Portales man stable after heart transplant

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Portales man is in stable condition in a Texas hospital, after he received a heart transplant months after being diagnosed with an unknown heart virus. Charles ‘Charlie’ Crane underwent 10 hours of surgery Tuesday at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. “Charlie is doing well he […]

Local man in need of heart transplant

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Portales native is being treated at a Texas hospital awaiting heart transplant. Charles ‘Charlie’ Crane was admitted to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston when doctors in Lubbock diagnosed him with a heart virus, said Charlie’s wife, Martha Crane. “Charlie is out of the hospital and […]

Oasis manager awaits new heart

By Sharna Johnson In a state park office on a long stretch of road between Clovis and Portales, Jim Whary spends his day in limbo, like he has everyday for the past few months. Currently undergoing evaluation to be placed on a heart transplant list, Whary, 50, has been diagnosed with a slew of heart […]

Feb. 9 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was another good shower in our area Saturday night and on into Sunday. There was a heavy frost on up Portales way with a fluffy sort of snow mixed in early on Sunday morning. Surprised We were pleasantly surprised Sunday to have Ray and Susan Skipworth and daughter, Sarah come to […]

Tivis a survivor, “walking miracle”

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By Tony Parra Friends and family members call Nancy Tivis, owner of The Fashion Girl women’s clothing store, “A Walking Miracle” and this Christmas their faith grows stronger in her and God because of her experience. Nancy Tivis is a survivor of a liver transplant which she had in April after her liver completely quit […]

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 […]