekahuna would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all the prayers, love and support for our loss. Much mahalo goes out to many of our family, friends and Molokai community. Care resource: Lana Apuna, Lana Alcon, John-Alan. Office of Aging: Rachelle Ing, Carla DeAnglo. Meals on Wheels: Sharon Nishihira, Liko Tancayo, Angel, Tabilangan. My brothers Bill, Tom, and ohana, and my sisters Ulii, Lei, Nani and Ohana. Crivello and Helm ohana, Joe Kalima and his Manae boys, Keith Hirashima and boys, Raquel Dudoit, Moana’s Florist, Wade Nakayama and ohana, Chucky and Louise Miguel, Bicoy ohana, Larry Boy Aalona and ohana, Kamaile Alcon and ohana, da Las Vegas ohana, Pat and Denise Kawano, Eika and Claudie Duvauchelle, Cheryl and Alenna Davis, Marlo and Kevin Misaki, George Chung, Darlene and Serena Mokiao, Lahela Kalima and MOC, Alan Muneoka, Melony and Bobo Alcon, Punana Leo, Ui Lima, Class of ’67, Kaui Reyes, Lorna and Longie Dudoit,

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Albert Ranis Sr. He is survived by his sons Albert Ranis Jr. (Alanna), of Kaunakakai, Molokai and Daryl Ranis Sr., of Lanai City, Lanai; his daughter Beverly Ranis of San Francisco, California; brother Victor Ranis Sr., of Lana'i City; and 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at Home Pumehana on Molokai. Viewing of ashes will begin at 1 p.m. and services by Pastor Robert Sahagun will begin at 3 p.m.

Tolentino Reyes, Sr. Tolentino Reyes, Sr., 83, of Ho`olehua, Molokai, died on August 25, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. He was born in Olawalu, Maui. He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator and U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his Wife, Julia A. Reyes; sons Rodney Reyes and Tolentino Reyes, Jr.; daughters Debbie Naeole and Charlotte “Squeaky” Reyes, Belinda Reyes and Kapua Aalii Reyes; Hanai daughters Dee Dee Tabion and Lisa Daniel; brothers

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Tederico Reyes, Clement “Macho” Reyes and Russell Reyes; sisters Rosita Yadao, Delores Keller, Thelma Alcon, Olinda Shefte, Adela Aamold, Sharon Reyes, Prisca Reyes-Clipper, Dolly Ai, Allison Mamala and Endille Mendoza; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Kaunakakai on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

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Kaluakoi Oceanfront: 5bed/4.5 bath custom home from the $3,888,888(fs)

Beautiful Ocean Front home with spectacular ocean and Diamond Head historic Cook Estate views. 3bedrooms/2bath on 5.56 acres. Kaunakakai: $399,000(fs) 16,306 sq. ft., Prime commercial Kanoa Beach: $489,000 (fs) 2208 sf duplex with individual water property, in K’kai & electric. Plenty of storage area with Kawela Plantation:$950,000(fs) private beach access. Custom home with ocean and mountain views. Built in pool and much more. Heights $339,000(fs) 3 bed/1 bath house with fantastic Kawela Beach:(fs) $550,000 ocean views Oceanfront 4bed/2bath with built in mother-in-law suite

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Ranch Camp: $70,000(fs)


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Kamiloloa: $90,000 (fs) 10,010 sf vacant lot, one mile east of town

Kawela: $185,000 (fs)

Heights: $86,000 (fs) 10,977 sflot Lot 45. Spectacular Ocean Views.

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Hawaiian Homes: (lh) $199,000

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Kawela: $144,900 (fs)

L AND West Ohia: $479,000

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1b/1b with loft. $169,850 Leasehold Ocean view w/rental history. $83,500 leasehold

KE NANI KAI 116 146 125 226

1b/1b 2 month fractional ownership. $25,000 2b/2b High-end remodel. $185,000 High-end remodeled unit w/ rental income $194,000 PRIME location of a top floor unit w/ views of Papohaku Beach. $249,000

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Puili Place: $80,000 Each (fs)

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Seaside Place: $320,000 (fs)

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Molokai Shores: $114,000 (LH)

1 bedroom with good rental history. Unit #B-226

Wavecrest Resorts: $305,000 (FS)

Unit A-304, Beautifully furnished oceanfront condo with fantastic rental history.

Ke Nani Kai: $25,000(fs)

16,875 sf Ocean front vacant lot. Water meter and sewer

Ranch Camp: $89,000 (fs)

17,511 sf commercially zoned with two installed water meters. Fenced with gate.

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Unit B-317 Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bdrm, 2 bath with loft. Enjoy tropical grounds, barbecue and pool. A must see!

Wavecrest Resorts: $149,900 (fs)

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118 Kulawai Loop 2B/2B home on 21+ acre. BEST PRICED home in Papohaku Ranchlands $650,000 143 Ho`aikane St SALE PENDING $275,000 136 Kulawai Loop 2B/2B home on 21+ acres. Adjacent to 118 Kulawai Loop. $650,000 3250 Kaluakoi Rd Oceanfront 1B/1.5 B home on 6 acres. $850,000 180 Hoaikane St 3B/2B w/ Unobstructed ocean views. $245,000


Ke Nani Kai: $165,000 (fs)


Ocean View Lots Lot 79 7.5 ac $215,100 Lot 125 Ahiu Rd. 22+ acre $282,500 Lot 199 5 ac Ocnfrt $719,000 Lot 237 SALE PENDING $239,000 Lot 240 5.9 ac $239,000 Lot 247 6.5 ac Ocnfrt $3,500,000 Lot 27 5.07 ac. Ocean view level lot on Noho Lio Rd. $199,000 Lot 251 5.9 ac.views of Papohaku beach. Corner lot. $600,000


MAUNALOA – Residential lots Lot D-14 Lot F-06 C-82 C-52

SOLD $38,000 Waieli St $80,000 Hoiakane St. $24,900 Unobstructed views of ocean on a cul-de-sac St. w/ green pastures across from lot $35,000

KAWELA PLANTATIONS Waiokama Pl Uluanui Rd Uluanui Rd Ulua Rd SOLD

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KALOKO’ELI FISHPOND LOTS - 4 lots for sale close to town. 10,000 to 17,000 sq. ft. Buy one or buy all- one has water meter. $100,000 to $125,000

KAWELA AREA - Over an acre of land on the water. Paddle in and out every day of the year! $385,000 Owner’s hold a HI real estate license. A three bedroom 2 bath home on quarter acre near town with carport. Tenant occupied $350,000.

21 ACRES WEST END - Over 21 acres of land on west side across from this beach access. Lots of potential on 21 acres $349.000

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Located at 130 Kam V Hwy in the old surf shop location, Mon - Fri 9 to 5 Visit or call our office at 553-8334




To schedule an appointment, call 808.553.5038 Hours of Operation: Monday—Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Medical Only)

Located at the old Pau Hana Inn at 30 Oki Place Kaunakakai

ANNOUNCING MORE MOLOKA I TO NEIGHBOR ISLAND NONSTOPS THAN ANYBODY. Hawai i’s Favorite Island Hopper is pleased to introduce new daily nonstop flights from Moloka i to Kona. One Way




Introductory Rate

Moloka‘i to Kona – NEW! Moloka‘i to Honolulu Moloka‘i to Kalaeloa (Barbers Point) Moloka‘i to Kahului Moloka‘i to Kapalua

Call 808.495.4188 or toll free 1.866.260.7070 or visit *Introductory rate is subject to availability. Daily nonstop service from Molokai to Kona begins 08Sep. The first nonstop direct flight from Kona to Molokai starts on 09Sep and is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Effective October 1st Mokulele Airlines will offer two daily non-stop flights in each direction between Molokai and Kona. Standard terms apply. Rate includes taxes and fees. Book online at

The Molokai Dispatch -- September 16, 2015  

Cheerleading Makes a Comeback, Community Plan Extension Granted, Molokai Paddles at Long Distance Race