Monday, April 9, 2018, was the official Cooperative Lineworker Appreciation Day!  We pay tribute to linemen and women across this country that serve their members, maintaining and restoring power 24/7 365 days a year in all kinds of weather. More than 15,000 electric cooperative lineworkers serve on the front lines of our nation's energy needs, maintaining 42% of this countries electric distribution lines. Lineworkers perform complex work, often in dangerous conditions, to ensure we receive the safe reliable power we depend on.

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.

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.