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JANUARY 2012  Kilowatt 3 the CO-OP VALUE


Prepare now for winter storms


Stock your home with an emergency outage kit


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  food in your cupboard, along with a manual can opener. Consider buying a camp stove and fuel that you can use (outdoors only, please) if you can’t cook on your electric stove.


t’s hard to predict the weather, but it’s easy to prepare for it. Here’s how to plan ahead for unavoidable power outages that can accompany winter storms.


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If a major outage occurs,


please remember Kiwash Electric will restore your service as quickly as possible. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.


When bad weather moves your way...


IMap Weather Alerts keep you posted Kiwash Electric's free IMap Alerts deliver emergency weather bulletins to you via email or text message, so you'll know what to expect while at home, at work or on the road. The alerts also include updates from your co-op during emergency situations, seven day forecasts delivered to your email box, and detailed weather information. Download the free IMap Alert application from your co-op website at www.kiwash.coop.


Recipe Box


Ham and Potato Soup


INGREDIENTS


3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes 1/3 cup diced celery


 3/4 cup diced cooked ham 3 1/4 cups water 2 T. chicken bouillon granules 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste 1 tsp. ground white or black pepper, or to taste 5 T. butter  2 cups milk


DIRECTIONS


Combine potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stock pot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.


In a separate saucepan, melt butter over  and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.


Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.


Yield: 8 servings.


Choose the payment option that's right for you.


Kiwash Electric offers several payment options including online bill payments, automatic draft, or pay by phone, mail or in person using a credit card or personal check. We also offer payment plans such as our *Average Monthly Payment Plan that will help you avoid seasonal highs and lows. For complete details,


please visit us online at www.kiwash.coop or call 888-832-3362. *Certain restrictions apply.


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