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A look back at a productive 2013 and ahead to 2014

As the end of each year approaches, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative takes time to reflect on the year that has passed and to look forward and plan for the year ahead.

No tricks, just treats at HOEC's "Trunk or Treat" booth

The annual "Trunk or Treat" event was held October 30th at the West Plains Civic Center. Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative participated along with other businesses and organizations, promoting a safe, family-friendly environment for area children to "trick or treat."

Electricity remains a good value

In the last ten years, electricity has proven to be a good value when compared to other commodities like gasoline, eggs, apples, ground beef, orange juice, bread and coffee. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumers Price Index, electricity has increased at a slower pace than any of these items (see graphic).

HOEC's Dan Singletary appointed to AMEC committee

Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, was recently appointed as a district representative to the Internal Operations Committee of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), Jefferson City. AMEC is the service organization of the state's 47 Electric Cooperatives, which serve more than 560,000 rural consumers.

HOEC employees participate in CASA fundraiser

Twenty-three Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative employees and family members participated in the first ever "Color Me for CASA" color run held Saturday, September 28 in West Plains.

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.

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