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Lamar Electric Converts Madras Area

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. Lamar Electric will be converting part of a main feeder out of their Sherry Substation from 7,200 volts to 14,400 volts. Crews will be converting transformers on FM 1700 from 1159 to Madras water well.

This conversion is necessary to handle load growth. “With 14,400 volts, we can serve twice the load with the exact same sized wire” said Lamar Electric General Manger and CEO, Jerry Williams. In order to do the conversion, there will be a short interruption of service for 90 accounts. About 70 of those accounts should be off approximately one hour. The others may be off up to two hours. Areas involved in the conversion are listed below.

“About a year ago we changed transformers on part of this feeder in anticipation of this conversion” said Lamar Electric Line Superintendent, Scott Sansom. “The new transformers are all dual voltage. This means our linemen will be changing a switch on each individual transformer from 7,200 volts to 14,400 volts.” The voltage going into homes and businesses will be the exact same as before. Linemen will have to reach these individual transformers by climbing poles or utilizing a bucket truck. All of the Lamar Electric crews will be working on this conversion to make sure this process takes the least amount of time possible. If bad weather occurs, this conversion will be postponed.

Areas affected by this conversion:

FM 1699, FM 1158, FM 1700, CR 3220, CR 3275, CR 3202, CR 3205, CR 3200



Checks Uncashed (continued)

Capital Credit checks issued June 2018 that have gone uncashed. These people or businesses need to contact us in order for us to reissue the check. Call 903-784-4303

RICHARD H. ARCHER $190.61
THOMAS M. BASS $181.06
BRENTON KYLE BLACK $180.58
DAVID BRAUN $180.09
CHRIS C. BROWN $187.59
LEE W. CANADA $183.72
AMANDA K. CHAPMAN $183.33
JIMMY L. CLIFTON $187.89
TINA M. COLLIER $188.58
ROY DUNKEN $181.59
ROLLIN D. FARMER $178.03
SARAH G. GARRETT $179.02
LOWELL D. GILLIE $179.42
RONALD G. GREEN $181.51
JAMES L. HANEY $178.42
WILLIAM JUSTISS III $190.73
MICHAEL S. KRISCHER $180.63
MIKE T. LIPE $187.05
JAMES E. MEDDERS $182.05
JERRY D. MEDLIN $177.99
JOHN E. MERRILL $180.16
JANICE F. NEILL $191.35
KATHERINE PICKERING $189.76
MICHIAL L. TUCKER $185.77
JAMES C. WADE $185.44
JAMES D JOHNSON $ 204.90
CHARLES B FOGLEMAN $ 204.73
WILLIAM R CHEATWOOD $ 203.63
RANDAL N MILLER $ 202.78
GAYLAN B TUCKER $ 202.49
PAT BUTLER $ 202.11
CORNELIUS M BAILEY $ 202.10
LUCIEN C BURLEAUD $ 200.77
WAGA-BAG #3 $ 200.08
CHAD D ROBINSON $ 199.50
ROGER K COCO $ 199.44
MAURINE E THOMAS $ 198.29
WILLIAM J THOMAS $ 197.81
JESSICA J STIDHAM $ 197.51
BETH WINTERS $ 197.23
DARIA C CALDWELL $ 197.22
BROOKE D GREEN $ 196.94
NATIONAL HARDWARE $ 195.48
R E SPRAY $ 195.31
NEAL GOFF $ 195.17
REGINA A DICKEY $ 194.83
NOEL L SADAU $ 194.78
JEFFREY D MARRIS $ 194.44
CHRISTOPHER M FRISBY $ 193.25
EDWARD W REAVIS JR $ 192.72


Checks Remain Uncashed

In June 2018 we issued many capital credit checks. Several have gone uncashed. Some of the recipients of these checks are listed here. These people or businesses need to contact us in order for us to reissue the check. Our number is 903-784-4303.


2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2019 Lamar Electric $1,000 Scholarship Winners

Christina Nicholson Mason Ragsdale McKayla Scott
Sarah Morales Savannah Moore Melissa Stronick

Lamar Electric Cooperative has announced the six $1,000 scholarship winners that were drawn at the Co-op Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 27st .

The six winners can use their scholarship at any accredited university, college, or junior college of their choice.

Scholarship winners were Sarah Morales of Chisum High School, daughter of Ron and Susan Morales of Sumner; Melissa Stronick of Detroit High School, daughter of Laura Jones of the Dimple community; Mason Ragsdale of Paris High High School, son of Shonda Ragsdale of Roxton area; McKayla Scott of Rivercrest High School, daughter of Elizabeth Scott White of the Fulbright community; Christina Nicholson of Chisum High School, daughter of Linda Posey of the Glory community; and Savannah Moore of Prairiland High School, daughter of Kimberly Moore of the Clardy community.

According to Lamar Electric General Manager, Jerry Williams, “The money used for these scholarships is from unclaimed deposits or refunds from our members.”  Williams also stated “The law allows Lamar Electric to use a portion of these funds for scholarships, otherwise the money is turned over to the state.”

Each member can still file a claim with the state of Texas for unclaimed checks.

Lamar Electric Director of Communications, Katie Morris said, “We are proud that Lamar Electric can help these students achieve their educational goals and we encourage every co-op member to take this opportunity to submit the name of your son or daughter next year.”