Cancer study seeks participants

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By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to find a cure for cancer. President of the Cannon Spouses Club, Bailey lost her grandmother to cancer about 15 years ago and doesn’t want her children to experience the pain of losing a loved one like she did. Bailey […]

Campaign against cancer

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Marilyn Carter won’t be on the floor of Greyhound Arena tonight when Portales’ Relay for Life gets under way. It’s the first time she’s missed since she was diagnosed with cancer. Carter’s spirit and drive will be there through the efforts of her daughter, Debbie Stenstrom, who has helped […]

Relayers ready to rock

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The theme for the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay for Life in Portales is, “Relay like a Rockstar,” and starting Friday night, area residents will be able to do just that. Portales’ Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is joining with Texico’s FCCLA and Yucca Junior High’s FCCLA […]

Police, fire departments to battle on basketball court for Relay for Life

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Portales firefighters are fighting the law Saturday for a good cause, and at least one of the firemen is guaranteeing victory. The Portales Police Department tips off against the Portales Fire Department in “Guns vs. Hoses”, a friendly-competitive basketball game Saturday night at the Portales High School gymnasium […]

2-6-08 Local Briefs

CSC hosting sweetheart dance The Community Services Center Senior Meal Site will host a Valentine sweetheart dance from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the center, 1100 Community Way in Portales. The public is welcome. The Jamboree Band, featuring Linda Brown, Wayne Buchanan, Colby Carter and Bill Rice will perform. Tickets are $4 per person in advance […]

Breast size of little consequence in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about breast implants – specifically, my desire to have a larger bosom. I seriously considered the option of breast enhancement and went as far as making appointments with two highly recommended plastic surgeons. Before even speaking with them, I made up my mind […]

Documentary to focus on hope

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Cancer survivor Kevin Gardels is working to turn his experience with cancer into one that will help others struggling with the disease. “It changes your outlook if you have some kind of hope and empathy,” Gardels said. Gardels, who is pursuing a masters degree in religion at Eastern New […]

Walk of life

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The sun set on the thousands at Clovis’ Ned Houk Park, but the laps, laughs and memories continued throughout the night at the Clovis Relay for Life. The park hosted the annual fund-raiser, as approximately 2,000 people on 87 teams walked and found extra ways to raise money for the […]

Ride for Life makes comeback

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Some will walk. Some will ride. But all are working for a cure. After a two-year hiatus, the Ride for Life is returning. According to event coordinator Monte Graham, the Ride for Life is a 10-mile horseback trail ride that benefits the American Cancer Society. The ride, which is scheduled […]

Tractor promotes breast cancer awareness

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie Mac and Shelia Smith of Roswell. The pink — yes, pink — tractor stood out in the midst of the green, red and orange tractors […]

Survivors get support at relay

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer She surpassed the odds in the control of her cancer and served as honorary chairperson of the annual Relay for Life charity event for the American Cancer Society Friday and Saturday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Bethany Harenberg, a 19-year-old Eastern New Mexico University sophomore, was diagnosed with melanoma […]

Relay for Life kicks off Friday night

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Local teams are gearing up and getting set to walk lots of miles to raise money for the American Cancer Society during the annual Relay for Life that will begin on Friday night. Greyhound Arena will become a sea of campsites as members from 26 teams move in on […]

Relay for Life teams gear up

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer An informational meeting was hosted by Relay for Life organizers on Tuesday for interested parties who wished to learn more about the upcoming relay that will be held Feb. 16-17 at the Greyhound Arena. Portales Schools Central Office team captain Connie Duran shared a few facts about her team […]

Relay for Life meeting set

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer An informational meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at the Do Drop Inn for area residents interested in participating in the Relay for Life. The fund-raiser for American Cancer Society is being held Feb. 16-17 at the Greyhound Arena. The Family Career and Community Leaders of America […]

Portales FCCLA chapter outpaces others in fund-raising

By Casey Peacock: Portales High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. (FCCLA) has captured national distinction for fund-raising efforts connected with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The PHS chapter was honored for its achievement at the FCCLA 2006 National Leadership Meeting, held in July, in Nashville, Tenn. The group received […]

Hundreds walk for cancer cure in area’s annual Relay For Life

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By William Thompson Anna Winslow, a freshman at Portales High School, said she was walking in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Friday night because she loves her grandmother so much. “My grandmother has had cancer three times,” Wallace said, “I’m doing this for her.” Wallace was joined by hundreds of area residents as […]

Woman offers to shave head for Relay For Life

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By William Thompson A Portales woman will shave her head Feb. 24 if she raises $500 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Greyhound Arena. Joan Brown, a math instructor at Eastern New Mexico University said she thought the possibility of shaving her head would raise big-time funds for cancer research. Brown has […]

Ingle, Gardner support medical marijuana bill

By Andy Jackson For the sixth time in his legislative career, Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, voted in favor of medical marijuana, he said. The bill to legalize the controlled distribution of marijuana to terminally ill patients with AIDS, cancer and some other illnesses, is something Ingle, along with the governor, other legislators and the Curry […]

Medical marijuana gets Senate nod

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — The state Senate overwhelmingly approved a proposal Tuesday to allow patients seriously ill with cancer, AIDS and some other illnesses to use marijuana for medical purposes. Supporters say marijuana can help people suffering from the pain of certain debilitating illnesses or nausea caused by treatments for cancer. “I just […]

Portales Junior High School News: Jan. 15, 2006

By Billie Dixon Report cards issued Friday teachers gave report cards to all students in their sixth period classes. If students owed a library fine, the teacher either told the student or taped a little note to the report cards.   Basketball Schedule All four of the girls’ teams are in action in Clovis Tuesday […]