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MAY-JUNE 2012


ENERGY EFFICIENCY Tip of the Month


from various companies will soon hit the back roads to trim trees, spray and remove brush. It’s a huge task—and in some cases it may require access to your property. Kiamichi Electric mailed notices to members in December about right of way work taking place.


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Want to beat the heat? Run appliances like dishwashers and dryers late in the evening to keep heat they give off from affecting your comfort. Use cold water to wash clothes, and remember to unplug electric chargers, televisions, and any electronic items when you are not using them. Learn more ways to save at TogetherWeSave.com.


t’s time for Kiamichi Electric to begin spring cleaning along its right- of-way. Contract crews


—TOUCHSTONE ENERGY® COOPERATIVES


Save energy and money by installing a water heater blanket, using low-flow showerheads and faucets, and lowering the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F. Learn more at EnergySavers.gov.


—US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


District meetings scheduled Time to elect your board representative


Members who live in these areas will receive a meeting notice in the mail.


O THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Operation Roundup is a voluntary program that raises thousands of dollars to improve the health and well being of southeast Oklahomans.


Applications for Operation Roundup funds are available at local social service agencies, at the  or online at www. kiamichielectric.org.


Right of way maintenance is key to reliable electric service for you and your neighbors. For the next four months, crews will be working in the following areas. Please give them your


District meetings are important gatherings for your co-op because they present one of the best opportunities for members to get involved.


Kiamichi Electric (KEC) is owned by the consumers who buy its products and services. So KEC’s owners include you, your neighbors and everyone whose electricity is supplied by the co-op.


As a member/owner, you have a say in how your cooperative conducts its business. You can “speak up” in several ways: You can nominate and vote for the candidates who run for the


n August 7, Kiamichi Electric Cooperative members in Districts #2, #4, and #6 will 


seats on the Kiamichi Electric board of trustees, you can let your elected board member know about issues that concern you, or you can run for a seat on the board yourself.


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District#6 Meeting Tuesday, August 7, 1 Blanco Baptist Churc


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Please make plans to attend your mee It’s the perfect opportunity to get invo


CO-OP YOUTH The trip of a lifetime... Local teens bound for Washington


small change that changes lives


OPERATION ROUNDUP REPORT


YEAR TO DATE COLLECTIONS: $28,860.91


YEAR TO DATE DISBURSEMENTS: $9,670.85


TOTAL COLLECTED SINCE INCEPTION: $959,646.92


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS SINCE INCEPTION: $884,768.24


Electric Cooperative Youth Tour essay contest. The teens will  17 to participate in the 2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour.


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The week-long educational tour includes stops at major historical sites, monuments, and other tourist attractions in and around Washington, D.C.


Every year, teens from across the country participate in Youth Tour, all sponsored by their local electric cooperatives. Oklahoma’s Youth Tour delegation this year will include 73 high school juniors and eight adult advisors.


ocal teens Baile Louderback and Clay Parent of Kiowa High School are the winners of the Kiamichi


Baile Louderback


Clay Parent


For more details on Youth Tour, please visit www.kiamichielectric. org or www.oaec.coop.


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