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Gallup Sun Editorial: The Angels of Mercy at GMCS

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Our hats are off to Gallup-McKinley County Schools Interim Superintendent Mike Hyatt and the members of the entire Gallup-McKinley County Board of Education.

The school district pulled off a major logistical feat with the recent announcement that kids attending McKinley County schools won’t be required to pay for school...

Graduation: The real commencement begins now

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There may be no event more exciting, yet terrifying, than college or high school graduation. After spending countless hours staying awake in lecture halls, surrounded by peers with shared ambitions of one day being successful in all aspects of life, graduation day should be the epitome of joy.

The days of imbibing unhealthy amounts of NoDoz and Red Bull before a final exam are done. Everything will be worth the struggles and sacrifice after receiving that piece of paper, right?

That’s the question that a lot of college and high school graduates have right now. The job market, no matter the job, is still tough and not everybody is cut out for college. It is a hard task to get a foot...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF JUNE 2

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The Sun is firmly in Gemini and today Venus conjuncts Uranus. You may feel, as if you have ants in your pants. The urge to move and wander may very well be overpowering. It’ll settle down on Sunday (a little). Madame recommends that you get outside and enjoy the pre-summer breeze. Take this time to enjoy yourself and spend time with the pets and family. Go for it!

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re ready to get the show on the road. You can’t see into the future, but you’re ready for a wild ride. Take this moment to enjoy the moment. Rest. Relax. You may find it necessary to study a new book or take up a constructive hobby. Consider learning a new language. It never hurts to...

Racial Reconciliation in Gallup

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PART 2 of 2

Last week part one of an editorial on Racial Reconciliation was printed in the Gallup Sun.

At the end of Part One, I talked about my first experience with blatant racial stereotyping when I was 7 years old. When the little girl in the playground called me a “dirty rotten redskin” I don’t think she was born with that thought.  It was a learned way of thinking.  It is what children may see in the home when they grow up, what their peer groups practice, what they hear in music or see on other forums of life.

When my wife and I first moved to Gallup years ago we set about attending different Churches to see which one best suited our needs. In one Church one of the...

Racial Reconciliation in Gallup

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Part 1 of 2

Dear Editor:

With all the recent controversy regarding the removal of Larry Casuse memorial by the City, I have been thinking about whether to say anything or not.  I know “racism” is a touchy issue to talk about because most people like to believe it doesn’t exist anymore.

Anyway, it reminded me of a book I read in March of 2008 written by a man named Edward Gilbreath.  The book is called “Reconciliation Blues.”   He was writing about what he saw in the segment of society known as White Evangelical Christianity, which has had its share of problems with “integration”.

He told of how on his first Pastoral assignment he and his wife took an associate...

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