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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, August 27, 2022

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022

Staff of Nā’ālehu Elementary and Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary held a Job Fair on Friday,
reaching out to local people to fill positions at the schools. Photo from Nā’ālehu Elementary
Principals Sharon Beck and Wilma Roddy
with Project Homegrown Hires to attract new
employees. Photo from Nā’ālehu Elementary

AVAILABILITY OF EMPLOYMENT AT NĀ'ĀLEHU AND PĀHALA SCHOOLS is wide ranging, with a variety of skill sets needed and offerings of increased pay for jobs on the campuses. Project Homegrown Hires, and its Job Fair held Friday at Nā’ālehu, drew the school principals for both campuses. They along with numerous other hosts highlighted the dynamic opportunities, from jobs for teachers and teaching assistants, to counselors and school maintenance and cafeteria positions.

   Among job offerings at schools are those in food and beverage at school cafeterias. There are positions in maintenance - from cleaning to carpentry and repairs. Called Cafeteria Helper and Janitor II, both fulltime positions pay $3,691 per month, with part time positions less, according to the Department of Education website.
    Office jobs are also in the schools. An account clerk's pay ranges from $2,653 a month to $3,047, less for part time. Other opportunities include bus drivers hired by companies with contracts with the schools.
    Akita Enterprises was on hand at the Job Fair, expressing its need for more drivers, at a rate of $23 an hour for five hours, each weekday. See

Akita Enterprises offers $23
an hour to drive school buses.
https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/home.aspx

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DEADLINE TO APPLY TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER on this island is this Tuesday, Aug. 30. Pay starts at $65,652 and includes such benefits as paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, military leave, health insurance, group life insurance, a uniforms and equipment stipend, automobile subsidy, and retirement. 

    To apply, see:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/countyhawaii/jobs/3430232/police-officer-i-recruit-po-05?keywords=police%20officer&pa
getype=jobOpportunitiesJob. Read story on requirements and more at http://kaunewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2022_08_17_archive.html.

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A CALL FOR HELP FROM REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS AS COVID SPREADS has drawn help from Hawai'i, with United Airlines flying five pallets of medical supplies 2,500 miles to the islands this weekend at no charge. The Marshalls and its population of 60,000 were isolated during most of the pandemic, with few Covid cases, but community spread began in early August, as the islands started opening up to visitors and returning residents. It took less than three weeks for Covid to spread from the capital of Majuro to infect nine islands and more than 14,000 people.

     According to the Marshall Islands Journal, 12 of the first 14 victims who died of Covid in August were dead on arrival at the two hospitals there, having had no treatment for the virus.
    The Republic of the Marshall Islands asked for help from Hawai'i. It was organized by the Hospital Association of Hawai'i and Hawai'i Health Care Emergency Management. Also helping is the Marshall Islands Counsel General Isabela Silk, who is stationed in Honolulu; Romaldo Kabua of the Marshallese Community Organization of Hawai'i and state Sen. Glenn Wakai.
    To donate, contact Marshallese Community Organization of Hawai'i at 808-854-8744. It is organizing sending more supplies by ship.
    Also passing away from COVID in the Pacific Islands was the Vice President of the Federated States of Micronesia after suffering from the virus for two weeks. Yosiwo George was a graduate of the East West Center at University of Hawai'i.


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MEMORIALIZING HISTORIC BRIDGES TAKEN DOWN FOR SAFETY AT NINOLE AND HILEA on Hwy. 11 will be the outreach subject at the O Kaʻū Kakou Naalehu Market on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Federal Highway Administration, state Department of Transportation and state Historic Preservation Office. The plan is to create a permanent display at Nā’ālehu and Pāhala Public Libraries.

Nīnole Stream Bridge, which was torn down to make a wider bridge
 on Hwy 11. Photo from Historic Hawai'i Foundation
  The agencies will display their Outline of Contents Materials regarding the proposed display on the two historic bridges and the history of the surrounding area.
   Kristen Nishimura will collect input from community members that visit the booth, including preferences for interpretive display content and any anecdotes or historical information that could help inform the contents of the display.
    The Federal Highway Administration signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the state Historic Preservation Office, under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act "because the replacement bridges required demolition of the existing historic bridges," according to a community outreach message from FHWA.

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KAʻŪ HIGH TROJANS FOOTBALL traveled to Waimea on Saturday to take on Hawai'i Preparatory Academy's Ka Makani. The HPA home team won, 42-20. Kaʻū's next game is at home next Saturday at 1 p.m. against Kamehameha School. Trojan head coach is Greg Rush. Assistant coaches are Grant Greedy, Mark Peters and Ted Blanco. Trainer is Moses Whitcomb.

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Kaʻū High, Sept. 1 - for students.