2022 April NAEC The Messenger

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APRIL 2022

THE MESSENGER A Publication for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Members

Scholarship applications due April 13 The North Arkansas Electric Cooperative member-funded Operation Round Up® program awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to local graduating high school seniors each year. In 2021, 20 students each were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. NAEC is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 scholarship program. The application is at naeci.com and high school counselors. Applicants must mail or deliver the typed application to NAEC by April 13. They must include a high school transcript and three letters of recommendation. To be eligible for the scholarship, high school seniors must graduate at the end of the 2022 school year, and their parents or legal guardians must be NAEC members. Applicants also must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher through the first semester of senior year. For more information, please contact Tori Moss at tmoss@naeci.com or 870-895-6210.

Digging into an outdoor project? Before you dig, visit call811.com or dial 811 to protect any underground utilities. Careless digging poses a threat to people and utility services.

NAEC line technicians Ethan Pierce, left, and Dusty Ray replace a pole near Viola on March 2.

Lineworkers to be recognized April 11 Lineworkers serve on the frontlines of our nation’s energy needs. On April 11, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, along with other electric cooperatives across the country, will honor the men and women who work hard to keep the lights on. Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep power flowing to our local communities. Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to our electric system, line personnel are at the heart of our co-op. When a storm hits, they set aside their personal priorities because Mother Nature doesn’t work around holidays, vacations and birthdays. A service-oriented mentality is one of the many admirable characteristics of an electric lineworker. NAEC is proud to honor the employees who maintain roughly 5,000 miles of power lines in our service territory. We invite co-op members to take a moment and thank lineworkers for the important work they do. Use #ThankALineworker on social media to show your support for the brave men and women who power our lives.

ITEMS FOR BID NAEC has the following items for sale to the highest bidder. They may be viewed at the Salem office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Use the bid form below and send in an envelope marked "Bid" to NAEC, P.O. Box 1000; Salem, AR 72576. Bids must be received by 1 p.m., Friday, April 29. NAEC reserves the right to refuse any or all bids. Photos of the items may be found at naeci.com/equipmentsales. Please call 870-895-3221 with any questions. Unit 7924

Description 2009 Chevy E15 Cargo Van, V8 gasoline, Auto, AWD

2007 Chevy E15 Cargo Van, V8 gasoline, 7978 Auto, AWD, New Transmission and Paint Job at 125,126 miles 2006 Dodge 1500, Extended Cab, Gasoline, 5031 4x4, Auto, Bed Cover, White










Name Phone Address City State ZIP Code HAPPY EASTER — NAEC offices will be closed April 15 in observance of Good Friday. In the event of an outage, please call 870895-3221 or use the NAEC app or Outage Viewer at naeci.com.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIP OF THE MONTH When streaming content, use the smallest device that makes sense for the number of people watching. Avoid streaming on game consoles, which use 10 times more power than streaming through a tablet or laptop. Streaming content with electronic equipment that has earned the ENERGY STAR® rating will use 25% to 30% less energy than standard equipment.

DAILY HIGHS & LOWS — FEBRUARY 2022 Average Daily High: 51.97° compared to 40.71° in 2021


Average Daily Low: 24.11° compared to 22.88° in 2021 Total Rainfall Amount: 7.71” compared to 1.15” in 2021 Warmest Day: Feb. 22, 66.2° at noon Coolest Day: Feb. 5, 12.4° at 6 a.m.


CONTACT NAEC 870-895-3221 info@naeci.com naeci.com


RIGHT-OF-WAY West Tree: Pineville, Jordan, Dolph and Calico Rock areas Asplundh: Brockwell, Oxford and Violet Hill areas

ON THE FRONT Line Foreman Jay Jones helps students try on line gear during the career expo at Mountain Home High School.