Community Briefs – August 9, 2018


Survivors, caregivers support meeting on Aug. 16
All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support meeting on Aug. 16, 2018, starting at 5:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Dr. William Moss, ENT specialist at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. To RSVP or for more information, call the CCA at 682-0050 or email at (PR)

Public library closed on Aug. 25
The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in celebration of CNMI Labor Day. The library will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. For the latest news and events, visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Follow us on Instagram @joetenkiyu. The library’s hours of operation are as follows: from Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, from 9am to 4pm; and closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. (PR)

CHamoru commission meeting set
The Kumisión i Fino’ CHamoru will hold a special meeting on Aug. 15, 2018, from 8am to 9am at the University of Guam Humanities conference room in Mangilao. Items on the agenda are approval of July 27, 2018, minutes and financial matters. For more information, contact commission chair Hope A. Cristobal at 483- 0097 or commission secretary Rosa Salas Palomo at 727-5522. (PR)

NMC employees’ training this week
Today and tomorrow—Aug. 9 and 10—the following Northern Marianas College departments will be closed:
• All academic offices
• Office of Admissions and Records
• Counseling Office
• Financial Aid Office 
• Library / Archives
• Office of Institutional Effectiveness
• Office of the LSS VP / Office of the LSS Dean 
• Project PROA Office

These employees will be taking part in professional development activities. These offices will resume normal business hours and operations on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. For information regarding the upcoming fall 2018 semester, visit (NMC)

Power interruption on Aug. 11
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. would like to inform the public that there will be a power interruption on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 5am to 10am, affecting Koblerville. No water well or wastewater lift station will be affected. Five power poles will be replaced. Because of the scale of work that will be performed, CUC asks travelers to take alternate routes or to exercise caution when driving through the working area. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282). (CUC)

Military training at FDM, Warning Area 517
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla on Aug. 10, from 11am to 2pm. It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. The general location of the training will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the Farallon de Medinilla. (PR)

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