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Help sought in theft of instruments

Haleiwa’s Ron Artis Family Band is seeking the public’s help in recovering a pair of instruments believed to have been stolen on Tuesday.

The band, made up of artist and musician Ron Artis and his 11 children, was performing at the small theater space behind Banzai Sushi Bar in Haleiwa when a Fender Stratocaster guitar and vintage Hofner Beatles Bass were taken from their studio next door, Artis said.

The group achieved online celebrity thanks to more than 100 videos it has posted on YouTube.

Anyone with information about the stolen instruments is asked to call 637-1211 or 222-7589, or e-mail

Society promotes dog adoptions

The Hawaiian Humane Society is holding a promotion for people looking to adopt a dog.

The offer applies to dogs 6 months and older and includes a spay/neuter surgery, health examination, microchip ID and post-adoption health care for two weeks for a discounted price of $32.50.

Also, during Microchip Madness Month in August, participating veterinarians will provide identifying microchips for $5.

The promotion runs through Aug. 25. For more information, visit

Lava close to house again

Officials say lava flowing from Kilauea volcano is getting closer to a home in Kalapana.

A Hawaii County Civil Defense official said the lava flow has advanced to less than 100 feet from the home.

A spokeswoman with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the lava has been moving along Highway 137, but that the eastern progress of the flow has slowed down during the week.

College offers scholarships

Maui College students with a grade-point average of 3.80 or higher are eligible for a renewable merit scholarship next semester.

Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen and students in Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs.

Awards will range from $500 to $8,000 per academic year. Consideration will be based on the student’s qualifications, level of coursework and tuition status.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 1. To apply, go to or call 984-3277.


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