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Arts Edition

The Free Community Magazine

January 2013

WNMU offers an online Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the National Association of Colleges and Schools. The 36-hour program allows students to pursue graduate study in 2 to 3 disciplines. The MAIS degree is a smart way to work toward qualification as a Tier III teacher. For more information call WNMU-Gallup at 505 722-3389 for an advisement appointment or visit the WNMU web site • Depending on the combination of disciplines, program completion can be 100 % online or a combination of online and face-to-face local courses. • Design your own degree, select two or three areas of concentration: Bilingual Education, Criminal Justice, Educational Technology, Elementary, Secondary, English, History, Management Information Systems, Political Science, Psychology, Reading, Special Education.

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Admission: Adults: $2.00 Children 12 & under: FREE! When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Saturday, January 5, 2013 Solid Rock Promotions Concert. Please check for updates. Friday, January 11, 2013 Show Time: 7 pm Friday Movie: FROZEN RIVER Rated: R* 97 minutes Starring: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O’Keefe, Mark Boone Junior Admission: $5.00/adults $3.00/children 12 & under * You MUST be 17 to purchase a rated R ticket * Under 17 MUST be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian 21 years of age or older

When her husband runs off with the payment for their new home, Ray turns to crime to keep herself and her two sons afloat. A chance encounter with Lila, an equally desperate young Mohawk woman, leads Ray to smuggling illegal immigrants by driving across the frozen Hudson River onto tribal land. But with every trip, things go wrong in small and not-so-small ways, until Ray finds herself pushed into a more desperate corner than ever before. Grand Jury Prize winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Saturday, January 12, 2013 No Kids Matinee Today Saturday, January 12, 2013 Show Times: 1pm, 5:30pm Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center presents: OCTOBER BABY Rated: PG-13 95 minutes Starring: Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, Jasmine Guy, John Schneider Admission: $5.00 donation to Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center Advanced tickets at local churches & the HHPC office (120 S. Boardman, Gallup, NM) and at the door. Poignant performances and genuine emotion illuminate this inspiring coming-of-age story about self-discovery and the healing power of forgiveness. Newcomer Rachel Hendrix stars as Hannah, a college student whose world is shattered when she discovers her parents have kept a life-changing secret from her that will force her to question who she truly is. Addresses the issues of abortion, adoption, friendship & forgiveness


Thursday, January 17, Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2013 Show Times: 7 pm Independent Movie Weekend: BRINGING UP BOBBY Rated: PG-13 95 minutes Famke Janssen’s writing and directorial debut of “Bringing Up Bobby” starring Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Three Musketeers), Bill Pullman (1600 Penn, Independence Day, Sleepless in Seattle, The Grudge) and Marcia Cross (star of “Desperate Housewives”). Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children 12 and under: $3.00 In an effort to escape her past and build a better future, Olive, an attractive European con artist, and her 10-yearold American-born son, Bobby, find themselves living in Oklahoma. But as Olive and Bobby blithely charm their way from one comical adventure to another, Olive’s criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all. Saturday, January 19, 2013 Show Time: 1 pm Kids Matinee Show: Sugar Free Allstars Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children 12 & under: FREE! Featured in Time Magazine, NPR’s “Car Talk” and Parent’s Magazine, Sugar Free Allstars is the dynamic duo of Chris “Boom!” Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin. The two-man band Sugar Free Allstars scored its first Grammy for “Cooperate,” a song featured on an anti-bullying compilation album called “All About Bullies, Big and Small,” which won the Grammy for best children’s album. All profits from the album go to Friday, January 25, 2013 Show Time: 7 pm Friday Movie: HOPE SPRINGS Rated: PG-13, 100 min. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell Admission: $5.00/adults $3.00/children 12 & under Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to reignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. Saturday, January 26, 2013 Show Time: 1 pm Kids Matinee Movie: FRANKENWEENIE Rated: PG 87 minutes Animated Feature Voice Talents of: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short Admission: Adults: $2.00 Children 12 & under: FREE! This film is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

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ere we are again, at the start of another new year. One can’t help but have a sense of hope for what these next twelve months will hold. 2013 is an empty canvas, a fresh lump of clay, waiting for us to shade and shape it. Whether or not we see ourselves as artistic, as we live we also create. Our products can grow, penetrate, change minds, reveal smiles, and empower. In this issue, I hope you’ll enjoy the writing and photographs of many local artists. We live in a very talented community. I suspect that arranging words on a page or capturing images is a hobby for most – a passion that doesn’t pay the bills, but is necessary to life nonetheless. I have huge admiration for those that have found a creative outlet, to do what they love, and share a beautiful message. Recently, I re-watched the 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life. For some reason, it’s dubbed a Christmas film, but its message applies throughout the year. During the movie, George Bailey comes to realize the value of his life by experiencing a world in which he’d never been born. Everything and everyone is worse off in some way in the existence without George. At one point, his heavenly companion Clarence says, “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” We are given countless opportunities each day to create a better world for others and ourselves. For those of us that have not yet discovered our creative talents, may they rise to the surface and become apparent in all we do and say. May we find opportunities for encouragement, second chances, and selfless acts. In the year ahead, may we all take part in the molding and mending of the world in which we create. H.H.

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A Peaceful Winter’s Night By Evelyn Morris I watch the snow falling softly outside my window,  as I sit by the fire all warm and comfortable in my  snuggly robe and fluffy slippers.   I sip my hot chocolate and watch  as the snow gently covers the ground  with a blanket of white.   The distant city lights give off a glow that  makes the snow shimmer in the twilight.   It’s such a beautiful sight!   Everything is peaceful and calm, and all  of your cares and worries seem to just  slowly melt away.   Enjoy the moment and savor it to its fullest,  for the morning will come too soon. A Place for Awareness By Theresa Flores

Untitled By Melissa Levenstein The calm, where the boiling storm ceases its erratic sway. Time enough for one last  sigh before the kettle’s tumultuous screech pierces the reluctant day. Competing only with the  sharp outcry of the rooster for king of the morning. And the earthquake rush of nagging discontent rages forward. Down and cotton,  momentary refuge before guilt forces hands and knees crawling eastward towards the day.


The Southwest is lean with no adipose cushion and hardly any skin or fur. On this fin of sandstone I walk on the bones of the earth, hoping in the thin air to start seeing clearly.

Chocolate By Maggi Van Drunen, age 7 Chocolate is round and it does not make a sound. Chocolate is very sweet it does not smell like feet. When you are meeting a friend, chocolate makes a good greeting. Chocolate spreads smiles in piles for miles. I could eat chocolate for miles in piles. Chocolate is fun in the sun. Chocolate is fun on the run. When I am sleeping, I am seeking chocolate. Chocolate is fun in the rain if you have a cane. Chocolate is fun if you run in the sun. Chocolate is fun at the beach in the reach of the waves. CHOCOLATE.


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at sunrise By Billy von Raven deliriously fat, my mind begat a night time of unslumbering histories. sleep could not hold us for too long as corn sheaths fattened under stars & squash blossomed as yellow as dawn. the coffee’s on: one little pot of imperialist plot, a spider’s silk waves in the silvery morning, freer than a flag on the garden pole. no, no, don’t believe what they say about love being safe, being bound with ribbons & rings. no, no, no, love’s not nothing but everything, the endless sob of freedom rushing through the wild valley like the sun moving through sky.

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Crows at the Window By Standing Feather I. The chilly morning and its cold sun would slowly burn its way into the darkened place inside the forest that he longed to be now, to say his prayer, and he would pray and weep and cuss and ask anyone out there who might love him and listen to his human pain to help him release the dead and dying inside him.   As a boy he could access these dark hollows anytime, just with his thoughts, and when the chilly winds would blow his father into a rage and gust deep into his mother’s spine and up into her throat and freeze them all away from each other, he would let his mind lose its desire to forge its hopeless patters and visit the hollow and its sun rays that would light up the    softness of the pine needles below.   The boy was gone now, lost long ago inside the forests of the ancient mothers that protect young boys from the judgments that damn them for acting like little girls, and within the ancient trees they dance and care and offer and serve and love just as before, when the two-spirits were loved by their own brothers.   II. The chilly morning rose and the man finished stumbling from his dreams and restless searching into the pale light of his loveless room. The crows at his window cawed to him, and bantered and questioned him about his truth, and what might be underneath all he was willing to see and hear about himself and his own decaying laws.  On this morning


he longed to find the hollows of his youth. He wished to wander into the deepest parts of these places, and woke with the vision that they contained all of time and cared for the secrets that kept the hearts of humanity anxious to pump out beats that were losing their time against the rhythms that rise from the deep wells of painless love. III. A Raven watched the man rise up to crest the mesa and move deep within the heart of the wilderness. His grandfather once called to him on a chilly morning and when he arrived the old bird shared that all of the earth’s creatures are bound together, and all of it could be ripped apart if the people wanted to birth away from the circle of her holy bosom.        The Raven watched the man descend into that dark place, and remembered his own kin, how the ones who flew with rigidity and thought they were separate from it all had set with yesterdays sinking sun. Some of them died stiffly on the rocks below, had chosen not to take flight within themselves. Some of them were afraid and had removed possibility from themselves and their loveless pain.   They crossed into death bound to those rocks and the gravity of their oldness . . . He flexed his legs, and croaked his croak, and spread his wings, and they were the color of the universe. The swirls from the shifting winds lifted him from the edge and down into the heart of the surprised valley.   IV. The man was inside himself now. In this deepness, in this utter looking, he began to forgive.

Wear Your Tears Like Diamonds By Melissa R. Dow Wear your tears like diamonds, Don’t be afraid to show your scars. These blisters on your feet might be painful, But they tell where you’ve been so far. Let the pain fall away, Let the tears cry out. This blood you’ve shed will stain the sand, Tears will melt the ground. These scars will be your plow, Those memories will be your grain. With the water from your tears, With the nourishment of your blood, The earth will become like a field of thorns. But then your scars will pave the way. It will tear up old memories, old wounds, and thorns of pain, Then water will come and wash it all away. Then we can plant the seeds for the field. Flowers of new knowledge and forgiveness will sprout and grow green. One day, all the salty tears, and cold murky memories will be clean, Then all the pain will be a memory, And happiness will once again grow. So don’t hide your scars, They’ll mark the path you went and where you go.

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Time By Anita Simon There was a time when Papa wrote me long letters hammered out on a manual typewriter with fingers swollen from inflamed tendons essays representing hours of research.

There was a time when the typewriter sat idle. Papa called. Long distance. From across the ocean. Sharing his experiences, his wisdom, Excited to expound a new insight.

There was a time when the phone was quiet. Papa no longer dialed. I had to call him. His answers short. His voice distant. Papa! What is going on? There was . . . no time.


I skimmed through them often setting them aside for a later time.

I watched the clock rolled my eyes. Maybe we can talk a later time.

I’ll try again another time.



Geronimo By Fallon Blackbull Geronimo was called “Goyathlay” Known as the “One Who Yawns” back in the day. Chiricahua Apache of the Nednhi band Geronimo fought with a rifle in hand. “Warmed by the sun and rocked by the winds” Geronimo fought against the white man’s sins. Forced to live on the San Carlos arid land Geronimo fled with a warrior band. They ran to Mexico and hid in the hills Safe for a decade, he committed many kills. He killed for revenge and the murder of his wife Geronimo’s life was hard and full of strife. Geronimo was “born on the prairies where the wind blew free” He was never a Chief but had many visions to see. A medicine man and a spiritual seer His Chiricahua Apaches always stayed near.





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Geronimo fought until the Cavalry neared He was captured by 500 scouts whom he never feared. Sent to the reservation to live in peace and farm Geronimo fled again because he was to be harmed. His hide-out was safe for almost a year But was breached by Apache scouts, who crept near. Forced to surrender to General George Crook He escaped again without a second look. Geronimo surrendered again to General Nelson Miles Moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma but did not live in style. The government lied and shipped the Apaches away To Florida, they went, where they were to stay. Florida was home for only a year Then, relocated to Mt. Vernon, Alabama, he did not fear. Geronimo, a prisoner of war Died in 1909 . . . an Apache to the core.

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If It Takes a Village By RedWulf Dancing Bare In his small village everyone knew everyone if a man fell down, cursing his fate, questioning his lot, in the middle of the road everyone would listen drunk or sober, in tongues or in tears they knew he was talking to God in his small village, the people, their hearts, would be open for the wound and for the wonder in his small village, watching with leopard eyes, there and not the people would sweep their porches and their paths the people would eat their beans and their humanity the people would feed their plants and their dry, barren patches with the community waters for it was for all to use such was their sacred trust of rain and of grief in his small village, when that man or that woman or that child that fell at the people’s feet, at God’s feet pleading for mercy, or sanity, or forgiveness, or love begging for the healing of whatever kept them in pain was spent, wrenched empty, surrendered like a lump of lifeless clay the people would pick them up carry them to the river bathe them with silky yucca root gentle them with calming herbs and oils and caresses swathe them in rabbit pelt swaddling and place them in their clean bed all the while a feast was prepared to honor the sacred communion in his small village, the people were the balm of God the people shared their tears like manna from heaven for each and everyone to be fed and comforted by my small village is no more, he cried his small village, smothered by a landslide while he was away everyone gone the last one left alone to water his own trust I saw him weep in the cold sterile box of t.v. no one left to bathe and swaddle him I felt myself wonder is there any village left to bathe and swaddle me



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Navajo Renewal By Jon Marshall early morning road rolled west from the Chuska Mountains stretched along the north wall of Canyon de Chelly coated with fresh snow, even beyond the wings tranquil white blanket no track nor trace from any people blending into a Southwest juniper-pinon landscape I idled to a standstill this tranquil Silence pulled something out of me something distant, forgotten male mule deer stepped from a seamless forest cover stopped, road’s center, stared into my eyes calmly, some minutes, then slowly ambled across disappeared into dense woods no fear wild, free-born existence frigid silence snaked into the waning wake of his tracks

stepped out into that clear day, blue-polished skies Tsaile Butte loomed southeast the Chuskas overwhelmed an eastern view distant Monument Valley rust-red, multi-beige, northward tried to recall what brought me here empty, nada just couldn’t go there anymore flake freshened path to Chinle invited a reborn walkabout new tracks on virgin snow no pack, no weight: everything left behind a renewed journey now toward that place my life stopped many years ago when young, dream-filled, tainted from discolored love as I trod over the silence-sanctioned snow-scape a solitary coyote watched my lonely passing head-tilted, curious sitting at the edge of this vast forest wilderness both of us uncertain how our lives continued from here

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The Road By Ethel Mortenson Davis Because this night is so cold and beautiful with a thin-lipped moon just above the horizon, we will walk the road. The road over there that is waiting. The one that climbs up into the Zuni mountains. A man once said that my poems were only scratches on paper. The light is getting late, and the dogs are anxious. The poems are waiting out there in the wildness to say and be, themselves.

Red Rock Meditation By Dwayne Martine I collect shadows as I walk into the twilight ridden piĂąon, lulled into the sky, uncertain, hushed by work strangers each of us hauling armfuls of the quiet like gathered cedar firewood. We climb towering Entrada, red sandstone cliffs near my birthplace,


along a razor wire fence, carting a backpack of sixers and a liter of Bacardi, up a trail not intended for uninducted visitors, ascending until only gas refinery lights, the risen moon and our closing distances compel us forward. We do not look down because there

is nothing else, gathered around the fire with each other, but this first drink, this last imbibed dark communion to lives lived edge close, burden free, balanced between work and future, memory and night, not yet reeled into tragedy’s elegant device. We drink and laugh as each devastation of

a failed transmission or a remembered four-hundred-year-old hurt melts and is forgotten in the liquid warmth of precipice’s darkened clutch. In a still moment, as the wind shifts and the laughter stops, I pray this night to never end, I pray to halt our peace-flight march to the inexorable red stone brink.

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Love By Jeremy Heaston Down through the ages we can see the way men have conjured plots to keep the masses under the thumb of a few righteous cowards. As we start to crawl out of this oppression, a new age of consciousness is being ushered in. Seeing God in a fresh new light, we’re starting to realize we are all connected. We are all one. From the grass that grows up from the earth, to the birds that soar high above our heads. Brothers and sisters, we all need to treat each other with more respect. When you look at me and I at you, instead of seeing just flesh and bone, our shell, we should look at each other’s souls. Each other’s energy. That is what is significant; our soul is who we our. Our energy will never die. We all come from the same energy source. We are the universal energy, or God, if you will, experiencing himself in the physical. We are all beautiful in different and unique ways. Love each other. Be good to each other. Nothing I say here is some new idea. I am by no means the first to say these words. Greater people have said the same thing and even more. These words however are insights that we all have inside each and every one of us. Recently they have surfaced in me and I hope to help bring it out in all I come in contact with. You should do the same. Whenever you see someone in need, instead of ignoring them and pretending they do not matter, remember the life force that drives you and inspires you, it is the same force that lives inside them. We are all brothers and sisters that are thrown into this life. Help your neighbor. Be kind to each other, for you are helping and being kind to yourself and God. Once we hold these insights as truth we become happier and less selfish. You may be broke or going through trying times, but I tell you this, practice this truth, walk this path, and I tell you that you will find peace. You will find comfort, and you will find the true joy and happiness I have found. We have found ourselves in a time of much confusion and change. Now is the time to look within ourselves and at the same time beyond ourselves. See what is greater than us. See what is beyond us. See what we are. Brothers and sisters all in this thing together. There is no reason for me to lie to you. I don’t even know you. I only want every single person to feel the way I do. Happy and peaceful. So, Joy to the World, I say. And do your best to bring this Joy and Peace to all you have contact with. Merry Christmas

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Expiration Date By Jeannette Gartner

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I may have mentioned a time or two that I have a serious problem with names. Remembering them, that is. Oh sure, I can pronounce them (I used to be a teacher, you know); I just can’t remember them. And that’s okay; I’m used to it since I’ve had that problem all my life. But now, alas, there’s something strange(r) going on. Now I’m losing words. Yeah, words. It doesn’t even have to be something archaic like “antidisestablishmentarianism.” It could be a simple word like “door,” “window,” or “exasperating.” So, I’ll be talking along, saying something extremely important like “Would you open the uh . . . uh . . . you know, that thing on the wall you look out of?” However, I have this theory . . . Here’s the thing. At my age, there’s just so much, uh, stuff, crammed in my brain that I can’t lay my tongue on a specific word at a moment’s notice. Plus, all that stuff in there? Well, it wasn’t neatly filed, as the years went along, now was it? There are file cabinets strewn everywhere with papers jammed in drawers, notes pinned on the wall, and abandoned ideas all over the floor. Each paper is a separate memory or word you learned sometime in the last umpteen years. You go in to pull out “snorkel” for example, and you might have to shuffle through hundreds of sheets of paper before you find it hidden under “leaf blower.” In addition, there could be a dozen rooms just like that one! So you have to think, “Hmmm, where would I have put that word? Could it be with vacations? Or maybe things I taught in school? Or words to live by?” Naturally, there’s no assurance that you even put it in the right room to begin with. You could be looking for “pediatrician” but put it in a box with “buon giorno” (one of the few Italian phrases I know). Or, conversely it could be stuck in a folder with other “p” words like “participation.” That’s why when you’re young, it’s a straight shot from your brain to your mouth ’cause you don’t have all that clutter to sort through. “Clutter.” Isn’t that a nice descriptive word? I found it in a box with “animosity.” Go figure . . . Anyway, by the time you can come up with the right word, the conversation has moved on and all you can do, when the word does wend its way out of your brain, is toss it into whatever conversation you’re now engaged in, even if it doesn’t make sense. Perplexing? Chances are, if you’re talking to other seniors, they won’t remember the original conversation anyway, and conversations don’t necessarily need to make sense. Occasionally, a favorite word, like “egregious,” will just pop out with no relevance to anything, but since it’s there you feel obligated to lob it into the middle of a conversation so everyone can admire it. It is a lovely word, and just feels so good to wrap your tongue around, so you slip it in, as, “In the grocery store yesterday, someone suddenly, egregiously, stepped right in front of me!” It’s amazing how much I used to rely on a working brain and how much I miss it now. That’s all part of the delightful process called uh, let me think . . . oh yeah, “aging” (misfiled under “pot roast”). Lots of other stuff happens, too. Maybe when we were younger, we had a standing appointment every week with our hairdressers, but now we seem to have one with our doctors. We need a weekly meeting just to keep him/her informed of the latest changes/failures/aches/deteriorations we can remember. So we hear a teenage doctor who, in the course of medical training, might have seen an older person somewhere, speculate, “That’s just part of getting older.” Sure, we realize that getting older is not for sissies, but should our doctors really be telling us to “tough it out?” It seems that words aren’t the only things we’ve misfiled—there’s also appointments, lunch dates, birthdays, paying bills, and God help us, occasionally even a party! Now that’s serious! Being seniors isn’t all sturm und drang, though. We have a lot to laugh at and we laugh a lot—partly because our conversations seem to consist of mainly non sequiturs (isn’t that a lovely phrase, which popped out while looking for “speculate”?) since no one hears, or remembers, what anyone else was saying anyway—and partly because our minds haven’t quite reached our expiration dates . . .

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Christmas, 1968 By Milton Bluehouse, Jr.

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The winter of 1968 was colder than previous winters in memory. The biting wind and deep snow caused Navajo people to ponder the meaning of this unusual weather. At an isolated section of highway on the Navajo Indian Reservation, juniper trees poked through snowdrifts and winter storm clouds made the afternoon dark and light from a kerosene lamp could be seen in a hogan window in the middle of the Bisti Badlands. After hitching a ride from the train depot in Gallup, NM, Marine Cpl. Bitsui stood by the deserted roadside looking toward the hogan a half mile away, the collar of his military issued jacket turned up against the cold. Two years earlier, William Bitsui was one of the first boys at the tribal boarding school to volunteer for the Marines at 17. Now, on Christmas Day 1968, Billy stood by the road looking at the solitary light in the distance. Inside the hogan, Billy’s mother and father sat at a table and a pot of mutton stew cooked on the stove. Billy’s little brother Sam and sister Roberta sat near the stove warming up and playing Navajo string games, which made Roberta laugh and shout, “Again!” in delight. Turning from making dough into perfectly round tortillas, Billy’s mother said in Navajo, “Do not be loud. Sit quietly.” After this, the only sound was the boiling stew. By the road, Billy started out for home walking across a field. His combat boot made crunching noises in the fresh snow. At a small rise, he turned and looked at his tracks and rubbed his hands together and placed them over his ears. He held his VA crutches up by squeezing his arms to his body and balancing on his left foot. The sun was dropping and it started to get very cold. He looked toward the Chuska mountain range in the west and to Mt. Taylor in the southeast and took a deep breath and let it go in a rush of emotion. He was finally home. Nine months ago Billy was curled up behind walls of ammunition crates filled with dirt, huddling with his fire team in a bunker under sand bags as the North Vietnamese Army pounded Khe Sanh with mortar and artillery fire for 77 straight days and nights. Now, Billy was standing on a small hill near home and he could hear himself breathing in the cold air. For a man used to the earsplitting sounds of war, the winter silence was unnerving. After stirring the pot of boiling stew and lifting the last tortilla from the stove, Billy’s mother wiped her hands on her apron and told her family to get ready for dinner. She said in Navajo, “A long time ago a holy man named Jesus was born. This is why they say today is special.” Sitting down at the table now, Billy’s mom looked at the wall where Billy’s Marine picture hung proudly. She bowed her head and said a prayer in Navajo asking blessings for her family and protection for her son Billy who was far away in Vietnam. At this, she stopped praying and cried. Billy’s father reached for her hand and continued on with the prayer that ended with the Navajo sacred words repeated four times, “All will be returned to beauty.” Billy stood by the hogan and gently leaned his crutches against the wall and placed his ear against the door to listen. When he heard his mother crying inside his playful smile disappeared. Now, he heard his father praying and he closed his eyes and whispered along. At the end of the prayer Billy wiped his tears and thanked the holy people for bringing him home. After the prayer sorrow descended upon everyone inside the hogan and it was quiet. Everyone thought about Billy far away from home. Outside, Cpl. Bitsui waited a moment in the cold and finally threw open the door and shouted, “Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!” The kids were out of their chairs and rushed to Billy while their mother cried, “Shi yazhi! Shi yazhi!” My child! My child! Billy’s father sat frozen in disbelief and uttered in Navajo, “My son came home.” Everyone was crying and hugging at the door. Despite the freezing wind and deep snow, for Cpl. Bitsui’s family this unusual weather came to mean rejoice for a prodigal son feared lost to war but who returned safely home to the loving arms of his family.


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Saturday, January 12 • 7pm - 9pm Come downtown and check out ArtsCrawl! The shops, restaurants, and galleries will be open late, and live art, dance, and music will be performed on the closed streets! Featured artists of the month are painter Jerry Brown, whose style is described as colorful, energetic, contemporary, and abstract, as well as a local band TBA.

Live Art & Music in the Street! PARTICIPATING VENUES

HealinGifts, 106 W. Coal Ave. With the New Year comes a new look at HealinGifts! Relax with meditative music in our self-serve tea/herb lounge starting at $1/cup, come in and meet our turtles, share your flute or guitar music with us, and visit Pema Osal Ling (Land of Lotus Light) Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Center, making its home here at HealinGifts.  

Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub & Grille, 107 W. Coal Ave. Entertainment and great sports and music memorabilia, over 3000 signed pieces! Foundations of Freedom, 115 W. Coal Ave. Live music, open dance, and break dancing performances.

ART123, 123 W. Coal Ave. Be On Glass at ART123: a series of experiments painted by Be Sargent on glass salvaged by Chuck Wade from the old Kmart.

Open Studio/Outsider Gallery, 123 W. Coal Ave. (East Room) A Project of Disability Services, Inc., working to create an inclusive community. Contemporary fine arts and crafts, unique, one-of-a-kind and handmade created by various artists. The Coffee House, 203 W. Coal Ave. Check out our new special coffee flavors. Peace. Love. Coffee. Ceremonial Office, 206 W. Coal Ave. Traditional dancers and drummers performing. Beeman Jewelry Design, 211 W. Coal Ave. Hand-made, one-of-a-kind, custom jewelry created by John Beeman. Makeshift Gallery, 213 W. Coal Ave. Showing new items for the New Year, come in and enjoy creative, handmade things by local artists. There is always something new at Makeshift. Planet Mar’s, 213 W. Coal Ave. (located in the back of Makeshift Gallery) Gallup’s only vintage clothing shop, offering 10% off everything the month of January.

American Bar, 221 W. Coal Ave. Come hang out at a classic local establishment, in business since 1938 The Industry Gallery, 226 W. Coal Ave. Selling the art panels from the Off the Wall Art Show. Proceeds going to the Humane Society. Hosting a puppy drive as well! Windsong Studio, 233 W. Coal Ave. High-end family, commercial, and portrait photography with plenty of props and backgrounds to meet your individual needs, at affordable prices! Stop in and enter in a drawing for gift certificates! Bill Malone Trading Company, 235 W. Coal Ave. Traditional Native American art including jewelry, rugs, and more! Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. Featured artists are Designs by MarlaDe, one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry and gifts by Marla De Armond Chavez, and hair accessories created by Carla Zecca. Saturday’s dinner special is the Crab Boil! Live music by Summer Wages. That’s Sew Right, 102 S. Second Street Sewing alterations, princess dresses, customized traditional clothing and Native ware for women and girls, as well as men’s ribbon shirts, and jewelry. Youth Art Display, 305 S. Second Street Displaying the work of promising young artists of the Gallup and McKinley County area. Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 306 S. Second Street Offering free hot chocolate from 6-9 pm. Angela’s Café, 201 E. Highway 66 Come for food, drink, music, art, and a beautiful atmosphere in the historic train station. Featuring the vocal talents of Charlene.

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Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 and 5:30 El Morro Theatre, Gallup Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center is showing the movie October Baby at El Morro Theatre (207 W. Coal Ave.) on Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Tickets are available for a $5 donation beginning January 2 from area churches and Hands of Hope (120 S. Boardman Ave., Gallup), as well as at the door. October Baby tells the story of a young woman who learns that she was almost aborted as a baby in the womb. She embarks on a road trip to understand the circumstances of her birth and learns that “every life is beautiful.” Before or after the movie, visit The Coffee House (203 W. Coal Ave.) and receive 20% off your total when you show your movie ticket.

Navajo Classical Flutist in Concert Saturday, February 2 at 4:00 pm First United Methodist Church, Gallup You are invited to enjoy a classical music concert on Saturday, February 2 at 4:00 pm at Gallup’s First United Methodist Church. The afternoon’s entertainment will feature Navajo classical flutist Jerome Jim with Amy Greer on piano, and members of the Red Rock String Ensemble. Born on the Navajo Reservation, Jerome Jim is a versatile musician with styles ranging from traditional Native American to the classical flute repertoire. Amy Greer is an active performer, both as a soloist and in collaboration with singers and instrumentalists. Since 2006, Jim and Greer have worked collaboratively on numerous projects, including several recordings of rare and unknown works for flute and piano. (For more information, visit The program will include works by Aaron Copeland, Gary Schocker, and Charles Griffes. It will end with the Flute Quartet in D major K. 285 for flute, violin, viola and cello by Mozart. The concert is sponsored by The Gallup Independent and admission is free.

It is a new year and two new recycling drop-off sites are available now in downtown Gallup. Blue segmented recycling trailers can be found at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center (the old Rainbow Recycling Center, 701 Montoya Boulevard) and at the Cultural Center (201 E. Historic Highway 66). New Recycling Drop-off Locations in Gallup! Open Monday – Friday Cultural Center: 8 am – 12 noon Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center: 1 – 4 pm  Items accepted include the following: corrugated cardboard #1 & #2 plastic bottles with necks (rinsed / lids removed) tin (steel) cans (rinsed / no need to remove labels) mixed paper (junk mail, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, white and colored paper) A new year is a time for making resolutions. This year, consider making a resolution to start or increase recycling. Recycling saves our planet’s finite natural resources, money, energy, and space in our regional landfill. Where to Recycle brochures are available in a number of restaurants and the libraries. In addition you can find the Where to Recycle fact sheet on the City of Gallup and Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority web sites: DocumentCenter/View/191 and   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council, a local non-profit working to increase recycling through education, is soliciting volunteers to monitor the trailer at the recreation center on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. VOLUNTEERS are needed for either a morning or afternoon two-hour shift. MCRC will hold a training for individuals, groups, families, and others who would like to help their community in this way. If you are interested, please contact a recycling council member: Gerald / Millie 722-5142 or, Barbara 905-5233, Linda 905-5966, Betsy 722-9257 or The trailers were funded through a New Mexico Environmental Department RAID (Recycling And Illegal Dumping) grant received by the NWNMRSWA. Special thanks to Hollis Fleischer, a volunteer with Recycle Cibola!, for her assistance in writing this grant that benefits both counties. For additional information, call the Gallup Transfer Station on Hassler Valley Road (505) 8635776. In addition to the new locations, the recycling center at the Transfer Station is open Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Personal Enrichment Classes at UNM-G, Spring 2013 Introduction to basic Microsoft® Office Suite (2010): Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint Looking to enhance your skills in Microsoft® (2010) Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access? This Course will introduce students, working professionals and job seekers to beginnerlevel and some intermediate hands-on training in the Microsoft® Office Suite (2010) software application. What you will learn: Introduction to practical application usage, creating, saving, modifying, and printing any 2010 Office file, how to use keyboard shortcuts and commands, how to make basic presentations in PowerPoint, using Access to formulate a database by using the Wizard templates, generate reports, inventory database log. When: Tuesday evenings, February 5 – April 2 (No class March 12) Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: Lions Hall computer Lab


Instructor: Bud Tack Fee: $75.00 Beginner to Intermediate Computer Class This class is for people who have no or little experience using computers. Do your friends and relatives consider you ancient history because computers just don’t like you? Join us for peaceful exploration of computers at your own pace! Topics include: computer vocabulary, operation of programs, using Email, and Internet Aid for on-line research, and creating your own documents. When: Thursday evenings, February 7 – April 4 (No class March 12) Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: Lions Hall Computer Lab 114 Instructor: Bud Tack Fee: $75.00

Holiday Gift Basket & Bow Making Come and learn how to put beautiful gift baskets together for all occasions and learn how to make those big beautiful bows. *A supply list will be available for you when you register. When: Monday evenings, February 4 & 11 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: Lions Hall 103 Instructor: Ara Green Fee: $35.00 Registration deadline is two weeks before classes start. For information or to register, call 863-7738/7743.

January Events at Octavia Fellin Public Library Elvis Presley: A Tribute Karaoke Birthday Party Celebration On Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 pm, Elvis invites the community to attend his Karaoke Birthday Party. The King of Rock and Roll will share stories about his songs and movies. He looks forward to hearing you sing your favorite Elvis songs. Refreshments will be served and fun is promised. Aromatherapy On Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 pm, Dr. Linda Hite will explore the soothing qualities of aromatherapy. Participants will mix essential oils to take home.  Supplies will be provided.  Registration required.  Class limited to 15.  To register, call or email or stop by the library in person. January Film Series—Steven Spielberg Movies Co-sponsored by the Gallup Film Foundation Wednesday nights starting at 5:30 pm.  Refreshments served. January 2: The Adventures of Tintin (2011) January 9: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) January 16: War Horse (2011) January 23: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) January 30: Duel (1971)

Free Computer Classes
Seating is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. To sign up or for more information please call the library or email Basic Computer Skills I January 7, 5:30-7:30 pm January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm January 22, 2:30-4:30 pm January 30, 2:30-4:30 pm Basic Computer Skills II January 8, 5:30-7:30 pm January 15, 5:30-7:30 pm January 23, 2:30-4:30 pm January 31, 2:30-4:30 pm Introduction to the Internet I January 9, 2:30-4:30 pm January 16, 2:30-4:30 pm January 28, 5:30-7:30 pm Introduction to the Internet II January 10, 2:30-4:30 pm January 17, 2:30-4:30 pm January 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

PowerPoint I January 24, 2:30-4:30 pm PowerPoint II January 25, 2:30-4:30 pm CHILDREN’S BRANCH WEEKLY PROGRAMS TUESDAYS, 12 noon – Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 1-3) WEDNESDAYS, 4 pm – Knitting Club (ages 9-13) THURSDAYS, 4 pm – Crafts (all ages) FRIDAYS, 4pm Movies (all ages) January 4: Snow Buddies January 11: The Sword in the Stone January 18: Valiant January 25: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory SATURDAYS, 12 noon – Puppet Show

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Support Class for Parents of Teens at First United Methodist Church from 6:30-7:30pm. Info: 8634512. Poetry Group, call Jack for more information (including location) at 783-4007. Psychic Playtime with RedWulf at the Old School Gallery 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7-9:30pm. Tarot, drum journeys and more tools to explore your inner self. $1 donation. Info: RedWulf @ 505-7834612. Tai Chi at Old School Gallery, 9:30am. Info: Reed at 783-4067. Coyote Canyon Women’s Sweat Lodge Ceremony on Sundays, 1-4pm, potluck dinner. Located 3 miles east of Highway 491, Route 9 junction, 1 mile south of Route 9. The ceremony is for wellness, stress reduction, purification and cultural sensitivity. All women are welcomed. For more information, call 505 870-3832.


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The American Cancer Society 2013 Kickoff for Relay For Life of Gallup at Roosevelt Elementary School, 2 to 4 pm. Enjoy playing family card and board games before a time of introduction to Relay For Life. Find out how to form a team for this year’s Relay to be held June 14, 2013. Team captains attend one meeting a month. Teams raise money to fight cancer, support research, and to help those in need locally. Everyone in the area is welcome! Questions? Call Linda Shelton at 722-2175. Taizé Worship Service at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boardman Drive at 4 pm. Come for a time of silence, Scripture, music and prayer. Call 863-5011 for more information.


Battered Families Services, Inc. has a women’s support group that meets weekly. A children’s support group is available at the same time for children six years of age and older. Info: 7226389. Codependents Anonymous, 6pm at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. Info: Liz at 863-5928. “Teen Survivors of Dating and Domestic Violence” support group meeting, 6:30-8:30pm. Info: 722-6389. Capoeira adult class, 6:30-7:30 pm at Foundations of Freedom. For information, contact Chelsea Fairbank at chelsinator99@ Community Yoga beginner/adv beginner class is 5:45 to 6:45 pm at Foundations of Freedom (115 E. Coal). Cost is $6. Info: 728-8416 or The Gallup York Rite Masons hold their monthly meeting on the 1st Monday of each month at the Gallup Masonic Center (4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue) at 7:30 pm. A short program and light meal are held before most meetings at 6:45 pm. All York Rite Masons are invited to attend. Info: Lebanon Lodge #22, A. F. & A. M. meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center (4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue). An informational program and meal are presented before the meeting at 6:45 pm. All Masons are invited. Info: lebanonlodge22@ Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or $30/10 classes. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Belly Dance Classes at UNM-G, Spring 2013 Semester! Resister at UNM-G for this 1 Credit PE course! 47530 PENP Belly Dancing, Mondays 12:30-1:20 pm. Call Leaf for more info. at 7222491.


Quilt Club, at Gallup Service Mart, 7-9 pm. Join other quilters in the area to share ideas and projects. Bring your projects for an evening of Show and Tell and discussions about quilting. For more information, call 722-9414.



Wednesday ONGOING

Adult chess club at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup, 5-7pm.

Cancer support group, for information call 8633075 or 863-6140.

Gallup Al-Anon meetings at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive (next to GIMC). Tuesdays at 12 noon and Thursdays at 7pm in Conference Room #1.

Studio Drawing Class at ART123, 7-9pm on WEDNESDAYS. $10 for non-members, $5 for members. Students need to provide their own materials. For more information, call 575-7796760 or email

ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Window Rock Sports Center starting at 5:30 p.m.. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970.

Gallup Solar Group open community meetings. 6pm at 113 E. Logan. For more information, call Be at 726-2497.

Tai-Chi-Chuan, taught by Monika Gauderon at RMCH Vanden Bosch Clinic, 5:00 pm. Beginners are welcome. For more information, contact Monika Gauderon at 775-3045.

Spay-Neuter Discount Clinic for Low Income Pet Owners at the Gallup McKinley County Humane Society, N. Highway 491. Call 863-2616 for an appointment.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting for beginner and returning, 6:30-7:30 pm at Church of the Holy Spirit (1334 Country Club Drive). For more information, call Linda at (505) 863-6042.

ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Chee Dodge Elementary School starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970.

Open yoga classes 9:30-10:30 am at Foundations of Freedom (115 E. Coal). Cost is $6. Info: 7288416 or Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or $30/10 classes. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Faith Chapter #69, Order of the Eastern Star, meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center (4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue). Light meal before most meetings at 6:15 pm. Info: Robert 505-615-8053. Children’s Library Events: 12pm Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 1-3). For more information, call 726-6120.


Beginner’s Sewing Part 1 at Gallup Service Mart, 6-9 pm. $45 for three-part class, which will cover basic skills and sewing machine care. Bring your machine to class or borrow one from the store and complete a simple project while you learn your way around your sewing machine, threads, patterns and fabric. For more information, call 722-9414.

Chanting workshop with Genevieve and RedWulf 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at the Old School Gallery. Free. Chants from around the world 6-7:30 pm. Meditation Circle. All faiths welcome. Free. Time to get connected, get focused, let us meditate. 7pm. Limited space. Please RSVP leave message (Maria) HealinGifts Holistic Shoppe/Wellness Center 106 W. Coal Ave., downtown Gallup. For information, call 505 863-3772. Four Corners Yoga (601 W. Coal Ave.) is offering free community class at 6 pm. All donations will be remitted to Adopt an Elder. For information, call 505-863-6463, email or friend us on FB @ fourcornersyoga. *All classes are hot and 90 mins. CHANGE YOUR BODY . . . CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Children’s Library Events: 4pm Knitting Club (ages 9-13). For more information, call 7266120.


January Film Series at Octavia Fellin Public Library, co-sponsored by the Gallup Film Foundation. Each Wednesday night at 5:30 pm. Refreshments served. See page 49 or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

Floral Fantasies featuring Hot Ribbon Appliqué Part 1 at Gallup Service Mart, 6-9 pm. $45 (plus cost of kit each month) covers this three-part class. Learn the art of no-sew appliqué using hot ribbons. Preregistration by December 31 is required. For more information, call 722-9414.


Sustainable Energy Board meeting in the Mayor’s Conference Room, 3-5pm, on the fourth Monday of each month. For info/agenda, email Connections Inc. 100 E. Aztec Gallup, New Mexico offers the following FREE programs: Access to recovery New Mexico A free substance abuse treatment program. For info: Call Randy at 505-863-3377 Ext: 108 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Child and Adult Care Food Program Are you babysitting any kids under 13 years old in your home? We can pay you MONEY for the food that you feed the kids in your home. For more Info Please call 505-863-3377 Ext: 105, 102 or 1-800-527-5712 Senior Companion Program / Retired and Senior Volunteer Program For more information, Contact Claudette at 505-722-3565 or 505-870-8567


Ja n u a r y C o m m u n i t y Ca l e n d a r Friday

Thursday ONGOING

Moms Supporting Moms at Church Rock School, 9-11:30am. Toastmasters at Earl’s Restaurant, 6:30am. Info: Dale at 722-9420. Substance Abuse Support Group, CASA, at Gallup Church of Christ, 7pm. Info: Darrel at 863-5530. Community Yoga, beginner/athletic beginner level. 6:20 pm, Catholic Charities/CIC. 506 W. Rte. 66. Info: Gene at 505-728-8416. Gallup Al-Anon meetings at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive (next to GIMC). Tuesdays at 12 noon and Thursdays at 7pm in Conference Room #1. Divorce Care Support Group, Thursdays at 7pm. Location to be determined. For more information, call or email Dan at 505 878-2821 or Introductory Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Time! Meetings at HealinGifts (106 W. Coal Ave., Gallup) at 6:30 pm. Contact Maria or Mark (505) 863-3772. All faiths welcome! Love offerings appreciated.


Sports Page hosting GLBT Night every Friday! Friday nights will be a place to celebrate and be yourself! For more information contact: Raiff Arviso;, Sports Page - 1400 S. 2nd St, Gallup, NM (505) 722-3853. The weekly Old-Fashioned Hootenanny, at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, every Friday, starting at 6:30PM. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in with the regular players. Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or $30/10 classes. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Children’s Library Events: 4pm Movies (all ages). For more information, call 726-6120. Belly Dance classes begin January 11 at the FOF studio (115 W Coal Ave.) Beginners Class: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 pm. Advanced Class: Fridays, 6:30-7:30 pm. $5 per class! Call Leaf for info: 722-2491.

Saturday ONGOING

Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 11 am, at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. Info: Liz 505-863-5928. Children’s Library Events: 12pm Puppet Show. For more information, call 726-6120. ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Wowie’s Activity Hall on the corner of Maloney and 3rd Street starting at 11:00 a.m. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970. Yoga class beginner/advanced beginner. 10 am at Foundations of Freedom (115 E Coal). Info: 728-8416 or Habitat for Humanity Yards Sales (weather permitting) 12 to 3pm, Warehouse Lane. New & Used: Tables, furnaces, camper, microwave, TVs, cabinets, paint, doors, sinks, ceiling fans, lights, exercise bikes, blinds, etc. Call Bill at 505-722-4226 for information. Re-modeler’s & contractor’s donations accepted. Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 9 to 10 am at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street) in Trademark Square in Gallup. $5/class or $30/10 classes. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Capoeira children’s classes 11:30 am – 1 pm at Foundations of Freedom. For information, contact Chelsea Fairbank at

ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Window Rock Sports Center starting at 5:30 p.m.. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970. Open yoga classes 9:30-10:30 am at Foundations of Freedom (115 E. Coal). Cost is $6. Info: 728-8416 or Intermediate yoga class, 7 pm at Foundations of Freedom (115 E Coal). Cost is $6. Info: 7288416 or Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or $30/10 classes. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564.

Have you seen the homeless around Gallup and wanted to get involved? Catholic Charities is offering free meals to all who come to the Catholic Indian Center from 6:30 to 8:00 am, Monday through Friday. We are in need of volunteers to sign up for one day a week to set up and cook breakfast for these men and women.

Diabetes Education Classes, first four Thursdays of the month, 4-6pm, RMCH 2nd floor library. Contact: Carolyn at 863-1865.

Belly Dance Classes at UNM-G, Spring 2013 Semester! Register at UNM-G for this 1 credit PE course! 47529 PENP Belly Dancing, Thursdays 6:40-7:30 pm. Call Leaf for more info. at 722-2491.


The community is invited to the First Thursday Healing Service at the Church of the Holy Spirit (1334 Country Club Drive, Gallup) at 7:00 pm. This Christian service of prayer, anointing, and laying on of hands, followed by Holy Eucharist, is open to everyone who longs for healing of body, mind, spirit, and/ or relationships – for yourself or for those you care about. For more information, call (505) 863-4695.


Elvis invites the community to attend his Karaoke Birthday Party at Octavia Fellin Public Library at 6:30 pm. The King of Rock and Roll will share stories about his songs and movies. He looks forward to hearing you sing your favorite Elvis songs. Refreshments will be served and fun is promised. For more information, call (505) 863-1291.

If you are interested in helping, call the Catholic Indian Center For more information at (505) 722 4407, ext. 100.


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Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council Meeting, 2 pm at 508 Sandstone Place – Indian Hills. Call 722-5142 Auction at Crownpoint Elementary School. for more information. The public is invited! Viewing 4:00-6:30 pm, auction 7:0010:00 pm. For more information, visit Dr. Linda Hite will explore the soothing qualities of aromatherapy at Octavia Fellin Public Library at 1:00 pm. Participants will mix essential oils to take home. Supplies will be provided. Registration required. Class limited to 15. To register, call (505) 863-1291 or email or stop by the library in person. Popcorn Theology at Church of the Holy Spirit (1334 Country Club Drive, Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center showing the movie October Baby at El Morro Theatre at 1:00 pm and 5:30 Gallup) at 7:00 pm. Come join us for a free pm. Tickets are available for a $5 donation beginning January 2 from area churches and Hands of Hope (120 S. movie, sodas, popcorn, and conversation Boardman Ave., Gallup), as well as at the door. For more information see p. 48 or call (505) 722-3445. as we explore the gospel message in contemporary movies. This month’s movie ArtsCrawl, Downtown Gallup, 7-9 pm. See page 45 for complete schedule of events. will be Amistad. For more information, call (505) 863-4695.


2nd Thursday of the month Survivors of Homicide Support Group meets 6-8pm. For more information, call Deborah YellowhorseBrown at 870-6126.


Paper Piecing project at Gallup Service Mart, 6-9 pm. $15 includes pattern and fabric. Have you ever wanted to try paper piecing but didn’t know where or how to start? If so this is the class for you. Marje will guide you through the technique of paper piecing during this 3-hour class. Kits will be provided for the class and blocks made will then be used to create a Quilt of Valor to be given to a military person. For more information, call 722-9414. Dr. Marco’s Italian classes are continuing each Thursday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, starting January 17, 2013 for 8 weeks. 5:30 pm Beginner Class, 6:30 pm Intermediate Class, and 7:30 pm Conversational Class. Private lessons also available. Family discounts apply. For information please call (541) 761-4980. Grazie e ciao! Third Thursday Diabetes Support Group at Church of the Holy Spirit (1334 Country Club Drive, Gallup). For all people who suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. For more information, call (505) 863-4695.


Habitat for Humanity Community Board Meeting, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Comfort Suites (last hotel on East Hwy. 66). Call Bill at 722-4226 for information. All welcome!

Events @ Your Octavia Fellin Library See complete January Schedule on page 49. For more information, call 863-1291. believe • gallup


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What is your New Year’s resolution? What is your favorite kind of art? Where is the best place to go sledding? Who is your favorite artist? Bryce

1) Start making New Year’s resolutions ahead of time. 2) Impressionism 3) Pennsylvania 4) Salvador Dalí


1) Haven’t made one yet. 2) Photography 3) I don’t know. 4) I don’t remember the name.


1) Do more for the community. 2) I love all art. 3) Anywhere outside 4) My dad, Steve Yellowhorse.


1) To graduate 2) Ceramics 3) McGaffey 4) Don’t have one.



1) To cook more often. 2) Film 3) Narbona Pass near Crystal, New Mexico. 4) Carrie House


Peace. Love. Coffee.

1) No idea 2) All good art. 3) Flagstaff 4) Many favorites from many different periods.

Like us on for specials and events! The Coffee House 203 West Coal Avenue • 505-726-0291 Kjell

1) To procrastinate less. 2) Animation 3) South River, Ontario 4) Hayao Miyazaki

Mayan Joe

1) To stop making predictions. 2) Rock 3) The pyramids are bumpy, but they’ll do. 4) My son; he made a stone calendar.

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4. Lance Tingle takes a break from the hustle and bustle of Disneyland to read the Journey. 5. Mozart is now a fan of the Gallup Journey because Cathy Philips took Dave Philips to Vienna to show it to him! 6. Race fans and friends taking time out from tailgating to read the Journey at Phoenix International Raceway before the 2012 NASCAR race. Pictured are: Jan Cresto, Tyler Lopez, Johnty Cresto, Ernest Thompson, Diana Walker, Kevin Walker, Ben Welch, Janice Welch, Joy Thompson, Tilmond Smith, Marco Abeita and Kimberly Abeita.

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Gallup Journey January 2013  
Gallup Journey January 2013  

The free community magazine about people and places in and around Gallup, New Mexico.