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Veterans Corner

Community Contributed

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.

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