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Library closes out Black History Month with Billie Holiday tribute

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GALLUP – About a dozen area folks turned out Feb. 25 to see an oral rendition of Billie Holiday. The event was part of the Octavia Fellin Library’s series of Black History Month presentations.

“It was wonderful,” library Director Mary Ellen Pellington said. “The entire series was attended by dozens of area...

Mildred Holmes Scholarship up for grabs

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Now accepting applications

Kimberly Wells, President of Upsilon Chapter of Gallup, New Mexico of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for a high school female senior who is interested in pursuing a teaching career.

This scholarship is named in honor of Mildred Holmes, a well-known teacher who taught in the Gallup McKinley County Schools. She was a very active member in the community and in Delta Kappa Gamma.

This organization is a professional honor society for women educators with more than 85,000 members. Established in 18 member countries around the world, the Society defines its mission as promoting professional and...

West Gallup to get new assisted living facility

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30-room facility is third to be built in area by Ramah Care Services

One of McKinley County’s best known assisted living facility builders plans to open a Gallup location at some point in the spring, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Gallup City Planner C.B. Strain said an area along Day Street on the city’s west end is slated for such a facility. The matter was not required to go before the Gallup City Council.

“Yes, they have started construction on the building,” Strain said. “Everything is proceeding according to the plans of the builder.”

Robert Johnston, a Ramah resident and principal with Ramah Care Services, said the $1.7 million Sunny Day Assisted Living Center...

Rotary Seniors of the Month

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Rotary Seniors of the Month, all presented with a Certificate of Honor for their Academic and Community work. Back row, from left: Derrick Vandever, Thoreau; Jeremiah Salaz, Miyamura; Philbert Joe, Tohatchi; Mykale L. Begay-Harlan, Crownpoint; and Colten Lowley, Gallup. Front row, from left: Brittany Wilhelm, Miyamura; Olathe Antonio, Window Rock; Raven Pinto, Rehoboth; Pashen Beyale, Wingate; and Brittany Bahe, Gallup. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

Library honors Black History Month with art exhibit, storytelling

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An art exhibit entitled, “Black Lives Matter” is on display to the public through the month of February at the Octavia Fellin Public Library. The more than two dozen works span the year 1964 to the present and are part of a collection done by local artist and former college professor Dana Chandler.

“I don’t really have a real favorite of the ones that are on display at the library,” Chandler, 75, commented. “I like all of them.”

Among the works on display, one is titled, “Haitian Slave Trade, All About the Money (1991).” Another carries the title, “Whiskey, Rum, Pear, Apple, Bullets (1981).” Each painting denotes a degree of social commentary as it pertains...

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