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Know how to identify and help an electric shock victim

Would you know what to do if you encountered an electric shock accident? Knowing critical information ahead of time will help protect you and could save someone’s life. The Safe Electricity program encourages you to be prepared by learning the symptoms of electric shock and knowing how to help someone who gets shocked by electricity. “Human […]

Celebrating women’s right to vote

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was approved by Congress on June 4, 1919 but it took more than a year for the measure granting women the right to vote to gain ratification by 36 states. On Aug. 18, 2020, the nation marks the centennial of this human rights milestone. Illinois – the fight to […]

Welcome back, Murphysboro

Like many rural communities throughout Illinois, recent years and decades have not been kind to Murphysboro. Located about 100 miles southeast of St. Louis, Murphysboro has suffered from the shuttering of factories, a roller-coaster farm economy, declining enrollment at nearby Southern Illinois University and a graying population. Together, the result has been a shrinking population, […]


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Clay Electric helps secure REDLG monies for local fire department

The Harter-Stanford Fire Protection District, Flora, finally has the new fire truck their department has desperately needed, thanks to help from Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc., Flora, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Clay Electric helped secure a $280,000 loan from the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program for purchase of the […]

Trick or Treaters

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

Check out these tips to help make Halloween festivities fun and safe. Provide healthier treats for those little ghosts and goblins and include a variety of fruits and vegetables for guests. Use trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity. Be sure walking areas and […]

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Light the way

Remarks made by Kally Mayo, Illinois Youth Leadership Council (YLC) representative and Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour representative, at the YLC Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.  Coretta Scott King once said, “Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.” I want to thank […]

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Your unique source of power

You have a unique story to tell about yourself because you are part of an electric cooperative community. But if you’re like a lot of electric co-op members, you might not feel you know enough to tell that story well. So, here’s some help. About one in 10 Americans receives their power the way you […]

CPR training

October Checklist

Learn CPR. Nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered. Find a CPR course near you. Stop bullying. Encourage kids to speak to a trusted adult if they are bullied or see others being bullied. For tips go to stopbullying.gov. Be cyber safe. Take proactive steps to protect your […]

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Why you receive Illinois Country Living from your co-op

Did you know Illinois Country Living magazine is provided to you by your local electric cooperative? You get a copy of Illinois Country Living each month because it is the most convenient and economical way for your co-op to share information with its members. Cooperatives are founded on seven co-op principles with the fifth principle […]