Reader submitted content: Family asks for community’s support

Ryan Larue: Brother of Jerad Larue In October 2009, Jerad LaRue, a Portales native, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a condition where bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells. Upon not making new blood cells, the white blood cells turn against the bone marrow, attacking the bone marrow and eventually shutting [...]

Feb. 15, 2009 On the shelves

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs. Welcome to Patricia Briggs’ world, a place where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people”.

Rare dinosaur hip bone found in Quay County

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Studies of a fossil collected last June in Quay County indicate that it’s a hip bone of an unidentified Triassic period creature that walked what is now New Mexico some 200 million years ago. Students in participating in a Mesalands Community College geology class field trip found [...]

Regardless of mode, traveling is escaping

By Helena Rodriguez My 14-year-old daughter Laura recently got to fly for the first time. In fact, she traveled by almost every possible mode — land, sea, plane and train — in the course of only a few days. Laura and I accompanied my friend Yolanda to Houston last week for outpatient eye surgery. We [...]

I lost my funny bone in surgery

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist If you’re a dinner party hostess who wants to save money on hors d’oeuvres so you can donate to the Martha Stewart Relief Fund, allow me to offer some help. I know a sure-fire way to curb appetites. I’m talking about steering the dinner conversation into a detailed discussion of [...]

Local man to meet life-saving donor

Tony Parra For Kevin Gardels one question has been lingering in his mind. What do you say to the person who gave you life? Friday in Los Angeles, Gardels plans to meet the woman who donated her bone marrow to Gardels for a life-saving transplant. “I’ve been thinking about it,” Gardels said. “The day we [...]

Program gives life to bone marrow disease patients

Tony Parra The “Give Life” program will be in full force on Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Roosevelt General Hospital in an attempt to receive donors for bone marrow transplants. The National Marrow Donor Program will work in conjunction with the Roosevelt General Hospital to interview candidates who will be asked to [...]

Gardels on road to recovery

By Mike Linn A Portales man who underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant four months ago is back doing chores he once feared he might never do again. Kevin Gardels, diagnosed one year ago with a rare cancer called Myelofibrosis, successfully completed surgery at a hospital in Los Angeles last spring and returned to his [...]