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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Sunday, October 28, 2018

Kaʻū Trojans played Pāhoa to win the BIIF Championship Oct. 27. See photos and story, below. Photo by Dave Berry
ORGANIZING AROUND THE SEWER TREATMENT PLANS for Pāhala and Nāʻālehu, community members are urging residents to attend a meeting on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center. Sophia Hanoa, of Pāhala, posted, "This proposed project will affect everyone. If you have 20,000 dollars in your wallet to give the county, your good! If you don't, I suggest you join us to make a difference! Mahalo to all who have contributed to our hui in various ways! We are truly blessed to have you!"
A Kaʻū Trojan presses a Pāhoa Dagger to the hilt. 
Photo by Dave Berry
     Jamie Sing Kawauchi, of Nāʻālehu, posted, "Mahalo nui to Sophia Hanoa and Terry Napeahi for sharing the Pāhala Sewage Plant Treatment Community meeting information... Please, share and encourage Ohana - friends - neighbors to attend this meeting whether you live in Pāhala and/or Nāʻālehu."
     Napeahi, a clean water advocate and vice president of the Pele Defense Fund, volunteered to help the community organizers to study and act on the issue of where and what kind of sewer treatment facility to install in both communities.
     In a Facebook post, she addressed the situation of the county being under threat of more than $30,000 a day in fines if it does not soon switch to approved treatment facilities from the old gang cesspools it inherited in both Pāhala and Nāʻālehu from the sugar companies. Napeahi wrote, "It is not the communities' fault the county has to pay fines for delays! Not doing a thorough job with notifying the community is your fault." Napeahi contended that the county failed to thoroughly inform residents on options being considered for the wastewater facilities.
Kaʻū Trojans coach DuWayne Ke, with Principal 
Sharon Beck. Photo by Dave Berry
     Issues expected to be discussed at the meeting on Monday include the required hook up to new sewage systems wherever the pipe goes past a house or business. Those homeowners on the old sewage treatment systems of the defunct sugar plantations in Pāhala and Nāʻālehu will be hooked up at no charge to install pipes or connections. Those without current hookup to the old plantation system could pay as much as $20,000 to install pipes in their yards and hook up. The cost has drawn protest from Pāhala homeowners Alfred and Mary Ibarra, and Jadelyn and Brad Moses, who spoke at recent public meetings held by the county.
     Another issue is location. In Pāhala, a group of about 13 homeowners plus family members signed a petition opposing the location at the corner of Hwy 11 and the Maile Street Norfolk pine lane coming into town. They proposed that the sewage treatment plant be built below Hwy 11. Among the signers are Eddie Andrade, former caretaker of the Pāhala and Nāʻālehu sewage systems, as well as the Hanoa, Ibarra and Moses families.
Kaʻū Trojans run fast and fierce. Photo by Dave Berry
     In Nāʻālehu, a plan to put the wastewater treatment plant next to Nāʻālehu School has drawn opposition since late last year when it was brought before the community. The county has been analyzing alternative sites and is expected to make an announcement soon regarding likely alternative locations.

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KAʻŪ HIGH TROJANS are the 2018 Eight-Man Football BIIF Champions. The team, led by coach DuWayne Ke, achieved a record season, the first undefeated since 2014. The Saturday, Oct. 27, championship game at Pāhala Ball Park, ended with Kaʻū Trojans 40, Pāhoa Daggers 28.
A Kaʻū Trojan presses another Pāhoa Dagger 
to the hilt. Photo by Dave Berry
     Both Trojans and Daggers started slowly, with no points in the first quarter. Kaʻū's last game was three weeks earlier, with weather delays canceling championship confrontations.
     The second quarter saw Pāhoa score first, followed by a Kaʻū touchdown when Andre Carvalho, Weston Davis, and Izaiah "Bobby" Pilanca-Emmsley worked together. Another seven points for Pāhoa was swiftly matched by Kaʻū, Pilanca-Emmsley and Davis teaming up again, ending the first half at 16-14, with Kaʻū on top after scoring extra points.
     Kaʻū once again followed Pāhoa in the third quarter, each team scoring eight points, with David and Pilanca-Emmsley providing the running for the Trojans. Score at the beginning of the fourth quarter was 24 to 22.
Kaʻū Trojans coach DuWayne Ke gets doused by a player 
in celebration of their win. Photo by Dave Berry
     The last quarter saw the Daggers score 6, their last for the game. Then Kaʻū came up from behind with a last Pilanca-Emmsley and Davis team-up, earning the Trojans 8 more points to give the Trojans 32. Another eight went to Kaʻū, with Paul Solis Jr. running with Davis. The game ended Trojans 40, Daggers 28.
     Pilanca-Emmsley worked an impressive season. In two separate games he ran over 400 yards.

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Kaʻū Trojans Girls Volleyball Varsity team took third in 
the BIIF Division II. Photo from Kaʻū Athletics


KAʻŪ GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLACED THIRD in BIIF Division II. Games ran Monday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 18.
     Kaʻū's first round game was against Makualani, where Kaʻū was victorious in a close-pitched trio of sets, 17, 25, and 25 to 25, 23, and 20.
     The Trojans girls played Kohala in the Semi-Finals, with Kaʻū scoring 20, 18, and 23 to Kohala's three 25 point sets.
     The Final game for Kaʻū saw the girls with 19, 6, and 17 versus HPA, with three sets of 25 points each.

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NEW and UPCOMING
KOLEA: A STORY OF HAWAI‘I AND BEYOND, AN AFTER DARK IN THE PARK PROGRAM, takes place Tuesday, Nov. 6, starting at 7 p.m., in the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Russell Cahill, author of Tales from the Parks: My Adventures as a Park Ranger, introduces his latest book. In it, readers are transported "to a world where hula dancers were experts of spear fighting, adventure ruled, and young people could build and sail a canoe on voyages to unknown lands," states the event description on nps.gov. The event features selected readings and a book signing. Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; donations help support park programs. Park entrance fees apply. For more, call 985-6011 or visit nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes.

PALA‘IE AT KAHUKU UNIT OF HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK offers hands-on activities in this Hawaiian cultural demonstration of Pala‘ie, a loop and ball game. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at 12:30 p.m. It is free to attend and all activity supplies needed are provided. For more, visit nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Free Zulu - Hip Hop Dance Class taught by Crystal Castillo and Spyder. Open to keiki in kindergarten through eighth grade, Monday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Ka‘ū District Gym's multi-purpose room. Register through Monday, Oct. 29. For more, call 928-3102.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
VOTE: Deadline to request General Election mail ballot from Clerk's Office, Tue., Oct. 30. elections.hawaii.gov

Ka‘ū Food Pantry, Tue., Oct. 30, 11:30-1pm, St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View.

After Dark in the Park, Woven Strands & Braided Cords: Philosophy & Metaphysics in Pre-Contact Hawaiian Astronomy, Tue., Oct. 30, 7pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Author and researcher Martha Noyes. Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Call 985-6011. Free; donations help support park programs. Park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Kōkua Kupuna Project, Wed., Oct. 31, 9-11am, St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Seniors 60 years & older encouraged to attend, ask questions, and inquire about services offered through Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i. Referral required from Hawai‘i County Office of Aging at 961-8626 for free legal services. Under 60, call 1-800-499-4302. More info: tahisha.despontes@legalaidhawaii.org, 329-3910 ext. 925. legalaidhawaii.org

Pā‘ani with Amy Ka‘awaloa- ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (Experience the Skillful Work), Wed., Oct. 31, 10-2pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Ka‘awaloa shares her knowledge about the Makahiki season, the ancient Hawaiian New Year festival, celebrated in three phases, one of which involved playing games. Co-sponsored by Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Kaʻū Octoberfest Trunk-or-Treat happens Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Ka‘ū District Gym's multi-purpose room. Register all ages Oct. 15 through 31. For more, call 928-3102. The event is looking for community members to offer treats and/or candy to keiki attending the event. Organized by Department of Parks and Recreation, Kaʻū District Gym, and Pāhala High & Elementary School, there will also be a vehicle decorating contest. Call 928-3102 for more.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Hawai‘i County Council Meetings, Thu./Fri., Nov. 1 (Committees)/2 (Council), Hilo, Mon/Tue., Nov. 19 (Committees)/20 (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov.

Women's Support Group, Thu., Nov. 1 & 15, 3-4:30pm, PARENTS Inc., Nā‘ālehu. 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month thereafter. Women welcome to drop in anytime. Free. Lindsey Miller, 333-3460

Hula Voices w/Kumu Hula Micah Kamohoali‘i, Thu., Nov. 1, 7-9pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Desiree Cruz moderates the talk story session. Free. Final program for 2018. 967-7565

Ocean View Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Thu., Nov. 1, 6-7pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

‘O Ka‘ū Kākou Meeting, Thu., Nov. 1, 6:30pm, Aspen Center. okaukakou.org

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Stewardship at the Summit, 9-noon, Fri., Nov. 2, Sat., Nov. 17 & 24, Wed., Nov. 28, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Meet Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45am. Volunteers help remove invasive, non-native plants species that prevent native plants from growing. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring hat, raingear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools provided. Free; park entrance fees apply. No advance registration required. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Jumble/Plant Sale & Pancake Breakfast, Sat., Nov. 3, 8-1pm, St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. All you can eat pancakes, $3/person. 939-7000

Paths and Trails, Sat, Nov. 3, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately-difficult, 2-mile, hike with some of the most spectacular overlooks in Kahuku. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Art Express, Sat., Nov. 3 & Dec. 1, 10-3pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Classes held once monthly. Learn something new or work on a forgotten project. Instructions on oil, acrylic, watercolor, and other mediums. Class size limited to 25. Meliha Corcoran 319-8989, himeliha@yahoo.com, discoveryharbour.net/art-express

Hawai‘i Human Trafficking Presentation, Sat., Nov. 3, 10-11:30am, Ocean View Community Center. Presentation of human trafficking in Hawai‘i based on research study at University of Arizona. 939-7033

Ho‘okupu Hula No Ka‘ū Cultural Festival, Sat., Nov. 3, 10-10pm, Pāhala Community Center. Features Master Cultural Practitioners, Kukakuka (talk story), and many educational and cultural experiences with hand-on demonstrations. Hula performed by hālau from around the world and Hawai‘i. Music headliners: Ho‘aikāne, Wailau Ryder, Ke‘aiwa, Victor Chock, and Steve Sioloa. Craft vendors, food vendors, and informational booths. Festival preceded by ceremonies at Punalu‘u Beach at dawn; ancestors honored at sunset; festival closes with ceremony at Makanau. Sponsors include County Council member Maile David and community contributions. Kumu Contact for booth application Hula Debbie Ryder, leionalani47@hotmail.com, 649-9334. hookupukau.com

Mixed Media Encaustic w/Mary Milelzcik, Sat., Nov. 3, 10-2pm, Volcano Art Center, Ni‘aulani Campus, Volcano Village. $55/VAC member, $60/non-member, plus $25 supply fee. Participants create and take home small finished encaustic panting or two, scroll, and set of greeting cards. 967-8222, volcanoartcenter.org

Hula Kahiko - Michah Kamohoali‘i w/ Hālau Na Kipu‘upu‘u, Sat., Nov. 3, 10:30-11:30am, hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Hula performance. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Keiki Science Class, Sat., Nov. 3, 11-noon, Ace Hardware Stores Islandwide, including Nā‘ālehu/929-9030 and Ocean View/929-7315. Free. First Saturday every month. acehardware.com

Multi-Cultural Demos and Activities: Pala‘ie, Sat., Nov. 3, 12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Hawaiian cultural demonstration and hands-on activity. Free, supplies provided. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Disney Sing-Along, Sat., Nov. 3, 17 & Dec. 1, 2:30-3:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For ages 5-8. Open registration. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Thanksgiving Hand Turkeys and Placemats, Arts & Crafts Activity, Sat., Nov. 3 & 17, 2:30-3:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For ages 5-12. Register through Nov. 2. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Keiki Jump Rope for Fitness, Sat., Nov. 3, 17 & Dec. 1, 4-4:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For ages 5-14. Open registration. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Palm Trail, Sun., Nov. 4, 9:30-12:30pm, 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/hawaiivolcanoes

Ham Radio Potluck Picnic, Sun., Nov. 4, noon-2pm, Manukā State Park. Anyone interested in learning about ham radio is welcome to attend. Sponsored by South Point Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency Service. View sites.google.com/site/southpointarc or sites.google.com/view/southhawaiiares/home. Rick Ward, 938-3058

ONGOING
VOTE: Early Walk-In Voting Open through Sat., Nov. 3. The early voting location for Kaʻū is at Pāhala Community Center, 96-1149 Kamani Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday - closed noon to 1 p.m.
     Local polls for the General Election open in precincts from Volcano through Kaʻū to Miloliʻi, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. The nearest polling places are: Cooper Center, 19430 Wright Road in Volcano; Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary, 96-3150 Pikake Street; Nāʻālehu Elementary School, 95-5545 Mamalahoa Hwy; Ocean View Community Center, 92-8924 Leilani Circle; and Miloliʻi Halau Pavillion, off Hwy 11 in the Village of Miloliʻi. See more at elections.hawaii.gov.

Registration for Track & Field Practice open through Wed., Nov. 21, Kahuku Park, on Paradise Circle in H.O.V.E. Program for ages 6-14 to be held Dec. 3-Feb. 8. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Exhibit, Volcano Collaborations 2018: Artists Invitational, through Nov. 4, 9-5pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Features pieces made by 18 artists at VAC's first Artists' Collaboration event. 967-7565

Tūtū and Me tuition-free traveling preschool, for keiki birth to five years old and their caregivers, is temporarily moving their Pāhala site program for Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 to the River of Life Assembly of God church. The group still meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. They will be back at Pāhala Community Center on Nov. 6. The Nāʻālehu location remains at Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to aid caregivers with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate, listening ear. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either free program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 929-8571, or Betty Clark at 464-9634 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

Public Access Room comes to Ocean View on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The non-partisan division of Hawaiʻi state legislature's legislative Reference Bureau will offer workshops. Free and open to the public, they focus on training for creating, following, and testifying on legislation.
     Two workshops will be offered. The first is geared towards newcomers, provides an introduction to the state legislative process to prepare new participants for the session. The second workshop is for those with an understanding of lawmaking. It will offer advanced advocacy tips on effective lobbying and often overlooked online resources. How-To guides, informational handouts, and other resources will be available.
     PAR's staff will be at Ocean View Ocean View Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 92-8924 Leilani Circle. The Beginners Presentation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; the Advanced Presentation will be from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Additional presentations will be in Kona, Waimea, Pāhoa, and Hilo, from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.
     For more, call toll free to 808-974-4000, ext. 7-0478, email Keanu Young at k.young@capitol.hawaii.gov, or go to lrbhawaii.org.

Hoʻokupu Hula No Kaʻū Cultural Festival happens Saturday, Nov. 3, at Pāhala Community Center, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring Master Cultural Practitioners, Kukakuka (talk story), and many educational and cultural experiences with hands-on demonstrations. The festival is preceded by ceremonies at Punaluʻu Beach at dawn; at sunset, a ceremony will be held to honor ancestors; the festival will close with a ceremony at Makanau.
     Craft vendors, food vendors, and informational booths can still be applied for. Contact Kumu Hula Debbie Ryder at leionalani47@hotmail.com or (808) 649-9334 for an application. Last year brought over 1,000 spectators.
     The festival features hula performed by hālau from MexicoJapanWest Virginia, Oʻahu, South America, and Hawaiʻi Island. Traditional ethnic dance performances will come from Mexico, as well as the University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo Filipino Dancers. Taiko Drummers will perform. This year's headliner musical acts include Hoʻaikāne, Wailau Ryder, Keʻaiwa, Victor Chock, and Steven Sioloa.
     Sponsors include County Council member Maile David and community contributions through fundraising. See hookupukau.com.

Volunteers Needed by St. Jude's Episcopal Church for community outreach, especially soup cooks and shower organizers, towel laundry, alter guild, and for the computer lab. Volunteers do not have to be members of the church. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's. Contact Dave Breskin, 319-8333.

CU Hawaiʻi Federal Credit Union's Nāʻālehu Branch is taking applications for a Member Service Representative. The job description reads: Serve as a liaison between the member and the Credit Union. Provide a variety of financial services to members including savings, share drafts, and loan transactions, as well as sales of merchandise items: money orders, traveler's checks, postage stamps, etc., in accordance with Credit Union procedures and policies. CU Hawaiʻi offers medical, drug, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
     Mail, hand-deliver, or fax application to: CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union, Attn: Human Resources, 476 Hinano Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Fax (808) 935-7793. Applications can be downloaded online at cuhawaii.com/about-cu/career-opportunities.html

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