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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
February 3, 2006

 

MARSHALL ABE

1.  Time sheets for payroll are due in the office by noon on Monday, February 6th.
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2.  The ABE office will be closed on Monday, February 20th for President's Day.  NO Classes in Marshall on that day.
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3.  ABE Courthouse House Staff:  With the legislators coming on Friday for the Legislative Meeting, we are asking that your work areas be neat -- just in case some of the guests visit the classrooms. 
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4.  Swearing in Ceremony for New Citizens:   Marshall will be the location for this ceremony on Friday, September 15, 2006.  The Lyon County Court Administrator and staff will be the persons making all final decisions as to how this ceremony will be organized.  We are helping by checking into various organizations etc. that would want to participate.    I would ask that if staff have ideas they would like us to share with the Court Administrator, please send them our way!
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5.  The February class schedule for the Marshall ABE has been post - click on the link below.
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6.  The February GED testing schedule for the Marshall ABE has been posted
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/ged_testing_schedule.htm

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MARSHALL CONSORTIUM

7.  The Legislative Day has been rescheduled.   The new date for the meeting with our legislators is Friday, February 10, 2006 at 2:30 PM.   The meeting sponsored by Southwest ABE and Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council will take place at the Lyon County Government Center.  Read more about this special day at the following link:

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/legislative_day_06.htm.

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8.  Western Community Action and Extension are providing a Financial Empowerment Workshop for consumers at the Wells Fargo Bank in Marshall.  Please share this information with your students.  Click on the link below to download an Acrobat Reader file with more details:

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/pdf/Financial_Empowerment_Workshop.pdf

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SOUTHWEST ABE

9.  Scholarship funds to provide scholarship awards to adult learners who are preparing to enroll in a degree granting post-secondary education program are available from the MALC Scholarship Fund.  Click on the link below to read more. 

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/scholarships.htm

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10.  Literacy Landscape, the on-line publication from the Minnesota Literacy Council has been posted on the MLC website. 

http://www.themlc.org/0206LLO

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11.  Caucuses are coming up in March.  Click on the link below to read the long-standing ruling regarding the holding of ABE classes or special events on caucus night and on election days.

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/caucus_night_classes.htm

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12.  What's the latest from Literacy Minnesota?   Check out their updated webpage and read the latest.

http://www.literacyminnesota.org/

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GENERAL 

13.  PREVENTION STRATEGIES, Feb. 21, 8:30 - noon;  Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is offering a workshop for anyone interested in promoting April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in their communities. The workshop will be held in Saint Paul, but will be simulcast to 13 additional locations throughout Minnesota. Space is limited, so advance registration is required! The workshop is offered at no charge, but for a $5 donation, PCAMN will provide a new Minnesota Campaign to End Child Abuse lawn sign. To register, call (651) 523-0099 or 1-800-621-6322. Details online:
http://shared.mcpi.com/clients/23/uploadedimages/CI23ID1730DOC1.pdf

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14.  This from University of MN Extension Family Education Network

TEENS TODAY REPORT - Almost half of America’s high school teens report parental inattention to what they consider to be key transitions during their adolescence, according to a new SADD/Liberty Mutual study released today.  The sixth annual Teens Today report (Dec. 2005) is available online at

www.sadd.org/teenstoday/rites.htm.

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15.  Free dental program looking to help kids still has spots to fill.  For the fourth year, dentists around Minnesota have set aside time to provide free care to thousands of needy children. But with only a week to go, and to the surprise of sponsors, about a third of the slots are still empty.  Click on the link below to read more.

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/free_dental.htm

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16.  The Marshall Chamber Perspectives is available here - click on the link below.  There are some interesting articles in this issue.
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17.  The Budget Reconciliation Bill comes up for reconsideration before the House of Representatives.  Read what is at stake here.

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/budget_reconcilliation.htm

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18.  The non-confidential job postings that Job Service shares with us are posted on the ABE Website each week.  Check them out here. 
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/job_listings.htm
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19.  From the Trivia Department:   Word Play:  A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.  For more Word Plays, click on the link below.  (My favorite - A midget fortune teller who escapes from prison is a small medium at large.) 

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/word_play.htm

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20.  Thought for the week:  I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood...that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  I have a dream today.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. (in honor of the passing of Coretta Scott King)

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21.  TECH TIP:  Click and Type
Click and Type is a little known feature of Microsoft Word – but a neat one.

Did you know that you can double-click your mouse anywhere in a blank document and place the cursor (sometimes called the “I-Beam”) at that spot and then begin typing

 

Say you want to make a title page for a report and you want the title spaced down the page around 3 inches and you want it centered.  So, here’s what you do.  (Note:  Be sure your ruler is showing at the top and along the left side.  If it isn’t, click on the View menu and click on Ruler)

  1. Start your new document
  2. Move you cursor (I-Beam) so that it is around the 2 inch mark (down the page).  (I thought you said 3 inches from the top.  I did, but don’t forget you have a one inch top margin.  So you need to set the cursor at the 2-inch spot – not the 3-inch spot).
  3. NOTICE that as you are moving the cursor around the document, you see these very small lines to the right, or to the left, or underneath the I-beam.  Try it – move the I-Beam all the way to the right margin.  Do you see the lines on the left side of the I-Beam? 
  4. OK – lets move the I-Beam to the center at the 2-inch mark (from the top) and double-click.  The cursor is placed in your document and you are ready to type your title.

That’s it – you can “Click and Type” anywhere in your document.  Pretty cool!

 

OK – try this one – position the cursor on the left margin at the 4 inch mark from the top and slowly move it to the right.  When you get around ˝-inch from the left margin, a tiny – very tinyarrow appears on the right side of the I-Beam.  When you see this tiny arrow appear, it means that if you double-click, you will also be setting the First Line Indent marker in the ruler bar.  Try it – double-click there and look in the ruler bar at the top (your ruler must be showing).  Did the First Line Indent marker move over the ˝ inch mark?  Great!

 

You don’t really have to be in a new document for Click and Type to work.  If you double-click anywhere below the last entry, you can type at the point.  In fact, whenever you see those little lines next to the I-Beam, your Click and Type is ready to work.

 

One last thing – in order for Click and Type to work, it must be enabled.  If none of this stuffed worked for you, then you need to do these steps.

  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Click on Options
  3. Click on the Edit tab
  4. Click on box next to Enable Click and Type.

That’s it – you will never need to use that Enter key or Space Bar again to position your cursor – just use Click and Type.

 


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