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Remembering a Legend …

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Artist Ric Sarracino donates Fellin painting to Octavia Fellin Library

GALLUP – The vibrant colors and wispy brush strokes merge into a figure that many consider a Gallup treasure. The portrait shows a woman wearing a dress and elegantly coiffed and facing forward.

The blue and brown outlines of the face jump out. The pink and green colors of the torso bring to the surface an almost three-dimensional feel. The painting is one of two of Fellin to ever be donated to the library. Gallup artist Jackie Cattaneo donated an oversized painting of Fellin to the library more than a decade ago.

“(Octavia) is an icon of Gallup,” artist Ric Sarracino said of the work. “She was a wealth of...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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TRISTAN

Tristan was brought in as a stray and has the most adorable green eyes. He’s up to date on shots and now all he needs is his forever family. There are some great dogs and pups ready to go home. Adopt or foster!

SHORTIE

Shortie has his shots and is neutered and ready to go home with you!  He’s as sweet as they get. The shelter always has an influx of cats and kittens needing forever or temporary foster homes.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.

Local educator values the community she hails from

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Teacher of the Month: Monique Martinez

Monique Martinez, a first grade teacher at Juan de Oñate Elementary School, was selected as the ‘Teacher of the Month’ for February. Martinez describes herself as a “born and raised Gallup girl,” and has been teaching for 11 years.

All 11 of those years have been spent at Juan de Oñate Elementary with first graders, and she sees no reason to change course. Martinez left Gallup briefly to earn her teaching degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales before returning home to teach in her community. Her parents have always been Sunday school teachers, and she began helping them out at a young age.

“We have a lot of educators in...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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MR. PICKLES

Meet handsome Mr. Pickles. I am ready to go home with you and promise that I won’t get into any pickles … well maybe one or two!

Cat room is full and there’s a great selection of felines. Consider fostering or adoption.

DONNA

What can I say? I am a cute little puppy and I know it! Looking for a mature companion? The shelter has plenty that are in need of adoption or a foster home.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.

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