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Mary, a woman revered for standing by her son

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Feast Day Sept. 15

Patron Saint of

Mothers and Motherhood

By Sean Wells
Contributing artist

There are many images of Mary as a mother, a virgin, a queen. In this depiction she is shown with an exposed heart and a single or seven swords piercing the heart. She is often shown weeping. The swords...

Events 20 years ago moved many to serve

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In the moments after the country was attacked on September 11, 2001—before the largest-ever FBI investigation took shape and evidence-response teams deployed, even before heroic first-responders were seen heading to crash sites in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia—many people across the country felt a profound new calling to help and serve.

“I can vividly remember the moment and then the days and weeks following September 11, and I immediately knew that I wanted to be part of preventing that ever happening again,” Brandon, a forensic DNA expert at the FBI Laboratory, who was in college 20 years ago when terrorists crashed four planes and killed nearly 3,000 people, said...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Sept. 10, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 10, 2021

By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

It’s time for another look at some of the highlights that are arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. In addition to a high-profile superhero title, you’ll find plenty of quirky little releases that may be of interest. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these films a try!


AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: GIRLS’ RULES: While the original, “American Pie” series came to a close in 2012, that hasn’t stopped producers from making direct-to-disc spin-offs. The latest follows a group of four female high school seniors who want to lose their virginity...

Local veterans receive gifts from Quilts of Valor

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A group of local quilters presented ten quilts to local veterans at the Veterans Helping Veterans building Aug. 20.

Some of those in attendance included Mayor Louis Bonaguidi, Dist. 4 City Councilor Fran Palochak, country and western entertainer John Encinio, who is a veteran of the Viet Nam conflict and returned to Gallup from Las Vegas, Nev. to participate in the event.

Others who can be spotted in some of these pictures include: Bill Werner, John Matajcich, Mike Sekiya, Pedro Flores, Lee Peshlakai, Heather Slim, Miguel Garcia, Ned Pablo, Daniel Renault Haven, Shelly Biakaiddy, and Mike Selia.

Photo Credit: Joe Quintana

Grant-writer extraordinaire brings Legos to Boys & Girls Club

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Marisa Hutchinson had a dream of boys and girls building robots out of Legos. So she wrote a grant, something she does a lot when she imagines new projects for the Boys and Girls Club of Gallup.

“I have to constantly write grants, so we can stay open to help the kids,” she told the Sun.

The Legos from one of those grants arrived while she was at the Rio West Mall, in November, helping children with their homework.

In June, the club held a training for the young participants in the project. The First Lego League Robotic Challenge got under way a month later.

Sixteen youngsters were formed into opposing teams, each with a leader.

They chose team names: the Tech Engineer...
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