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Memorial Day: Some Gave All

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Memorial Day started with the laying of wreaths in the Veteran section of Hillcrest Cemetery on May 25 by VA nurse Consuela Smith, City Councilwoman Fran Palochak, and Mary Calderon, a recent widow of a veteran. With a multitude of American flags around the fenced off area, interspersed with those of the military...

Miyamura High Graduates 197

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Miyamura High School graduated 197 students May 23, in a ceremony held at Public School Stadium. It was the final graduation for Gallup Schools but it was as joyous as the first one over three weeks ago.

In rows of four, the students filed into the area set for them, following the faculty. The Posting of Colors was handled admirably by two members of the American Legion. Ismael Fuentes and Victor Madrid took care of the welcome to the visitors packed into the concrete-based bleachers on the west side.

Rachael Eldridge and Nicole Atenciao led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and Andy Escamilla performed the national anthem. The invocation was given by Josiah Shank and...

Rehoboth Graduates 42

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The Rehoboth parking lot overflowed with cars and trucks, and the Sports & Fitness Center was jammed to the roof for the graduation ceremony May 23.

Forty-two students, including 17 members of the National Honor Society, filed into the auditorium to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by a five-piece combo. Principal Chris VanSlooten welcomed all the visitors with the help of Shannon Begay. Mikias Ippel, McKenzie Dunson and Nolan Johnny read the Class Bible verses and Superintendent Carol Bremer-Bennett addressed the graduates minutes later.

Bobbi Padilla and Amanda Martin were recognized as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of this year’s class and a...

Tribute to a Veteran ‘Honoring those who proudly served’

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Veterans honored with ‘Quilts of Valor’

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Quilts of Valor, a national foundation, mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Here in Gallup, there are several groups who strive to satisfy that mission.

With long hours of designing, cutting and sewing, these dedicated women create magnificent quilts that are nothing short of art. But the outer beauty of the project is only the tip of its importance.

The Gallup McKinley County Quilters have been making quilts together since 1985.

They first met in a house in Allison and have moved several times until finally acquiring a room at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, compliments of the City of Gallup...

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