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Gallup Fun! Love of rural life captured on colorful tapestries ABSTRACT PAINTER STAYS TRUE TO SELF

Artist Jerry Brown. Photo Credit: Del Ray

By Chrissy Largo Sun Correspondent

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hen Navajo artist, Jerry Brown, is not getting his hands soiled with his artwork, he spends his free time admiring the simpler things in life like observing trees and insects, hauling wood, and taking care of his “wild” animals. Brown spent most of his younger days growing up in Coolidge, Ariz., and later moved t o M a r i a no L a ke

This mural is called, “Gallup Veterans Mural.” It was completed in 2007 and took one month to finish. Brown painted this mural in dedication to all war veterans, including his stepfather, Jimmy Casamero, who was a WWII veteran. Located in downtown Gallup, west of the Veterans Memorial Plaza, in front of the McKinley County Courthouse. Photo Credit: Del Ray

because having been raised by his grandma, Mary Bitsuie, she thought it was a good place to live. From third to eighth grade Brown attended Crownpoint

Boarding School. “They didn’t really push art in boarding school, mostly sports and field trips,” Brown said.

In between spending time with his family on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the summer months, he spent a fair amount of time caring for his family’s

This mural is called, “A Window.” It took two years of preparation and 14 days to install all the materials. The mural is made up of porcelain and tile that illustrates the intricate designs of canyons and mesas. He used these materials so that the mural would be able to withstand the heat since it is facing the sun. In the far upper right hand corner of the mural, is a hummingbird, which is his signature. Located on the south side of the McKinley County Courthouse. Photo Credit: Del Ray

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sheep and goats. He later en rol led at Bonaventure Indian School in Thoreau, where he graduated in 1991. It was at the St. Bonaventure Indian School that he was motivated by mentor and German artist, Clarence Giese, who pushed him to do abstract artwork and mixed media. It was during this time, Giese and Brown took a tour to Sante Fe’s historic Army barracks and he discovered the old campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts. Brown realized at that moment that this location was the beginning mecca for aspiring Native American artists. He attended IAIA for four years even though it was a twoyear program because he was busy taking 2D and 3D project courses and independent studies courses that the school had to offer. Brown says that IAIA molded him into the artist that he is today. “When I was at the Institute, I was afraid to protest, I was afraid to open my mouth, because coming from a sheepherder to art interaction and

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Thrift savvy residents turn their artful skills into recycled masterpieces By Chrissy Largo Sun Correspondent

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f you didn’t get to attend the fifth a nnual celebration of the McKinley Cit i zen s’ Recycl i ng Council’s “Recycling Jamboree A r ts a nd Cra f ts Fa i r” at Gallup’s Community Service Center on Oct. 30, you missed out on a fairly unique event that allowed local residents to display their recycled art crafts to the public. Live entertainment was provided from the local group the “Deser t Highlanders,” whom specializes in playing Irish, Scottish, waltzes, and American folk tunes, as curious spectators enjoyed browsing the aisles. They also enjoyed the pleasing and smoothing sounds to Scott Halliday’s cigar-box guitar. Halliday, a local vendor who showcased his well-known cigar-box guitars, is going on his third year at this year’s event.

McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council Secretary Shafiq Chaudhary and Board member, Betsy Windisch are all smiles at their 5th annual recycling arts and crafts jamboree. Photo Credit: Chrissy Largo

Elizabeth Foutenot sits in the midst of her thrifty creations such as decorative boxes and signs covered with inspiration quotes from the Bible or inspiration quotes from her favorite authors. She enjoys making handmade bookmarkers and stain-glassed jewelry. This will be her second year participating at the recycling arts and crafts event. Photo credit: Chrissy Largo

“I sell these as functional art, so they look good hanging on the wall but you could still play it. I thought that a lot of cigar smokers would like them, but people get hung up on the idea that it is a guitar,” Halliday said.

He explained that each handmade guitar has its own distinct smell, depending on what kind of cigar brand it is. It is during his traveling time that he is on a quest to find used cigar boxes and he says a recent trip to Florida rewarded

him with a variety of cigar boxes for future projects. “D i f ferent a re a s h ave

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SAVVY RESIDENTS | FROM PAGE 4 different cigars. I think a few years ago there was a real resurgence of cigar smoking and a lot of cigar stores and smoke shops opened up,” he said. For t h i s yea r’s event , not only were local vendors called upon, but it held for the first time, a kids recycling art contest. About 80 entries were submitted from GallupMcKinley district schools and Rehoboth Christian schools. Teachers from all over the Gallup area welcomed students and parents to participate. But since the event was on Halloween day, student participation was low. “It is fun doing it around Halloween. It gives it a different feel because we always do this event in November. But I don’t think we have a crowd because all the kids are at the library or mall and participating in their events,” said Betsy Windisch, a board member for the MCRC. According to Windisch, a total of 25 vendors participated and more than 15 students

Scott Halliday has been a Gallup resident since 1997 and is originally from Maine. He is showcasing his handmade cigar box guitars. This will be his third year participating in the recycling arts and crafts event. Photo credit: Chrissy Largo

showed up to hear local artisans explain their recycled craftsmanship skills to interested bystanders. Elizabeth Foutenot, a former English teacher, and a self-proclaimed bookworm, says it is her love for the written word that she decided to put together thrifty creations from old boxes and signs only to cover them up with inspiration quotes from the Bible or from her favorite authors.

Mary Warren has been making a variety of recycled art for more than ten years now. She is wellknown for her wind chimes made up of silverware. Photo Credit: Chrissy Largo

This recycled art work belongs to Dante Guerrero, a third grader from Lincoln Elementary School and was submitted for the Gallup-McKinley County Recycled Art Contest. Photo Credit: Chrissy Largo

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“I have old boxes that I cover with dictionary pages and make into decorative boxes. I hit up clearance racks from Goodwill for a lot of my crafts supplies,” she said. She also enjoys making handmade bookmarkers and stain-glassed jewelry. Her mom taught her how to do stain-glassed art projects since she was in preschool. This will be her second year participating at the recycling arts and crafts event. Cancer survivor, Marcia Heifner, another vendor who displayed her work at this year’s event, designs an array of recycled arts and crafts by using used bottle caps, broken china, antique china, broken dishes, trash from the desert, barbed wire, and old keys. “I had cancer twice so I have a lot of medical bills, so I just do what I can and sell what I can,” she said. Heifner has been a Gallup resident for more than 8 years and is originally from Illnois. She takes pride in recycling everything and anything. “We actually drive our recycling to Farmington because we lived there for ten years. Since we are so limited in what they accept here, we save everything. When we were in Tennessee, there was curbside pickup. We got used to washing everything and taking off labels, and saving,” she said. “But, do you know what gripes me? The citizens of this town have been paying a little additional amount of money since the nineties for curbside recycling. And do you think that we have it now? No.” Board Secretary, Shafiq Chaudhary, who has been with the MCRC for more than two

Marcia Heifner does an array of recycled arts and crafts by using used bottle caps, broken china, antique china, broken dishes, trash from the desert, barbed wire, and old keys. She has been a Gallup resident for more than eight years and originally she is an Illinois native. Photo credit: Chrissy Largo

Winora Draper, a Gallup resident and a member at the Ford Canyon Senior Center, displays a beautifully beaded Christmas card she made from a donated box of beads. Photo Credit: Chrissy Largo

years, advocates that curbside recycling is essential for Gallup residents. “I would hope that the city goes in favor of curbside recycling because it would make recycling so much easier for a lot of people who live in the city,” he said. “You have a bin right there, where you could put all your recyclables in one place. If we do get curbside, it not only would it make it easier but it would also expand what we can recycle.” Even though the student turnout was low, the overa l l me s sa ge i s sprea d i ng the awareness about recycling and meeting new people each year that can share

their artistic abilities using r e c ycle d m a t er i a l s , s ay s Windisch. “We have such talent here that needs to be shared, so every year we are hoping to be introduced to few more people that recycle. We get a lot people that tell us, ‘oh, I didn’t know those kind of things were happening in Gallup.’” she said. “But, we’ve been doing it long enough that we built a community. We always wish for more people.” For more information on upcoming recycling events with the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council, please visit their website at: www.recyclegallup.org

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RIO WEST SPOOKTACULAR COSTUME CONTEST

PHOTOS COURTESY OF RIO WEST MALL

On Oct. 30, Rio West Mall held a costume contest and awarded four prizes, which are noted under the winning kids photos. Recognize any ghoul, rockstar, princess or super hero that you know?

Well, Mr. T is not lost in the 80s. He got some love from this kid who won the most silliest costume.

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Delivering a head on a tray won this kid the title of most scariest.

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This kiddo takes the cake, acting 70 something years her senior. Baby grandma took away most funniest costume.

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Even 70s rock legend Gene Simmons character was honored – tongue and all! This earned the most cutest award.

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Wreaths for Christmas By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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irst Lieutenant Shonna Rice, Civil Air Patrol Commander of the Gallup Composite Squad ron, recently announced that the Raptors, as her unit is nicknamed, will be selling permanent cemetery wreaths for families and friends to honor the veterans they know. Wreaths Across America and Civil Air Patrol have been working together since 2007 to honor veterans around the nation. Along with many other organizations helping out, there are now over 1000 cemeteries around the world working together to honor veterans. Every chance we get to acknowledge our veterans is for the better, and I feel this is a great way to bring the community together as a whole. This project is also a fundraiser for our local CAP unit. For every wreath sponsored to

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honor and remember a veteran a small amount of funds is earned to be used towards cadet programs. Civil Air Patrol offers area youth a great opportunity to grow in character, leadership skills, aerospace education, physical fitness, team work, emergency services training, and community service. These cadet programs help today’s youth become better leaders of tomorrow, and possible future veterans of our nation. For more information, contact Shonna at (h) 505905-6162 or (c) 505-979-2650. For more info on the Civil Air Patrol, visit gocivilairpatrol. com, nmcap.us, or capgallupraptors. com. Also on the open market this holiday season are wreaths suitable for hanging inside or outside of your house. Veterans Helping Veterans are in charge of this project, and more info can be obtained by calling David Cuellar at 879-3333.

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‘The Peanuts Movie’ – charming despite a few missteps By Glenn Kay

RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 92 MIN.

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t’s been 65 years since cartoonist Charles Shultz created Peanuts, a newspaper strip detailing the trials of downtrodden school-kid Charlie Brown. Over the decades, a few classic TV specials and theatrical features have been produced, making the property a beloved institution. The Peanuts Movie takes on the daunting task of updating the material to please both children and their parents. While there are a few minor missteps in the latest translation, much of it remains charming. The plot follows our anxiety-ridden protagonist as he struggles to earn the attention of a neighbor and new student known as the “Red-Headed Girl.” Unfortunately, Charlie has difficulty mustering up the courage to speak with her. And of course, his attempts to impress the object of his affections often result in failure and embarrassment. Luckily, his pet dog Snoopy has plenty of ideas

Best Friends are always there for you. ‘The Peanuts Movie’ aims to stir those warm and fuzzy – and depending on your age – nostalgic feelings. Opens in theaters Nov. 6. Photo Credit: Blue Sky Studios

to help his master gain the attention of the girl. This new movie features slick computer-generated animation. However, taking a cue from the 60s and 70s television specials, the feature possesses a jagged-looking technique, emulating the style and movement of the older TV work. It’s still an impressive-looking movie and

the different visual approach actually helps distinguish it from other animated efforts. This method also allows for some good-natured sight gags - one can’t help but laugh as modern computer technology is employed to recreate the children’s clunky and awkwardly drawn dance moves from the old classics.

The characters are still very close to their original incarnations and there’s a real attempt to maintain the low-key (and occasionally melancholy) sense of humor. Charlie takes amusingly blunt and biting verbal lashings more than a few times from his school chums. The insults even come after the character has attempted to do the right thing and displayed a sense of self-sacrifice in the process. It results in an important message that acts of heroism aren’t always recognized by others. However, it’s the Snoopy sequences that really stand out as both the most comedic and visually interesting. Viewers travel into the canine’s fantasy world and take part in his WWI battles with the Red Baron. There are some impressive shots following Snoopy’s flying doghouse-plane as its soars over France. They also allow for some effective gags as the narrative cuts from fantasy back to Snoopy bizarrely acting out his adventures in the real world. Still, there are a few problems that the Peanuts purist in me couldn’t help but notice. While the message about being a “good person” is certainly welcome, the finale feels sanitized. Events

are tied up in an overly clean and upbeat manner. And given some of the themes, Charlie is rewarded far more than anticipated. One of the charms of this sad-sack character is the strange existential crisis he seems to be experiencing on a daily basis, and that element is muted in this film. Additionally, Linus is pushed to the periphery, only popping up now and again to deliver philosophical words of wisdom. These interactions between the boys were often the highlights of previous specials. The absence of Linus robs the movie of more humorous introspection. Finally, a couple of modern, anachronistic pop tunes are awkwardly wedged into the package (that seem to have no other purpose than to sell the soundtrack). But these are minor qualms. Sure, The Peanuts Movie isn’t quite as good as classic episodes. But it is a very effective update that generally works better than expected. And this effort is a definite improvement over the specials that have come in the last 20 years featuring the characters. At the very least, viewers won’t be walking out of the theater muttering, “Good grief!” And that is an accomplishment in and of itself.

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 3, 2015 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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ello out there! It’s a great week for new releases, with tons of flicks to choose from 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! Before We Go - Two strangers in N e w Yo r k Cit y c ro s s paths a nd s p e nd one night in conversation discussing their dreams and fears. Critics weren’t enamored with the end result. They suggested that the plot of this romantic drama was too similar to the Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy Before Sunrise series, and that even the charm of stars Chris Evans and Alice Eve couldn’t cover for a weak script that didn’t carry much heft and felt emotionally false. Now viewers can make up their own minds. Bloodsucking Bastards This satirical horror comedy involves a put-upon corporate employee who loses his girlfriend and a promotion over the course of one day. Events take an even more sinister turn when office workers begin dying under mysterious and very violent circumstances. The press generally liked this low-budget effort. What they admitted it was no classic and took a while to hit its stride, many felt that the climax was a lot of fun and described the overall movie as a better-than-average horror romp. The cast includes Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joel Murray and Emma Fitzpatrick. T h e Diabolical - Rev iews were much less positive about for horror flick about a sing le mot her w ith two children facing off against a paranormal entity. When the lead’s scientist boyfriend gets involved in the investigation,

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events soon spin into science-fiction territory. While some wrote that they admired the attempt to twist a familiar story into something new, most felt that movie lacked suspense and the pay-off just wasn’t worth the lengthy wait. Ali Larter, Max Rose and Chloe Perrin play the tormented family. Digging For Fire - The latest from director Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas) is a largely improvised drama about a couple who find a gun and bone in the woods behind their house. Their investigation leads them on different paths and causes them to examine their own relationship. The press were generally positive about this small, independent title. Despite a few comments that it never really gets deep enough into the psyches of its characters, there were plenty who found the tale interesting and strongly acted. It stars Jake Johnson, Rosema r ie DeWitt, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Melanie Lynskey, Mike Birbiglia and Orlando Bloom. Do I Sound Gay? - This documentary fol lows a jour na list whose boyf r iend h a s just broken up with him. Upset and highly critical of the sound of his own voice, he talks with actors, family, speech therapists, and random strangers to learn more about why we don’t always like the way we speak, especially our own voices. Write-ups were very strong, stating that the movie starts from a very personal perspective, but ends up revealing interesting truths about speech and the way we talk. The End of the Tour - Based on old interview tapes between Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky and “Infinite Jest” novelist David Foster Wallace, the story follows their discussions about writing while on a five-day book tour. Reviews were excellent for this small, talking-head drama, calling it a well-acted character study. This reviewer wasn’t able to catch up with it until after its initial release, but he agrees

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with the recommendations. If you’re okay with a movie full of conversation, there’s a lot of interesting and thoughtful insight. Jason Segel plays Wallace and Jessie Eisenberg takes on Lipsky. Inside Out - One of t he bi g ger successes of the year with this original Pixar animated film. It fol low s the personified emotions of a young girl who moves to San Francisco and goes through a big interior upheaval. Located within the lead’s mind, Happiness struggles to keep and handle on all the kid’s feelings. Yes, it’s essentially the Herman’s Head TV show re-purposed as a kid’s movie. Still, notices were fantastic for the movie. They called it bold and beautifully animated. The impressive voice-cast includes Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith and Richard Kind. A LEGO Brickumentary This documentary chronicles the rise of LEGO from its humble beginnings in Denmark and follows how the company has continued to build and evolve over the decades. The press were split on this efforts. While many wrote that the movie would satisfy collectors and brand enthusiasts, just as many felt that the story had little weight and served as more of a puff-piece and feature length commercial for the popular toy line. Jason Bateman takes on the role of narrator. M r . D y n a mit e: The Rise of James Brown HBO Films presents this non-f ict ion examination of the one of the legends of soul music - the great James Brown. It contains archival footage and interviews with musicians whom the man played with and those who he inspired. Reviews were excellent for this documentary. Reportedly, it’s a very detailed biography filled with fantastic footage and remembrances. If you’re a fan, you can’t go wrong. Saving Christmas - Oh boy,

here’s the movie that was honored (or dishonored) as being the Worst Picture of 2014 at the Razzie Awards. Kirk Cameron stars as a family man who must help his brother-in-law find the true meaning of the holiday. According to critics, it involves the lead character lecturing those around him and making bizarre claims. Reaction was abysmal, with most stating that on top of the heavy-handed approach, it featured poor performances and incredibly shoddy production value. It has yet to receive a single positive review. T i g e r House This thriller from UK / South Africa i nvol ve s a teenage girl who sneaks into the house of her boyfriend, only to learn that the place has been invaded by kidnappers. She must use her skills to save her beau and his mother. There aren’t a lot of write-ups for this flick, but the ones that have been posted aren’t very good. Despite a recognizable cast, they called it a very slow-moving film full of ridiculous plot holes. The cast includes Kaya Scodelario, Ed Skrien and Dougray Scott. Vacation - The son of Clark Griswold decides to take his kids on a road trip to “Walley World” in this fourth sequel of the long-running comedy franchise. Along the way, the family get themselves into all sorts of trouble. Unfortunately, critics and audiences weren’t very receptive to the latest installment. Many found the humor to be overly crude (some even called it disgusting) and stated that it didn’t match the standards set in previous films. It features Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth in the lead roles.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! I t ’ s another remarkable week for older titles getting t he f a nc y Blu-ray treatment.

After a slight release delay, Olive Films are delivering the romantic comedy Mannequin (1987). But the highlight of the week all around has to be Roar (1981). This family adventure starring Tippi Hedren and real life daughter Melanie Griffith is about a clan visiting Africa and interacting with lions up close. In all honesty, it’s one of the craziest movies you’re ever likely to see. Henstooth a re put t i ng out a Blu-ray of Croupier (1998). This well-regarded e f fo r t fe a tures an early performance from Clive Owen as the title character, an aspiring writer who takes a job in a casino, only to find himself in over his head when he’s roped into an elaborate heist plot. Kino have a couple of Bluray titles as well. They include the Lee Marvin western The Spikes Gang (1984), in which the actor portrays a wounded bank robber who is nursed back to health by three teenagers hoping to join his gang. The kids are played by Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith a nd Ga r y Gr imes. Wan da Nevada (1979) is an unusual western about a drifter who wins a young girl in a poker game and takes her on a gold claim. It stars Peter Fonda and Brooke Shields.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! And here are some selections for the kids! Caillou’s Christmas (PBS Kids) Inside Out O d d S q u a d : Reindeer Games (PBS Kids) Peg & Cat: A Tot a l ly Awesome Christmas (PBS Kids) Peppa Pig: Cold Winter Day Toy Story that Time Forgot Wordworld: M e r r y Christmas (PBS Kids) GALLUP FUN!


‘Spectre’ brings back oldfashioned ‘Bond’ formula By Glenn Kay

RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 150 MIN.

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’m a huge James Bond fan, so I’ll admit to being biased as far as entries in this spy ser ies go. The previous Daniel Craig films have all been grittier and moodier affairs, even going so far to examine the psychological trails of being an agent and critiquing some of the methods used by MI-5. They’ve been generally strong efforts, but one is starting to get the impression that the filmmakers are starting to move away from the serious material and focus on the globetrotting adventure. Spectre almost feels like a homage to the older Sean Conner y titles. A sense of dr y humor seeps into the proceedings and our hero appears much less tormented than we’ve seen in the past. Some will criticize the latest movie for lacking the same kind of heft and emotional depth present in the earlier titles. But after three serious

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Bond can walk on any dangerous surface without dying. ‘Spectre,’ starring Daniel Craig, returns to the pulp-filled glory days of 007 movies filled with witty spectacle and dialogue and those glamorous Bond women. Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

installments, it’s a bit of a nostalgic kick to see a breezier Bond film involving a largerthan-life foe. This time out, agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) finds his job on the line when a new bureau head named C (Andrew Scott) arrives and informs M (Ralph Fiennes) that emphasis will now be

placed on global surveillance techniques. Ignoring orders, Bond decides to follow up on a lead independently. He infiltrates a nefarious organ i z a t io n n a me d S p e c t r e a nd ident i f ies it s lea der, O b e r h a u s e r (C h r i s t o p h Waltz). Along the way, the spy recruits an old nemesis’ daughter (Léa Seydoux) to

help him. There are some serious moments as old characters from the previous three films return and are referred to. But while it’s definitely somber in spots, in general it all feels more like the Bond of an earlier era. The villain is quite flippant and his evil plot isn’t motivated by emotion or revenge. And a classic antagonist from the series is even re-introduced to audiences. A s ment ioned, t here’s a n increase in witty banter. Much more of an emphasis is placed on Bond’s relationship with Q (Ben Whishaw) and there is some very amusing interplay between the odd couple. As expected, the action a nd t e ch n ic a l sk i l l s a r e

exemplary. From the impressive and lengthy opening master shot (which lasts several minutes and follows Bond from a massive ‘Day of the Dead’ festival, into a hotel, up an elevator and to a suite before moving onto the street rooftops) through a series of elaborate confrontations, the movie always looks great and pulses with excitement. The highlight may be a train-set dust-up with nasty henchman Hinx (Dave Bautista), which follows the cha racters a s they struggle not only to beat each other, but to seemingly break every piece of furniture onboard. The exaggerated approach leaves a few questions. The fema le lead appea r s i n a fancy dress out of the blue in the middle of nowhere and no one on the train seems all that f lustered by the incredible destruction of the aforementioned fight. Oberhauser also has the opportunity to kill Bond, but chooses a complicated and elaborate method of slow torture instead. But then again, it all may actually be part of the feature’s goal - a homage to the Bond titles of old. Spectre is a bit slower-moving and the lighter approach may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this reviewer (and fan) had a great time seeing the new cast cut loose and enjoy themselves in a pulpy adventure. This sequel isn’t as strong a film as Casino Royale, but it’s still an awful lot of fun. As popcorn-munching action titles go, Bond still sits at the top of the heap.

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Second Street Arts Festival coming to Downtown Gallup Staff Report

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n Nov. 21, from 10 am - 4 pm gallupARTS will hold its first A n nua l Second Street Arts Festival. For this holiday kick-off event, we will

shut down Second Street from Aztec to Coal in Downtown Gallup and fill the streets with vendors, artists, and live performances from the city and surrounding areas. The spectrum of McKinley County artists will have their

works on display and for sale. This is a great place to find that very special gift including handmade jewelry, ceramics, quilts, gift baskets, soaps, baked goods, home décor, metal arts, photographs and so much that you have been

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am not going to sell my culture,” he said. “If you ask me why I am not painting baskets, feathers, bundles, paraphernalia, gourds … I am not going to because that stays within the circle and that stays within the hogan.” However, he said it was good to see Navajo artists today pushing the limits and it is fascinating to see how things are changing and how art is opening numerous doors of opportunities. He mentions that it is mind-blowing to him what they can do and that they can travel locally and internationally. He is slowly working towards showing his artwork at the international level. One of his role models is Navajo artist Shonto Begay. He says that he admires Begay because of his style of work and that he paints what he sees. W hen a sked where he thinks Navajo artistry originated from, Brown says Navajo artistry dates back to Spider Woman, to the weaving of rugs, traditional stories, and chants. He thinks that it is fascinating how things in the art world are changing and to see young artist going out there and expressing themselves. His advice to aspiring artists: “Push yourself. You can do anything you want. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Ask for guidance to your elders. They’ve seen it. If you feel like you are getting lost, ask questions to pave your own road.” Brown will have his work on display at the Octavia Fellin Library from Nov. 1 - 30 to commemorate Native American Month. Also, on Nov 14, there will be a special reception during t he A r t scr awl f rom 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. For more information on Jerry Brown and his artwork, please visit his Facebook page at facebook. com/jerrybrownart.

culture interaction it was tough,” he said. “I couldn’t focus. Everything was all over the place”. “I think that is how I became an abstract painter. When I would go back home, they’d throw me into a ceremony, an all-nighter, and I would try to paint what I was being taught.” Brown explained that every artist goes through a struggle and admits that at one point, it was hard for him to look at his own background. “You have to go through it,” he said. “A lot of artists don’t face the truth. I built myself on that. Today, I can stand my own ground and say, yes, I am confident.” Today, his work has been displayed at local venues such as the Octavia Fellin Library, the Gallup Cultural Center, and Milan Sklenar’s Crashing Thunder Studio Gallery. Other areas he has showcased his artwork include Sante Fe’s India n Market; Prescott’s Indian Art Market; and at the Arizona State Museum, in an art exhibition titled, “Walking in Two Worlds,” located at the University of Arizona campus. Locally, Brown has done his share of mural projects such as one mural, located in downtown Gallup, on the south side of the McKinley County Courthouse. The mural is constructed out of glass and tile mosaic, called, “A Window.” Another mural project that Brown is extremely proud of is the Gallup Veterans Mural, located outside of the Veterans Memorial Plaza. When speaking about past war veterans, Brown commented that they have seen a lot while serving their country. As for what it is like being an artist on the Navajo reservation, he said that it is hard. “As far as my painting goes, I made a commitment that I

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By Joe Schaller CHAPTER ELEVEN – I’M FROM THE EPA AND I’M HERE TO HELP BUREAUCRATIC SCIENCE: When government controls scientific method bad things happen. It is the role of scientists to challenge any hypothesis. They do this by using the scientific method of disproving the hypothesis (falsifiability). Scientists must be skeptics

otherwise they are not practicing science. When bureaucratic scientists only work to prove a hypothesis they are not practicing science, they are advancing a political agenda. The modern bureaucratic process of science is now not even trying to search for the truth, it’s instead hunting for an impact factor, for attention, for headlines, and inevitably, for funding. PSEUDOSCIENCE: Faulty or fraudulent scientific data and analysis used to advance special interests and hidden agendas. This includes beliefs, theories, or practices that have been or are considered scientific, but have no basis in scientific fact. This could mean they were disproved scientifically, can’t be tested or lack evidence

to support them. EM PIRICA L SCIENCE: Scientific method requires that the scientist test a theory based on observed or predicted facts. Skepticism rather than faith is required. A simple definition of science is the ability to predict. If your prediction is wrong your science is wrong. How good is the climate “science” produced by bureaucratic computer models? The answer is, a complete failure. When computer model predictions fail, the theory fails. SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS: The notion that scientists can’t be bought or intimidated. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: The politically correct term for eco-fascism. E C O - FA S C I S M : A

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totalitarian government that requires individuals to sacrifice their interests to the well-being and glory of the ‘land’. Violation of property rights, crony corporatism, population control, creation of vast wilderness zones, energy control and elimination of fossil fuels are distinguishing features of environmental fascism. The method is one of bureaucratic force and coercion typical of our Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of Land Management, with propaganda and indoctrination provided by complicit media, academic and political activist institutions. S T O N E AG E G R E E N LIVING: Thousands of years ago cavemen drank pure water, got plenty of exercise, breathed

pollution free air and ate a free range organic diet. They were dead by 35. GREEN POWER: Three centuries ago, the world ran on green power. Wood was used for heating and cooking; charcoal for smelting and smithing; wind or water power for pumps, mills, and ships; and whale oil for lamps.  People and soldiers walked or rode horses, and millions of horses and oxen pulled ploughs, wagons, coaches, and artillery. HORSE M A NURE: The greatest environmental health hazard at the beginning of the 20 th century. Airborne pulver ized ma nure, a fa r

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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF NOV. 6 – NOV. 12

The New Moon slips into Scorpio and opens up direct lines of communication. You’ll discover depths the likes of which — you never could’ve imagined. Madame G suggests expressing yourself through imaginative drawings or dance. Perhaps a Frida Kahlo self-portrait is in order. Happy hunting!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Speed is the name of the game this month. You’ve got to get it all done now. But, your excellent skills are less important than charm. You’ve got charisma in bundles. Use it against those who put barriers in your path. As Mick Jagger said: “We all need someone we can bleed on.” Attack! You’ve got this.

No one doubts your intense focus this month. You were driven beyond, madness, greed, and ambition. Bless you, because it’s been a trial for those who love you. Growth often requires pushing some people aside. It’s harsh, but necessary. Break old patterns and reach out to those you love. If they care about you they’ll reach back, if not — you tried. Carry on!

Balance is everything. Your creativity is best served writing your memoir, or teaching those in need, rather than hawking wares in a kiosk. As the sign of fashion and cool headedness, you’re about to fall head-over-heels without conscious awareness. It’ll surprise and shake-up your world. Congratulations! But, watch the PDA because no one wants to see you making out with your crush in the parking lot. Keep it fresh and classy.

Tres chic! You’re looking extra good this month. You’ve discovered a whole new wardrobe and you love it. There’s a little extra pep in your step too. Use your creativity to make this the best month ever. It’s important to follow those creative dreams and log your findings in a journal. Try an excel spreadsheet to organize your reality. It may help.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your health requires attention. Exercise iron control and avoid leftover candy. Madame G believes in you. The pace picks up this month and requires more than you’re willing to give in, at first. Don’t give up. Use your best judgment. Relationships are delicate so treat your love with feather-light gloves. You’ll be glad you did.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) “Summertime and the livin’s easy.” Fall is in the air and winter is indeed, coming. Fortunate for you Gemini, Scorpio’s influence is positive and powerful. You’ve enjoyed a fun and flirty time. Even your short skirts, crop tops, and flip-flops reflect the summer fun. You’ve got the spirit, so go ahead and use it.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Hate is a strong word and you hate indecision and confusion. You’re facing both issues now. If only your options weren’t so tantalizing. But, chose you must. It won’t kill you—at first. Follow your heart and listen to that gut. It’s telling you to watch your health and activity level. Do your best. Go on and break those little hearts.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’re a leader in your own right and inspire those below you. Your smile brightens the lives of many. Life is good. But, dear Virgo be cautious and don’t act arrogantly. You too must follow the basic rules of civility and gravity. Don’t take unnecessary risk. NO DRINKING and DRIVING. It’s lose-lose for everyone, if you do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Irascible Scorpio, your jealousy is apparent only to you. Life is in your hands. As the Sun’s representative of death and re-birth everyone relies on your wisdom and self-restraint. But, you’re only human. It’s okay to feel moments of impulsive regret or envy. Fear not it won’t last. You’ve a talent for transformation and you won’t covet for long. Instead you’ll take it for yourself.

The pressure is off and your well on your way to a new and exciting challenge. Creativity is overwhelming you, just go ahead and answer the call. Win this month by finishing one of a thousand activities, from a 50 thousand-word manuscript to choreographing a musical. Whatever it may be let your free spirit ride the waves of genius.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Don’t take it personally Sagittarius. Plans fall through, but that doesn’t mean your friends and family don’t love you. They’re busy too. Remember those times when your life wasn’t your own. If a friend doesn’t accept your offer for a hunting trip, don’t sweat it. You didn’t make their surprise birthday bash because you were busy. It could just be a coincidence they no longer want to hang out. Give them time to get back on track

Don’t over analyze it Pisces. Sometimes, an invite is just an invite. You don’t have to understand your blessings in order to experience them. If your daughter-in-law invites you to Thanksgiving dinner, say yes. She’ll get stuck with the cooking and cleaning. Then you can lounge on the couch and leave whenever you want — it’s a miracle.

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LEXICON | FROM PAGE 13 worse pollutant than automobile exhaust, carried several deadly pathogens along with the stench. INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE: One of the most important contributors to environmental quality and health in both city and farm, eliminating most horse manure, reducing farming acreage and also eliminating vast amounts of methane from animal flatulence – a gas with far more greenhouse potency than carbon dioxide. OIL COMPANY PROFITS: At the gas tank integrated oil companies make about 7 cents per gallon. Meanwhile, the government extracts more than 48 cents, on average, per gallon. That’s right, Uncle Sam takes nearly seven times more out of drivers’ wallets via taxation than “Big Oil.” CLIM ATE CRISIS I N D U S T R Y: C o r p o r a t e government cronyism, a major force for progressive statism. As an economic driver, insurance companies value it at $1.5 trillion including a $27 billion per year

consulting industry that handles ‘reputation management’ to link any and all crises to climate change. Climate crisis industry can survive only by relying on the coercive powers of government. Follow the money. CL I M AT E F I NA NCE : F i n a nc i n g ch a n nele d by national, regional and internat iona l ent it ie s for  cl imate  change mitigation and adaptation projects and programs. $100 billion a year is pledged by developed nations for ‘climate related matters’ at the expense of improved public health, education and economic development. This ef fect ively mea n s tel l i ng the world’s worst-off people suffering from fuel poverty, tuberculosis, malaria or malnutrition, that what they really need isn’t medicine, mosquito nets, micronutrients, control of pestilence or affordable energy, but a solar panel. BIG GREEN or GA NG GREEN: Well-funded nonprofit environmental organizations par tnering with corporations to finance the climate change industry by way of political contributions to the

Democratic Party. CL I M AT E STAT I SM : Excessive power and representation of environmentalists and bureaucrats in our government creating a clear and present

danger of energy and economic restrictions imposed in the name of controlling Earth’s perpetually fickle climate. Those restrictions perpetuate poverty, disease and death and

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The STD hiding in plain sight NM Dept. of Health

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ANTA FE – Some sexually transmitted disease are more common than many people think T h e Wo r l d He a l t h Organization (WHO) released new numbers last week revealing more than half the world’s population has at least one form of herpes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that any sexually active person can get, and there is no cure for it. Two types of viruses cause two types of herpes: herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2. Type 1 affects the lips and mouth and cause fever blisters. Type 2 causes blisters that form in the genital area. Blisters burst and turn into open sores or ulcers. Eventually, scabs form over the wounds and the sores heal. The CDC reports the whole process can take as long as four weeks to complete. A person is highly contagious while the disease is active in his or her body. One of the reasons why herpes are so common is the only way to avoid getting them is to avoid sexual contact altogether. The CDC estimates about one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes, and often

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as a pimple or ingrown hair. Because of this, the WHOestimates only one in 12

people who have globally actually know they have it. You can also have the virus and not have symptoms, but without signs of the disease, it can still spread to sexual partners. To find out if you have herpes, you can get tested, but it’s not a test that is routinely run like tests for less common but more dangerous STDs. Often, you have to request the herpes test yourself. Left untreated it can lead to painful genital ulcers that can be severe and persistent in persons with suppressed immune systems, but there are medicines that can prevent or shorten outbreaks. One of these herpes medicines can be taken daily, and makes it less likely you will pass the infection on to sex partner(s). Once you have it, however, you have it, and you should tell any partner that you do and the risk involved. The CDC says using condoms may help lower this risk but it will not get rid of the risk completely. Doctors often encourage patients to recognize while herpes is not curable, it is manageable. But anyone diagnosed with herpes needs to talk to their doctor, research ways of coping because while it can’t kill you, it can affect a person’s perceptions about existing or future sexual relationships. Visit: www.nmhealth.org OPINIONS


NEWS School Board addresses Navajo language revitalization NO ACTION TAKEN ON CHIAPETTI’S FUTURE

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oard members expanded their ideas and thoughts regarding the issues of low state testing scores from students, and their role in supporting the revitalization of native languages at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting Nov.2. The board’s overall main initiative is to receive input from local communities and guidance from elders to help improve student performance. “I think that it is clear in history that the institution that is most responsible for the loss of Native language and, perhaps Spanish, within our communities is the school systems, going back to the Treaty of 1868,” District 5 board member Lynn Huenemann said. Huenemann added that ef for t s f r om t he Nav a jo Nation Council have recently put money towards supporting Navajo language revitalization, but he questions what institution is solely responsible for such a huge role. Boa rd P re sident T it u s Nez agreed that there is an unlimited amount of needs throughout districts, not just

Board of Education President Titus Nez sits at his post Nov. 2. Photo Credit: Del Ray

language revitalization, due to the uniqueness and growing population within McKinley County. “We hear from some of the parents that speak out that there are limited amount of classrooms at their schools in the rural area,” he said. “We need to open up and say, ‘how can we fix this and work together?’” A c c o r d i n g t o Huenem a n n, t he m a jorit y of st udent s t hat ma ke up the student popu la t ion i n McK i n ley C ou nt y school districts are Native A mer ica n a nd t hat t hey test poorly on st ate st a nda rd ized tests. He suggested that hav ing an open

d ia log ue w it h st udent s, parents and staff will help br idge the communication gap that exists, which will help to add res s cr it ica l issues that a re happen i ng in the community. “How can we do better? he said. “On one hand, to where those scores that have been historically low in our district can be boosted. But, of course that is one kind of factor. We can look at ways that can strengthen that and at the same time be open to say that math and English are not the only measures of education in life. We have our native languages.” He said that the board needs to find a way to talk

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From left, Board of Education member Lynn Huenemann and secretary Priscilla Manuelito at Board of Education meeting Nov. 2. Photo Credit: Del Ray

openly about these issues with staff, community and parents and not be afraid of communicating with other people. “I think we can do better on the scores, but I think that it is bigger tha n just those scores, I’m looking for a way to do something to really impact our district and change the pattern that has been there for a long time now,” Huenemann said. Board Secretary Priscilla Manuelito praised Huenemann for bringing the issue of language revitalization to the forefront because she said when it deals with matters of student education and language, input from the communities is vital. “From where I stand from as a Native woman, that was something that was always done, was to regroup, as Mr. Nez said, in a hogan, where we discuss with our elders, our goals and our needs as a family,” she said. “If we continue to do that, I think this will work and to be strong for our children for our children’s sake. I want to continue talking about this and not just forgetting about it.” It was recommended by Dist r ict 1 Vice P resident

Kevin Mitchell that future work sessions would be the best route to take to ensure that the language revitalization issue continues to be discussed.

FRANK CHIAPETTI’S FATE Meanwhile, at the conclusion of the open meeting, board members met in closed executive session for several hours to discuss the investigation and fate of Superintendent Frank Chiapetti, who has been on administrative leave since Aug. 17. The five-member board continues to remain silent about the investigation and upon returning from the closed executive session, there was no action to discuss. The meeting was adjourned at 10:56 pm. Board member Kevin Mitchell said, “It will all be resolved on the twelfth [of November.]” In the mean time, Special Education Director Carmen Moffett is also acting as interim superintendent. A special board meeting is scheduled for Nov. 12, but no time or location has been announced as of press time.

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Downfall: How the campaign finance enforcer became a law breaker

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ANTA FE – Minutes after pleading guilty to multiple felonies on Oct. 23, former Secretary of State Dianna Duran hardly acknowledged her wrongdoing to reporters outside the courtroom in Santa Fe. Instead, she repeatedly emphasized how her criminal behavior—which included using campaign money to pay for personal use at casinos— had nothing to do with how she “preserved the integrity of the electoral process” in her five years as head of state elections. She characterized her embezzling and laundering of campaign money as “poor personal financial decisions” that didn’t have “anything to do with the integrity of the office.” “I know and believe that I have done a tremendous job not only as Secretary of State but in my state senate years and as county clerk,” Duran told reporters. Resigning as Secretar y of State came only as part of a plea deal she just made with Attorney General Hector Balderas. She resigned just before midnight the night before her guilty plea. “In order for us to accept the plea, that was one of the conditions,” Duran explained. “I still believe I can conduct the office the way we have for five years, but it was part of a plea

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agreement that, again, I made for the best interest of my family and the state of New Mexico.” Duran’s self-congratulatory remarks about her integrity, of course, is a matter of opinion. In her nearly five years as the state’s second-highest elected Republican official, critics accused Duran of exaggerating instances of voter fraud, flubbing attempts to purge the voting rolls of out-of-date registration records and laxly enforcing campaign finance rules. In 2011, shortly after becoming the first Republican to hold the office since Calvin Coolidge was president, Duran referred 64,0 00 voter reg istration records to the state Department of Public Safety for investigation of possible fraud. Only 19 such instances of people wrongly casting ballots were found and none were charged in criminal cases. The following year, Duran was criticized for sending confusing mailers to 177,000 registered voters in an attempt to purge the rolls of those deemed “inactive.” Some of the mailers,

in fact, went out to active voters like Common Cause New Mexico Voting Rights Director Diane Wood and the wife of state Rep. Brian Egolf. Duran’s legal troubles began in late August when Balderas charged her with 64 counts of criminal activity, including fraud, money laundering and embezzlement. According to the complaint, Duran had funneled her own campaign money into a personal account from which she withdrew large amounts at casinos around the state. The complaint also claimed that Duran issued a check to Sean Davis, who was later revealed as the father of Duran’s grandchild, for campaign work. The check appeared to be endorsed by Davis and signed over to Duran. But Davis told investigators he did not endorse the check or do any work for Duran’s campaign. This was not one of the six charges to which Duran eventually pleaded guilty. Elected of f icia ls from around the state weighed in on the charges, including Gov.

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Susana Martinez. Martinez issued a statement to the media and called the allegations “troubling and concerning.” “It’s important that New Mexicans understand that no one is above the law and that every New Mexican is treated equally throughout our system,” Martinez said. Lawmakers on the other side of the aisle quickly jumped at the opportunity to call for Duran’s impeachment. Democratic House leadership called on Speaker of the House Don Tripp, R-Socorro, to take action. Tripp quickly formed a bipartisan investigatory committee to look into the possibility of impeachment. That committee only had time to meet once before Duran resigned. When Duran showed up for her first court appearance, it was the first time most people, including her staff, had seen her. The Secretary of State’s Chief of Staff told reporters that Duran had taken personal leave but remained in contact with her staff. Meanwhile, the list of lawmakers who were under review by Duran’s office for campaign finances began to grow longer. Less than a week after Balderas filed charges against her, Duran referred 31 cases of potential campaign violations to his office. Balderas later sent them back to Duran, stating that his office wouldn’t give her office legal counsel while the charges against her were pending. Several other potential campaign violations from names not on the list of 31 cases, such as state Reps. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, James

Madalena, D-Jemez Pueblo, and Andy Nuñez, R-Hatch, also surfaced in the media. Duran, in fact, has been criticized for her office’s perceived picking and choosing when it comes to handling of ethics complaints. In 2012, she doled out a swift fine of $1,200 to former Democratic state Sen. Mary Jane Garcia for using campaign money for expenditures reported as “Cash.” Garcia claimed the money was used for travel expenses related to her work as a public official and not for political purposes, which is barred by state law. Garcia also repaid $3,980 that had been withdrawn from her campaign account. Garcia went on to lose in the general election. The sa me yea r, Dura n stalled for months on complaints that Reform New Mexico Now, a Republican super PAC, had failed to report $205,000 in campaign donations from two big donors. Six months after state primary elections on which Reform spent roughly $2 million, Duran fined the super PAC $250. One of the PAC’s unreported contributions at issue came from Mack Energy Corporation, an oil and gas company based in southeastern New Mexico. Among Duran’s six guilty pleas was a campaign finance violation where she failed to accurately report Mack Energy Corporation donations to her own reelection campaign for Secretary of State in 2014. Duran’s failure to report $12,700 in contributions from the company violated state campaign finance rules and equals a criminal misdemeanor. Visit: www.nmpoliticalreport.com The Family Loves It is World, Out of th Fire, ! d o o W Pizza Brick Oven

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Local Teacher wins Golden Apple Award Patr icia Ma r ti nez, K i r t l a n d E l e m e n t a r y, Albuquerque Roni Rohr, El Dorado Community School, Santa Fe Ja n i ne S a m met h , El Dorado Community School, Santa Fe Silvia Sosa de Chavez, Dolores Gonzales Elementary,

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ite v isit s of teachers that are finalists for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching are happening now, and that is a reason to celebrate! Tobe Turpin Elementary teacher Viola Hoskie is a finalist. Becoming a finalist is a major accomplishment.  Of the 215 elementary teachers nominated this cycle, only 16 have become finalists. Ho sk ie ex pre s sed her gratitude during the Gallup McK inley County Schools Board of Education meeting Nov. 2. “I feel thankful for the honor this evening,” she said. “Not sure how I completely feel about it because its like you are being honored for something that you really love to do. I really love teaching. I love my kids. Iwant the best for them.” The next step for these incredible educators is a daylong site visit consisting of observations and interviews. It can be a nervous day, but the process makes the finalists feel deeply valued by their communities.  Help us celebrate the 2016 Finalists!  Their schools and

Albuquerque A m a nda Tapi a , A lice K i ng Com mu n it y School, Albuquerque Krystal Wood-Kofonow, Monte Vi st a Element a r y, Albuquerque St ay t u ned for t he announcement of the Seven Awardees in November.

Board of Education Secretary Priscilla Manuelito shakes teacher Viola Hoskie’s hand to congratulate her for being one of 16 finalists of the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Nov. 2. Photo Credit: Del Ray

their communities should be very proud! VIOLA HOSKIE, TOBE TURPIN ELEMENTA RY, GALLUP Darlene Arango, Sier r a Vi st a Element a r y, Albuquerque Christine Biree, Carlos Gilbert Elementary, Santa Fe Brenda Dominguez, Amy Biehl Community School, Santa Fe Helen Ga r ret t , Cuba Elementary School, Cuba Grace Hawkins, Monte Vista Elementary, Albuquerque

Agapita Hopkins, Chaparral and Painted Sky Elementaries, Albuquerque Paula Jackson, Monte Vista Elementary, Albuquerque C h r i s t i n e L a f f l e r, B a n d e l i e r E l e m e n t a r y, Albuquerque Stacy Lovell, La Jicarita Community School, Penasco

Viola Hoskie beams with pride as she shared with the Board of Education on Nov. 2 what it feels like to be nominated for a “Golden Apple” award. Photo Credit: Del Ray

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All American Meats, Inc. recalls ground beef POSSIBLE E. COLI CONTAMINATION

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ASHINGTON, D.C. – A ll A merica n Meats, Inc., a n Oma ha , Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Ser vice (FSIS) announced Nov. 1. The ground beef items were produced on Oct. 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: • 8 0 -lb. (a pprox i m a t e weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100. • 8 0 -lb. (a pprox i m a t e weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100. • 6 0 -lb. (a pprox i m a t e weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine

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SPORTS 360 The Benefits of the Aging Athlete By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent “T h e be st t hin g a bout growing old is being able to watch someone else do all the work!” Anonymous. That’s exactly the was I felt last Saturday during the Sixth Annual Four Corners Footba l l Ch a mpion sh ip games. Although I did play sports, I never called myself an athlete, merely a player. But still the benefits accrue regardless of the name one puts on their ability. Watching a bunch of 8-12 year olds warm up is a lot more fun than actually doing it yourself. Most of us can only imagine working out to that level, even on a weekly basis. It is a mystery to us how aging athletes like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are still able to play as well as they do, and keep coming back every weekend to boot. They certainly don’t need the money, do they? Or the g lor y? Or t he act ion? We can’t understand what could drive an individual to that extreme, maybe because we

have become too contented to merely watch them play from our recliner. And dream about how good we were 20 or 40 years ago, at least in our minds. O u r phy s ic a l t r a i n i n g has devolved with age from a go o d h e a r t - t hu m p i n g , sweaty routine to stretching out muscles and oiling up the bones so they don’t make too many noises. I know whereof I speak, since this is my routine almost daily. And even then I take sip-breaks from my always close by coffee cup. Thursday I started a new regimen, mostly because I

have to, or think I must, at least. It is one of the standard complaints of those who live long enough, my knees hurt. They hurt when I stand too long a nd they hur t if I sit too much. I can’t run, which i s probably a good t h i ng since peeling my face off the asphalt has never been a favor ite hobby of mine. Jumping is limited, skipping is a no-no, and just walking is an experience akin to balancing on a tight-rope over the Grand Canyon in high winds. My legs need strengthening, even though I’ll probably never use them much except for the repeated trips down

the hallway at night or for other short walks. Guess I’m lucky that I don’t need a cane, yet, but the mere thought of working these knees weekly is also hard to take. Greg Kirk at Enchantment Therapy will probably be my drill sergeant during these scheduled visits, and looking at him I do remember having a similar body when I was that age, NEVER! He k nows h i s st u f f, a s does owner Anthony Arviso, and both are extremely nice when explaining the next round of required torture to you. I complain, but this course of action is much better than hav ing someone ca r ve on your knees. At least I hope it is! State Tour na ments a re

coming up soon. Our limited area has a couple of volleyball teams, a soccer team or two, and several cross-country runners that will be participating. Wish them all the best and get out to watch them if you are able. Sorry we don’t have any football teams at that level this year, though the season continues for a little while. The good news though is that basketball season is right around the corner, and with the snow on Wednesday, what better place to be than inside a gym. Hope to see you in the bleachers for one game or another. Until then, take care of your self in any way you can, eat healthy, and move it, move it, move it!!

Gallup Patriot Manuel Lopez, right, runs for a big gain on Oct. 31 at the TDFL Field against the Grants Pirates in the 8-9 year old division of the Four Corners Football Championship. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

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4-Corners Football Championship Another Success Story & photos by Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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or all the spectators, player s, coaches and others that took the weekend for a lot of yout h footba l l, t he Sixth Annual Four Corners

Football Championship was another success story as the weather stayed nice, if not a little warm for the two-day event. Actua lly it wa s a little longer than just the weekend as teams showed up early for the food and entertainment on Friday night, too,

a nd tur ned it into a long, enjoyable weekend for all. For local businessmen and women, the weekend started on Thursday with a Business After Hours at the Sammy Ch ioda TDF L F ield sponsored by t he Cha mber of Commerce. A Gallup team, the Tigers,

Kaleb Todacheenie grabs the kickoff for the Gallup Patriots and heads downfield for all the yardage he can get at the TDFL Field on Oct. 31 during the opening round of the Four Corners Football Championship in the 8-9 year old division.

Patriot Kaleb Todacheenie, easily the largest player on the field, breaks loose for a run at the end zone in the game on Oct. 31 against the Grants Pirates.

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won the title in the eight-year old division, but three other Gallup teams placed second in the six divisions that were played. T h e u n d e fe a t e d F l a g Football Cowboys clinched the cha mpionsh ip i n that division with a 20-6 win over the Broncos.

The TDFL was recognized this past year by the NFL for being 100 percent compliant with the USA Football Heads Up program on concussions. Former Pittsburgh Steeler K icker Roy Gerela was sent as an ambassador to Gallup specifically for this tournament.

Patriot Manuel Lopez outruns the Grants defense on this play to his right side in the 8-9 year old division of the Four Corners Football Championship at the TDFL Field.

Wyatt Piano, #70, gets to his feet after his second sack in a row at the Mickey Mantle Park in the Four Corners Football Championship on Oct. 31.

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Blake Spencer, #2, outruns his pursuers on this carry against the Farmington Panthers on Oct. 31 in the Four Corners Football Championship.

In an almost identical play as the previous run, Blake Spencer, #2, turns on the speed as he races for the end zone against Farmington in the Four Corners Football Championship on Oct. 31.

The sideline of Mickey Mantle Park was full of relatives and friends of the players working hard on the field in the 8- year old division of the Four Corners Football Championship on Oct. 31.

Tyeso Hardy-Begaye of the Window Rock Cardinals finds some room on his right side for a sizable gain in the 10-year old division of the Four Corners Football Championship on Oct. 31 at the Sports Complex.

Window Rock Cardinal’s quarterback Taylor Begay winds up for a pass during action against the Pueblo (CO) La Gente Bombers in the 10-year old division of the Four Corners Football Championship on Oct. 31 in the Sports Complex.

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Receiver Matthew Damon of the Window Rock Cardinals hangs onto the ball as two defenders slow him down.

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Sports This Week Friday, Nov. 6 GHS FB @ Farmington, 7 GHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD MHS FB vs Aztec, 7 MHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD RCHS BS @ State Tournament, TBD RCHS GS @ State Tournament, TBD RCHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD WHS FB vs Shiprock, 7 WHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD Saturday, Nov. 7 GHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD GHS XC @ State Meet, Rio Rancho, 9 MHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD MHS XC @ State Meet, Rio Rancho, 9 RCHS BS @ State Tourna-

ment, TBD RCHS GS @ State Tournament, TBD RCHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD RCHS XC @ State Meet, Rio Rancho, 9 WHS VB @ District Tournament, TBD WHS XC @ State Meet, Rio Rancho, 9 Wednesday, Nov. 11 RCHS VB @ State Tournament, TBD Thursday, Nov. 12 RCHS VB @ State Tournament, TBD WHS FB @ State Tournament, TBD WHS VB @ State Tournament, TBD Friday, Nov. 13 RCHS VB @ State Tournament, TBD WHS VB @ State Tournament, TBD

CALENDAR COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOV. 6 – NOV. 12, 2015 FRIDAY NOV. 6 COMPUTER CLASS The library is offering free computer training, Introduction to the Internet, at the Octavia Fellin Library from 11 am - 1 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk. For more information please call (505) 863-1291, or e-mail: libtrain@gallupnm.gov. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. MOVIE: AMERICAN SNIPER

Starts at 6 pm. El Morro Theater, 207 West Coal Ave. Rated R. MANAGING BY THE NUMBERS WORKSHOP Gallup Small Business Development Center presents Managing by the Numbers Workshop. Space is limited to 25 participants, from 9 am - 3 pm. Location: Gallup Small Business Development Center 106 W Hwy 66. For more information please contact, Cyndi Jar-

vison (505) 722-2220. USED BOOK SALE & MORE Come check out the great variety of books, CDs, DVDs, games, and more. The sale is a fundraiser for a new church playground. For more information please contact, Betsy Windisch (505) 722-9257 or bestywindisch@yahoo.com. Location: The Westminster Presbyterian Church from Nov. 6 - 14. Please call ahead for sale times, as they vary throughout the week. LIVE MUSIC Billyhawks from Ramah to perform 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. Info, call (505) 7220117. SATURDAY NOV. 7

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Red Ribbon Parade at St. Francis By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent Photos by Julie Weeks Red Ribbon Day was Oct. 27 and students at St. Francis Elementary School formed a parade

for their neighborhood and proudly displayed the signs they had made for all to see. The annual anti-drug day is celebrated by many area schools and the students seem to love the extra-curricular activity that gets them out of the classroom, at least for a while.

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MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL The Navajo Nation’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball Committee invites you to the upcoming 240 Ball, at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. Social hour starts at 5 pm; Ceremony at 7 pm; Dinner 8 pm; and dancing to the Desert Sun Band of Shiprock, Ariz. Begins at 9 pm. Tickets cost $50 per person and 75 rooms are blocked for this event, and discounted at $79. This year’s guest of honor is Navajo Code Talker Thomas Begay. For tickets call Sgt. Cassandra Morgan (505) 879-9559 or Cpl Hugh Smith (505) 8798476. OCCUPATION OF ALCATRAZ Jean Whitehorse will discuss the IOAT occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969 and her personal experience, 2 - 4 pm. For more information please call (505) 863-1291, or e-mail: libtrain@gallupnm.gov. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR Community event open to all members of the community including New Mexico and Arizona from 10 am - 2 pm. Business owners discover your tax liability according to the Affordable Care Act. We can determine eligibility to take advantage of the Federal SHOP tax credit. Check your insurance and Medicaid Eligibility. For more information please contact, Anita Artalejo (505) 722- 728, at anita. artalejo@riowestmall.com. Location: Rio West Mall 1300 West I-40. LIVE MUSIC Three Blind Mice, Tim, Merlin, n Ed to perform 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. Info, call (505) 722-0117. SUNDAY NOV. 8 IMPACT AID PUBLIC HEARING Gallup-McKinley County Schools will be hosting an Impact Aid Public Hearing, from 12 -2 pm at the Student Support Center, 640 Boardman. All community members are welcome to attend, including chapters serving GMCS students in CALENDAR

the in-town school. For more information please contact Wonda Johnson, (505) 721-1044. MONDAY NOV. 9 NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH The Octavia Fellin Public Library presents a free weekly movie, popcorn provided. Feature: Reel Injun. Located at the Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. TUESDAY NOV. 10 NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH The Library is hosting hoop dancer Derrick Davis, member of the Hopi and Choctaw Nations. He will perform in the Library at from 6 - 7 pm. Location: Main Branch 115 W. Hill. CITY COUNCIL Agendas will be available at least seventy-two hours prior to each meeting. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers from 6 - 8:30 pm. For more information please call, (505) 863- 1254. Location: City Hall, 110 West Aztec Ave. WEDNESDAY NOV. 11 HAPPY VETERANS DAY VETERANS DAY DEALS The Military Wallet is a website devoted to bringing you up to date information about military and veterans benefits. Check out the website, for all upcoming Veteran’s Day deals beginning Nov. 9, at participating locations. They have hundreds of articles covering a wide range of military and veteran’s topics, including pay and benefits, health care, disability benefits, tuition assistance, GI Bill, pay charts, and more. Please visit the website: www.themilitarywallet. com. FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST Tsabitohi Foundation invites you to the annual free breakfast for all veterans and their families, from 7:30 - 10 am. For more information please call (505) 777- 2009. Location: Mike Post 20.5 on New Mexico Route 134, Crystal, NM. OPEN-MIC-NIGHT Local talent takes center

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stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings every Sunday at 6 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr., corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter northwest corner off Nizhoni; Library room. THURSDAY NOV. 12 CRAFTY KIDS Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Craft: Monster Tissue Box NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH Chip Thomas and the Painted Desert Project, Doctor and artist Chip Thomas will be at the Library to discuss health issues among Native Americans, as well as the Painted Desert Project from 6 -7 pm. At the Main Branch, 115 W. Hill. ONGOING COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am - 12 pm, Tue - Fri. We are located at 1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. For personal attention call (505) 7268068 or when visiting ask for Kenworth Jones. FIRST INDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH Monday Night Back to Basics Bible Class, Red Hills Trailer Park recreation center 7 pm; Tuesday Family Bible Study FIBC 501 S. 3rd St., 6 pm; Sunday Worship and Prayer at FIBC 501 S. 3rd, 10:30 am. Contact: Pastor Robert Fontenot (505) 979-0511. fibcgallup@gmail.com / www.fibcgallup.weebly. com GALLUP-MCKINLEY 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 MEETINGS Interested in learning more about solar energy? Come to a Gallup Solar meeting, held the first three Wednes-

days of the month from 6 - 8 pm, East Logan Ave. Email: gallupsolar@gmail. com or call (505) 726-2497. GALLUP SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets on the first Monday each month from 3 - 5 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information, 404 West Maxwell, Ave. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Yard Sale fundraisers are open 9 to noon every Saturday on Warehouse Lane off of Allison Road. If you have household items to donate or wish to volunteer on construction, call Bill Bright at (505) 7224226.

Tuesday from 9 am – 2:30 pm, and Thursday from 9 am – 2:30 pm. For more information please contact Virginia Gustafson (505) 879-3001. Located by the Playground of Dreams and Harold Runnels Center in the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 705 Montoya Blvd. JERRY BROWN ART EXHIBIT During the month of November, Navajo artist Jerry Brown will have his work on exhibit throughout the library. His cultural and abstract works of art are a balance between stylistic strategies and cultural expression. Jerry Brown’s artwork will be visible from Nov. 1- 30. On Nov. 14, there will be a special reception during November’s ArtsCrawl 6:30 -8:30 pm. For more information, please call (505) 863- 1291 or email libref@gallupunm. gov. SAVE THE DATE 7TH ANNUAL T’S FOR TURKEYS On Nov. 21, join iHeartMedia as we broadcast live from 11 am - 3 pm from this year’s host location, Lowes Shop N Save Supermarket on 200 Marguerite St. We ask your help to fill the Community Pantry’s freezers with Turkeys and their shelves with non-perishable foods for our needy families in Gallup and the surrounding areas.

HISTORIAS DE GALLUP The Library is collecting oral histories from people in the community. Historias de Gallup will focus on Hispanic History in the area and stories that will give listeners a picture of Gallup in the past. These histories will RMCHCS SCHOLARSHIPS be recorded and stored at the library for future Rehoboth McKinley Chrisgenerations to listen to. tian Health Care Services Anyone interested in parAuxiliary offers scholarticipating should contact ships each fall and spring the library to schedule to students enrolled full an interview time. Latino time in a health careers Americans: 500 Years of program. Applications can History has been made be picked up at the RMCH possible through a grant from the National Endow- information desk. Spring ment for the Humanities 2016 deadline is Dec. 31 and the American Library 2015. For more information Association. For more call the information desk at information, please call the library at 505-863-1291 (505) 863- 7325. or email: mdchavez@gal- To post a non-profit or lupnm.gov civic event in the calendar QUILTING GROUP Come on down and join our quilting group. We have quilting bees every

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