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A second chance: Giving Inmates Hope By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor


o matter what they did, or how much time they have to serve, once released, McK i n le y C o u n t y A d u l t Detention Center’s former inmates must overcome obstacles and consciously change patterns to avoid what landed them in jail in the first place. While incarcerated, some don’t want help or feign it. But, the local jail does give inmates choices via self-help styled groups and classes. Some are secular, others religious-based. These type of programs work on reducing recidivism, and the stereotypical notion that jails are breeding grounds for trouble. A place where inmates spend their days in a cell marking their time on the wall one slash at a time, or exploring ways to get into even more trouble, while finding new partners in crime. With nearly 20 programs available, and plenty of time on their hands, there’s not many excuses inmates can come up to avoid the realm of selfimprovement opportunities. Whether it’s a traditional sweat lodge or Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, there’s something for practically every inmate at the facility. There’s another program in the conceptual stages that could eventually serve as a primary model for inmates – a road to recovery from poor lifestyle choices. If Warden Mabel Henderson and County Manager Bill Lee have their way – the jail will adopt the Exodus program,

cu r rently practiced by Coconino County Detention Facility. This peer-ran inmate program lays claim to lowering recidivism rates by teaming inmates with former inmates, or counselors, to foster selfimprovement and confidence. Once on the outside, the support continues and the percentage of recidivism of individuals that complete the program, becomes almost nil. Lee explained that the Exodus program is highly successful because of its emphasis on sobriety and education, in addition to creati ng a therapeutic community by encouraging inmates to make positive choices in their lives. This, he said, has contributed to slowing dow n the revolv ing door syndrome at the Coconino jail. In addition, another great program model, similar to Exodus, is homegrown, Lee said. But this one is shaped for teens. “Within our community we have JSACC [Juvenile Substance Abuse Crisis Center],” he said. “It’s a model program.” Lee, who has explored ways to reduce recidivism rates learned the details of the Exodus program when he visited the Coconino Jail with Gallup City Councilor Fran Palochak some months back. Lee would later share the story of his visit at a council meeting, when reporting on the cash deficit the jail faces as a result of the B.I.A. severing its ties with the jail. B.I.A. officials reportedly told county officials that they want their inmates to be detained in jails that offer programs, similar to Exodus.


With the Exodus program, inmates live in a pod or unit as usual that also had some of the comfor ts of home. Implementing the program will take money and time, Lee said. Rough figures have been thrown out, but it’s still too early to put a price tag on the project. For now, the jail relies on volunteers and some committed employees. Sister Elizabeth Racko of Daughters of Charity for St.

McKinley County Adult Detention Center and volunteer/teachers pose inside the jail Sept.28. From left, Deputy Director Steve Silversmith, Sister Elizabeth Racko of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Fran Pawlowski from the Sacred Heart jail ministry, Linda Hally from the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Larry Cooper from the Sacred Heart jail ministry, and MCDC Program Director and Officer Dewayne Notah. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

Vincent de Paul, who’s a regular volunteer at the jail, said “it’s going to be amazing to do this.” “We’re open to ideas,” she said of the Exodus program, or anything that will block the revolving door syndrome. “Yes, they committed a crime against society, but what happens next?” Henderson, is on the same page as Racko. She’s a warden that takes a compassionate sta nce in a position that requires discipline, structure and downright toughness. She noted that every inmate




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In the inmate classroom, as Program Director Dewayne Notah (far left) and Deputy Director Steve Silversmith (far right) look on. From left, Fran Pawlowski of the Sacred Heart jail ministry; Sister Elizabeth Racko from the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul; Larry Cooper of the Sacred Heart jail ministry; and Linda Hally from the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock



has a story, and said about 85-90 percent of the inmates “don’t belong here.” Their stories star t out from birth, with many born into dysfunction, and poverty, domestic violence, and /or substance abuse stacked on top of it. Henderson said inmates become “institutionalized” in the penal system, but it’s a cycle only they can stop, though, and that’s where the jail’s programs come into play. No m a t t er how m a ny rehabilitation programs the jail offers, Henderson added, it will take working with the community to help a program like Exodus succeed. Once t he i n mates a re released, she explained, an extended program should be put into place so they can get jobs and become self-supporting. “It pretty much has to be set up as a halfway house,” she said. Meanwhile, jail Program Director Dewayne Notah said that he sees some success with existing programs. He, and contributing staff, get a morale boost when former and

rehabilitated inmates drop by and offer to help facilitate a class or meeting. It also gives Notah, staff, and volunteers the motivation to expand the jail’s rehabilitative offerings. A new program, for instance, “Moral Reconation Therapy,” models itself after 12-step based programs, but it doesn’t just deal with addiction. It uses the prison metaphor to reach a participant’s deep-seeded behavioral issues. For example, chapter seven addresses “our first prison,” which is essentially the self. Notah said it’s a rigorous program that requires some reading and honest writing. “Some really break down an cry,” he said. MRT was implemented in June and inmates that complete it receive a certificate of completion. Two inmates, also known as “clients,” have already completed the program. Earning the certificate could impress judges as well. “Ever since this started, inmates said it makes sense,” he said. “They’re encouraging other cell mates to take this program.” Chester Harry, who teaches the DUI program, said his classes are a mix of volunteers and court-mandated inmates. He often overhears inmates talk about what they are going to do “when they get out.” He encourages them to act now on their behavior, and not to procrastinate. He reminds them “What’s wrong with now?” To learn more about the MCADC’s inmate programs o r t o v o lu n t e e r, c a l l (505) 726-8474. NEWS

NEWS Emergency preparedness budget approved by commission By Terry Bowman Sun Correspondent


cK i n ley Cou nt y Board of Commissioners gave the Office of Emergency Management the green light to receive the Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness Grant that will help them to prepare for large scale disasters. The $95,200 HMEP grant enables the OEM to conduct and prepare for a hazardous materials disaster in the city of Gallup and around McKinley County. “This grant allows us to conduct hazardous materials exercises and prepare for a hazardous disaster in the city and around the county,” Dimas said. The HMEP grant is from the Department of Homeland Security and is split 80/20; 80 percent coming from the Federal Government and 20 percent tapped from county, local funds.

OEM Director Anthony L. Dimas, Jr.

“We usually get around $75,000 - $80,000 from this grant. This year we are fortunate to get $90,000,” he said. “This is the highest we’ve gotten and we’re fortunate to keep this going” he said. According to Dimas, there are four processes that the OEM and its partners usually go through in order to use the grant for training purposes. The first is a “table top” plan, where the OEM and partners

will discuss the emergency plans for the city in case there is a potential hazardous risk. “We gather with our partners to conduct these exercises, it’s more of a ‘what if’ situation, we discuss how to approach this situation,” Dimas said. The second is a full-scale “mock” exercise that Dimas said is the most crucial process for their training and will allow for crews to get suited up and act like there is a full-scale hazardous emergency. This part of the process requires boots on the ground, for emergency response teams and real actors who are portrayed as citizens caught up in the staged disaster. The third is a hazardous training course for OEM and emergency response crews who will attend the training and observe the full-scale exercise mistakes and procedures

to improve the emergency response time and decide what more needs to be done. The fourth and final process will be a conference in which the Local Emergency Planning Committee will be sent to a conference to gain further knowledge and training for hazardous materials safety. “Our partner this year is the Gallup Fire Department. We will conduct these exercises with them closely,” Dimas said. In the prev ious yea rs, Dimas said that the OEM

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partners vary from year-toyear. Last year the OEM partnered with New Mexico State Police and used the railroads in Gallup as their full-scale practice location. The exercises run for about four months and will take place between October and January of this year. With the budget approved, Dimas said that his team could prepare to sit down with the GFD and begin planning for their mock exercises in the next few months.

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Accused child rapist out on bond By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor


terling Long was scheduled for extradition from Navajo County Jail in Holbrook, Ariz. to McKinley County Adult Detention Center to face multiple felony sexual assault charges, but before that could take place he was released on a $50,000 cash only bond Sept. 24. According to the affidavit for a r rest wa r ra nt, Long molested and performed oral acts on a 9-year-old girl. The girl’s mom was at work during the time of the incident and was counting on her boyfriend Long to take care of the kids. The mother told the Gallup Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division that they had just moved, and were staying at a local hotel while waiting for utilities to be turned on, according to the affidavit, compiled by GPD Officer Mark Spencer.


Drunk driver leads MCSO deputy on terrifying chase MULTIPLE INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CRASH By Lealia Nelson Sun Correspondent

D The alleged incident took place Aug. 17 and the affidavit warrant describes the assault in graphic detail, including how Long, 36, used his cellphone to video record his depraved acts. He recorded three video segments involving the girl – 24-seconds, 32-seconds, and one-minute, 50-seconds long, respectively. Long claimed to be “high and drunk” as an excuse for

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his behavior, the affidavit states. Long faces two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor in the fi rst degree and two counts criminal sexual contact of a minor in the third degree. He made his first appearance in Gallup Magistrate Court Sept. 25. His preliminary examination takes place 1:30 pm. on Oct. 14. At this time, he hasn’t entered a plea.

eputy Merlin Benally of the Gallup McKinley C ou nt y S he r i f f ’s Of f ice clocked a speeding vehicle at 104 mph in a posted 45 mph zone. According to the report, he was working a DWI Task Force on westbound Historic 66 approaching Toltec. The vehicle, driven Kelly King, 37, of Gallup, sped past Benally’s patrol car and passed the Shell gas station, at Exit 26. The vehicle then passed the New Mexico State Police Office, at a high rate of speed and Benally turned on the emergency lights in pursuit of the vehicle, the report stated. At the 27 mile marker, the speeding vehicle passed a truck and drove up behind another dark colored GM truck. According to the report, the dark colored truck was pushed off the roadway in order to avoid a rear end collision. The speeding vehicle then drove into the westbound lane and went head on with a Beige car and forced it off of the roadway, in order to avoid a collision. The vehicle continued speeding eastbound in a westbound lane at 80 mph, stated the report. The vehicle slowed to make a turn just before the intersection of Sundance Coal Mine road and 118. Benally stated it was at this point he could read the license plate number on the vehicle. The vehicle then turned and headed south on Sundance Coal Mine road, in the northbound lane, speeding at 60 mph. The vehicle started swerving, drove into a ditch and collided with the dirt embankment. According to the report, the vehicle flipped, rolled over, and landed on its roof trapping the driver and passengers inside. Ma r ia h Sha shewa n ie crawled out of the rear window and asked Benally where another passenger was, a 17-year-old female. Benally asked Shashewanie how many people were in the vehicle, she said four, according to the report.

Benally smelled alcohol on Shashewanie and saw several empty Bud Light containers, the report stated. He also saw miniature bottles of Yukon Jack inside and around the vehicle. Benally reportedly asked Shashewanie “what was wrong with them” and why they were speeding at 104 mph. Shashewanie said, the driver “[King] f--ked up and they were trying to stop her.” According to the report, Benally saw King trying to crawl out of her driver’s side window, but was stuck behind the steering wheel and seat. She could only slide back about a foot. Benally left King where she was when he heard moaning behind him. He used his flashlight and saw the missing passenger. According to the report, she was ejected and was lying 20 feet from the vehicle. Shashewanie ran to the young female and tried to move her, but Benally told her to leave the victim where she was and wait for emergency assistance. When the ambulance arrived, they extracted the front seat passenger, Sarah Kanesta. The EMTs then helped King out of the driver’s seat. All four were transported to the hospital, according to the report. Benally reported that at 3 am, he told Emergency Room Dr. Bart Wickersham that King was a possible DWI driver. King was unconscious, but a blood sample was taken from her. King had fractures to her face and was bleeding behind the left eye. She was flown to Albuquerque. Kanesta sustained a head injury and was admitted to the hospital. The minor sustained a brain contusion and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Shashewanie didn’t have any major injuries and was later released to her family, the report stated. Bena lly relea sed K i ng to the hospital and issued a Criminal Summons Sept. 28. King is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, careless driving, aggravated fleeing of law enforcement, and DWI. NEWS

WEEKLY CRIME BLOTTER By Lealia Nelson For the Sun

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 9/27 McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Gabrielle Puhuyesva was called to the Ramirez apartments, for a domestic dispute. The female caller was Tasheena Benally. According to the report, Benally told Metro her boyfriend Gabriel Ramos threatened her with a potato peeler. Benally reported that she and Ramos hadn’t talked in three days. While she was at home with their 9-month-old and 2-year-old, Ramos came back to the house to pick up clothes and started peeling potatoes. According to the report, Ramos told Benally he was “tired of her shit” and put the potato peeler to her throat. Benally left the kitchen and was pushed by Ramos. The youngest child, female, tried to get near her parents and Ramos pushed her out of the way. The child was uninjured. Benally refused to go to a battered women’s shelter, but told Puhuyesva that Ramos did have a key.

BURGLARY 9/25 Homeowners Steven Sloan and his girlfriend Shayna Cordle called the police to report a robbery of six firearms.

MCSO Deputy Nacona Clark responded. Sloane and Cordle said they left for work at 6:10 am and returned at 4:45 pm. According to the report, Sloan said they always lock their doors, but he noticed that the back door was open with a dent on the frame. They just moved to the area and have no family, or friends, outside of work. Cordle said she heard someone fart outside the bedroom window one week prior to the burglary. Multiple fi rearms were reported stolen.

RECOVERED VEHICLE 9/25 M C S O D e p u t y Nocona Clark responded to a fender bender at BJ Country Store. Clark s p oke w it h both drivers and noticed a white Ford-350 without a license plate. The driver was Stephen Lengal who had no paperwork for the vehicle. According to the report, Lengal said it belonged to his friend Isaiah Chavez. The vehicle identification number marked the truck as stolen out of Rio Rancho. The temporary tag belonged to a 2012 gray Nissan, but he claimed it was a 2004 Ford. Someone used white out to block the color of the correct

vehicle, the report stated. Lengal was later charged with receiving a stolen vehicle.

STOLEN TV 9/23 Gallup Police Department Of f icer Merl i n Bena l ly responded to a reported burglary at Grand Canyon trailer park. Janita Mariano who reported the burglary stated she was housesitting for a friend who was in jail, Jameson Baker. According to the report, Mariano checked the trailer the day before and it was fi ne. When she checked the next day, she found the plastic that covered the back door was on the floor and not secured. Baker’s 55 inch Panasonic fl at screen TV and Funai DVD set were missing. Mariano checked the yard for footprints, but didn’t fi nd any so she called police.

HUNGRY SHOPLIFTER 9/23 GPD Officer Jes sie Dia z was called to U Save Truck Stop. An intoxicated ma le, who was later identified, as Donald Tolino, was opening containers and eating the contents. Store clerk, John McNeil reported that Tolino opened a bag of Pizzaeria Pretzels

valued at $3, and refused to pay for them. Tolino was placed under arrest and refused to cooperate.

STOLEN VEHICLE 9/23 MCSO Deput y Iva n Tsethlikai responded to a call from the Pilot Truck Stop. David George reported that his 2003 GMC pickup truck had been taken from the parking lot. According to the report, George said he and his “soon to be ex-wife” Stella Joe, were both listed as registered owners. George suspected Joe’s son Juiju had taken the vehicle. Tsethlikai spoke with a Pilot manager who provided video surveillance and Juiju was seen driving away in the truck. George identified Juiju and the truck through the video.

CHILD NEGLECT/ ABUSE 9/23 GPD Officer Merlin Benally and two other officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute.

Benally met with a 17-ye a rold male who said ever y t h i ng wa s f ine. According to the report, the young male was agitated because he thought the police would be mad that he hit his grandma. Benally asked if he had weapons. He didn’t. Christine Jim who appeared highly intoxicated met with another officer. She is the mother of the two minor children. Benally then met with a 15-year-old girl and Lousie Jim, the grandmother. Louise Jim said the fight was between the young male and his mother Christine Jim, who was not welcome in the home and was encouraged to leave. Christine Jim told her son not to disrespect her and slapped his face, the report stated. A fight then ensued between the young female and her mother. The young male tried to stop the fight and Louise Jim was hit accidentally. Lousie Jim gave Benally a silver pipe, with what appeared to be marijuana. No one in the home claimed it. It was disposed of by Benally, at the station. Christine Jim was booked for two counts of child abuse.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT By Lealia Nelson For the Sun

Dorian Begay DWI 9/17, 12:21 am

Florinda Jones Aggravated DWI 9/18, 8:48 pm McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s Office Deputy Roxanne K i n g obser ved a g ray Jeep Patriot that was swerving. The vehicle was traveling about 40 mph in a 55 mph posted speed zone. The driver was stepping repeatedly on the breaks. According to the report, King approached the passenger side door advised the driver, later identified as Florida Jones, of her actions. Jones smelled of alcohol and did not have a driver’s license on hand. King asked Jones to get out of the vehicle and she complied, with difficulty. Jones slid down the side of the vehicle unable to stand and was arrested for aggravated DWI.

M C S O Deputy Merlin Benally of the DWI Task Force wa s parked at the intersection of State Highways 371 and 122. The report stated that Benally watched as a vehicle failed to stop at two stop signs. When the car crossed the bridge, Benally turned off his lights and followed the vehicle. Once over the bridge, Benally stopped the vehicle. The driver, Dorian Begay, did not have a driver’s license, he only had a state issued Arizona ID. The smell of Marijuana smoke came out of the vehicle. A child was asleep in the back and was later identified as Begay’s 5-yearold daughter. According to the report, Benally asked Begay to hand him his keys. The report stated that Begay was confused and handed Benally a can of Red Bull. Benally informed Begay he did not ask for the energy drink.

Benally escorted Begay to the hospital where his blood was drawn, with consent. Begay was charged with DWI and child abuse. Derrick Mitchell 2nd DWI, Aggravated 9/16, 8:27 pm Gallup P o l i c e Depa r tment O f f i c e r T i mot hy Hughte was work i ng on, End Driving While Impaired traffic enforcement, and was stationed at the California Chinese Restaurant on West Maloney. Officers were notified of a possibly intoxicated driver at the scene. According to the report, the driver was Derrick Mitchell who was lying across the rear seat of Officer Chavo Chischilly’s patrol car. Hughte asked Mitchell to sit up, which he did. Mitchell’s eyes were blood shot and watery. Hughte reportedly asked Mitchell how much he had to drink and Mitchell looked at Chischilly with a blank stare. Mitchell declined the offer to be field-tested or take a breath test and Mitchell was placed under arrest for his second DWI, aggravated.






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Lionel Jesus 2nd DWI 9/15, 7:18 am GPD Sg t . Benny Gaona was working Saturation Patrol when he was called about a red, swerving vehicle. According to the report, Gaona obser ved a vehicle matching the description. The vehicle lacked a rear window and back taillights. Gaona stopped the vehicle at a Chinese fast food restaurant. The driver, Lionel Jesus, appeared highly intoxicated. He reeked of alcohol and slurred his words, the report stated. Jesus admitted to drinking the night before and not sleeping. Gaona asked permission to give a field test and Jesus agreed. When placed in the back of the patrol car, Jesus advised Gaona that he was going to be an ass, according to the report. Jesus began kicking on the door and being combative. He said that he could not stay in enclosed spaces. Gaona was concerned about the safety of the public and Jesus. The Field Test was not performed at the time due to Jesus’ erratic behavior. An ambulance was called where Jesus’ blood was drawn, with consent, and he fell asleep. When cleared he was taken to jail for his second DWI. Doracita Lonetree Aggravated DWI 9/12, 7:57 pm G P D O f f i c e r N o r m a n Bowman was working a DWI checkpoint at the 600 block of South Second St. According to the report, Bowman observed a tan passenger car make a left turn. The vehicle was heading westbound onto Logan Ave, which is a one-way roadway, for eastbound traffic only. The vehicle stopped in the driveway on the 700 block of South Second Street and the driver stepped out of the vehicle. Bowman walked up to the driver, Doracita Lonetree, and asked her to get back into the vehicle. When asked if she she had known that she was driving down the wrong way on a one way, she said no. A male passenger appeared dazed, the report stated. Bowman smelled alcohol on Lonetree, who said she had a Bud Light at 2 pm. When asked to remove her

eyeglasses she did, but her eyes were bloodshot. When given a breath test, Lonetree tested above 0.20. She was arrested for aggravated DWI. Ivan McKinley 9/05, 10:20 pm DWI GPD Officer M a t t hew Ashley of the Gallup Police D e p a r t me nt responded to a call at Safeway. A white Dodge Avenger reportedly drove into the Giant gas station without headlights. The car kept jerking back and forth, the report stated. Ashley activated the patrol car lights and approached the driver who appeared surprised. According to the report, when asked to step behind the vehicle Ivan McKinley said, “who me?� McKinley said he understood the reason for having a field sobriety test, but didn’t pass. Ashley arrested McKinley for DWI. McKinley started spitting and kicked Ashley in the chest. Ashley secured McKinley with a spit mask to prevent further spitting. He was charged with battery on a peace officer for his spitting, having an open container, and DWI. McKinley agreed to a breath test and the result was a 0.20. Turman Becenti 1st Aggravated DWI 9/02, 10:20 pm GPD wa s called to West H ig hway 66 in reference to a wh ite Chevrolet pickup truck hitting a light and leaving the area. The vehicle was reported as having extensive damage to the front of the hood. Officer Angelo Cellicion found the owner of the vehicle, Turman Becenti, attempting to fi x the front tire. Cellicion noticed that Becenti smelled strongly of alcohol. A driver in a redcolored pickup truck pulled up and identified herself as Nor ma Duboise. Duboise witnessed Becenti hitting the pole. Cellicion asked Becenti if he would like to perform a field sobriety test. According to the report, Becenti refused and was arrested, when asked if he would take a breath test, Becenti said, “he was already over the limit� and refused to take the test. Becenti was charged with his first aggravated DWI and fleeing the scene of an accident. NEWS


By Joe Schaller

PART 6 IN A SERIES CHAPTER SIX – IF YOU TELL A LIE BIG ENOUGH AND KEEP REPEATING IT JUNK SCIENCE: Untested or unproven theories when presented as scientific fact… Faulty scientific data and analysis used to advance special interests and hidden agendas often for fi nancial or political

gain. Junk science is commonly found among the cultures of green activists, bureaucrats, politicians, academia, and media. TA BLOID OR Y ELLOW JOURNALISM: The practice of seeking out sensational news for the purpose of boosting a newspapers circulation. It exploits, distorts or exaggerates news which is luridly or vulgarly sensational such as doomsday “the sky is falling” predictions. FACTOID: Something fictitious or unsubstantiated that is presented as fact, designed especially to gain publicity and accepted because of constant repetition. Nazi socialist Joseph Goebbels put it this way, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,

people will eventually come to believe it.” WHITEWASH: To gloss over or cover up vices, crimes or scandals or to exonerate through biased presentation of data. Example; the Democratic Party’s whitewashing of their racist history to create a politically correct appearance of inclusion, integration, and diversity. SACRED COW (idiom): A figurative sacred cow is something that is considered immune from question or criticism. In the Gallup Establishment, the Navajo Nation is a sacred cow. TABOOS: Social customs prohibiting or forbidding certain behaviors, discussions of a particular practice or forbidding association with


a particular person, place, or thing. CENSORSHIP: The suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other institutions. F I R ST A M ENDM EN T ATTACKS: Hillary Clinton went so far as to say her goal is to “change the First Amendment, in order to further empower the political class to regulate the quantity, content and timing of political speech about the political class.” ORWELLIAN: Attitude and policy of government control by propaganda, surveillance,

denial of truth, PC misinformation, censorship, and manipulation of the past. GROUPTHINK: A pattern of thought characterized by selfdeception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics, done in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility. BANDWAGON EFFECT: A conformity phenomenon. The rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted by others.  As more people come to believe in something, others also “hop on the bandwagon” regardless of the underlying evidence.



ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This week dear Aries, you have several forces working against you. Good thing, you’re always up for the challenge. Instead of backing down or retreating, your spirit soars with each antagonizing step. The result is beneficial. You gain where others crash and burn. Take that extra step and try something new. It’s hard work, but worth it. Try a dash of parmesan on your eggs.

Madame G predicts this is the week for making friends and allies. Your energy is lower due to Mars and Saturn. These aspects are ready to cause problems and wreak havoc on your peace of mind. Work towards balance. Use your best judgment and look ahead. You may not want to start new projects, but if you do, your friends are there to help, except when it comes to patching holes in walls.

You are by far the most well balanced of the signs. But, you’ll likely experience a few out of whack moments this week. Saturn isn’t helping. Keep that in mind, as you duck punches, and feel less than generous this week towards coworkers and loved ones. Everyone seems to take more than you can give. Mars will revitalize you this week, with added passion and vigor. Get out there and have some fun, blow off all that excess steam.

This week is busy Capricorn. Small items add up to outlandish proportions, if left untreated. Saturn is out of sync and you’ll feel more emotionally vulnerable, especially with loved ones. You have the strength and will to handle any situation and a little vulnerability can be a good thing. Try giving a hug. I know it’s difficult for you, but you’ll feel better.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Mercury caused the fall of Leo, so you’ll feel the drain on your energy. G here believes you’ll do just fi ne. The Sun and leader of your sign shares its strength with you. You have glory and shining achievements in store for you. You’ll experience some negative feedback from Saturn. But, you’ll win over the heart of the stingiest critic.

Madame G sympathizes with Scorpio. Your deep waters are misinterpreted and emotions are always strong. You’ll experience an oddity this week, and empathize with the balanced Libra, by taking on the role of mediator. With Mars, Saturn, and the Sun in your corner how can you fail? You’ll not have your usual devastating energy, but you’ll experience peace of mind.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Last month pushed on your last nerve, but this week looks brighter. Although, you’ll not experience the over abundance of positive energy like Aries, you’ll not see too much negativity either. This is a wonderfully neutral time for you. G suggests allowing the moon to give you strength, and rest while you can, but don’t take a siesta at your desk.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Madame G sees positive energy flowing out of the universe for you Gemini. You’ll feel revitalized this week, and for most of the month of October. But, don’t be overly hasty to make life decisions. This is the best time to solve those small, or even minor issues, that pop up. Fortune favors the brave. Go deep sea fi shing, but get advice on hooking the bait … spare those fi ngers.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) October is sure to be an ambitions time. Everyone appreciates your earthy qualities. You’ll appreciate a calm week. Pay special attention to your mind. Avoid stagnation. Attempt a new art project or read a new book. Walk the dog everyday and enjoy some healthy exercise and meditation. You’ll need it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Madame G expects great things from you this week. Can you handle it? The expectations of others have never bothered you and they don’t now. Stand fi rm as the leader of your destiny. Don’t let past loves, or lives, interfere with the here and now. Take charge and you will reach your goals.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Expect a rather crazy week Aquarius. Most of the energy is positive and you’ll see the fruits of all your efforts. With any upcoming challenges, fl ip them into a positive. You have the foresight and skill. Use good sense and that upbeat attitude to your advantage. Madame G salutes you. Just don’t go crazy on girls night out.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You’re feeling great this month and you should. Everything is going your way. Life may throw you bumps and jumps. Someone may even throw all your clean clothes on the lawn, but it doesn’t matter – you’re happy. Support is in the air. You feel positive energy from every direction, if from no one in particular. Swim with confidence.

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COMMUNITY ‘God’s Blessing’ – Part 3 PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent



he stor y of Felicia (Guliford) and Eric Taylor is not yet complete, far from it. Now the future starts for both of them and for their children as well. Decisions a lways have to be in the present or in the future. The past matters little except in knowing what you want, which in most come from experience. In Felicia’s case, her experiences – good and bad – earned her some celebrity but also limited what she was able to do with her physical talents. The most serious diagnosis was osteopeonia of the spine, a precursor to osteoporosis, which put her dreams of a professional running career and even a shot at the Olympics completely on the back-burner for almost two years. The doctor described her as a “23-year old in a 53-year old body.” That diagnosis led to a fortuitous side road where she and Eric met and developed their love for each other, and in the third year of Medical School Lake was born. His birth led to another diversion, and the sacrifice she personally made until she fi nished her course to become a doctor – it made her



Cross-country runners at Gallup Christian School, with coach Felicia Taylor, holding little Lake (second from left). Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

re-think her next step in her chosen career path. “Eric and I had talked about having children,” she said. “I had wanted a very large family. But during my last year of school, when I often would only see Lake for two hours a day, if at all, my position changed. I visited about 10 hospitals in the ‘match process’ for residency requirements, but I did not like the thought of separation from my child. Others tried to advise me that sacrifices were necessary (over and above the sometimes 24-hour shifts) but I came to realize that family was not a sacrifice I was willing to make.” Now pregnant with a second child – due in March with the only gender requirement being healthy – the decision has been delayed again, but must




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be made sooner rather than later. Felicia knows the longer she puts off residency, the less likely it might be for her to get the situation she wants, especially by limiting her choices to a four or five state area. The other side of this decision is also important to her, that of family and the love of God that she and Eric share. “How many kids to have?”

LEXICON | FROM PAGE 7 SHEEPLE: A term that highlights the herd behavior of people by likening them to sheep, a herd animal. The term is used to describe those who voluntarily acquiesce to a suggestion without critical analysis or research. HERD BEHAVIOR or MOB MENTALITY: Describes how people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors or follow trends. Unique behavioral characteristics emerge when people are in large groups. The study of mob mentality or crowd hysteria is used to analyze situations that range from problems during evacuations to public gatherings that turn violent. DUMBING DOW N: The consequence of rewarding the lazy, uneducated, and uninformed.  Call it liberalism or socialism, for all its

she asks herself. “I don’t know right now. Working women have to learn how to protect our hearts, like it talks about in the Book of Titus, verses 4 and 5.” With those Biblical words in mind, the decisions become even more important and narrower in focus. “There is a need for doctors,” Felicia mused. “But there is an even greater need for mothers. My children may see different doctors, but I am the only mother they will have.” There are readers out there who would say, “Show me the money,” but that suggestion does little for Felicia’s reasoning or for her own needs and the needs of her children, whether there are two or ten. Her raw physical and academic talents have taken her on a long journey already, and with Eric’s support and love, her reasoning ability will supply the balance to her future. She is somewhat timid, maybe even fearful of these decisions, but she is also fi lled with the

“Spirit of God” that promises to be with her always. Tough decisions will be made, either way. For now she is mostly content. She helps Eric at Gallup Christian School, coaching a group of 12-18 year olds in cross-country, and goes to all of the Lady Lynx soccer games to assist him as well. The 52 students at Gallup Christian all like and admire the soon-to-be 31-year old with the pleasant, calm voice and the cute baby with a long Afro hair style. Maybe her current life would not be comforting to most, but Felicia is not just run-of-the-mill in any sense of the word. She has higher aspirations for her life and for her family. And the fi rmest conviction in her faith. There will always be a future for the Taylor family. Felicia and Eric share the duties and responsibilities in seeing that it is always bright, reverent, and caring. Just as they are!

good intentions it produces a dumbed-down society waiting for the government to cure all its ills. GRUBERING: Pertaining t o Oba m a c a re a rch it e c t campaigner Jonatha n Gruber. Grubering is when politicians or their minions enga ge i n a c a mpa ig n of exaggeration a nd outr ight l ies i n order to “sel l” t he public on a particular policy initiative. The justification for grubering is that the public is too “stupid” to understand the topic and, should they be exposed to the true facts, would likely come to the “wrong” conclusion. STRAW MAN ARGUMENT: An informal fallacy based on mischaracterizations and the misrepresentation of an opponent’s argument and requiring that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument. FA LSE NA RRATI VE: A

complete narrative pattern is perceived in a given situation, however it is false or inaccurate information (misinformation). A false narrative may be constructed with false premises, political correctness, straw man fallacies, junk science or intentional deception (disinformation). Common in environmental propaganda campaigns. P R O P A G A N D A : Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Propaganda is a powerful weapon used to dehumanize and create hatred toward a supposed enemy by creating a false image in the mind. INDOCTRINAT ION: To teach (someone) to fully accept the ideas, opinions, and beliefs of a particular group and to not consider other ideas, opinions, and beliefs. COMMUNITY

THE MARTIAN: An Effective Sci-Fi Survivalist Tale By Glenn Kay For the Sun



e’ve all seen plenty of movies about astronauts encountering danger on other worlds, but The Martian is a bit different. Instead of aliens, it strands its lead on the red planet and forces him to endure the elements. Call it a sci-fi survivalist tale, if you like. The story begins on Mars, where a NASA crew are conducting scientific experiments. When an unexpected sandstorm hits, the group is forced to evacuate. Unfortunately, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is hit and wounded by a flying antenna. Thinking him dead, the crew leaves. Watney soon wakes up to fi nd himself alone on Mars with little oxygen or food and no means of communication. He makes it to the crew’s small habitat, but is forced to use his wits and come up with a means of existing for multiple years until the next team arrives. What follows are numerous

Matt Damon, as Mark Watney, fights to survive against all odds in ‘The Martian,’ which opens in theaters Oct. 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

sequences in which Mark attempts to grow food and create water to sustain his crops. He moves from problem to problem, figuring out makeshift solutions. While the work details are complicated, the issues are easy enough to understand. It also helps that he states his goals and actions simply and succinctly (via some video logs). So it’s actually quite interesting to see the character attempt to grow potatoes and deal with basic issues threatening his life. There is a certain repetitious nature to the proceedings, but the unflappable lead character carries viewers through the slower sections. Watney is a relatable, nice guy and his sense of humor helps engage audiences and

sympathize with his plight. New predicaments arise quickly and wisely, audiences are given little time from one threat to the next. After a time, communications are established and many others become involved. This includes NASA employees back on Earth (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig) as well as the shocked, guilt-ridden mission Captain (Jessica Chastain) and her crew (Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hernie). The Earthbound bickering and ideas about how to handle the situation break up many of the trials on Mars and add more interpersonal conflict to the proceedings. As expected in all Scott productions, the photography

is especially strong. The Mars landscapes (shot in Jordan) look otherworldly and imposing. In total the images on ground and in weightless spacecrafts that are captured by cinematographer Dariusz Wolski (Prometheus, The Walk) are consistently striking. The 3D also looks impressive, with the canyon geography adding some nice depth to the shots. For those who are familiar with the book, there are a few minor deviations. Naturally, the film adaptation is abbreviated, a few of Mark’s troubles are edited out and there’s a more elaborate climax. Still, if you weren’t aware of the material, you wouldn’t likely miss any of it. There are a couple of minor beefs, though. The format of solving concern after concern is repetitive. There are a lot of problems encountered and the solutions frequently lead to mission control technicians breaking into wild celebrations

- it all appears premature given the situation and these moments are repeated too many times. Perhaps this critic’s biggest concern is that there’s little in the way of subtext. Despite all of the bells and whistles, this is a simple story about man overcoming the elements. That’s all well and good, but there isn’t any more to be gleaned from the story than what appears before you. You’ll enjoy it once, but one might not gain any more insight from repeat viewings. Still, as critiques go, that isn’t much to complain about. On the whole, this is a very strong adaptation a nd a n incredibly enjoyable fi lm. It’s hard to imagine this particular story being told in a more effectively or exciting way. There can be no doubt that The Martian is a surefi re crowdpleaser that will play well to armchair space travelers all season long.

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SICARIO Is Complicated and Compelling By Glenn Kay



hile there have been plent y of movies over the pa st few yea r s depicting drug cartels, Sicario stands apart from the vast majority and adds several new wrinkles to the formula. It paints a more detailed and complicated picture of a disturbing situation, and asks serious questions about the tactics and methods used by its characters. Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is an idealistic FBI agent asked to volunteer as part of a special task force out to capture an unnamed figure in the Mexican drug trade. Hoping to make a bigger difference in the escalating trafficking battle, she dives in, but fi nds her superiors secretive and unwilling to elaborate on her role within the group. The two main players are the


Benicio Del Torro star in ‘Sicaro,’ which opens in theaters Oct. 2. Photo Credit: Lionsgate

evasive Matt (Josh Brolin) and the even more mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro). They won’t even tell her who they are or what their official titles are, but before long they are all partaking in secret and illicit missions across the border in Juarez. T he prot a gon i st i s a n observer at first, trying to catch up on the cryptic conversations between others in the force and understand the ins and outs of what is occurring

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(much like the audience). Motivations are murky at best, and only come to light later in the fi lm as she becomes more invested in events. The task force seems blasé about much of what they do and the illegal methods they use (including physical violence and horrific personal threats) to find the target they’re looking for. This creates a strong sense of distrust in the characters around Kate and results in even more tension.

As expected, the casting is excellent. For much of the movie, you’re never quite sure whether or not you should believe what you’re hearing. Blunt is entirely relatable as the overwhelmed young agent - one can certainly identify, as her life is put into jeopardy after the sinister aspects of the operation come to light. A constant, low-thumping score also helps amplify the nervousness. Roger Deakins (Skyfall, Prisoners, No Country For Old Men) captures the drama beautifully in a cool, distanced manner. Despite the hot locale, the visual style is cold with blown-out desert landscapes and ghostly thermal vision. During the transport sequences, cameras are mounted on the vehicles giving a great point-of-view aspect to the situation. There are also a lot of overhead omnipresent angles showing maze-like environments in the city and desert. These shots give the impression of being watched by an unseen figure, and help add to the paranoia. It’s a wonderfully photographed film. This is an untraditional take on a subject popular in Hollywood. While there are some confrontations and shootouts, it isn’t presented in a typical action fi lm format. And the events themselves don’t always play out in the expected manner. It may feel frustrating to

some, but the unpredictability of what happens was quite interesting to this reviewer. It’s clear that director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy) fi nds gray morality and questionable ethics a great subject of interest. Yet at the same time it’s clearly asking questions about the decisions of the government (re: foreign policy) and the individual, as well as showing the ramifications of their choices - which often have a negative, ugly impact on tangential parties. Every character is implicated in some way in the br ut a l v iolence depicted. Some cha ra cter s a re out for revenge, while many are attempting to create chaos and “stir the pot” in the hopes of destabilizing power. And deals are being made behind the scenes with fi gures who are just as bad, if not worse, than the targets. It all feels circular, like an unstoppable spinning wheel. Late in the fi lm, there’s a literal metaphor for the lead character and the deep, dark situation she’s found herself in - it seems that no amount of noble idealism or individualism is going to make much headway. In the end, Sicario isn’t a feel good movie. However, it is a very dark, harrowing and compelling trip that is tense to witness and always phenomenal to look at.


SPORTS 360 How Meaningful Are Sports/Athletics in America? By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


’ve been rambling in my column for the last several weeks – not unusual perhaps as constant deadlines combine with PTSD in creating this confusing brainwarp I am subjected to daily. Trying to focus more narrowly is of little use when one is also assaulted with other stories on similar topics from around the country. Making sense of it all is almost a full-time job, one that has served more than one career, I’m sure. One of those careers is that of a well-known political writer, David Halberstam, a P u l itzer P r i ze w i n n i ng journalist for his early work i n Viet n a m. H i s favor it e job though was as a sports writer, which he inserted into his more ‘serious’ life and in his book, Everything They Had, a collection of his best sport-related articles over five decades, where he explains his love of sports of all kinds in

several different ways. One story is about meeting with James Carville – a huge power figure in the time of Bill Clinton – and discovering that at this posh Washington, D.C. New Years Eve party, the subject was not about politics. It was instead about a backup catcher for the 1949 Boston Red Sox, Matt Batts, who was from the same town as Carville. The 40-minute conversation never touched on any political statement or question and in the words of Halberstam was made more enjoyable because ‘He did not have to spin me and I didn’t have to spin him.’ Years later, at a dinner in New York City crowded with top political people and media stars, and other wealthy and accomplished men and women, Halberstam allowed the other guests their ego-time before dropping his bombshell, very casually, into the conversation. He announced to the assembled guests that the next day he would be flying

to Islamorada, Florida to interview Ted Williams, perhaps the best hitter in Major League Baseball. All eyes turned to him immediately, making him think of Tom Sawyer, who had sublet his chores – which they willingly paid for – to his friends in the Mark Twain classic novel. Now, I am not a writer even close to the equal of Halberstam, or Twain. My work is very provincial, though I have interviewed some major f ig u res, but a lways a f ter their careers are over: David Thompson and Marv Levy to name a couple. Sports is not always about these legenda r y men a nd women. There is a lot of talk and words used in discussing local boys and girls having good seasons or good high school careers. That is my ‘beat.’

Then we hear the other stories, too: players attacking other players, coaches, referees, and fans physically; the inherent dangers of football vs soccer vs baseball vs basketball; irate parents storming the field during and after games; out-of-control coaches; and too many other tales, good and bad – that seem to take up a lot of time and space. Are sports – or any athletic endeavor – meaningful in America? Whether you like them or not, the answer has to be a resounding YES! For a l most 10 0 yea r s, America has blossomed into a country in love with athletic competition of all sorts. Aside from the top money earners, various splinter contests have emerged like American Ninja that capture the imaginations of many. Extreme sports also draw la rge crowds a nd a

growing interest among the more athletic, sometimes with little in the way of payout. Meaningful is a word not defined as being important to everyone, but it is the correct word in this case. And this subject is important, it seems, to almost everyone. At some point, we all have a ‘need’ to see what we or others can do, regardless of size, muscle-mass, speed, or even intelligence. Americans like to compete in almost everything they do, even if they are reluctant to admit it. Well, a nother weekend ha s pa s sed, a nd a not her Homecoming as well. Hope you enjoyed all the festivities as I did, despite the outcome of the game. I’ll be back at it again this Saturday at the Route 66 Bike Race and maybe I’ll see you there, too.

GO G O TEAM TE A M G GO O Drummer Jacob Martinez concentrates on each beat of the drum during the opening ceremony of Gallup High School’s Homecoming football game Sept. 25. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock


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Gallup High School Homecoming 2015 The Gallup High Bengal Girls Dance Team performed during halftime for the Homecoming ceremony on Sept. 25 at Public School Stadium.

Benny and Baylee Bengal escort the first of several Queen candidates, Brittany Bahe, and her parents on Sept. 25 for the Homecoming ceremony.

Cross-Country runner Patrick Chee is escorted to the 50-yard line during the Homecoming ceremony Sept. 25.

Cross-country runner and eventual Queen of the GHS Homecoming is escorted by her mother at the start of the ceremony at Public School Stadium on Sept. 25.

Jordan Deleeuw is escorted to the line of Queen candidates for Homecoming on Sept. 25.

The parents of Gallup quarterback Colten Lowley proudly take his place while he is in the locker room during halftime of the Homecoming game on Sept. 25.


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Cross-country runner James Hood is escorted to the 50-yard line as a candidate for King during the Homecoming ceremony Sept. 25.

Soccer player and golfer John Lomasney is escorted by his mother Janet to take his place with the other King candidates on Sept. 25 during the Homecoming ceremony at Public School Stadium.

Queen candidate Kayleigh Hurtado is escorted to the line of Queen candidates during the ceremony on Sept. 25 at Public School Stadium.

Shanelle Benallie of the GHS Volleyball team is escorted by her parents to the line of Queen candidates assembled at Public School Stadium on Sept. 25.

Mariah Gonzales is escorted into Public School Stadium during Homecoming as one of the Queen candidates on Sept. 25.

Representatives for Football player Isaiah Malcolm, in the locker room with his Bengal team, walk proudly down the track during the Homecoming ceremony at Public School Stadium on Sept. 25.


Mikayla Morales is escorted by her parents to the line of Queen candidates at the GHS Homecoming on Sept. 25.

Ricardo Rico is escorted by his parents to the 50-yard line as one of the King candidates during Homecoming on Sept. 25 at Public School Stadium.

Parents of Josh Trahan walk into the Homecoming festivities at Public School Stadium on Sept. 25.

Adrieanna Stewart of the Volleyball team is escorted by her parents during Homecoming ceremonies in Public School Stadium on Sept. 25.

Taylor Toadlena is escorted to the line of Queen candidates at Homecoming on Sept. 25.

Mom tries on the crown won by her son, Xavier Hoover, during Homecoming on Sept. 25.

Photos By Tom Hartsock SPORTS

Ginnette Nez is escorted to the line of Queen candidates at the GHS Homecoming on Sept. 25.

The parents of Jalen White represent him while he spends halftime in the locker room with his Bengal team on Sept. 25.

Tyler Montano walks with his escorts to the line of King candidates at the GHS Homecoming on Sept. 25.

Queen Shenoah Begay gets fitted for a crown during Homecoming ceremonies on Sept. 25.

Homecoming Queen Shenoah Begay dazzles the crowd with a smile after receiving her crown on Sept. 25.

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Sports Schedule Friday, Oct.2 GHS FB @ Moriarty, 7 MHS FB vs Albuquerque, 7 WHS FB @ Tohatchi, 7 Saturday, Oct. 3 GHS BS vs Tierra Encantado, 11 GHS FB JV @ Kirtland, 11 GHS VB vs Kirtland, 4:30 GHS XC vs Gallup Invite, 8 MHS FB JV/C @ Aztec, 11/1 MHS XC @ Gallup Invite, 8 RCHS BS vs Hope Christian, Noon RCHS GS vs Hope Christian, 10 RCHS XC @ Gallup Invite, 8 RCS MS XC @ Chief Manuelito MS, 8 WHS XC @ Navajo Pine, 9 Tuesday, Oct. 6 GHS GS vs Navajo Prep, 4

GHS VB vs Piedra Vista, 5 MHS BS @ Farmington, 4 MHS GS vs Farmington, 4 WHS VB @ Kirtland, 4 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Gallup Mid FB vs Crownpoint, 5 MHS VB @ Farmington, 4 RCHS BS vs Bosque, 5 RCHS GS vs Bosque, 3 Thursday, Oct. 8 GHS BS @ Aztec, 4 GHS GS vs Aztec, 6 MHS VB vs Piedra Vista, 4:30 RCHS GS @ Navajo Prep, 3 RCHS VB @ Tohatchi, 4 WHS VB vs Thoreau, 4 Friday, Oct. 9 GHS FB vs Aztec, 7 WHS FB @ Bloomfield, 7 WHS XC @ Bloomfield, 3

CALENDAR COMMUNITY CALENDAR OCT. 2 – OCT. 8, 2015, 2015 FRIDAY OCT. 2 DROP-IN FILMS Family Movie. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. All ages. FREE. EL MORRO THEATER Mad Max Fury Road, starts at 5 pm and tickets are $5. El Morro Theater, 207 West Coal Ave. Rated PG-13. STAND DOWN & PROJECT HANDS UP Gallup Stand Down & Project Hands-Up for homeless veterans. Some of the available services include: legal services, VA benefits, food and drinks, and housing assistance to name a few. Veterans are welcome 9 am – 4 pm. Non-veterans are welcome 12 – 4 pm. For information call Eliane at (505) 290-1823 or Wendy: info@nmciv.org. Located at the Community Service Center (across from the food pantry) 410 Bataan Veterans St. LIVE MUSIC The Navajo Wranglers,


Country Western music, to perform 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. For more information please call (505) 722-0117.

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The artist Jill Cohn performed at Octavia Fellin Public Library on Sept. 29. She shared songs with guests from her three CDs and all had an enjoyable evening. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

YARD & FRYBREAD SALE Ford Canyon Senior Center, 10 am - 3 pm. 908 E. Buena Vista Ave, Gallup. SATURDAY OCT. 3 SATURDAY STORIES Start your Saturday mornings off right with an interactive story time for children of all ages and their families. Each week will feature songs as well as books, at least one puppet story, and include a short craft or activity at the end. Starts 10:30 am, Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. LIVE MUSIC Three Blind Mice, Tim, Merlin and Rick to perform 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. For more information please call (505) 722-0117. UNM-GALLUP UNM-Gallup presents “Building a Community of Learning.” From: 12 pm 4pm. Located at Rio West Mall. CPR Demos, OSHA info, programs/degrees, and Continued on page 15

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workforce development. FAMILY MOVIE EVENT Join us for a special Family movie ‘Book of Life.’ There will be treats during the movie and then right after, stay with us as we make a special craft and learn about Hispanic Culture. Begins at 2 pm. For more information please call (505) 726-6120, or email: childlib@ gallupunm.gov. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec.

11-14). Starts 4 pm at Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Feature: Avengers: Age of Ultron LIVE MUSIC Marilyn Moser, touring Southwest, to perform 8 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. For more information please call (505) 722-0117. WEDNESDAY OCT. 7 TODDLER TIME An active and energetic program for toddlers (2 - 4), featuring music, movement, rhythm, and stories. Starts at 10:30 am, Children’s Branch, 200 West, Aztec.

SUNDAY OCT. 4 ST. FRANCIS FIESTA! Mass at 10 am, Fiesta 11 - 5 pm. Games, food, and entertainment. Calcutta raffle starts at 3:30 pm. There will be up to $10,000 grand prize. 213 W. Wilson Ave, Gallup. 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. MONDAY OCT. 5 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING The Gallup-McKinley county school board is having a Board of Education Meeting. Begins at 6 pm. Location: Student Support Center, 700 South Boardman Dr. For more information please call: (505) 721-1000. SPA DAY The UNM Cosmetology Department is hosting a Spa Day in Gurley Hall. The event is in support of the American Cancer Society Relay for life Ups and Downs Teams. Treat yourself, and a friend to a facial, manicure or pedicure, for $5 each. 11 am- 6:30 pm. All proceeds support cancer research and local patient needs. For more information contact Joyce Graves (505) 863- 3075. Location: 705 Gurley Ave. TUESDAY OCT. 6 TEEN CAFÉ A place for middle schoolers to hang out and make crafts, design, build, experiment, watch movies, or play video games (Ages

MAKER’S CLUB A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing (Ages 7 and up). Each week will feature a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. THIS WEEK: LEGO CHALLENGE Gallup-McKinley County School District The Gallup-McKinley County School District is having a MNSBA Region 1 Meeting. Begins at 5:30 pm at the Zuni Public School Cafeteria. Located: 71 Route 301 North. OPEN-MIC-NIGHT Local talent takes center stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. THURSDAY OCT. 8 GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOL Gallup-McKinley County schools are on Fall Break Oct. 8 - 9. CITY OF GALLUP Meet with Councilor Fran Palochak share your ideas, compliments, and complaints at Stagecoach Elementary School. Meeting takes place from 6 - 8 pm. Located: 1498 Freedom Drive, (505) 721-4300. CRAFTY KIDS Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. This Week: Pipe Cleaner Ninjas ONGOING 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 be recorded and stored at the library for future generations to listen to. Anyone interested in participating should contact the library to schedule an interview time. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. For more information, please call the library at 505-8631291 or email: mdchavez@ gallupnm.gov UNM-GALLUP The Ingham Chapman Gallery presents, Square States and Moonscapes (Sept. 28- Oct. 30). New Work by Patrick Kikut. Located: 705 Gurley Ave. For more information contact (505) 863-7500. QUILTING GROUP Come on down and join our quilting group. We have quilting bees every 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, at 705 Montoya Blvd. 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) 726-8068 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 Wednesdays 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) 722-4226. SAVE THE DATE MIYAMURA BOOK SIGNING Three war heroes, featuring local Medal of Honor recipient Hershey Miyamura, will hold a book signing Oct. 10 from 9 am - Noon at Miyamura High School, 680 Boardman Dr, Gallup. Miyamura is celebrating the release of the second edition of his book “Forged Fire.” Vincent Okamoto and Joe Annello will also be signing books that can be purchased at the event. HUMANE SOCIETY FUNDRAISER Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society holds its Great Gatsby Bow Meow Gala:

Dinner & Dance Oct. 17 at Red Rock Park Auditorium. Comedians James & Ernie will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies. Cocktail hour is from 6 - 7 pm and dinner from 7:30 - 8 pm. There will be a live auction and games to win prizes. Tickets sold at GMHS: (505) 726-1453 or Mystique Salon and Day Spa: (505) 722-9566. WHITE SHELL WOMAN WORKSHOP The White Shell Woman Workshop will be hosted by the Miss Navajo Council, at the Gallup Campus. This save the date event will take place on Oct. 24. On site registration from 7:30- 8:30 am. The workshops takes place from 8:30 am – 4 pm. Location: Calvin Hall UNM-Gallup Campus, 705 Gurley Ave. For more information contact: Geri at (505) 488-8526. RECYCLED ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR In celebration of America Recycles Day the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council will sponsor Recycling Arts & Crafts Fair & Recycling Jamboree, Oct. 31, from 9 am -3 pm. The event will be held at the Gallup Community Service Center, 410 Bataan Veterans Street (Old Bingo Hall), across from the Community Pantry. To reserve a table please contact Betty (505) 722-9257. RIO WEST MALL EVENTS Oct. 9: Fall Student Job Fair 12 - 4pm, Rio West Mall Center Court Oct. 17: Halloween Carnival 10 am -2 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court Oct. 27: Pumpkin Carving Contest Drop off, 5 pm, Rio West Center Court      Oct. 29:  Pet Costume Contest 7 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court Oct. 30: Kids Costume Contest 6 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners, 7 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court Oct. 31: Mall Trick or Treat 3 pm - 6 pm, Rio West Mall Center Court, while supplies last. To post a non-profit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday 5 pm.

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Gallup Sun • Friday October 2, 2015  

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