By Jesse Church
Hello veterans, and people of Molokai, old Jesse here with the veterans’ news, and upcoming events. On March 29, the Maui County Council voted to authorize a settlement with the Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans. The terms of the proposal were described as totally unacceptable by Commander Larry Helm. There will now be a hearing in federal court on April 4 at 10 a.m. in Honolulu.
The sixth annual veterans Cribbage Tournament will be on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Molokai veterans’ lot (next to Makoa’s Trucking). Entry forms are available for pick-up, and turn in at the Veterans Center, next to Sundown Deli, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, call the center at 553-8387. So all you cribbage players come on out, and see if you can dethrone defending champions Billy Young (singles) and Jesse Dudoit and Taylor-man (doubles).
Commander Larry Helm has announced that a new shipment of yellow shirts has been received. They are now available for sale to veterans: $15 for t-shirts and $25 for polo shirts. See the watch commander at the veterans’ center or call 553-8387.
Just a reminder than John Candello will be on Molokai on Thursdays April 7 and 14 to see veterans and file claims. His hours are 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., call 560-3611 for an appointment. The April meeting of the Molokai VFW post 3870 will be on April 12 at Commander George Harada’s house at 12:30 p.m., call 553-5730 for info. The VA clinic here on Molokai will be closed on April 6 and 8 as Dr. Hafermann will be out of town.
If anyone has any news or stories, or wants to share their experiences while in service of this great country, give old Jesse a call at 553-3323. A big mahalo to all our veterans and the people of Molokai, I love you all.