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Vol. 64 Number 11


News orthwestern Electric September 2013


Cooperatives celebrate 50 years of Youth Tour Local teens make historic trip to Washington, D.C.


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his year marked the 50th time electric cooperatives from across the nation sent high school juniors to represent them on the Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C. Nearly 1,600 youths, with 72 of the soon-to-be-high school seniors coming from Oklahoma, converged on Washington, D.C. for a fun-filled week of touring our nation’s capital. Mattie Atha and Nicolas Smith, both of Arnett, served as Northwestern Electric’s representatives. They were joined by Hannah Ruble of Woodward who participated through an employee incentive program at NWEC. (338001) While in Washington, the trio visited as many memorials, muse- ums and historic places that could be packed into the week-long trip. Mattie Atha said, “The most exciting part of the trip for me was viewing


ounty fair


the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets the night he was shot. I also enjoyed meeting people in the city of Washington who knew we were from Oklahoma and would ask about


It’s hot dog time at the county fair C


time is just around the corner. Thoughts of a county fair bring back


memories to many people of fun times—sack races, showing a calf, winning a blue ribbon, visiting with


friends, carnivals and the best tasting hot dogs in the world.


Northwestern Electric will help northwest Oklahomans recapture that feeling as we feed free hot dogs to those attending the Dewey, Ellis, and Harper County fairs. Friday, September 6 Dewey Co. .......................... 5-6 p.m. Saturday, September 7 Ellis Co. ........ 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Harper Co. .... 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


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ERC loans......................2 Computer savings........3 Recipe............................3 Kids camp .....................4 Missing members.........4


Mattie Atha and Nicolas Smith, both of Arnett, along with Hannah Ruble of Woodward, represented Northwestern Electric Cooperative on the 50th Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of OAEC)


the tornadoes and say they had been praying for us. I also really enjoyed the depressing yet truthful Holocaust Museum.”


Nicolas Smith made several new friends while on the trip. “Getting to know kids from across the state while taking in the sights and sound of our nation’s capital was the most exciting part of the trip for me,” he said. “Other highlights were touring the Newseum and the Smithsonian Museums.”


For Hannah Ruble “getting to meet other students from different states” was the best part of the trip. “Other highlights of the trip were the Holocaust Museum and touring the Capitol,” she added.


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