Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thanks for attending open house

To the Editor:

The Greene County Purdue Extension Service would like to thank everyone who attended the open house on Nov. 23. The evening went wonderful with many stopping by to learn more about the programs offered through the office here in Greene County.

In conjunction with the open house was Greene County Extension Homemakers' annual Fall Gathering which offered a wonderful array of cookies, beautiful music by Elaine Dayhoff and a wreath demonstration by Sherry Gaither.

Also thank you to the Shawnee Theater for sharing their Festival of Trees as a lovely backdrop for the evening. Visitors to the open house also received an opportunity to view a PowerPoint Presentation highlighting the local Extension areas including Ag/Natural Resources, Consumer & Family Sciences and the 4-H/Youth Program.

We would also like to thank Nick Schneider and The Greene County Daily World for their support of the Open House and all Extension Programs.

For those of you unable to attend the open house the slideshow will soon be available on our Web site at www.extension.purdue.edu/greene .

Thanks again for everyone that came to share the evening with us and we look forward to the programs of 2010.

Lindy Miller, PH D, CED,

Extension Educator ANR

Polly Gettinger,

Extension Educator CFS

Tammy Steiner, Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development

Duke Energy appreciates Linton's support

To the Editor:

We would like to thank Linton's residents and businesses for their patience during the scheduled power outage Dec. 6. We also would like to thank Mayor Tom Jones, as well as Linton Electric Superintendent Nick House and his staff, for working hand-in-hand with our field personnel so that the outage lasted only five hours -- three hours less than the time we thought we might need.

The work was necessary in order to safely install new power switches that control the flow of power into Linton. The existing switches were showing signs of failure, and the city and we were concerned that if they weren't replaced now they could trigger an unplanned outage lasting much longer than five hours.

Although Duke Energy is not the electric service provider for the town of Linton, we take seriously our responsibility to maintain its high-voltage power equipment. We are pleased that the repair work on Dec. 6 went smoothly and safely and that, as a result, the outage time was held to an absolute minimum.

Jim Stanley

Duke Energy president

Rick Burger

Duke Energy area manager