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Telling tales and riding trails

No conversation with Mary Howell goes on very long without a “horsey” reference. The communications and public relations coordinator for the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives seems to always find a way to tie her profession and her passion together. In her work life, Mary contributes to the statewide electric cooperative association’s Cooperative Living magazine and a bi-monthly newsletter for board and staff working…

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Get ready for a boot-scootin’ good time in Fort Worth

By Billy Gibson, CCA Board Member

Seems like it was only yesterday that I was bidding my CCA colleagues a fond farewell after the closing session of the 2017 CCA Institute in Baton Rouge. This year the Institute moves from the slow meandering waters and moss-covered oaks of the south Louisiana bayous to the sweeping golden plains of north Texas. Fort Worth is the site of this year’s event and the CCA Institute planning…

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Taking ‘a step out of the box’

Julie Perry needed a change. Finding her career as a paralegal no longer challenging, she summoned her courage and responded to an advertisement to work as an information technology analyst for Michigan Sugar Company. It was a move that ultimately changed the course of her professional life. “It was definitely a step outside the box,” the CCA member recalls. “The people were so down-to…