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Lady Miners take Match in Three

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Cteam
Trinidad 25. 25
Raton.   8. 11
Jv
Trinidad. 25. 28
Raton.    12. 26
Varsity
Trinidad 26. 25. 25
Raton.   24. 19. 19
 
The Raton Lady Tigers hosted the Trinidad Lady Miners Tuesday for the second match of the season and again the Lady Miners came away with the win for all three matches.
 
The C-team game went much like the one in Trinidad with both teams having problems controlling serves and passes. Trinidad however had more good serves for the win. 
 
The JV ladies took the first game to get things together and in the second game it was a game to watch with a ties late in the game to add to the excitement. It was back and forth until Trinidad to control after a 26 tie. Trinidad pulled it out 28-26.
 
The varsity ladies made things interesting starting at game one keeping things close with a ties late in the game at 24. Trinidad took the lead on a unanswered serve and the win on a missed pass. 
The girls kept it up during the next two games with the Lady Tigers at times having problems with completing passes and communicating within the team. 
They kept the third game close until late when Trinidad had a couple of good serves and Raton had a couple of missed passes and lost blocks. 
 
Whoops as Autumn Archuleta finds herself on the floor after scrambling for the ball during the Cteam game Tuesday on tiger Gym against Trinidad

Whoops as Autumn Archuleta finds herself on the floor after scrambling for the ball during the Cteam game Tuesday on Tiger Gym against Trinidad



Ivy Fernandez goes up for the block during the JV game against Trinidad Tuesday evening

Ivy Fernandez goes up for the block during the JV game against Trinidad Tuesday evening



Heather Sandoval and Halle Medina celebrate after a big point during the Jv game with Trinidad

Heather Sandoval and Halle Medina celebrate after a big point during the Jv game with Trinidad



Alina Pillmore goes up for the block, but the ball gets off to the side during the varsity game

Alina Pillmore goes up for the block, but the ball gets off to the side during the varsity game



Montana tips the ball while Lady Miner Cory LaFon goes for the block

Montana Trujillo tips the ball while Lady Miner Cory LaFon goes for the block



Kristina Jansen slams the ball over the net against Trinidad Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym

Kristina Jansen slams the ball over the net against Trinidad Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym



Kristina Jansen had a good night at the net as she gets a hand on the tip and sends it back over the net

Kristina Jansen had a good night at the net as she gets a hand on the tip and sends it back over the net



Camryn Mileta dives for the ball as Rhianna Barela and Kristina Jansen look on

Camryn Mileta dives for the ball as Rhianna Barela and Kristina Jansen look on



Another block at the net by Kristina Jansen

Another block at the net by Kristina Jansen



Lady Miner Cameron Gomez and Kristina Jansen tie at the net yet the ball falls back on the Tigers side for the final point of the match

Lady Miner Cameron Gomez and Kristina Jansen tie at the net yet the ball falls back on the Tigers side for the final point of the match

Raton Police Blotter October 2014

October 31, 2014

ARRESTS:

Murray Swanson: (34) Breaking and entering, attempt to commit a felony, to wit breaking and entering, and criminal damage to property (2counts)

Raymond Adam: (30) Bench Warrant failure to appear 

INCIDENTS:

Breaking and entering

Criminal damage to property 

 

October 30, 2014

ARRESTS:

Melanie Gallegos: (27) Arrest Order / drugs
 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (residential)

 

CITATIONS:

Joshua Stratton: no proof of insurance

Andres Fernandez: no proof of insurance

Alan Martinez: parking in alley way (blocking) 

 

WARNING CITATIONS:

Joshua Stratton: equipment violation (headlights) 

 

October 29, 2014

ARRESTS:
Robert Gutierrez: (34) Bench Warrant failure to comply with probation conditions
Joel Guzman: (23) Bench Warrant for failure to appear 

INCIDENTS:
Burglary (residential) 

CITATIONS:
Adrian Duran: battery
Yessica Marquez: battery 

 

October 28, 2014

ARRESTS:
Benito L. Chavez: (40) Arrest Warrant: possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, possession of controlled substance and aggravated assault against household member, Arrest Warrant: multiple convictions of aggravated battery (3rd offense)

INCIDENTS:
Shoplifting
Burglary (commercial)
Criminal damage to property
Burglary (residential)

CITATIONS:
Mary Alice Zamora: shoplifting
Cheyenne McDowell: assault
Nizshone Trujillo: aggravated assault 

 

October 27, 2014

ARRESTS:

Matthew Munoz: (30) Arrest Order /Arrest failing to report police contact/state laws/association/status

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

Larceny

Assault

Battery

Shoplifting

 

CITATIONS:

Matthew J. Munoz: criminal damage to property

Kevin Garcia: shoplifting and battery

Vanity Vigil: no proof of insurance

Stephen B. Lanier: expired registration and no proof of insurance

WARNING CITATIONS:

Georgia Garcia: backing causing accident

Vanity Vigil: equipment violation 

 

October 24, 2014

ARRESTS:

Kenneth L. Segura: (24) Arrest Order / drugs / association 

 

October 23, 2014

ARRESTS:

Roberta Sandoval: (41) Arrest Warrant /violated terms of probation failure to appear

 

October 22, 2014

ARRESTS:

Daniel V. Vigil: (20) Two Bench Warrants /failure to appear & failure to pay fines 

John A. Tafoya Jr.: (38) Two Bench Warrants / both for failure to pay fines previously imposed by order of court 

Samuel Medina: (48) Bench Warrant (Torrance County) failure to comply with conditions of probation 

Fabian Acevedo: (47) Bench Warrant /failure to pay fines 

Phillip J LeDoux: (25) DWI (1st offense)

 

INCIDENTS:

Fraudulent signing of credit card receipt, theft of credit card & burglary

Larceny & criminal damage to property

 

CITATIONS:

Phillip J. LeDoux: expired tags and no proof of insurance

Louis Padilla: revoked driver’s license, no proof of insurance and expired tags

 

October 21, 2014 

ARRESTS:

Charles Valdez: (28) Bench Warrant failure to pay fines

Michael Rife: (28) Bench Warrant failure to pay fines 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary 

CITATIONS:

Demecio Garcia: operator to be licensed and evidence of insurance

John Milkovich: display of registration 

 

OCTOBER 20, 2014 

INCIDENTS 

1 incident of fraud

1 incident of burglary

1 incident of larceny 

CITATIONS 

Daniel Avila                             criminal damage to property of a household member 

Jason Bernal                           possession of drug paraphernalia

Veronica Bernal                       driver to be licensed & no insurance 

Catherine Garcia                     driving while license suspended & parking in alley

Merissa Mares                          driving while license suspended & expired                                                           registration

Filbert Sandoval                       driving while license suspended

ARRESTS

Jason Bernal (31)                     Municipal bench warrant for failure to appear

Fidel Chavez (63)                     Municipal bench warrant for failure to appear 

Christian Ortega (27)               probation violation

 

OCTOBER 17, 2014 

CITATIONS

Monica Cordova                       parking in alley, driver to be licensed, & no insurance

Brandon Mares                        driver to be licensed & possession of drug                                                            paraphernalia

Joseph Montoya                      driving while license suspended

Gilbert Romero                        no insurance

 

ARRESTS 

Brandon Mares (18)                 Municipal bench warrant for failure to appear

 

OCTOBER 16, 2014
 

CITATIONS 

Kelly Gonzales                         no insurance, no seatbelts, & expired registration

Joseph Montoya                      no tail lights & driving while license suspended

Bryan Schuster                       no insurance, driving while license suspended, & expired registration

 

ARRESTS

Jolly Cordova (24)                    arrest order for probation violation

 

October 15, 2014

ARRESTS:

Samuel D. Medina: (48) Arrest Order/alcohol

Delbert Berreman: (50) resisting, refusing to obey

Joseph Romero: (37) Bench Warrant/failure to appear

INCIDENTS:

Credit card fraud, theft

CITATIONS:

Jose Perez: vicious animal (2counts)

October 14, 2014

ARRESTS:

Joshua Sanchez: (24) shoplifting

Trisha Rife: (26) possession of firearm by a felon

Christopher Sanchez: (30) return of probation violation

Anthony Alvarez: (30) trafficking, receiving stolen property (2counts), possession of controlled substance, tampering with evidence(2counts), possession of firearm (2counts), possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia  

Bryan Garcia: (31) trafficking, receiving stolen property, possession of controlled substance, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia

CITATIONS:

Angel L. Acevedo: possession of drug paraphernalia 

 

October 13, 2014 

ARRESTS:

Robert Gutierrez: (34) Arrest Order / drugs

Michael L. Garcia: (18) breaking & entering, criminal damage to property household member 

Martin C. Rigdon: (51) Battery upon a peace officer (2counts), Assault upon a peace officer (2counts), resisting/evading/obstructing an officer (4counts) and criminal damage to property (2coutns)

 Antonio Cordova Jr.: (54) Bench Warrant /failure to appear 

 

October 10, 2014
 

ARRESTS:

Michael Raines: (45) Arrest Order / drugs

Charles Valdez: (28) Bench Warrant / failure to pay fines
 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary of vehicle
 

CITATIONS:

Felicia Carrillo: operator to be licensed, expired registration and no proof of insurance 

 

October 9, 2014

ARRESTS:

Jolene Kay Onstott: (37) Arrest Order /drugs

Fidel Chavez: (63) Bench Warrant / failure to pay

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary (residential)

 

CITATIONS:

Steven Block: speeding

Danielle Ortiz: no proof of insurance

Andrea Fernandez: failure to stop at red light

Richard Barela: improper turn

 

October 8, 2014

ARRESTS:

Kara Findlater: (21) Arrest Order / drugs

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

Harassment

 

October 7, 2014

ARRESTS:

Tony F. Cordova: (59) Bench Warrant / failure to pay fines

Danielle Cordova: (34) Bench Warrant / drug court violation

CITATIONS:

Daniel Casias: shoplifting

Joshua Sanchez: shoplifting 

 

October 6, 2014

ARRESTS:

Chris Montoya: (37) Arrest Order/drugs

Alexander Navares: (33) possession of controlled substance (Meth)

Possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana,

Bench Warrant/ failure to appear

Josiah Mendez: (19) Violation of a Restraining Order and resisting/evading/obstructing an officer (2 counts)

George Romero: (56) resisting/evading/obstructing an officer, and Criminal damage to property of a household member

 

 

October 3, 2014

ARRESTS:

James Leo Marquez: (26) Arrest Order / drugs and alcohol

Nicole Salazar: (28) Bench Warrant x 2 both for failure to appear

Jason J. Van Swedan: (44) Bench Warrant for failure to appear

Kristy M. Judd: (23) Arrest Warrant for false report of violation of criminal code

Richard Le Lutin: (47) Arrest Warrant for forgery

 

October 2, 2014

ARRESTS:

Bobby Herbold: (27) Bench Warrant / Union County failure to comply with probation conditions

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary

 

October 1, 2014

ARRESTS:

Sheila Sanchez: (40) suspended revoked license

John J. Padilla: (41) suspended revoked license

 
INCIDENTS:

Larceny x 2

 

CITATIONS:

Sheila Sanchez: suspended/revoked license, expired insurance

John J. Padilla: suspended /revoked license, no proof of insurance

Christina Guzzo: speeding

Michael Ramlow: seatbelt violation

Ashley Ward: no proof /expired insurance

Michael Rife: possession of drug paraphernalia

Jacob D. Salas: possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Raton High Golf Tourney Results

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton High’s very own top golfers took the tourney that Raton High Golf team held today at the Raton golf course. 

Raton’s Jason Parker took the boys bracket of the tourney with a 81 while Briana Pais took the girls side of the bracket with an 85 score. 

Zac Caldwell took 2nd with Robertson’s Robert Gallegos pulled out 3rd with an 85. On the girls side of the tourney Joedy Quintana came away with 2nd and a score of 86 while 3rd went to Andrea Vaisa with a score of 106. 

The Taos boys team was the only team that had a qualifying score with 374 to take the team win. 

Raton High Golf hosted their golf tourney today and these are the results

Raton High Golf hosted their golf tourney today and these are the results

 

The Raton High golf Team  Jose Archuleta, Kenneth Romero, DJ Bird, Jason Parker, Adan Fernandez, Johnny Gentry, Briana Pais, Celeste Rahamut, Cherokee Valdez, Sydni Silva Jasper Hunnicutt and Silver Hunnicutt

The Raton High golf Team
Jose Archuleta, Kenneth Romero, DJ Bird, Jason Parker, Adan Fernandez, Johnny Gentry, Briana Pais, Celeste Rahamut, Cherokee Valdez, Sydni Silva
Jasper Hunnicutt and Silver Hunnicutt

In Loving Memory of Rosalie Gomez-Martinez

Rosalie Gomez-Martinez passed away on September 26, 2014 in Raton, NM. She was born on April 10, 1954 to the union of Joe E. and Rose Gomez. Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by, her loving husband John Martinez, her children Michael and wife Susan Martinez, Rose and husband John Sanchez, Michelle Martinez and companion James Acevedo. Also grandchildren Kori, Michael, Jacob, Noah, John, Scott, Sarah, Shyanne, Jordan, London, Audrey, Jon Paul, & Bianca. Godchildren Frankie, Martina, & Toni. She is also survived by her loving siblings, Anthony, Joe and wife Loretta, Andy and wife Josie, Mary Ann and husband Wayne, Noby and wife Nancy, Frank and wife Sandra, & Jackie and companion Jim. She had many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Rosalie graduated from Raton High School in 1972 then started on her nursing career. She went on to get degrees as an LPN, RN, & BSN in nursing.

Rosalie’s life was spent caring for other’s needs. She was a dedicated, compassionate, loving person and nurse who always put others before herself. She helped deliver many babies both here at MCMC and also in Alabama. Rosalie was a nurse for over 40 years.

Rosalie’s last employment was for Raton Public Schools as the school nurse. She was the coordinator for the Health Career Programs also.

A viewing will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1st at Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home chapel. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m., also at Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Rosalie will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Arrangements for Rosalie Gomez-Martinez are under the care and direction of the Alderette-Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

Visit the Raton Museum in Downtown Raton

Visit the Raton Museum Where the Past Meets the Present

 

Lightning Delays Physical Game at Lobo Stadium

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

The opening kickoff was made and a second ticked off the clock when officials started herding players off the field and fans out of the stands for the first of two lightning delays in the Raton Thoreau football game held at Branch Field or better known as Lobo Stadium in Albuquerque Thursday evening.

The first delay lasted over 55 minutes with play resuming at just after 8:00 p.m. and was followed by a second with 7:03 on the clock in the second quarter that lasted until 10:00 p.m.

By the time the second delay began Thoreau had put the first points on the board at 10:12 in the first with four runs by Hawk quarterback Seattle Willie ending with a 31 yard run for six. He then added two with the 2-point conversion.

Raton promptly went three and out but put Thoreau deep at the 6-yardline with a great Dillon Lemons punt. Angel Chee however put a big dent in that punt with a 51-yard romp. Four plays later Joseph Eoff takes a Willie, 45 yard pass play in for six. The 2-point try failed and left the Hawks up 14-0.

Raton however wasn’t to be denied and recovered a fumbled punt at the Hawk 36.  One play later Dante Mileta scrambled 33 yards to pay dirt and scored the first points against Thoreau in four games. Thoreau had shutout their three previous opponents and won those games with 42 plus points per game.  Oscar Arreola split the uprights to make it a 7-14 ball game.

A Raton fumble gave Thoreau the ball on the 45 and they ended a seven-play drive with a 6-yard run by Seattle Willie followed by Blair King adding the 2-point conversion at 7:03 on the clock in the second, which began the second lightning delay.

Coaches and official met during that delay and called it a halftime and agreed to resume the game with two nine-minute quarters to finish out the game. Coach Giacomo told KRTN after the game he didn’t feel the delays hurt Raton but that injuries were more of a factor as center Cole Medina went out with a shoulder injury.

Ray Daugherty came down with a Mileta pass in the shortened third quarter. After that a couple of bad snaps cost the Hawks several yards and turned the ball over on downs. Yet luck would shine on the Hawks as a bad snap on Raton’s part gave the ball to the Hawks on the Raton seven.

Willie would take it in from the two and then add two more for a 30-7 ball game with 7:54 in the fourth quarter.

Plagued by mistakes another Raton fumble would give Thoreau the ball on the Raton 35. This time Ray Daugherty got the honors and came around the end on a six yard run for six. The 2-point try was bungled by a bad snap making it a 36-7 ball game at 3:43 in the fourth.

The Tigers however came roaring back and Mileta connected with Jonathan Cabrieles for a 65-yard pass play and six more Raton points. The 2-point conversion was good and it was a 15-36 ball game.

Thoreau wanted more and ended a five play 48 yard drive with a 25 yard pass play from Willie to Daugherty for six and topped it off with a pass to Montana Miller for the 2-point conversion with 36 seconds left in the game.

Raton would put the ball in the air and come up empty handed and Mileta would end the game on a knee.

Raton begins their homecoming activities this week culminating with a game Friday night in the jungle against the West Las Vegas Dons. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. but get there early as mum presentations and other ceremonies will begin about 5:00 p.m.

 

Lobo Stadium in Albuquerque

Lobo Stadium in Albuquerque where Raton hosted Thoreau Thursday evening

 

Raton Tigers warmup before the game with Thoreau

Raton Tigers warmup before the game with Thoreau

 

It was a small crowd at Branch Field for the game between Raton and Thoreau

It was a small crowd at Branch Field for the game between Raton and Thoreau

 

Hawks Quarterback Willie Seattle covered the ground for Thoreau

Hawks Quarterback Willie Seattle covered the ground and scored big for Thoreau

 

Its a loose ball that Oscar Arreola finds the handle on and gives Raton a second chance at six

Its a loose ball that Oscar Arreola finds the handle on and gives Raton a second chance at six

 

Dillon Lemons and Cole Medina up end the speedy Seattle Willie as he moved up field Thursday evening

Dillon Lemons and Cole Medina up end the speedy Seattle Willie as he moved up field Thursday evening

 

Dillon Lemons and Cole Medina up end the speedy Seattle Willie as he moved up field Thursday evening

Dillon Lemons and Cole Medina up end the speedy Seattle Willie as he moved up field Thursday evening

 

Dillon Lemons and Hawks Montana Miller vie for the ball that will eventually fall incomplete

Dillon Lemons and Hawks Montana Miller vie for the ball that will eventually fall incomplete

 

It was a bad snap that Dillon Lemons and Seattle Willie scramble for late in the game Thursday night at Lobo Stadium

It was a bad snap that Dillon Lemons and Seattle Willie scramble for late in the game Thursday night at Lobo Stadium

 

In Loving Memory of Lonnie J. Sanchez

Lonnie J. Sanchez, was called unexpectedly to serve with the Lord on September 16, 2014.  He was 43.

He was born on May 24, 1971 in Trinidad, CO., to Irene and George Sanchez.

Lonnie attended Hoehne High School graduating in 1989.

He was a kind and giving soul , who enjoyed writing poetry, woodworking and living free.

Preceding him in death is brother George Roger Sanchez, grandfather Onesimo Sanchez, and grandparents Julie and Henry Garcia.

He will be missed by his son Cody Sanchez, TX, parents Irene and George Sanchez, Hoehne, CO, sister Syndee (Mark) Camp, TX, grandmother Sadie Sanchez, Hoehne, CO., nephews, Corey (Ashly) Camp, TX., Mark (Elissa) Camp, Trinidad, CO, nieces, Brittany, Brianna, and Brooklynn Sanchez, all of TX., great nephew Caden and great niece Jaci, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

Visitation will be Monday, from 4PM-7PM at the Comi Chapel.

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church.

Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Mark Camp, Corey Camp, Mark Camp Jr., John Vale, Louie Ramirez and Anthony Ramirez.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Mary Jo Sanchez

Mary Jo Sanchez age 68 passed away on September 23rd 2014 at her home in Maxwell. She was born on May 27, 1946 in Miles City, MT to John and Anne Bernier.

Mary Jo is preceded in death by her parents, one brother Robert Bernier, mother-in-law Annie Sanchez, and father-in-law David Sanchez.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband Joseph Sanchez of the family home, daughters: Melissa Cruz and husband Justin of Maxwell and Patricia Salazar and husband Timothy also of Maxwell, sons: Joe Sanchez of Cimarron and John Sanchez of Maxwell, sister-in-laws: Rose Velasquez and husband William of Denver, CO; Theresa LeDoux of Cimarron, NM; Martha Lindsey of Burlee, ID; brother-in-laws: Edward Sanchez and wife Sandy of Nederland, CO; Elmer Sanchez of Albuquerque, NM; Billy Sanchez and wife Agatha of Denver, CO; David Sanchez and wife Cecelia of Cimarron, NM; grandchildren: Deiandra Cole and Roxanne Sanchez of Albuquerque, NM; Leiandra Lucero, Adrian Salazar, Aaron Salazar, Islaya Sanchez all of Maxwell, Sienna Sanchez of Mt. Vernon, IL; great granddaughter Adriana Cole of Cimarron. Many nieces, nephews, and man many great friends survive.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 4, 2014 at 11am in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home. Inurnment to follow at a later date. Arrangements for Mary Jo Sanchez are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral home of Raton

Jana Floershiem Finalist for ONE Award

Jana FloershiemJana Floersheim, RN, OCN, is being recognized as one of the finalists for the ONE Award because of her outstanding contribution to patient care.

Jana decided to go to nursing school at the age of 35 and began her career at Miners’ Colfax Medical Center in Raton, NM, where she still works today. She worked a full year on the medical-surgical floor before she specialized in oncology. Jana was a part-time oncology nurse and within 2 years of the time she started working, the staff she originally worked with, which included 2 full-time oncology nurses and a secretary, left the center; Jana became the sole oncology nurse on staff. “

I have been quite busy,” she stated modestly, adding that for the past 21 years she has been the only oncology nurse serving an area of more than 110 miles. “The workload is really a lot for just 1 person,” she added, It is also important to be part of a group that can give you feedback and provide support when issues arise to provide the best care possible for the patient.

Because she lives in the same town that she grew up in, Jana finds herself treating family and friends. “Most patients I see, I have known my entire life,” she explained.“

It is difficult when you treat your classmates or friends in this setting, it is hard not to get attached to patients, she continued. One of the challenges to patient care includes finding ways to help patients pay for their treatment. Jana works closely with patients who cannot easily afford treatment, including those looking for patient assistance programs for drugs that have them. In addition, she finds ways to address other challenges in patient care, including patient adherence to medication, especially now with oral chemotherapy drugs. “If patients are not compliant with their medication, there is a chance for overdose or under dose,” she explained. To that end, Jana assists

patients by providing them with ways to keep track of what they need to take and when to take them. She also calls them to make sure that they are compliant.

Jana is retiring at the end of the year. If she wins the award, she plans to donate the proceeds to the Raton Humane Society. She stated, “It has been an honor and a privilege to care for also many wonderful people at this critical time in their lives.” She plans to pursue her interests in art, music and languages.

 

 

SOY International golf Tourney Success

Special to KRTN Multi-Media

The 19th Annual International Bank Golf Tournament, to benefit the Service Organization for Youth, Inc. (SOY) was held at the Raton Golf Course on Saturday, September 20th.

 The tournament was a Two-Person Scramble and drew 22 teams (44 participants).  In the First Flight, First Place went to the team of Bubba Tapia and Frank Fernandez; Second Place was Robert Jones and Pat Vigil; the Third Place team was Patrick Dyer and Wayne Burnham; the Fourth Place team was Tino Cordova and Sam Serna. 

In the Second Flight, First Place Winners were Joe Gagliardi and Tim Samora; Second Place went to Valerie Padilla and Marvin Sheriff; Third Place winner was the team of Eddie Cardenas and Bernard Trujillo; and Fourth Place went to Mike Cummings and Joseph Padilla.

Prizes were also given out to winners in competition for; Closest to the Pin on #8 was Frank Fernandez, Longest Putt winner on #9 was Pat Vigil.

The tournament was held on a beautiful autumn day in Northeastern New Mexico and it was great fun.  SOY was able to raise over $5,000.00 to help support children, youth and family services in Colfax and Union Counties. 

After tournament play, a luncheon was held at the Raton Country Club for all of the participants and workers.  Gifts were given to all golfing participants and a raffle with dozens of prizes were distributed at the end of the day

SOY wants to thank all the generous sponsors who made this a very successful event, especially Ron Schmeits from International Bank, our corporate sponsor.  Robert Jones, representing International Bank, joined us to help hand out all of the prizes to the tournament participants. Thanks also to the Raton Golf Course and the entire staff for all their hard work and hospitality.  They made the day extremely enjoyable for everyone. 

Major Sponsors for this event also included, the Elks Club – Raton Lodge #865, Phil Long Ford  of Raton, RBS True Value, Sierra Communications/Baca Valley Telephone, and Woody’s Furniture. 

Gold Sponsors for this event included; All Seasons Family Restaurant,

Best Western Plus/Mulligan’s, Robin Blair-Attorney at Law, Burco Chemical and Supply, Ciganovich Construction, Inc., Dr. Loretta Conder, MD, CS Cattle Company,

Discount Office and Copy Center, Fabilis Wings, First National Loan Production Office, First National Bank of New Mexico, McDonald’s Family Restaurant, Medicine Shoppe, Park Avenue Insurance, Pioneer Bar and Package Liquor, Pyramid Electric, Raton Ambassadors, Radio Shack – Raton Store, and Springer Electric Cooperative.

Silver Sponsors this year were; A & M Repair, Anthony’s Jeweler, Arthur Insurance, Auto Zone, Carquest Auto Parts (Brent, Tony & Bill), Flowerland, High Desert Outdoors, Kamm and McConnell – Attorneys At Law, KRTN Radio, KBKZ/KCRT Radio, Mesa Tire, Pendleton Oil and Gas Company, Record’s Rental/Ace Hardware, Solano’s Boot and Western Wear,

Santa Fe Trail Traders, State Farm Insurance, and SuperSave.

Prizes for the raffle and cash prizes were donated by A Cut Above, Arby’s, Asian Buffet, Buffalo Chip, 87 Chevron, Eliza’s and Johanna’s Full Service Salon, El Matador Restaurant, Enchanted Grounds, Fablilis Wings, G and L’s Café, K-Mart, Mesa Pharmacy, Raton Chamber of Commerce, Sonic Drive In, Sports, Subway Sandwich of Raton and Trinidad Movie Picture Showhouse.

Also, thanks to the tournament organizing committee – Serena Lannon and David Swanson who put in a lot of time and effort for this event.  And, thanks to the SOY Staff – Emily Meadows, Fernando Ortiz, Robin Woolley, James Vigil, Mona Sandoval, and Ben Durant.  Others who helped out include Linda King, Tina Frank, Matthew Dominguez (NMHU MSW Intern) and the crew at the Raton Municipal Golf Course including Mercy Swanson.

Thanks again to all – everyone associated with the SOY Program is grateful for the continued support of the community in our efforts to provide quality youth and family services to this part of the state.  Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for a great day of golf.  We look forward to next year and the 20th Annual International Bank/SOY Golf Tournament.