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CYCLE February 19 application deadline is near

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative will sponsor the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) for the thirteenth consecutive year in 2016. HOEC will select two area students as delegates to attend CYCLE (lodging, meals and transportation provided), and encourages all high school juniors living in the HOEC service area to apply.

Have an action plan in case of emergency

From the Desk of Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager

Since I have been your Manager at HOEC, our plan for restoring power after severe storms has been to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. We have an emergency preparedness plan in place so when disaster strikes we are ready to restore power to you, our members, as safely and as quickly as possible.

Building a better future takes a “Grassroots” effort

From the Desk of Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager

Missouri is a very fertile state and Missouri’s farmers plant and harvest some of the finest crops grown in America. Farmers know the importance of timing. A farmer 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.

The Value of Membership - What makes an electric cooperative different

From the Desk of Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager

In the U.S., the vast majority of people receive their electricity from one of three types of utilities; investor-owned, municipal-owned, or an electric cooperative. So, let’s take a closer look at these three types of business ownership models.

You could benefit from a Home Energy Audit

An energy audit is a detailed analysis of the home that includes several steps to find where your home is losing cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. Since heating and cooling your home is the largest use of energy, finding leaks can pay dividends if the leaks are sealed.

Notice to members

The Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative business office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. As always, dispatchers will remain on duty and service linemen will be on call to serve members in the event of a power outage.

Halloween fundraiser is fun for all

The annual Trunk or Treat event was held on October 28th at the West Plains Civic Center. The event is designed to create a safe place for West Plains’ area children to celebrate a safe Halloween celebration. Ultimately, the event is a food drive to benefit less fortunate families in the community. Parents bring their children to the event by donating a non-perishable food item.

HOEC's Dan Singletary appointed to 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.

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