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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014 3 SBDC How to keep a crisis from becoming a PR disaster By TOM GARRITYIPresident of The Garrity Group Public Rela- tions Recent events in New Mexico point up the need to dis- seminate factual information so that things don't go from bad to worse. Find out how to manage a crisis in the most transparent and effective way in this week's ar- ticle . Businesses can learn from crisis communications mishaps. Good policy fosters good public relations, just as flawed policy fosters bad public relations. New Mexico residents have only to look at recent crises at the Albu- querque Police Department, 4th of uly plans. taking shape A softball game will be held at Ned Hall Park in Rodeo at 8:00 AM on the 4th of July. All play- ers welcome. The annual Parade starts at 6:00 PM, so if you want to be in the parade come early and regis- ter at the Post Office parking lot. A Pit Barbecue dinner will be served immediately following the parade at the Rodeo Commu- nity Center during which time the winners of the parade entries will be announced. Thanks to Parade judges Mark Thomas and Nino Madero. We'll have over 20 cakes to auction in support of our Ramona Gomez Scholarship Fund. Auc- tioneer and Parade Announcer Bill Cavaliere will simulcast the Parade on AM 1590 radio. And finally, this year's 4th of July Dance will be a FREE EVENT thanks to the Lodger's Tax Fund. There's no admission cost to come dance til midnight with Hotlites DJ from Safford, AZ. Happy IndepenDANCE! DECLARATIONS OF CAND Ed Kerr Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and weeks in the accusation phase state Human Services Department because it could not access the for proof of how an organization physical site of an underground can exacerbate its situation With fire and radiation leak. poor communication and vague, As these organizations inconsistent messaging, learned, filling the news bottle Business owners can learn with facts replaces speculation from these examples how -- and and accusation with clues that how not -- to handle crisis cam- lead toward closure and resolu- munications. First they need to tion. understand why high-profile ac- Four Audiences cidents or events develop into In the process of filling the stories with "legs" that carry them news bottle with facts, an organi- forward for weeks or longer, zation needs to be sure to cam- The "News Bottle" municate with the right audiences The life span of a crisis de- - victims, employees and ven- pends on how quickly the at- dors, customers and the media. flicted organization shares facts A victim is anyone who with core audiences. This dis- claims harm. Victims of the Albu- semination of information can be querque Police Department crisis, seen as a "news bottle" for example, include the mentally When a crisis erupts and facts ill and families and friends of are few, the bottle fills with accu- people shot and/or killed by po- sation as people assign blame for lice. The compassion shown the victims influences the speed and what happened. Absent experts, anyone can claim expertise, as- success of weathering the crisis. pecially on unfiltered social me- A business can enlist em- dia sites, ployees, customers and vendors as emissaries during a crisis by The goal of crisis communi- being honest with them. It can do cations is to fill the news bottle likewise with customers and ven- with facts ASAP. Eventually, ac- dors, who are naturally curious cusations give way to specula- when a crisis affects a business tion about what caused the crisis, relationship. A business website Many organizations stall in this or social media site is one way to phase because their attorneys silence the rumor mill - but only worry about legal liability. News if the company is regularly en- reporters get more aggressive as gaged in that space. Digital me- they follow multiple leads, dia helps to centralize the flow of The Human Services Depart- information and ensures a consis- ment is stuck in this phase. De- tent message. partment attorneys say HSD's le- Transparency with the media gal case would be jeopardized if is essential, as reporters will find documents are released showing independent ways to tell a story why HSD pulled Medicaid con- if starved for facts. Savvy organi- tracts from 15 New Mexico non- zations see news gatherers as part- profit service providers, ners in disseminating accurate The Albuquerque Police De- information to the public and tar- partment has been stuck here get audiences. All crises end. Whether or since 2012, when the Department not the organization survives de- of Justice began investigating pends on how it communicates. officer-involved shootings. A re- For information about The cent DOJ report substantiated Garrity Group, visit many accusations and pointed a way forward for the department. An archive of SBDC Busi- WIPP-a repository for low- ness Reports can be found at level radioactive material - spent h t t p : / / w w w. g r a n t c o u n t y 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 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 cost. Call 538-6320 for an ap- pointment with a business advi- I, Warren Walter, hereby announce my candidacy for the office of sor, or email Hidalgo County Sheriff, subject to the Republican Primary Election. The SBDC office is located in Your vote of support will be very much appreciated. Watts Hall at 500 18th Street, at --Warren Walter the intersection of Swan and Sil- Carmen Acosta ver Heights Blvd. An appoint- ment at your office is available I, Carmen Acosta, hereby announce my candidacy for the office by request. More information of Probate Judge. I have 35 years of service in county government. I may be found at 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 index.html. respectfully request your consideration in the 2014 Primary Election. Contact the SBDC office to --Carmen Acosta get details about the following Saturnino "Nino" Madero event: • July 20-24, New Mexico Economic Development Course Email us at or hcherald @ 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 www.smith fordlordsburg, cam 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 Darr Reynolds Shannon I, Dart 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 Marianne (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 Joseph "J.J." Salinas I, Joseph "J.J." 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.£" Salinas algo County IIII ERALD r New Mexico Press Iiii | Association Member IHidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by IHidalgo 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 iPolicies, 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 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 Nick PalumboSr. Nick Palumbo Sr., 77, a resi- dent of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Providence Memorial Hospital in E1 Paso, TX. He was born Octo- ber 20, 1936 in Gallup, NM to Guido and Lupe Valenzuela Palumbo. He is Nick Palumbo Sr. survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Polly of the family home; four sons, Vito Palumbo and wife Lois of Yuma, AZ, Nick Palumbo and compan- ion Lucy of Lordsburg, Daniel Palumbo and wife Lucinda of Lordsburg and Ronald Palumbo and wife Julia of Las Cruces; seven grandchildren; one great- grandchild; four sisters, Nellie Taylor and husband Bob, Annie Casadillas, Emma Gutierrez and Caroline Perez. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers-in- law, Henry Casadillas, Sammy Gutierrez and Chao Perez. Visitation was held Monday, June 23, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the prayer vigil and holy rosary following with Elizabeth Escobar reciting. The funeral mass followed with Father John Weber officiating. Cremation has taken place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrange- ments are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" -- 575- 537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneral Anaboiic steroids are usually synthetic sub- stances that are similar to the male sex hormone testosterone. 5ier0ids have a legitimate medical uses in some cases. For example some doctors prescribe steroids to help people with health problems and men who don't produce enough testosterone on their own. However, doctors never prescribe steroids to young, healthy people to help them build muscles, Without a prescription from a doctor, anabolic steroids are illegal. FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING PRESCRIPTION PREVENTION SER- VICES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREAT- MENT, OR FOR SAFE DISPOSALQOF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, PLEASE CONTACT EDGAR GOMEZ AT (575) 542- 3304 OR EDGAR.GOM EZ@LAFRONTE RA.ORG June 23, 1926 to July 4,2007 Memories of Mum Though it's been years now since you were taken away, the memories are still strong and I wish you were still here today. I can't see or touch you so I know you're not here. But I've still got the past and in my heart you're still near. I used to wake up at night screaming aloud and calling your name. j), I must have needed someone because of all my hurt and fear. If I could see you one last time you know what I would do. _ Release all of my emotions and say v ",v Mom, I love you and :iss you. ,//]J Enchiladas, Potato Salad,x Rice,Bread, :$ Dessert & Drink Knights of IColumbus plate For delivery, call Sal Diaz at 575-542-9219 or Jr Saucedo at 575-313-3o4o Proceeds to benefit the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund uarles Ruben G. Pantoja Ruben G. Pantoja of Lordsburg, NM entered eternal life after a long and courageous battle with renal cancer on June 17, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving fam- ily. Pantoja, or Tata as he was well known, was born December 6, 1935 in Hanover, NM to Angel and Matilda Pantoja. Pantoja throughout his life was a person of many trades, from farming, mining, to eventually retir- ing from the New Mexico State Highway Department. Those left to mourn his passing in- clude his wife of 59 years, Nellie Pantoja; children Ruben Pantoja (Mary) Casa Grande, AZ, Frances Rosales (Marty) Lordsburg, Gloria Mata (Monchie) Lordsburg, Sandra Pantoja (Ben) Edgemont, AK, Cathy Parker (James) Kodak, TN, Andy Pantoja (Renee) Las Cruces, Rosie Rodriguez (Jesse) Morenci, AZ, Chris Pantoja (Mary) Lordsburg, Christina Montoya (Joe) Las Cruces, and Olivia Pantoja Chicago, IL; 22 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren; 4 brothers; 4 sis- ters; very dear friends Mike and Yolie Ortega; and many nieces, neph- ews, cousins, and friends. Pantoja was pre- ceded in death by his parents, Angel and Matilde Pantoja, and brother Rev. Frank Pantoja. Pantoja enjoyed his full 78 years of life do- ing and teaching many lifelong lessons, not only to his children and grandchildren, but to his many, many friends he had through- out the southwest. Pantoja's les- sons included the outdoors, hunting, fishing, mantanzas, camping, sport activities with his family, playing music on a guitar (though he never quite learned how to), singing, and telling jokes. With Pantoja around there was never a dull moment. A viewing took place on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., Holy Rosary 9:00 a.m., followed by the memorial ser- vice at 10:00 St. Josephs Catholic Church in Lordsburg, NM. Serving as pallbearers were Marty Rosales, Monchie Mata, Mike Ortega, James Parker, Jesse Rodriguez, and Joe 2010 Ford Edge Low Miles, Leather 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 Platinum LOADED Montoya. Honorary pallbear- ers were his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Gila Regional Hospice 1313 E. 32"d St. Silver City, NM in C/O Ruben G. Pantoja. PANTOJA you will be missed, but never for- gotten, forever you will be in our hearts. THANK YOU FOR THE MANY, MANY LOV- ING MEMO- RIES, AND Ruben G. Pantoja THE WON- DERFUL LIFE YOU GAVE US, WE LOVE YOU DAD. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclu- sive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneral 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671 Lee Stoddard Lee Marshall Stoddard, 26, longtime Lordsburg resident, passed away suddenly on Tues- day, June 17, 2014 at his home. Lee was born in Silver City, NM, on November 21, 1987 to Linda S todda-rd. He attended school in Lordsburg and earned his GED from Western New Mexico Uni- versity. Lee was a talented artist Lee MarshallStoddard and enjoyed tattooing in his spare time. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He had such a big heart and would help anyone in need. He is survived by his mother, Linda; sister .Leslie (James); children Jaylirr and Darien; nephews Nathaniel and Ryan; father, grandmother, 2 uncles, aunt and many cousins. 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