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Arcadia University honors Gallup alumna

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GLENSIDE, Pa.—Lt. Shantel Blume ’13DPT of Gallup has been named to the Arcadia University biennial “40 Under 40.” Lt. Blume, a physical therapist at Indian Health Service, is one of the extraordinary professionals under the age of 40 who is making strides to bring change to their local and global communities, and to...

Pantries continue to see increase in donations

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GRANTS — As the need for food from local pantries continues to increase, community members and organizations are stepping up with donations to both The Community Pantry in Gallup and in Grants.

The Community Pantry, founded in 1999, serves Gallup with a branch in Grants, which officially opened in 2000, in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church (510 First St.).

The Community Pantry in Gallup is located at 1130 Hasler Valley Rd. The Grants Community Pantry is located at 222 Stephens Street.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Mexico in March, the Gallup pantry has doubled the number of families it helps on a monthly basis from 3,500 families to 7,000.

“We hired...

Rehoboth Christian School partners with Navajo Christian Response Team

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School becomes supply distribution center

As the COVID-19 pandemic maintains its grasp on the world, people around the Navajo Nation still face a dire need for supplies, whether as a result of living far away from grocery stores or not having reliable transportation to reach them.

Numerous groups have stepped up to help those most in need, particularly elders or people who cannot travel easily, by distributing supplies to them at a spot closer to home. The Navajo Nation Christian Response Team is one of those groups, and they have partnered with Rehoboth Christian School to provide relief across the reservation.

The NNCRT is working with churches, the Office of the President...

Memorial Day celebration continues in Grants

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GRANTS — Cibola County citizens have gathered at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Friendship and Fire and Ice Parks every Memorial Day since 2009. This year, they had to pay their respects differently.

Despite the current pandemic, a turnout that would normally see over 100 people, saw about 20 show up at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Friendship Park on Grants’ west end.

“I wish we would have had a lot more people come out, but we didn’t advertise it in the paper,” Grants Mayor Modey Hicks told the Gallup Sun. “We had people come in from out of town.

“We do it every School is filled day that we can’t honor our dead that have fought for this country, and...

Would you like a diploma with that?

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Grants High School students graduate in cars

GRANTS - COVID-19 has halted some aspects of daily life, but the pandemic was not going to stop graduation at a western New Mexico High School.

Grants High School in Cibola County hosted a “Drive Up Graduation” on May 15, on the school’s grounds with social distancing measures.

A few weeks prior to graduation, the school’s leaders started to brainstorm ideas to make graduation happen.

“It evolved and changed a lot, we had lots of different plans, and we were having meetings everyday for a couple weeks trying to get [graduation] lined out [figured out],” Grants High School principal Lane Widner said as plans for the...

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