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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies feels a bit stiff

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Rating: «« out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 108 min.

At this point, we’ve seen more takes on the famous and enormously popular Jane Austen novel than probably any of us can count. At least the latest adaptation does throw in a new and unexpected element into the mix - the undead. Yet, while Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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HOLLY

Holly is a beautiful, and fluffy, spayed female cat. As you can see, she loves her neck scratched and is looking for a soul mate that will pamper her.

MILO

Meet mezmerizing Milo! He’s a neutered boy and loves being showered with attention. He’s looking for that life long pal that he can snuggle up with at the end of a long day.

Hurry in, there’s a special on adult felines. Only $14! You can make your love connection thru Feb. 15.

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.

‘Teacher of the Month’ follows in her mom’s teaching footsteps

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Fourth grade teacher Elna Go, of Red Rock Elementary School, knew her calling to become a teacher at a young age because she watched her mother teach first graders at the same public school she was attending.

Go, nominated for this month’s Camille’s Sidewalk Café, “Teacher of the Month,” describes her mom as being dedicated and sincere as a teacher. She calls her a role model. And she admires her mom the most for helping her students by feeding and clothing them.

With her mom always on her mind, Go is embarking on a similar journey. Originally from a southern island in the Philippines, called Mindanao, Go and her family arrived in the United States in 2004 and resided in...

Beautify Gallup from the bottom up

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HP Coalition, a local non-profit, is managed and operated by Mitchel Hicklin, and his story is very interesting.

Born in Ft. Defiance as one of a set of twins, Hicklin had a very tough infancy. His mother and father were both addicted to alcohol, and shortly after his twin died as a result of exposure on the McKinley County Courthouse steps, Mitchel was taken into temporary state custody. He was later released back to his mother, but only until his father’s alcohol-fueled rage caught up with her. His father beat the mother to death and served out his life in prison.

The state retained permanent custody until an Anglo family was found to take him home with them. That home was in...

Real life heroes prevail in ‘The Finest Hours’

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Rating ««« out of 4 Stars

RUNNING TIME: 1 hr 57 min

Saturated with a refreshingly old fashioned sense and sensibility, The Finest Hours is an exciting throwback to the harrowing adventure films of days past. The fact that this is a Disney film makes all the more sense as the story of real-life hero Bernie Webber would have felt right at home alongside Davy Crockett and True-Life Adventures on Sunday night’s Wonderful World of Disney.

It was 1952 when an unforgiving blizzard hit Cape Cod. Snow fell in thick sheets and the ocean raged. In an unprecedented display of terrible luck, two oil tankers snapped in half off the Massachusetts’ coastline.  The coastguard had the...

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