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Sen. English Retires, Molokai Candidates to Vie for Seat

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Sen. English Retires, Molokai Candidates to Vie for Seat

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Longtime Senator Kalani English announced his retirement from the State Senate last week, effective May 1. Meanwhile, Molokai’s Representative Lynn DeCoite has said she will be seeking his seat, along with Walter Ritte, who narrowly lost to DeCoite in the last election.

English served as senator of District 7, Hana, East and Upcountry Maui, Molokai and Lanai, since 2000, having previously served on the Maui County Council since 1997. He cited longterm medical issues resulting from contracting COVID-19 last year as his main reason for retirement.

“In late November 2020, I contracted COVID-19 while with family out of Hawaii,” English said in a statement last week.…

New Incentives to Get Vaccinated

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

No new Molokai cases were logged last week, while vaccination efforts are ramping up, with Molokai General Hospital offering incentives for those who get vaccinated at the hospital.

MGH announced last week it has resumed vaccinations by appointment after hours at the Outpatient Clinic, this time with extra enticement. The hospital is offering free $10 gas cards for all those who get vaccinated at MGH between April 22 and July 31. Additionally, two drawings will be held to win a trip for two to Las Vegas. The first drawing was held on May 3 for the first 1000 individuals that received their vaccine at MGH between Jan.…

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Ho’ola Hou Scholarship Recipients

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

The MOM Hui News Release

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Ho’ola Hou Scholarship recipients: Ayden Inouye Ka’ahanui, Kaitlin DeRouin and Mallory Go. Ayden Inouye Ka’ahanui will study exercise science at Northern Arizona University. Kaitlin DeRouin is currently attending Chaminade University & enrolled in the nursing program. Mallory Go will pursue a degree in public health at Brown University.

The MOM Hui wishes you continued success throughout your college career and beyond!

The intention of the fund is to support individuals from Molokai who are enrolled in college full-time and pursuing an Associates, Bachelors or higher degree in one of the following fields of study: health, environmental studies, natural farming or Hawaiian studies.…

Hawaiian Electric Celebrates a Century With Nonprofit Donations

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Hawaiian Electric News Release

In commemoration of 100 years of serving its customers and communities on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, Hawaiian Electric is recognizing 21 nonprofit organizations across the county with a total contribution of over $11,000. The company’s employees nominated the organizations to receive donations for their impactful and positive efforts in the areas of community resilience, environmental sustainability, and educational excellence. On Molokai, Molokai Community Service Council and Molokai Land Trust both received $1,000.

“We’re celebrating our century of service with a reflection of our employee’s long-standing commitment to supporting our communities and customers,” said Mahina Martin, director of government and community affairs for Hawaiian Electric in Maui County.…

Virtual Ohana Garden and Grindz Program

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

UH CTAHR Molokai Extension News Release

Do you and your ohana love gardening? Do you love cooking? Do you love eating healthy food? If you answered yes to all three, then you should consider registering for our Molokai Ohana Garden and Grindz Program. Space is still available for the program, which is open to ohana (parents, grandparents, keiki) with youth ages 9-13 and teaches gardening skills, safe food handling skills, kitchen skills and more. Due to COVID-19, the program went virtual. We now garden together, cook together and eat together in a virtual setting so you can join all from the comfort of your own home.…

4-H Virtual Cooking Challenge

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

HI 4-H News Release

Hawaii 4-H Cooking Challenge is open to youth in grades five through 12. Molokai youth can participate in this virtual event, and do not need to be a current 4-H member to participate.

Compete by submitting a five to seven minute video featuring a local commodity (plant or animal) that demonstrates the successful completion of a healthful recipe.

Entrants will participate in a county-level competition and county winners will be selected to compete in a state competition. The state round of the contest will feature the youth showcasing their food photography skills.

Youth will learn food safety, kitchen skills, nutrition facts, and presentation skills.…

Energy Coop Seeks Local Contractors

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Ho’ahu Enery News Release

Hoʻahu Energy Cooperative Molokai, a new local entity formed to support community-owned energy projects, seeks interest from individuals and companies based on Molokai with qualifications relevant to energy development.

As a locally-led cooperative of Molokai residents, we are committed to supporting local people and economic development on Molokai. Our energy development partners, Shake Energy Collaborative and Mana Pacific, are equally committed to hiring locally and we collectively put out this call for interest.

We are looking for Molokai people interested in participating in the design, construction and operation of energy projects at this time for several upcoming projects.…

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