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ilbert Nez is the new head girls basketball coach at Gallup High School, officials confirmed. Nez started the job Nov. 1. The hiring, which was finalized Oct. 28, brings closure to a tumultuous situation that saw the Lady B en g a l s’ pr ev iou s he a d coach, Kamau Turner, terminated from the job by

Ga l lup -McK i n ley Cou nt y Schools Superintendent Frank Chiapetti in July. Nez teaches Navajo language and culture at Gallup High School. “We have hired a new girls coach for the basketball team,” Dominick Romero, principal at Gallup High, said. “He is someone who has worked at Gallup High the past several years.” Romero sa id Nez wa s



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NEWS Pellington: ‘We’re optimistic that this [bond] will pass’ $103K AT STAKE FOR GALLUP’S OCTAVIA FELLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY Bond B, one of four state bonds on next week’s ballot, would impact public libraries, students from K-12, and construction projects at higher institutions of learning. Gallup Library Director Mary Ellen Pellington said $103,181.80 is at stake for the Octavia Fellin Public Library a nd t he cit y’s Ch i ld ren’s Bra nch. She is urging Gallupians to get out and vote. Library Director Mary Ellen Pellington. File Photo


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hould a $10.1 million library bond matter go through on Nov. 8, public libraries around New Mexico would benefit in myriad ways, officials say.


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Jail: Credit-card schemers still jailed, one released By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


wo of t he people involved in the fraudulent use of a dead woman’s credit card remained jailed at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center Nov. 3 and a third was released Nov. 2 on bond, according to jail records. Br yan Burrola, 40, remained behind bars on a $15,000 bond amount, jail record show. Seferino Griego, 38, arrested Oct. 29 on fraudu lent a c t s by merch a nt s (more than $500 and less

than $2,500) and tampering with evidence charges, was jailed on a $10,000 cash-only bond and remains incarcerated. Griego possesses a long criminal record that contains numerous drug arrests. A my L ucer o, 3 6 , w a s arrested along with Burrola on Oct. 19. Lucero, the girlfriend of Burrola, allegedly conspired with him in using the credit card of a dead woman by the name of Raina Lopez of California. Lopez died in a car accident and Burrola worked at the Gallup tow company that towed Lopez’s vehicle in the incident, reports state.

According to reports, family members reported that someone in Gallup had bought tires, a cell phone, and automotive parts with Lopez’s card. The purchase amounted to about $3,000. On Sept. 15, the New Mexico State Police obtained a search warrant and Lucero was found to be in possession of a credit card belonging to Lopez. Burrola was also charged with failure of a sex offender to register with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. That part of the situation stemmed from a 2005 incident in which Burrola reportedly molested a 7-year-old girl. Burrola served

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time in state prison for the crime. Members of the MCSO and the NMSP blocked off streets around Twin Buttes Road on Gallup’s west end Oct. 29 and took Griego into custody. Griego lives on that street. Griego worked as a gas station attendant at the Shell gas

station at 3308 W. Hwy. 66 — next to the Motel 6 and walking distance from Twin Buttes. At the gas station, according to cour t warrants, Griego assisted Lucero and Burrola in the purchase of new tires and tampered with evidence by trying to erase footage from a video.


Nez torched opponents several times last year for 30 or more points in games. Wilbert Nez downplayed the motivator role. “I knew we had very good and very smart athletes on that team,” he said. “We were a microcosm of that.”

chosen from a candidate pool of six. He said the candidates who applied for the job were Michael Hawley, John Lamasne, Jr., Patricia Billy, Alicia Smith, and Larry Smiley. Smith wa s a “C” tea m (freshmen) coach under Turner last year and Billy was most recently an assistant basketball coach at cross-town rival Miyamura High School. Nez was an assistant basketball coach under Turner for the past six years, Romero said. The Lady Bengals went 28-1 in 2015 and were ranked in the Top 50 in the U.S. Nez, who was interviewed for the job by a few members of the Lady Bengals’ team and other school personnel, said at a girls basketball tryout session this week that he’ll bring the same run-and-gun style he used last year with the Navajo Pine High School boys basketball team. That style catapulted District-1 2A Pine from a “nobody” team to a team that put fear into bigger teams like Tohatchi High School and Navajo Preparatory School. Under Nez, senior guard Francis Nez of Navajo Pine became a household name and a player who opposing teams geared their defenses around.

THE BACKDROP Turner was let go because of his connections to the Full Court Prestige Club. The club is not and has never been recognized by the Gallup-McKinley County Schools as a booster organization. “You have admitted to depositing money into the bank account held by [Full Court Prestige Club] with funds that were solicited from the public in multiple ways for the purpose of supporting the Gallup High School basketball team,” Chiapetti wrote in a July 25, 2016, termination letter to Turner. GMSD officials have said that the district recognizes just one “booster” club — a club that generates money for a specific team through things like fundraisers, i.e, bake sales, etc. — and that is a club from Miyamura High School. Full Court Prestige folks have said Chiapetti is out of bou nds i n ad m i n istering discipline to a private organization.

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McKinley County enacts new IPRA policy, rates COUNTY ATTORNEY: DEPARTMENTS GET FAIR SHARE OF IPRA REQUESTS “I’ve read through this,” Commissioner Carol BowmanMuskett said of the new policy. “I don’t have any problems with it.”

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he McKinley C ou nt y B o a r d of Commissioners unanimously approved an Inspection of Public Records operating policy that impacts the manner in which official information requests are handled. The new policy was instituted via resolution at the Nov. 1 regular county commission meeting. Commissioner Genevieve Jackson did not attend the meeting. “Prior to this method, the county was pretty much in line with what the state was doing,” McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker explained after the meeting. Decker introduced the matter to commission members. “Now, this is county policy,” he said. Decker said practically every department at the county receives its share of public information requests. He said over the past few years there have been instances whereby some county departments have been inundated with formal requests. Decker named roads, the detention center, and personnel as departments that get numerous informational requests on a daily basis from regular citizens and media outlets alike. McKinley County Manager A nthony Dima s in for med commissioners that the new IPRA matter would go up on


The county unanimously put in place a new fee schedule pertaining to public information requests. The new policy differs from that of the state. Photo Credit: Courtesy

• If inspection is not permitted within three business days, then the person making the request will receive a written response explaining when the records will be available for inspection or when the public body will

Also, the redaction of other protected or a non-public portion of a record may be redacted. Generally, the rules that govern the inspection of public records are important in that newspapers, in particular, are government watchdogs and the timely release of information becomes crucial in controversial matters. Decker said the new policy helps county employees in every department to better

the county’s website within a matter of time so that people know about the change. He said the proper informational meetings have been held with senior department heads and staffers.

WHAT IS IPRA IN NEW MEXICO? The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act was enacted to provide the public with access to information pertaining to governmental affairs. The law ensures public access to practically all public records, with exception to a few such records and some aspects of personnel files like social security numbers. Each state agency and governmental entity has a designated records custodian to whom requests for the inspection of public records are addressed. Decker said fees have been put in place for county inspection requests. He said there is

McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker and County Manager Anthony Dimas. File photo no cost associated with county personnel researching records, but that there is a cost for copying and manpower hours. Information on fee schedules and the like wasn’t immediately available from the state, but Decker distributed the McKinley County fee schedule for public records requests:

respond to the request. • Protected personal identifier information contained in public records may be redacted before inspection or the copying of a record. The presence of protected personal identifier information on a record does not exempt the record from inspection.

understand the essence of inspecting public documents. Decker said county staffers have, for years, taken classes on inspecting public records. “This is something that pertains to every department,” he reiterated. “We will continue our employee training with respect to how it relates to [IPRA].”

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DRUNK AND DISORDERLY 10/28, GALLUP At about 1:35 a m, Randy C. Chee, 23, allegedly tried to fight with people a nd pu nch a s e c u r it y guard at the Sports Page, 1400 S. Second St., according to GPD Officer Douglas Hoffman’s report on the matter. Hoffman wrote that, at the scene, Chee walked toward police, angry at the female who was helping him walk, as he was very drunk. Chee cursed profanities at the officers, according to the report, and made verbal threats. Apparently, around this time, Chee got into his car and continued to threaten officers, who tried to get him out of the vehicle. According to Hoffman’s report, Chee became “more and more violent” and was taken to the ground where he hit and cut his face. Chee was taken to the hospital, where he continued to act belligerently toward staff. He

blew .148 on the breath test, was given stitches, and was booked in jail for battery upon a peace officer, assault upon a peace officer, and disorderly conduct.

STREET RACE 10/28, GALLUP At about 10 :10 p m , GPD Officer Dominic Molina was traveling we s tbou nd near the 1200 block of Highway 66 when he noticed two vehicles street racing in the opposite direction. According to the report, one of the vehicles, a Cadillac, was traveling 65 mph in a 35 mph zone. Molina eventually made contact with the driver between Aztec Avenue and Luis Street. According to his report, Molina could smell marijuana coming from the car. The driver, Jed Shebala, 21, seemed nervous and claimed he was not racing, but rather the other car was racing with him. Molina told Shebala he was under arrest for reckless driving. Molina wrote that Shebala kept trying to reach into the vehicle as Molina detained him. There was a prescription bottle in the car with the label

scratched off, along with a knife. GPD Sergeant Terrance Peyketewa joined Molina at the scene with his K9, and the dog alerted the officers to the trunk. Narcotics agents were contacted and the evidence wa s logged. Sheba la wa s booked for reckless driving and racing on streets.

LEFT ALONE 10/27, GALLUP At about 10 : 4 5 a m , GPD Officer N i c o l a Martinez was dispatched to the TA Motel at 3404 W. Hwy. 66 in reference to child abandonment, called in by the maternal grandmother. At the scene, Mar tinez was told the grandmother was in the room with the kids. According to the report, Martinez found five children (ages 2, 5, 7, 1, and less than a year old) inside a two-bedroom motel room. Martinez wrote that the 7-year-old told her she was in charge of taking care of the kids all night, as her mother left yesterday. According to the report, the children’s diapers were soiled, and Martinez was told Amber Begay, 26, the mother, leaves the children alone like this often. Martinez wrote that the motel manager said there were several complaints about the children being left alone, and that he had seen them alone before, about two weeks prior. The paternal and maternal grandparents took the children to the GPD to meet a social worker and write a statement on the incidents. At the department, Martinez learned that Begay was in detox, where she blew .06 on the breath test. Begay was arrested and booked on four counts of child abandonment and one count of child abuse. Begay’s mother said Begay does not have a job “and pays more attention to her

phone than her kids,” according to the report.

DEATH FOLLOWING DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 10/25, GALLUP At 3:58 pm, GDP Officer Rya n Blackgoat wa s d is patched to 3508 Ciniza Dr. in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, the officer was notified by dispatch of an additional call from that location about a person who was not breathing. According to Blackgoat’s report, he was flagged by a female at the location yelling for help. A male, Erick Lee, 34, was found lying on the dirt. Lee was not breathing and the officer states he could not identify a pulse. The officer began CPR until medical assistance arrived. Once EMS arrived on the scene, Blackgoat began to question the female. She stated that she and Lee had been released from Detox earlier that day, and that Lee was upset as he had “not got his fix.” After asking several people for money, Lee obtained heroin and a fifth of Captain Morgan, which he shared with the female. Soon after, he collapsed and was not breathing. Lee was transported to GIMC, where he was pronounced dead.

AGGRAVATED BATTERY 10/17, GALLUP At 8:07 pm, GDP O f f i c e r Douglas Hoffman a r r i ve d a t the scene of a repor ted assault in the parking lot of Wendy’s North on N. Hwy. 491. Upon arrival, he found Julian Watchman, 32, in handcuffs, detained by an offduty police officer, and a male victim standing with Wendy’s

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employees. According to Hoffman’s repor t, w itnesses saw Watchman chasing the victim with a crowbar. A Wendy’s employee also stated that she had seen the two men fighting in the parking lot. Watchman told the officer at the scene that he had witnessed the male victim fighting with a female in his vehicle, so he approached the vehicle in order to stop the fight. According to the victim, Watchman approached his vehicle and attempted to remove a bag from the bed of the pickup. When the victim exited the vehicle to confront him, Watchman reportedly began to hit him four times with the crowbar. He reportedly avoided serious injury. Officer Hoffman located the weapon at the scene in the back of Watchman’s truck.

NEGLECT WHILE INTOXICATED 10/14, GALLUP G D P O f f icer J e r e m y S h i rley was dispatched to East Aztec Bapt i st Church, 310 East Aztec Ave., in reference to an intoxicated male individual with two young children. Upon arrival, Shirley found Ernest Begay, 63, lying on the ground face up with his eyes closed. Two children, ages 3 and 6, were playing on the church steps nearby. Upon waking, Begay stated that he had hit his head, and EMTs were dispatched to the scene. The officer’s report notes that alcohol odor could be detected from the suspect. A witness stated that she called the police after finding Begay and the children, who were trying to help him get up. The children stated that their “papa bumped his head.” When EMTs arrived, they got Begay to stand, but the report states that the suspect became agitated and kept pulling away from medics. He was cuffed and detained in the police vehicle, then transported to MCDC. Where he was booked on charges of abandonment and neglect. The children were taken to Roosevelt Elementary School and left with staff, who would contact a family member to pick them up. NEWS


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OPINIONS If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain ROLL CALL

The general election is Nov. 8.

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f you haven’t participated in early voting, then registered voters in McKinley and Cibola counties should make plans to vote in next Tuesday’s general election. All registered voters everywhere have a civic obligation to weigh in on the process of

choosing their elected representatives. The low voter turnouts that have been the norm in, particularly, McKinley County—for example, about 30 percent in the June 2016 primary — are

unacceptable and suggest a deep well of apathy in the community that stands to poison the effort at making McKinley and Cibola counties better places for taxpayers. R e c e n t l y, w e s a w a practica l ly f u l l gat her i ng




The Sun in Scorpio encourages deep reflection and emotions. This invigorates work and romantic relationships. Expect an awakening. However, the opposite is possible. Realization may hit that you really hate your job or SO. Madame G recommends caution. Remember what you learned from your grandmother: always be polite and offer guests a bite of food. Good luck!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

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Resting? You may experience a very positive break that leads downhill for a time. While you rest, take time for self-reflection. In moments of quiet and solitude, we often learn more than we ever imagined possible — for better — and worse. Don’t be such a judge. What you think isn’t good or bad — it’s the action you take that matters. Be free and live!

Head outside for a little R&R. You need health and happiness for the good life. If you have all the fancy things, but don’t have health or friends — what do you have? Take the dogs for a walk and enjoy a fine dinner with your spouse. Smile. Life isn’t perfect, but that would be boring. Be bold! Show the world your underbelly. We may surprise you, in a good way.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Is your memory slipping? Don’t worry, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re old. It may mean you’re tired. When was the last time you really rested? You only have a certain amount of energy in your daily life. Use yours wisely. Stop wasting time worrying about what other people do or think. Live your life in a productive way and it won’t matter. Be you!

Don’t fall victim to the tried and true excuse: “But this is how it’s always been done.” Break free from that mindset and listen. You’re not just a cog in a wheel. You’re a human being with thoughts, feelings, and a soul. But we have a limited time for experience. Are you living yours? It’s OK to want something new or better. And it’s even better to dream. You can!

Who doesn’t appreciate a welllived-in space? Nothing says freedom like being home. But it’s part of nature to enjoy beauty as well. Consider making a few home repairs or fixing up your room in a way that suits your nature. Make it both functional and fashionable. You don’t need to spend large amounts money for this project. Get creative and re-do your living room and then get working on your life. Find love or get a new job. You know what you need. Go!

Experiencing loss is all part of the circle of life. It’s neither good or bad. We say goodbye to our loved ones, as they’ll eventually say goodbye to us. Don’t wait for death or a scare to get you in touch with your friends and family. Be part of family’s life on a daily basis and show them love. Send your sister a text. Email an old college friend. Don’t wait. The time is now.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Dear Scorpio, be patient. Take this time (patiently waiting) for reflection. Think about what you want carefully. Are you sure? Dig deep and don’t be afraid of the truth. Once you set your mind on this course, you’ll get there. Make time for all that you love and live your passion daily. You’ll settle for nothing less, for nothing else will do. This is your life, live it!

Don’t panic! Nothing is worse than panicking and having someone yell — DON’T WORRY! You can worry if you want. But it won’t do any good. Instead, try getting rid of that excess energy by heading out for a run or putting your head between your legs. Whatever works for you — that’s what you should do. Madame G won’t judge.

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No one appreciates a know-it-all. Who likes hypocrites? Before you go around casting stones, no matter how well intentioned — stop. Don’t just call when you need something or to issue orders. Your family appreciates calls out of the blue, and kindness. You might just make their day by saying hello. We’re all human beings — you included. Be kind!

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Gallup Sun • Friday November 4, 2016


Meet Cibola County Commissioner Candidate Robert S. Windhorst

Dear Editor, When I first got involved in Cibola County Politics it was in 2013. I decided that I would run for Magistrate Judge in a Democrat bastion! My opinion has always been that no one Party, or individual, has all the answers, I believe that it takes everyone working together to make things work. I also believe that choice is an important part of our Democracy. Without choice our society loses the ability for real change. As the Chairman of the Cibola County Republican Party for the past twenty-one months, I have opened the doors of our monthly meetings to all people from both the Republican and Democratic Party. We have had appointed leaders an elected officials speak and it has been very exciting!

This open meeting idea has created excitement in the political process and has been well attended. This was witnessed by the 150 people who attended our last speaker’s series when Congressman Steve Pearce, N.M. State Supreme Court Justice Judy Nakamura, and NM State Appeals Court Judge Steve French spoke to the group. Democrat Merrie Lee Soules, who was not on the list to speak, but came at the last minute, was given 15 minutes to explain her platform and why she was running for the 2 Congressional District. This type of meeting with both parties was unheard of before we started doing this in Cibola County! I am the Code Enforcement O f f icer a nd F lood Pl a i n Manager for the City of Grants and have worked hard to clean up our community and bring

in new jobs to our area. I am running for Cibola County Commissioner, District 4, because I want to expand my service to the good people of my District.  I have also showed up to every Cibola County Cleanup to assist our County in cleaning up and welcoming the world to our beautiful area to increase our revenues for tour ism dollars.   I have been married for 35 years to my wife Richelle, who grew up in Cibola County. We have nine children and we have taught the value of hard work and community participation.   I have the ability, the experience, the education and energy Robert S. Windhorst to bring new ideas for prosperity to Cibola County. I will taxes will not have to be raised make sure that there is always because of foolish and wasteful a working budget in place and spending.   that it is adhered to so that I will get the job done!


Internet access to students and job seekers. The various bond issues on Tuesday’s ballot pertain to senior citizen facilities ($15 million), library improvements ($10.1 million), higher education construction projects ($142 million), and public safety improvements ($18 million). Bond B provides the New Mex ico Cu lt u r a l A f fa i r s Department with $3 million to support state libraries with collection improvements, hence the Fellin component. Pellington said the library bond measure has been on the general election ballot in the past and has passed each time. “I think it’s something that everybody should vote for,” Carrie Yazzie, a Gallup resident and frequent user of the Fellin library said. “Who wouldn’t vote for that [who] lives in Gallup?”


Bond B stands to give the New Mexico Public Education Department $3 million, and the state Higher Education Depa r tment is looking at $3.25 million with respect to increasing print and electronic resources at school libraries across New Mexico. Pellington said the $103,000 in funds slated for Fellin would be used to further upgrade existing technology, such as computers and software. There would be an increase in the amount of collections at Fellin, too, she said. Pel l i ng t on not ed t h a t libraries serve as traditional resource and information centers that provide services and materials to community members, as well as computer and

of Republica ns at Sa mmy C’s Rock N’ Spor ts Pub & Grille at a stump by incumb e n t S t e v e Pe a r c e w h o serves the 2 nd Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Such stumping efforts are good at educating the populace about who is running and for what office. The r ight to vote is extended to every American cit i zen, a r ig ht t hat wa s boug ht a nd pa id for a nd s ec u red w it h t he blood , sweat, and tears of countless brave Americans. Not voting is an affront to the many who have sacrificed their lives. By not voting, individuals make themselves invisible to the various civic boards that

decide how much tax rates go up and on where public services should be directed. Some non-voters complain that they don’t care for the candidates who are running, or in other words, they don’t agree with the choices they have to make. Heck, the late comedian Richard Pryor once compared voting for a specific candidate to a choice between “maggots and dog mess!” The tough- choice a rgument is probably truer this year than in past years, with each candidate possessing a good share of baggage. Not only are we voting for a new president, but candidates from McKinley, Cibola, and San Juan counties are on the ballot for state representative and a district judge, as well as other posts. Sharon Clahchischilliage of Kirtland

Robert S. Windhorst, candidate for Cibola County Commissioner, Dist. 4 Milan, NM is an incumbent Navajo who is the sixth Native American fema le to ser ve t he New Mexico Legislature. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton can address i s sue s a s f i n it ely a s t he candidates on McK inley’s, Cibola’s or San Juan’s ballots. So it behooves local voters to pay attention to the candidates and their respective positions. People who claim to be too busy to vote or say their vote doesn’t count are only fooling themselves. And simply put, people who don’t participate in the electoral process are letting others choose their leader s. Yes, voti ng does make a difference. Democracy is not a spectator sport and no one is on the sidelines. Everybody is in the game.

Ramirez ‘Big Break’ story correction

I Libraries serve as resource and information centers that provide services and materials to community members, as well as computer and Internet access to students and job seekers. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura


Friday November 4, 2016 • Gallup Sun

n regards to last week’s stor y of ‘Big Break’ in Vol. 2 Issue 82, Friday Oc t . 2 9, I wa nt t o make it perfectly clear that although we do appreciate the $12 a night discount for four nights at the Red Roof Inn, 3304 W. Hwy, Mr. Yogash Kumar gave to us the week of Sept. 19 / Sept. 22 in no way shape or form has Mr.

Ku m a r help e d u s i n a ny other way, especially financia l ly or w it h t empor a r y housing which wa s stated in this issue of the Gallup Sun. The stay was not free a nd he is not a ssisting or providing temporary housing for myself and my family. We would like to thank the community, friends, and family for their support, donations

and prayers during this difficult time. We do have a GO FUND ME account set up in the name of Ramirez Family displacement fund if anyone would like to make a contribution the link is gofundme. com/2qf bp8c. Thank you, Ant h o ny an d Me li ssa Ramirez Gallup OPINIONS

COMMUNITY Wellness Warrior Project inspires healthy, healing lifestyles LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO PREVENT, HEAL DISEASE

Story and photos by Dee Velasco For the Sun


n the drive up past Ramah, one notices t h at aut u m n h a s begun to color its way into this quaint area. Nestled among piñon, juniper, and spruce trees, the first stunning sight of fall leaves a lasting impression. Notes of tranquility, serenity, and a sigh of simply forgetting the cares of this world seem to take over instantly. It’s no wonder Dr. Bera Dordoni chose this area for the setting of the Wellness Warriors Project. Situated in the backwoods of Ramah, WWP helps people with diseases like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes make the transition from unhealthy lifestyles to healthy, healing ones through gaining control over their bodies and their health. Most of these diseases occur in folks over the age of 50 (though they are not limited by age) — and they occur at alarming rates. “We’re all susceptible to these illnesses unless we make some changes now, rather than later,” Dordoni said.

WHAT IS THE WELLNESS WARRIORS PROJECT? Close to 200,000 Americans die from Type 2 diabetes yearly, and the death toll continues to grow without stabilization or reversal. Conventional medicine offers management with drugs, but not much more. The epidemic is completely preventable, as it’s caused by lifestyle choices and can likewise be cured by lifestyle changes. Educator Bera Dordoni, Gallup’s “Wellness Whisperer,” is the director of the Wellness Project for the Build and Strengthen the Immune System COMMUNITY

WWP client Clement Yazzie has experienced real results from the program, founded by Dr. Bera Dordoni. Foundation, and her “proof is in the pudding” has been verified by graduates of the WWP, who are now drug-free because of their mainly plant-based diet along with Dordoni’s guidance and access to the BASTIS Foundation’s organic garden. “If you’re willing to work with your body, your body will work with you,” Dordoni said. Dordoni, N.D. (naturopathic doctor, is the founding member of the BASTIS Foundation and the director of its Vitality Program. Dordoni has nearly three decades of experience in the complementary/alternative medicine field as a naturopath, nutritional counselor, lecturer, organic gardener, and health-oriented vegetarian cook. “In America, what we do is suppress; we suppress the signals our bodies sends us with medication, we go to the doctor and get medicine...’Give me something to get rid of this,’” Dordoni said. “We can’t kill signals our bodies are sending us, we have to get to the underlying cause of it.” For over 30 yea r s, Dordoni has been training “wellness warriors” in her

Dr. Bera and Ron Dordoni operate Wellness Warriors Project, a program for health and healing, in Ramah.

T h r e e - S t e p s - t o -V i b r a n t Hea lt h prog ra m to bu i ld and strengthen the immune system. Classes for parents and children are held on the dangers of processed foods and how the use of live foods can change the course of health demise. When wellness warriors make a commitment to themselves and their health, the transition from harmful to healthy eating can be a joyful process. “Thanks to the WWP, I’ll live to see my kids grow up and have kids,” Martha M. of Gallup said. Along with her husband, WWP Director Ron Dordoni, Bera has been helping people around the area, as well as outside the state of New Mexico, to live better lives. “I just don’t understand why people can’t get on board and listen to what their bodies are telling them,” Ron said. “If your car needs an oil change, you do an oil change because you know it’s going to help your car run smoothly ... just like our bodies.”

THE PROGRAM WWP grows its own organic

foods in its greenhouse and uses the produce daily to teach clients how to cook and properly choose each meal. As the BASTIS website puts it, “The natural world offers us not only inspiration and great beauty, but all that we need to attain and maintain our health.” The WWP program begins with a lengthy questionna ire for the client on hea lth a nd backgrou nd, a nd f r om t her e, t he pr o cess beg i ns. T he prog ra m usua lly takes 90 days, a nd follow-ups are required. Clients are encouraged to consult with their doctor about their new lifestyle regimen. “People need to know that there is a choice, and they don’t have to be victims to our medical society, everything is about choice,” Bera said.

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING Clement Yazzie a WWP client from Yatahey, said it’s been over a year since he has been with WWP and the results have been simply amazing. “I wa s diagnosed with

diabetes and told there was nothing I could do but start to eat right and start sticking myself with insulin,” Yazzie said. “I thought there has got to be another way for me to beat this rather than putting drugs into me. I found out WWP and came and now I no longer take insulin, I feel so much better, more energy, and I actually feel it in my body ... it’s all because of how I choose what to eat and stick to it.” Yazzie’s wife, Yolanda, said the changes are real, and now her family is also applying these changes. “My husband was always tired and you could see it in his face, he didn’t want to take the insulin and he didn’t want to give in to just ‘managing his diabetes’ he want to just beat it,” Yolanda said. “So now a year later, we are eating the right type of foods and best of all — no medication, simply eating the right foods that contain what are bodies need and not that process food.” Recently, clients from as far away as North Carolina came to Ramah for their yearly visit. “I like to call them ‘tuneups,’ because their bodies may be out of sync, and [we] find out what it is and get rid of it,” Bera said. Retreats, which Bera said are quite fun, are available, too, where folks get to stay at the facility and enjoy themselves, free of negativity. “We all are energy, whether it’s positive or negative, that’s all there is, and we try to get rid of the negativity,” Bera said. “We are bombarded with so much negativity that it affects the immune system, so you have to get away from all that stuff.” Clients are encouraged to bring a support member. For more information, contact Ron Dordoni, BASTIS Foundation, (505) 783-9001. Visit: bastis.org

Gallup Sun • Friday November 4, 2016


‘Home Game Highlights’

Gallup plants trees out west


By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he city of Gallup is done – at least for the moment – with the planting of dozens of accolade elms on the west side

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Recreation workers removed stretches of old and dead vegetation to make way for the trees. “They look nice,” he said. The accolade elm is a cross between Japanese and Chinese species. They grow into a vasetype shape, and are known to

Recently, the city of Gallup finished planting over 200 accolade elms on the west side of town, along Highway 66. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura and along Historic Highway 66, possess excellent drought tolerand city parks and recreation ance, Alonzo said. The accolade workers are out on just about elms eventually develop a yellowa daily basis making sure the ish color once fall sets in, accordplantings receive proper care. ing to outdoor plant websites. “It’s one of our ongoing “I think they look very, very beautification projects,” Parks good,” Martin Archuleta, a resand Recreation Director Vince ident of the west side, said. “I Alonzo recently explained. “The haven’t seen these kinds of feedback we have gotten from trees planted in the city ever. the public has been very positive.” Since the city planted them, I Alonzo said exactly 230 of have heard a lot of people say the accolade elm trees were good things about them.” planted from the McDonalds Alonzo didn’t rule out plantnear Allison Road to the Allsups ing the same kind of trees in gas station and convenience other parts of the city. store at the intersection of Highway 66 and Armand Ortega Boulevard. Both locales are major intersections on Gallup’s west end. Alonzo said each elm tree costs approximately $120. Like the Parks workers, Alonzo checks on the trees daily, and said it took about two weeks for city workers to put the trees in the ground. The elms are a hit with Gallup. “I think they look wonderful,” City Councilor Fran Palochak said. “You do see them when you drive that area of 66. I like them.” An example of a full-grown accolade elm tree. Alonzo said Parks and Photo Credit: Courtesy COMMUNITY

Patriot John Encinio returns to perform in Gallup By Sandra McKinney Guest Submission


or Gallup, New Mexico, the Most Patr iotic Sm a l l Tow n i n America, every day is a day to celebrate our veterans. Nov. 11 of each year is the particular day set aside to honor America’s fighting heroes. Ceremonies in Gallup on Nov.11 will have some extra patriotism with the appearance of Mr. John Encinio singing our National Anthem during services at our Veteran’s Cemetery, ceremonies at our Court House square, and also a patriotic mini-concert at the Nov. 10 evening Candlelight Vigil at the Gallup Veterans Helping Veterans Post. John Encinio is a Country and Western star and entertainer on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Mr. Encinio was born in Albuquerque, spent his younger years in Grants, where his father, Fidel Encinio, owns a successful bowling establishment, but for the most part, he was raised right here in Gallup, and calls himself a son of Gallup. As a Veteran of the Vietnam War Theater (7374), Encinio certainly feels the patriotism and respect for his country. After his tour in Vietnam, Encinio quietly returned to Gallup where he entered the banking world at Merchants b a n k i n 19 76 . He l a t e r received his business degree at University of New Mexico– Robert O. Anderson School of Management. John worked in the financial industry for many years, but always felt his voice and his guitar were his passion. He would remove

Parachute training as a part of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing at George Air Force Base in California, preparing to go to Vietnam Theater of War. Photo Credit: John Encinio his bank manager’s suit on the weekends, put on his cowboy hat and boots, and head off to play and sing at a night club, a rodeo, parties, weddings…just any event that needed a great country and western singer. In 1993, Encinio left behind New Mexico for the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada, where he made his mark as a popular entertainer as John Encinio and The Full House Band. He has performed at one of the greatest cowboy venues in the world: The National Rodeo Finals, which is held in Las Vegas each December. Encinio and his band have executed their special sound on many of the great stages of Vegas, plus many PRCA rodeos around the country. Gallup is very proud to have this man return to us to help us celebrate our veterans on Veterans Day with his beautiful voice and his rendition of

John Encinio performs a George Strait Tribute, Banning California. Photo Credit: John Encinio many patriotic songs. When asked, “Which is your favorite song?” John replied, “I must have learned a thousand or more songs in my life. But, the one I treasure most is our National Anthem because it brings to my mind the number of young men and women who have been drafted or enlisted

in the military service of the United States of America.”

CEREMONIES FOR CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND VETERANS DAY: A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Nov. 10 starting at 6

pm at the Veterans Helping Veterans Post, located at 204 W. Maloney Ave., Gallup, New Mexico. Encinio will sing the beloved National Anthem, plus he will perform a mini-concert of Patriotic songs. Veterans Day Ceremonies will be held in Gallup Nov. 11, starting at 10 am at the Hillcrest Cemetery with Encinio again singing our National Anthem. There will also be the laying of wreaths, a 21-gun salute, and a short program. To continue the recognition ceremonies, a parade will then proceed east on Aztec Avenue from the Gurley Motor Body Shop to the Court House Square and Veteran’s Memorial. Ceremonies will start at the end of the parade, approximately 11:30 am. John Encinio will again sing our National Anthem; plus we will hear words of respect from Gallup Public Officials and a reading of the names of our fallen soldiers. Please join us for each event in respect of our military veterans.

Shown: John Encinio and the full house band. On Nov. 11, John Encinio (without band) will perform the National Anthem during the Veteran’s Ceremony in Gallup. Photo Credit: John Encinio COMMUNITY

Gallup Sun • Friday November 4, 2016


‘Hacksaw Ridge’ mixes melodrama and brutality RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 139 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s been umm, awhile since we’ve seen a high-profile Mel Gibson picture. His latest marks the first time the star has returned behind the camera as director in 10 years (his last stint was on the impressively gonzo Mayan tribe movie, Apocalypto). Hacksaw Ridge is a true story that seems like a perfect fit with previous titles in the moviemaker’s catalog. It’s an epic tale of a man of conscience, who must defend his devout personal beliefs by enduring both physical and psychological torment. And, yes, some of that torment is depicted in incredibly graphic fashion. So much so that it will undoubtedly turn off many viewers, or even leave some with a strange feeling about the entire enterprise. At least, that was my reaction to it. It’s certainly well made and effective overall. Still, it does suffer somewhat from an uneven tone that mixes the blood-soaked horror and brutality of war with old-fashioned melodrama and true love. As the United States enters W W II, a sma ll-tow n resident Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) feels compelled to do his part. However, his personal

‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ directed by Mel Gibson, tells the true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. The film also stars Teresa Palmer and is now playing in theaters. Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment beliefs add complications to enlisting. As a Seventh Day Adventist, our protagonist won’t use or even pick up any sort of weapon. Doss insists that he can work as a medic, but this doesn’t sit well with Army Sergeant Howell (Vince Vaughn) or Captain Glover (Sam Worthington), who consider it insubordination. They decide to make the young man’s training unbearable in the hopes that he will quit, even turning other members of his unit against him. Garfield does a tremendous job here and pretty much saves the movie as the extremely likeable lead. A character like this could have come across as sanctimonious. However, his humble demeanor and stoic

pacifism never read as a man behaving in a superior manner. He’s an affable southern boy with a sense of humor who simply won’t allow his beliefs to be compromised. Some of the other casting is, well, a bit more unusual. Vaughn is an eccentric pick as a hard-nosed sergeant. He’s fine overall, but he doesn’t immediately exude authority. Additionally, the family drama is oddly rendered. Doss’s alcoholic dad Tom (Hugo Weaving) is eventually redeemed, but he does a lot of grandiose snarling and barking early on. These, as well as the lead’s interactions with girlfriend Dorothy (Teresa Palmer) are generally presented in a larger-than-life manner (with a booming score).

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Early moments resemble a very old-fashioned Hollywood flick, completely different from the brutal and disturbing second half. Simply put, the attack is a bloodbath, with characters literally being blown and ripped to pieces. It’s effectively rendered, although the raid does veer away too much from the central character. Obviously, it’s to show viewers the brutality of war and what is occurring to various members in the military unit. Still, at times the camera seems to linger on random soldiers and bloody carnage. The movie really seems focused on suffering; Doss may be of a different religious persuasion, but even he ends up enduring a sort of rope-burn stigmata over the course of events.

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This is a story of hope, based on the actions of a lone man saving lives in battle and staying behind to pull more injured parties back long after the retreat. Those are inspirational and the movie’s strongest and most tension-filled moments. One wishes that the battle itself had been shown more f rom Dos s’s per spect ive. Instead, we’re distracted from his experience by cuts to other (and sometimes completely random) individuals. At least the cliff face and battlefield environment is unique. And while I’m not entirely sure that all of the flying torsos and body parts are necessary, Gibson is great at organizing these battle sequences in a clear manner. There are a dozen characters involved in smoky raids running around in gunfire. The geography of the environment is always unambiguous, as are the various characters (all in uniform) onscreen at a particular time. These types of scenes can quickly become a jumble, but this director is very adept at keeping the chaos comprehensible throughout. Hacksaw Ridge is certainly an inspirational tale of one man’s efforts to help a cause while maintaining his own ideology. Yet it’s not without imperfections, jumping between the grandiose and graphically realistic. In the end, it’s a decent war picture, but one that doesn’t quite mix all of its elements as spotlessly as it could. Visit: cinemastance.com

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 4, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome back to the latest summary of new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. We’ve got a good mix of some big movies and independent fare. 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! Anthopoid - Based on a true story, this WWII drama depicts a group of resistance fighters in Czechoslovakia who plot to assassinate Hitler’s third in command. The fighters struggle to pull off their elaborate pla n a nd must come to terms with the high likelihood of their demise. More critics appreciated the movie than disliked it. Some called it a grim slog and scoffed at a romantic subplot, but the majority thought it did a solid job of creating a feeling of anxiety and tension. The movie stars Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerova, and Toby Jones. B a d Mo m s - A trio of overworked and underappreciated mothers set out to liberate a nd e nj oy themselves. Of course, in the process they butt heads with the president of the local PTA. There were more positive reviews for this title than negative ones. Some complained that the movie didn’t take advantage of its concept and felt rather generic overall, but more enjoyed the chemistry between the funny moms. The cast includes Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay Hernandez. Carnage Park - This independent thriller involves a robbery gone wrong that leaves a pair of crooks and their hostage COMMUNITY

trapped in a remote area of deser t . T h i n g s go from bad to worse when a mad gunman begins targeting the entire group. Notices were mixed for the final product. Nearly half found it too grim and ugly to enjoy, while the remainder called it nasty, but well-plotted and ultimately effective in mimicking exploitation films of the 1970s. It features Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, Alan Ruck, Darby Stanchfield, and Larry Fessenden. Imperium - An FBI agent goes deep, deep undercover to infiltrate a right-wing white supremacist terrori s t g r o u p. Naturally, he finds having to fit in with the na sty organization disconcer ting and witnessing their activities more than disturbing; his reactions threaten to reveal his identity. Reviews were very good for this independent production. Many wrote that the subject matter was timely and that the feature was very tense and often chilling, featuring a great lead performance. It stars Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, and Sam Trammell. N i n e L iv e s - I n this family c ome d y, a bi l l ion a i r e worka holic buys his daughter a cat for her b i r t h d a y. However, on the way home he gets into an accident and has his consciousness inserted into the feline. Apparently, this gives him an all new perspective on his family and what they think of him. This picture flopped at the box office and with critics over the summer. They stated that despite the talented cast, this was a clumsy, unfunny and forgettable effort. Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, and Christopher Walken headline the film. T he Sea of Trees

- Remember that cheesy horror flick T he Forest about characters v isiting Japan about being tor mented by ghosts in a haunted forest? This drama uses the same inspiration, following a suicidal American who travels to the park, where he encounters another man in a similar state. The two attempt to help each other reconcile their issues and move forward. Despite pedigreed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) at the helm, reviews were terrible. It has been described as ponderous, dull and overly melodramatic. At least the mov ie ha s a n impressive cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe. Star Trek Beyond This one was initially supposed to arrive on d isc i n September, but was delayed. The latest entry in this popular sci-fi series takes the crew of the Enterprise on a rescue mission. Unfortunately, soon after arriving, the heroes find themselves under attack, stranded on a remote planet and separated from each another. Critics were fairly positive about this entry. They stated that while the movie wasn’t particularly thoughtful, it was an improvement over the previous chapter thanks to the well-staged action and strong chemistry between cast members. It features Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Idris Elba. U n c l e Nick - In the mood for a lewd and crude holiday-themed comedy? T h i s i nde pendent feature follows the drunken title character, who shows up for a family Christmas celebration that

results in the reveal of family secrets (as well as other strangeness). Reaction to the feature was split, with half suggesting that the gross-out humor worked enough of the time to earn it a recommendation. The other half felt that the characters and situations were too distasteful to enjoy. It stars Brian Posehn, Scott Adsit, Missi Pyle, and Paget Brewster.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! It’s a mor e s u b dued week for cla ssic releases, but there are some i nteresti ng ones arriving. Shout! Factory has a Blu-ray the musical drama Gypsy (1962), about the life of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her struggles with her domineering stage manager mother. The movie stars Natalie Wood and Rosalind Russell and was nominated for three Academy Awards. Kino’s releasing s o m e B lu rays as well, both starring Betty Grable. They include the Western comedy The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949) as well as the film noir I Wake Up Screaming (1941). L i k e W a r n e r Archives, S o n y Pictures is now releasing made to-order Blu-rays of some of their older and more obscure titles. This week, you can now get the very unusual comedy Neighbors (1981), which casts John Belushi as a mild mannered family man. Things go a little crazy when a wild neighbor (played by Dan Aykroyd) moves in next door. S p e a k i n g o f Wa r n e r Archive, they’re also offering some of their titles as made-toorder discs. The campy adventure flick Doc Savage: The Man

of Bronze (1975) is one of their most ordered flicks on DVD, so now they’ve upgraded the transfer and are making the movie available in high definition as a Blu-ray. On the DV D front, you can also pick up the animated feature Cats Don’t Dance (1997). Also from Warner Archive is the skateboarding picture Grind (2003), which features Adam Brody, Jason London, Stephen Root, a nd Br ia n Poseh n. It may be good for a laugh. Additionally, you can order the fantasy flick Ladyhawke (1985). This one sta rs Matthew Broder ick as a teen attempting to help a woma n with a curse b e c o m e reunited with the knight she loves. Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer play the tragic couple separated by magic. Finally, they also have Michael (1996), a comedy with John Travolta playing an angel in the modern world.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! There’s plenty for the kids to enjoy. The highlights are listed below. Batman: R e t u r n of the Caped Crusaders B ob t h e Builder: Bob’s Winter Build C a r e Bears & Cousins: Take Heart C u r i o u s G e o r g e : T he Complete 9th Season My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree Powe r Range rs Dino Charge: Hero Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas Super Sentai: Chouriki Se nt ai Ohr an ge r : The Complete Series (the inspiration for Power Rangers)

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By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he past weekend of games in the Tony Dor set t Footba l l League, Oct. 28-29, went well and organizers are gearing up for next year. In the Pee Wee division, the Aztec Tigers beat the Gallup Sundance Dental Care Raptors 30-0. For third place in Pee Wee, the Farmington Panthers beat the Rio Grande Ravens 38-0. “It was a very good weekend of games,” co-organizer Sammy Chioda said of the games. “I think everyone from players, to parents to coaches had a very good time.” In the Rookies category, the La Gente Bombers won out 12-6 over the Farmington Titans and third place in that section went to Moab Devils

Sammy Chioda and Head Referee Bobo Saucedo talk to local business leaders about the TDFL tournament during the Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours Oct. 27. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons

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who beat Volcano Vista Hawks. The score in that game wasn’t immediately available. In the Freshmen division, a round robin of games, the Volcano Vista Hawks beat the Grants Pirates. Third place went to the Rico Auto Complex Destroyers of Gallup. In the Sophomore A division, Hollywood Orthodontics Huskies of Gallup defeated the Belen Eagles 22-14 in the division’s championship game. Third place went to the

Navajo Times Mighty Scouts who beat the Ute Mountain Wolfpack of Colorado 20-12. In Sophomore AA, the Pagosa Springs Pirates of Colorado lost to the Rio Grande Ravens 22-20. That game went down to the wire with Rio Grande defending well against a Pagosa drive. In the Junior div ision, the Gra nts Pirates swept the New Mexico Soldados of Albuquerque 44-26 and 18-13 in games played on the first day of TDFL. SPORTS

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Twenty-nine teams from a variety of ages participated in last weekend’s series of games of the Tony Dorsett Football League games. Teams came from as far away as Moab, Utah, and Pegosa Springs, Colo. Sammy Chioda, an organizer of the TDFL, said everyone experienced a great weekend, Oct. 28-29. Gallup’s TDFL was started in the mid-1990s by Chioda and Glen Benefield. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

High School Sports Scoreboard

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Football Oct. 28 Gallup @ Aztec 0-55 (Gallup 2-7) (Aztec 6-3) Farmington @ Miyamura 48-12 (Miyamura 7-2) Wingate @ Navajo Prep 6-24 (Wingate 3-6) Girls Soccer Oct. 29 Rehoboth Christian @ 0-10 (Rehoboth Christian 6-131) Girls Volleyball Nov. 1 Gallup @ Kirtland Central (Gallup 6-14) (Kirtland Central 8-10) Thoreau @ Wingate 3-0 (Wingate 3-17) Oct. 27 Gallup @ Kirtland Central 0-3

Aztec @ Miyamura 3-1 (Aztec 14-6) Navajo Prep @ Wingate 3-0 Rehoboth Christian @ Tohatchi 3-1 (Rehoboth Christian 13-6) Oct. 25 Aztec @ Gallup 3-0 Miyamura @ Farmington 0-3 Zuni @ Rehoboth Christian 0-3 Scores and overall standings feature Gallup, Miyamura, Wingate, and Rehoboth high school teams, courtesy of maxpreps.com, which is not always up-to-date. We will only post scores from Thu - Wed. prior to publication. Submit up-to-date varsity team scores/standings by Wednesday to: gallupsun@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE From 8 am to 12:30 pm: RMCHCS Auxiliary is hosting a community blood drive with United Blood Services in the RMCH third floor Solarium. Call United Blood Services at (505) 246-1457 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information call Bobbie at (505) 863-6959 or Mary Ann at (505) 863-3098. FAMILY MOVIE 4 pm: a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. THE MOVING WALL The Moving Wall is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and will be returning to the Navajo Nation on Nov. 3 – 7. For more info, contact Jackie Burbank (928) 349-0975; Tom Tso (928) 724-3386; Elbert Wheeler (505) 780-2803. Chinle High School, Chinle, Ariz. SATURDAY Nov. 5

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND RECYCLING JAMBOREE 9 am - 3 pm: Gallup Community Service Center (Old Bingo Hall) Seeking vendors of recycled arts and crafts. Contact: Betsy (505) 721-9879, betsywindisch@yahoo.com. HAPPINESS AND HEALTH 9 am – noon: Take responsibility for your own wellness, don’t be a victim. Robert Keene, Dementia Educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register.  For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053. RIPPY AND THE SILLIETTES 2-4 pm: Rippy and his daughters stop at the Children’s Branch to share their musical passion. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeater’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Sunday at 6 to 7 pm. at the Hozho Center. 216 W. Maloney. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop

compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208or (505) 870-1483. SUNDAY Nov. 6

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Join us for the Holy Eucharist. Begins: 10:30 am. For more information, please call (505) 863-4695. Location: 1334 S. Country Club Dr. MONDAY Nov. 7

CHURCH FUNDRAISER Fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, garlands, centerpieces, and more from the Pacific Northwest are available for decorating and gifting for the upcoming holidays. The deadline to order, for local delivery, or direct delivery in the continental USA, is Nov. 7. This is a fundraiser for two local Gallup churches: Westminster Presbyterian to raise funds for camp scholarships and for Church of the Holy Spirit for their music ministry. For more information, contact Betsy (WPC) (505) 722-9257, betsywindisch@yahoo.com; or Loren (HS) (505) 863-2947. TUESDAY Nov. 8

DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Nov. 8, 6:30 – 8 pm, or Nov. 9, 10 - 11:30 am: Learn more about dementia and managing behavioral issues. Robert Keene, Dementia Educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register. For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053. WEDNESDAY Nov. 9

TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Free MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 7 AND UP) A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, Continued on page 23

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prior to the sale. This Notice is being published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks. PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID RESIDENTIAL “4 UNIT TURNAROUND” PROJECT Project #2016-01 November 5, 2016 GALLUP HOUSING AUTHORITY Gallup Housing Authority (GHA) is accepting Bids from licensed and bonded contractors to perform residential “Unit Turn-Around Services” (Minor Repair, Cleaning, “Make Ready to Rent”) for an initial Four (4), and potential additional units upon availability of funds. Completed, Responsive Bids must be received by Gallup Housing Authority no later than 2:00pm, MST, Wednesday, November 16. Faxes, Late and E-mails will not be accepted. An “Initial 4 Units” will be contracted, and additional units may be contracted through a negotiated Change Order. A bid “Per Unit with a Grand Total” for completing all four (4) initial designated Units and a bid “To complete additional Individual Units” is requested. A reasonable “Pay as work is completed” schedule will be negotiated. SUBMIT PROPOSAL TO: Gallup Housing Authority 203 Debra Drive Gallup, NM 87301 Attn: Michael Burnside, Capital Projects Coordinator Phone (505) 722-4388 Pre-Bid Meeting and Inspection of Units: GHA will host a Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday, November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm MST. Interested parties are encouraged to meet at the GHA conference room, located at 203 Debra Drive Gallup, NM. Attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. After the pre-bid meeting, there will be a walk-through of the four units. Note: Gallup Housing Authority will be considering procuring the services of a contractor on an “On-Call” basis for a year-long contract. Further information will shared at the Pre-Bid Meeting. Gallup Housing Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any

part thereof and to waive any informalities in any proposal not deemed in the best interest of the Housing Authority. The work to be performed under this contract is under a Federally funded program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended (12U.S.C. 1701u.) Please refer any questions regarding this proposal in writing (via e-mail) to: Mike Burnside, Capital Projects Coordinator at: Mike_b@qwestoffice.net Date Issued: 11-5-16 HELP WANTED Gallup Sun is looking for a freelance copy editor. Must be available Wednesday and Thursdays, limited hours on other days. Must have experience working for newspaper or magazine, familiarity with AP Style, and the ability to work remotely. Email Resume: gallupsun@gmail.com No phone calls, please. YOUR BIZ HERE! Looking for some help? Why not put a shout out in the Sun! First 25 words are FREE! Email it on over to: gallupsun@gmail.com. HOMES FOR RENT Two bedroom unfurnished apartment for rent. One year lease required Call 863-4294 before 7 pm for information. HOMES FOR SALE COZY CABIN Cabin in Zuni Mountains 2 Bedrooms 20 Minutes from Grants, New Mexico 78,000.00 505-240-2112 FOR SALE BY OWNER Gallup, NM. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Garage 1/3 acre lot Must sell, leaving country $100,000 505-339-7487 PLACE YOUR REAL ESTATE AD HERE! FIRST 25 WORDS FREE. LOGO and/or PHOTO $5 EACH. APPEARS ON GALLUPSUN.COM FOR FREE! EMAIL: gallupsun@gmail.com CALL: 505-728-1640 ITEMS FOR SALE 2 Pendleton blankets – text 505-240-5839 MOBILE HOMES MOBILE HOME SPACES Mobile Home Spaces – Single wide – any size $205/mo. Double Wide $260/mo. Call Mike 505-8703430 or Carmelita 505-870-4095.

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project, or experiment. Starts: 5 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

OPEN-MIC NIGHT Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. THURSDAY Nov. 10

SMALL BUSINESS BANKING FORUM Nov. 10, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Do you have an idea for an innovation that needs help getting off the ground? Looking for ways to fund your business or idea? Need assistance preparing a plan to gain investor interest? UNM-Gallup Campus SSTC Conference Room 200, 705 Gurley Ave. Call (505) 7222220 to register, gallupsbdc. unm.edu. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING WITH COUNCILOR FRAN PALOCHAK, DISTRICT 4 6 pm: A great opportunity to share ideas and we welcome your compliments and complaints. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend or two. Residents outside of District 4 are also welcome. Stagecoach Elementary School, 1498 Freedom Dr. VIETNAM VETERAN BILL MARTIN 6-8 pm: Martin was a pilot during the war and experienced many sides of the Vietnam War. He will tell about his part in the rescue of Vietnamese POWs and 200 orphans and nuns. He will also tell about his escape using magic techniques he learned. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. ONGOING

ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup. CALENDAR

CARS N COFFEE Every Sunday in the Camille’s parking lot from noon to 2 pm. Check out cars – new, old, vintage, and bikes. Cruise at 1:30 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS RMCHC Women’s Health Unit offers childbirth education classes, at no charge, every second Saturday of the month in the RMCH Library, 1901 Red Rock Drive, from 9 am-1 pm. Contact WHU at (505) 863-7026. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD First Monday of the month, from 3 - 5 pm. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information. Octavia Fellin Public Library: 115 W. Hill Ave. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue – Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Rd. 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 The nonprofit, Gallup Solar, is hosting free Solar 101 classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems on the first three Wednesdays of each month, 6 - 7 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 728-9246. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE The fundraisers are open 9


am - noon every Saturday. If you have household items to donate or wish to volunteer on construction or another service call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226, Warehouse Lane off Allison Road.

KARAOKE Friday nights: Karaoke at Sammy C’s with DJ Marvelous. 9 pm. 107 W. Coal Ave. (505) 863-2220. 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. SAVE THE DATE

NON-DENOMINATIONAL MONTHLY TAIZE’ SERVICE Nov. 13, 6:30 pm: Join us for a time of rest, silence and spiritual refreshment. This is an opportunity to calm and quiet the soul before the new week starts. Music, chant, Scripture, and candlelight are part of this special service held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boardman Drive (151 N.M. 564 near the Orleans Manor Apartments).  For more information, call Kathy Mezoff, (505) 8706136. SPA DAY Nov. 14: Treat yourself and/ or a friend to a relaxing rejuvenating facial, manicure, or pedicure for $5 each. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Ups & Downs Relay For Life Team. To make an appointment between 11 am and 6 pm call (505) 863-7561. Walk-ins are Welcome! For more information, call Joyce, (505) 863-3075. UNM-Gallup Cosmetology Department in Gurley Hall, 705 Gurley Ave.

GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING 6:30 pm, Nov. 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church: Get to know your neighbor, and be a part of creating a better community. Bring a dish or drink for a shared meal. The church is located at 151 State Highway 564, on the hill near Orleans Manor Apartments. For more information, contact Rev. Lorelei Kay (505) 2905357. A LOOK AT DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMERS Nov. 15, 10 am – noon: Understand why it has been called the “looming crisis” for our health care system. . Robert Keene, Dementia Educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register. For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053. BEREAVEMENT AND GREEVING SUPPORT GROUP Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8 pm or Nov. 16 - 10 - 11:30 am. For those who have lost a loved one to illness, age or disease. Robert Keene, Dementia Educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register. For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053. TUBA CITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Nov. 18: As always, this is a community Christmas tree. It is you tree — a tree that will bring your family together once again, to laugh, to giggle, to cheer and “Rock Around the Christmas Tree.” Hogan Family Restaurant parking lot, 10 Main St., Tuba City, Ariz. 2ND ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR/ GOLDEN ANGEL GIVING TREE KICK OFF EVENT Nov. 19: Booths, $25. Big cupcake cake-walk. Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. UNDERSTANDING HOSPICE Nov. 19, 10 am – noon: What, why, who and when?  Get your questions answered. Robert Keene, Dementia Educator, is

providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register.  For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053.

THE PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY 2:30 pm, Nov. 20 at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Street in Gallup. Pam Maples will present the documentary, “Clean Up: Why & How.” The projected climate change is expected to make this region hotter and drier within the coming years. A program being conducted on the Navajo Nation is designed to clean up all residual storage tanks that may be contaminating local water supplies. This project may be limited in scope, but in years to come, every drop saved will be important. There will be time for discussion afterwards. For more information contact Martin Link, (505) 863-6459. SANTA ARRIVES AT CENTER COURT Nov. 25 at the Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION UNM-G Nov. 30: 5:30-7 pm; Dec. 3: 9:30-11:30 am; Dec. 14: 2-4 pm; Jan. 7: 9:30-11:30 am. For all incoming freshmen including transfer students. UNM-G, Student Services and Tech Center Room 200, 700 Gurley Ave. PLANNING A MEANINGFUL FUNERAL/CREMATION Nov. 30, 10 m – noon: Learn from an experienced former funeral home and cemetery employee. Robert Keene, Dementia Educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register.  For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053. 2016 WINTER ARTS & CRAFT FAIR Dec. 3 – 4 at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 700 Montoya Blvd. (505) 722-2619. 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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