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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 3 .Finance New Mexico Multilevel marketing is one path to job creation By LINDA RUCKEL, .Advance Tax Services Multilevel marketing (MLM) is one way an ambitious person can supplement his or her income or even create a full-time job during an economic recovery in which job creation isn&apos;t keep- ing pace with employment needs. An existing businesscan even use " MLM to expand its product line by leveraging existing business and personal contacts. What it is The people who make up this $28 billion-a-year industry are independent consultants who set their own hours and earn money according to the effort they're willing to make to sell the prod- ucts supplied to them by the par- ent company. Familiar names in the multilevel marketing indus- try include Shaklee, Avon, Amway, Fuller Brush, Herbalife and one of the newest, Scentsy. In multilevel marketing, products are sold by distributors in door-to-door contacts or at sales events in customers' homes. Some companies encourage top sellers to recruit others to be part of a sales force; in that way, the team leader supplements personal sales with a percentage of the money raised by other members of the team. While the multilevel mileu requires little startup money, distributors who build laxge sales teams must be able to sibilities that go with such a net- Work. What to look for Deciding what product to sell or company to affiliate with involves weighing how the op- portunity meshes with other busi- ness goals, in the case of an exist- ing business, and how appealing the product or service will be in the seller's market. Aspiring salespersons should first make sure the MLM company is legitimate and not a pyramid scheme. If the company seems to be making money by recruiting alone, it's probably a pyramid scheme. Multilevel mar- keting depends on selling qual- ity products and establishing a market. Pyramid schemes pay little attention to sales and focus on recruiting others ind making high-volume sales to these re- cruits. If the startup cost is substan- tial, that's a red flag that the com- pany might be a pyramid scheme. Genuine MLM companies ask for little startup money, and some may even be willing to buy back most of a distributor's unsold in- ventory. Changing status A multilevel marketer who's not already a business owner is considered self-employed. While that brings many opportunities, it also" comes with numerous ob- ligations, including the obliga- tion to file the proper tax forms at the state and federal levels. MLM distributors need to keep accurate records of inven-" tory, sales and deductible ex- penses. Many deductions -- which small businesses report on the Schedule C tax form -- are available to the self-employed, but the deductions have to be reasonable and necessary. Sup- plies, advertising, repairs, meals and entertainment, outside ser- vices, mileage or auto expenses, commissions and fees, insurance, travel, rents, postage and a home office are typical deductions. For more information on tax obligations associated with mul- tilevel marketing, attend one of the Small Business Development Centers seminars. The Santa Fe Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a seminar, "How Schedule C Can Get You in Trouble" on Oct. 20 at Santa Fe Community College. Visit www.nmsbdc.org to find seminars in other New Mexico towns. Finance New Mexico is an initiative of the New Mexico Small Business Investment Cor- poration (NMSBIC) and its part- ners to assist individuals and businesses in obtaining skills and funding-resources for their busi- ness or idea. To learn more, go to www.FinanceNewMexico.org. handle the management respon- Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, October 18 Tater Tot Casserole California Vegetables WW Bread/Margarine i Your Support & Vote On November 2, 2010 , Will be Greatly Appreciated ,#] Library Fall Oct. 25-Noq, 5 BOOK SALE Pears/Cottage Cheese Sugar Cookie Tuesday, October 19 Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas . Lettuce & Tomato Pinto Beans Spanish Rice Gelatin/Apricots Wednesday, October 20 Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Buttered Peas WW Roll/Margarine Peach Danish Thursday, October 21 Baked Fish Macaroni & Cheese Lima 'Beans' Cornbrefid: & Margarine DECLARATIONS OF CAND DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDAC00 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. Your vote and support in the November 2, 2010 General Election 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. Your votes of support are appreci- ated. 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 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 talgo County Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS IIII 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 LHS Class of 1980 reunites The Lordsburg High School Class of 1980 celebrated its' 30 th Class reunion last weekend.The group attended the Maverick football game on Friday and wrapped up their weekend with a dinner and dance at the Lordeburg Elks Lodge. Pictured above are (back) Ramon Botello, John Jarrott; Ruben Ramirez, Diane Bishop, David Diaz, Paul Madrid, Albert Venegas, Jimmy Molina, Oscar Barrio,Yvette Koebke, (middle) Rene Flores Napper, Earlene Diffenderfer Elias, Carolyn Croom Archer, (seated) Peter Maxwell, Yvonne Unruh Guerin, Susan De La Riva, Maria Saenz Chrissinger, Olivia Newell Brookhouser and Pablo Sanchez, Jr. Herald staffphoto Cantaloupe, Friday, October 22 Brunswick Stew Garden Salad/Dressing Squash Crackers Pineapple Upside Down Cake 2 < !. Celebrating LHS Class of 1970 The Lordsburg High School Class of 1970 celebrated its' 40 th reunion at the Maverick Lounge last Saturday night. Pictured above are (back) Stephen Hill, Sammy Jones, Ed Kerr, Harold Stewart, David Ramos, Ernest Sanchez, Wesley Samuel, Lorenzo Delgado, Jennie Patrick, Darr Shannon, (middle) Anita O'Donnell, Rudy Mesa, Mary Hood, Nellie Rodriguez, Mary Treu, Christina Antillon, Esther Orona, Cynthia Allen, Laura Fenn, Eva Navarro, Delia Bermudez, Mary Helen Belarano, Gloria Vargas, Helen AIIred, (front) Freddy Morelos, Stephen Harper, Raymond Saucedo, Louie Balsa, Raul Bejarano and Rudy Escobar. Not Pictured were Jay Jorgenson (behind Jennie Patrick),Thomas Wright, Gilbert Ramirez and Karl Stewart. " rthday , Courtesy photo . i 1St Bi ....... o (rob.', 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 November 2, 2010 will be greatly appreciated. Saturnino "Nino" Madero I, Mark Thomas, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge. Your support in the November 2, 2010 General Election will be appreciated. Mark Thomas I, Warren D. Walter, Republican, announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your votes of support in the Novem- ber 2, 2010 General Election will be appreciated. Warren D. Walter I, Larry P. Martinez, hereby declare my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2. 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 November 2nd 2010 General Election will. be greatly appreciated 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 Largest Inventory of Quality Used Vehicles in the Area! Check out these great on used 00rucks! 2010 Ford Explorer 2010 Ford Escape 2007 Ford F-250 Diesel 2006 Lincoln Navigator 1996 Ford Bronco 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2008 Ford F-150 White 2008 Ford F:350 Diesel  '-"" 2010 Ford Flex ""4 2007 Lincoln MKX 2010 Ford Fusion 2010 Ford Taurus 2009 Ford Escape 2010 Toyota Camry 2009 Honda Accord 2009 Nissan Altima 1996 Ford T-Bird 2010 Ford Focus-Like New .% %5 : 4 .<, /il. e: .. 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. Your support in the November General Electionwill be very much appreciated. Theodoro V. Castillo paid by candidates