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Notice to Members: HOEC office closed for Thanksgiving

The Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative business office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th, and Friday, November 29th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. As always, dispatchers will be available to serve members in the event of a power outage.

Veteran's Day

This November 11th, Americans all across our great country celebrate Veteran's Day and honor the many men and women who have served our country in uniform. All of us here at HOEC would like to thank all veterans (including those among our employees) and current military members for the many freedoms we enjoy as a result of their courage, commitment, and sacrifice.

Nov 8 update on field audit project

Representatives with Davey Resource Group will begin working in the China Substation area next week. This area includes South Fork to Moody, Arrowhead Lake Estates, South 17 Hwy to Spring Lake Estates and Lanton. As a reminder, Davey Resource Group is a contractor for Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Be smart when preparing for your hunt

As you are looking for that perfect spot to snag a big buck, remember that electric utility poles and right-of-ways are not meant for deer stands. It is extremely dangerous to you, and to the line workers who maintain your electricity.

Choose a tree away from the power lines and have a great safe hunt!

Western Governors University Missouri Offering Scholarship

In an effort to empower residents in rural areas of the state to go back to school and further their education, Western Governors University (WGU) Missouri has partnered with the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) to provide new students an opportunity to receive a scholarship valued at $3,000. The scholarship will be applied at a rate of $750 per six-month term.

October 21st Storm Recovery - Summary

Approximately 4,600 members were without power as a result of storms that moved through the area in the early morning hours of October 21st. Outages were caused by high-winds and lightning. High-winds coupled with saturated grounds caused trees from outside the right-of-way to fall onto lines causing the lines to fall to the ground. A total of 45 power poles were broken.

Outage restoration update - Tuesday, 3:00 PM

HOEC's CEO/General Manager Dan Singletary updates members on outage restoration efforts.

Oct 17 update on field audit project

Representatives with Davey Resource Group are finishing up work in the Eminence area, and will begin working in the West Plains area tomorrow.

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