Co-op principle number seven: Commitment to Community. Oconto Electric Cooperative (OEC) employees really take this principle to heart. Since 2004, OEC employees have awarded $153,000 to charities and organizations. OEC employees worked all year to raise $10,000. The grants were made possible in part through the proceeds made at the charity golf outing, the Bag
Cooperative-Sponsored Holiday Program Brightens the Season for Neighbors in Need Mike Schaefer was driving home to Medford after a trip to La Crosse when a program on the car radio caught his attention. It was 1996, and the holiday season was in full swing. The radio personality had called the home of someone living in
Studies have shown that the happiness derived from receiving a physical gift is short-lived, but the satisfaction from real-life experiences increases over time. Experience-based gifts also create memories and often family bonding time. So this holiday season, consider forgoing those knick-knack gifts that will only gather dust on the shelf, sports equipment that will end
Where has the year gone? I’ve spent much of this year addressing carbon pollution-free electricity and COVID-19 on this page. This month, it has been a pleasure helping judge the hundreds of cookie recipes we received as part of our reader Christmas cookie contest. Last December, we issued a call for your favorite cookie recipes.