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December 27th, 2010 by Admin

Hello, and welcome to the partial list of project pages for the UIUC engagement with Bond Ave. Missionary Baptist Church in Alorton, IL.

Communications-November 2007

November 12th, 2007 by Admin

It turns out that we have found a printer that works!!  It is an HP Officejet 710 series printer.  It also has a fax machine built in.  I’m not sure if that will be useful, but we can give you this printer and that will save you from having to buy a new printer!!

I did some looking on the Internet and found that you can order replacement cartridges from HP or from a variety of other outlets on the web.  The cartridges range in price, but you should expect to spend around 30 dollars for a black cartridge and 40 dollars for a color cartridge.  This is pretty typical for HP printers.

Just thought that I would update you on the printer situation.

Communications-November 2007

November 5th, 2007 by Admin

After further research and consideration, we have decided that we are going to have to set up the room differently than we first thought.

We will be needing a total of four six foot tables to set up.  One grouping (2 tables=12 feet) can be placed where the copy machine was (or is).  The other 2 tables will need to be somewhere along the wall opposite from the copy machine, so some of the books and bookshelves will need to be removed.  These two groups of tables will comfortably hold a total of eight computers.  We want to avoid putting a table behind the door because that could cause a space issue (a someone getting hit with the door!).  We were thinking that maybe one of the taller shelves could stay and the shorter bookshelves and the tall shelf by the door could be moved out of the way.
We realize this is getting to be short notice and we sincerely apologize!  Is there anyway that this set up will be possible?  Would you be able to rearrange the room by the weekend of November 30th?

Also, attached are the options for internet so far that we have located.  The wireless internet option is probably the most reasonable option, but it is quite costly up front.

We may have a printer that we can bring along as well.  We need to make sure that it works and that the ink cartridges are still available for purchase.

So, that is the update for now and feel free to ask questions if this is confusing!  Thanks for your patience.

Communications-October 2007

October 31st, 2007 by Admin

I am sending a couple of links to you that talks about different printers and some places that sell them. I was not sure how much money you were willing to spend so the CNet reviews page shows different price ranges that you can choose from. I think the main concern is to choose one that has a USB port connector which I think all new computers come with that. When you decide on one, or if you have any questions please let us know.

P.S. – When you do purchase the printer, please have it shipped to Prairienet?
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/electronics-computers/computers/computer/printers/reports/how-to-choose/index.htm

http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-3155_7-0.html?tag=dffl3_5&sa=500021

http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?&secondlevelCategoryId=10912&firstlevelCatName=Products&firstlevelCategoryId=12292&langId=-1&storeId=10001&prodCatType=1&catalogId=10051&categoryId=10093&secondlevelCatName=Technology

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=abcat0511001&type=category\\

Communications-October 2007

October 25th, 2007 by Admin

October 23,2007

Sorry for the long delay in getting the write up to you. If you see anything that you think needs to be added please let us know.
We were thinking about putting the computers on the wall where the copy machine and the large desk are presently.
Please feel free to send feedback our way and we will be contacting you with printer and internet information soon!!
Thanks and have a really great day!

October 25,2007 response

Thank you so very much for this e-mail…. Everything sounds great! However, if you could explain in detail the internet option….. In the write up I got a little confused in who’s looking for it and who’s to purchase it….. I will take all of this information and share it with our Pastor for Final approval. You guys have been so wonderful! Thank you So Much

October 25, 2007

Sorry to be a little confusing.  Our group is hunting down some information on the internet for you and we will send some recommendations to you.  It would be the Church’s responsibility to purchase the internet access.
Hopefully we will have the printer and internet information for you by sometime next week.

October 25, 2007

Sounds Great…. Thank you once again!