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Dollars at Work

Dollars at Work

Dollar-Up campaign funds lineworker training Since 1999 the Electrical Distribution Systems, or EDS, program at State Technical College of Missouri has filled a much-needed role in the utility sector: skilled lineworkers. Through a winning formula of industry-led...

Consider a Co-op Career

Consider a Co-op Career

Electric co-ops are great places to work Electric cooperative employees tend to be a happy group of people. There’s a good reason why. It’s their job to provide affordable, reliable electric service. But in doing that they also make a difference in the lives of their...

Please Move Over for Roadside Crews

Please Move Over for Roadside Crews

If you see police, firefighters, utility crews or other emergency personnel on the side of the road, please slow down and move over when possible. It’s hard work repairing and maintaining the lines that bring you power. It can also be dangerous, especially when...

Round It Up

Round It Up

Operation Round Up helps those in need People helping people is a rural way of life. That’s especially true when the chips are down and someone needs help getting back on their feet. Electric cooperatives have found a unique way to leverage the hundreds of thousands...

Turner Named to MIC Hall of Fame

Turner Named to MIC Hall of Fame

Educator. Advocate. Innovative community leader. A model director. A true believer in cooperatives. All of these terms have been used to describe Boone Electric Cooperative director Jay Turner. That’s why the Boone County farmer is the latest electric cooperative...

Shop Local

Shop Local

Support your neighbors this Christmas season Unless you are one of those frequent shoppers who buys Christmas gifts year-round, you are probably fast approaching panic time for holiday gift giving. If that’s the case, consider shopping local to support those small...

Cooperating with COVID

Cooperating with COVID

Teachers became students when they attended the Energy in Today’s Classroom course. Here they learn to wire simple circuits. Many may hesitate signing up for a summer class during these uncertain times, but 15 teachers and two engineering students from across Missouri...

High-Speed Help

High-Speed Help

July 2 was a big day for rural Missourians living without the benefits of high-speed internet service. On that date Gov. Mike Parson visited Co-Mo Connect in Tipton to sign House Bill 1768. The bill sponsored by Rep. Louis Riggs extends the Missouri Broadband Grant...

New Norm for Annual Meetings

New Norm for Annual Meetings

Co-ops grapple with taking care of business post-pandemic When Co-Mo Connect held its 2020 annual meeting on May 21 things looked a lot different than the previous year’s gathering. Just a handful of people attended, with the meeting limited to directors and key...

Speeding Along

Speeding Along

Co-op fiber projects receive $863,000 in state broadband grants Amidst the changes that came to everyday life in the Show-Me State during a pandemic, a few truths didn’t waver. Health care professionals, store clerks and countless others provided services Missourians...

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