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nml~ ||l~||ll| || || HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY16,2010~3 SBDC Report Going with th the going (cash) flow even when rou By SANDRATAYLOR SAWYER, goods or services. Finally, it flows Director, SBDCatC/ovis Commu- out again to pay taxes and debts nity College and return money to owners be- Business failure isn't always fore starting again at the begin- the fault of bad planning or mis- ning. A breakdown at any stage management of money or re- can throw the operating cycle sources. When markets freeze and out of sync. retreat as they have around the What to watch for world, many businesses fail for Breakdowns often happen in lack of credit, loss of consumer current assets, those cash reserves confidence and other reasons over and other liquid assets -- mar- which an individual business ketable securities, inventory and owner has no control, accounts receivable -- the busi- Cash-flow imbalance is the hess expects to convert to cash leading cause of business failure within a year. Of these assets, ac- in a healthy economy, according counts receivable are the most to the U.S. Small Business Admin- difficult to convert to cash. Busi- istration. So when the economy nesses can avoid this pitfall by is ailing, it's more urgent than ever closely monitoring accounts re- to maintain a balance between ceivable and establishing firm what's flowing into the business collections and credit policies and what's flowing out. before extending credit. Cash rules The time between buying or In business, cash truly is sov- producing inventory and unload- ereign. It's used to pay short-term ing it poses another potential flow. According to David H. Bangs Jr., author of The Business Planning Guide, a business should not expand until em- ployee overtime is piling up, the business has outgrown its oper- ating plant or office space and there's a list of customers waiting to buy a product or service. Why it matters A stash of cash is the best assurance of keeping cash flow ! positive. Cash reserves are a cush- ion to fall back on during hard times. But there's more to profit- ability than managing income and expenses. In this case, tim- ing -- the efficient management of cash as it cycles in and out of. The 1911 Commanding Officers Home/Museum is open daily and is part of the Birthday tour. : the company -- is everything. Photo courtesy the Ft. Bayard Historic Preservation Socfet~. The Western New Mexico ~ - opmentUniversitYcenterSmall BusineSs(sBDC) offersDevel-as- National historic landmark, Fort Bayard, sistance to entrepreneurs who are bills, cover unexpected emergen- obstacle in the cash-flOw current, starting a business or wanting to celebrates 144th birthday on August 21 i cies and invest for future business Toyota narrowed this gap with its expand an existing business. , ' needs. "Just in Time" concept starting These services are available at no I The way cash flows into and in the 1970s; rather than keep a cost. Call 538-6320 for an up- Courtesy submission - Cathy Williams (known at that Officer's home/museum willalso out of a business -- the operat- large inventory of raw materials l~ointment with a business advi- The historically significant time as "William Cathay").be included at the end of the ing or cash cycle -- is a matter of on hand to build cars, the com- soy, or email, southwest New Mexico town of In 1899, just before the Fort tour. Tours are free .... timing. Here's how it's supposed party bought materials as they The SBD(2 office is located on Fort Bayard - a National Historic was slated for abandonment, it 11:30 a.m. - Cowl~oy to woek: Cash enters the business , were needed on the production the second floor of the Besse-For- Landmark - is celebrating its was chosen as the location to cry- Poetry by Pete Kennedy. Bathe- as capital through loans from line. Other businesses can use this ward Global Resource Center on 144th birthday with a number of ate the first sanatorium for the U.S. cue lunch may be purchased from creditors and investment from same technique to quickly con- 12th Street. More information activities throughout the day on Army, dedicated to the treatment the Copper Creek Ranch stand. Saturday, August 21 beginning at of Army officers suffering from 12 p.m. - DiscussiOn/of owners. Cash then is used to pro- vert inventory to cash, and they may be found at duce goods or services; it flows can sell old and obsolete invert- am. tuberculosis: The area's high al- history of ranching and h6w out to pay wages and purchase tory to free up cash for other uses. index.html. Fort Bayard has been a con- titude and dry sunny climate ranchers shaped Grant County, buildings, equipment, materials Expanding a business too ' contact the SBDC office for tinuously inhabited town since seemed to promote healing with local rancher, Deily Cram- August 21, 1866, when it was first among Army soldiers, bly. and supplies. Next it flows back quickly Can also impede cash more information about the Col- established as a military post to Over the next decade, major 1:30 p.m. - 2rid Guided to the business as payment for lowing workshop: protect the early settlers and min- research discoveries on the treat- Tour of Ft. Bayard. Tour is free: ~ ~ ' July 21, Cash Flw ers from the Apache Indians. Af- ment of tuberculosis were made . 7 p.m._ Square da~c~ in !i ter infamous Apache leader, there and in 1922, when a new the New Deal Theater. $10 per -- Senior Geronimo, surrendered in1886 hospital wasbuilt, the Fort came couple. Continued from Page I Conference Room @ 530 E. the Fort became the home of Na- under jurisdiction of the Veterans Throughout the year, guidyd DemossStreet, here in Lordsburg. UIII ef~-m~--~z--ns tive American scouts, several Administration. In1965, theState tours ofFt. Bayard will be a~ail- 1990 LHS Reunion if you have any questions, please medal of honor recipients and assumed control of the Fort and able at no charge. Tours corn- don't hesitate to call Gloria military leaders such as "Black in 2004 the Fort became a Na- mence at the Ft. Bayard Theater t A 20-year reunion for the Vargas @ (575)542-3047. Jack" Pershing, and Buffalo Sol- tional Historic Landmark. located near the comer of the Ft. LHS Class of1990 is scheduled gs Lunch Menu diersinchidingtheoniyknown Today, Ft. Bayard-located BayardHospitaI. for Labor Day Weekend, Septem- ]~/NM Meetin female Buffalo Soldier in history six miles east of Silver City-con- are scheduled eve~ Saturday at Ith tinues to provide health care for 9:30 a.m. in July, August and Sep- ber 3-5. If interested in attending, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Hen residents of Grant County. Resi- tember. Visit or for more information, email meetings are held on Monday at Monday, July 19 dents use drinking water from the Co for schedules in October, Novem- or call 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches local spring, and heating comes bey and December 2010. 972-249-6527. on Saturday at7 p.m. at the First Sautred Potatoes/Green Peppers ns0rtium from. 100-year old steam plant. UPC()MING EVENTS TransferStation hours Methodist Church. Narcotics Vegetable Soup The hospital will soon be aban- Also, on September 17 and Anonymous (NA) meetings are The Hidalgo County Trans- held Mondays at 5 p.m., Wednes- fer Station will begin being open days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. on 11 a.m. at Kokopelli and on Sat- ,May 2, 2010 and will continue urdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First to be open on Sundays through Methodist Church. For more in- the last weekend in August. formation contact Kokopelli' at 575-542-3304. Step Aerobics Suicide prevention Active & Alive step aerobics are held on Tuesdays and Thurs- Suicide Prevention meetings days from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the are held the first Monday of each Learning Center on 2rid Street for month at the Hidalgo Complex the summer. For more information in Lordsburg at 7:00 p.m. The call 542-8384 ext. 104. public is invited and encouraged Diabetic Support Group to attend Come join us and stay in- Walking & ^'= ="'Mt, tJvity formed for either yourself, a loved Walking & Activity Club one in your family, or a friend, meets every Monday and For those not familiar with our Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Diabetes Support Group, we meet the Special Events Center. For every last Wednesday of each more information call 542-8384 month 10 am-llam in the HMS ext. 104. DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDA('Y DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDA(:Y 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 Is', 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, Saturnino "Nino" 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 1 am a Certified School Bus Safety Inspector for the State of New Mexico since 1996, performing School Bus Safety lnspectioris throughout the state. I have been a Firearms Instructor since 1994 and New Mexico Press lilt Association Member o 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 new~ 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- rained 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 Cranberry/Apple Tapioca July 20 doned since a newly constructed 18, the Fort Bayard Historic Pres- Tuesday, July 20 hospital, located off the Ft Bayard ervation Society will host "Fort Taco reservation, is almost complete. Bayard Days," providing visitors Lettuce/Tomatoes/Onions The Hidalgo County Health In addition, Ft. Bayard is one of a chance to learn more about Ft. Spanish Rice Consortium is kicking off a new only National cemeteries in the. Bayard and the settling of the Salsa Corn fiscal year, and We want to invite State and contains the graves of WeSt. Over 20 living history cen- Gelatin you to our next meeting, to be two Medal ofHonor recipients ters will be set ~p around the pa- Wednesday, July 21 held on Tuesday, July 20. The from the Indian War era and other rade grounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chicken Salad meeting is open to the public, and civilians dating back as far as on Friday, September 17th. A flag Cheese & Carrot Sticks will be held at the Hidalgo1866. ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Sliced Tomatoes County Complex next to HMS The 144th birthday celebra- September 18th, followed b~y Crackers from 12 noon to lp.m.. Sometion, hosted by the Ft. Bayard . guided tours, speakers, music, ia Banana items to be discussed at the up- Historic Preservation Society, will military ball and much more. For Thursday, July 22 coming meeting are new funds to feature an old fashioned square more information, call (575) 956- Meatballs sustain the Health Council, a dance, cowboy poetry, two 3294. . . Wild Rice membership drive to recruit new guided tours, guest speakers and For more information 0n the members, Animus Activity ses- much more. 144th birthday celebration of Ft. Carrots & Peppers A schedule of events on Au- Bayard, contact Kathy Hill ot~ tl~e Breadstick sions and planning, and plans for addressing this year's health pril gust 21 is as follows: Ft. Bayard Historic Preservaiidn Fruit Yogurt 9:30 a.m.- 1st guided Society at (575) 536-3161 Or, Friday, July 23 orities within the county. The Roast Beef Sandwich STARS/EXCEL kids will also be walking tour'ofFt. Bayard. A visit or visit to the 1911 Commanding Mashed Potatoes/Gravy giving an update on their recent Buttered Carrots/Peppers trip and activities. We look for- Pear ward to seeing you there!!! at present I also instruct Survival Spanish to the cadets at Western New Mexico University. Prior to that 1 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. , Saturnino "Nino', Madero 1, Mark Thomas, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Election to be held June 1, 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 R 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 atedYOUr support in the upcoming election will be greatly appreci- 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 1, Nyla Dawn Waiter, Republican, declare my candidacy for Mag- istrate Judge of Hidalgo County. I respectfully request your vote in the General Election, November 2, 2010. 1 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. pa~qe~a~ Theodoro V. Castillo Largest Inventory of Qual ity , , Used hzcles in the Area! eheclt out these great on used 2009 Jeep Wrangler 2008 Ford F-250-oiesel 2007 F0rd F-150 1994 Ford F-150 4x4 2009 Ford F-150 G01d 2006 Ford Escape 2003 Chrysler Town & Country Van:i: 2009 Ford Mustang 2010 Ford Taurus-Like New 2008 FordTaurus-Loaded Nice! :i' 2009 Ford Fusion-Greenl low miles 2007 Mercury Milan 2009 Ford Focus (Blue) 542-3551 e 412 . Motel Drive, Lordsbui'g, NM