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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010 3 i- SBDC Report unset Vista earns Client of th By ABE VILLARREALIfor the SBDC Western New Mexico University's Small Business De- velopment Center has named Sunset Vista as their 2009 Client : of the Year. Alton and Elizabeth Sircy and their business will be recognized January 28 at the State Legislature along with Clients of the Year from the 19 other SBDCs around the state. The New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network is celebrating its 20th year of establishment in the state. The Sircy's were the first Client of the Year for WNMU's SBDC in 1992. Mr. and Mrs. Sircy and the other special clients will be hosted bY SBDC at the 20th An- niversary Dinner Gala held in the La Fonda Lumpkins Ballroom. Each SBDC will have a dis- play booth set up in the Round- house with information and pic- tures of their Clients of the Year. This event is an opportunity to give special recognition to those entrepreneurs who have been helped'by SBDC business coun- selors and have gone on to suc- cess in their business. Sunset Vista, an assisted-liv- ing facility in Silver City, has many stars aligned in its favor. Nestled comfortably in the retire- ment community of Silver City, it is located doWn the street from a hospital and a quiet neighbor- hood. For seventeen years, owners Alton and Elizabeth Sircy, have diligently worked to fill each bed in its fifteen-room facility with year-round residents. "The day we opened we didn't have any residents but within a few months we were filled," said Alton Sircy, owner and husband of Elizabeth. The couple opened the facil- ity in 1992 when they both saw the growing need for elderly care in Grant County. The need has been met consistently for nearly UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from Page I Smoking cessation TUPAC Smoki'ng Cessation Classes will begin on Mo~aday, January 11, 2010, through March 1, 2010, consisting of 7 classes held on Mondays with the excep- tion of 1 class on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Class time will be @5:30 p.m: to 7:00 p.m. & will be held @Hidalgo Medical Ser- vices Conference Room @530 E. DeMoss St., in Lordsburg. To enroll or for more information, please call Gloria Vargas or Danielle Gomez @the HMS Fam- ily Support Office @542-3046 or 542-3047. We will not be accept- ing new enrollees after the 3rd Class. If you're ready to commit to quit smoking, we're ready to commit to helping you quit! Ruiz account An account has been estab- lished at Western Bank to help raise funds for Elisa Ruiz, who is in need of a kidney ti~ansplant due to Lupus. Visit any Western Bank teller to make a donation. Event listings Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County.Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it . to hcherald DEc. ZIST & Love- All your sisters, Mom,( Manna, Auntie & Uncles Join u refreshrn Lumber, Plumbing, Electrical, Furniture . & Much-More! 320 E. Motel'Driv OpenMen-Sat 575-542-9022- 8AM -5 PM I New Mexico Press |I|| Association Member =l| | qm Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Requests for corrections and complaints concerrdng news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County .Herald should be di- rected to the editor. For further ififormation on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the pub- lisher. Any unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copyrighted 2009 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Mo- itel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald Year two decades as beds have been filled to capacity for most of the year since its opening. The 22 employees, who in- clude CNAs, cooks, cleaning staff, and activity leaders, are sup- ported by the Sircys' consummate workmanship and well thought out plans. After receiving support by the SBDC at Western New Mexico University, the Sircys' business plan was met with sur- prise by their loan agents. "Sunwes Bank said it was one of the most comprehensive business plans they've ever seen," said Mrs. Sircy. Mr. Sircy was so impressed by the help offered from the SBDC that he enrolled in a busi- ness class at WNMU. "That was one excellent class," said Mr. Sircy. After 17 years of success the Sircys have continued to expand with the opening of the Beehive, another 15-bed facility in Santa Clara, New Mexico. Another 15 beds are planned for the Sircys with Sunset Vista II now under construction. "We love to take care of the elderly," explained Mrs. Sircy. "This recognition couldn't have come at a better time" Residents are happy to echo the sentiment. "They [Sircys] are very friendly," said Mildred Anderson, a resident since No- vember 2008. "They take care of everything for us." Western New Mexico University's SBDC offers assis- tance to entrepreneurs who are starting a business or wanting to expand an existing business. Holiday crash Love's Truck Stop's front wall suffered major damage Monday when a vehicle struck the building. According to reports, a traveler was fueling his vehicle when he was hit from behind by another vehicle, forcing the Ford Explorer to hit the building. Heril ge Preservation Award nominees sought submitted by HPD/Santa Fe The Cultural Properties Re- view Committee of the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division is seeking nominations for the 38th annual Heritage Preservation Awards Ceremony to be held during National Heri- tage Preservation Month in May. The division also is seek- ing images for its annual poster and preservation events sched- uled for May 2010. The award nomination and Heritage Preservation Month coordinator for HPD. "This year we have developed the theme "Downtown New Mexico" to recognize recent preservation achievements in city cores and town centers through the efforts of individu- als, local historical societies, preservation organizations and the New Mexico,MainStreet program, which celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year." During Heritage Preserva- These services are available at no cost. Call 538-6320 for an ap- deadline is February 26. Awards tion Month, HPD publishes its pointment with a business advi- will be presented May 21 at the annual poster. sor, or email Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe, The SBDC office is located on in multiple categories. Catego- the second floor of the Besse-For- ries include Lifetime Achieve- ward Global Resource Center on ment, Individual Achievement, 12th Street. More information archaeological and architectural may be found, at heritage, Tribal Heritage, Heri- Publication, Community index.html. Preservation Planning, and The SBDC office, along with Heritage Organization. Recently [ ,,:~ all other campus offices, will be created categories are Urban