Happy Camper for Friday, January 13, 2023

Contributed by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Osborn

U.S. Navy Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Neptali Sibolboro, left, from Lihue, helps a sailor file paperwork aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is in the 7th Fleet and conducting routine operations The 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed, numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with Allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

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It’s the big one and the entire Kaua‘i High School cheer squad is out in force for the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation boys basketball playoff on Tuesday at the Kaua‘i High School gym.

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Kaua‘i RSVP Director Mary Pigao visits with Jean (she won the first prize for her table) and Gen. (ret) Myron Dobashi on Wednesday during the 2022 Annual Recognition lunch at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort.

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Agency on Elderly Affairs’ case worker Samantha Souza (how is she related to Julie Souza who reacted strongly to the ‘Shaka’ sign at the Po‘ipu Roundabout?) is one of the young people ready to distribute door prizes to the kupuna at the 2022 Annual Recognition lunch at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort.

Got a “softly-used” children’s, or young adult book lying around looking for new sets of eyes? The Kaua‘i RSVP (kudos on hosting the 2022 annual Recognition lunch at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort!) is collecting new, and “softly-used” books as its Martin Luther Day service project (are they going to be at the Kukui Grove Center, again?) to replenish the Little Libraries that have popped up around the islands.