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MARCH 2012  FOR YOUR INFORMATION


New phone system offers better services Check account balance, make payments, change contact info


When you call the co-op, you will be greeted by the new automated system however, you have the option to speak with a CEC customer service representative at any time.


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For co-op members, the new system offers a fast way to check your account balance, make credit card payments, and change your phone number and/or address. Soon


hoctaw Electric Cooperative installed a new telephone system in February that offers many new features you may not be aware of.


members will be able to report power outages, and even listen to outage updates, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


During a major power outage when CEC is flooded with calls, the new system will reduce wait time for members, and keep them posted on the situation. For the most efficient service, please have your account number handy when you call.


To reach your CEC office in Antlers, Hugo or Idabel, please call 800-780-6486.


It’s time to buy a fishing license A


s the weather warms up, more people are inclined to hang up their nine to five work clothes and pick up their fishing poles. Before you drop that line in the water, be sure you have a current Oklahoma fishing license.


Oklahoma fishing licenses are good for one year, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31. Fishing licenses may be purchased at various locations, or buy one online at https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/ forget1/OnlineSales.aspx.


The cost per license for Oklahoma residents:


ADULTS (AGE 18+) 2-day fishing license .......................$15 Annual Fishing License ..................$25 5-year Fishing license .....................$88


YOUTH (AGE 16 -17) Youth resident fishing license........$5


For non-residents, the following prices apply:


Texas residents age 65+ are exempt, and do not need a license.


ADULTS (AGE 16+) 6-day non-resident fishing license........$35 Annual non-resident fishing license........$55


Please save these important dates


April 10 ......................CEC Energy Saving Workshop. Free for all Choctaw Electric Cooperative members, the workshop will feature topics such as weatherproofing your home, caulking around doors and windows, space heaters and insulation. Several guest speakers will offer tips and suggestions on how to take advantage of energy-saving programs at the federal, state and local level, for members that qualify. The workshop will take place at the CEC office in Hugo. Contact John Drake at CEC for more details, 800-780-6486, ext. 233.


April 21..................... Relay for LIfe Benefit Roping, Hugo Rodeo Arena . Books open 9 am-10 am. 9, 11 and 13 point ran separately. Roping begins at 10:30 am. 60 percent payback. Roping is a 4/$60. High money winner of each roping wins a buckle. For details, please contact John Antu at 580-298-7320 (day) or 580-372-1190 (evening). This is a Relay for Life event.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY Tip of the Month


Adding insulation to your home? An R-value indicates insulation’s resistance to heat flow—a higher R-value means more effective insulation. Your ideal R-value depends on whether your home is new or existing, your heating fuel, and where you live. Learn more at www.energysavers.gov. U.S.


—DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


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Convenient payment


locations Choctaw Electric Cooperative provides several authorized payment locations. Drop your payment by any of the following businesses during regular office hours:


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