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Making a splash!

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Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in General, Southern Indiana Power

Southern Indiana Power recently donated several cases of bottled water to local schools to be sold at events as fundraisers. Pictured above are students from South Spencer Jr./Sr. School. Other schools receiving donated water through the program include Perry Central Jr./Sr. High School, Heritage Hills High School and Tell City Jr./Sr. High School.

Save on Holiday World tickets!

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Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in General, Orange County REMC

Visit www.myremc.coop, and look under the “REMC Store” link for Holiday World tickets. Or go directly to www.holidayworld.com/funclub. To receive the discount, use the following information to login and complete your purchase: Username: Holiday496 Password: World496 Season passes and concert tickets for special events can also be purchased this way. Children 2 and under are… Continue reading.

Reaching for Tomorrow

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Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in For Youth, General

“I touch the future. I teach.” is a quote attributed to Christa McAuliffe, the star-crossed classroom teacher who was to be the first teacher in space aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. In their own ways, Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been touching the future, too, … for decades. Fulfilling the cooperative commitment to community and education, they… Continue reading.

Finger food history

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Posted on May 01, 2017 in General

Finger foods, also known as canapés, are tasty and don’t require a fork! Plus, because of their small size, you can taste a variety of foods in one meal. The French began calling finger foods canapés in the late 18th century. Originally, canapés referred to thin slices of bread that were toasted or fried and… Continue reading.

A Hoosier at Heart

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Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in General

(This article originally was printed in the October 1998 issue of Electric Consumer.) New Yorkers reputedly are a surly sort. But the old sayings about not judging books by their covers and nice guys finishing last sure don’t apply — at least when it comes to their baseball mascot. “Mr. Met is the nicest character… Continue reading.

Every Underdog has His Day

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Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in General

(This column was revised and reprinted in the April 2006 issue of Electric Consumer. It first appeared in the April 1989 issue.) Springtime at last is here! And this middle-aged man’s fancy once again turns to thoughts of … baseball. To get through the dreary days of winter now passed, I’d often put on the movie… Continue reading.

The Day Moose wore Polyester PJs

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Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in General

(This column originally was printed in the June 1997 issue of Electric Consumer.) To a kid growing up in small-town America in the early 1970s, the memories of summer were indelibly etched with the smells of cowhide, Topps bubble gum, freshly cut grass — and mothballs. But it all started changing in my hometown the day… Continue reading.

Old Man Riverfront

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Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in General

(This column originally was printed in the April 2002 issue of Electric Consumer.) May 1975 … three neighborhood buddies, two sisters, one set of parents … road trip to Cincinnati … the Reds and the Atlanta Braves … baseball, hot dogs and Bat Day … Oh, wow! As if on a journey to Oz, we wound our… Continue reading.

Fowl Ball

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Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in General

(This article originally was printed in the April 1993 issue of Electric Consumer.) Baseball season is once again at hand. It always seems that at least a couple games each year are made memorable by events of historic significance. Usually a great exhibition of pitching or hitting, an amazing catch or an odd-ball play will inscribe… Continue reading.

Our Grand Old Game

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Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in General

(This article was published in the July 2004 issue of Electric Consumer as part of a two-issue focus on Indiana’s “living history” interpreters.) A century and a half ago, gentlemen and ladies assembled on diamond-shaped fields playing a game of ball for pure pleasure. The game was a new sensation, an American creation, something called… Continue reading.

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