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NAEC scholarship applications being taken until April 12
Juniors: Apply for Youth Tour to D.C. High school juniors may apply for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., through March 14. NAEC will send four juniors on the all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital June 14-20. The Youth Tour application is at www.naeci.com/youth-tour. To be eligible, the applicants’ parents or guardians must be NAEC members. For more information, please see the application, call 870-895-6210 or email email@example.com. 22
Always call 811 before digging so that buried utilities may be marked. The free service can prevent injury or death and save costly repairs or fines.
Identify buried lines by calling 811 Before building a fence, planting a tree or beginning other projects that require digging, remember to dial 811 first. Underground utilities, such as buried electric, gas and water lines, can be a shovel thrust away from turning a project into a disaster. Stay safe by dialing 811 to find out where utility lines run on your property. Your call will be routed to a local “one-call” center. Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, and affected utilities will be notified. In a few days, a locator will arrive to designate the approximate location of any underground lines, pipes and cables. These areas will be marked with flags or paint, so you’ll know what’s below. Then the safe digging can begin. Although many people are aware of “Call Before You Dig” services, the majority don’t take advantage of the service. A national survey showed that only 50 percent of homeowners called to have their lines marked before starting digging projects, according to the Common Ground Alliance. Even simple tasks like installing a mailbox post can damage utility lines, disrupt service to an area, harm diggers and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Never assume the location or depth of lines. There’s no need: the 811 service is free, prevents the inconvenience of having utilities interrupted and can help you avoid serious injury.
North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the Operation Round Up® Scholarship Program. The application is available at www.naeci.com/operation-roundup-scholarship. It is due April 12 along with a transcript and three letters of recommendation. To be eligible, high school seniors must graduate at the end of the 2019 school year, and their parents or guardians must be NAEC members. Applicants also must have a high school grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the first semester of their senior year. For more information, please see the application, call 870-895-6210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Your Connection to
VITAL ELECTRICITY Electricity you use is provided to North Arkansas Electric Cooperative by Arkansas Electric Cooperative Cooperation, a generation and transmission cooperative.
G&Ts may own power plants or they may purchase electricity produced by a variety of fuel sources. AECC is owned by NAEC and the 16 other Arkansas distribution co-ops. Together, we work to ensure an affordable, reliable supply of electricity to all co-op members.
NAEC purchases the power we need from AECC, then power is sent over transmission lines to electric substations.
Substation At the substation, electricity is stepped down to a safer level for your home or business then routed over distribution power lines.
The safe, reliable power you depend on is delivered to you.
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