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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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Saturday, November 17, 2018

First in Rushing nationwide, Kaʻū Trojans took the championship in BIIF Eight-Man Football. Photo by David Berry
KAʻŪ HIGH TROJANS FOOTBALL RANKS FIRST IN THE COUNTRY in rushing, according to the National Football Rushing Stat Leaders List for Eight-Man Football. For the 2018 season, Kaʻū gained 489 yards in its march to take the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Championship. Trojans finished undefeated. In second place nationwide for rushing is a high school from Hawthorne, Nevada, with 446 yards, followed by a Greenville, California school with 415.9, and an Oak Creek, Colorado team with 407.3 yards.
Isaiah Pilanca-Emsley, Number 7, came in first nationwide in the
rushing category, as reported by the National Football Rushing Stat
Leaders List for Eight-Man Football. The Trojans team also came
in first in Rushing nationwide. Photo by David Berry
     Offensive coordinator for the Kaʻū High football team, Greg Rush, described the Trojans as an amazing group who beat their opponents with ease. Its star player, Isaiah Pilanca-Emmsley, also came in first nationwide, with 293.3 yards gained. For interceptions, he came in third nationwide, with 193 interceptions. His teammate Kyson Toriano came in sixth nationwide, with 150 interceptions.
     In total yards stats, the Kaʻū Trojans placed fourth in the country, with 512.7. In the interception stat leader category, Pilanca-Emmsley came in fourth in the country, with 9. For the team, Trojans came in 14th in the country in interception stats.
     Rush said that he sees the Trojans as fully capable of doing well against the larger school teams in BIIF in competition.
Kaʻū Trojans 2018 Football Team took first in rushing in the nation. Photo from Kaʻū Trojans Athletics

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A U.S. NAVY VIET NAM ERA VETERAN FROM DISCOVERY HARBOR sent in the following statement regarding services received through the VA Outpatient Clinic in Hilo. George Sereno, who recently relocated to Kaʻū, wrote:
Outside the Hilo VA Outpatient Clinic
     "I want to pay the VA Outpatient Clinic in Hilo a compliment. In the past couple of months I've had several appointments there for various reasons and in each case the doctors, nurses and professional staff have far exceed my expectations. They have been helpful, knowledgeable and have responded to my needs quickly and with enthusiasm. They have made appointments that fit my schedule, they've called in prescriptions promptly and have arranged for labs and consultations as necessary. If all of the VA hospitals and clinics operated as does the Hilo group they would not be in the news as some have been. Mahalo to the whole group.
     "I would be remiss if I didn't comment about the behind the scenes management that created this organization at the local level. I've been a first and middle level manager most of my working career and I've come to understand that 99% of the time (99% is not used as a superlative but rather as an acknowledgement that few things in life are 100% all the time) problems in a system are the result of management issues. Events, good or bad, are the result of behavior patterns in the work force. Behavior patterns are the result of systemic causes and structures put in place by management and systemic structures and causes are the result of management's mental models."
     "In this case the management got it right."

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REENACTMENT OF THE EARLY USE OF FIREARMS IN JAPAN comes to Hilo on Sunday as part of the 150th anniversary of the first arrival of Japanese immigrants to the Islands. The Ashikita Matchlock Gun Corps was first established by the Hosokawa Clan in Kumamoto Prefecture during the Kan'ei Period (1624-1644). The Hosokawa Clan drafted masterless samurai (ronin) returning to the fields from battle in order to defend the Ashikita region and defeat the rival Kato Clan.
Swords and guns from the Edo era in Japan will be demonstrated
on Sunday and carried live on Nā Leo TV.
     The modern Ashikita Matchlock Gun Corps was formed in 2003 to preserve the tradition and culture of the Ashikita Ogo'orizutsu of the Edo period, 240 years ago. "Its members are proud to pass along the traditions of rural Ashikita as part of the historical culture of Kumamoto and the whole of Japan," said a statement from the organization.
     The authentic cultural reenactment will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m., on the grounds of Ah-Fook Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Nā Leo TV will broadcast the entire program live on Spectrum Channel 53, online at naleo.tv/channel-53/, and streaming via Mobile App.

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Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
Kaʻū High Winter Sports Schedule 
through end of 2018
Girls Basketball:
Nov. 23 and 24, Fri. and Sat., Kaʻū Tourney
Dec. 3, Mon., @Konawaena, 6pm
Dec. 5, Wed., @Waiakea, 6pm
Dec. 15, Sat., host Laupāhoehoe, 2pm
Dec. 17, Mon., host HPA, 6pm
Dec. 19, Wed., host Kohala, 6pm
Dec. 22, Sat., @Parker, 4:30pm

Boys Basketball:
Nov. 28-Dec. 1, Wed.-Sat., Waiakea and Keaʻau Preseason Tourney, Varsity
Dec. 15, Sat., host Pāhoa
Dec. 18, Tue., @Keaʻau
Dec. 27., Thu., @Kealakehe

Wrestling:
Nov. 24, Sat., @Konawaena
Dec. 1, Sat., @Hilo
Dec. 8, Sat., @Waiakea
Dec. 15, Sat., @Oʻahu
Dec. 22, Sat., @Oʻahu

Soccer:
Nov. 28, Thu., Girls host Kealakehe, Boys host MLA
Dec. 1, Sat., @Honokaʻa
Dec. 3, Mon., host Kamehameha
Dec. 5, Wed., host Pāhoa
Dec. 8, Sat., Boys host Kohala
Dec., 11, Tue., @Kamehameha
Dec., 13, Thu., Girls host Makualani
Dec. 19, Wed., host HPA
Dec. 22, Sat., host Waiakea
Dec. 29, Sat., @Kona

Swimming:
Dec. 8, Sat., @HPA, 10am
Dec. 29, Sat., @Kamehameha, 10am

NEW and UPCOMING
KĪLAUEA MILITARY CAMP'S HOLIDAY CHALLENGE IS OPEN FOR VIEWING starting Friday, Nov. 23. The event features a row of cottages along the front of the camp decorated in with various characters and Christmas decor - with Kīlauea Military Camp employees responsible and competing for a popularity vote. The public is invited to admire the decorations and vote for their favorite decorated cottage until Jan. 1. Kīlauea Military Camp is open to all authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. Call 967-8371 for additional information. See kilaueamilitarycamp.com.

VOLCANO VILLAGE'S COOPER CENTER HOSTS THE KAMAHALO CRAFT FAIR on Friday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with more than 30 vendors on hand selling homemade, handmade and homegrown items. The event is sponsored by Cooper Center Council, with proceeds used to fund community activities and the Volcano Friends Feeding Friends hot meal program. Cooper Center Council volunteers will make hearty soups and food for hungry shoppers. See thecoopercenter.org for a vendor form and the current newsletter posted there for more details. For more, contact Linda Ugalde at 936-9705 or kilaueatutu@gmail.com.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
People & Land of Kahuku, Sun., Nov. 18, 9:30-12:30pm, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Guided, 2.5-mile, moderately difficult hike over rugged terrain focuses on the area's human history. Free. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
HOVE Road Maintenance Corp. Meeting, Tue., Nov. 20, 10am, 92-8979 Lehua Lane, Ocean View. hoveroad.com, 929-9910, gm@hoveroad.com

After Dark in the Park, Nontuberculou Mycobacteria: A Kīlauea Volcano Study within a Study, Tue., Nov. 20, 7pm, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Dr. Jennifer Honda introduces her on-going research to study the environmental, host, and microbial factors driving Nontuberculou Mycobacteria – bacteria found in soil and water-based biofilms that when inhaled, can cause chronic disease in susceptible individuals – lung disease emergence in Hawai‘i, which has the highest numbers in the U.S. Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; donations help support park programs. Park entrance fees apply. 985-6011, nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Turkey Trot, Wed., Nov. 21, noon-1:30pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For grades Pre-K to 6. Register Nov. 5 to 21. Joint program with Pāhala Elementary School. Homeschooled keiki welcome to register and attend. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Ocean View Community Association Board Meeting, Wed., Nov. 21, 12:30pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Thanksgiving Nature Wreath, Arts & Crafts Activity, Wed., Nov. 21, 3-4pm, Kahuku Park, HOVE For ages 6-12. Register Nov. 13 to 22. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Fall Wreath of Thanks, Arts & Crafts Activity, Wed., Nov. 21, 3:30-5pm, Ka‘ū District Gym multi-purpose room, Pāhala. For grades K-8. Register Nov. 13 to 20. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner, Thu., Nov. 22, noon-3pm, Ocean View Community Center. Sponsored and hosted by Ocean View Community Association. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Thanksgiving Buffet, Thu., Nov. 22, 2-6pm, Kīlauea Military Camp's Crater Rim Café, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Menu includes: Roast Turkey, Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham and "all the fixins." Meal tickets: $22.95/Adult, $12.95/Child (6-11 years old). Open to KMC patrons and sponsored guests. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8356, 967-8371, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Thanksgiving Dinner, Thu., Nov. 22, 3pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Registration for Charades, open Nov. 23-30, Kahuku Park, HOVE Program, for ages 6-12, held Dec. 7, 2-3pm. 929-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Kīlauea Military Camp Holiday Challenge, daily, Nov. 23-Jan. 1, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. All invited to see and vote for their favorite decorated cottage. Park entrance fees apply. 967-8371, kilaueamilitarycamp.com

Volcano Village Artists Hui 32nd Annual Studio Tour & Sale, Fri.-Sun., Nov. 23-25, 10-4pm, see map at volcanovillageartistshui.com. Meet artists and view wide variety of artwork on display and available for purchase.

Kamahalo Craft Fair, Fri., Nov. 23, 9-4pm, Sat., Nov. 24, 9-3pm, Cooper Center on Wright Rd, Volcano Village. More than 30 vendors on hand with homemade, handmade, and homegrown items. Volunteers provide soups and food. Sponsored by Cooper Center Council. Proceeds used to fund community activities and Volcano Friends Feeding Friends hot meal program. See thecoopercenter.org for vendor form. Linda Ugalde, 936-9705, kilaueatutu@gmail.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Realms & Divisions of Kahuku, Sat., Nov. 24, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Moderately difficult, two-mile, guided hike on Kahuku Unit's newest trail, Pu‘u Kahuku, explores the traditional Hawaiian classification system. Bring snack. nps.gov/hawaiivolcanoes

Kīlauea Crisis Support Group Meeting, Sat., Nov. 24, 10-11am, Ocean View Community Center. Drinks and snacks provided. Reoccurring every last Saturday of the month sponsored by CARE Hawai‘i, Inc. - Team Ahā, Crisis Counseling Program. 329-4817

ONGOING
Annual Christmas in the Country Event is open at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park from Saturday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 26, daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free; Park entrance fees apply. A special preview event is open to VAC members on Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the artwork, gallery visitors can find unique holiday offerings of island-inspired gifts, ornaments and decorations made by Hawai‘i Island artists, including Volcano Art Center exclusives.
     For more, call 967-8222, or visit volcanoartcenter.org.

19th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibition is open at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from Saturday, Nov. 17 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free; Park entrance fees apply.
     The exhibition presents one-of-a-kind wreaths in a variety of imaginative media, techniques, and styles, from the whimsical to the traditional, with this year's theme of Home for the Holidays - inspired by the four month closure of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
     For more, call 967-8222, or visit volcanoartcenter.org.

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

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.

Tūtū and Me tuition-free traveling preschool, for keiki birth to five years old and their caregivers, has twice a week meeting in Pāhala, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center, and in Nāʻālehu 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.

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