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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for September 6, 2019

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Hope everyone out there who was celebrating Labor Day had a great day off. Despite the holiday, distributors are back in business today and releasing a huge number of Blu-rays and DVDs in a wide variety of genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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‘Persons’ of the Month for August

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Big Brothers Big Sisters: the importance of having someone in your corner

The challenges of a new school year are harder on some students.  Lonely youngsters with a rough home life need support.  But they don’t always know how or where to get it.

That’s where Big Brothers, Big Sisters enters the picture.  For more than a century this non-profit has created one-to-one mentoring relationships designed to understand and empower.

The Big Brothers, Big Sisters branch in McKinley County, at 100 E. Aztec Ave., is such a place; where young people can find compassion and a listening ear.

 

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Sarah Piano, of Gallup, has served as regional director of Big Brothers...

NACE payroll deduction program growing

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The “Buy Authentic Navajo” brand cuts to the heart of Navajo business. Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise has a unique business model that was established by the Advisory Committee of the Navajo Tribal Council.

The Advisory Committee enacted a resolution titled, “Approving the Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise Payroll Deduction Plan for the Navajo Tribal Employees,” by a vote of 7-5 on Nov. 14, 1979.

Resolution No. CAN-112-79 planted the seed for economic development that continues to grow today. Elijah Muskett, NACE CEO, said the payroll deduction program has flourished over the decades, and now includes customers from tribal enterprises, schools...

Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo nearly doubles in size

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The Ninth Annual Business Expo put on by the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce was a four-hour event that attracted between 500 and 600 people Aug. 24.

Bill Lee, the CEO of the the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce, says more than 25 businesses participated this year and the turnout increased from the traditional numbers of 300 to 350 people. Asked what he attributes the larger headcount to, Lee says, “It takes time to finally get goin.’ People are beginning to recognize that there’s something happening with the Chamber in August that’s a good event.”

He also underscores the entertainment, including the Gallup Martial Arts Academy and high school...

Fall Movie Preview

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Cool down with these autumn flicks

It looks as though Labor Day weekend is a little slim on new releases. The thriller Don’t Let Go is opening nationally, but it isn’t being screened for the press. That means it’s as good a time as any to look into the future and find out more about some of what’s arriving over the fall and holiday seasons.

September begins with a major release in the form of It Chapter 2. This Stephen King adaptation about a group of childhood friends facing off against a supernatural clown will finish the story off for good and is likely to be a big box office success. The following week features The Goldfinch with Nicole Kidman and Ansel Egort. It is a...

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