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Stamping out cancer

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Local teams race to raise funds

“Survivors make it personal, Scientists make it happen, Teams make it possible.”

These sentiments were felt at the Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life held at the Gallup-McKinley County Downtown Courthouse Square, June 15-16.

This year’s theme was “Christmas in...

Red Rock community receives $1.6 million from the 23rd Navajo Nation Council for a new senior citizen center

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TSÉ LICHÍÍ’, N.M.–Council Delegate Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh), Council Delegate Tom Chee (Shiprock), and President Russell Begaye had the honor of presenting $1.6 million in funding to the Tsé Lichíí’ Chapter, also known as the Red Rock Chapter, to assist in constructing a new senior citizen center for local elderly people.

Delegate Damon, who represents the Tsé Lichíí’ community as a member of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, acknowledged that it took the combined efforts of many individuals over several years to secure approximately $2.3 million from various sources for the design and construction of the...

Perspective … Don - A former Vietnam Vet

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My wife and I operated a Christian Bookstore here in Gallup, NM from 2005 through June 2011.  While we operated that store, I came in contact with many, many people from all walks of life and many of them were “street people or homeless” people.   Here is a story of one of those life changing encounters.

This a story about a man named Don he was a former Vietnam Veteran, he was a recovered alcoholic, he was a convicted felon and he was a man of God.  There are 7 parts to this story.   Parts 1 – 6 were written in 2011.

The last part 7 wasn’t written until May 31, 2016 – Memorial Day - because I had a hard time finishing the story.  I don’t know whether...

‘Summer All Sports Camp’ teaches kids healthy living habits

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Promoting wellness through the diabetes program to youth was the theme at the 2018 Summer All Sports Camp held during the week of June 11-15 at Rocky View Elementary.

The camp focused on various topics such as diabetes education, nutrition, physical activity and Navajo culture.

Educating kids about diabetes was the primary goal along with emphasis on physical activities which entailed basketball, bicycling, soccer, and other forms of exercise that was offered to the children to make it fun for them – and it was free for children ages 7 to 18.

The event was funded by a diabetes grant. The undisclosed amount of the grant was funded for five years for schools in the service unit...

Navajo Code Talker Holiday walks on

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President, vice-president honors his legacy

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez offer their condolences to the family of Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday, who passed away June 11 at age 94.

Born in Monument Valley, Utah, on June 2, 1924, Holiday served with the 4thMarine Division, 25th Regiment during World War II. Part of an elite group of Marines, Holiday sent and received coded messages as he served his country in Saipan, Iwo Jima, Tinian and Marshall Island, in the Pacific Theater.

That code, based on the Navajo language, proved unbreakable and helped the United States win the war. Holiday received a Congressional Silver Medal and...
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