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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 Pictured are some of the Gila Regional Housekeeping Team: (Top Photo, top row, left to right) Facility Director Ralph Dominguez, Matthew Saffell, Anthony Torres, Operations Vice President Jed Rudd, Anna Lucern, Gwendolyn Hill, Donna Edkin; (Top Photo, 2nd row, left to right) Heather Ryan, Lorine Gould, Diana Talamantes, Ernesto Garcia, Shannon Sandberg; (Bottom Photo, top row, left to right) Facility Director Ralph Dominguez, Franciso Penado, Diane Silva, Yolanda Maynes, Patty Ortiz, Barbara Barragan; (second row, left to right) Sylvia Chavez, Housekeeping Supervisor Susie Martinez, Julie Madrid, Lenora Naumann, Operations Vice President Jed Rudd. Gila Regional Housekeeping Team earns high rating for cleanliness Submitted by GRMC/Silver City survey, work together to support each Cleanliness matters. It espe- cially matters at a hospital when germs can cause infection. Gila Regional is proud to announce that they scored in the top 10% of the nation for cleanliness in the second quarter of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems HCAHPS) patient satisfaction This means patients an- swered "Always" when asked the question if their "Rooms and Bathrooms were kept clean?" on the surveys they received after their hospital stay. Congratula- tions go out to the Housekeep- ing Department Caregivers. "We are pleased with the way that the Housekeeping caregivers other and for the pride that they take in their work," stated Gila Regional Housekeeping Supervi- sor Susie Martinez. "They really know and emulate the values of integrity, compassion, account- ability, respect and excellence. We also thank all of the caregivers at GRMC for helping us to keep our hospital clean." l t The Southwest New Mexico Leadership Class of 20:4 thanks everyone involved in our 2o14 Leadership Class project to provide comfort items for children transitioning into Foster Care: You have made a difference to a child in need in Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties. Thank you] Thank you! Thank you] Facilitators: Ashleigh Garcia, Kathie Gilbert, Rob Holguin, Mike Jousan, Rachel Kutcher, Priscilla Lucero, Danielle Moffett, Kelley Riddle, John Titre, Sunny Yates All of the wonderful Guest Speakers for various topics or panels The Local BuSinesses for their Support and Donations WNM Communications partnership with Felicia Abeyta WNMU Foundation Western New Mexico University The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints Mimbres Masonic Lodge #:o/Mr Gene Stailey Deming Kiwanis Deming Girl Scout Troop #419 Western Bank AmBank Gra, nt County Administrative Staff The Silver City Publi c Library Gila Regional Medical Center Mimbres Memorial Hospital Deming - City Hall Lordsburg - City Hall Saucedo&apos;s Supermarket Kathryn K. Randall, M.D., FACOG Christie & Sara Harvey Gloria Palacios The many in-kind and cash donations from many individuals of our communities April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the 2o14 Lead- ership Class will sustain our project by spearheading the collection of items and monetary donations every April. Ad sponsored by WNM Communications ......... t Udall proposal would help NM small businesses diversify, expand and create new jobs Submitted by SEN. TOM UDALL'S OFFiCEWashington, DC U.S. Senator Tom Udall last week introduced a bill to help small business federal govern- ment contractors in New Mexico and across the country access the tools, training and hands-on help necessary to diversify their busi- nesses and create jobs. The American Diversifica- tion and Progress in Trade (ADAPT) Act of 2014 creates a pilot program at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that will help small business con- tractors find new customers and grow into new markets. By im- proving small businesses' access to tools, strategies and hands-on help about diversification, and removing barriers that make it harder to break into large com- pany supply chains, the program will empower small businesses to better compete for private sector dollars. "Small businesses are the foundation of New Mexico's economy and make up 96 percent of our employers, and I'm com- mitted to helping reduce unnec- essary barriers so entrepreneurs can thrive. My ADAPT Act offers small businesses another set of tools to find new customers, ex- pand their business and create good-paying jobs for Discover Hidalgo Iookingfor hardworking New Mexicans," Udall said. Small businesses are a driv- ing force behind economic growth and job creation in New Mexico and across the nation. More than half of all working Americans own or work for a small business, and small bUsi- nesses are responsible for over two thirds of the net new private sector jobs created over the past decade. As part of its core mis- sion, the SBA works to generate small business growth and create jobs, in part by promoting fed- eral contracts to small businesses. Udall's ADAPT Act would help create jobs and new opportuni- ties for New Mexicans by ensur- ing that businesses that rely upon federal dollars have the tools to move forward and continue to expand into developing markets. Specifically, the bill would: - Create a toolkit that in- cludes best practices, strategies and other information on expand- ing and diversifying the customer base of small business contrac- tors; - Allow small businesses across the country to benefit from American Supplier Initiative, which removes barriers that small businesses face in trying to break into large company supply chains; - Develop a website for busi- nesses that contract with the fed- eral government to help them eas- ily access information on expand- ing and diversifying their cus- tomer base. The ADAPT Act has garnered endorsements from major busi- ness groups in New Mexico, in- cluding the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractor Consor- tium. "Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and major contributors to job growth in New Mexico," said Terri.Cole, president and CEO of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Com- merce. "Senator Udall's American Diversification and Progress in Trade Act will help ensure that small businesses in New Mexico that rely on federal contracts have the resources and information they need to succeed and grow." "The LANL Major Subcontractor's Consortium strongly supports the proposed ADAPT Act,". said Liddie Martinez, president of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractor Consortium (LANL MSC). "Senator Udall's consistent advocacy of small business is greatly appreciated. Too many small businesses, es- pecially in rural areas such as Northern New Mexico, are ex- tremely dependent on a few gov- ernment contracts and are fre- quently hurt when government spending dramatically changes or stops. It is critical that these businesses diversify and become les dependent on sales to the government and the measures proposed in this bill will assist in the diversification goal." Golden Oldies Courtesy submission The 5th annual Discover Hidalgo event, which will be held on October 18, 2014, is looking Turner, Elizabeth and Lennie for folks who have lived a long time in Hidalgo County--maybe even all of their lives--who have contributed to the growth, devel- opment, or otherwise well-being of Hidalgo County. We know there are a lot of special folks out there and we want to honor such people by giv- ing them the "Golden Oldie" award, so put your thinking caps on and submit an application! This award is given to an indi- vidual or a couple each year. For more information and to pick up an application for this year's "Golden Oldie" award, visit the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street or call 575-542- 9864. Deadline for submission of applications is September 1, 2014. Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, July 21 Chicken Tenders Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Oriental Veggies Cornbread/Margarine Strawberry Shortcake Tuesday, July 22 Beef Enchilada Lettuce & Tomato Pinto Beans Jalapeno Salsa Orange Wednesday, July 23 BBQ Chicken Baked Beans Potato Salad Biscuit/Margarine Fresh Melon Salad Thursday, July 24 Baked Mac & Cheese Capri Blend Veggies/Margarine Dinner Roll/Margarine Chocolate Pudding Friday, July 25 Green Chile Cheeseburger With Lettuce, Tomato, Onions & Pickles Peas & Carrots Applesauce Peanut Butter Cookies Martha Perea Turner Martha Perea Turner passed away on July 10, 2014 sur- rounded by her loving family after a long ill- ness. The Mass of Chris- tian Burial will be cel- ebrated Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1 O'clock in the afternoon at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father John Weber, Pastor of- ficiating. Inurnment will take place at a later Martha Perea date. Turner Martha was born June 9, 1935 in Silver City, NM to Ramon and Simona Perea. She lived in Silver City and Lordsburg most of her life. Martha worked many years in Lordsburg also is where she raised her children. Her children, family and music were her great- est joys in life. She is survived by her sister Aurelia; her children, Billy Socash, Rose Mary and Ernie Rodriguez, Jerry and Lupe Turner, Lucy and Manuel Bejarano, Larry Turner, Leslie Turner, Terry Ruiz, Emily Nunez, Eddie Barka and Tregon Turner; 24 grandchil- dren; numerous great- grandchildren, nieces, nephew and cousins; and her beloved dogs Chico, Guerro and Bow Wow. Martha was pre- ceded in death by her parents Ramon and Simona; siblings Sammy Perea, Richard Perea, and Reynaldo Perea and husband Tony Morales. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclu- sive provider for "Veterans &Fam- ily Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com. 3805 Delk Dr., Silver City, NM 88061 - 575-388-2334 RED ENCHILADA SALE Beans 8, SA[Ad .-- $ i/p late Friday, ,July 25 10 AM - 5 PM Pick up or Delivery Pre-Orde At 575-534-5292 v k/ Proceeds to benefit Little Angels Daycare LOCAL FOOl) In Hidalgo County A,ailabh Now at ttE . . . Faiegeounds: Che,Rv lomatoes, monoay71alll4Noon armenian CucuibErs & Distribution s,,.E. 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