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,/ HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010 3 SBDC Disaster plans essential for small businesses That's where the U.S. Small Business Administration can help, In addition to its mis- sion of creating wealth and jobs by promoting the success of small business, the SBA does all the disaster lending that happens in the United States in the wake of declared disasters, and it re- cently teamed up with Agility Recovery Solutions to create an online continuity planning workshop called "Prepare My B u s i n e s s " (www.preparemybusiness.org). Last year alone, the SBA approved ffiore than 3,300 busi- ness disaster loans totaling $372 million. Many of these bugi- nesses had disastercpreparedness plans in place that allowed them to rebound, rebuild and start contributing to their local economies once again. A recent survey by Agility Recovery Solutions shows that abouf 75 percent of small-busi- ness owners have a plan to get employees back .to work in the days after a business interrup- tion and 28 percent have ar- ranged access to alternative of- fice space. America's small- business community needs to build on those numbers and find new ways to prepare for what- ever might come our way. The SBA recommends sev- eral simple, low-cost steps that small business owners should take to protect owners and em- ployees while ensuring that business can resume as quickly as possible after a disaster: Calculate how much money the business needs to have in reserve incase it has to shut down for a day, a week, a month, or longer. Develop, distribute, and maintain an emergency contact list that includes all employees as well as local emergency re- sponders and utility companies -Create a disaster commu- nications plan with a designated spokesperson who can keep cus- By JOHN WOOSLEY, District Di- rector, SBA NM District Office New Mexico's disaster sea- son can be anytime , whether the disaster is~a wildfire, flood or tornado. Two years ago saw the Manzano Fire in Estancia, tornadoes in, Clovis and flood- ing in Ruidoso. Three years ago, floods hit Dofia Ann County. For a small business, clos- ing for just one day due to an unforeseen disaster can often mean huge financial losses -- especially at a time when small businesses are investing time and money into creating jobs tO lead America's economic recovery. Manuela V. Martinez Manuela Valdiviezo Martinez. 74. a former resident of Lordsburg passed away Monday December 13. 2010 at the La Canada Nursing Home in Tucson. Arizona. Visitation will be this Friday, December 17, 2010 from 5 to 6 pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will begin at 6 o'clock that evening. Mass of the Resurrection will be Saturday morning at 10 at St. Joseph's Catholic Churchwith Fr. Michael Williams. Pastor offici- ating. Concluding services and interment will follow at " Shakespeare Cemetery. A complete obituary ~vill be published in the next edition of the Hidalgo County Herald. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. To sign the online guest book or to send a card. please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com. 811 S. Gold Ave.. Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671 UPCOMING EVENTS Continued from Page 1 Cancer support group Center on Mondays and Wednes- days. For more information call 575-537-0248 ext. 227. tomers informed about the sta- tus of business operations and plans for reopening. -Contact the business's in- surance company to see if the business is covered for various kinds of disasters. Many small businesses buy business interrup- tion insurance, which covers op- erating expenses like payroll and utility bills in the event of an unexpected shutdown. Try to anticipate the big- gest disaster risk in the business's neighborhood and brainstorm solutions to typical challenges that could result. For example, managers should know how to contact employees if wireless service is lost. Besides the Prepare My Business website, small busi- nesses can find other disaster preparedness resources at www.sba.gov/disasterassistance or www.ready.gov. They .can also contact the SBA New Mexico District Office at (505) 248-8225 for additional infor- mation. This article is reprinted with the permission of Finance New Mexico. working in part- nership with the Small Business Development Center Network. FNM is a resource for funding and knowledge to start or grow a business in New Mexico. Its goals are to help you become better prepared to apply, for business funding and to connect you with funding sources that are appropriate for your needs. For more articles or to use our funding search-tool to find capital for your business. go to FinanceNewMexico.org. The Western New Mexico University Small Business De- velopment Center (SBDC) of- fers assistance 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 advisor, or email sbdc@wnmu.edu 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 www.nmsbdc.com/ silyercity/index.html. Hidalgo County Health MEW Meeting An archive of SBDC Busi- Consortium is offering a free on- Veterans of Foreign Wars ness Reports can be found at line support group for those deal- (VFW) Post #3099 will hold a h t t p : / / ing with cancer or other medical meeting on Friday, December 10, www.grantcountybeat.com/ needs. This support group offers at 6:00 p.m. All members are en- Home.html support to survivors and caregivers or family and friends, couraged to attend. Note: Western New Mexico The group leader is PLTC (people Line Dancing University and the Small Business l)evelopment Center will be living through cancer) trainedThe Active and Alive closed for the holidays Decem- and is a survivor as well. Please Crooked Halos Line Dancing ber 16 through January 6. email the following to chat or for more info: hidalgosurvivors group @yahoo.com Medicare Part D Enrollment 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. Rosa Torres will be in Lordsburg again on Tuesday, Dec AA/NM Meetings cember 14. 2010, in the HMS Conference Room, 530 E. DeMoss St.. from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. for those who haven't yet enrolled for Medicare D. Please bring your Medicare cards. Medi- care D cards, & all you medica- tion's with you, Sign-in Sheet will be available to all arrivals to best serve everyone. For more. infor- mation, please call Gloria Vargas " @the HMS Family Support Of- -~ rice @542-3047 or 542-8384 ext: 408. Walking & Activity Club The Active and Alive Walk- ing & Activity Club meets f?om 12-2 PM at the Special Events Alcoholics Anonymou~ (AA) meetings are held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Kokopelli Office and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are held Mondays at 5 p.m., Wednes- days at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.rri, at Kokopelli and on Sat- urdays at 5:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. For more in- formation contact Kokopelli at 575-542-3.304. Event listings Have .your upcoming event listed in the Hidalgo County Her- ald by calling 575.542.8705 or emailing it to hcheratd @aznex.net. What Other Adverse Effects Does Metham phetamine Have on Health? Taking even smell amounts of metharnphetamine can result in many of the same physical effects as those of other stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines, including increased wakefulness, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, increased respiration, rapid heart beat. irregular heart beat. increased blood pressure, and hyperthermia Long-term methamphetarnine abuse has many negative health consequences, includinc extreme weight loss, severe dental problems ("meth mouth"), anxiety, confusion, insomnia mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Chronic methamphetamine abusers can aisc display a number of psychotic features, including paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations and delusions (for example, the sensation of insects crawling under the skin). Transmission of HIV and hepatitis B and C can be consequences of rnethamphetamin~ abuse. The intoxicating effects of rnethamphetamine, regardless of how it is takeri, can also alter judgment and inhibition and can lead people to engage in unsafe behaviors, including risky sexual behavior. Among abusers who inject the drug, HIVIAIDS and other infectious disease can be spread through contaminated needles, syringes, and other injection equipment that is used by more than one person. Methamphetamine abuse may also worsen the progression of HIV/AIDS and its consequences. Studies of methamphetamine abusers who are HIV positive indicate that HIV causes greater neuronal injury and cognitive impairment for individuals in this group cornered with HIV-posltive people who do not use the drug. m~ ,~,,~ ~o,,.~h, ,o ~ b> BORDER AREA For more information ~~MENTAL HEALTH call 575-542-9477 SERVICES. INC. Hidalgo County ., tll Ii mm A New Mexico Press Ii!! Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is pul~lished 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 Coqnty 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 Her.aid, 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 Monday's Port of Entry grand opening celebration was also an opportunity for the Department of Motor Transportation to recognize several dedicated emPloyees, including MTD Officer Roland Lassiter (above left with Lt. Col. Mark Rowley and Major J.J. Salazar), Gloria Jarrott (above right) and Kim Valenzuela (below left). Below right, the MTD Color Guard was on hand to present the colors at the onset of the ceremony. Dignitaries in attendance included Sen. John Arthur Smith (below) and his wife, Jeannette, Rep- resentative Rodolpho Martinez and Kathleen Herrera, the widow of former Representative Manny Herrera. All three government officials have been adversaries in the Port of Entry project. The building was officially dedicated to Sen. John Arthur Smith and a plaque bearing his photo graces the buildings' entry way. Herald staff photos Largest Inventory of Quality rhicles in the Area! Check out these great on used lrucks! 2010 Ford Explorer 2004 Ford F-150 2006 Ford F-150 2002 Chevy Tahoe 2007 Ford F-250 Diesel 2008 Ford F-350 4x4 2008 Ford F-250 Gasoline 2008 Ford Escape 1994 Ford F-250 Utility Bed Pickup 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 0 Ford Flex 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2007 Nissan Maxima 2007 Ford Focus 1994 Buick Skylark 2009 Ford Escape 2009 Honda Accord 2003 Chev Monte Carlo 542-3551 FORD INC.