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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 55 May 2008 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • LinuxFest 2008 
  • by Ruben bybee
  • WordFind
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Losing Email? Black & White 
  • by Michelle Mook
  • Melting Pot
  •  by Rochelle Helms
  • PictureFind 
  • by BMI Staff
  • Yummy!
  •  by Gena Bybee
  • FAQ 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • NFL Draft
  •  by Scott Larson
  • Durango, Colorado 
  • by Mike Rochelle
  • Movie Review
  •  by KJ Newby
  • Crime Prevention Association 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • Lost and Found Crossword
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Kudos 
  • by Matt Stephens
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings and Good Wishes to all of you! We have been very busy here at BMI adding new services and offerings, so much so that the month has zipped by and I cannot believe it is time for another edition of The On Ramp! It is almost like I have lost a month...

    Speaking of "lost"....that is the theme of this month's newsletter:  Lost and Found

    As I reflect back...I believe my "specialty" is losing (and finding) my keys.   I remember years ago I lost my car keys.  I looked everywhere for them.  Gone. They were simply gone.  I was driving a station (MOM) wagon at the time, and one Saturday as I headed out of town (with the spare set of keys) I started up a grade.  I caught a glimpse of something in my rear-view mirror....something that caught my attention and appeared to be sliding of my car?  I pulled to the side of the road, walked back a short distance, and sure enough....there were my "lost keys"!  Apparently I had set them on the top of the car, while removing one of my kids from their car seat.  The amazing thing was...I had "lost" the keys several weeks before...and put many many miles on that old station wagon before they decided to slide off!  Who would have thought?

         Another time....again, my keys were missing for several weeks "GONE".  I had quit looking for them in trash bags and sofas.  I was again using the spare keys, and had accepted the fact that the set of keys were forever gone.  The time came to clean my aquarium...a monthly weekend chore.   As I was beginning the task....what should I find behind the decorative castle in my aquarium?  MY KEYS!  Apparently I had set them on the aquarium (DUMB)....and they had slipped through an opening in the aquarium hood and fell to the depths of my tropical fish paradise.  Now...Who would think to look in their AQAURIUM for their keys?!?  I do...every time the keys go missing...I look in the aquarium since I have finally surpassed the MOM WAGON era.

         I have continued to lose and find my keys many many times since.  I am relatively certain that I shall never not be able to find my keys...I must just be patient, and they WILL appear! 

    I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp, and as always, I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter! Please email me at

    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations Ellen S. of Joyce, WA for winning the drawing for the April 2008 Wordfind! She received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Visit the Spring WordFind puzzle.

    Melting Pot
    by Rochelle Helms

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    We have all lost something at some point. Our kids have lost something. And many of us have found something a time or two. Well while researching for my article this week I "found" some great sites to lost and found articles. First mention goes to The Found Bin is the... - CONTINUED

    by Gena Bybee

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    Food Network

    Angel Wings

    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
    2 (9 1/4 by 10-inch) sheets puf...

    NFL Draft
    by Scott Larson

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    The National Football League recently completed its annual college draft.

    The Miami Dolphins used their #1 pick to select outside tackle, Jake Long. The St. Louis Rams then selected defensive end, Chris Long as the #2 overall pick. Chris Long is the son o... - CONTINUED

    Movie Review
    by KJ Newby

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    Street Kings Internet Movie Database

    Keanu Reeves returns to the mainstream to play Detective Tom Ludlow in the crime/drama/thriller Street Kings. As Captain Jack Wander (Forest Whitaker) , he gets to ope... - CONTINUED

    Lost and Found Crossword
    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations to Tanya B. of Moro, OR for winning the drawing for the April 2008 Crossword! She received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Visit the May lost and found crossword puzzle.

    LinuxFest 2008
    by Ruben bybee

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    Mike & I attended LinuxFest 2008 in Bellingham, Washington on April 26. BMI has been a regular exhibitor at LinuxFest since 2006.

    This year BMI was promoting 2 products from our lineup of connectivity and hardware. The f... - CONTINUED

    Losing Email? Black & White
    by Michelle Mook

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    Sometimes customers call in, frustrated because they can no longer receive messages from a particular colleague or relative. "I got email from her last week," they'll say, "but now her messages to me are bouncing back!"

    If you've ever wondered why you can get mail from someone one day and not the ... - CONTINUED

    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to Phillip D. of Oroville, WA for winning the drawing for the April 2008 Picturefind! He received a $25.00 credit on his BMI account! Visit the May picturefind puzzle.

    by Matt Stephens

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    Hello everyone in BMI land! How are you all doing this spring? It's been crazy around here: Snow, rain, sunshine, melting snow. It's like we've had all 4 seasons in the last 4 weeks. Oh well, I'm hoping as you read this, the cold is behind us all. I'm ready for some summer already.


    Durango, Colorado
    by Mike Rochelle

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    The town of Durango was organized in September 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad to serve the San Juan mining district. The D&RG chose a site south of Animas City for its depot after Animas City refused to pay a "dowry" to  D&RG.

    The city is named after Durango, Mexico. ... - CONTINUED

    Crime Prevention Association
    by Ruben Bybee

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    Gena & I were exhibitors at the 2008 Washington State Crime Prevention Association Spring Conference on April 21st. This year the event was held at the beautiful historic Marcus Whitman Conference Center in Walla Walla, WA. It was very interesting speaking... - CONTINUED

    by Matt Stephens

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    "Hello. 5 minutes after receiving a call thanking me and explaining technical help, Rochelle answered my call and corrected whatever in seconds. That is service. Thank you."
    -Eilleen M. Aumsville, OR

    "Thank you much Matt, your advice and instructions have allowed me again to correspond with my children ... - CONTINUED

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