Community Briefs – August 14, 2014

New Election Commission phone numbers
This is to inform all department and agencies of the CNMI government that the telephone numbers for the Commonwealth Election Commission has changed, effective Monday, August 11, 2014. The new numbers are 235-8683, 235-8680 and 664-8682. The fax number is 664-8689 remain the same. (PR)

Nominations sought for Governor’s Humanities Awards
The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Humanities Awards. This event, held annually in October as a part of CNMI Humanities Month, recognizes outstanding contributions to the humanities by individuals and organizations in the community. Nomination forms and instructions are available at the Council’s office in the Springs Plaza Building, Gualo Rai, or on the council website at Nominations may be made by any member of the general public and are due no later than 4:30pm on Friday, Oct. 10. For more information, contact council staff at 235-4785. (NMI Humanities)

Waters around FDM declared open for fishermen
ASAN, Guam—Waters surrounding the island of Farallon de Medinilla are deemed safe for local fishermen from Aug. 19 at 3pm to Aug. 27 at 11:59pm. The general public is advised to remain off the island of Farallon de Medinilla due to safety and security concerns. (PR)

CCA board meeting on Aug. 19
The Commonwealth Cancer Association’s board of directors will be holding its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at 3pm at the CCA conference room. Agenda includes reports from the president and program updates. All board meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the CCA at 682-0050 or email at (CCA)

Survivors and caregivers support meeting
All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support meeting on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, starting at 5:30pm at Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at or (CCA)

Marpi to be blocked off on Aug. 29
The Department of Public Safety will be blocking off the northern part of the island, from Marpi north, on Aug. 29, 2014, from about 12pm to 3pm. The purpose of this blockage is to dispose of a large collection of unexploded ordnance that has been collected by the Department of Public Safety Explosive Response Team. We are requesting all visitors to these popular areas of the island make arrangements to visit either in the morning before the 12pm deadline or after the operation has completed at 3pm. (DPS)

OVR counselor to visit Rota
This is to inform the public that a vocational rehabilitation counselor will be on Rota from Aug. 18 to 20 at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Receiving Center (DCCA) in Songsong Village. If you know anyone who has a disability, wants to work, and is interested in receiving VR services, contact the OVR Staff at 322-6537/38 or Elizabeth Kani at 532-9351/4 or 286-2013. (OVR)

Dandan Middle School orientations
Dandan Middle School orientation information for school year 2014-2015

  • 6th grade orientation: Aug. 27, 2014, 10am – 11:3am, DMS Cafeteria
  • 7th grade orientation: Aug. 28, 2014, 10am – 11:30am, DMS Cafeteria
  • 8th grade orientation: Aug. 29, 2014, 10am – 11:am, DMS Cafeteria

Please come and join us as we discuss classroom procedures, school rules, BOE policies, as well as other school standard operating procedures.  We hope to work closely with you all as we welcome the new school year. (PR)

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