JOETEN DONATION: The Joeten Charitable Foundation recently made a $5,000 educational tax credit donation to the Northern Marianas College to support the institution’s mission of advancing students’ lives through higher education. The presentation of the donation was led by Clarence Tenorio, center, Joeten Enterprises board member. Also in the photo are, from left to right, Jack Kiyoshi, NMC Alumni Association president; Somia T. Quan, Joeten Daidai Foundation program manager, Jackie Che, acting NMC president; Joe Santos, NMC Foundation president; Tenorio; Frannie T. Demapan, Joeten summer intern; Frankie Eliptico, NMC External Relations director; Tracy Guerrero, NMC chief financial officer; and Bo Palacios, JC Tenorio Enterprises Business Development manager. (Contributed Photo)
Happy birthday greetings go out to our mom, Elisa Muna, who is celebrating her special day today, July 18, 2014! In every smile, every tear and every cheer you were always there for us through the years with support and providing us with all the energy we needed in order to stand in the game called life. You are the greatest and we love you to infinity and beyond. With love from the family! (Contributed Photo)
Happy 7th birthday to a bright, sweet, helpful, thoughtful, caring, and not really so little girl, Mai Janae Sakai Peters, who celebrates her birthday today, July 18. May all your wishes and dreams come true! We love you! Love always from Mommy, Daddy, your three brothers, your entire family, all your ninos and ninas, and most especially your Nino Charisma! (Contributed Photo)
Happy birthday to Russell Hocog who celebrates his birthday today, July 18! Have a good one, son! Sorry, I can’t be there to celebrate with you, but I’ll bring you something nice back from America! Here’s to another year! Take care and God bless! Love, your favorite nino, Charisma. (Contributed Photo)
‘MORE FUNDS FOR PSS’
Board of Education members led by chair Herman Guerrero join Education Commissioner Dr. Rita Sablan and Public School System students last Friday to hold up a banner in support of House Legislative Initiative 18-12, which seeks to increase funding for PSS to 25 percent of the government’s annual budget. (Dennis B. Chan)
A fiesta of soda cans, beer cans, and plastic plates and bags litter the grass of a pavilion at Kilili Beach. Most pavilions on Saipan are desecrated with the sight of strewn garbage after the weekend, when roaming dogs root through the garbage cans and bags for food. (Dennis B. Chan)
MAEDA ON THE MOVE
Maeda president Tom Nielsen, left, and engineer Jojo Saracho, right, welcome Maeda Road Construction of Japan vice president Kanji Suzuki and managing director Ryozo Imaeda at the Saipan International Airport. Suzuki and Imaeda inspected the various ongoing project sites of Maeda during their stay before flying to Guam. (Contributed Photo)
An almost 1-ton bull is loaded onto a specially designed container that will carry a total of nine bulls and a young female cow to Guam, at the Port of Saipan on Saturday night. The cattle shipment left Saipan early Sunday morning and arrived in Guam Monday morning, some 12 years since the last shipment of its kind from the CNMI to Guam.
(Haidee V. Eugenio)
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