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Kilowatt F FEBRUARY 2013 INSIDE YOUR CO-OP


A Touchstone Energy Cooperative


Kiwash Electric


Cooperative, Inc. Providing the service


that lights up your life.


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120 W. 1st Street


Cordell, Oklahoma (888) 832-3362


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Dennis Krueger manager


Wendy Putman director of finance


Lisa Willard director of


communications Roy Dewees


director of operations


Board of Trustees officers


Jack Sawatzky president


Robert Travis vice president


Virginia Walker sec.-treasurer


John Schaufele


asst. sec.-treasurer directors


Ralph Cunningham Leslie Hinds Rex Eagan


F Root Beer and Twinkies


ebruary 14th is the day dedicated to love. Love by definition is “a strong affection or liking of someone or something,” according to Webster’s New World Dictionary. I love some of the stories


that are passed down, especially the ones that touch our hearts. Allow me to share one of my favorites from an unknown author that I deemed important not only for the day of love; but for humanity sake in the wake of the violence and evil that has penetrated our hearts lately.


A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a six pack of Root Beer and Twinkies and started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons.


The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from a root beer when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie. The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at the boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer.


Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the


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man, and gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever.


When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, “What did you do today that made you so happy?” The boy replied, “I had lunch with God!” But before his mother could respond, he added, “You know what? God’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”


Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and asked, “Dad, what did you do today that made you look so happy?” The man replied, “I ate Twinkies in the park with God!” However, before his son responded, he added, “You know, he’s much younger than I expected.”


Epilogue: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of kindness; all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Love can triumph over evil, if we are willing to sacrifice our time and talents for all those in need and not just the select few we call friends.


Now, enjoy your day of love, and remember to share your root beer and Twinkies!


By Dennis Krueger general manager


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