DeCoite appointed to agriculture board
HONOLULU - Lynn DeCoite, owner of two Molokai businesses, has been appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to the state Board of Agriculture's Maui County seat.
Her appointment as well as others announced Tuesday await confirmation by the state Senate.
DeCoite is the owner and manager of a sweet potato farm, L&R Farm Ent LLC, and she is also owner and ranch handler for V-8 Ranch in Hoolehua.
Also appointed to the Board of Agriculture is Glenn Hong, president of Hawaiian Tug & Barge Corp. and Young Brothers Ltd.
Those appointed to the Agribusiness Development Corporation were: Letitia Uyehara, director of marketing and special programs at Armstrong Produce Ltd.; Patrick Kobayashi, president and CEO of Kobayashi Group LLC and Derek Kurisu, vice president of purchasing and executive vice president of perishable operations at KTA Super Stores.
Friends of the Library book sale planned
KAHULUI - The Maui Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Mall, during the mall's Family Sunday Program.
The latest fiction and coffee table books along with children and young adult books will be on sale. Every child will be able to select a free book.
All proceeds will support the needs of Maui County's eight public libraries.
Volunteers sought for underwater cleanup
The public is invited to assist ocean recreation business leaders and the fishing community in conducting an underwater cleanup at McGregor Point and Kanaloa Point on Sunday.
The partnership started several years ago by the Maui Reef Fund, a program of Hawaii Wildlife Fund along with community fishermen, including Brian Yoshikawa of Maui Sporting Goods. The group will remove lead weights, fishing lines and other debris from the reef, and the materials will be recycled.
Conservation International recently awarded Hawaii Wildlife Fund a $19,000 grant to reduce the problem of underwater debris.
To assist with the underwater reef cleanup, RSVP by Friday to Hannah Bernard, president of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, and fiscal agent of Maui Reef Fund at 280-8124 or Yoshikawa at 244-0011.