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					             Molokai Dispatch
                                                                                                                 January 3, 2008
                                                            MOlOKaI news, MOlOKaI style - sInce 1985                         cIrculatIOn 5,200 Island-wIde


                                                                                                                                            The Year in PhoTos
                                                                                                                                             1 `Ihi `ihi: Patches of endangered
                                                                                                                                            fern are discovered at La`au Point.
                                                       1                                                                                     2 Aloha Festival: The islands favorite
                                                                                                                                            people were featured in the 61st Aloha
                                                                                          4                                                  3 Railan Alavazo: Turns surfing into art
                                                                                                  8                                         at the Molokai Ohana 70’s Surf Meet.
                                                                                                                                             4 Lono: Releases Old Style IV - his
                                                                                                                                            new CD is entirely about Molokai.
                                           2                                                                                                 5 Ka Hula Piko: Dancers give moving
                                                                                                                                            performances in tribute to late Kumu
                                                                                                                                            Hula, John Ka`imikaua.
                                                                                                                                             6   Ho`omau: Hawiian ‘opio rock
                                                                                                   9                                        out while perpetuating Hawaiian
                                                                                                                                            language and culture.
                                                                                          5                                                  7 After 40 years of shuttling the
                                                                                                                                            people of Molokai Hawaii’s oldest
                                                                                                                                            regional flyer is closes its doors.
                                                                                                                                             8 Return to La`au: Pilipo Solatario
                                                                                                                                            chants as he arrives on the beach during
                                                                                                                                            the one-year anniversary march.
                                                                                                                                             9 You Win Molokai: Under adverse
                                                                                                                                            public scrutiny Molokai Properties
                                                                                                                                            Limited withdraws their EIS.
                                                                                                                                             10 Youth Rodeo: Molokai `opio
                                                3                                         6       10                                        made a strong showing at High School
                                                                                                                                            Rodeo Association events this year.

                                   The Year in Review
This Week’s
makInG BeeF

                                                             was a lively year    Queen Lili`uokalani’s birthday, and the Ka      2007 In RevIew
Stew out oF 2007                                          for our island and      Hula Piko celebrate the Hawaiian culture.       David Letterman Features Dispatch Story
LookInG BaCk at moLokaI’S
2007. Page 2                                              our staff at The             Sadly, 2007 marked the first year the Ka        On the “Small Town News Segment,”
                                   Molokai Dispatch has taken pleasure in re-     Hula Piko was celebrated without its creator,   David Letterman featured Molokai Dispatch
                                   porting these events weekly. As the year has   John Kaimikaua, who passed away in 2006.        reporter, Adam Bencze’s story about a Maui
               Gov’S CoLumn
                                   come to a close, we are grateful to have the   However, his wife Ka`oi took charge of this     Subway Restaurant owner trafficking drugs.
               Gov. Linda Lingle
               talks about 2008    chance to represent the people of Molokai in   year ’s event, and organized it in a way that        Bencze’s story discussed how two men
               state spending      a positive light.                              would make Kaimikaua proud.                     were each being held on $1.5 million bail in
               with a focus             The fight to save La`au Point against a        It was one of the worst summers for        connection with what police are calling the
               on Harbor           multimillion dollar development divided the    wave-starved surfers. But those who re-         biggest drug bust in Maui County history.
               Improvements.       island in ways many wish it had not. While     lentlessly punched in their time-card at the         However, it was Bencze’s witty “Fatigued
               Page 4              the fight already begins again, many have      beach were awarded with a few swells on         Editor’s Note: In restaurant vernacular, Ani-
                                   enjoyed a reprieve in the past few weeks.      the south shores of the Hawaiian Islands.       ban would have to sell roughly 2.3 million 12-
                                        A large brush fire in June consumed            After decades of air service from          inch club combos to pay his fine,” that caught
                                   3,000 acres of Molokai Ranch land. A new       Molokai’s favorite green-tailed planes, the     The Letterman Show’s interest.
                                   fire station site was approved just east of    Air Shuttle has shut down, giving way to
                                   Kaunakakai, and plans to build one in the      newcomers Pacific Wings and Go Airlines.        eC election Results
                                   West End are on the way.                            We invite you to read along about the           In the largest voter turnout in Molokai
                                        Gasoline prices skyrocketed. While $4     rest of this eventful year as we present the    Enterprise Community (EC) history, challeng-
                                   a gallon might seem astronomical compared      2007 Year in Review.                            ers Bridget Ann Mowat and Leila Stone upset
SLIpaS                             to mainland standards, it is still cheaper                                                     recumbent board members Colette Machado
New youth club have begun          than most other areas of the world.                                    Hau`oli Makahiki Hou,   and Claud Sutcliffe on Wednesday, January
their quest to better the               Our cultural traditions are still alive                               Molokai Dispatch.   31.
community. Page 14                 and strong. Events such as Aloha Week,                                                                        “RevIew” ContInueD on paGe 3

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  W.A. Quality Masonry                                                                                                    Making Beef stew out of 2007
                       • ConCrete • BloCk • roCk                                                                          Looking back at 2007 on Molokai.
                 Free estimates!                                                                                          By CLIFton kaumuaLI’I

                   “Professional Services At Reasonable Prices”
                                                                                                                                    s I look back at Molokai’s wonder-            Speaking of “town”, a lot has changed!
                                                                                                                                    ful history, I cannot recall a single   Every time I go down to the wharf when
                 Wiliama akutagaWa, liC. # C-26379                                                                                  year to date that has had more          the barge is here, it seems like a lot more
                                                                                                                          changes and new things brought to this is-        stuff is coming in than going out, and I
                 Ph: 558-8520 | Cell: 658-0611 | Fax: 558-8540                                                            land than in 2007.                                mean A LOT more stuff!
                                                                                                                                Wait….you don’t think so? Well let’s              Take’s has moved, Kalama’s is now un-
                                                                                                                          take a small step back in time to 12 months       der new ownership (Thanks for everything
 Molokai Craftsman                                                 Richard Harder Construction, Inc.
                                                                                                                          ago and see what has occurred here on the
                                                                                                                          friendly isle since then. I’m sure you’re prob-
                                                                                                                                                                            Kapua! You’re the best!), Radio Shack is here
                                                                                                                                                                            (maybe temporarily, I don’t know), open
      Remodeling Specialist                                                                                               ably thinking, “OK, so where                                     market Saturdays is more
    Finish Carpentry & Cabinets
      Additions • Decks • Houses
                                                                   RHCustom Homes
                                                                                                                          do we start?”
                                                                                                                                Let’s pick a few really
                                                                                                                                                                                           crowded with vendors than
                                                                                                                                                                                           ever before, and the county
                                                                              General Contractor                          noticeable things and then                                       workers got a brand new
      Ceramic Tile • Wood Floors                                                      Lic. BC 24577                       throw them all together like                                     vacuum pump truck! I saw it
 40 Years Experience           John Wainwright                                 (808) 552-0380                             the ingredients necessary to                                     two weeks ago sucking up the
  20 Years Molokai                                                                                                        make a huge pot of beef stew                                     huge ponds (mini lakes) by the
          References           808-558-8966                              Serving Hawaii for 30 Years
                                                                            P.O. Box 344 • Maunaloa, HI 96770             (I’ll leave the Tabasco bottle                                   drive-in and Ace hardware!
                                                                                                                          on the side)!                                                    Good job guys!
        of?                    cal                                                                                              The biggest thing I no-                                         We’re going to have a
      ro                          l to
   ky                                                                                                                     ticed was $4.14 for a gallon of                                  drive-thru burger joint soon
lea                                      !
                Island                                                                                                    regular gasoline and it seems
                                                                                                                          like the price steadily increas-
                                                                                                                                                                                           (again, still in denial)! The
                                                                                                                                                                                           Post Office, Friendly Market,
  Roofing Services                                                                                                        es 2 cents every month!
                                                                                                                                Since I’m on the subject of transporta-
                                                                                                                                                                                           & American Savings Bank
                                                                                                                                                                            get REALLY crowded sometimes. I try to
  Quality roof repars & re-roofing of all
          and any types of roofs.                                                                                         tion, haven’t you noticed a lot of new cars       avoid going to town on Friday’s. It seems
   Call for more info or free estimates:                                                                                  on the island? And have you noticed that          as if more change is inevitable in ‘08, pos-
                                                                                                                          most of these shiny, rust free vehicles are       sibly and probably more than what has oc-
       553-4382                                                                                                           being driven by NEW Molokai residents?            curred in ‘07!
        25 Years experience                                                                                               I saw a beautiful black Mercedes coup the               We cannot forget about the whole
                                                                                                                          other day rolling into town from the east.        “Molokai Ranch-La’au Point” issue. It’s
      Sparky’S ElECtriC                                           Molokai
                                                                  Portable Toilets
                                                                                                                          I remember when Shirley Rawlins had the
                                                                                                                          first and only Mercedes on the island…and
                                                                                                                                                                            been an unreal rollercoaster ride during
                                                                                                                                                                            the past few years and it looks like the end
 interior & exterior Wiring                                       Same day service, 24hr                                  that wasn’t too long ago!                         is near. My mana`o: We’ve got to come to
                                                                  Cesspool & Septic Pumping,                                    So where are most of these new peo-         some kind of conclusion soon. The sooner,
        35 Years Experience                                       Guaranteed Cesspool                                     ple coming from? I’ve conversed with              the better. It’s either yes or no! Let’s all
                                                                  Rehabilitation, Waste Oil                               many of them myself and I’ve come to the          move forward and come to an agreement
   & Don’s Construction                                           Disposal, Grease Traps & Grease
                                                                  Disposal, HAZMAT Disposal
                                                                                                                          conclusion that they’re coming here from          on a PONO solution.
 Additions, Remodels & Decks                                                                                              EVERYWHERE!                                             Other major changes include the end

 H: 808-558-8275 | C: 808-658-5176                                567-POOP                                                      So where do they live you may ask?
                                                                                                                          Most of them live anywhere that is for sale
                                                                                                                                                                            of the Air Shuttle and the introduction of
                                                                                                                                                                            Go! Airlines & Pacific Wings; One local
                                                                                                                          or for rent such as West End, Mauna Loa,          business gone and two mainland busi-
                                                                                                                          Kalae, East End, Kawela, and a few places         nesses move in. Don’t forget that the Ha-

                          estrella enterprises
                                                                                                                          in or near Kaunakakai. These new people           waii Superferry travels across our northern
                                                                                                                          live EVERYWHERE on Molokai!                       coastline from Oahu to reach Maui (now
                                                                                                                                I asked a few of them, “So what made        I’m permanently in denial!). Brace your-
                                                                                                                          you want to move to Molokai?” Their #1            self Molokai because there’s no telling how
                          Serving Hawaii Since 1977                                                                       reason was to leave the “rat race back home”      the Superferry is going to affect us, even if
                                                                                                                          and their #2 reason; there was no #2 reason!      they don’t land here!
   For All Your Excavation Needs                                                                                                Everyone new to Molokai, at least
                                                                                                                          the people that I have met so far, wanted
                                                                                                                                                                                  So that’s my 2007 Molokai review.
                                                                                                                                                                            There’s still a very long list of things out
   • Roadways      • Site Work                                     • Underground Utilities                                to leave the traffic, the shopping malls, the     there that I haven’t even mentioned but I got
   • Grading       • Demolition                                    • Septic Systems                                       pollution, the overpopulation, and every-         to finish cooking this pot of stew right now!
                                                                                                                          thing else that comes with it….behind.                  Is most of this change good or bad for
   • Land Clearing • Hauling                                       • Rock Walls                                                 OK, I can understand what you’re talk-      Molokai? That’s for you to decide. I’ve al-
                                                                                                                          ing about but think about this…What if ev-        ready made up my mind. But remember to
                                                                                                                          erybody in the world wanted to escape the         always Aloha ke kahi i ke kahi (Love one
                                                                                                                          “rat race” and move to Molokai? Believe it        another) no matter what happens!
                                                                                                                          or not (I’m in the denial stage right now) but
                                                                                                                          this is happening RIGHT NOW!!!                           Editors Note: The views & opinions ex-
                                                                                                                                About twenty years ago, Maui started        pressed & shared by Mr. Kaumuali’i do not re-
  FRee eStimateS
                                                                                                                          to transform into what we’re currently ex-        flect those of the Molokai Dispatch and/or their
  Ph: 553-9963                                      contractor lic aBc-18118
                                                    Post Office Box 482239, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748                      periencing. The Molokai “rat race” is just
                                                                                                                          beginning and it looks like Kaunakakai
                                                                                                                                                                            staff members. All comments, questions, and
                                                                                                                                                                            responses to this article should be sent to leo@
                                                                                                                          “town” is the figure 8 track!           

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          2007 Year                             in       review                                                       January 3, 2008 • The Molokai DisPaTch • Page 3

“RevIew” ContInueD FRom paGe 1
                                                assist in the formation of regional `aha
      M o w a t                                 moku councils, which advise on all matters
and Stone cam-                                  regarding the management of the state’s
paigned on a                                    natural resources.
clear ‘No to
La’au develop-                                  Fresh Ihi Ihi Found at La`au
ment’ platform,
                                                     Walter Ritte, along with his wife Lo-
making        the
                                                retta and his sister Scarlett, found two
answer in this unofficial referendum a re-
                                                small patches of the endangered ihi ihi at
sounding NO; a favorable result for sup-
                                                La`au Point, which fueled the anti-devel-
porters of Hui Ho’opakele ‘Aina and oth-
                                                opment arsenal of tangible reasons to op-
ers who voted for the Mowat-Stone bloc
                                                pose the Ranch’s proposed development of
and clearly believe La’au is worth saving.
                                                that area.
      This result is an important one to the
                                                     Molokai botanist Bill Garnett said the
community involvement process; MPL has
                                                area is home to a historic population of the
always maintained that there is a ‘silent
                                                plant and it’s expected to turn up in many of
majority’ of Molokai residents who are in
                                                those places after the next serious rainfall.
favor of the Master Land Use Plan. This
election was pivotal in proving what anti-
development supporters have maintained          molokai air Shuttle Halts Service
all along - that there is no silent majority,         After     40
and in fact most people do not support the      years of shut-
development of La`au.                           tling the peo-
                                                ple of Molokai
keiki expo 2007                                 b e t w e e n
                                                Ho`olehua, Ka-
                              On     Satur-
                                                laupapa       and
                         day, February 10,
                                                Honolulu air-
                         over 500 people
                                                ports, Hawaii’s oldest regional flyer is clos-
                         attended the 3rd
                                                ing its doors. The family owned airline flew
                         Annual       Keiki
                                                their last flight this past Sunday. A spokes-
                         Expo at the Mitch-
                                                person for the company said the closure
                         ell Pauole Center.
                                                was the result of an ongoing dispute with
The event gave parents an opportunity to
                                                the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
access the on-island childhood services
                                                over printing and adhering to a regular set
and programs while their keiki had a blast
with races, ice-cream making, toys to play
                                                      Hank Younge Jr, founded Air Molokai
with, constant hands-on activities and a
                                                in 1967 – the company became Molokai Air
crazy-fun jumping castle.
     The keiki of Moloka’i provided much
                                                Shuttle under Hank’s son Henry Younge
                                                III 15 years ago.
                                                                                                                                                  “Gifts of the Islands”
of the entertainment for the day, both for-
mal and informal. The crowds were ser-
                                                      “We sincerely thank Molokai for                                                             • Hawaiian Jewelry
                                                years of loyal business and apologize for
enaded by the nahenahe voices of Na Keiki                                                                                                         • Tropical Fashions
                                                                                                     Christmas sale!
                                                stopping,” said the elder Younge from the
o Ka Punana Leo o Moloka’i and capti-
vated by the hula dancers of Halau Hula
                                                company’s office at the commuter terminal                                                         • Hula Kahiko Dancers
                                                at Honolulu International Airport; “but the
o Kilohana.
                                                company could never survive the fines it
                                                                                                     Nov 27-30, 50% OFF                           • Hawaiian Christmas
                                                would have faced.”
Lions on the Loose                                                                                    silk arrangements &                           Ornaments
     A group of 22 dancers from Au’s Sha-
olin Arts, a cultural and martial arts soci-
                                                molokai activists Support taro Bill                        other items.                           • Exquisite Woodwork
ety based in Honolulu, graced the Molokai
                       community with a tra-
                                                          crowded                                     Mon & Thurs 11am-3pm                                567-6083
                       ditional Chinese New
                                                the front of the                                     Tues, Wed & Fri 10am- 3pm                        Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
                                                Hawaii         State                                                                                     Closed on Sunday
                       Year celebration Feb.
                                                Capitol Building                                     658-0181 or 567-6788
                                                March 30 to pro-
                            This past year
                                                test the death of
                       was the Year of the
                                                a bill that would
                       Lion, according to the
                                                impose a 10 year
                       Chinese calendar. The
                                                moratorium on GMO testing in taro.
dancers performed inside two four-legged
                                                      Bill 958 passed through the Senate in
lion outfits. A red lion represented courage,
                                                January, but was shelved by the House of
while a green lion represented friendship.
                                                Representatives after University of Ha-
                                                waii researchers protested the proposed
Helm and mitchell Celebrated                    ban. They argued the ban was simply too
     Thirty years ago                           stringent, and would leave Hawaii’s taro
George Helm and                                 farmers defenseless against plant diseases
Kimo Mitchell were                              like taro leaf blight, which have devastated
claimed by the seas                             other pacific islands’ crops.
between Kaho`olawe                                    But defenders of the taro say that re-
and Maui, leaving an                            searchers aren’t considering the social as-
indelible mark upon                             pects of the issue; specifically, that Native
Molokai. On March 7 members of the com-         Hawaiians consider taro to be an ancestor
munity celebrated their lives, and paid         incarnated, and that if GMO taro escaped
tribute to their achievements with a party      the lab, it could spread throughout the
at Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove lasting long          state, cross pollinating and compromising
into the night.                                 natural taro.                                           home of the onolicious breakfast!
                                                      The bill is most likely dead for this year’s
                                                                                                            Come by and try our nightly dinner specials such as:
                                                session, but will almost certainly be revived
Reviving Hawaii’s `aha moku System
                                                in next year’s governmental sessions, with or             • Barbecue babyAhi w/ribs with house made guavaw/ Lilikoi Butter
                                                                                                                            back                                 barbecue sauce
      A bill to create `aha moku councils
and put together an integrated system of
                                                without changes made in the interim.                       • Spicy Crusted         Lime Cilantro • Opakapaka
                                                                                                      All specials come with rice or potatoes, sauteed vegetables & fresh green salad.
natural resources management passed a
first hearing in the Hawaiian Senate in         annette pauole-ahukuelo Honored                             Open Tuesday - Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner;
March. The bill that originated on Molokai           The Small Business Association (SBA)               Monday for breakfast and lunch; Nightly dinner specials and Thursday
involved collaboration from kupuna of all       designated Annette Pauole-Ahukuelo to re-                           night Prime Rib w/ au jus. Call or come by!
islands.                                        ceive the County of Maui Financial Cham-
                                                                                                                • BReakfaST: 7 aM - 11 aM 5 Lunch:PM Day
      The ground-breaking bill would later
be approved by the State Senate, empow-
                                                pion Award for empowering Molokai en-
                                                trepreneurs through Molokai’s Kuha`o                                  • DinneR SPeciaLS: PM - 8
                                                                                                                When in kona the kuakini cookhouse! 331-1331
ering native Hawaiians by officially recog-     Business Center.
nizing their knowledge and expertise.
      The bill establishes a commission to                  “RevIew” ContInueD on paGe 6                                 Ph: 567-9655 MahaLo
Page 4 • The Molokai DisPaTch • January 3, 2008

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                                                                                                               would like to wish          biennium of 2007 to 2009.
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                                                                                                               ing 2008.
                                                                                                                                           mental budget is the push to modernize
                                                                                                                                           Hawai‘i’s harbor system to meet new,
                       PrAcTiTioner                                                                                 As we enter            expanded demands and enhanced se-
                       Member AMTA – Master Herbalist | State Licensed -#5476
                                                                                                               our sixth year in           curity standards. Details of our bold,
                       “I’ll come to you” 553-8034                                       office, Lieutenant Governor and I look
                                                                                         forward to working with the commu-
                                                                                                                                           new Harbors Modernization Plan were
                                                                                                                                           announced at a December news confer-
                       Owner of Molokai Apothecary                                       nity to meet the challenges and take              ence where I was joined by legislative
                                                                                         advantage of the opportunities that lie           leaders and key harbor users who col-
  Specializing in essential oils                                                         ahead. I will provide an outline of our           laborated in the plan’s development.
  Massage: Lomi, Structural Integration, Japanese, Facial, Reflexology, Clinical         initiatives in my State of the State Ad-               Currently, 98 percent of Hawai‘i’s
  Aromatherapy, Relaxation, Sports                                                       dress, and invite you to watch it live on         imported goods pass through its har-
  Structural Integration: Myofacial Release - Somatic Emotional Release - PNF,           Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. at www.            bors, including consumer goods, vehi-
  Cupping, Clay Treatments, Hydro-Therapy, Ear Candling, Herbal Medicine,                                         cles and fuel. That volume is expected
  Sinus Treatments, Herbal Formulas, Apothecary Preparations, Herbal Walks,                   Since taking office, my Adminis-             to climb by as much as 27 percent in
  Consultations,bowel cleansing, pregnancy message.                                      tration has applied a fiscally respon-            2010 and by as much as 93 percent in
                                                                                         sible approach to managing the state’s            2020, at the same time that passenger
  Former AMTA Vice President - Prefered Caregiver, Naturopath, Master Iridologist.       budget. This, along with a booming lo-            traffic is growing. The Harbors Mod-
              30 Years Experience, Molokai Resident 37                                   cal economy, has contributed to major             ernization Plan takes into account the
                                                                                         improvements in our state finances and            critical role ports play in our state’s
                                                                                         to healthy budget surpluses, particu-             commercial well-being, while also re-

            Hayaku Gas & Go
            Molokai’s Newest FaMily owNed
                                                                                         larly during the extraordinary growth
                                                                                         period of 2003 to 2006.
                                                                                              Today, our economy is still strong,
                                                                                         but growing at a moderated rate. Re-
                                                                                                                                           specting our environment.
                                                                                                                                                In the 2009 supplemental budget,
                                                                                                                                           we propose a total of $124.4 million in
                                                                                                                                           revenue bonds to begin the first phase
              Gas statioN & sNack shop                                                   flecting this new economic framework,
                                                                                         last month I submitted to the Legisla-
                                                                                                                                           of improvements to increase capac-
                                                                                                                                           ity and upgrade facilities at Kahului,
         Mon-Fri 5:30am - 9 pm | Sat 6-8:30 | Sun 7am - 6pm                              ture a Supplemental Budget and Finan-             Nawiliwili, Hilo, Kawaihae, Honolulu

          Formerly Kalama’s Service Station - Dowtown Next to Fish & Dive
                                                                                         cial Plan for fiscal year 2009 that focus-
                                                                                         es on meeting Hawai‘i’s most critical
                                                                                                                                           and Kalealoa Barbers Point Harbors.
                                                                                                                                           The ambitious upgrades encompassed
                                                                                         needs, including modernizing public               by all phases of the plan are slated to be
                                                                                         infrastructure on all islands. The addi-          completed in just six years.
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                               • Mahimahi Fish Taco Plate
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                                                                                                                       For preschool program information, please call
                                                                                                                          1-800-842-4682, press 9 then ext. 48305.
                                                            CommeRCial                     school year.
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                                                   Island WIde update
                                                                                                                                                 step aerobics, Weights, toning/stretch
                                              ¤ Thurs, Dec 20                                   ¤ Tues, Dec 25                                   5-6 p.m. Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center. 553-5848.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ¤ Fri, Jan 4
                                             step aerobics, Weights, kickboxing
                                             6-7 a.m. Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center. 553-          ► Merry Christmas!                                Ho`olehua Hawaiian civic club                       ► Grand Reopening Of Molokai’s
                                             5848.                                             Molokai catholic community                        Kulana `Oiwi, Conf. Rm., 5:30 p.m.                  JAZZERCISE LITE!
                                                                                               The Molokai Catholic Community invites you Molokai archery club                                       Home Pumehana, 5 p.m. COST: FREE on all
                                             Molokai Humane society                            to celebrate Christmas with us. Christmas Day Indoor Shoot, MPC, 7 p.m. (Open to Public)              three days! Plus Luck Number Drawing and
                                             Coffee’s of Hawaii 1p.m.                          Mass, 8 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Center.                                                           Snacks! Come join us for one hour of fun! Bring
                                             ► EC Board of Directors Meeting                   There will be caroling before the Christmas                                                           your weights, mats, water bottle.
                                             DHHL/OHA Conf. Rm, 4-6 p.m.                       Masses.
                                             step aerobics, Weights, toning/stretch
                                             5-6 p.m. Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center. 553-
                                                                                                ¤ Thurs, Dec 27                                            the BulletIn Board
                                             5848.                                             step aerobics, Weights, kickboxing
                                             Molokai archery club                              6-7 a.m. Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center. 553-            ► Molokai Moringa                                 to protect Haloa the taro, to know what
                                                                                               5848.                                               (kalamunguy) Project                              Molokai’s ‘new farmers’ are growing, to
                                             Indoor Shoot, MPC, 7 p.m. (Open to Public)                                                                                                              know who these ‘chemical companies’ turned
                                                                                                                                                   The second of a series of informational meet-
                                                                                               step aerobics, Weights, toning/stretch              ings about Moringa, better known as Kala-         farmers are, new rules and laws to protect us
                                             ¤ Fri, Dec 21                                     5-6 p.m. Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center. 553-                                                              from these chemical companies now farming
                                                                                                                                                   munguy in Hawaii, will be held at the Lani-
                                             ► Attention Homesteaders!                         5848.                                               keha Community Center on Friday, December         on our island.
                                             A Meringa Kalamunguy Project Meeting will         Molokai archery club                                21 at 6 p.m.                                      Sponsored by Hui Ho’opakele `Aina
                                             be held at the Lanikeha Community Center,         Indoor Shoot, MPC, 7 p.m. (Open to Public)          The mission of the Molokai Moringa Project        Winona laduke to visit Molokai!
                                             Middle Room 6 p.m. For more information call
                                                                                                                                                   is to set up a test site to grow moringa, pro-    Jan. 12-Renowned indigenous rights leader,
                                             Jim 567-6007.                                      ¤ Fri, Dec 28                                      vide on-site skill training for economically      Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) Native, and two-
                                             Meo annual celebration,                                                                               challenged individuals and other persons
                                             All of our Departments, including Transpor-       ► ‘A Touch of Gold’                                 with special needs, and to encourage the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     time Green Party US Vice Presidential candi-
                                                                                               Paddlers Inn Presents “Oahu’s Hottest Band” in                                                        date Winona LaDuke will talk story about her
                                             tation, will be closed from 10 – 12 p.m. No                                                           development of an island emergency food/          experience and struggles in protecting food
                                             services will be provided during this time. Be-   concert Dec. 28. Tickets on Sale now in limited     fuel supply.
                                                                                               quantities. Call Paddlers for more information.                                                       sovereignty, restoring food systems and pro-
                                             fore and after this time, the regular scheduled                                                                                                         tecting Indigenous cultures and foods from
                                                                                               553-5256.                                           Anyone interested in further information or
                                             routes will be in service.                                                                                                                              genetic modification.
                                                                                                                                                   participating in the project is encouraged to
                                              ¤ saT, Dec 22                                     ¤ saT, Dec 29                                      contact Kim Schelinski, 567-6007.                 As Program Director of the Honor the Earth
                                             arts & crafts Fair & Farmers’ Market              arts & crafts Fair & Farmers’ Market                ► Tutu & Me Update!                               Fund, Winona works on a national level to
                                                                                               Across from Library, Kaunakakai, takes place        Tutu & Me Traveling Preschool will be on va-      advocate, raise public support, and create
                                             Across from Library, Kaunakakai, takes place
                                                                                               all morning. Every Saturday.                        cation beginning December 17. Classes held        funding for frontline native environmental
                                             all morning. Every Saturday.
                                                                                                                                                   at the Mitchell Pauole Center will resume on      groups. She also works as Founding Director
                                             ► Donald Sunshine Book                            Molokai Martial arts                                                                                  for White Earth Land Recovery Project.
                                                                                               Filipino Martial Arts, for ages 14 and up. Sat-     January 14, and classes held at the Kualapuu
                                             Signing                                           urdays, 12-3 p.m. At Home Pumehana – Hale           Rec Center will resume on January 15.             Other Guests include: Louie Hena (Tesuque
                                             The Molokai Fine Arts Gallery will be hosting                                                                                                           Pueblo), Paula Garcia, and Andrea Hanks
                                             a book signing with Dr. Donald Sunshine.
                                                                                               Maha`olu Senior Center. Please contact coach        ► Lu`au by the Sea
                                                                                               Mark at 808-558-8144 or 808-336-0936.               Treat someone you love to the 2008 Lu`au          (White Earth Band of Ojibwe/Dine).
                                             The event will feature his new book Molokai
                                             Moments, as well as offering other Sunshine       al-anon meeting                                     by the Sea, and you’ll also be helping a de-      The event will be held at the Mitchell Pauole
                                             works. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.                             Ka Hale Po Maikai Office downstairs. 13.5           serving family from Molokai build their own       Center, 6 p.m.
                                                                                               miles east of Kaunakakai on the Mauka side of       home. Tickets for the Molokai Habitat for         Photo exhibit at Molokai Museum
                                             Molokai Martial arts                              the road. 5:30– 6:30 p.m.                           Humanity fundraiser are on sale now for just
                                             Filipino Martial Arts, for ages 14 and up. Sat-                                                                                                         Remains of a Rainbow, a traveling photo ex-
                                                                                                                                                   $31.95. Highlights include entertainment by       hibit of Hawaii’s rare and endangered plants
                                             urdays, 12-3 p.m. At Home Pumehana – Hale         ¤ Tues, Jan 1                                       Melveen Leed, a silent auction, and a lu`au
                                             Maha`olu Senior Center. Please contact coach                                                                                                            and animals, is returning to the R.W. Meyer
                                                                                                                                                   style dinner buffet. Thursday, Jan 24, 2008
                                             Mark at 808-558-8144 or 808-336-0936.             ► New Year’s Day!                                   5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Hotel Molokai. Tickets are
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sugar Mill Museum, a.k.a. Molokai Museum
                                                                                               Best Wishes for a Happy 2008!                                                                         and Cultural Center, on Kala‘e Highway. The
                                             al-anon meeting                                                                                       limited so reserve yours today! Call Jean Han     exhibit will run through Molokai‘s Earth Day
                                             Ka Hale Po Maikai Office downstairs. 13.5          ¤ WeD, Jan 2                                       808-560-5444 for more information.                Celebration on April 18, 2008. The Molokai
                                             miles east of Kaunakakai on the Mauka side of                                                         library Update                                    Museum and Cultural Center )is open for
                                             the road. 5:30– 6:30pm                            aarP Meeting                                        The library will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.       tours Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
      Moore Center                            ¤ sun, Dec 23
                                                                                               (Open to All) 9:30 a.m. MPC
                                                                                               Hi5 recycling redemption
                                                                                                                                                   on both Monday December 24 and December
                                                                                                                                                   31. Mele Kalikimaka & Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!
                                                                                                                                                                                                     for a small admission; admission to the cul-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tural center is free.
      DirecTory of Businesses
                                             ► Takes Variety Store Grand                       Kilohana Community Ctr 9 a.m. - 3p.m.               transportation Update                             do you love an addict?
                                             Opening Sale & Celebration                        reading Partners Program                            The transportation department will be op-         Problems with drug or alcohol addiction in a
                                             The owners are inviting everyone to come          M’kai Public Library lawn, 1:30-2:30 p.m.           erating on a limited Holiday schedule for         loved one? Don’t know whom to turn to for
                                             tour the new store! Pupu & Goodies at 6 p.m.                                                          Christmas Eve, 12/24/07 and New Year’s Eve,       help? Contact Drug Rehab Resource for a free
                                             - Lucky Number Drawing at 8 p.m. New Store        step aerobics, Weights, kickboxing
                                                                                                                                                   12/31/07. Riders will receive notice of the       confidential consultation to find the help you
                                             location on 29 Mohala St.                         5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center.
                                                                                                                                                   limited schedules for these days by No-           need. Call today 1-866-649-1594 or find out
2 KaMoi Street, KaunaKaKai                                                                     Call 553-5848 for more information.
                                                                                                                                                   vember 19, 2007.                                  more at Don’t
 Corner oF KAM HWy And KAMoI                  ¤ Mon, Dec 24                                    kaunakakai community learning center                                                                  wait.
                                                                                               (K’kai School Computer Lab), open 5:30-7:30         Please continue to make reservations as re-
                                             christmas eve                                                                                         quired for all services except for the Expanded   are you hurting?
      Moloka`i Realty, Inc                   Molokai catholic community                        p.m.
                                                                                                                                                   Rural Shuttle Service. If you have any ques-      If you are being sexually abused or assault-
 E    P: 808-553-9000 | Free: 866-309-9001   The Molokai Catholic Community invites            Pick-up soccer                                      tions, please don’t hesitate to contact Debra     ed…whether you are in a relationship or
 1                          you to celebrate Christmas with us. Missa de      Kaunakaki baseball field. 7pm.                      Spencer, Transportation Supervisor, at 553-       not, or you know someone who is, reach out
                                             Gallo will be celebrated from December 16th                                                           3218.                                             for help and call to talk about it at 808-553-               through December 24th at St. Sophia’s at 5         ¤ Thurs, Jan 3                                                                                       5907. Molokai sexual assault crises emer-
                                             a.m. There will be caroling before the Christ-                                                        GMo MeetinG- Jan. 9-MPC, 6pm
                                                                                               step aerobics, Weights, kickboxing                  Who should attend: Those who care about           gency response is there to help with their
      Molokai Visitors                       mas Masses.                                       6-7 a.m. Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center. 553-                                                              24-hour hotline. Remember, “no means no”
                                                                                                                                                   the land, plants, and the food we eat.
 E    Association                            Christmas Eve Mass, 8 p.m. at the Mitchell        5848.                                                                                                 no matter who it is”.
 2    P: 808-553-3876 | F: 808-553-5288      Pauole Center.                                                                                        Those who want...real food for their kids,
      Molokai Fine Arts
 E    Gallery
 3    P: 808-553-8520                                   Linda Shiraishi-Moore                              Holiday Special!
                                                FREE SHIPPING on all orders until Jan 5,
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                                                        Phone 808-553-5212

 E    P: 808-660-3314
      Kuha`o Business
 E    Center
 6    P: 808-660-0004 | F: 808-660-0005
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                                                    2007 Year
                                                 is still part of the living culture, while the
                                                                                                  In         revIeW    The festival is a long               Hunters protest Conservancy plan
“RevIew” ContInueD FRom paGe 3
                                                 valleys of Halawa and Wailau also leave us                            standing tradition on                      Molokai hunt-
                              Each       year    with evidence of a highly subsistence not-                            Molokai, spanning over               ers and their sup-
                         the SBA awards          so-long-ago past. Both places illustrate, like                        50 years here. Japanese              porters lined the
                         individuals who         few others, viable communities supporting                             culture is celebrated in             sidewalk on Ward
                         make outstanding        themselves through subsistence practices                              dance, music and mar-                Avenue        during
                         achievements in         well into the 20th century.                                           tial arts performances.              Saturday’s “Great
                         Hawaii’s business                                                        This year’s festival was no different, and                Guns” show at the Blaisdell Center in
                         world.      Pauole-     ka Hula piko 2007                                everyone who attended left with a smile a                 Honolulu, holding signs and protesting
Ahukuelo has had over 600 visits and                   The Ka Hula Piko                           little bit of extra knowledge about the rich              against the Nature Conservancy’s plan to
meetings with clients before the first half of   missed its founding fa-                          Japanese cultural traditions.                             import a New Zealand-based professional
2007 was even over. “My priority is to help      ther for the first time                                                                                    hunting contractor, Pro Hunt, to reduce
Molokai people get ahead not only in their       since its inception in                           massive marijuana Cultivation Found                       the wildlife population on Conservancy-
business but also in their personal lives as     1991. John Ka`imikaua                            Police confiscated almost 500 marijuana                   owned or managed lands.
well,” she said.                                 passed away in 2006,                             plants last week that were being cultivated                     The clash between the Molokai Hunt-
                                                 and he has been regard-                          in a private property in Ho`olehua. U`i                   ers Association (MHA) and the Conser-
molokai public Library turns 70                                                                   Cabanting called the police after her
                                                 ed as the man who put                                                                                      vancy stems from the MHA claims that the
                                                                                                  husband discovered the plants in their 40-
                                                 Molokai on the map as                                                                                      Pro Hunt would diminish local game on
                                                                                                  acre property.
                                                 the birthplace of hula.                                                                                    Molokai, and that the Conservancy failed
                                                                                                         “Federal conviction for trafficking
                                                       Ka`imikaua’s wife, Ka`oi, hosted the                                                                 to listen to the Molokai community in its
                                                                                                  100 or more marijuana plants is punish-
                                                 ceremony in her late husband’s dedication.                                                                 decision-making process.
                                                                                                  able with 5-40 years in prison, plus up to $2
                                                 Those who participated in the even cele-
                                                                                                  million in fines, according to the U.S. Drug              Ranch off the molokai Irrigation System
                                                 brated Ka`imikaua’s and what he had done
                                                                                                  Enforcement Agency. Under Hawaii State                          Deputy Attorney General Myra Ka-
      The community celebrated the Molokai       in perpetuating the tradition of hula.
                                                                                                  law, cultivation of 25 plants is a felony, and            ichi said Molokai Ranch must remain off
Public Library 70th anniversary with mu-               The male performers displayed pas-
                                                                                                  cultivation of 100 or more plants is punish-              the Molokai Irrigation System (MIS) “until
sic, dancing, and hula performances.             sion, talent and pride in their dance – quali-
                                                                                                  able with 20 years in jail plus a $50,0000                all environmental effects, if any, are suffi-
      The library was completed in 1937, a       ties that Ka`imikaua strived to pass on to
                                                                                                  fine. All those charges are for first offense,            ciently and properly addressed.”
time when communication with the out-            his halau.
                                                                                                  and could double with a second offense.                         Molokai Ranch is allowed to use the
side world was not so easy. Back in those
                                                 Community Seeks to Buy molokai Ranch                                                                       MIS to transfer a maximum of two million
days, books represented a window to the                                                           a`ole Superferry                                          gallons per day from Well No. 17 to the
rest of the world.                                     For decades, residents of Molokai have
                                                                                                       Anti-develop-                                        west side of the island.
      Today, as the world became so much         fought to stop resort development on their
                                                                                                  ment waves gen-                                                 Because the MIS is considered state
more intrinsically connected, the library        rural island. The community has finally
                                                                                                  erated on Molokai                                         property, an environmental assessment
still stands almost the same as it was 70        launched what it believes will be a final
                                                                                                  reached the shores                                        must be done before anyone uses it. This
years ago.                                       solution: a campaign to purchase Molokai
                                                                                                  of other Hawaiian                                         is in compliance with the Hawaiian Envi-
                                                 Ranch, and create a community-based
a Legacy of Sustainability                                                                        Islands. On Maui,                                         ronmental Policy Act, according to Alan
                                                 company to own and manage these lands.
                       From the begin-                                                            several anti-Superferry protesters showed                 Murakami, an attorney with the Native
                                                 The campaign plans to raise $200 million,
                 ning of history, the                                                             up at Kahului Harbor wearing A`ole La`au                  Hawaiian Legal Council (NHLC).
                                                 starting with the community itself.
                 practice of sustainabil-                                                         shirts, and waving anti-development signs.
                 ity and subsistence was                                                          On Kauai, residents put together a plan                   Hawaiian Roots, the Lono Story
                 the cornerstone of Ha-          molokai obon 2007                                to oppose the ferry, inspired on Molokai’s                     On an island blessed with talented mu-
                 waiian existence. On                The island community attended in             past battles against major corporations.                  sicians, one in particular stood out in 2007.
                 Molokai sustainability          heavy numbers the Molokai Obon 2007.                                                                       Like the kupuna who pass on mo`olelo
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                                                   2007 Year                                   In        revIeW
                 to the young, Lono too         Farewell to the Ranch                                The county’s resolution to crack down     parison with the famous food and business
                 passes on Molokai his-                               Why would anyone         on illegal TVRs could diminish their numbers    expo held in different communities across
                 tory through his carefully                      in their right mind walk      in East Molokai, presumably fostering TVR       the state.
                 crafted music. This year                        out on a career just one      growth in town. B&Bs, on the other hand,
                 Molokai was blessed with                        year short of retirement?     would still be allowed on the East End.         monsanto molokai
                 a new CD from this gifted                       Clarence Loo had just the                                                          The Molokai Dis-
                 Molokai musician.                               right answer.                 Boogie masters                                  patch published a series
                       Lono’s new CD, Old                             Loo, who worked                                    Maui Aids Foun-       of articles overlooking
Style IV, is entirely about Molokai. Each                        for the Molokai Ranch                              dation sponsored a         Monsanto’s operations
song represents a little about Molokai’s his-                    for over 27 years, was                             costume party at Pad-      on the island, including
tory, which Lono studies from books and                          asked to gather support                            dlers Inn the weekend      the growth of genetical-
from conversations with kupuna.                                  to the La`au Point devel-                          before Halloween. A        ly-modified crops.
                                                                 opment from local ven-                             wide variety of com-            Monsanto purchased Hawaiian Re-
Returning to La`au                              dors. According to Loo, a majority of his                           munity members came        search from the Holden family in 2000.
                                                vendors were either undecided or against                            to boogie and honor        Corn research in Hawaii stretches back to
                                                the proposed development. He said that it      the foundation.                                 the late 1960’s when farmers sought out
                                                wasn’t right for Ranch managers to expect            The festivities included singing, danc-   Hawaii as a more dependable location for
                                                their workers to coax support from com-        ing, transgender performances, and a cos-       the production of winter crops.
                                                munity members. “You cannot do that on         tume contest. The lively and comical MC              Today, Monsanto Molokai provides
                                                Molokai,” he said.                             Kunane kept the crowd entertained. The          agricultural development services, includ-
                                                                                               highlight of the night was the costume con-     ing the growth and hybridization of vari-
     One year after a historic march to         the vacation Rental Issue                      test, which was pretty tight. A dance-off       ous strains of corn for seed production. The
La`au Point, the Molokai community re-                Transient Vacation Rentals, or TVRs,     decided the winner, Hanohano Naehu, a           strains of corn include both natural and
peated the feat. This year, an important ku-    have a history of finding strong opposi-       basketball player with all the right moves.     biotech varieties.
puna joined the march.                          tion from Molokai’s longtime residents.
     Last year, Pilipo Solatario stood beside   They have said in past public meetings that    a taste of aloha                                you win molokai
a gate along the trail and watched his oha-     TVRs help push real state prices up, rob-           The Lanikeha building in Ho`olehua               Molokai residents did their homework,
na and around 250 others walk past him.         bing the community of affordable housing.                                 served as the        sending Molokai Properties Limited (MPL)
They were on their way to La`au Point in        On the other hand, realtors who manage                                    stage for the 5th    back to the drawing board this past Novem-
protest of the proposed development.            TVRs argue that they provide maintenance                                  Annual      Food     ber. Under adverse public testimony and
     Solatario said he felt torn and con-       jobs to the community as well as rental op-                               and     Business     scrutiny by the State Land Use Commission
fused. “I saw my ancestors marching             tions for visitors.                                                       Expo last No-        (LUC), MPL decided to withdraw the Envi-
alongside those people…. I felt mixed up              The Molokai Planning Commission                                     vember.     Food     ronmental Impact Statement (EIS) for their
because I couldn’t join them.”                  (MPC) board members welcomed Maui              booths were spread around the building’s        proposed La`au Point development.
     This year, Solatario decided he would      County’s Department of Planning staff in       surroundings. Inside the Lanikeha, several            Most of the testimonies heard by LUC
not be able to stand by watching family         one of the longest and most crowded meet-      business booths exhibited their products. In    commissioners were critical of MPL’s 3,000-
friends walk past him again. The kupuna,        ings simple but important changes were         between food demos and door prize give-         plus page document.
who works for over a quarter of a century       proposed including allowing TVRs to oper-      aways, Hawaiian musicians entertained                 “The environmental laws are very pre-
at the company that is proposing to devel-      ate in business districts. This would poten-   the public.                                     cise, and they (MPL) chose the options they
op those sacred Hawaiian lands, decided         tially open the doors to this kind of busi-         “Some people refer to this as the Taste    thought were best for the community and
to take a more active stance and join the       ness in Kaunakakai. The proposal would         of Molokai,” the president of Molokai           themselves,” LUC chairwoman Lisa Judge
march.                                          also allow B&Bs to operate within rural        Chamber of Commerce (MCC), Barbara              said. But at the end of the day, the lack of a
                                                and agricultural districts.                    Haliniak Haliniak said, making a com-           thorough EIS proved too much for MPL.
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                                                                                                         Tues 1/8     nani & bertha

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                                                                                                          Wed 1/9     raY & Zhan
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Make your reservations early, especially
                                                        Join us this Friday and every Friday to
                                                        celebrate Molokai’s longest running event:

                                                        Na Kupuna ThisSaturday
                                                                                                                        Hotel Molokai is
                                                                                                                        proud to sponsor
                                                                                                                        and announce the
                                                                                                                        new release by Lono,
                                                                                                                        Old Style IV.
                                                                                                                        Live at the Hotel
                                                                                                                        Dec 22, 2007 - 7pm
  for Friday night! Book your Special                   Molokai’s favorite authentic Hawaiian Music
   Events and Holiday Parties NoW!
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                                                                                                                  Fine & Fashion Jewelry
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                                                                                                                        •Gifts and Clothing
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                • Lucky number drawing                                                                                  •Molokai Logo T-shirts

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                                                                          Free                                                              what situations make you feel at home in the world. (2)
                                                                                                                                            Always be scheming to provide yourself with those experi-
                                                                                                                                            ences and situations. (3) Take a vow that nothing will ob-

                                                                                                                                            struct you from seeking out and creating pleasure, peace,
                                                                                                                                            love, wonder, and an intimate connection with life.
                                                                                                                                            LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Too much aggression is dan-
                                                                                                                                            gerous,” writes George R. Elder in his book An Encyclopedia
                                                                          Astrology                                                         of Archetypal Symbolism, “but, then, so is too little.” One of
                                                                                                                                            your main assignments in 2008, Libra, draws on that wise
                                                                                InterpretatIons by rob brezsny                              counsel. Unfortunately, you don’t have any good role mod-
                                                                                                                                            els who can demonstrate how to gracefully express just the
                                                                          ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do you know what an ex-
                                                                                                                                            right amount of sinewy force. Everyone’s either too pushy
                                                                          pansion joint is? No, it’s not slang for a marijuana cigarette
                                                                                                                                            or too meek. You’re going to have to figure out how to pull
                                                                          you smoke in hopes of enlarging your worldview. Rather,
                                                                                                                                            off this subtle yet momentous feat all by yourself.
                                                                          it’s an architectural term referring to the flexible sections
                                                                          that are built into a bridge or brick wall. These ensure that     SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Dear Rob: Here are my New
                                                                          the structure can safely adjust as its construction materi-       Year’s resolutions. (1) I vow to Siamese-twin together my
                                                                          als expand and contract in response to changing weather           bad-ass, no-hype, wide-eyed self with my tricky, strategic,
                                                                          and temperature. Since I expect that you will be building         puzzle-loving self. (2) I vow to rage on like a dancing war-
                                                                          a new metaphorical edifice or renovating an existing one          rior in the urban wilderness, keeping peak experiences
                                                                          in 2008, I wanted to get you thinking about this. Expansion       and total slaphappy victory at the top of my priority list,
                                                                          joints should be a key element in your plans. In fact, now        while at the same time I play hide-and-seek with the dark
                                                                          is a perfect time to meditate on how to make them and             delicious secrets that fuel my soul’s lust for wicked mean-
                                                                          where they will go.                                               ing. (3) I vow to deepen the collaborative efforts of my
                                                                                                                                            suck-out-the-marrow-and-spit-out-the-bones craziness
                                                                          TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The average person changes
                                                                                                                                            and my listen-carefully-to-the-flow-of-the-underground-
                                                                          residences 11 times in the course of his or her life. Having
                                                                                                                                            river caginess. -Double Intense Scorpio.” Dear Double
                                                                          lived in 33 different homes so far, I’m way above the norm.
                                                                                                                                            Intense: Scorpios everywhere will benefit from hearing
                                                                          What about you, Taurus? I’m guessing that you will either
                                                                                                                                            your resolutions, which is why I’ve made them 2008’s first
                                                                          make a major move in the coming year, or else you will find
                                                                          your true spiritual home. Here’s a third possibility: You may
                                                                          penetrate more deeply into your existing abode, transform-        SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In my dream, I was ad-
                                                                          ing it from a place of shelter to a sublime sanctuary -- re-      dressing a crowd of Sagittarians in a festively decorated
                                                                          imagining it and reinventing it and reinhabiting it with an       hall. It was the first week of 2008. “You are not yet ready
                                                                          intensity that amazes you.                                        for the wonderful things you think you want,” I told them.
                                                                                                                                            “To actually get them, you will have to change yourself in
                                                                          GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I’m guessing your heart will
                                                                                                                                            the coming months; you will have to shed some old condi-
                                                                          be smarter than usual in 2008. At the very least, love won’t
                                                                                                                                            tioning that is interfering with your quest for success. Do
                                                                          make you stupid, as it sometimes has in the past. Here’s a
                                                                                                                                            you know what that old conditioning is? Find out NOW!
                                                                          suggestion to help ensure that your higher intelligence is
                                                                                                                                            Figure out how you need to transform yourself in order for
                                                                          always guiding your decisions about intimacy: Develop a
                                                                                                                                            the world to give you what you yearn for.”
                                                                          habit of looking for the best in your intimate companions.
                                                                          I hope that in the coming months you will frequently ut-          CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do you ever wonder if
                                                                          ter declarations like the following: (1) “I love how you give     God loves Brad Pitt and Paris Hilton more than he loves
                                                                          me your full attention when we talk.” (2) “I love how in          you, as seemingly evidenced by those celebrities’ charmed
                                                                          touch you are with yourself.” (3) “I love that you can make       lives? Do you suspect that Tiger Woods’ fame and Bill Gates’
                                                                          me laugh even when I’m mad.” (4) “I love your impeccable          wealth mean that fate is friendlier to them that it is to
                                                                          sense of timing -- how you call or show up at the right           you? If so, you’re in for a major surprise, Capricorn. Events
                                                                          moment.” (5) “I love how free you make me feel to tell the        in 2008 will bring you big deliveries of the next best things
                                                                          absolute truth.” (These words of praise and more were lifted      to riches and fame. You’ll get more proof than you’ve had
                                                                          from the book What I Love Most About You.)                        in a long time that God and fate adore you.
                                                                          CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the fifth century B.C., the          AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As I began my hike around
                                                                          culturally rich city-state of Athens was a democracy, while       the lake, I asked the spirits for a vision that would serve as
                                                                          militaristic Sparta was a dictatorship. But they put aside        a symbol of your life in 2008. “Give me a sign,” I said aloud,
                                                                          their differences and came together in a great collaboration      gazing to the heavens. Soon I came upon two rattlesnakes
                                                                          to fight off the Persian invasion of Greece. I suspect you may    copulating on the path ahead of me. It was a beautiful
                                                                          make a similar move in 2008, Cancerian. A person or institu-      ruckus. I stopped a few yards back to watch, reasoning that
                                                                          tion you have regarded as an adversary could become your          they were too preoccupied with each other to attack me.
                                                                          ally. An influence from which you have always set yourself        When they finally disengaged, I retreated. Just then I saw
                                                                          apart may help you pull off a feat of strength you couldn’t       a very pregnant woman approaching me. She was walking
                                                                          have done otherwise.                                              alone with her head down, lost in thought. I called her at-
                                                                                                                                            tention to the snakes and convinced her that for the sake of
                                                                          LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “It’s now possible to fake every-
                                                                                                                                            our well-being, we should flee the scene. And that, Aquar-
                                                                          thing,” writes David M. Hopkins in his book Counterfeiting
                                                                                                                                            ius, was the sign I asked the spirits to send me about your
                                                                          Exposed. He’s not just referring to digitally altered photos of
                                                                                                                                            life in 2008. What does it mean? That’s for you to meditate
                                                                          celebrities and singers who lip-sync to pre-recorded vocals
                                                                                                                                            on. Here’s a hint: Appreciate and learn all you can from the
                                                                          during their supposed live performances. He means every-
                                                                                                                                            beautiful ruckus you’ll encounter, but preferably from a
                                                                          thing in the world, from vintage wines to famous paintings
                                                                                                                                            safe distance. And be protective of other people who may
                                                                          to designer jeans. At least five percent of all products on the
                                                                                                                                            be more vulnerable or less alert than you.
                                                                          planet are phony. I bring this to your attention, Leo, because
                                                                          I’m putting you on high alert for frauds and cons and de-
                           Weekly Sudoku                                  ceptions of every kind. You should be the top whistleblower
                                                                          of the zodiac in 2008, the chief bullshit-detector and con-
                                                                                                                                            PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I must create a system, or
                                                                                                                                            be enslaved by another man’s,” wrote visionary poet Wil-
                                                                                                                                            liam Blake. I suggest you write out that quote and keep it
                                                                          structive critic.                                                 in plain sight throughout 2008. The coming months will
                                                                                                                                            be prime time for you to design a highly organized, richly
                                                                          VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your main assignment in 2008
                                                                                                                                            disciplined approach to living the life you want to live, and
                                                                          is to become highly skilled at feeling good. Does that sound
                                                                                                                                            doing it with such rigor and vigor that you will never again
                                                                          like something you might want to do? If so, here’s the be-
                                                                                                                                            have to be controlled by or pay constant homage to some-
                                                                          ginning of a regimen you could follow: (1) Be constantly
                                                                                                                                            one else’s life plan.
                                                                          taking notes about what experiences give you delight and

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remodels, quality custom work.          COlleCtaBleS                          available october 2007, bottom            106, Pa Loa Loop                                      Molokai Beach Cottage
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                                                                                                    $185,000 (FS) on Kahinani Street, close to town       CONDOS
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 years experience                      installed, ocean views, Fs. Also
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• P. o. Box
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                                       $230,000 LH $260.00 fee. 1 bed
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                                       first floor. New wood floors,
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call Kuulei Arce at the Meo          OCeaNFrONt
                                                                                                                                                                                Just past the 19 mile marker East End
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                                                                                      island real estate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             halaWa Valley
                                                                                                                                                      kalaupapa airport                                                                                          Pu`u o hoku
        iLio PoinT
                                                                                                                                                  • KaLauPaPa
                                                                                                                                     Phallic rock
    KePuhi BeaCh                                                                                                                        kalaupapa trail/lookout
      Paniolo hale
                                                                                                       480                                  kalae
    kaluakoi Villas                                                                                                                   470   ironwoods golf Course
     Kaluakoi golf                                                                ho`olehua
          Course                                                                  hoMeSteadS                                   • KuaLaPu`u Town
    ke nani kai
                                                               460                                                                                                                   kaMakou ko`olau
  PAPOHAKU                                                                                   ho`olehua airport
                                               • maunaLoa Town
                                                  Molokai ranch
                                                  the lodge
                                                                                                                                        • KaunaKaKai Town                                                      Manae
                                                                                                                                                 450                                                                Wavecrest
                                                                                                                                           Molokai Shores
La`au PoinT                         hale o lono                                                                                              hotel Molokai

 Happy New Year From The Staff Of Friendly Isle Realty.
 May the love of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year
  FIVe star cOndO                                                     PlantatIOn estate                                                      suZanne’s PIcK . . . . .                                             waVecrest resOrt a-104
  Molokai Shores oceanfront 2 bedroom 2 bath unit                     Large two bedroom 2 bath home with additional                          This week’s best buy! Kaulakoi Studio #1225 .                        Enjoy this top of the line oceanfront one bedroom
  234 is one of the best upgraded condos at Molokai                   3 buildings consisting 6 bedrooms six baths. Large                     You can’t beat the view! . A new refrigerator and                    condo sold together with fine furniture. Hard to
  Shores. All new stainless steel appliances, total                   gathering room. Beautifully landscaped grounds                         much more. Treated with tender loving care!!                         fine comparable units like this for sale. Offered at
  renovation plus all new furniture. Definitely one of                with numerous palms and fruit trees on 1.5 acres at                    Ask for Suzanne O’Connell, RB 808-336-0412 or                        $349,000
  a kind. Offered at $459,000 fee simple                              east Molokai. Offered at $1.6 mil. Must see                            558-8500.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  KaMIlOlOa HIeGHts HOMe
  PrestIGeOus estate                                                  Kawela PlantatIOn 2 acre lOts                                          waVecrest “OceanFrOnt”                                               Well designed ocean view 4 bedroom 2 bath home with
  Custom home, 5 bdrm 3.5 bath home with large                        New listings, Lot 215 with building pad, water                         1B/1B. Beautiful tropical décor and views of                         large family room on lower level, work room, patio
  pool and hot tub. Large open deck to enjoy                          meter and great views. Short walk to beach asking                      Maui and Lanai. A-211. Great price $310,000.                         areas. Must see to appreciate Offered at $595,000
  unobstructed panoramic views. Many new                              $300,000. Lot 221 with ocean views $349,900 Lot                        Make an offer! Ask for Suzanne O’Connell, RB
                                                                                                                                             808-336-0412 or 558-8500.                           waterFrOnt VIew HOMe
  improvements. Beautifully landscaped grounds.                       119, ocean view $285,000. Plus 5,500 acre common                                                                                            Enjoy stunning views over Kupeke Fish Pond to
  6.7 acres. Offered at $1,650,000 Larry & Sandy                      area includes 3 acre oceanfront home owner’s                           OceanFrOnt estate                                                    Maui from this lovely Two bedroom home with
  Lademan (RA) 808-558-8129                                           common area.                                                           Here is one of the best oceanfront properties on the                 garage on 8,329 sq.ft. of land. Offered at $689,000
  Ke nanI KaI 114                                                     waVecrest resOrt c-306                                                 market. Plantation style 3 bdrm 2.5 bath home on
                                                                                                                                             1.5 acres plus adjoining parcel of 20,139 sq.ft. with                VacatIOn & lOnG terM rentals
  You will enjoy this fully equipped 2 bedroom 2                      Excellent upgraded one bedroom condo. You are                                                                                               We have a wide selection of condos. Oceanfront
  bath condo. Nice grounds with large pool and hot                    certain to enjoy this fully equipped                                   caretaker cottage. Tropical grounds with stone
                                                                                                                                             lined pool. $2.6 mil w/furniture                                     and ocean view. Also long term home rentals Ph
  tub. 2 tennis courts. Short walk to beach and Golf.                 Condo. Tropical grounds with pool, barbecue and                                                                                             808-553-3666
  Offered at $415,000                                                 tennis. Offered at $330,000

          BoX 1980, KAUNAKAKAI, HI 96748 PH 808-553-3666, 1-800-600-4158, Fax 808-553-3867 Web site: Email:

                                                                                                                                                     RARELY AVAILABLE: Second floor condo at West Molokai Resort with a loft. Makes it work           Marceline “Mickey”
                                                                                                                                                     like a one bedroom yet the association fee is that of a studio unit. How’s that for a bargain?             R
                                                                                                                                                     The ocean view from this condo is amazing. Fully furnished well inventoried and rent ready.      O’Connell
                                                                                                                                                     Or you could move in full time as the space is truly adequate &.feel like you are on vacation    553-5939
                                                                                                                                                     everyday. Outrageous sun sets available for only $410,000.                                       To see these or
     Plantation Style Home                                                                                                                            LUXURY HOME - OCEAN VIEW: Selling a slice of paradise for only $595,000. Perfect
                                                                     Molokai’s Tropical East End Completely remodeled inside                                                                                                                          any other Molokai
                                                                                                                                                     home for the growing family or couple who likes to entertain. This well built & main-            properties for sale call
                                                                     and out including custom made bamboo cabinets-glass                             tained home is being offered fully furnished. The quality, fine details and openness
                                                                     inserts, custom concrete counters, tile floors in kitchen,                      make it irresistible. Live close to Kaunakakai and yet feel worlds way from hustle &             Friendly Isle Realty, Inc
                                                                     dining and baths, stainless upgraded appliances, Maple                          bustle. If you want a substantial home see this one.                                             at 553-3666 and ask for
                                                                     laminate flooring, ceiling fans in all rooms, glass block and                   OCEAN VIEW LOT: $140,000. Ready to build. Close to Kaunakakai. Great neighbor-
                                                                                                                                                     hood. Call soon.
                                                                     tile shower in guest bath, large oval tub in master bath,
                                                                     new roof, solar water heater, large corner lot, fully fenced
                                                                     yard with additional gate access in back for boat or trailer
                                                                     parking, plus much more.                                                   Libra Resort Properties, Inc.                                                            P. O. Box 365, Maunaloa, Hawai`i 96770
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ph: (808) 552-2244/2475 Fax: (808) 552-2244
                                                                     Additional bonus room, 1/2 bath, and laundry area accessible
                                                                     from carport. Outdoor shower. Banana, orange and plumeria                     West molokai ResoRt, “villas” Condominium
                                                                     trees shade the spacious backyard. Price: $393,000                            “FoR Rent” Largest sized studio in complex, fully furnished &
                                                                                                                                                   upgraded, tastefully decorated, in a quiet & peaceful setting, with
    Ke Nani Kai                                      building lot including house
    Ke Nani Kai is a low-rise condo project with 120 plans                                                                                         partial ocean view. Conveniently located nearby are laundry facili-
    units. All units have large lanais over looking the        Single family building lot including house plans. Take                              ties & open parking. Pool usage available. Unit available after New
    surrounding tropical gardens. Dishwashers, washer          advantage of this owner’s change of plans with a view lot on                        Years for short or long term rental. Call rental agent for details.
    and dryer, refrigerator/freezer and most units are fully   the Northside of Maunaloa town priced to sell at $139,995.
    furnished. Other amenities include two championship
    tennis courts, a huge free-form swimming pool and a        Resort condo                                                                    1-808-567-6363                                                                                                     P. O. Box 177
    heated whirlpool spa.                               Price Slashed on this end unit West Molokai Resort condo.                              Fax: 567-607 4                                                                                                     Kualapuu, HI
                                                        Owner must sell and has reduced the price to $249,000 and                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                  r e a L         e s tat e
     109 2/B 2/B    $435,000       155 2/B 2/B $380,000 may consider financing. Great ocean view.
     111 2/B 2/B    $485,000       239 2/B 2/B $430,000 ready to build                                                                           • NEW LISTING! Kaunakakai, Vacant Land, 7754 Sq.Ft.                      • East End, PUKOO 3 bdrm/2 ba, large 2 car
     113 2/B 2/B    $450,000       249 2/B 2/B $399,000 $79,000 Yes only $79,000 for this residential building in                                Fee, Makai side of Kam V Hwy, Asking $145K No meter.                     garage,1.9+ acres, F/S, Public access to ocean
                                                                                                                                                 • Kualapuu, Commercial, corner and cool 1AC commercial                   across the street. $950,000. reduced
     151 2/B 2/B    $419,000                            Kaunakakai. Level and ready to build out. Take advantage
                                                        of this exception buy.                                                                   corner lot. Great potential. Fee simple, $325,000.00                     • Ke Nani Kai Unit 232 Large C unit, 2nd floor.
                                                                                                                                                 • Kualapuu, vacant land. .187 acres.Fee Simple. Corner of                2/2 End unit. Ocean view. Completely remodeled,
          Corner of Maunaloa & Kalae Hwy., PO Box 1979, Kaunakakai, HI 96748 | Ph:(808)-553-3648                                                 Kalae Hwy and Farrington Ave. Asking $143,000.                           New furniture & appliances $495,000.00 F/S
            Fax:(808)-553-3783 | EMAIL: |                                                                      

                   This Week’s Featured Listing:                                                                                                                                                       Marceline “Mickey” O’Connell (R)
            JUST LISTED: The price is right. Only $270,000.                                            “A FRAME” on Kamiloloa (first Heights). A house in                                              808-553-5939 | Cell 808-336-0588
            Don’t let this one get away. Over a 1,000 sq. ft.                                          this area is a good investment. Clean up with some                                              Friendly Isle Realty, Inc. 808-553-3666 or
            of living area and 132 sq. ft. of deck with a large                                        repair and cosmetics would make this house a real
                                                                                                                                                                                                       800-600-4158 ask for Mickey
            corner lot of 11,575 sq. ft. Close to Kaunakakai.                                          charmer. Vacant and easy to see. Call Mickey (808)
            WANT A NEW SLANT ON LIFE? Check it out. The                                                336-0588.                                                                                       Fax: 808-553-3867 | E-mail:
    WHat a COmBiNatiON iNteGritY aND eXPerieNCe! aLWaYs CaLL MICKEY FOr YOUr reaL estate NeeDs 808-553-5939
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                                                             around                            the toWn
Molokai slIPas club is “walking the walk”                                                      OHa Helps Fund Koa canoe

New youth led club have begun their quest to                                                              e are pround to announce that      Hawaii has also
                                                                                                          The Molokai Canoe Racing As-       been generous
better the community.                                                                                     sociation (MCRA) has received a    in its support
                                                                                               grant from OHA in the amount of $24,999       and has created
                                                                       closing hose nozzle,
                                                                                               to help finance the construction of our koa   a video to help
                                                                       shower timer, toilet
                                                                                               canoe.                                        raise addition-
                                                                       leak indicators &
                                                                                                    The grant period extends from Oct. 1,    al funds. And a
                                                                       an educational bro-
                                                                                               2007 through Sept. 30 , 2008, and is much     big MAHALO
                                                                       chure. “Water con-
                                                                                               appreciated. It will allow the transfor-      to MCSC for
                                                                       servation should be
                                                                                               mation of a koa log generously donated        their part as A haku lei of gratitude
                                                                       important to every-
                                                                                               to MCRA by David Matsuura of Umikoa           our grant Fiscal rests atop the stump cut
                                                                       one, but it’s not, so
                                                                                               Ranch on the island of Hawaii, into a         Sponsor.           for Molokai’s koa canoe.
                                                                       we want to educate
                                                                                               beautiful koa racing canoe to be used by           Mahalo to
                                                                       our community on
                                                                                               Molokai in the future HCRA State Cham-        everyone who has participated in the sup-
                                                                       what they can do
                                                                                               pionship Regattas.                            port of this long awaited project.
                                                                       to help and make
                                                                                                    The work on the canoe is being under-                   Mahalo, Liko Wallace, President
                                                                       them aware”, states
                                                                                               taken by Master Canoe Builder, Kirkwood                   Molokai Canoe Racing Association
                                                                       Whitney when she
                                                                                               Clarke of Kamalo, Molokai. Coffee’s of
                                                                       is questioned about
Left to right, Crisselda Antonio, Taylor Tanaka, Denichel Ruiz, Karen her Project. A big
Harada, Karly Apo, Summer Jenks-Puaa & Whitney Apo.                    Mahalo to the Coun-
                                                                                               Hele On with Ka`ohele
        outh Leader and founder Whitney                                ty of Maui Water De-
        Apo was asked “How can I make a partment for donating the items, the SLI-
        difference?” for her Senior Project      PAS were able to definitely make an impact
and the first thing that came to her mind on the homes that they visited.
                                                                                                                  Ua ho`omaka ka wa          na ho`okupu i ke akua `o Lono. Ua le`ale`a
was her community.                                    Their next quest Whitney says is an
                                                                                                              makahiki ma ka puka `ana       pü na po`e ma ka hula, ka `ai `ana, a me ka
      So with the help of the Kuha’o Busi-       Energy Conservation Project as well as
                                                                                                              `o Makali`i ma ka hikina a     pa`ani `ana i na pa`ani makahiki.
ness Center, she ventured to learn how to many more projects to follow in 2008.
                                                                                                              ua pau ma ka pau `ana `o            I na loa’a ia ‘oe i na ninau, na mana’o e
write grants and how to start her own
                                                                                                              Makali`i i ke komohana. Ua     ‘olu’olu e kakau mai ia’u ma ko’u leka uila:
club. The Molokai Students Learning
                                                                                               kapu `ia ke kaua ma këia wa. Ua ha`awi `ia
Important Public Assistance Skills, or
SLIPAS Club, is part of the 4H organiza-
tion and their mission is aimed at giving
youth the opportunity to give back their                                                          MOLOKAI
community through Service Projects.
      On December 18th the SLIPAS hit
                                                                                                BAD ASS GRASS
the road with their Water Conservation
                                                                                                Specializing in instant lawns
Project. Visiting nearly 70 homes, they                                                          using Seashore Pasaplum
distributed bags full of water saving
items: shower head, bathroom faucet
                                             Karly & Denichel showing off their water saving     William Davis
aerator, kitchen faucet aerator, self-                                                           553-5913

    Grand reopening
        of Molokai's
            JAZZerCIse LITe!
  Friday, January 4                                                                             Happy New Year Molokai!
  Home Pumehana, 5 p.m.                                                                         • Open New Years Eve till 3 p.m., New Years Day till noon. Pounding
  Saturday, January 5                                                                             mochi on Dec. 30 around noon, public is invited to participate.
  Home Pumehana, 1 p.m.                                                                         • Free Wireless internet is here for our customers
                                                                                                • $3.99 Early Bird Breakfast Special (8-9 AM weekdays)
  Sunday, January 6
  Mitchell Pauole Center Hall 3 p.m.                                                            • Grindz to go: Roast Pork w/gravy $10.95, Teri Beef $10.95, Hamburger Steak
                                                                                                  w/gravy $10.95, Mahimahi $19.95, Katsu $10.95
  COSt: Free on all three days!
                                                                                                • We also have milk shakes, smoothies, sundaes and ice cream floats
  Plus Luck number drawing and
                                                                                                  NEW Hours: Counter - Mon-Fri 6:30 am-3 pm, Weekends 8am-5pm
  Come join us for one hour of fun!
                                                                                                           store - Weekdays 8 am-6 pm, Weekends 8am-5 pm
  Bring your weights, mats, water bottle.                                                            Market: 558-8186 | Counter: 558-8498 | Mile 16 East End of Molokai
                                                                                                                   Ask us about gift certificates & Catering.

                            Home Pumehana                                                          Molokai livestock cooperative
                                                                                                            S l au g h t e r h o u S e & P r o c e S S i n g Fac i li t y

                                                                                                    wholesale or retail                                 cut & wrap Butchering
         Housing applications                   MiniMuM reQuireMents
                                                                                                   Molokai “no Ka Heke”                                     $.50 per pound
         for the 84-unit elderly Sec-           at tiMe of application:
         tion 8 rental housing complex          1. Age: At least 62 years old                           Island Beef
                                                                                                                                                            slaughter Fees
         located at 290 Kolapa Place,           2. HUD income Limits:                                  • Boneless Stew Meat                               Cattle: $100 per head
         Kaunakakai, Molokai, are                       One Person: $38,000                                 • Short Ribs                                   Hog: $50 per head
         available at all Hale Mahaolu                  Two Persons: $43,450                         • Steaks: T-Bone, Rib Eye,                                  (under 300lbs.)
         site offices, 8:00 a.m.-12:00          3. Capable of achieving an                                  Porterhouse
         p.m., Monday thru Friday.                 independent living status.                                                                             refrigeration Fees
                                                                                                  Please call to order or schedule                     $10/day after initial 24hrs.
                                                                                                    Phone: 567-6994 | Fax: 567-6994 | email:
                                                                                                                 P.O. Box 1569, Kaunakakai, HI 96748

                   FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL                                                                    HAPPY HOLIDAYS MOLOKAI!
                  872-4100 (Maui) or 553-5788 (Molokai)                                          Place your beef order for the Holidays. Prime rib roast,
       Hale MaHaolu is a private, non-profit corporation                                         tenderloin roast, & Prime steaks. need your hog prepared
                                                                                                        for the Holidays? Make an appointment early.
                                                                                                                       January 3, 2008 • The Molokai DisPaTch • Page 15

                                                 letters & announCements
                                              to Our Beloved “Manae” community on Molokai
                                                       t the beginning of 2007, Pastor made   Service and MEO for picking up our 4 chil-      shared by generous hearts and hands.
                                                       a drastic change by leaving his        dren for school and returning them home         Many of these plants now reside with us
     BarrY Jerome                                      place of employment after almost 30    safely. Thank you to our former principal,      in Kalamaula. Each blossom and leaf that
        o’KeeFe                               years. This change came quite suddenly and      Mr. Stephen Petro, along with the staff and     surrounds us now, reminds me of the won-
                                              caught us by surprise! It started a chain of    students of Kilohana Elementary School          derful community we left behind.
    52yrs of Kualapuu, Molokai                whirlwind events that ended in a matter of      and MEO Headstart for providing a nur-                Thank you for all your beautiful
     Born on Sept. 18, 1955 Spokane,          weeks. However, when I look back now, it        turing environment for our children. From       smiles, kind words, big hugs and waves
Washington, Died Dec. 22, 2007 at his         was the best and bravest thing he could have    east to west, Kilohana is the best!             of aloha that still warms our hearts. Thank
home in Kualapuu, Molokai.                    done for himself. Change gave him and the            Thank you to all who displayed             you for still checking on us, asking how
     He is survived by his wife               family that he loves, a wonderful opportu-      countless acts of kindness and stopped          we’re doing, and making us feel we are
Rosalina O’keefe of Kualapuu,                 nity for self-renewal and self-discovery.       throughout the years to assist us when we       still a part of a wonderful community.
Molokai, and his sons Sean Ehu-                    Now as this year comes to an end, I        had car troubles along the road and flood-            While Pastor may drive out occasion-
kai O’keefe of Kualapuu, Molokai              want to thank all of our former neighbors       ed streams. An extra big mahalo goes out        ally to fish, dive or bring his family and
and Christopher Kahiwa (Tracie)               and the east end community for accepting        to Han Han and Alan for trying their best       friends out for a ride and while I may still
O’keefe of Paia, Maui. He is also             us into their hearts and lives as family and    to work on and revive our tired and over-       drive out to work; whenever we see those
survived by his daughter Brittany             friends. Most importantly, thank you for        worked cars and trucks.                         majestic mountain ranges and refreshing,
Nohea Lee O’keefe of Kualapuu,                taking such wonderful care of our family             Thank you to all of those who would        sparkling ocean, we can never forget our
Molokai and mother Jean O’keefe               throughout the years.                           leave party invitations at our front door .     family community. Although the miles
of Kualapuu, Molokai. His father                   Thank you to “Lope” for always be-         They would always bring a smile to our          separate us now, the good memories will
is the late Michael O’keefe of                ing by our sides to guard and keep us safe.     faces. And although we may not have been        forever bind us.
Kualapuu, Molokai. His sister are             Thank you to Brownie Gilman, Harold S.          able to attend each special event, our hearts                    You Are Forever In My Heart,
Michelle Michael, Melissa Smith,              Wright and June Wright for giving us an         were touched by your love.                                     Olivia “Ming-Toi” Mollena-Riel
Megan Dyan, Mary Dyan.                        opportunity to live, work, and raise our             Thank you to all those patient fisher
     Service times: Friends may               4 children out at Hale Kawaikapu. Thank         men and hunters who took Pastor under               PS - I would like to also thank the
call at a memorial service on                 you to our neighbors who would watch            their care and taught him how to catch,         multitude of family and friends who came
Dec. 29, 2007 from 9am with                   over and help. Thank you to Kip Dunbar          clean, prepare meals and feed his family.       out and helped us with our whirlwind
mass at 11am. at Saint Sophia                 for spearheading neighborhood projects          He shared those skills with all of his chil-    move. And last but definitely not least, I
Catholic Church in Kaunakakai,                that minimized floodwater from flowing          dren who learned too.                           would like to thank my mom, Olivia Ro-
Molokai.                                      into our house.                                      I will never forget all the bountiful      drigues Mollena, for leaving us a place to
                                                   Thank you to Moana Dudoit’s Bus            food, fruits, flowers and plants that were      come home too.

                                 Molokai Millworks                                               From the Ohana of samuel Kamuela Kini
                                 Michael Mosher                                                       The Ohana of Samuel Kamuela Kini express our deepest “MAHALO a me ALOHA”
                                                                                                 to the many family and friends who shared their love, prayers, and kindness in our time
                                 RemoDeLInG SpeCIaLISt                                           of sorrow at the loss our beloved husband, father, and papa. We especially appreciate the
                                 all phases of Construction                                      generosity of Hula Hands and American Legion Post #28.
                                 also specializing in finish work & cabinetry

                                 Call: 336-1897
                                                                                                                                  A heartfelt Mele Kalikimaka a me Hauoli Makahiki Hou 2008.
                                                                                                                                        Ilona, Kammy, Leslie, Kalei, the Samuel K. Kini Ohana

      TSAO                                                                                                                    g&m Variety
                                                                                                                               ( F o r m e r ly G u y s , i n c )

      DESIGN                                                                                                                  Fishing & Camping
    K I T C H E N & B AT H                                                                                                           Fishing and diving gear including
    C A B I N E T R Y                                                                                                                fishing lures, rods and reels, spear
                                                                                                                                     guns and more! carying a full
                                                                                                                                     selection of camping supplies too.
                                                                                                      Auto PArts • tools & Accessories • PAint • HArdwAre • FisHing tAckle
                                                                                                                  MON-Fri 8 A.M. - 6 P.M., SAt 8 A.M. - 4 P.M.
           C a L L Co n n i e
 Phone 553.4328        fa x 5 5 3 . 4 3 8 1                                                        301 Ala Malama Ave next to the Post Office in Kaunakakai • 553-5980

                        weeKLy PuzzLe answers
                                                                                                    Wanted: two part-time
                                                                                                   The Mediation Center of Molokai
                                                                                                   would like to hire two part-time                       COMPUTER NEEDS?
                                                                                                   teachers (10 hours a week $15 hr),                   COMPUTER QUESTIONS?
                                                                                                   one male and one female, to help set                   I CAN HELP YOU .....
                                                                                                   up and teach the opio Project (which                       Ronald SaSada
                                                                                                   will teach Win-Win Communication                         dba    SaSada & SonS
                                                                                                                                                          CO M P U T E R RE PA I R & S E RV I CE
                                                                                                   and Conflict Resolution, in the con-
                                                                                                                                                              • Equipment Repair and Training
                                                                                                   text of traditional Hawaiian values)
                                                                                                                                                   • LAN (Local Area Networking) Installation/Training
                                                                                                   to our 7th graders. For details, quali-
                                                                                                                                                   • Virus, Malware, Spyware and Trojan removal
                                                                                                   fications, and an application, please
                                                                                                                                                             and internet/network security
                                                                                                   call Claud sutcliffe at the Mediation
                                                                                                                                                     • Customized Total Hard Drive Backup Program
                                                                                                   Center, 553-3844. Applications will             • High-Speed Internet troubleshooting and service
                                                                                                   be accepted through January 3rd, and                    • Providing Apples/Mac support too!!!
                                                                                                   the positions will begin January 14th
                                                                                                   The Mediation Center is an equal op-                 PHONE 567•6198 | Fax: 567•6266
                                                                                                   portunity employer.                              Home grown Molokai Boy here to help!!
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                                                                                        Make it Molokai                                                                                           TM

                                                                                              E n c h a n t i n g O l d h awa i i
 hoMe siTes                                                                             CONDOMiNiUMS                                                                                              iSLAND HOMeS
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kanoa Beachfront Home Private quiet location 3 bedroom 2 bath with
 PAPOHAKU RANCHLANDS                                                                     NEW LISTING! Kaluakoi Condo 2145 Top floor              NEW LISTING! Wavecrest B106 Top-                 a den or 4th bedroom on Kanoa fishpond. Spectacular ocean views,
                                                                                         unit with loft newly remodeled, tropical safari         of-the-line remodeled unit with a good rental    sunsets and the island of Lana’i. Property has mature landscaping and
  home site 234 Six acre ocean                home site 231 5.1 acre corner              design.$410,000                                         history. $257,000                                is completely furnished in Hawaiian decor. Shown by Apt.
  view property with views of the             lot with ocean views. Short walk           Kaluakoi Villas # 2171 Oceanfront second floor          Wavecrest C212 Nicely remodeled condo            Offered at $1,395,000.
  north west coastline. Short walk to         to beach on cul-de-sac street.             corner unit newly remodeled with hardwood floors,
  beaches.$495,000                            Priced to sell $499,000                                                                            located on east end with views of Maui and       NEW LISTING!
                                                                                         granite countertops and tiled lanai. New appliances &   Lanai. New kitchen and furnishings. $239,000     Papohaku Ranchlands 96 Hao Ke’ehi Place New ocean view
  home site 401-B RARE 3.5 acre               home site 132 21.5 acres                   furnishings. Shown by Apt. Asking $349,000
                                                                                                                                                 NEW LISTING! Molokai Shores 106                  1B/1B “Green Home” with photovoltaic solar panels and back up
  home site located on Kaluakoi               of sweeping ocean views                    Kaluakoi Villas #1175 Elegant remodeled condo           Ocean front unit with long term rental           generator. Electrical meter installed for hook up to County. Tile flooring
  Golf Course. Unobstructed views             on private cul-de-sac street.              with sweeping views across landscaped lawns and         history, Steps from the beach $215,000 (LH)      throughout home & lanai. Unobstructed views of the ocean & O’ahu.
  of ocean & Beach. Steps away from           $599,000                                   golf course to the blue Pacific Ocean. $279,000         Fee Available.                                   Watch sunsets and Whales form your lanai. Partial landscaped. House
  ocean. $1,500,000 PRICE REDUCED             home site 91 ocean view
                                                                                         Kaluakoi Villas #1143 High-end remodeled                NEW LISTING! Molokai shores 317                  pad cleared for 4,000 sf home.$945,000.
  home site 24 Expansive ocean                property with abundant wild life                                                                   2B/2B w/Loft. New remodeled unit with            Maunaloa hilltop home 4 bedroom 2 bath Luxury Ranch Estate on
                                                                                         unit totally reconfigured to take advantage of
  views with colorful year round              and year round one-of-a-king                                                                       wrap around deck. Exquisitely furnished.         three-quarters an acre of sweeping ocean view land. O’ahu and Diamond
                                                                                         the space. New kitchen, washer & dryer and
  sunsets. Nice 5 acre building lot           Molokai Sunsets. $550,000.                                                                         Show by Apt. $435,000 FS                         Head plus year round sunsets can be seen from this Ranch Estate.
                                                                                         many more upgrades. Must see $299,900.
  close to beaches. $485,000                  home site 83 Best Priced lot                                                                                                                        Located on a private road this home has some of the best views available
                                                                                         Paniolo Hale #M3 Rare ocean view unit on the            NEW LISTING! Molokai shores 125 First
  home site 237 7 acres Ocean                 in the Ranchlands. Close to                golf course. Steps from the white sandy beach.          floor unit with long term rental history         on Molokai. Fully furnished. Mature tropical landscaping throughout the
  view property short walk to                 beaches and golfing. Asking                Furnished. Priced to sell $479,000.                     $229,500                                         property. Must see this property. Shown by apt. $1,650,000
  Papohaku Beach. $579,000                    $299,000.
                                                                                        eASt eND PROPeRtY
                                                                                        RARE Honomuni 2.12 acres of Old Kama’aina land. You can hear the sound of the waves and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  CO M M e R C i A L
 D-84 Top of the hill, unobstructed views. $180,000                                     Hawaiian birds singing all day. There are Papayas, bananas, avocado, and Noni trees. There is also a      Parcel # 117 Village Grill $1,800,000 FS Great opportunity for a
 D-73 Larger lot, 8,103 sf with Ocean views. $139,900. Seller says SELL IT!             rare Kamani tree on the land. A small house is nestled in the landscaping and is suitable for living in   restaurant business on the West Side Plus 3 free-standing buildings 1.8
 D-55 6,416 sf residential ocean view $150,000                                          while building your tropical hideaway. Shown by appointment. $1,490,000                                   ac Land 2,510 Sf Bldg.
 D-35 Ocean views 7,135 sf lot. Walk to village $134,995. Seller says SELL IT!                                                                                                                    Commercial Lots in Maunaloa Village Priced $139,500 to $448,500. Call
 D-27 Nice ocean view lot on cul-de-sac. 7,066 sf $142,500                              MANiLA PLACe ReSiDeNtiAL BUiLDiNg LOtS                                                                    Jill for more info.
 C-40 Unobstructed ocean view lot on South side $114,900                                Lot # 30 15,394 square feet $129,500         Lot # 133 19,347 square feet $162,500

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