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Carol Chang
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December 14, 2005 - MidWeek The Islander
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While Natalia Villagas won a blue ribbon for her water clock, and Kiana Yuen was second with a backdraft study, it’s likely that the St. John Vianney science fair project drawing the most interest was third-place winner Kukilakila Zuttermeister for “Does Processing of Food Produce Gas?” (Happy belated Thanksgiving, by the way) ... Antioch New England Graduate School in New Hampshire has accepted Kaneohe’s Lance Tanino, who will pursue an M.S. in environmental studies and conservation biology. I wonder what his science projects were about ... Ruth Kaneko of Waimanalo has completed Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Graduating from Army National Guard training at the same base were Roland Kailihiwa Jr. (Kalaheo ‘03) and Leilani Kaluhiwa (Castle ‘04) ... Congratulations to Hawaii State Hospital nursing supervisor

Alice Talbott
Alice Talbott

Alice Talbott of Kahaluu who just celebrated her retirement ... Speaking of HSH, patients may be growing fat on Windward hospitality. Parker United Methodist Church hosted and served a Thanksgiving feast and held worship with some of the hospital’s patients. Next up, St. Christopher’s will host its 27th annual Christmas dinner for them at the church, followed by a holiday light tour ... Grand marshal of Waimanalo’s Christmas Parade last Saturday was Jimmy Torres, executive director of the Waimanalo Teen Project. As he did in Kaneohe, Mayor Mufi Hannemann hoofed it in the parade, which shut down the highway for marchers to cross Kalanianaole ... David and Deedee Taylor have moved their cameras and studio to Kailua Square, setting up next to Cinnamon’s on Uluniu Street. Taylor Photography of Kailua is also a big presence in cyberspace this month, as the the studio’s website was “Member of the Week” Dec. 2-8 on www.nationalbusiness.org ... The temperature is climbing for Air Force Maj. Jerome Osurman (Kailua ‘84, Air Force Academy ‘91) who now has three (master’s) degrees: two from the Air Force Institute of Technology and another from West Coast University ... Got extra calories you don’t need (read: surplus food items)? St. Anthony’s Church food pantry has plenty of mouths to feed (266-2226) ...

Kailua artist Meleanna Meyer and colleague Susan Hogan held a reception recently to showcase the work of their special students - children in a mixed media art course they taught at the Institute for Human Services ...

Vaughn McCallum

Vaughn McCallum (Castle ‘02) has completed Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas ... Jim and Shannon Wood are on duty most nights from 5 to 7 at the Windward Ahupua’a Alliance’s holiday display (at Honolulu City Lights), where they explain and promote its recycling theme. Meanwhile, they’ll collect more bottles and cans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kawai Nui Wayside Park across from the model airplane field ... Golfing great and former Knight Dean Wilson is special guest at Castle’s winter assembly next Tuesday in the gym ... Speaking of being near golf, Emi Espinda says Mid-Pac Country Club has a special going on social membership initiation fees ($80 instead of $300) now through June 1 ... Castle Performing Arts Center alumnus Matt Tinker has been cast in the 2005 Rockettes Christmas show spectacular in New York City. No, he’s not a Rockette, but Matt has some great moves and has danced across the globe with Disney and in many other shows ... So you like to spot Pohai Nani’s Christmas stars on your way down from the tunnels? Thank Joe Bailey and his “star warriors” Claude Bennett, Ed Conklin, Chuck Cross, Al Flaminio, Homer Love and Don Oliver ... Tim Carney‘s arms are up and waving again, as the Kailua maestro directs the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble in its annual holiday concerts Saturday and Sunday at Chaminade’s Mystical Rose Oratory (550-8457)

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