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2020's National Co-op Month is here!

October is co-op month. Live cooperatively. October is National Co-op Month. This event recognizes the advantages of membership in a cooperative and the benefits cooperatives supply to their members and to their communities.

What does it mean to be a member of a cooperative?

It's a matter of principles, seven to be exact.

BE SMART around electricity inside your home

Many safety hazards are obvious and can been seen, smelled, or heard: that wrinkled rug you could trip on, spoiled food that could make you sick, icy pavement that could cause a nasty fall, or a weather siren announcing an impending tornado. Electrical hazards, however, are often undetectable. While some you can see, smell, or feel, for example outlets that are warm to the touch or lights that constantly flicker, many others you cannot.

Valley REC awards 15 $1,000 scholarships to local students for 2020

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in post-secondary institutions.

Co-op offices reopened to the public

Corporate office on a summer morning

Effective June 1, all Valley REC offices have reopened to members and the public. If you are stopping by to make a payment or for other business, we ask that you observe social distancing and other CDC guidelines. Our regular business hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Valley REC CEO delivers COVID-19 message

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative President & CEO Rich Bauer provided a video update to members about co-op operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brighter Future Scholarship adjustments due to COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state-wide school closures, we have modified some of the procedures for our scholarship process for this year.

Planning a yard project? Don't just dig in!

April is National Safe Digging Month. It reminds us all that, as we begin beautifying our yards, we shouldn't just dig in. According to 811, the "Call Before You Dig" national hotline, an underground utility is damaged every nine minutes because someone didn't call before digging.

Scholarship submission deadline now April 22

Due to the statewide closing of schools for an indefinite period of time, the deadline for submission of Brighter Future Scholarship applications has been extended to April 22. All other aspects of the application process remain the same at this time.

Co-op offices closed to members and the public until further notice

Effective Monday, March 23 and until further notice, our offices are closed to members and the public. We will be staffing our offices and are available to take your phone calls, but entry into our lobby areas is now restricted.

Please note, we are not disconnecting service due to non-payment at this time.

And, we do not ask for credit card information over the phone. Should you receive a suspicious phone call demanding such payment information, hang up and call us at 800-432-0680.


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