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Carol Chang
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May 14, 2008 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kelika Ishol
Kelika Ishol

Ah, that heart-warming concoction known as chicken soup. Kailua resident Maureen Mary O’Shaughnessy has a short story in New Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction. Her original piece is called The Valentine’s Day Cruise ... Other titles, thinks Kahuku Library manager Fran Corcoran, might lure in a younger demographic. She has purchased some new “icky” books for young readers, including Pam Rosenberg‘s Eek! Ick, Sticky, Gross Stuff in Your Food ...

Speaking another tongue, Kalaheo High School student Alejandra Soria placed first and classmate Lualii Chenu placed third in the Hawaii French IV 2008 National French Contest ... Kailua High School will compete in the Hawaii Secondary Schools Hula Kahiko competition at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools (521-6905) ...Koolauloa resident Kelika Ishol has joined ‘Ilima at Leihano as a lifestyle counselor. The new senior community is planned for construction in Kapolei.


Keliko’s background with Windward Senior Day Care Centers should give her an advantage in her new role of helping families choose options for their elders ... Stephanie Bowes of Waimanalo won $9,011 by hitting three slot machine jackpots recently at the Fremont casino in Las Vegas, while Goldie Tom of Kailua and Harry Mizushima of Kaneohe each won $4,000 ...

Elizabeth Roth
Elizabeth Roth

Olomana resident Elizabeth Roth went to lunch at Tripler hospital on May 2, not realizing she was the guest of honor. She says she felt like a “queen for a day” as the big wigs celebrated the famous pink hospital’s 60th year. You see, Elizabeth, 83, is the widow of Albert Henry Roth, who oversaw the safe completion of the “new” Tripler Army Medical Center in 1948. She took time off from her busy golf week to speak to the group, sharing memories of the building site - including the tragic accident when a Japanese POW fell down an open elevator shaft to his death while doing custodial work. The Kailua grandma, meanwhile, enjoys robust health and scored her second hole-inone recently at BayView Golf Park ...

Jamielee Sarcedo
Jamielee Sarcedo

Speaking of Olomana, neighbors there conclude this year’s “Great Olomana Community Clean-Up” on Saturday, when Earl Walker predicts that the streets around Maunawili Elementary School will turn blue with ribbons at the homes of those who have hauled off rubbish from yards and carports, groomed their lawns, etc. “It will be quite a sight to see,” Earl says ... Jamielee Sarcedo (Castle 2005) has graduated from Air National Guard basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ...

K. De La Cruz
K. De La Cruz

Kheirubin De La Cruz (Kahuku 2005) has graduated from Air Force basic training, also at Lackland ... Happy 75th birthday to Mike McKenna, who celebrated it by giving out 75 gold-colored dollar coins to his employees last week at the Kailua dealership to help the economy ... Trinity Christian School director Nancy Shaw proudly announced that TCS is among the top 250 schools in the nation in earnings from Safeway’s Back to School Program (which comes with a $1,000 bonus). Last year, the small Maunawili campus earned $15,000 from the grocery chain’s eScrip campaign

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