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• Jillti]l.tLilL,ii].,,L.J:lt[]q]JgJliT JilII|KJI[IILIIUJL',RIHIJ!nJLUlJlIItUNIUIJilJIHiilJDIJL UilDlii] Lil3, JLiBtlbL2|]]JJ[ Ill J. J II dl,] Il  LiL ] W, l. ll  B A[:it.LillilllAJIliLliiwRJg'liJmL'Jn]4Jl,'i]lUltin.glanl " _ . HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011 3 ssDc Sgt, First Class Leroy Petry, of NM 2010 Small Business Procurement through the SBA Submitted bySBDClSilverCity Act included 19 provisions re- Zones(HUBZones). receives Medal of Honor The federal government awarded nearly $100 billion in federal contracts to small busi- nesses in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. showing an increase in federal prime contract dollars to small businesses for the second straight year after four years of decline. The U.S. Small Business Ad- ministration announced recently that in FY 2010 (Oct. 1, 2009 - Sept. 30, 2010), small businesses won a record $97.95 billion in federal contracts, or 22.7 percent of eligible contracting dollars. This marks the largest single year increase in more than five years, and is a significant improvement bver FY 2009, when 21.9 percent of contracting dollars were awarded to small businesses. Performance in four out of five of the small business prime contracting categories showed marked improvement, with in- creases in contract dollars and also in performance against statu- tory goals. Over the past year, SBA has increased its efforts and collaboration with federal agen- cies to provide increased oppor- lunities for small businesses to compete for and win federal eon- tracts. "When the federal govern- ment gets contracts into the hands .of small businesses, it is a 'win- -win' situation: small businesses have the opportunity to grow and create jobs and the federal gov- ernment gets access to some of _the most innovative and nimble entrepreneurs," said SBA Admin- istrator Karen G. Mills. "We are proud of the achievement.the government has made in, but are determined that the government will meet and exceed the goal. SBA is focused on a number of key initiatives to help increase Small business contracting oppor- tunities, as well as combat fraud, waste or abuse. These efforts will ensure the benefits of our pro- grams continue to go to the in- tended recipients." Over the past year, SBA has been focused on a number of ini- tiatives to help the government meet the 23 percent goal, ensure the accuracy of data and prevent waste, fraud or abuse, including: • Implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 - The lated to increasing opportunities for small business contracting and minimizing fraud, waste or abuse in the programs. One of the key provisions is related to work force training to ensure that the procurement work force re- ceives adequate training on small business programs. • Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportuni- ties for Small Businesses - The President established a Task Force to identify recommenda- tions to increase opportunities for small businesses to compete for and win federal contracts. The Task Force developed 13 recom- mendations, which SBA is in the process of implementing. • Collaboration with White House and Senior Agency offi- cials - SBA is collaborating with the White House to ensure senior officials at each agency are aware of their role in meeting the gov- ernment-wide small business contracting goal and holding them accountable to the goals. . Women-Owned Small Busi- ness Federal Contract Program - This new program will allow contracting officers to set-aside contracts for women-owned small businesses for the first time in fis- cal year 2011. • Revised 8(a) Business De- velopment Regulations - SBA recently published new regula- tions for this program for the first time in over a decade. These re- visions will help ensure the ben- efits of the 8(a) program go to the intended recipients. SBA is in the process of implementing these revisions. About the Scorecard The annual Scorecard is an assessment tool to (!) measure how well federal agencies reach their small business and socio- economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals, (2) provide accurate and transparent contract- ing data and (3) report agency- specific progress. The prime and subcontracting component goals include goals for small busi- nesses, small businesses owned by women, small disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled vet- eran-owned small bpsinesses, and Small businesses located in His- torically Underutilized Business UPCOM NG EVENTS Discover Hidalgo, County:,,000000 loOking for golden oldies Courtesy submission The 2 "d annual DiScover Hidalgo County event, which will be held on October 15, 2011, is looking for folks who have lived a long time in Hidalgo County-maybe even all of their lives- who have con- tributed to the growth, development, or otherwise well-being of Hidalgo County: We want to honor such people by giving them the "Golden Oldie" award. This award will be given to an individual or a couple each year. For more information and to pick up a nomina- tion form for this year's "Golden Oldie" award, visit the Chamber of Commerce on 206 Main Street or call 575-542-9864. Deadline for submission of applications is September 15. 2011. *2. 3 & 4 part business forms *Business Cards *Bumper Stickers *Letterhead *Photo Reprints *Invoices tlttl  • *Posters *Envelopes qtttli'l %* Fiyers *Tickets*W°rk Orders I  *Receipts *Certificates , B& *And, Much More! New Mexico Press Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS lilt 020697) is published weekly by Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, qounty of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Meico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year. Subscription rates va. Subscription rate is $30 per year. Req uests 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 2011 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 Government Contracting 101 Workshop - July 20 Learn in person about gov- ernment contracting and have the opportunity to ask questions. Western New Mexico University's Small Business De- velopment Center (SBDC) is partnering with the Procurement Technical Assistance Program to present a workshop about govern- ment contracting. Contact the office for more information or to register. Some of the topics to be covered are: How to get started in gov- ernment business Understafiding the Lan- guage: Numbers & Codes • North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Federal Acquisition Regu- lations (FAR) Central Contractor Regis- tration (CCR) Dynamic Small Business Search Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA The SBDC offers assistance to entrepreneurs who are starting a business or wanting to expand an existing business. These ser- vices are available at no cost. Call 538-6320 for an appointment with a business advisor, or email sbdc@wnmu.edu. The SBDC of- fice is located on the second floor of the Besse-Forward Global Re- source Center on 12th Street. More information may be found at www.nmsbdc.com/silvercity/ index.html. An archive of SBDC Busi- ness Reports can be found at h t t p : / / www.grantcountybeat.com/ Home.html. 5th Sunday Sing to be held at First Baptist Church The Fifth Sunday Sing, sponsored by the Bootheel Min- isterial Alliance, will be held at 6 PM, Sunday July 31, 2011 at Lordsburg First Baptist Church of Lordsburg, located at the cor- ners of 3rd and Animas Streets. Admission is free, but a free- will offering will be taken tip to aid in the High School Scholar- .ship Program. This year the Alli- ance awarded three $250.00 scholarships to Lordsburg High School graduates Bo Martinez, Mimi. Montoya, and Bianca Olivas. Refreshments will be served after the sing. Senior Citizens Center Lunch Menu Monday, July 18 Chicken Provencal Steamed Rice Buttered Spinach WW Roll/Margarine Tropical Fruit Tuesday, July 19 Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Buttered Peas WW Roll/Margarine Peach Danish Wednesday, July 20 Turkey Dinner Sweet Potatoes Green Beans/Margarine Cornbread/Margarme Sugar Cookie Thursday, July 21 Chile Relleno w/Cheese Sauce Tossed Salad/Dressing Pinto Beans Crackers Fruit Cup Friday, July 22 Sweet/Spicy Chicken Broccoli/Peppers/Onions Buttered Carrots Spice Cake Submitted by .SEN. JEFF BINGAMAN'S OFFICEI Washing- ton, DC U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Tuesday attended a White House ceremony at which Santa Fe na- tive Leroy Petry, a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, was awarded the Medal of Honor. Sergeant First Class Petry received the Medal of Honor for his courageous ac- tions during combat opera- tions against an armed en- emy in Paktya, Afghanistan in May, 2008. He is the second living, active Petry deserves this great honor. and I join with New Mexicans in thanking him for his service." Bingaman said. Leroy Arthur Petry was born on July 29. 1979. He is a native of Santa Fe. New Mexico and en- listed in the United States Army in September 1999. He attended Bronze Stars. a Purple Heart, three Army Commendation Medals. two Army Achievement Medals. National Defense Service Medal. three Army Good Conduct Med- als. Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Combat Star. Global War on Terrorism Ex- peditionary Medal, to name a few. The Medal of Honor is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish them- selves conspicu- ously by gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while: • engaged in an action against an enemy of the duty service Sgt. First Class Petry, of Santa Fe, receives his Medal of Honor United States: member to be from President Barak Obama in a special ceremony Tuesday in .engaged in awarded the Washington, DC. military opera- Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Af- ghanistan. "Sergeant First Class Petry represents the best New Mexico has to offer," Bingaman said. "Every day, for nearly a decade, American men and woman in uniform have performed daily acts of heroism in Iraq and Af- ghanistan. But Sergeant Petty went well beyond the call of duty. His courage and decisive action under the most difficult circum- stances saved the lives of his fel- low soldiers.'" "The Medal of Honor is a very special honor Only one other living soldier from these conflicts has received it. Sergeant Continued from Page 1 HeadStart applications Lordsburg Head Start is ac- cepting applications for the 3 and 4 year old program for the 2011/ 2012 school year. Applications must be accompanied by proof of childs.age and 'iliatnttnizatidrrs, art6 proof of'family'indme: -To pick,.,Up an.application, .gtop,.by 1409 S Copper in Lordsburg, or for more information, call 575- 542-9678. Water Aerobics Active and Alive SUMMER Water Aerobics will be held at the Lordsburg Municipal Swimming Pool on Mondays, beginning July ll. from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. This class will be held until the public pool closes. For more information call Bridget Payne 575-542-8384 ext. 442. leave message. Suicide prevention 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 and encouraged to attend• AA/NM Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are held Mondays at 5 p.m.. Wednes- days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Kokopelli and on Sat- urdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church• For more in- formation contact Kokopelli at 575-542:3304. Diabetes Support Group Diabetes Support Group, will now meet every last Tuesday of each month, from 10 am-I lain in the HMS Conference Room @ 530 E. Demoss Street, here in Lordburg. If you have any ques- FUNERAL HOME Basic Training and Advanced In- dividual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia• Sergeant First Class Petry is currently assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment and attached to Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with duty at Joint Base Lewis McChord as a liaison for the SOCOM Care ( oa- lition where he tracks and r ]oni- tors injured Rangers retmning from the Theater of Operatic ns to the initial place of care to tome station care• • Sergeant First Class Pet ' has completed multiple combat ours to Afghanistan and Iraq tot aling 28 months of deployment. His military decorations includ, two tions involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or • serving with friendly for- eign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The meritorious conduct must involve great personal brav- ery or self-sacrifice so conspicu- ous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his or her com- rades and must have involved risk of life. There must be incontest- able proof of the performance of the meritorious conduct, and each recommendation for the award must be considered on the stan- dard of extraordinary merit. 408 Main Street • L0rdsburg, NM 88045 (575) 542-9444 Harry Bright/Owner Cremations and Monuments Grant • Luna ° Hidalgo ° Catron Counties tions, please don't hesitate to call Gloria Vargas @ (575)542-3047. Come join us and stay informed for either yourself, a loved one in your family, or a friend. Cancer support group Hidalgo County Health Consortium is offering a free on- line support group for those deal- ing witj cancer or •othe-_melical ne,eds. This, support.group,offers supporL,, to. survivors and caregivers or family and friends. The group leader is PLTC (people living through cancer) trained and is a survivor as well. Please email the following to chat or for more info: hidalgosurvivors group @yahoo.corn Walking & Activity Club The Active and Alive Walk- ing & Activity Club. Sweet Team. meets from 12-2 PM at the Spe- cial Events Center on Mondays and Wednesdays• For more infor- mation call 575-534-0248 ext. 227. Line Dancing The Active and Alive Crooked Halos Line Dancing classes are held from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hidalgo County Fair- grounds on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Animas grop meets on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 PM at the Animas Schools• Step Aerobics The Active and Alive Hot Steppers Aerobics class is held at 6 PM at the Learning Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information call 575-534- 0248 ext. 227. Event listings Have your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to heherald @aznex.net, Largest Inventory of Quality Used Vehi00 rs Check out these great s lruclts! 2009 Ford Flex 2006 Dodge 1500 002 Dodge Ram 2500 2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2010 Ford F-150 2009 Ford F- 150 2008 Lincoln MKZ 2011 Ford Mustang-Red 2009 Ford Focus 2010 Ford Fusion-Blue 2005 Nissan Altima 2010 Ford Fusion-Silver 2010 Ford Taurus 2010 Ford Focus-White RMJ jTN cir. 542.3551 412 E. Motel Drive, Lotdsbutg, NM I0000liI00llllllllllllllllllillllllllllrlllMIlltl,lllltllllll00,; __+ ,+ :, - :lllllllttllfHIIIlllll00 - - -- - 00ll!t0000rlr: