POSTED: Monday, January 05, 2009

Iguana proves elusive along Pali

A 3-foot iguana slipped away from police and state inspectors along the Pali Highway yesterday.

Callers reported the green reptile at about 11:30 a.m. While waiting for state agricultural inspectors, police monitored the lizard as it sat in a tree at St. Stephen's Diocesan Church Center at 6301 Pali Highway.

The inspectors arrived at about 2 p.m., but the iguana climbed high into the tree and got away, said Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Janelle Saneishi.

Iguanas were brought into Hawaii before tougher import rules were made about half a century ago. They have become established in some parts of the state, Saneishi said.

“;It's not unusual,”; she said. “;We find a couple per year.”;

If you see an iguana, call the state Agriculture Department at 643-PEST.


UH-West Oahu offers logo contest

High school students can enter a contest to design a flier for the University of Hawaii at West Oahu.

Five finalists will receive iPod Touches, and the grand-prize winner's design will be published in Sassy/G Magazine.

The designs should promote UH-West Oahu as a college choice.

Entries should be submitted with the student's full name, school, grade level, phone number and e-mail address. PDF files can be e-mailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or original artwork cam be sent to UH-West Oahu Flyer Contest, 96-129 AlaIke, Pearl City, HI 96782.

For more brochure requirements, e-mail or call 454-4700 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.


State seeks ideas for senior care

The Elderly Affairs Division of the state Department of Community Services is accepting proposals from agencies and organizations interested in providing home and community based services to older adults on Oahu.

Both for-profit and nonprofit organizations may apply.

Services include attendant care, case management with supplemental services (chore and homemaker), case management for abused elders, group dining, health maintenance, home-delivered meals, housing assistance, legal, paraprofessional, personal care, respite linkage, senior centers and transportation. Funding is available for services from July 1 to June 30, 2011.

The agency will also accept proposals submitted by qualified unpaid caregivers who provide assistance to older adults under the National Family Caregiver Support Program.

Deadline for proposals (original plus four copies) is 4 p.m. Jan. 23. They must be hand-delivered to Elderly Affairs Division, 715 S. King St., Suite 200, Honolulu.

For more information, go to