Smoking, dipping something never cool

It’s taken some time to discover those dangers. Or, perhaps we should say that smoking has taken some time to develop them. Fact: Before World War I, when lung cancer was considered to be a rare disease, an American doctor, Isaac Adler, MD. was first to suggest that lung cancer is related to smoking. Today, […]

Letters to the Editor: Fundraiser benefits cancer patients, thanks for tribute

Your response helped her help others Recently, my sister, Dr. Lynne (Frey) Bliss was diagnosed with cancer. Inspired by the support that the medical community in Farmington is showing her, we organized a fundraiser to help meet the needs of individuals struggling with cancer here with travel assistance for treatment. We would like to thank […]

04-14-2007: Around Town

Sky’s the limit… Skyler Lee Block celebrated her 6th birthday with a bowling party on Friday. Her birthday was April 12. Nicknamed “Sky,” she is the daughter of Bret and Melanie Block of Tucumcari. Her brother is Gage Block, 2. Sky’s grandparents are Randy and Carol Block and Tommy and Tara Wallace, all of Tucumcari. […]

Riding for a reason

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Michelle J. Thompson of Glen Ellyn Ill., has been traveling by bicycle since Oct. 21 on Historic Route 66 from Chicago, Ill. to Costa Mesa, Calif. Her goal is to raise money to help her brother John Thompson who is battling oral cancer for the second time in his […]

Community Notes

By QCS Staff Zoo To You will be here for you The Zoo To You Van will be coming to the Tucumcari Public Library. The Zoo To You is a program from the Rio Grande Zoo that is free of charge, thanks to Phelps Dodge. Each presentation, given by zoo volunteers offers slides and biofacts […]

Relay for Life restarts in Tucumcari

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Marylou Damsel had already traveled 730 miles to get to Tucumcari’s Relay for Life, so a lap around Damon Kvols Park didn’t seem like all that much. Damsel and her two sisters made a special trip from Henderson, Nev., to their new home in Tucumcari to take part in […]

Relay for Life coming in April

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun For Joseph Marroquin, it was just a matter of payback. When Marroquin’s wife Marcella was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, he saw the American Cancer Society helped his family with the ordeal. “I see the work the cancer society has done for us,” Marroquin said. “The research that […]

Relay for Life to debut in the sping in Quay County

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s been pounding pavement across New Mexico — and the world — for years. It’s raised more than $1.5 billion. It helps save lives. And now it’s coming to Quay. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is making its debut in Quay County this April, with a Relay Rally informational […]

Daughter’s memory motivates Mom to help

By Marc Schoder: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS For some, it’s just a good way to clean out the garage. For one Tucumcari woman, it’s a labor of love for a good cause. “I am not doing this garage sale for profit. I am doing it to benefit kids who have cancer in local (Albuquerque area) hospitals,” said […]

Local middle school student battles cancer

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Ashley Lopez, 13, will have to miss classes for the rest of the school year. She is battling cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lopez, a 13-year-old student at Tucumcari Middle School, entered the University of New Mexico Medical Center Monday for undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “She has cancerous […]