In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Ben Moffett Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton his brother, Pearl, and former Clovis High and University of New Mexico hoops coach Bill Stockton were members of the 1933 team that defeated Raton, 28-13, for the state […]

Q&A: Man’s family continued sports tradition

By Ben Moffett Editor’s note: Oran T. Caton of Bosque Farms was born on Aug. 24, 1916. He is a lifelong educator and coach, and the last surviving member of Forrest High School’s state champion basketball team of 1933. This is the third part of a three-part series. Q: And what of the next generation […]

Q&A: Educator speaks of family, days at Forrest High School

Compiled by Ben Moffett Editor’s note: Oran T. Caton of Bosque Farms was born on Aug. 24, 1916. He is a lifelong educator and coach, and the last surviving member of Forrest High School’s state champion basketball team of 1933. This is the second part of a three-part series. The third part will appear in […]

Q&A: Pioneer tells team�s story

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Compiled by Ben Moffett Editor�s note: Oran T. Caton of Bosque Farms was born on Aug. 24, 1916. He is a lifelong educator and coach, and the last surviving member of Forrest High School�s state champion basketball team of 1933. Caton and his teammates, including his older brother, Pearl, won the tournament in Albuquerque by […]

Memorial Services for Tom E. McCarty

Memorial Services for Tom E. McCarty will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Divine Connection Church (formerly, the Living Word Church) at 306 E. Tucumcari Blvd. Fred Caton, pastor of the Divine Connection, will officiate. Mr. McCarty of Tucumcari was born Feb. 8, 1938 and died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2007. The remains […]

Church celebrates first Christmas

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of The Divine Connection church community celebrated their first Christmas in their new home on Monday. “God has blessed us with a place to meet,” said Fidelia Severance, a member of the community. “We’re in transition. We’re getting the building up and running.” “I just have to pinch […]

Celebration to honor homesteading couple

QCS STAFF A historical celebration is planned for 6 p.m. today in honor of a pioneer couple who trekked from Oklahoma to New Mexico in December of 1906. Not only is a celebration planned — which will include the couple’s only two living children, Lewis O. Caton and Oran T. Caton, about 100 Caton family […]

Trinity Baptist hosts dinner

William Thompson Members of Trinity Baptist Church, on South First Street, have already bought turkeys and hams for their first ever free Christmas dinner which will take place Dec. 23 at the church. Tommy Snapp, a church member, said the meal will begin at 11 a.m. and last until the food runs out. “We’ve bought […]