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 2017

January "Hotlines"
 "A new year brings about changes. Greg Goetz promoted to his new position as Alfalfa Electric Cooperative's CEO and General Manager." "Featuring Jim Daub in Alternating Currents." "New construction is in the works for a new dispatch center and offices and a warehouse for AEC Services." "Traditions, old and new were enjoyed by current and retired AEC employees and their families at the annual AEC Christmas party." "Districts 5 & 7 will have positions open for Trustee filing. The filing period is February 1-10.  Potential candidates must file the document at our office during this filing period. Office hours are M-F, 8:00-5:00." 

February "Hotlines"
"After 33 years of working at Alfalfa Electric Cooperative, Area Serviceman Dave Mathis will trade his truck in for retirement." "Alternating Currents featuring Director of Operations, Scott Cudmore" "AEC holds two District Meetings: District 7 meeting will be held on March 7 at the Aline Senior Community Center. That Trustee seat is currently being held by Joe Hise of Cleo Springs, OK.  District 5 Meeting will be held on March 9 at the Hawley Fire Dept. Joe Waggoner of Nash, OK currently holds that Trustee position."AEC Summit winners selected: Keely Courson from Cimarron High School and Kyson Sacket of Aline-Cleo High School." 

 

 2016

January "Hotlines"
Alfalfa Electric Area Serviceman Rob Daughhetee retires after a reputable 42 year career.  Feb. 1-10 AEC Filing Period: Members wishing to fill the positions of Trustees in Districts 1, 3 & 8 must file during this time frame.  Carol Bowers featured in Alternating Currents.  Winter is here!  Make sure to get your heating system checked.  Call AEC Services, Inc. (580)596-3333 or 1 800-853-4969.

February "Hotlines"
 "Elections held at District Meetings for Districts 1, 3 and 8." "Get familiar with the faces of the men and women who serve AEC."  "March 22 Youth Tour Banquet. AEC will award trips and scholarships to 7 deserving high school juniors." "March 27 Easter Sunday-Rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ."     
March "Hotlines"
 "Dr. Carl Newton, Debbie Ferguson, and Dennis Ferrell prepare for one of their last board meetings as Trustees for Alfalfa Electric Cooperative."  "Matt Gibson is featured on Alternating Currents."  "AEC's 80th Annual Meeting planned for April 8, 2016 at the Cherokee High School."  "Thank your AEC linemen! Monday, April 11th has been designated as National Lineman Appreciation Day by America's electric cooperatives."  "It's not too early to get your air conditioner checked before the temperature heats up.  Call AEC Services, Inc. at 580-596-3333 or 1-800-853-4969 to schedule a unit check."

 April "Hotlines"
"Dr. Carl Newton, Debbie Ferguson, and Dennis Ferrell prepare for one of their last board meetings as Trustees for Alfalfa Electric Cooperative."  "Matt Gibson is featured on Alternating Currents."  "AEC's 80th Annual Meeting planned for April 8, 2016 at the Cherokee High School."  "Thank your AEC linemen! Monday, April 11th has been designated as National Lineman Appreciation Day by America's electric cooperatives."  "It's not too early to get your air conditioner checked before the temperature heats up.  Call AEC Services, Inc. at 580-596-3333 or 1-800-853-4969 to schedule a unit check."

May "Hotlines"
"Alfalfa Electric Cooperative's 80th Annual Meeting a success."  "AEC Executive Secretary, Linda Warner checks out the trackless train from the engineer's seat." "Danny and Rosetta Harris from Alva, OK were the winners of the Grand Prize John Deere Gator at AEC's 80th Annual Meeting." "Alternating Currents features Lora Miller, Member Services Clerk." 

June "Hotlines"
 "After a long day of work, a small group of AEC men gathers with some of their children and grandchildren. Family is very importantl to the hardworking men of Alfalfa Electric." "Alternating Currents featuring Taylor Shrum, Spraying & Pole Testing Foreman." "Better Safe Than Sorry--A Cooperative Extension Educator oversees a student as she learns to safely hook and unhook machinery." "AEC's Concern for Community in action--AEC is represented well as volunteers at the Special Olympics Oklahoma." 

July "Hotlines"
"Help light the Bolivian path.  OAEC and AMEC partner to bring electricity to two villages in northern Bolivia." "July 16-22 Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp." "Alternating Currents features Joel Lopez, Apprentice Lineman." "Demand Load Management--A program for commercial accounts to reduce demand charges by controlling usage during peak time periods.  The program begins each year on June 20th and runs through September 9th (excluding holidays and all Sundays.). Peak hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m." 

 August "Hotlines"
"Back to school for area kids! Help keep these students safe by watching for them as they cross streets and ride bicycles. Be aware of buses loading and unloading students.  AEC wants all students to have a safe and successful school year." "Continued hot temperatures still in forecast--call AEC Services to get you A/C checked." "Alternating Currents featuring Gary Olson." "AEC crews work tirelessly in very trying conditions--rain, sleet, snow, wind, ice and even fires.  Rest assured that your AEC employees are working together to make your co-op the BEST." 

September "Hotlines" 
 "CEO Colin Whitley leaves Alfalfa Electric Cooperative to be closer to his family. AEC will miss Colin and his family." "Thomas Wessels featured in Alternating Currents." "AEC sends students to Colorado: McKayla Holson from Waynoka and Nick Nakvinda from Ringwood were selected to attend the 40th annual Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO." 

October "Hotlines"
"AEC shakes things up.  Gail Ridgway, Greg Goetz, Jim Daub and Scott Cudmore take on new responsibilities at Alfalfa Electric Cooperative." "Christina Eshleman featured in Alternating Currents." "Check out the list of undeliverable capital credit checks to see if your name or someone you know is listed. Contact Christy Schanbacher or Gina Waugh if you have current contact information that would help." "October is National Cooperative Month. Take some time to recognize and celebrate your local rural cooperative." 

November "Hotlines"
"AEC provided a lifesaving safety program to area students, EMT's, firemen, law enforcement agencies, AEC employees and their families and others interested in electrical safety." "Alternating Currents features Jason Berry, Working Foreman." "November 11 is Veterans Day & November 24 is Thanksgiving." "Don't forget to check to see if you or someone you know is on the list of undeliverable Capital Credits." 

December "Hotlines"
 "A recap of a successful year: Repairs to equipment damaged during the 2015 storms over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Youth Tour winners, banquets and scholarships, AEC's 80th Annual Meeting, Special Olympics and a shift of responsibilities and new positions for employees." "Brandon Wright featured in Alternating Currents." "Our offices will be closed on December 23rd and December 26th for the Christmas holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with our families and friends. We will also be closed Monday, January 2nd for New Year's." "Reminder that February 1-10 is the filing period for Trustee candidates for District 5 and 7" 

2015

December "Hotlines"

Changes begin at AEC by making some changes to AEC park and adjoining buildings.  New building will be erected for AEC Services and changes in office spacing.  Bryan Kimminau is in the spotlight on Alternating Currents. AEC offices closed on December 24-25 to allow employees to spend time with family and friends as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Offices will also be closed on Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day.  

November "Hotlines" 
Students from Cimarron, Waynoka, and Pond Creek-Hunter schools enjoy learning how to be safe around electricity through AEC's Safety Smart Program.  Help find rightful owners of unclaimed capital credits from the listing of individual and business names.  "Alternating Currents" article features Douglas Conrady, Engineering Technician at AEC.  

 October "Hotlines"
"Keith Ellerbeck and Travis Barton spend time in their go-karts after a full day's work at Alfalfa Electric.  Keith and Travis race their karts at Alva Speedway." "October 4-10 Fire Prevention Week.  Check and install smoke detectors on every level of your home." "October 31 Halloween.  Be safe and watch for trick-or-treaters!" "Listing of unclaimed Capital Credit Checks.  Call our office at 580-596-3333 and ask for Christy Schanbacher or Gina Waugh if you see a name on the list you know.

 

September "Hotlines"
"Nancy Rieger, Gret Goetz, Terry Ryel and Gail Ridgway complete 30 years at Alfalfa Electric Cooperative." "Offices will be closed Monday, September 7th for Labor Day."  "Students Sadie Crusinbery, Kallie Thomason and Caitlin Flackman attend the YouthPower Energy Camp near Hinton, OK." "General Manager, Colin Whitley weighs in on the value of Energy Audits and how AEC Customers can utilize this service." 

 August
"Terry Ryel prepares his heat and air department for hot, humid summer days.  The 6-man crew and 1 very important lady, team up to keep homes and businesses just the right temperature." "August 4-7 Youth Power Energy Camp -AEC sends 8th graders to Red Rock Canyon, Hinton, OK to improve leadership skills and learn about rural electrification." "Pond Creek-Hunter students, Kristen Steffens and Travian Semrad attend the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO."

July "Hotlines"
"AEC's employees treasure time spent at the Special Olympics Summer Games held at Stillwater, OK." "Jim Daub and Brandon Wright check outages on the Outage Management System." "Area students discuss Youth Tour experience from trip to Washington D.C."  "CEO & General Manager, Colin Whitley discusses the Sixth Cooperative Principle - "Cooperation among Cooperatives"    

June "Hotlines"
"AEC's massive mailout." Capital credit checks available to members for a part of 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2014 totaled to the amount of $1,000,000.00.  More than 5,000 checks remained unclaimed at the end of the Annual Meeting night."  "AEC Youth Tour sends several students to Washington, D.C. in June." "Don't forget to honor your father on Father's Day, June, 21."  

May "Hotlines"
"A record-setting crowd attends Alfalfa Electric's 2015 Annual Meeting." "Honor the influence of mothers and motherhood on May 10 for Mother's Day." "Remember those in our Armed Forces and those who died serving our country this Memorial Day." "YOUTHPOWER Energy Camp sends four 8th graders to Red Rock Canyon." 

April "Hotlines"
"In recognition of the record-setting year, AEC will give away this 2015 John Deere Gator at the 79th Annual Meeting.  Members must be present to win."  "Terry Ryel, Manager of Marketing & Public Relations, talks about Changing Technology." "Tips for things that should be on your Spring cleaning checklist."  "You own your cooperative, so Participate in it!  There are several ways you can exercise your membership at your electric cooperative." 

March "Hotlines"
 
"A Bar Bunkhouse Band will perform at the Alfalfa Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting on April 10, 2015." "No contenders for District 2, 4, and 6." "Meet your AEC Employees."  "March 24 Youth Tour Banquet: Judges decide seven awards for area students." 

February "Hotlines"
"Air Evac Lifeteam helicopters make lifesaving flights from medically underserved areas to nearby hospitals.  Alfalfa Electric Cooperative members are eligible for discounted memberships from AirMedCare." "Colin Whitley, CEO & General Manager talks about Electrical Safety and the importance of teaching our children about electrical safety."  

January "Hotlines"
"Old faces in new places."  "In 2014, several former employees took on new roles at AEC.  This year also produced some retirements and resignations and also some new positions at AEC."  "Three districts due for election:  District 2, District 4 and District 6."  "Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month: They're out of sight, but don't forget about your air ducts.  Taking care of them can save money and energy. Check ducts for air leaks and take care of minor sealing jobs with heat-approved tape.  Call the pros for major ductwork repairs."

2014 

December "Hotlines"
"Taking what comes next.  Larry Miller retires."  "Use emergency generators with care."  "GenerLink allows customers to safely connect a portable generator to their home."  "Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month: Be merry and bright, but don't let your holiday lights shine all night.  Save money on your electric bill by installing a light timer for your decked-out home.  It can help lower your electric bill and reduce energy consumption."

 November "Hotlines"
"A tribute to Bonnie Haas and her lifetime dedication to AEC"  "Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 27, 2014"  "Colder weather is upon us.  Call AEC Services, Inc. to schedule a service check for your heating system.  580-596-3333 or 1-800-853-4969."  "Last names beginning with R through Z and businesses with unclaimed capital credit checks.  Make sure to call if you or someone you know is on the list."     

October "Hotlines"
"National Co-op Month"  "AEC invites all to celebrate cooperatives in Oklahoma and across America." "Co-ops exist to serve their members, but they also play a major role in their communities."  "Capital credit checks await owners." "Robyn Turney continues tradition and starts new ones as she takes on a new role here at AEC after the retirement of long time employee, Ron Shafer."  

September "Hotlines"
"AEC sends students to Washington, D.C." "Ron Shafer retires after 41 years of service to Alfalfa Electric Cooperative." "The Fall Equinox is September 23.  Cooler days are coming so get your name on the list for a furnace check-up with AEC Services, Inc."

August "Hotlines
"Director of Operations, Ron Shafer soon to retire after forty-one years." "It's time again for school buses to dot the landscape.  Watch out for the kiddos!"  "Introducing SmartHub, the new Self-Service Portal."  "The last summer holiday is Monday, September 1--Labor Day!" 

July "Hotlines"
Check out your community's 4th of July celebrations for this year!  Call AEC Services for an A/C check-up!  Relay for Life of Woods and Alfalfa counties is at the Cherokee football stadium, beginning on July 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Please come and support and cheer on others in their walk to cure cancer! 

 June "Hotlines"
"Prairie chickens "threatened" throughout AEC Territory." "Don't get caught in a wildfire unprepared!" "Father's Day is Sunday, June 15, 2014."

May "Hotlines"

AEC's Annual Meeting is Friday, April 4, 2014.  Join us for a time of entertainment, information, great prizes and a free dinner!   Our offices would like to wish you and your families a Happy Easter - April 20, 2014.

April "Hotlines" 
"AEC's Annual meeting is Friday, April 4, 2014."  "Join us for a time of entertainment, information and great prizes and a free dinner!"  "Our offices would like to wish you and your families a Happy Easter - April 20, 2014."

March "Hotlines"

"Annual Meeting Friday, April 4, 2014."  "Annual Meeting's act--checking the crowd for dummies." "Also in this issue:  Meet the faces behind the Team and the Team behind the Power-employee pictures."

February "Hotlines"

"Touchstone Energy shooting for another Leadership Summit."  "The impact of regulations on YOU."  Also in this issue: "The clean truth about detergents", "Convert a room into a home theater for the Super Bowl!"  

January "Hotlines"
"Trustee slots open in District 5 & 7." "Youth tour launched for 2014." "Also in this issue, Tips for driving on ice and snow." "Button up that overcoat, Hypothermia kills."  

2013

December "Hotlines"
"Members are reminded that Trustee filing will soon be open in Districts 5 & 7.", "The holidays are upon us!  Check out our safety tips for holiday decorating and energy saving ideas." 

November "Hotlines"
"Protect your home and business from electrical fires.", "Control energy costs this holiday season.", "More Capital Credit contacts need updated."

October "Hotlines"
"Record number of Capital Credit checks returned" "Director of Accounting Christy Schanbacher helps members update information."

September "Hotlines"
"Lightning--Nature's Fireworks", "A Better Way!" and "Patronage Taxable Income Allocation For 2012 Announced".

August "Hotlines"
"1898 Round Barn In Arcadia, OK Shows Designing Genius", "Gross Receipts Tax Allocation Pumps $1,000,000 to Area Schools", "Helping AEC Members To Lower Electric Bills", "Sweating With The Oldies..." and "Quench Your August Thirst With A Trip To 'Pops'"

July "Hotlines"
"Max Ott Receives National, Statewide Award", "KAMO Takes AEC's Night Calls and Dispatching", "New Summer Intern", "AEC Helps Restore Power to Moore After Tornados", "When Faith Precedes the Miracle"

June "Hotlines"
Avard Industrial Park Picking Up Speed", "Get Your Energy Flowing!", "Outdoor TVs Hold Up In Extreme Weather", "Kids Vie For Kindles With 'Dig Deeper'--Summer Reading Program"

May "Hotlines"
"New YT Winners Spread Across AEC Territory", "Annual Meeting 2013 Meant Prizes for Most Members", "Now What", "Funny Thing About Air-Conditioner Filters..."

April "Hotlines"
"Last Terms for Two Trustees", "Are You REALLY PREPARED For Any Emergency?", "One To Remember", "Library Rounds Up a Little Help", "Disaster Supply Kit Spells PREPARATION"

March "Hotlines"
"Three AEC Districts Unopposed For April 5 Annual Meeting", "Taking Care of Business..."

February "Hotlines"
"On March 1, 2013 Another Youth Tour Contest Will Come To a Close", "Alfalfa Electric Cooperative's Retail Rates Remain Competitive", "Choosing To Be Cozy In Your Home"

January "Hotlines"
"Operation Round-Up Pennies Sandbag Leaking Economy", "Fireplace Efficiency; Don't Let Your Money Go Up In Smoke", "Getting Bossy!"