Obituaries for January 17

Arillia Ann Ching, 78, of Kailua-Kona died Jan 8 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Wichita County, Texas, she was a bookkeeper for Parker Ranch. Private services at a later date. Survived by sons, Leroy (Missy) Ching Jr. of Kailua-Kona and Eric (Rena) Ching of Captain Cook; daughter, Jennifer Ching-Lopez of New York; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Update about Volcano Awareness Month presentations

Because of the lapse in appropriations caused by the partial shutdown of the federal government, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists are unable to present public lectures as planned during Volcano Awareness Month.