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Choctaw Electric Cooperative BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Our Priorities Remain Local Choctaw Electric directors reflect hometown values


In the article, Black described a friend of his who served on a board of directors much like our own here at Choctaw Electric Cooperative. Black asked his friend how he’d been doing,’ and the man replied, “Left at seven this morning on horseback to find a lost cow and calf. Found’em an hour later,


I


read an article by Baxter Black recently entitled, “Keeping Our Priorities Straight.”


“The decisions made by your electric cooperative board of trustees determine what we do and the way we do it. Their decisions can also affect the way you live.”


BY TERRY MATLOCK CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Cooperative board of trustees determine what we do and the way we do it. Their decisions


tangled in ‘bob’ wire. Roped the cow, caught the calf, trailed the cow, carried the calf back to the house for nursing.”


Duty called, and he answered.


I like that story because it’s one most of us can relate to. That cow needed him, and he responded. Despite all the board meetings and influential contacts, he is a simple cowman at heart, and he was all that cow had.


Electric cooperative board members are much the same. While they may come from varied backgrounds and interests, each individual plays a vital role in the direction a co-op takes. The decisions made by your Choctaw Electric


can also affect the way you live.


With that in mind, it’s a good thing our co-op directors understand our area, and know what it’s like to live and work here. They are regular folks just like the rest of us, and when there’s a job to be done, you can expect them to follow through.


Choctaw Electric personnel make me feel that way, too. No matter the circumstances or conditions you can count on them. Like that cowman, they know their priorities, they work hard, and at the end of the day, we can be proud of the work they do. CEC employees and board of trustees, thanks for everything you all do to make your co-op successful. ■


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Toll Free: (800) 780-6486 Local: (580) 326-6486 FAX (580) 326-2492


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Two ways to win cash: Search co-op website or newsletter


Choctaw Electric Cooperative members can win cash by simply reading their newsletter, or logging on to the co-op website at www.choctawelectric.coop.


On the website, look for the lucky lightbulb. If you spot it, please email Lois Ann Beason at lbeason@ choctawelectric.coop. You could win $25!


In the newsletter, search for the hidden account number. If you find it and it belongs to you, you win a $25 bill credit. (Unclaimed bill credits will roll over each month, up to $100 bill credit. ) To claim your credit, the account number must belong to you. Also, you must let CEC know by the 10th of the month by phone, mail or in person. By phone, please call Jennifer Boling, 800-780-6486, ext 207.


Toll Free: (800) 780-6486 Local: (580) 298-3201


Monday-Friday • 8 am - 5 pm On the Web:


www.choctawelectric.coop


24 Hour Outage Hotline 800-780-6486


Mike Bailey, President Bob Hodge, Vice President


Rodney Lovitt , Secretary Treasurer MEMBERS


Bill McCain Henry Baze Bob Holley


Buddy Anderson Joe Briscoe


Larry Johnson MANAGEMENT AND STAFF


Terry Matlock, Chief Executive Officer Susan G. Wall, Executive Assistant Jia Johnson, Director of Public Relations Tonia Allred, Benefits Specialist


Jimmie K. Ainsworth, Director of Finance and Accounting


Jim Malone, Director of Operations Darrell Ward, District Supervisor


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