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Students and staff say new building is a winner

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Rehoboth Christian School to hold April 27 open house

After years of planning, fundraising, and construction, the new Rehoboth High School building opened for students in August.

The Sun covered the groundbreaking and construction of the new building since the project began in May 2017.

Bob Ippel, executive director for Rehoboth High School, says that the finished building represents the dreams students and staff had for their school.

Members from Rehoboth High School spoke with the Sun April 5 about the new building and the improved student morale and performance.


A WALK THROUGH THE SCHOOL

Principal Chris Van Slooten talked about the new high school building, which is...

New Mexico Cancer Resource Center holds ribbon cutting

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Founder Barbara McAneny calls it an ‘act of love’

The New Mexico Cancer Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception for the opening of the Community Cancer Resource Center near UNM-Gallup.

The event, held April 15, drew visitors and invited guest speakers from the community.

One of the founders, Dr. Barbara McAneny, spoke to the crowd about how people had to travel to Albuquerque for treatment prior to the opening of the center. NMCC has been present in Gallup since 2007. McAneny talked about how cancer impacts more than a patient’s health.

“I can’t think of anything worse than getting chemotherapy while living in your car,” she said. “This is an act of...

Authors Festival 2019 brings literary names to Gallup

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FEATURED: A FILM ABOUT FRYBREAD

A schedule of events along with local authors hit the Gallup area on April 12 - 13. Films and presentations were shown at the El Morro Theatre and El Morro Event Center.

Authors on hand were: Travis Holt Hamilton, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Curtis Quam, Sunny Dooley, Jessica Helen Lopez, and many more. “Poetry Out Loud & Indigenous Storytelling.” was held at the ArtsCrawl. Children’s events were held at the Children’s Branch,with film screening at the El Morro Theatre. The film More Than Frybread (2011) by Travis Holt Hamilton, was a hit at the El Morro Theatre.

Originally, from Idaho, Hamilton grew up in Arizona. Famous for his films Turquoise...

‘Native Kings of Comedy’ hit Gallup

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LOTS OF LAUGHS at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center

Don Burnstick has got to be the most hilarious comedian to hit Gallup and then to team up with our already acclaimed Ernest David Tsosie, will be the most talked about show to come to town – from promotional poster for Native Kings of Comedy

It was a night filled with laughter as Native Stars hosted Native Kings of Comedy, presenting Don Burnstick, Ernest David Tsosie, and Drew Lacapa at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center, 204 West Coal Ave. April 12.

Starting the show off was no stranger to the comedy stage, Ernest David Tsosie, with his comedy act called Leave the kids at home.

Tsosie has been doing comedy for the...

Teacher of the month thought she was being pranked

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Cecille Perales enjoys a little TLC

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup, chooses and recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for the “Teacher of the Month” award. Teachers are nominated by students and those who feel they deserve the recognition for their determination to help local students become more than they expect. Camille’s presents this teacher with an award for excellence in teaching. This month’s winner is Cecille Perales.

Upon hearing the good news about being nominated for “Teacher of the Month,” Perales thought it was a prank.

“At first, I didn’t believe it was real (laughing), I used to be a prankster and my natural thought if...

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