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Del Norte teacher answers call to the classroom

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Cecily Langendorf

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Cecily Langendorf, a...

The story of Saint Valentine

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FEAST DAY FEBRUARY 14

Death 269 A.D.

Patron of Beekeepers, Bees, Epilepsy, Travelers, Love, The Engaged, Happy Marriages. Invoked Against Plague and Fainting.

Although many of Saint Valentine of Rome’s legends are unverified, all the stories center around love conquering fear. As a former Bishop, Saint Valentine was put under house arrest by Judge Asterius. He was mocked for his faith and challenged to restore the sight of the judge’s blind daughter. Valentine laid his hands upon the child’s eyes, restoring her vision.

Upon witnessing the miracle, the Judge swore allegiance to Valentine, converting to Christianity, along with his entire family and setting free all prisoners...

A fairytale look at downtown while the storms are pushing through. Gallup expects more snow showers Friday, Jan. 29 and Tues. Feb. 2.

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Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons RAH Photography

Navajo woman headed to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Elisha Sneddy  is a member of the Navajo Nation who will soon be studying social and behavioral sciences at what she describes as her dream school: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She introduces herself this way:  Shí éí Elisha Sneddy yinishyé. Kinyaa’aanii nishłi, Tó’aheedliinii báshíshchíín, Bít’ahnii daschicheii dóó, Deeshchii’ni dashinalí. Hello, my name is Elisha Sneddy and I am a proud member of the Navajo Nation. I am Towering House clan, born for Water Flows Together clan. My maternal grandfather is Folded Arms clan and my paternal grandfather is Start of the Red Streak People clan. I am the daughter of Lisa Tolth and Cameron Sneddy. I...

Seeking hope from Saint Corona

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Feast Day May 14

A young 16 year-old newlywed to a Roman soldier kept a secret Christian life. She was horrified as she watched a Roman Soldier named Victor tortured publicly. As they prodded out his eyes and he steadfastly held to his Christian beliefs, she cried out from the crowd words of support and love for him and admitted her own Christianity, a guaranteed death sentence. Her limbs were tied to two palm trees that had been pulled to the ground in great tension.

The palms were released and she was ripped apart. Victor was later sainted himself and shares her Feast Day. Both suffered death at the end of their torture. Corona carries the palm to signify her martyrdom.

Each saint...

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