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Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc., 85th Annual Meeting of Membership held

The 85th Annual Meeting of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HOEC) was held Friday, May 3, 2024. The meeting was held at the West Plains Civic Center and 1,100 people attended the meeting. 
Hamburgers and hotdogs with chips and drinks were available and kids enjoyed the inflatable slides and obstacle course. Peace Valley Telephone and GigFire were available to talk with members about internet services. Ozarks Healthcare offered blood pressure checks and distributed health information and Ozark Action was available to talk about home energy savings. Sho-Me Power Cooperative and Associated Electric Cooperative had displays explaining energy efficiency and power generation.
Brady Walton, Willow Springs native, entertained the crowd with music including many country hits and favorites. 
During the meeting, committee members gave their reports, as did CEO/General Manager, Dan Singletary. Individuals elected to the Board of Directors were Garel Montgomery, District 1; Brandon Huffman, District 2; John Plummer, District 3; and Scott Mahan, District 4. 
The following is a list of cooperative members who won prizes during the meeting: 
$50 gift card for Hirsch Farm and Feed-Jerry Deshazo, West Plains; $25 gift certificate to Right Off the Bat Cards and Collectibles-Charlie Roberts; Gift certificate for a 1 day float trip for two (Carr's Canoe Rental)-Kathy Bentzel, Alton; Bicycle-Waymon McGhee; $25 gift card for Wal-Mart-Brian W. Schnurbusch, West Plains; Potted plant-Russell Kargel, Mountain View; 45-quart Pelican cooler-Logan C. McGhee, West Plains; Bicycle-Audie McGhee; $50 Cabela gift card-Judy Turner, Willow Springs; Perception 9.5' kayak with paddle-Arthur C. Hoover, Cabool; Klein rechargeable flashlight-Keeley C. Richards, Thayer; Bicycle-Aiyana Boyett; Samsung tablet-Greta McKinney; Overnight stay at Echo Bluff State Park with food allowance-Danny Warren, Dora; $50 Colton's gift certificate-Trevor S. Macy, West Plains; Bicycle-Tucker McMahan; $50 Bass Pro Shop gift card-Dwayne Cobb, West Plains; Golf balls-Paul G. Collins, Willow Springs; Potted plant-Doug Brotherton, West Plains; Bicycle-Grayson McMahan; Silver Dollar City passes for 4-Rodger D. Karr, Summersville; Stihl battery operated pruner-Carl Huck, West Plains; Vizio 40" TV-Glen Frazier, Dora; Golf balls-Joey A. Barbrow, West Plains; Bicycle-Isabella Boyett; $85 HOEC account credit-Norman J. Henry, Mountain View; $50 gift card from Hirsch Farm and Feed-David R. Wehmer, Willow Springs; Quail hunt for 2 at Ozark Wings-Albert E. Bauer Jr., West Plains; Pelonius humidifier-Eddie Guy, West Plains; $50 Amazon gift card-Lonnie L. Jackson, Pomona; $25 gift certificate to Right Off the Bat Cards and Collectibles-Junior Glenn; $85 HOEC account credit-Charles Cheek, Mountain View; Utility cart-David Grant, Willow Springs; $85 HOEC account credit-Dennis E. Langston, Caulfield; Soft side cooler-Jack Wester, Birch Tree; $85 HOEC account credit-Norman D. Drew, Willow Springs; $25 Amazon gift card-Evans Plumbing, West Plains; Potted plant-Terri A. Hufford, Springfield; Adirondack rocking chair-David L. Bailey, West Plains; Potted plant-Carroll C. Randolph, Alton; Springfield Cardinals season tickets-Robert Vaughn, Willow Springs; Crisp Cook digital air fryer-Jessie L. York, West Plains; $85 HOEC account credit-Brenda A. Peoples, West Plains; Potted plant-David R. Shoupe, Dora; Apple iPad-Kody Ford; Nintendo Switch Lite-Jacob Brotherton; Apple Air Pod Pro ear buds-Jase Brotherton; Yeti tumbler-Leon de Koning, Pottersville; RTIC hard side cooler-Franklin N. Alford, Alton; Stihl battery powered weed eater-Janice K. Williams, Alton; Yeti tumbler-Freeda Evans, Caulfield; Altec model scale truck-Blakely Shaw; $200 gift card for Hirsch Farm and Feed-James N. Brill, West Plains; and Puma professional air compressor-James W. Mullins, Alton.
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