Waha Nui – 2/26/14

Central Pacific Bank has promoted Wahiawa’s Norman Nakasone to senior vice president and manager of product and echannel management. Norman also is treasurer for Hawaii United Okinawa Association and on the board of Wahiawa Community Based Development Organization … Richard Wassman (Leilehua 2012) has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. …


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Jaylin Fort

Jaylin Fort (Mililani 2011) has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas … The Wahiawa Lions picked Wahiawa Middle School student Raven Demmert as winner of the club’s 2014 Peace Poster Contest, and his entry will move on to further judging in the statewide competition … Haleiwa’s Lori Kimata, a midwife and veteran percussionist with Kapono Ciotti and the West African fusion band Jamarek, entertains at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Station Bar & Lounge on Kapiolani Boulevard …

Mililani’s Creighton Liu has been elected chairman of the board for Hospice Hawaii … The Air National Guard recently turned out at least three area graduates of its basic training course at Lackland AFB, Texas. They are Kekoa Ford-Parrish (Waialua 2008), Troy Egloria (Mililani 2008) and Ashley Barreto (Leilehua 2006) …

The latest lucky slot machine players in downtown Las Vegas are comprised of both new and familiar faces: Mililani’s Melanie Maruya $10,000, Waialua’s Marian Cox and Lydia Sato, $4,000 each; and Wahiawa’s Gail Ogawa $7,000, Josephine Chargualaf $5,975 and Jane Oda $5,563 … Mililani resident Steve Uyehara, the morning news anchor of Sunrise on Hawaii News Now, will put on another hat May 9 as honorary chairman of Palolo Chinese Home’s 24th annual Dynasty Invitational Golf Tournament on the Ala Wai Golf Course