Bridgewater Community Center
New Spring Class
March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4
Introduction to Cake Making
Beginners to Intermediate (for ages 16 and above)
Christy Kundst, a cake-making expert and owner of Christy’s Cakes on 10th Avenue, will teach this new spring offering. Learn the basics of cake making from how to choose ingredients and measure accurately to whipping up simple chiffon and sponge cakes. Classes may be taken individually or as a series. To register, call (352) 112-3944 or download a registration form from the Community Center Web site and mail it to 948 Addo Street, Mephisto, AZ 85002. Please register by March 7 so we can assess enrollment and prepare for your participation. Registration will be closed as soon as classes are filled to capacity.
May 30—A Bryce Rollins retrospective will be shown from June 17 to September 15 at the Schulz Museum to celebrate the museum’s 35th anniversary. Approximately 120 works, including paintings from the private collection of Ruth and Steve Whitman that have never been on public display, will be shown. Since the early 1970s, Rollins—who possesses a unique brand of cynicism—has continued to release striking works that satirize the complications brought on by modernization. The section that houses Schulz permanent collection of African art will be closed during the Rollins retrospective. It is scheduled to reopen on September 20.
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BOOK OF THE MONTH
reviewed by Jan Mizuno
How to Win the Losing Game
Author: Kate Hersey
128 pages with photos
Conrad & Smith, $15.95
Kate Hersey has earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost gurus of diet and fitness. The fact that 10 of her 15 publications have topped the Brooklyn Times Bestseller List is proof that many think of her as the savior to a nation plagued with obesity. Although the title of her latest book hints at step-by-step instructions for dieting, the content has to do more with literacy than practicality. Divided into several sections—each with a theme—the book is an easy read, informative and full of the contagious energy and humor that is the hallmark of the Kate Hersey persona.
June 4—The Bordertown Transportation Authority (BTA) announced Tuesday that in conjunction with the demolition of Merton Stadium, the entire area between Central and Merton Avenue and 9th and 11th Street will be closed to traffic for a period three weeks starting June 15. Motorists will be guided to detours during this time. Pedestrians are asked to stay clear of the area, although some access may be possible depending on the time of day. City buses #4 Central and #11 Uptown that have routes going through the closed area will run on a revised schedule: between 8 and 9 A.M. and 4 and 6 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Questions concerning the closure may be addressed to BTA.
NOTICE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS
Please be at the gate at least 30 minutes before departure. Making it in time to board your fl ight means allowing plenty of time to check in. We recommend passengers boarding international flights to check in at least three hours before departure. Although online check-in is available, ground crew at the airport MUST check passports and visas of passengers traveling to international destinations. Checking baggage may also take twice as long as domestic flights. Expect security lines to be long. Keep in mind that items on your person or in your carry-on luggage that do not comply with safety requirements may be confiscated. A guideline for what is and is not permitted can be found on our Web site at www.air-qatar.com.
TO: Billing Department, Bay City Gasworks
FROM: Marsha Davies
DATE: February 23
SUBJECT: Mistake in my bill
Dear Billing Department Staff,
I’m writing with regard to the late charge that was listed on my gas bill this month. It is my understanding that the late charge was incurred because it was assumed that I didn’t pay last month’s gas bill on time. However, according to my records, I sent a check for the full amount on January 20—well in advance of the due date of January 25—and my bank statement says the check was cashed on the 27th.
There must have been some mistake, and I would appreciate it if you could look into the matter and contact me as soon as possible.
You’re invited to an
9116 Riveredge Drive
Saturday, September 8
9 A.M.-5 P.M.
Take a tour of the 5-bedroom, 2-bath Victorian house in the prime location of Riveredge. The house sits on a half-acre of beautifully landscaped property bordering Winona River to the north.
The 80-year old house underwent major renovations last year and the foundation and exterior are in pristine condition. The kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area are fitted with state-of-the-art fixtures and appliances.
The property is within walking distance of a major shopping area and famous restaurants. Several schools, both public and private, are all within a 15-minute drive from the property.
For more information, contact Kim Yoshida of Mauer Real Estate at 832-2938.
TO: All staff, Accounting Dept.
FROM: Ken Stern
DATE: October 3
SUBJECT: Yearly audit
Accountants from Bradford and Partners are scheduled to visit us at 10 a.m. on October 10 to conduct the yearly audit. I’ve been informed that two new accountants from Bradford will handle the audit this year. They will need all the help they can get, and everyone in Accounting is asked to comply with any requests they may have regarding the data they need for the auditing process. Unfortunately, I will not be in the office until after lunch. I can be reached by phone in the morning, and will be there for the final part of the audit. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
FUKUOKA—Kyushu Ceramics announced Friday that it will revise its projected profits for this fiscal quarter. Profits projected at JPY550 billion have been amended to JPY420 billion. According to the spokesperson for Kyushu Ceramics, the main reason for the revision is the unexpected two-week closure of the company’s main factory in Oita Prefecture due to the historic typhoon that hit the entire Kyushu region in August. With the reopening of the company’s Oita factory, and the launch of Kyushu Ceramics China, economists predict the company will recover fully by the company’s final fiscal quarter in March, if not sooner.
MISSION LUMBER INC.
Vine and 5th
Delavin, WI 53009
ESTIMATE FOR: Delavin Designs
DATE: June 17
1 container 2” x 4” lumber (Douglas fir) $4,525.00
1/2 container 2” x 6” lumber (pine) $2,033.00
1/2 container 6” x 6” lumber (cedar) $2,820.00
Method of shipment: Land
Method of payment: To be determined
Note: This estimate is valid for 30 days from the date above. Prices include tax.
TO: Marie Abbott
FROM: Sam Bartruff
DATE: November 3
SUBJECT: Budget proposal
I’m working on the budget proposal and wanted to confirm some things with you. You mentioned in last week’s meeting that the proposal deadline is November 9. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the 9th is a Sunday. Even if the deadline were changed to Monday the 10th, I’m afraid that wouldn’t give me enough time to finish it. I’m waiting for the people in charge to submit some figures—specifically, this year’s advertising and building maintenance costs. I’ve been told I would have the building maintenance data by Thursday. Advertising is in the midst of a campaign that is scheduled to end on Friday, which means they should be able to give me what I need by early next week. If everything goes smoothly, you will have the proposal by Thursday the 13th. I appreciate your patience.
TO: Distribution department staff
FROM: Faith Marshall
DATE: May 15
SUBJECT: Review of distribution practices
Now that our company is marketing some products online, it has become increasingly necessary to review our distribution practices. In order to serve our customers better (i.e., offer them fair prices) in retail outlets, it is probably best to streamline traditional distribution channels. This would most likely indicate creating a route leading straight from us, the producer, to retailers, so that our products can be sold at prices closer to those we offer online. Creating such a route would also mean a substantial cut in distribution costs, which is a boon for our company. I would like to hold a meeting next week to go over what needs to be done in terms of logistics. Please keep Tuesday morning open for that.
NEW DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL ESTABLISHED
The distribution department is happy to announce that a new distribution channel will be used starting next quarter. The firm Direct Marketing has agreed to act as our wholesaler. Our former wholesaler was located too far from our factory and was no longer able to offer competitive prices for their services. Direct Marketing is a relative newcomer in this area, but has already established strong connections not only with local retailers, but also with retailers large and small in neighboring states. It is also headed by one of our former employees, Jacob Ramsey, which means that the firm is familiar with the types of products we manufacture. We look forward to a smooth and lasting relationship with Direct Marketing.
To: Eileen Chen, Top Trends
From: Diane Reeves, Tindal Industries
Date: April 7
Subject: Lawn chairs
Please accept our apology for what has happened. There is no excuse for disappointing a valued customer like Top Trends.
I will see to it that replacements for all of the chairs be sent to your store immediately. I will inform the driver of the delivery truck to remove the entire first shipment from your store at that time.
As compensation for this inconvenience, I would like to offer a 20% discount on the chairs, and 10% off all future purchases. The 20% discount for this order will be reflected in the new invoice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. I assure you this will never happen again.
To: Diane Reeves, Tindal Industries
From: Eileen Chen, Top Trends
Date: April 7
Subject: Defective chairs
This is in regard to the order of 20 lawn chairs we received from you on April 6. Upon inspection, we found that the armrests of five of the chairs had some kind of chemical stain on them. In addition, all the chairs had scratch protectors missing from their legs, and some of the legs showed signs of rust.
This is the first time we’ve ever received defective products from your company and needless to say, we’re shocked. We really like the design of these chairs and want to start selling them in time for the warm weather. What are we to do? I’d appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible.
IT’S OUR WAY OF SAYING THANKS!
DON’T MISS OUT ON SAVINGS!
HILL AND COMPANY opened its doors exactly one year ago, and we’re proud to announce our first 100-hour sale. We’re going all out to show you that we truly appreciate your patronage—stop by and take advantage of all the savings! Sale starts on April 8.
•Save 20% on all imported whites
•Half off Chilean reds
•Super savings on all domestic wines
•Free delivery for purchases of six bottles or more*
•Buy one HILL original wine opener and get one free
*Delivery limited to Westlake, Pinewood and Ramona
TO: SHIN SATO
FROM: JOYCE CHO
DATE: MARCH 31
SUBJECT: SALES CAMPAIGN
It’s time to start organizing our summer sales campaign. Our goal for the campaign is to achieve sales at least 10% higher than the spring campaign, which was disappointing in terms of revenue and product publicity. In fact, according to customer feedback, it was the worst campaign ever. My idea is to offer discounts in addition to the giveaways we’ve been providing during past campaigns. We need to rethink the giveaways as well if we are to motivate customers to participate in the campaign. I’m going to go ahead and schedule a meeting next week. All my staff are free Wednesday morning, so that would be the best day for us. Let me know if that would work for you.
From: Lori James, Product Test Coordinator
To: R&D Department
Date: July 12
Re: New product test
We will conduct a product test for our new brand of toothpaste—tentatively named Glow White—for two weeks beginning Monday. I’ve provided a brief summary below of how the test will be conducted. E-mail me if you have any questions.
A focus group of fifty participants between the ages of 35 and 45 will be given a 14-day sample of Glow White. They will be interviewed at company headquarters on July 25, when they will be asked to rate the sample on a scale of 1-10 in categories such as effectiveness, flavor and naming.