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SWARNINGS !


hamburgers and hot dogs, homemade ice cream and other sweet WUHDWV DQG ODVW EXW QRW OHDVW À UHZRUNV 7KLV LV D WLPH IRU IHOORZVKLS with family and friends, but at Harmon Electric we also want to make sure our members focus on safety. To ensure you have the best Fourth of July possible, we would


like to remind you about a few important safety tips from The American Red Cross. 1RWKLQJ VD\V ´)RXUWK RI -XO\µ OLNH D VSHFWDFXODU À UHZRUNV display! The safest way to enjoy this part of the celebration is to KHDG WR D ORFDO À UHZRUNV VKRZ %XW LI \RX ZDQW WR SXW RQ \RXU RZQ show at home, be sure to follow these safety tips: • $OZD\V IROORZ WKH LQVWUXFWLRQV RQ À UHZRUNV· SDFNDJLQJ DQG QHYHU JLYH À UHZRUNV WR VPDOO FKLOGUHQ


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Cookouts are a great way to bring folks together on the Fourth. Whether you are grilling in your back yard or at a community park, make sure your feast includes a generous portion of fun and a side helping of safety! We recommend the following safety tips: • Supervise your grill at all times. • Use the proper tools for cooking on a grill. • 1HYHU DGG FKDUFRDO VWDUWHU Á XLG ZKHQ WKH FRDOV KDYH DOUHDG\ been ignited.


• Always follow the manufacturers instructions when using grills.


day. Here’s hoping we have good weather, and if we do, make sure you are practicing sun safety: • Use a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen and reapply often. • Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. • Drink plenty of water. • %H RQ WKH ORRNRXW IRU VLJQV RI KHDW VWURNH KRW UHG VNLQ FKDQJHV LQ FRQVFLRXVQHVV UDSLG ZHDN SXOVH UDSLG VKDOORZ EUHDWKLQJ However you choose to celebrate, Harmon Electric wishes you a safe and Happy Fourth of July!


HARMON ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC 114 North First Hollis, OK 73550


Operating in


Beckham, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Greer Counties in Oklahoma and Hardeman and Childress Counties in Texas


Member of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives National Rural Electric Cooperative Association National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Oklahoma Rural Water Association, Inc.


HARMON ELECTRIC HI-LITES - Lisa Richard, Editor The Harmon Electric Hi-Lites is the publication of your local owned and operated rural electric cooperative, organized and incorporated under the laws of Oklahoma to serve you with low-cost electric power.


Charles Paxton ......................................................................................... Manager


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Pete Lassiter ..................................................................................................District 1 Jim Reeves ....................................................................................................District 2 Lee Sparkman ...............................................................................................District 3 Braden Cunningham ......................................................................................District 4 Burk Bullington ..............................................................................................District 5 Jean Pence ....................................................................................................District 6 J. R. Conley ...................................................................................................District 7 Charles Horton .............................................................................................. Attorney


Monthly Board of Directors meetings Held Fourth Thursday of Each Month


IF YOUR ELECTRICITY GOES OFF, REPORT THE OUTAGE


We have a 24-hour answering service to take outage reports and dispatch service- men. Any time you have an outage to report in the Hollis or Gould exchange area, call RXU RI¿ FH DW


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TO REPORT AN OUTAGE, CALL 688-3342 or 1-800-643-7769 ANYTIME


Fireworks and cookouts wouldn’t be complete without a sunny


The month of July has always been a favorite of mine. It’s the middle of summer, the kids are out of school and of course, we celebrate Independence Day! Typically on the Fourth, we celebrate our nation’s independence with grilled


! - Use Caution Near Co-op Equipment-


$V \RX À QG \RXUVHOI VSHQGLQJ PRUH WLPH RXWGRRUV WKLV VXPPHU Harmon Electric reminds you to exercise caution near electrical equipment maintained by the co-op. Substations and power lines carry extremely high voltages, and if contact is accidentally made, the results can be dangerous - or even deadly.


Never climb trees near power lines. If you make contact with a


tree that is touching a power line, your body could become the path of electricity from the line to the ground. If you encounter an animal trapped in a tree near power lines or inside a substation, do not attempt to remove it - no matter how furry and cute! Call Harmon Electric or 911 for assistance.


These days, we are seeing more remote-controlled toys, like drones and airplanes, which can be a great way to have fun outdoors. %XW WKHVH JDGJHWV DOVR EULQJ QHZ VDIHW\ FRQFHUQV 5HPRWH FRQWUROOHG WR\V VKRXOG QHYHU EH Á RZQ QHDU SRZHU OLQHV VXEVWDWLRQV RU RWKHU electrical equipment.


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• Keep a safe distance from electrical equipment when \RX Á \ ,I FRQWDFW LV DFFLGHQWDOO\ PDGH ZLWK D SRZHU line or a transformer inside a substation, many members of your community could be left without electricity.


• Keep the remote-controlled toy in sight at all times. • $YRLG Á \LQJ LI ZHDWKHU FRQGLWLRQV DUH XQIDYRUDEOH High winds could cause you to lose control of the remote-controlled toy. 144403


Here at Harmon Electric, your safety is important to us. We hope


you will share the message of electrical safety so that you and others FDQ HQMR\ SOHQW\ RI VXPPHU GD\V À OOHG ZLWK IXQ Visit www.harmonelectric.com for more electrical safety tips.


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