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Gallup Rotary Club Seniors of the Month January

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Chase Charlie, 17, of Crownpoint High School, is the team captain for the girl’s varsity volleyball and basketball teams. She is the Senior Class President and Art Club President. She is a National Honor Society member and is ranked first of her senior class. She holds a 4.14 grade point average. She is a...

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Navajo Code Talker

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation mourns the loss of Navajo Code Talker Alfred James Peaches, who passed on Jan. 16 at Flagstaff Medical Center.

President Russell Begaye ordered flags across the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Jan. 23. Peaches’ passing is about a week apart from fellow Navajo Code Talker Ernest Yazhe, who passed on Jan. 12.

“The Navajo people have lost another warrior that defended freedom and the American way of life during World War II, said President Begaye. “Navajo Code Talker Alfred Peaches was a role model and hero to our great Navajo Nation.

“We unite in prayer and mourning for his family and friends,” he added.

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The ‘5th Wave’ delivers an assault of silly hokum

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Rating: « out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 112 min.

Ridiculous. Sorry, but that’s the overwhelming feeling from the latest “Young Adult” novel adaptation to hit cinemas. Despite the efforts of a solid cast, The 5th Wave can’t withstand the screenplay’s barrage of disaster tropes, teen romance film clichés and, well, encounters with aliens. It creates an increasingly absurd environment completely at odds with the serious tone. By the final act, it comes across as far more funny than exciting.

As the film begins, aliens have arrived, decimating the population through a series of “waves”. First, it’s an electro-magnetic pulse, crashing cars and sending planes plummeting to...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger doesn’t want to be alone. He’s got the sweet personality of an orange kitty and is ready to go to a loving home where he can warm up your lap and heart.

Joyce

Joyce is a young pup looking for more room to run around and play and be a puppy. Of course, she’s looking for that lifelong partner.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.

 

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 22, 2016

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Wow! It’s an incredibly busy edition of DVD and Blu-ray highlights, making it nearly impossible for viewers not to find something to their liking. There’s a strong emphasis on music-based entertainment, but even if that’s not to your tastes there’s still plenty to choose from. As always, click on any links to read full reviews. 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!

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records - Well, the title of this documentary just about says it all. It chronicles the formation of this record store chain in the 60s and follows it through to its recent...

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