Start the day with oats

I’ve learned a lot about the little oat lately. They offer vitamins B1, B2 and E. Oats also have a hearty dose of soluble fiber, which helps support good gut bacteria, regulate cholesterol, provide protein for energy, and keep food moving all the way through your system.

Keauhou fire now 80% contained

KAILUA-KONA — Firefighters continued efforts Monday to extinguish a 3,739-acre fire on the northeastern slopes of Mauna Loa.

21 arrested for suspected DUI

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police arrested 21 motorists for suspected drunken driving between Aug. 6 and Sunday. Three of the drivers were younger than age 21.

Sirens to be tested Tuesday through Thursday

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County Civil Defense will conduct siren testing starting Tuesday and continuing through Thursday at various locations on Hawaii Island

Thelma Parker Memorial Library gifted cowboy books

WAIMEA — The juvenile collection at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library of the Hawaii State Public Library System recently received a donation of nine cowboy books from the Will James Society Book Gifting Program.

Third Thursday Thrive guest speaker focus on little fire ants

Heather Forester, an invasive ant extension specialist from the Hawaii Ant Lab, will be the guest speaker at Third Thursday Thrive’s monthly potluck this Thursday. Held in the large conference room at North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa, the potluck will begin at 6 p.m., with the presentation following at 6:45 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a healthy dish to share.