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The power of preparation

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Posted on Sep 04, 2022 in Orange County REMC

Since September is National Preparedness Month— and because severe weather events seem to be occurring more frequently — consider planning for bad weather now before storms hit. I urge you not only to have enough food, water and supplies to last at least a few days, but to take other practical steps to keep you… Continue reading.

Matt Deaton

Know the signs of a scam

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Posted on Jul 06, 2022 in Orange County REMC

It’s no secret that consumers with a water, gas or electricity connection have long been targets for utility scams, but fraudsters have changed their tactics since the COVID-19 pandemic. As consumers became more reliant on technology for work, school and commerce, scammers noted these shifts and adapted their tactics to this changed environment. Imposter scams… Continue reading.

Matt Deaton

New ways to use electricity

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Posted on May 29, 2022 in Orange County REMC

If you listen carefully, you can hear a quiet transformation happening. Electric appliances and equipment are becoming more popular than ever among consumers. Advancements in technology and battery power, coupled with decreasing costs in technology development, are winning over consumers looking for comparable utility and versatility. A bonus is that use of electric equipment is… Continue reading.

Orange County Fiber opens Jasper office

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Posted on May 06, 2022 in Orange County REMC

Available and affordable high-speed internet is one of the most needed services in underserved, rural locations. Similar to the way we began setting poles and stringing electric wire to bring energy to rural areas in the past, our Fiber division is expanding to provide high-speed internet service to more and more communities. I am pleased… Continue reading.

Matt Deaton

The power behind your power

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Posted on Apr 03, 2022 in Orange County REMC

You’ve likely noticed Orange County REMC’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough — but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. This month, as we celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on April… Continue reading.

Matt Deaton

What does it mean to serve?

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Posted on Mar 06, 2022 in Orange County REMC

In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, John F. Kennedy spoke his famous words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” His inspiring words urged Americans to take actions that benefited the greater good. In essence, Kennedy was saying our country thrives when… Continue reading.

Matt Deaton

5 reasons we love serving our members

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Posted on Feb 03, 2022 in Orange County REMC

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s packed with special observances. Besides Presidents Day, Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, there are a host of unofficial “national” days you’ve probably never heard of like National Tater Tot Day (which is celebrated on Feb. 2 each year). All these observances have something… Continue reading.

Matt Deaton

It’s a matter of (co-op!) principles

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Posted on Oct 03, 2021 in Orange County REMC

ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Orange County REMC all share something in common: we’re all cooperatives. We may be in different industries, but we all share a passion for serving our members and helping our communities to thrive. In fact, all cooperatives adhere to the same set of seven principles that reflect… Continue reading.