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Carol Chang

Waha Nui – 1/15/14

While he’s always looking for volunteers who love working with native plants at Na Pohaku O Hauwahine (263-8008), Kaimi Scudder arrived too late to sign up Barack and Michelle, who took their famous 15-minute trek through the site to the Kawainui overlook Jan. 4. “The Secret Service came early and swept the place,” he says. I don’t think he means with a broom either. But maybe they could weed next time …

Charlie Wedemeyer‘s widow Lucy is in town to speak at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Philippine consulate, sponsored by the Kailua-based ALS Ohana of Hawaii (256-3932). The occasion is the ohana’s first caregiver support group meeting … Kaio Chang (Kahuku 1991, BYUH 2010) has yet another graduation behind him: Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas …

Windward residents Kekoa Beaupre and Shelley Ellwin have joined the board of directors for the nonprofit Network Enterprises Inc., which provides strategic governance for staffing of other nonprofits. New treasurer Kekoa is a CPA with experience in both businesses and nonprofits. New secretary Shelley is controller at Mid Pac Petroleum …

Castle High School library needs a 32-cup coffee maker. To help them out, call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools at 225-2621 … Kaaawa resident and veteran journalist Crystal Kua has joined First Wind as its director of external affairs for Hawaii and will be working with the community on the goals of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative … Kaneohe’s Ian Roessler has graduated from Navy Officer Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek., S.C. – a rigorous six-month immersion course in designing, operating and maintaining nuclear propulsion ships and submarines …

The Associa company Hawaii First cheered clients of Family Promise Dec. 18 with a full gourmet turkey dinner, and presented a 42-inch flat screen TV set to Koolau Clubhouse for its adult members, who have learning disabilities. In all, food, gift cards and keiki presents were distributed at the Pacific Club to 140 families, reaching a total of 1,400 people … Hauula’s Richard Wassman has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

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