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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 3/26/14

North Shore nurse Jessica Munoz recently won the Central Oahu Soroptimist Club’s 2014 Ruby Award for her outstanding work in improving the lives of women. Jessica is volunteer director of Courage House Hawaii, which is actively seeking a safe house for sex trafficking victims. (The March 8 awards brunch airs on Olelo 53 at 4 p.m. March 24, 8 a.m. March 30 and noon March 31) …

Central Pacific Bank has promoted Mililani’s John Taira to senior VP and commercial banking manager. John has been at CPB since 2003. He’s also on the board for Kunia Village Title Holding Corp. … Wahiawa’s Ashley Edith McLaughlin made the fall semester dean’s list at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont …

Courtney Abear (Mililani 2008, Wayland Baptist Univ. of Mililani 2013) has graduated from Air Force Reserve basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas … Longtime Wahiawa volunteer Grace Dixon has put up a Facebook page for her town, called Wahiawa No Ka Oi. Take a look and add some news …

Wayne Harada reports that acclaimed Broadway vocalist Loretta Ables Sayre will be back as Bloody Mary April 9-May 4 in Millburn, N.J., when the Paper Mill Playhouse presents South Pacific. You also can see the Mililani Mauka star on local TV commercials … Pamela Boyar, a partner in FarmLovers Farmers Markets here (like the Waimea Valley venue), took Waialua Estate chocolate samples to share along with Hawaii success stories to a California Small Farms Conference. Drooling ensued

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