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The Connection Kennebec Telephone Co., Inc.

Volume 6 Issue 12 December 2011

Managers Moment- Jesse Palmer With the ongoing FTTH project in Kennebec, and with the upcoming FTTH project scheduled for next year in Presho, we have been receiving large truckloads of material recently. While we want things to run smoothly behind the scenes, there are issues that arise that are unforeseen, especially when dealing with projects that are this large. Examples of these issues include lead times and promise dates from man-

ufacturers that are not met, incorrect material being shipped to us, backordered material, ship to dates that are delayed, etc. This has also affected the CATV upgrade at the same time. We appreciate your patience and your business. Jesse Palmer Inventory Manager

Directory Changes:

Christmas Coloring Contest

Kyle & Britany Willis - 895-2343 Shooter’s Pheasant Hunting - 869-2103 Randy’s Spray Service - 895-2271

Attention children between the ages of 2 and 6! Stop by our office or visit our website to download the Christmas coloring page. Please return page by December 19th.

Important Dates:

Presho Holiday Open House - Dec. 2nd Soup Supper/Santa Visit Kennebec Fire Hall - Dec. 16th 5:30 pm - Supper 6:30 pm - Santa Arriving Winter Begins - Dec. 21st Christmas Eve - Dec. 24th Christmas Day - Dec. 25th KTC Office Closed - Dec. 26th New Year’s Eve - Dec. 31st

Inside this Issue:

Page Article 2 Cable TV Guide 2 Movie Channel Guide 3 Fire Prevention Week 3 FAQ’s 3 Gift Ideas 3 Lighting Safety Tips 4 NAPA Open House


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Where did my channels go to?

Premium Movie Packages $9.95

$13.95 630 HBO E 631 HBO W 632 HBO FAMILY E 633 HBO FAMILY W 634 HBO 2 E

492 SUNDANCE 650 SHO E 651 SHO W 652 SHO TOO E

653 SHO TOO W 654 SHO SHOWCASE E 655 SHO SHOWCASE W 656 SHO EXTREME E 657 SHO EXTREME W

658 SHO NEXT 659 SHO FAMILY 660 SHO WOMEN

600 CINEMAX E

661 FLIX

601 CINEMAX W

635 HBO 2 W 636 HBO SIGNATURE E 637 HBO SIGNATURE W 638 HBO COMEDY 639 HBO ZONE

$9.95 680 TMC E 681 TMC W 682 TMC Xtra E 683 TMC Xtra W

$9.95

602 MORE MAX E 603 MORE MAX W 604 ACTION MAX 605 THRILLER MAX

$10.95 670 STARZ E 671 STARZ W 672 STARZ EDGE 673 STARZ EDGE 674 STARZ IN BLACK 675 STARZ 5 CINEMA 676 STARZ KIDS & FAMILY 677 STARZ COMEDY

610 ENCORE E 611 ENCORE W 612 ENCORE ACTION E 613 ENCORE ACTION W 614 ENCORE LOVE E 615 ENCORE LOVE W 616 ENCORE MYSTERY E 617 ENCORE MYSTERY W

$6.99 618 ENCORE DRAMA E 619 ENCORE DRAMA W 620 ENCORE WESTERN E 621 ENCORE WESTERN W 622 ENCORE WAM!

Discounts available for multiple movie packages, call the office for more details. Page Page 2 2


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Keep your holiday twinkling Fire Prevention Week.... with these safety tips correction

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hristmas lights are beautiful, but all that electricity can cause problems if not used properly. Christmas lights can get hot enough to burn or ignite other decorations. The cords can fray, leading to a short. When you put up Christmas lights this season - or holiday lights during any season - be sure to follow these Christmas light safety tips. •Choose Christmas lights that have been tested and deemed safe by a reputable testing laboratory; the best are UL or ETL. Christmas lights listed as safe by these laboratories will note that on the packaging. •Try to use the cooler-burning “mini” Christmas lights as opposed to the traditional larger bulbs. The older style burns much hotter. •Only use Christmas lights that have fuses in the plugs. •Inspect each set of Christmas lights - old or new - for damage. Return or throw out any set with cracked or broken sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. •Replace burned out bulbs promptly with bulbs of the same wattage. •Never hang Christmas lights on a metal tree. The

tree can become charged with electricity and shock someone. The tree can also short out the Christmas lights and cause a fire. •Want Christmas lights outdoors? Use outdoor Christmas lights. The packaging will note whether the lights can be used indoors, outdoors, or both. •All outdoor electrical decorations should be plugged into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). You can buy portable units for outdoor use, or you can have them permanently installed by an electrician. •Use extension cords properly. Outdoor cords can be used inside or outside. Do not overload extension cords - they can get hot enough to burn. •Stay away from powerlines or feeder lines (these go from the pole to the house). •Secure outside Christmas lights with insulated holders (never use tacks or nails) or run strings of lights through hooks. •When you leave or go to bed at night, turn off your Christmas lights. •Never pull on a string of Christmas lights, it stresses the cords and can lead to fraying. Store Christmas lights loosely wrapped for the same reason.

Kennebec Telephone wants to offer its sincerest of apologies to Tom Hills, Beau Johnson, Charlie Gran, Charley Bowar and Chaz Bowar. You all were inadvertently over looked as Kennebec Firemen in

the November newsletter. You all have been generous with your time to the Fire Department, and Kennebec Telephone appreciates your involvement and wants to encourage your future involvement.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q - Why did cable TV customers need to get boxes to watch their cable TV?

A - There are a couple of reasons. It provides a

better quality picture, and lets us reduce equipment and dishes in our headend. It also allows us to offer enhancements like DVR’s and HD channels when available.

Great Gift Idea

Need a gift idea for that hard to buy for someone? Stop by our office and get a gift certificate to Kennebec Telephone Co., Inc. or Charley’s Welding and Auto Repair.

Happy Holidays a gift for you This certificate entitles you to _______________________________________________________________________

$___________

(not to exceed this amount)

From:_________________________________________

Expires Dec. 31, 2012

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Kennebec Telephone Co., Inc. Kennebec Long Distance Kennebec Telephone Construction Kennebec Telephone Internet PowerCom Electric and Communications Technology & Communications Specialists 220 S Main PO Box 158 Kennebec, SD 57544 Phone: 605-869-2220 Fax: 605-869-2221 Email: knbctel@kennebectelephone.com Website: www.kennebectelephone.com Charley’s Welding & Auto Repair 605-869-6272

NAPA

Open House

Thank you to all who attended the NAPA AutoCare Center and Charley’s Welding & Auto Repair Open House November 10th. Congratulations to all the door prize winners.

Guest enjoying the evening meal at the NAPA Open House in the shop of Charley’s Welding and Auto Repair.

Charley Bowar and Jordan Miller.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality telecommunications and information service to our customers at an affordable price. We will strive to offer prompt, friendly, and dependable service along with the latest technology to attain the highest possible customer satisfaction. If you would like more information or have questions about anything in this newsletter, feel free to contact us at 605-869-2220.

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