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Students Return from Energy Camp

Merritt School students, Loren Ballard and Aaron Ligon, have recently returned from the 2016 Rural Electric “YouthPower Energy Camp,” where they served as delegates from Northfork Electric Cooperative.

Jimmy Taylor Earns NRECA Director Gold Credentials

     Jimmy Taylor, Northfork Electric Cooperative board president, has been awarded the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) top Director Gold credential. Mr.

Northfork Electric Reporting 3,500 Outages

As of 10:00 a.m. Dec. 28, more than 3,500 Northfork Electric members are without power. Like many electric utilities across the state, the cooperative suffered extensive damage due to the recent winter blizzard. Ice accumulation on power lines combined with 60 mph wind gusts resulted in roughly 150 broken poles across NFEC’s service territory.    

NFEC Supports Area Schools through Gross Receipts Tax

Everyone agrees a good education is important. And everyone agrees there is a lot involved in giving students that good education. That is why NFEC provides financial support to school systems in our service territory through the payment of gross receipts taxes. The 2% gross receipts tax is collected from members’ monthly electric bills at the instruction of the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Trustees Vote to Return Over $240,000 in Capital Credits

One benefit of being a member and owner of your cooperative is receiving capital credit refunds. These capital credits are your portion of the margins - or profits - made by your cooperative. Capital credits are unique to the cooperative form of business. Unlike profits paid only to share-holders of for-profits businesses, capital credits are paid to each co-op member who purchases electricity in a specific year.

Poster Contest Winners Announced

Northfork Electric Cooperative recently held a poster contest for area 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to celebrate National Lineman Appreciation Day. The talent and competition was strong, with over 500 entries submitted from 11 school districts across the cooperative’s service territory.

Quinn Retires From NFEC

Gary Quinn and his wife, Brenda.

After 24 years working devotedly for Northfork Electric Cooperative, Gary Quinn is set to retire on May 19, 2015.

National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 13

America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

On April 13, 2015, Northfork Electric Cooperative will honor the hard working men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on.

The full text of the resolution, which the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board adopted unanimously, follows:

Progress Continues on New Headquarters Facility

Just off exit 25 on the east side of I-40 in Sayre, the beginning phases of construction on Northfork Electric’s new headquarters facility continues.

NFEC Manager of Office Services Lisa Dailey is one of many who visit the job site regularly to monitor the progress. “According to our construction timeline, the project is on schedule to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015,” Dailey says.

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