79th Annual Meeting recap with photos and video

A live concert by Dawson Hollow was a highlight of the 79th Annual Meeting of HOEC Membership, held Friday, May 4th at the Civic Center.

After a quick stop at the registration desk, a crowd of more than 1,100 filled the arena for the evening full of music, prizes, fun activities for kids, hot dogs and corn dogs, energy efficiency displays, a live line safety demonstration, and the Cooperative's business meeting.















Following is a list of prize winners from the meeting.

  • Porta Cable Portable Air Compressor - Jimmy D Vincent, West Plains
  • $79 Electric Gift Certificate - Quentin L & Thelma J Caldwell, Koshkonong
  • Hirsch $50 Gift Certificate - Ivory J & Garla Donley, West Plains
  • $79 Electric Gift Certificate - Dwayne & Juanita Cobb, West Plains
  • Meco Stainless Steel Electric Smoker - Donald & Marlene Turner, Willow Springs
  • Gift certificate for a 1 day Float Trip for Two (Twin Bridges) - Floyd & Patricia Deidiker, West Plains
  • Bicycle - Lexie Wilkerson, Alton
  • $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate - Shirley P Brown, Birch Tree
  • Bicycle - Blake Marshell, Alton
  • Spike Shield Surge Strip - One Moore Venture, West Plains
  • Hamilton Beach Mixer/Blender - Kathey M Thompson, Mountain View
  • Yeti Hopper Flip Cooler - Robert & Vera Fite, West Plains

  • $79 Electric Gift Certificate - Robert & Judy Ford, West Plains

  • Vacmaster 6 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac - Morton L Hall, Pomona
  • Bicycle - Aliza Weckwerth, Caulfield
  • Crockpot Slow Cooker - Albert E & Mabel French, Caulfield
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet - Alana McNichols, West Plains

  • $79 Electric Gift Certificate - Troy & Shirley Earls, West Plains
  • One Fire Electric Lock and Go Grill - Dewayne & Mary L Busbey, Peace Valley
  • $50 Colton’s Gift Certificate - Carol Belcher, West Plains
  • Hirsch $50 Gift Certificate - Roy D & Donna Collins, Koshkonong

  • Tacklebox with fishing lures, line, pliers and fillet knife - Hannah Cockrum, Pottersville

  • Fishing pole, tackle box and lures - Brody Bales, West Plains

  • 2 $50 Wal-Mart Gift Certificates - Ron & Sharon Adams, West Plains
  • Bicycle - Korra Judd, Dora
  • Easy Street Electric Cart Grill - Dorothea B Hebing, Alton
  • Lasko 16” Oscillating Fan - Fred & Meredith Sorrell, Myrtle
  • Gift Cards for 4 for Springfield Cardinal Game - Kathy Bentzel, Alton
  • Bicycle - Zoey Vermillion, West Plains
  • Branson Zipline Gift Card (2 Adults & 2 Kids) - Bill & Phyllis Cochran, Mountain View
  • Silver Dollar City Passes for 4 - Donald & Nancy Cocker, Birch Tree

  • $79 Electric Gift Certificate - Freeda Evans, Gainesville

  • 2 Tickets to Glass Sword Cinema - Earl & Susan Bottoms, Birch Tree
  • iPad - Bob J Robinson, Pottersville
  • Sanyo 40” TV - Jimmy B & Jessica A Sisco, Alton

  • Fern - Alta Collins, West Plains
  • Laptop Backpack - Louie Parker, Thayer
  • Easy Street Table Top Grill - Clay & Phyllis Gruben, West Plains

  • Hanging Plant - Reba McGinnis, West Plains
  • Lunch box and assorted tool kit - John & Rayetta Beach, West Plains
  • Logo cooler and pen type voltage detector - Lois A Stacey, Couch

  • Sony PlayStation 4 - Hunter Graham, West Plains

  • $500 Gift Certificate for Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply - Paul & Eleanor Marquardt, West Plains



    After the business meeting concluded, the winning kids picked up their new bicycles.




    Thanks to all members and guests who attended our meeting this year; we hope you enjoyed it!

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