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The kids at Weinberg Village had a spe- cial treat last week as several volunteers from The Locations Foundation brought 50 fully loaded school backpacks there, and they could pick out their own. Locations employees have a school supply drive every year, and distribute the goodies to needy kids all over the island…

Kailua students Raina Kahanu and Lacey Chong both earned their master of education degrees in the spring at Pacific University in Oregon. Raina will go to Samoa to teach, and Lacey will remain in Forest Grove (home of PU) to teach …

And also HMSA Kaimana Scholarship winners ($3,000 each) for outstanding academics and athletics, sportsman- ship and community service: Caitlin Hooker of Kailua High and Sara McAllaster of Kalaheo …

Polynesian Cultural Center has made it to Google Street View. See the 42-acre park from a pedicab perspective by visiting Google Maps and entering the park’s address, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy. Happy free touring! …

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties has welcomed Kailua native Thomas Noda and Kailua resident b, a former domestic violence educator, into its New Agent Training Office …

Windward Community Federal Credit Union has awarded $1,000 grants to 2012 high school graduates Chanelle Toilolo of Kalaheo, Alyssa Janine Pascua of Castle and Norma Joy Agbisit of Kailua … Still more scholars, awarded by Kailua United Methodist Church: $1,000 to Leila Machado (UH Manoa), $750 to Alex Tom (Marist College), and $500 to Kiana Yuen (Seattle U.) …

Lucky slot players from Windward brought some spare change back from downtown Las Vegas recently: Waimanalo’s Frances Puu $9,743; Kailua winners Anna Asinsin $8,000, William Naweli $6,000, Edmund Tawara $5,706, Charles Okuhata $5,000 and Karen Nishioka $4,536; Kaneohe’s Barbara Yee $4,200, Kailua’s Chester Takemoto $4,097, and Kaneohe’s Kiyoshi “Golden Arm” Kami lasted one hour and one minute shooting craps.

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