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In Memory of Fannie Maude Flaming

Fannie Maude Flaming age 93 of Arrey, New Mexico passed away on January 29, 2014 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She was born on July 21, 1920 to Oscar Lee and Amy B. Cooper in Snyder, Oklahoma.

Fannie grew up in Snyder, Ok then went to school for nursing in Topeka, KS. After getting her degree in nursing she moved to Capulin, NM where she met her husband Paul Flaming. They were married in 1952 and their marriage lasted over 40 years until Paul’s passing in 1996. She worked as an RN in Oklahoma and at both Old Miners Hospital and Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton. Her nursing career spanned over 40 years. Fannie was a member of the Assembly of God Church and a valued member of her community. She loved to quilt and crochet and even after losing most of her sight she was still able to crochet just by memory and feel alone.

Fannie is preceded in death by her loving husband Paul, her parents, sisters Loriene and Clara, brothers Gillie, Omer, Elmer, and Clarence.

She is survived by daughters Sandra Kay and companion Ron VanHooser, of Bonham, TX; Paula G. Florance and husband Kevin of Jacksboro, TX; Cathy Gerard of Colorado Springs, CO; Beverly Ary and husband Michael of Arrey, NM; sister Velma Bertch of Winters, TX; and brother Martin Cooper of Georgia. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and numerous other family members.

A viewing will be held on Sunday February 2, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm in the Chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home. A graveside service for Fannie will be held on Monday February 3, 2014 at 11am in the Capulin Cemetery in Capulin, New Mexico with Pastor John Struill officiating.

Funeral Services for Fannie Flaming are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral home of Raton.

MCMC Auxiliary, The Pink Helping Hands at the Hospital

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Ever wonder just what all those ladies in the pink jackets do at the hospital? A lot more than you might imagine as they have been in service to the hospital for over 41 years. 

Auxillary President Marilyn Wiseman spoke to the crowd at MCMC Wednesday evening and gave a report on the Auxiliary’s activities for the past year. She included how they raise money for the hospital as well as some of the other fund raising activities they are involved in. The Auxiliary is working on an education program for MCMC staff and also did a Pink Ribbon campaign that raised money to help pay for mamagrams for patients who are unable to meet that cost. The organization staffs the gift shop at the hospital as well as their thrift store where they take in donations of clothes and other goods.

The organization is a totally volunteer organization. This year alone the volunteers put in over 10,588 hours of service and since their inception in 1971 have accumulated over 125,488 hours of volunteer service in support of MCMC. The organization is always looking for more volunteers, both men and woman.  

To learn more about the group visit their web page at     http://www.minershosp.com/about/auxiliary

 

The State of MCMC, expansion, recruiting and medical needs

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Miners Colfax Medical Center CEO Shawn Lerch presented the State of MCMC address in a report to the public on Wednesday, January 29th in the Acute Care Center’s front lobby.  In his address, Lerch explained the mission of MCMC,  the biggest employer in Colfax County.  He went into the financials and some of the issues MCMC faces in recruitment of doctors and nurses to a rural area. Lerch also set forth specific goals, some lofty, but if attained will bring some exciting additions to health care for Northeastern New Mexico and Southeastern Colorado.

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Lerch also explained that as a state facility pay scales are not as competitive as private organizations and face other challenges in recruitment to a rural area. He went on to explain how MCMC uses foundations to help with that recruitment by offering sign up bonuses and other expenses of locating a doctor and family to a rural community that as a state facility MCMC can not offer.

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To meet the medical needs of a rural area MCMC will be working to expand some of their services including these capital improvements:

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As well as building a Rural Health Clinic that will go into the design phase soon and are hopeful to begin construction later this year. With the demise of many behavioral health services this last year in New Mexico, MCMC will begin working on expanding into those services as well. 

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Lerch added we cannot do this alone and is looking to partner with others in the region, including those in Las Animas and Huerfano counties in Colorado to create economic and medical benefits for the area. 

View the complete video and learn more about MCMC’s finances, plans and concerns for the future of medical care in Raton, Colfax county and the surrounding area. 

 

 

http://www.minershosp.com 

The Raton Ladies drop one to Robertson

JV

Robertson  28  24  4 2  58

Raton         2     4   2  1   9

Robertson High Point

Samantha Montano 18  5-3 points 1 of 2 free throws

Free throws 12 of 19 attempts 

Raton High Point

McKenna Valdez 3  3of 4 free throws

Free Throws  5 of 13 attempts

 

Varsity

Robertson  17  12  15  14  58

Raton          6   16  15    5  42

Robertson High Point

Abby Bradley 17  6 of 8 free throw attempts

Chantel Sena  17  3 of 4 free throw attempts

Free throws 14 of 21 attempts

 

Raton High Point

Mikala Vertovec 16  6 of 14 free throw attempts

Michelle Guara 10  2 of 4 free throw attempts

Free Throws 10 of 27 attempts

Highlights

Raton pulled to within one late in the game before the Lady Cardinals took control once again and pulled out to 16 point lead for the win. 

Raton suffered at the line hitting only 37% of their free throws while Robertson faired better with 66% at the free throw line. 

 

 

Sophia Madelini heads for the basket during the JV game Thursday evening in Raton as Tate Wood (0) and Kametha Martinez (11) look on.

Sophia Madelini heads for the basket during the JV game Thursday evening in Raton as Tate Wood (0) and Kametha Martinez (11) look on.

 

After a long recovery from an injury Michelle Guara returns to the court and puts 10 points on the board against the Robertson Cardinals Thursday night

After a long recovery from an injury Michelle Guara returns to the court and puts 10 points on the board against the Robertson Cardinals Thursday night

 

Robertson played a fast paced and aggressive game Thursday night against Raton, Chantel Sena gets in front of Michelle Guara and steals the ball.

Robertson played a fast paced and aggressive game Thursday night against Raton, Chantel Sena gets in front of Michelle Guara and steals the ball.

 

Mikala Vertovec puts up the jumper as Abby Bradley goes for the block Thursday night

Mikala Vertovec puts up the jumper as Abby Bradley goes for the block Thursday night

 

its a scramble for the ball as Erica Herrera (22) and Shania Dorrance go to the floor.

its a scramble for the ball as Erica Herrera (22) and Shania Dorrance go to the floor.

 

Breanna Pais goes up high for the shot as she finds Celeste Trujillo in her way Thursday night in Tiger Gym.

Breanna Pais goes up high for the shot as she finds Celeste Trujillo in her way Thursday night in Tiger Gym.

In Memory of Desedrio Martinez

Desedrio Martinez 2 months old passed away on January 26, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on November 7, 2013 to Dominique Barela and Willie Martinez in Albuquerque, NM.

Desedrio is survived by his parents, one sister Jayden Martinez, brother Davion Barela, maternal grandparents Lillian Barela of Raton and Dominic Chavez of Springer, Paternal grandparents Kathy Martinez of Raton and Johnny LeDoux of Cimarron, uncles Joseph Acevedo, and Eric Martinez, aunts Angel Acevedo and Reyna LeDoux all of Raton. Also numerous cousins, great aunts, uncles and family survive.

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday February 8, 2014 at 9:30am the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church followed by the Solemn Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00am with Father John Trambley as the Celebrant. Rite of committal and interment to be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

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In Memory of Theresa S. Montoya

Theresa S. Montoya, passed away peacefully on January 26,, 2014 at her home.  She was 91.
Private services and burial wereh eld under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Memory of Rose A. (Avila) Padilla

Rose A. (Avila) Padilla, of Aguilar, Co., passed away in Pueblo Colorado on January 27, 2014.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Aguilar, Co.,  with Rosary at 9:30 AM, followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
Private inurnment will be at a later date.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Raton City Commission Meeting 1-28-2014

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton city commissioners breezed through a fairly mundane agenda Tuesday evening at City Hall.

Commissioners approved the December 2013 financial report, which include the second quarter of the fiscal year. They approved the pay schedule for the precinct workers for the March 2014 municipal election. Pay will run from $125 for the presiding judge to $20 for alternates.

Mayor LeDoux then opened the meeting for a public hearing for a liquor license for Rincon Nortena. City Manager Butch McGowen indicated that all requirements had been met and hearing no disapproval commissioners gave their approval for the license.

Resolution 2014-04 was approved designating official custodians of public records in each department. They then approved changes to bank signature cards for the safety deposit boxes the city has.

Commissioners approved Molzen Corbin to provide the city with airport engineering services.

City Manager McGowen informed commissioners that the audit exit meeting will be held on February 11th. RCI will return in March for training on the financial software and in June to finish the capital assets inventory to meet the next audit.

Capital outlay requests have been made and will be carried to the legislature and introduce their by Senator Campos on behalf of Raton. McGowen mentioned that the gross receipts were down slightly and that some adjustments will need to be made in the upcoming budget discussion. He added, “some very hard decisions will have to be made.” He also talked about the city’s debt service noting the biggest debt the aquatic center and calling it that white elephant.

McGowen noted that Fire Chief Jim Matthews was chosen to help with emergency services for the president’s state of the union address as part of a regional delegation of emergency responders.

Commissioners will meet again on February 11th for their next regular meeting.

 

Commissioners approve the request for a liquor license for Rincon Nortena.

Commissioners approve the request for a liquor license for Rincon Nortena.

In Memory of Maurice V. Rogers

Maurice V. Rogers, age 77, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home in Clayton, New Mexico.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Clayton, New Mexico with Pete Riss, officiating.

Maurice V. Rogers was born on November 5, 1936 in Mitchell, Nebraska to Maurice V. Rogers, Sr. and Evelyn (Reynolds) Rogers. Maurice was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing. He married Bernice (Prickett) Rogers on June 12, 1955 in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. Maurice worked as a taxidermist and a landscaper for many years. They lived in New Castle, Wyoming, Golden, Colorado and Colorado Springs, Colorado before moving to Kenton, Oklahoma where the lived and ranched until the moved to Clayton five years ago. Maurice was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witness’s on June 19, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Evelyn Rogers, 1 son; David Rogers and 3 sisters; Ada Rogers, Nona Springer and Rosealice Green.

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: Bernice Rogers of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 SONS: Kenneth Rogers of Denver, Colorado and Steve Rogers and his wife Sharon of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 DAUGHTER: Christina Clark of Clayton, New Mexico.

1 DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Tina Riss and her husband Pete of Lakewood, Colorado.

1 SISTER: Reta Seling and her husband Skip of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

5 GRANDCHILDREN: Jeffrey Clark and his wife Amy of Bellingham, Washington, Trevor Clark and his wife Brittany of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rachel Clark of Peyton, Colorado, Willow Rogers of Lakewood, Colorado and Sara Rogers of Clayton, New Mexico.

2 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Rebecca Clark and Emily Clark both of Bellingham, Washington.

And numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the World Wide Work of Jehovah’s Witness in memory of Maurice Rogers care of the Farmers and Stockmans bank of Clayton.