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2014-03-09 16:22:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from Friday's winter weather event. Outages now stand at 12,000 down from a peak of 62,600 on Friday afternoon. The majority of the remaining outages are located in Alamance, Davidson, Durham, Orange and Person Counties, the result of ice and sustained high winds that brought down trees and limbs. The cooperatives appreciate the...

2014-03-08 16:20:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperative line crews worked through the night and have worked all day to restore power to as many electric cooperative members as possible. There are currently 31,800 outages down from a peak yesterday of 62,600 outages. Davidson and Orange Counties are currently experiencing the most outages. Outages were caused by ice and sustained high winds, which brought down trees and limbs. Downed trees have...

2014-03-07 16:22:38

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive officer of Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., Janie Miller, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs (NASHCO). Miller was elected Feb. 24 at NASHCO's annual meeting in Washington, DC. She succeeds Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections. Hickey was elected chair of the board at...

2014-03-07 16:21:01

RALEIGH, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Line crews are working diligently to restore outages for 62,600 electric cooperative members in North Carolina. Counties experiencing the most outages are Davidson, Iredell, Orange, Randolph and Wilkes. Outages have increased since this morning, as high wind continues to bring down trees and limbs which then must be cleared from the system before crews can reconnect power. The electric co-ops have brought in reinforcement crews...

2014-03-07 12:22:37

RALEIGH, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are reporting 55,600 outages as a result of the winter weather. Line crews are responding to outages as quickly as possible. Counties experiencing the most outages are Davidson, Iredell, Orange and Randolph. Line crews from unaffected areas of the state have been dispatched to help with restoration efforts in the hardest hit areas. EnergyUnited (Statesville), Piedmont Electric...

2014-03-04 12:28:49

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six electric cooperatives in Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas have announced plans to deploy power-line communications systems from Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100921/CG68648LOGO Glades Electric Cooperative...

2014-03-04 12:27:57

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and BUFFALO, Minn., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Johnson as a Director on its Corporate Board. Johnson, who is the chief executive officer and general manager of Centra Sota Cooperative in Buffalo, Minn., was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. Overseeing 16 locations throughout central Minnesota, Johnson has led Centra Sota...

2014-03-04 12:27:42

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and WESSINGTON, S.D., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Lakner as a Director on its Corporate Board. Lakner, who operates Lakner Farms, LLC, was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. A fourth-generation farmer, Lakner has owned and operated Lakner Farms for more than 30 years, growing the enterprise to a 4,500 acre diversified grain and...

2014-02-27 12:27:59

Starting April 1, Oregon's Health CO-OP will give small businesses of 50 or fewer employees even more flexibility PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and nowhere is this on greater display than in Oregon. According to Employment Department labor stats, nearly 40% of Oregon's workforce works for companies of 50 or fewer people. Supporting this entrepreneurial spirit is important to Oregon's Health CO-OP. When small...

2014-02-21 08:25:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., today announced that David Leon Mooneyhan, of Shelbyville, has been named to its board of directors. Mooneyhan, CEO of Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and former superintendent of the Shelby and Fulton County boards of education, brings to Kentucky Health Cooperative 40 years of strategic planning, operating and financial management...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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