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Oklahoma Co-ops Help Build Home Fit for Hero

Monday, May 18, 2015


The days of living in an old ostrich breeding house can’t end soon enough for retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronny Sweger. This fall, the former Green Beret, his wife Claudia, and their triplet boys will move into a new house built by Operation Finally Home, a national wounded vets group, with help from two [...]

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Three Crowned Touchstone Energy Brand Champions

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Three members of the electric cooperative community were selected as 2015 Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives Brand Champions at CONNECT ’15. The winners were announced at the May 14 general session. Jimmy Baker’s supporters cited his “innovative, pragmatic and successful strategies to further the brand.” For example, Baker, vice president of marketing and public relations at Palmetto Electric Cooperative in [...]

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Bluebonnet Wins Communications Award

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Turning 75 is an auspicious event, but you can do more than just offer a nod to history. Such was the case at Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, where the communications staff saw an opportunity to educate members about the co-op’s past while focusing attention on the services and key messages of today. The resulting communications program [...]

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NRECA’s Rich Meyer to Head Energy Bar

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Rich Meyer, NRECA senior vice president and general counsel, will serve as president of the Energy Bar Association, a national legal trade group. NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson praised Meyer’s one-year appointment to the helm of the organization, whose 2,500 members include energy lawyers from all major facets of the power sector including federal and [...]

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In Memoriam: Oscar Salinas

Friday, May 01, 2015


Oscar Salinas, who set aside concerns about Ebola to go to Liberia for NRECA International, died of a stroke May 1. He was 68. “This is a very hard blow. Whenever we lose friends, the pain runs very deep,” said Dan Waddle, senior vice president of NRECA International, who visited Salinas in Liberia only days [...]

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