Page 1

MAY 2019

THE MESSENGER A Publication for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Members

Annual Meeting set for June 6 in Salem North Arkansas Electric Cooperative will celebrate 79 years of serving our members during the Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 6, at the Salem Civic Center on the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Please join us for a day filled with fun for all ages as well as a free barbecue meal. Country singer Phil Vassar will perform songs from his 20-year chart-topping career. Local band The Kattie Laney Project also will entertain with a variety of Billboard’s top hits. Magician Scott Davis will amaze attendees with his sleight of hand. Inflatables will be available for younger children, and bingo will be available for older children and adults. Be sure to stay to the end of the business meeting. Registered members will be eligible to win a retired service truck and other prizes! The 2018 Annual Report will be mailed to each member in the middle of May. Included with the report will be a registration card unique to each member. NAEC requests that each member bring the registration card to Annual Meeting to speed registration. The business session will include the election of one member to serve on the board of directors. A brief summary of cooperative operations, Operation Round Up scholarship recipients and other reports also will be presented.

Country singer and piano player Phil Vassar will perform at NAEC’s Annual Meeting. His hits include “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “In a Real Love” and “Carlene.”

NAEC Annual Meeting Schedule of Events Registration Bingo Entertainment Barbecue Meal Business Session

1:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 7 p.m.

Go directly through NAEC for fastest paying NAEC wants members to be aware of possible drawbacks to using third-party payment services. Some third-party payment services, such as doxo, charge their users a fee. This is unlike NAEC’s payment options that are all offered at no cost. Also, some third-party payment services mail NAEC a check for the electric bill once a user pays them rather than using a direct payment method. Depending on See PAYMENT OPTIONS on back.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY — NAEC offices will be closed Monday, May 27. Crews will be on call. In the event of an outage, please call 870895-3221 or use the NAEC Mobile App to report.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIP OF THE MONTH Keep your thermostat on the warmest comfortable temperature in the summer. Also, make sure your thermostat fan is on “auto” so that it only runs when your system is heating or cooling. — Advanced Energy

Is your home properly protected by Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters? GFCI outlets should be used in all kitchens, bathrooms, garages and outdoor outlets.

— PAYMENT OPTIONS when the payment is processed, this can lead to payments not being received at NAEC by the due date. NAEC offers several payment options for our members. The most convenient is automatic bank draft. Enrolling in this free service ensures the bill is paid on time each month and eliminates the cost of a stamp. Automatic bank draft is an electronic transfer from a member’s bank account to NAEC’s each month. The member will continue to receive an itemized statement of the bill. On or about the 10th of every month, the amount of the bill will be deducted from the member’s account. To enroll in automatic bank draft, please visit a co-op office, call 870-895-3221 or sign up through the Member Account Portal at www.naeci.com.

Other payment methods include: • NAEC offices — Visit our lobbies from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or drop a payment in the night deposit box. (No cash please.) • Mail — Send a payment back in the return envelope enclosed in the statement. • Member Account Portal — Go to www.naeci.com and log in to your account. • NAEC Mobile App — Log in to your account using the free app. • Phone — Call NAEC at 870-895-3221 to make a payment with a Member Services employee during business hours or any time through our automated system.

DAILY HIGHS & LOWS — MARCH 2019 Average Daily High: 56.65° compared to 62.19° in 2018


Average Daily Low: 32.84° compared to 35.20° in 2018 Total Rainfall Amount: 2.82” compared to 2.41” in 2018 Warmest Day: March 28, 77.3° at 4 p.m. Coolest Day: March 4, 11.4° at 7:30 a.m.


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

RIGHT-OF-WAY Highway 5 South area of Mountain Home


ON THE FRONT Lineman Joey Burk tightens new wire installed on poles in Pineville on April 9.

Profile for Inside Information

2019 May NAECI The Messenger  

2019 May NAECI The Messenger

2019 May NAECI The Messenger  

2019 May NAECI The Messenger

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded