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Billingsley retires after 30 years of service

Recently Teresa Billingsley retired from working at REC after 30 years.  

Billingsley has always shared the story of having to write a cover letter, in high school, for a job she would want in her community. She decided to write her cover letter for the secretary to the CEO. Little did she know when she was writing the letter, one day she would have the opportunity to apply for that very position.

REC hires four new line workers

To help fill the void from retirements and promotions, REC has recently hired four new line workers.

The first new line worker hired is Scott England. England came to REC from working as a contractor building power lines for seven years. England is from Lindsay and lives in Lindsay with his wife Megan. He has a five-year-old son Hunter. England graduated from Lindsay High School in 2005. 

REC's youth program winners

Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded and recognized 24 area students with trips and scholarships. Ten high school seniors shared $11,000 in scholarships assisting with their college expenses. Six high school juniors received all-expense paid trips this summer- three won trips to Washington D.C. for Youth Tour and three won trips to Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. While eight eighth graders won a trip to Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperative’s YouthPower Energy Camp at Canyon Camp near Hinton, Oklahoma. 

A center for member engagement

SmartHub is a convenient two-way communication program allowing members to access their Rural Electric account information through personal computers and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android smart phones and tablets. SmartHub is intuitive, easy-to-navigate and provides much more than just bill payment.