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Happy Veteran's Day!

This Friday, November 11th, Americans all across our great country will celebrate Veteran's Day and honor the many men and women who have served our country in uniform. All of us here at HOEC would like to thank all veterans for the many freedoms we enjoy as a result of their courage, commitment, and sacrifice. Thank you for keeping our country free!

HOEC employees recognized for safety on the job

Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, is pictured accepting a safety award on behalf of HOEC employees for working over 164,000 man-hours in 2015 with no lost-time accidents. The award was presented by Rob Land, Vice President of Risk Management & Training with AMEC (the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives).

Notice to members

HOEC is performing parking lot maintenance this week. The maintenance is scheduled to last until Friday, October 28th. The front parking lot and the drive-thru are currently closed; if you need to conduct business at the Cooperative during this time, please follow the signs to the designated temporary parking area.

Halloween fun at "Trunk or Treat"

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative personnel took part in the annual "Trunk or Treat" event on Wednesday, October 26th. Pictured as characters from the movie "Toy Story" are HOEC employees Dakota Bates, Cheryl Murphy with her daughter Katelyn, and Myles Smith.

Labor Day office hours notice

The HOEC business office will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. As always, dispatchers will be available to serve members in the event of a power outage.

September is National Preparedness Month

Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month to help Americans be prepared for and able to respond to a variety of emergencies - including those Mother Nature brings to our doorsteps. From tornadoes to floods, storms can cause destruction and power outages. It is important to be prepared with needed supplies, a plan, and safety knowledge.

Net Metering fairness for all members

Logo for Fairness Down The Lines program

Special interest groups want to change Missouri net metering law, unfairly shifting costs from the select few Missouri Electric Cooperative Member-Owners who have solar panels on their homes to the majority of Member-Owners who do not.

Our perspective is simple: that all Members are continuously connected to the grid, so all Members should pay evenly to maintain it.

Stay safe around downed power lines

This video from Puget Sound Energy contains important safety tips on how to avoid electrocution in the event of a car accident involving a power pole and electric lines.

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