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Trim the turkey-- and your electric bill


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he rich scents of roasting turkey, cinnamon-laced apple pie and tangy cranberries can mean only one thing:


The oven is on, the blender is whirring, and the dishwasher is working overtime to keep up with Thanksgiving preparations.


As you trim your turkey this Thanksgiving, trim your holiday electric bill, too. Following are a few tips.


There's no need to preheat the oven before sliding in a turkey or ham that will cook for hours-- even if the recipe calls for it.


Instead of opening the oven door to check on your juicy bird's progress, turn on the oven light and peek through the glass in the door. Every time you open the door, heat pours out and makes the oven work harder.


Make room next to the turkey for the pies and the casseroles so they'll bake at the same time and save energy.


Turn your electric oven and stove top elements off near the end of the cooking time. Their residual heat will fi nish cooking your meal.


If you use glass or ceramic bakeware, you can turn your oven temperature down 25 degrees, and the food will cook just as quickly.


Choose pots and pans that are the same size as the stove’s burner for effi cient stove top cooking. Pans that are too small allow heat to escape from the uncovered part of the coil.


Consider cooking your turkey outdoors on the grill for an unexpected autumn treat.


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Remove all of the refrigerated items you’ll need for a recipe at once so you can open the refrigerator door less often.


Fully load your dishwasher before running it. Set its energy-saving features and use a cold-water rinse.


Daylight Saving Time Sunday, November 2, 2014


The end of Daylight Saving Time this year comes Sunday, November 2. At exactly 2 a.m., local time, clocks should be turned back one hour to 1 a.m. The change will result in an additional hour of light in the morning, but an earlier sunset. The change is often called “fall back.”


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Of course, most mobile devices, tablets, cable boxes and smartphones will update the time change automatically. However, traditional watches, clocks


and other non-Internet enabled devices (stoves, microwaves) will require an old-fashioned manual change.


After the Nov. 2 time change, you will not need to worry about changing the clocks again until the beginning of Daylight Saving Time 2015, which falls on March 8. Those feeling stressed about the time change can take comfort in the extra hour of sleep they will be getting after turning back the clocks.


Energy Effi ciency Tip of the Month To save energy this month, try lowering your water heating costs. Water heating accounts for 14 to 25 percent of the energy you consume. Turn the water heater’s temperature to the warm setting, which is around 120 degrees Fahrenheit.


Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy People’s Powerline November 2014 | 3 Business Hours


8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (877) 456-3031 or (580) 332-3031(Ada Area)


24 Hour Outage Reporting System (877) 272-1500 or


(580) 272-1500 (Ada Area) Website: www.PeoplesElectric.coop


IMPORTANT DATES Bills mailed ........................................31st Bills should be paid by the .........10th Cutoff s made ...................................20th


STEPS TO FOLLOW IF YOUR


ELECTRICITY GOES OFF 1. Check your fuse or breaker box. 2. Check with your neighbors. Are they off ? Have they reported the outage?


3. Call our 24 hour Outage Reporting System at toll-free 1-877-272-1500 or (580) 272-1500 (local Ada area).


4. Always report outages promptly! Remember, the cooperative's responsibility ends at the meter. If a service call is made and the trouble is found on the consumer's side, a $50.00 service charge will be assessed.


5. For faster service, please make sure we have the correct phone number(s) for your account on fi le. Your phone number will be used to access your account information.


Providing electricity and energy service to over 20,000 meters in the following 11 south central Oklahoma counties: Atoka, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Hughes, Johnston, McClain, Murray, Pittsburg, Pontotoc and Seminole.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Dr. Laurin Patton - Ada Chairman & President


Eldon Flinn - Fittstown Vice Chairman


Jack Lambert - Ada Secretary


Bob Thomas - Coalgate Asst. Secretary./Treas.


Jenny Trett- Sulphur Trustee


People's Electric Cooperative


P.O. Box 429 Ada, OK 74821


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