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NEWS Editors’ Picks - Top 5 cover stories of 2018 By Sun Editorial Staff

No. 5: “Fraud doc sidelines broker: No love for Valentine as he faces suspension, fines” Run date: Jan. 12 Reporter Deswood Tom profiled local real estate broker and realtor Jason Valentine who repor tedly a ltered a pre-qualification letter for a home loan. Valentine was fined and suspended for six months. The reporter aptly captured Valentine’s regret and the costly consequences of fraudulent actions in the world of real estate. No. 4: “Tribute to a Gallup radio legend: John McBreen December 30, 1948 - March 19, 2018” Run date: March 23 It’s tough to come up with a few short words on how we feel about radio personality John McBreen. His professionalism and camaraderie toward other media professionals

was a breath of fresh air. He touched many lives with his storytelling and early morning interviews with Gallup’s movers and shakers on the radio show Impact. This article, along with the photos, adequately captured the life of a roving radio reporter. McBreen asked the tough questions and turned mundane politics into something interesting and digestible for the public at large. No. 3: “Torn Apart: Local father, DWI arrestee awaits deportation trial” Run date: Aug. 10 Nery Contreras had already lost the mother of his children when she reportedly fled the area, cutting ties with her children and her own mother. Things only got worse for him when he was arrested for a DWI, and next incarcerated, awaiting a deportation hearing. This story captured his family’s anguish and sadness. It’s an important story for this day and age, as many



undocumented immigrants that came here as children live in fear of deportation everyday of their lives. No. 2: “Nursing home neglect: Local care facility comes under fire”

Run date: Sept. 21, 2018 It’s not easy to speak out against a facility tasked with taking care of elderly family members. For starters, folks fear retribution if they speak out. But not Serena Penaloza.


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NATIONAL NEWS Our top picks for national stories of 2018…what a year

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Cody Begaye’s picks: Top 5 best stories of 2018 1

By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent 1. “Manuelito Children’s Home: A west side treasure” by Dee Valesco. This was a different look at the impact that Wild Thing has on Gallup. It shows us that the money given to an event like Wild Thing can


have a significant impact on the community. I think this was a story that could spur people to give more support to the event and the home in future years. 2. “Impact f u l f i l m i n s p i r e s ‘ mo nu me nt a l’ social change” by Mia Rose Poris. We live in a society filled with protests against


the government, corporations and each other. A documentary about oppression toward Native Americans shows how progress has been made, but there’s still room to improve. Hea r i ng from the people behind these films gives you just a sample of the passion and energy they inject into their


projects. (Photo by Ryannel Johnston for Veiled Lightning.) “3. Ga llup man w ith rare disease feels support of friends, family at recent fundraiser” by Rick Abasta. This piece reminds us of times when people come together for a common goal. And it leaves an impact because it’s a personal cause. It tells us that coming together makes difficult situations more manageable. 4. “A rtsCrawl poetry slam joins voices, communities” by Rick Abasta. This is another piece that shows people coming together for a common reason, albeit a more fun reason this time. Many people use creative outlets to express their ideas and emotions, which is why ArtsCrawl is important

for the community. This should show people that there is more than a financial incentive for the event to continue. 5. “October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month” by Dee Valesco. I think domestic violence is an issue people are beginning to take more seriously, what with the


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Gallup Sun’s picks for top 10 national stories of 2018 BIG ISSUES, TRENDS, CHANGES FROM COAST TO COAST Weinstein. Many female celebrities took the tag on, inspiring a community of women to speak up and demand change.

K a v a n a u g h ’ s confirmation “Will he be confirmed?” “Is he guilty?” “Can we allow a stain into the Supreme Court?” “Well, it was 30-some years ago…” Such were sentiments floating through the air and internet waves in the face of the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dating back to his high school years in the ’80s. Ultimately, after an investigation that had the nation riveted, Kavanaugh was confirmed into the lifetime seat Oct. 6 by a 50-48 vote. #MeToo Movement T h e social-media t ag spread like wildfire toward the end of 2017, taking 2018 by storm in the rea lm of hashtags, protests, controversies and beyond. The movement aims to spread awareness about sexual harassment, assault and abuse, and hit full-force in the wake of allegations against Harvey

D emo c r at s t a ke t he House T he blue t ida l wave splashed across the country, bringing with it rising numbers of women in big seats — Democrats net 40 in the House. The nation ain’t seen nothing like this since the post-Watergate election.

Women rule the midterms A record number of women ran and won the midterm elections in 2018. That’s to say, more than 120 women will serve in Congress in the New Year. Not to mention, a record number of ladies will serve in state legislatures across the country — up to 29 percent from 25 percent. And New Mexico is sending the first Native woman to Congress — Deb Haaland. Mass shootings From Florida to California,

over the investigation, which has so far resulted in 19 people (five pleaded guilty) and three companies indicted in the case. As they say, it’s not over until it’s over; many questions yet remain unanswered as 2018 comes to a close. from schools to bars, mass shootings shook the nation in ’18. The Thousand Oaks nightclub shooting in November left 12 dead, including the gunman, along with a nation in mourning. Earlier in the year, the Parkland, Fla. tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 dead, but rising from the rubble, many students took a stand against guns, gun laws and guns in schools — Florida ultimately passed gun-control measures, and the Trump administration banned bump stocks.

Russian investigation In 2016, the FBI opened an investigation to determine whether President Donald Trump’s ties helped Russia to influence the outcome of the election, in which Trump beat out Hillary Clinton for the seat in the Oval Office. Robert S. Mueller III was appointed in 2017 as special counsel to take

Camp Fire T he dea d l ie st w i ld f i re in California history is also a mo n g t he world’s mo s t d e a d l y. T h e C a m p F i r e , which started Nov. 8, left a community reeling from the deva st ation, lef t 86 civ i lians dead, and 12 civilians and five firefighters injured. The fire was ultimately contained more than two weeks after it started and damage is estimated at nea rly $10 billion.

The Trump Turnover According to the Brookings Institute, as of Dec. 14, the turnover on the president’s “A team” (members of the executive office) is as high as 65

percent. Here are just a few who resigned under pressure: Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke; Chief of Staff John F. Kelly; Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

T h e Vo i c e … o f N e w Mexico Congratulations to New Mexico’s own Chevel Shepherd, of Farmington, who won the Voice for her, well, killer voice. The 16-year-old wowed the audience and took the win Dec. 18 for the 15th season of NBCTV’s popular show.

Government Shutdown As of press time, the partial government shutdown, which began Dec. 22 and resulted from disagreements over fiscal year 2019 funding for a U.S.Mexico border wall, is still in full swing, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers affected.

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Chase Charley’s picks: Top 5 best stories of 2018 By Chase Charley Sun Jr. Correspondent 1. “Looking for resolution… Families of missing, murdered indigenous people gather at rally” by Boderra Joe. The article written by Sun Correspondent Boderra Joe shines light on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous people. The article provides insight into the victims’ families and how they are affected. Ways to help are also mentioned in the story, which explores an important topic that needs to be addressed. 2 . “ U F O F i l m Fe s t lands at Gallup DownTown Conference Center” by Dee Velasco. Are aliens real? Was Bigfoot really spotted on the Navajo Nation? The article written by Dee Velasco has you wishing you were able to attend the UFO Film Festival. Former Navajo Nation Ranger Jonathan Dover had some interesting comments about his experiences with paranormal phenomena and Dr. Christopher Dyer, former CEO of UNM-G, claims that the Bigfoot sightings will increase


in years to come. 3. “Community celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day” by Dee Velasco. The change from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day offers a change to the narrative about indigenous peoples throughout the world. It allows indigenous people to voice their concerns and raise awareness about current issues like racism, poverty and justice. 4. “Local Communities to benefit from the new Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center” by Ga llup Su n Staff. The Navajo Nation lacks access to grocery stores, and



4 it’s great to see improvements being made to give everyone access to food. The new shopping center was an important addition to the Ganado community, as well as to the

communities of Keams Canyon, Jeddito, Grea sewood a nd other surrounding areas. The new shopping center provides folks with access to food without a 40-plus smile journey to Window Rock or Gallup. I hope in 2019, there will be even more grocery stores to fulfill the needs of the rest of the Nation. 5. “Ee’hanii’: Commemorating the Navajo Treaty of 1868” By Dee Velasco. The Navajo Treaty of 1868 is not something everyone gets to learn about. In most history classes, the focus centers around what the Europeans encountered and their views. There’s little taught about the opposite perspective; there

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County presents first reading of glove factory ordinance ORDINANCE TO BE VOTED ON EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR

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ounty Attorney Doug Decker pre sent ed the first reading of a n ord i n a nce for

a $3.5 million grant from the New Mexico Economic Development Depa r tment during the McKinley County Board of Commissioners regular meeting Dec. 18. T he g r a nt i s for t he

proposed glove factory east of Gallup that will be operated by Korea-based supply manufacturer, Rhino Health, LLC. Decker said once an agreement on the ordinance is

reached, the funds would be transferred from the state to the county, which would undergo a reimbursement process when the project is underway.


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OBITUARY Richard Gerald Foley, longtime educator and former head volleyball coach at Ganado High School in Ganado, Arizona, passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, Arizona on Monday, December 17, 2018. H i s funeral will be at the Mother of Mankind Catholic Church located at the Franciscan Mission in St. Michaels, Arizona on Friday, December 28 at 10 am. A rosa r y at 9:30 w i l l precede the funeral and a reception will follow the f u nera l ma s s at t he St .

Michaels Parish Hall. The family invites everyone to attend this celebration to honor Coach.  Rich transformed his passion for sports and his talent for teaching by becoming an exceptional coach and mentor to many youth near and far. Coach positively affected the lives of many of his players and their extended families. His primary goal was always to assist his students and players in reaching their life goals by developing their potent ia l i nto st reng t h s which would last a lifetime.

5 Long after his high school coaching years had passed, Rich maintained personal contact with countless players he had coached a nd mentored.   Rich is survived by his wife Michelle L. Yazzie of Mesa, Arizona; his brothers Greg Foley of Harrisburg, North Carolina and Michael Foley of Saratoga Springs, New York; his sister Patricia Foley Hill of Aquebogue, New York; and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. His final place of rest will be in New York.

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GLOVE FACTORY | FROM PAGE 8 intergovernmental agreement and a project participation agreement to accept the county as a fiscal agent on the project. Decker said the county can become a fiscal agent once the appropriate thresholds are met. He said this particular process would not be a cumbersome challenge to the project.

Rhino Health, LLC’s head, Mark Lee, was present at the regular meeting to show his appreciation and enthusiasm for the project. “E ve r y t h i n g ’s c om i n g together,” Lee said. He said equipment for the first manufacturing line can be brought to the site as soon as Jan. 14. Lee said it would take around two months to put

all of the proper equipment together in order to begin the manufacturing process. Most jobs would begin in March 2019. “[I am] looking forward to becoming a dynamic member of the community,” Lee said. Chair person Genevieve Jackson voiced her appreciation for Rhino Health, LLC’s decision to set up their plant in McKinley County.

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OPINIONS Will men in America speak out against domestic violence? By Melissa Martin Guest Columnist


o prevent and stop violence against women, men in all 50 states of the USA need to stand up and speak out. Mothers, sisters and daughters are victims of domestic violence. Wives, live-in partners, and girlfriends are victims of domestic violence. Relatives are victims of domestic violence. Neighbors are victims of domestic violence.

Teenagers are victims of dating violence. Children are victims of family violence. Throughout history it’s been women at the forefront for change at the grassroots level and at our nation’s capital as they marched for the courts to pass laws to intervene in family violence. Women marched for law enforcement to enforce the laws. And women are still marching.  Where are the male voices? Why aren’t men involved in stopping domestic violence?

Will men listen to men? They certainly aren’t listening to women. “Now, when it comes to men and male culture, the goal is to get men who are not abusive to challenge men who are,” proclaimed Jackson Katz at TEDxFiDiWomen. He continued, “We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them.”


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Dashing through the snow…Or not. Here in New Mexico, the idea of a “White Christmas” is hit or miss — of course, snow does happen. Regardless of holiday blankets of white, though, snow doesn’t necessarily mean you’re having a good time. Madame G recommends instead of following someone else’s idea of a good Christmas or life, why don’t you make up your own version. I bet yours is better anyway.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You’re not perfect and the world is going to disappoint you. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You also don’t have to lower your standards. You can maintain a high standard of excellence for yourself and still exert the least amount effort worrying about it. Instead, take action when you can and let go of the shit you just can’t change. All will be well or it won’t.

Quit your crying it’s only the holidays. Everyone hates them they just pretend to enjoy them. These people usually have children. Everyone else acknowledges that this is annoying, but we get through it like anything else. You can, too. It’s almost over and then we can enjoy the long winding road toward oblivion. In the meantime, Happy Holidays.

This coming year, Madame G recommends you consider taking a different route than the one you normally take. You have the option to open up to those around you and discover something new, or do what you’ve always done. Be cool. Try something new and remember, if you hate it, you can always go back to the boring tried and true. It’s your choice. Good luck!

Don’t give up on your dreams. This is the time to change your life. Take a deep breath and smile. It ain’t over until it’s over. Don’t give up. Be the little engine that could and say: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” Then you’ll know that you can because you’ll have done it. Good luck! Your heart is in the right place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Take care of yourself for no one else will. You happiness, for better or worse, is yours — own it. Think of happiness as a tent, with you standing outside because you loathe camping. But once inside, you’re fine and settle in. Get cozy with happiness.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’re a funny one. When you finally find the answer, you look for another one. Well, that keeps you interesting and full of piss and vinegar. You can do better. Everyone needs a break. It’s time to take some time to reevaluate your situation. This is not the beginning or end, unless you say it is and that calls is yours to make. Think before you make this step and then let go.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Well hang on to your butts—this is gonna to be a wild ride. Let’s get ready to rumble, or some other silly movie trope. Whatever the case, have some fun! Break out the eggnog and shoot some whiskey in it, unless you’re doing AA, in which case — good for you! Drink that eggnog. Life is short, have two eggnogs. Enjoy!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Well, that escalated quickly. Good luck! And remember to have fun. I am short on words for you this week, but know your adventure chariot awaits you my pretty, so get in, buckle up and race onward. Keep an open mind.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) So Scorpio, you’ve got this weird hang-up — you hate to be wrong. You’re often misunderstood and you usually have a handle on everything, but once in a while, you miss the mark by a smidge. In the end, you’re odds are pretty good and you can take it all to the bank. But it’s a good time to remember everyone makes mistakes and you’re no exception. Have fun with the novelty.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Keep trying and stop acting like this is the end of the world. You are more than capable if you put your mind to it. In the end, your life is what you make it. Put your hands on the steering wheel and your foot on the gas and get going. Now is the time to keep working and pushing yourself forward. Your life is yours to live and love.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Feliz Navidad, Aquarius! Be sure to utilize that wicked sense of humor, at all of your holiday gatherings this year. Enjoy your company and don’t take anything too seriously. People will appreciate your stories and charisma. If you decide to spread holiday cheer this season, don’t hold back.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Try to focus yourself amidst the chaos this holiday season. It’s almost over and your hard work will surely pay off. Enjoy the festivities as much as you can. Continue your hard work toward everyone’s enjoyment. It will not go unnoticed. And let the New Year begin. Pucker up fish lips and and open your heart to all the goodness coming your way. OPINIONS

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the cruel acts, controlling and denying. It’s the men,” Patrick Stewart commented after sharing that his father abused his mother. Why? “To tackle domestic abuse, you need to look at masculinity,” Luke Hart asserted. “Our father’s need for control came from his beliefs on what it means to be a man. I think most men – like me, before this happened – don’t realize how dangerous it is.” In 2016 in a small town in England, Lance Hart shot Claire, his wife, and 19-year-old daughter Charlotte, four days after the women had left him. Both died. Ryan and Luke Hart have become advocates against domestic violence. RESOURCE



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COMMUNITY State’s overdose-death ranking improves RANK FALLS FROM SECOND HIGHEST TO 17TH

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ANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health report that for the third consecutive year, the state’s drug-overdose death rank among states has improved. Ba sed on a  recent report  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico’s national ranking has improved from the second highest death drug overdose death rate in the United States in 2014 to 17th highest in 2017, the most current available data nationwide. This is the first time New Mexico has ranked outside the top 15 rankings since the CDC started reporting drug overdose death data in 1999. This comes as drug overdose death rates saw a sharp 9.6-percent increase nationwide in 2017.  “It is clear that policy changes we’ve made over the last eight years in New Mexico have made significant impacts,” Martinez said. “We’ve been on the cutting edge of this fight and it’s my hope that New Mexico will continue to play a key role in addressing this national epidemic in the years to come.”

Gov. Susana Matinez. Photo Credit: Courtesy Martinez has made drug overdose prevention a priority of her administration and has implemented comprehensive solutions to fight drug abuse in New Mexico. Under M a r t i ne z , New Mexico became the first state to require all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide officers with naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdoses. New Mexico also strengthened Prescription Monitoring Program laws to require health care providers to check the database when prescribing opioids, leading to fewer opportunities for someone addicted to opioids to go from doctor to doctor for drugs. Over the past year alone,

patients receiving high dose opioid prescriptions decreased by 17 percent over the past year. NMDOH previously reported a 4 percent decline in death rates in 2017 due to overdose of commonly prescribed opioids such as oxycodone compared to 2016. In addition, deaths due to heroin decreased by 9 percent and deaths due to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl decreased by 6 percent over the same time period. Martinez also signed legislation that allows both pharmacists and law enforcement to dispense naloxone without a prescription. Both effor ts expa nded access to the life-saving drug. Earlier this year, the National Safety Council reported that New Mexico is one of only two states that has implemented all six key actions recommended to reduce prescription painkiller deaths. There is still more work to be done as drug overdose deaths remain the leading cause of injury death in New Mexico. Nearly half of all overdose deaths in New Mexico resulted from prescription opioids, which are medicine used for pain such as morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. 

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Everyone in New Mexico can play a role in reducing drug overdose deaths, the New Mexico Department of Health recommends: Anyone using opioids and their friends and family should be prepared with naloxone. Again, naloxone reverses an opioid overdose and is available at most pharmacies across the state without a prescription. All prescribers should check the  Prescription Monitoring Program before writing a prescription for a controlled substance such as an opioid or a benzodiazepine. The PMP can help health care providers ensure that their patients are not

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r it er/d i r e c t or Adam McKay may has made a name for himself in the comedy genre with titles like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but over the past couple of years he’s begun to switch gears and tackle more pressing and political issues. The Big Short (2015) took a biting look at the real estate crisis 10 years ago. His latest, Vice, details the life of Vice President Dick Cheney and effectively critiques his various actions in the White House, displaying how they have a direct correlation to what is going on today. Narrated by a mysterious suburbanite (Jesse Plemons), the stor y follows Cheney (Christian Bale) from his time in Lincoln, Neb. and marriage to high-school sweetheart Lynne Vincent (Amy Adams), as well as an internship at the White House during the Nixon administration. The trajectory is detailed in his political and private sector careers as chairman of Halliburton oil company. As events progress and Cheney moves up the political

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in “Vice,” a film from the director of “Anchorman,” which addresses important political actions and manages to keep the audience’s attention despite a few bumpy patches. Photo Credit: Annapurna Pictures ladder, we see him take quiet control from behind-the-scenes and enact measures to make the President, and himself, more powerful than at any point in history. In fact, the film purports the politician was pulling many of the strings behind the presidency of George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell). There’s a lot of material squeezed in here and, as such, the presentation of the material is a little unwieldy and discomfited in spots. Many theories, laws and ideas have to be communicated in a minimum amount of time. So, much like in The Big Short, the film attempts a few humorous tangents to explain concepts like Unitary Executive Theory. At one point, a waiter (Alfred Molina), steps in to describe some of the actions as if they are choices being

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imagined Shakespearian soliloquies about their actions). Thankfully, the cast is very strong and manages to keep the audience’s attention through the bumpy patches, quick jumps to other relationships and important political actions. Bale is once again a standout, really resembling Cheney and mastering his monotone delivery. Adams also makes an impression as his stern wife and Rockwell do a remarkable impression of George W. Bush. They all manage to sell some of the film’s odd eccentricities and attempts at dark humor. Again, at times, the gags seem at odds with the intent a nd power ful message of the film, but it still makes an impression. Over the course of his political career, the writers make compelling (and very believable) arguments that the subject was largely responsible for removing corporate regulations, cutting taxes for

the wealthy, repealing laws requiring news outlets to present balanced reporting (for his friend and Fox News head, Roger Ailes), in addition to trying to enact an invasion of Iraq for financial profit that would unwittingly create ISIS. There’s a long laundry list of horrible actions, and the movie makes sure we get an overview of all of them. In the final moments, a recreation of a more recent interview features Cheney saying that he doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his questionable actions. As such, one assumes the figure should have no issue with the sometimes damning material presented against him. While Vice has some tonal issues and troubles distilling its story into a narrative format, the performances are exceptional and those with an interest in politics should find enough here to keep them intrigued. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEC. 28, 2018 – JAN. 3, 2019 FRIDAY, Dec. 28 TECH TIME: ONE-2-ONE HOLIDAY TECH HELP 10-11 am @ Main Branch Octavia Fellin Public Library, 15 W. Hill Ave. Did you get new and exciting electronics this year? Having trouble figuring them out? Let our Tech Trainer help you master your new gadgets and gizmos. Bring your electronic device on Friday, December 28th at 10 a.m. and get one on one help. For questions call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov. GET UP AND GAME Noon- 4 pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Drop in anytime! Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family.  SATURDAY, Dec. 29 STORY TIME 11-11:30 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 11 am. This program is intended for children ages 2 - 4.  DIY-CEMBER: MINI-ZINE MAKING 2-6 pm @ Children’s Branch, Learn about zines and make one of your own! Zines allow you to be in complete control of your art. Make a mini-zine and get 10 free copies to give away. BLESSINGS OF THE DRUMS A social pow-wow with guest speakers, tiny tots contest, headman fancy special contests and more. Begins at noon at Window Rock Sports Center in Window Rock, Ariz. Contact Kenny Brown at (928) 245-3172. MONDAY Dec. 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE SOBRIETY POWWOW Held at Miyamura High School, 680 S. Boardman Dr. Gourd Dance noon-4:30 pm; NCI Princess 4:30-6 pm; Grand Entry 6 pm. For info, contact Karen Johnson, (505) 722-9282.

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KESHJEE’ NAVAJO SHOE GAME 7 pm till after midnight @ Na’Nizhoozhi Center Inc., 2205 E. Boyd in Gallup. This sacred Navajo ceremony tells and shows the story of how the cycle of day and night came to be. Contact NCI, (505) 722-9282 TUESDAY, Jan. 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 10:30 – 11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers 2-4 years old, featuring music, movement, rhymes and stories. SENSORY STORYTIME 4-4:30 pm @ Children’s Branch. Children with sensory processing disorders and their caregivers are welcome to join Sensory Storytimes Wednesday and Saturday Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Branch. Sessions will be limited to eight children and their caregivers. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7 pm @ Octavia Fellin Public Library Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. This week’s film: TBA THURSDAY, Jan. 3 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Window Rock AA Group meets at Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/Wellness Center, Hwy 264, Mondays at 5:45 pm. Closed Speaker Meeting, limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. We cannot accommodate children. No attendance forms, smartphones. Visit aa-fc.org for more info. CELEBRATE RECOVERY A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your un-managed hurts, habits and hang-ups. Tuesday, 6-8 pm. Journey Church, 501 S. Third St. (505) 979-0511. PUBLISH: Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gallup-McKinley County Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019. The Meeting will be held at


CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3:30-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CHURCHROCK CHAPTER Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter Administration. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. COMMUNITY PROVIDERS All meetings will be the last Thursday of every month. Speakers for the Community Providers Agenda Sept. 27 meeting are needed. Please contact Bill Camarota bcamorota@rmchcs.org or Ben Welch bwelch@gallupnm.gov. RMCHCS East Campus, noon in the Chapel. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community classes and presentations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call (505) 7281:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: A n nual Open Meetings Act, Resolution #RA 2019-01 ITEM TWO: Q u a r t e r l y Financial Report ITEM THREE: Present Animal Control statistics from January to December 2018 ITEM FOUR: Budget In-

9246 for info. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1 pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS New Life ministries holds weekly meetings to anyone who is on the Recovering path from alcohol and drug abuse. Our approach integrates the 12 AA steps with Biblical truths. Location: 309 Chino Loop, Gamerco. Time: 6 pm, every Thursday. Phone: (505) 722-8973 OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill Street. For more information, call (505) 722-5142 or visit www.Recylegallup.org. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from noon-1:30 pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists crease Request to purchase bullet proof vests Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend.

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