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Plant trees properly to save energy and keep the lights on

Nothing adds beauty and value to a home like trees. Besides offering significant energy savings by providing summer shade and winter protection, trees help absorb noise, provide privacy, freshen and replenish the atmosphere and attract wildlife.

HOEC crews successfully restore power

After thunderstorms packing high winds and lightning came through south-central Missouri about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday August 3rd, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative crews worked to restore power in a widespread region including the areas around Dora, Caulfield, West Plains, Tecumseh, Vanzant, and Koshkonong.

Practicing safety leads to working safely

Pole top Rescue Drill

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

Powering homes with the wind

When the wind blows, energy flows; that is now true for Missouri electric cooperative members. Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI), the power generating supplier for Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative members, began receiving energy from the first utility scale wind farm in Missouri back in 2007.

Sizzling summer temperatures can bring Peak Alerts

During hot and humid days of summer it's important to remember to participate in HOEC's Peak Alert program.

HOEC's 74th Annual Meeting of Membership (photos)

The 74th Annual Meeting of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc. was held May 3rd, 2013 at the West Plains Civic Center where approximately 800 were in attendance despite the cool, rainy weather outside.

The evening included an energetic performance by bluegrass quintet The HillBenders from Springfield, Missouri.

Cooperatives strive to promote weather safety

HOEC's CEO/General Manager Dan Singletary was a guest earlier this month on KOLR-10's television program Ozarks Live.

Kids Fun Zone to bring some new fun to Annual Meeting

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative invites you to the 74th annual meeting of membership to be held the evening of Friday May 3rd at the West Plains Civic Center. Bring your children so they can enjoy the Kids Fun Zone that will be open from 5 to 6:30!

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