COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Aug. 11, 2017


MHS Class of ’87 reunion set

The MHS Class of ’87 will have a 30th year reunion on Sept. 23, 2017, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at San Antonio Church at 4pm and a Happy Hour/banquet at the Surf Club, Laly 4 starting at 5pm. For more information, leave a comment on our Facebook page, “CNMI Class of 87” or you may send email at (PR)

Garapan Fishing Base parking lot closed

The Garapan Fishing Base parking lot to the immediate west of the Thursday Night Market will be closed from Aug. 16 to Aug. 19. The Division of Agriculture will be using this area to prepare for the upcoming Agriculture Fair on Aug. 19, 2017. The Garapan Fishing Base boat ramp will still be open for boating access. (PR)

Free cat adoption month

Saipan’s animal welfare group, Saipan Cares for Animals, is hosting a free cat adoption month until the end of August. All cat and kitten adoptions are free until the end of the month on Aug. 31. Call Beth at 285-5448 or visit to find out more. You can also visit Saipan Cares for Animals on Facebook for directions on how to get there! (CSA)

NMTI to host outreach events

The Northern Marianas Technical Institute, in collaboration with governor’s Youth Services, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs-Division of Youth Services, and precinct representatives, is hosting outreach events designed to help students learn a new trade and earn a job. Staff will be available to explain their programs and help fill out forms. The events will take place at:

-Aug. 14, Monday, 5pm – 7pm, San Antonio Youth Center (next to San Antonio Church)

-Aug. 15, Tuesday, 5pm – 7pm, Kagman Community Center (between LaoLao golf and fire station)

-Aug. 16, Wednesday, 5pm – 7pm, Koblerville Youth Center (next to Koblerville fire station)

-Aug. 17, Thursday, 5pm – 7pm, Chalan Kanoa Youth Center/Koban (close to Mt. Carmel cemetery)

-Aug. 18, Friday, 5pm – 7pm, Garapan Community Center (next to the Garapan basketball court)

For more information, call Mae Guerrero at 235-6684. (PR)

Notice to all Kagman farm plot permittees

This is to inform all permittees that Department of Land and Natural Resource agents will be conducting scheduled visits as well as permitting inspections to all Kagman farm plots to determine whether permittees are in compliance with the rules and policies set forth in the Governing Uses of the Kagman Commercial Farm Plot permit.

In order to address issues with violations, DLNR has already begun issuing eviction notices to any permittee engaging in the subleasing or transferring of farm plot(s) to a corporation or partner. This includes the use of the plots to cultivate forbidden substances.

Call the DLNR-Division of Agriculture if there are any questions or concerns to this notice at 256-3318/19 or 322-9834. (PR)

Saturday Story Time in August at AMP

Youth of all ages are invited to join the American Memorial Park on Saturdays (Aug. 12, 19, and 26) from 2pm to 3pm for story time. During the hour, read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. This book tells the story of a young girl from Hiroshima, Japan who becomes sick with leukemia in the years after the atomic bomb was dropped on her city, and her race to fold 1,000 paper cranes. Following the reading, everyone will be invited to make paper cranes, just like Sadako did in the story. Throughout the month, 1,000 paper cranes will be folded and sent to the Children’s Peace Memorial in Hiroshima Japan.

To learn more about this program or other happenings at the park, contact park ranger Brooke Nevitt at 234-7207 or 2020 or email (NPS)

US Navy releases new input dates

The U.S. Navy will accept public comments about the Training and Testing Supplemental Environmental Impact statement for the Mariana Island Training and Testing area until Sept. 15, 2017. Comments must be postmarked or received online by Sept. 15, 2017, for consideration in the development of the Draft Supplemental EIS/OEIS. Comments may be submitted online at or mail to: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Attention: MITT Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 258 Makapala Drive, Suite 100 Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134. (PR)

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