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! HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY6, 2012 3 SBDC Outside capital helps aerial photography company take off Submitted by SBDCISilver City How do you finance growth, provide more services and keep up with technology in today's economic climate? The Loan Fund, a highly ranked community development financial institution, has helped other New Mexico small busi- nesses provide jobs and generate revenue for communities. Read about a Belen-based aerial pho- tography company's experience -- and find out how you might aiso benefit -- in this week's ar- ticle by E Leroy Pacbeco and Joe Justice of The Loan Fund. Blue Skies Consulting knows a lot about building a busi- ness through strategic growth funded by outside capital. The Belch-based aerial photography company is a client of The Loan Fund, a top-ranked community development financial institu- tion that provides loans and other banking services to underserved markets in New Mexico.('Blue Skies began its relationship with The Loan Fund in 2009 when it sought funding to buy aerial cam- era system components in prepa- ration for the purchase of a digi- tal aerial camera designed for high-resolution photography. Two loans in 2011 made it pos- sible for the company to buy the Microsoft Vexcel UltraCam Lp, the only photogratnmetric digi- tal mapping camera in New Mexico. The company returned to The Loan Fund in March 2012 for money to acquire the equip- ment, assets and personnel of New Mexico Aerial Surveys, Blue Skies uses two turbo- charged Cessnas to collect imag- ery that its clients can use for mapping and surveying. Clients include the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency's Aerial Photography Field Office, the New Mexico Department of Transportation and numerous private engineering firms. Blue Skies is the state's lead- ing provider of digital photo- grammetric and remote sensing data, according to chief executive officer Tami Wiggins. Blue Skies first sought fund- ing from a bank but found the loan terms difficult: The payback schedule and interest rate would have been a hardship. The com- pany turned to various other lend- ers without success before ap- pealing to Sen. Tom Erdall, whose staff alerted The Loan Fund to Blue Skies' plighL "Our partnership with and support by The Loan Fund has meant the growth of our busi- ness," Wiggins said. "Without (it), we would not have been able to grow, provide a greater array of services, keep pace with techno- logical developments in our in- dustry and hire additional people. The Loan Fund is more flexible about what constitutes collateral, and it understands the hurdles faced by rural or high-tech or un- usual businesses," and Blue Skies falls into all three categories. Of the approximately 1,000 community development finan- cial institutions in the U.S., The UPCOMING EVENTS News from Ena Mitchell Senior Center By LIBBY KNECHTAL/EMSC Hi Everyone! Well here it is July! The heat has hit with a vengeance!! Please remember what I wrote about be- fore about drinking lots of water if you are outside playing or work- ing. Keep that water with you! We really don't want to have to go to the hospital to visit you. If you are like me, I do not like wa- ter. They say if you put lemon or lime in the water it helps: So 1 tell you what I'll try it if you will. Deal? The date of our moving has been pushe d back to approxi- mately August 17% so we will keep you updated on everything that is going on. The Advisory Council will keep you advised of the next parking lot/yard sale. We are trying to keep to a regular schedule with our activi- ties. We have our line dancing every Wednesday (except for this Wednesday since we are going to be closed for the 4thof July.), er- rands and shopping on Friday, we need-to get our Bingo going again on Tuesdays. Please keep on being patient with us and loving us, as we love all of you out there. DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY Patsy Camach0 Paid by candidates I, Patsy Camacho, do hereby announce my declaration of candidacy for HIDALGO COUNTY TREASURER under the Democratic Party. Your vote of support is humbly appreciated. Patsy Camacho B0bbie J. 0rphey I, Bobbie J. Orphey, do hereby announce my declaration of candi- dacy for the office of Hidalgo County Clerk. Your vote and support is greatly appreciated. Bobbie J. Orphey Richard A. Chaires I, Richard A. Chaires, do hereby announce my declaration of candi- dacy for re-election to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 3. Your vote of support in the November 6, 2012 General Election will be deeply appreciated. Richard A. Chaires Melissa K. DeLaGarza I, Melissa K. DeLaGarza, do hereby announce my declaration of can- didacy for the office of Hidalgo County Clerk. Your support and vote in November will be greatly appreciated. Melissa K. DeLaGarza Loan Fund is in the top-perform- ing 3 to 5 percent. It is the only CDFI in New Mexico that serves nonprofits, with 40 percent of its loans going to such organiza- tions. With a focus on funding projects that promote social change, The Loan Fund serves all of New Mexico from its main of- fice in an underserved neighbor- hood of Albuquerque. Social change sometimes means generational change, whereby the loan seed planted today promotes change with last- ing benefits. This can mean help- ing a small family business grow to the point that it can employ others and generate gross receipts tax revenue that builds commu- nities. The fund's track record is 97 percent return on money loaned, and the average loan is between $60,000 and $70,000. For more information about The Loan Fund, visit www.loanfund.org or call 505- 243-3196. An archive of SBDC Busi- ness Reports can be found at http://www.grantcountybeat. com/archived-items Western New Mexico University's SBDC 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 on the second floor of the Besse-For- ward Global Resource Center on 12th Street. More information may be found at www.nmsbdc.com/silvercity/ index.html. Contact the SBDC office for more information about the fol- lowing workshop: July 13 - WNMU/Lordsburg Community Fun Night September 26 - "IRS Non- profit Workshop - Staying Ex- empt" Seni0rCitizens Center Lunch. Menu " Monday, July 9 Chicken Cutlet Green Beans Sweet Potatoes/Margarine WW Roll/Margarine Mixed Fruit Tuesday, July 10 Lasagna Garden Salad Mixed Vegetables Garlic Bread Plum Cobbler Wednesday, July 11 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Vegetable Soup Cracklers Apricots Thursday, July 12 Green Chili Chicken Tamale Vegetable Salad Pinto Beans Flour Tortilla Mandarin Oranges Friday, July 13 Beef Tips/Rice Broccoli Green Salad/Dressing WW Roll/Margarine Pears WHAT A CHILD LEARNS ABOUT VIOLENCE A CHILD LEARNS FOR LIFE. Tyler G. Massey I, Tyler G. Massey, do hereby announce my declaration of candidacy for the office of Hidalgo County Treasurer. Your vote of support will be very much appreciated in the General Election. qNLOVING .'7']gEMORY Tiler G. Massey June 23, 1926-July 4, 2007 We Love You Morn Your kids are growing up now, trying to do what would make you proud, It's been almost five years now, but yet we still sit here in dis- belief, this 'isn't possible, it never happened, the woman who brought us into this world is gone, gone forever. Why did yon have to leave so soon? We still need you. We still need our Mom. We will never understand, there is no reason that will justify, but we know you are always in our hearts, and you are aht, ays watching over us. We love you room. Love-our Sons & Daughters Learning Center offers free classes Herald staffphoto In conjunction with Fast Forward New Mexico, the Hidalgo County Learning Center offered two weeks of free computer classes June 18 th through June 28 th. The classes consisted of Basic Com- puter, Introduction to the Internet, Social Media for Marketing h Choosing the Right Tools & Social Media for Marketing Ih Promoting Your Business. There were approximately 56 community mem- bers who attended these classes. Instructors were Cesar Gomez, Damion Olivas and Manuel Patino of the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico out of Las Cruces. Continued from Page 1 This week at FUMC Pastor Richard Dorsey will conclude his sermon series, "Momentum for Life" With the sermon regarding eating and exercise. This sermon will be communicated in a non-threat- ening manner as a way to keep our bodies as a holy and healthy sacrifice to God, We all struggle with keeping our bodies in shape to guard against disease. This sermon will not be a sub- stitute for a check-up with your regular physician. The service starts 10:00 am. Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 7 pm. Men's Breakfast is Thurs- day mornings at 6:30. Rethink Church with us. Commodities Government Food com- modities are still available three days a week, every week at Oa- sis Compassion Services, 807 Duncan Hwy., Lordsburg - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs- day from l OAMto5 PM. Eli- gible participants may obtain free foods one day every week. New Registrants need to provide proof of residency in Hidalgo County or the panhandle of Grant County, proof.of income, and a valid New Mexico photo id. All participants please bring a valid New Mexico photo id, box and plastic bags each time you come for commodities. Early deadline The deadline for the August 3, 2012 edition of the Hidalgo County Herald will be Monday, July 30, 2012 by 5 p.m. The of- fice will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but the Herald will be distributed as normal on Thurs- day. Literacy Program The Hidalgo county Lit- eracy Program offers services, tO improve individual skills in En- glish, Reading, Language and Math, as well as Pre-GED and GED preparation. Quit putting it off, it's not too late! Contact Director Sherri Arredondo at 575-313-7738, 575-542-9407 or email hctp@aznex.net AA/NA Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday from 3-4 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet- ings are held Mondays from 4-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. 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 $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 2012 by the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMASTER: Sendaddress changes t 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: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL hcherald@aznex.net at Kokopelli and on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. For more information contact Kokopelli at 575-542- 3304. Step Aerobics The Active and Alive Hot Steppers Aerobics class is held at 6* PM at Central Elementary School on Monday and Wednes- days. For more information call 575-534-0248 ext. 227. Water Aerobics Active and Alive Different Strokes Water Aerobics, will be held at the Comfort Inn on Tues- days from 10 to 11 and 11-12 and on Thursdays from 10 to 11.For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-8384 ext..139, leave message. Line Dancing The Crooked Halos line dance group is meeting for the summer at the Senior Citizen's building from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday eve- nings. The Sassy Sunflowers beginning line dance group is also meeting at the Senior Citizen's from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning. Bring your water and come join in the fun for some low impact exercise, good music and fun! It's free and no experience is necessary. Walking & Activity Club The Active and Alive Walk- ing & Activity Club, Sweet Team, meets from 1-2 PM at the Special Events Center on Monday and Wednesday. For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-8384 ext. 139. Suicide pCeventi0n Suicide Prevention meetings are held the first Monday of each month at the Hidalgo Complex in Lordsburg at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited. Listing your event Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her-" ald by calling 575.542:8705 or emailing it to hcherald @aznex.net. For Appointments all 575-542-8705 ,, e,nail hcherald@aznex.net PASSPORT PHOTOS Available at the Hidalgo Count3' Herald-.212 East Mo,el Drive. Lordsburg, NM Largest Inventory of !uality Used Vehicles in the Area! Check out these great ITtTI3 used TruckS! m_,i 2006 F-250 Diesel 2011 Ford F-150 2000 Ford Explorer 2012 Ford F-250 1997 Ford F-150 1996 Ford Explorer 2003 Chevy Trailblazer 2004 Ford F-250 Diesel 2006 Chev 1500 1988 GMC Suburban 2009 Ford Mustang 2012 Ford Focus 2007 Chevy Aveo 2009 Nissan Versa 2010 Ford Focus o RMJ itrN C " 542-3551 412 E. Motel Drive, Lordsburg, NM