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Avoid contact with electrical transformers

Click to view this infographic with tips for staying safe around pad-mount transformer boxes, and be sure to share this information with children. Don't assume your kids will know to avoid this equipment; teach them to play safely.

Clearing the way to more reliable electricity

When you see crews clearing brush and overgrown trees from near the electrical poles and lines, know that we are doing it to be able to provide you with minimal service interruptions and more reliable electricity.

Notice to members: Scam Alert

It appears that a phone scam is beginning in the Eminence area. We have heard from some of our members about a call they received telling them that their account is in collections. As a reminder, we will never ask for immediate payment by phone.

Feb. 18 deadline for HS Juniors to apply for CYCLE 2019

See the video below to learn more about this great leadership opportunity, and apply now for a chance to attend!


Some outages due to winter weather on January 19 & 20

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HOEC) officials report that heavy snow and high winds were the primary cause of outages over the weekend. While overall outage numbers were small, the heavy weight of the snow and high winds caused trees located outside the right of way to fall onto lines.

Summer 2019 Interns Opportunity; Apply by March 11

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc., is currently seeking interns in Accounting and Engineering for the summer of 2019. Priority will be given to students in their Junior or Senior year of college, with preference given to students from the HOEC service territory (Howell and Oregon counties, and parts of Douglas, Ozark, Shannon, and Texas counties).

27th Annual Home and Garden Show March 1st and 2nd

The Southern Missouri Home Builders Association (SMHBA) will host the 27th Annual Home and Garden Show on Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at the West Plains Civic Center. The show will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Planting Grassroots Power

Missouri’s farmers plant and harvest some of the finest crops grown in America. Farmers know the importance of timing. You can’t plant too early because of the possibility of a late frost, but planting too late may not give the crop enough time to produce abundantly.

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