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Low income families can qualify for weatherization assistance from Little Dixie Community Action Agency


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Deer Festival & Outdoor Show, Antlers Fairgrounds Wright City Lumberjack Fest


Columbus Day – CEC Office closed for the holiday.


Kiamichi Independent Biker Rally & Bike Show, Idabel Halloween


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Broken Bow Folk Festival Thanksgiving


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Thanksgiving at Christmas Concert, Hugo


City of Lights Christmas Parade, Idabel


Atoka Craft Show


Hugo Christmas Parade Atoka Christmas Parade Christmas Day New Years Eve


Birthday Greetings to CEC Employees


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Amanda Daniel Tony Hallows


George Billingsley Jimmie K. Ainsworth Darryl Barnes Jacob Johnson Mike Mahaffey


f this winter is anything like the last one, southeast Oklahomans will be turning up their thermostats— way up. To help families keep energy costs under control, Little Dixie Community Action offers a special weatherization assistance for qualifying low income families. Those who participate make important energy improvements that result in greater efficiency.


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Since its inception over 40 years ago, Little Dixie’s Weatherization Program has provided weatherization assistance to over 1,000 low-income households. According to the social services agency, families receiving weatherization services see their annual energy bills reduced by an average of about $350, depending on fuel prices.


Because the energy improvements are long lived, the savings add up over time to substantial benefits for weatherization clients, their communities, and the nation. Reducing energy consumption can postpone the need to build expensive new power plants, which can contribute to higher prices. Improving a home’s energy efficiency also improves the health and safety of the families who live there.


The Weatherization Assistance Program helps families make the following energy saving measures:





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Insulation of attic, floor, wall, water heater and exposed pipes.


Repairs for heating units Weather stripping and caulking


• Door and window repairs or replacement


Energy saving compact fluorescent bulbs


Check major appliances for occupant safety and energy savings


When evaluating applications for the program, priority is given to the disabled, elderly and families with small children. Because the program is popular, there is a waiting list for the serve.


To determine if your household is eligible for weatherization assistance, please check the income buildings below:


FAMILY INCOME 1 person........$21,780.00 2 people ........$29,420.00 3 people ........$37,060.00 4 people ........$44,700.00 5 people ........$52,340.00 6 people........ $59,980.00 7 people ........$67,620.00 8 people ........$75,260.00


To apply for weatherization program, you will need to provide certain documents including proof of home ownership, a copy of the past 12 months of utility bills. Complete details and applications are available online at www.littledixie.org, or contact one of the following representatives:


Choctaw County Karen Burton, 580-326-5201


Pushmataha County Lois Poe, 580-298-2921


McCurtain County Cindy Cockerham, 580-286-9348


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