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2018-2019 Scholastic Eligibility 1. Use of Semester Grades Only: Scholastic eligibility will be determined by semester grades. Eligibility checks for those deemed unable to participate at semester will undergo checks at designated marking periods (6/9 weeks) during that semester. If they are passing at the 9 week marking period, they are eligible for immediate participation that semester. If they are eligible at the 6 week marking period, they are eligible immediately and will undergo an additional check on the next 6 week marking period as well. Fall 2018 eligibility will be based on 2nd semester grades from 2017-2018 school year. 2. No F’s: A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and NO F’s in order to be eligible to participate in activities/athletics. This is a change from the past where a student was

allowed one F. 3. Summer Courses: Beginning in the summer 2018, students may make up multiple courses to attempt to gain eligibility. Any class eligible for replacement based on local district policy can be taken and have the grade replaced to gain eligibility. The replacement classes are required to be the exact course that was listed on the official transcript (i.e. AP English must be replaced with AP English, etc.). 4. Cumulative Provision: The cumulative provision may only be used at the beginning of the semester and must include all semester grades beginning with the 9th grade year. This provision may be used if the student has no more than one F grade at the semester.

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Father, DWI arrestee facing deportation to Mexico FAMILY FIGHTING TO HELP HIM REMAIN IN THE U.S.

We can’t be afraid all the time, we need to be free,” Amador said.

El Paso Processing Center for initial processing before being transferred to the Otero County Processing Center at 26 McGregor Range Road in Chaparral, N.M. “Once he was detained at the county jail, ICE placed a detainer and the jail honored


Nery Contreras’s mugshot taken when he was arrested Nov. 28, close to midnight.

Elvira Amador poses for a photo at her home in Gallup July 10 as she watches her grandchildren play outside. Amador has been taking care of her grandchildren since her son Nery Contreras, 30, was arrested in November for a DWI and subsequently sent to an immigration detention facility in Chaparral, N.M. while he awaits his trial to determine if he will be deported to Mexico. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


hen Ner y Alejandro Amador Contreras, 30, was booked for h is second DWI last November, it should have been a routine DWI case with court appearances, possible jail time and fines – or complete dismissal. Instead, Contreras is now facing possible deportation to Mexico, pending the verdict of a trial set for Aug. 30. Contreras’s mother, Elvira Amador, spoke about how his family and attorney are preparing their case to allow him

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to remain in the United States, and why their best opportunities are here. “The life in Mexico is hard,” Amador said. “What will we do [if he is deported]?” Specifically, Amador is referring to Contreras’s two children, Rosely n, 6, a nd Armando, 2, who are living with his mother while he sits in jail. “He belon g s w it h h i s babies,” she said. “He’s a good boy and his babies need him.” A mador’s family immigrated to the United States in 2001, and Contreras has lived most of his life here. The family settled near Oak Creek, Ariz.,


before moving to Gallup in 2006. Contreras was pulled over by a Gallup Police Department officer, near Aztec Avenue and Highway South 602, and blew a 0.13 on two breath tests Nov. 28. He was initially detained at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center to await a hearing. However, instead of posting bail and walking out of jail, Contreras was picked up by two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and taken into federal custody Dec. 1. C o n t r e r a s’s a t t o r n e y, Brenda Vi l la lpa ndo, sa id Contreras was taken to the

Armando Contreras, 2, smiles and shows his grandmother Elvira Amador a photograph of his father Nery Contreras at her home in Gallup July 2. Nery is currently being held at an immigration detention center in Chaparral, N.M. waiting for his trail to determine if he will be deported. Elvira and other family members are writing statements arguing his case for staying in the United States where his two children were born and live. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


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Gallup recognized for water conservations efforts WYLAND FOUNDATION AWARDS CAR TO BATTERED FAMILIES

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he Wyland Foundation recog n ized Ga l lup Aug. 7 as a winning city for the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The annual challenge is a friendly challenge between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most water-wise.

T he f ive w i n n i ng cit ies included Westminster, California; Tucson, Arizona; Gallup, New Mexico; Dallas, Texa s; a nd Baton Rouge, Louisiana. S t e ve C r e e c h , exe c u tive director of the Wayland Foundation, said he was honored to celebrate the efforts of the residents of Gallup for water conservation. “Residents made a series of

pledges to save water at home, in their yards and around the community. Each year, residents around the U.S. made a record breaking 600,000 pledges with commitments that saved three billion gallons of water,” he said. Cities large and small participate and Creech said the celebration was for residents, leaders and the surrounding communities. Lunch was

also provided at the event for attendees, which included city workers, city councilors and county commissioners. Residents who participated in the challenge will now be entered into a drawing for thousands of dollars of ecofriendly prizes, including a year’s worth of paid utility bills and shopping sprees. “Today, we have one special prize that your city has earned thanks to water conservation,” Creech said, referring to the new white Toyota compact utility hybrid that was awarded to the Battered Family Services. Kev i n But t , Toyot a Director of Environmental Sustainability, selected Amigo

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Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher/Editor Babette Herrmann Calendar Editor Lealia Nelson Photography Cayla Nimmo Knifewing Segura Correspondents Rick Abasta Cody Begaye Design David Tsigelman Elvira Amador holds up a photograph of her son Nery Contreras with his daughter Roselyn Contreras at her home in Gallup July 2. Nery is being held in an immigration detention center in Chaparral, N.M. awaiting his Aug. 30 trial to determine if he will be deported to Mexico. Photo by C. Nimmo The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 The Gallup Sun, pending USPS number 1, is mailed weekly. Application to mail at periodical rates is pending in Gallup NM. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.


County approves McKinley County becomes fiscal contract with Red Lake agent for Cibola County trails project for road improvements By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


eff Irving, roads superintendent for McKinley County, was present at the McKinley County Boa rd of Com m is sioner s meeting on Aug. 7 to present the contract with Red Lake Chapter #18 for improvement to three roads in the Red Lake community. T he project , I r v i ng explained, has changed multiple times since its launch in 2012. “We came up with a project we could use money for,” Irving said during the meeting. De spite roa dblock s i n state funding, the county came to an agreement with Red Lake Chapter. At the time, Irving said the chapter had $50,000 to put into a project that at the time cost just under $100,000. After that, both groups got the New Mexico Department of Transportation involved and it turned into a joint project. Irving said they got them on board with this project last December and the current cost was around $96,000. Irving said NMDOT was willing to put up labor and materials, as well as equipment like milling machines, which reduced costs of the project. The figure Irving gave was

Genevieve Jackson around $66,000 after NMDOT had put in their contributions. The one major change in the project figures over the past several years was the increase of the Navajo Nation tax, which went from 5 percent to 6 percent. Irving said that the chapter people were aggressive and assertive for the roads in question, and that Red Lake will have to follow the county’s road systems and agree to the right of way procedures in place. County Cha ir person Genevieve Jackson said the current roads are filled with potholes that make travel tedious for the chapter residents, and that a project like this has been a long time coming. The item was approved with a 3-0-0 vote.

he recreational trails g r a n t fo r C i b o l a County was one of the items discussed at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting Aug. 7. The program is ran by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and provides federal funding for recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized trail uses such as hiking, bicycling, and off-highway vehicles. K a t e F let cher, Cibol a County manager, was at the meeting to ask the commission to become the county’s fiscal agent and adopt a memorandum of agreement stating so. Fletcher said that neighboring counties have worked with Cibola County on projects for trails, such as the Zuni Mountain Trails Project.

Kate Fletcher This is a project at least 10 years in the making, Fletcher said. McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker spoke about working with Cibola County every step of the way on the various trail projects, and that they have made great strides in getting their financial state in order. “[We can] lend our expertise as they work through it,” Decker said during the

meeting. F letcher sa id that she wants both countries to keep moving and working together, and that they have taken the necessary steps to begin this collaboration. Namely, she said that the 5 percent fiscal fee has already been budgeted on their end. “[The] five [county] commissioners are all working hard, and have been working for years,” Fletcher said. McKinley County Cha i r per son Genev ieve Jackson praised the plan, and said that it is wonderful that Cibola County is willing to ask for a working relationship. The item was approved with a 3-0-0 vote. Fletcher was contacted by phone about the reason why Cibola County wanted to pass the fiscal baton to McKinley, and the budgeted amount for their trail system, but didn’t return calls as of press time.

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Man found dead with stab wounds ID’d Staff Reports


allup Police Department detectives identified the Native American man found dead on the west side of Silvermine Manufacturing, 303 E. Highway 66 on Aug. 8, as Nelson Thompson, 66 of Lower

On. Aug. 1, a fire started next to the Gas Max convenience store and gas station in China Springs, N.M. Several explosions lit the evening sky. The fire occurred in the barn area where the hay and feed was stored. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta.

Gas Max fire still under investigation Staff Reports


cK i n ley Cou nt y officials said Aug. 9 that they still do not know the cause of a fire that razed two large structures near the Gas Max business on U.S. Highway 491, north of Gallup last week

Cou nt y A t t or ney Dou g Decker said the county is still waiting for a report from the state fire marshal’s office which is investigating who or what

Greasewood, Ariz. He was homeless, GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said. As a result of his injuries, police are asking for the public’s help with any information that may lead to a suspect, and are investigating the case as a homicide. Spencer said detectives are also investigating

whe t her T homp s on w a s assaulted at the scene or dumped there. An autopsy will be performed, and police are combing the Second Street corridor for clues in to the man’s death. Contact: Det. Kelvin Akeson (505) 722-2003 or (505) 726-5466.

Office of the Medical Investigator Richard Malone stands behind a popup tarp, with police and detectives nearby, investigating the scene where a Lower Greasewood Springs man was found dead outside of Silvermine Manufacturing, 303. E. Highway 66, Aug. 8. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

caused the fire. “Arson has not been ruled out,” he said, adding that he understands that electrical problems have been ruled out. The fire, the biggest in the county in many years, took until the morning hours for county, city and surrounding area firefighters to put out because the structures housed everything from fireworks to hay. Decker said he had no idea how long the state investigation will take.

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

POTATO CHIP BANDIT AT LARGE 8/5, Thoreau The Lays Potato Chip bandit hit a Thoreau church the night of Aug. 5. Alfred Vaughn, the pastor of the Thoreau First Baptist Church, told McKinley County Sheriff deputies that when he came to work on Aug. 6, he found the power to the church cut off and an east side door that had been pried open. A search of the building found that the only thing that was missing was two boxes containing 60 packs each of Lays potato chips. No suspects have been identified.

TAINTED FRIENDSHIP 8/4, Gallup Gallup Patrolma n C l y d e K le e b e r ge r was dispatched about 7 pm, Aug. 4 to the Cour thouse S q u a r e because of a repor t of an intoxicated person who was being belligerent. When he got there, he met Bernice Ahasteen who was holding her neck and complaining of neck pain. She said she had been with a friend – Valencia Yazzie, 48, of Ganado - who got mad at her and began hitting her. She added that Yazzie did this kind of thing often. After Ahasteen was transported to a local hospital for treatment, Kleeberger talked to a witness who said he saw Ahasteen hitting Yazzie, and after he went to call police a nd c a me ba ck , he s aw Ahasteen on the ground. Based on his investigat ion, K leeberger decided that Yazzie was the primary aggressor so she was arrested for battery on a household member.

DeWay ne Holder said he was dispa t ched t o the Home Care Options on South S e c o n d Street on Aug. 2 in connection with a woman who was being disorderly. Once he got there, he met Johnson Duboise who said his girlfriend, Arlene Charlie, 33, of Vanderwagen, drove into the building when he was outside. He said she got out of her vehicle and threw a piece of asphalt at him. He said she missed him. When he complained, he said she hit him twice in the face. Charlie was located and she ad m it ted h it ti ng Duboise because he was arguing with her. She was arrested for battery on a household member. She also had two outstanding bench warrants.

HIGH AS A KITE 8/3, Gamerco Sheriff D e p u t y Anthony Mora les said he was d i s pa t che d to Gamerco Aug. 3. When he got to the house, he noticed Denette Chavez, 38, of Gamerco was agitated and waving her hand at him as if telling him to leave. It turned out that Chavez and William Silva had been arguing and Silva had called for a deputy. He told Silva that Chavez had been up for four days and was on drugs. Morales found a black container that had marijuana on it. She was arrested for disorderly conduct, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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7 / 3 1 , Gallup A Virginia couple were arrested on Ju ly 31 when Gallup police were informed

t hey were in the a rea d r i v i n g a stolen vehicle. Officer N o r m a n Bowman said he was Aubrey Hutson a le r t e d by the company tracking the cars GPS system that it had been reported stolen and was now in the Walmart area. He sa id he went to Walmart, found the car and initiated a high-risk traffic stop, which included him pulling his gun and having the two occupants get out of the car and on the ground. Aubrey Hutson, 19, the driver, and Stephen Via, complied and were taken into custody without incident. Bowman called the owner of the vehicle in Virginia and was told that Hutson had used her car but never returned it. Hutson was charged with receiv i ng a stolen motor vehicle. Police found drug paraphernalia and marijuana

on Via’s person and he was charged for that.

UNWELCOMED VISITOR 7/28, Gallup It bega n with a repor t of a man looking through windows at a residence on t he 9 0 0 block of West Maloney Avenue. When police arrived on the scene, they found a man who said his name was Jason McCabe and he was there because his car had broken down and his cousin lived there. That part about the cousin turned out to be true but the homeowner said he was not welcomed at the house. T here wa s a q ue s t ion about his name, however. It turned out that his real name was Jacoby Garcia, 31, of Gallup and he had three outstanding bench warrants.

He was arrested on the bench wa r r a nt s w it h a n added charge of concealing his identity. When he was searched, police found drug paraphernalia on his person and he was charged for that as well.

ARGUMENT TURNS NASTY 7/28, Gallup A motherdaughter argument ended up on July 28 with the daughter b e i n g charged with battery on a household member. Sher yl Begay told cit y police she and her daughter, Shawnell Begay, 24, of Gallup were loading items into her veh icle when t hey bega n arguing. T he a rg u ment beca me physical when the daughter reportedly began throwing things off the kitchen counter and grabbing pictures off the


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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Charlynn Begay Aug. 3, 4:35 pm Aggravated DWI O n Au g. 3, Josie Bowma n, a deputy with the McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s O f f i c e responded Charlynn Begay to a rolling domestic or a domest ic violence case that occurred in a moving vehicle. He wa s d i s pa t c he d to the Indian Village In n Mitchell Begay on State Highway 122 and had no problem finding the car in question. The vehicle pulled to the side of the road and the driver, Charlynn Begay 34, of Smith Lake, got out and star ted

walking to his unit. The right side of her face was red and she had a bump on her right temple. She told Bowman that she and her husband,  Mitchell Begay, 47, of Gallup had gone to Indian Village shopping when they got in an argument and he began hitting her with her phone. They left the store and headed back to Gallup and as she drove back, she said, her husband began hitting her again several more times with his fist. She said she told him to get out of the car but he would not leave. She said he then hit her with her phone, breaking it. She said her husband had been drinking all day and had passed out in the front seat of the car. Bowman said he went to her car and found Mitchell Begay passed out. He said he had to rub his chest to wake him up. Bow ma n sa id he placed him in his unit after charging him with battery on

a household member. He t hen went back to Charlynn Begay and asked her if she had been drinking. She said she only had one drink. She agreed to take a field sobriety test, which she failed and was arrested. Later she agreed to take a breath alcohol tested and posted samples of .19 and .17. Don Smith July 28, 9:13 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolwoman I r is P i nero was told by a Gallup detective who was working an event downtow n t hat there was a report of a driver possibly hitting another car. She was also told that the dr iver wa s seen dr inking liquor before the crash. She found the driver on Fourth Street in a vehicle facing a red car. The driver of the red car said the other driver,

Don Smith, 52, of Lupton, Ariz. almost hit her vehicle. P i nero sa id she a sked Smith, who said he had had only one beer to drink, if he was willing to take a field sobriety tests. He agreed but when he took the tests, he failed and was arrested. He refused to blow into the breath test machine and Pinero said she took this as a refusal so he was charged with aggravated DWI. He was also charged with having open liquor bottles in his car and having no driver’s license or insurance. Felicia Belone July 27. 10:13 pm DWI Gallup P o l i c e Officer Justin Benally said he was dispat ched t o search for a car which a witness said had a driver and passenger who were highly intoxicated. The caller was following the car and said it pulled into Heritage Plaza. Benally found the vehicle and did a traffic stop. Before he met Belone, 40, of Gallup, he was told a witness saw her try to hide a can of beer while she was in the vehicle. She agreed to take the field sobriety tests and failed so she was arrested. She then agreed to take a breath alcohol test and blew two samples of .15. She was charged with DWI and having an open container in her vehicle. Richard Lovato July 14, 2:48 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated Gallup Patrolma n Douglas Hoffman said he responded to a report of a one-vehicle rollover on

Apache Circle about 3 pm. When he got to the site, he found that the two pass e n ge r s i n t he c a r we r e out side t he veh icle wh i le Lovato,  57, of Ga l lup wa s still in the car. There were no injuries in the accident and Lovato admitted he had been driving. Lovato admitted he had been drinking and Hoffman said he had to be helped to walk. He refused to take a field sobriety test and was found to have a one shot bottle of vodka on his person. He also refused to take a breath alcohol test and was charged with aggravated DWI. Hoffman said later he learned that Lovato had two prior DWI convictions. James Tushawa July 11, 6:07 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolma n Terra nce Pe y ke t e w a wa s i n the area of the C r y s t a l Carwash on Ea st A ztec Avenue looking for a possible drunk driver who had been seen almost hitting one of the attendants. He soon spotted the vehicle traveling on East Aztec at a high rate of speed. He said he saw the driver then stop to talk to two pedestrians so he conducted a traffic stop. There was only one person in the vehicle, James Tushawa, 38, of Churchrock. Peyketewa sa id he noticed Tushawa was wearing no shoes and appeared to be highly agitated  as he said his mother lived down the street. Tushawa refused to tell the officer his name. Since he showed signs of being intoxicated, he was arrested for DWI as he became more agitated. He also refused to take a breath test and was booked for aggravated DWI.

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DEPORTATION | FROM PAGE 4 that detainer and that is why he was transferred to ICE custody after his DWI arrest,” Villalpando said. But , it ’s u ncle a r who turned Contreras over to federal authorities. Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said that no one from the department notified ICE. District Attorney Paula Pakkala hasn’t returned calls regarding the matter, and Contreras’ mother, Amador, has her suspicions but hasn’t been able to verify the culprit. Meanwhile, Contreras pled not guilty to the charges of DWI, driving with a suspended license, and failure to yield. After six months passed, and no charges had been issued, the case was dismissed without prejudice May 15. Contreras was not present for those DWI hearings, and has been in detention at Otero County since December, Villalpando said. Villa lpa ndo sa id interagency deportation is part of the Secure Communities program initiated under President George W. Bush’s administration, and then expanded under

WATER | FROM PAGE 6 leadership.” He expressed thanks and recognized the water and utilities department, specifically Dennis Romero and Elizabeth Borrega. “I’m pretty impressed with how dedicate our citizens were to the idea of what saving water means,” McKinney said. Willard Eastman, director of Battered Family Services, was overjoyed with the new

President Barack Obama. The ICE website states the program: “will utilize all available data systems and Criminal Alien Program resources to identify and take enforcement actions against criminal and other priority aliens while they are in the custody of another law enforcement or correctional agency.” But, what offenses are classified as “criminal” may be up for interpretation, based on Contreras’s case. “People don’t get put up for ICE in Gallup unless they are a criminal,” Amador said. Despite being booked for two DWIs, Contreras’s family does not believe he fits that description. This sentiment is shared by Villalpando, who said she has seen Contreras’s attitude improve over the pa st severa l mont h s a nd that he’s committed to his rehabilitation. “Nery [Contreras] is a very kind and respectful young man,” Villalpando said. “Since the first day that I met him, he has been very respectful and patient about the process. He understands that he does not have [citizenship] status and that he has made mistakes in the past.” vehicle, which he said would transport clients. He introduced his staff and board, expressing appreciation for their hard work and continued dedication. “ T h r e e t hou s a nd fou r hundred for ty…that’s how many calls Metro Dispatch got on dome st ic v iolence i n a 12 -mont h per iod. I’m hoping that we ca n a llev iate some of those problems by prov id i n g t r a n s por t a tion with this new vehicle,” Eastman said.

Roselyn Contreras smiles as she talks to her father Nery on the phone July 2 at her grandmother’s home in Gallup. Nery is being held in an immigration detention center in Chaparral, NM. Roselyn turns 6-years-old July 16, three days before Nery goes to trial determining if he will be deported to Mexico. During the phone call Roselyn asked her father to send her flowers for her birthday. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo Villalpando also said they applied for a bond redetermination with Immigration Judge Jacinto Palomino in March and had the hearing in April, where Contreras testified that he is the only parent. H o w e v e r, i t a p p e a r s Contreras’s testimony may not help his case, Villalpando said. “The immigration judge did not give this any weight and held that he was a danger to the community despite of not

“In Gallup, we found jobs, a good life, a good people [and community],” she said. “We stayed here because we have opportunities we didn’t have in Arizona.” The family hopes the trial turns out in their favor, which would reinforce the strength and resolve that has helped them to stay in this country. “We can’t be afraid all the time, we need to be free,” Amador said.

The extreme heat conditions did not deter city residents and leaders to gather for the celebration at the McKinley County Courthouse Square. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta Sponsors for the water conservation challenge included Wyland Foundation, Toyota,

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having a conviction for the second DWI,” she said. And while the drinking and driving arrest was an issue for the family, Amador said Contreras has good intentions and calls home on nearly a daily basis to see how his children are doing. Amador also spoke about the community the family has embraced, and how they have benefitted from living in Gallup.

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OPINIONS FAITH By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church “This is my commandme nt, th at you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13 (ESV) Once more Jesus emphasizes His command, “love one another.” Yet this time he qualifies the command: “…love as I have loved you.” Jesus does

No Greater Love not love us with a warm fuzzy love (like the lint you might find in your pocket just out of the dryer). No, Jesus loves with actions. Jesus loves sacrificially. True love, as Jesus loves, considers the well-being of the object of that love first and foremost. Jesus displayed this greatest love by laying down his life for us, to cover our sins. Jesus emphasizes this command again in verse 17: “These things I command you, so that you will love one another.” Clearly, Jesus

expects, even requires us to love one another sacrificially as HE did. In verse 16, Jesus tells us to bear fruit, fruit which abides in Him, finds it source, strength and rest in Him. In other words, we are called to make disciples, students who desire to imitate their master teacher, in this case Jesus. We are called to make disciples who will love other sacrificially because of the example they have seen in us, that they have seen Jesus love others through us.


To quote Francis Schaeffer, “How Should We Then Live?” Considering what Jesus is calling us to do, to love one another, let us ask ourselves the following questions about how we should live. W hen we encou nter a panhandler at Walmart or Albertson’s, how do I show him the love of Christ? When a mother of young children approaches you, asking for money to see her ‘live-in’ who is in an ABQ hospital, how do you respond in a God glorifying way with the love of Jesus? When approached by a

Pastor Bill Emmerling homeless person desiring a hair-cut because of the heat,



On Aug. 11, prepare for a unique and exciting experience. The New Moon occurs during a Solar Eclipse. The Sun is in Leo, so you may experience confidence and joy. You may also learn to appreciate family time, creative endeavors, and how to not sweat the small stuff. Madame G encourages you to write out everything that is important and cross off the rest. You’re worth it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Dear Aries, you’re intense and you run a little hot. That’s okay— you’re passionate. However, this passion can get ahead of you. Also, you can’t be passionate about everything all at once. It’s advisable to pick one thing that’s really important to you and work on that. When you feel you’ve mastered it to your liking, keep going or work on something else. Don’t neglect yourself.

You can’t accomplish everything in this world. You can take small steps that progress forward and help you accomplish what you’ve always wanted. Look toward the future while never forgetting the past. If it’s all the same to you, let others have the “right” argument. Instead look for how you can help others. And remember they may be “right” but they may not be happy.

It’s great to treat yourself. But, don’t go overboard. Look inward and ask if this is what you really want. If you can be happy without the reward, you’ll still appreciate the thing. If you don’t really want it, you may notice that the shine is really tarnished. There is more to life than money. You can’t expect it to solve all of your worries. People are more important. Trust yourself.

What is worry worth? Nothing. It’s worth nothing. Worry does not help those you worry about. It does not help you. It does nothing except rob you of something beautiful, the joy and glory of this life. You must learn to appreciate the journey. Life is not about the destination—it’s about the journey. If you have nothing to look forward to, look for one small thing and focus on that.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’ve got a long way to go. But, you’ve come a long way too. When looking ahead, don’t forget to look back and assess where you are. It’s never accurate to just see where you are. You must examine where you’ve come from. In that way, you can accurately judge your situation. Never compare yourself to others (you don’t know their path) just compare to you. It’s enough.

What a beautiful crazy happy journey is this life. It’s full of wonder and surprises. Don’t forget to treat yourself this week to something new and exciting. Look to family for a gathering of exciting times. Stay solid in yourself and remember to always help others and lift them up when possible. Don’t get stuck in the past. Always look forward towards the sun. This is your time.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) This is one heck of a journey. You’re trudging along at the pace that’s good for you. Don’t let others tell you it’s not enough. Only you can judge, if this is the right path for you or not. Instead of waiting for fortune to fall from the sky, consider how you could help others as you help yourself. We’re all in this crazy journey together. You have intel that could help someone else.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Self-doubt takes many shapes. It may be that you find yourself swayed towards every new idea that comes your way. Take a few minutes to examine if this really is the one for you. Look at it carefully and think about. You can do so much more than you realize. Have faith in yourself and take care of others. You’re worth more than you think. Good luck!

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Keep learning and pushing yourself. Instead of taking big steps, consider taking small ones each day that help you improve. With this daily progress, you’ll notice that there is great improvement and that you’re already at your goals before you know it. Take stock of your surroundings and keep heading towards the sun and your future. Don’t look back. You’ve already passed that part.

You can do this. You think you can’t, but you can. Don’t get upset. Persuasion is a fine skill that requires some work. It is possible to learn. It is better not to tell others that they’re wrong right away (even if they are). Instead, look for the common ground. Look for that one small thing that you can agree on and focus on that. Don’t look to change their mind. Change their heart.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You don’t have to do everything, but you do need to do something. It’s not enough to waste away and hope that the universe will provide—it won’t. The universe or whatever you believe in helps those who help themselves. Even if you live completely off the land, you will still need to plant, harvest, and tend your crops in order to achieve anything. You can. Keep trying.

You can’t look to others for selfesteem. You won’t get it. You must look within for purpose, drive, and satisfaction. You won’t find it with others. You can’t pay for it. You can’t inherit it. You can’t buy it. In order to find what you’re looking for, you must confront yourself. This is difficult. You may not like what you see. But, this will allow you to make peace and move on. OPINIONS

Letter to the Editor: Respect natural habitats, sacred sites


ditor, Ga llup, New Mexico, called “Nanizhozhi” in Dine’ (Navajo), is indeed a “crossing point” that all roads lead to and where a rainbow of cultures live and thrive. Obviously, it places an emphasis on the Native American culture and settings in just about every aspect that can produce a profit in the “Indian Capital of the World”. One of the attractions that Gallup has marketed is the trails that lead into the nearby Red Rock mountains, of which the City takes absolutely zero responsibility for when it advertises the scenic paths and are now littered with trash left behind by the visitors who traverse the trails. They disrespect the land by leaving their trash and leaving the trails, destroying the cryptobiotic crust that has taken centuries to create for life to grow, destroying medicinal plant growing areas and disturbing sacred sites; they inscribe their names into the mountain walls and vandalize signs and trespass onto private property. A Navajo Nation sign that reads “Private Property No Public Access” has been destroyed but is still standing. An 1888 inscription is one of the first signs of vandalism on the mountain walls was left by a non-native visitor who set the precedent; other dates go back to “1941”, “1969”, “90”, “6-2294” and “2011”. There is even a gangster tag of “18 st” on one wall. There were no streets in ancient times. The most visible damage to the natural environment is the huge land tract north of the Church Rock Post Office that has been razed by Gallup directives and employees. The area once grew the most abundant

FAITH | FROM PAGE 12 how do I display the love of Christ to him? When a mom of small children comes looking for work to cover the rent due today, just to make up the rent money she left with a trusted ‘friend,’ how do you love as Jesus would love? OPINIONS

POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 9 living room wall and throwing them. Sheryl Begay said that was when her daughter threw her against the wall and hit her on the nose. Shawnell Begay was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.


The famous Church Rock landmark. Photo circa 1875. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.org harvest of “Navajo Tea” that is now gone for as long as Gallup exists and sees a way to make money off the land it seized to make an RV Park. Some of the reasons Navajo Warrior Larry Casuse fought to the death for on March 1, 1973, are the very facts of the continued exploitation of Native A mericans by the City of Gallup and the events like the annual Ceremonial. He was the co-founder of “Indians Against Exploitation”. Whether you are a resident of Gallup or an out-oftown visitor, you can begin to respect the land my Dine’ ancestors have dwelt upon for thousands of years by taking a bag for your trash and even picking up some that has been left behind by others. Stay on the clearly marked trails and These are descriptive of some of the encounters I have had in Gallup during the last four months. While money may fix the immediate ‘need,’ loving as Jesus loves often involves rolling up our sleeves, helping and embracing those who might not seem so ‘clean.’ We are called to personally invest in the lives of those who are broken and hurting, because

do not bother the Dine’ resident’s homes or the residents themselves or their sheep and property. A sad note to end this letter is the fact that a family of eagles used to live on the Church Rock pinnacles; in the 1970’s an Anglo man climbed up near the nest, became stuck and an emergency rescue was needed to bring him down safely. The eagle family moved to Pyramid Peak where it was once again disturbed by hikers. Since then, they have left never to return. Respect the land and take care of it and it will respect you and take care of you, my elders taught me; now I share this teaching with you. “Walk in Beauty.” Mervyn Tilden Church Rock, N.M. we are called to love as Jesus loved us, completely a nd sacrificially. Too often, we see ourselves as clean and righteous, perhaps believing we deserve the love the Jesus, yet before a Holy and Just God, we are no different those we are looking down upon. We need to repent, and do as Jesus does, sacrificially love even the least of these.

Gallup p o l i c e responded to a domestic dispute at the Hacienda Motel, 2510 E. Highway 66, about noon on July 26. By the time they arrived, the dispute had been settled but Vicky Hicks, who had rented the room, said she did not want her daughter, Latefa Hicks, 24, of Yah-Ta-Hey there. She also informed police that her daughter had an outstanding bench warrant. When informed that her mother had told police about the warrant, Latefa Hicks became ver y angry and said she was not going anywhere. According to police, she refused to put her ha nds behind her to be cuffed and in the struggle managed to strike one of the officers, Julio Yazzie, three times in the face with her arms and hand In the struggle, she also ripped a duty belt from one of the officers. She was finally handcuffed and charged with

resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, and criminal damage to property.

THE RUNNING MAN 7/26, Gallup Ga l lup Pol ice O f f icer Adrian Quetawki said he was d ispatched on July 26 to a n a dd re s s on Sandstone A v e n u e b e c a u s e of a repor ted domestic disturbance. W h e n he got there, he said he saw Calen Samm, 25, of Mentmore, walking away. When he asked him to stop, he began running away and Quetawki said he had to chase him down. A fter he was detained, Quetawki said he talked to Lis Davis, who said she and Samm got into an argument after which Samm said he was going to take her car and drive away. She said she grabbed the car keys because she felt he was too drunk to drive. Quetawki said he noticed that she had a deep cut on her head and other injuries, and he asked if Samm had hit her. Davis said no, she got the injuries when she fell chasing after him. Quetawki said he kept asking if she had been injured by Samm and she continued to say no. She was transported to a local hospital and Samm was charged with criminal damage to a household member, battery on a household member and resisting arrest.

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Bible Study Worship Service Prayer Group

Sunday Sunday Tuesday

9:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

MONTHLY EVENTS 08/12: Post-Service Potluck 08/19: Beehive Praise and Worship

2nd Sunday 3rd Sunday

9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

08/12: That You Might Not Fall Away (John 15:18-16:4) 08/19: Work of the Holy Spirit (John 16:4-15)

Bill Emmerling, Pastor

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2nd Annual Market Artist Roster August 9-11, 2018

Thursday 1pm-6pm Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 8am-6pm Courthouse Square Downtown Gallup www.GallupNativeArtsMarket.org

Jim Abeita, Navajo/Diné Painter Penelope Joe, Navajo Painter/Storyteller Roxanne Seoutewa, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry & Atsatsa Antonio, Navajo/Shawnee Aaron, Alonzo & Colt John, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Pottery Metalurgy/Knifemaker Curtis John Jr., Navajo/Diné Jewelry Lorandina Sheche, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Gino Antonio, Navajo/Diné Silversmith Robert Johnson, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Jerald Sherman, Navajo/Diné Steve Arviso, Navajo/Diné Silversmith Delores Juanico, Acoma Pueblo Pottery Sand Art & Painting Fidel Bahe, Navajo/Diné Painter Julius Keyonnie, Navajo/Diné Painter Maegan Shetima, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Sedrick Banteah, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Darrin Kuwanhongva, Hopi Silversmith Mark Silversmith, Navajo/ Diné Painter Alex Becenti, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Artisan Carlos Laate, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry & Pottery Penny Singer, Navajo/Diné Textiles Abraham Begay, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Vicky “Max” Laate, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Phil Singer, Navajo/Diné Weaver Darryl Dean & Rebecca Begay, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Yolanda Laate, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Christopher Storer, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Larry Begay, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Steve & Cree LaRance, Hopi Jewelry Yvette Talaswaima, Hopi Silversmith Lee Begay, Diné Jewelry Pamela Lasiloo, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry and Beadwork Delwyn Tawvaya, Hopi Silversmith Sammie Kescoli Begay, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Priscilla Lasiloo, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Janice Tenorio, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Christian Bigwater, Navajo/Diné Painter Melanie & Michael Lente, Isleta Pueblo Jewelry Roy Tenorio, San Felipe Jewelry Marie Louise Bitsui, Navajo/Diné Textiles Edward Lewis, Zuni Pueblo Painter Anita Toya, Jemez Pueblo Pottery Xavier Bitsui, Navajo/Diné Jewelry John Lewis, Zuni/Diné Sculptor Fabian Tsethlikai, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Sally Black, Navajo/Diné Basket Weaver Timm Lewis, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Lena Tsethlikai, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry, Pottery Beverly Blacksheep, Navajo/Diné Painter Ronald Lewis, Navajo/Diné Sculpture Geraldine Tso, Navajo/Diné Painter Edison Bobelu, Jr., Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Gerald Lomaventema, Hopi Silversmith Trudy Tso, Navajo/Diné Textiles Leland Boone, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Clinessia Lucas, Hopi Silversmith Thema Tsosie, Navajo Jeweler Fred Bowanni, Zuni Pueblo Wood & Fetish Carver Lupita Lucero, Jemez Pueblo Pottery Flo & Lee Vallo, Acoma Pueblo Pottery Brenda Boyd, Navajo/Diné Sculptor Christina (Jackson) Luna, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Manuel, Sharon & Daniel Weahkee, Erin Bulow, Zuni Pueblo Painter Dio Luna, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Zuni & Navajo Jewelry, Fetish Carving Robert Cachini, Jr., Zuni Pueblo Wood Carver Jewelita Mahkee, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Darla Westika, Zuni Pueblo Pottery Jaren Cachini, Zuni/Hopi Pueblo Carver & Pottery Andrew Marion, Navajo/ Diné Jewelry Danelle Westika, Zuni Pueblo Pottery Ca’Win “Jimmy” Calabaza, Santo Domingo Pueblo Jonathan “Bear’ Mescale, Navajo/Diné Drawing/PaintingSheldon & Nancy Westika, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Jewelry Jonathan Mike, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Todd Westika, Zuni Pueblo Carver Frankie & Leo Chattin, Zuni Festish Carver Pierre & Jeanette Monte, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Kenneth White, Navajo/Diné Ronald Chee, Navajo/Diné Painter Nelson Morgan, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Painting & Carving Davis Coonsis, Zuni Pueblo Wood and Furniture Elroy Natachu, Jr., Zuni Pueblo Painter Edwin Whitesinger, Navajo/Diné Painting Cheryl & Gloria Cooeyate, Zuni Pueblo Clay & Nathan Nez, Navajo/Diné Painter Baje Whitethorne, Sr., Navajo/Diné Painter Ceramics Warren Nieto, Santo Domingo Pueblo Jewelry Randall Wilson, Navajo/Diné Painter Edmund & Autumn Cooeyate, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Loren Panteah, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Brian Yatsattie, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Eileen & Kevin Coriz, Santo Domingo Pueblo Jewelry/ Lonn Parker, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Douglas & Darlene Yazzie, Navajo/Diné Metalsmith Clarence Pedro, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry & Carver Jewelry & Painting Osavio Crispin, Santo Domingo Pueblo Jewelry Charlotte (Poblano) Peina, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Merlin Yazzie, Navajo/Diné Jewelry & Painting. Cody Custer, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Larry Peina, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Jonathan Curley, Navajo/Diné Painter Michelle Peina, Zuni Pueblo Silversmith Additional Booths: Shawn Deel, Navajo/Hopi Wood Carver Norbert Peshlakai, Navajo/Diné Silversmith Healing Hands Studio of RMCH Substance Calvin Desson, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Agnes Peynetsa, Zuni Pueblo Pottery Abuse Studio of Gallup Timothy Edaakie, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry, Pottery, Priscilla Peynetsa, Zuni Pueblo Pottery Indian Arts and Crafts Board Paintings Gerald Pinto, Navajo/Diné Pottery & Jewelry Gallup Native Arts Market 501c3/ M Dale Edaakie, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Jovanna Poblano, Zuni Pueblo Gallup Real True Tourism Keli’I Eli, Zuni Pueblo Carver Beadwork & Fetish Carver Friends of Hubbell Native American Ola Eriacho, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Veronica Poblano, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry & Fetish Carver Arts Auction Linda Fragua, Jemez Pueblo Clay Arts Maria “Birdy” Poya, Jemez Pueblo Clay Arts Juanita Fragua, Jemez Pueblo Pottery Andrew Quam, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Melinda Fragua, Jemez Pueblo Clay Arts Daphne Quam, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Mary Jane Garcia, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Jayne & Lynn Quam, Navajo/Diné Fetish Carver No additional booth spaces are available. This Etta Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Clay Arts Kandis Quam, Zuni/Navajo Painter market is a direct retail market, no wholesale Gabriel Gonzales, Jemez Pueblo Pottery Eldred & Marilyn Quam, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver on the premises. Adrienne Gordon, Navajo/Diné Painter Chad Quandelacy, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Derrick Gordon, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Sandra Quandelacy, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Natasha & Luke Haley, Navajo/Diné Silversmiths Stewart Quandelacy, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Rolanda Haloo, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Kenneth Quanimptewa, Hopi Wood Carver Jeremy Harrison, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Tonya June Rafael, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Brion Hattie, Jr., Zuni Pueblo Painter Rueben Richards, Navajo/Diné Painter Kevin Horace-Quannie, Hopi Chris & Eugene Ross, Navajo/Diné Wood Carver and Painter Jewelry & Beadwork Roy Lee & Pyn Hosteen, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Cordell Sakeva, Hopi Silversmith Clive, Skye & Jonas Hustito, Zuni Pueblo Fetish Carver Alex Sanchez, Navajo/Zuni Jewelry Martha & Gene Jackson, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Gilmore Scott, Navajo/Diné Painter Tommy Jackson, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Richard Sedillo, Navajo/Apache Wood Carver Harrison Jim Sr & Harrison Jim Jr, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Eldrick Seoutewa, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry Bruce Joe, Navajo/Diné Jewelry Charlotte Seoutewa, Zuni Pueblo Jewelry


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COMMUNITY Showcasing the Ceremonial’s ‘Best in Show’ ARTISANS’ WORKS ON DISPLAY AT ART123

By Dee Velasco For the Sun


he Best in Show night was held Aug. 7 at the Gallup ART123 gallery in connection with the 97th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Gallup ART123 Director Rose Eason says she;s pleased to partner with Ceremonial on this event each year, bringing in the “Best in Show” award winners, as well as “Best in Class” winners, along with some special awards for different categories of art. “This is our 2nd Annual Best in Show night and the gallery is happy to put them on for one special night,” she said. “Everyone can get to enjoy a sneak peek of the exhibit hall and preview of all the amazing artwork that is out there.” Some pieces included Best in Class oil painting done by Johnson Yazzie/Navajo, entitled “Apache Shield”; Best in Show, Best in Class textiles by Tahnibaa Naatanni/Navajo, entitled “Tahnibaa Shawl;, and Best in Class sculpture by Tim Washburn, entitled “Journey Homeward.” Art appreciator, Matthew

Livingston of Gallup, was amazed by the caliber of art on display. “I think it’s awesome and beautiful works of art here, and I see some antiquated art as well,” he said. “They had a second prize art dated back to the 1970’s, and a rug done in 1988. Even though these artists are deceased, they left this legacy/ art for us to view and cherish. It’s Native American art, too.” Ceremonial Best in Show Organizer Emerald Tanner said the event was thrilling for everyone, and with this showing she hopes it entices everyone to come out to Ceremonial and view all the artwork showcased at Red Rock Park. “This is called the best in show night and it’s intended to be sort of a teaser or invitation to see all the art on display at the Ceremonial grounds,” she said. “We take all of the best in class and best in show pieces to put on for display to get people to come out to Ceremonial.” Tanner says Ceremonial is the oldest and best show in New Mexico, and she’s proud to be a part of an event that showcases local, talented artisans. She says many artists like to display old pieces that carry

From left, Dudley Byerley, Rae Marie Montaño and Roger Montano look at the art on display at Art 123 in Gallup Aug. 7 for the Best in Show Night where winners of each category of the Ceremonial art exhibits were put on display. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo on the tradition of Ceremonial. “It’s a nice platform to get our community involved and I think the community has gotten disconnected with it,” she said. “It’s an event that every person living in Gallup should be proud of.” Tanner says this a unique way to draw in collectors and potential buyers, and to show off the magnificent talent of these artists.

The judging of all the arts and crafts entered were conducted Aug. 4.

For more information call the Ceremonial Office at (505) 863-3896.

Hopi artist Benjamin Kabinto’s piece “Butterfly” won the Jeanne Underwood Memorial Award in the category “Dolls and Utilitarian Items” and was shown Best in Show night at Art 123 in Gallup Aug. 7. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Weaver TahNibaa Naataanii, right, talks about her piece with Jill Pulgar, left, during the Intertribal Indian Ceremonial Best in Show night at Art 123 in Gallup Aug. 7. Naataanii won overall best in Show as well as first place in textiles for her woven piece shown in to the left of the women. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo COMMUNITY

Navajo artist Alvin Vandever won first in the category of flatware, hollowware, boxes, etcetera, with his silver piece “Ruin Seedpot” shown here at the Best in Show night at Art 123 in Gallup Aug. 7. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo Gallup Sun • Friday August 10, 2018


Missing and Murdered Relative Rally SHIPROCK, N.M. AUGUST 4, 2018

Raelynn Frank wears cardboard sheets with missing persons posters for her grandmother Julia Vicente in Shiprock Aug. 4 where families and representatives of Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates (NNMPU) attempted to raise awareness of the 40 current missing persons from the Navajo Nation. Vicente, 60, was last seen June 3, 2018 in Shiprock. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Family members of Julia Vicente stand on the corner of U.S. Highway 64 and 491 in Shiprock Aug. 4. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo Tenaireyo Frank hands out flyers for his missing mother-in-law Julie Vicente to cars stopped at a red light in Shiprock Aug. 4. Vicente, 60, was last seen June 3, 2018 in Shiprock. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Lela Mailman stands in the median of U.S. Highway 64 in Shiprock Aug. 4 holding up a missing persons poster for her daughter Melanie James, James was reported missing in Farmington April 20, 2014. Mailman attended an event in Shiprock with representatives from Navajo Missing Persons Updates to share missing persons flyers and raise awareness of the 40 missing persons currently on Navajo. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo COMMUNITY

Tiny Tots Pageant El Morro Theatre GALLUP, N.M., AUG. 6, 2018

Navajo-Hopi contestant Alyssa Tia Little, 6, stands patiently while her aunt Elaine Owens ties a tsiiyéeł, a traditional Navajo bun, in her hair before she competed in the Tiny Tots Pageant Aug. 6 at El Morro Theatre in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Zuni contestant Sydney Lyle Ray Peyketewa, 5, introduces herself at the Tiny Tots pageant Aug. 6 at the El Morro Theatre in Gallup. Peyketewa was crowned the “Little Princess” of the pageant. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Navajo contestant Shanoah Largo, 5, peaks behind the curtain at the Tiny Tots pageant Aug. 6 at El Morro Theatre in Gallup. Largo wore a blue dress to honor her father who is a police officer. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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, August 17th, 2018 at 1:00 PM MST, at the Gallup Housing Authority board room, 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301. The agenda will be available to the public at the Gallup Housing Authority office. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Tiny Tot pageant contestant Alyssa Tia Little hugs best-dressed Masaani (grandma) contestant Helene Waybenias after telling Waynenias her clans in Navajo before the Tiny Tots pageant began Aug. 6 at the El Morro Theatre in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo COMMUNITY

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BlacKkKlansman balances history with humor RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 135 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ver the years, director Spike Lee has given us a varied and fascinating collection of films that include titles like Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), He Got Game (1996), Summer of Sam (1999), The 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Old Boy (2013) and many others. His latest, BlacKkKlansman, is a true story based on an autobiography of a black detective who attempted to infiltrate a Colorado chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Like many adaptations of real events, it’s a little messy and overstuffed. Regardless, it makes its point effectively and memorably. The stor y is set in the late 1970s and involves new Color a do Spr i ng s Pol ice Depa r t ment recr u it R on S t a l lwo r t h (Jo h n D a v id Washington) and the troubles he faces joining the squad. In addition to irritating treatment from Chief Bridges (Robert John Burke) and a few others in the force, he feels compelled to hide his job from activist and new girlfriend Patrice Dumas (Laura Herrier). Things improve when Stallworth is assigned to a special unit, partnering with detectives Zimmerman (Adam Driver) and

Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from Spike Lee’s latest film, “BlacKkKlansman.” Photo Credit: Blumhouse Productions Creek (Michael Buscemi). He begins looking into the activities of a KKK unit and decides to call them up on the phone. To his surprise, chapter president Walter Breachway (Ryan Eggold) is friendly, offering him a place in their organization. It’s an excellent lead for the investigation, but one that complicates Stallworth’s work tremendously as he is asked to meet with the group face to face. This task includes greeting the chapter’s most overtly violent and intimidating member, Felix Kendrickson (Jasper

Pääkkönen). Zimmerman is forced to take over the role in person, a dangerous task given that injury or death could result if the men don’t keep their stories straight. The bulk of the middle of the movie deals with Stallworth rising through the ranks via phone conversations with Breachway, while Zimmerman attempts to pass himself off as the same person at meetings. These scenes are the highpoints of the movie, deftly mixing tension with humor. When the group are listening


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they can’t always be depicted in a perfect, straight-forward narrative. The bulk of the film is still incredibly engaging and captivating to watch. And while roundly ridiculed, the ideas spun by Duke to Stallworth are extremely disturbing a nd prophetic. The Grand Wizard imagines a nuanced path for the Klan that will legitimize and bring the organization into the mainstream. Lee finishes his film relating these concepts to recent events and the horrifying things that have occurred under the newest administration. It is blunt, but if you’re making a protest then one shouldn’t be subtle about it. The feature ends with images of an America that has lost the plot and Duke’s vision becoming reality, with fear-ridden individuals accepting falsehoods and coming under the control of powerful manipulators. Even though BlacKkKlansman isn’t perfect, it will still provide a meaningful lesson to those willing to listen. Visit: CinemaStance.com COMMUNITY

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word of warning... this rev iewer has liked a surprising number of movies featuring killer sea life. I’m not one for water sports and the fact that I enjoy them so much almost defies explanation. They’re often over-the-top and don’t always make a whole lot of, well, sense. Relatively recent efforts like 1998’s Deep Rising, 1999’s Deep Blue Sea and 2010’s Piranha 3D aren’t award-worthy classics, but they all provide a steady supply of goofy, monster-movie fun. The very same can be said of The Meg and, well, I liked it too. J o n a s T a y l o r (J a s o n Statham) is an underwater rescue operative who vows never to return to the sea after being blamed for a tragic event on the job. Thankfully, his retirement is short-lived after an incident in the South Pacific at an undersea research facility funded by billionaire Jack Morris (Rainn Wilson). A submersible craft piloted by Taylor’s ex-wife (Jessica McNamee) is attacked by a Megalodon in a trench at the lowest depths of the ocean... beneath a sulfur cloud that has been separating ancient aquatic lifeforms from

A young, unsuspecting little girl captures the interest of a Megalodon shark in “The Meg.” Now playing. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment the known waters. The revelation vindicates Taylor’s claims of a monster, but puts everyone on the shark’s menu after it follows the survivors up through the cloud to their base. The shark may be the biggest scenery chewer, but some of the cast are just as exaggerated. This epic silliness coincidentally puts Taylor near the doctor (Robert Taylor) who reported the hero as being cowardly on his previous mission. Team member Suyin (Bingbing Li) is determined to impress her father Dr. Mingway Zhang (Winston Chao), which ultimately leads to an overly heartfelt declaration about how proud he is of her. And there’s goofiness as the “brilliant” team throw around not-so-great ideas on how to stop the menace. This

includes hopping in a shark cage after the designer insists that it can handle any kind of pressure. That may be true, but pretty much anyone watching will wonder why no one asked about the line holding the cage to the boat. Ultimately, logic doesn’t matter. The cast are all likable enough and their knowing looks and offhanded comments are clear winks at the audience. Everyone involved seems to know just how ridiculous all of this is and appear to be having as much fun as they can. Several conversations between the stars supply laughs as they express great concern or disturbance at what they’re being asked to do - and most of the time, what transpires is just as embellished as imagined. Even

the reemergence of one figure at the end of the film results in an amusingly baffled and confused reaction from the lead. The action scenes are fun and the movie makes frequent use of characters slowly fleeing, diving and turning away at the last possible moment from the shark as it veers towards them. Even the computer generated animal has a seemingly sinister grin, almost as if it’s in on the joke. And there’s plenty of strangely humorous bloodshed as the Megalodon chows down on beachgoers playing in the water on a comically wide variety of floating apparatuses. Who knows why I enjoy

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 10, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Bluray and DVD. This is a very busy edition, with numerous features in a wide variety of genres. 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! Aardvark - A therapist at a mental institution meets with admiration from one of her new and mentally ill patients. However, when she begins a relationship with the asylum resident’s brother, conflicts and actions become increasingly stra ined a nd tense. This independent drama did not earn favorable response. While the cast members were complimented, there was much criticism of the script and the tone, which many said didn’t do much to develop momentum or excitement. The title is getting a DVD only release for the time being. It stars Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate, Sheila Vand and Jon Hamm. B reakin g In - In this t h r i l le r, a mot her a nd her children living in a high security home f ind themselves coming under attack from a group of threatening invaders. She gets separated and must fight her way back into the house in order to rescue her kids and stop the bad guys. The press didn’t find a whole lot about this feature that gripped them. A few thought it was well shot and moved at a very quick clip, but the vast majority complained that events were too predictable and that there was little about it that surprised or entertained them. The cast includes Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral and Ajiona Alexus. The Death of Superman Comic book fans will already be familiar with this tale, based on the Superman story from some years back. It follows an epic battle between the heroic figure and an all powerful foe named Doomsday.

This made-for-DVD animated feature retells the story and reportedly focuses more attention on Clark Kent’s interactions in the events leading to his final battle. There haven’t been a lot of reviews, but the ones that have popped up online are mostly positive, saying it does a better job with characters than recent live-action DC superhero flicks. It features the voices of Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Rosario Dawson and Nathan Fillion. Flora - Set in the 1920s, this historical drama/adventure film involves a pair of botanists who travel into an uncharted forest region on the hunt for new plant life. They discover a dangerous and ancient organism that forces them to quickly retreat... with the strange lifeform in pursuit. This small production hasn’t received many notices yet, but there have been a few good reviews that have appeared from festival screenings. They noted that the film does a great deal on a limited budget and manages to make the unseen, sinister flora seem menacing. Teresa Marie Doran, Dan Lin and Sari Mercer headline the movie. Life of t h e Par ty The latest f rom come dian Melissa McCarthy finds the actress playing a housewife seeing her daughter off to college. When her marriage ends very suddenly, she decides to start a new chapter in life and heads back to school in the hopes of attending class with her less-than-excited daughter. Reaction to the comedy was muted. A few thought it provided enough mindless gags to earn a pass, but more suggested that the script was too clichéd and didn’t provide enough funny material for its otherwise talented leads. The movie also stars Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Ben Falcone, Stephen Root and Maya Rudolph. Lowlife - Told in three overlapping segments, this independent crime/dark comedy follows a trio of troubled individuals and their exploits in the LA criminal underworld. One is a drug addict, the other an

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ex-con and the third a luchador, T he g roup ta ngle w ith a vicious crime boss in charge of an organ harvesting operation. Critics gave this little flick reasonable marks. A few thought it borrowed too much from filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, but most found it to be an enjoyably over-the-top B-movie and a strong debut feature for its director. It features Nicki Micheaux, Ricardo Adam Zarate and Jon Oswald. Marrowbone - This Englishlanguage Spanish period horr o r pic t u r e is about a group of siblings whose mother dies. I n order t o stay together, the four young adults find an old manor to live in. Unfortunately, it appears to be occupied by a threatening spirit... its presence causes the group to try and determine what sinister event occurred in the building. This effort split reviewers. About half found it creepy and appreciated the attempts to deliver more than the typical scare picture jolts. Others complained that it ultimately didn’t provide the necessary shocks. George MacKay, A n na Taylor Joy, Cha rlie Heaton and Mia Goth play the leads. Measure of a Man - A fourteen-year-old heads off with family members to spend another summer at the lake. While there, he’s forced to deal with bullies, a difficult summer job, his bickering, estranged parents and other personal issues. This indie comedy/ drama got a mixed reception. Some liked that the film took a sweet and low-key approach to growing up, but the remainder felt that the screenplay offered nothing new and took the same old approach to its subject matter. For the next little while, the movie will available exclusively on DVD. It stars Donald Sutherland, Blake Cooper, Judy Greer and Luke Wilson. On Chesil Beach - This UK drama involves a young pair of newlyweds in 1962 from very different backgrounds. As they head out for their honeymoon, the nervous pair are forced into dealing with personal issues regarding their marriage and societal pressures to start a

“normal” life. The press liked the movie. About a third of reviewers suggested that the movie fails to clearly deal with the class and collective issues that it tries to raise, while others felt that this was the entire point and appreciated the excellent, restrained performances. The cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Samuel West, Emily Watson and Anne Marie Duff. Pickings - A mobster and his gang set out to shakedown a small bar in their neighborhood. They soon find the establishment owner, a mom from the south with an undetermined path, is a whole lot more than bargained for. Her wrath causes the criminals a whole lot of anguish. There aren’t many reviews as of yet for this small, independently-produced feature, but those who have seen it at festivals have been relatively complimentary. They say that while a bit uneven, the movie is stylish and takes some interesting turns, making this neo-noir better than expected. It features Michelle Holland and Katie Vincent. Pyewacket - This small hor ror picture involves a teenage girl struggling with life at home. Perturbed, she begins using occult rituals in the hopes of awaking a witch that will get rid of her mother. Unfortunately, the girl’s actions result in a death curse. The regretful youth must then fight off a dangerous threat to both her mom as well as herself. The press gave this feature generally good notices. A couple complained that it was too lowkey for its own good, but most could overlook its flaws, calling the characters interesting and the moody approach effective. Nicole Munoz, Laurie Holden and Chloe Rose headline the film. Revenge - Three wealthy, philandering executives head out for a weekend hunting getaway to catch up and have a good time. Bad idea! One of them decides to bring his mistress along, who is really good with a rifle and ready to cause suffering to the sleazy corporate heads during their desert-set trip. This French action/horror picture received strong write-ups. They stated that the foreign-la nguage film was incredibly violent and unsettling, but said they

were engrossed by the nastiness on display. The cast includes Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe a nd Gu i l l au me Bouchede. The Rider - A cowboy who rides broncos i n rodeos goes dow n h a rd a nd su f fer s a near fatal head injur y. He survives a skull fracture and decides to get back to business, against his doctor’s warning that another fall will result in death. The character struggles, knowing he must eventually change his work and life. One or two couldn’t get past the mumbling lead and the fact that non-actors/family members were playing supporting roles, but almost all raved that this was a unique and powerful western that stood apart from others of its ilk. It stars Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau and Cat Clifford. Wildling - This independent coming-of-age horror feature involves a mysterious, isolated young girl raised only by a father figure. Kept away from the general public, an event forces the teen to be reintegrated into a local community. It soon becomes clear that she has werewolf-like tendencies and must fight off her growing bloodlust for human flesh. Overall, critics liked the movie. About a third of writeups disliked where the story’s eventual focus went and believed that it was a waste of a good opportunity. However, most called it a well-acted and effectively creepy. It features Liv Tyler, Brad Dourif and Bel Powley,

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Shout! Factor y have a bizarre masterpiece in the form of Mac and Me (1988). This was supposed to be fastfood chain McDonald’s big foray into the world of filmmaking. They chose an ET-like story about a young boy who befriends a magical infant alien named Mac that is searching for its parents. And in case


DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 20 you were wondering, the alien loves Coca-Cola. The flick is extremely clumsy and absolutely hysterical for unintended reasons. As such, it has developed a massive following over the years. John Carpenter enthusiasts will be happy to see a Blu-ray of Someone’s Watching Me! (1978). This was actually a TV-movie (although it did get a theatrical release in other parts of the world) made by the director immediately after finishing work on Halloween (1978). It follows an apartment-dwelling woman being stalked by someone in her immediate neighborhood. For many years, it was difficult to come by, but now it has hit high definition. The disc includes a 2K transfer of the original movie elements in widescreen and full-screen, a TV-movie critic audio commentary, interviews with Adrienne Barbeau and Charles Cyphers, a special on the movie’s locations and other extras. Synapse have a Limited Edition Blu-ray of the haunted house flick, The Changeling (1980). The movie stars George C. Scott as a pianist who loses his wife and daughter in a fatal accident. He moves into a Victorian mansion and experiences supernatural phenomena. Naturally, he tries to get to the bottom of the haunting, leading to plenty of chills. Director Mar tin Scorcese thinks this is one of the scariest movies ever made. The disc arrives with a director commentary, a documentary on the feature, inter views with the film’s art director and music arranger, comments from director and fan Mick Garris (Critters 2, Psycho IV: The Beginning, The Stand mini-series) as well as trailers and commercials. Kino also have some great titles arriving on Blu-ray. They include the well-regarded and star-studded drama, Cradle Will Rock (1999). It’s set in the 30s and follows a cast of performers determined to put on an infamous, leftist musical despite attempts at censoring them. The disc includes a commentary with director Tim Robbins as well as a production featurette and trailer. The distributor are also releasing the disturbing drama, The Day After (1983). This TV-movie depicted nuclear war and its horrific and devastating CLASSIFIEDS

aftermath. This 2-disc Blu-ray contains both the TV-movie and international theatrical release of the picture, along with interviews with the star and director, as well as a film historian commentary. Fox have given the 80s action staple Predator (1987) as well as its sequels Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010) a 4K upgrade. They’ve packaged them all together in a Predator 4K 3 Movie Collection, meaning you’ll be able to hear and see Arnold Schwarzenegger scream, “Get to the chopper!” like never before with crystal clarity. If you only want the original, it will also be available individually. Mill Creek are releasing a Double Feature disc containing the William Castle B-thrillers Str ait- Ja c k et (1964) a nd Berserk (1967). Both of these cheesy pics star Joan Crawford playing crazed (and even psychotic) individuals. Warner Archive are putting out the Frank Sinatra/Gina Lolobrigida war picture Never So Few (1959) as a made-toorder Blu-ray. It also features Steve McQueen in an early role. Finally for those interested, Code Red are putting out a Blu-ray of the crazed, killer nun horror flick, Desecration (1999).

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LIVE SAND PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS 9am-6pm @ Children’s Branch (GJU lot behind library). Shawn Nelson “Turquoise Man” demonstrates the art of Native American sand painting throughout the day. Free.

JOB ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP 3-5pm @ Main branch. The library provides job assistance for those seeking employment. This week: Online Job Application. Call (505)8631291.

CREATION STATION (AGES 9 AND UP) 2pm @ Children’s Branch. If you’ve ever wanted to make YouTube videos, podcasts, or short films, the Octavia Fellin Library’s “Media Lab” is the place to be. Call (505)7266120. TECH TIME: ONE-2-ONE TECHNOLOGY HELP 3pm @ Main Branch. The library is offering one-on-one technology assistance. Call (505)863-1291. SATURDAY, Aug. 11 ADOBE BUILT OVEN WORKSHOP: HE’BOK’ONNE 11am-3pm @ El Morro Event Center. Limited to 50 participants. Build your own miniature hornos and learn about traditional bread making. Location: 210, S. 2nd St. STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. SCIENCE DAY 2-3pm @ Children’s Branch. Learn how to extract DNA from a banana using household items and make tasty DNA candy samples. This week: DNA Extraction ART123 GALLERY Show Opening: Asdzáán by Hannah Manuelito, 7 - 9pm. Native Artist-in-Residence reveals her photographs of Dine matriarchs. ARTSCRAWL: ROAD TRIP 7-9pm, Featuring BK Taiko Japanese drummers. Camille’s Sidewalk Café, downtown Gallup. ZUNI PUEBLO ART There is a Zuni Pueblo ArtWalk today and Sunday. Open to visitors, 10am-5pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to see artists at work, as well as purchase one of a kind items directly from the workshops of artists like potter Carols Laate, silversmith Carlton Jamon, and fetish carver Jeff Shetima. Start at the Visitor’s Center, with shuttles available to take you to each artist’s workshop or studio along the route. CALENDAR

TUESDAY, Aug. 14 INTRO TO THE INTERNET 3-5pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Call (505)8631291. MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15 STORY TIME 10:30am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. CREATION STATION (AGES 9 AND UP) If you’ve ever wanted to make YouTube videos, podcasts, or short films, the library “Media Lab” is the place to be. Call (505)726-6120. TECH TALK 4-5pm @ Main Branch. Tech Talk is a chance for the community to learn about technology related issues and opportunities. Call (505)863-1291. August topic: Scammer Alert—Learn about scams and how to stay safe. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7pm @ Main Branch. Films play every Wednesday. This week’s film: TBD. Free. THURSDAY, Aug. 16 CRAFTY KIDS 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Celebrate Police Officers, Create Hat/Badges. TECH TIME: ONE-2-ONE TECHNOLOGY HELP 5-6pm @ Main Branch. The library is offering one-on-one technology assistance. Call (505)863-1291. ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Window Rock AA Group meets at Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/Wellness Center, Hwy 264, Mondays at 5:45 PM. Closed Speaker Meeting, limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. We cannot accommodate children. No attendance forms, smartphones.


Visit aa-fc.orgfor more info. CELEBRATE RECOVERY A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your un-managed hurts, habits and hang-ups. Starts Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6-8pm. Journey Church, 501 S. Third St. (505) 979-0511. 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. CHURCHROCK CHAPTER Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter Administration. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, 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@gmail.com. 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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is responding to the current pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in western New Mexico. As of May 15, there have been 122 cases of pertussis in New Mexico. Anyone concerned that they may have “whooping cough” may visit the clinic Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. No appointment necessary! Call (505)863-1820. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org.

RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12-1:30pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. RELAY FOR LIFE RAFFLE For the next three weeks, you could win a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Summit, two round trip first class airline tickets to anywhere in the world, or $5000. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Gallup is selling these raffle tickets for $25 each or five for $100. Call (505) 297-9515 or (505) 862-1457. SAVE THE DATE GALLUPARTS - ARTSCRAWL LINEUP The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: August 11 – Road Trip; September 8 – On the Wild Side; October 13 – Sixth Sense; November 10 – In Black & White; and December 8 – Let’s Have a Ball. TOUR OF GARDENS On Aug. 18, relay for Life Fund Raiser, “Tour of Gardens.” Sponsored by American Cancer Society Relay for Life, “Ups and Down Team.” 8am-2pm, join your friends and neighbors. Tickets: $10/ each. Grace Bible church, 222 Boulder Dr. Call (505) 8635013 COAL AVENUE COMMONS On Aug. 22, Final Community Workshop. We have THREE DESIGN CONCEPTS—Help us choose! Your vision for Coal Avenue Commons is coming to life. Free and open to the public. 5-7pm, Gallup Cultural center. ART123 GALLERY On Aug. 23, see Gallup’s New Deal art from the perspective of an artist, writer and educator/historian. Gallup New Deal Art: Guest Curator Talk; 5:30 - 7pm, ART123 Gallery. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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Special Guest Appearance! Actor Wes Studi “Last of the Mohicans,” “Avatar,” and “Dances With Wolves” fame Wes Studi in ‘Hostiles’ (2017)


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