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Youth Tour delegate named to national co-op youth board Congratulations to Payton Gentry of Antlers


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housands of teens travel to Washington D.C. for the Rural Electric


Youth Tour, but few advance to the level of the Youth Leadership Council (YLC).


This year Payton Gentry, CEC Youth Tour delegate from Antlers, did just that, making her the third CEC winner to serve on the prestigious council, which is comprised of one outstanding Youth Tour delegate from each state participating in the tour.


Tonia Allred, coordinator of the CEC’s Youth Tour program said Gentry’s appointment is a huge honor for the co-op. and “We are thrilled to see yet another outstanding CEC delegate serve on the YLC,” she said. “It is a tremendous honor and we should all be very proud of her accomplishment.”


ON CO-OP LINES


A more appealing place to heal Lane Frost Center offers care for acute patients


That’s why long term care facilities such as Lane Frost Rehabilitation Center in Hugo strive to provide excellent long term care in an atmosphere that is less hospital like and more homey, With its the antebellum exterior, large patient rooms and a capacity of just 60 beds, Lane Frost patients receive


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or those who suffer with acute injuries and illnesses, a long term hospital stay is unappealing but necessary.


true individual care.


The center handles many types of long care patients, but is particularly well equipped to care for obese patients with illnesses or injury that make mobility an even greater struggle.. The goal at Lane Frost is to help all patients heal, redevelop life skills and become as mobile and


independent as possible.


The facility maintains a highly skilled staff of physicians, physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, nurses, and others.


The level of care received at Lane Frost ensure it remains a facility that every Oklahoman can be proud of.


The Lane Frost Center is served by Choctaw Electric Cooperative. It is located at 2815 E. Jackson Street in Hugo. You can find more information about the Lane Frost Center by calling 580- 362-9200, ext.1010.


Previous CEC Youth Tour delegates Kaylee McDaniel, (2005), and Megan Horn, (2007 ) also served on the YLC. Ravia Patel (2011) was named YLC first alternate.


This year 11 Oklahoma Youth Tour delegates interviewed for the YLC position before a panel of judges. Judges announced Gentry’s selection at the Youth Tour banquet on June 15. Gentry returned to Washington DC in July to participate in the YLC Youth Leadership Conference.


The conference inspires teen leadership by emphasizing community service, rural advocacy and providing greater insight into cooperatives at the state and national level. YLC members act as youth spokespersons for cooperatives throughout the year.


Gentry will speak at the


your CO-OP


PEAK Alert


Use less electricity 2 pm - 8 pm


By conserving energy daily from 2 pm - 8 pm through August, you’ll help Choctaw Electric curb its system peak, a key factor in determining wholesale power costs for the coming year.


Find Willie, win $25! Payton Gentry


CEC Annual Meeting on September 22 and at the statewide annual meeting of Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives in April. She will also attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association annual meeting in New Orleans.


Gentry is a senior at Antlers High School. She is the daughter Carrie Gentry.


Start your search at www.choctawelectric.coop


Willie Wiredhand is hiding somewhere on your co-op website. Find him and you could win a $25 credit on your electric bill.


When you spot our website Willie, please email LoisAnn Beason at lbeason@ choctawelectric.coop. Winners will be drawn from submissions. Good luck!


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