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GRIDIRION GLORY Youth uth compe compete ete in i n the Touch Down Footba Football League tournament. Photos page 15
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Gallup McKinley County Schools
AGENDA: • Update Title VI • Feedback and Questions The District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC) is a district-level advisory group comprised of parents, site staff, and community leaders who advise the Board of Education on the needs of those students who are part of one of the following subgroups: Low Income (LI), Foster, Homeless, or Academically Struggling. Title I law requires that parents be involved in the development of the Local Education Agency (LEA). GMCS is happy to make connection with DPAC. We will be reviewing the Title VI program goals, review and approve the bylaws. See you on November 14 online. Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Meeting ID: 249 201 204 812 Passcode: og2qqi Or call in (audio only) +1 929-352-1940,,897403018# United States, New York City Phone Conference ID: 897 403 018#
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2023 REGULAR LOCAL ELECTION NOV. 7, 2023 Staff Reports
BOWEKATY: 100% of the votes, 147 votes
NEW MEXICO SECRETARY OF STATE Unofficial Results GA L LU P - MCK I N L EY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1 11 out of 11 precincts have fully reported. LEONARD NOTAH: 43% of votes, 765 votes GENEVIEVE JACKSON : 9% of votes, 158 votes KEVEN MITCHELL (INCUMBENT) : 48% of votes, 841 votes GA L LU P - MCK I N L EY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 3 PR I S C I L L A BE NA L LY (INCUMBENT) : 100% of the votes, 774 votes SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE ZUNI PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 89 6 out of 6 precincts fully reported. C A R E LT O N
STOLEN CAR Suspect claims they were forced to drive
CLAYTON D. SEOUTEWA: (WRITE-IN) 0% of the vote VALARIE R. BELLSON: (WRITE-IN) 0% of the vote COLLEGE BOA RD MEMBER AT LARGE UNM A DV ISORY BOA RD AT LARGE
JASON C. OHLER: 32% of votes, 6 votes S O I L A N D WAT E R S U P E R V I S O R ( L A N D OW N ER) CU B A S O I L A N D WAT E R CONSERVATION BOARD MEMBER 24 out of 24 precincts have fully reported.
23 out of 23 precincts have fully reported. REX L. ROBINSON: 25% of the vote, 109 votes ROY R. JONES: 50% of the vote, 215 votes DAN E. CUNNINGHAM: 25% of the vote, 107 votes
71 out of 71 have fully reported.
CHRIS J. LUCERO: 53% of votes, 10 votes
W A T E R A N D SANITATION DIRECTOR AT LARGE RAMAH WATER AND SANITATION BOARD
REBECCA APEL: 38% of votes, 2,126 votes
MARGARET L. OHLER: 32% of votes, 6 votes
The one precinct has fully reported.
JVANA L HANKS II: 18% of votes, 1,004 votes
WHITNEY INA RIVER: 40% of the vote, 19 votes
TONI PINEDO: 15% of votes, 859 votes
S O I L A N D WAT E R S U P E R V I S O R (LANDOWNER) MCKINLEY S O I L A N D WAT E R CONSERVATION DISTRICT
RAYMOND D. CALDERON: 29% of votes, 1,651 votes
64 out of 64 precincts have fully reported.
B L A N C H E E. CLAWSON: 54% of the votes, 26 votes
S O I L A N D WAT E R SU PERV ISOR CU B A S O I L A N D WAT E R CONSERVATION BOARD MEMBER
HERBERT B. MOSHER: 57% of the votes, 2,389 votes
24 out of 24 precincts have fully reported.
FLOOD CONTROL D I R E CT O R R I O S A N JOSE FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT BOARD
ELMER D. MORALES: 68% of votes, 13 votes
DUDLEY D. BYERLY: 43% of the votes, 1,837 votes
MICHAEL STUART CROLEY: 6% of the vote, 3 votes
BALLOT ITEMS AUTHORITY TO OPT IN: NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION IN THIS ARTICLE VI OR ELSEWHERE IN THIS CHARTER TO THE CONTRARY, THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GALLUP SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENACT
AN ORDINANCE OPTING IN TO THE ELECTION OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL OFFICERS IN THE REGULAR LOCAL ELECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3.1 OF THE LOCAL ELECTION ACT (NMSA 1-22-3.1) AND ALL OTHER APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW MEXICO ELECTION CODE (NMSA I-I-I - 1-26-6) AS THE SAME ARE CURRENTLY FORMULATED. EXCEPT AS NECESSARY TO ENACT AND M CITY OF GALLUP 28 out of 28 precincts have fully reported. 72% of voters, or 1,082 voters, voted yes on this item 28% of voters, or 422 voters, voted no on this item PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS (2 MIL) TAX QUESTION: SHALL THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE ZUNI PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, COUNTY OF MCK INLEY, STATE OF NEW MEXICO, BE AUTHORIZED TO IMPOSE A PROPERTY TAX OF $2 ON EACH $1,000 OF NET TAXABLE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY ALLOCATED TO THE DISTRICT
ELECTION RESULTS | SEE PAGE 19
WHAT’S INSIDE …
STAR ATHLETES The students who shone brightest last week
14 16 18 VOLLEYBALL SHOTS Bengals, Bobcats battle it out
MOVIE REVIEW Spend the holiday season with ‘The Holdovers’
ELECTRIC CARS One reader weighs in on whether New Mexico is ready
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Taking the reins RMCH'S INTERIM CEO STARTS NOV. 13 By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent
s Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services finds its way forward, a new Interim CEO will take the reins Nov. 13. Veteran executive William “Bill” Patten brings experience with hospital turnarounds and transitioning rural hospitals to Critical Access Hospitals, a process RMCH started a few months ago. The Critical Access designation allows the hospital to bill on more favorable terms and to provide extended skilled nursing care for post-acute care Medicare patients. RMCH received a $3 million grant from the state Indian Affairs Department to help with the transition. The money will
help the hospital update its electronic health records system and fund operations. Patten has been a hospital administrator for 30 years, most recently as CEO for Taos Health System for seven years, so he’s had time to build relationships with health policymakers at the state level. Prior to joining Holy Cross Medical Center in 2015, he was CEO of Powell Valley Healthcare in Powell, Wyoming. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Walla Walla College in College Place, Washington, and his Master of Arts in Business with a healthcare management emphasis from Webster University in St. Louis. At Holy Cross, Patten is credited with improving local
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relationships, developing facility strategic and master plans and implementing a “Commitment to Excellence” leadership development and education initiative. He also oversaw the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Mexico Hospital Association awarded Holy Cross its Quest for Excellence Quality Award in 2021 for the hospital’s suicide prevention efforts under Patten. In 2019 he received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award, which recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the
achievement of ACHE’s goals. “The board was impressed with the work he did up at Holy Cross. He converted that hospital to Critical Access,” RMCH Board Chair Genevieve Robran said. She also mentioned Patten’s communication skills as a huge advantage for RMCH. “We were really impressed with how he described his communication, both internally among the team at Holy Cross as well as externally in the community, and how transparent he was throughout,” she said. That was welcome news to Connie Liu, leader of Community Health Action Group. “We hope that the new CEO will be amenable to working with the community. We very much want to see our hospital succeed and would love to work hand in hand,” she said. Former RMCH CEO Robert Whitaker left the job Oct. 29 after serving for 17 months. The
RMCH’s new Interim CEO Bill Patten hospital board was committed to filling the job as quickly as possible to minimize disruption. Patten is officially the hospital’s Interim CEO, so the search for a permanent CEO will continue, Robran said. “If we find someone in three months, he’ll be out,” she said. The board also elected officers at the board’s October meeting. Dr. Warner Anderson remains as secretary-treasurer, new member Maryann Ustick will take the vice chair seat and Robran moves up to chair.
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Forced to drive? SUSPECT FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES AFTER CONTACTING POLICE Staff Reports
woman who claims she was forced to drive a stolen vehicle is now facing criminal charges. On Nov. 2, around 6:45 am, Gallup Police Officer Vincent Thompson was on duty when a wom a n, who wa s lat er identified as Keri McCray, f lagged him down outside the Love’s gas station at 3380 W. Hwy. 66. McCray, 23, told Thompson she was trying to find her sister, who she had last seen walking eastbound after getting off a Greyhound bus. T hompson a nd Of f icer Jerald Watchman were handling another call at the time, so they told McCray they would come back to assist her. While they were dealing with the other situation, the manager of the U Save Truck Stop, located at 1405 W. Hwy. 66, told the officers that there was a suspicious vehicle outside his business. The man said a woman had parked the vehicle and left it running while she ran off yelling. Thompson and Watchman wou ld soon lea r n t hat t hese t wo i ncidents were connected. They checked the suspicious vehicle, which was a Jeep with Colorado license plates. Met ro Dispatch informed the officers that the vehicle had been stolen out of
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Keri McCray Bernalillo, Colorado. The off icers were able to watch the U Save Truck Stop’s security camera footage. In the video a woman in a blue jacket with her short ha ir in a pony ta il ca n be seen. According to his report, Thompson recognized her as the woman who approached him asking him for help in finding her sister. I n t he v id e o, Mc C r ay dr ives the Jeep up to the business and parks it behind a red truck. She gets out of the vehicle and walks to the side entrance of the business. She is inside the business for a while, and then she runs out of the store. She then runs out of the camera’s vantage point. At some point, Watchman and Thompson arrive in the v ideo, re spond i ng t o t he
STOLEN CAR | SEE PAGE 17 PUBLIC SAFETY
Weekly DWI Report Staff Reports Featured DWI
Samuel Eriacho November 7, 11:15 pm Aggravated DWI (Third) A white Chevrolet Cavalier was seen swerving across the road, leading New Mexico State Police to locate it and arrest the driver, Samuel Eriacho, 45, of Albuquerque. Patrolman Joe Roanhorse was advised of a reckless driver by Metro Dispatch. The callers stated the vehicle was unable to maintain its lane near the intersection of Highways 6 02 a nd 56 4. Roa n hor se began traveling southbound on Highway 602 and located a vehicle matching the description parked near mile marker 20. Roanhorse pulled behind the vehicle, which was still running, and conducted a
traffic stop. He met the driver, Eriacho, and conducted a welfare check. Roanhorse reportedly saw open containers of Mickey’s and Mike’s Harder Lemonade beverages inside the vehicle. Eriacho also allegedly showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and smelling of alcohol. He also denied consuming any alcohol prior to driving. Eriacho exited the vehicle on Roanhorse’s command and reportedly had trouble doing that and standing still. He also refused to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Based on his investigation, Roanhorse deemed Eriacho unfit to drive and placed him under arrest. Following his refusal to take a breath test, Eriacho was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI (third), driving with a revoked license, and open container. His pretrial hearing is set for Nov. 30. Name: Paul E Charley Age: 51 Arrested: Nov. 6 Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second) Status: Pretrial hearing on Dec. 12
Name: Mervin Martin Age: 29 Arrested: Nov. 6 Charge: Aggravated DWI Status: Pretrial hearing on Dec. 14 Name: Jaclyn Johnson Age: 30 Arrested: Nov. 1 Charge: Aggravated DWI Status: Pretrial hearing on Nov. 21 Name: Marlinda Sandoval Age: 45 Arrested: Sept. 30 Charge: Aggravated DWI (Third) Status: Motion hearing on Jan. 18 Name: McElroy Yazzie Age: 38 Arrested: Sept. 24 Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second)
Status: Failed to appear at Nov. 3 hearing, bench warrant issued
Nov. 7 hearing, bench warrant issued
Name: Dion Brian Dawes Age: 33 Arrested: Sept. 22 Charge: Aggravated DWI Status: Failed to appear at
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Alleged arsonist facing charges Staff Reports
woman set a small fire in a house after she got into a fight with the home-
owner. On Oct. 24, around 6:30 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Harland Soseeah was dispatched to 9 Broadway Ave. after a woman identified by Metro Dispatch as Taylor Vandever threatened to burn a house down. When Soseeah arrived at the house he met with a victim who said he was sleeping when Vandever, 32, came into the house and started “beating him up.” The victim said he was stabbed with something a few times before he was able to get away from Vandever. The victim ran out of the house, jumped the fence, and ran toward his neighbor’s house
before having the neighbor call the police for help. The victim claimed that Vandever started a fire inside the house. According to Soseeah’s report, he did notice some smoke coming from inside the house. Soseeah entered the house and identified himself as a MCSO deputy, but the victim said Vandever had already left the house. Heavy smoke was coming from a small fire on top of the stove. The victim was able to put the fire out with some water, but the top of the stove was already damaged. After Soseeah took photos of the fire damage and the victim’s injuries the victim told him: “Taylor is crazy and I don’t want her here at my house.” The victim said he’d been sleeping when Vandever showed up at the house and started
allegedly attacking him. According to his report, Soseeah did notice some small stab wounds on the victim’s left arm. The victim said he saw Vandever leave the house, heading north on Broadway Avenue. Soseeah told the victim to call the police again if Vandever showed back up at the house. The victim explained that he couldn’t call because Vandever took his phone. He said he would turn on his porch light if she came back. The victim’s neighbor backed up his story, saying that he heard Vandever yelling at the victim and saying that she would burn the house down. He said he saw her go back inside the house and that he also noticed the fire inside the house. Soseeah searched around the area for Vandever, but he was unable to find her. Around 9 pm Soseeah was still driving around the area looking
for Vandever when he noticed that the victim’s porch lights were on. He asked for back up, and then he ran into the victim, who said Vandever was back and beating up on him again. Soseeah entered the house and found Vandever walking out of a back bedroom. She was reportedly yelling “I did not start any arson.” The deputy placed Vandever in handcuffs, but not before she kicked his leg a couple times. She then escaped the deputy’s grasp and crawled under a table, refusing to get out. She repeatedly screamed, saying that the deputy was hurting her. As Soseeah tried to grab Vandever’s leg she began to kick him again. Soseeah moved the table in an effort to try to get to Vandever, and she jumped up and ran to the door, trying to escape. Soseeah grabbed the handcuffs on Vandever’s wrists, and she fell to the ground, claiming that the deputy “body slammed” her. Deputy Franklin Begaye arrived at the scene around then
Taylor Vandever and helped Soseeah get Vandever into a patrol car. She was transported to a local hospital where she was given medical clearance. She was then driven to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, where she was charged with aggravated battery against a household member, negligent arson, battery upon a peace officer, resisting, evading, or obstructing arrest, interference with communication, and criminal damage to property (under $1,000). Her preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 8.
Chevy Tahoe break-in Staff Reports
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man is facing charges after he reportedly broke into another man’s car. On Nov. 2, around 10:30 pm, Gallup Police Officer Gilbert Gonzales was dispatched to 3210 Grey Hill Cir. after a man named Dominic Nez allegedly broke into a vehicle. According to his report, Gonzales reportedly found the victim holding Nez, 18, down on the ground when he arrived at the scene. A screwdriver was reportedly lying next to Nez on the ground. Gonzales was able to take control of the situation and placed Nez in the back of his patrol car. Nez willingly gave the officer his name but said he would talk to him later.
So instead of talking to the alleged suspect, Gonzales turned to the victim, who said he’d arrived at his house and noticed someone sitting in his 2020 black Cheverloet Tahoe. He initially thought it was his daughter, but when he approached the vehicle, He realized it was a man he didn’t know. Nez reportedly got out of the vehicle and took off running. The victim chased after him, but as he got close Nez swung a screwdriver at him, trying to stab him. The man said he defended himself and that he was able to detain Nez. He checked the vehicle and noticed that a bag had been emptied out onto the driver’s seat. According to the report, the man wasn’t sure if anything had been taken from the vehicle.
Dominic Nez The victim initially said the SUV had been unlocked, but he later called police and said that he believed the SUV had been broken into based on some marks on the driver’s door. Nez was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary of a vehicle. His preliminary examination is scheduled for Nov. 15. PUBLIC SAFETY
STAR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK School: Crownpoint High Name: McKenzie Tsosie Sport: Football Grade: Sophomore
McKenzie finished the season as the Eagles’ starting quarterback after their original starting quarterback was injured. He led the offense as well as the defense as a starting linebacker. McKenzie understands both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball really well. He has a high Football IQ for only being a sophomore. He gets along with his teammates, and they know they can rely on him.
the opponents. He assisted the team, denying their opponents the ability to cross midfield and take shots on goal at will. His performance resulted in Sean being recognized twice as the MaxPreps Player of the Game. Through Sean’s contributions, the Patriots went undefeated in district play as they won their second consecutive district title. Throughout the season, Sean recorded 29 steals, a goal and three assists in addition to being credited a game winning goal. Sean played five years on the varsity team and will be missed. School: Ramah High Name: Aleeya Lambson Sport: Cross Country Grade: Senior
Briley is a great student athlete. He always has an upbeat and positive attitude that is contagious when people are around him. He is a leader on his Cross Country team and in the classroom. Briley competed at the district meet Nov. 4 in Newcomb, New Mexico, and finished in first place. He became the District 1AAA Champion, won the MVP for the boys’ side, and helped his team to a third place finish. School: Tse’ Yi’ Gai High Name: Paitience Cayaditto Sport: Volleyball Grade: Freshman
School: Miyamura High Name: Sean Spolar Sport: Soccer Grade: Senior
Sean, while on defense, controlled the midfield during district play applying pressure on
School: Tohatchi High Name: Briley Dauphinais Sport: Cross Country Grade: Senior
Aleeya always has a positive attitude during cross country, she works really hard, and is always ready to lead a cheer with the Varsity girls. Aleeya worked really hard to prepare for the district Cross Country meet on and off the course. She studied the competing team rosters and times in order to set a personal goal to qualify for state. She met her goal and qualified to represent the Mustangs in the State Cross Country meet.
takes on challenges and exceeds expectations, both during practice and during games. Her willingness to be a team player, work
hard, and go above and beyond expectations is why Paitience is this week’s Tse’ Yi’ Gai’s Star Athlete.
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Paitience was chosen by her coach as this week’s star athlete because she was willing to step in and fill a role outside of her normal play. As a freshman, she Gallup Sun • Friday November 10, 2023 9
Lynx hold out in the ﬁ rst tournament round
Rehoboth Lynx midfielder Koda Isaacson (13) looks to make an inroad against Blue Griffin players Ryan Crow (18) and Kiran Belyeu (21). Photo Credit: Jenny Pond
Rehoboth Lynx midfielder Koda Isaacson (13) looks to make an inroad against Blue Griffin players Ryan Crow (18) and Kiran Belyeu (21). Photo Credit: Jenny Pond
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The Rehoboth Lynx crew on the move to defend their team against Santa Fe Prep’s Blue Griffins during the first round of tournament play Nov. 4 on their home field. They won this first game 2-0, but lost their semi-final game against the Sandia Prep Sundevils 2-1 Nov. 7. Photo Credit: Jenny Pond SPORTS
Hawks lose in ﬁ rst championship round
Thoreau Hawk Noah Trickey (44) looks for an open teammate to throw the ball to as he races down the field during the Nov 4 game against the Raton Tigers. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
Thoreau Hawk Isaac Bear Eagle (1) looks for an open teammate during the Nov 4 game against the Raton Eagles. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
A Raton Tiger player attempts to gain yards while Thoreau Hawks Jordan Calladitto (85) and Tys Nelson (33) go to tackle him during the Nov. 4 game in Thoreau. The Tigers defeated the Hawks 35-8. The Hawks lost in the first round of the championship tournament. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
Raton Tiger Kaleb Salazar (24) seeks to gain a first down while Thoreau Hawk Taven Tahe (10) tries to tackle him during the Nov 4 game in Thoreau. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein Gallup Sun • Friday November 10, 2023 11
Honoring Our Service Members &
Salvador Oscar Macias Navy, PO3 1955-1957
Frank Mora, Corporal Marines - Purple Heart Recipient 1950-1954
Howard Newsom, lcpl Marines World War II
Jennifer Morgan, SSgt U.S. Air Force 2001-2009
Renaldo Ray Benally, Specialist Army 1999-2004
James Eby, left, served in the Army from to 2018. He posed for a photo with his fellow Army soldiers in 2011. Photo Credit: Courtesy of James Eby. Friday November 10, 2023 • 2006 Gallup Sun 12
Richard A. Palochak, SGT U.S. Air Force 1974-1979 HALLOWEEN
Recognizing the younger generation VETERANS DAY CEREMONY HONORS IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN SOLDIERS By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor
Ray Benally, Staff Sergeant Marines 2004-2018
Louann Jones SGT E-5 Army 1980-1988
Phillip Allison Chopito Sr. Army Korean War 1950-1960
Renatha S. Chopito Army 1980-1984
Veronica Abrams, SSG Army 2004-2014 HALLOWEEN
Victor Arriola, lcpl Marines Vietnam War 1968-1972
ome years back, map and atlas publisher Rand McNally named Gallup the “Most Patriotic Small Town in America.” And in true patriotic fashion, Gallup has a variety of activities on tap to honor veterans this Veterans Day Nov. 11. Starting at 10 am, wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves at Hillcrest Cemetery. Then the parade lineup will begin at 10:30 am at the Gurley Collision Center. The parade route starts at the corner of Eighth Street and Aztec Avenue and ends at Courthouse Square. At Courthouse Square, speakers for the Veterans Day ceremony include Mayor Louie Bonaguidi, Reps. Patty Lundstrom and D.Wonda Johnson, Sen. George Muñoz, and veteran James Eby. In the past, Gallup’s Veterans Day ceremonies honored the men and women who served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. This year, the ceremony spotlights “younger” veterans, such as those who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East confl icts. Eby served in the Army in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, making him one of the “younger” veterans. Although he might be younger, his respect for those who served before him runs deep. “Those guys went through so much, and a lot of us feel as if our service pales in comparison,” Eby said, who is also a member of Gallup Veterans Helping Veterans. “But at the same time, Veterans Helping Veterans understands that without the younger veterans being involved, without them being recognized, without them being honored in some shape or form, the group dies with [the older generation.]” Dave Cuellar, head of Veterans Helping Veterans, echoed Eby’s statements. “They need to be recognized because they’re a younger group,” he said. “Every war has a hardship.” A part of Eby’s speech will center on taking politics out of the discussion around war. When they’re on active duty, military service members focus solely on the job at hand. But for the general public, politics often intertwine with war. With Vietnam it was college students chanting sayings such as “Make love, not war” and “Hell no, we won’t go” in protest of the draft. When they returned from the war, many Vietnam veterans were called “baby killers.” After the September 11 attacks and the launch of the War in Afghanistan, people questioned why soldiers were out fighting “politicians’ wars.” Eby said, ultimately, he’s trying to shed some light on the veterans’ situations of when they served rather than focusing on the aspects of how these international confl icts played out.
“Everybody who went over there signed a blank check, just like any other veteran in any other foreign war,” Eby said. “They signed a blank check up to the amount of their life to serve their country. So we need to honor these veterans just like we honor anybody else.”
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Bengals best the Bobcats
Lady Bengal Summer Joe (11) sets the ball up for teammate Jaelyn Dakia (8) during the Nov. 2 game against the Bloomfield Lady Bobcats. The Bengals defeated the Bobcats 3-0. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
Lady Bengal SJ Haines (5) hits the ball over the net during the Nov. 2 game against the Bloomfield Lady Bobcats. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
Lady Bengal Rylie Whitehair (18) slams the ball over the net during the Nov 2 game against the Bloomfield Lady Bobcats. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
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Youngsters flock to Gallup for ﬂag, tackle football tournament
Blackhawk player (11) races down the field while New Mexico Ram player (30) attempts to catch his flag in the middle of a game during the Four Corners Invitational Youth Football Championships Touch Down Football League tournament Nov. 4. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
The Gallup Warriors faced off against the Gallup Raptors during the during the Touch Down Football League tournament. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
Wowie’s Cowboy (1) attempts to gain yards during the Nov. 4 Four Corners Invitational Youth Football Championships at Ford Canyon. The Gallup Cowboys won their game against the Pueblo ‘lil Bombers 28-0. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein
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‘The Holdovers’ stands as one of the stronger efforts of 2023 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
failing the son of a prominent figure and donor to the school. As punishment, he’s forced to stay on campus with pupils who ca n not retur n home to their families over the Christmas holidays. This includes Angus Tully (Dominic Sessa), a bright but extremely disobedient and difficult student. As the days pass, the film focuses on everyone’s struggle to endure the lengthy
RATING: OUT OF RUNNING TIME: 133 MINUTES This film from Focus Features opens in Albuquerque on Friday, Nov. 10 I’ll be honest. For most, a film about a curmudgeonly teacher in a prep school fi lled with privileged students doesn’t sound like a particularly relatable or even entertaining cinematic experience. However, T he Holdovers is quite a remarkable movie. The writing is so strong and the performances so compelling that the story does manage to involve viewers in the characters and
Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti) is forced to stay behind at the remote prep school he works at over the Christmas break to watch the students who cannot return home to their families in ‘The Holdovers.’ Angus Tully (Dominic Sessa) is one of the students, and he has his own troubled past he has to work through. Photo Credit: Focus Features their struggles. As a result, this surprising comedy/drama stands as one of the stronger efforts of the year. The story takes place in 1971 and is set on the campus of Barton Academy, a remote prep
school filled with wealthy and arrogant students. Irritable history teacher Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti) unsurprisingly has no fans in his classroom, but he is also on the outs with employers after
break, including sharp-witted cook Mary Lamb (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), who has recently lost her son in the Vietnam War. It’s very clear from the outset that this picture is inspired by character-driven films of the 1970s. In fact, it goes out of its way to adopt a visual style that makes it look exactly like
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STOLEN CAR | FROM PAGE 6 aforementioned call. After the officers appear in the video, McCray reappears, and she runs to the Jeep and gets into the driver’s seat. She reportedly sits in the Jeep for some time, and then gets out, grabbing something from inside the vehicle. After she gets out of the vehicle, she runs eastbound, leaving the vehicle on. A fter watching the
MOVIE REVIEW | FROM PAGE 16 a picture from the era. The color scheme is slightly muted and even the company logos and opening credits feel like a perfectly crafted recreation of older movies. For those who appreciate titles from this period, it’s a fun little homage, but by the end of the fi rst act the movie diverges from the obvious visual tributes and focuses on the leads and their personal trials. As details about them are slowly revealed, the characters feel less like conventional leads and come across as eccentric and troubled, but authentic individuals. Hunham and Tully are both prickly, with more faults than heroic tendencies. These are uncommon traits in most dramas with similar
security footage, Thompson found McCray and another woma n wa lk i ng nea r t he Westend Donut & Deli (3030 W. Hw y. 6 6). He pl a c e d McCray in the back of his patrol car and drove her back to the U Save Truck Stop. In his report Thompson notes that the Jeep’s exterior had been spray painted black. McCray told Thompson t h a t s h e w a s fo r c e d t o dr ive the Jeep by a nother woman. She said the woman had hit her in the back and
threatened her. The woman reportedly told McCray not to leave the vehicle anywhere. Things reportedly became complicated when McCray told t he woma n t hat she needed to pick up her girlfriend from the Greyhound bus stop. T he woma n a llegedly threatened both McCray and her girlfriend. McCr ay a l lege d ly h a d to drive from the woman’s house and was late to pick up her girlfriend. She said she couldn’t call anyone because
set-ups. This approach allows for amusing pointed barbs, as well as the occasionally insensitive and hurtful comment. In a very general sense, the bitter Hunham hates the privileged status of his students and sees every one of them as inferior, while Tully does his best to hide an unfortunate secret. And, while Lamb puts on a brave face, the grief over her lost child slowly begins to bubble its way to the surface. A great deal of praise should go to director Alexander Payne (Election Sideways, Nebraska) and, of course, the cast, who are all phenomenal. Some of the characters aren’t initially likable, but the fi lmmaker and performers succeed spectacularly in using biting humor to keep viewers intrigued until they are all fully understood. Through their cutting and
combative confrontations, their outward behavior is ultimately shown to be a coping mechanism for other problems. And it should also be noted that the picture never feels the need to force emotive sentiment during its fi nal act, and yet it still feels moving and poignant. Admittedly, there aren’t any stunning shocks or major twists in the story (although Humham does make a surprising admission about his past late in the film). But while the plot may be familiar, it’s rare to see a fi lm handle tone, humor and character arcs this well. It may be a small picture, but The Holdovers is a striking and memorable fi lm that deserves plenty of attention from audiences over the holiday season. V ISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM
her phone had no service. A fter hear ing McCray’s story, Watchman tried calli ng t he Jeep’s reg i st ered owner, but he wa s unsuccessful. Someone reportedly picked up the phone, but then promptly hung up. Xtreme
Towing came and picked up the vehicle, leaving it at the Gallup Police Department. McCray was charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 15.
FONDOS DE EXTENSIÓN RURAL AHORA ESTÁN DISPONIBLES POR PARTE DE CENTURYLINK Los clientes rurales residenciales y de pequeños negocios de Nuevo México ubicados en desarrollos de menos de cuatro unidades ahora cuentan con fondos disponibles a través del Fondo de Extensión Rural (REF) para Extensiones de Línea Telefónica. Una Extensión de Línea Telefónica es necesaria cuando CenturyLink (anteriormente Qwest) debe construir nuevo cable de distribución mayor de 1,000 pies con el fin de prestar el servicio de teléfono básico en una dirección donde el servicio no estaba disponible anteriormente, y que por lo general se le cobraría al cliente. Al realizar una orden que incluye cargos de Extensión de Línea, los clientes elegibles pueden recibir un crédito para la construcción de una extensión de línea de hasta $25,000 por cada orden. Los cargos que excedan el crédito de $25,000 serán responsabilidad del cliente que realiza la orden. Los requisitos de elegibilidad son los siguientes: • Los créditos del Fondo de Extensión Rural están disponibles para clientes nuevos y existentes que residen en desarrollos de menos de cuatro (4) unidades. (El desarrollador será responsable de las instalaciones en desarrollos de cuatro o más unidades.) • Una extensión de línea es necesaria para proporcionar servicio telefónico básico en una dirección donde el servicio no estaba disponible anteriormente. • No hay cargo mínimo por Extensión de Línea. Para detalles completos sobre el programa REF o para saber si usted califica, por favor llámenos a los siguientes números: Residencial
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New Mexico isn’t ready for electric cars By Mike Lee Guest Columnist
t seems that Big Government is rearing its ugly head again, but this time it is right here in New Mexico. On Nov. 13 and 15 the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board and the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Boards will hold hearings on the implementation of the California Advanced Clean Car II rules. The Advanced Clean Car II rules being considered will be implemented with model year 2027 vehicles and require that manu-
facturers, and thereby their franchised dealers, have available on a statewide basis 43% of their vehicles for sale being either battery electric or plug-in hybrids. Wit h t he except ion of Tesla and a few small manufacturers of electric vehicles, no major mainstream manufacturer can meet those requirements. Stellantis, parent company of Ram trucks, has already announced that it will not ship internal combustion powered vehicles to states that adopt these standa rds. In ma ny communities that rely on farming and ranching, that means that the
heavy duty Ram trucks with the popular Cummins diesel will no longer be available. Ford and Chevrolet could be next. Can you imagine pulling a 32” stock trailer or a six horse slant with a Prius? Where are we supposed to cha rge t hese veh icles? These two boards are proposing these regulations, but the state has done nothing to prov ide infrastr ucture for these vehicles. Most rural towns in New Mexico have few, if any, public charging stations. Adding a charging station to your home could add thousands
of dol la r s t o t he a l rea dy high cost of these vehicles. Imagine a tr ip from r ura l New Mexico to Albuquerque for medical treatments being interrupted by an unplanned stop on the side of the road waiting on a tow truck to tow you to the nearest charging station. T he nex t quest ion is h ow d o we p a y fo r o u r roads? Gasoline taxes pay for roads and road repairs. What happens when there is no money to pay for repairs to ou r a l ready cr u mbl i ng highways? The state will be forced to come up with another revenue stream to pay for these repairs. If they increase the ta x on electr icit y used to charge these vehicles it will hit all New Mexicans even if they don’t ow n a ca r or truck. W h i le I a m t ot a l ly i n favor of protecting our environment, this is a per fect example of “getting the cart
before the horse.” W hile Ca lifor nia might be ready for electr ic vehicles, New Mexico is not, and forcing us to drive an electric car or truck is not the answer. Let the members of these boards know your feelings and tell them this is not California. H e r e a r e t h e b o a r d ’s addresses: N e w M e x i c o Environmental Improvement Board A t t n : P a m e l a Jo n e s , Board Administrator P.O. Box 5469 Santa Fe, NM 87502 A lbuquerque/ Ber na lillo County Air Quality Control Board P.O. Box 1293 Albuquerque, NM 87103 Make sure that your voice is heard. We should not let a few boa rd member s i n A lbuquerque and Santa Fe tell us what we can drive.
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How to avoid the family Thanksgiving apocalypse ‘Grammar Guy’ By Curtis Honeycutt Guest Columnist
s the aroma of roasted turkey fills the air and the anticipation of Thanksgiving festivities builds, so does the looming dread of potential political and cultural hot topics at the family table. These conversations, often fueled by strong opinions and a generous helping of tryptophan, can quickly transform a joyous gathering into a heated debate. To help you navigate this m i ne f ield of c o n f l ic t i n g v iew poi nt s a nd m a i nt a i n ha r mony du r i ng th is spe cial occasion, here are some pre - a pproved , pol it ic a l ly
and grammatically correct Thanksgiving talking points to keep you from coming to blows with Uncle Rick. “ I ’m t h a n k f u l fo r m y family, my friends and my stretchy pants.” In this list of gravy-induced gratitude, your loved ones will smile, s m i rk a nd p erh a p s even chor t le at t he t houg ht of approaching the table with the intent to eat. Take this sentence a s a jumping- off point to recalling the days of yore when grandpa would undo his belt so he could eat one more piece of grandma’s pecan pie. “Pass the potatoes, pilg r i m .” U s i n g y o u r b e s t Joh n Way ne i mpr e s s ion , have Cousin Amanda hand you Aunt Helen’s heavenly
mashed potatoes. Instead of discussing climate change, you ca n heap g rav y onto your potatoes to form a delicious volcano. “W ho wa nts to see the Snoopy balloon?” Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will bring the family an inf lated sense of nostalgia. Tune into this program and forget football rivalries. Flip over to the National Dog Show a nd pick the ugliest dog to root for as a family. “I’ll fight you for the wishbone.” The only family competition that needs to happen at the table is the battle for the wishbone. Battle your nephew for the largest side of the bone, and ignore the conversation about Cousin Nina’s newfound embrace of free-range fruitarianism. “ T hat cra nber r y sauce
is my jam.” While everyone appreciat e s t he ef for t of homemade cranberry sauce, we all know the good stuff comes out of the can. If my cranberry sauce isn’t in the shape of a disc, I don’t want it. Although I’m mostly joking here, the real lesson is the impor tance of complimenting each family member who contributed to the meal. W he t her it ’s you r w i fe’s green bean casserole or your brother’s store-bought soda, compliments make everyone feel good. T h is T ha nk sg iv i ng, I’l l argue that kind words are more important than perfect prose. Feel free to end your sentences with prepositions as long as you offer to add a healthy dollop of whipped c r e a m o n y o u r s i s t e r ’s
Curtis Honeycutt pumpkin pie. Regardless of any differing worldviews or levels of language lexicon, kindness and great food will bring you all closer together. — Curtis Honeycutt is an award-winning syndicated humor columnist. Con nect w ith h i m on T w it ter (@cu r t ishoneycutt) or at curtishoneycutt.com.
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McKinley County Human Resources (505) 863-1400 LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF McKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO In the Matter of the Estate Of No. D-1113-PB-2023-00036 ELAINE F. KNIGHT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS WILLIAM GEORGE KNIGHT, has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of ELAINE F. KNIGHT, deceased. All persons having claims against this estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the Co-Personal Representatives at the offices of Mason & Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, attorneys for the Personal Representative, or filed with
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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 20 the District Court of McKinley County, New Mexico. Dated: 10/18/2023. WILLIAM GEORGE KNIGHT, Personal Representative MASON & ISAACSON, P.A. James J. Mason Attorneys for Personal Representative 104 East Aztec Avenue Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (505) 722-4463 Published: Gallup sun November 3, 2023 November 10, 2023 November 17, 2023 *** LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Public Notice is hereby provided that the GallupMcKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: Re-Bid On-Call Propane & Natural Gas Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Services RFP-2023-13BK Commodity Code(s): 05572, 40503, 83013, 90636, 92543 As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained by downloading from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools eBidding platform website: https://gmcs. bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab= openOpportunities CLASSIFIEDS
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*** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Gallup Housing Authority will conduct its monthly Board of Commissioners meeting to be held on Friday November 17, 2023, at 9:00 am MST. Meeting will be conducted at the Gallup Housing Authority, 203 Debra Dr. Gallup, New Mexico 87301. A copy of the agenda and/or specific agenda items may be obtained at the Gallup Housing Authority office. This is a public meeting except for items to be considered in closed session.
*** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2023/2024/06/P Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: Animal Shelter Services
As more particularly set out in the Bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director via email at frodriguez@gallupnm. gov. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: https://app.negometrix. com/buyer/3226 Electronically submitted bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on DECEMBER 19, 2023 when bids will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means. The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/ RFP software system powered by Mercell. All solicitations will be released electronically through Mercell and responses from bidders must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using Mercell, prospective bidders will be provided with all information regarding a bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. Mercell is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior to submitting a proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with Mercell. Register your company at Negometrix.com. Only ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED BID PROPOSALS will now be accepted; system will not accept bids submitted AFTER due date and time. Dated this 8th day of November 2023
By: /S/ Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday-November 10, 2023 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2023/2024/05/P Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: Veterinarian Services As more particularly set out in the Bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director via email at frodriguez@gallupnm. gov. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: https://app.negometrix. com/buyer/3226 Electronically submitted bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on December 18, 2023 when bids will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means. The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/RFP software system powered by Mercell. All solicitations
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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 will be released electronically through Mercell and responses from bidders must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using Mercell, prospective bidders will be provided with all information regarding a bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. Mercell is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior to submitting a proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with Mercell. Register your company at Negometrix. com. Only ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED BID PROPOSALS will now be accepted; system will not accept bids submitted AFTER due date and time. Dated this 8th day of November 2023 By: /S/ Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor Classified Legal Column:
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Community Calendar November 10 - November 16, 2023 FRIDAY, NOV. 10
OFPL WILL BE CLOSED FOR VETERAN’S DAY SATURDAY, NOV. 11
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
The event begins at 10 am with wreaths being placed on veterans’ graves at Hillcrest Cemetery. Then, a parade will start at the corner of Eighth Street and Aztec Avenue and end at Courthouse Square, where speeches will be given.
12 pm - 2 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Join the Octavia Fellin Public Library and Rio West Mall for an Indigenous Makerspace. Use the button maker and heat press to create Indigenous designs.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). In honor of Veteran’s Day, OFPL will be presenting a book reading of Nobody’s Children by WD Olive, a Vietnam veteran.
4 pm - 6 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Arnulfo Peña is a Vietnam veteran who has dementia and he will be presenting his show entitled “Accomplishments: A Re-focusing of the Mind.’ The Show will be on display until Dec. 2.
LITTLE BELLAS FREE COMMUNITY BIKE RIDES
12 pm - 3 pm, location TBA
2 pm every Saturday @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.) for weekly family oriented film screenings. This week’s movie is WreckIt Ralph (2012) in honor of National Candy Day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.
GALLUP 9TH ST. FLEA MARKET
9 am - 5 pm @ 340 9th Street. The Gallup 9th Street Flea CALENDAR
Market is one of the largest Native American markets in the United States. SUNDAY, NOV. 12
LITTLE BELLAS FREE COMMUNITY BIKE RIDES
9 am - 12 pm @ Batman Trial in Tse Bonito, New Mexico MONDAY, NOV. 13
11 am @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). November is Indigenous Heritage month so storytimes will feature Indigenous scientists who were pioneers in their STEM fields. Email email@example.com or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.
4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. TUESDAY, NOV. 14
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
9 am @ 207 W. Hill Ave.
5 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Author John Lewis Taylor will talk about the relationship between the Navajo people and the United States military and how that relationship developed. For more information, call (505) 863-7531 or email email@example.com.
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
6 pm @ City Council Chambers, Gallup City Hall (110 W. Aztec Ave.). The meeting will also be streamed on the City of Gallup’s Facebook page at City of Gallup, New Mexico Government.
4:30 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join the chess club at OFPL! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15
BIKING CULTURE IN THE NAVAJO
3:30 pm @ UNM-Gallup’s Gurley Hall, Room 1124. UNM-Gallup presents a film screening of In The Dirt. This event is free and open to the public.
POKÉMON GO NIGHT
5 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Join Zollinger Library for their monthly gathering of trainers. For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email email@example.com.
PAINT AND SIP: NORTHERN LIGHTS
6 pm - 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Sip on blue mocktails while painting the Northern Lights. Registration is $35/person.
REVOLUTION CHESS CLUB
6 pm - 7:30 pm @ Rio West Mall’s food court (1300 W. Maloney Ave.) A free chess club that is open to players of all ages and skill levels. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDWEEK MATINEE AT OFPL
4 pm every Wednesday @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). This week’s film is The Covenant.
11 am @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). November is Indigenous Heritage month so storytimes will feature Indigenous scientists who were pioneers in their STEM fields. Email email@example.com or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.
OPEN MAKERSPACE TIME
4 pm - 6 pm @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). OFPL’s MakerSpace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, and exploring. Participants ages 5 and up can come in to create their own design for the 3D printers or explore the many engineering activities and equipment! THURSDAY, NOV. 16
NOVEMBER FILMS: NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
4 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). This month, Zollinger
Library is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with special documentary films. This week’s film is Trial of Tears: Cherokees
4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291. SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, NOV. 17
GINGERBREAD HOGAN BUILDING
1 pm - 5 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Gingerbread and supplies provided, you bring creativity! Email pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information.
NAVAJO RUG WEAVING
10 am - 2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the fundamentals and techniques of rug weaving in traditional Diné style, including warping, carding and spinning. Please bring your own weaving materials and/or projects. Email email@example.com or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.
6 pm @ El Morro Theatre. Come and see the newest Hunger Games movie, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. SATURDAY, NOV. 18
12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Join OFPL and Explora for some interactive exhibits and activities in science, technology, engineering, math, art and fun for the whole family! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.
HUNGER GAMES FAN PARTY
6 pm - 8 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for a Hunger Games Survival Challenge! Participants can try their hands at basic Archery, Survival, and Weaponry challenges, and victors will be rewarded
WE READ, WE TALK BOOK CLUB
2 pm in-person @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) or on Zoom. OFPL’s book club book for November is Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s by Tiffany Midge. Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call 505-8631291 for more information. THURSDAY, NOV. 23 - SATURDAY, NOV. 25
OFPL WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ONGOING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
gallupARTS is seeking proposals for shows of local art on social justice topics. The shows would be presented at the ART123 Gallery in May and June. The proposal deadline is Nov. 30.
RECRUITING TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
OFPL is recruiting teens for its Teen Advisory Board. TAB members will provide guidance and assistance for the library’s teen programming, space, and collections. They will also be non-voting members of the Library Advisory Board. The TAB will meet on the fourth Friday of each month at 6 pm at the Children & Youth Library. This month’s meeting is Nov. 17.
FREE HIV, SYPHILIS, AND HEPATITIS C TESTING
@ First Nations Community HealthSource-Gallup (1630 S. Second St.). First Nations Community HealthSource-Gallup offers Free Rapid HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Testing, Monday – Friday from 1 pm to 6:30 pm by appointment. Get your results within minutes. To schedule an appointment call (505) 863-8827.
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RED ROCK BALLOON RALLY COLORING CONTEST!
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