March | 2023

In this Issue:

Special Podcast Episode: "Talking with AECC Energy Efficiency Manager Mitch Ross"

Employee Spotlight:

Wes English

Energy Efficiency Tip 

Wave Rural Connect Update

The Co-op Cookin' Show:

Energy Efficient Pies

AVECC 2023 Youth Tour Delegates

"Talking with AECC Energy Efficiency Manager Mitch Ross"

on iTunes and Spotify


Employee Spotlight

Wes English

Pocola District Superintendent | 24 Years 

"I started working for AVECC as an apprentice lineman 24 years ago in my hometown of Waldron. It is special to be able to serve your friends and family. After a few years, moved into the role of a Serviceman where I served the Greenwood area until I recently took the position of the Pocola District Superintendent. I schedule work assignments, order materials, make sure all equipment is serviced, keep an inventory of poles and transformers, or anything else that is related to helping the linemen do their jobs effectively. I'd like for the members to know that we care about them. We care about the community because we are part of the community. We live here, too. And we are also members. Keeping the lights on is a big priority for us."

Listen to the Podcast: "Getting to Know Wes English"

Unbeatable Across The Board.

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The Co-op Cookin' Show Episode 2

Powered by Arkansas Valley Electric

Join Barbara and Emily, the multimedia team at Arkansas Valley Electric, as they put together three delicious energy efficient pies! This month's recipes include a nectarine pie, a strawberry-banana pie, and a pineapple coconut pie. All recipes were from Arkansas Living Magazines published in May of 1989.

The Co-op Cookin' Show's mission is to honor our rural roots, spotlight recipes published in Arkansas Living Magazine through the decades, and introduce the co-op family to you as they cook alongside us! 

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A trip of a lifetime is in the wings for three River Valley high school juniors. 

These three exceptional students will represent the River Valley and participate in the 2023 Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid educational trip to Washington, D.C., from June 16-22, 2023. Each student will earn a $500 scholarship from AVECC and an opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship from the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.


The 2023 Arkansas Valley Electric Youth Tour delegates are:


  • Garrett Springs, Northside High School 

Gabrielle Russell, Van Buren High School

  • Robert Branham, Scranton High School
Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation
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