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Don’t Miss the Magic Unwrap the true meaning of Christmas


exciting weeks of the entire year. The countdown to December 25—Christmas!


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As a child that was about as exciting as it could get. (That and maybe catching fire flies with my


brother at our papa’s.)


While the holiday season is still as full of excitement as


a holiday season should be, we miss the magic juggling the Christmas shopping list, parties, and the hustle and bustle of trying to get everything done. We add stress instead of joy to our lives and the holiday season.


This year take advantage of the savings you get through using your Choctaw Electric Coop Connections card. Find a recipe in the coop cookbook or newsletter. There


he weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, for me, are some of the most


toy drives and shelters or helping at their local church.


Years ago, our neighbors started this co-op to give power to our communities and empower rural residents to improve their quality of life.


BY TERRY MATLOCK CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Today, that’s still our purpose at Choctaw Electric, and it warms my heart to see members of our co-op “family” going the extra mile to power our local communities and make life a bit better for


everyone during the holiday season.


“While the holiday season is still as full of excitement as a holiday season should be, we miss the magic juggling the Christmas shopping list, parties, and the hustle and bustle of trying to get everything done.”


This year, I hope you will take a few moments to watch the excitement in the eyes of your children and grandchildren as they count day the days until Christmas.Then, after the gifts are wrapped and meals are cooked, take time to look around the table. Your family is your purpose: the


are many good values to being a member, but the best value may be your neighbors and friends who work at Choctaw Electric.


You will find them this holiday season volunteering to work at soup kitchens,


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.


rest of the holiday season is just details.


I wish you all happy holidays, and a very merry Christmas.


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


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


www.choctawelectric.coop


24 Hour Outage Hotline 800-780-6486


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