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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

A former Department of Defense police officer at Kaneohe Marine base, Derek Hinkley of Kaneohe, has graduated from Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. as a Navy ensign. Derek also has degrees from New Mexico State and will now report with wife Tehani to Pensacola for flight training. On a more earth-centered mission, he helped coach the Kalaheo football team in 2011 and 2012 …

Inspired by living close to the dramatic Koolau Pali, Windward artist Eric Cyganik Morgan has his landscape paintings on view in the show “Laughing Lost Island” now through Sept. 21 at thirtyninehotel (599-2552) … Inspired by yummy, homegrown poi from the Kako’o ‘Oiwi lo’i in Heeia, volunteer “Kuhio” recommends eating it this way: “Bite off the corner and suck ‘um straight from the bag” …

Kaneohe’s Sarah Souza received her degree in computer engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York this spring … Lanikai’s William Bowers has joined the Class of 2017 at West Point after successfully completing basic training, and his new cadet company earned top honors at a pass-and-review this month …

Kailua’s Gabrielle Whitworth got her B.A. in May from University of Albany in New York … 2013 Castle grad Christian Kapeliela now is playing for the Hawaii Island Movers, sharing his baseball talent and experience earned with the Castle Knights on Japan ballfields … Windward resident and DOE psychologist Marilyn Kim will speak on “Caregiving for COPD Patients” Sept. 7 in Queen’s Conference Center at the annual Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease seminar, and it’s free to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (699-9839) …

Look out for the documentary film Hawaii Sons of the Civil War, now in production by two Kailua natives, Todd Ocvirk and Nanette Napoleon. Nanette still lives in the area … UH Sea Grant professor E. Gorden Grau has been named interim director of the Water Resources Research Center at UH-Manoa. The Kaneohe man has the right outlook: “Water is life,” he says. “It is the basis for all living systems on earth, and yet something we take for granted”

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