At its regular board meeting on November 19, the Alger Delta board of directors voted to meet with the Great Lakes Energy board to continue discussing a possible merger of the two cooperatives. At the joint meeting, the two boards will be presented with a business analysis that identifies and quantifies the benefits of merging the two cooperatives.
Thanksgiving is November 27. In November 1863, in the midst of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to the nation and encouraged the people to observe the blessings enjoyed by the nation, in spite of the great raging conflict in which the nation was engaged. In part, President Lincoln said:
"To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. ... No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. ... It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens."
Please note that Alger Delta will be closed on November 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving.