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In Memory of Terry Wayne McCrary

Terry Wayne McCrary, age 46, died Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Amarillo, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Giles Cemetery with Rev. Jay Jones, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico.

Terry Wayne McCrary was born on December 3, 1967 in Clarendon, Texas to James Douglas McCrary and Sarah Lee (Shults) McCrary. He attended school in Clarendon and graduated from Clarendon High School and attended Clarendon Junior College. Terry married BobbieJo (Sharp) McCrary on August 27, 1988 in Branson, Colorado and they lived in Dumas, Texas for eleven years before moving to Union County where they have lived for the last 14 years. Terry was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan Douglas McCrary.

SURVIVORS:

WIFE: BobbieJo McCrary of Folsom, New Mexico.

1 DAUGHTER: Casey Heimann and her husband Chance of Amistad, New Mexico.

2 SONS: Orrin McCrary and Cliffton McCrary both of Folsom, New Mexico.

HIS PARENTS: James and Sarah McCrary of Clarendon, Texas.

1 SISTER: Sherry Lindsey of Clarendon, Texas.

2 GRANDCHILDREN: Trent Heimann of Amistad, New Mexico and Sophee McCrary of Folsom, New Mexico.

And numerous nieces and nephews.

In Memory of Crescencio Archuleta

Crescencio Archuleta

Crescencio Archuleta

Crescencio Archuleta, 81, of Springer passed away at his residence on Friday, January 24, 2014. He was born in Wagon Mound on June 3, 1932 to Felix Archuleta and Febronia (Pino) Archuleta. While in Wagon Mound he met the love of his life, and eventually moved to Springer in 1960. Crescencio was a veteran serving in the Korean War in which he was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a long-time employee of the New Mexico Boys’ School, retiring in 1988 after 27 years of service. Crescencio made many friends through his daily activities at the Springer Senior Citizen Center and was an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. In his spare time, Crescencio was a dedicated rancher, he enjoyed singing northern New Mexico rancheras while accompanying himself on the guitar and harmonica, and prior to the drought was known for his lively gardens.

He is preceded in death by his father Felix Archuleta, mother Febronia Archuleta, sister Cleo Martinez, and niece Cleo Ann Valencia.

Crescencio is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Mary Lou Archuleta; three sons Donald Archuleta of Raton, Crescencio “Chris” Archuleta Jr. and wife Deborah of Raton, and Michael Archuleta of Springer; three daughters Cecelia Montoya and husband John of Raton, Angela Sierra and husband Gene of Albuquerque, and Michelle Archuleta of Rio Rancho; ten grandchildren Celina Apodaca and husband Jimmy, Erika Lucero and husband Gabe, Cassie Martinez, Daniel Sierra, Christian Martinez, Estevan Tapia, Connie Martinez, Adam Tapia, Jared Sierra, and Natasha Archuleta; four great-grandchildren Audriana Apodaca, J.J Apodaca, Liliana Lucero, and Jaycee Apodaca.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springer on Friday, January 31, 2014 beginning at 10am with the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, immediately followed by the Burial Mass at 11am. He will then be laid to rest at the Springer Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

 

 

 

 

In Memory of Delia M. Ortega

Delia M. Ortega age 73 passed away on January 2, 2014 at her home in Raton surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 23, 1940 in Raton to Moises and Eufracia Sandoval.

Delia is preceded in death by her father Moises, sister Virginia Martinez, son-in-law Robert “Jar” Jaramillo and daughter Diane Seaton.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Steve Ortega Sr., her mother Eufracia “Tina” Sandoval, sons Mike and wife Agnes and their sons Michael, Wayne, and Eric, Steve and wife Tricia and their children Natasha, Kristol, Christian, Kayla, Karla, Jarrod, and Savannah, Albert and wife Rhonda and sons Cory (Ashley), Ed (Patience), and Daniel (Melanie), Daughters Jeanette and Husband Keith and their son Stephen of Colorado, Lisha and children Bobby (Marianna) and Rhonda (Trevor) of Phoenix, AZ, and Robin and Husband Mark and children Mark (Juanita), and Ryan (Bernice), sisters Lorraine Sisneros (Paul) and Agnes Ortega both of Raton, granddaughter Danielle Cordova of Lakewood, CO and 26 great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive.

Delia was a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was dearly loved and she will be greatly missed by her husband Steve and family. We love you mom and we will always miss you.

Solemn Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 10:00am at the St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father John Trambley officiating followed by the Rite of Committal and Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements for Delia M. Ortega are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Memory of Crescencio Archuleta

Crescencio Archuleta, 81, of Springer passed away at his residence on Friday, January 24, 2014. He was born in Wagon Mound on June 3, 1932 to Felix Archuleta and Febronia (Pino) Archuleta. While in Wagon Mound he met the love of his life, and eventually moved to Springer in 1960. Crescencio was a veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a long-time employee of the New Mexico Boys’ School, retiring in 1988 after 27 years of service. Crescencio made many friends through his daily activities at the Springer Senior Citizen Center and was an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. In his spare time, Crescencio was a dedicated rancher, he enjoyed singing northern New Mexico rancheras while accompanying himself on the guitar and harmonica, and prior to the drought was known for his lively gardens.

He is preceded in death by his father Felix Archuleta, mother Febronia Archuleta, sister Cleo Martinez, and niece Cleo Ann Valencia.

Crescencio is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Mary Lou Archuleta; three sons Donald Archuleta of Raton, Crescencio “Chris” Archuleta Jr. of Raton, and Michael Archuleta of Springer; three daughters Cecelia Montoya and husband John of Raton, Angela Sierra and husband Gene of Albuquerque, and Michelle Archuleta of Rio Rancho; ten grandchildren Celina Apodaca and husband Jimmy, Erika Lucero and husband Gabe, Cassie Martinez, Daniel Sierra, Christian Martinez, Estevan Tapia, Connie Martinez, Adam Tapia, Jared Sierra, and Natasha Archuleta; four great-grandchildren Audriana Apodaca, J.J Apodaca, Liliana Lucero, and Jaycee Apodaca.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springer on Friday, January 31, 2014 beginning at 10am with the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, immediately followed by the Burial Mass at 11am. He will then be laid to rest at the Springer Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton

In Memory of Celso Baca

Celso Baca age 90 passed away on January 6, 2014 in Raton. He was born on July 28, 1923 to Cecilio and Delfenia Lopez Baca in Chimayo, New Mexico.

Celso had 6 brothers and one sister; Elijio, Ursolo, Juan, Miguel, Rosendo, Eliseo and baby sister Magdelena. He is survived by children Sally, Prudy, Johnny, Cleo, Patrick, Kathy, 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, and various nieces and nephews from Espanola and Santa Fe also survive.

Celso married his wife Beatrice Trujillo in 1951 in Raton. He was a World War 2 veteran where he served in the Navy Coast Guard in the South Pacific. He was part of the amphibian fleet. His dates of service were from 1943 to 1945. He was a seaman first class, he trained in handling of sentry dogs and traveled to places like Japan, Australia, the South Pacific and Hiroshima. Celso attended St. Michaels Collage in Santa Fe, NM after that he taught school at a primary level. He also received his Bachelors of Art from Metro State College in Denver, CO. He was an accountant in Boulder, worked in the Mines in Red River, New Mexico, the steel mill in Pueblo, Colorado he also worked for the highway department in Santa, Fe. He finally retired as a drug and alcohol counselor from Clayton, New Mexico. Celso loved being outdoors. He grew up loving fishing and spent a lot of time at Lake Maloya and Lake Alice. He was also a handy man he could fix anything using basic materials. Celso also loved to play his guitar and sing to the Lord. He was a man who feared God. He and Beatrice read their bible every day. They spent their time praying for their children and grandchildren. His prayers will be missed.

Celso was a great husband, father, grandpa and will be greatly missed. Psalms 23 was his favorite chapter in the bible. His favorite song was “One Day at a Time (Un Dia La Vez)” Celso and Beatrice went to revivals in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. He loved to share the word of our Father to all that he could. Celso was a wonderful and humble loving man it was very fitting that his home in Raton used to be a historical church.

A funeral service for Celso will be held on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 2:00pm in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral home officiated by Julian Gutierrez. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements for Celso Baca are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Memory of Nancy Leighton

Nancy Leighton, age 77, died Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 12:30 a.m., unexpectedly from complications resulting from open-heart surgery.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 25th at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton, New Mexico with Rev. Jay Jones, pastor officiating. The family invites anyone to speak of what knowing Nancy meant to him or her at the service. In her words, “Praise the Lord that He sent me, when I most needed it, His love through all of my dear family and friends, His strength when the going was rough, His comfort when I was in anguish, His mercy and forgiveness when I was a wayward child and His joy when I felt His presence.” Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

Nancy Anne (Luartes) Leighton was born in Camden, NJ on Feb. 19, 1936, to Anacleto Luartes and Myrtle (Wisner) Luartes. She married Roy Dean Leighton on December 3, 1955, and they lived in Clayton, NM for the majority of their 58-year union. Nancy was a vital member of the Clayton community through her work with the First United Methodist Church, Clayton Players, the local Emmaus community, New Mexico MainStreet Association representing Clayton, the Federated Women’s Club of Clayton, Leighton’s Gifts store from 1973 to 2001, and the Luna Movie Theater after 1985. She and her husband ran the theater until they sold it to the City of Clayton in partnership with Clayton MainStreet in June of 2009. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; Anacleto and Myrtle Luartes and two brothers; Robert Luartes and Richard Luartes.

SURVIVORS:

HUSBAND: Roy Dean Leighton of Clayton, New Mexico.

  4 DAUGHTERS: Nancyanne Mock and her husband Paul of Clayton, New Mexico, Karen Wezwick and her husband Tom of Las Vegas, New Mexico, Deidre Nordel and her husband Steve of Torrance, California and Leana Graves and her husband Jim of Dayton, Tennessee.

1 SON: Roy Dean Leighton, Jr. and his wife Pam of Houston, Texas.

19 Grandchildren

10 Great-Grandchildren

2 SISTERS: Myrtle Meidt of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Mary Lou Stefanko of Zionsville, Pennsylvania.

1 BROTHER: Anacleto Luartes of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

In Memory ofConsuela Mary Salas

Consuela M. Salas, AGE 64, DIED Sunday, January 19 2014, in Clayton, New Mexico.

 

SERVICES: Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 24th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Clayton, New Mexico. Please visit www.hassfuneralhome.com to view the online obituary and sign the guestbook.

 

BACKGROUND: Consuela Mary Salas was born on September 21, 1949 in Denver, Colorado to Antonio E. Gallegos and Hope (Vigil) Gallegos. She married Eugenio M. Salas on February 22, 1975 and they moved to Clayton that same  year. They lived in Clayton until 1988 when they moved to Clovis where they lived until 2006 when they returned to Clayton. Consuela was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness on June 26, 2010 at a convention in Amarillo, Texas at the Civic Center. Consuela was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother; Heiman Gallegos.

 

SURVIVORS:

 

HUSBAND: Eugenio M. Salas of Clayton, New Mexico.

Raton City Commission Agenda January 28, 2014

  AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on January 28, 2014 at 6 p.m.  The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor LeDoux. The following subjects will be considered by the City Commission and may be considered in any order that is most convenient for the City Commission. 

 I.               Meeting Called To Order – Mayor LeDoux.

 II.             Roll Call of the Members of the City Commission and determination of quorum.

 III.           Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag.

 IV.           Recognition of Visitors, Citizen of the Month and/or Presentation of Proclamation, Service Award, Congratulations, Condolences, Holiday Schedules and City/Municipal events – Mayor.

  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6pm.

 V.             Comments from the General Public   

 VI.           Committee Reports From Commissioners:

 

A.  Raton Water Works:  (Mayor pro-tem Candelario, Commissioner Mantz)

B.  Raton Public Service:  (Mayor LeDoux, Commissioner Segotta)

C.  Parks & Recreation Advisory Board:  (Mayor pro-tem Candelario)

D.  Senior Center Board:  (Mayor pro-tem Candelario)

E.  Planning & Zoning Commission:  (Commissioner Fanelli)

F.   Housing Authority:  (Commissioner Fanelli)

G.  Airport Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Segotta)

H.  ETZ Zoning Commission:  (Commissioner Segotta)

I.   Arts & Culture Board:  (Commissioner Mantz)

J.   North Central NM Economic Development District:  (Commissioner Mantz)

K.  Library Advisory Board:  (Mayor LeDoux)

L.  ETZ Zoning Authority:  (Mayor LeDoux)

 

 VII.         Action items/Public Hearings/Ordinances/Resolutions/City Manager’s Report-The City Commission may discuss and/or take actions on the following agenda item

A.    Approval of the January 14, 2014 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

 B.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-03: December 2013 Financials/2nd Quarter Report.

 C.   Deliberate and Act on Proposed Precinct Workers and Compensation for the March 2014 Election.

 D.   Public Hearing: Deliberate and Act on a Restaurant Liquor License for Rincon Norteno.

 E.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-04: Designating Official Custodians of Public Records.

 F.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-05: Corporate Authorization to Change Bank Signature Cards.

 G.   Deliberate and Act on Accepting an RFP Recommendation of Award for Airport Engineering Services.

 H.   City Manager’s Report 

 

  • Board Appointments
  • Audit Exit Meeting
  • RCI
  • Capital Outlay Request
  • Staff Training
  • Financial Status
  • Recognition/Appreciation/Information

 

 VIII.       Adjournment

 

I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Raton, New Mexico is a true and correct copy of the said notice and that a said copy of this notice was then posted on the front window of the City Hall of said City in Raton, New Mexico in a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice was posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5 p.m. and remained so posted continuously at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.  Said notice was also posted in six public places (Library, Aquatic Center, Senior Center, County Courthouse, International Bank, Post Office) conveniently placed for the public. Also, KRTN Radio Station and the City of Raton Website will have the agenda posted prior to respective time limits designated for regular and special meetings. Please contact the City Clerk at 445-9551 or tgarcia@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.

/s/

_________________________________

Tricia Garcia, City Clerk 

In Memory of Emelesio Sandoval

Emelesio G. Sandoval “Greg” age 83, of Raton, NM. passed away Friday January 17, 2014 in Raton. He was born March 31, 1930 in Talpa, New Mexico the son of Dulcineio and Antonita Herrera-Sandoval. He worked hard all his life to provide for his family until retirement. 
Mr. Sandoval is preceded in death by his son Gary Lou Sandoval, his parents, and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by three sons, Gregory James Sandoval and wife Amy of Albuquerque, NM. Gilbert Lee Sandoval and wife Erlinda of Raton, NM. and Gabriel Sandoval and wife Debra of Raton and his wife of thirty two years and mother of his children Jennie Sandoval of Raton. He has fourteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Two brothers, Secundino Sandoval of Raton and Joe Sandoval and wife Betty of California. 
Memorial services will be Saturday January 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home Chapel in Raton. 
Arrangements and celebration of love for Emelesio G. Sandoval are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Emelesio Sandoval

Emelesio Sandoval

Tigers Host Dons for First District Match

JV Game

WLV 11  24  17  8   60

Raton 2  12  2    6   22  

WLV High Point

Nick Gurule 12

RJ Gonzales 13

F Gonzales  11

Free Throws  19 of 32

Raton High Point

Dillon Lemons  9

Free Throws  7 of 11

 

Varsity Game

WLV    19  25  21  25   90

Raton  16  14  10  10  50

WLV High Point

Miguel Sena 12

MIke Ortiz 10

DJ Bustos 17

Andres Gallegos 20

Free Throws  8 of 12 attempts

 

Raton High Point

Rashaan Craig 24  11 of 17 Free Throw attempts

Free Throws 18 of 33 attempts

 

 

Jonathon Cabrieles goes up for the pass as S. Martinez gets in the way during the JV game Thursday night in Tiger Gym

Jonathon Cabrieles goes up for the pass as S. Martinez gets in the way during the JV game Thursday night in Tiger Gym

 

Dillon Lemons goes up for the shot and two of his nine points on the evening agains the WLV Dons

Dillon Lemons goes up for the shot and two of his nine points on the evening agains the WLV Dons

 

A quick thinking Dylan Query bounces the ball off of Don's Victor Ulibarri to send it out of bounds and keep the ball in Raton's possession.

A quick thinking Dylan Query bounces the ball off of Don’s Victor Ulibarri to send it out of bounds and keep the ball in Raton’s possession.

 

Raton's Anthony Brown scrambles for the ball as it gets loose Thursday evening in Tiger Gym

Raton’s Anthony Brown scrambles for the ball as it gets loose Thursday evening in Tiger Gym

 

A high flying Kevin Fanelli reaches out for the high pass during the game in Tiger Gym Thursday evening

A high flying Kevin Fanelli reaches out for the high pass during the game in Tiger Gym Thursday evening

 

A high flying Kevin Fanelli reaches out for the high pass during the game in Tiger Gym Thursday evening

A high flying Kevin Fanelli reaches out for the high pass during the game in Tiger Gym Thursday evening