Learn To Garage Sale Like A Pro

What do you think the greatest American pastime is? Baseball, baking pies, reading The Thrifty Nickel? I think that garage sales should be included in the conversation of best pastimes. Opening up your garage door to display your wares and collectables for the world to peruse and hopefully exchange money for is a great thing. Waking up early Saturday morning and hitting all the garage sales in town before your neighbors get all the good stuff is a sport in itself.

Like the mystical voice told Kevin Costner in ‘Field of Dreams’ “If you build it, he will come”. This may apply to Baseball fields, but not garage sales. You can’t just post a few signs on street poles the day before your garage sale and expect Joe Moneybags to waltz up your driveway and buy your vintage record collection.

This is why; the only smart way to host a successful garage sale is to place an ad with The Thrifty Nickel. Every week over 100,000 people across the Permian Basin feast their eyeballs upon the pages of The Thrifty Nickel. So go ahead and place an ad in our paper so that your next garage sale will be a lucrative endeavor for you.

Take a gander on just a few of the many garage sales being held this week:

-        3 FAMILY SALE, Kids Drums & Electric Guitar, Full Size Metal Canopy Bed, Clothes All Sizes, Toys. Priced to sell! 2669 San Carlos Ter, Odessa F-S 8-?

-        8813 PRINCETON. Saturday Only 28th, 7am-?, furniture, clothes, knickknacks, shoes, toys, tools & Miscellaneous.

-        SALE. Friday & Saturday. 805 W. 19th. Collectibles, coins, vintage dolls, tools, wallpaper, costume jewelry, autographs, Miscellaneous.

-        3 FAMILIES. Guitars, mandolin, band equipment, household items, furniture and much more. Saturday only 8:00 a.m. 1607 LaCasa.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

Saddle Up For Savings!

Are you tired of spending so much money? Why do the things we have even cost so much? Do we really need all the things we have? Sometimes I think I should downsize my life and sell off my stuff until I can fit everything I own in my car.

But where would I go to sell my belongings? A lot of people would tell you to use Craigslist, but with so many stories of people getting stabbed and robbed because of their encounters from there, I just couldn’t trust it. That’s why I would place an ad in my local Thrifty Nickel. I can place an ad that will be seen in Odessa and across the Permian Basin, or a nationwide one that can be seen all over the US. That way I’d get the most amount of eyeballs on my ad and get my stuff sold even faster, plus no one has ever been killed reading the Thrifty Nickel!

If you don’t want to deal with the long lines at the post office and shipping your items, then just place your ad locally. That way your the buyer of your old fashioned jukebox, can just come to your house and load it in their truck to take it off your hands!

If you’re just sick and tired of shopping at the big box stores and paying full price for everything, then open up the Thrifty Nickel. Every week people advertise their gently used goods like furniture, appliances, sporting goods, electronics and so much more. Help your local economy and a neighbor out and buy a couch advertised in your Thrifty Nickel instead of your local giant brick and mortor store that doesn’t even need your business. At Thrifty Nickel we are always here to help you and provide you with service and a smile!

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

Kick Your Weekend Into Gear!

Your Midland/Odessa Thrifty Nickel wants to know what you’re up to this weekend? Are you heading out of town on a trip? Gallivanting across the Permian Basin? Need to do some work on that wild lawn of yours? Taking your kids out to the Dairy Queen?

If your weekend plans include moving, then I feel sorry for you. Moving sucks, I know it does which is why I hope I never move again. But sadly I probably will have to at some point down the road in life, and I hope it’s easy. If you’re moving and want it to be easy then check out ‘EasyHouse’ in Odessa on Linda Street. They have sofas, TV’s, computers, and lots of appliances that you can purchase with weekly payments and move into your new home. You can even shop by phone or online with EasyHouse.

If you’re looking to kick your cowboy boots back and enjoy the night then go to Dos Amigos. This Saturday night you can see Cooder Graw perform live, and Sunday they’ll have an open bull ride for the public. Dos Amigos is located at 4700 Golder Avenue, in Odessa, call (432) 368-7556 for more info.

For those in need of some R&R, you should treat yourself this weekend. Get that spa you deserve and have been yearning for at Aloha Organics and Spa. If you know someone else that could use a spa then buy them a gift certificate or gift basket from Aloha. You can visit www.alohaorganicsandspa.com.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

Don’t Jump Over Fences For Your Thrifty Nickel!

It’s Thursday, which means there is a brand spankin new edition of Thrifty Nickel hot off the presses waiting for you. Where is your go to spot to pick in the Permian Basin to grab the Thrifty Nickel? Do you local the 7-11 on 8th Street in Odessa? Stripes on South Grant? Or one of the many other grocer and convenience stores around the Permian Basin? We’re all over West Texas and if your favorite store doesn’t have us then just give us a call and we’ll set up a newsstand there for you.

Did you find our latest newsletter in your inbox? If you’re shaking your head no right now then you need to visit our website at OurThriftyNickel.com and click ‘Join Our Newsletter’. Just fill out your info and it’s that simple, you’ll get a new Thrifty Nickel newsletter sent straight to your email.

An education is a terrible thing to waste. There is no better time to get back in school then the here and now. Midland College has career and technical programs for all kinds of professions and interests. Application and online registration for the fall semester is NOW underway. Walk-in registration begins August 6th. Midland College is here to help you with your goals, your dreams and your life! Visit www.midland.edu/apply or call (432) 685-4500.

We hope all of our readers across Texas will join us in saying a big THANK YOU to Jamie Tisdale over at Wilson’s Corner Grocery and Catering Service. She has an ad on page four in our paper thanking all of her customers for their many years of service.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

 

Anyone Can See That Thrifty Nickel Just Works!

It doesn’t matter if you live in Odessa, Midland, or anywhere else in the Permian Basin, The Thrifty Nickel is here to serve you. For over 30 years Thrifty Nickel has been helping people buy and sell their goods and services. With over 4.1 million papers printed every Thursday, Thrifty Nickel is the LARGEST free classified newspaper in the United States.

One of our most successful and widely read sections is The Business and Service Directory. When somebody needs a handyman, jeweler, plumber, or just about anything else; all they need to do is check The Business and Service Directory! If you own your own company, then there really is no reason not to advertise in one of our paper’s most well read sections. Starting at as low as $7.25 a week, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that you should advertise your company in The Business and Service Directory!

When the light in my bathroom blew out last week and despite my best efforts I couldn’t get it to turn back on, I knew it was time to call someone. Even though I pretend to always know what I’m doing, my wife implored me to call an electrician right away. (I mean who can blame her? It’s hard to use the bathroom in the dark!) So I turned to the Thrifty Nickel and called a few electricians I saw in The Business and Service Directory. I hired one and he came right out and restored my bathroom to its previous operational condition.

So if you find yourself in similar shoes, then give one of these great professionals a call.

-        BE SURE To call Texas Electric for your electrical needs. Industrial, commercial, residential. Licensed/ insured. TECL #28214. Jesse 432-202- 1011, David 432-349- 8409.

-        COBOS ELECTRIC for your residential, upgrades and commercial needs. 24 hour Service Calls. Call David 432- 438-7948. Licensed and insured TECL#24533.

-        ELECTRICIAN AT All Capacities. Troubleshooting, new installation, remodeling & maintenance. TECL#27757. Romo Electric. 432-880- 4296

-        HK ELECTRIC Licensed and insured electricians. Will do any commercial, residential and industrial. Solar certified. No job too big or too small. Very competitive rates. 432- 741-2503.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

Find Us Online and On Facebook!

Here at your Permian Basin Thrifty Nickel, we want our consumers to know that we’re here for them 24/7. Even if it’s after hours and no one is in the office to pick up the phone, you can still reach us. All you have to do is open your preferred Internet browser and type in OurThriftyNickel.com in the address bar.

From there you can send us a message through the ‘Contact Us’ tab and one of our staff will get back to you as quickly as possible. You can also visit us on Facebook! Just go to www.facebook.com/OurThriftyNickel and ‘Like’ our page. From there you can find all the Thrifty Nickel information you may be looking for and write on our wall if you still have any questions or just want to say hello.

So be sure and ‘Like’ our Facebook page today to keep an eye out for special rates and promotions that are periodically offered and only available to fans of our page. Thrifty Nickel loves all our readers so we wouldn’t want you to miss out on something great just because you aren’t checking our Facebook page!

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

Happy Monday From Thrifty Nickel!

Is it time to upgrade your home appliances? Have you just purchased a home sans any washers or dryers? Then take a look at your Permian Basin Thrifty Nickel and get some new appliances today. Every week The Thrifty Nickel helps our consumers buy new goods and sell stuff that they no longer need.

If you’re looking to sell some appliances then give this guy a call:

- *ELECTRIC/ GAS Stoves, Washers, Dryers. Repairs at reasonable price, make House Calls. Will pick up unwanted appliances. 432-208-9145.

Ace Appliance Sales and Service is always open for your new appliance needs:

- Washer & Dryer Sets $275+. Refrigerators $255+. Electric or gas stoves $200+. Upright freezers $200+. With 30- 90 day warranty. Free local delivery. Call 432-262-4440.

Go to House of Vacuum Cleaners Vaccuum Repair in Odessa for all your floor cleaning needs:

- HOUSE OF VACUUM CLEANERS VACUUM REPAIR Belt, bags, light bulbs, oiling, cleaning and service, $24.95. 229 E. University, 432-580-6010.

This kind patron is selling his fridge, so give him a call and help him out:

- REFRIGERATOR, $185. Good condition. Call 432-209-0803.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

 

Race To The Finish Line This Weekend!

It’s Thursday, which means we are all one-step closer to the weekend! Before you start singing your praises to the heavens remember that it’s not Friday yet! What are you planning on doing this weekend? Relaxing by the pool? Taking in some movies on the couch? Well take some time to relax and go out to The West Texas True 10.5 Series this Friday and Saturday. They’ll be enough Drag Racing fun for the whole family; just don’t forget earplugs for the little ones. Also remember that kids 10 and under are always free!

After you get done at the races, take the gang over to Pojos on Kermit Highway in Odessa. They’re open 24 hours a day and if you’re in a hurry grab a Family To Go Pack.

If that’s not on your way home, then maybe you can just swing through Stars Drive-In for a Grilled Chicken Salad?

Do you like music more than drag racing? Then check out Dos Amigos this Saturday July 21st to see the Casey Donahew Band perform live! Dos Amigos is located at 4700 Golder Avenue in Odessa, call (432) 368-7556 for info.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesdays till 7:15, Wednesdays till 6:00 PM, Thursdays till 5:00, and Fridays till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

A Thrifty Newsletter For Thrifty Consumers

Have you signed up for the Thrifty Nickel Newsletter yet? That’s right, your Midland and Odessa Thrifty Nickel now offers our customers a newsletter and signing up couldn’t be easier. Just visit OurThriftyNickel.com and click ‘Join Our Newsletter’ and enter your email. Just like that you will signed up and get important Thrifty Nickel Newsletters with savings and promotions sent straight to your inbox.

Come to The Horseshoe in Midland July 28th & 29th then go to the

-        44 4 *GUN SHOW* MIDLAND THE HORSESHOE JULY 28th (9-5) JULY 29th (10-5) For more information 806-253-1322 midlandgunshow.com

Are you or your kids looking to buy a new laptop? Here’s a great one:

-        MACBOOK PRO Laptop $1,500: hardly used and very clean, Apple Care Insurance, iWorks Software installed, charger and accessories included. iPad 64 GB Black $700: Brand new and not used. Apple Care Insurance, charger and carry case included. Contact 432-296-0967

Or are you happy with your current computer, but it just seems to be running a little slow? Then call Robert:

-        COMPUTER CLEANING, internet hook up. If your computer is running slow or not at all. 12 years experience. Call Robert at 432-202-4048.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesday’s till 7:15, Wednesday’s till 6:00 PM, Thursday’s till 5:00, and Friday’s till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!

 

Looking For Some New Decor?

Your Odessa, Texas Thrifty Nickel provides online and in print advertising for the people all across the Permian Basin and the world. With OurThriftyNickel.com getting your message out there is simple as pie. When you’re ready to advertise be sure to choose a medium that will get your message in front of the most eyeballs possible.

Since The Thrifty Nickel is available at great stores all across the Permian Basin, you can rest easy knowing your ad is being seen by over 100,000 people every week! With the wonderful advent known as the information super highway, any pair of eyeballs across the world can see your ad.

If you just moved into a new residence and don’t have any furniture, then you could use Thrifty Nickel to help you find some a place to sit, sleep, throw your keys down on after a long day, the possibilities are really endless. So here are some grand furniture options for sale this week that can make that new place of yours shine.

-        FURNITURE FOR sale. Green leather sofa, two winged back chairs with one ottoman, love seat, and Lazy Boy recliner. All in good condition and, priced to sell. Pics on request. 432-686-0150

-        MAPLE DROP Leaf dining table and chairs. Very nice. $550.00. 432-288- 3520

-        COUCH THAT Reclines on both ends. Blend of brown, green, tan. Excellent condition. New cost was $1450.00. Sell for $450.00. 432-288- 3520

-        QUEEN SLEEP Number massage bed for sale. Call 432-272-2415.

Advertise or find your perfect services with us at OurThriftyNickel.com. It really couldn’t be easier. Head over, sign up for an account and then place an ad! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Try it out! $5.75 for the first ten words, .40 cents per each additional word. One picture free with each ad!  Because we love our customers, right now when you purchase two weeks we will offer you a 3rd week at no charge!

For those who prefer a human touch for your business interactions, then feel free to call in and place an ad. Our helpful and friendly staff are available starting at 8:15 every day of the week. On Mondays our phone transactions and business locations shut down at 6:15 PM, Tuesday’s till 7:15, Wednesday’s till 6:00 PM, Thursday’s till 5:00, and Friday’s till 12:15 PM.

For the Odessa office place your calls to: (432) 333-4184

For the Midland office dial: (432) 580-7777

If you’re already out on the town running errands, we’re conveniently located at 2611 N. Golder, Odessa TX, 79761. That address works for all your mail-in ads as well! We also have newspaper stands in most of your local stores, including all the 7-11’s in Odessa and Midland! If we don’t have a stand in your favorite store, call us and we’ll get one there, just for you!

Utilize the Thrifty Nickel Classifieds, serving the Permian Basin for over thirty years, reaching over one hundred thousand households!