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Ponafala identical twins take different paths

When Nick and Jeremy Ponafala joined the Montgomery College baseball team last year, coach Dan Rascher had a hard time figuring out which 2012 Paint Branch High School graduate went with each name.
 



Fagogo: O Le Sone Vevela — Vaega 132

Fa’atalofa atu i lou alafa’i mai i fanuga lelei o lenei aso fou, e ao ai ona o tatou fa’apea ifo, “Le Atua e, e talitonu o matou loto, e leai se mea e faigata i Lau Afio, ia e alofa mai ma fa’amanuia ia matou galuega o le a feagai ai i lenei aso, a ma’ea ona o matou fa’apea lea, Le Ali’i e, ia vi’ia pea Oe e fa’avavau, Amene.”
 



Fagogo: O Le Sone Vevela — Vaega 129

Fa’atalofa atu ma fa’afeiloa’i atu i le mamalu o le atunu’u i lenei taeao fou, malo le soifua, malo fo’i le onosa’i i faiva ma tiute o lo’o feagai ai i lenei aso. Ae ao ai ona o tatou fa’apea ifo, “Le Ali’i e, e fa’asilisili lava Oe i mea uma matou te manatu i ai, aua ua o matou talitonu, o lo’o ia te Oe upu o le ola, ia tumau atu pea Lou vi’iga e fa’avavau, fa’avavau lava, Amene.”
 



Tianna to represent NV in nat'l pageant

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A daughter of American Samoa, Tianna Nomura McMoore Timu Tuamoheloa will represent Nevada at the national Miss America Collegiate Pageant in Orlando, FL. in July. Tianna is the daughter of Simi Tuamoheloa, Jr of Iliili and Salamasina McMoore Tuamoheloa of Leloaloa and Utulei.
 
As the current Miss Nevada Collegiate America 2014 Tianna makes personal appearances throughout Nevada during her reign where she speaks for and to one of Nevada's largest and most important constituencies, its young college women.
 



Michael Moana signs with Univ of Houston

Michael Moana  ranked in the top 30 in the nation has signed a Letter of Intent to commit with the D1 -University of Houston.
 
He is a senior at Eisenhower High School in Lawton, Oklahoma and was Defensive Lineman for EHS.
 
His dad is stationed at Ft . Sill, Oklahoma. According to his family in Oklahoma, “Our small Samoan community is proud of him.”
 



Local girl shines brightly on soccer fields in Hawai’i

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At a time when local young men are in the spotlight, signing letters of intent to etch in stone which mainland colleges they will attend and play football for during the upcoming school year, one local girl is making noise in the Aloha State in the sport of soccer.
 



A’oga Fa’a Samoa manager honored

The 2014 royal New Year honours list acknowledges the achievements of 178 Kiwis. Reporter Danielle Street spoke to Jan Taouma who was recognised for her long-standing services to early childhood education.
 
When Jan Taouma helped open the country's first licensed Samoan language nest she never dreamed she would still be managing it 30 years later.
 
But thanks to a mysterious nomination the Blockhouse Bay resident has been awarded the Queen's Service Medal to help mark the milestone.
 



UMUSA MAOTA FOU FA’AFEAGAIA FAITH SAMOAN CHURCH I SEATTLE, UOSINITONE

SEATTLE, Wash.  — Na umusaina le maota fou ole fa'afeagaiga ole ekalesia Faith Samoan Church i Seatte i le masina o Oketopa . Na amataina lenei galuega ia Ianuari 2012, ina ua malilie le ekalesia e faia se fale fou, e mapu i ai le au faigaluega a le Atua o e fai mai, e fai ma leoleo mamoe o le ekalesia, e o loo fa'afaletuluia i le talaiina o le talalelei i lenei itu o le lalolagi.
 



Gau, Fugafuga, Maisu, Mama’o ma Loli o le Sami

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Ua ma’ea ona sainia e le afioga i le kovana sili ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga se Poloa’iga fa’alaua’itele e fa’asa ai mo le ono masina le fagotaina o loli, fugafuga, ma mama’o o le fataifale.
 
Ua mafua lenei fa’asa ona o le popolega ua fagota ma auina ai nei figota o le sami i malo Asia.
 



Mae’a le fono itumalo Tualauta mo se isi latou Senatoa

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O le faaiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei na fono ai le itumalo o Tualauta, mo le sailia o se isi na te faaauauina le isi nofoa o le itumalo lea na nofoia e le afioga i le Sa’o ia Letuligasenoa Soli ua tu’umalo.
 
Na faatumulia le maota fono a le afioga i le fa’alupega ia Fonoti Tafa’ifa Aufata, i faauluuluga o le itumalo i le aso To’ona’i na te’a nei, mo le tau sailia o se tasi e tula’i mai i le nofoa o le itumalo.
 



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