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 […]

Early detection key to breast cancer survival

Maj. Michelle Harmon Breast cancer is almost entirely part of womens’ unfortunate domain. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Less than 1 percent of breast cancer cases are men. In 2005, when 211,400 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States, […]

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 […]

Cannon team readies for three-day cancer walk in Dallas

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report A group of 10 Cannon women will join thousands of other women and men for the Breast Cancer 3-Day event Oct. 27-29 in Dallas to raise money for research and awareness programs. Each member of the team will walk 60-miles in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast […]

Clinic fights breast cancer

Cannon Clinic Early detection saves lives. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, affecting approximately 10 percent of all women in the Western world, said Tech. Sgt. Andrea Lee, 27th Medical Operations Squadron. While efforts have been made to achieve early detection and effective treatment, about 20 percent of all women […]

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 […]

High schoolers organize 2006 Relay for Life

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s open to everybody, the 2006 Relay for Life will be like the inventions that Norville Barnes created in the 1994 film “The Hudsucker Proxy:” You know, for kids. The annual fund-raising event for cancer research is entering its first stages for 2006, and the stages will be done […]

October is national breast cancer awareness month

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Maj. Michelle Harmon National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2005 is celebrating its 20th year of promoting early breast cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Of those 200,000 women, 40,000 are expected to die. Nearly 1,500 men will be […]

Cancer survivor ‘wishes’ for others

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Exhibiting a rare talent for a child her age, Carlee Luscombe, 8, has mastered the skill of being completely still. Every six months, the flaxen-haired cancer survivor needs an MRI. The machine takes magnetic photographs of her brain, only four years ago, home to a malignant tumor. The process requires Carlee […]

City councilor undergoes cancer surgery

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer A Portales city councilor is hospitalized following surgery Wednesday to remove cancerous tumors in his colon, officials said. Alfred Bachicha, 79, was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday and taken to the Amarillo Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, City Manager Debi Lee said. “Our family has always been faith […]