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July 2013


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Saturday, July 20, 2013 Show Time: 1:00pm Kids Matinee Movie: JACK and the GIANT SLAYER Rated: PG-13 114 minutes Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy Admission: Adults: $2.00 Children 12 & under: FREE!

Show Time: 7:00pm Friday Night Movie: BOY Rated: NR 90 minutes Starring: Taika Waititi, James Rolleston Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children 12 & under: $3.00 The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand Michael Jackson’s ‘’Thriller’’ is changing kids’ lives. ‘’Boy’’ (James Rolleston) is a dreamer who lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. While Boy idolizes Michael Jackson his other hero is his father, Alamein (played by director / writer Taika Waititi), who is a distant memory to him, but is the subject of Boy’s dreams and fantasies. Boy imagines his father as a deep sea diver, a war hero and a close relative of Michael Jackson (he can even dance like him), but in reality he’s ‘’in the can for robbery’’. When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for. Inspired by the Oscar nominated ‘’Two Cars, One Night’’, BOY is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself. Saturday, June 20, 2013

Show Time: 7:00pm City of Gallup presents: MADE IN NEW MEXICO with Jeff Berg Admission: Adults: $7.00 Children 12 & under: $5.00

FROM ACCLAIMED WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER & ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE TAIKA WAITITI (Eagle vs Shark, HBO’s ‘’Flight of the Conchords’’, Santa Fe based film writer and New Mexico film historian Jeff Berg will be in MTV’s ‘’The Inbetweeners’’) Gallup to present a special edition of his traveling roadshow ‘Made in New Mexico’ film clip series. OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL This approximately 100 minute screening contains clips from westerns and WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD AFI FEST non-westerns alike, most of which have been shot at least in part in the WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL Gallup area from 1898-1978. WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD MELBOURNE FILM FESTIVAL Berg has compiled film clips from about 15 different movies, most of which WINNER: GRAND PRIX/BEST FEATURE FILM BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL were made during Gallup’s heyday as the movie-making paradise of New WINNER: JURY PRIZE / CINEKID LION CINEKID FILM FESTIVAL Mexico. WINNER: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA After each short film clip is shown, Berg will do live narration, offering tidbits about the movie, such as stars, any historical references, and Saturday, July 13, 2013 Show Time: 6:00pm sometimes even if it is worth your time to see the entire movie that the clip Kids Live Show: THE ZINGHOPPERS LIVE! is from. Audience participation is strongly encouraged and there is plenty of Starring: Olo, Penelope, Coconuts, Conductor Jack and DJ Kitty variety contained in the clips.  Although the show is family friendly, young Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children 12 & under: FREE! children probably would not be interested in the event. At various times over the years, movie locations around Gallup have been The Zinghoppers are a preschool pop band, influenced by hip-hop and used to recreate the Sudan, El Paso, several Civil War era battles, and even electro dance music. Named “Nashville’s #1 Kids Entertainers” by Parent a place for a super hero to rescue a fair maiden. Magazine for the past four years, they tour internationally and have an EMMY Award winning television series of short form music videos that is Friday, July 26, 2013 Show Time: 6:30pm seen by over 2 million people daily in over 175 countries. In the United Friday Night Movie: A ROYAL AFFAIR Rated: R* 137 minutes States, they are being broadcast on over 100 PBS member stations. “The Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander Zinghoppers Show” is geared towards children ages 2 to 8, and focuses Admission: $5.00 Children 12 & under*: $3.00 * You MUST be 17 to purchase a rated R ticket on the child’s social and emotional development. The band has one simple * Under 17 MUST be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian 21 years of mission: to rock the whole globe. age or older

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Show Time: 7:30pm Gerry Domagala and Friends Admission: FREE! During Arts Crawl, Gerry and friends will play Country and Rock Music. Thursday, July 18, 2013

Show Time: 7:00pm City of Gallup presents: The BAD CACTUS BRASS JAZZ BAND Admission: Adults: $10.00 Children 12 & under: $3.00 The Bad Cactus Brass Band is a New Orleans Second Line street jazz band based in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by sousephonist Benjie Messer, their members include many of the fieriest jazz musicians in the Phoenix area. Powered by tuba, drums, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones, the Bad Cactus Brass Band repertoire includes original dance music, funky street beats, traditional dixieland, gospel and swing, and pop songs reinterpreted with a brass band sound. Friday, July 19, 2013 Show Time: 7:00pm Friday Night Movie: 42 Rated:PG-13 128 minutes Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland Admission: $5.00 Children 12 & under: $3.00

A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in the pursuit of freedom for their people... and above all, it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. Saturday, June 27, 2013 No Kids Matinee Today Saturday, June 27, 2013 Showtime: 8:00pm NATALIE LOFTIN BELL in AMERICA AND HER MUSIC Admission: Advanced tickets: $8.00/person $4.00 for Military and Veterans At the Door: $10.00/person $5.00 for Military and Veterans

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look quickly at every quarter I come across. I always have to check if it’s a Centennial Quarter – minted in 1976 to celebrate the United States’ bicentennial. You see I’ve collected the Liberty Quarter since my grandfather pressed one into my hand when I was a child. He said they would be worth something someday, but I didn’t really care about that. I always thought it was fun collecting stuff and I have a mason jar full of them to prove it. Every time he farted, he’d say, “Say excuse me,” to whoever was around. He probably said it when nobody was around – it was a habit. And it was somehow always funny. He got that phrase from a walk I took with him when I was much younger (so long ago, I don’t even remember it). Evidently, he farted – must have been a whopper – and my little voice startled him with, “Say excuse me, Grandpa.” He was still saying it the last time he passed through Gallup in April. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I heard him tell my grandma that he was going to, “Cloud up and rain all over her,” during card games they were losing to their grandkids, obviously on purpose – I can see that now. I didn’t know what that phrase meant when I was a kid and I’m not sure I even do to this day, but they’d banter back and forth and we grandkids would all laugh and continue to play the game they were letting us win. I got my love of Louis L’Amour books from my grandfather, too. I have more of them than any of you reading this – I can almost guarantee that fact. I’ve been collecting them ever since he gave me his leather bound collection when I came to Gallup in 2002. I’ve got about 70 of them now. Every time that I come across one at a flea market, Goodwill, or a garage sale, I always buy it. Even if I already have it, I ‘d grab the copy just in case my grandpa didn’t have it in his personal collection. He usually did, but I always held out hope that he hadn’t read one of them and that I’d be the one to give it to him. He loved to read and reread all of Louis’s books. He always told me that his favorite novel was Last of the Breed. And as I sit here remembering him, I’m realizing that’s the best way to describe my grandpa. It’s perfect. Because that’s what my grandfather was. After my grandfather’s funeral, my dad said something that I’ll never forget. He said, “Jimmie wasn’t a tall man, but he threw an enormous shadow.” And he did. He was an incredible man. I have more memories about my grandfather than I could ever write in this little section, but I wish I had collected a few more. RIP, Jimmie Hall (April 14, 1930-June 2, 2013) -nh

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tevie Wonder and Paul McCartney could have been describing what amazingly wonderful energy machines these human bodies of ours are – especially if our billions and trillions of cells are living in perfect harmony with one another. When they live in chaos, however, that sets the stage for chronic ailments to develop, such as cancer and other big-name diseases. “You have cancer.” You never want to hear that from your doctor. You know what’s ahead of you and it includes tremendous suffering and, too often, death. But it doesn’t have to mean all that. Did you know we all have cancer cells in our bodies? But that’s okay – a strong immune system will destroy cancer cells before they can create the life-threatening disease now called the Big C. Every day in America there are more than 5,000 cancer diagnoses – nearly two million a year. If those diagnosed would immediately go to the cause of the diagnosis and work to eliminate that cause, a lot of healing could take place. However, most people turn first to the conventional cancer treatments that continue to fail, or worse, they cause painful and often deadly side effects. In 80 years the overall death rates for cancer haven’t improved. Sadly, we’re not winning the ‘war on cancer,’ in spite of propaganda claiming otherwise. The colon-cancer death rate is unchanged, for prostate cancer it’s increased, lung cancer and ovarian cancer show significant increases, and worse still is the epidemic rate at which thyroid cancer is rising. Is There Anything I Can Do for Myself? Work on building up your immune system. When your immune system is working at optimal levels, it is more difficult for cancer to invade your body. A healthy body with an optimally functioning immune system can, not only prevent cancer invasion or invasion from other big-name diseases, but it can also destroy invaders and ‘cure’ itself. How? By apoptosis. Say what? Apoptosis? Ok, just a little cell talk. Healthy cells in our bodies have predetermined life cycles where they divide several times, eventually die, and are replaced by new cells. This cell death – apoptosis – is normal. What is not normal is when cells skip this process, failing to die. Instead, they multiply and spread as abnormal

cells. When they keep dividing and multiplying, they form tumors that often spread throughout the body. What defines the difference between a healthy person and a sick person? Is it because the healthy person has more apoptosis happening in his or her body? What kind of fuel helps make sure apoptosis is taking place as it is designed to do? Iodine for Apoptosis One particular fuel, iodine, appears to be missing in epidemic proportions from many diets today, causing some of the most severe health issues ever facing us. Every cell in the body depends on iodine. Without it, the thyroid gland, which regulates the body’s entire metabolism, cannot function at optimal levels. Why is this happening today, when nearly 90 years ago Ohio physician Dr. David Marine proved the goiter epidemic was caused by iodine deficiency and could be cured with the addition of iodine to the diet? Iodine is present in natural sea salts, but must be added to table salt, and that’s why the most common table salt today is ‘iodized salt.’ Unfortunately the amount of iodine in iodized salt is now insufficient. In years past, flour dough was conditioned with iodine. Today the baking industry is now making breads, which used to be prepared with iodine, with a cheaper substitute: bromine. And bromine inhibits the absorption of the iodine we so much need by binding to iodine receptors, thereby causing this epidemic iodine deficiency which is further causing a constant rise in illness. Catch-22. Evidence has shown the more deficient we are in iodine, the more apt we are to develop major illnesses due to the fact that apoptosis cannot take place without iodine being present in the cells. How exciting! Just do the one simple thing required: get more iodine into your diet and into your cells and you can turn your health around, right? Almost. No one is running around these days suffering from a deficiency of chemotherapy or radiation. But many people are nearly ‘running on empty’ when it comes to nutritional fuel, and especially iodine, which promotes vitally important apoptosis (normal cell death). When we’re talking about cancer, apoptosis can make the difference between good health and a potentially fatal diagnosis. This lack of nutritional

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fuel doesn’t just apply to cancer or other big-name-diseases. When your car runs out of gas, it stops running. Simple as that. Without proper nutrition or fuel, the immune system flags, inviting colds, flus, allergies, infections, fatigue and more. When allowed to remain suppressed, we see the autoimmune diseases including cancer, arthritis, liver failure, heart disease, muscle weakness, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What Else Can I Do to Avoid Becoming Another Statistic? Don’t smoke. The carcinogenic chemicals such as arsenic, formaldehyde, vinyl chloride, benzene, cadmium, and many more still make cigarettes the number one cause of death among men and women, and also contribute to heart disease, cataracts, strokes, osteoporosis, and numerous other ailments. Avoid Refined Foods where nutrients have been stripped out and harmful sugars, salts, oils and other chemicals have been put in or left in to increase shelf life and increase cost efficiency. These foods are ‘devitalized,’ which means your consumption of them will, over time, devitalize YOU, causing your immune system to go to sleep, basically. Stay Away from Refined Flour, Salt, Grains and Oils. This includes almost all processed foods in bags, boxes and cans – white bread, white pasta, white rice, chips, commercial cakes and cookies – all convert to cancer-loving sugar in the body. Fats and oils labeled as ‘partially hydrogenated’ or margarine, canola, corn, cottonseed and soybean oils suppress the immune system by producing toxic trans-fatty acids in the body, contributing to heart disease and weight gain. Instead, replace those toxic oils with virgin coconut oil, cold-pressed virgin olive oil and organic butter. White table salt is bleached and devoid of all nutritional value. Replacing this refined salt with organic, unrefined sea salts will provide you with nutritious minerals including iodine, and they don’t even cause high blood pressure. Sugar Sugar Sugar Cancer loves refined sugar; this is super fuel for cancer cells to proliferate at the same time it suppresses the immune system . . . for up to five hours. Do you snack on candy or consume a soft drink every few hours? If so, your immune system is constantly being suppressed. Consider replacing these refined sugars with the naturally occurring sugars in fruits or an organic, raw, dark chocolate, sweetened naturally. That Means I Can Use Artificial Sugars . . . They’re Natural, Aren’t They? NO. All name-brand artificial sweeteners, including aspartame, contain harmful, cancer-producing chemicals. One particular brand contains chlorine atoms, which, like bromine, inhibit iodine absorption. Another killer of cancer-cell apoptosis; hence another immune-system inhibitor. And these immune-suppressing artificial sweeteners are found in all commercial diet sodas, sugar-free snacks and thousands of diet products claiming reduced calories. Not only do they possibly help cause cancer, but they do nothing to help people lose weight; in fact, they actually cause weight gain if used over a period of time. (See How Can I Create More Apoptosis in My Body? Supplement your diet with inorganic, non-radioactive iodine, which costs just pennies a day. As healthy adults we need approximately 12.5 mg of iodine daily. Those with compromised immune systems often need much more. Unfortunately, most conventional doctors won’t recommend or prescribe iodine, other than radioactive iodine designed to kill a thyroid tumor, and that is a harmful treatment. My favorite source for consuming inorganic, non-radioactive iodine is seaweed. If your iodine levels are low, consider this simple addition (delicious in soups, stir-fried veggies, and as snacks). Natural yogurt and some white fish, although not as high in iodine, are also good sources for this trace mineral. There are also seaweed (kelp) supplements that can be taken. Try kelp root tablets for measured doses – they actually taste quite good when chewed. Kelp root has 10-15% more nutritional value and 20 times more fiber than its leaf or stem, is sodium-reduced for a healthy sodiumpotassium balance, and contains all the alkaline minerals key to maintaining a natural alkaline blood balance, including, of course, iodine. I order mine from http://www. If you are from the Gallup area, La Montañita Co-op carries several varieties of seaweeds (kelp, nori, kombu, and wakame), as well as kelp supplements. Side effects include richer hair color, reduced blood pressure, diminished fat stores, increased energy, an overall sense of well-being, and a better chance for your trillions of cells to live in perfect harmony with one another. Remember, God helps those who kelp themselves.

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t’s not fair to evaluate the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the typical criteria I use for my car reviews because, let’s face it, it wouldn’t do so hot. The fuel economy is terrible at 16/20/18 mpg combined. The ergonomics are marginal; it took me several minutes to figure out how to open the windows. The aerodynamics, don’t exist. And although this is the new Pentastar 3.6 V6 that makes 285 hp and 260 lb.-ft, it’s still a bit of a dog. The fact of the matter is, as a daily driver, the Jeep is just not a very good choice, but I DON’T CARE! This Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is awesome! What makes the Jeep great is that there are few vehicles on the road that are designed to create a truly unique driving experience. Other than a few sports cars that come to mind, there’s very little on the road that is truly different in both the engineering and details in the way the Jeep is at this price


range of just a hair under $36K. In terms of engineering the Jeep has the good traits of all classic Jeeps: excellent approach, departure and breakover angles, ample ground clearance and maneuverability, rugged body-on-frame construction, capable 4x4 systems and Dana front and rear axles. Of course, you could get a lot of those features in other SUVs. But what separates the Jeep is the rest. You can take the top off. You can take the doors off. You can hose out the interior! The speakers are integrated into the dashboard and the roll bar, so you can have tunes even without the doors. The doors don’t even have a spring assist or holding bracket of any type – just a strap to keep them from swinging too far out. This means they don’t stay open when the Jeep is facing uphill and don’t want to close when facing downhill. All this to allow you to drive around with no doors


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You can take the top off. You can take the doors off. You can hose out the interior! whatsoever, of which my wife questioned the legality. The hood is latched with external hooks and the bumper has integrated recovery hooks. Everything is engineered to allow that distinctive Jeep driving experience. On top of the engineering features, Jeep has added Jeepspecific details to help owners embrace their inner “Jeep-ness.” The grab handle on the dash says, “Since 1941,” there is a silhouette of a Jeep grill above the rearview mirror, and of an old Willy’s on the wheels. The bezels for the vents say Jeep and there is a handy compartment under the rear cargo area for storing the bolts for the hardtop. As a whole, it’s hard to forget you’re driving a Jeep, that you’re driving something different than everyone else. The Unlimited has made concessions to make the Wrangler more functional. That added wheelbase slightly hurts off-road capability and maneuverability but yields two more doors and a sizeable rear cargo area. Given its boxy shape and included latch points, the cargo area is actually quite large and I was impressed. The wheelbase stretch has created a good back seat that, off-road, would feel just great, and on-road feels a bit cramped. In reality, that’s what seems to typify the Jeep Wrangler: for as much as I noticed that it was a so-so vehicle out on the road, once on the trail and in the dirt, the Jeep feels absolutely perfect and hard to beat. In truth, once I got the Jeep off road I was all grins and forgot about the pavement entirely. As a “lifestyle” or “personality” vehicle, there are few cars that deliver this level of “uniqueness” for less than $40K. One could argue that the Mini Cooper also gives a distinct driving experience, but the Jeep’s is more substance and less aesthetic than the Mini. The price over a typical SUV is differentiated by the Wrangler’s utter capability and real hardware advantages. The fact of the matter is you need to buy the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited because you want to drive a Jeep in all its shortcomings and glory – and then you can leave all the rest to everyone else.

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A family-oriented series of events designed to give families a chance to exercise and develop fitness habits in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. The events are recreational and not competitive; participation will be rewarded and not results. Each event will feature healthy post-event fruit and snacks.

3/8/13 4:12 PM

$3 per person for the ENTIRE SERIES!

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2013 Remaining Events


July 6

Family-style triathlon reg: 10am, start: 10:30am Gallup Aquatic Center

July 20

Kid’s Zumba 11am and 3pm Rio West Mall

august 10

ceremonial parade walk Downtown Gallup

September 29

squash blossom classic fun run High Desert Trail System

October 13

Pack the peak hike Pyramid Peak

November 28

Care 66 Turkey Trot Downtown Gallup

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The Coffee House Crumby Bread Co. is a weekly fundraiser organized by FoodCorps service members Josh Kanter and Melissa Levenstein. All proceeds fund school gardens and healthy food activities. Volunteers join them every week to help out and learn the craft. We sell a variety of breads for the many palates of Gallup. Come to 305 S. Second St. on Saturdays from 9-12, across from Camille's. contact us at: or

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Gallup Rotary presents “Hoop It Up” 3x3 Basketball Tournament




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t is August 2011 and I am in the North Side neighborhood in Gallup, chopping bell peppers.  We have about an hour and a half to prepare the evening meal and we are rushing.  You never know how many people will show up to eat at the St. Joseph Soup Kitchen on North 5th Street on any given night – somewhere between thirty and ninety – so it is tricky to plan ahead.  But today I don’t worry about that; there is a volunteer in charge who is delegating the chopping and blending duties to the rest of us, so we have the easy part.  The cook is about twenty-five years old or so and visiting from Mexico, and although I no longer remember his name, I have a vivid memory of him fussing and fretting around the kitchen, as he tried to get the proportions of the ingredients just so.  He struggled to translate into English and into cup-and-gallon measurements so that the sauce would turn out just the way the monks in France had taught him.  He grumbled and groaned when the supply of fresh tomatoes ran out because he couldn’t bear the thought of having to make do with canned, diced ones. The flavor was lacking, he moaned, and I remember that the rest of us smiled because that

gets scrubbed harder than my house ever does. For twenty-six years, thanks to local grocers, restaurant owners and bakeries, the doors of St. Joseph Shelter have been open to anyone who finds themselves in need of a hot meal or a place to sleep.  Rather, I should say, thanks to the food providers, the hard work of the Sisters themselves and the help and grace of God.  That is certainly how they would see it, because there are plenty of times when the workload is too much, the pantry stock too low, and there are too few helping hands available, and it would seem that any success of theirs can only point to a supernatural intervention.  Like the time last Thanksgiving when they realized they were short a few pumpkin pies.  They paused in their work and prayed that some would materialize, and, please, we need at least ten.  Within a few hours, the story goes, the phone rang with a request for someone to come and pick up some extra pies that were on hand.  How many extra pies?  Ten exactly. Jason Marshall, who drives in from Albuquerque to volunteer, has found reasons of his own to be impressed with the work the missionaries do: “The Sisters here are an inspiration

Serving the

“Poorest of the Poor”

in Gallup

kind of perfectionism is rare in donations-only soup kitchens. The meal he crafted, when finished off with the fruit pies someone had dropped off earlier that same morning, was a true feast. ****  October 2011: My head is in my hands and it is my turn to groan.  My son, age 4, has managed in just a few seconds to undo all my hard work of the last half hour.  The dormitory was almost completely swept up and all the dirt collected in a tidy pile, until the little guy came along with a push-broom and plowed right through it, spreading it around the sixty-bed room.  Now I get to start all over.  The Sisters who run the shelter are in hysterics, dabbing their eyes with the corners of their white and blue saris, when I tell them what happened.  “It is just so cute!” they exclaim. “So sweet that he was trying to help!” They are more patient than I am right now and they don’t mind the mess.  Someone whisks him away to find a more age-appropriate activity (or a snack or something), and I decide to let it go and just figure out how to make the room presentable with the time I have left.  **** Mother Teresa’s order of Religious Sisters, known as the Missionaries of Charity, operates the St. Joseph Shelter and Soup Kitchen here in Gallup (formerly known as Casa San Martin). At any given time there are, at most, only six women available to run the shelter, but they have people knocking on their doors at all hours, with all kinds of requests.  The Sisters do what they can to help during the off hours, but their first outreach priority is to serve an evening meal, to supply each overnight guest with a clean set of pajamas and slippers, a towel and washcloth, the option of a shower, and a clean and comfortable bed to sleep in at night.  They do this every night, six times a week, and because of their commitment to living in poverty like the people they serve, this means they do it all without the help of modern conveniences or machines. No time-savers such as washers or dryers, or an electric chopper in the kitchen: everything is done by hand.  Each and every day the shelter is open the Sisters hand-wash all the pajamas, towels, washcloths and slippers Rigel Devey helps and hang them out to linesweep the floor at dry; they scrub the toilets St. Joseph Shelter. and shower stalls, then sweep and mop all the floors.  And because volunteer gourmettrained chefs are few and far between, they do the cooking too, preserving perishables by washing and freezing them well in advance, and stretching out the lives of bed linens by mending tears and patching together sheets from different sets.   I swear that shelter


By Claire Seelinger Devey

to me, having followed the call so radically to serve God in a way that so many would never even consider, much less do. They are an amazing example of faith in action.” The Sisters do not get to choose what they do or where they go, but serve for a few months or a few years – wherever they are assigned to go.  It is not an easy lifestyle and it is sometimes a lonely one, far away from friends and family who have been left behind in India, the Philippines, Brazil, Kenya, Canada, just to name a few.  “Work and pray, that’s what they do,” says Marshall, who got an up-close view of life for Mother Teresa’s Missionary Sisters when he served as a full-time volunteer for the month of May. “They let nothing get in their way of deepening their faith, and intensifying their road to sainthood.”   I guess it is not really surprising that a little dirt on the floor from a young boy isn’t such a big deal to these hard-working women, and I do not hesitate to bring my children along when school is out, to push the broom around or change some pillowcases.  I don’t know if it is the attention or the feeling of satisfaction from doing the work – whatever it is, kids love it.  Emily Schwerdt moved to Gallup last fall and, within a couple weeks of her arrival, was already taking her four-year-old son over on Tuesday mornings. “We were hooked,” she says. “The Sisters are so kind and generous, and helping them help others is, for me, one of the best parts of living in Gallup.  And, boy do they love (and spoil) children!” Extra bonus for parents: the kids get extra practice doing housework tasks and chores, and it is actually fun for them!  This mom loves that. **** Consider spending some time this summer and lending a hand over on the North Side at the St. Joseph Shelter. If you know how to sweep a floor or pin shirts to a clothesline (or even if you don’t!), then you have what it takes to volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity Sisters.  You don’t have to be Catholic and clearly you don’t even have to be over eighteen.  And no gourmet cooking skills required, though they would be an extra bonus to the homeless of our city, should you care to share them once in awhile. 

For more information or to volunteer, please call the Missionaries of Charity at 505-722-5156. The shelter and soup kitchen are in need of help every day (except Thursdays) from 9:30 to 11:30 am, and 3:30 to 6 pm. Right now, overnight help is needed at the men’s shelter on North 5th Street; volunteer accommodations are private and comfortable. There is also a women’s shelter, located a few blocks away.

Items always needed:

kitchen gloves (latex), disposable gloves, clothespins (with springs), dish & bath towels, face cloths, twin-sized sheets & pillowcases, can openers, knife sharpeners, men’s used or new pjs (or scrubs), men’s used or new white shirts, bleach & disinfectants, plastic forks & spoons, laundry detergent, men’s and women’s flip flops, individually-wrapped toothbrushes and toothpaste, handyman help.


June 3, 2013 through July 26, 2013 Free breakfast and lunch for all 1 to 18 year olds Open Monday Through Friday (closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, 2013 )


Please see each site for specific start and end times, Breakfast will be available at limited sites and duration 7:30- 11:308:00 12:45 11:0012:30 11:301:00 11:151:00 7:30- 11:308:00 1:00 8:008:30 7:308:00 7:308:00 7:308:00 7:308:00 7:308:00 7:308:00

12:0012:45 11:3012:45 11:301:00 11:301:00 11:301:00 11:3012:15 11:301:00

8:00- 11:308:30 1:00 11:0012:30 11:001:00

8:00- 11:008:30 12:45 11:301:00 7:30- 11:008:00 12:30 11:001:00

Aileen Roat Park/Gallup Central High Breakfast ends 6/21/13 Baca Chapter House Bubany Park Cedar Hills Apartments Chee Dodge Elem. Ch'ooshgai Community School Site Closes 6-28-13 Chief Manuelito Mid School Site Closes 6/21/13 Church Rock Elem. Crownpoint Elem Crownpoint High Crownpoint Mid. Site Closes 6-21-13 David Skeet Elem. Father Dunstan Park

Breakfast Mon-thurs only breakfast ends 6/20/13

First Methodist Church Ford Canyon Park Gallup Head Start Breakfast Ends 6/28/13

Gallup McKinley County Humane Society Gallup Mid School Site Closes 6/21/13 Gamerco Park

7:30- 11:008:00 12:45 11:1512:45

7:308:00 7:308:00

11:0012:45 11:151:00

7:30- 11:00 8:00 12:30

11:0012:30 11:0012:45

7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 11:001:00 7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 8:00- 11:309:00 1:00 11:151:00 11:0012:30

7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 11:0012:45 7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 7:30- 11:308:15 1:00

Indian Hills Elem. Breakfast Ends 6/21/13 Iyanbito C H Jefferson Elem. Juan De Oñate Elem Kennedy Mid School Site Closes 6/21/13 Mariano Lake C H Mexican Springs C H "Hiroshi" Miyamura High Breakfast ends 6/21/13 Navajo Estates Navajo Elem. Breakfast Ends 6/21/13 Navajo Mid Breakfast Ends 6/21/13 Neighborhood Center Octavia Felin Library Pindedale C H Ramah Elem. due to Summer School Cancelation Breakfast only is closed Ramah High Site Closes 6/21/13

Red Hills Recreation Ctr. Red Rock Elementary School Site closes 6/21/13

7:30- 11:308:00 1:00 7:30- 11:308:00 1:00 7:30- 11:308:00 1:00 11:0012:45 8:00- 11:308:30 12:15 11:0012:30 7:30- 11:308:00 1:00 11:0012:30 7:30- 11:008:00 12:30 7:30- 11:308:00 12:00 7:30- 11:308:00 12:45 7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 7:30- 11:308:00 12:30 7:30- 11:308:00 12:45 7:30- 11:158:00 12:45 11:301:00

7:30- 11:308:00 1:00

Rehoboth School Breakfast ends 6/28/13


Rocky View Elem. Romero Park/Lincoln Elem. Roosevelt Elem. Breakfast ends 6/21/13 Runnels Park St. Bonaventure School Site Closes 6/28/13 St. Bonaventure T P Stagecoach Elem. Thoreau C H Thoreau Elem. Thoreau Mid Site Closes 6/21/13 Thoreau High Breakfast Ends 6/21/13 Tohatchi Elem. Tohatchi Mid Breakfast Ends 6/21/13 Turpen Elem.

Twin Lakes Elem Breakfast Ends 6/21/13 Viro Circle Park Washington Elem White Cliffs Fire Station

Nutrition training will be provided on a rotating schedule at each site. "In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Washington, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-5964 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, and employer".

Menus are subject to change. We make every effort to have inventory available for our menus. however, due to shipping shortages and availabilty of certain foods we may not have all menu items available at all sites. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you or the children. AdultS MAy PuRChASE MEAlS FOR $3.25 EACh FOR lunCh And $2.00 FOR BREAKFASt. CyFd And uSdA RulES REQuiRE thAt All MEAlS But BE EAtEn At thE SitE, nO MEAl MAy BE tAKEn "TO GO " inCludinG MEAlS PuRChASEd By AdultS.

Sites may be subject to closure if participation is to low. Please contact GMCS - Food Services staff at the Student Support Center at the following phone numbers if you have any questions or need more information.

(505) 721-1124 or (505)721-1127

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By Fowler Roberts

Christopher Dyer

Executive Director of UNM-G

Q. Christopher, what brings you to Gallup? A. I came to Gallup to take on an opportunity, the opportunity to be the executive director of University of New Mexico Gallup Branch. This is an institution that is ripe for change, a positive change. Q. What interests you specifically about UNM – Gallup? A. To me, this is an opportunity of a lifetime because I can bring all my talents to bear in a region I am familiar with. I can do good in a way that will result in community development and retention of students and all those other factors which we look at for success. It’s perfect. Q. What do you anticipate your biggest challenge will be? A. I think my biggest challenge will be creating a culture of positive change; one where people feel respected and appreciated and where we have a common voice. Q. What do you think is the most important thing that UNM – Gallup community should know about you as you start this new job? A. (quickly and emphatically) I’m persistent. I’m also someone who is very much attuned to getting things done. We must act, we must act early, we must have wins and we must keep going and must persist. Q. What are your initial impressions about living in Gallup? A. It’s an awesome place that is a mix of beauty, as the Navajos say, “walking in beauty.” It is all around: interesting people and strong opinions. I think that sums up Gallup and it’s an exciting place to be alive. Q. What do you enjoy doing most in your off time? A. I do an awful lot of reading. I like to read books related to my work, but, of course, books about history and culture. I have been doing a lot of reading on the history of this region, on the Navajo and Zuni Pueblo. I am also very interested in community service, so I do a lot of that on my own time, helping, working with church groups and with different kinds of organizations. I also play the viola and I’m a vocal soloist. Q. What is your favorite book? A. I have a lot of favorite books. When I was a child my favorite book was Wind in the Willows. Of course that is a child’s book. There is a recent book that I think is very interesting and I found fascinating and it’s called 1493. It’s a book about what happened because of the changes brought about by Columbus and how it transformed the new world. Q. If you could trade places with one famous person who would it be and why? A. I think a person who I personally know and admire, Richard Leakey. He has not only done terrific work following the work of his father in the field of anthropology, but he was one of the prime movers in the salvation of the African elephant. So I think that would be cool to be someone who has worked in the field and helped save groups of endangered species.

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in church.” Okay, that’s the only rule I know, but it’s a good one. Not that either of us ever thought of doing that, but a friend’s husband did and I thought it’d make a good rule. Also, I guess it’s a good thing to have stuff you both like or dislike. For example, we both dislike uh, well, ah, okay, then, we both like chili! Although OST grew up with Texas Chili, which is obviously a misnomer as there’s nothing CHILI about Texas Chili. Before he ever had REAL CHILI, he seriously thought the Texas stew-like stuff was really chili. Huh. If I’d known that when I married him, the wedding might never have happened. Good thing there was a lot of stuff I didn’t know about him and vice versa when we got married. I need to reiterate that before the wedding we didn’t ever really discuss much. It wasn’t until we’d been married about ten years that we discovered we’d both played tennis in high school. What a revelation! That was a good one since we’ve been playing ever since! And he didn’t know I don’t do windows – or a lot of other stuff, either. I thought he meant it when he promised to “keep me,” (okay, maybe that’s not the exact wording, but that’s what I heard), because I promised to love, honor, and depend on him (well, maybe that’s not the exact wording either). What a shock when I found out he expected me to keep working! By Jeannette Gartner I didn’t know he was such a gifted handyman – why, he can fix, build, or break (sometimes breaking, then fixing) practically anything! He didn’t know I was such a good cook – I can fix meals that are almost always edible! He’s tall and I’m not, (it’s very helpful to have someone around who can reach things you need from high places). He’s also strong, which is very handy since I like to rearrange furniture and he can move it around. We actually have developed a great working relationship. I come up with ideas and designs and he figures out ways to implement them. I won’t go so far as to say I’m the brains and he’s the brawn . . . well, I would go that far, but he’d object. During the time women were burning bras to declare their liberation, I would have done that, too, but my OST wouldn’t let me, and no one would have noticed if I’d burned my bra. It would’ve been no big thing. That’s a lie, really, about OST not letting me, he would have, but I was as liberated as I wanted to be. I had learned early on that if I took on a job like mowing a lawn or wielding a hammer, it suddenly became my job. He forgot how to do that. So we had a mutually acceptable division of labor. I thought of things to do and he did them. uh uh, not ours! Oh no. That is a hypothetical title – as if there ever was All right, maybe it was only mutually acceptable to me. one – Perfect Marriage, that is. What’s wrong with our marriage, you In a “Perfect Marriage,” communication is important. We sort of speak the same might ask? Consider the facts, if you will. First of all, as I told you before, language(s). I speak a little Navajo, a little Spanish, a little Italian, some French cooking, OST* only gave the marriage 6 months on the day we were wed. And of and then there’s English. I used to speak a lot more English as well as some of the other course, I’m pretty sure I already mentioned in another tome, we’ve only stuff, but everything fades as you get older. OST speaks a little Texas (“y’all,” and “Umble stayed together for over 50 years because of the kids – neither of us wanted them. And even All,” which I’m told is really Humble Oil – I’ve tried to break him of Texspeak, and have though they’re all grown up now, they could still come home at any time. Or the grandkids been partly successful, maybe), and some English. He also speaks football, basketball, could come here to live. Or one of us would have to take the pets with us. You just can’t baseball, and possibly some others. Mostly, though, we’ve learned to speak “kids.” As take those kinds of chances. in “you won’t believe what (insert name) did today,” and “whose turn is it to (insert I won’t say our marriage was made in Heaven, but it was apparently Meant to job)?” Now that the kids are grown, we speak some “grandkids.” We’ve also learned to Be. We happened to meet one week before my college graduation at a party a mutual communicate by nods, yeahs, and a lot of “huhs?” We both speak tennis and bocce ball, friend gave. I had signed a contract to teach in California for BIG BUCKS that spring but probably the most important thing we speak is humor. Not only are we both funny, and planned to move in August. So we met about the last week of May, hit it off, dated but we both think the other person is funny. Our kids all speak computers, cell phones, long distance during June and July and got engaged in August. Obviously I couldn’t leave and electronics. And luckily, all of them speak humor, too. However, the words we seem to my fiancé and move to California for the year, so I took a job in Albuquerque for SMALL use most often these days are: Huh? What? Remind me . . . , and have you seen my (insert BUCKS and we got married in November. After such a whirlwind romance, I’m still not missing item)? sure it’ll last . . . OST is the nicest person I know, which is a good attribute to have in a marriage. As in ALL marriages, we’ve had moments of sanity return when one or the other He will drop everything to help out a friend, or maybe even a stranger. He’s been known to of us might wonder what in God’s name we had gotten ourselves into (now don’t even try pick up hitchhikers and he’ll always go out of his way to deliver or pick up something for a to tell me you never did, not ever, not even once). Fortunately, that’s often followed by friend. He opens doors, pulls out chairs, and always lets ladies go first. He’ll help someone moments of hilarity and/or jocularity. move, paint, or install. When he’s driving a car, there could be no one behind him for miles, When you are planning to get married, people might mention the adjustments yet he will stop and let someone pull in front of him into traffic, even though there may not that will be needed regarding what kind of toothpaste you use and where he leaves his be any traffic. It drives me crazy! If anyone or any organization even says the words, “Can socks, but anything more traumatic has to be sort of stumbled through. Despite all the anyone help?” his hand goes up – sort of like my kids’ did in school, if the teacher said, traumas, trials, and tribulations (notice the lovely alliteration there?) there has been a lot of “Can anyone’s mom . . . ?” laughter (aforementioned hilarity and jocularity) to mitigate it all. Despite communication challenges and other things no one ever mentions before Here’s a word of advice to anyone contemplating a Perfect Marriage, or perhaps you get married, we’ve managed to muddle through a little more than 51 years of marriage many words of advice, freely given. You’ve got to have ground rules, so-called “Rules of so far. We certainly don’t have a Perfect Marriage, but then if we did, we probably wouldn’t Engagement.” Call them whatever you want. Not to say that we actually set ground rules; have so many laughs ... we sort of slid into marriage by the seats of our pants. We didn’t actually discuss much of anything other than where we’d live after the wedding (which changed 6 months later). But for those of you who like stuff like that, rule number one should be “no cutting fingernails *OST = Ol’ Silver Tongue = Hubby

A Perfect Marriage




Land of Enchantment Opera

Land of Enchantment Opera Annual Dinner Gala

July 26th, 2013 - 7:00 P.M. Gallup Elks Lodge (Gallup, NM)

Ariadne Auf Naxos

august 3rd, 2013 - 7:00 P.M. August 4th, 2013 - 3:00 P.M. El Morro Theater (Gallup, NM)

Land of Enchantment Opera

The Land of Enchantment Opera The Land of Enchantment Opera

30 Days of Opera

Tickets are available for purchase at the Gallup Chamber of Commerce or online at or Call 505.862.9498 for more information.

Throughout July there will be daily morning Master Classes at the Gallup Cultural Center starting at 11 AM. The public is welcome to come and listen to the singers practice and perform in preparation for the big events. Times may vary, so please call 505-863-4131 for more information.

July 18

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2013 Opera Social

Gallup Cultural Center, Gallup NM

July 20

5:30 am - 9:00 pm

Celebrating 25 Years of Equal Access to Justice Crown Plaza Albuquerque, Albuquerque NM

July 26

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2013 Dinner Gala

Gallup Elks Lodge 1440, Gallup NM

July 28

3:00 pm - 4:30pm

Free Sacred Music Concert

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gallup NM

August 3

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss

(Opening Night)

Historic El Morro Theater, Gallup NM

August 4

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss


Historic El Morro Theater, Gallup NM

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The Ecstasy of the Long-Distance Runner, PART II


hen I was researching my book on old time rodeo, I came across three photos of a Zuni that were taken in the late twenties at a rodeo in Pecos, Texas. Pecos is one of three towns claiming the honor of hosting the first rodeo in the country. The photos were snapped by legendary rodeo photographer Ralph Doubleday who identified the real photo postcards as depicting a 100-mile race between man and horse. Andrew Chimoni was a well-photographed runner of the period so I knew who the man with the serious look on his face was, but I had never heard of a 100mile race. I tried to imagine a person putting himself through the intense bodily stress of a 100-mile run. It turns out that such races had a brief popularity during the late twenties. Someone had discovered that while a man didn’t stand a chance against a horse in the first 50 miles, the animal didn’t have the necessary endurance to run the full distance. Yes, the entire distance was run in a single shot. Conventional wisdom says that Chimoni won the race in Pecos, but folklore in Zuni presents a few interesting variations on the subject. At that point Andrew was a popular figure in Gallup, winning every marathon he ever entered. Ever. At Ceremonial each year the Zunis ran a marathon-length stick race against the Hopis. (The Hopis preferred to kick a rock.) Long distance races had been a staple at Fourth of July celebrations in Gallup for years. Mike Kirk, of local fame, was promoting runners at the time and had taken them to meets on both coasts. He seems to have set up the Pecos contest and there was considerable money bet on the outcome. Andrew’s brother-in-law John Leekity was part of Chimoni’s running group, along with a man known as Old Man Lutse. (He wasn’t so old at the time.) Today’s record time for a marathon is just over two hours, but I doubt the 100-mile versions were done in eight. This type of race was a novelty and the rodeo people had graded the beginning and end of the course to make it look a little better. According to one story, Andrew, barefoot of course, stepped on the freshly cut stub of a bush toward the end of the race and badly injured his foot, allowing the horse to win. Another version has him stepping on a cactus, but that wouldn’t have slowed him down much. In the version where he wins, there are two variations. In one telling, the horse fainted just short of the finish line. In the other version, the horse dropped dead. Maybe that’s why these races were only held for a few years. The SPCA frowns on that sort of thing. The most intriguing version has John Leekity finishing the race for Andrew. Part of the evidence for Leekity is the story that the runner gulped down a CocaCola at the finish line. That was John’s favorite beverage. But the only logical way he could have successfully finished the race for Andrew is if he had been running alongside him all the way. The two men had a lifelong association. They were brothers-in-law who lived in the same house. Besides running together when they were young, they both appeared in the same social dance group. Leekity was a lead singer and Chimoni played the drum for him. They were photographed together at several Ceremonials. The Texas horse race was certainly not their only appearance together as runners. Chimoni, Lutse, and Leekity were finalists for the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928 when their story hit newspapers all over the country in a syndicated column. “An old superstition that an Indian suffers misfortune by taking part in a white man’s race will prevent famous Indian marathon runners, probably the greatest in the

world, from representing the United States at the Olympic Games this summer.” There is a composite photo of “Lutei, Chimoney, and Leekahtee” that appeared with the piece. Old Man Lutse, in the only photo known of him, looks really ripped. The article relates a strange tale. While Chimoni was competing in a marathon away from home his baby daughter had died. Later, while he was running a race in Phoenix his first wife died. According to the writer, he was told by the medicine men that the “Great Spirit” was ordering him not to run with white people any more. Mike Kirk apparently tried everything to undo the damage, to no avail. According to family and other Zunis, no part of the story is true – except maybe being told to leave the white men alone. The daughter in the story recently passed away in advanced old age. One popular story in Zuni is how a bunch of men from the village ran from Zuni to Long Beach to raise money for the Olympic bid. Teddy Weahkee, a runner himself, had the only car in Zuni at the time. For a long time Teddy was believed to have sold tribal secrets to get the money for the vehicle. In reality, he married a woman from Oklahoma who received oil money, which Weahkee put into cattle. He was also an excellent artist, jeweler and fetish carver. Weahkee drove the open Model T and a group of men including Lutse, Leekity, Chimoni, Ernest Jamon, Melikan, and possibly Steven Gia and others, ran alongside. When a man became exhausted he would jump in the car and another would jump out and take up the race. There were a number of different names associated with that legendary run. The road that would become Route 66 was a winding gravel trail at the time but the men were used to running cross country through the rocks, brush and cactus. As already related, three of the men made the Olympic team that year. It is impossible to know just how fast Andrew Chimoni might have been. He ran marathons consistently under two-and-a-half hours. A newspaper article described him at a race in Phoenix “loafing” the last third of the run because he was so far ahead. Two minutes after he crossed the finish line a doctor gave him a checkup and found that his breathing and heart rate had already returned to normal. Like Jim Thorpe, Chimoni was never pushed to his full potential. He set a world record time at a race in Gallup at one point. He was never defeated in all the years he ran marathons. Kirk once took a group of Hopis and Zunis to run at Atlantic City to promote the completion of Route 66. Like other show Indians, the Zunis got a kick out of these national trips. I have never heard a Zuni accuse Mike of somehow “taking advantage” of his champions. There is another story about Chimoni and other Zunis running at Madison Square Garden in New York. The visiting Zunis were taken around to see the sights and when they got to the Statue of Liberty, a Zuni told me, “Chimoni was the only one who dared climb to the top.” When Cushing took his group of Zuni headmen to Washington D.C., a ninety-some-year-old chief snuck away from the party and climbed the Washington monument, though he commented later that the event had tired him out a bit. For a long time the association between long distance running and the formal stick game was very close. When a man needed to run many miles in a hurry he would cut and paint himself a stick. It was believed that the use of the token would give him more speed and endurance.

Like Jim Thorpe, Chimoni was never pushed to his full potential.



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A couple of years ago, when famous Zuni silversmith Lapelle Kalestewa passed away, his family discovered he was a highly decorated soldier in WWII. He had a whole box full of medals he had never talked about. He was embarrassed because his back was badly scarred by fire during the war. Because of his running ability and his bravery he was a messenger on the front lines, carrying communications through enemy fire. Zuni Governor Lowell Panteah is remembered as a runner with his own running team. In the first half of the last century, when the stick races were still an important annual event at all the Pueblos, long-distance runners were a veritable who’s who of Zuni. Pedro Martinez and his brothers were rain priests. In his younger life he was quite a character, once leaving town because he thought the law was after him for beating up a teacher. He carved unusual dolls and fetishes for Anglo consumption and Irl Wallace collected some of them. His family remembers that at one time he used to run from Zuni to Ganado, Arizona, to visit a Navajo lady friend, until he showed up unexpectedly one day and found her with another man. One of the Olympic contenders had an unusual name that nobody can explain. He was called Maylekan in the 1918 census. Melika (from “American”) is the Zuni word for Anglo. Someone jokingly called him Mekyu Wishtume, Strong Neck like a White Man, and the family name changed to Melikan. Melikan was born in 1873 but competed with men much younger than him. He was one of Mike Kirk’s stars. A granddaughter says she recalls a time when he came back from a race with enough money to buy a new wagon. As an old man he is remembered as something of an eccentric. He hated to wear footwear and when he put on his high topped work shoes he refused to do up the laces. The shoes clumped when he walked and everyone knew he was coming.

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Junior Ranger


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ome of the best things about living in Gallup are the location and landscape. We’ve got the red rocks, the white cliffs, the hogback, the national forest, and all the treasured places scattered throughout where we like to hike, explore, camp, bike, take photos, and relax. If you have time for a getaway, Gallup is a great jumping-off point for journeying to many of the Southwest’s national parks, monuments, and historic sites. In fact, as the crow flies, Gallup is within 200 miles of twenty-eight nationally designated areas including Grand Canyon NP (Arizona), Mesa Verde NP (Colorado), Rainbow Bridge NM (Utah), and Chaco Culture NHP (New Mexico). Whenever we have family in town or want to take a trip, we almost always make a national park or monument our destination. Having lived here for more than 10 years, we’ve made countless trips to El Morro, El Malpais and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments. We’ve always have a good time, but often wondered if our kids – now ages 7 and 4 – have gotten much out of it. That all changed about a year ago on a visit to El Morro NM with my husband’s cousin, his wife, and their two kids, 7 and 10, when they asked in the visitor center about the Junior Ranger Program. The Junior Ranger Program is designed to engage children a their level, and provide park-relevant activities that guide them to all the most significant parts of the park. Activities are age appropriate, so while my kids may do a couple pages together, there are specific activities for the younger ones to learn from and others for the older ones to delve into. This is a game changer for us! Not only are the kids interested and

The Rosebrough Law Firm, P.C. involved, but they’re actually leading us from place to place, reading facts from their booklets, and eager to continue on the trail. You see, at the end of our time at the park, when we return to the visitor center, the kids show a ranger their completed activities, recite a pledge and receive badges as official Junior Rangers! The importance of learning about and protecting these national treasures is reinforced and they proudly don their badges and keep them in a special place when we get home. The Junior Ranger Program is fun for the kids, but adults can also take part along with their children. I can say that by helping my kids to complete various activities in their Junior Ranger booklets, I’ve learned new things and gained a fresh perspective on places that I’ve visited multiple times. We’ve also done the program at a couple of places that were new to us all, and ended up using the Junior Ranger booklets to guide us through the parks. The activities inform us on local flora and fauna, geological formations, historical relevance and cultural significance of each park, all while demonstrating the importance of protecting and preserving them for future generations. So, if you do leave Gallup this summer, may you find another place equal to it in natural beauty, history and culture! Visit the Junior Ranger website for a list of participating locations:

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Parenting By Patricia Darak

A Summer Adventure Every once in a while, an errant query as to the closeness of our destination would waft forward from the backseat.


fter two weeks of enjoying summer at home, my husband woke up one morning and decided that the five of us needed to go somewhere. Today. As in, get packed and ready to leave in two hours because we need to travel. We hurriedly gave the house a once-over cleaning, threw some clothes in a couple of suitcases, rented a car, and left. All we knew was that we wanted to head north for now, and then we would amble around after that. My husband drove for the first hundred miles before surrendering the steering wheel to me. Since I had not driven long-distance in quite some time, I was happy to take over. After about an hour on the road, the snacks were passed around among the passengers, and the singing of jolly travel songs had commenced. Every once in a while, an errant query as to the closeness of our destination would waft forward from the backseat. My husband, who had decided that he would field all of the questions so as to let me concentrate on the road, always replied that we were almost there. Then, returning to the roadmap, he proceeded to navigate our journey northward. Three hours later, we decided to get something a little more substantial to eat. The chorus of agreement from the backseat validated our decision, and we chose a hamburger place that was conveniently located not too far ahead. Five orders of cheeseburgers, French fries, and root beer took the dry and dusty edge off of the trail. We relaxed and took our time with our lunch so that we remained in good spirits. We returned to the open road with refreshed minds, and journeyed onward until the nighttime darkness persuaded us to check into a hotel. Before the housekeeping crew had a chance to shoo us from the room, we were up, dressed, and ready for another day on the highway. Our first stop after checking out of the hotel was to fill up our car’s gas tank, snag a few snacks, and map out our route for the long trip ahead. As soon as we figured out the best way to wherever we were generally headed – still north – we made sure that the kids had plenty of safe, in-car activities within reach, and then we began that day’s long drive. Soon enough, the kids had enough of the coloring books and crayons we had provided, and began telling jokes to each other. They made up knock-knock jokes, riddles, and puns. Even though our kids encouraged us to listen, we were actively dissuaded from actually trying to answer the jokes or solve the riddles. Their parents were a captive audience and the kids loved every minute of it. As lunch – and then dinner – drew closer, we made additional stops to, not only fill our tummies, but to take brief strolls around the different locations. The kids reveled in the changing landscapes and pointed out how clouds gathered around the mountain peaks in the distance. They advanced several theories about why there was still snow covering the highest of the peaks. Eventually, they all agreed that the mountains were high enough that they could have snow if they wanted. All three seemed pleased with that tidy explanation and promptly changed the conversation to something involving


werewolves, vampires, and zombies. We eventually made it to Denver and found a very nice hotel. The kids wasted no time in locating the pool, and made us promise to let them swim after dinner. We agreed. As soon as we deposited our luggage in the hotel room, we all went to an early meal, then made our way downtown. The kids absolutely loved the way an entire street was dedicated to pedestrians. Their eyes goggled at the several-stories-high statue of a blue bear leaning against the windows of a nearby office building. The closer we got to the center of the action, the more excited and fascinated the kids became. Our son spotted one of two upright pianos, and made a beeline for the bench. He sat down, swept his long hair back, and poised his fingers over the keys. He paused, gave a small smile, and then proceeded to play a song so beautifully that my jaw dropped open in shock. His younger sister sat beside him and picked out a small melody. When they were finished, they sprinted back to us, and I smiled proudly as a few people clapped their appreciation. The kids seemed not to notice the attention, and immediately wanted to stop in one of the shops for some frozen yogurt. I agreed, and was still shaking my head in wonder as we approached the counter. Only minutes later, cups of frozen yogurt in hand, we explored more of the downtown scene. Artfully-strung lights and wonderful jazz music floating on the air only added to our enjoyment as we climbed stairs and strolled along with a growing crowd. Soon enough, it was time to head back to the hotel. As soon as we arrived back at the car, the kids reminded us of our promise to let them swim. Yes, we agreed, we did promise. Yes, we would keep our promise. Satisfied, they sat back and chattered excitedly about all of the sights that they had seen, and how much they were looking forward to the rest of our vacation. “We want to do one thing first,” our daughter said. “We want to swim!” And they did.

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“Memories of Gallup” will share interviews by Bob Rosebrough with some of the extraordinary people who have made Gallup such a historically rich and culturally beautiful place to live.

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Memories of Gallup

Everyone in Gallup Had An interview with Paul McCollum and Pat Gurley, Part 1 of 2


down here to run that. And it was at such a time – pre-war – that my dad sold his car, e’s just a kid,” Paul McCollum says as he nods toward Pat Gurley. everything he had, to get us down here. And my sister and I and my grandmother Paul graduated from Gallup High in 1954 and Paul says, “He’s a lived in the old Grant Hotel across from Ricca Mercantile. We lived upstairs there year younger than I am.” until we could find a place to rent.” Trading Porcupine Eggs at Valley Forge. Pat says, “I went to the Of his dad, Paul says, “He worked very hard. He was kind of the Barnum public school in the seventh grade after going to Catholic school and and Bailey of his time. He did everything. He’d bring in a whole truckload of oranges that’s kind of where I remember meeting Paul.” “And then we became very involved in Boy Scouts together in Troop 40,” says and sell them for a penny a piece, or a truckload of watermelons that would sell for a dime a piece. He was right on it and always had something going. He built up Paul. “The Mormon Church had the world’s greatest Boy Scout leader, Wayne Banks. K & S to the point where, in 1948, he and some partners were able to buy it. Joe He was the Bishop of the Mormon Church and he was their Boy Scout leader. We Plese and George Bubany, both knowing my father, guaranteed a loan for him at the camped out every weekend. We would go either up to Toadlena or out to McGaffey.” Merchants Bank. They said, ‘We see you coming to work every morning wearing Pat and Paul remember going to jamborees at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and your apron, going home late at night, we’re willing to back you up.’ And that’s how he Canada. “Pat and I were tent mates the whole time,” says Paul. At the jamborees the bought the store. He then began to remodel it; Gallup Boy Scouts relished pulling the wool over turned it into a supermarket. It was called Jay’s the eyes of troops from the east. Supermarket.” At every jamboree they brought things to “We had a bakery, had a soda fountain, trade. “Porcupine eggs. Have you ever heard of had a little place for kids to come and stay, and porcupine eggs?” asks Pat. bathrooms set aside for the people that came After a pause he says, “They’re called into town because they had no other facilities. cockle burrs.” Pat and Paul burst into a joint Anyway, it turned out to be a very successful laugh. venture.” “Honest to goodness,” says Pat. Pat says, “It was right across the street “Oh, those poor guys from back east,” from Bubany Lumber.” adds Paul. Thinking back to that time, Paul says, “Back east, we had them believing that,” “And at one time, we had 95 employees.” says Pat and they laugh again. When he was 13 or 14, Pat was briefly “He was kind of the Barnum and one of those employees. He says, “Paul’s dad Bailey of his time.” Paul says his father, Jay put me to work, if you want to call it that, until McCollum, “moved here from Durango when he caught me sleeping one time on top of the I was four years old. He had been running a potatoes.” Pat and Paul burst into a laugh. Safeway store.” “224. Just three numbers. I Paul’s father was recruited to Gallup remember that.” Pat says his father, Clair by R.K. Kelsey and Guy Shepherd who owned Gurley, “came here in 1932 and bought the a trading post and market called K & S. “They Paul and Pat look through an old Annual from Ford dealership from an old coal miner by the went to Durango, found him and brought him their time at Gallup High School.


name of Sharp Hanson. I still remember Sharp Hanson. He was an old, gruff-type Englishman. I remember the house he lived in at the top of Elephant Hill – Green Street and South Third. There’s a brick house that sits right up there. I remember going to that house when I was only three, four or five years old.” At that time, the Ford dealership was called Central Motors. It was located near “First and Coal, where Gallup Printing was until recently. That’s where I grew up – down there at Central Motor Company. There was a Conoco Station there on the corner and Dick Aldrich ran that station. Across the street was a Montgomery Ward.” Pat says, “I can still remember the telephone number of the dealership. 224. Just three numbers. I remember that. ” Pat and Paul laugh and Paul says, “That’s funny.” I ask Pat whether the stories of selling more vehicles than any other dealer west of the Mississippi were true. Pat says, “At one time it was more. Gurley Motor Company sold more retail Ford pickups than anybody in the United States. That was back in the heyday in the early fifties.” Pat says, “Our main customers, of course, were the Indian people, the Navajos especially. But

the management up for a dealership he bought, just to be in Gallup for the pangini game.” Pat laughs at the thought. Paul says, “And the same with my dad, if he was out hunting, he’d come back to be there Tuesday night. It was a very important session.” With tongue in check, Pat says, “Oh, yeah. They gambled a lot of money. Yeah, probably six or eight dollars.” Pat laughs and then says, “At the most.” 24 houses sold during a Rotary lunch. Both Pat and Paul think back to the years after World War II nostalgically. They talk about a time in Gallup when all things seemed possible. Paul remembers when a builder came to town to build the “Mortgage Hill” subdivision on Sunset, Valley View and Linda Vista. “The fellow came to speak at Rotary and he said, ‘I’m just not finding people that want to buy.’ So my dad says, ‘Clair and Lyle and Basilio – each one of you,’ he says, ‘how much is a down payment?’ The down payment was like six hundred dollars. The total cost was less than six thousand. He says, ‘You take two houses, I’ll take two houses, you take two houses.’ And they said they sold 24 houses there at a Rotary meeting at noon. That’s what got that development started up there on Mortgage Hill.” Paul continues, “When my dad was the

Paul McCollum and Pat Gurley at Vallecito Lake in 1950 with Pat’s dog, Spike.

A Sense of Pride they couldn’t get financing and they couldn’t get insurance, so we eventually started our own finance companies and our own insurance companies. The main reason we did was to have financing and insurance available to our Indian customers who just couldn’t get any of it at that time. It developed very well – fit in very well.” A card game named pangini. According to Paul, Clair Gurley and Jay McCollum “developed a very, very close friendship. And they were both very active: both presidents of Rotary at the time, both presidents of Ceremonial, presidents of the Chamber of Commerce. They had some very good trips together. They traveled overseas to Japan and they traveled to Washington and to Mexico.” Pat remembers another connection their father’s shared. He says, “A card game named pangini – every Tuesday night.” Paul agrees, “Every Tuesday night they played pangini at one of the houses of several of the people that were involved. Lyle Carney, Frank Burke, Dr. Iverson, Bob Allen, and others. Anyway, through that association, both he and my parents were very, very close. Pat says, “My dad thought so much of that pangini game on Tuesday nights that he would fly back from Las Cruces, where he was trying to set

president of the school board, he and Clair got together and said, ‘We got to have a football field.’ And they got four or five other people and got together and developed the seed money to begin the construction. They had to have a certain percentage in order to qualify for the grant. And that’s how Public School Stadium got built. Now very few people know that. Then for the hospital, my dad was the chairman of the board, Clair was on the board. Clair, of course, donated the land.” Pat says, “The fact was that Gallup was, and still is, the Indian Capital of the world. Back in those days, the people of Gallup, everybody had a pride.” Paul interjects, “Community pride.” Pat says, “It wouldn’t be that we’d go out of town and brag about Gallup, but it was just a fact that the people here are good people and we do good things. We have done good things.” Paul says, “We’d all work together. It’s just the camaraderie that we have.” Pat says emphatically, “Yeah. Yeah. It was just, it wasn’t something that you’re taught. It’s just something that happened because you like each other.”

Pat’s father, Clair Gurley.

Paul and Jay McCollum, 1998. Paul, age 17, in front of Jay’s Super Market with his new 1953 Mercury he bought with money he earned in the piñon business.





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n the competitive world of business and professional life, it is easy to wonder what makes one person successful over another. Is it that she is smarter than everyone else? Maybe he is just lucky or a more diligent worker? What is it about some businesses that do the same thing as another one but one succeeds while the other one fails? Is it location? Product? Luck? Personal Value Proposition We all have a brand. Some companies have done an excellent job at branding themselves. There are some iconic national brands that have done it so well we have made what they’ve done into a verb or a coverall for a certain niche. For instance, when you want an adhesive bandage for a cut on your finger, most of the time it is just easier to say, “I need a Band-Aid,” even if that is not the brand you end up using. We usually call searching the Internet for something “googling” it. Want a Coke? You might just mean any sugary carbonated beverage by that, but it’s all “Coke” in some areas of the country , not a matter of the flavor. I could go on. What is your brand? What do you personally bring to the table that nobody else does – or at least not as well as you do? There are many questions to ask along the way, but one is why you do what you do. The “Why” Behind the “What” I invite you to take some time to watch a simple, 18-minute video on YouTube by Simon Sinek. It is part of the “Ted Talk” series that is very informative and might change what you think of regarding yourself or your company. Search for “Start with Why” on Google or YouTube and it should take you there. Have you ever asked yourself why you do what you do? It does not really matter what you do; whether you are an employer or employee, etc., you can really learn a lot about yourself by asking this. Why am I a banker? Why am I a lawyer, steel worker, business owner, etc? The answer will be critical to knowing what you offer that is different.

Since we cannot have it all, what do we value most?

People Buy Why You Do Something Not What You Do One of the tenets of Mr. Sinek’s presentations is that long term success is based on why not what. For instance,


you can get certain things from a variety of sources, so why do you choose one over another? It is in the why, and we align ourselves with someone or something that we share values with. We cannot be all things to all people. In fact, when I went to college I was told you can have good grades, good social life, or sleep – pick two. Since we cannot have it all, what do we value most? If someone ever promises it all to you, you can usually tell they are not being truthful to you. If you understand your “why” you will be better able to deliver your “what.” For instance, if you are motivated and passionate about why you do something, the “what” is even better. In my world of banking we do not offer a lot of new products that are vastly different than what can be had at other institutions. We all have great technology, competitive pricing, and similar products – so why should someone do business with me? That will come down to my personal value proposition. What do I bring personally that cannot be had by the products I have or the services I provide. Price is, of course, important, but value is different than just price and cost. Value comes from the why. Ask yourself this: Why did you buy your last car from the dealership you did? Why did you choose the cell phone you use? Why did you trust someone you knew more than someone who you did not when it came to having someone babysit your kids, even though the unknown person was on paper better qualified? We do business with people who think and believe how we do. It is a bond that comes from the “why” and not that “what.” My “Why” I have given this some thought and I have come to the conclusion that I do what I do for my business, my family and my other activities such as church or service organizations because I want to be a builder of people. I love to see in business when I can help someone get into a home, work out a budget, expand their business and hire new people. I love at home seeing my children learn and become responsible people. I love to see people make good choices, raise money for good causes, etc. My “why” is that I want to be a facilitator of the common good. My apologies if this seems a little self-serving in sharing that about me. I do not mean to say that my why is better than anyone else’s. It is just an exercise that might help you find ways to find your personal value statement. Why should someone hire you, trust you, work with you or do business with you? I encourage you to look inside and see what your purpose is; and in the process you might discover a way to deliver value to those around you.

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There’s more to Kenney’s book than laughs, but I think it’s the laughs that matter most.


lot of passages in Truth in Advertising (2013), by John Kenney, read like stand-up comedy or scripts for SNL sketches or the quick, witty banter of a good sitcom. Kenney is a humor writer for The New Yorker and other illustrious publications, and his debut novel demonstrates his excellence in cracking jokes and making appropriate pop cultural references. It’s too bad that the comedic writing doesn’t always mesh well with the main character’s heartbreaking story. Other reviewers of the book have noted this problem, and I have to agree that the book’s pieces don’t all fit together perfectly. When Kenney tries to integrate punch lines with insights into the human condition and a story of personal growth, the results vary. But Kenney’s wry perspective on consumer culture shines through consistently. Many of Kenney’s observations about people and society ring true, and he’s good for a bunch of laughs along the way. There’s more to Kenney’s book than laughs, but I think it’s the laughs that matter most. Kenney’s narrator, Finbar Dolan, a guy from Boston, is almost forty, single, and works long hours for a major advertising agency in New York City. He writes TV commercials. It seems that the world of advertising is a good setting for making fun of people, which Kenney does with style via Fin’s reflections on his own life and work. Now, I’ve never watched Mad Men, so I don’t know what it’s like, but I gather that it’s a drama about a bunch of people who make ads (among


other things). The show may be serious about advertising, but Kenney’s book is not. Kenney gently mocks people who make ads and the rest of us fools, too. One of the book’s main themes, in fact, is that people who take themselves too seriously are simply laughable. Over and over, Kenney undercuts potentially serious narrative with a gag or ironic quip. For instance, Fin describes one particularly ridiculous ad campaign that he worked on to sell a pharmaceutical product that combats nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. I don’t want to spoil the book for you by giving away all the best jokes – and there are some pretty good ones related to casting actors to play the parts of Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea in the commercial. Suffice it to say that it’s this kind of material that showcases Kenney’s real genius: he knows that potty humor is always a hit. What better way is there to poke fun at people’s puffed up sense of self-importance than to go straight to bodily functions? In fact, the book’s plot revolves around Fin’s work on another ad campaign involving sh**. Fin and his team are given the daunting task of producing a Super Bowl commercial – the biggest, boldest kind of commercial there is – for disposable diapers. The idea the team finally comes up with is ludicrous: their commercial will riff on the iconic ad for Apple’s Macintosh computers that aired during the Super Bowl in 1984. In that ad (you can watch it on YouTube), grey men march and then sit in robotic, conformist formation

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until they are freed from Big Brother’s hypnotic hold by the earth-shattering innovation of Macintosh computers, symbolized by a female runner in red, 80s-style short-shorts hurling a giant hammer at a talking head projected on a large screen. The reference is to George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, which describes a world where surveillance and mind control make independent thinking nearly impossible. The message of the Apple ad was supposed to be that Macintosh computers would change the way people think and open up a whole new world of possibilities. Similarly, the ad Fin and his colleagues make for their client is meant to imply that the diapers in question will change the world. Of course Fin knows the whole premise is silly, but it’s his job to make it work – to hope it works. The client wants to convey that their diapers will shatter our current notions about diapers because they are completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. In Fin’s commercial, babies crawl and toddle in formation (sort of ), and a momrunner flings a dirty diaper at the Big Brother-type figure on the mesmerizing screen. All this is supposed to convey how revolutionary these particular diapers are – except that they aren’t, further testing reveals quite a bit too late. Kenney’s novel is at its best when the focus is on the hilarious hijinks of Fin and the ad agency’s crack team of writers and account executives. Fin’s adventures in advertising are totally entertaining. However, when Kenney writes about Fin’s life outside of his job, and when he tries to explain Fin’s motivations, the tone changes and creates some dissonance in the book. Fin is a damaged individual whose father abused his siblings and abandoned the family. That might be enough, really, to explain Fin’s pattern of distancing himself from other people and his choice to spend most of his waking hours in the shiny, made-up world of TV commercials. But that’s not all. Readers also learn that Fin’s mother died tragically when he was a child, and after that, Fin was raised by his emotionally unavailable older siblings. We are meant to assume that’s why, at almost forty, Fin is still working out the tangles of his childhood – which isn’t so strange or surprising; but it does seem a little at odds with all the amusing nonsense. Fin has tried to break completely away from his family and deny his sad story, but he’s still not very happy. He has become jaded about his work; he’s lost faith in the illusions that he creates, though he keeps at it because he doesn’t want to be unemployed. And yet Fin has messed up plenty of relationships because he won’t let go of the pretty ideals projected in advertising – those Hallmark moments he writes for commercials, those polished images he doesn’t believe in. But luckily for readers, through it all, Fin maintains – or develops – an appealing brand of self-effacing, self-deprecating humor. He’s cynical, but he can laugh at himself. Fin’s attitude teaches us that we are the butt of the joke, and it’s still funny. Maybe Kenney is trying to say something about resiliency after terrible misfortune, or maybe he wants readers to consider the absurdity of life, the inevitable juxtaposition of comedy and tragedy. Kenney has his hands full examining these kinds of philosophical issues, all while telling the story of how Fin deals with the death of his estranged father and falls in love. The journey of Fin’s father’s ashes – and Fin’s journey toward understanding his father better, if not forgiving him – is touching in the end. The unlikely friendship Fin develops along the way with the son of a Japanese shipping mogul adds a poignant note to the narrative. The love story, however, is totally forgettable, not very engaging, and kind of disconnected from all other aspects of the book. This and a few other loose threads in the book indicate to me that Kenney might be trying to do too much. But his attempt to balance and weave different elements in the book is admirable. Although Fin can’t totally believe in his work, he still wants to do something of value and leave his mark on the world; he’s a living contradiction – but aren’t we all, in some way? Fin praises that rare kind of advertising that tells a story and “breaks through the inanity and the noise to find something essential and real and lasting” (252). He thinks he’s not talented enough to achieve this lofty pinnacle where advertising becomes art, but he still aspires to it. Fin’s assessment of his life’s work might also be Kenney’s admission to us of what he hopes his book accomplishes – though maybe he also is acknowledging that it falls a bit short of this ambitious goal. Still, I would argue that in Kenney’s book, it’s not the story, but the humor – the inanity and the noise – that is essential, real, and maybe even lasting. Bring on the ridiculous situations! Bring on the laughs! They’re important, too.

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Saturday, July 13 • 7pm - 9pm The shops, restaurants, and galleries will be open late, and live art, dance, and music will be performed on the closed streets. Come enjoy the Classic Car Show – all cars, trucks, motorcycles welcome (enter your vehicle at 2nd and Aztec at 6:30 pm). Dress up as your finest Greaser, Soc, Pink Lady...whatever! Win cool prizes in the 50s Costume Contest! Local band Three Bad Jacks will be playing uncut rock & roll expression that goes upside the head with stunning force!

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La Montañita Co-op, 105 E. Coal Ave. The co-op will be setting up at the west end of Coal Ave – come by for cold drinks and special coupons! HealinGifts, 106 W. Coal Ave. Stop by the sidewalk outside for egg rolls, and come in and meet our turtles and relax with a cup of tea and some meditative music Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub & Grille, 107 W. Coal Ave. Alexandra Barton, a young artist self-taught in pencil drawings, acrylics, oils, and watercolor. Wilbert Manning, a Native American silversmith and artist will be showing his hand-crafted traditional and contemporary items and fetishes. Gilbert Jumbo is a Diné artist and a nationally recognized multimedia artist who works with pencil drawings, pastels, acrylics and calligraphy. Foundations of Freedom, 115 W. Coal Ave. The Foundations of Freedom Belly Dancers will be performing outside the dance studio at various times throughout the evening. ART123, 123 W. Coal Ave. Marco Bello’s Multimedia Exhibition: Stories from The Gallup – this show of portraits and audio interviews with students, teachers, and other education professionals attempts to capture and give listeners a chance to access the vast array of opinions about education on the reservation and the surrounding area. Open Studio/Outsider Gallery, 123 W. Coal Ave. (East Room) Contemporary Fine Arts & Crafts… Unique, One-of-a Kind & Handmade created by our various featured artists. The Coffee House, 203 W. Coal Ave. Stop by the Coffee House to visit the Monster Slayer Project team. BID Office, 205 W. Coal Ave. Historic photographs by Peter Procopio. El Morro Theater, 207 W. Aztec Ave. The Emmy-Award-winning Zinghoppers, LIVE! 6pm-7pm The Zinghoppers are a preschool pop band, influenced by hip-hop and electro dance music. Admission $5, Children 12 and under are free. At 7:30pm Gerry Domagala and Friends will perform Country and Rock Music. Admission: FREE Beeman Jewelry, 211 W. Coal Ave. One-of-a-kind jewelry creations made with stones from all over the world. Come in and check out our new affordable designs that are perfect for summer! Planet Mar’s, 213 W. Coal Ave. Located in the back of Makeshift Gallery, come peruse an amazing collection of vintage clothing at very reasonable prices.


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The Long and Winding Road “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine


ver forty years ago I stood at the starting line of the invitational cross country meet in Albuquerque. Our team, the Hobbs Eagles, was favored to win that day, and when the race started, three of our team members were close to the lead. I had never competed against Native American runners and in this meet many classes of schools were combined. Before the race was over, I finished second and was surrounded by Native American runners. Jemez Valley won the championship. Little did I know that ten years later I would move to Gallup, New Mexico and be surrounded by high quality Native American runners most of my adult life. By then I had retired from running, but my journey of many miles on many dirt roads started in Hobbs, New Mexico. I was in the ninth grade. I am not sure why it happened. Perhaps it was because I was not very good at anything else. I wanted to be successful in sports but wasn’t big enough to play football or fast enough to play basketball in Hobbs, America, one of the high school basketball capitals in the United States. A track coach suggested that I should run the 660-yard run, the longest race available in the eighth grade. It was normally reserved for overweight football players who needed to get in shape for the fall season. At the time it seemed like an incredibly long distance, but little did I know that what was to come over the next 12 years would change my life forever. I began training although I was not sure what to do and received little advice from the coaching staff. Soon I was on the track meet circuit running the event with the football players. I still remember a race in Andrews, Texas in which the only reason that I did not finish last was because the football player in front of me quit running altogether. I still don’t know why I continued to run but God had a surprise in store for me. The last meet that year was between the three junior high schools in our hometown. The 660 run was filled with the usual suspects plus two real runners that competed against each other for the championship. The favorites took the lead from the beginning and battled neck and neck to the end. I once again found myself back in the pack with the football crowd. My 6’2” 117-pound frame cut quite a swath through the big linemen. With 220 yards to go

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By Jay Mason After 36 years in Gallup and inspired by the tireless efforts of Nate and Chuck to have a positive effect on Gallup and the surrounding area, Jay Mason has written some vignettes about his life in Gallup and beyond.

I decided at that moment that I could do better; I closed my eyes and forced myself to run faster. I began to pass one football player after another and finished just behind the favorites in third. The high school cross country coach came up and recruited me for the high school team. I soon learned that it took a lot of work to become a decent runner. I covered many miles in and around Hobbs, New Mexico, those next three years. We won three state championships and in my senior year I was the state champion and set a state record. My coaches taught me that working hard could make a difference in my performance; I also learned that there was a mental side to distance running. It was time to go to college. I had always wanted to attend Princeton and had received a nice scholarship. When I became better in track, I contacted the University of Kansas, a track and field powerhouse at the time with its world famous distance runner, Jim Ryun, and sought a scholarship. Surprisingly, Coach Bob Timmons showed some interest and offered me a half athletic, half academic scholarship. I decided in August of that year to go to Kansas and see how much better I could become. The University of Kansas track team had its pick of great athletes. I was not the best distance runner in my freshman class. Coach Timmons had workouts that still give me nightmares, but they showed me that I had not developed as far as I could possibly go. Soon my times improved and as the team succeeded so did I. I was a Big Eight Champion in my event in my junior and senior years, and our team won four NCAA championships during my college years at KU. There were many memorable races, but one of the best was a night in Kansas City in the Memorial Auditorium in my senior year when we won the Big Eight Indoor and I broke Jim Ryun’s record in the two-mile that night. With ten laps to go, the announcer told the crowd that I was on record pace, and the crowd came alive with excitement. The last few laps seemed almost like a dream, and I came close to lapping the second place runner. The record was broken, and the crowd went crazy. I remembered then those days in junior high when I was fortunate to finish a race much less win it in record time. Another memorable night was a meet in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. I ran the two-mile that night in 8:33, my best time ever. My event was the next to last event, and we were competing against Villanova and USC for the meet championship. I needed to score because we were unlikely to score

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505.863.1820 in the last event. That night our three shot putters went 1-2-3 in the event, and they made a point to come up to me and emphasize how important my race was to the team. As I stared up at their 300+ pound frames from my hulking 145-pound body, it was clear that they were serious. Villanova had 3 excellent distance runners, including Dick Buerkle, a future Olympian. When the race began, the Villanova runners were 1-2-3 and it was apparent that it was not going to be easy to beat them. My teammates had helped devise lap times to pace myself, but that soon became a futile exercise. I came through the first mile in the same time that I ran the mile in high school (4:17), and slowly caught the Villanova runners. Dick Buerkle and I ran the last lap side by side to the utter frenzy of the crowd and especially our team. I lost the race by an inch but we won the meet. During that race and in many others I felt almost outside my own body (“in the zone” as they say) but it was more than just a feeling. It was almost a surrender to a higher power that said, “Just relax, do what you know you can do, and I will take care of the rest.” It didn’t happen in every race, but it definitely happened that night. One of the best benefits of being on a great team was the camaraderie that developed between teammates, even fierce competitors. When you run so many miles together, the bond that forms will not ever break no matter how long you are apart. One fall day at the Big Eight cross country championship race we came over the last hill and realized that our team held the first five places in the race. Rather than duel with each other to the finish, we almost joined hands and finished the race together. We got a perfect score that day, and I had forgotten all about it, until one of my teammates reminded me last year and showed me the picture on the cover of Runner’s World. I tried out for the Olympics in 1972. I trained in Santa Barbara and had a wonderful year trying to make the team. I made the Olympic qualifying time but finished eighth at the trials that year against Steve Prefontaine. I retired during my law school years, even though many of my fellow distance runners who continued their careers after 1972 made the Olympic team in 1976 and 1980. I look back now and wonder how I ever persevered to run those many miles (almost 100 miles a week) for those many years. It was usually to support a team, but distance running is an individual event. I think now it was the challenge to training to the best of my ability and then matching wits with competitors in a race that mattered. I traveled all over the country and met amazing athletes from all over the world. I only wish my children had seen me run. Was it worth the effort? Sure it was; it was a gift from God that changed my life forever.

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TOWN July Events @ Your Octavia Fellin Public Library Main Branch Art Across New Mexico, July 1-31 For the month of July, the library will exhibit Art Across New Mexico, an overview of New Mexico art to celebrate the centennial of our statehood. The exhibition represents our vibrant artistic heritage beginning 14,000 years ago and ending with contemporary images. These connections and influences have shaped the visual arts that define New Mexico. Art Across New Mexico not only represents the fusions of ethnic groups and artistic traditions of the Southwest, it also represents the changing world and the borrowing of artistic ideas across cultural divides, creation of spiritual imagery, and the use of humor in art. This exhibit is funded by Newman’s Own Foundation, NM Humanities Council and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Intertribal Ceremonial Retrospective, July 15 - August 15 This exhibit provides a close look at the rich history of Intertribal Ceremonial through photographs, memorabilia, posters and other items. July Film Series - Rock and Roll Beach Party with Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello Co-sponsored by the Gallup Film Foundation - Wednesday nights at 5:30pm (Remembering Annette Funicello 4/8/13) July 10 – Beach Party (1963) July 17 – Muscle Beach Party (1964) July 24 – Bikini Beach (1964) July 31 – Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Children’s Branch July 6 – Exotics of the Rainforest brings live rainforest animals to Gallup at 2:00 pm. July 13 – Storyteller Indiana Bones tells tales of high adventure at 2:00 pm. July 20 – Storytellers Johanna and Scott bring stories, songs and puppets from around the world to the Children’s Branch at 2:00 pm For Teens Games and crafts every Friday @ 4 PM Registration required to attend games at the Children’s Branch July 5 – Bleach T-Shirts: Bring a black shirt July 12 – Werewolf the Game July 19 – Wrap-Up Party


Summer Lunch Program Weekdays July 1-26 School’s out and summer is here! No more homework, no more riding the bus, and . . . no more school lunches.  No matter what kids may say about school food, many families depend on their children receiving free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year.  In the Gallup area, the Summer Lunch Program has been around for over twenty years, providing children with nutritious breakfasts and lunches during the summer months.  This summer, on weekdays until July 26, free meals will be provided to children, ages 1 through 18, at sites throughout the Gallup-McKinley County area (see full listing of sites on p. 21).  Meals are free to all children within the age limitations and adults who accompany them may purchase a meal if they’d like – $2.00 for breakfast, $3.25 for lunch.  Site directors ensure that fresh meals are consumed on site to further promote well-balanced eating habits. The Summer Lunch Program provides an opportunity for McKinley County’s children to continue physical and social development while providing nutritious meals during the summer months.  It gives parents peace of mind and helps our children return to school ready to learn.

87301 July is Goathead Awareness Month When dogs get together, they talk about why people don’t get rid of the goatheads in their yards. When bikers get together, they compare how many goathead punctures they’ve had. What you can do: 1. Learn to recognize them. 2. Eradicate them when they are small. 3. Teach your children to recognize them and uproot them. 4. Join people on your street to make it goathead free. 5. Identify places where they are rampant and hold a neighborhood goathead eradication day. 6. Mobilize Scouts and other organizations to join the campaign against goatheads. Remember: • They are easiest to pull when they are small, before they get flowers. • Even when they are mature, they are easiest to pull right after a rain. • When they are mature, the best tool to use is a weed digger with a V-shaped tip. • Every mature goathead you uproot this year is a hundred less next year. Let’s make all this talk unnecessary. Resolve to join the goathead brigade today – and DO IT!

Community Vision Project Brings Free Eye Clinic to Gallup University of New Mexico Gallup Branch Saturday, July 20, 10am – 3 pm Our sight is one of our most valuable tools in navigating the world, and it is often something that we take for granted. Unfortunately, it can be impacted and even taken away by many common disease processes, including diabetes and hypertension. Comprehensive eye examinations can catch these processes early on and prevent future vision loss and even blindness. The Community Vision Project at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine ( works to provide routine eye exams at clinics throughout the state in an attempt to increase eye health and awareness of eye disease among New Mexicans, especially those individuals who do not have another way of receiving eye care. This summer, students and faculty from the UNM School of Medicine will be putting on a free eye clinic here in Gallup. The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 10am – 3 pm at the University of New Mexico Gallup branch. This event will provide individuals with vision screening, dilated eye exams, and possible matching with prescription glasses. In order to provide each patient with a complete exam, appointments are required. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Kaitlin at 505-870-0049 or

Western Indian Ministries Celebrates 75 Years! Tse Bonito, NM, July 25-27 Western Indian Ministries, formerly known as Navajo Bible School and Mission, is celebrating 75 years of serving the Navajo Reservation with various programs. One of the celebrations includes a conference at the campus in Tse Bonito, NM, which will take place July 25-27. This will be more than a celebration of WIM’s service to the Navajo Nation, but a tribute to all the Christian ministers, missionaries, and others who have sought to bring hope and restoration to the Navajo People. Today Western Indian Ministries has a number of departments: three radio stations, which cover most of northern Arizona and New Mexico; Christ for Native Youth, which mentors youth leaders and helps establish youth ministry in various communities; an outreach department that includes family counseling, hospital and jail visitation, Navajo Police Chaplaincy, and other outreach programs; and Hilltop Christian School, which seeks to provide superior educational opportunities to the children of the Navajo Reservation. Display His Splendor, will be the theme for our conference this summer, which will take place Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27, located on the Western Indian Ministries Campus, just east of Window Rock in Tse Bonito. Guest speakers will include Dr. Howard E. Clark, Rev. Dan Fredricks, Rev. Huron Claus, and Rev. Milt Shirleson. Meals will be available for purchase. There will be special music by Kevin Spencer, Taylor Allen, a combined Navajo Choir, Paradigm, and a number of other bands and music groups. Games and competitions will be available and there will be a presentation of the Rich Mullins documentary film. For registration information, call 505-371-5749, or visit the WIM website at

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TOWN TerraCycle Takes Recycling to a New Level By Betsy Windisch


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When one hears the word “recycling” one thinks of aluminum beverage cans, steel cans, newspaper, magazines / catalogs, mixed paper, #1 and #2 plastic bottles, ink cartridges, vehicles, and, if you are lucky enough to live in a community where recycling glass bottles and #3-#7 plastics is available, those items might come to mind. Now think outside the box! TerraCycle is a company that takes recycling to a new level. Working with this company can help businesses, schools, and communities make zero waste a reality. TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating waste collection programs (a“Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging from recycled park benches to upcycled backpacks. There are more than 40 Brigade programs that range from packaging (like drink pouches and chip bags) to office supplies (like pens and tape dispensers) to personal products (like cosmetic and diaper packaging). Check out the web site for all of the possibilities. You / your organization simply sign up for the Brigades for which you want to collect and then follow the simple directions for how to Collect, Store and Ship at Once your waste is received at the TerraCycle facility your collection location will be credited with any TerraCycle points that you may have earned for your waste. TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. TerraCycle’s team of scientists and designers have found ways to recycle and upcycle the waste we normally would THROW AWAY into cool new products. Summer is a time for outdoor events. Many of us who are pretty good about recycling when it is convenient (at home, work, school, church) often abandon our recycling will when the trash bin is easier to reach. When a purchase is made for a summer event consider what the end result will be for that item. In addition to using paper products that can decompose in a landfill or a compost pile, or buying plastic utensils that can be washed and reused (just add a little bleach to the water), another way to dispose of those Solo brand cups (found at every indoor / outdoor celebration or event it seems) is through TerraCycle. Solo cups should no longer enter the waste stream but instead be collected for the recycling stream via TerraCycle. Go to for a look at the company history and the list of Brigades (items) they recycle. I learn something new every time I go to their web site. You’ll be hearing more from the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council (MCRC) about TerraCycle as we work with the community on collecting Brigade items. Let us know if your school, church, group, or organization will be collecting for a Brigade. MCRC will help spread the word and get the community saving for you. Contact the author at or send a message through the MCRC web site at

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sat on my bed, getting in the fetal position. He was gone. I will never see his perfectly crooked smile or his beautiful eyes again. I will never be able to feel his firm yet soft arms around me or cuddle with him when I’ve had a bad day. It all happened so quickly. I came home from a stressful day at work, calling for him when I got inside. “Babe! Hello?” No answer. I walked all over the house, checking every room. I was starting to get worried. He said he would be home. I approached the bedroom door. I didn’t want to know what happened in there. He’s been having a tough time; who knows what could have happened. I opened the door. The room was empty. I looked around. There was note on the nicely folded sheets. It had my name printed in his handwriting. I picked it up and became short of breath. I didn’t want to know what it said. Paloma, It was his handwriting. I know you love me now for who I truly am and not for who I’ve become. Never forget that I loved, love, and will always love you no matter where I am. Never give up. I know I’m a hypocrite saying that, but I never want you to give up on yourself, your dreams and ambitions, maybe even a successful relationship. Tears were rolling down my face. I didn’t want to read anymore, but I had to finish it. Just promise you’ll only remember the good things. Our first date. The time we first kissed. The Ferris wheel. The endless talks on the phone when we were sad or lonely or just wanted to hear each other’s voices. Just remembering these things makes me want to change my mind. I want to thank you. Thank you for helping me get over my addictions. Thank you for helping me when I was struggling to find healing, love, and hope. Never forget that you were the one and only girl in my life and that no matter how long it takes for you to grieve, I will be there right by your side. I love you. I closed the note. What? Why would he do this to me? I gave him everything. My love, affection, attention, time, care, hope. How could he just give up? I looked around. Where was he? I had searched everywhere but the main bathroom. I walked slowly. I was dreading this moment. I didn’t want to know his fate. I slowly opened the door and saw him lying in the tub. “No!” I screamed, looking up, as if I was yelling at God. I ran to him and held his limp body in my embrace. He couldn’t be dead. He had to be alive. I checked his pulse. Slowly but surely, it was there. “Honey? Can you hear me? You’re okay. Everything will be okay.” I picked him up, struggling, and took him down to the car. I set him in the backseat, got in, and started the car. I parked crookedly and pulled him out of the car. The emergency room was nearly empty when I busted through the doors, carrying him. “Please,” I said breathlessly to the nurse that rushed over, “please save him. He’s the only thing I have left.” They had now put him on a stretcher and oxygen. An E.R. doctor

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came up to me. “What happened?” he asked. I calmed down a little to tell him. “I came home and saw he was missing. I found him, overdosed on pills, in the tub in the bathroom.” A nurse proceeded to take me out to the waiting room. “They are pumping his stomach now. He’ll be okay,” she said reassuring me, squeezed my shoulder, and walked away. It felt like it had been 10 hours before the doctor came out. “I hate to be the bearer of bad news,” he said looking at me sympathetically, “but he’s dying. The drugs took a turn on his system before we could save him. Now would be a good time to say goodbye before we take him off life support.” I didn’t respond, but instead ran to the room he was in. He was lying on the bed, weak and barely alive. I hugged him. “Don’t leave me,” he said weakly. “I won’t ever leave you,” I said, sobbing and holding him closer. “Can I have one last kiss?” I didn’t say anything, just kissed him. Lovingly. Passionately. It was our last kiss. I held his hand. The nurse and doctor walked into the room. “I’m sorry, we have to cut it off now or he will die painfully,” the doctor said. The nurse came over and held me while he weakly squeezed my hand. They pulled the plug. His hand became limp and the monitor was making a monotone sound. I couldn’t believe it. He was gone. I was sitting in the hospital chair, staring into space. All the good times we had. Now the love of my life, my soul mate, was gone. He’ll never be here again. He’ll never come back. I stood up quickly and ran down to my car. Once I was home, I ran inside and slammed the door. The house was quiet. It was driving me insane. He brought life to our house. I looked around and fell on my knees, crying hysterically. Why did God have to do this to me? What did I do to deserve this? I ran into the kitchen and grabbed a knife. If he was gone, I was going to go with him. I ran up to my room. Tears were streaming down my face. Was I ready for death? I sat on my bed, getting in the fetal position. He was gone. I will never see his perfect smile or his beautiful eyes again. I will never be able to feel his arms around me or cuddle with him when I’ve had a bad day. It all happened so quickly. Just as I was about to plunge the knife into my heart, I heard my name. Faint at first, but louder with each second. “Who’s there? Let me be!” I listened closer. It was his voice. Don’t do it. I love you. I’ll always be here, whether you can see me or not. I began bawling. “Why did you have to go?” I yelled aloud, “You were supposed to be here for me.” It’s okay, I’m here. As soon as I heard that, I felt a familiar warmth around me. I began to realize, everything would be okay.

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Support Class for Parents of Teens at First United Methodist Church from 6:30-7:30pm. Info: 8634512.

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: 722-6389.

Poetry Group, call Jack for more information (including location) at 783-4007.

Codependents Anonymous, 6pm at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. Info: Liz at 863-5928.

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. Introductory Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Time! Tea served! Sundays 1-3 pm at the Buddhist Pema Osal Ling Tibetan and Dharma Center (106 W. Coal Ave., Downtown, Gallup). Or just come visit our Shrine. All welcome! Love offerings appreciated. For info, contact Maria at 505-863-3772.

“Teen Survivors of Dating and Domestic Violence” support group meeting, 6:30-8:30pm. Info: 722-6389. 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: Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Open mic night every Monday at the Coffee House from 6 to 8 pm. Open to musicians, poets, and story tellers. Zumba classes well be held 6:30-7:30 at 3rd and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If you have any questions please feel free to call Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250.


Farewell/Open House for Audrey and Bruce Schuurmann at Bethany Church from 4 to 6 pm. Land of Enchantment Opera presents Sacred Music Concert at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 3 pm. Free event.


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.


True Hoops Basketball Day Camp at Rehoboth Sports and Fitness Center, July 22-24. Ages 8-12 will be from 9 am to 3 pm, ages 13-18 will be from 1 pm to 3 pm. Camp is Free and sponsored by True Hoops Ministries, Comstock Christian Reformed Church, and Rehoboth Christian School. For more information please contact Adrian Pete at 505-879-6899. Registration starts at 8:15 am on July 22.


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.

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

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. 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. 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. Open yoga classes 9:30-10:30 am at Foundations of Freedom (115 E. Coal). Cost is $6. Info: 7288416 or

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. 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. 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. Experience the healing power of group meditation! Reserve a time for silence, love and light! Share your presence with us at HealinGifts, 106 W. Coal Ave., Downtown Gallup (505) 863-3772. Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564.

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!

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.

Zumba classes at the Hozho Center (3rd and Maloney) at 6:30-7:30. For more information, call the Hozho Center at 505-870-1483 or call 505-7137250.

Zumba classes well be held 6:30-7:30 at 3rd and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If you have any questions please feel free to call Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250.


Beginner’s Quilting Part I at Gallup Service Mart, 6-9 pm. $45 includes patterns and handouts for all three classes. (Part II – Aug. 27, Part III – Sep. 24). Learn about fabrics, sewing machine feet, machine parts and how to make a quilt from beginning to end. For more information, call 722-9414.

Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564.


Our Universal Journey – Free reflection group on such primordial issues as “Who are we?” “What are we doing here?” “Where are we going?” If interested or intrigued, call Marco at 541-761-4980. 2013 Teen Wellness Conference, 8 am to 5 pm at Gallup Inn. (Lunch NOT provided). Presentations for ages 13-21 on cultural/ traditional teachings, leadership skills presentation, building self-confidence, healthy relationships, STDs/HIV/AIDS, drugs/alcohol prevention, bullying prevention. Free registration starts at 7:30 am. For more information, to pre-register or set up a booth, call 505-722-1741.


Tohatchi Health Center 2013 Health Fair, 1-6 pm. Free health screenings, educational health booths, activities for all ages, door prizes and refreshments. Just Move It Event registration starts at 4:30. For more information, call 505-733-8332.

Octavia Fellin Public Library July Events on p. 50.

Junior Golf sessions at Fox Run Golf Course Registration is required and juniors ages 6-17 may attend any or all sessions at no charge. The time of each session will be 9am to 11am, Monday thru Thursday, and the list of the sessions is as follows: July 8-11, July 22-25, August 5-8. There will be awards, cookout and pool party at the Elk’s Lodge after the last session is over. Registration forms are available at the Golf Shop. For more information, call the Golf Shop at 863-9224.



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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 dkruis@ Open yoga classes 9:30-10:30 am at Foundations of Freedom (115 E. Coal). Cost is $6. Info: 728-8416 or gallupyoga@gmail. com. Intermediate yoga class, 7 pm at Foundations of Freedom (115 E Coal). Cost is $6. Info: 728-8416 or


Diabetes Education classes, 6:30 – 8:30 pm on July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 at RMCH. Must have referral from your medical provider. For more information and to register, call Carolyn at 863-1865.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 11 am, at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. Info: Liz 505-863-5928. 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.

Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 Yoga class beginner/advanced beginner. 10 am at Foundations of Freedom (115 E Coal). Info: 728-8416 or South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Are you being called to help heal others, using subtle energies? Ongoing Reiki classes offered at HealinGifts. Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm. $14 per class session. Certificate upon completing 8 sessions plus attunements. Summer Belly Dance classes @ FOF studio Special healing available for $30. Contact Wayne Wilcken or Maria at (505) 863-3772. Proceeds will benefit (115 W. Coal Ave.). Beginners Class: Fridays, Pema Osal Ling Dharma Center at 106 W. Coal Ave., Downtown Gallup. 5:30-6:30 pm. Advanced Class: Fridays, 6:30-7:30 pm. $10 Registration fee and $5 per Zumba classes well be held at 11 am at 3rd and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If you have any questions class. Call Leaf for more info: 722-2491. please feel free to call Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250. Zumba classes well be held 6:30-7:30 at 3rd Gallup Farmers’ Market, through October 12 (weather permitting), 8:30 to 11:30 am in the Gallup Downtown and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If Walkway (200 block between Coal & Aztec). EBT & Debit Cards accepted. For more information, call or email you have any questions please feel free to call Carole Palmer at, 505-713-2333. Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250. Habitat for Humanity Yards Sales, 9am to noon (weather permitting), Warehouse Lane. Used: ranges, refrigerators, furnaces, counter tops, sinks, copier, dishwasher, range hoods, trailer frame, desks, microwaves, water heaters, kitchen cabinets, paint, doors, lights, etc. Call Bill 505-722-4226 for info. Re-modelers’ and contractors’ donations accepted.

City of Gallup 3rd Annual Community Cleanup!

Residential customers within the city limits can place all unwanted junk, bulk items, appliances & furniture curbside away from al obstructions by 8am on the SATURDAY designated for your neighborhood. City crews will dispose of items on that day.

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



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 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564.

A Course in Miracles - Ongoing Study Group at Pema Osal Ling Dharma Center (106 W. Coal Ave., Downtown Gallup). 7:00-8:30 pm, $10 donation. Call Maria or Wayne for more info: (505) 863-3772.


July 6 – Southeast – Areas east of Second Street to Verdi Dr. / south of Hwy. 66 to the boundaries of Philipina Ave. and Country Club Dr. Visit for more information


Summer Youth Shoot Out Basketball Tournament, July 12-14 at Gallup Catholic gym. For more information, call Michelle at 505-9794777.

Machine Quilting Weekend at Gallup Service Mart. The three classes being offered this weekend will have you Breastfeeding 101, learn the basics of mastering machine quilting and enjoying breastfeeding, RMCH 2nd floor library at quilting your own quilt tops! July 12, 6pm. For more information, contact Mary 1-5 pm, July 13, 9 am -12 pm and 1-4:30 Ippel at 505-870-5103. pm. Take all three classes for $125! For more information, call 722-9414. Baby Bistro, support group for breastfeeding moms and their babies, Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association RMCH 2nd floor library at 7pm. For more Auction at Crownpoint Elementary information, contact Mary Ippel at 505School. Viewing 4:00-6:30 pm, auction 870-5103. 7:00-10:00 pm. For more information, visit Land of Enchantment Opera Wine and Opera social kickoff at Gallup Popcorn Theology at Church Cultural Center, 7 pm. Tickets $20 of the Holy Spirit (1334 Country Club available at Gallup Cultural Center and at Drive, Gallup). Come join us at 7 pm for a free movie, sodas, popcorn, and conversation as we explore the gospel message in contemporary movies. For Christmas Stocking workshop information, call 505-863-4695. at Gallup Service Mart, 6-9 pm. $30 includes class and kit. Geared toward Land of Enchantment Opera 2013 Gala the young at heart, all ages. Bring your Dinner at Gallup Elks Club at 7 pm. machine and thread and be ready for a Tickets are $100 and available by calling fun-filled evening! For more information, Jeremy Boucher at 505-290-8728 and at call 722-9414.

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Gallup Family Triathlon, 10am at the Gallup Aquatic Center. Gallup Family Fitness Series is joining forces with the Gallup Triathlon to offer a family style tri so that the whole family can join the fun. Swim, bike (bike & helmet required), and run!! To COMPETE in the Gallup Triathlon (individual or teams) and RACE for some great prizes, check out and register by July 4th. For the non-competitive Family Triathlon, the cost is $3 per person. Registration fee includes participation in all GFFS events along with a t-shirt while supplies last. For more information call 708.291.0865. McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council monthly meeting. 2:00 pm at Work in Beauty House (NW corner of Logan and Puerco). Contact 722-5142 for more information or visit the web page Gallup Pride, Inc.’s 5th Annual LGBTQA Pridefest at Gallup’s downtown Courthouse Square. Join us as we continue to promote a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. For more information, contact Sasha Foxx at Like us on Facebook!


ArtsCrawl, Downtown Gallup, 7-9 pm. See page 44 for complete schedule of events.

9th Annual Mario A. Estrada Memorial Tournament, open men’s & co-ed at Gallup Sports Complex, July 13-14. Entry deadline is July 5. For more information, call 505-722-2388 or 879-1296.


Gallup Family Fitness Series – Zumbathon! GFFS events at Rio West Mall at 11 am and 3 pm. For more information, call 505-862-1865. Summer Heat 2013 Youth Basketball Tournament, July 20-21 at Miyamura HS gym. For more information call Vicki Jymm (505-870-1042) or Lisa Jymm (505-236-5627).


7th Annual Car, Truck and Street Rod Show in Gallup! Presented by Gurley Motor Co. For more information call Steve at 505-870-7405. 3rd Annual Rocky Canyon Co-Ed Half Marathon Relay Run, 2 miles west of Crownpoint on Navajo Route 9. 1-person, 2-person, 4-person teams. Teams must complete a registration packet on site; registration begins at 5 am. Relay race begins at 6 am. For more information, call the NNSDP Crownpoint Office at 505-786-2372.

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Opinion P Favorite Burger: El Rancho’s Ronald Reagan Burger (Karen) Favorite Cookie: Chocolate Chip (Al)

A supernatural, mystical or miraculous event that you’ve witnessed:


: I’ve always thought butterflies symbolizes the safe passing of someone from earth to heaven. And from time to time I will see butterflies in very unusual cold times of the year, and on the day my mom died I saw a very large monarch butterfly


: We lived in a haunted house on Hill St. Besides hearing footsteps and strange noises that would startle the cat and dog as well as me, I had the misfortune to see the silverware just spinning on the kitchen table one day. I knew I wasn’t going crazy when the previous renter stopped by one day and the first thing he said was, “How are you and the ghost doing?”


: When I worked at the hospital in Zuni, I would walk to work from my house in Blackrock. One day a grey and white wolf met me while I crossed the field on my morning commute. I was scared at first but he just walked in front of me the rest of the way through the field. This happened almost every day for two and a half years.


Favorite Burger: Glenn’s or Coal St. Pub Favorite Cookie: Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip A supernatural, mystical or miraculous event that you’ve witnessed: I think for me...when I am sitting in the cathedral by myself, meditating, there is a flow of energy and peace that is unexplainable.

Op i ni on Poll F act s 14 billion burgers are eaten every year in the U.S. The average person eats 100 burgers a year.

Oreo cookies are the #1 selling cookie in the U.S. A May 2011 Gallup Poll shows that 91% of Americans said “yes” when simply asked if they “believe in God.”


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Favorite Burger: Jerry’s Favorite Cookie: Chocolate Chip A supernatural, mystical or miraculous event that you’ve witnessed: I get “déjà vu” sometimes. . . I’ll have a premonition about something and then it just happens, good things mostly. Also, I’ll get a chill or feel an odd breeze sometimes that I believe are spirits or angels nearby.

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e broke ground for Hooghan Ho’zho’ last month. We anticipate that USDA will have completed its due diligence soon so that we can proceed with the actual construction. CARE 66 has an entry in the Native American film festival and will be showing our film on August 9 at 7pm. Our fourth iteration of the Mother Road Bicycle Classic will be on September 14.  Last year we had a good turn out and were able to raise some money for CARE 66. We hope that you will help us be more successful this year. 


Until next month stay well and do good!

A supernatural, mystical or miraculous event that you’ve witnessed:

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Favorite Burger: Grandpa’s Grill Favorite Cookie: Macadamia Nut

In a car we were driving around a corner too fast, and we skipped the curb which caused us to head straight into a tree at about 35mph. All I can say is that tree actually moved. We should have nailed the tree head on...but it just moved.

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People read Gallup Journey in the darndest places! send photos to: or 202 east hill, 87301

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1. The Gators of ZYEP HOOPZ love to read the Journey before, during and after all basketball games . . . GO GATORS! 2. Rose Ann Long and her grandson Jacob Long enjoying the Gallup Journey just after visiting The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. 3. Rozlyne Long reading the Gallup Journey next to Tim Tebow’s Heisman Trophy at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. 4. Marie Johnston and her padre took a moment to catch up on stories from her hometown, Gallup, while overlooking the Santa Cruz, CA beach boardwalk, home to the 5th oldest roller coaster in the United States. 5. Jerry and Tammy Smith enjoying the Journey as they fly to Paso Robles Wine Country! 6. Vidal and Lourdes DeLaTorre enjoying the Gallup Journey at the fountain, Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain.




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3 1. Ray and Suzanne Chavez taking a break before hiking up to Mānoa Falls in Oahu, Hawaii. 2. Danny, Eryka Jaye, and Theresa Villanueva read the Journey at another NASCAR race at another track, on Eryka’s birthday. This one, Talladega Super Speedway, Alabama.


3. Stephen Buggie and son Brian Buggie read the Journey at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, CT. Brian, a 2000 Gallup HS Graduate, is a psychiatrist in Manhattan, NY.

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Store Manager Position Available Please see Gallup Cultural Center Executive Director, Mark Schwerdt for more information.


OLD TRAIN music & arts Gallup, New Mexico

Old Train Music & Arts is looking for art, music and dance instructors If interested, please call 505-863-4131 or stop by the Gallup Cultural Center for a visit.

Gallup Cultural Center

Open 8am - 5pm • 201 E. Highway 66 • (505) 863-4131 believe • gallup


Gary Hallock works at CARE 66 as the Handyman Services Coordinator. He employs local men and women who have fallen on hard times and need support to reenter the workforce. CARE 66 believes that creating employment opportunities plays a major role in restoring human dignity and citizenship to our community. Hallock’s employees are motivated, hardworking and eager to learn; and many are licensed or trained in a skill or trade. Hallock and his co-workers at the Lexington Hotel work together to match employees with local projects and provide support to them throughout their time on the job. With a background in construction and experience as an emergency room technician, Hallock spends most of his time supervising his employees on the job sites.

This Is My Job:

Getting the word out to the community is one of the most challenging aspects of this job. Hallock and his crew do much more than “pull weeds.” Their services include construction, roofing, plumbing and electrical projects, landscaping, painting, moving and housekeeping, to name a few. They deliver quality work at affordable prices, and provide the necessary tools and supervision to get the job done professionally. Hallock loves providing a service and helping others to reach their goals. Both customers and employees are experiencing the rewards of CARE 66’s Handyman Services. If you’ve got a project, big or small, give CARE 66 a call at 722-5203.

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ummer is here and, along with it, time for projects. Whether it’s a major landscaping job or mopping floors, now is the time to get it done!

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Gallup Journey July 2013  

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

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