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Community Events


Help us promote your event by sending event details in advance. Please send event information to Jennifer Boling/Inside Your Co-op/ PO Box 758, Hugo, OK 74743; or e-mail info to jboling@choctawelectric.coop. Events and


dates are subject to change. CEC employees spray a stretch of single-phase line northeast of Hugo. Clearing The Way For Better Service


Choctaw Electric's push for improved service reliability for members begins with right of way maintenance


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f you notice a truck cruising your area firing a spray gun out of the window, please don't be alarmed.


Those are co-op employees and they are treating the right of way with herbicide to control growth. Their work is important to you and your neighbors.


"CEC kicked off a very proactive right of way maintenance program with the goal of reducing costs and improving reliability," explained Kooney Duncan, CEO of the co-op.


For electric utilities, a combined program of herbicide treatment and tree trimming is the best method available for improving system reliability and reducing costs.


"We can spray six times the amount of area it takes to cut and save thousands of dollars every month," Duncan said.


CEC's maintenance program includes spraying with growth inhibitors and trimming to effectively maintain the right of way.


CEC's focus on debt reduction over the past four years resulted in less money for right of way maintenance. As a result, trees and brush in certain sections of the right of way grew vigorously. CEC's renewed commitment to system maintenance will target problem areas first, Duncan explained. Spray


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"We can spray six times the amount of area it takes to cut and save thousands of dollars every month."


—KOONEY DUNCAN, CEO


OCTOBER 5 – 8 Winter Creek Reunion Dulcimer Festival, Bennington


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Push Co. Glo-Run Antlers Big People’s Park


Honobia Big foot Festival


Deer Festival & Outdoor Show. Fairgrounds, Antlers


Fall Festival, Idabel Columbus Day


14 – 15 Push Co Gun Show Fairgrounds, Antlers


Lumberjack Festival Wright City


20-22 Rally & Bike Show, Idabel 28


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Fall Fest & Chili Cookoff, Main Street, Soper


Halloween Carnival Fairgrounds, Ant 31Halloween


NOVEMBER 5


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Daylight Savings End


Veteran’s Day Observance CEC offices closed


Veterans Day Thanksgiving


Lucky Account # 38856262 ($50 Bill Credit). If the account number


above belongs to you, contact your co-op by the 10th of the month to claim your $50 bill credit. Call Jennifer Boling at 800-780-6486, ext. 207, or contact CEC via email or in person.


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