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October 2019 Clarke REC Headlines

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Community Invested: Youth Consider Co-op Careers
Linemen Rob McCoy and Eric Page shared their experience and job knowledge with students at Clarke Community High School. Also, the line crew welcomed Wilbur Walkup for a day of job shadowing. 

Be Aware of Utility Work in October
Clarke Electric will be using a contractor to inspect about 4,100 distribution poles in the Derby substation territory beginning this month. 

Annual Meeting: The Train Never Stops by David Opie
More than 250 consumer-members of Clarke Electric Cooperative attended the 79th Annual Meeting Sept. 16. In his address, General Manager Dave Opie compared the ongoing operations of the cooperative to a train that is continually on a journey of improvement. 

Safety Driven: Linemen Test Skills That Can Save Lives
There are many reasons for linemen to pair up as they work around energized utility lines. One of the most important reasons is to be able to rescue a fellow lineman. 

Energy Smart: Recycle Old Appliances
If your project list this fall includes cleaning out your garage or basement, remember that old appliances in working order may be recycled. 

Blinks May Cause Headaches, But It Means System is Working
Severe weather, animals and birds in the wrong place at the wrong time are responsible for many of the summer outages Clarke Electric sustained in July, August and September. 

What's That Smell? 
Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you turn on your heat for the first time in several months that there is an odor that comes with it? Some people equate this with the smells of fall, alongside burning leaves and pumpkin spice, for instance. But it may mean your furnace needs maintenance. 


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