Orange County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Orleans, Indiana. As a cooperative, Orange County REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
Eugene Roberts, District 1, and Ben Lindsey, District 5, are incumbent directors whose terms expire in 2020. Petitions of nominations due by April 22. Nominations by the board (absent incumbents seeking re-elections or petitioners) by April 22. Full slate of candidates posted and mailed by May 14. All candidate biographies published in the May or… Continue reading.
JUNE 5 Paoli Jr./Sr. High School501 S. Elm St., Paoli, IN 47454 Agenda 4:30 p.m. Registration Opens 4:30-6:30 p.m. Catered Meal 4:30-8 p.m. Children’s Activities 5-6:45 p.m. Entertainment by Kirby Stailey 7 p.m. Business Meeting
Clean your clothes dryer’s lint trap every time you load the machine. A lint-free trap allows for better air circulation, which could mean your clothes will dry quicker. When it’s sunny outside, throw open the curtains, even in the winter. Let the sun help warm your room and add enough light that you won’t need… Continue reading.
In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Why is it important to participate? The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal… Continue reading.
We know our members have lots to do every day. That’s why we now have an online account management system to help streamline the way you interact with your REMC account. Our new SmartHub system allows you to: Pay your bill and monitor your electric use from the website or from your iPhone, IPad or… Continue reading.
For nearly 48 years, Hoosier Energy and member cooperatives have supported Indiana tourism by sponsoring the Indiana Festival Guide. A popular and comprehensive tourism publication, which includes more than 600 festivals, craft fairs, holiday shows, historical re-enactments and community celebrations are available free of charge from Orange County REMC. Electric cooperatives are committed to the… Continue reading.
Progress in expanding the territory served by Orange County Fiber is on track, and another new employee has been added to handle the additional workload as we bring high-speed internet to more homes in our community. Orange County Fiber would like to introduce our newest team member, Brandon Carnes. Brandon started on Jan. 6 as… Continue reading.
A second-generation line specialist, Dave Helton once saw his dad’s friends climbing poles and putting up power lines near his workplace. “After I saw that, I knew going forward I wanted to be a lineman,” says Helton, who has worked for Hoosier Energy almost 27 years. “I’ve never looked back. I love working with my… Continue reading.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” This quote from Martin Luther King Jr. reflects the special bond and obligation that ties Orange County REMC to the community we serve. With Valentine’s Day approaching, we can’t think of a better time to express how much we love this community… Continue reading.
YOUTH TOUR TO WASHINGTON, D.C. Students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2020 can apply for this trip of a lifetime to our nation’s capital. The Indiana delegation will meet in Indianapolis on June 18, travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; visit the Flight 93 9/11 Memorial, then head to Washington, D.C., for… Continue reading.
It’s no surprise that winter months bring increased potential for fire risks and electrical safety hazards. This makes sense because during the coldest months, consumers are using additional electrical devices and appliances, like space heaters, electric blankets and portable generators. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 47,700 home fires occur each year in the… Continue reading.
November 2019 marked a new milestone for the Operation Round Up® program, as this series of grants brought the total to $500,831 given back to our community since the program started. When the program began in October 2002, I was confident our members would join us in this effort, since it is such an easy… Continue reading.