Mayor reveals battle with brain cancer

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QCS staff Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher said Tuesday he is battling brain cancer. Jim Witcher revealed the news of his health to 25 city residents and city commissioners, who had gathered at City Hall for a public hearing on redistricting. “Before this meeting begins I want you all to know what is going on,” Witcher […]

Trail riders net $9,000 for cancer

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QCSun staff Quay County horse enthusiasts and businesses helped raise money for cancer research last weekend at the American Cancer Society’s 2011 Ride for Life at the Lazy LB Ranch near San Jon. The yearly event included a trail ride, games and activities, live music and food. According to Ride For Life Captain Amber Workheicer, […]

Elementary students raise cancer awareness

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Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Tucumcari Elementary hold up the posters their class designed as part of cancer awareness. The posters will be displayed at the Relay for Life on June 3 and 4 at Rattlers Stadium. The posters were a part of an outreach program designed to raise cancer awareness to children. —Submitted […]

Realy for life set for Friday

QCS staff The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser is set for Friday and Saturday at Tucumcari High School. The event, which features volunteers walking around the track for the duration of the event, starts at 5:30 p.m. with a survivor and caregiver reception. The opening ceremony and first lap for survivors is […]

Press release: Cancer services retreat scheduled for May

Freedom New Mexico Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Spring 2010 Family Cancer Retreat will be held May 21-23, 2010, at the Lifeway Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta. This free three-day educational program will provide New Mexico’s adult cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones with the tools and information they need to manage the treatment […]

Locals do their part in fight against breast cancer

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two area health agencies and the American Legion Post 77 are sponsoring free breast exams on Saturday afternoon at Post 77’s Bingo Hall in Logan. “This is open and free to the public,” said Post Commander Bobby Casados. “We will be taking donations and that money will be used […]

Columnist Novak friend of libertarians

Freedom New Mexico Robert D. Novak died Tuesday of brain cancer at his home in suburban Washington. He had written a syndicated opinion column since 1963, for much of that time with Rowland Evans, who was in some ways his polar opposite, which made for a fruitful partnership. Unlike many opinion columnists, however, Novak began […]

Residents walk for cancer treatment

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Thomas Garcia Dozens of Quay County residents began to gather at Rattlers Stadium Friday night to take part in the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Relay For Life. “Our main goal is to raise money for the treatment of Quay County residents fighting cancer,” said Amy Sandoval, Chair Quay County’s Relay for Life. “All of the […]

Tree of LIfe to help in the fight against cancer

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Thomas Garcia Members of the Quay County Relay For Life and Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca unveiled the “Tree of Life” Thursday afternoon at City Hall. “This is a good way to make people aware that this disease is affecting people in Quay County,” Apodaca said. “Cancer is a dreadful disease that can strike anyone. This […]

Relay for Life is on track

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By QCS Staff Twenty local cancer survivors took the first step in the fight against cancer at an all-night Relay for Life walk or run on Friday evening at Rattler Stadium. Backing up the cancer surviors were seven relay teams, which combined had raised more than $1,800 to enter the event, said Christy Benavidez, Quay […]