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Metal theft—the crime that endangers lives and can result in thousands of dollars in damages ultimately paid for by you— continues


has hovered at a strong $3.40 per pound for the past several years. To a would-be thief, stealing copper may seem like a quick way to make a buck. But it’s illegal, it’s costly, and it’s not worth a life. Working with any metal and electricity is a dangerous combination, even for trained employees using proper equipment. Some electric cooperatives stamp copper and aluminum wire with an ID number to deter theft. Stolen wire is commonly brought to recycling centers and traded for cash. Although many state laws require recycling centers to keep records of transactions, enforcement can be diffi cult. Without identifying marks, stolen wire is hard to track and rarely recovered. Legislation introduced on the federal level aims to improve tracking and impose stiffer penalties; most states have toughened metal theft laws over the


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nice and well done. The title “Watts Cooking” is so clever and appropriate. Second, the program at the meeting was wonderful, very enjoyable. Good to see Franklin again. Thank you for all you do for us.


Melvena Wetsel


Thank you for the Black & Decker coffee maker. It will be put to good use.


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HARMON ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC 114 North First Hollis, OK 73550


Operating in


Beckham, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Greer Counties in Oklahoma and Hardeman and Childress Counties in Texas


Member of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives National Rural Electric Cooperative Association National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Oklahoma Rural Water Association, Inc.


HARMON ELECTRIC HI-LITES - Lisa Richard, Editor The Harmon Electric Hi-Lites is the publication of your local owned and operated rural electric cooperative, organized and incorporated under the laws of Oklahoma to serve you with low-cost electric power.


Charles Paxton ......................................................................................... Manager


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Pete Lassiter ..................................................................................................District 1 Jim Reeves ....................................................................................................District 2 Lee Sparkman ...............................................................................................District 3 Bob Allen .......................................................................................................District 4 Burk Bullington ..............................................................................................District 5 Jean Pence ....................................................................................................District 6 J. R. Conley ...................................................................................................District 7 Charles Horton .............................................................................................. Attorney


Monthly Board of Directors meetings Held Fourth Thursday of Each Month


IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OFF, REPORT THE OUTAGE


We have a 24-hour answering service to take outage reports and dispatch service- men. Any time you have an outage to report in the Hollis or Gould exchange area, call our offi ce at 688-3342. Any other exchange


area call toll free, 1-800-643-7769.


TO REPORT AN OUTAGE, CALL 688-3342 or 1-800-643-7769 ANYTIME


This note is two-fold. First, the cookbooks are so


Electric Association and electric utilities all over America. Copper wire is appealing to thieves who look to sell it for scrap. Burglars often climb power poles, scale fences, and break into buildings to steal the precious metal—almost always endangering themselves and others in the process. Between 2001 and 2008, the price of copper skyrocketed 500 percent. After a brief decline in 2009, it


to plague Harmon


past few years as well.


Thieves may not understand that they are risking their lives by taking copper from utility poles or substations, where high transmission voltage is stepped down to a lower current for distribution lines. Harmon Electric urges you to follow these guidelines to guard against electrical dangers and prevent copper theft.


• Never enter or touch equipment inside a substation; stay away from power lines and anything touching a power line.





• If you see anyone around electric substations or electric facilities other than Harmon Electric personnel or contractors, call the police.


• Install motion-sensor lights on the outside of your house and business to deter possible thieves.


• Store tools and wire cutters in a secure location, and never leave them out while you are away.





• Help spread the word about the deadly consequences that can result from trying to steal copper or aluminum wire.


Please help us prevent these thefts. If you notice anything unusual, call Harmon Electric Association immediately at (580) 688-3342. If you see anyone other than HEA personnel or contractors around substations or other electric facilities, call the police.


Use less electricity during the


PEAK HOURS 2 pm - 8 pm


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


If you work in construction, do not leave any wires or plumbing unattended or leave loose wire at the job site, especially overnight.


If you notice anything unusual with electric facilities, such as an open substation gate, open equipment, or hanging wire, contact Harmon Electric immediately.


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