On March 15th, Sho-Me held their 3rd annual Cooperative 101 class for new (and not so new) employees of our member cooperatives. This one day overview serves as an orientation to familiarize them with co-ops in general, with a more specific focus on Sho-Me, our power supplier Associated Electric Cooperative, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives and NRECA. This year we had 29 attendees from seven different cooperatives whose time of service ranged from 40 years to five and a half weeks. After presentations by Joe Wilkinson from AECI, Chris Massman from AMEC, and several team members from Sho-Me, the group toured Sho-Me’s dispatch area and the Sho-Me Technologies Network Operations Center. Thanks to all who helped with this year’s event, and thanks to all who attended!
“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.