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NEWS Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day

GALLUP HOSTS TRADITIONAL EVENTS; DEDICATES NEW VETERANS CEMETERY By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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ach year, Memorial Day com memor a tions pull the community together as people reflect on and show their appreciation for the members of the military who serve their country past and present. In Gallup, dubbed one of the most patriotic towns in A mer ica dur ing the Ra nd McNally “Best of the Road” contest, it’s no different. Following the placement of wreaths at Hillcrest Cemetery and a parade, residents and v isitors converged at the McKinley County Courthouse Square May 27.

COURTHOUSE SQUARE CEREMONY The ceremony started with a moment of a silence for Sen. John Pinto, D-McKinley/San Juan, who passed away May 24. Multiple speakers took the stage, all wanting to voice their thanks to the veterans at

From left, Tim Cousens stands with his sons Nicholas Cousens and Mac Cousens holding flags at the Courthouse Square while they watch the parade procession arrive in Gallup May 27. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo the ceremony and to remember those who have passed on. Mayor Jackie McKinney was one of those speakers. He said everyone present at the courthouse square had been touched by someone’s military service in some way. “It does a person’s heart

good to see you all come out,” he said. “It’s a lot to give one’s life for their country.” Next to speak was New M e x i c o L t . G o v. H ow i e Morales, who said that there is no other place he would rather be on Memorial Day than Gallup.

“It is an honor to ser ve alongside senators and representatives,” he said. “There is no higher honor than service to others.”

Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup, said the ceremonies at the courthouse square and for the new Gallup State Veterans Cemetery will let people see that Gallup will never let veterans down. “The national cemetery for all veterans and their families is something new to be proud of,” she said. Next, Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, the grand marshal of the ceremony, was given a commemorative plaque on behalf of the Gallup McKinley Veterans Committee. “ S omet h i n g r a n g t r ue today: there are two people who will lay their life on the line, Jesus [Christ], or a soldier,” Munoz said as he accepted the plaque. Jess Butler, Navy veteran and co-founder of the Prewitt veterans organization Rockin J Reawakenings, spoke with the Sun about what Memorial Day means to him.

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front vehicle windshields belonging to veh icles in the parking lot of the hotel. In all, the estimated value placed on the windows, bashed in by Vidale James, 23, totaled $695. James denied that he went on a glass-breaking rampage, but Patrolman Christopher Dawes noticed the swelling on James’s knuckles. James was passed out on the bed, dr unk, upon his retur n to h i s hot el room f rom t he Shalimar. James was charged with criminal damage to property.

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Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher/Editor Babette Herrmann Accounts Representative Raenona Harvey Associate Editor Beth Blakeman Photography Cayla Nimmo Knifewing Segura Correspondent/Editorial Asst. Cody Begaye Design David Tsigelman On the Cover Two flags honoring deceased service members are folded before presentation to the next of kin May 27 at the Memorial Day event at the Courthouse Square in Gallup. Photo by C. Nimmo The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.

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State Senator, Navajo Code Talker John Pinto dies Beth Blakeman and Staff

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en. John Pinto, D-McKinley/San Juan, one of the nation’s longest serving Native American elected officials died May 24. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said, “Words cannot express the sadness we feel for the loss of a great Diné warrior who served our country as a Navajo Code Talker and in the New Mexico State Senate for many years. He dedicated his life to helping others and he changed the lives of so many people for the better. We will miss his smile, his humor, and his love and compassion for the Navajo people. On behalf of Vice President Myron Lizer, myself, and our families, we offer our thoughts and condolences. May we take comfort in knowing that Honorable John Pinto is now with our Creator.” Born near Lupton, Ariz., in

Late New Mexico Sen. John Pinto. 1924, he attended a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school in Fort Defiance, Ariz. and received his bachelor’s degree at age 39, and later a master’s degree in elementary education from UNM. He worked for the GallupMcK inley County Schools system for 28 years. As president of the Gallup Indian Com mu n it y Cent er f rom

Ryli Corral is the one-month-old great-great-granddaughter of Sen. John Pinto. She is carried by her mother to attend the funeral of Senator Pinto. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Sen. John Pinto’s casket arrives at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup May 30 draped in an American flag and carried by close family as pallbearers. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo 1950-1970, he helped feed the homeless in Gallup.

Pinto served in the U. S. Marine Corps as a Navajo

Galen C. Pinto wears a pin honoring his grandfather, Sen. John Pinto, May 30 at his funeral service held at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Code Talker during WWII. Upon his return, he became a member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the Third District, which includes the Four Corners area and spans much of western San Juan County, and a portion of western McKinley County, from 1977 until his death. In 2001, Pinto received a Congressional Silver Medal of Honor for his service as a Code Talker. On May 17 of this year, he received an honorary doctorate from Navajo Technical

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MEMORIAL DAY | FROM PAGE 4 “Memorial Day has a special meaning…That is about the top of my list. It means everything to us. We’re thankful for the guys that stand on that line and protect us. We’ve seen these people and we know that they’re there. Not just this day, and not just because it’s a national holiday. A lot us have seen those guys not come back, and that cements that in your mind a little better.”

THE NEW VETERANS CEMETERY The ceremonies continued later in the day at the site of the new Gallup Veterans State Cemetery, located at 333 Cemetery Drive off Hasler Road, south of McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center. The new cemetery is part of the State Veterans’ Cemetery Program, a statewide initiative to construct additional state veterans’ cemeteries across New Mexico within the next five years. The program was launched i n 2 013 by G ov. Su s a n a Martinez, with the goal of seeking construction funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Cemetery Grants Program. Despite heavy winds, the crowd at the ribbon-cutting ceremony was enthusiastic in showing support for veterans,

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Joe Zecca shows off his custom made “Most Patriotic Small Town” bolo tie at the Memorial Day event at the Courthouse Square in Gallup May 27. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo past and present. Speakers from the courthouse square ceremony were also present to address the crowd at the cemetery. “This is a great day for Gallup and the surrounding area,” McKinney said. “The cemetery will be an everlasting monument to the veterans who put the security of our country before their own,” he said. “It will be an eternal resting place [filled with the] dignity and honor they have earned,” he added. McKinney said the city council had to pull off a remarkable feat to get the property needed for the cemetery, but the council eventually came through. Last fall, the City of Gallup placed an advertisement for bids for the construction of the road to the cemetery site. The

project construction, including earthwork, called for 870 feet of new road, drainage channel, 885 feet of new water lines, sewer lines, and a force main, and was projected to cost just over $318,000, with an additional $250,000 for project development. The road constr uction projec t wa s awa rded t o TLC Plumbing & Utility, of Albuquerque, during the Gallup City Council’s Nov. 27 regular meeting. Two legislative grants and city bond funds made up the price of the project. The cemetery and ad jacent sites were constructed

U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura, right, leads the Pledge of Allegiance with Mayor Jackie McKinney joining in next to him at the grand opening of the new state veterans cemetery in Gallup May 27. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo by White Sands Construction under Huitt-Zollars, Inc. George Eisenbach, director of the Veterans Cemetery Gra nts Progra m at the D e pa r t me nt of Vet er a n s Affairs, was present to address the crowd about what the cemetery means for veterans. “A veteran dies two deaths: once when they take their last breath,” he said, “and once when no one speaks their name. I urge you all to continue to talk their names.” W hen Mu noz took t he stage, he spoke about how he and Morales worked together on the project in the state

legislature. “The legislation passed the house and came to the senate,” Munoz said. “Then Senator Morales said there’s a chance for New Mexico to do something locally for veterans.” Lundstrom sa id that it would have been easy to walk away from the project after other location sites did not pan out, but the city did not give up and was ultimately able to make the project work. Addressing herself to the veterans, Lundstrom said, “If you want to always be regarded with the highest level of respect, come to Gallup.”

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ach month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve the recognition. Zia Redulla-Managaytay, of Chee Dodge Elementary School, where she has been affectionately dubbed “Ms. Z” by parents and students, has held a decadeslong love for teaching. It was her love of teaching and a drive to push her students

to success that led to parents nominating her for Teacher of the Month, according to the Camille’s ballots. One person who nominated Redulla-Managaytay said that she deserved it because she helps students who struggle with personal and academic problems and helps them improve. Redulla-Managaytay said she stresses to parents the importance of pushing their kids to achieve. “I then tell them, ‘Your [child] is really smart, don’t be satisfied with just high school. Go for college,’” she said. “Tell them to seek out more education, travel, and broaden their perspective, and

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levels. She said that her master’s degrees in administration and school counseling have helped her become flexible with both learning and teaching. “[Having] other [teaching] licenses means I can blend [in] and work anywhere,” she said. “It’s nice in regards to classroom management.” While the move from a large city in the Philippines to the rural region north of Gallup seemed daunting at first, Redulla-Managaytay said she quickly acclimated to her new environment. “Since I was one of four Filipinos from [a] city, [the area] was a new thing to me,” she said.

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Chee Elementary School teacher Zia Redulla-Managaytay. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Rehoboth Christian School graduate Lena Lincoln tears up and hugs her aunt Kaitlyn Lincoln before commencement ceremony in Gallup May 24. Kaitlyn gifted Lincoln a beaded necklace to wear honoring Kaitlin’s son who graduated Rehoboth in 2017, but committed suicide soon after. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer addresses Rehoboth Christian School graduates before their commencement ceremony May 24 at Rehoboth High School in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Mikayla Woody stands with fellow Miyamura High School graduates at Roosevelt Elementary School before 2019 commencement ceremony May 24 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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his reviewer is something of a monster movie aficionado who grew up watching old creature features on the television screen before actively seeking them out on various video formats. As a fan, I can come across as somewhat picky about them. The previous giant lizard film from 2015 had its share of issues. However, the movie succeeded in presenting the titular being with a sense of gravitas, displaying it as a truly immense and awe-inspiring force of nature. Godzilla: King of the Monsters does feature an onslaught of monsters fighting across the globe, but doesn’t feel as exciting, impressive, or weighty. Since the events of the first feature, Godzilla has vanished. However, work is still progressing at Monarch, an organization devoted to studying giant monsters. In fact, the story begins with Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) creating a device that sends signals out to various creatures hidden beneath the earth. Almost immediately, she and her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) encounter eco-terrorist Jonah Alan (Charles Dance). The nasty former colonel wants monsters to destroy civilization and return the world to a more natural state. After raising creatures like Ghidorah, Rodan and Godzilla, Emma’s ex-husband Mark (Kyle Chandler) and the Monarch team try to stop the rampage. These admittedly goofy movies always have a lot to overcome. Particularly, human characters who come across as far less interesting than their beastly counterparts. Sadly, this film is no exception. The main thrust of the plot is the contentious relationship between Emma, Mark, and Madison who, while cities fall around them, are in the midst COMMUNITY

Godzilla is one of the creatures battling in the murky Monsterverse in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” Photo Credit: Warner Bros. of a family drama over the loss of another family member. While the actors do as well as they can, the screenplay is full of clunky lines and oversized emotional outbursts. It comes across as overbaked and, well, undercooked. There’s little reason to care about the central personal drama in the movie. The Monarch team doesn’t fare any better. They find themselves standing behind computer screens in a control room, delivering clumsy exposition as they search for Emma and her daughter. Circumstances give the team an up close and personal view of the various creatures battling it out. Yet by the second or third confrontation, it doesn’t feel as if the craft is in much peril. This presents another problem, as the editing often cuts between the fights and information (along with jokes) being relayed that seem tonally off. Perhaps the makers were trying to poke fun at clichés in the series, but many zingers don’t land and the familiar elements are never spun in a new or exciting way. Sadly, the biggest problem may be with the big monsters themselves. Some of the elaborate fights include impressive moments, but most of the scraps have the appearance of two CGI creatures trading blows against a phony CGI backdrop. Some of the skirmishes take place in the

Antarctic, as well as in oceans, not giving much of a sense of scale or weight to the conflicts. When the action moves to the bigger cities towards the final act, the smoking metropolises aren’t as realistic looking or

convincing as they should be (and the devastation doesn’t carry the same impact as in the previous venture). The monster fights don’t have the desired effect, feeling repetitive and ultimately tiring.

In the end, despite all the mayhem, neither the humans nor the monster s come across as particularly ingratiating, a nd a s such there isn’t much of a rea son to care about what is happening onscreen. That’s very unfortunate for a movie with such an iconic star. Godzilla: King of the Monsters offers a few amusing gags and moments of monster action that enterta in. However, it’s deeply f lawed a nd appea rs especially geared to younger audiences (not unlike last year’s Pa c if i c R im: Up r i s in g). In the end, this lizard king deserves better. (Note: For those interested, there is a post-credits scene that sets up another sequel. While I believe I know what was implied, those unfamiliar with Japanese monsters will likely be left scratching their heads.) V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com

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Details and specifications are set forth in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the GMCS Procurement Office 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (bid opening site) or downloaded from the GMCS website at www.gmcs.k12. nm.us Sealed bids for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 PM (LOCAL TIME) on June 12, 2019. Bid will be opened and read allowed in the Business Services Conference Room 123. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked ITB-367-19MA. No FAXED BIDS or ELECTRONIC bid submissions nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities on minor inconsistencies. Dated the 22nd Day of May 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: May 22, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: May 24 & 31, 2019 (Gallup Sun) *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Public notice is hereby given that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: PAINTING SERVICES ITB-376-19MA Commodity Code(s): 91054 Details and specifications are set forth in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the GMCS Procurement Office 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (bid opening site) or download from the GMCS Website at www.gmcs.k12. nm.us Sealed bids for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 PM (LOCAL TIME) on June 5, 2019. Bid will be opened and read allowed in the Business Services Conference Room 123. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked ITB-376-19MA.

No FAXED BIDS or ELECTRONIC bid submissions nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities on minor inconsistencies. Dated the 24th Day of May 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: May 24, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: May 24 & 31, 2019 (Gallup Sun) *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday June 04th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. to conduct a public hearing to receive a report and take public comment on the current Drought Status for McKinley County for possible future action banning certain types of fireworks. This meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Shawna Garnenez at (505) 722-3868 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements.

All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 28th day of May, 2019 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Bill Lee, Chairperson Publication date: Gallup Sun May 31st, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will participate in a Commissioner Training Session, which will be facilitated by The City of Gallup Planning & Development Department. The training will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. A quorum will be present however, no official action will be taken. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 31 May 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: POSITIVE CULTURE AND BEHAVIOR SUPPORT Grades 6 – 8

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POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 5 According to the report, the fire was deliberately set with the perpetrator using a pile of trash as fuel. Detectives took over the scene and the dollar amount of the estimated damage to the structure wasn’t listed in the report.

STRANGE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT Gallup, May 17 A woman attempting to sell a “set of pearls” online found what seemed like the perfect buyer who was willing to make a payment before receiving the merchandise. But when Elizabeth Begay of Gallup received the buyer’s check, things didn’t seem to add up, and that’s when she contacted the Gallup Police

CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 13 Multi-Year Agreement RFP-377-19BP Commodity Code(s): 91838 As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Procurement Office, 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, or may be downloaded from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Website at www.gmcs.k12. nm.us Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on June 18, 2019, when they will be opened and those firms submitting a proposal’s name will be read aloud. Envelopes and/or Packages are to be sealed and plainly Marked RFP Number RFP-377-19BP.

Depa r tment. Patrol ma n Brandon Salazar took the report. The buyer “Fred” claimed to be from New York, but the check for more than $2,000 came from Kansas, yet was signed by a doctor living in California. Begay said there was $50 to cover the delivery of the item, but there wasn’t going to be an actual delivery. The buyer said he would send someone to her home to collect the pearls. Salazar took the check and envelope into evidence, and there were no suspects at the time the report was filed.

ATM FRAUD Gallup, May 17 Gallup Police were dispatched to 101 W. Hill Ave. to take a report in response to fraudulent use of an ATM card. According to the police NO FAXED PROPOSALS or proposals submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened. The Gallup-McKinley County School Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 29th day of May 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 RFP ISSUE DATE: May 29, 2019 PUBLICATION DATE: May 31, 2019 (Gallup Sun) June 2, 2019 (Albuquerque Journal)

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report, Daniel Kruis, 66, of Gallup told Officer Justin Foster that three ATM transactions totaling $460 occurred a f ter h is ATM ca rd went missing. Foster requested v ideo from the ATM machine at US Bank, but was told by a banker that the bank’s investigations department would need to clear the release of the video. At the time the report was filed, police didn’t have any suspects.

MYSTERIOUS ASSAULT Gallup, May 15 A Bloomfield man sustained head injuries under mysterious circumstances in Gallup May 15. When police arrived at the scene, 4501 E. Highway 66, at 12:47 am, they found Bingo Smith, Jr., 32, under a tree and bleeding

JOHN PINTO | FROM PAGE 6 University, the largest tribal college in the U. S. G o v. M i c h e l l e L u j a n Grisham extended her condolences to the family and public he served. “John Pinto’s towering legacy stretches far beyond the borders of New Mexico, and his loss

CHEE DODGE | FROM PAGE 8 “But I began to love the place.” As part of her conferences with students and their families, Redulla-Managaytay said that she sometimes travels to remote areas on the outer edges of Gallup, and the parents of her students greet her kindly. “This will always be my second home,” she said. All of the conferences with parents are to help her with her main focus: pushing her students to do well. This includes encouraging them to prepare for state tests in hopes of becoming proficient in areas such as mathematics and English and language arts. “I want my kids to have good scores, so I was pushing them to pass their tests,” RedullaManagaytay said. “While their success varies and is subjective, I really push them with everything.” In this way, many people see Redulla-Managaytay as motherly, she said. But she embraces

from the head. He didn’t speak with Gallup Patrolman Adrian Quetawki, a nd the police report doesn’t specify whether Smith was unconscious at the time. But, the report does state that Smith may have been struck by a vehicle. The case was turned over to Gallup Police detectives.

Gallup, May 15 A Gallup man who was expecting the arrival of new checks was noti f ied by his bank, Washington Federal, that several checks were written and cashed between May 9, May 14 and

May 19, for $200, $500, and $400, respectively. One check wa s signed and cashed by Ashlee Ortiz and two by Moses Alonzo for a combined total of $1,100. According to the police report, the victim, Ernesto Fuentes, stated that he was familiar with the name “Moses Alonzo,” as a man by that name used to live behind him, but had reportedly moved out of the area. F uent e s s a id he’s not sure how the new checks were intercepted in the mail, but on May 20, police were dispatched to Washington Federal about Ortiz attempting to cash a check for $200. She claimed that Fuentes purchased a washer and dryer from her, but Fuentes denied that the tra nsaction took place. Ortiz was charged with receiving stolen property and forgery.

will be felt across not only this nation, but the world. A Marine and Navajo Code Talker, he played a crucial role in winning the Second World War, preserving freedoms for Americans and many more people worldwide. The debt we owe for that service, and the service of all Code Talkers, can never be repaid,” she said. “A senator for more than 40 years, he represented

his constituents with grace, wisdom, and tenacity. Through the relationships he built and respect he earned, he was able to secure innumerable crucial investments for New Mexico communities, in particular Native communities. His record of service is unblemished, and his unwavering commitment to his people will forever serve as a shining example.”

that idea and trains her students to be responsible and to act respectfully. “Some parents expressed to me that their kids are not respecting them at home,” she said. “I talked to the kids about it. I told them parents are parents, and they’re owed respect.” After speaking with some of these students, RedullaManagaytay said their parents later thanked her after they saw improvement in their children’s attitudes. This past week marked the final days of RedullaManagaytay at Chee Dodge Elementary. She said that she will be moving to New York City next week, so her children can attend to their studies, and then she will be touring Europe, before returning to the Philippines this year. But this is not goodbye, she added. She expects to return to the area in several years. Having lived near Gallup for over a decade, she said that she’s had experiences where former students who are now doctors,

engineers, and serving in the military have come up to her and thanked her for what she did for them. She said she hopes to have that same experience when she returns. “I always tell the kids to learn more, and I’ll see them in high school or college,” she said. “I want them to have a college degree.” Redulla-Managaytay wished to thank her students, the parents of Chee Dodge Elementary, and the administration, principal, and Gallup McKinley County Schools for their support. More than anything, she hopes that parents and students will see the value of motivating their students to achieve higher success. “I believe your potential will be discovered if you push yourself,” she said. Interested in nominating your favorite teacher for Teacher of the Month? Conta ct Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe at (505) 7225017 or stop by 306 S. Second St. in Gallup.

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GET UP AND GAME

12 pm-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.

LATE NIGHT SWIM PARTY

MONDAY, June 3

CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD

3:30 pm-5 pm first Monday @ the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.

JUNE CAMP

9 pm-12 am @ Gallup Aquatic Center. The Gallup High School Relay for Life Team Bengals is to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The party is open to everyone 12 and above. Admission is $5. For more information contact Pam (505) 870-6205.

8 am-2:30 pm Monday through Thursday through June 20 Rehoboth Christian School will hold June Camp. This year’s theme is Outside Survival. Camp is $60 per child, per week. If interested, contact Deanna Benson at dbenson@ rcsnm.org or call (505) 7269603.

SATURDAY, June 1

TUESDAY, June 4

24TH ANNUAL CROWNPOINT JUST MOVE IT FAMILY FUN RUN & WALK

8:45a Registration; 9 am Start time @Fisher Trail – Cubita Road, Cuba.

STORY TIME

9:30 am-10 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. This program is intended for children ages two to four.

GOING WILD FOR A CURE

8 am-12pm @ 405 E. Logan. Saturday Yard Sales June 1. For more information call Melinda at (505) 979-0618.

GOING WILD FOR A CURE

8 am-2pm @ 914 E. Logan. Saturday Yard Sales June 1. For more information call Lorraine at (505) 269-6731.

RECYCLING DEPOT

12 pm-1:30 pm first Saturday of the month. The Recycling Depot volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152.

MCKINLEY CITIZENS’ RECYCLING COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING

2 pm @ the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill. The council meets the first Saturday of the month. The public is invited to learn about recycling opportunities, receive updates on Gallup residential curbside recycling, and to volunteer. For information call Gerald or Millie at (505) 722-5142 or email betsywindisch@yahoo. com SUNDAY, June 2

PRIDE MONTH SPECIAL SERVICE

10:30 am @ Westminster Presbyterian Church-Gallup. A service for all who seek healing, especially those who have been judged and condemned by the church for being the person the Divine created them to be. Church office (505) 905-3247. CALENDAR

PAPER ROCKET CHALLENGE

2 pm-3 pm @ Children’s Branch. Build and test fly paper rockets. For more information email childlib@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 726-6120.

THE GREY AREA: MANDATORY STUDENT TRAINING

5 pm-7:30 pm @ SSTC 200 - UNM-Gallup. Mandatory Sexual; Misconduct Prevention Training. WEDNESDAY, June 5

24TH ANNUAL CROWNPOINT JUST MOVE IT FAMILY FUN RUN & WALK

5 pm Registration; 5:30 pm Start time @Alamo Community Wellness Center.

STORY TIME

10:30 am-11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. This program is intended for children ages two - four years old.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS

5:30 pm- 7:30 pm @ Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. Films play every Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Main Library. This week’s film: Fighting with My Family.

EXOTICS OF THE RAINFOREST

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analysis and performance and movement. Performances will be held June 21 and 22 at the Shakespeare in the Park Festival. For more information go to galluprep.org of call Suzanne at (505) 879-9835. ONGOING

SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES

7 pm-8 pm nightly through September 2 @ The Courthouse Square on Aztec between Second and Third Streets. .Admission is free. For more information call (505) 722-2228.

GRACE GROUPS

6 pm-8 pm @ Gallup Christian Church, 501 S. Cliff Dr. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month; the Living Grace Group: For those struggling with mental illness. The Family Grace Group: For those living with and loving someone diagnosed with a mental illness. For more information contact PastorBill@GallupChristianChurch. com or call (505) 863-5620.

CROWNPOINT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION

7 pm-10 pm @ New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium. For more information, call (505) 879-9460. Second Friday of the month.

RECYCLING COUNCIL

2 pm first Saturday of the month @ Red Mesa on Hill Street. McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. For more information, call (505) 722-5142 or visit www.recyclegallup.org.

FREE HIV RAPID TESTING

9:30 am-4:30 pm Monday Thursday @ First Nations Community HealthSource, 1630 S. Second Street, Cedar Hills Plaza 262-#11. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (505) 863-8827.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

2 PM-3 PM @ Children’s Branch. Exotics of the Rainforest is visiting with parrots, reptiles and amphibians for an interactive event. For more information email childlib@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 726-6120.

10 am every Saturday @ the First Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Drive. Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 8701483.

THURSDAY, June 6

5:45 pm Mondays @ Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/ Wellness Center, Hwy 264. Window Rock AA Group. Visit aa-fc.org for more info.

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES)

4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch: Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD.

GALLUP REPERTORY THEATER SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATER CAMP

12 pm-3 pm weekdays through June 20. Campers will learn set building, costuming, character and script

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

6 pm-8 pm Tuesdays @ 1375 Elva Dr. A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups. Joshua Generation for Jesus. For information,

call (505) 870-2175.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS

6 pm - 7 pm Wednesdays, @ First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.

COMMUNITY PANTRY

10 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday @ 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.

FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY

7 pm-9 pm Friday @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. Gallup’s longest-running live show!

musicians and bands. The full line-up can be seen at www. galluparts.org/doindylan.

CANCER AWARENESS POW WOW

12p June 8 @ Gallup High School Commons Area. The event opens with Gourd Dancing. The Grand Entry will take place at 7 pm. The school is located at 1055 Rico Street. Craft vendors are being solicited. Sign up deadline is June 1. This is a drug and alcohol-free event. For more information contact Pam Yardley (505) 870-6205; Lorraine Shorty (505) 2696731; Victor Bob (505) 8707439.

TAIZÉ CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

4 pm, June 9 @ Westminster Presbyterian Church. The theme of Tongues of Fire will be explored through Scripture. Spend an hour in prayer for the healing of our broken world and planet. Open to all. Contact Kathy Mezoff: (505) 870-6136.

GALLUP SOLAR

10:30 am June 9 @ Westminster Presbyterian Church-Gallup. Rev. Ken Cuthbertson, author of The Last Presbyterian? And Parish Associate for Las Placitas Presbyterian Church will be guest preacher.

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. 6 pm-8 pm Wednesdays @ 113 E. Logan. Gallup Solar is hosting community classes and presentations about all things solar. Call (505) 728-9246 for info.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE

9 am-12 pm. on Warehouse Lane. Habitat for Humanity fundraising yard sales are held every Sat.  Volunteers for various kinds of community services needed. For info call (505) 722-4226 

RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS

6 pm Thursday @ 309 Chino Loop, Gamerco. New Life ministries holds weekly meetings for anyone who is on the Recovering path from alcohol and drug abuse. Phone: (505) 722-8973. SAVE THE DATE

HOME ON THE RANGE

7 pm-9 pm @ ART123 Gallery, June 8.Shannon Gurley O’Donnell’s exhibition is a collection of paintings that embody the magnificent spirits of horses and bison – their inner power, wisdom, strength, and fortitude.

GOING WILD FOR A CURE

8 am-12pm @ 3708 Zia. Saturday Yard Sales June 8. For more information call Joyce at (505) 862-1457.

3RD ANNUAL DOIN’ DYLAN: GALLUP’S BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE CONCERT

6:30 pm- 9 pm, June 8 @ Gallup Downtown Conference Center. Concert is free and features New Mexico

PRIDE MONTH

ANNUAL GALLUP SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK FESTIVAL

7 pm @ the newly-created outdoor performance space on Ninth Street, just north of the Gallup Flea Market. Twelfth Night will be performed on June 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Performances are free. For more information call (505) 879-9835.

FREE LEGAL FAIR

12 pm-4 pm, June 14 @ Gallup District Court. Lawyers will provide free legal advice on issues including bankruptcy, custody, divorce, payday loans, public benefits and more. For information call (505) 863-6816. Sign language interpreters are available on request at VAPinterpreter@ gmail.com.

GALLUP LIONS CLUB RODEO

1 pm. annual parade. Entry forms available at the Chamber of Commerce at 106 W. Hwy 66 or at www.galluplions.com. All forms must be received by 10 am June 15. For more information, contact Roxy at (505) 879-9670. The parade will line up at Gurley Motor Body Shop and run east to First Street. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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Check out this week's issue, featuring a commemorative vibe, from honoring the late Sen. John Pinto to the dedication of the state's vetera...

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Check out this week's issue, featuring a commemorative vibe, from honoring the late Sen. John Pinto to the dedication of the state's vetera...

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