|Ocean View's first annual Clunkers to Classics Car Show raised over|
$4,600 to purchase computers for Na`alehu School students.
|Neil Felton's 1937 Ford Pickup|
won the People's Choice award.
|The Ford outlasted the Chevy in the|
engine elimination contest.
A CELL TOWER WILL RISE above Pahala Ballpark adjacent to Ka`u High School. The Windward Planning Commission has approved the tower for Sprint Nextel Hawai`i for installation of panel antennas and ground equipment. Antennas will go on a one-hundred-foot-tall light pole. And the equipment will be on a 525-square-foot footprint near Pakalana and Huapala Streets in the park.
THE TEMPORARY TRANSFER STATION opened at Kahuku County Park yesterday and will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A gravel and concrete pad were laid for the rubbish bin that is hauled away each week. The state Department of Health gave an exemption from requirement for the temporary service on Nov. 12. Only plastic bags with rubbish are being accepted. See hawaiizerowaste.org for more.
A FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE for critical surgery needed by beloved KAHU radio manager, musician and composer Demetrius Oliveira is underway. Big D's `Ohana and the Edmund C. Olson Trust are challenging the community to help raise $20,000 for surgery for Demetrius that is critical to restore his health. Olson will match up to $5,000 in donations raised by December 7. Donations can be made at the Ka`u Federal Credit Union offices in Pahala, Na`alehu and Ocean View. Checks to the Demetrius Oliveira Medical Fund can also be mailed to P.O. Box 511, Pahala, HI 96777. Or drop them off at KAHU radio station on Maile Street in Pahala.
THE U.H. HILO GEOGRAPHY & Environmental Science Club surveyed Pahala last night and plan to return to spray for coqui frogs. Club President Kenberly Gray said that the coquis have destroyed the tranquility in Hilo, and her U.H. student colleagues offer to help Pahala save the peace and quiet here. If you want to remove coqui frogs from your land, call 769-1135.
MAKANA PERFORMS this afternoon at 5 p.m. at Kilauea Military Camp Theater. Call 967-8222 for concert and season tickets. Upcoming artists include the Honolulu Brass on December 12, HAPA on Dec. 18 and Honolulu Jazz Quartet, Jeff Peterson and Spring Wind Quintet in early 2011.
A SLACK KEY WORKSHOP WITH MAKANA will be held Monday, Nov. 22 at he Volcano Art Center Niaulani campus. Call 967-8222.
THE ANNUAL RUBBER BAND TURKEY SHOOT will be held on Tuesday, November 23 at Pahala Community Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone of any age is invited to compete and win prizes. Call Nona Makuakane at Department of Parks & Recreation at 928-3102.
THANKSGIVING DINNER will be served at Ocean View Community Center this coming Thursday, Nov. 25 at noon.
THE DISCOVERY HARBOUR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION hosts its third annual Thanksgiving feast on Thursday at 3 p.m. $10 includes turkey, trimmings, dessert and beverage. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds go to the Family Support Services of West Hawai`i Emergency Food Pantry in Na`alehu. The seating is limited to 70 diners. Please RSVP in advance at 929-9576.