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Dee Thompson takes her aunt’s story to the people

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TALE OF TEMPTATION, TRANSCENDENCE

“Everyone has a story inside of them, we just have to find it and let it out,” James Harjo says. These were the words that were spoken by Harjo, husband of Dee Thompson, author of Shattered Dreams, Bondage, and Hope as she told her story about the amazing life of her aunt...

Farmington, Albuquerque, State of N.M. win Family Friendly Business Award

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Businesses, nonprofits, governments can apply online

The City of Farmington and the City of Albuquerque have joined the State of New Mexico as recipients of the Family Friendly Business Award in recognition of their family-friendly workplace policies. Farmington and the State of New Mexico received Platinum level recognition (the highest), while Albuquerque was recognized at the Gold level. The awards are bestowed by Family Friendly New Mexico, a nonprofit organization that recognizes New Mexico businesses, governments and organizations that implement policies deemed friendly to working families.

Offering flexible work schedules is one method employers can use to support working...

First joint Christmas Eve ‘Festival for the Homeless’

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RMCHCS and Hozho Center serve 150 meals on Christmas Eve

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and the Hozho Center celebrated their first joint Christmas Eve “Festival for the Homeless” event this year. The two organizations combined efforts to spread joy to the community by offering a holiday feast to McKinley County’s homeless residents. One hundred-fifty people were served.

Festivities were held from 9 am to 4 pm at the center’s headquarters at 216 W. Maloney Ave. in Gallup. The event featured hot meals of ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie and coffee with extra helpings of holiday cheer.

“It was exciting to see the joy spread among the participants and...

First joint Christmas Eve 'Festival for the Homeless'

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RMCHCS and Hozho Center serve 150 meals on Christmas Eve

By William Madaras
For the Sun

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and the Hozho Center celebrated their first joint Christmas Eve “Festival for the Homeless” event this year. The two organizations combined efforts to spread joy to the community by offering a holiday feast to McKinley County’s homeless residents. One hundred-fifty people were served.

Festivities were held from 9 am to 4 pm at the center’s headquarters at 216 W. Maloney Ave. in Gallup. The event featured hot meals of ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie and coffee with extra helpings of holiday cheer.

“It was exciting to see the joy...

‘Learn something’: Twin Buttes teacher hits the ground running every day

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Joshua Otto

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Joshua Otto, of Twin Buttes Cyber Academy in Zuni, said he has always been interested in studying languages and reading, as well as creative writing.



BACKGROUND

Born in Fort Collins, Colo. and raised in Kalispell, Mont., Otto attended a Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he became a teaching assistant as part of his degree.

“I enjoyed it and was...

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