Community Briefs – November 13, 2019

Posted on Nov 13 2019

SSHS reports out tomorrow

Saipan Southern High School mid semester progress report is scheduled for this Thursday Nov. 14, 2019, from 4pm to 5:30pm. Call 237-3710 or 237-3702 if you have any questions or concerns. (PR)

MHS activities

Marianas High School will be having its first semester Mid-Progress Open House tomorrow, Nov. 14, 2019, from 4pm to 6pm at the new cafeteria. (PR)

TMS PTSA meeting today

The Parents Teachers Students Association meeting for Tanapag Middle School will be held today, Nov. 13, 2019, from 5pm to 6pm in the cafeteria. (PR)

Guam tax refunds out this week

HAGATNA, Gaum—The Department of Revenue & Taxation has processed and the Department of Administration will mail 326 tax refund checks this week. The checks total approximately $ 1.2 million, including refunds garnished to repay government debts, for error-free returns filed on or before May 17, 2019 .
For inquiries, contact the Income Tax Branch of the Department of Revenue & Taxation at 635-1809 or Edward Birn, Department of Administration at 475-1250. (PR)

MVA membership meeting tomorrow

The Marianas Visitors Authority will hold its semi- general membership meeting tomorrow, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Royal Taga Ballroom of the Saipan World Resort at 10am. Registration will begin at 9:30am. For more information, contact or call (670) 664-3200. (MVA)

Wanted: Volunteer kettle ringers

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers as bell ringers from Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving, up until Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. The bell ringers would do two-hour shifts each.
The Red Kettle campaign is the Salvation Army’s fundraiser. Year round, the Salvation Army serves meals to individuals and families on the island.
Aside from the Red Kettle campaign, the Salvation Army will also have a delivery of Thanksgiving meals to tent dwellers, low income families, and the homeless on Thanksgiving Day.
It is also calling on the community to support their annual toy drive, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Saipan and Toys for Tots.
To sign up as volunteer or for more information on how your business can participate, contact Pastor Wayne Gillespie at 483-0885 or (IBM)

Military training in outer Apra Harbor, Radio Barrigada

SANTA RITA, Guam—Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training on Nov. 12, from 6pm to 9pm at Radio Barrigada. 
This training supports aircrew combat readiness and is critical to developing the skills needed to respond to operational missions throughout the region to ensure a stable, free, and open Indo-Pacific.
U.S. Naval Base Guam Security Forces will conduct training on Nov. 12, from 7am to 3pm in outer Apra Harbor.
It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.  
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.
The 100th Battalion of the 442nd Infantry Regiment will conduct training on Nov. 14-17, from 5am to 11:55pm at Radio Barrigada. (PR)

Essay contest open to high school students

The Saipan College Prep Academy is holding its “1st Annual SCPA Essay Contest” for high school students on the island. The contest is a double competition, with one open only to SCPA students, and the other being open to all high school students in the CNMI. Students need to write a 650-word essay on the topic, “Is Greta Thunberg right?” and submit it to Keith Tessen or Wanja Choi at the SCPA on or before Dec. 15 for SCPA students, and Dec. 30 for the rest. Winners in both contests will each take home $500, second placers $250, and third placers $125. For more information, contact SCPA at 285-1669 or email Tessen at (PR)

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