Community Briefs – January 8, 2020

Posted on Jan 08 2020

Survivors & caregivers support group meeting Thursday

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support group meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:30pm at Hyatt Regency Saipan, Chamolinian Room. The guest speaker is Lynn Tenorio, research assistant, University of Guam. Her presentation will be on the Betel Nut Intervention Trials Project. (BENIT).
To RSVP or for more information, please call the Commonwealth Cancer Association at 682-0050 or email at (PR)

CHCC Children’s Clinic to open on Saturdays for appointments

To better accommodate patient schedules and the growing demand for primary care, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Children’s Clinic at the main Navy Hill campus will begin accepting appointments on Saturdays from 7:30am to 4:30pm effective Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.
“Thanks to the very hard work of our Children’s Clinic staff, our primary care patient volume has significantly increased, so hours and staffing are expanding to meet the demand. Access to primary care improves health outcomes, so this is a positive step to help our young patients avoid ER and hospital visits,” said CHCC CEO Esther Muna.
No walk-ins will be accepted at the Children’s Clinic on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call (670) 234-8951.
For more information about CHCC programs, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @cnmichcc, check out our website at or call us at (670) 234-8950. (PR)

NAP schedules

The Nutrition Assistance Program Office will be distributing benefits and re-certifying households whose case records end with “1.” Following are the schedules for the ensuing days:

Date Day Case Record Ending with:
Jan. 6, 2020 Monday “3”
Jan. 7, 2020 Tuesday “4”
Jan. 8, 2020 Wednesday “5”
Jan. 9, 2020 Thursday “6’
Jan. 10, 2020 Friday “7”
Jan. 13, 2020 Monday “8”
Jan. 14, 2020 Tuesday “9”
Jan. 15, 2020 Wednesday “0”
For more information, contact the NAP office at 237-2842 or 237-2843 or visit its Facebook page at (PR)

‘A Night with the Knights’ set

Mount Carmel School’s AlumKnight Association invites AlumKnights and community members to the association’s fundraising banquet, “Night with the Knights” on Feb. 1, 2020, in the Magellan at the Pacific Islands Club from 6pm to 10pm.  This year’s event will feature a school yearbook montage, raffle prizes, music, dancing, and the announcement of the 2020 AlumKnight of the Year and the 2020 Class of the Year. Tickets are $50 per person. AlumKnights interested in purchasing a table for their class and family can contact Priscilla Dela Cruz at  Tickets are also available at the school’s Business Office. (PR)

Guam advisory on income tax filing

The Department of Revenue and Taxation in Guam is currently preparing to update its programming and processing systems for the 2020 income tax filing season, which is for tax year 2019. DRT will not be accepting individual or corporate income tax returns for tax year 2019 at this time. We will advise at a later time on an official date when tax returns will be accepted. (PR)

Navy training in Dandan-Malojloj, open ocean, Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. Navy will conduct training from 11am to 11:55pm on Jan. 6-9 in Dandan-Malojloj.
The U.S. Navy will also conduct live-fire training from 7am to 4pm on Jan 6-10 at Warning Area 517.
The U.S. Navy will conduct open ocean exercises from 10am to 9pm on Jan. 7-8 at the following coordinates: 13˚29”N/144˚25”E. The public, fishermen, and boat operators are advised to remain clear within five nautical miles of the training area.
These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training.
It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. (PR)

Ukulele classes at JKPL

The Joeten-Kiyu Public Library registration for beginner and intermediate ukulele class is ongoing. It is open to children ages 8 years or older and adults. The total cost for eight class sessions is $50. Ukulele classes are held at the public library in partnership with ukulele instructor Larry Lee and children. Sessions are set to begin on Jan. 7, 2020, every Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
The JKPL ukulele class is based on “First come; first paid.” Students must provide their own ukuleles and a folder to hold music sheets (plastic sheet protectors and a 3-ring binder are recommended). Parents/guardians must sign a liability waiver Form on behalf of their participating children and must adhere to public library policies and procedures. For questions regarding ukulele class, call Celina Foreman or Caitlyn Crisostomo at 235-7315/7322 during regular library hours. Class dates are subject to change, unless otherwise specified. (PR)

Kumisión I Fino’ CHamoru meeting set

The Kumisión i Fino’ CHamoru yan i Fina’nå’guen i Historia yan i Lina’la’ i Taotao Tåno’ (Commission on CHamoru Language and the Teaching of the History and Culture of the Indigenous People of Guam) will hold its first January monthly meeting on Jan. 9, 2020, Thursday from 12:30pm to 3pm at the Guam Museum conference room, in Hågatña. Call Roland Blas, Kumisión secretary for special accommodations and agenda at 480-4047 or email at (PR)

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