Most teenagers would never consider the morning rush before school life-threatening. There will be those days of drama: remembering a homework assignment due first period, or seeing the tiny zit on their forehead now looks like a third eye — just in time for class picture day. But amid the occasional drama and the routine… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC bids farewell to Journeyman Linemen Gary Cheatham and Jeff Bennett as they announced their retirement this month. Cheatham has been employed by the co-op for 36 years and Bennett for 26 years. “You can never make yourself or the company ready for the retirement of guys like Jeff Bennett and Gary Cheatham,”… Continue reading.
Back in the fall of 2013, Orange County REMC finished a new construction work plan. This plan, a basic part of nearly all REMC portfolios, provides the basis of most of the new construction activity in future years. One part of that plan was to construct a new substation to handle potential future overloading of… Continue reading.
Back in November, Orange County REMC brought back district meetings. We had these meetings in the past, and some cooperatives continue to have them. A random group of members from each district was selected and asked to attend a meeting specific to their district. This format allowed us to discuss your thoughts, ideas and concerns… Continue reading.
You may have seen a new marketing initiative by the propane industry that encourages homeowners to dump their electric water heaters in favor of water heaters fueled by propane gas. The multimedia campaign, called “Pull the Plug on Electric Water Heaters,” makes its case with brochures, flyers, print advertisements, videos, radio spots, fact sheets,… Continue reading.
Cade Powers Orange County REMC hired Cade Powers as the new systems engineer in November. He is a graduate of West Washington Jr./Sr. High School and Purdue University College of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology. He is engaged to Brittany Walker and attends church at the Kansas Church of… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative located in Bloomington. The G&T provides wholesale power and services to 18 member systems in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy believes in an “all-of-the-above” power supply strategy that includes coal, natural gas and renewable energy sources. This strategy provides the best… Continue reading.
Matthew Deaton Orange County REMC General Manager/CEO Gary Matthew Cleo Deaton has been with the cooperative since January 2015. He and his wife, Misty, have three children, Meredith, Brooks and Bennett. Deaton is a member and deacon at Westview Christian Church. He is also the vice president of the West Washington School Corporation board of… Continue reading.
View snapshots from this year’s Member Appreciation Day.
In the holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the lead character, George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart), wishes he had never been born due to financial troubles he is experiencing. Through the help of an angel, he sees how many lives would have been negatively affected if he didn’t exist. George comes to realize… Continue reading.
The bronze statue outside the entrance to Hoosier Energy’s headquarters in Bloomington shows how our “commitment stands tall” to keep the lights on reflecting the core values of cooperative service.
Low voter turnout has been a topic of conversation for the last several election cycles. Since the 1960s, voter turnout during presidential elections has seen a steady decline — with the occasional uptick here and there. In the 2016 primary election cycle, voter turnout in most states was only 21 to 30 percent, and this… Continue reading.