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January 2020 Clarke REC Headlines

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Teamwork: 2019 Service Awards
Every year, the Clarke Electric Cooperative family comes together to recognize employees and board members who have achieved a longevity milestone.

Clarke Employee Helps Neighbor in Need
For employees of Clarke Electric Cooperative, living the Cooperative Principles is more than words printed on a page. That was demonstrated in early December when Journeyman Lineman Kyle Halls didn't hesitate to help a local farmer and friend who's battling a serious health condition. 

Back to the Future! By David Opie, General Manager
Sometimes the best way to move ahead is to review the past! Investments in our assets are more than just poles and wires. We regularly replace and update our equipment, bucket trucks and diggers. It is also our fiduciary responsiblity to keep our facilities safe and effective. 

CEC Board Approves 2020 Budget
The Board of Directors approved the 2020 budget at its November board meeting, with a focus on providing safe, efficient, reliable and affordable electricity. 

Community Invested: Investing in our Youth
It may only be January, but your cooperative is already making plans for summer vacation, and you should be too! The 2020 Youth Tour will be June 18-25 in Washington, D.C. Each year, Clarke Electric Cooperative sponsors one high school junior to attend the all-expenses-paid trip. 

Understanding Energy Demand and Purchasing
Do you ever look at your energy bill and wonder what it all means? If your answer to that question is "yes," then you might be interested to learn how demand impacts your utility bill. To start, it is important to understand how electricity is made and how it is delivered to your home. 

The Cooperative Difference: Grassroots Efforts Are Vital to Cooperatives and Rural America
Representatives from Clarke Electric Cooperative, Guthrie County REC (Guthrie Center), Farmers Electric (Greenfield) and Southwest Iowa REC (Corning/Mt. Ayr/Stanton), hosted a Legislative Meeting in Creston Nov. 25. 



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