Stay safe from lightning

As the sun heats the air, energy is created with air movement, and lightning typically comes from towering storm clouds. Fortunately, accidents involving lightning are very avoidable. Safe Electricity has the following suggestions to stay safe from the dangers of lightning:

Play it safe at outdoor sports facilities

There is much to think about as athletes, coaches, parents and others gear up for a new sports season this spring. Although physical safety is often the first concern associated with playing sports, there are other factors to consider. During game preparation, teardown and field maintenance, Safe Electricity urges everyone to be aware of the power that flows into ball fields or other sporting venues.

Grant gives boost to Nurse's Needs program

In a time of need, school nurses are sometimes the first resource for children.

The children visit a nurse for many reasons other than a medical illness. The student may be hungry from not eating breakfast, or in need of personal care or clothing items. Sometimes the items may not be available and the children have to do without.
The Adopt-A-Family Ministry based in Wentzville is hoping to fill the void.

CREC earns Tree Line USA honor

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) a 2019 Tree Line USA utility. This is the 18th consecutive year the cooperative has been honored for its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees.