First photo: Thanksgiving meals are assembled at the Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps center Tuesday morning by Monte Gund (clockwise from front left), Leina’ala Padelford, Carol Koepke Tu’a, Envoy Kevin Nagasaki, Liz May, Kristy Gund and Katie Zimmerman. The Gunds, Koepke Tu’a, May and Zimmerman are members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. In past years, the Thanksgiving meal for people in need was served buffet style and guests dined on nearby picnic tables. Due to COVID-19, the meals were boxed and handed through the fence. May said she has been volunteering for 10 years. “It’s sometimes a long road, but we are helping,” May said. “I can’t imagine what they go through at night. If we all just gave a little bit we could make a world of difference.” Nagasaki said even though COVID limits gatherings, they have been “busy” providing not only food, but also access to showers, laundry machines and outreach. “It hasn’t changed our mission,” he said. “We’re still serving the people. We’re thankful for all the churches and people for their help.” Second photo: Liz May cuts pumpkin pie Tuesday.
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Nanea Estrella (left) defeats Vayle Baker (right) of Benton, Pa., in the final.
Nanea Estrella, a Lahainaluna High School graduate, holds her national championship plaque after claiming the 55-kilogram title at the United World Wrestling Junior Nationals on Friday in Omaha, Neb. JOSE CAMPOS photos
Aaron Paulk (visually impaired) won the open para division at the Vissla / Hi-Tech / Lopez Surfbash at Hookipa on Sunday.
Scooter Metcalfe rides a wave prone style during the finals of the open para division in the 31st annual Vissla / Hi-Tech / Lopez Surfbash on Sunday at Hookipa. While competing, Metcalfe’s prosthetic leg came off and was later recovered by the water safety patrol team. Dayanidhi photos
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The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Maui is pictured earlier this month. Staff say that fear is lingering in the department as they wait for a final decision on the removal of Prosecuting Attorney Don Guzman. A Maui County Council committee voted unanimously Nov. 6 to recommend his removal. A vote by the full council will be scheduled for Dec. 4. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo