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Students from Melisa Green’s third-grade class at Adair Elementary School paid a visit to Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative on May 11. The students toured the facility and visited with several em- ployees to learn more about the responsibilities involved with working at an electric cooperative. The students conducted a mock board meeting and also enjoyed pizza for lunch on the lawn.


INSIDE: Five ways to save


Help cool your home in the summer heat with these five energy-saving ideas. 3


A convenient way to pay Automatic bank draft is a great way for busy cooperative members to pay their bills. 3


Summer fun


Adventure awaits area youth after winning NEOEC’s 2012 youth essay contests. 4


Stake your claim An unclaimed patronage capital check could be waiting for you. 6


Life-saving lessons Safety should be a priority when electricity and water are both present. 10


Watts for Dinner The Varner family shares some favorites with us from Back Forty Restaurant in West Siloam Springs. 11


Top honors


Courtnye Neice was recog- nized for submitting the best youth tour essay in 2012. 12


Northeast Connection


All Around Green Country


Events are published as space allows and must be submitted at least 60 days in advance. Include a telephone number for publication. Send information to Northeast Connection Events Calendar, P.O. Box 948, Vinita, OK 74301. Email: kelly.rush@neelectric.com, or fax: 918-256-9380. Please call ahead to confirm dates and times.


JUNE 1-3 • Miami Miami Nation Tribal Pow-wow NEO College Arena 918-542-1445


JUNE 2 • Colcord Old Settlers Day Talbot Library & Museum 918-326-4532


JUNE 2 • Chouteau Pups in the Park Guy Williams Park 918-825-0157


JUNE 2-3 • Bernice


Hook, Line, & Sinker Free Fishing Day Bernice Nature Center 918-257-8330


JUNE 7-9 • Grove


American Heritage Music Festival Grove Civic Center & Snider’s Camp 918-786-8896


JUNE 8 • Ketchum 19th Annual Mahogany & Chrome Classic Boat Festival Arrowhead Yacht Club 918-663-7153


JUNE 8 • Miami Vinita Chamber Golf Tournament Peoria Ridge Golf Course 918-256-7133


JUNE 8-9 • Miami O’Reilly’s Monster Truck Rally Miami Fairgrounds 417-887-9400


JUNE 9 • Disney Adair Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Grand Cherokee State Park 918-785-4242


JUNE 9 • Miami InterTribal Children’s Pow Wow Ottawa Pow Wow Grounds 918-541-2441


JUNE 11 • Miami


The Glenn Miller Orchestra Coleman Theater 918-540-2425


JUNE 15-16 • Grove GroveFest Various Locations 918-786-9067


JUNE 21-23 • Inola Inola Hay Days Downtown Inola 918-543-6400


JUNE 22-24 • Miami Peoria Tribal Pow-wow Peoria Tribal Grounds 918-540-2535


JUNE 23 • Miami Cruise Night Waylan’s Ku Ku 918-542-8002


JUNE 30 • Jay Huckleberry Festival Downtown Jay 918-253-8698


JULY 3 • Ketchum Fireworks Display Duck Creek 918-782-3292


JULY 4 • Grove Cajun Festival Grove Civic Center 918-786-8896


JULY 4 • JAY Fireworks Display J. B. Earp Stadium 918-253-8698


JULY 4 • Miami Fireworks Display Riverview Park 918-542-4481


JULY 4-7 • Quapaw Quapaw Tribe Pow Wow Quapaw Tribal Grounds 918-542-1853


JULY 7 • Disney Fireworks Display Between the Spillways www.grandlakefireworks.com


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