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April 20, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, April 20, 2014

Power forum hopesto answer questions

Do you pay electric bills? Then you are invited to learn how Public Power can often lower electric rates.

Logansport’s coal firing plant must be shut down within two years, and our contract with Duke expires in four. Now is the time for ratepayers to look at some of the advantages that we could have with Public Power.

From 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, there will be a highly informative, free program at McHale Performing Arts Center. Every Logansport Municipal Utilities rate payer is invited — industrial, commercial and residential.

This event will be of special interest to all of us who want clean energy and lower electric bills. Leon Bontrager will speak about solar power. Jeff Haas, Vice President of the American Public Power Association, will give an overview of Public Power. Skip Kuker, who works with various electric suppliers and distributors, will talk about his Public Power experience in Greenfield. The evening will end with a question-and-answer session with the audience.

A local group, Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE), is sponsoring this presentation because the topic is of crucial importance to the future of our community. Knowledge is power for continuing progress for personal well-being and quality of life of our children. Our well-informed choice of electrical supplier will impact current and future employers and therefore jobs.

To learn more, search for Logansport Power of Facebook. I encourage you to attend and discuss your concerns with your neighbors. You won’t be disappointed.

Carrie Ruel-Flores

Logansport

Respondingto letter writer

While I hesitate to respond to uneducated remarks that are placed in the Public Forum about me, I also feel the need to show the community just how far fetched some of those allegations are. Here are facts that Matt Meagher (former city council democratic candidate for the 2012 election) did not bother to gather before he wrote his misleading article in the April 13 edition of the Pharos-Tribune.

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