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Notice to Members: Surveys by email and phone in August

HOEC wants your feedback. A third-party will soon be conducting a survey to measure the quality of service provided to you, our members. Surveys will be sent via email on August 9th and 10th, while phone surveys will begin on August 16th. We would appreciate your time in providing responses.

SmartHub: a convenient option for you

At Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative we work hard to provide you with cost-efficient and reliable power. In fact, we made it our mission. We know, however, that being in the heart of the Ozarks during storm season can cause us some issues with power outages.

Help keep our linemen safe

Most jobs don’t require you to climb 40 feet in the air and conduct business within a few feet of high voltage power lines that carry 7,200 volts or more of electricity. However, for our linemen at Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HOEC), this is just another day in the field.

Weekend Storms Produced Power Outages

Approximately 1,300 members across the HOEC system were without power as a result of storms that moved through the service area over the weekend. Cooperative personnel began working to safely restore power to all members. Damaging high winds and lightning were the main cause of outages. High winds blew trees down from outside the right-of-way onto the power lines which resulted in one broken pole and multiple lines down.

Hiring Event for Job Seekers

The West Plains Economic Development Corporation is pleased to host a Hiring Event at the West Plains Civic Center on July 22, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event is designed to connect job seekers with local employers. Currently, there are 29 local employers with more than 350 open positions who plan to be at the Hiring Event. Some of the employers will be conducting on-site interviews.

Prize drawing winner

Congratulations, Weston Warren! He was the winner of the YETI Tumbler that was given away as part of our SmartHub Sign Up Campaign. Weston received his YETI from Dakota Bates, Member Communications Specialist.

Notice to members

The HOEC business office will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day. As always, dispatchers will remain on duty to serve members in the event of a power outage.

Lobby reopening

HOEC’s lobby is reopening to the public on Thursday, July 1st. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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