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Powerline Press July 2011


A Supplement of Oklahoma Living Published by Lake Region Electric Cooperative for its members. Vol. 2


Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month


Consider using solar lights for outdoor lighting. Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity that can be stored in a battery and used at night to make light. Check manufactur- ers’ instructions to make sure your solar lights are situated to receive sufficient sunlight to recharge each day.


Source: U.S. Department of Energy


Lake Region Electric Cooperative has a con- tinuing history of providing support to local schools through educational programs, student activities, scholarships and more. This year was no exception; LREC joined Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) and other electric cooperatives from across the state in sponsoring students to attend the Youth Power Energy Camp at beautiful Can- yon Camp near Hinton, OK. Youth Power Energy Camp is a program specifically for eighth grade students. While at camp, students formed a coke and candy cooperative, selected a manager and dispersed dividends. Students also enjoyed many games, the chance to climb a utility pole, and ride in a bucket truck.


Students who attended camp this year were Kaleb Parnell of Hulbert, son of Mitch and Sharon Parnell and Dylan Ellis of Hulbert, son of Brett and Kate Robertson. These students attended camp with approximately 72 other outstanding students from Oklahoma. During the camp, students attended sessions


Office Closed


LREC’s offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. If you have an


emergency or outage during this time please


call 800-364-LREC. LREC Right-of-Way Herbicide Spraying


Lake Region Electric Cooperative has contracted with Northeast Rural Services (NRS), to proceed with our annual brush control program on the right-of-ways associated with the cooperative.


Their crews will be selectively spraying the tall growing brush un- der the electric lines, using products that will stop the growth of grasses and trees in the right-of-way.


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Please note, that the people spraying on your property are indeed doing work on behalf of LREC. The contractor crew’s vehicles should be identified by a company name or logo (NRS).


Right-of-way management is a key


component to the operations of LREC as well as having safe, dependable electric. If you have any question about right-of-way, please call James Cook at 918-772-6912.


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NEWSLETTER No. 7


Youth Return Energized About Camp Left to right: Dylan Ellis and Kaleb Parnell


on energy, electrical safety, and rural electric ca- reers. Other special activities of the four-day pro- gram included hands-on electrical demonstrations, a 13 low element ropes course and swimming. “In my opinion, the most exciting part of the trip was the rope course. In the rope courses we got to work with and trust in each other,” said Dylan Ellis. “Other highlights I enjoyed while at camp was the pool, go kart racing at celebration station, and hiking the canyon,” said Kaleb Parnell.


Photo Courtesy of OAEC


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