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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010 3 SBDC Report 0ne-Day University comes to WNMU By Jim Kelly Back bigger and better than ever this year, the Western Insti- tute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) and Western New Mexico Uni- versity (WNMU) are proud to in- vite the Grant County community to the second annual free One- i Day University, Friday, April 16, from 9:30 A.M till 2 EM, at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center, 12 th and Kentucky Streets, in Silver City. A FREE cookout lunch will be served at noon, and pre-regis- tration for lunch and the day's program is necessary. Seating is limited to 265, and reservations can be made by calling 538- 6320, or online at Coffee and rolls will be avail- able at 9 A.M., and will be fol- lowed by opening comments in the auditorium. The main program begins with "Voices of Our Campus," a series of three fifty-minute pre- sentations by three distinguished WNMU professors, each offering a unique and provocative view on her respective subject area. Opening the program will be WNMU Humanities Professor Sharman Russell, with a talk titled "Radical Renaissance: Writing in the 2P' Century." "I will begin with my expe- riences as a writer in traditional publishing, and why I believe in writing as an act of personal em- powermen t and discovery," Russell Said. She also believes in writing as a way to explore the world and to engage more deeply with the world. "There is a current turmoil in publishing, and the world of tra- ditional publishing is rapidly changing. I will talk about how that has affected me as a pub- lished writer," she commented. Russell will also talk about the power of the internet and how blogs, self-publishing and online writing communities have ener- gized new writers and given more people the experience of writing and being read. Second on the program is Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Emma Bailey, speaking on "A Fresh 2010 View of Karl Marx: is his Star Rising or Falling?" "I will discuss in some detail my connection to Marx, as well as his key ideas, a kind of Marx 101," Dr. Bailey said. "I will also address why we might think Marxism is dead, and what part of his key ideas might be helpful to us today. "If we truly want a whole so- ciety, then we must take seriously ideas from all thinkers, including Marx. To dismiss his writings be- cause we have demonized com- munism points more to our own failure of imagination and will- ingness to think than to Marxist Hidalgo County Democrats unite Courtesy submission The Hidalgo County Democratic Party met on Sunday April 11 th in the Hidalgo conference room at the Hampton Inn in Lordsburg to commence the unity 'of all Democrats. The' party board welcomed all citizens and candidates attending the meeting. Chairman Robert C. Parra started off by stating that this was going to be an exciting year, as we were faced, not only with the local elections, but with the gubernatorial election as well. Parra emphasized on the importance of working hard together to elect Demo- crats in our local .and state office levels, and to regain other positions such as the Land Commissioner Office. He also said that we need to maintain .a strong Democratic ticket in order to succeed this year in keeping New Mexico Blue. Parra also said that State Chairman, Javier Gonzales, and other state candidates were overwhelmed to learn that Hidalgo County had activated the party, during the Pre-Primary Convention held in Santa Fe on March 13 'h 2010. All state candidates have expressed interest in visiting Hidalgo County during their campaign trail. Another item discussed on the agenda was the upcoming Hidalgo County Democratic Party fund raiser/meet the candidates cook out scheduled for this Saturday April 17 *h 2010 at North Park from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Party Board opened it up for discussion, ideas, and suggestions from respective attendees. The Party Board has re- ceived confirmation of attendance for the fund raiser from the major- ity of our state and local candidates. Other items discussed were near future fund raisers, meetings, and a possible public forum for our local candidates. The Board stated that although we had a small crowd of attendees, the meeting was very productive and motivational. Mr. Parra expresses his appre- ciation to the governing board members, delegates, and alternates for their hard work, "professionalism, and dedication to the party. The Board also expresses their appreciation to the participating demo- crats who attendbd the meeting to include the following candidates; Theodore Castillo, David RamoS, Martina Elias, Rogelio Villa IV, Tommy Ray Lopez, and Larry Martinez. The Hidalgo County Democratic Party Board would like to per- sonally invite all democrats and public to attend our fund raiser/meet the candidates (local and state) cook-out on Saturday April 17 th at North Park from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. By uniting together, we are certain that our Party will work to- gether in having a successful year in keeping New Mexico Blue. If you have any questions, or want more information, please contact any of your party board members; Robert C. Parra, Chairmfin 575- 313-9102; Neomi O. Martinez-Parra, Vice Chair 575-590-7655; David Ramos, Secretary 575-546-1878; Lupe Ramos, Treasurer 575-546- 1934. New Mexico Press Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS IIII 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 2010 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: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald principles," she continued. Concluding the lecture series at 1 EM., after the lunch break, will be Professor of History Emeri- tus Dr. Jolane Culhane with a pre- sentation titled "Weaving An- cient and Modern Innovations: The Pueblos of New Mexico, Past and Present." Dr. Culhane will consider the Pueblos of New Mexico in the context of continuity and change. "The Pueblos have long been regarded as the longest continu- ously-inhabited communities in the U.S. The Pueblo peoples have maintained their cultures over the centuries despite challenges by other groups of native peoples, European conquerors, environ- mental changes, as well as the introduction of modern, social, political and economic phenom- ena," she stated. Culhane will also discuss how Pueblos are not merely static entities. "They have adapted, and se- lectively incorporated elements of change into their lifeways, while remaining at their core uniquely Pueblo." Culhane will also examine how the 19 modern New Mexi- can Pueblos have moved into the 21 t Century, and some ef the paths they have chosen to both preserve and move forward in contemporary times. Following the speakers' pre- sentations, a continued "Culture on Campus" program will feature four distinct exhibits and demon- strations. "Costumes Through Time and Space," will feature the unique works of WNMU director of information technology Duane Elms and his wife Kathryn. Award winning master costumers, their exhibit will range from histori- cally accurate dresses from the Revolutionary War era to Japa- nese kimonos. WNMU's Native American "Club Drumming Team "The Snaggers" will give a drumming demonsation at 2 P.M. on the patio outside the Global Resource Center. A celebration of the Nippon Foundation Grant for a Japanese Book Collection will also follow the speakers' presentation. Finally, at the McCray Gal- lery on campus, a graduating se- niors' art exhibit will be offered. WILL and WNMU..have teamed up to bring the Grant County Community the most stimulating and unique day of college available anywhere. This free all-day program makes avail- able the latest thinking on poli- tics, history and the humanities, as well as offering, participants a free cookout lunch.. There are only 265 spots available for the One-Day Univer- sity, so be sure you have a reser- vation. Call 538-6320 or email, to secure your place for this unique and exciting program. 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. Rancho Hidalgo Subdivision approved by Commission Hidalgo County Commissioners unanimously signed off on the final plat for Ranch Hidalgo Subdivi- sion at their April 8 meeting. Rancho Hidalgo is a 1,300 acre community in Animas that focuses on the beauty of the region, including clear night skies and agriculture.The subdivision is being headed by Eugene L. Turner, Timothy E. McShane and Leigh Anne Johnson. For more information visit or call 330.608.7727. Pictured above, Commissioner Joey Mora signs off on the project while Commissioner Richard Chaires reviews documents. Courtesy photo Department of Health to add people to DD Waiver Submitted by NM DOHISanta Fe Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD, announced last week that the Department of Health will add 85 to 100 people to the Department's Developmental Disability Waiver Program with $2.25 million in recurring funds that the New Mexico Legislature included in the Department's budget. Governor Bill Richardson signed the State bud- get this week. "We are grateful that the Legislature and Governor recog- nized that we need recurring money to take people off the wait- ing list and get them the services they need," Dr. Vigil said. "We will serve people who have been wait- ing the longest time." The Department will send people letters in early April noti- fying them that they will start re- ceiving services through the De- velopmental Disabilities Waiver starting July 1, when the money is available to the Department. The DD Waiver Program is an optional Medicaid program that provides services to more than 4,000 people with develop- mental disabilities in New Mexico so they. can live as inde- pendently as possible.' Services include job coaching, transpor- tation and employment assistance as well as supporting people to live in their homes, develop func- tional and social skills and be involved in their communities. About 4,700 people are on the waiting list. People on the waiting list have access to a va- riety of public support from sev- eral agencies. Services include special therapy for children who are eligible for Medicaid, spe- cial education classes and per- sonal care services for Medic- aid-eligible adults such as assis- tance with grooming, bathing and eating. The Department is working 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 events: April 16 - One Day Uni- versity April 28 - Government Contracting 101 1O le ,Jld May 23-28 - New Mexico Economic Development ,J]Lex ,J,e Course Have something to say? Gt00oott out our groat IIotlagit ,qpyraisals: .7-1ome, anch & Commercial Hachita- BR, 2 Bath MIt plus extras , 10 acre lot in Animas 209 Pyramid-Fixer Upper! -- Offer on Table! 59 Lee Trevino Corner Lot. , Commercial Buildirtgs on 00 block of Shakespeare ,Acres vacant land available in Cotton City 505 East 'E' Street 00Paisarl0 Real Estate Appraisals & Rentals Property Management Don Kerr-Real Estate Broker & Ct, rlilied Appruisal :o with the Human Services De- partment, which manages Med- icaid, to schedule public hear- ings about proposed changes to the DD Waiver Program to make it operate more efficiently. Spaceport America team visits Welcome Center Aaron Prescott, Chief of Staff, Commercial Division Director, for Spaceport America and Jennifer Garcia Kozlowski, Associate Commercial Division Director, visited April 7,2010, with the staff of the Lordsburg Visitor Information Center and Cii Gomezj Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce Director. They provided a power point presentation on the Spaceport, located nearTruth or Consequences, with a questionand answer session afterwards. The presentation was very informative and enlightening on the progress of the Spaceport. At this time visitation by personal vehicle to the Spaceport site is discouraged as the roadways are very busy with construction vehicles and for safety reasons they request you instead sign up for a hardhat tour conducted by Space- port personnel. All information about the tours and the progress of the Spaceport can be accessed on their website: Prescott pointed out that the Space- port is a New Mexico project and belongs to the residents of New Mexico. He urges citizens to take advantage of this and learn more about the project. Pictured abovea re Gina Kelly, Aaron Prescott and Jennifer Garcia Kozlowski. Courtesy photo Largest Inventory of Quality Used Vehicles in the Area! heck out these great" on used Trucks. I 2006 Ford F-150 2005 Ford F-250 2006 Ford F-150 2008 Ford F-250-Diesel 2004 Chev 4500 Flatbed 4Dr Diesei 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Van 2006 Pontla 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 2003 Hundai Accent 2006 Ford Fusion 2008 Chevy Impala 2010 Ford Fusion 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) O 412 E. Motel Drive, Lordsburg, NM