Community Briefs – February 4, 2020

Posted on Feb 04 2020

Kagman schools set PTSA meeting

This is to inform all parents, guardians, and the community that the Kagman Unified Schools, on the island of Saipan, will be having a PTSA meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at 5:30pm in the Kagman High School cafeteria. We are encouraging all parents, and guardians to attend this meeting. Child care will be provided. Call the any of the three schools at 237.3150 (KAGE), 237.3165 (COVMS), or 237.3196 (KHS) if you have any questions or concerns. (PR)

DCCA-DYS NPLM roadside waving postponed

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs – Division of Youth Services would like to inform the public that the National Parent Leadership Month roadside waving that was scheduled for yesterday afternoon was postponed until further notice due to inclement weather conditions. The NPLM committee will be meeting soon to set a new date for the roadside waving. For any questions, call the DYS main office at 237-1000. (PR)

Pagan earthquake

At 10:42pm on Jan. 31 2020, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake occurred 5 kilometers east-southeast of Pagan in the Northern Marianas Islands. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tsunami warnings or advisories. For more information, contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000. (PR)

Relucio lands on Seton U dean’s list

SOUTH ORANGE—Ryan Christian Relucio of Saipan has qualified for the fall 2019 dean’s list at Seton Hall University. After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C”, qualify for the dean’s list. Seton Hall, a Catholic university, is home to over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 majors. (PR)

Water service interruption on Wednesday

There will be a scheduled water service interruption this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, from 8am to 4pm, on Capital Hill 1200 Block, 1300 Block, Wireless Ridge, Eggi Drive, Marshall Loop and for Commonwealth Utilities Corp. customers along Capital Hill Isa Drive to the the Kagman Mobil gas station. This will allow CUC’s water operations personnel to repair five service line leaks on Marshall Loop. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center at 664-4282. (PR)

Our Lady of Lourdes novena set

The Santa Lourdes Community in AsTeo has announced that the novena in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes will begin on Feb. 7 and will end on Feb. 15. From Feb. 7 to Feb. 14, the rosary and novena will start at 5pm at the Santa Lourdes Shrine in AsTeo. On Saturday, Feb. 15, the day of the fiesta, the rosary will be said at pm, followed by the novena, and the Mass will be held at 3pm at the Shrine. Procession will follow after the Mass. (PR)

Jastillana named to dean’s list

BOSTON, M —Lee Ann Jastillana, a native of Saipan, has been named to the Emerson College dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. Jastillana is majoring in Journalism and is a member of the Class of 2020. The requirement to make Emerson’s Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson College has 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students. For more information, visit (PR)

Supreme Court to hold summer pre-law program

The CNMI Supreme Court plans to conduct the Judiciary Summer Pre-Law Program in June-July 2020 provided there is sufficient interest from college students.
The pre-law program, which will run for three weeks, provides participants with the opportunity to experience academic life of a first-year law student. Law professors will teach two introductory law courses, supplemented with legal writing and appellate argument components. (PR)

Veterans Affairs Resource Fair set

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is having a Veterans Resource Fair on Saipan today, Feb. 4, 2020, from 5pm to 6:30pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe near the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library.
The Listening Sessions on Tinian and Rota will be held on the following dates and time:
Tinian: Feb. 5, 2020, from 10am to 12:30 pm at the Tinian Library.
Rota: Feb. 6, 2020, from 10am to 12:30pm at the Mayor of Rota’s conference hall.
The outreach will be hosted by VA Pacific Islands Health Care System acting director Kevin Amick and Honolulu Veterans Benefits Regional Office director Sergio S. Chao.
All veterans, their families, survivors and any organization(s) or individual(s) who works with or on behalf of veterans are encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Ruth Coleman at 322-0035. (PR)

Saturday writing workshops

The Marianas Writers Movement will have a series of Saturday workshops. Each workshop will be two hours, beginning at 1:30pm in the VTC Room of the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. The workshops, “Beyond the First Draft,” will focus on the editing process. These workshops are open to all over age 13, and are free.
Each workshop is different in content. Here is the tentative schedule for topics:
Feb. 8 Workshop 4: Line editing thoughts
Feb. 15 Workshop 5: Pitching your novel
Feb. 22 Workshop 6: Resources/Hands-on/Feedback/Q&A (PR)

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