Utility Pole Inspections Underway

Employees of Osmose Utilities Services have been hired to inspect and treat some of our utility poles.  Each Osmose employee will be wearing a hard hat and safety vest that identify them as Osmose employees.  Each vehicle will also be marked with the Osmose logo.

Lamar Electric has this inspection and treatment performed on several thousand of our distribution poles each year.  Inspection of poles is a critical action that allows for safer operations as well as reduced costs, allowing Lamar Electric to better manage the factors that determine pole performance and strength.  Identifying bad or weak poles in advance of failure allows for optimum conditions for replacement or repair and improves system reliability.

The employees of Osmose will be working in your area over the next few days inspecting and treating poles. The areas include electricity supplied from the Reno Substation to Reno, Mae Hill Road, Pinhook, E. Manchester, Blossom, Detroit and Kiomatia areas. Osmose is a very reputable company and its employees will show the utmost respect to you and your property.  Please extend the same courtesies to Osmose personnel as is given to Lamar Electric employees.

The pole inspection process involves using a hammer to “sound test” the pole, digging around the pole with a shovel, drilling inspections hole(s), wrapping the ground line area of the pole with a protective wrap, and backfilling the hole.

If you should have any questions about Osmose or their work, please feel free to call Scott Sansom at 903-783-4916 (Direct Line) or main line at 903-784-4303.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.


2021 Scholarships

Lamar Electric To Award $6,000 in Scholarships

Lamar Electric Cooperative will award six $1,000 scholarships to students who plan to pursue an academic degree or certification from an accredited university, college, junior college, technical school or other post-secondary educational institution.  Scholarship payment will be made directly to the institution in one lump sum and must be used within two years of the award date.  Funds may be used for tuition, books, and room and board.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for a Lamar Electric scholarship, a student must:

  • Live full time in a residence served by Lamar Electric.
  • Be a graduating senior attending a high school or an accredited home school program within the counties served by the cooperative.
  • Apply by April 5

Six scholarships will be given away at the Lamar Electric annual meeting April 17 in a random drawing of qualified students.  The winners need not be present.

Click here for the application form.  Submit by email to scholarship@lamarelectric.coop or print the application and mail it to Lamar Electric Cooperative, Attn: Scholarships, PO Box 580, Paris, TX 75461.



$1,000 Scholarship Winners

Briana Bridges

Briana Bridges
Avery

Jaden Franklin

Jaden Franklin
North Lamar

Kiley Miller

Kiley Miller
Detroit

Emily Mouser

Emily Mouser
Prairiland

Corbin Strain

Corbin Strain
Prairiland

Eric Williams

Eric Williams
Detroit

Lamar Electric Cooperative awarded six $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are active co-op members.  The names were drawn at the Cooperative headquarters on Facebook Live July 31st. Readmore..