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January 2017 Service Awards Presented


SWRE employees and trustee cited for years of service to cooperative


SWRE employees and board members have been recognized for years of service to the co-op.


traditionally given annually in De- cember.


This year’s awards were present- ed at an employee luncheon that was held at co-op headquarters in Tipton on December 15.


The honorees and their years of service are as follows:


There are simple steps you can take to your home warm this winter.


Examine seals on doors and windows to check for air leaks. Caulk and weather- strip as needed to seal in warm air. Examine outlets for air leaks, and where necessary, install gaskets around the outlet to prevent drafts. During the day, open curtains or


Aaron Paxton Joe Wynn Jonnie Partida Carl Brockriede - - cations specialist, 10 years; Jonnie


Partida, cashier, 15 years. Carl Brockriede, SWRE board member representing District 8, was recognized for 35 years of service.


Simple steps keep home warm in winter


drapes on south-facing windows to enable sunlight to heat your home naturally. Close them at night.


Use a programmable thermostat to set the temperature as low as is comfortable when you are home (ideally around 68 degrees). When you are asleep or away, turn the temperature down 10-15 degrees for eight hours. This small adjustment can help you save approximately 10 percent a year on heating and cooling costs.


What’s Cookin’ in the SWRE Kitchen Crispy Tiger Stripe Fudge


1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 (11 oz) pkg white chocolate chips 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 3/4 cup crispy rice cereal 1/2 cup peanut butter


1. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil.


2. Place semisweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave until melted, about 1 minute. Stir chocolate until smooth.


3. Combine white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a sep- arate microwave-safe bowl. heat in microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. Stir mixture until smooth. If chips aren’t completely melted, con- tinue heating in microwave at 10-second intervals, stirring until


smooth.


4. Stir crispy rice cereal and peanut butter into white chocolate-but


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terscotch mixture. Pour into the prepared baking dish.


5. Spoon semisweet chocolate in lines across the peanut butter mixture. Run a knife in the opposite direction of the chocolate lines to achieve a swirled, tiger-stripe pattern.


6. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set. Cut into small squares.


Altus – Frazer Bank, National Bank of Commerce


Blair – Peoples State Bank Chillicothe – American National Bank


Crowell – State Bank Electra – Waggoner National Bank Frederick – BancFirst, Frazer Bank


Snyder – All American Bank Vernon – Herring Bank, Waggoner Bank, Bank of the West


SWRE is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 24-Hour Dispatching


Emergency Service


1-800-256-7973- Payments


Payments can be made at SWRE, 700 North Broadway, Tipton, OK 73570.


Online payments can be made at


www.swre.com. NOTE: E-mail address Payments may be made with


SWRE’s mobil app for phones and tablets.


SWRE News


Joe Wynn, SWRE News editor Board of Trustees


Dan White, Pres. ................ District 7 Don Ellis, Vice Pres. ........... District 1 Don Proctor, Sec. ............... District 3 Fred J. Stowe ..................... District 2 Ray Walker ......................... District 4 Dan Elsener ........................ District 5 Ronnie Swan ...................... District 6 Carl Brockriede ................... District 8 Jimmy Holland .................... District 9


Southwest Rural Electric Assn. P.O. Box 310


700 North Broadway Tipton, OK 73570-0310 1-800-256-7973


SWRE News is published monthly for dis - tribution to members of Southwest Rural Electric Association.


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