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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY9, 2014 3 SBDC Etrepreneurs connect with experts By KATHY KEITHIExecutive Di- rector, Regional Development Corporation Willing to spend five min- utes for a possible breakthrough? A new event will match LANL scientists and engineers with entrepreneurs--with an eye to producing beneficial partner- ships. In this week's article Kathy Keith explains what will take place and how to participate. Entrepreneurs who seek a "temporary, mutually beneficial relationship" with a scientist or Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, May 12 Chicken Tenders Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Tossed Salad Cornbread/Margarine Strawberry Shortcake Tuesday, May 13 Beef Stew Steamed Cabbage Cornbread Fruit Salad Wednesday, May 14 BBQ Chicken Baked Beans Potato Salad Biscuit/Margarine Three Melon Salad Thursday, May 15 Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Oriental Blend Veggies WW Roll/Margarine Banana Friday, May 16 Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Spinach Salad/Dressing Spanish Rice Pinto Beans Strawberries engine.er might gel lucky at a new and innovative style of event that aims to stimulate potentially productive hookups. The May 14 event, called "The Eureka Ef- fect," is sponsored by the New Mexico Small Business Assis- tance (NMSBA) program, the Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) and Los Alamos Connect, the principal economic develop- ment investment by Los Alamos National Security, LLC and Los Alamos National Laboratory, ad- ministered by the Regional De- velopment Corporation. The sponsors liken the event to "speed dating, only smarter." They hope to match LANL sci- entists and engineers with entre- preneurs who need free technical or scientific assistance to solve their technical challenges. Each entrepreneur gets about five minutes of individual face time with a diverse group of sci- entists and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory. "If there's a spark, there will be plenty of time to kindle it" dur- ing the open networking section that follows, said Sean O'Shea, program director at SFBI. Entrepreneurs whose ideas catch fire with the Los Alamos experts can submit a request for assistance through the NMSBA program website at www.nmsbaprogram.org. The economic development initiative was created by the state Legisla- ture to bring Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories ex- pertise to New Mexico small busi- nesses. Expert Ears The Eureka Effect takes its name from the transliteration of a Greek word that means "I've found it!" Its use to celebrate an unexpected discovery is fa- DECLARATIONS OF CAND DACY 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 Probate Judge. I have 35 years of service in county government. 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 up,coming Primary Election in June 2014. Thank you. --Saturnino "Nino" Madero Maria Sanchez I, Maria Sanchez, am hereby declaring my candidacy for the of- fice of Hidalgo County Magistrate Judge.Your vote of suppurt dur- bag the Democratic Primary Election on June 3, 2014 --Maria Sanchez Darr Reynolds Shannon 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 .'ppreciated. O'Donnell--the name you can trust. The name you can remember. --Morgan O'Donnell IVlarianne (Mimi) Stewart I, Marianne (Mimi) Stewart, hereby announce my Democratic candidacy for the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 1. 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- tion in June. Your support will be greatly appreciated. -- Mark Thomas www.smithfordlordsbur 9. com Robert E. Hall I, Robert E. Hall, hereby announce my Republican candidacy for the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. I have 16 years of experience as Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your continued support and vote in the June 3, '.2014 Primary Election will be greatly appreciated. -- Robert E. Hall Loluis "Lou" Tavizon I, Louis Tavizon, hereby announce my candidacy for the office of S',heriff of Hidalgo County, subject to the Republican Primary Elec- tion on June 3rd. Your vote will be greatly appreciated. Together we can make a difference! -- Lou Tavizon Joseph "J.J." Salinas I, Joseph "JJ" Salinas, would like to announce my Democratic candidacy for Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2. Your sup- port will be greatly appreciated. Paid by candidates -- Joseph "J.J." Salinas mously attributed to Archimedes, a scientist and mathematician in ancient Greece who reportedly shouted the word when the me- chanics of fluid displacement be- came clear to him during a bath. "NMSBA hopes the meet-up inspires more breakthrough mo- ments like this legendary one," said Rebecca Coel-Roback, a LANL manager for NMSBA projects. "We've heard from people that, if they're not a Lab spinoff, they're not always sure how to connect (with laboratory resources). This event is about ,starting those relationships." Small businesses don't al- ways know, for example, that they can ask NMSBA for help at any time with testing, evaluating a new product design or accessing specialized equipment or facili- ties at Los Alamos or Sandia labs. Businesses with similar technical challenges can even apply for help as a group with a leveraged project. NMSBA is especially sensi- tive to the needs of businesses in rural counties. These businesses can receive technical assistance worth $20,000, while businesses in the state's most urban county - Bernalillo - can get help worth $10,000. Help in navigating the NMSBA program is available to businesses located in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, San Miguel, Taos, Sandoval, Rio Arriba and Morn counties through the Regional Development Corporation's Los Alamos Connect program. NMSBA managers regularly con- duct outreach activities in other areas of the state. All that's required of the busi- ness is to operate as a New Mexico for-profit business, be U.S. owned and operated, and file state gross receipts tax. The assistance must provide a unique capability of the laboratories that is not avail- able in the private sector at rea- sonable cost. Incubating Ideas "The Santa Fe Business In- cubator is a logical place for this trail event due to its place in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Remembering Johnny Mesa- Northern New Mexico and its ample facilities:' O'Shea said. The event aims to benefit client companies housed at SFBI and to extend the nonprofit's outreach to the community's undiscovered entrepreneurs. For more information about NMSBA, visit www.nmsbaprogram.org. To learn about other Los Alamos Connect programs, go to www.losalamos connect.net. For information about the May 14 event, call Becky Coel-Roback at 505-667- 1710. An archive of SBDC Busi- ness Reports can be found at http://www.grantcounty beat.com/index.php/archived- 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- sor, or email sbdc@wnmu.edu. The SBDC office is located in Watts Hall at 500 18th Street, at the intersection of Swan and Sil- ver Heights Blvd. An appoint- ment at your office is available by request. More information may be found at www.nmsbdc.com/silvercity/ index.html. Call the SBDC office to get details about the NMEDC: July 20-24, New Mexico Economic Development Course Lordsburg's Pro Boxer By DR. JOEL ORONA, PH.D. On a whim, our acquaintance lead If you were in grade school to a conversation about getting in the late 50's and early 60's you Johnny to resume an amateur undoubtedly remember Johnny boxing career. Mesa, the whimsical kid with his Johnny had always been hunting dogs, Jumper and Jack good at athletics but his diminu- who by his own admission would rather be hunting or fish- ing on the north side of Lordsburg at the Duck Pond than at school. But few may know that our own Johnny Mesa spanned an eight year professional boxing career from 1971-79 that took him internationally with a record of 56-16-4, with 36 knockouts and bouts against four world champi- ons. Johnny was with us at Wilson School up until our Lordsburg's Johnny Mesa (white trunks) defends againstWilfredo class left to the Gomez, BantamweightWorld Champion, Puerto Rico, Feb. 1977 junior high school across town. I lost track tive size of probably not more of Johnny pretty much after that. than 5"1" and 118 pounds was After returning from my slight and short for school sports hitch in the Army and entering but the gutsy, and powerful WNMU in 1968, I landed a sum- young man made for an excellent mer job with the City of candidate as a bantamweight Lordsburg where I found Johnny boxer. at his job. Our friendship ensued. The whim grew to a more se- Reminiscing about our grade rious notion which lead to a train- school days brought up the fact ing camp at our Orona home in that we both boxed at the old North Street after a trip to E1 Paso Moctezuma Hall on 'A" Street for boxing equipment under Johnny's brother Lorenzo That summer, I suddenly re- "Lencho" Mesa. I had also been alized that Johnny might well be to the New Mexico Golden Gloves fit to train for the Summer Olym- under the tutelage of Joe "Dero" pies of 1972. As his young man- Lopez in my freshman year at ager, we pulled out an undefeated LHS and a few bouts in the Army. amateur career out of Ft. Bliss, This week at FUMC Texas, Las Cruces, NM, Ft. Huachuca, and Juarez, Mexico to name a few bouts. HoweVer, the amateur and Olympic dreams faded as some professional managers took note of Johnny's tal- ents and the rest is Bantamweight professional box-. ing history. Johnny was invited to join the boxing camp in Tucson, Arizona where he quickly gained a reputa- tion as "leave ev- erything in the ring" kind of fighter. By every- one's analysis, however, Johnny it's been said, was brought up to quickly and fought 7-8 bouts a year; much too much compared to the average 3-4 bouts. But profes- sional boxing is also a business as is any profes- sional sports and often-time the fighter's best inter- est is at stake. Nevertheless, Johnny went up against the likes of world Champion Wilfredo Gomez in Puerto Rico, in Korea against Soo Hwan Hong, in Argentina against Gustavo Bellas and in Las Vegas twice against Willie Jensen all who were at the time or later be- came world champions. Johnny Mesa was covered by 'Ring Magazine' in 1978 as one of the lighter weight boxers "crowd pleasing" and "tenacious" con- tenders. Johnny still resides in Tuc- son, managing a small apartment complex. We talk on the phone z o tz'00e'e'ra'ng Moth ' '-" ......... often and lenjoyhearingsome er s-L)aV '' ........ . ?..of the most exciting times of his ' "' ": J '-  " ' boxirtg, cer andour :own starL ,. while pink or red carnations pay amateur career that took him to tribute to Mothers who are still become one of Lordsburg's own alive. MICHAEL HOFACKETICLM The traditional practice of honoring of Motherhood is rooted in antiquity. Ancient rites had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones, as societies tended to celebrate Goddesses and symbols of motherhood, rather than actual Mothers. The first North American Mother's Day was conceptual- ized with Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation in 1870. Despite having penned The Battle Hymn of the Republic twelve years earlier, Howe had become so distraught by the death and carnage of the Civil War that she called on Mother's to come together and protest what she saw as the futility of their Sons killing the Sons of other Mothers. She called for an interna- tional Mother's Day celebrating peace and motherhood. In 1908, Anna M. Jarvis pe- titioned the superintendent of the church where her mother had spent over 20 years teaching Sun- day School. Her request was hon- ored, and on May 10, 1908, the first official Mother's Day cel- ebration took place at Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Two carnations were given to every mother in at- tendance. In 1914,Woodrow Wil- son signed it. into national obser- vance, declaring the second Sun- day in May as Mother's Day. Today, white carnations are used to honor deceased Mothers, I 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- scripts 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 written 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 hcherald @aznex.net It was God who created moth- ers and in all His power and wis- dom, He granted them so much love, caring, and compassion that He gave his only Son to born, raised, and loved by a mom. 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