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Kid Friendly Summer Dishes
Summertime means spending more time as a family dining together and enjoying the flavors of the season.

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On The Rise: What's driving electricity costs higher?
The Carbon Conundrum

Electricity costs are on the rise and it is a trend that is expected to continue. Several known factors will play a role in the need for additional revenue, including: rising fuel costs; the addition of emissions controls mandated by federal law; new power plants and inflation. There also are potential costs related to proposed carbon dioxide emissions constraints and possible mandates for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Click here for information on the potential impacts of a carbon cap-and-trade system now being considered by Congress.

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Energy Efficiency Tips
Ceiling fans can bring energy-saving benefits to the home. Most ceiling fans use only about as much power as a 100-watt light bulb. When used properly, ceiling fans can save money on utility bills year round.

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Doug Rye Says...
Keep your air conditioning system running smoothly and efficiently this summer.

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A young entrepreneurial couple
A young entrepreneurial couple are trying to make a living farming in a new old way on their farm near Marshall. Read More
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