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In Loving Memory of Jewell Eileen Wilson Wootton

Jewell Eileen Wilson Wootton was born June 1, 1920, to Stephen Gerod and Jewell Lily Wilson at the Wilson Ranch, Chico Springs, Colfax County, NM.

She attended Wilson School, Kiowa School and Maxwell High School before graduating from Springer High School in 1937. That year she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior.

After graduation Eileen became chief telephone operator in Springer and worked with her brothers at their service station in her off hours. There she met her future husband, Johnnie Wootton Jr., of Las Vegas, NM.

Eileen attended the 1940 Spring semester at a Fort Worth Bible school before Johnnie and she married in Raton on June 1, 1940. Together they lived in Cleveland, Springer, Lamy, and Las Vegas, NM.

woottonEileen dedicated her life to being a wife and mother and to helping others. She especially wanted others to personally know Christ’s salvation. For over 50 years she taught the Bible in Good News Clubs, Sunday school, VBS, Bible study groups, and Awana. Sunday mornings found her leaving for church early, in her VW bug; so she could pick up any she knew who needed a ride to church. She fed both souls and bodies and often carried meals or supplies to shut-ins.
For more than 30 years Eileen lived alone in their Las Vegas home after Johnnie’s death in 1976. In early 2007 she moved to the Four Corners area.

October 28, 2015, Eileen went to sleep in her bed in Durango, CO; sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. she awoke in heaven.

Besides her husband, Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, all her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, Johnnie’s siblings, and her own (James, Nona, Bob, Henry [Mary Frances], Edgar, Oscar, and Mary [Howard] Martin).

She is survived by her children: Judy and Armando Mendez, Janelle and Jack McQuitty, John and Kathy Wootton; her grandchildren: Jonathan, Samuel, and Nathan Mendez; Jack (Tammy) McQuitty, Stephen (Melody) McQuitty, Juanette (Andrew) Lewis, Patrick McQuitty, Daniel McQuitty; Wendy (Rob) Hollis, Sean (Juanita) Wootton, Jennifer (Adrian) Loera, Brooks (Stacy) Wootton; twenty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Evelyn, Glenda, and Glenda Wootton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday November 7, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Graveside services will be Saturday November 7, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Maxwell City Cemetery with a short memorial service to follow at the Maxwell Baptist Church at 3:00 P.M.

Burial will be next to Johnnie and near several relatives and many friends in Maxwell (NM) Cemetery.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Jewell Eileen Wilson Wootton are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Leonard Lee (Big Daddy) Lopez

Leonard Lee (Big Daddy) Lopez age 53, of Raton, NM, passed away Monday October 26, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM. Leonard was born May 22, 1962 in Tampa, Fl, the son of Fermin E. and Maxine Salazar-Lopez.

lopez big daddyLeonard was a past firefighter and volunteer fire fighter for many years, a member of the Raton Elks Lodge for thirty three years and was the bar manager at the lodge for over fifteen years, he also owned and operated Big Daddy’s Graphics in Raton and served on the Fairmont Cemetery Board.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard is survived by his wife Penny of the home, daughters Jamie Hephner and husband Matthew of Raton and Ashley Long and husband Kenny of Raton. One sister Lori Clark of Dallas, TX and three grandchildren that were the light of his life, Colten Lopez, Tyson Lopez and Cooper King.

Memorial services will be Saturday November 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Raton with Rev. Mark Crotinger officiating, Inurnment will be in the Fairmont Cemetery in Raton. A reception will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Raton Elks Lodge.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Fairmont Cemetery.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Leonard Lee (Big Daddy) Lopez are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Lawandas “Dutch” Nogel

Lawandas “Dutch” Nogel,
September 28, 1919
March 23, 2015
Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 6, 2015 at 1PM Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, CO. with Fr. Carl Wertin as celebrant.
Reception to follow at Sayre Senior Center, 1222 San Pedro St., in Trinidad, from 2:00PM-3:30PM.
 
Comi Funeral Home

Raton Police Blotter~ November 2015

November 30, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

April Martinez: (30) Arrest Warrant for possession of controlled substance  

Adrian Duran: (21) Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions on charge of battery on a household member

Cody A. Martinez: (29) driving while license invalid/ revoked

Starla C. Richards: (27) criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct

Nicole Valdez: (26) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear on citations of no proof of insurance and no driver’s license, Magistrate Bench Warrant for probation violation of failure to pay on charge of shoplifting

Vincent Martinez: (23) Commercial burglary/larceny/leaving scene of accident involving damage to vehicle

 

CITATIONS:

Casey Martinez: driving while license suspended

Yessica Martinez: shoplifting (2 counts)

Precious Dykes: making false report

Mark Lucero: battery

Terrell DeMonte: battery

Michael Martinez: driver to be licensed

Jordan Trujillo: no proof of insurance

Sheila Bland: stop sign violation

Preston Martinez: invalid suspended license

Gary Trujillo: expired registration

Cody A. Martinez: invalid/ revoked license

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary

Larceny

 

November 24, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

Vanessa Sanchez: (24) Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to pay fines or costs on charge of receiving stolen property/Colorado Magistrate Fugitive Warrant for failure to appear on offense of receiving stolen property

 

Shaun Ortega: (30) Battery against household member

 

Gary Sanchez Jr. (20) Battery against household member and criminal damage to property of household member

 

CITATIONS:

 

INCIDENTS:

Battery against household member (2 incidents)

 

November 23, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

Stefan L. Varela: (21) Magistrate Arrest Warrant for tampering with evidence

 

Casey Martinez: (36) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to appear on charges of driving while license suspended

Possession of controlled substance (meth)

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of switchblades

 

Antonio Garcia: (41) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines on charges of:

Trafficking controlled substance

Tampering with evidence (2 charges)

Receiving stolen property

Larceny

 

 

CITATIONS:

Emilio Urioste: speeding

Ernesto Marquez: speeding

Kelly Vargas: stop sign violation

 

 

INCIDENTS:

Two incidents of criminal damage to property

Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle

Burglary (vehicle)

 

November 20, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

Patricia Mares: (34) Two Municipal Bench Warrants both for failure to appear on charges of driver to be licensed and open container

Mario Z .Oviedo: (28) Arrest Order for failure to report/ False evidence of title and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

CITATIONS:

John Smith: dog at large

Jolene Archuleta-Duran: aggravated battery

 

INCIDENTS:

Fraud

Forgery

Theft of Identity

Two incidents of criminal damage to property

Aggravated battery

 

 

November 19, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

No arrests to report

 

CITATIONS:

No citations to report

 

INCIDENTS:

 Two incidents of criminal damage to property

 

November 18, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

Jorge Valdez: (58) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines on previous charge of DWI

 

CITATIONS:

Mark A. Lucero: resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

Edward Romero: maintenance of certain animals within the city

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

November 17, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

Robyn Mendez: (18) Battery against a household member/Battery

 

Mark Marshall: (30) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to comply with probation conditions on charges battery against a household member

 

CITATIONS:

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

November 16, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

George L. Aguirre Jr.: Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to appear on charges of criminal damage to property/tampering with evidence and shoplifting.  Additional charge of Resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

Eric P. Gutierrez: (25) DWI (2nd offense) 

Tina L. Martinez: (39) Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to appear on charge of DWI

Zachariah V. Holderby: (34) Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to pay fines on charges of aggravated battery

 

CITATIONS:

Eric Gutierrez: open container

Kenneth Romero: expired registration

 

INCIDENTS:

Larceny

Criminal damage to property (5 incidents)

Aggravated battery

 

November 13, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

No arrests to report

 

CITATIONS:

Laura Apodaca:  Vicious animal

                          Dog at large (3 counts)

                          No city dog tags (3counts)

Christine Avila:  Dog at large/Confinement during estrus

Ricky Robinson:  Dog at large/No city dog tags

Angelina Raught: Battery

 

INCIDENTS:

Battery

Criminal damage to property

Larceny (4th degree felony)

Larceny (less than $250.00)

 

November 12, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

Jazimond M. Trujillo: (24) Magistrate Bench Warrant for failure to pay fines or costs previously imposed by order of the court

 

Stefan L. Varela: (21) Distribution of controlled substance, Possession of controlled substance (3 counts), Possession of drug paraphernalia, Arrest Order: standard probation condition state laws-arrested-charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a felon

 

CITATIONS:

Annya Tafoya: no proof of current insurance

Jazimond Trujillo: child not properly restrained

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property (3 incidents)

 

November 10, 2015

 

ARRESTS: 

No arrests

 

CITATIONS:

No citations

 

INCIDENTS:

Burglary

Criminal damage to property (2 incidents)

 

November 9, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

William B. Muniz: (44) False evidence of title or registration (hold or use)

Audree Anna Lucero: (25) Pueblo Colorado Bench Warrant for failure to appear

Raul Antonio Oliveira: (47) Aggravated DWI (4th offense)

Shaun F. Ortega: (30) Resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

 

CITATIONS:

William Muniz: registration violation and no proof of insurance

Raul Oliveira: expired insurance

Leslee Fresquez: no proof of registration and no proof of insurance

Brandon Mares: dog at large, vicious animal, no city dog tags

 

INCIDENTS:

Theft of identity

Assault

Burglary

Tampering with evidence

Unauthorized use or theft of the card of another

Resisting/evading/obstructing an officer

Eight incidents of criminal damage to property

 

November 6, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Gilbert Trujillo: (30) Magistrate Bench Warrant/Failure to comply with conditions of probation/Failure to complete community service

Ross R. Lopez: (18) larceny

 

CITATIONS:

Ramon Pacheco: no proof of insurance

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

Assault

Larceny

 

November 5, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

No arrest to report

 

CITATIONS:

Christie Avila: no city dog tags

Rosezena Perry:  dog at large (2 counts), no city dog tags (2 counts), vicious animal (2 counts)

 

INCIDENTS:

Criminal damage to property

 

November 4, 2015

 

ARRESTS:

Jeffrey R. Mullis: (31) Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to pay fines

Preston Martinez: (19) Magistrate Bench Warrant failure to pay fines

 

INCIDENTS:

One incident of larceny

Eleven incidents of criminal damage to property

 

November 2, 2015

ARRESTS:

Brittany Trujillo (22)   Two Magistrate Court Bench Warrants for failure to appear

Lana Martinez: (44)   Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

 

CITATIONS:

Raymond Quintana:  driver to be licensed no proof of insurance

Lance Martinez:   speeding/ driver to be licensed/no proof of insurance

Stefan Varela:         no proof of insurance

Geno Pacheco:        no proof of insurance

Lana Martinez:       open container

 

INCIDENTS:

Shoplifting

Breaking and entering (business)

Criminal damage to property

Larceny

Are you ready for Medicare annual open enrollment?

 
by David Tesitor
WJ  250x55HUERFANO, LAS ANIMAS AND COLFAX — Now is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to look at the plans they chose last year and decide if a review is necessary.  
Medicare’s open enrollment begins October 15 and goes through December 7.   
Based on several changes providers made, one needs to consider looking closer at what they have.  Every year, Medicare health and drug plans can make changes including cost, coverage, co-pays and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks.
Members enrolled in either a Medicare Advantage (MA- MAPD) or Prescription Drug Card (PDP) should have already received their new plan materials including Evidence of Coverage (EOC) and Annual Notice of Change (ANOC).  If the company changes your plan, you should make sure the new plan still meets your needs for the following year.  If you’re satisfied your current plan meets your needs for next year, then you don’t have to do anything.
Making sense of Medicare, the government-run health-insurance plan for people with disabilities and those age 65 and older, isn’t easy.  The options read like alphabet soup, including Parts A and B (original Medicare), Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (drug coverage).  There are multiple options for people.  The first options, and the most traditional, are Medigap policies, also known as supplemental insurance.  They are private insurance plans which work with Original Medicare to help cover out-of-pocket costs and are used by about 20% of Medicare beneficiaries.  With some exceptions, you’re only guaranteed a Medigap plan within the first six months of both being 65 or older and enrolled in Medicare Part B.  After that, unlike with Medicare Advantage plans, you can be denied coverage based on your health.  Medigap policies offer a wide range of plans which meet many people’s medical or premium needs.  These plans usually require a stand alone prescription drug card.
The second option set includes the Advantage plans.  In rural southern Colorado, choices have decreased for 2016.  According to the Centers for Medicare Services, there are 24 Part D plans offered by 9 insurance companies.  The choice of Med Advantage (MA) plans remain the same with three companies and only two companies offer a combined medical and drug benefit (MAPD).  
In Colfax County, the choices are even more restricted.  While there are 24 Part D choices, the Advantage and MAPD options are limited to two companies.  
Across the country, some may find their plans have been cancelled.  One can purchase a stand- alone drug plan and a stand-alone MA plan, with certain exceptions.  
Changes beneficiaries will see in 2016 vary among companies but one thing is certain, premiums have increased, co-payments and out of pocket limits are higher.  Concerning the Part D, one should look carefully at which drugs are covered under the plans they are considering for 2016 (check the plan’s formulary) and make sure the drugs you need are on the list.  Also know the restrictions.  Some drugs are covered but there may be a restriction like prior authorization or a quantity limit.  Remember, if you choose a plan for 2016, you are basically stuck with it for the next year.  Also consider there are a growing number of plans adopting a network pharmacy benefit.  That means some pharmacies will be in your plan’s network and others will be out-of-network.  You’ll pay more out-of-network so be sure to check the pharmacies near you participate with your plan.  Mail order is still a covered option.
Open enrollment means people can join or make changes to a Medicare Advantage plan or a Part D prescription drug plan.  If one wants to drop their MA plan and go back to original Medicare, now is the time.
To help with the myriad of choices, consider consulting with an independent broker who can show you all options and all plans before you make a final decision.  You will not be charged for any advice provided.  If you already made one, don’t worry, the final plan you choose prior to December 7, 2015 will be the plan you are assigned to.  

Springer homecoming short, but long on heart

 
by David Tesitor
 
WJ  250x55SPRINGER, NM — This past week, the Red Devils of Springer were shut out in their homecoming game against New Mexico’s defending state champions, the  Melrose Rams.  The Rams scored in the first 8 seconds and didn’t stop rolling down the field, amassing 50 points in the first half.  The Red Devils made some great offensive plays, but could not capitalize.  
With New Mexico’s 50 point mercy rule, play was  suspended, putting a damper on the homecoming halftime festivities.  This was the Red Devils’ first shutout.  Springer will meet Montclair on Friday, October 23.
After the game, juniors Zac Caldwell and Michelle Finkbone were crowned King and Queen.  Shane Ruebush and Audrey Ritchie were named prince and princess of junior high.
They KISSed the Rams goodbye for Springer homecoming last weekend. Springer homecoming royalty: Adrian Urquijo, Kara Burton (Seniors); Zac Caldwell and Michelle Finkbone (Juniors and the winners); Ryan Gallegos and Karissa Crosswhite (sophomores); and Ashley Saenz and Isaiah Vigil (freshmen).  Photos by Sherry Goodyear.

They KISSed the Rams goodbye for Springer homecoming last weekend. Springer homecoming royalty: Adrian Urquijo, Kara Burton (Seniors); Zac Caldwell and Michelle Finkbone (Juniors and the winners); Ryan Gallegos and Karissa Crosswhite (sophomores); and Ashley Saenz and Isaiah Vigil (freshmen). Photos by Sherry Goodyear.

The Springer Red Devils had hoped to KISS the Melrose Rams goodbye at their Homecoming last weekend, but lost 50-0.

The Springer Red Devils had hoped to KISS the Melrose Rams goodbye at their Homecoming last weekend, but lost 50-0.