Checks Remain Uncashed

In June 2018 we issued many capital credit checks. Several have gone uncashed. Some of the recipients of these checks are listed here. These people or businesses need to contact us in order for us to reissue the check. Our number is 903-784-4303.

2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2019 Lamar Electric $1,000 Scholarship Winners

Christina Nicholson Mason Ragsdale McKayla Scott
Sarah Morales Savannah Moore Melissa Stronick

Lamar Electric Cooperative has announced the six $1,000 scholarship winners that were drawn at the Co-op Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 27st .

The six winners can use their scholarship at any accredited university, college, or junior college of their choice.

Scholarship winners were Sarah Morales of Chisum High School, daughter of Ron and Susan Morales of Sumner; Melissa Stronick of Detroit High School, daughter of Laura Jones of the Dimple community; Mason Ragsdale of Paris High High School, son of Shonda Ragsdale of Roxton area; McKayla Scott of Rivercrest High School, daughter of Elizabeth Scott White of the Fulbright community; Christina Nicholson of Chisum High School, daughter of Linda Posey of the Glory community; and Savannah Moore of Prairiland High School, daughter of Kimberly Moore of the Clardy community.

According to Lamar Electric General Manager, Jerry Williams, “The money used for these scholarships is from unclaimed deposits or refunds from our members.”  Williams also stated “The law allows Lamar Electric to use a portion of these funds for scholarships, otherwise the money is turned over to the state.”

Each member can still file a claim with the state of Texas for unclaimed checks.

Lamar Electric Director of Communications, Katie Morris said, “We are proud that Lamar Electric can help these students achieve their educational goals and we encourage every co-op member to take this opportunity to submit the name of your son or daughter next year.”

Annual Meeting – Saturday April 27

Annual Meeting April 27The annual membership meeting of Lamar County Electric Cooperative Association will be held at Paris Junior High School, 2400 Jefferson Road in Paris, Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Registration opens at 9 a.m.  The business session will begin at 10 a.m. and includes any necessary reports of the officers, board members and committees, as well as the election of board members in Districts 2, 3 and 4, each for a three-year term.

A member who wishes to be elected to the cooperative’s board of directors must appear in person at the main office of the cooperative and fill out a nomination form not less than 60 days and no more than 90 days before the date of the annual meeting of the members at which board members are to be elected.

The following members have placed their names in nomination at the cooperative headquarters:

DISTRICT 2 Jeremy Hamil, 211 CR 34520, Sumner, TX 75486

DISTRICT 3 Harry Moore, 910 FM 1159, Clarksville, TX 75426

DISTRICT 4 James Floyd, 5639 FM 44, Annona, TX 75550

You do not have to be present at the meeting to vote in the director election.  Before the meeting, ballots will be mailed to members who reside in those districts.  If you reside in one of the districts having an election, you may either vote by mail or in person at the meeting.

Each member in attendance at the meeting will receive a registration gift, and a drawing for other prizes will be held.  You must be present at the time of the drawing to be eligible for other prizes.

Six $1,000 scholarships also will be awarded at the meeting.  Entries must be received at the cooperative office by 5 p.m. April 12.  To be eligible for a scholarship, a candidate:

  • Must live full time in a residence served by Lamar Electric; and
  • Be a graduating senior attending a high school or accredited Home Extended Studies program within the counties served by Lamar Electric.

We look forward to your attending.  Enjoy your annual meeting.

Poles To Be Inspected

Lamar Electric has hired a contractor to inspect and re-treat around 5,000 utility poles. Inspection is now complete in the northwest part of Lamar County. The contractor has now moved to areas in south Lamar County. They will be inspecting poles in Minter, Clardy, Slabtown and Taylor Town areas. The name of the contracted company is Osmose. Osmose will be on the properties of Lamar Electric members, digging around the poles checking for rotten poles. The Osmose crews will be wearing hard hats, reflective safety vests and may be riding ATVs or side by side vehicles. All vehicles will be marked with the Osmose company name. “We like to get in front of any issues that may occur during a storm or in the middle of the night.” stated Lamar Electric’s Operations Manager, Scott Sansom. “If we go ahead and detect the rotten poles now, we can replace them on a sunny day rather than less fortunate circumstances.” This also prevents Lamar Electric members from experiencing outages unnecessarily.

Checks Go Unclaimed

We are attempting to locate former and current members who have not cashed checks issued before March 2018. The checks are for deposits, final bill refunds, membership fees and/or capital credits. Many of these checks go unclaimed because members fail to provide us with a forwarding address. These checks were issued but not cashed or were returned to us by the postal service. If the checks are not claimed we will have to send the money to the state of Texas. If you see your name on this list or you are an heir to a person whose name on this list please call us as soon as possible at 903-784-4303.

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