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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Ka‘ū News Brief Wednesday, April 4, 2018

View from the top of the ladder at South Point, where a woman was stuck then rescued on Monday.
See story, below. Photo from highwaysandblueskys.com
THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., the famed civil rights leader, has drawn Kaʻū's member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tulsi Gabbard, to ask constituents to sign up for peace.
     Gabbard writes: "Fifty years ago today, tragedy struck in MemphisTennessee when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. He was survived by his wife, Coretta Scott King, and four young children. Dr. King's life continues to inspire people around the world. In Hawai‘i, children are raised learning about the aloha spirit - a deep and abiding love, compassion, and respect for all human beings. Dr. King was the living embodiment of that teaching through his relentless pursuit of fairness, equality, justice, and peace for all. Dr. King's dream has not yet been realized. We are still fighting some of the same battles he began.
The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. is commemorated by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard with a
call for peace. Image from Gabbard
     "Dr. King spoke out against the war machine that fueled the war in Vietnam, and to this day spends trillions of dollars on counterproductive regime change wars, while our veterans and communities face neglect and hardship here at home. We are still fighting for Medicare for All, long-overdue criminal justice reform, fair housing and employment, and putting people and our planet before profits.Dr. King once said, 'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' As a nation, we are capable of realizing Dr. King's dream, but this can only happen when we respect all people as children of God, when we agree and when we don't, and treat each other with compassion, love, and aloha.
     "Dr. King's aloha - respect, compassion, and love for all people - can heal the divisions in our society and bring people of all walks of life together if we choose to carry on his legacy. When we all come together, we can make that dream a reality."

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MALIE IBARRA AND BAY CLINIC ARE TWO OF NINE honorees to be recognized by Gov. David Ige for "embracing their voice" to prevent sexual violence.
     A student at Ka‘ū High School, Ibarra is author of Tita the Turtle children's book. She was nominated for the recognition by Ka‘ū Sexual Violence Prevention Community Action Team led by Ka‘ū Rural Community Health Association's Executive Director Jessie Marques. After reviewing Ibarra's book, the Hawai‘i Attorney General's office released a statement: "In an effort to promote healthier relationships in her community, Malie created Tita the Turtle, a book for children that teaches aloha by modeling positive behaviors."
Tita the Turtle, created by Malie Ibarra to help teach young
children about healthy relationshps.
     Bay Clinic serves Ka‘ū with its Ka‘ū Family Health & Dental Center in ‘ and education on such health topics as sexual violence.
     On April 13, the Governor will proclaim April 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Hawai‘i and recognize Ibarra, Bay Clinic, and the other seven honorees:
 Dr. Virginia Pressler, state Department of Health; Jennifer Pagala Barnett, University of Hawai‘i; Lisa Charles, United States Air Force; Matthew Houck, YWCA of Kaua‘i; David Rosen, Shooters Film Production; Ken Kazuma, Waipahu Intermediate School; and Deonne Carden, Waianae.
     Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Hawai‘i joins a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The Hawai‘i Attorney General's office, Hawai‘i Department of Health, and Hawai‘i Coalition Against Sexual Assault, are partnering to combat the risk of sexual violence through conversations, programs, policies, and research-based tools that promote safety, respect, and equality.
     This year's theme, Embrace Your Voice!, "aims to inform individuals on how they can use their words to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens. Individuals can embrace their voices to show their support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, shut down offensive jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communications with children," states the AG's release.
Bay Clinic will be honored for its work in preventing sexual violence.
Photo from Bay Clinic
     During April, community partners working with the Department of Health on its community mobilization efforts will host activities statewide to bring awareness to the issue of sexual violence.
     In addition to Ibarra, honorees are: Dr. Virginia Pressler, Department of Health; Jennifer Pagala Barnett, University of Hawai‘i; Lisa Charles, United States Air Force; Matthew Houck, YWCA of Kaua‘i; David Rosen, Shooters Film Production; Ken Kazuma, Waipahu Intermediate School; and Deonne Carden, Waianae.
     The AG's statement says, "One month isn't enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence. Nevertheless, awareness efforts in April provide an opportunity to energize and expand prevention efforts. There's no better way to expand the scope of Sexual Assault Awareness Month than by reaching out to a broader audience."
     The statement points to the 2015 Hawai‘i Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which reports that 12.7% of Hawai‘i's high school students reported being forced to do sexual activities in the last 12 months. "Anyone can experience sexual violence, including children, teens, adults, and seniors. We encourage everyone to 'Embrace Your Voice!'" Go to ag.hawaii.gov to see a list of activities.

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A RESCUE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LADDER AT SOUTH POINT was accomplished Monday. The site was the ladder at South Point in the fisherman's mooring area where people jump off the cliff into the ocean. A woman hung on to the ladder but was unable to pull herself out of the surging water. A call went to the Hawai‘i Fire Department just before 4 p.m. A rescue firefighter entered the water and stayed with the woman, who was in her 30s, until a helicopter lifted both of them out of the water. According to the Fire Department, she suffered minor scrapes on her legs.

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Sen. Mazie Hirono
THE PUBLIC SHOULD HEAR THE ARGUMENTS IN A CASE OF TRUMP V HAWAI‘I, urges Sen. Mazie Hirono. The Supreme Court case, filed by Trump in January, will address the State of Hawai‘i's objections against Pres. Donald Trump's proclamations on barring visitors, immigrants, and refugees from entry into the U.S. The Hawai‘i Attorney General contends that the Office of the President lacks authority to make such rules.
     The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Ranking Member Hirono and Chair Ted Cruz (R-TX) want audio recordings of oral arguments in the case to be made available immediately after arguments conclude on April 25. Both Senators call the tapes a valuable resource for the public.
     The Senators wrote to Chief Justice John Roberts, saying: "Releasing same-day audio has proven to be a valuable resource for individuals who are interested in listening to the arguments, as demonstrated in cases such as Obergefell v. Hodges and D.C. v. Heller. Giving the public access to a primary source of information as soon as possible allows more citizens to participate in our democratic system and illustrates the care with which the Court considers the issues that matter to the people of the United States." Read the full letter here. Read the case 17-965.

Shootz band kicks off Ka‘ū Coffee Week at Pāhala
Plantation House on Friday, April 27. Photo by Tanya Ibarra
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PA‘INA AND OPEN HOUSE to kick off Ka‘ū Coffee Week, will light up Pāhala Plantation House at 6 p.m., Friday, April 27. Meet Ka‘ū Coffee Farmers, and the 2018 Miss Ka‘ū Coffee, Jr. Miss Ka‘ū Coffee, Miss Peaberry, and Miss Coffee Flower.
     Enjoy entertainment with the band Shootz, featuring Tui Masaniai, Harry Evangelista, and Cheryl and Gabriel Cuevas. The event is free.

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AMATEUR RADIO TECHNICIANS CLASS is scheduled for Ocean View Community Center on five consecutive Tuesdays - May 1 thru May 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The testing session is Tuesday, June 5. The class is free. However, a $15 fee will be charged for administering the  FCC exam.
     Rick Ward will provide ten hours of training. The accelerated course will require additional self study to complete successfully. The instructor recommends that students purchase/borrow/share The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition, by Ward Silver N0AX, ISBN-10: 1625950136. The paperback is about $30 on Amazon, Kindle is cheaper.
     The book includes the complete question pool for the exam with explanation. The teacher recommends reading it before class, so the lecture and discussion can be used to reinforce the concepts.
     He said that it is important to register for the class in advance, so organizers can prepare the handouts. Students can register for the free class now and decide later about taking the exam.
     To pre-register for the class, contact Rick Ward, wh6fc at reward20a@gmail.com, or Greg Guithues, wh6eph at greg.guithues@gmail.com or 445-0300.

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Learn about silk scarf painting and color theory from
Patti Pease Johnson at Volcano Art Center.
Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
PATTI PEASE JOHNSON OFFERS HER PAINT YOUR OWN SILK SCARF workshop on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Volcano Art Center. 
     Participants paint a 8" x 53" scarf using three colors of their choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Using one main color, then two more, after learning about color theory. Students will learn to create new colors by pre-mixing the four process colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). The event description states, "Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as 'happy color accidents.'"
     Johnson says the class is about playing with colors. Cost for the workshop is $45 for Volcano Art Center Members and $50 for non-Members, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. Register at volcanoartcenter.org.
     Johnson's artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the state and in collections around the world. She "has a designer's ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings," states the event description. Johnson lives in Kea‘au with her family and teaches painting at her home studio.

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KAʻŪ TROJANS SPORTS had a rough start in April, with losses for both girls softball and boys volleyball.
     April 2 saw the girls team go up against Kohala, ending at 9 to 0. April 3 saw the Varsity boys team go up against Waiakea, scoring 22, 21, and 18, during the three games.
     See the full schedule, below.

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Print edition of The Ka‘ū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Ka‘ū, from Miloli‘i through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com.
KA‘Ū TROJANS SPORTS SCHEDULE
Girls Softball: Saturday, Apr 7, Hawai‘i Prep @ Ka‘ū
   Monday, Apr 9, @ Pāhoa
   Wednesday, Apr 11 @ KSH
   Saturday, Apr 14, Kea‘au @ Ka‘ū
Boys Volleyball: Monday, Apr 9, Christian Liberty @ Ka‘ū
   Wednesday, Apr 11, Kea‘au @ Ka‘ū
   Friday, Apr 13, Honoka‘a @ Ka‘ū
   Monday, Apr 16, @ Hilo
   Friday, Apr 20, Parker @ Ka‘ū

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5
VETERAN'S CENTER & VA MEDICAL SERVICES, Apr 5 & 19, Thu, 8:30 - noon, Ocean View Community Center. No appointment needed to visit w/ VA counselor & benefit specialist. Matthew, 329-0574, ovcahi.org

OCEAN VIEW NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING, Thu, Apr 5, 6 - 7 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 6
FROM SAND TO SNOW - PATCH class, Fri, Apr 6, 8 - 11 am, P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc., office in Nā‘ālehu. Learn about sensory activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Class for adults only. No childcare provided. $5 refundable registration deposit fee. Sign-up in advance with PATCH, Rochelle Hall 238-3472. patchhawaii.org

CREATING SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS II - PATCH class, Fri, Apr 6, noon - 3 pm, P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc., office in Nā‘ālehu. Learn about developing strategies that support children’s positive social behavior. Class for adults only. No childcare provided. $5 refundable registration deposit fee. Sign-up in advance with PATCH, Rochelle Hall 238-3472. patchhawaii.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 7
OCEAN VIEW C.E.R.T. TRAINING, Sat, Apr 7, 14, 21 & 28, 8:15 - 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency Community Emergency Response Team training. Free, limited seating, open to public. Bill Hanson, 937-2181. Pre-register online, certkau.eventbrite.com

STEWARDSHIP AT THE SUMMIT, Apr 7, 13, 21 (fee-free day), & 27, 8:45 a.m., meet Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Volunteers help remove invasive, non-native, plant species. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/HAVO

HI‘IAKA & PELE, Sat, Apr 7, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Discover the Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent on this free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO

HAWAI‘I DEMOCRATIC PRE-CONVENTION MEETING, Sat, Apr 7, 11 - 3 p.m., Waimea Elementary School cafeteria. hawaiidemocrats.org

SUNDAY, APRIL 8
PALM TRAIL, Sun, Apr 8, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m., Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately difficult, 2.6-mile loop traverses scenic pastures along an ancient cinder cone, with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. nps.gov/HAVO

HAM RADIO POTLUCK PICNIC, Sun, Apr 8, noon - 2 p.m., Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. View sites.google.com/site/southpointartc or sites.google.com/view/southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058

MASS TRANSIT MASTER PLAN PUBLIC HEARING, Sun, Apr 8, 3 - 5 p.m., Ocean View Community Center. Meeting regarding public transit and paratransit system on the Big Island. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 10
HAWAI‘I COUNTY COUNCIL Meetings, Tue/Wed, Apr 10 (Committees)/11 (Council), & Tue/Wed, Apr 24 (Committees)/25 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov

C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nā‘ālehu, Tue, Apr 10, 4 - 6 p.m., Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Public invited to see what Community Emergency Response Team is about, and participate in training scenarios. Dina Shisler, dinashisler24@yahoo.com, 410-935-8087

PROPOSED NĀ‘ĀLEHU WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TALK STORY, Tue, Wed, Thu, Apr 10, 11 & 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Nā‘ālehu Community Center. County asks those planning to attend contact Berna Cabacungan of Earthplan, eplan1@aol.com, Mary Fujio at Department of Environmental Management, 961-8083, or Iris Cober at Brown and Caldwell, Maui office, (808) 442-3300.

DIRTY CELLO IN CONCERT, Tue, Apr 10, 7 - 9 p.m., Volcano Art Center. Unique spin on blues and bluegrass. $20/VAC member, $25/non-member. Tickets: volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

PU‘UWA‘AWA‘A AHUPUA‘A: Successes & Challenges of Restoring Endangered Dry Forests of Kona, Tue, Apr 10, 7 p.m., Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Elliott Parsons, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, discusses ongoing conservation efforts and lessons learned. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/HAVO

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
LAU HALA DEMONSTRATION, Wed, Apr 11, 10 - noon, Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn to weave leaves from the hala tree into many useful and beautiful items. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes' ‘Ike Hana No‘eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/HAVO

ONGOING
ONE COMMUNITY AND ONE PARENT REPRESENTATIVE are sought by Nāʻālehu Elementary School Community Council. Nominations will be accepted from April 2 through April 16 at 3 p.m. The community representative will serve a two-year term for school year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. The parent representative will serve a one-year term for school year 2018-19. The parent rep cannot be a Nāʻālehu Elementary School employee.
     The campaign for the positions starts April 16. Voting is April 30 through May 11. Those interested, contact Leilani Rodrigues at 313-4020 or pcnc@naalehu.org, or name and number at the main office line, by calling 313-4000.

TŪTŪ AND ME OFFERS HOME VISITS to those with keiki zero to five years old: home visits to aid with helpful parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Home visits are free, last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, for a total of 12 visits, and snacks are provided. For info and to register, call Linda Bong 646-9634.

VOLCANO ART CENTER GALLERY PRESENTS HO’OKU’I I NĀ KIKO, Connecting the Dots, by Natalie Mahina Jensen and Lucia Tarall. "A curated collection of photographs, paintings, sculptures, and feather work items deliver a sublime message, connecting the viewer artistically with the provenance of the design." Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Saturday, Mar. 31, to Sunday, May 6. volcanoartcenter.org or 967-8222

Elgon Villanueva's Ka`u Coffee Garlic Furikae Wings were a hit during
the 2017 Ka`u Coffee Recipe Contest. Photo by Julia Neal
KAʻŪ COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST registration is open through Friday, April 20.
      The event will be open to the public to observe the judging, taste the variety in coffee cuisine, and enjoy Ka`u Coffee Mill.
      Recipes will be judged Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m., at Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Youth and adult submissions will be judged separately. Categories are pūpū, entrée, and dessert; all recipes must be made with (any) Ka‘ū Coffee.
      There is a imit one entry per category, per contestant. Entry info at kaucoffeemill.com
or kaucoffeefestival.com, or call 808-928-0550. Entry forms can also be found at Ka‘ū Coffee Mill or Mizuno Market. Click on entry forms below to enlarge and print them. Email for info/questions sales@kaucoffeemill.com

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