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An elderly Ozark Electric Cooperative member was scammed out of several thousand dollars on September 24 by two men portraying themselves as Ozark Electric Cooperative employees and driving a white truck. We cannot emphasize enough that: (1) ALL Ozark Electric Cooperative employees carry photo identification cards and should be asked to produce them. (2) It is VERY rare that an employee would ask to enter a home as was done today as our service ends at the meter outside. Again, if someone representing Ozark Electric Cooperative asks to come inside, please ask to see an ID card. (3) Our service trucks have an Ozark Electric Cooperative logo displayed.

In order to protect our member’s privacy and due to the ongoing investigation, Ozark Electric Cooperative has no further information to release at this time. Please know that Ozark Electric Cooperative is making every effort to work with our member, law enforcement, the banking institution, etc., to identify the persons perpetrating this scam.

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Help Ozark Electric Cooperative keep your Electric Rates Affordable - The Impact of EPA Regulations on You
We’ve written before about how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to eliminate coal as an energy resource at new power plants. This is very concerning because these regulations, along with the ones EPA has in store for existing coal-based power plants, have the potential to drive up your electric bills. Missouri enjoys some of the lowest electricity rates in the country because 75% of electricity comes from clean coal resources.

Now is the time for electric cooperative members to join their voices together to send a clear message to the EPA:  please remember consumers as you are writing these regulations. You can help first by visiting today and sending a comment to the EPA.  You can also help by sharing the link to your friends and family.

What’s at stake? Providing safe, affordable electricity, at Ozark Electric Cooperative is our #1 priority. While these EPA regulations are technical, the potential increase in electric rates is something we take personally because we know it’s difficult to make ends meet month-to-month. We know the tough choices you face – we all face – in trying to live on a budget. That’s what sets cooperatives apart from other utilities and that’s why we must stick together.

Thousands have answered the call already and sent comments through In fact, as of Friday, March 7, these are the number of EPA contacts:

    National contacts:          302,192
    Missouri contacts:          100,318
    Ozark Electric contacts:     6,052

Missouri, once again proving it really is the "Show-Me" State, is still leading the way in the nation for the most # of contacts: 100,318, which is 33% of all contacts made nationwide and more than the second- and third-place states combined - South Carolina with 40,801 and Indiana with 25,779. But we need more. Here at Ozark Electric Cooperative we look out for you. And we don't take this request lightly. It only takes 30 seconds to help raise our voices together.

We’ve encouraged all of our employees to sign up … and ask their friends and families. For several months, we have asked you, our members, to also contact the EPA. And now we’re asking the same from you – if you have not already done so - please help us fight proposed regulations that could drastically increase your electric rates.

We need you to take a stand and urge your families and friends to join us. Visit And talk to your neighbors about what we’re doing and why.

We’re powering the future, driving economic growth and fostering innovation for you. And we don’t want these new regulations to get in our way of progress. Please join the call and help us keep moving forward. Please watch the following video featuring Ozark Electric Cooperative General Manager Patrick Oehlschlager to learn more about this important issue.