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Young children now eligible for free books: TCEC sponsors Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Young children now eligible for free books: TCEC sponsors Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Members in TCEC’s Oklahoma service area can now sign their child/children up to receive a free book once a month from birth until their fifth birthday. TCEC has partnered with the Dolly Parton Foundation and the Oklahoma State Department of Education to be your local affiliate, bringing the Imagination Library to the Panhandle. Dolly Parton and TCEC believe that you can do anything, dream anything, and be anything if you can read. Through Dolly’s Imagination Library program, she wants to ensure all children have books at home, regardless of the environment in which they grow up.  

TCEC recognizes scholarship recipients: Ten area students receive $2,000 scholarships

TCEC recognizes scholarship recipients: Ten area students receive $2,000 scholarships

TCEC recently recognized ten high school seniors in the Oklahoma Panhandle who received scholarships. Because Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a cooperative member, TCEC funds eight $2,000 scholarships through the Panhandle State Foundation for students who choose to attend the local university.  

The following area seniors received scholarships funded by TCEC:

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Coming Soon – Dolly Parton Imagination Library: TCEC sponsors new program in Oklahoma Panhandle

Coming Soon – Dolly Parton Imagination Library: TCEC sponsors new program in Oklahoma Panhandle

Members in TCEC's Oklahoma service area will soon be able to sign their child/children up to receive a free book once a month from birth until their fifth birthday. TCEC has partnered with the Dolly Parton Foundation and the Oklahoma State Department of Education to be your local affiliate, bringing the Imagination Library to the Panhandle. Dolly Parton and TCEC believe that you can do anything, dream anything, and be anything if you can read.

Your change adds up: Operation Round Up program funds seven local charitable projects

Your change adds up: Operation Round Up program funds seven local charitable projects

The independent TCEC Foundation Board of Directors met on April 13 and disbursed $16,350 to seven local organizations that applied for funds in the first quarter of 2022. The board also elected to donate an extra $10,000 to fire departments in Beaver County due to the grass fire in early April that burned over 20,000 acres.

The organizations and programs funded are listed below.

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Co-ops Care: Guymon Outback

Co-ops Care: Guymon Outback

TCEC and PTCI are again coming together under the cooperative principles of Concern for Community and Cooperation Among Cooperatives. They donated a total of $500 to the Main Street Guymon Outback event to be held on May 13. This is the fourth year that the cooperatives have worked together to support the Five State Motorcycle Run. The Run covers 300 miles throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

Prairie Elementary STEAM program receives Operation Round Up funds

Prairie Elementary STEAM program receives Operation Round Up funds

Full STEAM Ahead is an in-school enrichment program at Prairie Elementary that gives students the chance to learn coding and robotics outside of the classroom. The TCEC Foundation awarded STEAM $2,000 from the Operation Round Up program to put towards robotics kits. TCEC's Giving Funds to Schools (GiFTS) also contributed $1,000 toward STEAM.

Making learning possible: Elkhart Learn & Play awarded Operation Round Up funds

Making learning possible: Elkhart Learn & Play awarded Operation Round Up funds

Not every parent is trained to be a teacher. Programs like Elkhart Learn & Play help parents become their child’s first teacher. Operation Round Up, which is funded by TCEC members like you, gave $1,500 for the program in January.

Victoria and Heather, facilitators of Elkhart Learn & Play, applied for funds on January 1. They outlined needs for resources like:

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Main Street Guymon names Premier Partner: Award illustrates TCEC’s community involvement

Main Street Guymon names Premier Partner: Award illustrates TCEC’s community involvement

TCEC powers Guymon’s Main Street organization with more than electricity. The Main Street Guymon awards evening on February 15 brought that power to light.
Main Street Guymon presented TCEC with its Premier Partner award during the evening. The Premier Partner award highlights cooperation between Main Street Guymon and its various partners in their commercial district revitalization and community efforts.