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December 2014


NORTHWESTERN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.


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‘Tis the season to give I


f you are looking for ways to give this holiday season, Northwestern Electric can help you.


Instead of an “angel” tree, each year we display an “energy” tree in our main lobby. It has light bulbs on it with ac- count numbers of NWEC members who are in need of assistance during the


Be merry and bright, but don’t let your holiday lights shine all night. Save money on your electric bill by installing a light timer for your decked out home. It can help lower your elec- tric bill and reduce energy consumption. Use a manual timer plugged into an electrical outlet to automatically turn lights on and off as scheduled.


Source: U.S. Department of Energy


holiday season. Only account numbers are listed, as the names are to remain anonymous.


Anyone may come into our lobby and pick out a light bulb and donate to an ac- count that is hanging from the tree. Any donation is appreciated no matter how big or small.


Open house Northwestern Electric is host-


ing an open house on Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Stop by and join us for hot wassail and cookies. While you are here, sign up for $100 cash. And bring your children or grandchildren and we’ll give them a ticket for a free ride on the Kiwanis train at Crystal Christmas.


Hidden account number contest


Congratulations to Lyndol


Hussey for recognizing his number is last month’s newsletter. The other number belonged to Keith McKee. We have hidden two account numbers somewhere in the articles in this newsletter. The numbers will always be enclosed in parentheses and will look similar to this example (XXXXXX).


If you recognize your account


number, all you have to do is give us a call on or before the 8th of the current month and we’ll give you a credit on your bill for the amount stated.


This month’s numbers are worth $25 each. Happy hunting!


2 pounds white chocolate 30 small peppermint candy canes


Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.


Place white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on medium setting for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.


Place candy canes in a plastic bag, or between two pieces of waxed


paper. Using a mallet or rolling pin, break the candy canes into chunks. Stir peppermint into melted white chocolate. Spread evenly in pan, and chill until set, about one hour. Break into pieces by slamming pan on counter.


Yield: 2 1/4 pounds


Peppermint Brittle


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