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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010 3 SBDC Report Poor hires to regret, team can destroy a business By MARK WALZTONIIHuman in New Mexico than it is in other These expectations should Capital Advisor at Flywheel Ven- tures and Managing Director at Sustainable Ventures Alliance LLC Given that 60 percent of an angel investor's decision to invest is based on the strength of the management team, according to the National Angel Association, an entrepreneur or investor needs to get the right people on the management team -- in the posi- tions that match their talents -- and get the wrong people off the team. Identifying and retaining top talent can be more challenging places, judging by the numbers of reports about the dearth of top talent here. It's all in the specs While candidate identifica- tion largely occurs online, the first step is to develop a clear job speci- fication, including clear objec- tives and responsibilities for each job on the management team. The most effective companies use be- havior-based questions about past situations to identify the cul- tural requirements and 'expecta- tions of the prospective hire's in- ternal and external customers, peers and staff. DECLARATIONS OF CAND DACY L Lloyd V. Payne, hereby announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Hidalgo County Probate Judge. Lloyd V. Payne I. David A Ramos, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of County Commissioner Position 1. subject to the Democratic Pri- mary Election to be held June P', 2010. Your vote & support will be appreciated. Thank You and Muchas Gracias. David A. Ramos 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 I. Saturnine "Nine" Madero. would like to announce my Demo- cratic Candidacy for Hidalgo County Sheriff I have been the Under Sheriff for Hidalgo County for the past eight years. As a secondary career I am a Certified School Bus Safety Inspector for the State of form the basis of a clear and mea- surable "First 100 Days Onboard" plan to ensure that the newly hired or promoted team member can and does meet performance and cultural expectations and build a foundation for future suc- cess. An early-stage company can put itself out of business through one or two poor hires simply be- cause a do-over isn't practical or tolerated by external investors. An investor's due diligence will likely include reviewing a business's organization chart, advisory team, rrsum6s (looking for clear accomplishments and responsibilitiesL employment contracts and non-compete pro- visions, as well as job specifica- tions for planned hires. It matters even without investors These principles apply even for businesses that plan to build a sustainable organization with- out Outside investors. One way a business owner or manager can assess the capabili- ties of the leadership team is to draw a four-box matrix with "per- formance" labeled across the ver- tical axis and "leadership style" along the Y axis and then to de- cide where each member of the management team fits in the cat- egories of "reward," "coach," "train," or "remove." Leaders in the "reward" cat- egory may be ready for a greater role or appropriate recognition as they are most at risk of being re- cruited away by other companies. The "coach" category is for lead- Lindy Kerr, DWI Program Coordinator; Adrianne Piedra, Prevention Assistant for Lordsburg, Jes- sica Sheehan, Prevention Assistant for Animas, and Tisha Green, DWl School and Alcohol Aware- ness Class Instructor. HidalgoCounty DWI Program is working for you! Courtesy submission dollar, it is one of the cheapest marion. We are all aware of the harm and most effective ways to reduce Counties DWI programs also that is done when someone DWIs. The HidalgoCounty DWI have compliance monitors who chooses to drive a vehicle while program funds "'saturation pa- oversee the offenders and make he/she is intoxicated. So- how trois" which are patrols at certain sure that the offenders are on track much alcohol is consumed before times, perhaps during holidays or and are complying with their one becomes "intoxicated"? graduation. These patrols in- sanctions. The monitors report Studies show that even one drink crease the numbers of the police back to the court if there is a prob- will impair reaction time. The force during high-risk times to lem offender. Safest bet is to refrain from tak- help patrol the roads and keep Alternative Sentencing- ing any chances at all- just make them safe. The DWI programs There are some options to jail arrangements to get home safely may also buy equipment to help time that are funded and moni- without driving before you go to with DWI patrol, such as tored by some county DWI pro- the party. Remember that breathalyzers, grams. One such option is an "buzzed drinking" is dangerous, Treatment- Some counties ankle" bracelet that monitors the too. fund treatment with their DWI whereabouts of an offender and Your local DWI Program program dollars. Treatment is es- also reads whether the offender makes sure this message gets out pecially needed in high popula- has consumed alcohol. If the of- to the folks in your county. There tion areas. There are different fender drinks, then he/she knows are 33 DWI programs in the state kinds of treatment programs. The that the consequence is jail. This of New Mexico, each one tailor law states that if a person gets a bracelet has been successful in made for~ its particular county, second DWI. that person must go keeping the offenders on track New Mexico since 1996. performing School Bus Safety Inspections throughout the state. I have been a Firearms Instructor since 1994 and at present I also instruct Survival Spanish to the cadets at Western New Mexico University. Prior to that I have worked for the Motor Transportation Department, the Lordsburg Police Department and started my career with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department as a Detention Officer 22 years ago. I have been a big part m appropriat- ing grants and programs that have boosted equipment and vehicles that the Sheriff's Department has today. Your vote on June l 2010 will be greatly appreciated. Saturnine "Nine" Madero I. Mark Thomas, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Election to be held June 1. 2010. Your support will be appreciated. Mark Thomas I. Warren D. Walter. Republican. announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your votes of support at the June 1, 2010 Primary Election will be appreciated. Warren D. Walter I. John A. Hill. hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner. subject to the June 1, 2010 Demo- cratic Primary Election. Your support will be very much appreciated. John A. Hill I, Arthur Clark Smith. hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Hidalgo county Commissioner District one. subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated. Arthur Clark Smith I, Clayton Jack Lasher hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, subject to the June 1, 2010 Democratic Primary Election. I would appreciate your vote of sup- port. Clayton Jack Lasher I. Larry E Martinez. hereby declare my candidacy tO the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner. Position 2, subject to the Democratic Primary Election June I. 2010. The future of Hidalgo County is based on: Our Children - Economic Growth Education Government transparency with spending Opportunity for job pool & work ethic Your support in the upcoming election will be greatly appreci- ated. Larry P. Martinez I, Martina "Tina" Elias. hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Elec- tion to be held on June 1. 2010. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated. Martina "Tina" Elias I, Dart Reynolds Shannon. a. Republican hereby declare my can- didacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner. Position 2. Your vote of support during the November 2, 2010 General Election will be very much appreciated. Darr Reynolds Shannon I, Ed Kerr, ask for your vote for Hidalgo County Commissioner Position 1 in the November general election this fall. Ed Kerr ~a~ ~ car~k~s Hidalgo County I|ll # New Mexico Press ' IiiI 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 unsolicite}d manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information con- tained herein is copyrighted 2010 by the Hidalgo Cou nty Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Me- tel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAG ER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704" E-MAIL hcherald ers who have the right skills but whose behavior undermines or alienates others. Those in the "train" category have the right leadership style but need specific skills (someone in the first 90 days in a new job would fall into this category). "Remove "is self- explanatory and typical after a "train" or "coach" development plan isn't successful. This combination of creating the right expectations and ongo- ing leadership team assessment creates a "virtuous cycle" of ac- tions that help make sure the right person is ready at the right time for the right role. Mark can be contacted di- rectly at mark @ or comment below. Western New Mexico University's Small Business De- velopment Center offers assis- tance to entrepreneurs who are starting a business or wanting to expand an existing business. These services are available at no cost. Call 538-6320 for an ap- pointment with a business advi- sor, or email The SBDC office is located on the second floor of the Besse-For- ward Global Resource Center on 12th Street. More information may be found at index.html. Call or email the SBDC of- fice for information about the fol- lowing workshop: April 16 - One Day Uni- versity April 28 - Government Contracting 101 May 23-28 - New Mexico Economic Development Course Each county can choose one or all of the components that make up the state program. Each county program looks to see what other resources are available in the county and then decides with what and where to target their program. No matter what each county ' chooses for its com- ponents, you can be guaranteed that the DWI programs work very hard to make a difference by re- ducing DWls and keeping our roads and our families safe. There are 8 total components with which to form a county's particular program. Listed below are those" components: Prevention- Prevention is of course preventing something from happening. We are now not Only trying to prevent DWIs. but underage drinking as well. The chances of someone becoming an alcoholic are much greater if that person starts drinking at an early age. This translates to drunk driv- ing later in life, so we want to nip the problem in the bud. Coun- ties choose evidence-based pro- grams to take into the schools or anywhere they are able to go and teach youth about the dangers of alcohol consumption, especially on the brain of young people. There are also prevention pro- grams for the workplace that educate about the effects of too much alcohol on families, the body, and the workplace. Some counties focus on prevention and have several programs, while oth- ers may have one or none, again depending on other prevention resources in the county. Hidalgo County DWI Program has an ex- tensive prevention program that grows every year. Enforcement- Enforcement is an environmental deterrent to drinking and driving. Dollar for NEW OFFICE HOURS DISTRICT COURT Effective Monday, March 8, 2010, District Court will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This will include being open through the lunch hour and closing at 4:00 p.m. Gtmalt out our great IluU ! qppraisals: tome, 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 Table! 59 Lee Trevino Corner Lot. Commercial Buildings on 200 block of Shakespeare 32 Acres vacant land available in Cotton City 505 East 'E' Street 9ano Real Estate SlS-S42-$Sg$ Appraisals & Rentals Property Management Don Kerr-Real Estate Broker & Certified Appraisal m treatment. It stands to reason. then. that the DWI programs help fund treatment to help a person keep from re-offending. Hidalgo County DWI Pro- gram does not fund Treatment because there are other excellent treatment options in Hidalgo County which are fujaded by other sources. Screening- Another law of New Mexico is that every DWI offender get screened for alcohol problems. A questionnaire is given to every convicted offender which helps determine if the per- son may need treatment. The Hidalgo County DWI Program is responsible for giving the screen- ing and reporting back to the courts the results of the screen- ing. Compliance Monitoring and Tracking- The screening, along with other information, is entered into a data base that helps the county DWI program keep track of the offender and his/her progress. This data base has be- come increasingly important be- cause it is a tool on which other state entities, including the leg- islature, rely for information about DWI offenders. Because of this reliance, the Hidalgo County DWI program has a great respon- sibility to keep track of offenders and report accurately into the data base so that whoever uses the data base can have up-to-date infer- out of jail. holding their job, and protecting families in many ways. Other alternatives to jail include DWI classes, drug court and treat- ment programs. Coordination, Planning, and Evaluation- The coordina- tion and planning of the entire DWI program falls on the shoul- ders of the coordinator of the pro- gram. Evaluation is also an im- portant part of any program be- cause we see where we have been successful and where we need to improve. The Hidalgo County DWI program is constantly evalu- ating, planning and coordinating the program. Every county has a DWI council comprised of mem- bers of various areas of the com- munity. This council is impor- tant to the program to advise and direct the program. Domestic Violence- Because the incidence of domestic vio- lence is directly related many times to alcohol abuse, some counties fund a domestic vio- lence program. Hidalgo County has a domestic violence program; therefore, funding through the DWI program is not necessary. As indicated above, your lo- cal Hidalgo County DWI pro- gram is very busy working for you to keep you safe and to improve quality of life for everyone. We urge you to get involved! Help keep New Mexico roads safe and New Mexico families happy. Largest Inventory of Quality Used Vehicles in the Area! Check out these great used Trucks! 2007 Ford Escape 2007 Ford F-150 2004 Ford F-150 2008 Ford F-250-Diesel 2004 Chev 4000 Flatbed 4Dr Diesel 2007 Ford F-350 Diesel 2006 Ford F- 150 2009 Mazda 3 .2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2003 Hundai Accent 2006 Ford Fusion 2008 Chevy Impala 2008 Honda Civic 2006 Pontiac G6 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) 542-3551 INC. ,,,, o,.....o,, .. I"