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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY5, 2010 3 SBDC Report Why write a business plan? Submitted by SBDC/Silver City A business plan is a written document that describes in detail how you intend to successfully operate your new business, or projects the effects of a business expansion over a period of time. It describes the direction the busi- ness is going and how it is going to get there. The main reasons a business plan should be prepared are: 1. To help you evaluate how good your business or busi- ness idea really is. The process of putting a plan together fdl:ces you to take an objective and critical look at your business project in its entirety. The plan will give you a "GO" or "NO GO" answer about starting or expanding your business. 2. To make you think through the entire business pro- cess to prevent you from open- ing, buying, or expanding a busi- ness blindly. Fully describing your business or your expansion, Senior Citizens Lunch,Menu Monday, February 8 Taco Soup Salad/Dressing Flour Tortilla Salsa Apricots Tuesday, February 9 Steak N Stuff Broccoli Carrots WW Roll/Margarine Strawberry Shortcake Wednesday, February 10 Sour Cream Enchilada Spanish Rice Pinto Beans Green Chile Salsa Oatmeal Cookie Fruit Cocktail Thursday, February 11 Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Salad California Vegetables WW Roll/Margarine Cherry Cobbler Friday, February 12 Chicken Cutlet Green Beans Sweet" Potatoes WW R01i/Margarin e Mixed Fruit i i along with the financial results over time, helps clarify informa- tion which is vital to maintain- ing the business once the doors are open or the loan is approved. 3. To provide you with the road map you need in order to run your business. A well thought out business plan allows you to see potential problems and, if neces- sary, allows you to make detours, completely change directions, or alter the pace that you set in start- ing or running the business. Your completed business plan is an operating tool which, if properly used, will help you manage your business and work effectively to- ward its success. 4. To help you analyze the market in order to develop a com- petitive advantage. 5. To help you determine the amount and kinds of financ- ing most appropriate for your business. ,Potential lenders or in- vestors want to see that you know where you are, where you are go- ing, and how you are going to get there. The plan will tell you how much money you will need, when you will need it, how you are go- ing to get it, and how you are going to pay it back. 6. To help you "sell" your business to suppliers and to re- cruit and orient key employees. 7. To establish a system of checks and balances for your business so you avoid mistakes and maintain control. 8. To help you develop the UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from PAge 1 Ordinance amendment Hidalgo County is consider- ing amending its animal control ordinance or possibly writing a new ordinance to include the abuse of animals. Individuals interested in serving on a com- mittee to assist this work please call the County Manager's Office at 575-542-9428. This topic will be discussed further in the Febru- ary 10, 2010 Commission Meet- ing. AA/NM Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m: at the Kokopelli Offtce and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First 408 Main Street Lordsburg, NM 88045 (575) 542-9444 Harry Bright/Owner Cremations and Monuments Grant Luna Hidalgo Catron Counties confidence and competitive spirit necessary to take appropriate ac- tion. The Small Business Devel- opment Center (SBDC) can.help you formulate your business plan. We have forms available that are designed to give you spe- cific questions relating to the de- scription of your business, your marketing plan, and the assump- tions for your financial projec- tions. There is space provided to fill in the answers. One of our business advisors .can help you to work through this process. The result is a comprehensive draft version of your final business plan. The SBDC offers this ser- vice at no charge. Call the SBDC office at 538-6320 and make an appointment to get started on this important part' of your business. Email us at sbdc@wnmu.edu and visit our web site http:// www.nmsbdc.com/silvercity/ index.html. The Small Business Devel- opment Center is located in the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center at Kentucky and 12th Street on the campus of Western New Mexico University. Contact the SBDC office for more information about the fol- lowing events February 16 - Jobs Fair February 18-Alumni Night, Mustang Basketball February 24 - How to Write a Business Plan Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are held Mondays at 5 p.m., Wednes- days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli and on Sat- urdays at 5:30 p.m.,at the First Methodist Church. For more in- formation contact K0kopelli at 575-542-3304. Free Seminar Earth Link Seminars Presents a free weekend seminar on Health! February 12 - Eight Bible Secrets; February 13 The Adventist Advantage; February 14 Healthy Eating is Healthy Eat- ing. Everyone is welcomed and urged to attend this informative seminar for better'health. Speaker, former president Oftbe Seventh Day Adventist Dietetic Associa- tion, Stella Brown. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. at 12 Peterson Drive, Silver City, NM and are hosted by your local Seventh Day Adventist Church. Contact per- son, Carol Elder 575-545-8832. Step Aerobics Active & Alive step aerobics. are held on Tuesdays and Thurs- days from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Central Elementary School. For more information call 542-8384 ext. 104. Team Kids Team Kids is held every Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg from 6:00- 6:45 p.m. Team Kids is open to students in grades 1-6. Mary Jane Barela's Menudo (Former Manager, Motel 10 Diner) x_Available Saturday, February 6, 20  Take-out Only: 10 AM - 5 PM - $5.00 Extra Large Cup (Large amounts at reduced prices if you furnish your own container' Advance Orders, please call: Gina 590-0808 Pick up at Lord's Living Water Lighthouse 807 Duncan tlighway, Lordsburg (Old Biven's Supply Store) (Upon advanced request, Menudo is also available without Tripe.) New Mexico Press Ilil Association Member 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 concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be di- rected to the editor. For further information 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- tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLISHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 5.75-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald@aznex.net The crowd enjoyed the 2009 Cowboy Poetry performances. 17 th annual L)rasburg-Hidalgo County Museum fundraiser set for February 20 Submitted by ALLEN "HOOK" HILL By now you should be aware that the 17 th annual Lordsburg- Hidalgo County Museum fundraiser is coming in for a land- ing on Sat., Feb. 20 2010. The landing will be made at the mu- seum, 708 E. 2 "0 St., Lordsburg, N. Mex., at 5:00 p.m. After a fun and laughs ses- sion at 5:00 p.m., hamburgers and soft drinks will bg served during the intermission. The fun and laughs will begin again at 7:00 p.m. and end somewhere between 8:30 and 9:00. Fully understand and vow that you will not miss any of this! Outstanding performers, who donate all their time and tal- ents, are selected for your plea- sure. Performers come because they want to help and they like to perform. Most artists delight in bringing laughs, joy and pure entertainment to an appreciative audience. Such is anewcomer group to the Fiesta this year, the Copper Creek Wranglers from the arenas Valley, N. Mex., area. This group has been together for a long time. In fact, the Wranglers are celebrating their 16 th year at the Copper Creek Ranch Chuck Wagon and Western Stage Show in Arenas Valley. They serve great barbecue and play Western music ..... The group is composed of David Anderson, fiddle and bass; Don Perry, vocals and guitar; Rita Perry, vocals; Patsy Robertson, vocals; and .Trail Boss Floyd lobertson, vocals and guitar. This year they have a new addi- tion, Howard Blevins, who has played bluegrass for many years. His guitar, banjo and dobro lend a bluegrass flair to their sound. The Wranglers are working to preserve our Western way of life by sharing music, poetry, good stories and general all around fun. Mike Dunn, award winning poet from Mesa, Ariz., will take the Bootheel Fiesta stage again, after a long absence. Mike won the prestigious Will Rogers Me- dallion Award from the Academy of Western Artists, in 2003, with his book of poetry entitled Some- where Between Heaven and Earth. The book contains Mike's introspective look at life through the eyes of one who grew up with ranching traditions. Mike's Arizona heritage goes back to the early Arizona pioneer settlers. His grandfather, who was an Arizona Halt of Fame inductee in Oct. of 2004, "oper- ated'an 1800s freighting business, later establishing the "Rail A" brand ranch. Most of the ranch is Still in family hands. Mike honed his "cowboy teeth" in the Whitestone Mountains, south- west of Benson, Ariz. "Cowboyin' was hard but satisfyin'," said Mike. ,,it ,,r =,,,=, n=tla=00,, wqppraisals: .Tlome, anch  Commercial Hachita-2 BR, 2 Bath MH plus extras 609 E. 'B' Street ' ,  ,t 10 acre lot in Animus Pyramid Shadows 20+ acres ,209 Pyramid-Fixer Upper! 59 Lee Trevino Corner Lot. Commercial Buildings on 200 block of Shakespeare 32 Acres vacant land.available in Cotton City %00Pai00ano 5o East E Street Re,3/ Estate Rental Auailable in Anima,:.. 7--saga Appraisals & Rentals Property Management Don Kerr-Real Estate Broker & Certified Appraisal Mike has been a featured poet many times over. He has performed for countless cowboy poet gatherings and for a wide spectrum of special events. Mike and his-wife, Linda, have thor- oughly enjoyed 40 years of mar- ried life together. Steve Conroy, from Sierra Vista, Ariz., will also return to the Bootheel Fiesta after a long ab- sence. He was born and raised in Minnesota. After 24 years in the Army, during which time he trav- eled all over the country, he re- tired and, with his wife, Marge, settled in Sierra Vista. Steve is co-chair of the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. The CCPMG has gained much recognition as one of the top gatherings in the nation. Steve has his hands full, because the gathering annually attracts between sixty and ninety erformers. He has been an inte- gral part of the CCPMG since its inception and has been co-chair for several years. Steve spends so much time lining up other talented perform- ers that he hardly has time to de- vote to his own talents, which are many and varied. Steve plays the guitar, sings and recites his own poetry and will mix in a good story now and then. He also de- lights in putting on a good show. The Bootheel Fiesta welcomes Steve's return. Advance tickets to this year's Bootheel Fiesta may be pur- chased at Verla's Western Wear, 980 E. Motel Drive in Lordsburg. Tickets will also be available at the door and include both ses- sions and hamburgers. Adult tick- ets are $10 and student tickets are $7. For more information, con- tact Hook or June Hill at (575) 542-9258 or hookjune@hotmail.com. ....... Preschool Child Find A Preschool Child Screening will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in the Multipurpose room of the Animas Elementary School from 9:00am. 2:00pm Requirements: 3 or 4 years old or turning 3 during the 2010 - 2011 school year and current immunizations record for PreSchool; Newborn to 3 years of age for LifeQuesl. 0ther agencies present: Headstart and Lifequest Please take advantage of this free developmental screening for your child For appointments please call Alma Beltran, 548-2297 Busqueda de Nifios Pre-escolares Se llevar,n acabo unos examenes de desarrollo para nifios pre-escolares en el cuarto de multiusos de la escuela primaria de Animas el Martes, 9 de Febrero, 20101 de 9:00am - 2:00pm. Requisitos: 3 o 4 aos de edad o estar pot cumplir 3 afios durante el arid escolar 2010-2011 y comprobante de vacunas para Pre-Escolares. Recien Nacido a 3 anDs para LifeQuest. Otras agencias presentes: Headstart y Lifequest Per iavor aproveche este servicio gratuito. Para cites per favor' hable con Alma Beltran, 548-2297. Largest Inventory of Quality Used Vehicles in the Area! Check out these great . on used Trucks! 2001 Ford F-250 2009 Ford Explorer 2002 Ford F-250 2007 Ford F-150 Gray 2005 Ford Expedition-Gold 1999 Ford F-250 - Utility Box 2001 Dodge 3500,-Diesel 2006 Ford F-150 2002 Ford Expedition 2007 Ford Escap2008 Ford F-150 Red 2003 Mercury Sable 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) 9MITH FORD INC 542-3551 412 E. Motel Drive, tordsburg, NM