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In Loving Memory of Nitha Ernestine Fisher Horn

Nitha Ernestine Fisher Horn, age 94 went home to be with her Lord on January 23, 2015 at her son’s home in Winnemucca, NV after a 3 year battle with cancer.

Nitha was born on October 18, 1920 in her grandmother’s house south of Abbott, New Mexico. She lost her mother, Nitha Gay Klipstine Fisher during her birth. Her father, Flake Fisher later married Marie Smith Fisher. Nitha grew up in a farming and ranching community with her younger siblings, 2 brothers and a much younger sister. She graduated twelfth grade from Newton School in Colfax County, NM. One of her best friends during high school, Dale Horn (Jordan) later became her sister-in-law.

Despite the dust bowl days and the depression Nitha was very active in 4-H ultimately taking first place in the International Harvesters Hay and Grain Show of 1938 in Chicago, IL with her canning project. Her marriage to O M (Meb) Horn had to be delayed a few months in order to qualify for the Chicago 4H trip in November. After their marriage on December 23, 1938 friends planned a chivaree during which they stole a friend’s car. Their freedom was short-lived as the car ran out of gas. Eventually friends were given treats of Mexican cigars and red hots.

Nitha and Meb made their living farming and ranching for the next 63 years in northeastern New Mexico except for a brief time in TX and ID. The 34 years of their marriage was spent on a place of their own east of Wagon Mound, NM in the breaks of the Canadian River. Nitha was known for her ranch cooking and bread making skills which provided dinner rolls for many church and community meals. Her sewing skills kept Meb and other family members in western shirts. Quilts were lovingly made for many family members and friends. She has been the other Grandma for many, many children. After Meb’s death in 2001 Nitha made her home with her son, Dean and his wife Linda, first in Soda Springs, ID and then in Winnemucca, NV.

Nitha is survived by her 3 children; Jerry Horn, Patsy (Larry) Moon, and Dean (Linda) Horn; 9 grandchildren, and many great, great-great, and at least one great-great-great grandchild; her younger sister Ruby Jane Blackmon and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Nitha in death were her husband Meb, her parents and step-mother, 2 brothers Flake Leroy Fisher and Dale Dean Fisher, 1 daughter-in-law Mary Horn, 1 granddaughter and 2 grand son-in-laws.

Services will be on Wednesday February 4, 2015 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Roy, NM. There will be a viewing at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Interment will be immediately following at the Roy Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Yaksich-Long Funeral Home, Raton, NM – 575-445-2622.

Memorial donations may be made in Nitha’s name to Humboldt Volunteer Hospice, PO Box 843, Winnemucca, NV 89446; First Baptist Church, PO Box 40, Roy, NM 87743; or New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, 2200 South Avenue I, Portales, NM 88130 publicrelation@nmbch.com

Nitha Horn leaves a legacy of love.

Rebounds and Missed Shots Hobble Tigers

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

We had a tough time rebounding noted Raton Head Coach Victor Esparza as the scrappy Lady Demons put one in the win column Tuesday evening against Raton.

The game was never in the basket for either team as Raton took a quick lead but Des Moines came back and tied it for the first time at four. With only six players on the team Des Moines coach Jeffery Connell noted his girls didn’t have the drive early in the game but came to life in the second half of the game. By the fourth quarter the Lady Demons took control of the game and started finding the basket each trip down the court. 

The Lady Tigers on the other hand had all their players suited up, both JV and Varsity, with the exception of Brianna Pais who turned her ankle in Saturday’s game against Tucumcari. While Coach Esparza could substitute at will the Lady Demons had to stick with it with only one player on the bench. 

Coach Esparza noted that the girls had trouble getting inside for the rebounds and allowed the Lady Demons as many as four shots a trip down the court. In the fourth quarter as the Lady Demons heated up the Lady Tigers struggled to find the net as many balls bounced wide off the rim. As the game clock ticked off the seconds the Lady Demons pulled out a to a six point lead and hustled to keep the ball out of the Lady tiger basket. When the buzzer sounded it was Des Moines 42-36 over the Lady Tigers.

Des Moines  6  6  12  18  42

Raton          10  9   6   11  36

Des Moines High Point

Rayelle Rivale 16  free throws 7 of 10 attempts

Alexis Wingo 16  4 of 4 free throws

Free Throws 13 of 19 attempts 

Raton High Point

Tarryn Trujillo 12  4 of 4 free throws

Free Throws 8 of 15 attempts 

Jeffery Connell, Des Moines Head Coach

Jeffery Connell, Des Moines Head Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Raton Head Coach Victor Esparza

Raton Head Coach Victor Esparza

 

 

 

 

Angie Lopez (23) goes for the block as Sophia Maddaleni goes for the shot during the Raton/Des Moines game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym

Angie Lopez (23) goes for the block as Sophia Maddaleni goes for the shot during the Raton/Des Moines game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym

 

It's a scramble for the ball with Annalisa Miller on the bottom with MaKenna Hittson and Tarryn Trujillo working for the ball on top.

It’s a scramble for the ball with Annalisa Miller on the bottom with MaKenna Hittson and Tarryn Trujillo working for the ball on top.

 

MaKenna Hittson (4) reaches up and steal the ball right out of Sydni Silva's (30) hands as she went for the shot Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym

MaKenna Hittson (4) reaches up and steal the ball right out of Sydni Silva’s (30) hands as she went for the shot Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym

 

The scoreboard indicates its a close game as Tarryn Trujillo puts up a free throw

The scoreboard indicates its a close game as Tarryn Trujillo puts up a free throw

 

Camryn Mileta and Annalisa Miller go for the loose ball near the end of the game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

Camryn Mileta and Annalisa Miller go for the loose ball near the end of the game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

In Loving Memory of Wilma Allen

Wilma Allen, age 94, died Monday, February 2, 2015 in Amarillo, Texas. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Don R. Wood Auditorium in Clayton, New Mexico. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery in Clayton by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. 

Wilma Arlene (Parker) Allen was born on October 11, 1920 in Oklahoma to Edgar Lee Parker and Lora Eva (Niles) Parker. She married David Frank Allen on April 27, 1938 in Clovis, New Mexico and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1993. Wilma and Frank came to Union County, New Mexico from Dimmitt, Texas in 1961. In addition her her parents and husband, Wilma was preceded in death by a grandson; Greg Goodell, a brother; Allan Lee Parker and 2 sisters; Lois Vesta Muse and Floris N. Allen. 

SURVIVORS: 

1 SON: Larry Allen of Amarillo, Texas. 

3 DAUGHTERS: Evelyn Simpson of Vega, Texas, Linda Holmes of Fairview, Missouri and Helen Ebner of Amarillo, Texas. 

8 Grandchildren 

18 Great-Grandchildren 

4 Great-Great-Grandchildren 

MEMORIALS: The family asks that memorials be made to the Clayton Memorial Cemetery, 1 Chestnut Street, Clayton, New Mexico 88415.

In Loving Memory of Carrol Allen Turley

Carrol Allen Turley, age 80, husband, rancher, father, grandfather, brother and friend went to join his Lord on January 29, 2015.

Carrol was born April 6, 1934 in Lamesa, TX to O Kay and Opal McCasland Turley.

He leaves to cherish his memory to his wife Frieda of the family home; daughter Venita Marshall and son Allen Turley of Raton and son Danny and wife Yvonne Turley of Springer; his grandchildren Misty Petrovich & companion Josh, Katie & husband Kevin Zafiris, Danny Turley, Jr. & companion Colleen Eungard, Joseph Turley & companion Mary Archuleta; great grandchildren Andy Petrovich, Jr. and Amy Petrovich; and siblings sister Louise (Oscar) Arrington; brothers Jerry (Nancy) Turley and Wayne (Pat) Turley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Carrol was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sisters, brother Charles Turley, sisters Peggy Jack and Marilyn Arrington and brothers-in-law Everett Jack and Lester Arrington.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015 at 10:00am in the Chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home.

Arrangements for Carrol Allen Turley are under the care and direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Fred Owensby

Fred Owensby, age 91, of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Tuesday January 27th at his home in Albuquerque surrounded by his children. He was born on August 22, 1923 in Koehler, NM, to the late Fred T. and Dulce Bowles Owensby.

Fred graduated from the Raton High School in 1941 and attended the University of New Mexico on a football scholarship. He left UNM to join the United States Marines Corps and served from 1943 to 1946. He married his high school sweetheart Jane Morrow in April, 1945, and they were married for 55 years until her passing in September, 2000. After being honorably discharged from the USMC, he returned to the family ranch. In addition to ranching, he worked as a livestock inspector and in 1966 was appointed Assistant Director of the New Mexico Livestock Board, which took him and his family to Albuquerque. In 1975, Fred and his family returned to the family ranch where he remained until the last several years of his life, when he moved back to Albuquerque. Fred played the trumpet and enjoyed playing in Pete Caldarelli’s dance band, as well as in local musical productions at the Shuler Theater and at Easter sunrise services at Capulin Volcano. He loved his life as a rancher and spending time with his family.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jane; sons: Morrow and Patrick Owensby; sisters: Helen Walton, Sylvia Yardis, and Freida Giacomo; mother and father-in-law Raymond and Melba Morrow. He is survived by his daughters: Susan McCarthy (Pat) of Albuquerque, Sally Lemons (Mike) of Raton; sons: Stewart Owensby (Sue) of the Raymond Morrow Ranch, Craig Owensby (Jane) of Peralta, NM, daughter-in-law Mary Alice Owensby of the Owensby Ranch, and brother Guy Owensby (Pat) of Severna Park, Maryland. Fred is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to one of the following charities: Wounded Warriors Project, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or a charity of your choice. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, February 5th from 5pm to 7pm in the chapel of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Friday, February 6th at 10:00am at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Immediately following the service a reception will be held at the Raton Elks Lodge. A private family burial will take place at the Raymond Morrow Ranch.

Tough Night for Raton Varsity Basketball

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

It was a tough night for Raton basketball as they began district play against Tucumcari Saturday night with only the girls JV team coming out with a mark in the win column. 

The JV Lady Tigers this last week were joined by some of the eighth graders after their middle school season ended. Coach Victor Esparza noted that the eighth graders had been playing together for some time and that showed as they knew where their teammates would be on the floor. With the addition of these young girls the JV team has posted a mark in the win column and the future looks good for them with district play getting underway this week. 

The varsity Lady Tigers according to Esparza are showing signs of improvement. He notes they are a young team but things are coming together, however they remain inconsistent in the shooting department. Saturday evening was no exception with Brianna Pais, high point player for the night only managed to pop in nine points. 

The Lady Tigers handled the full court press fairly well but once across the mid court line they found themselves double teamed quite often which forced turnovers. The girls were easily outscored each quarter except the one where they found the hoop. Had the girls played the rest of the game as well as they did the fourth where they scored 15 as did the Lady Rattlers this could have been a much different game. Esparza noted though that it seems at times the offensive play affects the defensive play. 

JV Game

Tucumcari  12  5  8  9  34

Raton         3  19  13  6  41

Varsity Game

Tucumcari 7  15  15  15  52

Raton        7    7   4    15  33

Tucumcari High Point

Kaycee Lease 16 0 of 2 free throws

Kalani French 13  2 of 4 free throws

 Melissa Gardea 11 3 of 6 free throws

Raton High Point 

Brianna Pais 9 5 of 8 free throws

Camry Mileta  7  1of 2 free throws

Sydni Silva  7 5 of 8 free throws

 

The boys games Saturday were another story altogether as Raton struggled against tough Rattler teams. As coach Gilbert San Roman noted the Rattlers are one of the best teams in the state. The Rattler defense at both the JV and Varsity level were tough with presses but it was the double team effort that the Rattlers presented the Tigers that presented the biggest problem forcing turnovers. 

Raton’s varsity team added to the problem with empty baskets, it just seemed the Tigers couldn’t buy a basket while the Rattlers were throwing up balls that just kept falling through the net. As was heard from one fan even their junk shots were falling in the basket. 

It will be a tough district season for Raton as Clayton managed to beat Tucumcari this last week and Raton will be seeing Clayton on their home court Friday evening.

 JV Game

Tucucmcari 54

Raton 18

Varsity Game

Tucumcari 15  18  23  11  67

Raton         7    2     6    2  17

Tucumcari High Point

D’Ontee Sandoval 19  3 of 4 free throws

John Paul Garcia 20   6 3-pointers

Raton High Point

Jonathan Cabrieles 7 2 of 2 free throws

 

8th grader Kerrigan Weese went 2 of 4 at the free throw line and put in 16 point for the Lady Tigers JV team on their way to a 41-34 win over the Lady Rattlers Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

8th grader Kerrigan Weese went 2 of 4 at the free throw line and put in 16 point for the Lady Tigers JV team on their way to a 41-34 win over the Lady Rattlers Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

8th grader Andie Ortega popped in 14 points against the Lady Rattlers Saturday evening as she goes to the basket against Devin Lopez.

8th grader Andie Ortega popped in 14 points against the Lady Rattlers Saturday evening as she goes to the basket against Devin Lopez.

 

Brianna Pais wrestles the ball away from Heaven Chavez Saturday night in a tough game with the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers

Brianna Pais wrestles the ball away from Heaven Chavez Saturday night in a tough game with the Tucumcari Lady Rattlers

 

Brianna Pais goes for the basket against Alyssa Martinez(10) on her way to a high point honor with nine points Saturday evening

Brianna Pais goes for the basket against Alyssa Martinez(10) on her way to a high point honor with nine points Saturday evening

 

Heavan Chavez (22) and Kalani French (32) double team Sophia Maddelini. The Lady tigers often found themselves double teamed during the first district game of the season for Raton.

Heavan Chavez (22) and Kalani French (32) double team Sophia Maddelini. The Lady tigers often found themselves double teamed during the first district game of the season for Raton.

 

Austin Jones (5) goes for the basket as John Paul Garcia (25) goes for the block Saturday night in tiger Gym

Austin Jones (5) goes for the basket as John Paul Garcia (25) goes for the block Saturday night in tiger Gym

 

Jodus Gonzales looses the ball as he squeezes through the double team that the Tigers so often found themselves battling Saturday night in Tiger Gym against the Rattlers

Jodus Gonzales looses the ball as he squeezes through the double team that the Tigers so often found themselves battling Saturday night in Tiger Gym against the Rattlers

 

Jonathan Cabrieles goes up for two of his seven points on the night as the Tigers struggled against the Rattlers.

Jonathan Cabrieles goes up for two of his seven points on the night as the Tigers struggled against the Rattlers.

 

Austin Jones (5) goes up for the shot as Zedrich Henderson-Greene goes for the block.

Austin Jones (5) goes up for the shot as Zedrich Henderson-Greene goes for the block.