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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2012


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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.


I —ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY Mark Ichord appointed to board 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


The Kiamichi Electric Cooperative board of trustees announces the appointment of Mark Ichord of Highhill to the co-op board. Ichord, a longtime member of Kiamichi Electric,  retired after 28 years of service. Ichord is current superintendent of Hartshorne Public Schools. He represents co-op members in District 6.


Mark Ichord


small change that changes lives


OPERATION ROUNDUP REPORT


YEAR TO DATE COLLECTIONS: $72,565.94


YEAR TO DATE DISBURSEMENTS: $64,328.68


TOTAL COLLECTED SINCE INCEPTION: $1,003,351.95


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS SINCE INCEPTION: $939,426.07


Youth Tour Reunion seeks former delegates


The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperative Is coordinating a 50 year reunion of all former Rural Electric Youth Tour participants on July 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City.


Since 1964, Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives have sponsored over 2,600 students on the week-long tour of Washington DC. Today over 1,500 students from across the U.S. participate in the annual Youth Tour, with over 70 students from Oklahoma attending each year.


Kiamichi Electric sends two local high school students on the tour every year. Each spring the co-op holds a contest to select its Youth Tour delegates. Youth


Tour winners say the travel opportunity is one of the most memorable experiences of their lives, fostering lifelong friendships and enriching their understanding of American government.


Reunion organizers are asking formers delegates to help them spread the word about the event. Please contact Jennifer Dempsey, Oklahoma Youth Tour coordinator at 405-607-0161 or jdempsey@oaec. coop. You can also join the Facebook group, Oklahoma Youth Tour 50 Year Reunion, at http://www.facebook. com/groups/101798696649017/#!/ groups/101798696649017/.


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


—COOPERATIVE RESEARCH NETWORK


A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT


Visit kiamichielectric.org for convenient payment options such as online payments, electpay, budget billing and more!


Member wins $599 worth of free electricity


Kiamichi Electric members didn’t leave the co-op annual meeting empty handed. Many who attended the meeting won prizes that included Stihl chainsaw, Rachel Ray cookset and several $100 electric bill credits.


Larry Pirpich of McAlester (right) won the annual meeting grand prize—a $599 electric bill credit. Jim Jackson (left), CEO of Kiamichi Electric Cooperative, presented the prize.


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