Walkers brave storm clouds to march for Relay for Life

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Paul Zimmerman lights a candle Friday night at the Relay for Life to honor his father, who lost his battle with cancer. Zimmerman was one of 159 members on the ENMRSH team, which raised more than $9,000 in the event. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her daughter by her side, Birdina Lavere struggled to […]

Relay for Life: Clovis 10-year-old battling cancer

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Jeffrey Pierson, 10, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February after suffering for three years from migraine headaches, according to his mother, Becky Pierson. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer At first glance, Jeffrey Pierson looks strong and healthy, but closer inspection reveals the heart-breaking signs of a young boy […]

Relay for Life kicking off

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Colorful balloons, candles and a gender-bending beauty pageant are just a few of the activities planned during the American Cancer Society’s 11th annual Relay for Life. Hundreds are expected to walk overnight Friday and Saturday at Ned Houk Park to raise funds for cancer research, education and patient support, […]

Relay for Life fellowship, fun for good cause

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was the first time that I remember seeing my father cry. It is probable that he had been crying, off an on, for two years. It had been that long since my granddad had been diagnosed and treated surgically for esophageal cancer. However, this was the night Dad came […]

4/16 Thank-you letters

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

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 […]

Robinson Jr., Alex

Alex Robinson Jr., 75, of Rickman, Tenn., died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in Livingston Regional Hospital of cancer. He was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Jamestown, Tenn. He joined the Air Force in 1951. He was stationed in Clovis where he met and later married Pearl Mitchell on June 22, 1954, at House. He also […]

Teams gearing up for relay

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Luminaries line the walking path during 10th annual Curry County Relay for Life in May 2005 at Ned Houk Park. (File photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With the relay still more than a month away, 32 teams have already formed and begun fund-raising, said Clovis Relay For Life Co-chair Kay Prater. Scheduled for […]

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

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 […]

Alertness, early care key in treatment of cancer

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This column is in memory of Gary, Chris, Fran and many others. It is dedicated also to Frances, and to Buddy, and to Dorothy, to Pat, and to a large group of people who are battling, at many levels, with cancer. It is, in a unique way, appropriate to Valentine’s […]

Medical marijuana use gains support

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer For the sixth time in his legislative career, Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, voted in favor of medical marijuana. 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 […]

Greget, Tony

Col. Tony M. Greget, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the Ray Ranch outside of Roy. He was born Jan. 17, 1925, in San Pedro, Calif., to Andreja Greget and Vinka (Markovich) Greget. He joined the Air Force at 18 and served as a pilot for 29 years. He flew 216 combat missions and […]

October is national breast cancer awareness month

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 […]

Where have all the heroes gone?

Clyde Davis Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no knowledge of, and […]

8-21 Club Notes

Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. Nancy Taylor of Clovis was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. The International Foundation was established in 1962 to assist Altrusa clubs and other worthy organizations carry out community service programs throughout the world. She has been a member of Altrusa since […]

Cancer ride full of true heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no […]

Cancer survivor has gift of giving

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Amy Grant performs during a taping for NBC’s show “Three Wishes” Sunday at Ned Houk Park. Grant’s performance finished at 1 a.m. Monday due to a weather delay. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Exhibiting a rare talent for a child her age, Carlee Luscombe, 8, has mastered the skill of […]

City councilor undergoes cancer surgery

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers 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 driven,” […]

Camp for sick youth superb

By Clyde Davis This column is geared to a special group of readers, though it may expand to include all of you with generous hearts. If you are in the first group, it is because you know a child who has or has previously had cancer. If you are in the second group, as most […]

Summer camps hold special place

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist For many kids, summer camp is a formative experience. For some, it can be so formative that it — well, let’s put it this way. The summer after fourth grade, I went to summer camp for the first time. Two other boys and I were so happy there we decided […]