2A COMMUNITY FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 | WEST HAWAII TODAY About Tow n Town 75-5580 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Island Life A sunset is pictured through a hale at Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park. JIM PASSON/COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Pest control causes lockdown at Arkansas primary school HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A report of armed men near an Arkansas elementary school led to a campus lockdown before police confirmed the three were actually pest control employees chasing squirrels. A teacher at Gardner STEM Magnet School in Hot Springs saw the men about 8 a.m. Wednesday and notified administrators. According to a statement from the Hot Springs Police Department, the teacher said it looked like three men carrying rifles were running toward the school. Officers determined the men, who were carrying pellet guns, were employees of a pest control company hired to eradicate squirrels at a neighboring apartment complex. 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A school employee said the lockdown was lifted after about an hour. THE ASSOCIATED PRES ODD NEWS | SOMETHING SQUIRRELY GOING ON Volunteers sought to interview students Kealakehe High School is looking for volunteers to serve on interview panels. Every senior at Kealakehe High School is required to be interviewed by a panel comprised of community and school staff. Approximately 280 seniors will participate in these interviews. Student interviews will be held on April 13, 14, 20 and 21. Info: Connie Simon, connie_simon@notes. k12.hi.us, 313-3726, 313-3724. Kona Interfaith Meditation Society meets The Kona Interfaith Meditation Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden, 75-1048 Henry St. The program will include the first part of a multi-part video entitled “Jesus and Buddha: Paths to Awakening.” The video features Richard Rohr and James Finley, practitioners of the contemplative path. There will also be discussion, a period of silence and refreshments. An introduction to meditation class is offered at 5 p.m. Reservations or info: Farley Jones, wfjj5@ yaho.com. Cinnamon bread on the menu on special bake days Kona Historical Society will hold special bread bake days on the first Tuesday of every month in addition to its regular Thursday bakes at its Portuguese stone oven in the pasture below the society’s main office in Kealakekua. These special bakes will feature the popular cinnamon bread and another surprise bread. Approximately 100 loaves of bread will be made. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the public is invited to watch the baking process at the outdoor stone oven, a reproduction of the forno, the oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880s. The loaves are sold for $8 each on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Sales start at the oven at about 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Kona Historical Society. Info: 323-3222, konahistorical. org. Officer of the Month luncheon coming up The Kona Crime Prevention Committee will honor Officer Brian Beckwith as the Officer of the Month at noon Wednesday for his outstanding performance as a member of the Hawaii Police Department. The public is invited to attend the Officer of the Month luncheons normally held on the first Wednesday of each month. Cost is $20, all inclusive at the Huggo’s restaurant. Make reservations by Monday: Liz Holey at lholey@hawaii. rr.com,443-7708. The Kona Crime Prevention Committee encourages and supports the police department in its effort to prevent crime, deter potential criminals and enforce the law. The committee also provides police equipment for use by Kona district officers when funds cannot support those needs.
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