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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.

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.

Students display and develop leadership skills at CYCLE

Tyler West, Bailey Bennett, and Andrew Taylor represent HOEC at CYCLE

Tyler West of West Plains, Bailey Bennett of Thayer, and Andrew Taylor of Myrtle were sponsored by Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative to participate in the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives CYCLE program, held July 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Double Tree Hotel and Convention Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Be on the lookout for these scams

HOEC would like its members to be aware of two new scams that have affected co-op members in other states.

Video: A family's story highlights potential danger of equipment

Electrical service box and pad-mounted electrical transformer for underground lines

Electrical service boxes and pad-mounted transformers (like those pictured) are necessary equipment in areas served by underground electrical lines.

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