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Community Calendar JULY 3 - 9, 2015

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FRIDAY July 3

City Offices Closed

City of Gallup offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Solid waste collection will operate on its normal schedule.

SATURDAY July 4

Independence Day Celebration

Everyone is invited to the citywide “Stars and Stripes 4th of July Celebration” sponsored by the City of...

Partnership in Care. American Cancer Society Volunteers Needed

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“Cancer doesn’t care, we do,” reads the sign that hangs on the door of the American Cancer Society’s Resource Center that is housed in the New Mexico Cancer Center. Volunteers man the office that helps cancer patients and their families navigate the dark stretches of the cancer highway.

Joyce Graves, volunteer, explains there is a partnership between the cancer center and ACS. The cancer center provides an office, phones, a computer and Xeroxing capabilities while ACS provides educational booklets and trained volunteers.

Patient Services

The volunteers are trained to help patients and their families find answers to the multitude of questions that arise when a cancer...

TED 2 Is A Scattershot Comedy With a Few Big Laughs

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Rating: «« 1/2 out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 115 min.

While Ted was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2013, it managed to slip under the radar of a few critics... or maybe just me. Regardless, this review is coming from the perspective of a complete newcomer who knows next to nothing about the foul-mouthed talking bear from Boston or his best pal. Taken on its own merits, Ted 2 is a scattershot comedy with a few big laughs that works in spells, but begins to sag as it wears on.

The main arc follows the newly married supermarket clerk Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) going through a major crisis with his wife - namely, they fight all the time. Learning from a fellow employee that...

Great American Car Race Blasts into Gallup

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Following the Mother Road, Historic Route 66, the Great American Car Race blasted into the parking at Courthouse Square and some makeshift places on Aztec Avenue June 24 before the drivers and navigators ventured down to Sammy C’s Rock ‘n Sports Pub and Grille for some needed provisions after a long day on the road from Kirkwood, Missouri.

The group started with 117 old, but refurbished, classic vehicles that most of us have not laid eyes on in years. After an overnight stay in Gallup, the group will continue on to their destination, Santa Monica, California.

Along the way they will be raising funds to help in research and treatment of those afflicted with autism. About...

ARES/SAR Operations Save Lives in New Mexico

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Amateur Radio Emergency Services is alive and well in McKinley County, New Mexico. ARES is embedded with the County Search and Rescue (SAR) organization that has 27 active members, 15 of whom are Amateur Radio operators. Also included in the membership is a rope team, two medical doctors, a nurse-practitioner with a search dog, four EMTs and a paramedic. The group is supported by a local Med-Flight helicopter transport service to assist in quick searches of remote areas, and triage.

Four years ago, an incident involving a mountain climber prompted the McKinley County Fire and Rescue Team to invite the county SAR/ARES to join forces to improve on their response and assistance. With...

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