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OREMC Plans 2021 Youth Tour

March 3rd, 2021

OREMC is offering six high school juniors the opportunity to participate in a week-long, all-expenses paid trip immersing them in a cooperative, cultural heritage and history tour June 14-18.

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Reeds Grocery & Ponderosa

February 17th, 2021

A living legacy of family food and friendship, Reeds Grocery & Ponderosa is one of Okefenoke REMC’s longest standing business consumer-members. Learn how founder Leroy Reed built his dream in the heart of Tarboro, Georgia.

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Getting SMART with Reliability

February 16th, 2021

The “internet of things” that keeps us connected at home, work and in-hand requires ready power. While the means of delivering power—poles and wires—has not changed over time, equipment and technology has evolved to make the distribution system smarter: more reliable and less susceptible to power disruptions. Learn more about how OREMC is integrating SMART technologies.

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OREMC Reaffirms Commitment to Baker County Ferst Readers Program

February 3rd, 2021

Ferst Readers in Baker County is expanding its reach to 150 students, including Head Start, thanks in part to continuing support from Okefenoke REMC. OREMC Board Present Wayne Combs presented a $1,500 donation to Ferst Readers Program Manager Michelle Maddox and local community champion Lea Rhoden, executive director, Baker Prevention Coalition, Inc.

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Johnny Appleseed Organic: Getting Educated on Food Forestry

January 5th, 2021

Nestled in the Okefenoke Wildlife Refuge Johnny Appleseed Organic is developing a farm and residential teaching village pioneering Climate Farming. Climate farming promotes and supports the environment, clean eating and using the land and resources in the best way possible to promote the health of the plant and ourselves. And as a subscriber to OREMC’s Cooperative Solar program, they are powering their operation with renewable energy and staying true to their mission of living holistically and in harmony with nature.

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Lights of Love: The Lewis Light Show

December 22nd, 2020

OREMC consumer-members Charles and Wynell Lewis of Hortense, Georgia, had always “decked the halls” of their home with Christmas decorations and outdoor lights. But after their son, Chad, passed away on December 21, 2000, Christmas lights took on a whole new meaning. Now they share their lights of love and make spirits brighter at Christmas each year.

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