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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...

Teaching the teachers

Teaching the teachers

Central Electric Power Cooperative and Mizzou give teachers the tools they need for a new year School started early for 31 middle and high school science teachers as they participated in the 2021 Energy in Today’s Classroom. The two-day event hosted by Central...

Committed to Caring

Committed to Caring

Farmers’ Electric helps sick kids through Area Youth Benefit Fund As the well-known African proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Ask the members, directors and employees of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, and they’ll tell you it also takes a village to...

Lighting up their community

Lighting up their community

Consolidated Electric delivers more than electricity Missouri’s electric cooperatives are intertwined with the communities they serve. From the early days of banding members together to form a co-op and turning the lights on for the first time to sending the best and...

‘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...

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