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Outages caused by storms; power restored

In the wake of severe thunderstorms, accompanied by high winds, that came through south-central Missouri around 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon (July 9th), HOEC officials report that nearly 900 members were without power.

Crewmen worked quickly and safely to restore power throughout the evening. By midnight, all power was restored.

Happy Independence Day!

The Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative business office will be closed Friday, July 3rd, as employees celebrate Independence Day with friends and family. Dispatchers will remain on duty to assist members in the event of an outage.

Training and practice lead to safety

Every year, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative linemen complete a pole top rescue exercise. The purpose of this drill is to teach them what to do in the event a fellow lineman experiences an electrical contact. The pole top rescue drill is just one of several safety training lessons that linemen participate in each year.

Winning Annual Meeting Survey drawn

Each year at the Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC) annual meeting of membership, HOEC asks registered members of the cooperative to participate in a brief survey while at the meeting. Of those members who participated, a drawing for $76 in free electricity was held.

Former CYCLE delegate to attend West Point Military Academy

Dora high school graduate Taylor Brooks was recognized by Congressman Jason Smith for his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, which he will be attending in the fall.

Electrical safety taught at Kids Fest

Pictured is John Thomason, HOEC Member Service Representative, at “Kids Fest” held recently at the West Plains Armory. “Kids Fest” is an annual event designed to teach kids how to stay safe and to be aware of potential dangers around them.

General Manager's report from Annual Meeting

For the benefit of all HOEC members, especially those who were not in attendance at the HOEC Annual Meeting, an outline of the report from CEO/General Manager Dan Singletary is included here.

This year’s report topics are service, safety, communications and maintenance.

76th Annual Meeting of Membership (with photos)

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative's 76th Annual Meeting took place Friday, May 1st at the Civic Center, with approximately 1,000 members, families and friends attending.

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