Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative was named the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month at the chamber's membership meeting Wednesday. The award was accepted by cooperative employee Donna Rhodes, right, and was presented by Darren Girdner, chamber president, and Cheryl Mills, left, retired Cookson Hills employee. During the presentation Girdner noted the rural electric company began with only 502 members, and now has 17,700 meters and over 2,009 miles of electric line. Cookson Hills Electric has 14 substations, and two substations under construction, one of which is in Akins.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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