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First joint Christmas Eve 'Festival for the Homeless'

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RMCHCS and Hozho Center serve 150 meals on Christmas Eve

By William Madaras
For the Sun

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and the Hozho Center celebrated their first joint Christmas Eve “Festival for the Homeless” event this year. The two organizations combined efforts to spread joy to the community by...

‘Learn something’: Twin Buttes teacher hits the ground running every day

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Joshua Otto

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.

Joshua Otto, of Twin Buttes Cyber Academy in Zuni, said he has always been interested in studying languages and reading, as well as creative writing.


Born in Fort Collins, Colo. and raised in Kalispell, Mont., Otto attended a Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he became a teaching assistant as part of his degree.

“I enjoyed it and was...

‘Little Women’ puts a few new spins on a literary rating: 3 out of 4

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 134 minutes

I’ll be honest and admit that I’m likely not the target audience for Little Women. It was not part of my school curriculum and thus remains a relatively unfamiliar story to me, as well as one that doesn’t have the same kind of emotional resonance as it will to those who have grown up with it. Still, the new film adaptation is certainly well-acted and lavishly produced, with a cast and crew fully committed to delivering, and in some respects, updating the classic story for modern audiences.

The story begins with Jo Marsh (Saoirse Ronan) an aspiring writer in New York, struggling to sell her work to a publisher. Meanwhile...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 27, 2019

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The holidays are here, which means this edition of Blu-ray and DVD highlights isn’t as packed as usual. Still, there is a big release and a couple of smaller features coming your way that may be of interest. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases

Adopt a Highway - This independent drama follows a man who is released from prison after 21 years behind bars. He manages to secure a job as a dishwasher at a fast-food restaurant and attempts to catch up on the world that he has missed. When the lead discovers an abandoned baby in a dumpster, he sees it as an opportunity for redemption and debates whether or not...


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Sen. Lidio Rainaldi, D-Gallup, passed Dec. 23 at the age of 90. He represented the Fourth District of the New Mexico Senate from 2001 to 2008. Prior to becoming a senator, Rainaldi served as a Magistrate and Municipal Judge for 40 years. He most notably made headlines in 2005, when he took the City Council to task for irresponsible spending. He is survived by his wife Helen Rainaldi, and son Lidio Rainaldi, Jr. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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