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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Kaʻū News Briefs, Thursday, August 24, 2023

The Kaʻū Hospital & Rural Health Clinic Community Health Fair is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pāhala Community Center.
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THE HEALTH FAIR THIS SATURDAY at Pāhala Community Center is the first for Kaʻū Hospital & Rural Health Clinic which has released the latest details.
    The opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m., followed by entertainment by Pāhala Hongwanji Taiko Drumming at 10:30 a.m. and Halau Hula O Leionalani at 11 a.m., Ti Chun will perform at noon followed by Shesley Martinez at 12:30 p.m., Ti Chun again at 1 p.m. and closing ceremony at 2 p.m.
    Food vendors will be 4 Scoops of Aloha, Good to Go Grindz, Sel's Lunch Wagon and Triple 7 Shave Ice.
    Here are the Health education and service presenters:
    KTA Pharmacy will administer most routine vaccines and provide consultation and screening and
The Health Fair takes place at Pāhala Community Center
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
educational materials on vaccines. Distributed will be KTA-branded swag and gift certificates
    Project Vision will test whether refraction in each eye is normal or abnormal and share info on healthy eating for the eyes and health info on the retina.
    East Hawai‘i Family Guidance Center will present its children's mental health service, telehealth psychiatry services information, and links to other mental health providers.
    Shine Sisterhood Initiative of Kaʻū Women's Health Collective will present the case for prenatal care to prevent problems during delivery and ensure long-term health for mothers and children. Shine Sisters will explain the normal process of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Provided will be information about the easy access community prenatal clinic in Nā‘ālehu on the fourth Sunday of every month and some swag items relating to health, pregnancy, and babies.
    Keiki ID Cards will be issued by the Hawai‘i Police Department, which will also hand out police badge stickers.
    Kupuna Cards will be issued by Elderly Activities Division of the County of Hawai‘i Parks & Recreation. The agency will also present its island-wide services for seniors 55 years of age and older. Distributed will be gift cards and lumbar pillows.
    Hawai‘i Keiki will present education on sugary drinks and how sugar affects the body. Distributed will be Hawai‘i Keiki consent forms, marketing items and flyers with info on sugary drinks.
    The Public Health Nurse Branch of the state Department of Health will share the vision, mission, and values of Public Health Nursing. DOH will also share the Take 10 essential items for Disaster Preparedness, and Hawai‘i Family Guide to Health Emergencies. Provided will be masks, COVID tests, hand sanitizer ad info on emergency preparedness.

    Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter will present the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's and opportunities for care and support services and how to participate in the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimers. Educational information will be distributed concerning services and caregiver support. Prizes are Walk to End Alzheimer's T-Shirts.
    Hawai‘i Island Community Health Center will present evidence-based information to assist with tobacco cessation, carbon monoxide testing, and important contact information for all of their clinics. Offered to the public will be brochures, sample nicotine replacements and organization swag. Prizes will be a beach chair, shirts, beach blanket, tap 'n read fitness tracker, pedometer, hat, pens and 36-inch water bottle
    Kaʻū High & Pāhala Elementary will share educational activities available on the school campus academic programs and extracurricular
activities available to students, and health services available on campus. Distributed will be folders, shopping bags, pens and pencils. A prize will be a self-care basket with shampoo, soap, lotion and more.
    Nā‘ālehu & Pāhala Public Libraries will present Health resources available through library books and online, new hours at Kaʻū Libraries, and information on ‘Ohana Readers Program. Distributed will be bookmarks, bags, reusable utensils, reusable straws, fans and more. There will be a gift basket of Hawai‘i State Public Library System swag.
     Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i will present information on Girl Scouts and distribute swag and flyers.
     Additional presenters are expected.

UPDATE: NADYA PETRENKO OF OCEAN VIEW IS FOUND. Police requested the public's assistance in locating the missing and endangered 29-year-old. She is known to be diagnosed with a condition that requires medication. Petrenko was last seen walking in the 92-8000 block of Iwalani Parkway in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Subdivision on 08-24-2023 at around 6:30 p.m. She is described as being 5'-03", 170 lbs. with blonde hair and brown eyes, and was last seen carrying a purse while in the company of a black-colored dog.
    If anyone has any information on Petrenko, call the police non-emergency number at (808)935-3311.

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OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION RAISED ALMOST $1,000 at its Aug, 12 pancake breakfast for Maui disaster relief. Upcoming events for September include: 
     County Council member Michelle Galimba and other county reps will hold a public outreach event at the OV Community Center on Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. OVCA invites all Kaʻū residents to attend. The next monthly pancake breakfast will be on Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Community Center. Cost is $7 for a big plate of food ($6 for OVCA members).
    Yoga classes are Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    Aikido classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.
   Teen night is the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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A MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING AND ROBBERY OF AN OCEAN VIEW BUSINESS ON JULY 20. Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 21-year-old Derick Clayson Kaohuikaulunahele Camacho, of Captain Cook, "on the strength of a grand jury indictment warrant stemming from a violent incident which occurred on July 20, 2023, in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates," says the HPD statement released on Thursday.
    On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2023, Camacho was located at a residence on Hawai‘i Boulevard in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. He was charged in accordance with the indictment warrant, for the following offenses: First-degree Robbery, Second-degree Burglary, Second-degree Theft, Attempted Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle and Two counts of Kidnapping. 
Derick Clayson Kaohuikaulunahele Camacho
    Camacho’s bail was set at $250,000.The charges against Camacho stem from an incident reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. on July 20, 2023, when Kaʻū patrol officers responded to an active burglary report at a business in the 92-8000 block of Māmalahoa Highway in Ocean View. While investigating this burglary, officers were alerted to a second active burglary occurring at a nearby retail establishment.
    Upon investigating at the second business, officers discovered a masked man, later identified as Camacho, making verbal threats and physically dragging a 61-year-old male victim into the back room of the business. Officers immediately demanded that Camacho release the victim, however he refused to comply with the officers’ orders. An officer then deployed his Conducted Energy Weapon, commonly known as a “taser,” and Camacho was subsequently taken into police custody.
    The initial investigation was completed by the Area II Criminal Investigation Section; and on Friday, July 21, 2023, after conferring with the Hawai‘i County Prosecutors Office, Camacho was charged with the offenses listed above. His bail at that time was set at $36,000; however, it was later increased to $250,000 by the Honorable Judge upon reviewing and signing the Riverside Affidavit.
    Unable to post bail, Camacho remained in police custody over the weekend. On Monday, July 24, 2023, he made his initial court appearance in Kona District Court, where at the objection of the assigned deputy prosecuting attorney, the presiding judge granted Camacho supervised release.
    On Aug. 1, a Kona grand jury was convened and the $250,000 indictment warrant was issued.
    Camacho remained at large until police located and arrested him on Wednesday.

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