2022 May NAECI The Messenger

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MAY 2022

THE MESSENGER A Publication for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Members

Election to be held by mail for directors NAEC will conduct the election for the open board of directors seats by mail again this year. Members will receive an envelope with the NAEC logo from Survey & Ballot Systems the third week of May. The Minnesota company is handling the election and tabulation of votes on behalf of NAEC. Along with the ballot, the envelope will include the 2021 Annual Report, candidate biographies and a prepaid postage return envelope to mail the ballot to Survey & Ballot Systems. Ballots cannot be given to NAEC. They must be mailed to Survey & Ballot Systems and received by June 17 to be considered valid. NAEC members on the nominating committee nominated incumbent Cameron Davis for the Baxter County position and incumbent Jasper "Doc" Freeman for the Sharp County position. Petitions for NAEC director positions were due April 22, which was after this publication’s print deadline. Results will be published in The Messenger and at naeci.com.

Annual Meeting to be business session

The 2022 Annual Meeting will entail only a business session at the co-op’s Salem headquarters at 10 a.m. June 21. Members will be able to watch the meeting at naeci.com via a live feed.

Tyler Ochoa, Member Services technician, shows Salem Elementary School students the danger of flying kites near power lines April 1.

Co-op promotes safety for all ages May is recognized as National Electrical Safety Month, but North Arkansas Electric Cooperative personnel promote electric safety in the communities we serve throughout the year. NAEC has educational safety programs available for all ages. They include: • High-voltage Safety Trailer Demonstration: NAEC's line personnel show the danger of coming into contact with energized lines and share how to avoid as well as handle potentially dangerous situations. The program is suited for teenagers and adults, but it is particularly beneficial for first responders as well as school and civic groups. • "Making Accidents Disappear" Electrical Safety Magic Show: Scott Davis weaves magic tricks into a program that teaches elementary- and middle-school-aged children that electricity is a tool that must be used wisely. They need to stop, look and think to be safe. • Electric Safety Village: NAEC personnel use an energized tabletop display to demonstrate for young children common instances where they can encounter electricity and how to keep themselves and others safe. NAEC offers the programs at no charge. Email info@naeci.com or call 870895-3221 during business hours for more information.

Memorial Day NAEC remembers and honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Our offices will be closed May 30.

Air-Source Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps ▶ Insulation ENERGY STAR® Windows Marathon® Water Heaters LED Lighting

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Loan — A way for members with approved credit to improve their home’s efficiency and comfort. Visit naeci.com/loans or call NAEC at 870-895-3221 to apply.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIP OF THE MONTH Adding insulation to your attic can keep your home more comfortable and save energy used by your cooling system. If your attic insulation is level with or below your floor joists (meaning you can easily see your joists), you should add more. If you can’t see any of the floor joists because the insulation is well above them, you likely have enough insulation. Attic insulation should be evenly distributed with no low spots. Make sure the areas along the eaves are adequately covered. —energystar.gov

DAILY HIGHS & LOWS — MARCH 2022 Average Daily High: 62.73° compared to 64.88° in 2021


Average Daily Low: 36.18° compared to 38.39° in 2021 Total Rainfall Amount: 3.72” compared to 4.5” in 2021 Warmest Day: March 2, 81.3° at 3 p.m. Coolest Day: March 12, 18° at 6 a.m.


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


RIGHT-OF-WAY West Tree: Pineville, Jordan, Dolph, Newburg, Jumbo, Mount Olive, Boswell, Twin Creeks and Calico Rock areas. Asplundh: Brockwell, Oxford and Violet Hill areas

ON THE FRONT Chris Hickman shows Mountain Home eighth graders equipment used during an energy audit April 5.