Category: Health

An invisible illness: Buchanan student Tiffany Johnson shares her story

Photo by Valerie Shelton - Tiffany Johnson explains what it’s like to have an invisible illness to students in her…

Blood Center in critical need of blood donors

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter When three-year-old Parker Fritsch was diagnosed with Philadelphia Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2002, he was given…

A vet with a heart: Clovis Dr. Michael Stabbe shares his passion

Some people know exactly what they want to do from a young age. Clovis Veterinarian Dr. Michael Stabbe is one…

Smile for Lifetime non-profit receives $1,000 donation

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Braces are expensive, making it difficult for kids from underprivileged homes to get proper orthodontia care…

Orchard Park celebrates 17 years, donates funds to Alzheimer’s Foundation

By Valerie Shelton, Editor Orchard Park, the oldest senior assisted living community in Clovis, celebrated its 17th anniversary with a…

Taking a passion and running with it Clovis runner now on pace to run the six World Major Marathons after overcoming major life obstacle

By Daniel Leon, Sports Intern Following her mother’s death in 2001, Joanna Vitale was up against one of the toughest…

Art of Life illuminates courageous journey with cancer

By Carol Lawson-Swezey, Reporter In a stream of humanity and hope, the survivors strode proudly down the path of the…

Pink Heals surprises local cancer-fighting mom Karyn Jakobs

By Valerie Shelton, Editor For the last five years, local mother of five Karyn Jakobs has been battling a rare…

Local author launches GoFundMe to print 1,000 books for children with cancer

Featured photo courtesy of Randall Priester - Author Karlene Kay Ryan displays the third book in the Genevieve series.   By…

Living life on his own terms: Clovis resident combats grim cancer diagnosis with nutrition-based therapy

By Valerie Shelton In June, lifelong Clovis resident Jim Stashuk, 48, was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer and given…

Caring for Karyn: Young mom battles rare thyroid cancer

By Valerie Shelton On the surface, 37-year-old Karyn Jakobs is your typical supermom. Her effervescent personality allows her to keep…

Just keep pedaling: One man rides his bike 7200 miles to raise funds for advanced stage cancer patients

Sometimes all it takes is just one person to make a difference. That’s how Eric McIntyre, 58, felt two years…

Caring for Sammie: Bud Rank Community shows support for Garcia family

By Diana Giraldo Encircled by medical equipment, 8-year-old Samantha Garcia, lives in a “Sammie safe” environment, with white padded floors…

Dentistry with Hope event provides free services and brighter smiles

By Carol Lawson-Swezey The line started forming at 3 p.m. the afternoon before while the unseasonably hot sun beat down…

Clovis residents can be emergency ready with CERT training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is offering an emergency readiness course in Clovis, beginning next Tuesday, Feb. 17. CERT's…

CUSD Make a Wish Fundraiser

By A.T. Gilbert Jamie Parmer is a people person. He is also a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed in August…