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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010 3 SBDC Report he NM Economic Development By LINDA MCARTHURISBDC Every town and city, no matter its size or location, an- nually faces a simil~tr chal- lenge-what steps will we take this year to improve our com- munity? In years past, those steps of- ten heavily emphasized recruit- ing new industries and busi- nesses to the area. New and more jobs were thought to guar- antee improvement in a municipality's quality of life. Unfortunately, the often rapid and widespread growth accompanying business and in- dustrial recruitment did not al- ways translate into a desired higher standard of living. The concentration on recruitment overlooked the invariable popu- lation growth that would come with new job growth. This new population would increase the pressures on public services and infrastructure, with a conse- quent call for additional services and infrastructure. If not planned for, the hapless com- munity was then stuck with in- creased costs, increased taxes, and a decreased standard of liv- ing for most of its citizens. The key decision a city or town must make is choosing de- velopment over growth.. Both will lead to higher populations and increased business opportu- nities, but development deals with them as part of an overall plan that looks at the total envi- ronment, while growth lurches from one crisis to the next. So how does a community prepare for development before growth squeezes it? The first step is to train the staff and vol- unteers who play key roles in planning and directing a locality's economic develop- ment effort. But where do you learn about economic develop- ment? There are so many ele- ments in a viable economic de- velopment program that finding one person or even a group with all the requisite knowledge is difficult, if not impossible. Fortunately, there is a'train- ing course in Silver City that can be a big'first step in building a lbcal economic development team. The pace of the one-week course is fast, the information flood furious, and the curricu- lum very broad. At the end of this "boot camp," attendees have a broad understanding of economic development, a net- work of economic development professionals to call on, and a basic understanding of existing information resources. A typical day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 7-or 8 p.m. with breakfast, lunch and dinner on- site or as part of field trips taken during the week. These long days are necessary, for the course covers some 18 subjects. ranging from business retention Senior Citizens Lunch Menu III Spinach Flour Tortilla/Margarine Ri ce Pudding Thursday, May,13 Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Midori Blend Veggies Dinner Roll/Margarine Banana Friday, May 14 Tuna Salad Sandwich Wild Rice Buttered Squash Fresh Fruit Compote Monday, May 10 Chicken Spaghetti Beets Green Salad/Dressing Garlic Bread Peaches Tuesday, May 11 Swiss Steak Baked Potato Cabbage WW Roll/Margarine Pineapple Bits Wednesday, May 12 Chicken Adovada Pinto Beans New Youth? On any given day there are over 2000 children in .foster care in the State of New Mexico. And these children, youth and their families need your support. Are YOU Ready to provide a family setting for a child to help them feet safe, grow & learn? Are YOU Ready to become a foster family! READY- START... Find out more. Please call R0nny Diaz. Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruiter (575) 434-5950 Ext 121 State of New Mexico Childr.en, Youth and Families Department and expansion to funding eco- nomic development projects to international business. President and Mrs. Counts welcome the attendees with a re- ception at the home of Linda Kay and J.P. Jones Sunday evening. Dinner will be at the Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House on Monday. Attendees will visit Syzygy Tile and will go to the Hanover Overlook and hear about the Freeport- McMoRan mine from Richard Peterson. Wednesday will be lunch in the courtyard of the Silver City Museum and Frank Milan, will talk about Silver City's MainStreet Project and take the attendees on a tour of Historic Downtown. The course costs $650 for in-state attendees, and that in- cludes all meals during the week. There is the opportunity to stay in a dorm on campus for an extra $120 for the week, and university credit is available for an additional $150. For many small towns, that's a lot of money, so full and partial schol- arships are available. But as an investment this course will pay for itself many times over. One who applies himself to the sub- ject matter and focuses on the overall goals of the program will find himself well prepared to be a major player in his community's economic devel- opment program. He will have the tools to establish an eco- nomic development organiza- tion, develop an economic de- velopment plan, set its time- table, and implement this plan effectively. The key to the NMEDC is that attendees receive all the tools and a network of contacts to start or enhance their community's economic devel- opment efforts. May 23 will see the start of the 18" New Mexico Economic Development Course. Students from around the state and around the country will be com- ing into Silver City to attend the week-long program held on the campus of Western New Mexico University every May. Call the SBDC,,o,ffice at 538-6320, or _ email for more information. Check the Web at index.html to see the brochure. WNMU presents the courses, in cooperation with the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network, the New Mexico Economic De- velopment Department, and New Mexico IDEA. HVH performs at Central Elementary School Hatch Valley High School's Gui- tar Ensemble and Choir came to perform for the 4t", 59 and 6 grade students. Also attending was the Lordsburg High School band.This is the first annual tour for Hatch Valley High. Hatch High Music is directed by Mr. Kuncel.They will be performing in Wilcox and Phoenix also. We are very proud of our Lordsburg Students for listening and show-. ing respect. Courtesy submission dall encourages NM resi talk and text while driving Courtesy submission U.S. Senator Tom Udall this week encouraged New Mexicans to do their part to improve road safety by pledging to not talk or text on hand held cell phone de- vices while driving. Udall signed Oprah's online "No Phone Zone" pledge stating that he would not text while driving and will use a hands free device if he needs to make a call. "We can all take commonsense measures, like not talking and texting while driving, to improve safety conditions on our roads," said Udall. a member of the Commerce Science and Transportation committee. "I en- courage everyone to step up and do their part." Yesterday, a resolution de- claring April 2010 as "Distracted Driving Awareness Month" passed the Senate with Udall's support. In New Mexico and across the nation. Friday, April 30. 2010 has been deemed "No Phone Zone Day" to raise awareness to the problems and dangers of dis- Hidalgo County I|[I 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 unsolicited manuscripts become the property of the Hidalgo County Herald and will not be returned. All information con- ained herein is copyrighted 2010 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All )hotos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMAS, I'ER: 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 Note: Linda McArthur is the ....... tracted driving In 2008, nearly course aammtstrator jor toe :,,,,,, . ' ,., .... NMEDC. o,oou peopte were KllleO hue to r you heart and into his kingdom. You have raised me with such love and understanding and patience that only a great mother would have, I thank you morn ..... Thank you for your words of wisdom, thank you for your protection thank you for your compassion, thank you for molding me into the person I am nQw. And most of all thank for being my mother and loving me. I only hope that I am at least half the woman and mother thatyou were. I Ioveyou morn, and until the day that I can feel hug from you again, I will grieve. Donna i Gtleelt out our great II, lln tst . ppraisals: _ lome, anch Commercial 1 , Hachita-2 BR, 2 Bath MH plus extras 10 acre lot in Animas ,59 Lee Trevmo Corner Lot. \, Commercial Buildings on 20d [ block of Shakespeare ] .30 Acres vacant land availabl I in Cotton City to not 505 East 'E' St et , _pa[ all0 Real Estate t - u #Qata 575-542-$$95 Appraisals & Rentals Property Management Don Kerr-Real Eslate Broker & Certified Appraisal distracted driving, accounting for nearly 16 percent of all traffic fa- talities. Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces have already passed city ordinances against using a cell phone to talk or text while driving. Social Work department offers sandtray therapy workshop ] By ABE VILLARREAL/WNMU t Western New Mexico University is offering a two-day workshop I in sand tray therapy. Presented by the Social Work Department, "Work- ing with At-Risk Children and Adolescents Using a Jungian Ap- proach." will be offered Thursday and Friday May 6-7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Memorial Building Seminar Room. Sandtray is referred to as a therapeutic modality, a medical term describing an intervention used to heal someone. Using small fig- ures placed in a tray filled with sand, therapists witness the process of their cliellts expressing an internal experience through sand play, Participants will be provided a tray, sand and a limited number of " figures. Licensed clinical social worker Caryl Pripusich will facilitate the workshop: Pripusich uses a psychotherapeutic approach to un- derstanding issues as a trained Jungian analyst. Especially drawn to children, women's issues, and spirituality, Pripusich offers sand tray workshops in Illinois and New Mexico and has taught in schools for over 25 years. Pre-registration is required. The workshop is available to resi- dents in Gallup, Deming and TorC through ITV access at the respec- tive WNMU campus site. Sand and tray will be provided at all sites. Twelve free Continuing Education Credits (CEU) are available to studectaP:rticipan::ipR:giht:er by Ch:ltipn..g/ Largest Invent0 y of Quahty I Used Vehicles I beck out these great i on used lrucks. 2004 Ford Expedition 1994 GMC Sierra 2008 Ford F-250-Diesel 2005 Ford F-250 2009 Ford F-150 G01d 2004 Chev 4500 Flatbed 4Dr Diesel 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Van 2009 Ford Fusion White 2008 Ford Escape 2005 Nissan Sentra 2006 Ford 500 2003 Hundai Accent 2009 Ford Fusion 2009 Ford Mustang 2008 Chevy Impala 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) 542-3551 FORD INC. 412 ,. I~otel Dr|re, tordsburg, NM