This month, several utility features express thanks to extraordinary members for their service to country and community. For Douglas Electric in Oregon, Craig Reed profiled a World War II veteran’s hardships as a prisoner of war. Reed also honored several Lane Electric employees in Oregon who served in the armed forces. For Wells Rural Electric, Dianna Troyer featured a foster family in Nevada who have cared for over 30 children. Diane Junion highlighted a dental hygienist who founded a nonprofit organization to ensure underserved children receive dental care in Graham County, Arizona.
As winter weather approaches, readers will be thankful for money-saving, energy tips. Patrick Keegan answers common energy-saving questions, from fireplaces to dishwashers. For the Plugged In column, Paul Wesslund shares tips for buying new appliances. Wesslund also explained how net metering works for the Power Lines column. In Florida, Escambia River provides tips to prepare an energy-efficient holiday feast for a happy Thanksgiving.
Several utility managers extended gratitude to the back pages. William Fleming Jr., president and CEO of Marlboro Electric, South Carolina, reflected on being thankful to be able to serve his community. In Florida, Gulf Coast Electric CEO Doug Birmingham expresses thanks to members and sister co-ops. Copper Valley Electric in Alaska thanked members who contributed to the CVEA Community Foundation. Kirk Gray, CEO of Graham County Electric in Arizona, invites their members to share gratitude by participating in their annual Christmas toy drive and utility assistance program.
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