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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


School holding silent auction

After 45 years, Koko Head Elementary School's electrical system that supports the school's computers needs upgrading.

The Friends of Koko Head Elementary School plan to hold a "Computers O Na Keiki" dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. May 17 at the school cafeteria. Outback Steakhouse will provide the dinner.

Auction items include paper shredder, Manoa Valley Theatre tickets for two, Marsha Nadalin Salon & Spa, three boxes chocolate dipped shortbread cookies and other gift certificates.

Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children.

For more information call the school at 397-5811.

Koko Head sets fun run

Koko Head Elementary School's running club will end the year with a Fun Run/Walk around the school campus at 8:15 a.m. May 31.

The Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club will time the entrants. The race is free to all students, who will receive awards for the first three boy and girl finishers in each grade.

Entries should be submitted by May 23.

Each grade level will walk different distances, with the preschoolers walking one loop around the drop- off circle fronting the school and fourth- to sixth-graders walking/running a mile.

For more information or to volunteer call Susan Lewis at 396-1405.


Bainum to talk to Kapolei club

City Councilmember Duke Bainum, chairman of the council's transportation committee, will discuss transportation issues at the next Kapolei Rotary Club meeting at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Kapolei High School faculty/staff lounge.

Bainum has announced his intention to run for mayor when Jeremy Harris gives up the office to run for governor in 2002 and will discuss plans for his mayoral campaign.

Admission is $7 and includes a buffet breakfast.

For information, call Keola Lloyd at 674-3167.

Wai'anae plant judged as best

The Wai'anae wastewater treatment plant has received the highest award of excellence — the Platinum Award — given by the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies, the city announced yesterday.

The Wai'anae facility is one of only 12 treatment plants in the country to earn the Platinum Award. A Gold Award is given for one year of perfect compliance with the requirements of the plant's federal pollution permit; five consecutive Gold Awards results in the Platinum Award.

"The City and County of Honolulu is truly among an elite group of honorees," said Ken Kirk, AMSA executive director.

Kapolei school to host hula

For the second year, Kapolei Middle School will be host to the Hawai'i Secondary Schools' Hula Kahiko competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the campus, 91-5335 Kapolei Parkway.

The competition, sponsored by the Kalihi Palama Culture and Arts Society since 1986, is open to public and private schools. Students compete in three divisions; kane, wahine and hui 'ia (combined).

Food booths will be available but coolers, beach chairs and large umbrellas are not allowed.

Tickets are $6, and children under 5 are free.

For more information, call Kyle Atabay at 693-7025, Ext. 232.


Kaneohe club sells breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Kane'ohe will be host to its 40th annual Mother's Day pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Benjamin Parker Elementary School.

The fund-raiser helps support community projects for the Kane'ohe Kiwanis Club, Castle High School Key Club, Sacred Hearts Academy Key Club and Kane'ohe Elementary School K-Kids. These organizations provide volunteer help for other community activities such as the Aloha Festivals, Salvation Army, He'eia Stream cleanups and the Honolulu Marathon, said Janis Lindley, a Kane'ohe Kiwanis Club member.

"Wherever anyone on O'ahu needs them, that's where they go to help," Lindley said.

The funds provide scholarships, leadership training and support for the volunteer activities such as refreshments, transportation and chaperones, Lindley said.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. The menu is pancakes, Portuguese sausage, scrambled eggs, rice and beverage. Take-out will be available.