Thursday, April 24, 2008

Prospectus Letter (Final)

Dear Murdock Motors,

Four Paws Rescue Non-Profit Organization has placed 3,500 hundred dogs and cats in loving homes since 2000, it is in great need of a 12 passenger van ($25,000) that will sufficiently provide transportation during their travel needs, and the donation of the van from you will make this possible.

We have seen that Cache Valley Murdock has shown a tradition of excellence in making donations to non-profit organizations. Each year since you began selling vehicles in 1982 you have made sizeable donations to non-profit organizations. Most recently you have made donations in Cache Valley to: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the north end zone reconstruction of Romney Stadium at Utah State University, the Boys and Girls Club of Cache Valley, and the Tourism District of Cache Valley. It is obvious that Murdock Motors has an amazing history of philanthropy in Cache Valley, and we believe that the next great donation from Murdock should be to Four Paws Rescue.

The shelter located in Millville, Utah currently has little means of transporting animals. Currently, Four Paws relies on volunteers to assist in the transport of animals to the Petsmart store in Layton, as well as, to other animal adoption events across the Wasatch Front. The current system is asking a lot of volunteers, and when there are no volunteers to transport the animals, Four Paws is unable to get the animals where they need to go for adoption. Currently the Petsmart store in Logan will only accept cats, for this reason, Four Paws is required to transport dogs to the Petsmart store in Layton. This task is extremely difficult without an available vehicle capable of transporting the animals.

With a donation from Murdock for a new 12 passenger van the shelter would be able to transport the animals whenever needed. The van would give Four Paws the capability of transporting more animals in a safe manner. There are currently many animal adoption events that Four Paws cannot participate in because of their limited transportation, and the new van would erase this problem. Frankly speaking, a new van is the single most important thing to keep Four Paws in operation.

Four Paws is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to rescue stray and abandoned animals from high-kill shelters and to find them loving homes. With additional help from donors, Four Paws will continue to help animals and be the leading animal shelter in northern Utah.

The total cost for the 12 passenger van we are requesting has a retail price tag of $25,000. In return we would place advertising for Murdock on the exterior of the van, ensure that press releases are sent to the media so news stories can be written of the generosity of Murdock Motors, and banners posted with the Murdock logo at all adoption and fundraising events. We will also be sending this request letter to Axtel-Taylor Chevrolet in Logan to explore their interest in a possible donation.

Without a 12 passenger van, Four Paws animal shelter is not giving enough animals a chance to find a loving home. A donation from Murdock will help save the animals that are placed in this shelter. If we have not heard from you by 6/1/08, we will look at other options to receive the donations that are essential to the success of Four Paws Animal Shelter. To respond to this letter please contact: Shannon at 435-111-2222 or via email at

Friday, April 18, 2008


Mark's Resume

Mark Taylor

1472 S. Hawk Dr.
Logan, UT 84341
(435) 753-9920


My work experience, incredible sales ability, excellent customer service skills, and my above-average capacity to learn quickly, will be assets that will help me perform to the expectations of an employer


  • Bi-Lingual
  • District Manager
  • Accounting Experience
  • Assistant Manager
  • Hard Worker
  • Eagle Scout


Direct Financial Solutions Logan, Utah 2006-Present - Human Resources Generalist - Responsible for the payroll and benefits of over 100 employees.

Western Plasma Logan, Utah 2005-20006 Phlebotomist, Trainer, Receptionist, Suprevisor

The Herald Journal Logan, Utah 2004-2005 - District Manager - Responsible for the circulation of over 4000 daily newspaper subscribers.


Utah State University, Logan, Utah 2008 - Public Relations

Bear River High School, Garland, Utah 2000 - General Studies


Al Burns (435) 757-1552
Les Wheatley (435) 723-8674
Bryan Merrell (435) 770-9080

Friday, April 4, 2008


I thought google was always my friend. This article suggests otherwise. I guess if people use google to search things they are ashamed of then google would not be your friend because all of the searches that come from your URL can be accessed and subpoenaed for court use. If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.

It is amazing telecommunication companies have so much power. It may not be fair, but I think it is a great idea as far as the huge conglomerates are concerned. However, it will be not very popular with people who are pro personal security of information. It goes back to the debate if Americans should get used to a new definition of privacy


When I read the name of the article, I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by the article. It was funny and I enjoyed reading about Ad Hominem Varients. It gave me a good chuckle.

I really had no idea what the definitions of spoof, spam, lurk and lag were until I read this article. It started kind of slow, but two or three paragraphs in it got good. Spoof is unattributed communication. Spam is an excess of communication. Lurk is a refusal to communicate. Lag is a mechanical delay in communication. Fun stuff.

I never knew what a link bomb or google bomb was. Sounds kind of serious, but I guess it is more of a kind of prank. Some believe it can be used to "brain wash" people for whatever reason.


What a great article about how to write html! It covers all of the basics someone would need to know to get started writing simple html code. I wish I would have read this a few weeks ago.

The dog jokes are pretty funny. ha ha ha.

I never really knew a whole lot about Facebook until I read this article. I still don't know a lot. But I do now know there is an entire social network that I know nothing about. It could be a good thing or a bad thing. I haven't decided which yet.

It was very interesting that because of a link on the senate website basically crashed. It is amazing at how fast information spreads with technology the way it is now.