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Reaching Out to Future Co-op Members and Employees

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Today’s school students are tomorrow’s electric cooperative members. And at a time when many co-ops are looking for ways to engage new members, Berkeley Electric Cooperative is showing that it’s┬ánever too early to start. As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the co-op is launching a program called “75 Acts of Education.” The goal is [...]

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Texas Co-op Helps Hungry Children

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Weekends mean no school bells and books. But for some children, it’s also a time when there’s nothing to eat. Thanks to a Texas electric cooperative, though, students on free or reduced lunch assistance now won’t have to go hungry during weekends. The charitable arm of Trinity Valley Electric Co-op in Kaufman recently donated $3,000 [...]

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Promotion Pairs Electric Cars, Paperless Billing

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


An Illinois electric cooperative has found a way to combine two of its high priorities—electric vehicle charging and paperless billing—into a promotion that includes a chance to win a free car. Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative officials hope to see steady growth in the co-op’s paperless billing program. They also want an increase among members committed [...]

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Kansas Plains Last Stop for Spacesuit Exhibit

Monday, January 26, 2015


For many townsfolk in southwest Kansas, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., might just as well be in outer space. But thanks to the electric cooperative community, Montezuma, Kan., will be the final frontier for a traveling spacesuit exhibit curated by the hallowed institution. After visiting 11 cities in four years, “Suited for Space” is [...]

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An Honor Run for Jaxon

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Six-year-old Jaxon Schoenberger battled every step in the last months of his life. And Jeremy Yarber ran in his footsteps. A systems engineer at Coast Electric Power Association, Yarber led the Kiln, Miss., co-op’s participation in a community effort to help Jaxon fight a rare and deadly brain tumor. As a “St. Jude Hero,” Yarber [...]

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