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Loyalty Keeps Us In Touch Co-ops believe in supporting local communities


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oyalty is a prized virtue, and we tend to keep those prized virtues strong throughout our lives; ties and loyalty to our school, country, and family.


Loyalty, according to Webster’s Dictionary is defined as a feeling of allegiance, said to have evolved as the devotion one has for his or her family or friends.


Plato said that only a man who is just can be loyal, and that loyalty is a condition of genuine philosophy. Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and


us loyal to that community. By taking part in the activities of our communities—be it sponsoring a high school team or supporting a local county fair—we help ensure that these organizations and events survive, and maybe even become even better for the next generation.


BY TERRY MATLOCK CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


“By taking part in the activities of our communities—be it sponsoring a high school team or supporting a local county fair—we help ensure that these organizations and events survive, and maybe even become even better for the next generation.”


despise the other.”(Matthew 6:24)


We at Choctaw Electric Cooperative are loyal to our members and the communities we serve. Our employees and directors live in your communities; and we spend our money and our time doing the things you do.


We are a part of the same community, and being a part of the community keeps


At Choctaw Electric, we take our jobs seriously and we take our responsibility to community seriously as well. In fact, concern for the community is one of seven basic cooperative principles that distinguish cooperatives from other types of businesses.


Being connected and part of the local community helps your electric cooperative stay


focused and in touch with local needs.


By participating in and supporting local activities, Choctaw Electric strives to make a positive difference in our Southeast Oklahoma communities, and remain loyal to our members, our neighbors, and our home.


Thank you for giving us that opportunity.


Choctaw Electric Cooperative BOARD OF TRUSTEES


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


HUGO OFFICE PO Box 758 Hwy 93 North


Hugo, Oklahoma 74743


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


Monday-Friday • 8 am - 5 pm IDABEL OFFICE


2114 SE Washington Idabel, Oklahoma 74745


Toll Free: (800) 780-6486 Local: (580) 286-7155


Monday-Friday • 8 am - 5 pm


ANTLERS OFFICE HC 67 Box 62


Antlers, Oklahoma 74523 (One mile east of Antlers)


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


Two Contests For Members Offer Cash Prizes


■Find the Lucky Lightbulb Visit the co-op website at www. choctawelectric.coop and find the lucky lightbulb. If you spot it, please email Lois Ann Beason at lbeason@ choctawelectric.coop. You could win $25!


■Lucky Account Number: Search your newsletter for the lucky account number. If you find the number and it belongs to you, contact CEC by the 10th of the month for a bill credit up to $100.Call, stop by or email. 800-780-6486, ext 207, email: jboling@choctawelectric.coop.


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


www.choctawelectric.coop


24 Hour Outage Hotline 800-780-6486


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