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May 1, 1975, Monitor, Monroe, WA, Page Three In ookers, Palm Ahem, Carol Webster, Ann terbost, Becky Morse and LUlls Pederseno e play will be staged at the Frank Wagner morial Auditorium, May 2 and 3, at 8 p.m. --Staff Photo F idget Allworthy; Dorothy Streutker, Deborah; Nahoopi, Jenny Jones (Mrs. Waters); )ny Auvil, Captain Blifil; George Walsh, ; Tim Stansbury, Square; Kathy Baker, >nour; Robin Baugh, Justice Dowling; Tony Doctor; Kirk Pearson, Highwayman; Rob- Smith, Harriet Fitzpatrick; Joe Morey, Fitz- Palm Ahern, Mrs. Whitfield; Sue Liv- ;start, Susan; Ann Webster, Lady Bellaston; Pederson, Nancy; George Walsh, Consta- Marie Moberg, Miss Western; Scott Lee, Pedersen, Kim Pedersen, Ann Bider- ,st, Becky Morse and Carol Webster, ser- Snohomish County PUD is proposing the first general electric rate increase in its nearly 26-year history as an operating electric util- ity. The new rates will reflect an overall in- crease of about 15 percent and are proposed to be effective June 1. An informational meeting has been planned for May 6 at 7;30 p.m. at the Monroe PUD auditorium to explain new proposed PUD rates increases. PUD officials will be on hand to outline the new rate proposals and answer comsumer ques- tions. At least one commissioner is expected to attend the local meeting, one of several ses- sions being planned throughout the county. The new proposed rate increases are still low when compared to other utility services, such as Seattle City Light, Tacoma City Light, and Puget Power. PUD Manager W.G. Hulbert, Jr. said that the utility has been absorbing a 27 percent in- crease in wholesale power costs from the Bon- neville Power Administration since last De- cember 20. The utility purchases virtually all of its power from BPA. Hulbert said that the wholesale increase in purchased power coupled with rising costs in all areas of utility operations the past several years has made a rate increase at this time abso- lutely necessary. "Even with the proposed increase, Snohomish County PUD rates will be lower than neighbor- ing utilities and will remain among the lowest in the nation," he added. Residential and commercial rates will in- crease approximately 15 percent on the aver- age, with industrial rates going up slightly ov- er 20 percent. A typical residential customer using 1500 kilowatt hours of electricity month- ly will experience a $1.90 monthly increase under the new rates. A monthly customer charge for residential and commercial customers will be a part of the new rates. This charge will be $1.50 per month for residential customers and $3 for calmer- ctal accounts. The purpose of this charge is to recover a portion of the fixed costs of provid- ing and maintaining service to a customer and Bliss Accepted For Membership includes a proportionate share of meter reading and billing costs which are incurred whether a customer uses any electricty or not. A re- cently completed study by the PUD indicated that the actual fixed costs of providing elec- tric service to residential customers was $2.62 per month and $3.76 per month for commercial accounts. Snohomish County PUD serves 110,000 cus- tomers in the county and on Camano Island. Of these, 100,000 are residential customers. |lI 24 Hour Answering Service Servlce - New & Used Sets for Sale omo Gal. Gal. in mm mml imm Ayers said earlier performances of the play Dorothy E. Bliss, tton, according to C. -.- , . wnlre or wnear staged for school audiences. Route 3, Box 56, Man- D. Swaffar, executive .... roe, has been accept- secretary. 22 1/2 oz. loaf ed into the member- The association with from pE. 1) ship of the American national offices in ,, ,. -- - Shorthorn Assocta- Omaha, Nebraska, bn0- I lng ualw mmN lling attention to the I registerS,and promotestransferSShort- IIa.DWC aent Survey which is , horn and Polled Short- Comer of .1,, &Ferry I' s tt & s! horn beefcattle. 794-7829 ed by the Governor ;rmediate school dis- m .- exoou.vo I "3 E F em0.t survey will save mU- | All Workmanshlp Guarenteed institution of improved |A|-- : :::: ....... n the common schools. | VW JJ the administrative and m( Lons of schools, which| M 40 percent of the 113 E. Main Monroe Monroe I Darlene Helm. Sponsored in part by the Rebel 400 Radio Club, proceeds from the $5 per couple event will be used for various bicentennial projects. Tickets are available at the London Inn on East Main Street or at the door the evening of the dance. Monroe Schools Sports Schedule Following are athlet- ic events scheduled for Monroe School Dis- trict teams. Mary 2, varsity base- ball with Marysville, here, 3:45 p.m. May 6, varsity base- ball at Lake Stevens, 3:45 p.m. May 1, high school golf at Arlington, 3 p.m. May 2, high school girls track at Marys- vide, field events, 3:30 p.m., running, 4 p.m. May 3, high school boys track at Oak Harbor Invitational. April 30, Junior high boys track with Ar- lington and Snohomtsh, here, field events, 3 p.m., running, 3:30 p.m. April 30, Junior high gwtrls track at North hidbey. In a night fog head- lights should be on low beam for best vision., since fog reflects headlight glare. 123 N. Lewis Printed Kitchen ,oo RFET y with hi-density foam back Asso'rted colors and patterns THIS WEEK ONLY... The Lady Remington ~ Curling Wand. Creates instant curls and long lasting waves. Simply twist hair and release the warm mist. In moments those curls are set to hold. 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