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t t HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 3 SBDC A business worth building is.worth insuring By GEORGE "TWIG" SEGURA, Senior Account Executive, Daniels Insurance Entrepreneurs do everything they can to control the elements that contribute to their business's success, but some events are out of their control. That's where busi- UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from Page I Diabetes support group There will be no Diabetes Support Group for November and December. since everyone will be busy for the holidays. Happy Holidays to our 'Support Group and their families and see you next year! Saucedo's to hold demo Saucedo's Shur Sav Super- market will be starting Off the holiday with a FREE demo of holiday food and drinks on Sat- urday November 20th from 10:30am-5:30pm We will be serving Mi Ranchito tamales. dips, egg nog and holiday fruit juices. Live music will also be provided. EVERYONE IS WEL- COME. Step Aerobics The Active and Alive Step Aerobics class is held at 6 PM at Central Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information call 575-537- 0248 "ext. 227. ness insurance comes ln: to en- sure that an unpredictable event doesn't destroy everything the company's owner has worked for. Business insurance also called commercial insurance -- is an umbrella term for a variety of products designed to protect commander Ray Martinez at 575- 542-9503 or from any VFW mem- ber. Deadline to order is Novem- ber 29. Please make checks pay- able to Wreaths Across America. Walking & Activity Club The Active and Alive Walk- ing & Activity Club meets from 12-2 PM at the Special Events Center on Mondays and Wednes- days. For more information call 575-537-0248 ext. 227. Cancer support group Hidalgo County Health Consortium is offering a free on- line support group for those deal- ing with cancer or other medical needs. This support group offers support to survivors and caregivers or family and friends. The group leader is PLTC (people living" through cancer) trained and is a survivor as welt. Please email the following to chat or for more info: hidalgosurvivors group @yahoo.com Medicare Part D, Health Care Reform Rosa Torres. Southern Re- gional Coordinator. with Aging & Long-Term Services will be in business or commercial interests. Some businesses require insur- ance that targets industry-specific challenges, but other types of in- surance address risks common to all businesses. Commercial property in- surance covers buildings, con- tents, inventory and equipment against physical loss or damage. It typically comes with "business income and extra expense cover- age," which compensates a busi- ness owner for the money that's lost while the business is closed because of an insured loss. Commercial general liabil- ity insurance protects a business from claims for bodily injury or property damage to customers and clients. It covers claims that result from a customer or visitor getting hurt on the business's property or from an employee damaging property at a client's home or business. Professional liability cov- erage, sometimes called "'errors and omissions" (E&O) insurance. can help businesses that deal with customers who potentially could claim that something the business or its employees did for them was done incorrectly and cost them money or caused them harm. Workers' compensation and employers liability cover- age is required of all New Mexico businesses -- with limited excep- tions that employ three or more workers: for the construction trades, no minimum number of employees applies. This insur- ance provides benefits in the wake of occupational i~urles or disease suffered by an employee. regardless of fault. Benefits in- clude payment of medical ser- vices and lost.wages, subject to a N Rhode Islanders Rally for By GWENDOLYN PURDOM I Preservation Magazine - Online I Oct. 8, 2010 Tensions remain high in Providence, R.I., where local pres- ervation groups and city officials continue to butt heads with a pro petty owner over the fate of the long-empty Grove Street School. At a rally last month at the 1901 school. about 100 members of the West Broad- way Neighborhood Association. Provi- dence Preservation Society, Provi- dence city staff, and residents gathered to raise awareness and support for the deteriorating. building's preserva- tion an effort, the against demolishing the school: "Schools are especially im- portant because they remind us of some basic ideas about de- mocracy, which is that a public education is a right of all people." Providence Preserva- tion Society Executive Director building's owner Rally for Grove Street School in September 2010 says is misguided. The only sur- viving one of five grammar schools built in the city's ninth ward to serve the ballooning im- migrant population in turn-of- the-20tLcentury Providence. the Angell & Swift-designed, two- story, red-brick Italianate struc- ture was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The city-owned building closed its doors to students in 1980 and was sold to Richard Tarro in 1982. Though Tarro briefly considered rehabilitating Photo Credit: Providence Preservation Society James Hall says. "People forget what these buildings symbolize. and I think it's important be- cause they do tell the story of who we are and how we got here. It's a living story of what makes Providence .Providence." According to Providence Preservation SociEty's Kathleen Philp..stabilizing the building would cost around $90.000. and a 2008 report estimated the com- plete rehab costs for the Grove School mentally disabled as a model for the Grove Street project mov- ing forward One option might be for the groups to use Providence Re- volving Fund money to stabi- lize the Grove Street School themsel.ves: another might in- volve the city Inter- vening. "This has been going on for years." says Providence's Di- rector of Inspections and Standards Sheila McGauvran. "We have done everything that we can within the limits of the law. It's frustrating." Hall says the city should not excuse demolition .by ne- glect. "I would like the city to demon- strate to [landlords and property owners], if they're going to buy historic build- ings, they need to be stewards of those historic buildings, and if they're not proper stewards. then there are consequences." Hall says. "And I do not in any way minimize the fact that his- toric buildings are challengmg sometimes to maintain .... What I would say to landlords who do not want the challenge of owning and maintaining his- toric buildings and passing them Street School at around $2.6 mil- on to future generations [is], 4 Holiday Food Drive Lordsburg on Monday, Novem- limit set by state law. Workers' the school and later planned to lion. don't buy historic buildings." ber 29, 2010, in the HMS Con- compensation is the exclusive raze it, the building stood largely The preservation groups ar- Submitter's note: The Enrich- ADC Alumni is holding a ferenceRoom, 530E. DeMossSt., remedy for the coverage of work- untouched and abandoned until gue at least two potential buy- ment Center. (old Lordsburg Thanksgiving Food Drive, seek- from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for related injuries. 2007, when local groups were ers have come forward and of- High School) should be trans- . Accounts receivable cover- outraged to see a wrecking ball fered reasonable prices, consid- ferred to stewards who will stop ing donations of non-perishable Medicare D enrollment. Please age protects a business'when its damage part of the structure with- ering the building's condition, the deterioration by seeking food for two local families for the bring your Medicare cards, Medi- records are destroyed by an in- out the necessary historic permits Hall says that his group and .funding through grants and ! Thanksgiving holiday. Donation care D cards, & all you medica- sured peril and the business can- (the Tarro family says a contrac- their supporters are committed other resources to restore the trictb°XeScourthouse.Will be located at the tions with you. A Sign-in Sheet not collect the money owed. The tor was at fault). Preservation ad- to seeing the school saved, and building. The school district is 1 Kokopelli office and at the Disr bestWill servebe availableeveryone.tO allForarrivalSmore in-t° policy coverSthe these uncollectible vocates complain that Tarro's son points to the successful 1998 unable to take care of the build- I sums plusexpense of record Michael and daughter Patricia, renovation of the nearby Wil- ing; they shouldpass itou to oth- I New worship time formation, please call Gloria reconstruction and extra'collec- who now own the property, have low Street School into sup- ers who have the interest in say- First United Methodist Vargas @the HMS Family Sup- tion fees. It does not insure the 1 allowed the building to fall into ported housing for the develop- ing the building. port Office @542-3047 or 542- physical value of the records disrepair and have avoided legal Church of Lordsburg is an- 8384 ext: 408. Please join us. nounces a new worship time ef- themselves, such as the paper, consequences the city has tried Tectii~ENovember 7,2010 of 10~, VFWMeeting ,. computer disks and tapes on which they're stored, to impose. _: a.m. We look forward to your The Lordsburg VFW Post "The communJty's really company as we share the Lord's Crime coverage and fidel- HUGE SELECTION! #3099 will meet at the VFW " ity bonds protect a business from been fed up because every time presence together. Call 505-702- 2750 for more information 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, Light Parade The 2010 Lordsburg Christ- mas Light Parade will be held on December 3. 2010 at dusk. For more information call the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce at 575- 542-9864 or John Hill at 575- 542-3421. Veterans Wreaths The Lordsburg VFW is now taking orders for veteran wreaths as part of their annual Wreaths Across America campaign. The live wreaths are $15 each and can be pre-ordered by calling VFW FILL YOUR FREEZER WITIt FINISHED HERITAGE BEEF STEERS FROM §:¢/5~DOS DEL REY ALL NATURALLY RAISED TASTE TIlE t IER ITAGE AND "I"IIE HEART OF THE SOUTHWEST FOR INFO CALL John Guldemann (q' (575) 640-5904 Email us at hcherald @ aznex.net or hcherald @ hotmail.com I* building on Saturday, November cnme-related losses, whether it's 20. 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Line Dancing The Active and Alive Crooked Halos Line Dancing classes are held from 5-6 PM for intermediates and 6:15-7:30 PM for advanced at RV Traylor El-' ementary School on Mondays and Wednesdays, For more infor- mation call 575-537-0248 ext. 227. AA/NM Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Satur- day at 7 p.m. at the First Meth- odist Church. Narcotics Anony- mous (NA) meetings are held Mondays at 5 p.m.. Wednesdays 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 information contact Kokopelli at 575-542-3304. Event listings Have your upcdmlng event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcherald @aznex.net. New Mexico Press Iiii Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly b) 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. AI 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 toHidalgo 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 burglary, robbery or theft. Fidel- ity bonds specifically cover theft perpetrated by a business's em-. ployees who steal money, equip- ment or other assets from the busi- ness (first-party fidelity) or a cli- ent (third-party .liability) Given all these insurances choices, a business owner should view an insurance agent as a busi- ness partner who can help her tai- lor coverage to her business's spe- cific risks and needs. The Western New Mexico University Small Business Devel- opment Center (SBDC) offers as- sistance 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 ap- pointment with a business advi- sor. or email sbdc@wnmu.edu. The SBDC office is located on the second floor of the Besse-For- ward Global Resource Center on 12th Street. More information may be ~ found at www.nmsbdc.com/silvercity/ index.html. Are you interested in finding out what the southwest areas is planning for New Mexico's Cen- tennial? Join the SW Centennial Committee and share your ideas. The next meeting is January 20, 10:00 a.m. at the Besse-Forward Global Resource Center. Call the SBDC office for more informa- tion. and check out the web site: http://nmcentennial .org/ index.html. The Western New Mexico University campus will be closed, along with'the SBDC office, for the Thanksgiving holiday and the rest of the week of November 22-26. we win something in court or it's appealed to the city's building board, or the city's judgment is upheld that they need to stabi- lize the building, the owner con- tinues to do nothing," says "Kathleen Philp, preservation and advocacy coordinator at the Providence Preservation Society. Locals say the site is carpeted in litter, graffiti, and overgrown weeds. In the three and a half years since the partial demolition, the" Tarros have appealed each court battle the city has won in favor of preserving the property, includ- ing a Superior Court Trial. an ap- peal to the state Supreme Court. and two administrative appeals, and the groups are currently con- suiting with lawyers to get the case out of the legal system and into action. "This bad behavior does not deserve to be rewarded," West Broadway Neighborhood Asso- ciation Executive Director Karl Lang says. The Grove Street School was first listed on the Providence Preservation Society's Most En- dangered Properties List in 2002, and again in 2003, 2007. 2008. 2009. and 2010. In recent years, the group, along with the West Broadway Neighborhood Asso- ciation, has commissioned Provi- dence engineer and architect Wil Yoder to complete a structural review of the building, as well as a re-use study by Charles Hagenah Architects of Waltham. Mass. The reports conclude that the building is-sound and can be reused as condominiums or simi- lar projects. Providence Mayor David Cicilline has also spoken FUNERAL HOME 408 Main Street • Lordsburg, NM 88045 (575) 542-9444 Harry Bright/Owner Cremat" ° ions and Monuments Grant • Luna • Hidalgo • Catron Counties Sil e Rmq ]_oqo " taniurn ,Ltl PIERCI ,E Located inside the Cottage House, 214 E Motel Drive. 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