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Power out? Time for your co-op to go to work.

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Energy

By Darrell Marks The last time you thought about your electricity provider may have been when power suddenly went out. Fortunately, seconds later, your local electric co-op already was at work restoring service. Your local electric co-op works around the clock 24 hours every day, 365 days each year, to ensure safe, reliable delivery of… Continue reading.

Gidget’s gadget from ‘the day’

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in From the Editor

Fifteen years ago this month, the first version of one of my constant companions — my beloved iPhone — was born. And though now I can’t imagine life without my iPhone, I can certainly remember those years pre-smartphone when phones were used solely for verbal communication! Even though 19th and 20th century era phones couldn’t… Continue reading.

Take a walk and take a look

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

It’s a beautiful summer day. What should you do with your young ones? Head outdoors, take a walk and go on a scavenger hunt! Clip out this list of things to look for and a hunting you will go!

It’s fun to recycle

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

Teach your children how they can be good environmental stewards while having fun at the same time. Vintage clothing can be cool! Take the kids to resale/thrift shops and antique stores to find authentic distressed jeans and true vintage T-shirts to wear. Plus, they’ll actually be doing their part to recycle while putting together a… Continue reading.

Make it, bake it

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

Rainy days and Mondays getting you and your kids down this summer? Making sweet treats can be one of the most pleasant ways to spend a rainy indoor afternoon with your children. Baking with kids teaches them kitchen skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives. You also can use the opportunity to… Continue reading.

Toys should be safe as well as fun

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

Though going toy shopping for your children can be fun, the wide array of possibilities can also make the experience overwhelming.  So, to help you navigate the toy aisle wisely, here is a checklist to help you choose safe toys: Check the minimum age recommendation on the package. Buy a gift that suits a child’s… Continue reading.

Remember: safety first when using fireworks

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Posted on May 23, 2022 in Features

If the fireworks show is in your yard this July 4, your kids’ safety should be the top priority. Most families celebrate by watching a local, professional show — supervised by firefighters. But if you’re starting the performance early with consumer fireworks, here are some tips:  Your fireworks might be legal, but that doesn’t mean… Continue reading.

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Prioritize safety year-round

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Posted on May 08, 2022 in Noble REMC

May is designated as Electrical Safety Month, but we know it’s important to practice safety year-round.  Everyone – from Noble REMC’s crews to you, the members we serve — should prioritize safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured or electrocuted in electrical fires and accidents… Continue reading.

Get ready to cast your vote!

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Posted on May 08, 2022 in Noble REMC

The record number of ballots returned over the past two years with mail-in voting has shown us that members, like you, prefer this option for the Noble REMC board of directors’ election. So, the week of the Member Appreciation Event on May 23, we will once again mail election ballots to your home, with a… Continue reading.

‘Cents’ and sensibility

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Posted on May 08, 2022 in Noble REMC

How far can a few dollars go to help the environment? An investment of $5 a month allows you to purchase electricity from renewable energy sources and enhance the local landscape, all by simply signing up for Noble REMC’s EnviroWatts program. And those dollars’ impact will soon be seen locally, as two worthwhile projects from… Continue reading.