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u icide i s a subject t h at i s of t en d i f f ic u lt t o de a l w it h , and much harder to discuss with other people. Whether it’s having to face the loss of a loved one who committed suicide – or even perhaps contemplating suicide – it’s a problem that has grown and there is no better way of addressing it but head on. One way at add ressi ng it was in the form of a candlelight walk that was held Sept. 30, at t he McK i n ley County Courthouse Plaza. The walk was for those who committed suicide and for t ho se who at t empt ed a nd s u r v ive d . T he event was sponsored by The Door

Ga l lup Ch r i s t i a n Cent er. Of course, the goa l of the event was to let the public know that suicide is not the answer, and that someone does care. And that there is hope. Dr. Kof i Sa lla r, a loca l pharmacist who helped organized the event, said even if one per son is touched by the event, it’s well worth the effort. “I don’t think the impact of the event ca n be ea sily mea su red,” he sa id. “Ou r goal was not to necessarily drive down the suicide rates in our community to zero. Our effort is a success if one life is saved because someone was inspired somewhere along the line to intervene in another’s crisis, or if a suicidal individual picked up a phone and called for help.”

Sa lla r gave a n opening add ress a nd ta lked about wa r n i ng sig n s a s wel l a s r i sk fa ctor s t hat ma ke it more likely that someone w ill consider, attempt, or die by suicide. A moment of silence was held for those who have committed suicide as attendees held lit candles in remembrance. “ T here’s help for t hose w h o n e e d i t ,” h e s a i d . “People on the brink of suicide unfortunately may not or ca n not see it that way. W hat rema i n s t hen is t he p er s on a l i nt er ve nt ion of those of us who rema i n – family, friends, or even perfect strangers.” As the event took place, church members handed out resources to those who came to hear about the topic of suicide, but what really stood The Dez family, from left, Taylor, Crystal, Donovan, Ethan, and Cheyenne. Photo Credit: Courtesy

Donovan Dez speaks to a crowd of people about his struggle with suicide Sept. 30. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura



out were those individuals who attempted suicide, survived, and gave their account of what happened. One sur v ivor, Donova n Dez, who was going through the emotions and thoughts of suicide, found himself one night standing on the train tracks here in Gallup. Going through a n x iety, frustration, and panic attacks, he said the world and the people closest to him would be better off without him. That night it was the thoughts of his children that snapped him to reality, and he stepped off of the train tracks in the nick of time. “I knew the truth when it

came down to it; it gave me t h i s u ncom for t able fea r,” he said. “The thought of my daughters at the time living without their father.” Dez says that when life gets hard we must be willi ng to rea ch out becau se the greatest response starts with us. How he felt now, and then addressing his story is both uplifting and scary, he says. “L iber t y su m s up how I felt about sur v iv ing a nd sharing what God has done for me,” he said. “It brought back negative thoughts, had



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l ig hter load t ha n normal for issuing wa r ra nt s but t he t wo law en force ment ent it ies a s su res a l l county and city mice that the paperwork deficit just idled through the week and there is no let-up in sight for those wishing to evade the long reach of justice.

GPD WARRANTS Israel Angel (Municipal C o u r t) , F i d e l A p a c h e (Magistrate Court), Denson Becenti (Magistrate Court), Edmund R. Bitsie (District Cou r t), Drew Jay Brow n (Parole/Probation), Betrina Harry Grey (Magistrate Court), Preston Paul Lynch (Failure to Appear), Johnson Mobtoya Jr. (Failure to Appear), Trenton K. Ranger (Magistrate Court), Presley B. Shorty (Parole/ P r o b a t i o n), Ky l e S m i t h (Municipal Court), Justin M. Villa (Out of State-Texas), and


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POLICE ACTIVITY Five incidents of marijuana use, either suspected or real, came to light at Wingate High School this past week. Actually two of the suspects were only 12 and 13 while three others were barely 14. The 13-year old was accused by his friend as being the seller. Two minor incidents of damage to property occurred in Gamerco while a third incident happened outside of a church on State Highway 564. In the latter case, someone had scratched denigrating symbols and expletives into the paint. Several accidents without injuries, 11 in the county, were spread out over a large area, and took the lives of a

dog and a horse. In the four accidents with injuries, only one was bad enough to warrant hospitalization. That was a head-on on Highway 602 between two vehicles where one driver had to be extracted and flown out for care. Three others were transported by ambulances to locl medical facilities. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Radios valued at $1,600 were stolen from McKinley County vehicles belonging to the Fire Marshall’s Office. It is not certain when they were taken as one unit had not been checked since Sept. 23 and the other since Sept. 25. A woman was trying to help a former friend, but that plan backfired when he used that contact to allegedly make up a story involving himself and a spurious relationship with her. He continued to verbally harass the woman and her husband, threatening both with physical harm as well as their friends. She has requested a routine patrol of her residence and will submit the saved text

messages from this creeper to the Sheriff’s Office. A couple or three visitors to MCDC showed a spark of aggression when they took turns beating on each other. One of the trio was identified as a recent DWI suspect that was reportedly verbally aggressive towards the police. Two men in Gamerco were visiting in the heart of the afternoon when one got upset and decided to return to his own residence. The other man didn’t like that and he “swang” at the other, cutting the skin near the eye with his right hook. Both had been drinking and the injured party did not want to file charges against the other, so the deputy told them

both to just stay away from each other. Two friends in Jamestown experienced odd incidents in the last two weeks: chickens were released from their coop and were running free, but the owner was able to round them up and put them back where they belonged. Another incident occurred when her friend was driving to work at Western Refinery and a tire/wheel came off his vehicle. And that wraps up most of the police activity for the week.

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On Oct. 10, a green Ford truck was headed south bound and the white Chevy truck was headed north bound. The green Ford attempted to turn onto Nizhoni Boulevard and was struck on the right side by the white Chevy truck causing it to flip onto its side. Occupants of the green Ford refused transport to the hospital. The driver of the white Chevy was transported to Gallup Indian Medical. Injuries are unknown at this time. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

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Shiprock man Sundance man pleads guilty to sex abuse charge sentenced to prison Staff Reports


L BUQU ERQU E – Mark Silva, 48, of Sundance, N.M., pled guilty Oct. 12, in federal court in Albuquerque to a sexual abuse charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Silva will be sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Silva will also be required to register as a sex offender. Silva was arrested on April 4, on an indictment charging him with sexual abuse on May 1, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reser vat ion i n McK i n ley County. During the proceedings, Silva pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on May 1, 2016, he sexually abused a Navajo woman. Silva further admitted that he engaged in

M. Spindle pursuant to the Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (Tribal SAUSA) Pilot Project in the District of New Mexico which is sponsored by the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women under a grant administered by the Pueblo of Laguna. The Tribal SAUSA Pilot Project seeks to train tribal prosecutors in federal law, procedure and investigative techniques to increase the likeMark Silva lihood that every viable violent offense against Native women the sexual act while knowing is prosecuted in either federal that the victim was incapable court or tribal court, or both. T of declining participation in he Tr iba l SAUSA Pilot or communicating unwilling- Project was largely driven by ness to engage in the sexual input gathered from annual act. Silva remains in custody tribal consultations on viopending a sentencing hearing, lence against women, and is which has yet to be scheduled. another step in the Justice This case was investigated Department’s on-going efforts by the Gallup office of the FBI. to increase engagement, coorThe case is being prosecuted by dination and action on public Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph safety in tribal communities.


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L BUQU ERQU E – Abner Joe, 55, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced Oct. 12, in federal court in Albuquerque to 33 months in prison for a ssau lti ng a federa l of f icer. Joe will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence. The FBI and Navajo Nation Div ision of P ublic Sa fet y arrested Joe on Aug. 10, 2016, on a cr i m i n a l compla i nt charging him with assaulting a federal officer. According to the complaint, Joe assaulted a NNDPS officer on Aug. 4, 2016, by spitting on her and threatening her with a hammer and a wooden board. At the time, the officer was commissioned as a Special Federal Officer by the BIA’s Office of Justice Services. Joe was indicted on Aug. 23, 2016, and was charged w ith a ssaulting a federa l of f icer w it h a da ngerous weapon and assault involving physica l cont a ct . T he indictment alleged that Joe

Abner Joe committed the cr imes on Aug. 4, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reser vation in San Juan County, N.M. On July 12, Joe pled guilty to assaulting a federal officer. In entering the guilty plea, Joe admitted that on Aug. 4, 2016, he threatened two uniformed tribal officers as he approached them while holding a raised 2” x 4” board. He also admitted throwing a hammer at a federally commissioned tribal officer. This case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI a nd the Shiprock office of NNDPS. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Murphy prosecuted the case.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Melvin Harvey 8:18 pm, 10.09.17 Agg. DWI, 1st Offense McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s D e p u t y G a r y l l e James made c o n t a c t with Melvin Harvey, 52, when Metro called for a deputy to attend the site of an accident on Cousins Road, about a quarter mile west of Highway 602. The calling party and his sister both filled out witness statements of what they had seen. The driver was so intoxicated that he could not perform any part of the field sobriety test and was arrested immediately. The driver did agree to take a breath test at the MCSO but the readings of 0.28 and 0.26 only ensured the aggravated tag stayed in place. Harvey was transported to the McKinley County Detention Center and booked. Jonathan Duboise Jr. 8:37 pm, 10.08.17 Agg. DWI, 1st Offense W h i l e traveling Nor thbound on State Highway 566 at about the 1.5 milepost, MCSO Deputy L oren zo A . Guerrero noticed a car traveli ng Southbou nd on the same roadway which crossed the yellow line and was in the Northbound lane for a short period of time. Deputy Guerrero made a U-turn and got behind the other vehicle. Near the entrance to Red Rock Park, he conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the car was Duboise, 37, who promptly

refused to attempt the standard field sobriety test and was arrested. Duboise was transported to MCDC and booked. Eddie McCray 11:15 pm, 10.07.17 Agg. DWI, 2nd Offense M C S O D e p u t y L oren zo Guerrero made contact with McCray, 59, who was attempting to turn onto Interstate 40 against the light. Deputy Guerrero made a U-turn and followed McCray onto the Interstate and conducted a traffic stop after about a half mile. McCray stopped next to a guardrail, so Deputy Guerrero used his PA system to ask him to move forward. McCray did not follow those instructions. When asked if he would take a field sobriety test, McCray refused. He did it again when read the NM Implied Consent Advisory, so he was given transportation to MCDC and booked. Josiah Thomas 5:37 pm, 10.04.17 Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Dispatched to a probable accident/DWI on Highway 602 Northbound, M C S O Deputy Josie Bow m a n found the subject vehicle parked near the entrance to Catalpa Hills, facing North, with a white pickup parked in front of it. The vehicle was turned off and the keys had been removed from the ignition by the registered owner. The driver would not give his name when asked, but his dad, the registered owner, did. He was identified as Josiah Thomas, 25, and was supposed

to pick up his father from work, but never showed. The vehicle had heavy damage to the front end and the front left wheel was on its rim. When asked if he had a medical condition that would prevent him from taking the field sobriety test, Thomas said yes he was “drinking.” The testing was soon stopped for safety reasons. Thomas refused all testing. Josiah was transported to MCDC and booked. Trenton K. Ranger 1:35 pm, 10.03.17 Agg. DWI, 2nd Offense Gallup P o l i c e Depar tment O f f i c e r Ha rla nd Soseeah was d ispatched to a single-veh icle cra sh on Nizhoni Boulevard and Helena Drive. It was a spectacular accident as the 4-door Infiniti was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran the red light, when it struck the raised

median, jumped the curb, and almost hit a hospital employee. The car did hit a parked truck. Several witnesses assisted in caring for Ranger, 27, until Officer Soseeah was able to transport him to a local hospital. After GIMC treated Ranger for his injuries and Soseeah read him the NM Implied Consent Advisory, which he declined, Ranger was transported to MCDC and booked for : A g g r avat ed A s sau lt , Criminal Damage to Property, Agg. DWI (Refusal), Careless Driving, Driving on the Wrong Side of Roadway, Driving while license is suspended (previous DWI), No Insurance, and Open Container. Jayce DeAndre Nez 12:07 am, 09.30.17 Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Seventeen-year old Nez did not have a driver’s license when GPD Officer DeWayne Holder found it near the east side of Junker bridge. The driver of the white SUV behind the silver Chrysler waved the officer down, but as soon as the patrol unit turned on his emergency lights, the Chrysler pulled away from the curb. The vehicle finally stopped at the corner of Aztec and Country Club.

Nez said he was on his way to pick up his brother at Taco Bell East. The witness in the SUV told the officer that Nez had hit the curb three times, once near City Hall, once at Pinnacle Bank, and once at the Junker Bridge. Unable to complete the field sobriety test, Nez did agree to the NM Implied Consent Advisory and gave two samples, 0.20 and 0.19. Holder then contacted the on-call Juvenile Probation Officer Rhonda Goodenough who adv ised him to do the paperwork and then release him to a parent or guardian, forwarding the report to her office. The silver Chrysler was released to his older brother and Holder transported Nez home, where his mother was briefed about the incident and what to expect.



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Navajo woman Garrity named Provost; Bigman, Hatathlie remain sentenced for on Diné College BOR federal child abuse conviction By Bernie Dotson Diné College Office of Public Relations

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L BUQU ERQU E – Kelly James, 35, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Albuquerque was sentenced Oct. 11, in federal court to three years of probation for her conviction on a misdemeanor child abuse charge. In addition to the mandatory conditions of her probation, James will be required to complete substance abuse counseling, childcare classes and refrain from the use of alcohol. Ja mes wa s a r rested in May 2017, on an indictment charging her with engaging in child abuse by operating

a motor vehicle recklessly on Dec. 8, 2016, on the Isleta Pueblo in Valencia County, N.M. On June 13, 2017, James entered a guilty plea to the indictment. In entering the guilty plea, James admitted that on Dec. 8, 2016, she operated a motor vehicle recklessly within the Isleta Pueblo while under the influence of alcohol. James further admitted that her actions endangered the health and wellbeing of the child who was a passenger in the vehicle. This case was investigated by the Isleta Pueblo Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elisa C. Dimas.


SAILE, Ariz. — O f f ic i a l s a t D i né College announced the appointment of a new Provost, retained two members of the Board of Regents (BOR) and revealed details about the institution’s $22 million annual operating budget at the college’s Oct. 4 annual meeting. Diné College President Monty Roessel announced the appointment of Dr. Geraldine Garrity as Provost. Garrity, who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Diné College, has served as Interim Provost since April of this year. “I was surprised,” an elated Garrity said after the nearly fourhour meeting. “I wasn’t expecting to be chosen, but if the job came my way I was ready for it.” Ga r r ity ha s worked at

Dr. Geraldine Garrity was named as Diné College’s new provost Oct. 4. Photo Credit: Courtesy Diné College the past seven years. She was a faculty member and chairperson of the Diné College Center for Diné Teacher Education. Garrity took over the job from former college president Martin Ahumada, who left the job and Diné College several months ago. Prior to Ahumada,

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he FBI is offer ing a rewa rd of up to $1,000 for information regarding the suspicious death of Alan Jim. On Feb. 7, Jim’s body was fou nd i n t he sout hbou nd lane of County Road 7900, a ppr ox i m a t ely 6 . 3 m i le s south of Highway 550 in the Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico. Autopsy results indicate Jim died of blunt force trauma to his head and upper body. Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the FBI’s Albuquerque

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Garcia’s Judo has four placers, six trophies By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


he 2017 Jack Bradford Memorial Judo Tournament was held in the Valley of the Sun last weekend with over 100 competitors and 100 degree heat outside. Garcia Judo of Gallup once again came through with flying colors as the four young students earned six awards for their efforts. Quincy N. Smith earned a second place award and Isabelle V. Acque earned first place in their respective divisions. Sensei Miguel Ga rcia wa s a lit tle ex tra proud of the two students who earned double awards at this tournament. Jo-cia J. Long earned first place in the 87 pound class and moved up to 112 pounds, where she finished second. Marley J. Tso, known as Monster by her peers and teachers, also fought in two divisions, taking second place in both.

From left to right, Quincy N. Smith, Isabelle V. Acque, Sensei Miguel Garcia, Jo-cia Long, and Monster Marley J. Tso. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Miguel Garcia “Congratulations to this crew of fighters,” Sensei Miguel said. “And many thanks to the parents for backing their kids.”

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Charles entered into glory on Oct. 6, 2017. He was born March 10, 1918 in Canada, and moved to Gallup at a young age. He served in the military and was a sergeant when he was honorably discharged in 1946. Charles had many occupations upon returning home. He was a coal miner, security guard at Fort Wingate, a bellhop at the El Rancho hotel, an associate at A.C. Lumber and worked at the BIA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and chopping wood, having breakfast before 7am – anytime after that he called it lunch. Above all he enjoyed attending church services and reading and living the Bible. He was known for his kindness towards others, a great since of humor and several pet phrases, such as, “And may the good Lord take a liking to you.” He was preceded in death by his father Charles Perry Cook Sr. and his mother Lula Mae DeHines. Survivors include his wife Josephine Lee Cook and son Charles Perry Cook III (aka Skipper) of Gallup, NM; daughters Louise Notah and Linda Ross of Saint Michaels, AZ. He has 7 grand children and 17 great grand children. Reception will be held at the Gallup Ford Canyon Veterans Center, 908 E Buena Vista Ave, immediately after services.


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I AM ALIVE | FROM PAGE 3 a bit of shame in the beginning, afterwards it struck me knowing that many people in our area deal with this issue on a consistent basis.” To d a y D e z ’s l i fe h a s changed drastically because of his faith, and he now has a sense of peace and that there is hope for folks contemplating suicide. A not her su icide su r v ivor who shared her story is Judith Hoskie, who during one even i ng i n December 2 013, wa s cont empl a t i n g suicide. With her marriage falling apar t, and feeling like her life wa s a huge mess, she was crestfallen. That night her pla n wa s to say goodbye to loved ones, text her husband to tell him to never leave her children. She just wanted to the pain and hurt to end. However, her pla n wa s thwa r ted by a simple ca ll from a pa stor a sk ing how she was doing. “H i s f i r s t wor d s wer e how was I doing; I burst into tea rs, but no words ca me out,” she said, “That night,


Office Printing Book Nook Teaching Supplies (505) 722-6661 1900 E. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM that phone call changed my life forever.” Hoskie says there is hope out there and her belief in a higher power is the hope that saved her that night. “I want people to know that there’s hope, no matter how lost and desperate t hey t h i n k t hey a re,” she sa id. “ T here’s m a ny peo ple on the reser vation who think there’s no way out, that there’s absolutely no hope, to which they think suicide is the answer. I have peace w ith i n my hea r t to spea k openly about it.” Ho sk ie hope s t h at her testimony will give others hope and believes that the miracle she was given will be passed on to another precious soul. Onlookers came forward as they listened to the stories of these suicide sur vivors, hoping to learn more on how they could do their part in stopping suicide. O ne s u c h a t t e nd e e i s Geneva Valesquez. “I had attempted suicide three times, and I wanted to desperately make sense of my broken life,” she said. “I believe there is hope and we

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position is that the hinge movement begins at the hip first and not the knees. If you have never knowingly performed the hinge movement before consider the act of pushing your hips back to sit in a chair at the Movie Theater, concert or play. When you push your hips back to find the seat your shins (the bone between your knees and ankle will be nearly vertical or straight). The first thing you do after pushing your hips back over the chair is to slowly lower your butt (squat) until you

make contact with the seat. To get a better sense of the hinge movement take a chair that is the correct height for you and push it up against the wall so that chair does not slide away. Next, slowly practice pushing your hips back until your butt hovers over the chair and then stand up straight. This is the hinge. If you get stuck performing the hinge contact us. What does the correct hinge position tells us? The ability to hinge the hips correctly and squat is a


great indicator of back and spine health. Bending over at the waist should not be confused with a correct hip hinge position. The inability to perform the correct hinge & squat position (placing your butt onto the back of your Achilles/calf area without your heels lifting off the floor) is an indication of poor flexibility along the upper and lower back, and typically results in back, hip and knee pain during exercise or other activities.

Correcting the imbalances in the body that will allow you to perform the hinge and squat



Freaky Friday? Parakskevidekatriaphobia originates from the Greek Paraskevi for Friday. This is the technical term for fear of Friday 13th. Remember fear is a matter of perspective and suggestion. For instance, the Celts found 13 lucky. Madame G recommends you take time to examine your perspective and face any fears head on. Now is the time to eliminate negativity.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

So, you’ve seen some stuff. Maybe you’ve headed out into the great unknown and conquered giants. Maybe you only went so far as Phoenix and instead fought yourself. Don’t despair. You may not have accomplished all you imagined, but you’re still conquering clock towers and living an amazing life. Don’t get so trapped in the planning and details you miss the sunrise.

What’s on your mind? You can’t keep shifting and shifting back and forth like a ping-pong ball. You’ll get dizzy and it’ll probably make you anxious and give you ulcers. If you just can’t find the answer, sit down and make a list. The simple task of taking the time for reflection is all you really need. This will help you evaluate the real issue. What is really bothering you?

Bill Gates said that “success is a poor teacher.” Judgement is as well. You may be doing very well one moment and very poorly the next. Stay humble and don’t abuse subordinates. People can spot fake and forced behavior from 10 miles away. If you want to succeed, offer help to others and reveal yourself as an honest person or fall and shatter like a porcelain doll.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

There is no honor in selfmartyrdom. You can’t blame others for your problems. If you lost a million dollars—you’re to blame. If you never earned a million dollars—you’re to blame. If you keep wishing on the stars you’ll never get what you’ve always wanted. Only you know what you truly want in your heart. Accept this gift and move forward. The journey will be great.

Where will you go from here? You may feel like despairing of the easy road and your right—there isn’t one. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do all you set out to do and accomplish more than you ever thought. The only way forward is to take a breath and start walking preferably forward. It’s okay if you start moving sideways and occasionally step back. You’ll get there

You’re excited about the future. There is so much that you can’t wait to accomplish. This is all you’ve ever wanted. Perhaps it feels a little dull once you get there. That’s too be expected. The true joy of any project is the journey. It’s not how much an item costx you or how much time you put into it—it’s how it ultimately makes you feel. What’s your joy factor? Do that!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your birthday is around the corner. And the Last Quarter Moon appeared on Thursday while Friday the 13th showed up with a “crisis of conscious.” You’re not like the other signs. The occult merely fascinates rather than scares you. Consider eliminating all negative distractions You know what you want. You know what to do. Now go out and get it.

Dear Water Bearer, you have a great gift, now use it! Otherwise you’re stagnating. And stagnating water is bad putrid water. Get out there and use the gifts you were given to help the world, the universe, and yourself. You are the keeper of the keys of greatness. All you need to do is walk daily towards your goal and you’ll. Now go!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Is this love? Your heart’s an open book and yet your mind is getting in the way. Even if you think you’re heading in the right direction take some extra time to think things through. You don’t know the answer until you think about the question. Once you’ve eliminated all the distractions and the clutter you’ll find the answer is right beside you. Good luck!

Your living your life according to your own terms. Don’t let others diminish your joy. This is the life you want and long for. Don’t worry about the days ahead or what you’ll never do. Enjoy the time you have and do what you can. All you can do is accomplish your goals one day at a time step-by-step. The only thing you shouldn’t do is stop. Live and let live!

What will you do now? If you throw caution to the wind, you might just get spit in your face. You can’t just walk into a tornado and not get tossed about. This is reality. You may get around by casually doing what you want, but if you want to help your loved ones communicate your plans. This is the best way not to annoy everyone you know.


The trials of the universe await you. What will you do? Do not linger among the wilted flowers that no longer gaze upon the face of the sun. Instead figure out that loneliness is better than the vapid transgressions of the human vampire. You are more than what you feel and you’re more than how others makes uou feel. Get out and take care of yourself. You’ll be just fine.

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WESST’s holiday pop-up shop takes artists beyond workshops By Damon Scott for Finance New Mexico


he “pop -up reta il” trend has helped many artists and entrepreneurs sell products and launch businesses in cities throughout the country. Pop-up shops allow artists and retailers to use temporarily donated commercial space to sell wares and land new customers. A lbuq uer q ue’s W E S ST Enterprise Center hosted a holiday pop-up shop last year to showcase its artisan and “maker” clients as part of Manufacturing Day activities. The event was so successful that the nonprofit business development and training

organization has scheduled the second incarnation for Friday, October 20. “We use the pop-up shop as a way to cap off our Creative P.I.E. program,” said Julianna Silva, managing director of the

Enterprise Center. Creative P.I.E., which stands for practice, innovation and enterprise, offers packaged-up training and consulting to local business owners and entrepreneurs to give them a way to promote

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their products and get their name out in the public. “The pop-up shop is the highlight of the Creative P.I.E. program and a way to have our artists get in front of people for the holidays,” said Silva. Twenty artists participated

last year, and Silva expects 23 to join this year. Kymberlie Martin, owner of Reuseful Candles, is one. Martin repurposes bottles and


valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation, contaminating the small intestine. Relax the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the rectum in order to maintain continence. Uses the thighs to support the colon and prevent straining. Chronic straining on the toilet can cause hernias, diverticulosis, and pelvic organ prolapse. The squat position is a highly effective, non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids, as shown by published clinical research. For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery. True health starts before we go to the gym. Coach G G reg McNeil is a S t r o n g F i r s t In s t r u c t o r, P rofe ssion a l Stre n gth & Conditioning coach, Licensed Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Life Coa ch, Auth or, an d the owner of Gallup School of Strength (

produces several benefits for the body. Seven Advantages of the Squatting position Before we get to the advantages of the squatting position we need to start with a quick medical history. Prior to the 1800’s (and the invention of the modern toilet), appendicitis, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids, hysterectomies, and cervical cancer were virtually non-existent. The squat position helps… Makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This helps prevent “fecal stagnation,” a prime factor in colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Protects the nerves that control the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged. Securely seal the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this


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deserve the proper military honors and burial. Vera John, Clinical Director f rom t he Nav a jo Na t ion Department of Behavioral Services in Gallup, was very pleased of the turnout.

“I commend the Military Suppor t Group Pla n n i ng Committee on their focus to the veterans community,” John said. The Veterans Summit and the Gallup Stand Down was a team effort and it brought the veterans and their families together to mingle among one another and to meet new friends that they never served with, but have served on opposite sides of the globe.

Miss Navajo Nation Crystal Littleben greets a Korean War veteran. Story and photos by Duane Haven Sun Correspondent


HURCH ROCK - The Milita r y Suppor t Group Pla nning Committee and the City of Gallup hosted the 3rd Annual Veterans Summit and 5th Annual Gallup Veterans Stand Down at Red Rock Park Oct. 5- 6. The two - day gather ing brought together veterans, families, and veterans programs to assist and support veterans’ issues. This year was different from the previous Veterans Summit. The City of Gallup and additional veterans’ entities collaborated with the Military Suppor t Group Pla n n i ng Committee to combine both functions. Day one included several veterans’ affairs programs to come in and present to the participants about their services and what they offer. A wide variety of support services ranged from education, state, Navajo Nation benefits, compensation pensions, traditional components, and a panel discussion. The panel discussion was involved, so the veteran who COMMUNITY

has served can express his and her experiences in the military and how they overcame some of their personal battles and injuries after they were discharged from service. Day two was the 5th Annual Gallup Veterans Stand Down. Ben Welch, Community Services Coordinator for the City of Gallup invited programs from Albuquerque and Gallup to support the homeless veterans with their questions. The original stand down for homeless veterans was modeled a fter the “Sta nd Down” concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations; they received personal hygiene products, clean uniforms, medical and dental care, and enjoyed warm meals. “The vendors and veterans’ programs are a very important component for the veteran, because the veteran that is participating needs to know what providers are out there for them. That is important to me,” Welch said. “I am very fortunate to be a part of team that is very-well organized to serve our community. Our northwestern quadrant is in need of these veterans’ events and services.” During the Gallup Stand

Down, the Veterans Summit continued the day with a number of services and training for the participants. Suicide awareness, housing, outpatient programs and the New Mexico State Veteran Cemetery Program talked about their preparations for the future site for a veteran cemetery coming to Gallup that will honor and carry out the tradition of military men and women who

Bernadette Portillo, RN with the Homeless Veteran Program out of Albuquerque presents a flu shot to retired/disabled U.S. Navy veteran Paul Herrerra of Gallup.

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Fundraiser account set up in honor of Lisa RomeroMuniz By Deswood Tome For the Sun


he family of fallen Miyamura H ig h School Discipl i ne Secreta r y L isa Romero Muniz held a press conference at the Gallup McKinley County Schools district office Oct. 7. “She was amazing since I was little,” said daughter Victoria Garcia. “I am very blessed to be her daughter.” R ecou nt i n g her mot her’s l i fe, Garcia said, “She did anything she could — any of the children needed — anything she made it happen.” Romero-Muniz was one of 58 victims of the Las Vegas, NV massacre that occurred Oct. 1. “Kids were her life,” he said. “Call her a ny time of the night a nd she would go out of her way to be there.” “We had a lot of great memories,” Mu n i z a dde d . “We wou ld t o go Vegas all the time. This year we had planned to go to Vegas. She really loved it. We put in our vacations at the end of the yea r. Ja son A ldea n was her favorite.” A ldea n wa s per for m i ng at t he Route 91 Ha r vest fest iva l on t he sout h end of t he L a s Vega s St r ip when the shooti ng occu r red. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, fired at concertgoers from the 32-floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino. “I’m a rocker,” Muniz sa id. “She

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POP-UP SHOP | FROM PAGE 14 jars into receptacles for high-quality handcrafted candles. “These types of events are very important for my business,” said Martin. “Since I make scented candles, selling online can be quite difficult. Selling in person, where people can see and smell the product, really goes a long way.” Erin Kleymann is another entrepreneur who will be selling at the event. The owner of willajunejewelry crafts bronze, copper and silver into necklaces, brooches, earrings, money clips and more. Kleymann also leads WESST’s Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship program, teaching clients how to set up and optimize shops on the popular e-commerce website where many handcrafted products are sold. “I’ve been in business for seven years, and [have worked] with WESST since 2014. I started my business online through Etsy, but it has since evolved to also include my own website, in-person sales events, and wholesale accounts,” she said. Kleymann is looking forward to her second year at WESST’s pop-up shop. “I love in-person events like these,”

DINÉ COLLEGE | FROM PAGE 10 title as president of the Diné College Board of Regents. BOR member Anderson Hoskie nominated Nelson Begaye for the president’s job, but Bigman won out. Theresa Hathalie remains vice president of the BOR. The Tuba City, Ariz.,-based Hatathlie is a relative of Ned Hatathli, who was the first president of Navajo Community College from 1969 – 1972. The college changed names in the 1990s under current board member and then-college president Dr. Tommy Lewis. Lewis did not attend the Oct. 4 meeting, but was nominated by Begaye to be board secretary. Bigman recommended the election of the positions of secretary and treasurer be taken up at a later meeting and at a time when the full board is present. Felisha Adams, the student representative to the BOR and a former New Mexico legislative candidate, declined Begaye’s nomination for secretary, citing school responsibilities.

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she said. “They are a great opportunity to market your business, but also to engage with your customers and see what they are responding to. I love that locals can come out and see what there is in the community and support the local economy.” Many other unique products are expected at the event, including handmade Moroccan items, locally-made magnetic domino sets, traditional hand-punched tin art, and contemporary Day of the Dead fine art. Vendor contracts are finalized and entries are closed, at least for this year. But according to Silva, client learning opportunities haven’t stopped there. “As they are getting ready to participate, we offer them training and consulting around things like insurance, working with the fire marshal and getting prepped,” she said. The WESST holiday pop-up shop runs from 11am. to 6 pm. Oct. 20 at the WESST Enterprise Center, 609 Broadway Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. For more information, visit Finance New Mexico connects individual s and bu sinesses with skills and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www. Finance and Administration Bo Lewis revealed the institution’s $22 million annual operating budget. Lewis explained that the total amount is actually much higher when factoring in an additional $12 million in federal grants that Diné College receives. Roessel, president since January 2017, gave a lengthy presentation on enrollment, recruitment, graduation rates, instruction, objectives and goals and institutional identity. “There is mobility in enrollment,” Roessel told the gathering of just more than 100 students, administrators and invited guests. “We have the right recipe for success. It’s not just one thing — it’s a lot of things.” Roessel noted that things on the college’s “front burner” are the creation of a law school and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The meeting was held at the Student Union Building and featured presentations by several college administrators on topics such as community outreach, mission and culture, among other topics. Diné College is a tribally-controlled institution with satellite campuses in McKinley and San Juan counties and with a main campus in Tsaile, Ariz. The college was established in 1968 as Navajo Community College.

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‘The Foreigner’ takes viewers on a compelling journey RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 114 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ecently, word came out that Liam Neeson wa s retir ing from performing in tough guy action movies like Taken and Run All Night. Based on the new film The Foreigner, Jackie Chan is attempting to step in and fill the void. This is a grittier, heavier feature and an unusual role for a performer known more for his genial demeanor and good-natured kung fu flicks. The results are imperfect, but compelling enough that one wouldn’t have an issue seeing the performer delving into this type of part again in the future. Chan plays Quan, a seemingly mild-mannered immigrant living in London with his daughter. After a tragic bombing by a faction fighting for Northern Ireland independence, the protagonist dema nds that the Br itish government find the parties responsible. Sympathies are returned, but little progress is made. Little do they know

At first Jackie Chan seems like a laid-back immigrant in “The Foreigner,” but his martial arts skills and acting come out in force as he seeks to avenge the untimely death of his daughter. Photo Credit: STX Entertainment that Quan once served in a special military unit and possesses a particular skill set. Devastated and seeking retribution, the protagonist begins to apply serious pressure to government bureaucrat Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan), who previously held ties to the organization responsible. Again, this is a much darker role for the lead and does offer Chan the ability to develop his acting skills a little more, even

if it only allows for a downcast appearance and series of pained expressions. Brosnan appears to be having some fun as a main foil with contacts within the villainous UDI organization (although if you follow the lips of the actors, they’re clearly saying IRA and have had these bits of dialogue rerecorded). The part provides opportunity for some scenery chewing as the official begins to lose control of the situation.


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Hennessy’s frustration at his men’s inability to take out Quan starts to boil over, adding some compelling material. While this is more of a thriller than a true action picture, Chan is offered the opportunity to flex his chops on a few occasions. Director Mar tin Campbell (Ca sino Royale, The Legend of Zorro, Goldeneye) is experienced at shooting sequences and when Quan is forced to come to blows or defend himself, the

movie really springs to life. There’s a dynamic little battle in the confined space of a bed & breakfast that showcases the star tossing foes down the stairways and leaping through tiny windows. There are a few scenes like this that really display the actor’s physical expertise. As the movie progresses, the film does begin to shift focus away from Quan to Hennessy. There are insights revealed about the character’s motivations as well as conspiracies occurring within the faction, but it does feel like an unexpected turn. In fact, it takes at least a half an hour to deal with all of the infighting and political maneuvering within the UDI organization... and none of this actually involves Quan. It’s intriguing material, but viewers will no doubt begin to wonder where the protagonist of the film disappeared to. In the end, The Foreigner has a compelling and agile protagonist and provides an entertaining heel. It’s a bit bumpy in sections and gets lost on a few tangents, but the fisticuffs are well handled and exciting to watch. This is a decent little B-picture thriller that will entertain those still longing for action reminiscent of the recent output of Liam Neeson. Visit: 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 Facebook @elmorrogallup


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You won’t want to revisit ‘Happy Death Day’ RATING: «« OUT OF ««««

RUNNING TIME: 97 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ver thought Groundhog Day might work better as a horror feature? The filmmakers behind Happy Death Day certainly thought so, even referencing the previous movie and making some jokes along the way as if to acknowledge the noticeable similarities. However, beyond a few little wrinkles, this feature doesn’t do a great deal with the concept. If anything, it leaves one with the distinct impression that it would have worked far better had it simply embraced the more humorous and absurd aspects of the story. Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is a college student with an attitude problem. She’s arrogant and selfish, insulting many of the people she comes across on campus during her birthday. It all comes back to

It’s like “Groundhog Day,” but in this gore-deluxe film a murdering scary-mask-faced-villian is at the helm. Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) gets murdered repeatedly in this horror/comedy? That’s about it. Now playing. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures haunt her when she’s murdered by a threatening figure in a baby mask. Believe it or not, the visage also appears to serve as the educational institute’s mascot.

Presumably, someone on the school board thought it would make the perfect moniker for the institute. Anyway, I’m getting off track here. Tree finds herself forced to relive

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the day of her death over and over again. As events progress, she befriends student Carter Davis (Israel Broussard), who encourages her to investigate the potential suspects, identify her killer and put a stop to her own demise and the time loop. As it turns out, there are inherent problems with adapting this concept for the horror genre. The tone is a little lighter than the typical scare feature, but it still wants to generate suspense and terror with its mystery killer. Some of the humor works at the midpoint, as the heroine finally begins to comprehend what a truly nightmarish scenario she is in. It sets up a few good gags that showcase the character’s sheer panic and exasperation. A curious and original complication also arises when the protagonist’s friends are knocked off and she must kill herself to reset events. Yet from a story perspective, the movie doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Tree attempts to evade death by taking alternate courses of action, hanging around different suspects, hiding and traveling to various places around the town. Yet somehow, she is always located and murdered. This requires almost superhuman amount of foresight on the part of the killer to consistently pull off the act day after day. There’s also a repetitiveness to the deaths that mute the tension, despite the alternating locales.

Other problems include the creaky dialogue. While it’s never explicitly stated, several of these characters appear to be either medical students, or perhaps biology or physics majors. Yet the group don’t act anything like it. Instead, they behave like high school students, complete with cliques that value wardrobe and attack others based on their weight. I literally had to ask other critics around me why people with these majors would be this superficial and dimwitted. It was suggested that they must have needed some of the characters involved to work at a hospital to justify a plot turn later in the movie. They’re probably right, but the bizarre actions witnessed raise plenty of questions throughout. Maybe it’s just a really, really bad school. Ultimately, nothing much is explained about why the time loop is occurring, nor are reasons given for the strange behavior of the leads. And the climax does little to suppress the ludicrousness. Happy Death Day isn’t a complete disaster and features a couple of chuckles. Still, it’s hard to get involved in the plight of the characters when they aren’t relatable and don’t appear to be reacting to the situation in rational ways. In the end, this is unlikely to be an experience that anyone will want to revisit. Visit: COMMUNITY

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for October 13th, 2017


elcome back. It’s another big week w it h plent y of great new releases on Blu-ray and DVD... all of the highlights are listed below. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! Armed Re spon se In this horror picture, a m ilita r y team disappea r wh i le g ua rd i ng a top secret interrogation facility. When a new group of soldiers arrive to investigate, they come face to face with strange supernatural phenomena that they must battle to survive. Unfortunately, critics disliked this independent flick. They suggested that while the premise offered potential, the screenplay didn’t offer much in the way of character development and ultimately resorted to dull genre tropes. It stars Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable and Gene Simmons. Baby Driver - The latest from cult director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End) involves a young getaway driver working for a criminal outfit. When the hero attempts to break free and finally leave the organization, he’s manipulated into participating in a big heist with some unhinged personalities. The movie was a big hit at the box office and with reviewers. They found it witty and were impressed with the driving stunts, backed by and cut to numerous catchy tunes. The cast includes Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Elza Gonzalez, Lily James, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. T h e B e g ui l e d This remake of the eerie 19 71 C l i n t Ea stwood thriller is a per iod ta le set aga inst the backdrop of the Civil War. A soldier from the North is wounded in battle COMMUNITY

and taken in by the residents at a Southern boarding school for girls. Soon, tensions and jealousies arise and events take a very dark turn. Reaction to the movie was positive overall. A few found it a little too reserved and didn’t think it matched the original, but many more called it beautifully shot and atmospheric, with plenty of interesting subtext. It was directed by Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) and features Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. Brave New Jersey - Set in 1938, a small town in New Jersey reacts to the famous Orson Welles radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. Believing the Martian invasion described over the airwaves to be real, the characters all react to the crisis in different ways. This independent comedy earned split notices from reviewers. A portion of them found it to be a fun and fluffy concoction with a few good laughs. However, a little more than half thought that it should have been more outrageous and wringed more humor out of the amusing concept. It stars Anna Camp, Sam Jaeger, Raymond J. Barry and Tony Hale. Califor nia Typewr iter - Old-fashioned typewriters are the subject of this docu m e n t a r y. Not only do v iewers learn about the histor y of the writing instr ument, but they meet enthusiasts who describe how this old technology inspires them and hear about why they continue to use it regularly. While this may not seem like dynamic material for a film, the press enjoyed it. The movie has been described as a shaggy but enjoyably loving tribute to a disappearing apparatus that used to be essential piece of equipment. Inter viewees include Tom Hanks, John Mayer and Sam Shepard. Fallen - A teenage girl is accused of a crime she didn’t commit and is sent away to a reform school. Once there, she befriends and finds herself attracted to a boy also attending the institute. As it turns out, he’s a fallen angel, putting

the lead in a difficult position as she attempts to sort out her feelings for him and another being. This movie is based on a young adult novel and didn’t appear to impress critics. A few stated that it was too faithful to its source material, and others complained that it was burdened by over-the-top melodrama and a confusing story. It stars Lola Kirke, Addison Timlin, Joely Richardson and Jeremy Irvine. T h e House - In this wacky come d y, a family discover t h at t he s c hol arship they counted on to pay for their daughter’s university education has been terminated. In an attempt to make up for the lost funding, they start an underground casino in their own home, leading to increasingly outrageous scenarios. The press wrote that viewers shouldn’t place any bets on this one. They commented that despite the talented cast and a few sporadic laughs, the movie was uneven and didn’t land enough jokes to earn it a recommendation. The cast includes Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman and Jeremy Renner. The Lure - Here’s an eccentric one. This Polish arthouse horror/comedy (also known as Córki Dancingu) involves a pair of mermaid sisters in Warsaw who join a cabaret. One falls for a man, while the other decides to dine on the human population. Apparently, this feature is also a musical. In general, reviewers enjoyed what they saw. There were a few who couldn’t connect with the story or strange characters, but the vast majority found it stunningly shot and bizarrely hypnotic, noting that while it didn’t always make sense, it was a completely unique viewing experience. It features Marta Mazurek, Micha lina Olsza nska a nd K i nga Preis. Maudie - The biopic c h r on icle s t he l i fe of

Nova Scotia folk painter Maud Lewis. The woman’s struggles with rheumatoid ar thritis resulted in a challenging life, with family and community members thinking of her as little more than a incapable nuisance. After taking up residence with a local outcast, she begins painting, develops more self-confidence and starts to find a fan base for her work. This drama earned solid notices. A few took issue with the abusive behavior on display by some of the characters, but most thought the feature was a winning tribute to the real life artist that boasted an excellent lead performance. The movie stars Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke and Kari Matchett. O p e n Wa t e r 3 : C a g e Dive - In this sequel to the 2003 indie film hit, a group of Californians venture to Australia in the hopes of getting themselves cast on an extreme reality show. To do so, they decide to grab their cameras and get up close and personal with some great white sharks during a dangerous cage dive. Of course, everything goes according to plan and they land a TV deal... no, they actually find themselves as fish food. A few scattered voices thought this horror flick provided some thrills, but almost everyone else found the characters unlikable and the exercise tedious. It features Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff and Megan Peta Hill. Pilgrimage - A group of Monks i n 1209 are given the da ngerous task of transporting a n impor tant religious ar tifact all the way from Ireland to Rome. With Norman invaders approaching, the group must evade capture and make their way to their destination without losing the valuable relic. The press gave this feature more positive reviews than negatives ones. While some found the grim approach a bit of a slog to endure, more countered that it was a reasonably entertaining adventure that moved at a brisk pace. The cast includes Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal and John Lynch.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! There are also plenty of fun, older titles getting upgrades th is week. S h o u t ! Factory have the cult item Dudes (1987) arriving on Blu-ray. It stars Jon Cryer and Daniel Roebuck as a pair of punk music fans who seek justice after their friend (played by Flea) is murdered by rednecks. For many years, this flick has been next to impossible to pick up, reportedly due to music rights clearances. These issues appear to have been resolved. The new Collector’s Edition Blu-ray retains the soundtrack and includes new interviews with the director, stars, writer and producer (these features total nearly 80 minutes) along with publicity materials from its original release. Nice to see this movie finally become available after disappearing for so long. It’s A Mad, Mad, Ma d , Ma d World (1963) is a r r iv i ng on Blu-ray courtesy of Cr iter ion. They’ve gone to town on this release, not only transferring the theatrical version to 4K, but also restoring and including the much longer extended cut. There’s a brand new audio commentary featuring fans and enthusiasts, as well as a documentary on the sound design. Additionally, there are hours of other bonus material included on the disc. It looks like the most thorough and extras-laden release of the movie ever. They also have a Blu-ray of the Orson Welles take on Othello (1951). It also includes 4K restorations of two different cuts of the film, as well a s a n aud io com menta r y from a Welles scholar along with writer/director Peter Bogdanovich. There are also shorts and documentaries along with plenty of other


Gallup Sun • Friday October 13, 2017


SPORTS 360 Miyamura Football hosts Bloomfield High in a Bittersweet Contest

The Tigerettes display a sign for Lisa Romero-Muniz. Story and photos by Duane Haven Sun Correspondent


he Miyamura Patriots coasted by the visiting Bloomfield Bobcats in Friday night action at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium in Gallup.

A moment of silence was held for Lisa Romero-Muniz before the game.

It was a bittersweet game played in front of a home crowd who tragically lost a member of the Miyamura High School staff, Lisa Romero-Muniz to the horrific shooting that happened in Las Vegas over a week ago. A moment of silence and a performance by The Tigerettes paid respects to Romero-Muniz

before play Friday night. It was also a very special evening as the crowd was greeted by a ver y special guest, Medal of Honor recipient Hershey Miyamura. The home crowd celebrated Hershey’s birthday with a song and distributed cupcakes to the crowd during halftime.

The Patr iots scored 14 point in the first quarter and 22 points in the second quarter. Miyamura High then held off the Bloomfield Bobcats to six points, which Bloomfield scored in the four th quarter to get on the board. The final outcome, 36 - 6 in the Patriots’ favor, was the sixth straight win for Miyamura this season. Miyamura football head coach Wes Shank is taking one game at a time. The Patriots’ record is not an issue right now. “I’m not worried about

the record right now. Our team strives to get better each week,” he said. Coach Shank is excited and happy how his kids are performing day in and day out. “Our seniors worked hard throughout the workouts and spent a lot of time preparing during the summer,” Shank said. Miyamura will play Gallup (1-5) Friday night on Oct. 13 in conference play at 7 pm. The Bengals will be the home team as action continues at the Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium.

y-owned the way Miyamura’s defense was too much for the Bloomfield Bobcats.


FAM-I-LY Always being welcome.

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Sports Scoreboard

Oct. 5, Thursday GHS BS 0, Farmington 10 GHS GS 0, Farmington 10 GHS VB 3, Aztec 0 MHS BS 1, Bloomfield 0 MHS GS 1, Bloomfield 2 MHS VB 1, Farmington 3 RCHS GS v Laguna *?? RCHS VB 3, Zuni 0 Oct. 6, Friday GHS FB 0, Farmington 53 MHS FB 36, Bloomfield 6 WHS FB 48, Whitehorse 32 WHS VB 1, Shiprock 3 Oct. 7, Saturday RCHS BS 0, Tierra Encantada 1 RCHS GS 6, ATC 2 Oct. 10, Tuesday GHS BS 2, Miyamura 1 GHS GS @ Miyamura * GHS VB @ KC * MHS BS 1, Gallup 2 MHS GS v Gallup * MHS VB 2, Aztec 1 ? RCHS GS 1, Navajo Prep 1 (Shootout) RCHS VB 3, Tohatchi 0 Wingate Cross Country ran at the Ancient Trails Meet in Cortez, CO on Friday, Oct. 6. Both teams finished third, the boys with 85 points and the girls with 59. Individual places and times below: GIRLS

Latisha Lopez - 1, 21:42 Dellena Payton - 13, 24:44 Marcella Kee - 23, 26:02 Rose Nez - 24, 26:05 Melayia Becenti - 28, 26:23 Nezbah Young - 36, 27:34 BOYS Kyren McCray - 9, 19:38 Trent Kee - 18, 21:00 Reshawn Begay - 19, 21:01 Jerome Smith - 21, 21:30 Shawne King - 22, 21:33 Darrel Begay - 24, 21:46 Davarylle Kee - 41, 23:59 Sean Kinsel - 43, 24:12 Gallup Cross Country ran in Los Lunas on Saturday, Oct. 7, but no results were turned in by press time. Miyamura Cross Country ran in Zuni on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Patason Amesoli Meet. The boys captured 1st place with 56 points and the girls finished with 127 points for 5th place. Both teams had the number one runner. BOYS Ty McCray - 1, 17:00.00 Rylie Watson - 10, 18:23 Elijah Begay - 12, 18:30.31 Tyan Benson - 13, 18:30.62 Jairyn Jones - 22, 18:58 Joshua Naljahih - 70, 21:45.95

Jermayne Chee - 72, 22:13 GIRLS Kila Vicenti - 1, 21:25.18 Lauryn Thomas - 18, 23.48 Melonie Houston - 34, 25:19 Haili Gilmore - 40, 25:59 Mariah Rutherford - 63, 27:40.06 Rheanna Smallcanyon - 65, 27:43 Makaila Begay - 73, 28:52 Rachael Duboise - 78, 30:06 Rehoboth Cross Country ran in Zuni on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Patason Amesoli Meet. The boys finished 10th with 246 points while the girls had 222 points and finished 11th. BOYS Devin Toddy - 20, 18:52 Vinell Mariano - 33, 19:38.57 Joseph Niiha - 48, 20:30.10 Kevin Henry - 77, 22:55 Cody Henry - 88, 24:25.33 GIRLS Melanie Bitsilly - 39, 25:52 Emerald Toddy - 53, 26:45 Rachael Martin - 61, 27:30.58 Josie Ippel - 62, 27:35.7 Tori Livingston - 64, 27:40.41

Sports Schedule

Oct. 13, Friday MHS VB @ Kirtland, 4/5:30/7 GHS FB vs. Miyamura, 7 MHS FB @ Gallup, 7 WHS FB vs. Zuni, 7 Oct. 14, Saturday GHS CC @ Rio Rancho Jamboree, 8 MHS CC @ Rio Rancho Jamboree, 8 RCHS BS @ Kirtland, Noon RCHS CC @ Rio Rancho Jamboree, 8 RCHS GS @ Kirtland, 10 WHS CC @ Rio Rancho Jamboree, 8 Oct. 17, Tuesday CLASSIFIEDS

GHS BS vs. Aztec, 4/6 GHS GS @ Aztec, 4/6 GHS VB @ Miyamura, 4/5:30/7 MHS BS @ Farmington, 4 MHS GS vs. Farmington, 3 MHS VB vs. Gallup, 4/5:30/7 RCHS VB vs. Newcomb, 4:30/6/7:30 WHS VB @ Thoreau, 4/5:30/7 Oct. 19, Thursday GHS BS @ Kirtland, 3/5 GHS GS vs. Kirtland, 4/6 GHS VB vs. Bloomfield, 4/5:30/7 MHS BS vs. Aztec, 3 MHS GS @ Aztec, 4

WHS VB vs. Shiprock, 4/5:30/7 Oct. 20, Friday GHS CC @ Los Alamos Invite, 8 GHS FB @ Bloomfield, 7 MHS CC @ Grants, 3 MHS FB vs. Kirtland, 7 MHS VB @ Kirtland, 4/5:30/7 RCHS BS @ Desert Academy, 3 RCHS CC @ Kirtland, 3 RCHS GS @ Desert Academy, 5 WHS CC @ Grants, 3 WHS FB vs. Shiprock, 7

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UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFF, who may claim a lien, interest or title in the premises adverse to the Plaintiff:

THENCE South 27 degrees 14 minutes 52 seconds West for a distance of 420.00 feet to a point;

the same is shown and designated on the plat of said addition filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McKinley County, New Mexico on May 21, 1980 at reception No. 195,815. Plaintiff’s attorney is:

Plaintiff Philipp Merillat Corporation hereby gives notice to the Defendants listed above of the pendency of the above-captioned action. Defendants are being served by publication of this notice. This is an action to quiet title to real property. The general object of the suit is to establish the title of the Plaintiff in fee simple as against the adverse claims of the Defendants or anyone claiming by or through them in and to the following real property described in the Complaint in the cause: A tract of land within the Southeast Quarter (1/4) of Section 24, T15N, R18W, N.M.P.M., Red Hill South Addition, City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the East quarter corner of said Section 24, being the Real Point of Beginning;


THENCE South 00 degrees 14 minutes 52 seconds West along the East line of said Section 24 for a distance of 990.00 feet to a point; THENCE North 89 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West for a distance of 345.00 feet to a point;

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THENCE North 58 degrees 45


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THENCE South 72 degrees 51 minutes 45 seconds West for a distance of 132.54 feet to a point; THENCE North 58 degrees 21 minutes 01 seconds West for a distance of 195.00 feet to a point; THENCE South 29 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 100.00 feet to a point; THENCE South 06 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 175.00 feet to a point; THENCE North 83 degrees 03 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 145.00 feet to a point of curvature; THENCE along a curve to the left having a radius of 705.00 feet and an arc length of 383.64 feet, being subtended by a chord of South 81 degrees 21 minutes 39 seconds West for a distance of 378.92 feet to a point; THENCE North 24 degrees 13 minutes 42 seconds West for a distance of 57.98 feet to a point; THENCE North 02 degrees 26 minutes 58 seconds West for a distance of 463.37 feet to a point; THENCE North 14 degrees 58 minutes 33 seconds East for a distance of 900.00 feet to a point on the center section line of said Section 24; THENCE North 89 degrees 58 minutes 33 seconds East along said center section line for a distance of 1585.00 feet to the Real Point of Beginning. Said tract of land annexed into the City of Gallup, New Mexico by plat titled REDHILL SOUTH ADDITION, as

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR OCT. 13 – OCT. 19, 2017 FRIDAY Oct. 13 COMPUTER CLASS: POWERPOINT FOR BEGINNERS 10:30 am12:30pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or email: GET UP AND GAME Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games. 4-5 pm, Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave. SATURDAY Oct. 14 SATURDAY STORIES 10:30 am @ the Children’s Branch. Saturday story time is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family while encouraging literacy and lifelong learning skills. Call (505) 726-6120 or email COMPUTER CLASS: 3D PRINTING 3-5pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or email: ART123 WHODUNNIT? Solve the case of the “missing art work” an art heist detective game. (Obligatory disclaimer: the case of the “missing artwork” is make-believe for your entertainment.) Enjoy live music, free face painting, and more. 7-9 pm, ART123. FALL FESTIVAL There will be an “Ancient Way Fall Festival & Art Market.” 3-6 pm. For more information visit: SUNDAY Oct. 15 CROP HUNGER WALK 2017 The Gallup community will come together to raise awareness about hunger and poverty both locally and globally for the annual CROP Hunger Walk. Schedule: 1pm, Community Pantry and Hope Garden Tour; 2pm Welcome and Opening Comments; 2:15 pm Walk from the pantry through Downtown Gallup cross the RR tracks at the Second street—return to the pantry. Call (505) 721-9879. CARS & COFFEE Meet the neighbors and car enthusiasts each Sunday from noon to 2 pm at Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 306 S. 2nd St., Gallup. MONDAY Oct. 16 BRAIN INJURY PEER SUPPORT GROUP Meets every Monday from 11 am-1 pm. Facilitator Ken Collins. Discussions designed to help relieve stress for those living with a brain injury. Hozho Center for Personal Enhancement, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Call (505) 870-1483 or (505) 330-1885. KEN BURNS FILMS SERIES 5-6pm @ Main Branch. Beginning in October and running through December, the library presents special screenings of the documentary film The


Vietnam War by Ken Burns. The screenings will include panel discussions about the war’s impact on veterans and their loved ones. Program details will be announced through our website and posted on the library Facebook page octaviapubliclibrary. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@ GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR 6-7pm @ Main Branch. Bring in your personal technology devices and our technology trainer will answer questions and help you trouble shoot. Gadget Garage is on a first come first serve basis. Call (505) 863-1291 or email TUESDAY Oct. 17 COMPUTER CLASS: INTERNET II 3-5pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or email: MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Every Tuesday at 4pm join us at the Children’s Branch for creativity, innovation and fun. Open to all ages. Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave. INTEGRATING SONGWRITING IN THE CURRICULUM 4:30-6 pm, @ Stagecoach Elementary (Rm. 12). Integrating Songwriting in the Curriculum. For GMCS Elementary, Mid School and High School Teachers ((music, math, science, etc.) and Counselors. Presented by: Ronald Ryan Hernandez (Stagecoach Elementary Music Teacher). Rationale: To give educators, music and non-music areas, strategies on how to integrate songwriting to their curriculum. Please send an email if you’re interested in attending rhernand@gmcs.k12. GALLUP INTERFAITH MEETING The Gallup Interfaith Community will meet at 6:30 pm. A dialogue on the “Search for Oneness” will be facilitated by Jeff Kiely. Bring food and drink for a shred meal. All are welcome in friendship in community. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 state Hwy 564. Call (505) 290-3557. WEDNESDAY Oct. 18 TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) 10:30-11:30 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. EL PORTAL FOR HOMESCHOOLING FAMILIES 3pm @ Children’s Branch. Join us for an informative and


interactive session about the library’s El Portal Databases and how they can help you with your homeschooling and education needs. Taught by library Technology Trainer Markos Chavez. Call (505) 863-1291.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7 pm @ Main Branch. Free weekly movie and popcorn provided. This week: The Forest THURSDAY Oct. 19 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm@ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Brown Paper Bag Halloween Luminaries COMPUTER CLASS: MS EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS 3-5pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or email: ONGOING CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 amnoon, Tue - Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@ Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. GATEWAYS TO IMAGINATION Join the Farmington Museum for our national juried art competition: Gateway to Imagination. This annual show attracts fine artists from across

is coming to Gallup. The New the country and will feature approximately 100 entries, Mexico Hospitality Association including paintings, watercolchose Gallup as one of its 10 ors, sculptures, photographs, regional meeting locations in and mixed media. For more a partnership with the City of information, including how to Gallup and the Gallup-McKinley enter, please visit CallForEnCounty Chamber of Commerce. and use the keyword From: 3:30-5:00pm, El Morro “Farmington.” This event is free Events Center, 210 S Second to the public and open during Street. Call (505) 863-1227. regular museum hours. For NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING more information call (505) On Oct. 26, 599-1174 or visit we invite FarmingtonMuseum. residents of HABITAT FOR HUMANITY District 1 to Habitat for visit with HumanCouncilor ity yard Linda Garsales are cia at 6:30 held every pm. CounSaturday, cilor Garcia 9 am-noon will be there on Wareto listen house Lane, to your concerns. It’s a great weather opportunity to share ideas and permitting. we welcome your compliments Volunteers and complaints. Please join us wishing to serve on construcand feel free to bring a friend tion projects may sign up there or two. Residents outside of or call (505) 722-4226. District 1 are also welcome to attend. Location: Northside HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK Senior Center, 607 N. 4th St. SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work SBDC WORKSHOP sessions held each week. On Now. 3, join the Gallup Volunteers to serve on deciMcKinley County Chamber of sion making meetings or wish Commerce for a workshop with to volunteer at or help fund artist Maggie Hanely “When construction projects. Call Bill ART is your business.” Topics Bright at (505) 722-4226. include: pricing your Artwork, presentation of your art, online MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE sales opportunities, and more. McKinley County Health AlCall (505) 722-2220. 9 am-3pm, liance convenes on the secGallup Chamber of Commerce, ond Wednesday of the month 106 W. Hwy. 66. from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is On Nov. 4, welcome to attend and engage we invite in discussions about health, residents of education, economic, and District 4 to environmental inequities and to visit with help facilitate change in those Councilor systems. Call (505) 906-2671. Fran Palochak at 6 pm. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Councilor Overeaters Anonymous 12-step Palochak meetings. Held every Saturday will be there at 10 am. The First Methodto listen to ist Church, 1800 Red Rock your concerns. It’s a great opDrive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive portunity to share ideas and we welcome your compliments and eating. Contact info. (505) 307complaints. Please join us and 5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) feel free to bring a friend or two. 870-1483. Residents outside of District 4 RECYCLING COUNCIL are also welcome to attend. LoMcKinley Citizens Recycling cation: Stagecoach Elementary Council is a local nonprofit School, 1498 Freedom Dr, working to increase recycling through education, community NATIONAL SEAL OF BILINGUAL outreach, and partnership with PROFICIENCY TEST local government agencies. On Nov. 4, there’s no fee to take MCRC meets the first Saturthis proficiency assessment for day of the month at 2 pm, at graduating high school. High Red Mesa on Hill St. For more school seniors may participate information, please call (505) in the Navajo Nation Bilingual 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup. Proficiency test held at the org. Department of Dine Education Building, Window Rock, Ariz. SUPPORT EARLY LANGUAGE AND Call (928) 871-7660 for more LITERACY FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS! info. Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting AMERICA RECYCLES DAY pregnant women and teens in Save the date! The annual McKinley County with children American Recycles Day and from birth to 5 years of age. Crafts Fair and Recycling JamThere are no income guidelines boree will be held on Saturday, and services are free to ALL Nov. 4 at the Gallup Communicommunity members. Learn ty Center, 9am-3pm. Call (505) more about this opportunity by 721-9879. contacting BeBe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar SAVE THE DATE REGIONAL TOURISM SUMMIT COMES TO GALLUP On Oct. 23, the Regional Tourism Economic Summit Series

section, please email: or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

Gallup Sun • Friday October 13, 2017


24 Hours in the HAUNTED El Morro Theatre- Can you handle it?

All Night Fright night October 27-28 Begins at 8pm. Movies play approximately every 2 hours in this order:

Nosferatu Evil Dead (2013) The Exorcist The Conjuring The Conjuring 2 Ghostbusters (1984) Ghostbusters 2 (1989) Carrie The Crazies Nightmare on Elm Street The Shining

Festival Pass gets you all 12 movies at one cost! Adults $25 Kids $10 single movie tickets: $5 per person all ages Tickets are on sale at or in person AT concessions call 505-726-7550 if you dare