Background Cover Letter Sample

The following Cover Letter example is simple, yet effective for grabbing the attention of a hiring manager. Please feel free to use it and it’s with my best hopes that if warranted, you’ll be on the road to employment in no time.

Your Name


City, State Zip



Date (September 29, 2002)

Hiring Agent Name

Company Name


City, State Zip

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to you today about the XXXX position you have posted on

I am not interested in obtaining another job. I’m in search of a career, and I am asking for an opportunity to use my professional and educational experience to make an immediate contribution to Company Name. Your company has exactly what I am looking for in a career and my involvement in the industry shows that I have the necessary skills to be your next Job Title.

I have experience as well as a degree in College Degree and/or Job Titles. With a can-do attitude, I list skills here (preferably those listed in add). I have a keen interest and passion for the position applied for.

I am a fast learner with strong analytical skills, a self-starter, and work well on a team with minimal to no supervision. I certainly understand list any job requirements listed in add, and hold an intense work ethic. Taking initiative and striving to do my best in any situation has always been my academic and career focus.

I have demonstrated for my employers and instructors an exceptional facility for meeting organizational goals and demands. In addition to my skills, I am certain I will be a valuable asset to any company. I look forward to meeting you in person, Hiring Manager Name. You may contact me anytime.

Thank you for your consideration.




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The Best of Food and the Worst of Foods for Dental Health


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The Best of Food and the Worst of Foods for Dental Health

By Michelle Ochsner

Beige: an interior designer’s best friend. The color blends well, brightens up a room, and goes by many names. Looking at yourself in the mirror, dismay chastises as you realize that it doesn’t matter what name the dull yellowish color goes by. It’s not the color you want your teeth to be.

Managing healthy white teeth is easier than one might think. Along with bi-annual dental appointments, a beautiful smile starts at home with a cleaning regiment and the food one eats. Certain foods help prevent tooth decay by providing the necessary minerals needed to protect tooth enamel.

Foods like cheese, yogurt, dark leafy greens, and nuts are high in calcium and phosphorus that remineralize teeth. This process will redeposit minerals and strengthens tooth enamel, which protects teeth from breakage. If enamel becomes weak, cracks, or breaks the body cannot repair it since there are no living cells. Once enamel breaks, erosion begins and off to the dentist we go.

Crunchy fruits and vegetables high in fiber neutralize acids and break up bacteria that stain and decay teeth. Apples and Pears not only stimulate your gums, but these fruits also have high water content and trigger saliva flow that washes away excess food after meals. Snacking on celery removes unsightly stains as you chew because it brushes your teeth naturally and prevents plaque buildup. When you’ve got the munchies, get something crunchy straight out of the garden.

Acidic foods such as lemons, tomatoes, citrus drinks, and carbonated beverages can cause extensive damage to your enamel. Hard candy, pieces of bread, potato chips, and french fries are highly corrosive foods that damage and dull teeth. These carbs metabolize into sugar and stick to your teeth than fuel caustic bacteria under the gum line that stain and cause tooth decay.

Eating foods high in sugar and carbohydrates with meals will cause less damage to teeth as saliva production will better wash staining agents and bacteria away. Sugary, acidic, and starchy foods tend to stick to teeth which provoke the growth of plaque. The more plaque buildup the less chance of having a healthy white smile.

Brush right after snacking to prevent tooth decay. If brushing is not possible, rinse well with water to stimulate saliva and chew sugarless gum that contains Xylitol. This will hinder cavity-causing bacteria and will give you lasting fresh breath.


 You Can Wear Braces At Any Age

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You Can Wear Braces At Any Age

By Michelle Ochsner

You’ve spent countless hours in front of the mirror fretting about the alignment of your teeth. Year after torturous year you look at and inspect every aspect of your mouth and the problem seems to get worse.

Instead of investing in ways to prevent unsightly wrinkles from scowling about your teeth, get a free orthodontic consultation. There many individualized treatments available today for those seeking to improve their smile and self-worth.

The average cost for traditional braces is $5000. Subject to the appliance and the treatment is chosen, adult treatment can cost more than $9,000. No need to panic about the expense just yet. Those high-end investments are by virtue of innovative technology that obscures the appliance.

One in five adults seeks orthodontic treatment today. There are many reasons to choose braces, but the most common are painful crowding teeth, excessive wear patterns, jaw pain, and self-confidence.  In her thirties, Dana Schaffer has had braces for about a year and counting. Some of her teeth came in from the upper gum and caused unwanted movement, another came in backward. “I ended up with a broken root in the very tooth that made me so self-conscious, one of those that came in from my upper gum and shoved its way in. I feel I am still young enough that I want to do this for me. I’m excited about the result, still to come.”

When alignment is off, teeth are harder to clean and adjustments are necessary to prevent decay or tooth loss. For some, it’s best to begin at an early age before medical issues arise. Teeth that bulge out beyond the lip are subject to breakage, misaligned bites cause chewing and speech problems especially those with an underbite, and overcrowding malformed the growing jaw.

Since the age of nine, Izabella has been a patient at CenterPoint Orthodontics. Her teeth had gaps and were severely misaligned with her front tooth extending beyond her bottom lip. Her bite was off and if left untreated, Izabella had greater chances of gum disease and tooth decay as an adult. “Dr. Miler is an awesome orthodontist and really helped me out. Kids at school were starting to make fun of me because of my teeth. I was scared the first time I got my braces on but the people at CenterPoint made me feel a lot better.”




Meridian Symphony Orchestra Bring Quality Entertainment for the Entire Family

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Meridian Symphony Orchestra Bring Quality Entertainment for the Entire Family

By Michelle Ochsner

From Ludwig van Beethoven to John Williams, composures along with orchestrated symphonies allow music to remain timeless in a world that takes time for granted. The pieces put together by conductors and the musicians who play enchanting tunes such as Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets, capture your soul. The force of the sound encompasses the mind as imagination takes flight for a few short hours. Suspending time as we know it and transporting rational thought to a different locality.

Mesmerized by the performance one might imagine cartoon mice chasing cheese rolling around as they bump into the wall, whereas another is envisioning two lovers holding each other as they glide across the dance floor. That’s the beauty of these compositions, cognition is boundless.

When spectators attend a symphony the expectations are often high. For 23 years, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra has captivated audiences around the Meridian area with extraordinary performances. The orchestra provides quality entertainment for the entire family as they characterize elegance in the form of music with instrumentalists of all ages.

The ensemble of this symphony consists of 70 members each who volunteers their time all for the love of playing music. Every member of the orchestra utilizes their own time practicing, marketing, and performing without compensation. The dedication of this group is wondrous. When most people are winding down after a long day at the office, these musicians prepare for rehearsal. Long as their day has been, when the music starts energy erupts.

The orchestra openly welcomes Conductor and Artistic Director, Jim Ogle on the podium this season. After spending two decades with the Boise Philharmonic, he is currently the Interim Development Director at Boise State University promoting and fundraising for the university’s academic programs.

After taking some time off from conducting, Jim was ready for something different and joined the Meridian Symphony Orchestra contributing an aura of passion and excitement.

“The dedication and musicianship of this orchestra has enriched my life. I am proud to be part of this organization. They are nice people to be around and bring a lot of joy to me,” says Jim Ogle overcome with emotion. “It’s satisfying to have joined such a wonderful group of musicians and partner up with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.”

The members of the orchestra hold the same admiration for their new conductor as he does for them. It’s obvious by the performances how perfect this collaboration really is.

“When Tom Phelps, a fellow musician, and friend, invited me to be the guest conductor for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra it felt like a love fest. In the fall of 2011, I called Tom for another guest opportunity and he offered me the job of Conductor,” says Ogle.

David Stolhand, Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at Bank of the Cascades, has served as Board President and Violinist since 2002 with the orchestra.  David is the orchestra’s go-to guy. Publicity and marketing events …..

The Meridian Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization that solely relies on contributions from the community. All donations and ticket sales directly go towards venue rentals and maintain community outreach programs such as the annual Young Artist Competition. Every year the orchestra invites young musicians from 4th through 12th grade to compete for two positions to play with the orchestra.

A partnership with Meridian Schools, the orchestra performs at Centennial