It runs like clockwork. Every morning at 7 a.m. and once again at 5 p.m., a cluster of cats congregate on an empty patch of gravel on the eastern end of the West Molokai’s Ke Nani Kai Resort. There, they have all they require, including a hand-constructed litter box and wooden containers for food and water, which are religiously filled by a group of resort residents.
“I think they bring comfort,” said Vera Huff, reaching out to scratch behind the ear of a cat she calls Marilynn. Huff is a Ke Nani Kai (KNK) resident who volunteers to feed the cats each week.…
By Laura Peterson, Molokai Resource Teacher
The elementary schools and high school on Molokai have recently made revisions to their attendance policies. This is for a good reason. There is a clear correlation between, for example, missing school in Kindergarten and first grade, and mastering reading by the third grade. Another correlation is that attendance in the ninth grade is directly related to successful graduation and post-secondary enrollment.
Illness is the first and foremost reason students can’t go to school. It is important to keep them home when they are sick, but studies show that fewer than six percent of children miss more than 11 days due to illness. …
By: Jennifer Hawkins
Happy New Year Molokai! This week’s Molokai in Business article focuses on a new year for an old business. Yes, sometimes we simply take a break from things to raise our children and then they are the very ones who bring us full circle.
What: Ocean Active Sports Wear made with “Hawaiian Hands”, on “Hawaiian Lands”.
Who: Tania Kaholoaa and daughters Kahiau Lima and Pualei Lima
When: By appointment only. Just call or email to set up an appointment.
Where: Art from the Heart, craft fairs, open market, and paddling events
How: Kainaneadesigns@gmail.com / (808)-646-0455
Question: What do you do and how long have you been doing it?…
MCHC News Release
There’s no doubt that 2013 has been a year of growth and renewal at the Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC). In light of this, we would like to introduce the many new faces that you will be seeing on our campus and how they may be a resource to you.
May 2013 presented a big shift for the Molokai Community Health Center. A re-organization of existing departments and services led to the dissolution of what was once “Family Support Services” to a much larger and integrated department of medical and family services now aptly called our Health and Wellness Department.…
NCQA News Release
The Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC) has received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program, announced the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private nonprofit dedicated to improving health care quality. The recognition is for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term participative relationships.
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care.…
Molokai Lion Club News Release
Seventy-five years is a long time to be consistently active within a community. The Molokai Lions Club has achieved this status! On March 14-16, the Molokai Lions Club will celebrate 75 year of continuing public service to the community of Molokai.
The club invites all past Lion members to come and join the present members for one or both evenings of fun and fellowship at Home Pumehana. Both nights start at 5:30 p.m. There is a $10 charge for Friday night and a $15 charge for Saturday night’s banquet luau. Please contact Lion Jackie at 553-5006 if you plan to come.…
Kualapu`u School News Release
Dry road conditions prevailed this past Saturday, Feb. 22 for the second of six races in Kualapu`u School’s 5K Series. After what seemed like an eternity of rain, the clouds parted, and runners were treated to a fast course along the Farrington Highway. With the improved climactic conditions and an official-length course, more racers turned out and race times improved dramatically.
Elementary School Girls
1. Keahe Ross 25:33
2. Kapili’ula Naehu 31:12
3. Emmalee Duvauchelle 50:49
Elementary School Boys
1. Dylan Alavazo 24:46
2. Nico Wittenberg 28:47
3. Kahuhu Linker Meyers Moss 40:01
1. Sue Forbes-Kikukawa 21:22
Stomachs growled outside of the Molokai Community Health Center Saturday evening as a line started to form. Guests eagerly peered through windows to scope out the tables of ceramic bowls and pondered which soup to select.
The fourth annual Soup ‘R Bowl, held by the Molokai Arts Center (MAC), welcomed over 300 hungry guests for a night of fine art, food and entertainment, in support of the MAC and youth art programs.
Twelve of the MAC’s artists wheeled and hand built nearly 500 ceramic bowls in all shapes, sizes, colors and textures to fit the fancy of any taste, for any guest to take home with them.…
By Dr. Stewart Morgan DVM, Molokai Humane Society
Everyone loves puppies and kittens, but on Molokai, there are more puppies and kittens than there are good homes. If you are someone that would like your pet to have babies, first decide if your pet should be bred. Is your pet healthy and up to date on its vaccines and free of heartworm, fleas, ticks and tick diseases? Does your dog have a good temperament (is it not aggressive or extremely nervous)? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, please think twice about breeding your pet!
Remember, registration papers do not mean an animal is healthy or breeding material, they only mean that you know who an animal’s ancestors are.…
By Glenn I. Teves, UH CTAHR County Extension Agent
What came first, the chicken of the egg? Figuring out what’s wrong with a sick plant or animal is both an art and a science. A system of problem solving called diagnostics is used in many industries to detect a problem in hopes of fixing the problem. An auto mechanic will try to determine what’s wrong with your car by going through a mental checklist of possible problems starting with the most basic, and possibly cheapest to correct, while moving to the more complex.
The field of diagnostics was made popular by police investigative shows such as CSI and others.…