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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.

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2020 director election timeline

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Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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.

Save the date!

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Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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

You count!

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Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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.

Co-ops support Indiana tourism

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Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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.

Pole-top rescue training focuses on speed, safety

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Posted on Feb 25, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

We LOVE our community

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Posted on Feb 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

“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.

Students

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Posted on Feb 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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.

Winter safety tips

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Posted on Feb 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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.

Grants to community pass $500,000

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Posted on Feb 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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.

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