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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 3 SBDC Report A common stumbling block: The writing process By SBDC Staff Your desk is covered with pieces of information that you want to put into your business plan. You've had your coffee. Your phone is off the hook. But you spend the next fifteen min- utes staring out the window...unable to get going. You're not alone. Most people experience Some form of writer's block when faced with a particularly important or large-scale job. , Why? Most researchers who study the act of writing currently believe that many of our writing problems are caused by our approach. They say that all writers -- whether they are conscious of it or not '-- go throughthis five-stage process when they write: pre-writing, writing, revising, editing and proofreading. The majority .of writing problems' are caused, the researchers say, when the writer tries to do all of the steps at once. Let's take a closer look at each of these steps: Pre-writing This is the stage where you decide what you're going to say. You may write or review your notes, as- semble facts, organize your thoughts, establish your goals, or draft an outline. The more you have to say, the more im-, portant this stage is. Generally, the more time you spend here, the less time you will spend in the revising stage. Writing After you know in broad terms what you need to say, you can start saying it. This is the stage where you just get it down. Resist the temptation to try to say everything per- fectly. Don't correct grammar or punctuation. Don't stop af- ter every sentence to critique yourself. Just kee p going. Revising When you're done, you can start revising for clarity. Re-work your sentences until you are sure that your reader will understand them. Then, take a break from the project. At the very least, return a phone call or stand up and stretch. The next stage will re- quire you to switch gears dra- matically, and it will be much easier if you approach it from a fresh perspective. Editing This is the most crucial -- and most difficult -- stage of the writing process. At this point, you should take a very objective look at your business plan and ask yourself: • Does it do what it should do? Is it convincing? Do I need to include more information? Less? Have I supported all of my most important statements? Is it well organized? Is it readable? Is the tone appropri- ate? Is the style appropriate? Proofreading All that is left to do now is to look for typo- graphical errors, minor gram- matical errors, and to make sure that the business plan is spaced correctly on the page. It helps if someone else can take a look. Keep in mind that minor errors DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDA(:Y 391 pounds of marijuana were seized by agents. Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender Continued from Page I At approximately 8:00 p.m. • on Wednesday, an agent using infrared equipment notified agents near Rodeo, New Mexico of suspicious activity. Upon ar- riving to the area, Border Patrol agents discoveced eight large abandoned backpacks .contain- ing marijuana. The marijuana was transported to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station and pr °- cessed accordingly. The eight bundles weighed approximately 391 pounds, with a street value of over $312,.000.00. The mari- juana will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administra- tion for final disposition. These arrests and seizures exemplify vigilance of the U.S. Border Patrol in keeping crimi- nal activity and drugs out of our communities, while securing America's borders. HUGE 3ELECTION. 408 Main Street • Lordsburg, NM 88045 (575) 542-9444 Harry Bright/Owner Cremations and Monuments Grant • Luna • Hidalgo • Catron Counties ,00HERALDHidalg° County , New Mexico Press Iiii Association Member lidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly byi Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 21.2 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- '[.el 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-MAll' hcherald@aznex.net could undermine the impact of the whole business plan. The most important appli- cations of the process approach are: Don't correct yourself while you write, and don't wait for "the perfect opening sen- tence" to come to you. Business advisors at the Small Business Development Center can help you write your business plan, or work with you on any other issues or problems an entrepreneur may encounter in starting a business or expand- ing an existing one. These ser- vices are offered at no cost. Call 538-6320 for an appointment or for more information, or email sbdc@wnmu.edu. Visit our Web site at www.nmsbdc.org/ silvercity/index.html. The Small Business Devel- opment Center is located on the campus of Western New Mexico University on the sec- ond floor .of the Besse-Forward Global Resource ,Center on the corner of Kentucky and 12 t Street. The.SBDC is offering a workshop on how to write a business plan. Mary Tarazoff, director of WNMU's SBDC, uses hands-on learning with a common sense approach. The workshop will be presented Tuesday, February 24, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., in the Global Re source Center. For more infor- mation call or email the SBDC office. Contact the SBDC office for more information about the following events February 18 -Alumni Night, Mustang Basketball February 24 - How to Write a Business Plan Senior Citizens Lunch .Menu Professional Learning Communities At Work Teachers at R.V.Traylor Elementary School spent the most recent early release day clarifying grade level learning goals and writing assessments for the district curriculum project. Courtesy photo Notes from the Sunshine Haven--Rays of Sunshine By LORENZO ALBA, JR. We'd like to take the time to reintroduce our selves to the com- munity that we have called home for several decades. We are Sun- shine Haven at Lordsburg. We are much more than just a nursing home. We are the extended fam- ily of our residents. At Sunshine Haven, we un- derstand that families want the very best for their loved ones. And we are very much committed to be the very best in our industry. Our experienced and profes- sional • staff is completely commit- ted to providing the very best personal health care and customer service to our residents and their families. We are also committed to Lordsburg, the community we like to call, home. At Sunshine Haven, interac- tion and communication between our residents and,staff is a vital part of our daily operation. We are after all a family. Sunshine Haven is proud to be part of the Cathedral Rock fam- ily of communities. Cathedral Rock is after all the very best and our quality care is incomparable throughout the country; hence or creed: "Integrity first, service above self and excellence in ev- erything that we do." Tips for preparing your child for state testing Monday, February 22 Chicken Sandwich Tater Tots Celery Sticks Cottage Cheese/Peaches ....... Before and during the test- Tuesday, February23 mg schedule: Student should get Red Chile/Beef/Potatoes ..... Pinto Beans Flour Tortilla Pumpkin Pie/Topping Wednesday, February 24 Pepper Steak. Baked Potato/Margarine California Vegetables WW Roll Cherry Cobbler Thursday, February 25 Carne Adovada Spanish Rice Country Blend Vegetables Flour Tortilla Jell-O/Fruit Friday, February 26 Fish Sandwich Lima Beans/Margarine Broccoli Cooked Carrots Plums Submitted by MRS. HEATH/ Southside Elementary School Southside has begun prepa- ration for the state testing. Here are some suggestions to help you and your student prepare to- gether. duced at school Set a goal for yourself of be- ing the "Best you can Be!" Ask questions now because Test Monitors canflot answer questions during the test. Next week, watch for the Test Here at Sunshine Haven, we include both short-term and long- term services. Our short-term medical and/or rehabilitative ser- vices focus on working closely with residents and families to ach.ieve the highest level of suc- cessful functional outcomes. Our long-term care services are individually designed for residents who need 24-hour nurs- ing care and may be chronically ill or experiencing a rather slow recovery from and illness or in- jury. These include private or semi-private accommodations that include beautiful common areas. We also boast the very best therapy departments. Our therapy departments play an integral role in our facility's success. The Physical and Occupational de- partments work hand in' hand with our other residents and their families as well as our other de- partments to achieve a favorable outcome. We are proud to be a part of this community and proud to serve our residents and their fami- Taking Strategies and the Testing lies, we are Sunshine Haven-at Schedule. Lordsburg. Stop by and see us! plenty of rest, try to limit sweets, as they make some chil- dren hyper, and eat a good break- fast (at home or at school). Stu- dents do better ontest if they are rested and not hungry. Come to ' school on time as testing will be- gin promptly. Keep a positive attitude. Pretesting Skills Study,all vocabulary words associated with test taking (syn- onym, antonym) (others will be given weekly) Learn how a question is re- stated as an answer. Can you answer the ques- tions: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How? to increase your understanding (comprehension) of what you read. Stay focused on information and lessons as they are intro- ED00,Y EWELRY 00el[tL00Utlon 00qel00row ]onque 'Nose Located inside the Cottage House, 214 E. Motel Drive I Lordsburg o,t o,, w.,=t It, nlg=,• ppraisals: ..Ttome, anch & Commercial • Hachita-2 BR, 2 Bath MH plus extras • • 10 acre lot in Animas • Pyramid Shadows 20+ acres • 209 Pyramid-Fixer Upper! -- Offer on Tablei • 59 Lee Trevino Corner Lot. • Commercial Buildings on 200 block of Shakespeare • 32 Acres vacant land available in Cotton City  = I _ _ ..... • Ea,t 'r' Street 00,,.00FalgallO Ilelt*h ,¢iklblein   e ]  S t a t e Animas & Lordsburg =':" 575 54 8898 Appraisals & Rentals Property Management Don Kerr-Real Estate Broker & Certified Appraisal ..j ..j -j .j ..? .j ..j .j ...- -.j ..j I, Lloyd V. Payne, hereby announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Hidalgo County Probate Judge. Lloyd V. Payne I, Rodney Plowman, hereby announce my candidacy for the of- fice of Hidalgo County Sheriff, subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your support will be very much appreciated. Rodney Plowman I, Jody Hatch, hereby announce my Republican candidacy to the office, of Hidalgo County Assessor, subject to the Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your votes of support are appreciated. Jody Hatch paid by candidates Largest Inventory of Quality Used Vehicles in the Area! Check out these great on used Trucks!  ! I 2009 Ford Explorer 007 Ford F-150 Gray 2005 Ford Expedition 1999 Ford F-250 - UtilityBox 2001 Dodge 3500--Diesel 200,/Ford Escape 2006 Ford F-150 2002 Ford Expedition 2008 Ford F-150 Red 2010 Ford Mustang 2010 Ford Fusion 2009 Ford Edge 2008 Chevy Imigala 2008 Honda Civic 2003 Mercury Sable 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 2009 Ford Focu 9MITH 542'3551 FORD INC. 4,,,..,.,0,,..,,0,,..,,...