By Marty Mayfield
By Marty Mayfield
By Marty Mayfield
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.
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.
By Marty Mayfield
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Raton High School Homecoming is here again!!!
Lady Tiger Volleyball plays Clayton Lady Jackets on Thursday October 2nd
* Volleyball players will give mums to their parents starting @ 4:45 p.m. (No C-Team Game)
* Royalty will be presented @ approximately 6:30 p.m. between JV and Varsity Game.
KRTN will broadcast the Varsity Lady Tigers match beginning at approx. 6:30 on 10/2/14
Raton Tiger football plays West Las Vegas Dons on Friday, October 3rd at 7 p.m at Tiger Stadium.
*Football, dance, and cheer will give mums to their parents starting @ 5:00p.m.
*King and his court will be presented @ 5:30p.m.
King Candidates: Oscar Arreolas; Dante Mileta; Martin Ortiz; Dylan Query; Ethan Washburn
*Queen and her court will be presented @ half time
Queen Candidates are: Alex Flores; Christina Jansen; Ashlyn Martinez; Heather Segura; Kaydence Sisneros.
KRTN will broadcast the game beginning at 6:45 pm. Sponsored by the Tiger Roar Sports Club.
DRESS UP DAYS: MONDAY, Sept. 29 -Neon Day
TUESDAY, Sept. 30 –Hawaiian Day
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1 -Class Color Day (elementary decide on your color(s))
THURSDAY, Oct. 2 – Movie “Grease” Day
FRIDAY, Oct. 3-Black / Gold Day
HOMECOMING/PEP ASSEMBLY at Raton High School is 10:00 am Friday, Oct.3rd. Queen and King crowned.
PARADE is at 1:00p.m. On 1st street on Friday, Oct. 3rd.
The theme for this year’s parade is BOARD GAMES.
To enter the parade or for more info call: Loretta Smith RHS Student Senate Sponsor 575-445-3541
The First National Bank of New Mexico will be giving out seat cushions to the first 300 tiger fans to enter the Homecoming Football Game, starting at 6:15 pm.
Also, stop by The Pack Rat on Historic First Street and enter your name to win a 3-foot stuffed tiger. Drawing to be held after the Homecoming Game.