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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010 9 NMSU to host farmers' market workshop in Silver City Saturday Submitted by NMSU/Las Cruces How does a grower take ad- vantage of direct marketing at a farmers' market? That question and many more will be answered at a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Grant County Administration Center, 1400 Hwy. 180 East. Ad- mission is free. The event is jointly spon, gored by the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, the New Mexico Farmers' Market Associa- tion and Farm to Table. "With 58 farmers' markets now in New Mexico, there is more demand than ever for locally grown food. Gross sales have been on the rise, but in many cases farmers can use some outside as- sistance to help make their op- erations more profitable. These workshops connect farmers to new ideas and good resources for working into the future," said Denise Miller, executive director of the New Mexico Farmers' Mar- keting Association. With the increased opportu- nities to market their produce through farmers' markets, grow- ers can get help from NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service to increase their profits through the sale of high-value crops and Foster, adoptive .parents needed in New Mexico , Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- tive parent can make a huge dif- ference in the life of a child. Join us for an information meeting to be held this month of Feb- ruary in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Recruiter at (575) 434-5950 ext. 121 for more informa- tion or visit us on the web at www,cyfd.org. Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth My Name is Waushokie Name: Waushokie Age: 16 Gender: Male Story: Kind-hearted. sensi- tive and charming, Waushokie is a handsome young man with a beautiful smile. Waushokie en- joys joking around and having fun: this is a "must-have" quality in your family. He enjoys play- ing basketball and video games with friends Waushokie also en- joys art. His spray painting piece _that is proudly displayed in his room speaks volumes as to his talent. Waushokie aspire's to go to culinary school and enjoys preparing meals when possible and especially enjgys prepar- ing a certain tuna dish. which he believes to 15e his specialty meal. His favorite food to eat is Mexi- can food and he particularly likes f a j i t a s Waushokie's empathetic nature allows for peers to open up to him as he is always willing to "lend an ear". Al- though Waushokie finds school diffi- cult at times, he tries his best. Waushokie would ben- efit from a flexible, but structured family who would have the pa- tience to help him reach his po- tential and. provide a lot of en- couragement. This sweet and lov- ing boy would like a family who will support.contact with his two siblings. He has worked hard to overcome issues from his past and is ready for a forever family. If you have an approved home study and would like to inquire about this child. Please contact Sonia Sanchez at (575) 624-6071. ext. 102 or e-mail sonia.sanchez @ state.nm.us. For general information on how you can become a foster/adoptive par- ent with the Children. Youth and Families Department. please call 1-800-432-2075. value-added products. "Farmers' tnarkets are a grow- ing direct-marketing arena where the business transaction occurs between the grower and the con- sumer. Through these workshops we want to help producers reduce their risk and increase 'their prof- its," said Michael Patrick, NMSU .Extension community resource and economic development spe- cialist, who is coordinating the program, which is funded by a Western Center for Risk Manage- meant Education grant. 'Growers attending the work- shop will learn from NMSU Ex- tension specialists Stephanie Walker and Ron Walser about specialty crops like asparagus, winter squash, tomatoes, apples, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. Judy O'Loughlin, Grant County Extension home economist, wilt show attendees how to create value-added prod- ucts. such as jams and jellies. The business side of direct marketing - producing for profit by selecting specialty crops and products, evaluating costs and returns, developing a business plan, and merchandizing and marketing - will be presented by Michael Patrick and Anil Rupasingha. Extension commu- nity resource and economic de- velopment specialists, Carlos Mayen Solorzano, assistant pro- fessor of agricultural economics and agricultural business: and Sharlene Alexander. past manager of the Silver City Farmers' Mar- ket. The program will also fea- ture the following presentations: Understanding state regu- lations regarding producing value-added products in home kitchens and commercial kitch- ens will be presented by Nancy Flores. Extension food technol- ogy specialist Organic soil enhance- ment will be discussed by Robert Flynn, Extension agronomist. Irrigation technologies for small-scale producers will be presented by Craig Runyan, Ex- tension water specialist. Organic production and organic certification will be pre- sented by.Micahael Alexander. former New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission inspec- tor. To register call the Grant County Extension Office at (575) 388-1559. : ::r:==r: = Lordsburg represented at Hoop Shoot Four Lordsburg students par- ticipated in the District Elks Hoop Shoot held in Las Cruces last weekend. Participating were, above, Annisa Plowman, Alex Estrada, Lorena Martinez and Joseph Gonzalez. Estrada, left, placed second in his age group, and ]s pictured with Southwest District Hoop Shoot Director Joe Alejandrez. Courtesy. photos / Hidalgo County $3001 . HERALD Y::rr ..... 212 E, MOtel Drive Suite g LRt' Lordsburg, klM 88045 Name Address ......... City, 5tote, Zip LE( ;AL N()TICE COUNTY ASSESSOR ORDER NO. 09-57 NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS TO REPORT CERTAIN MATTERS RELATING TO PROPERTY VALUATION AND CLAIMING EXEMPTION FROM PROPERTYTAXATION The County Assessor hereby publishes notice to property owners, pursuant to Section 7-38-18, NMSA 1978, as follows: 1. All property subject to valuation for property taxation purposes not valued by the Assessor in,2009 for property taxation purposes must be reported to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2010, unless it is not subject to valuation for property taxation purposes in 2010.The report must contain the required information and be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor's office. Section 7-38-8, NMSA 1978. 2.. If you have made improvements to real property during 2009 and the improvements cost more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), the improvements must be reported to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2010.The information required and the form may be obtained from the Assessor's office. Section 7-38- 8(C), NMSA 1978. 3. All real property owned by any nongovernmental entity and claimed to be exem from property taxation under the provisions of Paragraph (1) of Subsection b of Section 7-36-7 NMSA 1978 shall be reported for valuation purposes to the appropriate valuation authority. If a change in eligibility status or ownership of the property has changed, the change shall be reported no later than the last day of February 2010. Section 7-38-8.1 NMSA 1978. 4. If you own property that has decreased in value during 2009, and that property is subject to valuation for property taxation purposes, you must report the decrease in value to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 20 !0.The report must contain the required information and must be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor's office. Section 7-38-13, NMSA 1978. 5. If you believe that your real property is entitled to head-of-family exemption, veteran exemption or disabled veteran exemption from property taxation, you must apply to the Assessor for exempt status no later than thirty (30) days after the mailing of the County Assessor's notices of valuation in order to be entitled to the exemption from taxation in 2010. Exceptions: If an exemption from taxation was in effect for 2009 and the basis of the exempt status or use is unchanged from that year, application for exemption need not be made for 2010. If you have previously been granted an exemption and now have a change in ownership or status you must notify the Assessor of the change no late r than the last day of February 2010 of the change. If re uired, application for exemption must contain the required information and must be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor's office. Section 7-38-17, NMSA 1978. 6. Property subject to valuation is presumed to be nonresidential and will be so recorded by the assessor unless you declare the property to be residential no later than the last day of February 2010. If your property has changed in use from residential to nonresidential or from nonrpsidential to residential use you must declare this status to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2010. The declaration must contain the required information and must be in a form that may be obtained fromthe AssessoCs office. Section 7-38-17.1 NMSA 1978. 7: If you are a person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older or disabled, and whose "modified gross income" was not greater than $32,000 in 2009 and you own and occupy a single-family dwelling you may be eligible for a limitation on the taxable value of your residence, If you think you are eligible, you must apply to the Assessor no later than thirty (30) days after the Assessor mails the notice of value for your residence, The application must contain the required information and must be on a form that is obtained from the Assessor's office. Section 7-36- 21.3 NMSA 1978. 8. If your land was valued in 2009 in accordance with the special method of valuation for land used primarily for agricultural purposes, and the land is still used primarily for agricultural purposes, you need not reapply for that special method of valuation in 2010. If your land was valued in accordance with the special method of valuation in 2009, but it is no longer used primarily for agricultural purposes, you must report the change to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2010. If your land was not valued in accordance with that method of valuation in 2009, and it is now used primarily for agricultural.purposes, you must make application on a form which has been approved from the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2010. Section 7-36-20 NMSA 1978. 9. If you own "livestock" that is subject to valuation for property taxation purposes, you must report such livestock to the Assessor. All such livestock present in the county on January 1,2010 must be reported to the Assessor no later than the last day of February 2010. If the livestock is'transported into the county after January 1,2010, it must be reported to the Assessor no later than the first day of the month following the first month in which the livestock has been present in the county for twenty (20) days. The report must contain the required I .... mformahon and must be on forms obtained from the Assessor's office. Section 7-36-21 NMSA 1978. 10. If you own a manufactured home [that was not previously assessed] and it was present in the county on January 1,20'10, you must report it to the Assessor no laterthan the last day of February 2010. The report must contain certain required information and must be on a form obtained from the Assessor's office. Section 7-36-26 NMSA 1978. THIS NOTICE IS ONLY A BRIEF STATEMENT QFTHE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 7-38-8, 7-38-8.1,7-38-13, 7- 38-17, 7-38=17.1, 7-36-21.3, 7-36-20, 7-36-21 and 7-36-26 NMSA 1978, and related Taxation & Revenue Department Regulations. It is not intended to reflect the full content of these provisions, which may be examined at the office of the County Assessor. Done this 8th day of January, 2010. Tonya "Toni" Lowery, Assessor Hidalgo County PO# 10-053 j15/29c HIDALGO COUNTY LITERACY PROGRAM 524 DeMoss Street, Suite 18 Director/Tutor: Sherri Arredondo Telephone: Office/575-542-9407 Ce11/575-313-7738 BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASSES NOW BEING OFFERED These classes are for adults who have no computer skills at all. but would like to learn. Keyboard and Mouse flexibility plus Menu definition development for basic beginners. CITIZENSHIP CLASSES These classes are for adults who are living in the United States legally and wish to become permanent citizens or dual resident citizens, Class schedules (times and days of week) will be determined by applicant requests as best as they can be granted to satisfaction, EXISTING ESTABLISHED SCHEDULES ADULT BASIC LITERACY/PRE-GED/GED STUDY AND CLASS TUESDA YS/THURSDA YS/SATURDA YS: 9:00 AM ENGLISH-SECOND-LANGUAGE--L'ORDSBURG WEDNESDA YS/FRIDA YS: 9:O0 AM ENGLISH-SECOND-LANGUAGE--OUTREACH HIDALGO COUNTY MONDAYS/THURSDA YS: 5:00 PM In Remembrance Nov. Jan. 14, 22, 1905 990- in Memory of our Beloved Mother_A0000 By Mann, Corral & Te r e , a Corral Bravo