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Storm Safe

Storm Safe

Ozark Border Electric teams up with first responders to safeguard community The ice storm of 2009 may be a bad memory, but it’s never far from the minds of residents in southern Missouri. That may be especially true for anyone in the 11-county service area of Ozark...

Bettering Their Community

Bettering Their Community

Macon Electric helps their members, community in more ways than one It’s a chilly Monday morning in Clarence. Lineworkers from Macon Electric Cooperative stay warm in their heavy Carhartt gear as they exit their digger-derrick truck. These employees aren’t hanging...

Community Connected

Community Connected

United Fiber brings rural broadband to northwest Missouri When spring 2020 arrived in Rosendale, an average school day at the North Andrew R-4 School District looked quite different than it had a few weeks before. Students studied at home with Chromebooks. Teachers...

Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow

Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow

Ozark Electric and partners support area youth programs When the Willard Police Athletic League was established in 2009, it was a watershed moment for Police Chief Tom McClain. More than the culmination of a childhood passion, an officer training program and a Project...

Safe, Smart and Spruced Up

Safe, Smart and Spruced Up

West Central Electric bands together to build a better community For rural electric cooperatives, there’s an unwritten principle tied in with Concern For Community: keeping residents, particularly kids, educated about and safe around electricity. In West Central...

Forging the Future

Forging the Future

From fiber to jobs, Osage Valley electric boosts rural life Throughout the year, Osage Valley Electric’s employees are a common sight in western Missouri. During Christmastime and the Olde Glory Days parade in July, linemen hoist lights in downtown Clinton....

Making a difference

Making a difference

Howard Electric proves size doesn't make you small When Richard Fowler accepted the job as manager of Howard Electric Cooperative in 1990, his oldest son wanted to know if they played soccer in Fayette. “I said, ‘If they don’t, we will start a soccer league,’ ”...

The co-op cavalry

The co-op cavalry

Friends help Black River Electric recover from tornado  It’s hard enough recovering from a tornado. It’s even more difficult when your office was in the bull’s-eye and most of the equipment used for repairs is damaged. That was the situation Black River Electric...

Called to action

Called to action

Missouri’s electric co-ops help turn the lights back on after Hurricane Ida The days are long. The conditions are treacherous. The sun is sweltering. The task at hand is enormous. But these lineworkers are up for it all. Following the wide path of destruction left by...

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Gascosage Electric clears hurdles for high-speed internet to members Recently a well-known member of Gascosage Electric Cooperative paid a visit to his co-op’s office in Dixon. He wanted to learn more about the cooperative’s effort to bring high-speed internet service...

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