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‘If we don’t do it, who will?’

‘If we don’t do it, who will?’

Pemiscot-Dunklin members enjoy life in the fast lane thanks to fiber-fast internet service The employees and directors of Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative have a saying they like to use when it comes to discussion about how best to help the communities they...

Caring for Community

Caring for Community

When the call for help comes, Black River answers When Madison County Health Department Administrator Becky Hunt received the call from her Regional Implementation Team led by the Butler County Health Department, Becky’s own department immediately organized a massive...

Close to the Heart

Close to the Heart

North Central Missouri rallies around community health Since March 2020, Deborah Taylor and her staff of six have been on the front lines of keeping her community safe from an invisible enemy. During the year, the administrator of the Sullivan County Health Department...

Here to Help

Here to Help

Barry Electric employees help ensure better quality of life in southwest Missouri It’s no secret where the staff of Barry Electric Cooperative will be on the final Saturday of October. About 20 employees congregate around an open fire cooking a massive 5-gallon pot of...

Powering Their Community

Powering Their Community

White River Valley works to lift up the members they serve Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives are about much more than keeping the electricity flowing to their member-owners. While doing so safely and in an affordable manner is one of the primary tasks, their...

Back on the Job

Back on the Job

Co-op family helps John Randall find a new role It was supposed to be a simple operation, outpatient surgery to correct a herniated disc. “I put up with it as long as I could,” John Randall relates of the back pain that was making it hard for him to do his job as a...

Delivering Holiday Cheer

Delivering Holiday Cheer

Electric cooperatives ensure foster children have memorable holiday season The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy for children everywhere. But not every child is on equal footing. Thanks to electric cooperative employees and board members in northeast...

Spare Change That Makes a Change

Spare Change That Makes a Change

Se-Ma-No Electric Cooperative members know their co-op. In the wake of severe thunderstorms, high winds and heavy blizzards, they can’t help but notice bucket trucks and linemen working diligently to restore downed lines and power. But the co-op also is busy behind...

Progress by the Numbers

Progress by the Numbers

Howell-Oregon Electric partners with community to boost local economy Neighbors banding together to help one another is the way of life in rural Missouri. At the community level that means joining forces to help drive economic development, increase average income and...

Right Tree, Right Place

Right Tree, Right Place

Trees provide many benefits. They shade homes, provide shelter for wildlife, pump oxygen into the air and add beauty to the landscape. But when they grow into power lines they become a real liability. “They can be our worst enemy,” says Chris Gaines, line...

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