UH West O`ahu Opening Day Photos 8/18/12

Senator Shimabukuro attended the UHWO Opening Day ceremony and festival on 8/18/12. Click any of the photos to enlarge.
The Legislature presented certificates to UHWO Chancellor Gene Awakuni on 8/18/12.  L-R: Sen. David Ige, Rep. Aaron Johanson, Sen. Glen Wakai, Sen. Michelle Kidani, Rep. Mark Takai, Rep. Kymberly Pine, Sen. Mike Gabbard, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Sen. Wil Espero, Chancellor Gene Awakuni, Rep. Sharon Har, Rep. Ty Cullen, Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Sen. Jill Tokuda, Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, Rep. Henry Aquino.  [Photo by Russ Awakuni]
Legislators untied a maile lei as part of the UHWO Opening Day ceremony on 8/18/12.  L-R: Sen. Wil Espero, Rep. Kymberly Pine, Rep. Mark Takai, Rep. Aaron Johanson, Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, Sen. Michelle Kidani, Rep. Faye Hanohano, Rep. Sharon Har, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, Chancellor Gene Awakuni, Sen. Jill Tokuda, UH President M. R. C. Greenwood, Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Sen. Mike Gabbard, Sen. David Ige.   [Photo by Russ Awakuni]

Update 8/24/12Click image to view photo album.

Article Update: Message from UH West Oahu Chancellor Awakuni 8/23/12


From: Bryan Wittekind <pastor_wbc@hawaiiantel.net>


Please find below our informational flyer about an upcoming Revival that the First Southern Baptist Church of Nanakuli and the Waianae Baptist Church will be hosting together at the latter’s location, the Waianae Baptist Church, 85-131 Ala Hema Street, Waianae, 696-4374, on Sunday, August 26, 10:30 AM & 7 PM, through Friday, August 31, at 7 PM each evening.

FREE DINNER will be served each evening between 6-6:30 PM.

We are excited about Dr. Wesley Paul coming to the Leeward/Waianae Coast to help us change one heart at a time for the LORD Jesus Christ.  You can find more information and what others are saying about his unique, international ministries at:  http://wesleypaul.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=85

Everyone is invited!  Come as you are!  Come and see!

In His Service,

Bryan Wittekind, Pastor

Waianae Baptist Church

85-131 Ala Hema Street

Waianae, HI, 96792


US VETS Pai`olu Kaiaulu Open House September 15 + invitation to service providers


Update: The Kalaeloa Shuttle

Goodwill reports that they will be running the Kalaeloa Shuttle.

Note: they have new vans and have hired new drivers.

New services started on 8/16.  See below for new times and stops. Shuttle times start with Stop #1.


Dept. of Agriculture Advisory for Fairs and Events Where Swine are Present

The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawai’i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) recommends the following actions be adopted by events and programs where there may be contact between humans and swine.

These recommendations are being emphasized due to the recent confirmation of a variant influenza virus H3N2v in a person who had close contact with domestic swine on Maui.

Public health and animal health officials have similar concerns over larger outbreaks that have occurred recently in other states, including Indiana and Ohio.  These recommendations were established to protect both human and animal health.


  • Show management should report any unusual disease occurrences that occur at the fair in people to the Hawai`i Department of Health (DOH) and in animals to the Hawai’i Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian respectively.
  • Show management should insure that signage about proper hygienic practices is posted widely and prominently in and around livestock areas and hygienic stations with running water, soap and instructions for use are strategically placed.
  • Show management of individual fairs may adopt requirements which are more stringent than those recommended by the department, and all exhibitors are encouraged to check with the organizers of each fair in advance to ensure compliance with all requirements.

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