State BOE member Lo to speak Thursday
KAHULUI - Wes Lo, the Maui member of the state Board of Education, will be speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway.
He will be speaking at noon on the workings of the board. He is chief executive officer of Maui Memorial Medical Center.
The meeting is open to the public. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Healthy living program facilitators sought
WAILUKU - Volunteer facilitators for the county's healthy living program "Better Choices Better Health" are being sought with a briefing on the program scheduled for Friday.
The county Department of Housing and Human Concerns Office on Aging will be offering a four-day facilitator training event in June.
Friday's briefing will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 602 at One Main Plaza to explain training details, facilitator expectations and requirements.
Better Choices Better Health workshops are a Stanford University community-centered program. Workshops provide practical information, tools and support to people of all ages who
are interested in incorporating healthier habits into their lives and to help people with chronic conditions better manage their health.
To register for the briefing or for more information, call Better Choices Better Health Maui County Coordinator Robin Pilus at 281-0094.
Panel approves funds for ag inspectors
HONOLULU - A House-Senate conference committee has agreed to use general fund money to pay for nine agricultural inspection positions at Kahului Airport, according to an announcement from the state House of Representatives.
The Maui inspector positions have been funded through the state Department of Transportation, which has tapped $900,000 in Federal Aviation Administration funding that will be discontinued at the end of this fiscal year.
If the nine Kahului Airport positions were lost, the facility would be left with only four state inspectors to screen incoming cargo and passenger baggage and to check whether pests and invasive species are hitchhiking in plant material.
The budget bill, House Bill 2012, must pass House and Senate floor votes before advancing to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for final action.
The bill also includes funding for agricultural inspection positions on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.
David Malo Day event slated for Saturday
LAHAINA - The 43rd annual David Malo Day Ho'olaulea will be held Saturday at Lahainaluna High School Boarders' Field under the theme "Malama na mea i hala; Lamalama ke ala i mua," or "looking forward; listening back."
The Boarders' Chorus and Hawaiiana Club will perform at the event beginning at 6 p.m.
There will be a poi supper, beginning at 5 p.m., for $15 a ticket. The meal includes poi, laulau, lomi salmon, pineapple and a beverage.
On sale for $15 will be the David Malo Day T-shirt that includes in its design the three symbols of Lahainaluna - kukui, kalo and ulu.
Malo was one of the 25 original students at Lahainaluna, which was established in 1831, according to the school website. He went on to hold key positions in the kingdom, including being the first superintendent of schools.
David Malo Day is the brainchild of the late Jimmie Greig and then-Principal Ralph Murakami, who created the event in 1969. Its purpose was to teach students to give back to the community that supported the school, a news release about the event said.
For poi supper tickets, call Jean Miyahira at 662-4000.