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Inwllal!UUU . . lJ  gqUUUlUm F tlilmlUllW.nPlPmll 2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009 Old LHS better 00;,,Lape than anti4:ipated; cooperation needed to move 1 orward with [00roject Hidalgo County Eco- nomic Development Coordina- tor Tad Powers. along with Lordsburg Schools&apos; Don Smith and an engineer have toured the old Lordsburg High School. also known as the En- richment Center. According to Powers. who has architectural training, the building is in "far better condition than I had ex- pected." Powers told the Herald last month that the building does have substantial damage, in- cluding to the stairwell, stage, balcony and sub-ceilings. He feels the damage is repairable though. Lordsburg Municipal Schools agreed months ago to consider a collaborative ap- proach to the renovation of the building with the City of Lordsburg and Hidalgo County. According to Lordsburg Schools Superintendent Jim Barentine. the district is still interested in working together on the project, but the board is still waiting on some sort of agreement between the gov- ernmental entities. Powers said renovation of the building must begin with re- moval of existing asbestos and obtaining funding to do so. He said the project is currently at a standstill while he awaits asbes- tos reports from the school dis- trict. After the asbestos is dealt with. selective demolition should occur to allow the building to be redeveloped into a "useful com- munity service building" which would likely house a much- needed auditorium. "It is a long-term process. really," Powers said. "But since neither the City nor the County actually own the building, co- operation and support from the school is critical." The auditorium as it sits today. Below are more pictures of the interior of the aged building.' Courtesy . photos MEPlCINE PELIVERIE5 Silver Rexall will deliver on December 29, 2008 and December 30. 2008 (Monday and Tuesday) regular schedule December 31st. Silver P.exall will close at 2:00 with no deliveries to L0rdsburg. Closed January 1st. lanuary 2nd ---Normal deliveries at 4:30 p.m, to HMS Lordsburg Medicine Shoppe will only have out -of-t0wn deliveries to Lordsburg on Monday, December 29 to our patient's home. They will be closing early on Wednesday. HMS WILL BE CLOSED ON NEW YEARS DAY AN , WILL BE OPEN ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 2. 2009. 530 E. DeMossStreet Lordsburg, NM88045 505-542-8384 Toll Free 888-271-3596 HMS is a state and federally funded orgamzahon that provides health related services to the uninsured and • underinsured based or a sliding lee scale. M/F/H/V SBDC providing assistance to small businesses By SBDC Staff Established in 1989 and one of 19 in the state, the Southwest SBDC is a regional center to help small business people in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo and Luna coun- ties. Universities and junior col- leges around the state and throughout the country host SBDCs. Western New Mexico University contracts with Santa Fe Junior College, the lead host institution in New Mexico, to "administer the Southwest SBDC. SBDC's mission is to provide quality direct assistance, entre- preneurial education and resource links to potential and* existing small businesses to strengthen the economy of New Mexico. This is done with one-on-one profes- sional counseling, workshops, and training sessions. Some of our core values are confidentiality, exceptional client service, en-. hanced partnerships, and commu- nity and cultural sensitivity. • This mission is imple- mented daily by a dedicated staff so thai entrepreneurs and small business owners are em- powered to contribute to the economic development of the four-county area through: -Creation and retention of jobs • Increased sales revenue -Investment of new capital • Longevity of small busi- nesses SBDC has been serving the four-county area since 1989. Since that time, over 2,000 business owners have been counseled, more than 132 new business start-ups have been as- sisted, and more than 1,400 new jobs have been created over these years. Over $23 million in loan assistance and equity investment has been accom- plished, resulting in a substan- tial investment in the region. The SBDC serves to strengthen the small business community in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties by providing: -One-on-one counseling • Entrepreneurial education and • Resource linkages The goal is to help existing businesses become more suc- cessful and to foster strong new businesses. Free and confidential one.- on-one counseling on a wide range of business topics is avail- able: • Business start-ups • Business plans • Feasibility studies • Organization planning and analysis • Business loan packaging • Budget and cash flow analysis • Marketing and sales plan- rang • Computer and MIS sys- tems • Accounting and taxes • Personnel matters Custom designed work- shops and training seminars are available at a nominal fee. These may be conducted on your site for you and your em- ployees. Suggested topics in- clude management; human re- lations, employee  training, learning skills, and writing skills. Other workshops may in- clude computer literacy, 'busi- ness development and expan- sion, tax and social security up- dates, and government contract solicitations. The International Business Accelerator (IBA) is part of WNMU's Small Business De- velopment Center. It is a one- stop shop of resources for busi- nesses and individuals wishing to introduce their product or service into the global market. The IBA offers educational pro- grams on importing and export- ing; a resource guide to inter- national trade materials; and a database of international trade leads on their web site at The IBA presents the NAFTA Institute® every spring, alternating locations be- tween New Mexico and Mexico. The SBDC partners with WNMU in presenting the New Mexico Economic Develop- ment Course every May on cam- pus, and attracts attendees inter- ested in community anti eco- nomic development from around the state and from around the country to the week- long course. The 2009 Course will be presented May 17-22. WNMU and SBDC are partnering with Monterrey Tec, .< Mexico's MIT, to present the Mexico Economic Develop- ment Courses at several of their campuses around Mexico in the near future. Do you need help realizihg your ,entrepreneurial dream? The Southwest SBDC meets the challenge of providing assis- tance to existing and potential business owners. Whether you need to: • Improve your business and management skills • Create alternatives for solving business problems • Develop new products or services • Investigate new business opportunities Or whether you want to: • Explore international busi- ness opportunities\\; • Understand financial and regulatory requirements • Learn how to develop a comprehensive business plan • Learn effective record- keeping and inventory control procedures Mary Vigil-Tarazoff serves as SBDC Director and Business Advisor. Victor Carbajal is also a Business Advisor. Christine Staley is the Administrative As- -istant, and Linda McArthur is the Special Projects Coordina- tor. The office is located on the second floor of the Besse-For- ward Global Resource Center on the corner of 12th Street and Kentucky. Client appointments are available in throughout the four county area by client re- quest. Advisors are also avail- able to meet at the client's place of business. SBDC assistance is for any- one interested in beginning, im- proving, or expanding a small business. The SBDC specializes in individual counseling while offering free services in a con- fidential environment. For more information about SBDC free services, call 538-6320, or email The web site is http:// index.html. The SBDC has the follow- ing workshops scheduled• Con- tact the office for more infor- mation. -January 16: "How to Write a Business Plan" • February 13: "How to Write a Business Plan" (Deming) • April 7: "Marketing; Re- search, Plan, Execute, Evalu- ate" Why shop,out of Pens & Pencils Paper Binders Tape White Out Paper Clips , Post It Notes We also BOO'KKEE 575-542-3125 212 E. Motel Drive * Suite A*