Record breaking 65 teams sign up for Relay for Life

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Kay Prater is a statistical rarity: A survivor of two different types of cancer. That’s one reason why she is serving as one of two co-chairs for the 2004 Relay for Life, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and run until 10 a.m. Saturday at Ned Houk […]

Team work, dedication make up Relay for Life

Kay Prater: Guest columnist The Clovis News Journal will be running columns written by Relay for Life participants this week in preparation for this weekend’s event. Many of my family and friends have lost the battle to cancer. I have a daughter and a granddaughter who are survivors. I am a survivor and have many […]

Family hit by cancer now angels opposing it

Rebecca Holt: Guest columnist The Clovis News Journal will be running columns written by Relay for Life participants this week in preparation for this weekend’s event. Relay for Life has been a new challenging but very rewarding experience for me. I feel so blessed to be able to help others whose lives in some way […]

Local cancer survivor beats odds

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Ronnica Thomson laughs with her daughter Tori, 9, after Tori played on the trampoline Wednesday in the back yard of their home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Cooped up in a Roswell hospital bed after surgery to remove a tumor 18 months ago, Ronnica Thomson saw sadness through a […]

Black youth at fault for racial profiling

Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist What is racial profiling, and is it racist? We can think of profiling as using cheap-to-observe characteristics as indicators or proxies for more-costly-to-observe characteristics. A person’s physical characteristics, such as race, sex and height, are cheap to observe, and they might be correlated with some other characteristic that’s more costly to […]

Breast cancer — Early detection can save lives

By Michelle Seeber Former Portales resident Charles Meister lost his sister Marilyn (Meister) Emanuel to breast cancer on Dec. 5, 1988. She was a second-grade school teacher in Chandler, Ariz., and only 41 years old. She left two sons behind: Glen, 17, and Greg, 13. She lived only two years after she was diagnosed with […]

Support Relay For Life

By Clyde Davis Perhaps you have not noticed the purple and white signs and emblems popping up all over town. The tasks and distractions of daily life can pull our attention away from the things that are just a part of our environment, and it isn’t always easy to pay attention to them. On the […]

Community changes for the better

Clyde Davis Have you managed to keep pace with some of the new growth going on around town, the new and revised businesses that we are seeing? Sometimes it seems to move fast enough to make your head spin, so let’s take a tour of the town as it is developing. In the brief seven […]

Cure for cancer still needed among technological advances

By Tom DiFrancesca Cancer — one word that can easily strike fear into the heart of just about everyone. Cancer — it’s the scourge of the earth. Cancer — it is not selective, it matters not whether one is rich, poor or middle-class. Good people get cancer, bad people get cancer — it doesn’t make […]

Cancer aid activist honored

By Jack King Margaret “Bobbie” West has received the American Cancer Society’s national St. George Award for her 52-year-long involvement in the work of the cancer society in De Baca County. West, a resident of the Laurel Ridge nursing home in Clovis, is a longtime resident of Fort Sumner. The award was presented to her […]

Child’s story touches East-Coast teacher

From the editor’s desk From the editor’s mailbox: > Valerie Young, a fourth-grade teacher in Philadelphia Public Schools, sent an e-mail after reading a story on our Web site about an area youngster who suffers from Moya Moya disease. The disease causes blockage of the main blood vessels to the brain, which leads to strokes […]

Survivors event was spiritually empowering

Clyde Davis The best moment in the entire experience was my beautiful wife, Janice, waiting at the finish line with a bouquet of flowers. Immediately after I came across and the volunteer handed me my survivor’s rose, Jan greeted me with the bouquet and the sign that she and Lynn and Dot had made while […]

Community leader loses bout with cancer

By Gary Mitchell Those who knew her best invariably described Mary Carol Hartley as a brave, compassionate lady. Hartley, 62, died at her home Thursday after a 15-year on-and-off bout with cancer. Hartley’s husband, 9th Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley, choked back his emotions late Thursday. “It’s kind of a tough time, but the Good […]

Hubby, Jack

Jack Hubby Services: Have been held. Mr. Jack L. Hubby, 67, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 22, 1935, in Clovis, to Lon and Retha Hubby. He married Susan Marshall on Feb. 9, 1978, in Amarillo, Texas. He worked for Circle K Corp, Town & Country […]

Man dies in wreck after final cancer treatment

By Mike Linn A longtime Portales resident who had just completed his final radiation treatment for cancer died in a car wreck on his way home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. James Wood, 75, died when the car his son was driving collided with a truck at 3:33 p.m. (MDT) about nine miles west of […]

Walk to honor brother who died of cancer

Jack King Sam Sena, a 50-year-old Fort Sumner resident, has a quest. He aims to walk 53 miles — 212 laps — today in the Relay for Life at Fort Sumner High School. Sena said he’ll make the walk in honor of his brother, Michael, who of died of leukemia March 5. Sam, who survived […]

Sando learns value of responsibility

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By Rick White A little less than a year after graduating from Clovis High, John Sando will once again walk across the stage with a diploma in his hand. Tonight, it will be during Clovis Community College’s 17th commencement ceremonies. More remarkable than earning an associate’s degree in one year is that Sando had a […]

Research closing in on cancer

The small news story last week about scientists led by Zheng Cui, M.D., at Wake Forest University piqued our curiosity: The scientists had discovered a cancer-resistant mouse and were curious and perspicacious enough to study him further and discover that the resistance was genetic and inheritable. Could this really have some application for human beings? […]

Relay raises almost $45,000

By Janet Bresenham As the sun rose above Ned Houk Park Saturday morning, weary Relay for Life campers drank coffee, ate breakfast and recalled a night spent having fun and honoring cancer survivors, as well as those who lost their valiant fights against the disease. The Curry County Relay For Life, sponsored by the local […]

Annual Relay to kick off

By Janet Bresenham This weekend, people from throughout the community will come together to raise money for cancer research, while enjoying food, games and activities during the eighth annual Curry County Relay For Life. “It’s all about having fun and remembering cancer survivors, those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost their lives […]