Happy Camper

Juni Yadao is getting ready for the Merrie Monarch. Juni was just one of the guys you run into when you make the trip out to Kilauea Neighborhood Center for the county’s 13 and Under basketball games.

After he’s done with the Merrie Monarch in April, Juni says he hopes he gets the schedule so we can check out his newest opihi shell jewelry. Gary Smith was there and guess what? He made a stone usu so they could pound mochi for New Year’s!

He still had some “evidence” in the bowl, but that’ll all be gone by next year. In the meantime, it’s Gung Hee Fat Choy, and Dr. Jere Loo’s office has the traditional papers out already. Pretty soon it’ll be time for the narcissus.

Bill Troutman is getting excited about the signups for the Northshore basketball, and daughter Caroline didn’t have to coach a game so she spent the night scorekeeping. Bill said Kula High & Intermediate is thinking of starting up a league between them, Island School and Kahili Adventist, so stay tuned.

Lenny Rapozo got to referee the first game in Island School’s new gym, and he said it was fabulous. Wait until the bleachers and the finishing touches are put in.

Meanwhile, hats off to Kahele Keawe, Fred Sasan, Clyde Hashimoto and all who worked on that fabulous “inter-disciplinary” field trip to Clyde’s family’s taro field in Hanapepe … it’s just like something out of a storybook. And, the kids all had fun, even eating the tangerines right off the tree, and washing up in the irrigation ditch.

Okay, time to get rolling … senior softball starts today in Waimea — gotta go check out Peter Rayno and Ernie Domingo.


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