The Kwajalein hourglass

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F o r m e r Former R i Â’ k a t a k s t u d e n t a n d RiÂ’katak student and K w a j a l e i n H i g h S c h o o l g r a d u a t e a n d n o w Kwajalein High School graduate, and now R M I A m b a s s a d o r t o t h e U S C h a r l e s P a u l v i s i t s K w a j a l e i n S c h o o l s RMI Ambassador to the U.S., Charles Paul, visits Kwajalein Schools J a n 3 1 F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 Jan. 31. For more, see page 3. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 THE KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS The Kwajalein Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff. Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-2114; Local phone: 52114 Printed circulation: 1,200 Email: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milCommanding Of cer ...Col. Shannon Boehm Sergeant Major...Sgt. Maj. Roderick PrioleauPublic Affairs Of cer .................William WhiteManaging Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Media Specialist............................Eva Seelye Media Specialist.........................Chris Delisio Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo Food Court News: • Subway has been out of at bread due to expiration dates. There is more on the way. • There is a new hot dog cart where Baskin Robbins used to be. The rst wave of customers loved the hot dogs so much that they went through 25 cases, or 1,250 hot dogs, in the rst four weeks. We are currently serving brats until our shipment of the quarter-pound hot dogs arrive. We are also working on a consistent supplier for cheese sauce and chili without beans. Please be patient as we work out the kinks. Vending News: • Please leave your name, telephone number, building number and machine number when calling concerning an issue with a vending machine. This will help us to service your needs in a more timely manner. Retail News: • We received a shipment of Huffy bikes that are available for purchase in the PXtra. Thumbs Up!… to Tony Savage for doing such a great job with the Ladies Golf Clinic. ... to the Vet’s Hall for the amazing breakfast spread for the Super Bowl on Monday. It was yummy and for a great cause! Kwajalein Atoll Memorial DayA day when Kwajalein Atoll Local Government, leaders and residents of Kwajalein Atoll commemorate the liberation of Kwajalein Atoll by Americans from Japan during World War II. This year will mark the 69th year of that liberation.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 See CHARLES PAUL, page 7RMI Ambassador to the U.S., Charles Paul, fifth from right, visits and has lunch with current Ri’katak students at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School. Paul graduated from KHS in 1999 and was part of the first class of Ri’katak students at Kwajalein Schools.From Ri’katak student to RMI Ambassador: Charles Paul returns to his stomping grounds• Enrolled at Kwajalein Schools in the rst Ri’katak Class in 1987. • Graduated from Kwajalein High School with honors in 1999. • Earned a BA degree in economics, and a minor in business management, from Washington College, in Chestertown, Md., in 2003; graduated magna cum laude. Became a member of several prestigious international and professional honors societies. • After graduation, worked as an intern at the International Programs Center, U.S. Census Bureau, at the Department of Commerce in Washington D.C.; and then as an Economic Research Specialist, Marshall Islands Of ce of Compact Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as negotiations were concluding. • In 2004, worked as Chief of Performance Monitoring, Evaluation, and Aid Coordination at the Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Of ce in Majuro, during the early days of implementation of the amended Compact. • In 2007, worked as First Secretary for Health and Education Affairs at the Marshall Islands Embassy to the U.S. • In February 2008, was appointed Charge d’Affaires ad Interim, and Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy. • Appointed to the position of RMI Ambassador to the U.S. on July 7, 2011; the Nitijela con rmed his appointment by way of resolution on Aug. 26, 2011. Charles Paul Education and Work History Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorFormer Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School graduate and Ri’katak student Charles Paul visited Kwajalein Schools Jan. 31 and demonstrated to the student body what a “regular kid” can grow up to accomplish with hard work and accountability. Paul graduated from KHS in 1999 as part of the rst Ri’katak class. He graduated from Washington College in 2003. He worked for the Marshallese government in various capacities after college. In 2011, Paul was appointed the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ambassador to the United States. Of cially, Paul visited Kwajalein with the Flying Doctors of America. They are a non-pro t organization based out of Georgia and offer medical missions around the world. They’re in the RMI for two weeks to provide medical clinics on Majuro, Ebeye and six outer atolls. While at Kwajalein, Paul was invited to speak to Kwajalein Schools students at the Davye Davis MultiPurpose Room. He was welcomed by U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Shannon Boehm. “I am very happy and honored on behalf of USAKA and KPS (Kwajalein Public Schools) to have him come in and talk with you all today,” Boehm said. “He has a good message to provide you.” Ric Fullerton, senior government and economics teacher, introduced Paul and reminisced about his student years at KHS. “Like the current members of the Ri’katak community, he rode the ferry back and forth every day, and dealt with the struggles of having to bounce back and forth between two cultures with the respective demands and issues,” Fullerton said. “He also, however, made the best of the bene ts that his unique situation presented.” “The coolest thing about his story, though, is that Charles is one of you,” Fullerton continued. “If you look through some of the yearbooks from Charles’ time with us, you’ll see pictures of a regular kid.” He played the saxophone in band concerts and sang in the choir. He played basketball, volleyball and softball. He was voted “the guy with the 100-watt smile” in his senior yearbook. He was a part of National Honor Society. Now, 13 years later, he is the RMI Ambassador.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 The Flying Doctors of America offered medical clinics last week on Ebeye, Majuro and six outer atolls: Ujae, Lae, Wotho, Arno, Jaluit and Wotje.Possible partnership between RMI and the Flying Doctors of AmericaCould lead to year-round medical coverage on volunteer basisBy Sheila Gideon Managing Editor “Our mission statement is that we bring hope and healing to a needy world,” said Allan Gathercoal, president and founder of the Flying Doctors of America. For more than 20 years, Flying Doctors of America has been bringing together physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, other health professionals and non-medical support volunteers to care for people who otherwise would never receive professional medical care. They were in the Republic of the Marshall Islands for two weeks to provide medical clinics on Majuro, Ebeye and six outer atolls: Ujae, Lae, Wotho, Arno, Jaluit and Wotje. The Flying Doctors were brought in through RMI Ambassador to the U.S., Charles Paul. One of Paul’s objectives when he became ambassador was to look for doctors and bring them into the RMI. “I got the opportunity to meet and develop a working relationship with … [the] Flying Doctors of America,” he said. “We’re working to develop a long-term relationship to bring in U.S. board certi ed doctors to work in the RMI on a volunteer basis.” “The state of health in the Marshall Islands is something that needs to be worked on heavily,” Paul said. “We have a lot of sick people in the Marshall Islands, and we just don’t have the necessary resources that are needed to bring in top-quality doctors. Working with this organization and developing this program, the Marshall Islands will be the rst country in the world to employ such a strategy. I’m so excited for the opportunity and the windfall that this will bring on to the RMI.” The doctors would be on a 2-3 month rotation. The RMI government would pay for their lodging and meals while they work. “In the U.S. there are 1 million MDs. Of that 1 million, about 7 percent are retiring every year,” said Gathercoal. They are doctors with 30-40 years of medical experience. “If it works, I can use my retiring doctors [in the RMI], who would love to help, as long it’s not a long-term commitment. On the RMI side, they have a huge need for U.S. board certi ed doctors. There’s a perfect match.” Now all that needs to be done is the logistics of it all. The partnership would provide year-round medical coverage to the people of the Marshall Islands. “It’s a great idea because we always talk about how we really want to educate local people or have some sort of ongoing educational program for local doctors, learning from us,” said Dr. Irina Melnik, who specializes in spine and sports medicine. “This is a perfect opportunity.” The doctors on Majuro have expressed a huge interest in continuing education. Two teams from Flying Doctors of America came out last week to offer medical clinics and see if a long-term commitment to the RMI could become a possibility in the future. A medical and dental team of 10 stayed on Majuro while a team of 13 came to Ebeye. The teams operate under the ‘Mother Teresa Principle.’ “We try to go to the regions of the world that are underserved or not served at all,” said Gathercoal. While they did offer some assistance on Ebeye, they were impressed overall with their facilities and capabilities there. “What I saw there (Ebeye) was what I thought a very wellequipped facility – good staff, very knowledgeable, very capable. I was really impressed with what they’ve got there,” said Dr. Jerry Batten, a dentist with Flying Doctors.Compared to what they normally see, the Ebeye Hospital was very well organized and equipped with highly trained doctors. “When I reviewed some charts, I saw that See FLYING DOCTORS, page 7 • • • • • • •= outer atolls visited


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 Kwajalein teens help staff Bargain Bazaar, but the thrift store is still in need of donations. Photo by Karen BradyClub needs volunteers, Bargain Bazaar needs donations By Sheila Gideon Managing Editor The primary mission of the Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club is to enrich education in U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll’s host country, the Marshall Islands. Each year, schools on Ebeye, Majuro and the outer islands submit grants to the club’s Education Assistance Committee. These grant proposals are for speci c items each school believes will directly aid the education of its students. Grants have been awarded for things such as copy machines, textbooks and even a classroom addition. The club looks at their earnings for the year in June and then hands out the grants. The club focuses on giving money to schools that they’ve seen positive results from in the past. How much money they give out in grants differs each year, but most of the money comes from Mic Shop sales. They also offer scholarships to graduating Kwajalein seniors. In the past, Chugach has donated money to YYWC for this cause. Last year they awarded $6,000 in scholarships. These grants and scholarships are made possible through the pro ts earned at the Micronesian Handicraft Shop downtown and the Bargain Bazaar near Dock Security Checkpoint. Each store plays a speci c role in the functioning of YYWC and its ability to raise money for Marshallese education. Bargain Bazaar is a thrift store that accepts donations from the Kwajalein community. Right now, they are in dire need of donations. You can donate anything: clothing, toys, furniture, household goods and sporting goods. There is a pickup service available; all you need to do is call Karen Brady, the chief volunteer at the store, and she will arrange to have your items picked up and brought to the store. Bargain Bazaar has begun to collect excess items after island Swap Meets. While this helps ll the shelves at the store, those items actually sell out quickly, said Brady. While Kwajalein residents are encouraged to shop at Bargain Bazaar, the principal customers are Ebeye residents. To access Bargain Bazaar at Kwajalein, you must go through DSC with your K-badge. Go take a look, you never know what kind of “treasures” you may nd. The Mic Shop purchases handmade goods from artisans throughout the Marshall Islands and Micronesia and sells them to the Kwajalein community and its visitors. The bene t from this is two-fold. By purchasing goods from small craftsmen and women, the Mic Shop is able to provide a source of income and hopefully enable these traditional crafts to continue. The other ways YYWC raises money for grants is with fundraiser events. The most notable is the upcoming Basket Auction on Sunday. In the past, YYWC has also hosted the Kaleidoscope of Music. They planned on doing Kaleidoscope of Music this year; however, they had to push the date for the Basket Auction into February, and now there is no time to squeeze the event in this year. They do plan to do both the Basket Auction and Kaleidoscope next year. While island fundraiser events are a great way to earn money for grants, it is becoming dif cult to plan such big events with such few volunteers in the club. With the shrinking population on Kwajalein, the club membership has also shrunk. “Some of the really key people left, and it all happened at once,” said YYWC President DeDe Hall. Because of this, the club itself has had to adapt.“We’ve really restricted our focus,” Hall said. “Our focus now is really on schools and supplies and education.” In previous years they also concentrated on cultural outreach, but unfortunately they do not have enough volunteers to keep that going. Depending on future membership, that may be a focus again in upcoming years. “We’ve kind of changed the nature of the club,” Hall said. Members used to have to pay dues and were required to volunteer a certain number of hours each month. Now, membership is more relaxed and there are no dues. Basically, if you are a woman and you want to participate in any capacity, you can join the YYWC. Members can expect to volunteer a few hours at the Mic Shop, Bargain Bazaar or helping to plan fundraisers. The amount of hours you put into the club is completely up to you. The club is not just about volunteering. They sponsor a beginning of the year party in September to welcome everyone back from summer break, and an end of the year party where checks are presented for money earned that year. So, what starts as a connection as volunteers eventually blossoms into lasting friendships.


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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013RMI Ambassador to the U.S., Charles Paul, right, shakes the hand of his former senior government teacher, Ric Fullerton, who still teaches at Kwajalein High School.Paul met with and had lunch with the current Ri’katak students. “I had the same circumstances,” he told them. “I grew up on Ebeye. I took the ferry every morning. I was never late to class. I did all my homework. When it got rough, I didn’t make any excuses; I always did my work. If I can do it, … [you] also can do it.” Paul thanked the command for coordinating his visit to Kwajalein. He was delighted to be able to see his old teachers and friends he went to high school with here. There are still four teachers at KHS that taught Paul when he was in school: Barbara Bicanich, Fullerton, Bonita Oyamot and Dick Shields. “It’s a treat for me personally,” Paul said to the students. “I wanted the opportunity to give back any way I could to the place that started it all for me – Kwajalein School system. I learned a lot and I owe everything that I am and everything that I have to the school, to my teachers and to my fellow students. I can’t say enough about the wonderful opportunity that I had as a student, and the education I got as a student. I am so thrilled and I am so honored to stand before you this afternoon to just talk.” Paul talked about his job with the students and allowed them to ask him questions. While some students asked thought-provoking and serious questions, some of the elementary students were eager to know how many Dinseylands there are and what the White House looks like. To a certain degree, Paul knew he wanted to work for the Marshallese CHARLES PAUL, from page 3 government when he graduated. “I felt that the most meaningful way for me to give back was to serve the government.” Paul told the students what it means to be an ambassador. “You are the personal representative of your country,” he said. “Everything I say and everything I do re ects on my government.” His job involves a lot of traveling; he has already visited nine different countries. He gets to meet a lot of people – people you see on the news. He even got to meet the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Paul was invited to the White House to present his credentials to the President on Sept. 9, 2011. The ceremony took place in the Oval Of ce. Paul was one of the 12 ambassadors presenting credentials that day. The First Lady was also present. As Paul was announced and shook the President’s hand, Michelle said, “Oh, two island boys.” President Obama grew up in Hawaii. Paul said he was stunned and didn’t know what to say. Students were interested in Paul’s transition to college in the States, since many of them will be making that same transition soon. He said the scariest part was leaving his parents. The best thing was meeting new people and experiencing a different culture. “I had a head start going to Kwaj. I interacted with a lot of kids from the States,” he said. “But it’s different when you’re living with a different culture. For me, it was exciting in the fact that I was immersing myself into a new culture and learning new things.” Paul gave the students advice for their future. When Paul was young, he said he wanted to be the President of the United States. “Now I know I can’t because I’m not a U.S. citizen,” he said. “But, you have to dream and you have to think you can do big things. But before you do anything, you have to put in the work; you have to do your best in school. That will lead to bigger and better things. School is very important. It builds your foundation. … With hard work you can do anything.” Paul lives and works in Washington, D.C. He is currently working toward his Master’s degree in nance from John Hopkins University. they’ve been doing the same procedures, the same kind of steps that I would do if I were involved in their particular patient’s care,” said Melnik. The team decided Ebeye was not where the biggest need for their help is; they needed to reach out to the outer atolls, where they would be able to do more. “What we’re about is the atolls that never get medical care. Or if they get medical care, it’s sporadic,” said Gathercoal. “The whole idea that our organization has created is that we are very mobile. We can bring out our own equipment and medications to very rural, remote areas where most people have never even seen a doctor their whole life,” said Melnik. “That’s our strength.” In just one day, they did more than 150 extractions and treated 100 patients in different specialty areas. The patients were elated, said Gathercoal. “The thing we were most excited about is the day we saw those people who have never gotten dental care. … We were so happy to see those smiles.” One woman brought back a gift to the dentist who treated her; she had pain for years and nally felt relief for the rst time. “It was a beautiful experience.” The Flying Doctors team expressed great appreciation to the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll command for their assistance during the mission. “We are so happy that the colonel (Col. Shannon Boehm) let us stay here,” said Gathercoal. “It’s been a great experience.” The team departed Feb. 1. FLYING DOCTORS, from page 4


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 DISPATCH FROM ROI Sewer outfall repair project underwayHourglass ReportsSan Juan Construction began work last week to replace RoiÂ’s sewer outfall system. The project calls for replacing some 1,100 feet of decaying pipe. Because the old pipe was trenched in over the reef bed, it has been subjected to years of wear and tear from currents and the tide. In order to help reduce exposure to the elements, the new pipe will instead run through a tunnel being drilled under the reef. Once work on the tunnel is complete, the new pipe is fused together onshore before being brought out to sea and pulled back through the tunnel. Photos by Justin Reese, Kisaq Safety Officer


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 We need your submissions to keep this page full! Email to: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milFrom Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon From Anonymous From Kathy Reith From Kathy Reith


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Protestant 8 a.m., Sunday, Traditional Service 9:15 a.m., Spiritual Gifts Class 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Contemporary Service All services at Island Memorial Chapel Roi-Namur service at 7 p.m., First and Third Friday of each month. Appointments with Fr. Vic available after dinner Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Jewish Second Friday of the month in the REB. Times will vary. Contact the chaplainÂ’s of ce at 53505 for more information. HELP WANTEDKRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions will be available at, on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at KRS EMPLOYMENT applications are continually accepted for casual positions in the community services departments, medical department and the HR temp pool. Some of the casual positions are recreation aid, medical of ce, substitute teacher and HR temp pool of ce support. Questions, call 54916. COMMUNITY BANK has two part-time, 30 hours per week, teller positions open. Interested applicants should visit WANTEDSHORE GUARD, easy money for a decent swimmer. Evenings and/or weekends. Call 51480. FOUNDSHOCK CORD used to tether a kayak paddle, at Camp Hamilton on Monday Call 50625 to identify and claim. LOSTPRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES and case in the area of the food court/downtown on Jan. 25. Call Nancy at 52006. GIVEAWAYCAT, two years old, black and white, with food, toys and accessories. Call Mike at 55901 or 51469. PATIO SALEToday, noon to 4 p.m., quarters 455-B on Heliotrope Street, in back, inside the fence. PCS sale, various household, kitchen and bath goods, bedding accessories including duvet cover and featherbed, undercounter refrigerator, outdoor area rug, clothing, bicycle parts, miscellaneous marine/boating gear, hand and power tools and art supplies. FOR SALEWINDSURF SAIL AND RIGGING, ready to mount on your board, Simmer 6.2-meter sail, yellow and orange, with mast, Chinook boom and mast base, all in used but good/fair condition,$250 or make offer. Call 56032 and leave message. YELLOW SUN BIKE with basket, one year old, $150; 2.2 cubic feet stainless steel freezer, 2x2x2-foot, perfect for BQ, looks new, $150. Call Joy at 52650, Tuesday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. FENDER MEXICAN STRATOCASTER with case, $275; Schecter Omen with case, $250; Marshall AVT 275 guitar amp with 6-way footswitch, $550; La-ZBoy recliner, green, $40. Call 52773. IMAGINEXT CASTLE and gurines, $20; hermit crab habitat and food, $10; plants, large and small, $5 each; boyÂ’s twin bedspread, tan trucks, and tan and blue jersey sheets, $20; kid Wii games, Disney Princess, Nickelodeon Fit and Diego, $10 each. Call 52312. STEEL GAZEBO, 12x12-foot, full netting in original box, never used, $115; Fold-it bike trailer, new hitch, available March 3, $175; womenÂ’s Trek bicycle, Kwaj condition with new Rapid re Plus shifter which needs installing, available March 3, $75. Leave a message at 51978. KENT GENESIS BIKE, new, 29-inch, all aluminum frame and rims, entire bike has been epoxy coated and rust-proofed, black, $275; Bose Lifestyle 30 Series II surround sound system, includes Bose wireless sound-link for rear speakers, $500; child gate, $25. Call 52597. CABRINHA WAIST HARNESS, for kite or windsurf, size large, mostly black with red and gray trim, 3-D impact mesh and spreader bar, new and unused, too big for me, $125. Call 56032 and leave a message. SOLID STAINLESS electric smoker, with wood box, wood chips insert, drip pan, two shelves, and weather cover; $325. Call 52525. UNDERWATER INTOVA CAMERA and waterproof housing with 2 GB SD card, $150; JVC receiver and nice set of ve Sony speakers, $150. Call Sam 51731. SEAQUEST DIVA XLT BC, womenÂ’s medium, and Aqua Lung Flex ns, size small, $60 takes both. Call Kathy at 51765. REGULATION HALEX BOCCE Ball set, new, $60; lighted 15x magnifying mirror, 6-inch, Supervision, new, $30; new glue gun with 60 glue sticks, $15; BQ window treatment, beige sheers, grass valance, lantern lights and curtain rod, $25; queen-size bed platform, free. Call Marge at 54881 or 52586.PROLINE 23-FOOT POWERBOAT, excellent condition, with Suzuki 250 HP 4-stroke, low hours, 15 HP Mercury kicker, aluminum hardtop, aluminum trailer with new wheels, plenty of tools and maintenance materials, fast, sturdy, in great shape for diving, shing, water sports or cruising, $35,000 or best offer. Call Dick at 51684 or email LEE SAILBOAT, 26 feet, in the water and ready to sail, 12HP inboard diesel, Lavac marine head, Lewmar self-tailing winches, mooring inside harbor, $8,500. Email COMMUNITY NOTICESYYWC BASKET AUCTION will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, in the MP room. All of the money raised goes to regional schools. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB will hold the 2013 Sweetheart 4x1 Mile Relay at 9 a.m., Monday. Form your own teams of four runners willing to run one mile each. Entry forms can be obtained from Bob and Jane Sholar at quarters 473-A near the tennis courts. Entries are due by Feb. 9. The general public is welcome. The race includes an age and gender based handicapping system, making extra fun! Questions? Call Bob at 51815. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUBÂ’S Diver Gear Swap Meet is 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, at the Paci c Club. Did you get nice dive gear over the holidays and now you have an extra BCD, DPV, knife or weights laying around that you would like to trade for cash? Are you interested in obtaining good prices on new and used gear? Members can sign up for one free table to display your goods, so come on down. Contact John Pennington at 53290 or penningtonscuba@gmail. com with questions or to reserve a table. Vendor tables will be $15. EMON BEACH will be under construction for dredging and sand ll Tuesday through Thursday. Workers and residents on Kwajalein are advised to avoid eating sh caught in the lagoon area next to Emon Beach. The sand relocation activity could increase the potential for Ciguatera poisoning. Questions? Call 51134.NEXT KAG MEETING will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday. Bring ideas for the Spring Art show and a March event. Will also discuss FY2013 annual membership dues.THE BARBER/BEAUTY STYLIST will be on Roi on the following dates: Tuesday, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12 and March 26. ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES, Blessed Sacrament, Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Questions, Call Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Kwaj Fried Chicken Crabs Benedict Ham Marco Polo Thursday Savory Stuffed Cabbage Oriental Chicken Saut Macaroni and Cheese Feb. 16 Spaghetti Italian Sausage Garlic Sauted Ono Thursday Teriyaki Beef Shrimp Egg Foo Young Sesame Noodles WednesdayCarved Top Sirloin Monterey Chicken Baked Spaghetti CasseroleFriday Grilled Cheese BBQ Pork Chops Vegetarian Pasta Friday Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Vegetarian Stir-fry Monday Beef Stew Huevos Rancheros Three Cheese Quiche WednesdayGirabaldi Sub BBQ Spareribs Fried CatfishSunday Rosemary Pork Loin Steamed Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Monday Garlic Roast Beef Tuna Casserole Green Beans Tuesday Lemon Pepper Chicken Beef Curry Rice Pilaf Tuesday Beef Lasagna Seafood Alfredo Lasagna Garlic Toast Feb. 16 Grilled Minute Steak General TsoÂ’s Chicken Roasted Potatoes


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013Father Vic at 53505. NEXT STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP for experienced glassers is 5-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Art Annex. All tools will be supplied by the Kwajalein Art Guild. Questions, call Christine at 59154. CYSS OPEN REC event “Valentine Crafts Night” will be from 5:45-7:45 p.m., Wednesday, in the SAS Room. Free registration is open to all CYSS registered children in grades K-6, until Wednesday. Contact June Walker at 52158 for information. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB’S membership meeting, Wednesday at the Paci c Club. Dive Locker access will be 6:30-7 p.m. as well as a meet/greet social with desserts and beverages for TDY folks and regular members to share stories or nd a new dive buddy. Final KSC constitution modi cations to be discussed. SMDC INSPECTOR GENERAL Col. Fred Manzo will be on island Feb. 14-21. Anyone wishing to make an appointment to see him should contact the legal of ce at 53417 or 51462. SOLO GUITARIST DELANEY DAVIS will perform at Kwajalein: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at Emon Beach; and 8 p.m., Feb. 24, at the Vet’s Hall. She will perform on Roi-Namur: 7 p.m., Feb. 16, at the Roi Scuba Shack. Come enjoy live music compliments of the Quality of Life Fund. THE SMALL BOAT MARINA will be closed on Feb. 16 and open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Feb. 19. LEARN THE ART OF ORIGAMI! Classes held Feb. 18 at the Art Annex. Session 1 is from 9-10 a.m., ages 6-12. Session 2 is from 10-11 a.m., ages 13 to adult. Call Christine at 59154 to register for these free classes. Sponsored by the Kwajalein Art Guild. THE FEBRUARY Kwajalein School Advisory Council public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 20, in the Elementary Coconut Room. The public is invited to attend. DELANEY DAVIS YOUTH Song Writing Workshop will be 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21, at the Youth Center. Interested in learning to write songs? Have a work in progress you want feedback on? This workshop is for you. Bring a pen, paper and an instrument if you choose. Questions? Contact Jared Barrick or Midori Hobbs. OCEAN VIEW CLUB BIRTHDAY BASH is at 8 p.m., Feb. 23. Sign up at the KRS Retail Sales of ce by Feb. 22; bring your ID. Must be 21 years old. Complimentary drinks and cake for registered February birthdays. Contact Barbara Hutchins at 58228 or Ted Glynn at 53338. THE PINEWOOD DERBY, presented by Cub Scout Pack 135, will be 1-4 p.m., Feb. 25, at the MP room. There is still time to purchase a car kit if you are interested in participating in the Sibling or Celebrity races! Call Angela at 52084 for purchases and questions. FAIRY TALE DAY will be at 10 a.m., Feb. 26, at Grace Sherwood Library. Wear your best princess dress! Call CA at 53331 with any questions. DURING THE LENTEN SEASON, the Zamperini Dining Facility will be offering deliciously prepared sh and vegetarian dishes during the lunch meal service every Friday. Also available will be deli tuna wraps and sandwiches. KRS/CMSI/BAI HEALTH AND WELFARE Bene ts: 2013 Aetna International Insurance cards are being re-issued with a new look and logo. Your existing member ID card is still valid for coverage until you receive the new card(s). For employees enrolled in the Aetna HealthFund/HRA Plan, each covered member will receive two ID cards: one medical ID card and one dental. For employees enrolled in the Aetna PPO Plan, each covered member should have one ID card that includes coverage for both medical and dental. Aetna International members can also print a temporary ID card or request for a new card through Aetna Navigator at If you have any questions, call Aetna International at 800231-7729 or email If you have other bene ts questions, contact the FCE Bene ts Of ce at 50939 or 51888. FEBRUARY IS BOAT Registration Month for all boats on lots and moorings. Buy your 2013 sticker at Small Boat Marina for $25. Starting March 1, there will be an additional late fee of $10. GEORGE SEITZ ELEMENTARY PTO is currently accepting donations of gently used books and games for the annual PTO Bargain Book Fair scheduled for Caf RoiFridaySweet and Sour Chicken Beef Stir-fry Chow MeinWednesday Carved Steamship Chicken Pot Pie Corn on the Cob SundayRosemary Pork Loin Mushroom Chicken Sweet PotatoesThursdayGrilled Burger Bar Cordon Bleu Casserole Onion Rings Feb. 16 Cuban Sandwich Ropa Vieja Black Beans and RiceThursdayRoi Fried Chicken Italian Meatloaf Mashed PotatoesFridayGrilled Cheese Baked Fish Casino Mashed PotatoesMondayBeef Manchaca Huevos Rancheros Refried BeansWednesdayChicken Pesto Pockets Roasted Turkey Mashed PotatoesSundayChicken Scampi Italian Stracotto Beef PolentaMondayBBQ Spareribs Adobo Chicken Candied YamsTuesday Pollo Asado Beef Enchilada Casserole Queso and Chips TuesdayBrown Sugar Pork Loin Corn Dogs Cornbread Feb. 16Pizza Pesto Grilled Chicken Cheesy Garlic BreadLunch Dinner March 1. Donations can be dropped off at the Elementary of ce., Tuesday through Saturday from 7:3011:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at the Grace Sherwood Library for the month of February. If you have a few free hours, contact Midori Hobbs at 53331. CYSS YOUTH SOCCER. Open to boys and girls kindergarten-grade 6. Registration ends March 9. Program dates: March 26 to May 23. Cost: $40.00. Stop by CYSS Central Reg Of ce, Building 358 to register. Call Coach Katie at 53796 for information. CYSS YOUTH BOWLING LEAGUE. Open to boys and girls age 7 through grade 6. Space is limited. Registration ends March 26 Program dates: April 12 to May 24. Stop by CYSS Central Reg Of ce, Building 358 to register. Call Coach Katie at 53796 for information. E-TALK: Leaks from Vehicles. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is not leaking any uids. If any liquid other than condensed water vapor from the air conditioning unit is observed, the driver shall immediately stop the vehicle, place absorbent under the leak, and call 911 to report the leak. Call KRS Environmental at 51134.SAFELY SPEAKING: Preventing Slips and Trips: Keep your eyes focused where you walk. This is sometimes referred to with the term “eyes on path.” Avoid activities that will distract you while walking, such as reading, listening to music and talking on a cell phone. Mardi Gras Celebration! 8 p.m., Tonight Ocean View Club Food, Drink Specials Music by DJ Dyvurse


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 1.43 inches Yearly deviation: -3.29 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 16–21 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 14–19 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 16–21 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 16–21 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 15–20 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 15–20 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:09 a.m. 6:37 a.m. 4:23 a.m. 4.1' 10:19 a.m. -0.7' 6:58 p.m. 6:49 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 5.1' 10:55 p.m. -1.0' Monday 7:09 a.m. 7:27 a.m. 4:58 a.m. 4.3' 10:56 a.m. -0.8' 6:58 p.m. 7:44 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5.1' 11:27 p.m. -1.0' Tuesday 7:08 a.m. 8:14 a.m. 5:30 a.m. 4.4' 11:30 a.m. -0.8' 6:58 p.m. 8:36 p.m. 5:42 p.m. 4.9' 11:57 p.m. -0.9' Wednesday 7:08 a.m. 8:59 a.m. 6:02 a.m. 4.3' --------------------6:58 p.m. 9:27 p.m. 6:12 p.m. 4.5' 12:03 p.m. -0.6' Thursday 7:08 a.m. 9:43 a.m. 6:32 a.m. 4.2' 12:25 a.m. -0.7' 6:59 p.m. 10:16 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 4.1' 12:35 p.m. -0.3' Friday 7:08 a.m. 10:27 a.m. 7:02 a.m. 3.9' 12:51 a.m. -0.3' 6:59 p.m. 11:05 p.m. 7:07 p.m. 3.6' 1:06 p.m. 0.1' Feb. 16 7:07 a.m. 11:11 a.m. 7:32 a.m. 3.6' 1:16 a.m. 0.0' 6:59 p.m. 11:54 p.m. 7:34 p.m. 3.1' 1:39 p.m. 0.5' BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 29 Top Bowlers Men Steve Simpson: 255 Tony Savage: 255 Ben Ruben: 220 Top Bowlers Women Deb Douthat: 154 Benni Davis: 151 Jamie Stevenson: 126 Tuesday, Feb. 5 Chargogg def. Ebeye Swim Team 66-18 Lacedaemonians def. Toy Boat 18-17 Zissou def. USAKA Splash 31-12BOWLING WATER POLO Tuesday, Feb. 5 D-Up! def. Jawks 46-16 Bako def. SPIW 41-39 Icey Hot def. Ball Trackers 42-37 hOOPS! def. Ol’ Boozers 58-50 Team #4 7-0 Pretty Boys 7-0 South of Sanity 5-2 Crabaholics 2-5 3 Men & a Lady 0-7 Sliders 0-7STANDINGS School League D-Up! 1-0 Bako 1-0 SPIW 0-1 Jawks 0-1STANDINGS Adult League hOOPS! 1-0 Icey Hot 1-0 Ol’ Boozers 0-1 Ball Trackers 0-1 Chargogg 1-0 Zissou 1-0 Lacedaemonians 1-0 Ebeye Swim Team 0-1 Toy Boat Toy Boat 0-1 USAKA Splash 0-1STANDINGS Season high scorersAdam Vail, 16 goals Ben Bartyzel, 5 goals Kristen Kornegay, 5 goals Christina Sylvester, 5 goals W A