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Where Can I Pay My Electric Bill?


CVEC has teamed up with several area businesses and banks to make paying your electric bill convenient. Bills can be paid at any of the loca- tions below, at any time during the month. Just be sure and have your bill stub with you. Keep in mind, these payments are not received at our of- fice for at least three business days, so please be mindful of your due date. Once we receive your payment, we will credit your account.


Chandler – BancFirst Eufaula – Bank of Oklahoma Shawnee – Arvest Bank BancFirst


First United Bank Vision Bank


Seminole – BancFirst First United Bank Security State Bank


Harrah – BancFirst Holdenville – The Bank, N.A. Konawa – BancFirst Tecumseh – BancFirst First United Bank


Maud – The Bank, N.A. McLoud – BancFirst Meeker – BancFirst Vision Bank


Noble – First State Bank Paden – Citizens State Bank Prague – BancFirst Vision Bank


Wetumka – Citizens Security Bank Wewoka – First National Bank Security State Bank


Find Your Account Number and Win $25


If you find your account number hidden in this issue of The Electralite, you could win $25.


In order to win, the account number


must be your own. You need to report finding the number to us by the 15th of the month. And you need to report finding it by phone, mail or in person. Good luck!


As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be a good alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the cen- tral heating system. However, space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you are plan- ning to use a space heater in your home this winter, review these tips from CVEC to keep you, your family and your property safe. Materials – What are the components of your space heater made of? Parts like metal grating can be hot to the touch and may burn anyone who gets too close. Make sure you purchase a heater that is cool to the touch and has guards over the coils just in case little fingers get too close. Placement - While it can be tempting to place a small heater on a shelf so it is not in the way of pets and children, it is safest to leave the heater on a level floor on a nonflammable surface. Keeping the space heater on the floor can keep it from falling over, preventing fire hazards. Also, remember that space heaters and bath- rooms are not a good combination, unless the heater is designed for bathroom use. Moisture can damage the heater.


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The most important rule about space heater placement is the three-foot rule. Whether you are using the heater in the bedroom, living room or kitchen, space heaters should always be kept three feet away from flammable materials and out of the way of children and pets. Special Features – Does your space heater have an auto shutoff function if


tipped over? Auto shutoff can be a lifesaver. If you currently own a space heater without auto shutoff, consider purchasing a heater with this important safety fea- ture.


Cords – You should never use an extension cord when plugging in a space heater as it can cause overheating. The space heater should be plugged directly into a wall outlet, and should be the only thing plugged in to the wall outlet. Also make sure cords aren’t in a high-traffic area so they are not a tripping hazard. Use – Never leave a heater unattended while in use. If you are leaving your home or going to bed, make sure to unplug the heater. Following these tips and making sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions can keep you safe this winter.


Statement of Non-Discrimination


Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., is an equal opportunity pro- vider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, found online at http:/www/ascr/usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Ag- riculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W. Washington, D. C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program. intake@usda.gov.


George Hand, General Manager


The ElectraLite


February 2015 Tips for Space Heater Safety


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