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People's Powerline "A newsletter for PEC's electric consumers"

PEC Hosts Seventh Annual Academic Tournaments October 2_7 with Stonewall High People's Electric Cooperative School winning the event. Second recently sponsored its seventh anplace went to Calvin High School, nual Academic Tournaments for the - high schools-in-its-service area-.- In ~ and Tupelo-won -thi-nl.- Also Gompet-ing were Olney, Paoli and McLish. October, some ofthe brightest stuEach winning team received a trophy dents from nineteen area high schools gathered at East Central 路 and medals. Individual awards were preUniversity for these tournaments. sented to the highest scoring senior, Class 4A and 3A schools competed on October 20, with Byng High junior, sophomore and freshman at School taking the first place honors. each of the three tournaments. The Ada High School 0500300202 was highest scoring seniors received $150 scholarships to the college or universecond and Holdenville was third. Pauls Valley and Tishomingo High sity of their choice. The highest Schools also participated. scoring sophomores each receiv-ed Latta High School won the $50 savings bonds. The highest Class 2A and A competition on Octoscoring freshmen received a Dictiober 22. They edged out Vanoss High nmy of Cultural Literacy. The top , School, placing second and Stratford, scoring juniors received all-expense路 finishing in third. In addition, paid trips to the National Youth Tour Coalgate, Roff, Stuart and in Washington, D. C. in the summer Wynnewood High Schools competed of 1999. in this tournament. Class B competition was held See "Academic Tournament" inside ...

AMR System Provides More Than Readings Last month, PEC announced that it will be implementing a new automated meter reading (AMR) system in 1999. Some members have indicated a desire that PEC "stay like it has always been" by allowing its members to read their own meters. According to PEC's Manager of Administration, Carlton Tilley, there are basically two reasons PEC cannot continue to allow members to read their own meters. "First, with impending deregulation, we no longer have a choice in whether or not we will allow members to read their own meters. If deregulation happens the way it is headed right now, the cooperative will be required to have a means to obtain readings, be through meter readers or AMR deviCes. AMR devices are a much more inexpensive alternative than meter reader~."

Mr. Tilley goes on to explain, "The second reason we need to implement the AMR system is that it will provide more than just readings. We will know 0720200302 exactly how much electricity is being used at a location during every hour of the day. This information will help us answer member's questions about their bills more accurately. In addition, this same information could help members save money if they can control their electric usage during certain hours of the day." Randy Ethridge, PEC's General Manager, emphasises, "We spent a lot of time researching all the possible alternatives to obtain these meter readings. We believe the AMR System being implemented is the best alternative for PEC members and the cooperative as well."

Use Portable Heaters Safely When the thermometer starts to dip below freezing, many people will use portable heaters to warm cold spots in their homes. When used safely, they can make a normally cool room quite comfortable. But the key is to use them safely. If you have a portable heater of any kind, follow the manufacturer's instructions to the letter. And if your portable heater uses any kind of combustible fuel, . /~~~~~~~~~ remember that a flame consumes oxygen in a room and ; ~ normally emits carbon monoxide or other harmful gas- ses. So, you need to provide adequate ventilation at all times. We want you to have a warm winter. But a safe winter is even more important.

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Academic Tournament


Byng - 1st Place 4N3A. Front row 0-r): Evan Martin, Meredith Story, Sara McEwin & John Block. Back row 0-r): Ben Giminez, John Giminez, David Giminez, David Hertz, Sara White, Shawn ..::llllnpt•ell, John DeMoss, Zac Simpson & Cody Ardrey.

The top scoring seniors and their schools were Meredith Story, Byng; Kristin Patton, Vanoss; and Lindsay Hall, Stonewall. The winning juniors were Emily Wallace, Ada; Scott Beach, Latta; and Michael Norton, Calvin. Scoring 0600100100 highest of the sophomores were Owen Wickencamp, Pauls Valley; David Hayes, Latta; and Amber Powell, Moss. The top scoring freshmen were Jared Snider, -2~~~~·~~~~~~,~,~~~·~ and

Latta - 1st Place 2A/A. Front row 0-r): Coach Susie Stevens, Stormy Roberts, Scott Beach, Coleene Sherrill, Randi Alm<ander. Back row 0-r): Josh Bennett, Jordan Young, Jonathan Wingard, David Hayes, SllllD Caton, Jonathan Shelton.

Stonewall • 1st Front row 0-r): Glenda Brady (coach), Everett Pickens & Lindsay Hall. Back row (1-r): Michael Humphers, Dillon JllJlDeB Byrd, Jake Zachary, Dan McNeill & Ricky Shelton.

Ben Hardwick, Moss. Emily, Scott and Michael will be spending .a week in Washington, D.C. in June 1999 with other Oklahoma Cooperative's Youth Tour winners. During their stay in the nation's capital, they will participate in forum discussions with U. S. Congressmen and will be guests of the Oklahoma officials at a Congressional breakfast. Tpey will also tour many historical monuments and museums. PEC is proud to continue to sponsor Academic Tournaments in order to reward and honor the academic achievements of area high schools and their students.

AC Generator/Stick Welders Still Available Lincoln Power Arc 5000 $1,500.00 * 5000 watts AC Power/150 Amp AC Welder * 11 HP Briggs & Straton Engine * 5.5 gallon gas tank * Adjustable weld current from 70A to 150A * 120V Twist-Lock Receptacle @30A * 120/240V TWist-Lock Receptacle @21A *Welding Cables & Headshield w/ No. 10 Filter * Electrode Holder & Sample Electrodes *20ft. No.6 AWG Electrode Cable * 15ft. No. 6 AWG Work Cable To purchase one oftlu!ae units, call (580) 332-3031, ert. 628, 634, 637, 639 or 640. .NOTE: PEC also carries 5000 watt Coleman Powermate Generators,路 howeve~; due to tlze large volume oforders Coleman has received from hurricane stricken area~ we are currently out the se units. Estimated slzipment time is one-two-months.

People's Electric Cooperative P.O. Box 429 Ada, Oklahoma 74821-0429 (580) 332-3031 Remember These Dates Bills mailed .. . . . . . . 31st Bills should be paid by the lOth Cutoffs made ... . . . . 20th

Board of Trustees President ..................... Kenneth West, Allen, OK Vice President... ..... Eugene Easterling, Ada, OK Secretary....................... S. F. Howe, Sulphur, OK Treas./ Asst.Sec. ...... Bob Thomas, Coalgate, OK Trustee ............................Jack Lambert, Ada, OK

Steps To Follow If Your Electricity Goes Off 1. Check your fuse or breaker box. 2. Check with your neighbors. Are they off? Have they reported the outage? 3. Calll-580.332-3031. Only one individual answers five telephone lines; therefore, please call only when necessary. 4. For faster service, please give your meter number or account number, located on your bill stub, to the dispatcher. 5. Always report outages promptly! Remember, the cooperative's responsibility ends at the meter. If a service call is made and the trouble is found on the consumer's side, a $25.00 service charge will be assessed.


Since we are limited on the amount of available space for ads, only the first 75 ads received on the form provided will be printed. Ads received after the first 75 will not be held for the next issue. They should be re-submitted. Remember to identifY ads with your name, phone number and account number. We reserve the right to delete words and edit ads if they are too long. This is a free service to PEC members. For sale: pecan picker & pecan shaker. (405) 238·6806leave message.

FARM AND EQUIPMENT 3.5 hp cement-mixer, 65 Massey Ferguson tractor 52 hp, 190 XT AllisChambers wllOO hp, John Deere h ay rake, Vicon 8' cutter, 1996 Honda 4 wheeler 4x4. (580) 436·6465

John Deere 7 ft. Pittman Sickle mower. (580) 332·8420

If you need a pond dug, timber removed or land cleared, ca ll Curtis.

(580) 622·3002 Furniture repair and refinishing, free estimates, references available.

(580) 436·3240

For sale: 16ft. s tock trailer, new tires, metal body, wood floor-$945.


Seasoned fire wood, you haul·$35/rick. (580) 777·4715

(405) 665·5663

Manual treadmill·$25. (580) 332·2920

5 ft. x 14ft. covered stock trailer·$750, 10 fuel filters & 2 oil filters for Dodge Diesel·$100 for all. (580) 384·5347

Large satellite for sale. (405) 379·6224 Firewood for sale·$40 for dry rick, $35 for green rick. (405) 484-7538

12ft. s tock trailer, late 80's model·$1,200. (580) 265·4289

Baby port-a-crib & twin stroller-$30 each, carriage & 2 carseats-$25

Calf feeder for sale. (580) 332·7271

each, play pen·$20, 3 walkers·$8. (580) 436·5619

Square bales of hay (580 ) 759·2128

Looking for brother. Not seen in 22 years. Name: Jimmy Ray Jones

now 42, parents: Billy & Rena Jones. (405) 379·2545



Responsible party desires 1999 Hunting Lease within reasonable

driving distance of Ada. (580) 436·1432 or (580) 332·5549 Foi" sale: CarcJio Ridereierc1ser. (580)


Water fountain with good refrigeration. (580) 332·2506

----Lar~ning table w/8 chairs & very nice day bed w/trwtdle and

Weslo exerciser, cardia glide, total body motion, low impact, like new-

$100. (405) 665·4068 Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike, excel1ent condition-$350.

(405) 634·7766 after 6 p.m. Treaclmill, good condition·$100, new mule saddle, bridle & pad·$80 & hot. tub, seats 6, aqua interior, 2 years old. (580) 986·2177 GE VHS Camcorder, good condition, comes w/case-$200. (580) 265-4620 Mint in-box porcelain dolls for sale: Ashton Drake, Danbury Mint &

Franklin Mint dolls. (580) 456-7459 before 7 p.m.

nice mattress. (580) 622·2788 Gold side by side refrigerator w/icc maker, runs good·$200 , whole house water softener, never been used, paid $400 but will take $150, black glass top dinette w/4 chairs·$35. (580) 622·5512 Queen size bed (mattress, head board & rails), rocking chair & bed side

adult potty chair. All in good condition. (580) 332·90 19 Sear's vented gas stove-$300, used refrigerator-$150 & Crosswalk

electric treadmill·$4,000 OBO. (580) 332·7584 Woodaire fireplace insert, twin blowers with vari8.ble speed. Also

Honda 3 wheeler (405) 665·4410

Beanie baby m ania! How to buy Ty beanie babies for only $2.50 each and make $1,980 in just one week selling beanies. Send self-addressed

Wonder wood heater with stove pipe·$100. (405) 484·7429

stamped envelope & $2.00 to P.O. Box 2512, Ada, OK 74820.

Ashley fireplace insert, call for dimensions·$300. (580) 332·5901

Beanie habies·$7 each, girl's bike·$25, walker·$25, stroller·$8, gym

Blaze King wood 1103200802 stove w/fan, used 3 times. (405) 484-7465 after 6:00 p.m.

exercise system-$160, oven-$10, IBM computer w/monitor, printer &

software·$200. (580) 332·1083 Headache rack for LW Chevy, used 1 month, paid $400 but will take· $200 & like new exercise bike·$50. (580) 332·0303 For sale: colored or print scrubs, like new, size XL, tops-$7 & bottoms-

$5. (580) 332·3 127 Quilting machine, quilts good & Singer tredle sewing machine, new.

(580) 265·4270

/ Men's med. sports shirts, ex. cond., 14 long sl.· $2.00 each, 17 short sl.$1.50 each , 7 long sl. flannel · $2.50 each, 3long sl. quilted flannel· $4.50 each , several nice jackets, robes, pajamas. (580) 436·6050 Four mag wheels, 15 inch, fit Ford, Mercury or Lincoln car-$140.

(580) 759·3119

Cheny wood coffee table, new, in box-$45, rare pre-WWII German stein,

cameo design, 1942 Coca Cola. tray, mint cond. (918) 546·2505

LIVESTOCK & PETS Specializing in starting colts and working with problem horses ana

their owners. Also have horses for sale. (405) 665-3003 or 665·3004 Reg. AKC Yorkshier Terriers·$400 each, 1967 refurbished Chevy pickup· $5500. (405) 238·3740 Registered polled Hereford bulls, Knight Rider & Anhingha Victor 37J 69R X F243 genetics, also bred cows and heifers. (580) 436·4767 Registered Palomino Pinto yearling colt, priced to sell. (580) 265·4846

Simmental full-blood bull, full fleckvieh, docile, come see his calves. (580) 845-2692 . Beautiful Basset puppies, parents on premises, subject to register, 4 males-$100 each. (405) 238-5163 Hutchings Limousines, black poled Limosines & full blood red poles. (580) 332-1958

1981 Olds Cutlass Supreme, for parts-$400. (580) 310-0746 after 5. 1979 Chevy 1 ton 4x4 wlflatbed-$3500, Irrigation pump w/Ford V-8 motor-$2500, 1986 Chevy Caprice 4dr-$2500. (405) 645-2270 1978 112 ton Chevy pickup & 1973 112 ton Chevy 4x4 pickup. (580) 332-7005

Jack Russell pup, shots & dewormed, ruff coat-$150. (580) 927-3297

1975 1/2 ton Chevy flatbed , extra transmission, 2 extra tires & rims, rebuilt 350 , runs good-$1 500 . (580) 622-3149

Black Simmental bulls & heifers, ex. quality show heifers-$800-$1500. 1977 Lincoln Towncar, new paint & top, 70,000 miles, ex. cond.-$3000. (580) 927-2236

1966 F'ord pickup short wide bed, 6 cy. standard-$2,700, Heavy duty 16 ft. trailer-$850, 2-wh trailer-$295, G. E. dryer-$190, 3 Chevy motors 283s-$75 eacl1. (580) 436-5203

WANT TO BUY Want to buy a grain drill. (580) 777-2731 Want to buy: SN & 9N Ford tractors, running or in need of repair. (580) 332-4193 Want to buy: bed for 82 Ford dual wh eel one ton pickup, must be in good condition. (580) 265-4399 Want to buy old postcards before 1930, crocks from Ada Pottery Co. (580) 332-8220

REAL ESTATE 105 acres with house, bam, peanut poundage, mineral rights, 3 ponds, 13 miles south of Calvin on. Highway 75. (580) 892-3743 6 room house, 6 yrs. old, good cond., near Arbuckle Lake, lots of trees, good fishing & hunting-$32,000. (405) 769-4777

AUTOMOBILE 1997 Ford F150 pickup w/ 3rd door XLT. (580) 332-S008 1994 Pontiac Grand AM, white, 80,000 miles, pwr windows & locks, nice interior, excellent cond.-$6,000. (580 ) 927-3619 . 1993 Cavalier wagon, green, V6, air, ¡excellent condition-$4,200 OBO. (918) 546,2362 1991 Ford XLT extended cab, 4-wh drive, 82,000 miles, very clean. (580) 428-3288 1989 white Cadillac, burgundy leather, loaded, 0103100400 excellent condition, 121,000 miles-$6,950. (405) 665-4295 1985 3/4 ton Chevy pickup, uses gas or propane, 5th wheel, new motor$3,000 OBO. (405) 665-5437

MOBILE HOMES, RV's & BOATS 1979 travel trailer for sale, 20ft. Coachman. (580) 622-4271 1976 WiiUlebego 24ft. motor home, air & heat, 7 new tires , new ice box. ready to go-$4,000. (405) 379-2982 . 1969 Apache 21ft. travel trailer: clean, remodeled, roomy, A/C, s)e(" six, shower & bath, 2 propane tanks, good tires-$1800. (5801 332-3â&#x20AC;˘

'7 Account Number Winners ~ Congratulations to Marvin Curry of Wynnewood who found his account number hidden in December's newsletter. He will receive a $5 credit on his next ~electric bilL Jha o.the.r... nnmbers belonged to R. W. Sartor of Wardville, Lena Graves ofMillcreek, R. C. Brewer of Sasakwa and Bill Kirkpatrick of Pontotoc. It's easy t() win, just find your 10-digit account number, then call, write or come by PEC's office by the 12th of the month in which your number is published and claim your $5



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