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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for October 30, 2015

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Happy Halloween to all you readers out there. It’s time for a look at the highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. Just because it’s the time for trick-or-treating doesn’t mean there aren’t options in all kinds of different genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to...

Gallup Rotary Club Seniors of the Month for October

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Wayde Morgan, 16, of Crownpoint High School, is a United Health Care youth intern leader, a member of the National Honor Society and peer helper.  His hobbies include reading, running, and becoming a community health educator. “I would like to go in the field of medicine and obtain a M.B. with a specialty in infectious disease.”

Mariah Gonzales, 17, of Gallup High School, is a part of the Starlette Dance team and competition team coach for 3 years, also, a captain of Bengal Girl Dance team for two years. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a varsity dance team captain, and has obtained the Bengal Pride Academic Excellence Award. Her hobbies include...

Glenn Ratmeyer named commended student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

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Chris VanSlooten, principal of Rehoboth Christian High School, announced today that Glenn Ratmeyer has been named a Commended Student by the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although Glenn will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Awards, Commended Students are placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Ratmeyer has attended Rehoboth Christian School since Kindergarten. He lives in Gallup, NM and is son...

R.I.P. City Councilor Cecil E. Garcia

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Feb. 6, 1950 - Oct. 19, 2015

Cecil Garcia, the former Gallup City Councilor for District 4, passed away Oct. 19 in Phoenix due to a blood disorder. He was 65.

Garcia was born in Grants, NM on Feb. 6, 1950. His family moved to Gallup when he was a child.

A graduate of Gallup High School, Garcia has worked in the mines and was also employed as a Teamster truck driver.

As of recent, he was self-employed as the owner/operator of Garcia’s Landscaping.

In his spare time he enjoyed weightlifting, biking, sports, and the arts. Cecil leaves behind his wife Debbie, his three daughters who live in the Phoenix area, and grandchildren.

He served as the Councilor for District 4 from March...

‘Rock the Kasbah’ could use some fine-tuning

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Rating: «« out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 100 min.

Director Barry Levinson has had a storied career filled with plenty of strong titles (Diner, The Natural, Rain Man, Bugsy, Wag the Dog) and a few misfires (Toys, Sphere, Bandits). His latest, Rock the Kasbah, falls somewhere in between. The flick features an entertaining Murray and some impressively shot locales, but struggles when it comes to the more serious elements and delivering its overall message.

Richie Lanz (Billy Murray) is an aging rock tour manager, struggling for cash and working out of a motel in Van Nuys, California. To make some fast money, he accepts an offer to take a client (Zooey Deschanel) on a USO military tour...

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