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 [...]

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 [...]

Wristbands create color-coded confusion

By Kevin Wilson I was at a Social Security information seminar today, courtesy of the American Association of Retired Persons. I figured I’d come out with some information about the AARP’s stance, but I also came out with a fashion statement. On my wrist as I type this is a red wristband that says, “I [...]

Relay gets money for cancer research

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Months of planning, capped off by a 15-hour event, netted more than $27,000 towards cancer research at this weekend’s Relay for Life. The event, which ran from 6 p.m. Friday night to 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Greyhound Arena, featured an estimated 700 participants who fund-raised and walked on [...]

Community gears up for Relay for Life

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Every time Kevin Gardels plays his songs about his battle with cancer, he likes to think it’s meaningful to at least one new person. This week, Gardels wants it to be meaningful towards a friend who died of cancer, as Portales residents will take steps of their own in [...]

Ihde a big name with cancer research

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dr. Daniel C. Ihde was a medical scientist that was nationally important in cancer research. He died Dec. 9, 2004, after a long illness. Ihde was a private person but his attitude towards life added knowledge to the medical field changing the face of medical history while extending the lives [...]

Oct. 6 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael I just don’t know how it’s possible the dry land milo and hay crops are changing so fast. Just last weekend the milo heads were barely turning a little colored and now some of the fields are so reddish and all is maturing so fast. The hay fields are so thick and [...]

More sun brings more risk for cancer

By Tony Parra With the start of summer comes the start of concerns over skin cancer. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are treated in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Web site. “Most family practitioners can check for it,” Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino [...]

Race fund-raiser honors former Portales resident

By Ryan Lengerich In 1996, Jim Davis died of lung cancer only a year after seeing the Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex construction completed — a project in which he had a major stake. To honor Davis, NHMSC board members are holding the Jim Davis Memorial Race at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night to benefit [...]