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MARSHALLESE LIFE: Trisha Wase Leads Team to Victory

Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 09, 2003 - 02:46 AM
Trisha Wase's basketball prowess has received much applause in the Marshalls and the States, but it is her team spirit, leadership qualities, and confidence that are keeping her in the spotlight here in California.


  • She's the best player in the Golden West League and one of the best ball-handlers in Orange County. Yet, Estancia High junior point guard Trisha Wase is merely at the start of her potential. "She has so many skills. I think she can get a scholarship at a four-year school," said Estancia Coach Tami Rappa.

  • Wase leads Estancia to victory

  • Trisha Wase scored a game-high 20 points, including four three-pointers, to lead visiting Estancia to a 58-55 Golden West League victory over Westminster on Wednesday. The victory keeps the Eagles (10-2, 7-0) in first place.

    MARSHALLESE LIFE: Arkansas Community of 2003 News

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Feb 06, 2003 - 01:38 AM
    KOJELA! Tebrak in ekkelel eo an Opija kããl ro rekããl an Community eo am ilo Arkansas ilo yio in 2003

    Komij ruwainene ñan juon ien kejeramman an Opija ro rekããl an yio. Chair im Co-Chair ro an kajjojo ra ko ilo Committee ko, kab ro jet rej uaan Steering Committee an May Day in ilo 2003 im makitkit ko jet ad woj, Ri-Majol ilo Northwest Arkansas.

    Marshallese Life: Basketball Champ Trisha Wase Makes the News Again

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jan 17, 2003 - 10:35 AM
    Majuro's Trisha (Dita) Wase Scores High for Costa Mesa's Estancia High

    Trisha Wase, a 5'5" junior at Estancia High in Costa Mesa, led her team, the Eagles, to a 56-34 victory, in its fourth consecutive League win Thursday night. Trisha, who also goes by her Marshallese name Dita, scored a season-high and game-high 21 points to go with eight assists. According to the LA Times Daily Pilot article, "Eagles' Big 3 too big", Wase's superb ball-handling skills broke down Costa Mesa High's defense.

    Marshallese Life: "Body Broker" Bill for Marshalls Unlikely & Marshallese in Hawaii

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 21, 2002 - 11:02 AM
  • Micronesia's legislature to hear 'body brokers' bill (but not RMI)

  • The bill is expected to be submitted to the Pacific island nation's legislature when it convenes Jan. 6 for a special five-day session. While a new law seems likely to be adopted in Micronesia, officials of the Marshall Islands say they are not convinced that a similar law is necessary in their country.

  • The Micronesians: The invisible malihini

  • Out from buses on Hotel Street walk dozens of Marshallese churchgoers, the women’s dresses in full flower in the morning sunlight.This is a Sunday go-to-meeting at the Y, Marshallese style, of the Honolulu Marshallese United Church of Christ, Rensiper Lalimo, pastor.

    Marshallese Life: News of Marshallese in States

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 11, 2002 - 09:36 AM
  • Jury Finds No Malpractice By Doctors

  • FAYETTEVILLE -- A jury has found that several area doctors were not negligent in their treatment of a 12-year-old Marshall Islands boy who died in 1998. The jury verdict came late Monday after a week of trial and a couple of hours of deliberation.

  • Girls Golden West League basketball preview

  • Players to watch: Trisha Wase and Krystal Mino played for Marshall Islands' Olympic team during the summer. Trisha Wase (Estancia, Jr., 5-5, G); Krystal Mino (Estancia, Jr., 5-4, G)

    News of Marshallese in Arkansas, Guam and Ujelang

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Dec 04, 2002 - 10:18 AM
  • Malpractice Suit Opens: Case revolves around boy's 1998 death

  • FAYETTEVILLE -- A lawsuit accusing several area doctors of malpractice in the 1998 death of a 12-year-old Marshall Islands boy began Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. The estate of Marvin Edwards contends that doctors and nurses misdiagnosed her son as having an ear infection. While tests revealed that Edwards had a brain abscess, there is still disagreement between the parties about whether the boy had meningitis.

  • Compact census set

  • A census that will be fully funded by the federal government will try to get a clear picture of the extent of immigration from the freely associated states to Guam. The census will find out such information as: How many immigrants from the freely associated states are on Guam; How many of them are employed and what kind of jobs they hold here; Household income levels; What they buy; where they shop; and What medical services they avail themselves of. It will cost about $50,000 to conduct the census, all of which will be paid for

    by the U.S. Census Bureau. About 20 to 30 people who speak the languages used by the

    migrants will be hired for the survey interviews.

  • Tropical Storm Progress Monitored

  • According to the local National Weather Service office, Guam could be coping with yet another

    typhoon by the weekend. Tropical Storm 31W was located near 9.2 degrees north and 162.2 degrees east as of 5 p.m. yesterday, about 1,200 miles east-southeast of Guam, according to Bill Ward, NWS meteorologist. The storm, which had winds of 40 mph at that time, was located very close to Ujelang atoll in the Marshall Islands. The storm is expected to move more in a westward direction in the next 24 hours and increase in intensity, Ward said. Residents of Ujelang last night were expecting northeast winds from 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph, and rainfall of 4 to 8 inches. Hazardous surf with heights of 10 to 15 feet also were expected there, as well as flooding of low-lying areas.

    Marshallese Life: EMPLOYED -- in USA!

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Nov 24, 2002 - 05:44 PM
    Much has been written in the past months about Marshall Islanders migrating to the US and territories with emphasis on problems, rather than contributions. A recent enthnographic portrait of poultry plants by anthropologist Steve Striffler found that "Today, about three-quarters of plant labor forces are Latin American, with Southeast Asians and Marshallese accounting for a large percentage of the remaining workers." The Associated Press reports that most Marshall Islanders employed in Enid, Oklahoma, work at a food factory. As Marshallese have created cooperative communities in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, they have gained notice, NOT notoriety, for their family-oriented, church, and community-supportive culture while taking jobs rejected by US citizens -- the jobs that keep America's industry running, but which only the newly arrived will take. Rather than "taxing and burdening" the system, they are paying taxes and contributing as new members in the "Land of Opportunity" and pursuing "The American Dream." -- Yokwe Online



  • Marshall Islanders adjust to lives away from ocean

  • AP, ENID -- Hundreds of Pacific islanders who have settled in Enid affectionately refer to the wheat and oil town as Yokwe City, using the word they use as a greeting.

  • Inside a poultry processing plant: an ethnographic portrait

  • Labor History --When Alejandro looks around a cafeteria filled with people from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Vietnam, Laos, and the Marshall Islands, and says that we are all Mexicans, he is making a statement about class.

    Marshallese Youth for Education

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 16, 2002 - 02:11 PM
    Cover story from September 7

    "The really lucky people are those whose culture values education and hard work along with integrity and kindness," said Dr. Helen Claire Sievers, keynote speaker at the "Marshallese Youth for Education" opening ceremony. The event, sponsored by the Orange County Jake Jebol Eo Club, was held in Costa Mesa, California, August 31 - September 2. Sievers, who is Director of World Teach, was asked to address the problems of Marshallese young people in the region who "continue to be idle and immobile in the midst of the tremendous opportunitites in this great country."

    EVENT: The Last Day of the Marshallese Youth for Education

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Sep 02, 2002 - 12:01 PM
  • Special Activity for Labor Day Holiday in Southern California

  • You won't want to miss the great sports, music, speeches, food, and awards of the last day of the Marshallese Youth for Education Celebration.

    Activites today include the Sports Finals from 9:30 a.m. thru 5:30 p.m. at Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa, California.

    Click HERE for directions.

    For Contact numbers & Info, see FLYER

    Marshallese Life: Educational Highlights from Marshall Islands Schools and Communities Abroad

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 31, 2002 - 12:23 PM
    Summary of educational updates from the RMI and Marshallese communities. News this month features the WorldTeach program, Ebeye Schools, RMI high school entrance exams, a Rev. Sun Myung Moon high school for Pacific students, free insurance for Marshallese students in Hawai'i, ESL programs, and the Maryknoll Catholic Sisters work on Likiep.

  • WorldTeach Program Begins

  • Marshalls - According to Field Director, Alexis Miesen, the " inaugural WorldTeach Marshall Islands program
    is off to a roaring start." By July 30, the 26 volunteers had arrived in Majuro to begin a month of language and culture training. After an introduction to RMI government, education policies, and health issues, teachers will be sent out to their schools and islands for a year of service. The WorldTeach program has committed to a three-year stay in the Marshalls. In the August issue of the WorldTeach newsletter, Director Miesen reports that they received a "tremendously warm welcome from the general community" and RMI officials.

    >>>Highlights continued>>

    RMI Shines with Gold & Silver!

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 30, 2002 - 05:18 AM
    cover story from 8/23

    RMI athletes brought home 36 medals from the Fifth Micronesian games in Pohnpei, July 21-31, taking fifth place among the 10 countries. Two of the athletes are featured here.

    Marshall Islands' Assemblies Meet in California

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 24, 2002 - 10:27 AM
    cover story from 08/16/02

    "I was not disobedient to the VISION from Heaven."
    Acts 26:19

    The "vision" for churches in all Marshallese communitie throughout the United States is still the focus of the Marshall Islands' General Council of the Assemblies of God which met for its 16th General Council in three separate meetings.

    EVENT: Marshallese Youths for Education

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Aug 03, 2002 - 12:22 AM
    Time: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, August 31 -September 2, 2002

    Place: Costa Mesa, California

    Juon in ien emon non ad kotak im ememej jodrikdrik ro nejid…Jake Jebol Eo Club, club ko jet im Mon Jar ko an RiMarshall ilo Orange County, California, kobalok ibben droulul ko jet an bar RiMarshall ilo San Diego, Califonia, rej mononon in kirtok kom non ibbendron in, Marshallese Youths for Education, ilo Labor Day Holiday in.

  • Softball, basketball, volleyball

  • Keynote Speakers on Education

  • Essay Contest for youths or students

  • Meet 3 of the RMI National Women’s Basketball Team Stars

  • Battle of the Bands
  • and more!

    Click HERE to open or download FLYER with all the information.(pdf)

    Marshallese Life: Language Problems in Arkansas

    Contributed by YokweOnline on Jul 26, 2002 - 10:33 PM
    Language Described As Greatest Challenge For Immigrants

    Carmen Chong Gum is the liason for the Marshallese Community with the Northwest Arkansas Multicultural Center in Springdale. She says that said the language barrier is a major problem.

    She said most hospitals and clinics do not have a translator on staff, which makes it difficult for people properly to describe their symptoms.
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