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Clarissa Walton
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cwalton@mycentral.coop

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Stillwater PTA Council Receives Grant
The Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up board recently approved a $2,000 grant to the Stillwater Parent Teacher Association Council to purchase Go Create Reflections Toolkits for underserved kids and youth as part of the PTA Reflections program.
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Downed Power Lines: Always a Risk
You teach your children not to mix water and electricity in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. But when a late summer rain storm knocks power lines down outdoors, do they know to stay far away from them?  Here’s what your family needs to know:
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Save Electricity While Cutting Water Use
Summer is winding down, but it’s still hot outside. And if we haven’t had much rain, it’s important for everyone to conserve water.
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Flooded Basement? Watch for Electricity
It’s the rainy season again, and time to take extra care if your home’s bottom floor or basement gets flooded.  Don’t let a bad storm create a health or safety hazard in your home. Follow these tips:
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September's Tip of the Month
Turn off kitchen, bath and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you’re done cooking or bathing. When replacing exhaust fans, consider installing high-efficiency, low-noise models.
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From Trial Size to Supersized: Solar Surges in Rural Communities
Five years ago, many people in the electric industry viewed solar energy as a kind of “boutique” resource––more an energy accessory than a real power supply option. But in the last half-decade, as the costs to install solar went down and electric utilities gained experience with this unique energy resource, there has been a dramatic transformation, and solar energy has made the jump to the big leagues.
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Central will be closed Labor Day
Central Electric Cooperative will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. Crews will be on call to respond to outages. Please report outages via Smarthub at http://mycentral.smarthub.coop or by calling 800-375-2884. Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend.
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Keep the Refrigerator Clean
Try these tips to clean out and organize your refrigerator. You may find out you have more room than you thought—enough to unplug the extra refrigerator or freezer that might be eating up electricity in the basement.
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Escape Plan Can Save Your Family During a Fire
Before an emergency strikes, prepare your kids—and yourself—to respond calmly and sensibly. The best way to do that is to plan for what everyone should do and go in case of a fire or gas leak.
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Stillwater Life Services Receives Grant
The Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up board recently approved a $1,000 grant to Stillwater Life Services to help update the Earn While You Learn and the 24/7 Dad programs.
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