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RMCHCS challenges community to give ‘til you bleed

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The Auxiliary Blood Drive seeks to draw 60 pints of blood

For the first time RMCHCS is inviting Gallup’s civic and business organizations such as teachers, police officers, fire fighters, members of the Chamber of Commerce, retail organizations, union members and other groups to challenge its employees to a blood...

RMCHCS holds its second big fundraiser

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Paper Faces Charity Ball to help Kamps Women’s Health Center

In the second charity fund-raising effort for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services’ Dr. Philip Kamps Women’s Health and Birthing Center, supporters will be asked to dress up for the Paper Faces on Parade Charity Invitational Gala Masquerade Ball Oct. 19, from 6 pm – 11 pm at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel and Convention Center, 2915 Hwy. 66.

Dancing, auctions, prizes including Native jewelry and pottery, a UNM football package and a round trip for two to Monument Valley on the Ariz.-Utah border, will be up for bid as the hospital’s Western Health Foundation charity program works to cover the costs of...

Call to resume use of national forests

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Human uses alongside Mexican Spotted Owl recovery

WASHINGTON, D. C. - U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Deb Haaland, D-N.M., and Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., wrote to the U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen Sept. 27 pressing the agency to take immediate action to comply with the law and allow the resumption of traditional forest activities on national forests in New Mexico.

“We write regarding the reported impacts of the recent pause of several forest activities on national forests in New Mexico as a result of the District Court of Arizona’s decision that the U.S. Forest Service is not taking...

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan notes passing of Amb. Joe Wilson

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WASHINGTON, D. C. - Congressman Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., the U.S. House Assistant Speaker spoke Sept. 27 on the passing of Ambassador Joe Wilson:

“It was with profound sadness that I heard of the passing of Ambassador Wilson, a friend and fellow New Mexican for whom I had deep respect. Amb. Wilson was a devoted patriot who put country and duty before politics and who had the courage to speak the truth in the face of extreme criticism. With his passing, our country lost a faithful public servant.

“Today, my thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and friends. He will be missed by all those who loved and respected him.”

Doctor Chris Gonzaga to receive award for homeless outreach

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ALBUQUERQUE/GALLUP - Dr. Christopher Estabillo Gonzaga, a primary care physician specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services College Clinic in Gallup, is being recognized Oct. 5 at the 9th Annual Panama Heritage Award Celebration. The ceremony will be held from 2-4 pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center, 1024 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque.

Gonzaga is being honored for his support of the RMCHCS-Immediate Action Group program in which he and his wife RMCH Neurologist Dr. Flor Caballar-Gonzaga, along with Gallup volunteers, raise money to feed the homeless.

In addition to treating residents of McKinley County’s...

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