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Don – Vietnam Vet – Part Two - March 7, 2011

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Continuing a 7-part special by Richard F. Kontz on a Vietnam Vet he met while running the Bread of Life Christian Bookstore in 2015 through mid-2011.

So, after that first initial contact with Don I knew the following things:  A - He was a recovering alcoholic; B - He had previously worked in recovery ministry in...

Renowned artist Armando Alvarez walks on

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Armando Alvarez Compean, who lived in Gallup for more than 20 years, died June 1 in Descanso, Calif. He was 79.

Born in Mexico, he came to the United States at an early age and worked as a businessman for many years in Brownsville, TX before starting a career as a painter.

He came to Gallup to visit his brother, Alex Alvarez, who was a golf pro here, and decided to stay. While here he married his third wife, Gaye Brown, who worked as a writer and copy editor for the Gallup Independent.

A year after coming here, he secured a contract with the City of Gallup to build a sculpture to reflect the nature of the city and its people. The $100,000 contract resulted in the creation of the...

‘Creating Memories’

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Scam alert: RMCHCS patients receiving ‘false calls’

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services has just learned of a scam that targets RMCHCS patients with false telephone calls.

Caller ID shows that the phone call is from RMCHCS, when in fact, scammers are hoping to perpetrate a scam on the recipient. Somehow hackers are now able to plug in any phone number and contact people under false pretenses.

These incidents are occurring across the country and often show familiar or important sources such as hospitals or police departments when they are actually coming from un-reputable marketers wanting to sell something or extract personal information.

RMCHCS is very sorry that our community has been hit by these scams.

Federal...

Ant-Man and the Wasp lacks a powerful sting

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Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 125 minutes

Yep, this week I’m going to be Mr. Grumpy about the latest chapter in the Marvel Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie certainly provides all the comic book movie story beats and action you’d expect, but the material isn’t nearly as sharp this time out. Thankfully, the talented cast of this superhero feature manage to eke out a few laughs almost purely on charm. However, there isn’t a whole lot else to recommend about this clumsy and haphazard sequel.

Set before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is about to finish a house arrest sentence after causing a big ruckus in the last...

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