Cooperative Employees Make Donation to Pana Food Pantry

Cooperative employees Heidi Hall & Kevin Bernson, on behalf of all the employees at the cooperative, made a food & monetary donation to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry in Pana. "Around this time each year employees of the cooperative participate in a food drive. Area food pantry names were put in a hat to see who would receive this year's donation and Loaves & Fishes name was drawn out," said cooperative employee Heidi Hall.

Volunteers from the United In Faith Church in Pana were on hand for the picture.

Stop Scammers ...

We often hear reports about different schemes people deploy against other utility companies across the state. It doesn't matter if your utility is investor owned, a municipal or a member-owned distribution cooperative like Shelby Electric Cooperative. Scammers are out there so don't be fooled.  Never give out personal information and always call your utility company right away if you suspect something isn't right.  1-800-677-2612 is our toll-free number.

Coop Linemen Score Big at Lineman's Safety Rodeo

13 cooperative teams from across the state participated in the 20th Annual Lineman's Safety Rodeo held on the Chuck West Lineman Training Grounds at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. The event is hosted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. Read more about the event in the December issue of the Shelby News insert in the Illinois Country Living Magazine. "Congratulations” to our linemen on their team and individual efforts. 

Coloring Contest Donates Book and DVD to Three Libraries

To promote our 2017 Coloring Contest, “Thank a Lineman,” Shelby Electric Cooperative reached out to local libraries for help. Taking advantage of summer reading programs, 12 libraries passed out flyers and coloring pages on behalf of Shelby Electric.

To thank the libraries for their support, we donated a book and DVD to the three libraries with the most coloring contest entries submitted from their area.

Pole Testing Going On

Contractor crews will be out testing poles over the next several weeks. They are from Lee Inspection and they will have Shelby Electric Cooperative door magnets on the sides of their vehicles.  The inspectors will also have paper work saying they are working for the cooperative. Work is being done in areas served by our Velma, Moweaqua and Wenonah substations.

How To Read Your Propane Gauge

READING YOUR GAUGE

Look at the gauge attached to the tank with numbers from 5 to 95. Numbers indicate the percentage of gas remaining in the tank. If your tank gauge reads 25% or less, call Shelby Energy for a refill at 217-774-2311. We recommend that you learn how to read your tank gauge and develop a habit of checking it on a regular basis.

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