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 […]

Size doesn’t always matter

By Anita Doberman: Local 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 […]

Business Digest: Ground broken for cancer center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A $90 million cancer treatment center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is expected to open in early 2009, according to a UNM news release. The 190,000-square-foot University of New Mexico Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility will provide comprehensive cancer care and access to world-class diagnosis […]

Angels take action

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Charles Martinez strings lights to decorate the Charlie’s Angels team RV at the Relay for Life on Friday night at Ned Houk Park. The Martinez siblings created the team to honor their parents, who both died of cancer. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer s Clovis Relay for Life walkers […]

Walk of life

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CNJ Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cancer survivors line up for the first lap at the Clovis Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park outside of Clovis on Friday night. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The sun set on the thousands at Clovis’ Ned Houk Park, but the laps, laughs and memories continued throughout the […]

Survivors, supporters relay cancer stories

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Melissa Crowe, right, a Relay For Life Co-chair, helps Therese Musick inventory T-shirts Thursday for event sponsors at Ned Houk Park. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The 12th annual Clovis Relay for Life is taking place today and Saturday at Ned Houk Park. Here are some of the stories […]

Cancer survivor chairs Relay

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Five generations of women in Kay Prater’s family have been stricken by cancer. The Clovis resident lost her grandmother and mother to the devastating disease. “My grandmother succumbed (to cancer) when I was 11,” Prater said, “and my mother died when I was an adult.” Prater’s daughter and granddaughter […]

Relay for Life worthwhile cause

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Late April means at least two events that hold significance in my life. I hope that these are also of importance to you. The first is, by now, you should have paid your federal and state income taxes, or have filed for an extension. If you haven’t, perhaps you should put […]

Ride returns to Relay for Life

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer 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 […]

Tractor gets pink paint job to raise cancer awareness

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Shelia Smith of Roswell drives her pink 1955 Farmall tractor in the parade at the New Mexico Ag Expo Tuesday in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie […]

Stylin’ survivor

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Karla Granillo, left, a first-semester cosmetology student, styles the hair on her mannequin at Clovis Community College on Tuesday. CCC is the site of a program that provides free wigs and make-up to cancer patients. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer To shrink the cancer in her liver, Carol Johnson […]

In tribute: Businessman found strength in faith

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In his 31 years, Marcus Grau built a successful business and had a short college basketball career. However, his proudest accomplishments weren’t the points he scored or the sales he made, but the wife and children he came home to every day. “His family always came first,” said Marty […]

Vaccine mandate oversteps bounds of government

By Freedom Newspapers You have to give Texas Gov. Rick Perry credit for showing the gumption to step outside his conservative political reputation by initiating a policy that some circles might view as “progressive.” But his execution of this new direction — mandating anti-cancer vaccines for all girls entering sixth grade — was clumsy and […]

Christmas trees auctioned for charity

By CNJ staff Eleven fully decorated Christmas trees are being auctioned off to benefit cancer research. Bidding for the silent auction, which is being held at the Master’s Centre, 810 E. 21st St., closes at noon today. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. The 11 Douglas firs were decorated […]

Santa’s spirit will not be forgotten

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Santa Claus has cancer. It started in his esophagus and spread to his liver. He’s being treated, but chemotherapy has sapped his appetite and energy and he’s down about a hundred pounds. He’s worried about money, too. The treatment costs more than $16,000 a month and his insurance doesn’t cover […]

Relay for Life kicks off

CNJ STAFF The American Cancer Society 2007 Clovis Relay for Life kicks off today at 6:30 p.m. at the Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St. According to co-chairman Rebecca Holt, the kick-off will include entertainment, door prizes and refreshments. Walking teams can register during the kick-off for the 12th annual Relay for Life in May. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Business Briefs 7/11

Big O Tires holds lemonade fundraiser The Big O Tires store on East First Street is joining more than 540 other Big O Tires stores in 21 states to help raise funds for pediatric cancer, according to a news release from the company. The stores are holding lemonade stands through Saturday in their customer service […]

June can never come too soon

Bob Huber : Local Columnist I love June. With each passing year, I love it even more. That’s because it contains Flag Day, D-Day, Father’s Day, my birthday and National Eat More Prunes Day. It’s a month-long feast of gala celebrations, if you get my drift. If Congress had a lick of sense, they’d set […]