Near end, Novak on par with libertarian ideas

Robert D. Novak died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in suburban Washington. He had written a syndicated opinion column since 1963, for much of that time with Rowland Evans, who was in some ways his polar opposite, which made for a fruitful partnership. Unlike many opinion columnists, however, Novak began his career as […]

Cancer services offers free family retreat

Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Family Cancer Retreat is September 11 through 13 in Glorieta. The free program provides New Mexico adult cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones with tools and information they need to manage the treatment and survival process. Sessions on treatment options, navigating the health care system, palliative care, meditation, family […]

Boy’s cancer treatment tough dilemma

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist Daniel Hauser is at the center of

Family raises funds to keep home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With a Portales man dying of pancreatic cancer and in danger of losing his house, his daughter and another relative are raising money to help. Joe Linthicum, a 52-year-old lifelong Portales resident, is dying of pancreatic cancer. He was in chronic pain for two years, since a surgery to […]

Annual Relay for Life event next week

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Police Department is producing a video to help kick off the Relay for Life fundraiser to fight cancer next Friday. The department has been collecting photographs and information from people affected by cancer. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry, himself a cancer survivor, has been helping gather the information. […]

Anti-cancer bills get new focus

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Activists are renewing their push for bills that target cancer screening and treatment in the wake of the death of Patty Jennings, the director of the New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool. Jennings, wife of Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, died this weekend after battling breast cancer. She was […]

Portales Relay for Life kicking off

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life of Portales is kicking off its annual March fundraiser with a registration party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Hut in Portales. The community effort raises money for the American Cancer Society and cancer research. Pledge sheets and other information will be available […]

Dora student battling cancer

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A Dora student’s fight against cancer received a boost with his father’s return from active duty in Afghanistan recently. Eight year-old Lance Fletcher of Dora was diagnosed earlier this summer with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. He has been receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in […]

Cancer program airs tonight

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A special program on the impact of cancer in America airing tonight on all three major networks will hit home for many eastern New Mexico families. Between 1995 and 2004, there have been 1,590 Curry County and 657 Roosevelt County residents diagnosed with new cancer cases, according to the […]

Gardels completes cancer documentary

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Kevin Gardels not only served as director and producer of a documentary on cancer, he also shared his own story as cancer survivor on the video. Gardels, graduate student in communication at Eastern New Mexico University, recently completed the video documentary, “Cancer: A Survivor’s Story,” as a special project […]

Participants wanted for local cancer study

By Rick White, Cannon Connections 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. She doesn’t want her children to experience the pain of losing a loved one like she did. Bailey plans […]

Cancer study seeks local participants

Volunteers are needed to participate in a long-term Cancer Prevention Study 3 through the American Cancer Society. The study enrollment initially will be conducted from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 2, during the first night of the Clovis/ Curry County Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. The Cancer Prevention Study 3 at the local […]

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 […]

Size of little consequence in lifetime

Anita Doberman 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 to go […]

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 […]