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Alia fishing tournament begins tomorrow

“Reel in the Biggest Fish”
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A three-day tournament— “Reel in the Biggest Fish”—begins tomorrow for all Alia fishermen who have registered to compete for their very first Thanksgiving Fishing Competition.
 
“This is done for the spirit of these times and especially for the trade itself— beat the weather and reel in the biggest catch of the day!” said Eo Sonoma one of the well known local fishermen around the Pago bay area.
 



Lions & OHSU partner for Eye Care Project

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Yzel Pardua of Kokoland is happy to have new reading glasses given to her by the Lions Club of Pago Pago during their annual Eye Care Project, ongoing at LBJ Hospital through next week.
 
Yzel, along with her children Jeuelle and Jarred were given full eye exams by the doctors from Oregon Health Sciences University on Monday.  Along with our eye professionals — Doctors Oo, Siatu’u, Laititi and Steffany, patients are being checked as well as referred for surgery.
 



Tauvaga Tausala Lalelei o le Pasefika

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O le tausaga nei ma le sailiga o le Tausala Lalelei o le Pasefika i Saute e talimalo ai Samoa, le atunu’u sa muaimalae i lea fo’i tauvaga matagofie. O le tauvaga lenei e fa’atautaia ia Tesema 14 se’ia o’o ia Tesema 20, 2014, a’o le aso 19 Tesema, le aso patino o le tauvaga e sailia ai le tausala lalelei o le Pasefika.
 



“Toa o le Vasa” Vikings are ASHSAA Champs

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The 4-time Undefeated Champion Tafuna Warriors surely didn’t expect their season to conclude the way it did this past Saturday morning, as they faced the big red machine from the eastern side for the championship title of the 2014-15 American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football season.

 

Coverage of ASHSAA High School Football is brought to you by POWERADE – proudly distributed by GHC Reid, Your Family of Fine Beverages in Tafuna, “Oloa o Leala”.

 



WHA donates $5,000 To RHD project

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The Women’s Hospital Auxiliary represented by Gretchen Makaiwi, Pauline Young and Helga Lefiti, present a donation of $5,000 to the LBJ hospital on Friday, November 21, 2014. The WHA gave the funds to enable the pediatric cardiology team from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)—in collaboration with LBJ Pediatrics clinic and ASG Department of Health—to follow through with their ongoing Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) eradication project initiated a few years ago by LBJ Pediatrics department.
 



Boxing coaches continue training sessions

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The American Samoa Boxing Federation club’s coaching staff continued to help the boxers to keep up their speed, stamina and strategies even during the times between tournaments.
 
Coach Sanele Etuale of Faleniu, keeps the boxer trainees updated in sparring, running and technique. “If we stopped training the boxers, they would not be ready to box at the end of the year, in the tournament between the two Samoas,” he said.
 



DMWR village outreach: The‘Fa’asao’ Program

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As part of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s mandate emphasizing “PEOPLE, AIR, LAND and SEA” (PALS), the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) and their partners:  the AS Environmental Protection Agency, Dept. of Commerce, Agriculture Dept., and the Dept. of Youth and Women’s Affairs - have designated the months of September, October, and November to promote their own programs.
 
DMWR’s celebration of PALS took place this past week, Nov. 17-21 with the theme: "Conserve Today, Secure Tomorrow”.
 



Local Judo lessons for self defense continue

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Judo lessons are ongoing at the old VA Building, next to the OMV field, on Monday and Wednesday evenings for the youth and Friday evenings for adults. These practices are usually managed by Michelle Vargas, however black belt Instructor Benjamin Waterhouse, a volunteer, has stepped up to help in Vargas’ absence.
 
“This sport is one hundred percent self defense in nature, you do not have to compete, but you have to equip yourself with the techniques in judo to defend yourself at all times,” said Waterhouse.
 



StarKist Samoa, Miss AmSam join fight to end RHD

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The lovely Miss American Samoa, Anneliese Sword joined little Tau (aka ‘Chow Chow’) Hunkin at one of the many local businesses that have Starkist donation boxes, on Wednesday, November 19, to add their donations to the ‘Charlie’s Little Hearts’ campaign sponsored by StarKist Samoa on behalf of the Rheumatic Heart Disease project, which has been ongoing in the territory for a few years.
 



ASCRF hosts Mini-Carnival this weekend

The American Samoa College Research Foundation (ASCRF) Student Association, based at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving Mini-Carnival in the ASCC Gymnasium this Saturday, November 22, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
 



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