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Future members tour HOEC

Friendship Circle Preschool students are shown lineman's gloves

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative was the host of numerous preschool aged children from the Friendship Circle Preschool of West Plains on Friday, April 22nd. The future HOEC members had the opportunity to take a tour of the HOEC facility and to view some of the equipment with which the HOEC line crews work.

Video: A family's story highlights potential danger of equipment

Electrical service box and pad-mounted electrical transformer for underground lines

Electrical service boxes and pad-mounted transformers (like those pictured) are necessary equipment in areas served by underground electrical lines.

Be aware: HOEC members may hear from "Scam Artist"

Slam the Scam logo encourages members to hang up on suspicious scam phone calls

There have been reports of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC) members receiving phone calls from individuals who claim to be from the cooperative. They are claiming money is owed and are attempting to collect money. If you receive such a call and are suspicious at all, hang up the phone and immediately call the cooperative.

Annual Meeting pre-show entertainment announced

Gospel singers Marty and Patti Elmore

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative will welcome Marty and Patti Elmore to the 77th Annual Meeting of Membership on Friday, May 6th. The Elmores will be the featured entertainment for the pre-show starting at 5:15 p.m.

Home Show attendee wins a "cool" prize

Tina Turner of Thayer, Missouri, is pictured receiving the ice cream maker she won from HOEC at the Home Show

Tina Turner from Thayer, Missouri, was the winner of a White Mountain ice cream maker. Turner was one of many patrons to register to win the ice cream maker at the Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative booth display at the Southern Missouri Home Builders Association’s Home and Garden show held March 4th and 5th at the West Plains Civic Center.

Planned outage postponed

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative is postponing a planned power outage that was scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday February 25th, for cooperative members in the Caulfield and Pottersville areas.

AMEC named as award winner

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) recently named the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) the winner of the William F. Matson Democracy award. The Democracy award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and service to rural electric cooperatives through political action, political education and participation.

Harvesting the wind for electricity

Wind farm image

Rural electric cooperatives have long been pioneers when it comes to bringing affordable electricity, and the quality of life it provides, to the people they serve. When it came to the frontier of wind energy in Missouri, rural electric cooperatives again helped open the way.

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