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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Kaʻū News Briefs, Monday, September 16, 2019

Double rainbow, seen from Honuʻapo Lookout, this weekend. Photo by Julia Neal
MIKE MUNNERLYN, OF PĀHALA, NAILED THE CLAY TARGET SHOOTING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP over the weekend. The Hawaiʻi State Sporting Clays Championship was held at the Kumehami Firing Range on Maui, Sept. 13 through 15. Twenty seven shooters came from Lanaʻi, Maui, Hawaiʻi Island, and Kauaʻi.
     Munnerlyn is a building contractor and is President of the M&M Compact Sporting Club at the Hilo Trap and Skeet Range. The Range will host two state trap tournaments in 2020. M&H hosted the State Sporting Clays Championship in 2016 and 2018, and plans to bid on the 2020 event at the Hilo Range.
Mike Munnerlyn, state Clay Target Shooting Champion.
Photo from Munnerlyn 
     In this year's Clay Target Championship, Munnerlyn won the High Overall in two events, first in two events in the Class category, and won the Veteran Championship. Munnerlyn hosts regular shooting events, including monthly registered shoots at Hilo, as well as practice and competitive shoots, most weeks in Kaʻū. To get involved with the sport, call Munnerlyn at 808-928-3015.

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ISEMOTO CONTRACTING WILL RENOVATE NĀʻĀLEHU PUBLIC LIBRARY, expecting to complete the $1,996,699 expansion by next October.
     The library will remain closed until Thursday, Oct. 3, when it will open its temporary location in Nāʻālehu State Office Building, just next door on Highway 11. Scheduled programs are cancelled until after the reopening. See Sunday's Kaʻū News Briefs for new hours.
The spreading tree, to the left of the telephone pole, in front of Nāʻālehu Public Library, may be trimmed or cut down
to allow for the library expansion. Photo from Google Streetview 
     The total cost of the expansion, expected to begin next month, was estimated at about $2.2 million. The renovated library will be more than 2,300 sq. ft., more than triple the 775 sq. ft. size of the current library.
     Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd., was the low bidder for the majority of the work in August of 2017, when bids were accepted. Isemoto bid $1,996,699.
     Bill Gray, state Building Construction Inspector for Kaʻū and Kona for the Department of Accounting and General Services, said the project will use two modular units, used but "not too old," to add onto the existing structure. The project, he said, has 420 calendar days to be completed, which started July 29, 2019. Completion date is calculated at Sept. 20, 2020, but delays are always a possibility, he said. Gray said the building will be pushed somewhat into the parking lot, and one large tree will have to be "either traumatically trimmed or moved."

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OPEN AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, said Sen. Mazie Hirono, in response to new reporting by the New York Times on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
     "Brett Kavanaugh should never have been confirmed to the Supreme Court. It was plain to me and many others at the time that the FBI 'investigation' into the serious, corroborated allegations of sexual assault by Justice Kavanaugh was a sham. New reporting from the New York Times further proves it.
     "In normal times, I would call on the Department of Justice's Inspector General to fully investigate the FBI's failures in this matter. But these are not normal times. The House Judiciary Committee should immediately begin an impeachment inquiry to determine whether Justice Kavanaugh lied to Congress and why the FBI wasn't permitted to investigate all credible allegations against him."

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APPLICATIONS FOR A CONGRESSIONAL NOMINATION TO A MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY for the class of 2024 are open for Kaʻū and other Hawaiʻi students through Thursday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Each year, Sen. Mazie Hirono nominates Hawaiʻi students to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy.
     Candidates seeking nomination should have a strong academic background, a track record of participation in school and community activities, a high standard of physical fitness and health, and a desire to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. uniformed services or the U.S. Merchant Marine. All applicants should also be an unmarried U.S. citizen who resides in Hawaiʻi, between the ages of 17 and 23 on July 1, 2020, and be of good moral character. A nomination does not guarantee an appointment to one of the academies.
     Each Senator is allowed just five individuals enrolled in a particular academy at any given time. Hirono nominates ten individuals per open slot at each academy. Each Academy then appoints the nominees who fulfill their admission requirements.
     To begin the application process, candidates should first apply directly to the service academy they wish to attend, then apply for all eligible nominations including, but not limited to, both U.S. Senators and the one U.S. Representative for Kaʻū district, and the President and Vice President of the United States.
     Hirono, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, said, "Each year, I have the privilege of nominating talented Hawaiʻi students interested in attending a military academy, serving our country, and becoming one of our nation's future leaders. Those selected for nomination will go forward to proudly represent our state as they continue through the rigorous and highly competitive application process."

     For more information on how to apply, see hirono.senate.gov/help/students/academy.

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VOLCANO ART CENTER & GALLERY celebrates its 45th anniversary. In October, the event kicks off with a multi-media group exhibit:
     Through Sunday, Nov. 3 Tiny Treasures Invitational features jewelry artists, presenting their hand crafted designs, some embellished with sapphires to help celebrate the anniversary. Also on display are small works from the annual Volcano Art Collaboration, which took place in June at VAC.
     On Wednesday , October 2 at 5:30 p.m., Hula Voices at VAC Gallery presents an engaging, intimate "talk story" session with Hawai‘i Island kumu hula, featuring master lei maker Randy Lee.
     On Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m., enjoy a full day of textile fun with creative textile artists and quilters in the Fabulous Fabric Fun workshop. The Ni‘ihau shell workshop is cancelled.
     On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m., enjoy the outdoors and take painting beyond the four walls of a classroom in the Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting workshop with Patti Pease Johnson. Students will complete one 9" x 12" project. At 10 a.m., October's Zentangle workshop with Lydia Meneses features the classic heart shaped Mexican Milagro, using Zentangle techniques.
Watch the movie about Hōkūleʻa, Moananuiākea, at VAC Monday, Oct. 14.
     On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m., Jazz in the Forest, featuring Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones, The concert is called Autumn Leaves & Jeannine Guillory-Kane.
     On Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m., watch Moananuiākea at Monday Movie Nights.
     On Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. at VAC Gallery, attend the Hula Kahiko performance with Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua with AKAUNU. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu & ʻohana.
     Also on Saturday, October 19 workshop ​Food from Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps & Wood Chips will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30p.m. $55/VAC member, $60/non-members; includes shiitake mushroom log kit and King Stropharia mushroom kit. Pre-registration required.
     On Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Niʻaulani campus, party like it's 1974 in celebration of VAC's 45th anniversary. Open to the public.
     On Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m., the popular Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop with Patti Pease Johnson returns. Paint an 8" x 53" scarf using three colors, which will blend to create many more colors on the silk.
     Also on Saturday, Oct. 26 join Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods in the hands-on Kimchi & Kombucha/Jun workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich kimchi, as well as how to make kombucha and jun. Each participant will take home their own finished products. This informative and engaging workshop prepares attendees to make their own ferments at home.  $55/VAC member, $60/non-members, plus a $15 supply fee - all supplies and organic ingredients provided. Pre-registration required. No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in real, whole food. "Fermentation is an Art not a Science… It's flexible and fun, not rigid or difficult."
     VAC's newest series of programs, Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment, features classes on block printing, lauhala weaving, ti leaf lei making, and more! Visit volcanoartcenter.org/events for the full lineup.
     The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i's people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Visit volcanoartcenter.org.

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2019 Kaʻū High School Fall Athletics Schedule
See khpes.org/athletics-home for details and updates

Football, Division II:
Thu., Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Pāhoa hosts Kaʻū
Thu., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Kamehameha hosts Kaʻū
Sat., Oct. 12, 1 p.m., Kaʻū hosts HPA
Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m., Kaʻū hosts Pāhoa
Sat., Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Kohala hosts Kaʻū
Fri. and Sat., Nov. 1 and 2, Div II BIIF Championship
Fri. and Sat., Nov. 15 and 16, HHSAA Div II Semifinals
Fri., Nov. 29, HHSAA Div II Championship

Girls Volleyball, Kaʻū District Gym:
Tue., Sept. 17, 6 p.m., Waiakea hosts Kaʻū
Thu., Sept. 19, 6 p.m., Keaʻau hosts Kaʻū
Tue., Sept. 24, 6 p.m., Makualani hosts Kaʻū
Fri., Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Kaʻū hosts HPA
Wed., Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Kaʻū hosts Pāhoa
Fri., Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Parker hosts Kaʻū
Tue., Oct. 8, 6 p.m., Kaʻū hosts Ehunui
Thu., Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Konawaena hosts Kaʻū
Mon., Oct. 14, 6 p.m., BIIF Div II First Round at Keaʻau
Tue., Oct. 15, 2:30 p.m., BIIF Div II Semifinals at Keaʻau
Wed., Oct. 16, 4 p.m., BIIF Div II Finals at Keaʻau
Wed.-Sat., Oct. 23-26, HHSAA DII Tournament, Oʻahu

Cross Country:
Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m., @Kealakehe
Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m., @Keaʻau
Fri., Oct. 4, 3:30 p.m., @HPA
Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m., @Christian Liberty
Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m., @Waiakea
Sat., Oct. 26, 2 p.m., BIIF @Kamehameha
Sat., Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m., HHSAA @Maui

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Hawai‘i County Council Mtgs., Tuesday, Sept. 17 (Committees), Wednesday, Sept. 18, (Council), Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov.

Registration Open: Painting, Tuesday, Sept. 17-23, Kahuku ParkHawaiian Ocean View Estates. Program for ages 6-12 takes place Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12:45-3:30p.m. Free. 939-9113, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Mobile Spay & Neuter Waggin', Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30a.m.-4p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. Low income pet parents and those with limited transportation qualify for mobile spay/neuter service. Free. Surgery by phone appointment only. Hawai‘i Island Humane Society, 796-0107, hihs.org

New Discoveries in Hawai‘i Lava Tubes, Tuesday, Sept. 17, Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Cave biologist and UH associate professor Dr. Megan Porter introduces the unique community of lava tube animals found on the island. Free; park entrance fees apply. nps.gov/havo

Ocean View Community Association Board of Directors Mtg., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 12:30-1:30p.m.Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Community Mtg., asking for input from Kaʻū residents on what Kaʻū needs, happens Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center. Agenda TBA. oha.org

Kanaka Tree in Concert, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7p.m.Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Hawaiian music. Free; park entrance fees apply. 985-6101, nps.gov/havo

Registration Open: Colorful Craft, Thursday, Sept. 19-24, Ka‘ū District Gym multipurpose room. Program for grades K-8, takes place Wednesday, Sept. 25, 3:30-5p.m. Free. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

6th Annual Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run Race Day, Saturday, Sept. 21, 7.a.m, Ka‘ū coffee Mill. 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon races through macnut and coffee fields along slopes of Ka‘ū. Sponsored by Ka‘ū Coffee Mill and ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou. Online registration open through midnight, Sept. 19: webscorer.com/register?raceid=166020. Race day (not online) registration closes at 6:30a.m. okaukakou.orgkaucoffeemill.com

Exhibit - 45th Tiny Treasures Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 21, daily, 9a.m.-5p.m.,Volcano Arts Center Gallery. Features small works created at the Volcano Collaboration. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-7565, volcanoartcenter.org

Free Haircut, Shower, Clothes, Saturday, Sept. 21, 9a.m.-1p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church. Kady and Drew Foster, 12 haircut slots available. Free hot showers. Big Island Giving Tree will hand out clothes and personal care items like razors and toothbrushes. 939-7000, stjudeshawaii.org

Hi‘iaka & Pele, Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30-11:30a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/havo

Zen Pen - Writing as Spiritual Practice with Tom Peek, Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30a.m.-4p.m.Volcano Art Center. $65/VAC member, $75/non-member. Bring personal object, handheld mirror, and lunch. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

1st Annual Church Bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10a.m.-2p.m., Pāhala Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Auction, thrift shop, baked goods, craft goods, plants, and more. $10/steak plate; priority to pre-sale ticket holders. See church member or call Parish Office at 928-8208 for tickets.

Mixed Media Encaustic - Beginner and Intermediate with Mary Milelzcik, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10a.m.-2p.m.Volcano Art Center. $55/VAC member, $60/non-member, plus $25 supply fee. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Mtg., Saturday, Sept. 21, 10a.m.-1p.m.Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting and training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko - Kumu Hula Paul Neves with Hālau Ha‘a Kea o Kinohi, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:30-11:30a.m., hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery. Hula performance. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.comvolcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Kaho‘okele Crabbe with Hālauolaokalani, Saturday, Sept. 21, 11a.m.-1p.m., Volcano Art Center Gallery porch. Hands-on cultural demonstration. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.comvolcanoartcenter.org

Ham Radio Mtg., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-3p.m.Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Dances of Universal Peace, Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-7:30p.m., Methodist Hall, across from Nā‘ālehu Post Office. 939-9461, hualaniom2@yahoo.com

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Ka‘ū Community Coastal Cleanup and Debris Survey, Saturday, Sept. 22. Free; donations appreciated. Limited space available; B.Y.O.-4WD okay. R.S.V.P. required, kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com. 769-7629, wildhawaii.org

Palm Trail, Sunday, Sept. 22, 9:30-12:30p.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderately difficult hike - 2.6 mile loop. nps.gov/havo

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day, Sunday, Sept. 22, noon-3p.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Live music, family-friendly activities, hikes and more. Free. nps.gov/havo

6th Annual Ka‘ū Coffee Trail Run Registration, webscorer.com/register?raceid=166020. 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon races through mac nut and coffee fields along slopes of Ka‘ū starting at 7a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, Ka‘ū Coffee Mill. Sponsored by Ka‘ū Coffee Mill and ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou. okaukakou.orgkaucoffeemill.com

Tutoring for Kaʻū Hugh & Pāhala Elementary is Available to All Students of the school, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Grades Kindergarten-2nd will be in room 3; grades 3-6 will be in room 6 on Mondays, room 11 on Tuesdays through Thursdays; middle school students, will be in building Q; and high school students will be in room M-101 in the science building. Contact khpes.org or 808-313-4100 for more.

Nationwide 2019 Congressional App Challenge submissions from middle and high schoolers are open through Nov. 1. Submit to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, CongressionalAppChallenge.us, apps "designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science." All skill levels, all devices and platforms, and all programming languages, accepted. 

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