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Severe Weather Awareness Event April 11 from Noon to 2:00pm

HOEC and Ozark Radio Network invite members of HOEC to join us at the Cooperative Friday, April 11 from Noon to 2:00pm. Enjoy a free hot dog (while they last) and learn about severe weather safety. Special pricing will be available on Emergency Weather Radios, and there will be drawings for FREE Weather Radios.

Jeff and Sheri Easter to perform at the 75th Annual Meeting

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative is honored to announce that Jeff and Sheri Easter will be our special guests and musical entertainment at our special 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting of Membership of HOEC, Friday May 2nd, 2014 at the West Plains Civic Center.

Green Power is available to HOEC members

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative offers a voluntary renewable energy program known as Green Power.

Stay safe during spring storms with a weather alert radio

An emergency weather radio can be a life saving piece of safety equipment in your home. Continuous local and regional weather information from the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri is always available to you with a weather radio.

Door prize from Home & Garden Show awarded

Beth Wiggs of Alton, MO, was a winner of a Midland WR120 EZ emergency weather radio from Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative.

Winter storm status update

Officials at HOEC report that through this winter storm no power outages were reported. The original forecast by the National Weather Service was predicting the accumulation of ice coupled with high wind gusts, which typically will cause widespread power outages. This forecast prompted the Cooperative to put its emergency preparedness plan in place.

HOEC making preparations for coming winter storm

The National Weather Service in Springfield is forecasting a winter storm to cover our area beginning as early as Friday February 28th, and continuing through Monday, March 3rd. The storm is predicted to bring a wintry mix of precipitation throughout the time period with a slow transition to snow. This is the type of storm that can produce icing on power lines.

High winds February 20th caused outages and damage

After a wind storm Thursday, February 20th, HOEC officials reported 1,192 cooperative members were without power over a widespread area. Outages were reported in Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark and Shannon counties. A total of 5 power poles were lost in the storm.

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