Co-op Employees Donate to Area Food Pantry

On behalf of the employees at Shelby Electric Cooperative, Heidi Hall and Kevin Bernson recently dropped off a check and some donated food items to the Edinburg Food Pantry. The cooperative rotates each year which area food pantry to make their donations to.

The EMA Edinburg Food Pantry serves the Edinburg School District area. It is open every Saturday from 10AM-11AM and by special appointments. It is a free choice food pantry. Donations welcome. If you wish to volunteer please contact them. Call (217) 972-3847 or (217) 565-9558.

CEO Class Visits Co-op

Shelby Electric Cooperative (SEC) President and CEO Josh Shallenberger recently hosted the Shelby County CEO class at the cooperative’s headquarters. Students learned that SEC serves and maintains over 2,000 miles of line, while serving approximately 4.5 members per mile of line.

Linemen training turns into a Lineman being saved

Story by Victoria A. Rocha

     Shelby Electric Cooperative’s Kevin Carlen had completed “hurt man” rescue training and was on his way down, when he lost consciousness at the top of the pole.
At 22 feet in the air, the forestry line foreman had suffered a cardiac arrest. “He kicked back so hard that his feet came out of the pole. Basically, he was just laying in his belt,” said Thad France, a safety instructor at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in Springfield.

80th Annual Meeting Highlights

Members of all ages enjoyed themselves at Shelby Electric Cooperative’s 80th Annual Meeting held Friday, June 8 at the Shelby County 4-H Fairgrounds in Shelbyville. Balloon animals, face painting, bounce houses and more delighted youngsters. Others enjoyed the barbeque pork chop dinner, provided by the Pork Producers of Shelby County, while being entertained by The Hood Family Band and Live Line Demo, Inc. 

Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2018 Coloring Contest Winners: Kassidi Sugg of Macon, Elcie Coleman of Pana, and Megan Baker of Trilla.

The winners received a medal, toy bucket truck, and Walmart gift card for their hard work and creativity!

Thank you to all who entered.  Be sure to read all about it in the September issue of the Shelby News insert in the Illinois Country Living Magazine.