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Where did Mother's Day come from?

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Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Once a major tradition in the UK and parts of...

Best of the Best averts crisis

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Funding issues could have canceled rodeo

The Best of the Best rodeo is set to take place June 21-24. But at the beginning of April, there was some uncertainty about whether or not the event would even happen.

Gallup’s Interim City Manager J.M. DeYoung spoke in front of the city council during their April 9 meeting, voicing his concerns about the finances behind the rodeo event. It is a city event, meaning that in the past, the city saw revenue come in from it.

However, McKinley County took over the park management of Red Rock State Park from the City of Gallup in August 2022, and last year’s Best of the Best rodeo was the first time the event was under the county’s control...

Free career development program for artists comes to Gallup

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Artist INC Express, a career development program of Mid America Arts Alliance, has partnered with gallupARTS and New Mexico Arts to help artists of any discipline develop the building blocks for a thriving and enduring arts practice. The program will be held on June 8 from 10 am to 3 pm and on June 9 from 12 pm to 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Public Library.

Led by a team of experienced, working artists, this nine-hour, hands-on workshop helps artists address specific needs and challenges that artists face throughout their careers. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on exercises, artist-facilitators, and a new network of peer artists, will help participating artists set goals for...

Celebrity Extra

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Q: How is Celine Dion doing since she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder? Will she ever sing in front of an audience again? — N.G.

A: Two years ago, Celine Dion was diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a neurological disorder with an unknown cause and an uncertain prognosis. In an interview with Vogue

France, she said that she undergoes physical and vocal therapy five days a week and hopes to sing again.

In February, Dion presented a Grammy Award to Taylor Swift. She looked happy and radiant, leaving her fans hopeful that they’ll hear her angelic voice on stage again someday.


Q: Is it true that Garcelle Beauvais is leaving Real Housewives because her acting career...

Friends step up for ‘fundraising extraordinaire’

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82-year-old woman steps back from Relay for Life, younger generation takes over

About 10 years ago, Priscillaiana “Prissy” Schanefeltsat with her phone in her hand as a doctor told her that she had thyroid cancer. After getting her thyroid removed, she knew she had to do something to help others going through similar scary situations. That’s when she decided to start her own Relay for Life team, which she named Camino de Esperance, or “Path of Hope.”

Now, Schanefelt is cancer-free, only having to go to annual check-ups. But she still supports the Relay for Life cause, making calls asking people for donations and their support.

“I’ve been really fortunate that nobody...

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