INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Watch Out For Fake Charities During Holiday Season
Collecting Coats & Toys For Empty Stocking Fund
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In November
This Month's FAQ
Which Security Question Should I Pick For A "Forgot Password" Feature?
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
How To Save Interesting Items On Facebook
Hello West Central Internet Subscribers
November is the month when temperatures cool down and holiday preparations heat up. We've gathered seasonal content here to help you enjoy what makes November special (as well as avoid one of the month's potential threats). We start with a warning about the fake charity scams that turn up every fall, and we offer tips on how to avoid them.
Need recipe ideas for entertaining family and friends? Check out the hot cider and pumpkin doughnut recipes in the Pinterest section. Want to better understand your furry companions? Head for the fascinating dog site in Sites of the Month. Need inspiration for a building project? Watch a barn go up in minutes in Two to View.
This November issue also includes advice on how to pick a good security question as well as how to save interesting items on Facebook for reading later.
The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.
To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!
- West Central Internet Services Team
Life is full of sweet moments, especially at this time of year. From baking with grandchildren to celebrating with family, there are countless experiences that add warmth to the season. As you gather together this Thanksgiving, West Central Telephone encourages you to remember the many moments that have contributed to your grand feast. Phone calls to plan the menu. A lively day in the kitchen. The gathering of loved ones. It is an ideal time to give thanks for the many blessings we all enjoy, especially the simple things that mean the most to us.
In the true holiday spirit, we invite you to start a new family tradition of helping others. There are many people in our area without warm winter coats. We hope to help by collecting gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves to distribute to families in need. From now until mid-December, WCTA will accept donations at the Sebeka and the Menahga offices. Gently used coats should be clean and in good condition. We are working with the Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc. to distribute the coats; if you are in need of a coat you should contact your county office.
We are also collecting new toys and gifts for those in need, working with The Empty Stocking Fund. All donations of toys, games, gifts and money will be distributed to area families just in time for Christmas. Drop off your donations at either WCTA location by December 6th so that they can be wrapped, and matched up and delivered to families. The Empty Stocking Fund is a local organization that works with area churches and schools to help needy families at holiday time. Families in need may be working families with a lower income that just covers the basic needs, or a family that because of a tragedy can no longer afford Christmas presents. Let's help make Christmas morning special for everyone in our communities!
Question: Sometimes a website will ask me to choose a security question from a list or write my own. What makes a good security question for a "Forgot Password" feature?
Answer: The security question (and answer) that's associated with an online account enables you to be sent your password in case you forget it. In order to prevent someone not authorized to access your account from getting your password, it's important to use a security question with an answer that has these characteristics:
Tired of scrolling through a friend's Facebook news feed to find the link to that cool story you didn't have time to read when it was originally posted? Thanks to a new feature in Facebook, you can save interesting items to check out later.
To save something you see on Facebook:
When you save things on Facebook, they'll appear in your Saved Items that only you can see.
To view the things you've saved:
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Thanks for your business!
The WCTA Communications Team
308 Frontage Road Box 304
Sebeka, MN 56477
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