Letters

Concert in the Country

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

On Saturday, Nov. 5, our Purdy `Ohana had a “Concert in the Country.”   It was a beautiful night with great music, great food, and most of all, a great crowd.  But, our sincerest apologies go out to the Molokai Fire Dept., Fire Inspector Rick Schonely, the Molokai Police Dept., and the Molokai community for an unfortunate fire that occurred during our event.  We definitely do not condone illegal fireworks, and it was not part of our planning, but in a crowd of over 200 people we had no control over what had happened.  We didn’t see who did it in the midst of all that was going on, but it was a well-learned lesson for us all.  We were so fortunate that it was contained and didn’t cause any major damage.

Gratitude in Celebration of Life

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

We, the family of the late Joycelyn Ellen Noelani “Noe” (Kaina) Ngalu, would like to send our deepest gratitude to everyone who has helped us in celebrating her life. To family and friends from near and far who have supported us through this special time in life, we love you very much. We would like to say thank you to the LDS Church for the sandwiches, Johnston Ohana for tables and chairs, Uncle Braddah Kaai and ohana for the easy up, pig, Uncle Brent Davis for the portable toilets, Jabbar Linkee, Danielle Basa, Neil Gonzalez, Joshua Puaoi and Amanda Hokkanen for all your help, those that donated potluck, Ikaika Lester and Desi Naeole for the boat to take mom out and especially the Pu ohana for helping us in cooking and preparing the food. We love you very much!

UCC Bazaar

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

God has blessed the topside United Church of Christ churches again with another successful bazaar this past weekend.  Mahalo to all who allowed Him to work through you as a planner, worker, entertainer, contributor, supporter, shopper and all those who have kept our UCC event in their prayers.  This community made it all possible through God’s guidance.  Our plate lunch was ono, thanks to Charles Miguel who prepared the kalua pig, Donna Miguel’s family who donated the pig, and Waialua who put the meal together.  It was a joint effort by all four churches – Ho`olehua, Kalaiakamanu Hou, Waialua and Kalua`aha –  and prepared and served with aloha.  Mahalo.  All those with “booths” did a wonderful job offering lovely items.  Mahalo.  To Mike and

Gratitude

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I just want to take a very small moment to express my gratitude for all of Molokai’s wonderful people who kept me in their prayers and thoughts while I was hospitalized. The very fact that I am writing this letter is testament to these healing and loving energies.

My sons and my Dusty and their many trips back and forth to keep vigil over me, the sacrifices that they made to do so, and their help to carry on daily necessities at home were all acts of unconditional love. My friend Jamie’s selfless care of my dogs and plants was simply loving kindness in action. 

Working With Us at the Molokai Dispatch

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Each week, our reporters strive to portray the island’s issues, events and discussions with sensitivity, respect and fairness. It’s a never-ending job and lifestyle that requires patience, hard work and a passion for the trade.

We have our limits though, and in the spirit of better communication and healthier relationships, we offer you a simple list of “Do’s and Don’ts” that we hope you will consider when working with us.

Do:
•    Talk to us, and share your mana`o. We love to hear from you and the interesting things you have to tell us.
•    Use email to send important details including dates, phone numbers, etc. editor@themolokaidispatch.com

Mule Musings

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Prior to coming to Molokai as a Dispatch intern in June, you could call me a city kid. Raised in the Boston suburbs and having lived in that city for the previous five years, the only thing I’d ever ridden was the public transportation system. “Smokey” was the scene outside a bar, and a “cliffhanger” was a good ending to a TV show.

Scouting Halawa

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Webelos from Pack 311 of Kailua, Oahu visited Halawa Valley Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Webelos are Cub Scouts in their fourth year, an average of 9 years old. Throughout our four days of camping, 12 families were continually impressed by the beautiful valley, people, nature, history and activities.  We would like to share what “Pops” Anakala Pilipo and Diane Solatorio, shared with us.

Welcome, New Members!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Welcome, New Members!

At our last meeting held on Oct. 12, two additional members were installed in the Ahahui Kaahumanu, Chapter VIII of Molokai. Welcome Gayla Haliniak-Lloyd and Irene Kaahanui! We are a benevolent society and any woman of Hawaiian ancestry age 18 to 75 is welcome to join.

Pictured is president Vivian Aiona, installing new members Gayla Haliniak-Lloyd and Irene Kaahanui.

Ahahui Kaahumanu, Chapter VIII

Respect Community Resources

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The bulletin board on the side of the Bank of Hawaii is not a public property! It belongs to the Molokai Family and Community Education Council. We mounted it years ago with the help of Curtis Crabbe with the permission of the Bank of Hawaii for the service of residents to post important notices. If it is misused by taking off notices or other damages, we will remove the board!  Please use the board properly and keep it neat. For information please call Gladys Brown at 553-5375.

To join our service club please call Gladys. We are here to help the community.

Mahalo 
Gladys Brown

Mahalo for the Support

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Mahalo for the Support

Pakolea LLC would like to thank the kupuna of Kaunoa Senior Services, the staff of Kaunoa, Liko Tancayo, Angel Tabilangan and Pearl and Patrick Asuncion for inviting us to demonstrate and promote the benefits of our services. It was a great opportunity to help our kupuna to be more aware of the changes in fine motor skills as we age. Physical therapist Shauna Russell focused on fall prevention and techniques to minimize its risks. We look forward to seeing the kupuna next month so that we can focus on another area of therapy that our kupuna can greatly benefit from.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Pakolea Rehabilitation