ENERGY IN TODAYS CLASSROOM
Seven educators from our service area were enabled to attend the “Energy in Today’s Classroom” workshop thanks to sponsorship by Sho-Me. The training, held on July 25th-26th at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, covered topics such as energy basics, energy sources, power generation and transmission Economics and energy production, and energy efficiency. We are grateful for these educators’ willingness to learn about our industry and pass that knowledge on to the students they teach. Among the 7 were Vicki Welker from the Crawford Electric service area, Laura Bell from the Gascosage Electric service area, Jodi Burns from the Howell-Oregon Electric service area, Olivia Horton from the Laclede Electric service area, Aleth Rogers from the Se-Ma-No Electric service area, Zachary Fransten from the Southwest Electric service area, and Jacob Layne from the Webster Electric service area.
“Electric co-ops are essential to the economic well-being of the communities they serve, providing good jobs, keeping the lights on, and helping to create a positive environment for families, farms and businesses to thrive.”
Jim Matheson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
NIANGUA RIVER DAM
The Niangua Hydraulic Generating Station, situated on the Niangua River, approximately 24 miles northwest of Lebanon, was completed late in 1930 by the Management and Engineering Corporation and placed in operation by the Missouri Electric Power Company on November 9, 1930.