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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010 3 t SBDC Report , SBA program helps disadvantaged small businesses grow By JOHN WOOSLEY, Director, U.S. Small Business Administra- tion, New Mexico District Office Most business owners are aware of the 10an guarantees provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help support and develop their businesses. SBA is als0 the agency that helps small busi- nesses contract with the federal government, the largest cus- tomer in the world• Included in that contracting role is the 8(a) program, which pses fed- eral contracting opportunities to help socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses participate in the marketplace• Under the program, SBA business development specialists provide a broad range of sup- port such as mentoring, pro- curement assistance, training and other financial, manage- ment and technical assistance to help these businesses prepare to do business with the federal government and other custom- ers. Who is eligible The general eligibility for the 8(a) program includes indi- viduals who are "socially and economically disadvantaged•" This category includes people who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups and other individuals who can show individual social disadvantage. A personal net worth of $250,000 or less, excluding the value of any residence and the applicant business, is one of the parameters for economic disad- vantage for the purposes of this program. Individuals must hold ma- jority ownership in the business for which they apply for 8(a) status and work full time in that business. The business itself must not exceed specific size standards, be at least 2 years old, demonstrate it is under sound management and generate prod- ucts Or services that are needed by the government as deter- mined by a history of federal contracts in that area. Although the federal government pur- chases a very wide variety of products and services, in New -Mexico we see a preponderance of federal contracts in the con- struction, information technol- ogy, landscaping, security and Vandalism Vandals struck at Diamond Shamrock last week when they threw a rock through a side door window. The case is under investiga- tion. DECLARATIONS OF CAND DACY DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY I, Lloyd V. Payne, hereby announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Hidalgo County Probate Judge. Lloyd V. Payne I, David A. Ramos, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of County Commissioner Position 1, subject to the Democratic Pri- mary Election to be held June P', 2010. Your vote & support will be appreciated. Thank You and Muchas Gracias. David A. Ramos I, Jody Hatch, hereby announce my Republican candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Assessor, subject to the Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your votes of support are appreciated. Jody Hatch I, Saturn/no "N/no" Madero, would like to announce my Demo- cratic Candidacy for Hidalgo County Sheriff• I have been the Under Sheriff for Hidalgo County for the past eight years. As a secondary career I am a Certified School Bus Safety Inspector for the State of New Mexico since 1996, performing School Bus Safety Inspections throughout the state. I have been a Firearms Instructor since 1994 and ,,,, r New Mexico Press IIIi I  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- 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 @aznex.net office-support industries. Changes in the works The SBA is considering modifications to the 8(a) pro- gram regulations and the pub- lic is invited to comment on those proposed modifications. The proposed changes may be found at http:// edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/ pdf/E9-25416.pdf For more information, go to www.sba.gov. 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 a no cost. Call 538-6320 for an appointment with a business ad- visor, or email sbdc@wnmu.edu. The SBDC office is located on the second floor of the Besse-Forward Glo- bal 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 following events: July 15, Lenders Fo- rum July 21, Cash Flow Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, July 12 Chicken Cutlet Gravy Green Beans Sweet Potatoes WW Roll/Margarine. Mixed Fruit Tuesday, July 13 Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes/Gravy California Vegetables Biscuit/Margarine Strawberries & Bananas Wednesday, July 14 Sour Cream Enchilada Pinto Beans Spanish Rice  ......... Green Chile Salsa Fruit Cocktail Thursday, July 15 Orange Chicken Pasta Salad/Broccoli Green Bean Almondine Roll/Margarine Mandarin Oranges Friday, July 16 Beef Tips Rice Broccoli Green Salad/Dressing WW Roll/Margarine Pears L0rdsburg's newest housing available soon Nuevo Valedon, an all-new housing development located on south Main Street in Lordsburg, will soon offer units for rent, according to developers. The first of the units, which are one, two and three bedrooms, will be available in mid August. Construction is also underway of a restaurant that will feature beer and wine and a game room. The courtyard and pool area will be completed within the next few months. For more information on rental or purchase at Nuevo Valedon, contact Randy Norrick at Portal Rodeo Realty at 575-557-2242. Children of Palomas fund raiser to be held Saturday in S rn,er City Submitted by VICTORIA TESTERIPalomas Outreach co- ordinator The Brandon Perrault and the Rhythm Mystic bands will play a benefit concert dance at the S/Ice Theater in downtown Silver City to fund daily sum- mer meals for the children of Palomas. Funds will go to La Luz de La Esperanza Palomas Outreach, a U.S. secular non- profit operating for the past six years inside Palomas, on Buenaventura Street. The situation is grave and need is dire in our nearest Mexican border town, and many sad children, whose lives are profoundly affected by the cartel violence, which is vastly unreported by local and national media, are going without daily food since school ended for the summer. The Palomas Outreach current program distributes a daily meal Monday through Friday to one thousand children in Palomas, and even so, many hungry children are turned away. This current program ends July 16 'h, and all funds raised by the Brandon Perrault and Rhythm Mystic concert dance benefit will go to fund daily meals for as many chil- dren as possible from July 19 'h to August 20 th- Please attend. You will make a happy difference in a child's otherwise miserable summer• Admission is any cash or check donation. All proceeds go to food for the children. Non-perishable foods loved by children are also gratefully ac- cepted. See our wish list below. at present I also instruct Survival Spanish to the cadets at Western New Mexico University. Prior to that I have worked for the Motor Transportation Department, the Lordsburg Police Department and , started my career with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department as a Detention Officer 22 years ago. I have been a big part in appropriat- ing grants and programs that have boosted equipment and vehicles that the Sheriff's Department has today. Your vote on June 1, 2010 will be greatly appreciated. Saturn/no "N/no" Madero I, Mark Thomas, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Election to be held June I, 2010. Your support will be appreciated. Mark Thomas I, Warren D. Walter, Republican, announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your votes of support at the June 1, 2010 Primary Election will be appreciated. Warren D. Walter I, Larry P. Martinez, hereby declare my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2, subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. The future of Hidalgo County is based ,on: • Our Children • Economic Growth • Education • Government transparency with spending • Opportunity for jobs with work ethics Your support in the upcoming election will be greatly appreci- ated. Larry P. Martinez I, Darr Reynolds Shannon, a Republican hereby declare my can- didacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2. Your vote of support during the November 2, 2010 General Election will be very much appreciated. Darr Reynolds Shannon I, Ed Kerr, ask for your vote for Hidalgo County Commissioner Position 1 in the November general election this fall. Ed Kerr Contact Victoria Tester, Palomas Outreach coordinator, who will speak briefly about the situation of children in Palomas before the event, at childrenofpalomas @ yahoo.com or 575-536-9726. Summer Meal Wish List Pop-tab entr6e meals, Indi- vidual Tunas, Shelf-stable Cheeses, Peanut butters, Pea- I, Nyla Dawn Walter, Republican, declare my candidacy for Mag- istrate Judge of Hidalgo County• I respectfully request your vote in the General Election, November 2, 2010. I will honor your support with honesty and fairness. Nyla Dawn Walter I, Theodoro V. "Chopo" Castillo, hereby announce my candi- dacy to the office of Hidalgo County Assessor, subject to the Demo- cratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your support will be very much appreciated. paa,eaas Theodoro V. Castillo nuts, Vienna sausage, Potted meat, Pepperoni and beef sticks, Bean dip, Crackers, Small bags of chips or popped popcorn, Cereals, Granola bars, Trail mixes, Dried fruit of any kind, Individual Apple sauces, Indi- vidual Fruit Cups, Ready to go Puddings, Shelf-stable milk, In- dividual Juice packs, Chewable vitamin C tablets, Chewable children's vitamins Dept. of I Fishing Repor00 '"'1 Gila River - The flow is at 38 cfs and the water is murky. Fishing is slow in the Middle and East Forks with Panther Martins, spinners and salmon eggs. Reports are fair at Willow Creek and fishing is good with salmon eggs off the Catwalk. Rio Grande - The flow is 2,160 CFS below Elephant Butte Dam. No fishing report. Bill Evans Lake: Winter trout waters - Trout are reported as good trolling cowbells• No reports on other species. Caballo Lake - White bass and walleye are hitting on worms and fishing is good from the bank and trolling. Catfish are good with worms or minnows. Crappie are good along the west side of the lake using minnows• Elephant Butte Lake - White bass are reported as very good trolling shiners or sassy shad. Largemouth bass are good with white bombers or slab spoons. Walleye are fair using bombers, Rapalas, or shiners. Crappie are very good with jigging spoons and minnows. Striped bass are slow to fair trolling live bait. Most have been in the 20-22 pound range. Catfish are good on shrimp. Glenwood Ponds -Trout are reported as slow with salmon eggs or Power Bait. Lake Roberts - Trout are slow. Catfish are fair near the dam with chicken liver and worms. No reports on bass. Quemado Lake - Trout are slow with salmon eggs or corn. Tiger muskies are reported as good with yellow Z-rays or corn. A few over 40 inches were caught and released last week. ;now Lake - No fishing report. Largest Inventory of Quality 1 lsed Vehicles in the Area! out thesegreat Check on used Trucks! • i 2009 Jeep Wranglerl 2008 Ford F-250-Diesel 2007 Ford F-150 1994 Ford F-150 4x4 2009 Ford F-150 G01d 2006 Ford Escape 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Van 2009 Ford Mustang 2010 Ford Taurus-Like New 2008 Ford Taurus-Loaded Nice! 2009 Ford Fusi0n-Green, 10w miles 2007 Mercury Milan 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) 0 412 E. Motel Drive, Lordsburg, NM . III