COMMUNITY BRIEFS – March 25, 2015


OVR closed today for PD

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will be closed today, March 25, for staff professional development activities. For urgent matters on these days, call 287-6538/6548. For more information, contact OVR at 322-6537/8; TTY: 322-6449; Fax: 322-6536; email:; or website: (OVR)

LITS offers couples encounter event on Sunday

Life in the Son Saipan is offering a couples encounter event this Sunday, March 29, from 3pm to 9pm at the Kanoa Resort Seaside Hall. Mark and Terry Benavente will be leading the couples encounter. The two are directors of the Elijah House Guam as well as senior pastors of LITS Guam. Participation costs $20 per person. To RSVP, call 285-4949, email, or visit 3Strands Christian Outlet in Gualo Rai (235-4438). The store is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am-7pm. RSVP on or before Thursday, March 26, as seats are limited. No childcare is provided during the event. (PR)

PH consulate to host mobile outreach on Saipan

The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam will host a mobile consular outreach on Saipan on March 25-27, 2015, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center. To avoid delays in the processing of applications, applicants are advised not to fold copies of the original scanned requirements that were sent to us in advance. All ePassport applications require personal appearance; wear proper attire with collar. Applicants are advised to be at the venue on the time and date indicated in the schedule. Time slot of the “no show” applicants will be cancelled. (PCG)

Military training at FDM, Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

-March 25, from 4pm to 8:30pm

-March 26, from 6:50-7:50am and 1-8:30pm

-March 27, from 10:30am to 8:30pm

The military will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 during the following dates and times:

-March 25-27, from 12:01am to 11:59pm

The general public—especially fishermen, commercial pilots, and marine tour operators—are advised to stay clear from the areas during the dates and times indicated.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be on a 10-nautical mile radius on all quadrants. W-517 is an irregular shaped polygon comprising 14,000 nautical square miles of airspace that begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. This will affect fishing in the vicinity of Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank. (PR)

MHS junior classes to take part in seminar

All junior classes of Marianas High School will be participating in the upcoming Start Smart Seminar sponsored by Northern Marinas College on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 8:30am to 2:45pm, at the Saipan World Resort. This event will teach students about the process of applying for college, the benefits of getting a degree, as well scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Transportation and lunch will be provided on this day. (MHS)

MHS juniors to take NMC placement tests

All junior students of Marianas High School will be taking the English and Math Placement Test for Northern Marianas College. This is to give students the opportunity to get a firsthand experience of the testing prior to admission for college. Testing will be on March 25, 26, 27, April 1, and April 9. Total testing time will be approximately four hours. Testing will begin at 9am. Testing will be administered at both the MHS and NMC campuses. Transportation and lunch will be provided for those who will be taking the test at NMC. (MHS)

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