A total of 950 members and guests came together April 8 for the 78th Meeker Cooperative Light & Power Assn. Annual Meeting held at its Litchfield headquarters.
The theme was “Powering and Empowering Members.” A three-person panel consisting of Jon Brekke, vice president of member services from Great River Energy, Jeff Nelson, general manager of East River Electric Power Cooperative and Jim Bach, field representative for Western Area Power Association, spoke about the challenges of delivering power, including legislated renewable energy mandates and distributed generation policy that have a negative impact on electric costs, the retirement of experienced and talented cooperative employees at a time when technological advances require seasoned personnel, and the future of generation resources as 20 percent of existing coal plants could be shut down by 2016.
Kingston Lions have asked Don Pals of Project New Hope to come and speak about Project New Hope retreats at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Kingston Community Center. Everybody is welcome to come and hear him; there is no charge.
Offering new hope to veterans and their families through weekend retreats. At Project New Hope, we are driven by our mission: To provide veterans and their families the education, training and skills necessary to manage their lives after wartime service.
Dean Mozena, Gene Gohmann, Ben Lutgen, and Carl Hoffman were awarded 30-year certificates at the Kimball Lions at their annual awards banquet Monday evening, March 25. President Duane Finger commented of these four charter members, “Without them, we wouldn’t exist.” Listed below are many other award recipients. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua. More are available in our Photo Gallery at www.tricountynews.mn.
The Eden Valley American Legion, Post 381, is still accepting orders for new markers at the Memorial Park. Memorial blocks ordered now will be placed in the park next spring before Memorial Day. The 16”x8”x3” block made of granite and containing the name of the veteran, the branch of service, and the era that he or she served. The only requirement is that the person has served his country in the Armed Service of the United States of America. It is not necessary to be a member of the American Legion.
Any veteran from any era, living or deceased can be acknowledged in our veterans’ path of honor.