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Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns Oct. 22

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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s has been going on since 1989. This year’s local event will take place on Oct. 22 at the Fox Run Golf Course, 1109 Susan Ave.

On that day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies a...

Showing off what they’ve got

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Gallup Bengal Girls Dance Team prepares for upcoming season

During halftime at Gallup High football and basketball games, the Gallup Bengal Girls Dance Team show their team spirit by performing highly energetic, and well-choreographed routines.

When they’re not performing at the games, the dancers are competing in dance meets across the state, and sometimes out of state.

Last year’s season concluded with the New Mexico Activities Association State Spirit Championship. The Bengals were the runners-up in the 4A dance category.

One of the current team captains, Jordan Krause, who is a senior this year, remembers how she felt during the moment she found out they had won second...

‘BeCause’ gives people an entry point into difficult topics

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Show features five different artists covering five social justice topics

When a multitude of artists applied for the Guest Curated shows at gallupart123, Executive Director Rose Eason knew something had to be done in order to honor as many of the great artists as possible. That’s why she and the committee in charge of Guest Curated shows decided to do four shows with induvial artists, and then save a fifth show for multiple artists.

That’s how “BeCause” came to be. “BeCause” features five different artists, and each of them is exploring a social justice topic that is important to them.

When asked how art can play a role in social justice, Eason explained that it can...


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Cool cuts for kids

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Frankie T’s gives back with dozens of free haircuts, backpacks

About 50 lucky youngsters look sharp going into the new school year, thanks to a free haircut and backpack event at Frankie T’s Barbershop on Aug. 13.

Owner Frankie Tso had a similar event when he first opened in 2019. Then COVID struck and he had to close up shop until late last year.

Wary of COVID, he was hesitant to do an event this year. Then he overheard a conversation between a mother and son at Walmart. The boy wanted a haircut, but his mother said, “No, we can’t afford that now. We have to buy school supplies.”

That was enough for Tso. Just to be safe, he got a tent to open his shop to the...

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