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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
June 17, 2005
 
Hello Everyone,
These announcements are posted on the internet.  If you have trouble reading this email or cannot use the links, you may read them on the internet.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/announcements.htm

Here's the announcements:
 
1.  Payroll Time Sheets are due in the office by noon on Monday, June 27th.  Please Note:  This is a change from the norm.  The next time sheet will be a total of 3 weeks covering the period of June 6th through the 24th.  Pay date for this time period is July 8th.  For those of you who have already turned in time sheets, you can just add the extra week or turn in a separate time sheet for June 20-24th.  Call if you have questions.  Thanks.  Barb
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2.  Marshall Staff - Signs have been placed in the parking lot on the Northwest side of the Courthouse designating customer parking.  Please do not park in these areas.  Thanks - Ron Krause
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3.  The June 8th Consortium Meeting minutes have been posted.  Click on the link below.
http://marshalladulteducation.org/minutes_6_8_2005.htm
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4.  Summer classes at the Lower Sioux Community for the summer will be by appointment.  On August 25, regular scheduled classes will resume.
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5.  The textbooks from Holy Redeemer are now at the Lyon County Government Center.  They cover grade levels 1 to 4.  If interested in using them or giving them to your students, stop up and take a look.
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6.  From Pat:  Marshall Consortium Staff - I would like to request input from you on two issues we spoke about in our June 8th staff meeting.
 
What is your feeling about our consortium requesting a $10 - $20 material fee once a year of all students?
 
Would you be willing to be part of pilot project of creating a course outline that would be covered in a 3 month time period for your students?   At the end of the 3 months the students who completed the class would receive the outline on one side of a piece of paper and on the other side would be a certificate of attendance.
 
Thank you for your input.
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7.  We have one computer system left to sell.  The specifications of this computer are:  Pentium 3 running at 1Ghz, 128 MB Ram, 20 GB hard drives, CD ROM, 3 1/2 floppy drive, and includes 16" CRT monitor, keyboard, and mouse.   Software includes Windows 2000, Microsoft Office Professional, AVG Antivirus, and other utility software.  If you are interested, please contact Barb.   (Note: There is only one computer left).
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8.  The CSD (Communication Service for the Deaf) of Minnesota is on-line - you may read their e-newsletter here.  (This is an Acrobat Reader File - 1.3 MB)
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/pdf/CSD_Newsletter_May.pdf
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9.  We received this excellent link from Lois - the Hennepin County Library - lots of great information here.
http://www.hclib.org/
Click on Subject Guides link on the left hand side - great topics to explore.  Also, be sure to check out the Immigration and Citizenship Information page.
http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/Immigration.cfm  
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10.  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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11.  Two more links that we contribute to and help maintain are the Southwest ABE:
http://southwestabe.org/
and the Rural Cultural Diversity Coalition:
http://swmnrcdc.org/
Be sure to check those out from time to time.
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12.  From the Trivia Department:  Listen to some Beethoven.  At this site, you can listen to all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas.  My favorite - Sonata No. 8 in C Minor (Pathetique)
http://mp3.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=mp3&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fradio3%2Fbeethoven%2Fdownloads.shtml
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13.  Thought for the week:  They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.  -Carl W. Buechner
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14.  TECH TIP - Microsoft Keyboard Shortcuts
A keyboard shortcut is a way of accomplishing a task using the keyboard instead of the mouse.  Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to increase your efficiency and speed in getting your work done.  There are over 250 keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word
 
So how do you remember all these shortcuts?  YOU DON’T!!!  You just learn and remember the ones that are important to you – that you really like.
 
So which ones are they?
 
Well – here they are – "the best of the west" Word Keyboard Shortcuts.  Try to use these shortcuts - your word processing will be more fun and more efficient

Formatting Text Shortcuts
 
Bold Text               Ctrl-B
Underline Text          Ctrl-U
Italicize Text          Ctrl-I
 
Copy Text               Ctrl-C
Cut Text                Ctrl-X
Paste Text              Ctrl-V
 
Center Text             Ctrl-E
Right Justify Text      Ctrl-R
Left Justify Text       Ctrl-L
 
Undo Last               Ctrl-Z
Redo Last               Ctrl-Y
 
Select all text         Ctrl-A
 
All Caps                Ctrl-Shift-A
All Small Caps          Ctrl-Shift-K
Change Case             Shift-F3
 
Double Underline        Ctrl-Shift-D
Extend Selection        F8
 
Grow Font 1 Point Size  Ctrl+]
Shrink Font 1 point     Ctrl+[
 
Increase font size      Ctrl-Shift->
Decrease font size      Ctrl-Shift-<
 
Word Underline          Ctrl+Shift-W
 
Subscript               Ctrl+=
Superscript             Ctrl+Shift+=

Working with Files
 
Save a file             Ctrl-S
Save As                 F12
Print a file            Ctrl-P
 
Start a new file        Ctrl-N
Close a file            Ctrl-W
Close a file            Ctrl-F4
Quit Microsoft Word     Ctrl-F4
  
Working with Files
Find Text               Ctrl-F
Replace Text            Ctrl-H
 
Print Preview           Ctrl-F2

Miscellaneous
Show/Hide Formatting    Ctrl-Shift-8
 
Thesaurus               Shift-F7
Check Spelling          F7
 
Page Break              Ctrl-Enter
 

 
 
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Marshall ABE Links
 
Southwest ABE - home page for Granite Falls, Jackson, Marshall, and Worthington consortiums.
http://southwestabe.org/
 
Adult Learning Center Student Website - lots of student activities here.
http://teacherweb.com/mn/marshall/alc/
 
Marshall ABE Bookmarks - tons of cool bookmarks - educational and non-educational
http://ikeepbookmarks.com/marshallabe
 
Tech Tips - Read new and old Tech Tips here.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/techtips.htm
 
Reading Skills for Today's Adults - new stories posted regularly
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills.htm
 
Announcements - Weekly announcements are posted here each week on Friday.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/announcements.htm
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