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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 ' SBDC UPCOMING EVENTS One-Day University comes to WNMU By SBDC STAFF Back bigger and better than ever this year, the Western Insti- tute for Lifelong Learning Senior Citizens LunchMenu Monday, March 31 Chile Dog Baked Potato Wedges Mixed Vegetables/Margarine Mandarin Oranges Tuesday, April 1 Chicken Taco Lettuce/Tomato Calabacitas/Green Chile Pinto Beans Bread Pudding Wednesday, April 2 Beef Tips Rice Peas & Carrots Tossed Salad w/Dressing Pears Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Thursday, April 3 Baked Chicken Breast Pasta w/Alfredo Sauce Spinach w/Margarine Biscuit w/Margarine Orange Selections Friday, April 4 Tuna Loaf Brown Rice California Veggies w/Margarine WW Roll w/Margarine Apple Spice Cake (WILL), Western New Mexico University (WNMU), and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are proud to in- vite our communities to the sixth annual free One-Day University, Friday, April 4, from 8:00 A.M till 2 P.M, at the Besse-Forwar.d Glo- bal Resource Center, 12'h and Kentucky Streets, in Silver City. A FREE cookout lunch, hosted by WNMU President Joe Shepard, will be served at 12:00 P.M. Pre-registration for lunch and the day's program is neces- sary. Seating is limited, and res- ervations can be made by calling 538-6342, or email linda.mcarthur @ Verify your registration and en- joy coffee, juice, and sweet rolls hosted by WILL starting at 8:00 a.m. Opening comments will be- gin the program at 9:00 in the auditorium. The"class schedule" con- sists of "Voices of Our Campus," a series of fifty-minute presenta- tions by three distinguished WNMU professors, each offering a unique and provocative view on their respective subject areas. Dr. Joseph Shepard will open the program with a brief "State of the University," followed by the first lecture of the day, "Positive Psychology" by Jennifer Coleman, Ph.D., Professor of Psy- chology. In Dr. Coleman's 18-year teaching career she has covered DEC_ARATIONS OF CAND DA(:Y Ed Kerr I, Ed Kerr, hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 1. Your continued support will be greatly appreciated. --Ed Kerr Warren Walter I, Warren Walter, hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff, subject to the Republican Primary Election• Your vote of support will be very much appreciated. --Warren Walter David Justice I, David Justice, hereby announce that I am a Republican candi- date for the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your vote of support in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election will be deeply appreciated. --David Justice Carmen Acosta I, Carmen Acosta, hereby announce my candidacy for the office Of PrObite Judge• I have 35 years of servlce in county gbVemment. I have also earned a Certificate of Completion on Probate from NMSU. It would be an honor and privilege to serve as your Probate Judge. I respectfully request your consideration in the 2014 Primary Election• --Carmen Acosta Saturnino "Nino" Madero I, Saturnino "Nino Madero, Democratic candidate for the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff, respectfully ask for your support in the upcoming Primary Election in June 2014. Thank you. --Saturnino "'Nino'" Madero Maria Sanchez I, Maria Sanchez, am hereby declaring my candidacy for the of- rice of Hidalgo County Magistrate Judge• Your vote of suppurt dur- ing the Democratic Primary Election on June 3, 2014 --Maria Sanchez Darr Reynolds Shannon www.smithfordlordsburg, corn I, Darr Reynolds Shannon would like to announce my candidacy for Hidalgo County Commissioner. Thank you to all for the past support, and please know that I work for you...Hidalgo County. -- Darr Reynolds Shannon Morgan O'Donnell I, Morgan O'Donnell, do hereby announce my Democratic can- didacy for the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff in the June Primary. Your friend--your fellow citizen. Your support is greatly noted and appreciated• O'Donnell--the name you can trust. The name you can remember• --Morgan O'Donnell Marianne (Mimi) Stewart I, Marianne (Mimi) Stewart, hereby announce my Democratic candidacy for the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position I. Thank you for your support. -- Marianne (Mimi) Stewart Mark Thomas I, Mark Thomas, would like tO announce my candidacy for the position of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Elec- almost the entire psychology cur- riculum, with positive psychol- ogy offering one of the most posi- tive teaching and learning expe- riences. Following a refreshment break, Jim Pendergast., Assistant Professor of Photography will discuss "The Emotional Differ- ences Between Black and White and Color Photography•" As a landscape photographer, Jim's eyes are drawn to places where, people have lived and worked but now are abandoned• He is currently documenting the partial rehabilitation of Owens Lake in California. Jim hopes his work will be a positive affirma- tion that the natural world which human activities have fundamen- tally altered and decimated can be reclaimed by nature - that life can be reborn. Attendees will enjoy a buf- fet luncheon at 12:00 P.M. served outside under a marquee in the area between the Global Re- source Center and the Brancheau Physical Education Building• After the lunch break, Dr. Jose Herrera, Founding Dean for the new College of Arts and Sci- ences, will give a brief overview of the recent reorganization of his area of the University. Dr. Herrera has a master's degree in biology before continuing (and finishing) his doctorate at Kansas State University in 1996, in microbi- ology• Prior to coming to WNMU, he was a Program Direc- tor at the National Science Foun- dation in the Division of Under- graduate Education. Concluding the lecture series will be Professor of Biology, Wil- liam "Bill" Norris, Ph.D., with a presentation titled "The Role Of The Citizen Scientist in Botany for the 21st Century" Dr. Norris teaches Ecology, Ornithology, and seven different botany courses in support of the only botany degree available at any New Mexico college or uni- versity. He is also curator of the Dale A. Zimmerman Herbarium at WNMU, which houses more than 24,000 plant specimens. In his spare time, Bill enjoys collabo- rating with fellow plant enthusi- asts on botanical projects in Iowa and New Mexico that include plant inventories of City of Rocks State Park and Gila Cliff Dwell- ings National Monument as well as comprehensive studies of sedges in both states. Following the speakers' pre- sentations, attendees are invited to take an interesting tour of the newest residence hall on campus, Mustang Village. WILL, SBDC, and WNMU have teamed up to bring the Grant County Community the most stimulating and unique day of college available anywhere• This tuition-free all-day curriculum makes available the latest think- ing on communication, history, and science, as well as offering participants a free cookout lunch• Seating is limited for the One-Day University, so be sure you have a reservation. Call 538- 6342 or email linda.mcarthur @ to secure your place for this unique and exciting program• An archive of SBDC Busi- ness Reports can be found at http://www.grantcounty items 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- Continued from Page 1 Community Garage Sale A community garage sale will be held in Rodeo on Satur- day, April 26, 2014 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Rodeo Community Center at 16 Hickory Street. Buy, Sell, or Trade your "Treasures" at the Rodeo Community Garage Sale. No fees for spaces. Tables inside the building are by reser- vation. Spaces outside are first come, first served• Lunch menu at 11 AM will be-l/3 lb. Sirloin burger with baked beans and tater tots for $5.00. Beverages are .75 cents. Setup inside on Friday evening the 25th between 4 PM and 7. PM. Setup on the 26th after 8 AM. Call Donna for reservations and info 575-557-1400 Saucedo's new hours For the convenience of its' customers Saucedo's ShurSav Su- permarket will now extend its business hours, Monday-Satur- day 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Abstract office closed Hidalgo County Abstract Company office will be closed April 7 - 11, 2014 for vacation• The office will reopen April 14, 2014 at 8 am. Democratic meeting The Hidalgo County Demo- cratic Party will be holding their monthly meetings at the WNMU Learning Centerat 520 W. 2nd Street on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Meeting dates are April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, Septem- ber 11, October 9, November 13 and December 11, 2014. For mor einformation call 575 542-8087. Team Kids Team Kids youth group will be meeting every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg, corner of 3 ,d and Animas Streets• Team Kids is open to kids grads 1-6. Fit Camp Fit Camp, a boot camp style exercise group, is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at R.V. Traylor Elementary School• The free classes are open to the public• For more information contact Fabiola Cano at 575-542- 23515. Step Aerobics The Active and Alive Hot Steppers Aerobics class is held at 6 PM at Central Elementary Tues- day and Wednesday• For more in- formation call Fabiola Cano 575- 542-2356• Line Dancing The Crooked Halos ad- vanced line dance group is meets at the Senior Citizens Center from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. The Sassy Sunflowers beginning line dance group is meets at the Senior Citizen's Center from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday morn- ing. Bring your water and come join in the fun for some low im- pact .exercise, good music and fun! It's free and no experience is necessary. For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-2356• Literacy Program The Hidalgo County Lit- eracy Program (HCLP) offers 1- to-l/class tutoring for basic read- ing, language, math and com- puter skills. HCLP also offers tu- toring in English Second Lan- guage (ESL) and pre-GED/GED prep. Office location is 317 E. 4 * St., Ste. B. Entrance to HCLP is located off the alley, second door to the right• Contact Program Di- rector, Sherri Arredondo at 575- tion in June. Your support will be greatly appreciated• Paid by candidates -- Mark Thomas illi New Mexico Press 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 $40 per year by USPS mail, $25 per year by email. Requests for correc- tions and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be directed to the editor. For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the publisher. Any unsolicited manu- Iscr pts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information contained herein is copyrighted 2014 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are wdtten by our staff. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Motel 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: 575-542-8838 E-MAIL sor, or email 313-7738 or 575-542-9407, The SBDC office is located in email Watts Hall at 500 18'" Street, at Veteran photos the intersection of Swan and Sil- ver Heights Blvd. More informa- The Hidalgo County Herald tion may be found at www. is currently accepting photos of n m s b d c. c o m / s i I v e r c i t y / veterans to be added to our exist- index.html, ing database of more than 300 Call or email the SBDC of- photos. If you or your loved one rice for information about' the fol- lowing events: • April 4 - One Day Univer- sity • April 5 - Scholarship Gala • April 12 - Great Race • April 16 - Encore Entrepre- nears was not included in the 2005 col- lection of photos, please bring your photo to the Herald on Mon- days from 9 to 2 or Tuesdays from 9 to 5 p.m. You will also need to provide branch of armed forces served and war or conflict the vet- i Thank You. Thank you to everyone who supported me in the City Council election held earlier this month. Your votes of support were much appreciated. Best of luck to the new mayor and councilors. Check our our great selection of Tires at competitive prices! PAID BY CANDIDATE I Alisandro "All" Salinas, Jr. eran served in, if applicable. If you are unsure whether or not the photo is on file, call 575-542- 8705. Emergency food boxes Emergency Food Boxes are available to families in need at La Frontera NM, located at 332 E Motel Dr in Lordsburg. To get a box, stop in anytime Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 noon. For more information about this or other food programs in Hidalgo County, call Christy at 520-507-0455• Wednesday Bible Study The Church of Christ (5 th & Pyramid) hast started Wednesday Bible study again at noon• The study hour is open to men and women• For more information contact Karen McDonald at 575- 313-5963 or Lindy Kerr at 575- 538-8446. 60s Reunion Website The 1960s Reunion website is up and running with pictures of the reunion now included. To access the site, visit lhs60s and click on "pho- tos"• Anyone who has photos to share can continue to send them to the Hidalgo County Herald at hcherald @ In Iditarod and retirement, preparation is key By RAY VlGILISocial Security Public Affairs Specialist in E/ Paso, Texas The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, held each March in Alaska, is one of the harshest, most chal- lenging races known to man (or dog). Mushers embark on a race from Anchorage to Nome that takes between nine and 15 days. Contestants bear sub-zero tem- peratures with gale-force winds that can cause wind chilis as low as negative 100 degrees Fahren- heit! It takes endurance, prepara- tion, and careful planning to make it from start to finish• The same can be said for your race toward retirement and Social Security• No one would hit the trail without being ready for the challenges. Similarly, no worker today should be navigating to- ward retirement without a little bit of preparing, planning, and stick-to-itiveness• Choosing your steps is as important as selecting the right sled dogs. Your first step in plan- ning for a comfortable retirement is to look at your Social Security Statement, which you can do online easily with Social Security account. The online Statement is easy to use and pro- vides estimates you should con- sider in planning for your retire- ment. It provides estimates for disability and survivors benefits, making the Statement an impor- tant financial planning tool. Your Statement allows you to review and ensure your earnings are ac- curately posted to your Social Security record. This feature is important because Social Secu- rity benefits are based on aver- age earnings over your lifetime• If the information is incorrect, or you have earnings missing from your record, you may not receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled in the future• Visit myaccount to set up a my Social Security account and get started. Before heading into the snowy terrain, you want to make sure you have prepared for a num- ber of different possible obstacles on the trail. For retirement plan- ning, you'll want to test out the Retirement Estimator to see how changes in your income, retire- ment age, and other variables may change your overall plan. Use our Retirement Estimator, where you can get a personalized, instant estimate of your future retirement benefits using differ- ent retirement ages and scenarios. Visit the Retirement Estimator at tor. Out in the cold, you'll be thankful for the provisions you've brought along. In retire- ment, you'll understand why it was so important for you to save early on. The sooner you begin your financial planning, the bet- ter off you will be. Social Secu- rity replaces about 40 percent of the average worker's pre-retire- ment earnings, but most financial advisors say that you will need 70 percent or more of pre-retire- ment earnings to live comfort- ably. You also will need other sav- ings, investments, pensions or re- tirement accounts to make sure you have financial security to live comfortably when you retire. Visit the Ballpark Estimator for tips to help you save. You'll find it at ballpark. Use our online library of publications as your trail map O r guidebook to help you wh¢,a:! comes to planning for retirement: Check out When To Start Receiv- ing Retirement Benefits. 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