2020 August NAECI Arkansas Living Center Pages

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north arkansas electric cooperative edition

NAEC’s Operation Round Up® program awarded a $1,000 scholarship to each of 24 recent high school graduates for the 2020-2021 school year. Members can help fund future scholarships by enrolling their account or accounts in Operation Round Up. Participants agree to have their monthly electric bill “rounded up” to the nearest dollar. For example, a bill of $85.60 would become $86. Donations are placed in a trust and administered by an independent board made up of community leaders. The volunteer board evaluates all requests and determines how Operation Round Up funds are distributed. Since its inception, more than $170,000 in college scholarships, grants to community organizations and disaster relief has been awarded. To join Operation Round Up, please call NAEC at 870-895-3221, mention it while in the drive-through or complete the form available at www.naeci.com/ operation-round-up.

McKenna Beck Norfork

Courtney Benedict Cotter

Shadd Darracq Mountain Home

Bryson Hicks Calico Rock

Gracie Ingram Highland

Anna Kearbey Calico Rock

Carly Sanders Viola

Grant Shrable Thayer

Ava Strack Mountain Home

Help beat the peak Members can help keep NAEC’s wholesale power costs down by limiting non-essential electricity usage during the hottest part of the day. Learn more at www.naeci.com/peak.





Operation Round Up scholarships awarded to 24 local graduates

Mackenzie Dunavan Mountain Home

Hannah Emmons Viola

Talon Estes Enlightium Academy

Nicole Freeman Calico Rock

Alex Mero Mammoth Spring

Anna Neal Salem

Katherine Newman Salem

Macy Qualls Highland

Mackynzie Rangel Norfork

Clayton Thompson Calico Rock

Leeann Uchtman Mountain Home

Rory Walling Salem

Addison Wood Mammoth Spring

Kaylee Woodall Melbourne

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Gracie Dover Mountain Home

Learn how to up home’s efficiency Try an online energy audit to assess the overall efficiency of your home. Visit www.energystar.gov, and then enter “home energy yardstick” in the search box to get started. More co-op news on page 26 NORTH ARKANSAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE


north arkansas electric cooperative edition

LIHEAP can help qualifying members with electric bills The federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides help for qualifying members with their energy costs during the summer and winter. LIHEAP is administered by community action agencies. In NAEC’s service area, those are Ozark Opportunities and Northcentral Arkansas Development Council. Summer assistance became available July 13, and we encourage members needing assistance to reach out to the agency serving their county for more information. Ozark Opportunities serves residents in Baxter and Marion counties. Northcentral Arkansas Development Council serves residents in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties. (Please see sidebars for phone numbers.) The amount of help available varies based on a member’s income, number of people in the household and other factors. NAEC tries to work with members who are experiencing hardships. As a reminder, the co-op will not disconnect anyone for nonpayment with the governor’s state of emergency declaration in place. Members with questions or concerns about their account may reach a member service representative by emailing info@naeci.com or calling 870-895-3221 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. As the suspension is not a bill waiver, we encourage you to pay at least some if able. This will keep you from having such a large balance when disconnection procedures resume.

Northcentral Arkansas Development Council

www.nadcinc.org Fulton County 870-895-3628 Izard County 870-368-4329 Sharp County 870-994-7353 Stone County 870-269-4381 Ozark Opportunities

www.ozarkopp.org Baxter County 870-425-5118 Marion County 870-449-6250

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