To the editor:

Our annual meeting of the Mabel Cooperative Telephone is on Tuesday, April 1, and I want to express my frustrations with our current telephone board of directors.

Over the past three years, they voted to give $600,000 to fund the building of the Mabel Area Community Center, which we didn't need. In the last three years, they gave $200,000 each year for it. They added insult to injury by raising our monthly billing, which would amount to over $100 per year for each household. I think this is ridiculous. And I intend to vote for Heather Kleiboer, Bruce Michels and Joseph K. Vopava.

Sincerely,

Jerome Gunderson,

Mabel