Volunteer at hospice and palliative care organization

Hawaii Care Choices, provider of palliative, hospice and bereavement care to East Hawaii, is looking to add to its volunteer team and will conduct a training session in November for community members interested in giving a few hours a week to uplift others.

Learn how walking a path of service can help make the world better

Discover how walking a path of service can have far-reaching effects and how strengthening these capacities within the community can make the world a better, more peaceful place during this month’s “Finding Solutions, Growing Peach” Brown Bag Lunch Series talk hosted by Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center.

Obituaries for October 17

Eleanor “Ellie” Rodrigues Hood, 90, of Hilo died Oct. 6 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she was a retired service representative for the former GTE Hawaiian Telephone Co., Hilo Phone Mart at Kaiko‘o Mall and member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Ahualani Kumiai and Kamana Senior Citizens. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 23) at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire. Survived by sister, Emmagene “Emmie” Sherman; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.