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Operation Round Up Scholarship Recipients

The Operation Round Up® board awarded 42 scholarships to local member students.

Operation Round Up®, a community service program supported by the members of South Plains Electric Cooperative, awarded $42,000 in scholarships. Fourty-two member students will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. These students were selected on their scholastic records, school and community service activities, essay questions and financial need.

Our Strength Comes From Working Together

Cooperatives serve their members best when they work together.

Cooperation—it’s the lifeblood of electric cooperatives and a concept vital to the success of our form of business.

If you’ve heard the old saying that there is power in numbers, then you understand why Cooperative Principle No. 6, Cooperation Among Cooperatives, is key for us. Cooperatives serve their members best when they work together.

Help us Beat the Peak

Lower demand means the Co-op can lower rates and pass savings to members.

You can help keep electric rates low by using electricity during hours when it’s not in high demand.

During the summer, peak load demands occur at the times of day when most people use the most electricity, like in the middle of a hot afternoon when everyone is running air conditioners and around dinnertime when families are cooking, taking showers, washing dishes and doing laundry.

Memories at the Drive-In

Summer is here and what better way to spend an evening than with your family at the drive-in? The Stars and Stripes Drive-In, located in Lubbock, is a place for families to make memories and enjoy an experience like no other.

The Stars and Stripes Drive-In was opened in August 2003 by Ryan Smith, but the passion for drive-in theaters in his family goes back for more than 70 years.

The Donkey Whisperer

Truett with donkey herd

SPEC member and board member enjoys caring for rescue donkeys during his retirement.

There are many different types of animal rescue services, but have you ever heard of an organization solely devoted to rescuing donkeys?

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, headquartered right outside of San Angelo, began as a backyard hobby and has since become the largest equine rescue in the country.

Safety Starts with You

May is National Electrical Safety Month.

Electricity plays many roles in our lives, from powering baby monitors, cell phones and lighting, to running HVAC systems and appliances. No wonder we get so comfortable with its instant availability that when we flip a switch, we expect most systems or devices to do the job.