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IN THIS ISSUE:
Got Power? Thank a Lineman: National Lineman Appreciation Day April 18
National studies consistently rank the power line industry among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Working high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and demanding profession.
Sign Up for Automatic Bill Payment
Enjoy the easy, reliable and secure way of using Clarke Electric’s Automatic Payment Plan (ACH). Having your payment deducted automatically from your checking/savings account or credit/debit card can save you time and money. This service is FREE to our members.
Where is Our Ship Sailing? By Dave Opie
Having a plan and a vision is like the rudder on a ship: without it, you may never arrive at your destination no matter how powerful the engine. Similarly, a rural electric cooperative, like Clarke Electric, could invest in all the infrastructure, poles and wire we can afford, but if we don’t know where we are headed and what we plan to achieve, we may be wasting our money and effort.
Cooperative Construction Begins Again as Spring Arrives
Clarke Electric’s right of way contractor, Coddington, Inc., has begun working in the Medora and White Oak substations to clear trees, undergrowth and vegetation in and around the power poles.
The Cooperative Difference: Grassroots Efforts in Action
Clarke Electric directors and employees joined more than 200 rural electric cooperatives representing 38 co-ops traveling to the Iowa State Capitol March 20.
Community Invested: Show You Care with RECare
What turned out to be a brutally cold and snowy winter season left many Clarke Electric members struggling to pay their heating bills. These expenses can’t always be predicted, which is why Clarke Electric encourages its members to help their neighbors and community by participating in RECare.
Consider Serving Your Cooperative as a Board Member
A cooperative functions most effectively with strong leadership. Your board of directors is democratically elected from the membership to represent your interests and to provide long-term vision and directions.
Energy Smart: Fact or Fiction? Getting to the Bottom of Energy-Saving Claims
When it comes to saving energy, it can be confusing to figure out what works and what doesn’t. True, technology is constantly changing and keeping up with trends can be exhausting. Here’s a few common energy-saving claims that may or may not be true.