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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 21 July 2005 
INSIDE THIS EDITION
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Live Chat Help 
  • by Tony Abrego
  • Outbound Email Virus Pro ...
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • The New Kid 
  • by Alisha Callahan
  • Recipe of the Month
  •  by Alisha and Carol
  • Online Vacation Planning 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • Online Maps and Driving ...
  •  by Mike Rochelle
  • Travelin' Email 
  • by Renee Eagon
  • Just for Laughs
  •  by Victor Luna
  • Reflecting with Ruben 
  • by Carol Hall
  • POM Calvert Computers
  •  by Jon Alexander
  • Payment Methods 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • WINNERS!
  •  by Carol hall
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    My warmest greetings to all of you! I hope you enjoy our 'Travel and Vacation' issue of The On Ramp. I have included lots of information on vacations and travel as this seems to be what we enjoy doing for a week or two during the summers. I personally have utilized most of the online travel tips provided for you in this issue. I have booked my flights, reserved my hotels and purchased tickets for events long before vacation time rolled around. I have used the 'online maps and driving directions' LOTS. I was unfortunate enough to be born without a 'directional gene', and therefore have wasted much time driving around being lost. Now, however, I take a few minutes to get driving directions BEFORE leaving home (even if it is just across town) and it has saved me much time, gas and frustration. Happy Travels!

    Outbound Email Virus Protection
    by Ruben Bybee

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    We know that email is one of the most important parts of your internet experience and because of that we are always researching the latest and greatest ways to improve your email service. Recently, BMI began OUTBOUND e-mail virus and spam checking. This means that when you SEND your email through bmi.net, each email is scanned for viruses and ... - CONTINUED

    Recipe of the Month
    by Alisha and Carol

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    Upon hiring Alisha, I was most pleased to learn that one of her favorite foods was "Tabouli". Most people I know have never heard of it, much less eaten and enjoyed it! So, I asked Alisha to share her recipe with us for this edition of The On Ramp.

    As I read through her recipe, I see that it is very similar to mine, with one... - CONTINUED


    Online Maps and Driving Directions
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Once upon a time, covered wagons and the sun were the norm for traveling. Now with the internet and satellite tracking, we have truly come of age....

    You want to get from your house to Grandma's house? Grandma just moved to Toledo, Ohio. You could get directions from her, but honestly, Grandmas directions never make much... - CONTINUED


    Just for Laughs
    by Victor Luna

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    Murphy's 10 Laws For Flyers

    1. No flight ever leaves on time unless you are running late and need the delay to make the flight.
    2. If you are running late for a flight, it will depart from the farthest gate within the terminal.
    3. If you arrive very early for a flight, it inevitably will be delayed.
    4. Flights never ... - CONTINUED

    POM Calvert Computers
    by Jon Alexander

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    Blue Mountain Internet's Partner of the Month for July 2005 is: Calvert Computer Systems in Athena, Oregon.

    Calvert Computers has many services:

    • Business Workflow Analysis
    • Pre-sales Computerization Needs Analysis
    • Custom Hardware / Software Design
    • LAN Design and Installation
    • RFP Preparation
    • Bid... - CONTINUED

    WINNERS!
    by Carol hall

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    Congratualtions to Cheri McCain who is the winner of the Crossword puzzle for the month of June!

    Congratualtions to Jeanette Hull who won the Wordfind puzzle for the month of June!

    Each of the above winners will receive 3 FREE Months of internet service from your's truly - BMI!


    Live Chat Help
    by Tony Abrego

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    We are always on the look out for new ways to improve BMI's customer service. Have you tried our latest feature that increases the ease of communication between you and BMI? It's called live chat. It is very simple to use and helps you get problems solved and questions answered eve... - CONTINUED

    The New Kid
    by Alisha Callahan

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    "HI!" my name is Alisha Callahan and I recently joined the BMI staff as a Customer Service Representative. I have always been interested in computers since my grandpa started his own computer business with one of my uncles. As a kid, I used to install the hardware in older computers, vacuum clean them and make the computers look... - CONTINUED

    Online Vacation Planning
    by Matt Stephens

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    In the past 20 years, the internet has gone from a text based message board to a shopping center where you can find anything your heart desires at the simple click of a button. If you want to research something, the internet can be your best friend. If you need to find a part for your 1934 Dodge truck, you can find it in the comfort of yo... - CONTINUED

    Travelin' Email
    by Renee Eagon

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    E-mail on the Go!

    The summer season is the traditional travel and vacation get-away time of year. Now is the time to visit distant relations around the globe and play catch-up with family news.

    Did you know that you can check your email while you're on the road?

    Webmail is the portal that you can u... - CONTINUED


    Reflecting with Ruben
    by Carol Hall

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    Ruben has been with BMI "from the beginning" when we opened in May of 1995. He is presently the General Manager and has been significantly instrumental in the growth and success of BMI. Here is a glimpse of who he is:

    Editor: Where were you born, and where did you grow up?
    Ruben: I was born in Plainview, TX and g...
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    Payment Methods
    by Gena Bybee

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    We have many ways for you to make payment on your account. I thought it would be helpful to list them in case you are not aware of a method that would be more convenient for you. Our goal is to provide excellent service to all of our customers, all of the time, and that even includes payment options that best fit your needs:

    ONLINE PA... - CONTINUED


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