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Ka’u High Girls Basketball team collects 322 canned goods for the Food Basket

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Ka’u High School Girls JV and Varsity Basketball team collects 322 canned goods for the Food Basket.  Thank you, ladies.  fullsizerender-5

KRHCAI participates in “Special AED Presentation”

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Kau Rural Health Community Association staff, Jessie Marques Executive Director and Theresa Richardson, Office Manager attended the “Special AED Presentation on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 11:00am hosted by Big Island Toyota in Hilo.  As part of the “Be A Lifesaver” Campaign partnership with Big Island Toyota Hilo and Kona, twenty (FREE) automated external defibrillator (AED) devices were awarded to various community non-profit organizations on the Big Island.

Lisa Rantz, Executive Director of Hilo Medical Center Foundation will deliver the AED to KRHCAI upon completion of training on the use of the AED, training on chest compression-only CPR. For more information contact Jessie Marques, Program Coordinator Kau Resource & Distance Learning Center at 928-0101, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.


The late Rep. Bob Herkes honored at Ka’ū Gym/Shelter dedication

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The late Representative Bob Herkes, represented by his wife, Joanna, honored at the Ka’ū Gymnasium and Shelter dedication this morning.

Pictured below, L/R – KRHCAI Executive Director Jessie Marques and Joanna Herkes stand beside her husband’s, the late Representative Bob Herkes portrait beautifully flanked by the maile lei.

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Ka’ū Gym & Shelter Opening set

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HI State Bar Assoc. lauds Ka’ū Partners

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Mahalo Letter from Charlene Iboshi, HSBA Hawaii Island Director Director:

“We had a successful Hawaii State Bar Association, Senior Counsel Division Law Clinics at Pahala and Naalehu! Mahalo for “all the hands” that prepared the food, Kau coffee and lifted the tents. Mahalo to Jay for driving and providing HCEOC transportation for the attorneys.

The purpose to provide free legal information was completed at two locations. From all accounts, it was a successful community service. It was “a blessing” that Plantation Day was rescheduled for the same day.

All the attorneys who traveled from Honolulu, Hilo and Kona enjoyed the Plantation Day events and the great historical display at HCEOC’s building.

Ten attorneys were on “stand by” by phone. They, too, wanted to provide their services to the Kau people.

Kau is a wonderful community with many caring people. Let’s continue our efforts and support Kau’s economic and social health and wellness.

We will follow-up on the projects for the farmers, Kupuna and youth we discussed. We received positive feedback from the many people who received helpful legal information.”

Aloha and mahalo,

Charlene Iboshi
Hawaii Island Director

Ka’u Pilot Community Health Worker’s Graduation

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Front row: Donna Kekoa, Stacyn Lopez, Sunshine Kahapea, Resa Salmo, Jessie Marques program coordinator, Theresa Richardson Office Manager. Back toward center: Daniel Mokiao, Nicole Moore, BettyJo Adams.

Students missing: Krystalyne Gascon, Mahealani Taganas

KRHCAI Board of Directors named

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KRHCAI New board of directors and staff
Front row: Jessie Marques,Stacyn Lopez, Shawnette Navarro, Mahealani Taganas, Donna Kekoa.
Back row: Theresa Richardson, Delvin Navarro
Not in photo:  Tracey Andrade, Ashtin Karasuda, Kamrie Koi and Daniel Mokiao.

Telehealth comes to Ka’u

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