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July 16, 2013

New directors named at Tri-County's annual meeting

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The co-op, Scott said, supports an “all-of-the-above” approach to providing energy through traditional and alternative means.

To co-op member Rick Morris of Nashville, Saturday's annual meeting offered many benefits to those in attendance.

I think the people are exposed to some of the things that Tri-County does on a day-to-day basis,” said Morris, a member for 13 years. “This is a good time to see your neighbors and talk to other people and find out some of the things that Tri-County offers.”

Also on Saturday, patronage checks for the years 1984 and 1985 were handed out to long-time co-op members.

One such member, Duane Snow of Iuka, received a $31 rebate check. He said belonging to a co-op has several advantages when compared to dealing with a larger utility company.

It's run by us,” Snow said of Tri-County. “Whenever you call, you don't have to talk to a machine.”

The co-op has a rich history in this region and its 75th anniversary is a major milestone, said Duane Noland, president and CEO of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives.

We've gone from where electricity was a rare luxury in the rural areas to where today everyone takes for granted safe, affordable electricity,” Noland said. “And the significance of a cooperative is that the membership who are served by these lines are actually an owner of the cooperative.”

For more information, contact Tri-County Electric Cooperative at 244-5151.

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    Summersville Grade School hosted a kindergarten camp this week to help prepare future students for the new school year. Kathy Hollenkamp, the kindergarten teacher at Summersville, said having the camp has made a big difference in her classroom. On Thursday, the students spent part of the day working on projects that helped them with counting and fine motor skills. The 11 children in attendance also  enjoyed circle time with Hollenkamp while learning about the calendar, nursery rhymes and the alphabet. The first day of school for Summersville students is Aug. 15.

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