About Town 09-12-19

Newbery Quiz Bowl is recruiting

The Newbery Quiz Bowl (NQB) is an annual competition unique to Hawaii Island that celebrates readers and the best of children’s literature.

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Teams of students in the fourth through seventh grades are tasked with reading, comprehending, and remembering content from a rotating list of 40 Newbery Award-winning chapter books each year.

If you are interested in taking on this literary challenge as a Library team member, the Page Masters, attend the informational meeting held 5-8 p.m. at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.

Sept. 4 blood drives a success

The Blood Bank of Hawaii’s Sept. 3-4 blood drives were a success, volunteers say. The next drives are Nov. 6 at the LDS church in Kealakekua, and Nov. 6 at the LDS stake center in Kona.

Results:

9/3-LDS Waimea

Goal: 66

Procedures: 53

Deferred: 3

Total participants: 56

9/4-LDS Kona

Goal: 124

Procedures: 152

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Deferred: 35

Total participants: 187

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