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3rd Annual Mad Skills Talent Show

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Talented LOCALS show off their ‘mad skills’ for prizes!

The Rio West Mall recently held its 3rd Annual Mad Skills Talent Show July 14.

This free event was open for all ages, to show off a talent or two. The event was held center court from 5 pm - 8 pm, and 11 contestants gathered ready to battle in hopes of...

Community Pantry receives $10K donation

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Mormon stake delivers check

Nationwide food insecurity is a significant problem. According to the USDA Economics Research Service website, almost 13 percent of the US population is food insecure, meaning they either don’t have steady access to food, especially nutritious food, or worse don’t have steady access to food at all. This problem is especially acute in households with children as well as households in poor and/or rural areas.

This can create enormous suffering, and it is exactly this kind of suffering that the Community Pantry strives to overcome.

The pantry is tucked away on Hassler Valley Road, just off I-40 exit 22. Like any organization, the pantry has operating...

A long trip to bring home Gold, Silver, and Bronze

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The end of June was a busy time for Garcia’s Judo Club as six students and their parents flew or drove to Spokane, Washington for the USA Judo National and International Junior Olympic Championships held in the convention center across the street from the Grand Hotel  where the team stayed.

“The parents put a lot of effort towards this trip,” said Sensei Miguel Garcia. “We did a lot of fund raising and appreciate all who donated or bought our enchiladas which we offered for sale.”

The team weighed in on Thursday, June 15, with over 600 students of the art competing in the Nationals (on Friday) and the Internationals (on Sunday). There was a glitch in the registration...

‘Gathering of Patriots’

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The Comfort Suites in Gallup hosted the ‘Nation of Patriots’ as they came to Gallup to receive the American Flag from the Nation of Patriot riders from Arizona July 15. Lunch was provided and camaraderie and fellowship was a given. For more info on this organization go to www.nationofpatriots.com. Photo Credit: Felicia Kee

Rio West Mall ‘Kids Fest’ goes to the ‘dog’

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About 15 children gathered at the Rio West Mall July 18 to listen to dog care tips, including how to safely approach dogs. They applied those newly learned skills by petting Golden Retriever “Kahuna.”

Children finished the event by coloring photos of their pet, as seen in photos.

Gallup Sun Publisher Babette Herrmann, who also rescue dogs under “Four Corners Pet Alliance,” works closely with volunteers from “Rez Dawg Rescue, Inc.” and “Gallup-McKinley Humane Society” to safely transport rescue dogs out of the immediate area for adoption.

Need your dog or cat spayed or neutered? Or looking to adopt a great dog or cat? Contact Gallup-McKinley Humane Society (505)...

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