Letters for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Appreciate those working at the polls

Thank you to all who sacrifice a day away from their family working at the election polls. It was nice to see the smiling faces (Peter, Shirley, Carmen, and Monica) of my district poll (Eleele/Hanapepe) as I walked into the Hanapepe Neighborhood Center Building.

Until general election when we meet again, “mahalo nui loa!”

Howard Tolbe, Eleele

Yukimura has made Kauai better

In the summer of 1977 after graduate school, I returned home for the summer and served as the island director for the county’s Summer Fun program. It was then I met JoAnn Yukimura in her first term as a council member and saw that she possessed a spirit to take on challenges. She was on her way to devoting the next 40 years of her life to public service.

I returned to Kauai in 1991 reconnecting with JoAnn after a career working in the aerospace and computer industries in Los Angeles. As an optimist and visionary, she always had a plan and direction for Kauai’s future. She dreamed, daring to do impactful things, seeking alternatives with creative solutions to solving problems.

Her optimism made her resilient, undefeatable, empowered, and at times unyielding. She has dedicated her career serving island residents and did so with honesty and integrity.

Her years of service, has made Kauai a better place.

Thank you, JoAnn!

Gerald Hirata, Lihue

Jobs, happiest can be found in Hanapepe

In regards to letter Raley Peterson, (TGI Forum, Aug. 6).

Cesspool are everyone’s concern. But since you sound like family, please take a look at my description on Hanapepe town, and cesspools. Consumer side of the equation.

If in case you’re one of the unlucky ones out of a job, there are lots of jobs in Hanapepe town. There is the Conrad & Wong’s dine in Chinese restaurants, always looking for waiters. Then there is the restaurant right before the fire station, old green shack serving Mexican foods. It was Green Gardens in the 1996 year.

My point is if you just wanted a night job earning $1,000 a month with tip, Hanapepe town has taken care of their own people living there. If you are a mechanic, NAPA is a good hire. So there are so many jobs to go around just in Hanapepe alone. There is the Cookie Factory also in Hanapepe town.

My suggestion for citizens of Hanapepe, do not lose hope. A job is just one application away, if all you need is a few dollars and friends for life at nights.

My proposal for a happier life. Think about this.

Dean Sabado, Honolulu

  1. ruthann jones August 15, 2018 5:31 am Reply

    $1,000 a month is ‘taking care of its’ people’??? This is close to the old nostalgic ‘plantation’ mentality, feudal system. Try living even minimally on Kauai for that amount of money.

  2. Lucky we live Kaua’i August 15, 2018 9:33 am Reply

    Kaua’i lost its brightest possible future when JoAnn ended the Primary just short a little over 400 votes. The people of Kaua’i make it possible for large landowners, seed companies and large corporations to control the water, and environment of Kaua’i much to the island’s demise. If the people of Kaua’i ever get sick enough of status quo and vote it will be a huge turning point for our little island.

  3. Sandy August 16, 2018 12:15 pm Reply

    Lucky we live Kauai: I agree! Greed wins again. Such a shame. Our island is turning into a parking lot right before our eyes. Cane roads will be paved, and more buildings catering to tourism will be built. Oh, but it’s progress they will say! Why can’t progress be kept as fields of green and clean water?

  4. I saw a Vampire once August 16, 2018 7:44 pm Reply

    Ff…off. Waimea. I know the area. Sandy? Mens volleyball 89′ UH. Because we’re family.

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