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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012 ,&apos; sso___c Benefits of the NM Small Business Assistance Program By MONICA ABEITAIRegional Development Corp. for NNM Con- nect Frustrated with trying to fig- ure out why your new product isn't quite working? The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA) provides free research assistance through Los Alamos and Sandia national labs to quali- fying small businesses. In this week's article more information is available -- along with an ex- ample of how one NM business used the program. In the 29 years since he bought Santa Fe-based Herbs, Etc. from its' founder, herbalist Daniel Gagnon has worked hard to meet demand from the more than 2,000 U.S. retailers that carry the liquid herbal extracts and herbal medicines he manufac- tures. Because quality control was critical to establishing and main- taining the company's reputation, Gagnon imposed rigorous anti- microbial standards for his po- tions. Traditionally, Gagnon eliminated unwanted microbes by processing his herbs with water and alcohol. But in 2000, he de- veloped a way to remove the al- cohol to produce an alcohol-free product using olive oil and soft gel encapsulation. Gagnon tested the microbial levels for his products by send- ing samples to independent labo- ratories. When what seemed like elevated microbial levels or UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from Page 1 Items needed for Santa Fe Festival The SPIRIT of Hidalgo women's cooperative is seeking handmade items from women ar- tisans in Hidalgo County to take to the Santa Fe Rag Rug Festival & Design Collective, held on August 11 'h & 12 . If you sew, crochet, quilt, paint, cook, make gift baskets or any other craft, please contact us have your work included at this festival. This is a unique opportunity to showcase local women vendors, and their products, to buyers outside of Hidalgo County. All' work must be submitted byAugust 8 'h at 4 pm. For more information about the festival, call Christy Ortiz at 5.20-507-0455 or email hidalgospirit @ Commodities Government Food commodi- ties are still available three days a week, e;ery week at Oasis Com- passion Services, 807 Duncan Hwy., Lordsburg - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Eligible partici- pants may obtain free foods one day every week. New Registrants need to provide proof of residency in Hidalgo County or the pan- handle 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. GCRSG Field Trip The monthly field trip of the Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society is held on the third Saturday of the month. For questions contact Ansel Walters at 575-388-2010. You must be a member or guest of a member to come along. The Club website is http:// Literacy Program The Hidalgo County Lit- eracy Program offers services to improve individual skills in En- glish, Reading, Language and spikes were reported, Gagnon dumped what he assumed were contaminated batches. After sev- eral spikes and product losses, Gagnon turned to the New Mexico Small Business Assis- tance (NMSBA) program for ad- vice and assistance. Created by the Legislature in 2000, NMSBA is a resource for small businesses in New Mexico that face technical challenges like Gagnon's. Through NMSBA, eli- gible companies are paired with experts' and facilities atLos Alamos and Sandia national labo- ratories at no cost to the business; the state gives the labs a tax credit equal to the value of the time spent'bn each project, with re- searcher hours capped at $20,000 for businesses in rural counties and $10,000 for Bernalillo County-based companies. Once approved, the business owner is matched with a lab sci- entist or engineer who helps with product testing and design con- sultation. Gagnon worked with Los Alamos National Laboratory microbiologist John Dunbar, who analyzed Gagnon's test standards and fotmd them excessively strict. The levels of microbes in Herbs, Etc. products were well below standards set by the Food and Drug Administration and those that occur naturally in many herbs, spices, grains and other foods. High levels of benign soil bacteria, for example, some- times occur because the extracts are derived from roots. Math, as well as Pre-GED and GED preparation. Quit putting it off, it's not too late! Contact Di- rector Sherri Arredonco at 575- 313-7738, 575-542-9407 or email 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 Cant 575-542-8384 ext. 139. 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. at Kokopelli and on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. For more information contact Kokopelli at 575-542- 3304. 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 Cant 575-542-8384 ext. 139, leave message. 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. 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 be- ginning 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. Dunbar advised Gagnon on an acceptable standard for mi- crobe measurement and monitor- ing, and the benefits were imme- diate. "I feel confident in the new scientifically based standard that NMSBA helped me establish," Gagnon said. "In addition .to making my products better and safer, I have experienced, a posi- tive impact on waste control, pro- duction and cost." NMSBA has helped 1,876 small businesses in New Mexico obtain technical expertise through the state's two national labs. Yet many eligible busi- nesses aren't aware that this help is available. To qualify for assistance, a company must be a profit-mak- ing venture located in the state and meet the U.S. Small Busi- ness Administration definition of a small business. It must be owned and operated by a U.S. citizen and file gross receipts taxes with the state. Urban and rural enterprises are eligible. NMSBA accepts requests for individual projects year- round; it's not a competitive process. Those who want help fill out an online application and the labs try to match them with the appropriate person. For more information, visit to the NMSBA website ( or contact Becky Coel-Roback (505-667-1710) at Los Alamos or Genaro Montoya (505-284- 0625) at Sandia. An archive of SBDC Busi- ness Reports can be found at http://www.grantcounty 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 appointment with a business ad- visor, or email 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 silverci.tytindex.html. .......... Contact the SBDC office for more information about the following workshop: September 26 - "IRS. Nonprofit Workshop - Staying Exempt" DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY 5th Annual  2;t;"" Lordsburg Elks Lodge Monday July 30, 20] 2 Tuesday Ev,G,od,, Jul 12 YK +30d!od 20 .... 5:30 The Lordsburg Eiks Lodge s currertiy seek;"g a3notio.s for this onnuoi event. ;,,.h}cb Drnv[de < h dogc ""' ' tOuch-needed schO0! suppJie$ , f" '--" ca SueHcye Mo quez -or .mote information ' to rn3ke a a:3T.aho ..,=. at 57-542-9951 or emoi! :.'C.Ourgei,.syo"OO corn i Cordelia (Cordy) Carolyn Cowan Long time .Arizona/New Mexico rancher, Cordelia (Cordy) Carolyn Cowan, 86, peacefully passed away on June 7, 2011, at her daughter Flossie's home in Albuquerque. She. was born January 1, 1925 to Mar- guerite and Ben Robertson in Deming. Cordy met William (Bill) R. Cowan in high school in Douglas and were married on December 14, 1943. They lived in McNeal where they raised Quarter Horses and began the Southwest's first Brahman herd in 1948. Cordy owned her own ranch at Cloverdale NM. In 1967 Bill and Cordy moved the headquarters to New Mexico and lived there till 2001 when they moved to Tucson. In 2009 Cordy moved to Albuquerque She was a Charter Member of the Cochise College Founda- tion board, president and re-' mained on the board for 30 years. She Was instrumental in the establishment, funding, and continuation of the Cochise College rodeo program. It is difficult to separate Cordy's ac- complishments from Bill's be- cause they were such a team for 63 years. As a couple they were inducted into the Hidalgo County Hall of Fame, with Cordy being the first woman inductee. She and Bill raised the National Champion at the Houston Livestock Show. Their ranch was once high- lighted by Paul Harvey. Along with two other couples, they bought two barracks in Ft. Huachuca, brought them to MqNeal tO becom e theLadies Cordy is survived by her daughters Ruth Evelyn Cowan Giles (Bob) of Sierra Vista, AZ; Marguerite Vensel and Flossie Holly both of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four grandchil- Patsy Camacho "'" .... 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 Bobbie J. Orphey I, Bobble J. Orphey, do hereby announce my declaration of canai- dacy for the office of Hidalgo County Clerk. Your vote and support is greatly appreciated. Bobble 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 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. Tyler G. Massey -_= =11 n idalgo County ERALD New Mexico Press 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 w not be returned. All information contained herein is copyrighted 2012 )y the Hidalgo County Herald. All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Hidalgo County Herald, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045- 1948. Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico. PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISIN G MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 FAX: 575-542-8704 E-MAIL Cordelia (Cordy) Carolyn Cowan dren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and neph- ews Letters, mementos, and photos can be emailed to to be posted on www.memory- . Type in Cordy Cowan. Trib- utes can also be posted directly to the website. In lieu of do- nations Cordy requested that you tell your family you love them take them to din- ner, buy your friend a flower, attend a meet- ing protecting private prop- erty rights, fill out an organ donation card or do a good deed for your fellow man. A joint celebration of life for both Bill and Cordy will be held Monday June 27, 10 AM St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Douglas where they were married. Reception to follow at the Dou- glas Country Club. (Motels Best Western 520-364-5000 / Travel Motel 520-364-8434) Rosalia Sanchez Gonzalez 87, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg passed away Tuesday July 10, 2012 at St. Mary's Hos- pital in Tucson, Arizona. Visitation was Sunday evening from 6 to 7 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where a prayer vigil began at 7 o'clock led by Alice Ramirez and Maria Valdez. Mass of the Resurrection was Monday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Fr. John Weber, Pastor officiating. Concluding services and inter- ment followed at Shakespeare Cemetery. Rosalia was born September 10, 1924 in Lordsburg to Jose and Fidela (Aguilera) Sanchez. She was a homemaker and at an early age became involved in the fam- ily business. She began at the Sanchez Little Store and later La Nortefia, the Corner Mart, A&A Auto Parts, Quality Auto Parts and eventually the Cash & Carry. Rosalia loved dancing and spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She is survived by her chil- dren, Olivia Cuestas and her hus- band Robert, Fidela Gonzalez all of Tucson, Luis Antonio "Tony" Gonzalez and his wife Marie of Lordsburg, Arturo Gonzalez and his wife Mary Louise of Pahrump, Nevada, Roberto Gonzalez of Lordsburg, Eduardo "l'.alo" Gonzalez and his wife Stella of Lordsburg, Ramon "Mon" Gonzalez and his wife Henoe of Phoenix, AZ, and Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez and his wife Barbara of Lordsburg; 1 brother, Joe A. "Cheche" Sanchez of Lordsburg; 24 grandchildren and 61 great grandchildren. Rosalia was preceded in death by her hus- band Luis Gonza!ez, daughter Sylvia Gonzalez, brother Pablo A. "Poll" Sanchez, and grandson, Tony Gonzalez Jr. Pallbearers were her chil- dren, Luis, Arturo, Roberto, Eduardo, Ramon, Jose, Olivia and Fidela. Honorary bearers were Robert Cuestas, Ramon Garnica, Justin Cabrera, Guadalupe Lopez, Fernie Aquino, Daniel Gonzalez, Robby Gonzalez, Arturo "Dude" Gonzalez, J.R. Gonzalez, and Michael Cuestas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclu- sive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671: I t t UF_WEEI00Y New Inventory .. Huge Selection/ Lip Be//), B/d/on * Eyebrow Tongue Ear Nos ,Silver Rings" Daneles Logos * 7Ttadum 141< " ' Located inside the Cottage ouse 1, '% ) , 214 E. 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