Community Briefs – October 9, 2018


Survivors, caregivers support meeting on Thursday

All people facing cancer, their family members, and caregivers are invited to the next Commonwealth Cancer Association monthly support meeting scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30pm at Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chamolinian Room. The guest speaker for the meeting will be nutritionist Hee Jae Lee.

To RSVP or for more information, call the Commonwealth Cancer Association at 682-0050 or email at (PR)

JKPL to host 7th Trunk-or-Treat

The 7th Annual Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library parking lot in Susupe. Organizations who are willing to sponsor can contact Trunk-or-Treat coordinators Omar Manacop and/or Rose Ulloa at 235-7329/7315. You can also email or (PR)

SINMI accepting applications for award

The Soroptimist International of the Northern Mariana Islands is now accepting applications for our annual Live Your Dream award. The completed application and two reference forms must be submitted before Oct. 10, 2018, for consideration in the judging process. For digital copies of both forms, email

These annual awards are given to women who are attending college or vocational training and who are the primary financial support for their family. A list of other requirements will be provided. The award money can be spent on whatever a recipient chooses.

Plan ahead to attend our award ceremony on Oct. 20 at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan at 6pm. Ticket prices are $50. For more information, contact Pam Brown at (670) 483-9496 or Maureen Sebangiol at (670) 287-4674. (PR)

US Naval Base Guam front gate closure, traffic pattern change

SANTA RITA, Guam—The U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG)-Main Base front gate will be closed from 4am, Oct. 6 through 4am, Oct. 9 for construction. The back gate will be open for traffic during this time.

In addition, the traffic pattern at the NBG-Main Base front gate will change effective Tuesday, Oct. 9. There will be three inbound lanes and one outbound lane Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 8am.

Improving base access in support of improved military readiness and ensuring the safety and security of military and civilian personnel remains a top priority. As NBG implements this new traffic flow at the entry control point (ECP), all drivers accessing NBG installations are reminded to pay attention to the traffic pattern, follow Security’s directions, pay attention to all posted signs, stop at the Security sentry’s position, provide a valid ID and proceed only when cleared by the sentry. (PR)

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