HIGHLINE notes January 2017
The “good” power outages, pg. 4 Offering a ride – Valley Senior Services, pg. 8
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editorial GIVING BACK
by Marshal Albright, President/CEO
One of the most important values we live by at Cass County Electric Cooperative (CCEC) is giving back to the communities we serve. We fulfill this commitment by volunteering to support local events and non-profits and assisting in the administration of a membershipsupported foundation called Operation Round Up. Employees volunteer their time to be on local boards, committees, rural fire departments and to support numerous local fund raising efforts. Employees volunteer to ring the Salvation Army bell; deliver Meals on Wheels, donate to the FirstLink Giving Tree of Hope & Toys for Tots, participate in Bowl for Kids’ Sake, decorate trees for Fraser’s Festival of Trees, and volunteer at the Emergency Food Pantry and the Great Plains Food Bank. This is not a complete list of everything we are involved in to give back to our communities, but it gives you a taste of what we do.
Operation Round Up is a program supported by the members of CCEC, and it works by rounding up the electric bills of each participating cooperative member to the nearest dollar. On average, each member’s voluntary contribution is about 44 cents per month. These extra few cents are placed into the care of the Cass County Electric Cooperative Foundation. A volunteer independent board of directors, comprised of CCEC members, accepts applications and awards grants to individuals in need and to help support nonprofit organizations. Grants are issued only to nonprofits dedicated to improving the quality of life in our region. Individual grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis for emergencies and selfsufficiency needs. Since inception in 1993, members have contributed $2.6 million into the foundation and have paid out $2.5 million in grants with the remaining funds yet to be paid out. More than 80 percent of CCEC’s members are involved with the program, which currently raises more than $170,000 each year. Many CCEC employees participate in a program we call Operation Round Down, which rounds our paychecks down to the nearest dollar. These funds are also added to the Cass County Electric Cooperative Foundation. If you are not participating in Operation Round Up and would like to, please visit our web site for more information about the program.
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We also put a special focus on youth development programs. Cass County Electric Cooperative, with matching funds from one of our bankers, supports Dollars for Scholars by donating $13,000 annually to support scholarships to 13 high schools throughout our service territory. We sponsor up to two students that join more than 1,500 students from all across America to take part in the Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. As part of the experience, students meet U.S. Representatives and Senators. They get to watch history come alive as they explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from across North Dakota. Each year we announce an essay topic in October and accept essays submitted for judging until January 31. We also participate in the Health, Tech and Trade Expo which is held each year for 9th grade high school students to explore different careers and education opportunities. CCEC participates in the expo to show students potential career paths in the energy industry. Cass County Electric Cooperative is a community-minded, local company that is committed to giving back. A special thank you to all members that participate in the Operation Round Up program.
IMPORTANT DATES: HBA Home & Garden Show February 24-26 Member Night at Scheels Arena Saturday, February 4 CCEC Office Closed Friday, April 14 CCEC Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 18 CCEC Office Closed Monday, May 29 CCEC Office Closed Tuesday, July 4 Member Day at the RRV Fair Friday, July 14
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Keep an eye out for a new version of our website, kwh.com. We’ve made changes to enhance usability and make the site easier to use on all your favorite devices. One cool new feature is a capital credit search module, allowing you to search for unclaimed capital credits in your name!
Highline Notes Volume 75, Number 1
“GOOD” POWER 4 THE OUTAGES 5 THE CO-OP SPIRIT 8 OFFERING A RIDE
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N O N D I S C R I M I N AT I O N S TAT E M E N T In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202-720-5964 (voice & TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Writer Peter Koepp, email@example.com Designer Jocelyn Hovland, firstname.lastname@example.org Printer Forum Communications Printing Board of Directors Wendy Loucks, Chairman Russell Berg, Vice Chairman Marcy Svenningsen, Secretary Jeff Triebold, Treasurer Douglas Anderson Sid Berg John Froelich Glenn Mitzel Steve Swiontek Executive Staff Marshal Albright, President/CEO Jodi Bullinger, Vice President of Engineering and Operations Paul Matthys, Vice President of Member and Energy Services Chad Sapa, Vice President of Corporate Services and CFO Tim Sanden, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO Highline Notes (USPS 244-740) is published monthly except for July by Cass County Electric Cooperative, Inc., 3312 42nd St. S., Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58104 Periodicals postage paid at Fargo, North Dakota 58104, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription Rate: 28¢/month. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Highline Notes, 3312 42nd St. S., Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58104.
January feature businesses:
Free Beef-n-Cheddar w/ purchase of a Beef-NCheddar combo. 1117 38th Street North, Fargo - 701-282-2452 3185 25th St S, Fargo - 701-271-8711
1415 42nd Street South, Fargo - 701-281-0610
3108 Highway 10 East, Moorhead - 218-287-8711
India Palace Restaurant
10% Off food, not valid with any other discount. 5050 13th Ave S, Suite 3, Fargo
© Copyright Cass County Electric Cooperative 2017. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Contact us Billing questions/ start or stop service: 701-356-4430 or 888-277-4422 Emergency or Power Outage: 701-356-4499 or 888-277-4424 Other questions: 701-356-4400 or 800-248-3292 Call before you dig: 800-795-0555 or 811 Information about the cooperative, articles of incorporation, bylaws and more can be found at www.kWh.com.
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The “good” power outages At times, power outages may seem like the bane of an electric cooperative. They can happen unexpectedly, causing inconvenience and a disruption to daily life. Cass County Electric’s line crews and power control technicians work to get power restored safely and as quickly as possible when outages happen. After all, no one likes being literally left in the dark. Like many things in modern life, power outages may seem like a nuisance on the surface, but sometimes they can actually be beneficial for both the co-op and its members.
While unplanned outages result in a flurry of activity to get the power back on, some power outages are planned in advance and have an upside for all involved. The electric utility grid is essentially a large mechanical system. Like all mechanical systems, the grid requires regular maintenance to ensure quality performance and to accommodate growth. Many times, when equipment needs to be upgraded or repaired, it requires the power to be shut off. Safety is the main reason for cutting off the juice. A planned outage gives lineworkers a chance to work on equipment that might otherwise be hot, or flowing with electricity,
at a greatly decreased risk. Interestingly enough, a planned outage for an equipment upgrade or repair usually serves to reduce the chance of an unplanned outage in the future. When CCEC employees can control the time and place that the power goes out, the restoration process is typically easier. In areas experiencing high population growth, outages are commonly scheduled in order for CCEC to extend lines for new developments. Maintenance tasks, like replacing aging infrastructure and upgrading system capacity, often require scheduled outages too. These projects allow CCEC to serve reliable power to an increasing amount of people. CCEC’s design and construction supervisors, who are responsible for scheduling necessary outages, work to factor in weather conditions and time of day when deciding when work will be conducted. When commercial accounts are to be affected by planned outages, CCEC works directly with businesses to find the best time to cut off power and complete the job. Sometimes, this means crews will work after normal hours or on weekends to avoid interrupting business. CCEC uses text messages, emails, and phone calls to alert members of upcoming outages and typically sends out notification two days prior to the scheduled work, unless safety or an imminent large outage call for immediate action. The messages contain the date, time, and estimated duration of the planned outage. These notifications are one reason to keep your contact information up-to-date on your account. Linemen Kelsey Gorder and Steve Peterson work on a maintenance project, burying an existing overhead line underground.
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Community support & the co-op spirit
When electric cooperatives first began forming in the 1930s, their main purpose was to improve the lives of rural Americans by bringing electricity to homes and farms. Today, co-ops still strive to serve many of those same rural communities. Though the delivery of affordable, reliable electricity is still the main goal, many co-ops work to support rural communities in other ways as well. In North Dakota, community support comes in the form of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). As a nonprofit finance and development corporation, the mission statement of RDFC is to encourage economic diversification and community vitality through the generation of funding that supports sustainable asset building. Essentially, RDFC exists to help rural businesses and communities thrive. RDFC is owned by 16 electric cooperatives and nine telecommunications cooperatives in North Dakota. RDFC maintains revolving loan funds, which are available in three different formats: community capital loan fund, participation loan fund, and PACE/Flex PACE revolving loan funds. Funding for these programs comes from fee income generated by Dakotas America LLC, a certified development entity providing New Markets Tax Credits in the Dakotas. The loans are available for local organizations and projects of a wide variety.
â€œCities have used the [community capital loan] program to help finance a variety of projects including street lights, fire hydrants, street repair, waste water treatment, fire district needs and community owned businesses such as child care, theaters, swimming pools, etc.,â€? says Lori Capouch, rural development director with the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC).
The member-owners of RDFC, like Cass County Electric Cooperative, have the opportunity to provide small grants to community projects through RDFC. Recently, such funding was used by Cass County 4H to purchase archery targets for their Shooting Sports program. Kindred Area Ambulance Service and the Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation also received RDFC grant funding thanks to CCEC in 2016. Bob Miller presents a check from Rural Development Finance Corporation on behalf of CCEC to Maxine Nordick of Cass County 4-H.
Bobby Koepplin, manager of rural development at CCEC, serves as vice chairman on the RDFC board of directors. Koepplin and the seven other board members review each application received by RDFC during conference calls and quarterly face-to-face meetings in Mandan. The RDFC board consists entirely of employees and directors of the member cooperatives. For more information about the Rural Development Finance Corporation, contact: Rural Electric and Telecommunications Development Center, Lori Capouch, 701-667-6444; Mary Stumpf, 701-667-6404; or visit the rural development section of www.ndarec.com.
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OPERATION ROUND UP
People doing together what can’t be done individually. Featured Recipient: Jeremiah Program
Jeremiah Program is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 with the mission of transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. The program places young, single mothers of children under the age of four in safe and affordable housing where they can receive high-quality early childhood education and life skills coaching while in pursuit of a college degree. The goal of the program is to create independence, instill a sense of confidence, and break a vicious cycle of poverty for single mothers. Jeremiah Program recently received a $1.05 million award from the National Housing Trust Fund for the construction of a 20-unit apartment campus for low-income mothers in the Fargo-Moorhead region. Ground is expected to be broken in 2017. To enroll, withdraw, or request additional information on the Operation Round Up Program, please contact our member accounts team at 701-356-4400
DECEMBER 2016 MEETING: APPLICATIONS REVIEWED: Organization Individual Emergency
7 1 0
Organization Individual Emergency
6 0 0
$23,000 $0 $0
APPLICATIONS TABLED :
2016 YEAR SUMMARY:
Per Member’s average contribution: $5.30 Average member participation: 80.2% Total income: $171,717 (Income includes contributions, interest earned, and donations/memorials)
Applications approved (YTD)
2016 RECIPIENTS Abuse Resource Network Abused Persons Outreach Center, Inc. American Red Cross-Dakotas Region Arc of Cass County Barnes County Park Board BIO Girls, Inc. Bridges Arts Council Casselton Heritage Center Child Evangelism Fellowship of Fargo-Moorhead Colfax Community Center Community Action Partnership of ND Community of Care-Arthur Family Wellness Fargo Fire Department Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation – Fargo South Bruin Pantry First Lutheran Sewing Ladies
Fraser, Ltd. Grandin Rural Fire Protection District Great Plains Food Bank Handi-Wheels Transportation HEART Living at Home/Block Nurse Program Homeward Animal Shelter Hospice of the Red River Valley Jeremiah Program Junior Achievement Kindred Concert Series Lisbon Park District Lisbon Rural Fire Protection District ND Association for the DisabledGrand Forks Oak Grove Lutheran School Prairie Public Broadcasting Presentation Partners in Housing Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead
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Red River Human Services Foundation Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network Rural Cass County Community Theatre Sanford Health Foundation Scottish Rite Language Center Sheyenne High School FCCLA Club Sheyenne Valley Community Foundation Southdale Seniors Southeastern ND Community Action Agency (SENDCAA) Standing Rock Lutheran Church Valley City Parks & Recreation Valley Water Rescue Verona Community Center Village Family Service Center Washington Elementary SchoolReading Council YWCA Cass Clay
What uses watt? Use the chart below to get an idea of how appliances in your home contribute to your monthly electric bill. Residential/household
Typical wattage* Air conditioner (central – 8.5 SEER, 2.5 tons) 3,500 1,050 Air conditioner (room – 9,000 Btu) Blanket 150 Ceiling Fan 75 Clothes dryer 5,000 Clothes washer (doesn’t include hot water) 500 Coffee Maker 800 Computer 200 Dehumidifier 350 1,800 Dishwasher (doesn’t include hot water) 335 Freezer (frostless 15 cu. ft.) Hair dryer 1,000 Iron 1,000 Lighting - 1 Incandescent bulb Lighting - 1 CFL bulb Lighting - 1 LED bulb Microwave oven Radio Range with oven Refrigerator/freezer (14 cu. ft.) Refrigerator/freezer (frostless, 16-18 cu. ft.) Television – 46˝ LED (6 hrs./day) Television – 32˝ LCD (6 hrs./day) Television – 42˝ plasma (6 hrs./day) Toaster Vacuum cleaner Water heater (varies widely) Water pump (deep well)
60 13 9 1,500 25 3,500 300 400 87 114 360 1,000 800 4,500 1,000
Estimated hours used per month* 100 360 120 90 16 16 5 240 240 15 334 5 10 150 150 150 10 100 15 300 250 180 180 180 3 6 90 15
Estimated monthly kWh 350 378 18 7 80 8 4 48 84 20 112 5 10 9 2 1.4 15 3 188 150 154 16 21 65 3 6 405 15
Cost per month at $0.11/kWh** 38.50 41.58 1.98 0.77 8.80 0.88 0.44 5.28 9.24 2.20 12.32 0.55 1.10 0.99 0.22 0.15 1.65 0.33 20.68 16.50 16.94 1.76 2.31 7.15 0.33 0.66 44.55 1.65
*Typical wattage and estimated hours per month are samples. Actual wattage and use will vary. Consult the information panel on your appliances for specific wattages. **Based on national average. www.kwh.com
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Offering a ride
Valley Senior Services helps seniors get where they need to be around the region On a bitterly cold and windy December afternoon, Mary Jane Huber navigates the streets of Fargo in a white Metro Senior Ride van. She is making her way back to an eye clinic to pick up a passenger she dropped off earlier. This will be her last ride of the day. Her shift, which began early in the morning, ends soon. Despite the slick winter roads and steadily increasing rush hour traffic, when asked about the best part of her job, Huber’s response is quick and sure: the people. As a driver for Valley Senior Services’ Metro Senior Ride, Huber provides 15 to 20 rides in a typical day. She helps people get to everything from doctor’s appointments to shopping trips and visits with friends. The conversation and interaction that come along with the ride are what Huber really cherishes, though. Ten minutes earlier, Huber dropped a passenger named Gene off at home. Gene had enjoyed an afternoon at the Ed Clapp Senior Center in Fargo. During the ride home, he and Huber exchanged a few chuckles about a traffic snarl that delayed the ride and the blustery weather. It’s not the first trip and conversation they’ve shared, and there will be another one before long. Valley Senior Services, which operates Metro Senior Ride, has been serving our region since 1971 and is a division of the Fargo Park District. Metro Ride originally began with one person providing rides in a personal vehicle. Today, VSS employs 35 parttime drivers, like Huber, and operates
12 vans and one bus in the metro. Patrons can schedule trips a few days in advance and be picked up from their homes. Once they’re finished, they can call again and be picked up for a ride back home. A round-trip costs just $6. The Metro Senior Ride service is just one of many resources offered by Valley Senior Services (VSS). Social workers are available to help arrange the services seniors need to continue living comfortably at home. VSS also operates Meals on Wheels, nutrition programs, and community dining at senior centers in each of the six counties they serve. According to VSS Transportation Director, Paul Grindeland, there are challenges to providing a senior transit service in the bustling FM area. Keeping up with the demand of a rapidly growing senior population in the area has been tough. Grindeland says VSS provides 54,000 rides per year, a number that’s been increasing. Though a workforce shortage has impacted many businesses in the region, Grindeland says that’s not the case when it comes to drivers. “Finding good people lately has not been a challenge,” he says. “We have some really good people, and we’re very fortunate that way.” Though Valley Senior Services relies on volunteers for its Meals on Wheels and community dining services, all drivers are employees. In the metro, vans are split up by region, with three dedicated to Moorhead-
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Dilworth, two dedicated to West Fargo, and seven dedicated to Fargo. One bus runs a grocery store route every Tuesday and Thursday. The transportation division also employs three dispatchers who handle upwards of 300 phone and radio calls during an average day. Mary Jane Huber explains that dispatchers and drivers are constantly in communication, working to provide rides in the most efficient way possible. If one driver is closer to someone who needs to be picked up, they’ll work together to switch assignments and save a few miles. In addition to Metro Senior Ride, VSS also operates public transit busses in rural Cass, Traill, Steele, Richland, Ransom, Sargent, and rural Grand Forks counties. These services are available to the general public, and the busses run on set schedules into the metro area. Additionally, express van services have been added to better serve the metro’s fringe communities, such as Casselton, Mapleton, Horace, and Harwood. This service is available by appointment and offers a quicker return trip than public transit. Valley Senior Services is one of many groups dedicated to eldercare and transportation in our region. To learn more about their services, visit www. valleyseniorservices.org. For a list of more organizations providing transportation and senior services in our region, visit www.myfirstlink. org/community-resources
Cass County Electric Cooperative takes pride in serving our local communities, but we are certainly not the only ones dedicated to the people of this region. This year in Highline Notes, we’ll be taking time to give shout outs to a few of the hundreds of other groups in the area that strive to make life better for residents. It’s just one small way of saying “thank you” for all that they do.
Mary Jane Huber is one of 35 drivers for Metro Senior Ride who operate 12 vans and a bus in the FM area.
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JUNE 10-16, 2017
HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
Write a winning essay and win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. To enter the essay-writing contest, you must be a sophomore or junior in high school.
You and your parents or guardian must be served by Cass County Electric Cooperative.
Deadline is January 31, 2017.
Email entries to email@example.com. Mail hard-copy to Youth Tour, Cass County Electric Cooperative, 3312 42 nd St S Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58104. Questions? Call Peter Koepp - 701.356.4534.
ESSAY QUESTION: Co-ops are powered with passion. For example, early founders demonstrated passion when they spent their free time walking farmstead to farmstead, convincing rural families to spend $5 and create electric cooperatives. Their passion led to what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called one of the greatest advancements in quality of life for rural America. What is your passion?
kwh.com/youthtour and youthtour.coop
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INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE & OUTAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM At Cass County Electric Cooperative, we pride ourselves on our service reliability. Last year, the average CCEC member had power 99.9911 percent of time. However, outages still happen, and responding to them is just as important as preventing them. Trained staff who work aroundthe-clock and high-tech tools help CCEC restore power safely and quickly when it does go out. When members call in to report an outage, our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system uses the phone number they call from to feed account information into the Outage
Neil Niskanen, power control technician, keeps an eye on CCEC’s system.
Management System (OMS). When power control techs are occupied or the phone lines are all busy, the IVR still collects outage info. The info is used by OMS to help pinpoint the location of the outage—this is why we encourage members to have current phone numbers on file. While outage calls continue to come in, power control techs assemble a response crew and direct them to the location of the outage using the information provided by OMS. General information about the outage location is also displayed on the public outage viewer,
giving members a picture of the affected area. Once power control techs confirm the outage and have enough information about what’s happening, they can send automated mass text and email messages to notify affected members that CCEC is working to fix the problem. Once a crew is on their way to the outage, the power control techs handle other duties like alerting other CCEC employees and local media, taking additional incoming member calls, and helping the restoration crew in any way possible.
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food RECIPES FROM YOUR KITCHEN
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Cass County Electric Cooperative; Highline Notes 3312 42nd St S, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58104
Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas Bold & Blue Toastmasters Club, Fargo Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breast cut up 1 package cream cheese 1/2 onion chopped 1/4 lb Velveeta cheese 1/4 C milk 1 large jar salsa (12-16 oz) 8 small soft tortilla shells
Preheat oven 350°F. Brown chicken and onions in large skillet. Add cream cheese and half jar salsa. Mix until blended well. Spoon into tortilla shells, fold shells and place in a baking pan. Melt Velveeta, mix in milk and remaining half of the salsa, pour over tortilla shells. Bake 350°F for 20 min.
Chicken Buffalo Bake Justin Meyers, Fargo Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts Franks Red Hot sauce Bacon Shredded cheese
Place three thawed chicken breasts in a zip lock bag and add enough sauce to cover. Marinate 24 hours. Wrap the chicken in bacon and place in pan. Top with additional hot sauce and add cheese on top. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
“Fried” Ice Cream Linda Miller, Buffalo Ingredients:
1 C brown sugar ½ C butter 2 ½ C coarsely crushed corn flakes ½ gallon vanilla ice cream Preparation: Melt brown sugar, butter and corn flakes together in microwave or on stovetop, and stir until combined. Spread slightly less than ½ of the mixture in bottom of 9 X 13” pan. Cut ½ gallon vanilla ice cream into slices about ½ - ¾ “ wide and lay over corn flake mixture until covered. Spread remaining mixture on top of ice cream and press into ice cream slightly. Cover and freeze until ready to serve. To serve: Place a dollop of whipped cream on each piece of ice cream. Drizzle with honey and place a cherry on top.
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photo NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH YOUR EYES We look forward to publishing member photos that encompass anything North Dakota. Email your photos for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org in a high-resolution format along with the first and last name of the photographer.
Roxanne Westman, Mapleton
CCEC Mission: To serve our membersâ€™ energy needs with affordable and reliable electricity. CCEC Core Values: Safety, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Commitment to Community
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You can now choose your payment date through SmartHub! Pay your electric bill when it’s convenient for you – on the due date or up to 20 days in advance. This feature is now available on all versions of SmartHub.
For Sale: Set of front & rear Bilstein gas shocks 4 – 2WD ½ ton, fits GM pickup, Suburban, Tahoe, 1999-2004. 701.820.0085 Free pole barn! Take one down; repair another; take materials for your labor. 701.845.2382 or rings@dianasjewels. com Casselton Centennial Beer 6 pack, 1879-1979, well-aged, make an offer. 701.469.2283
Farm hand loader w/ 7 ½’ bucket & hay fork. Was used on a Farmall M. $500 OBO. 701.237.3694 R12 freon in 1 lb cans. Make me an offer. 701.742.2587 after 3PM or evenings. Ladies purple, Burton Limelight Boa snowboard boots, size 9, worn 2x, orig. price $260, sell for $87. Ladies, White, Flow Vega BOA snowboard boots, size 8, worn 2x, orig. price $180, sell for $54. 701.307.0480
E133 Hammond Organ (French Provincial in cherry) w/ bench & detachable pedal board. Good
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condition. Pics available. Fargo area. Pick it up and it’s free. 701.371.2741
Vexilar FL-18 Pro Pack fish finder/depth finder. Garmin Aera 796 GPS. Never used still in the box. 701-212-5169 Craftsman 6” jointer, $150; Delta 1HP spindle-shaper w/ 10 knives/cutters, $576; ‘02 Chevy 4x2 pickup, $6500; misc oak doors, $10 ea; 15” Pirelli winter tires (2), $100; oak leaded glass entry side light, $75. 701.793.9081 Large chandelier, gold tone w/ 6 teardrop lights w/ cloth shades, (26x36) $150 OBO. Medium chandelier, silvertone w/ 4 teardrop lights w/ cloth shades, decorative crystal/glass (10x27) $100 OBO. Amana electric white porcelain stovetop (30x22) $1. 701.237.0259 Used Ariens snow blower. 26”, 8 hp, electric start, light & chains good cond. $300. 701.840.0542 Nissan Altima, 2008, White, 4-door sedan, 146K miles, a/c, tilt, cruise, sun roof, good tires, great mileage, body is in really good shape (no rust), 2.5 liter 4 cylinder, $5,000. 701.238.0817 Yamaha 5.1 AV receiver w/ 6 speakers (Two rear, two front, one center, one subwoofer) model HTR-6130 w/ remote used for 2 years $200 OBO. Some minor scratches. Apple Mac Mini computer w/ Snow Leopard V10.6.3 no mouse, keyboard or monitor $50 O.B.0. Pics avail of all. 701.793.4324 Yard benches, wrought iron ends, any condition, pay in cash. 701.936.5054 Dimplex electric oak fireplace w/ 1500W heater, 59W x 47H x 18D, exc cond. 8 place settings of snowman dishes, consists of dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, cup, & water glass, no chips, nice cond., comes in plastic tote. 701.373.0688
Be safe and save when doing laundry
Remember to clean your dryer’s lint trap before each load, and be sure your dryer is properly vented to the outside of your home. Want to save a few bucks on your electric bill? Wash your laundry in cold water when possible, and be sure your water heater is set no higher than 120°F. When possible, skip using the dryer and hang-dry laundry.
THE AVERAGE ANNUAL COST OF OPERATING AN LED BULB IS ONLY $1.69!
Lighting Choices SAVE YOU MONEY
LEDs light the future – traditional incandescent bulbs are no longer being produced and major manufacturers have even begun to phase out production of CFLs! www.kwh.com
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Member Appreciation Night Fargo Force: Saturday, February 4, 7:05 pm
CCEC is giving away 1,000 tickets to watch the Fargo Force play the Bloomington Thunder at Scheels Arena! Order tickets by stopping at the Scheels Arena box office Monday - Friday between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm or by calling 701.364.3672 and picking up at Will Call. Reference promo code CCEC. Hurry up! There are only 1,000 tickets available. Limit 4 free tickets per account. Bring your skates and skate with the Force following the game! Great news! You can now use your Co-op Connections Card for discounted tickets at the box office!
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