General Electrical Safety Tips

General Power Line Safety

  • Keep your distance! Remember the 10-foot rule: When carrying and using ladders and other long tools, keep them at least 10 feet away from all overhead lines - including any lines from the power pole to your home.
  • Look up before raising a ladder or pole to verify that it will not be close to power lines when raised. Use a flashlight or lantern at night to help you see overhead power lines or other hazards.
  • Don’t let children climb trees that are near overhead power lines.

2016 Youth Tour to Washington, DC

April 1, 2016

This spring, MCEC will select two local High School juniors to attend the 2016 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Youth Tour.  Winners will be selected via an essay contest about rural electrification.  Applicants must be High School juniors and their parents/guardians must be members of Mississippi County Electric Cooperative.

For further details, please see the attached PDF below.

He's done his time on the line

June 8, 2015

Keeley Wheeler Retires, After 40 Years of Service, 

from Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, Inc.


The Board of Directors and employees of Mississippi County Electric Cooperative, Inc., along with rest 

of the cooperative family across the state, would like to congratulate Keeley Wheeler on his recent 

retirement from MCEC. Mr. Wheeler has been a revered employee at MCEC for the last 40 years. 


EPA CO2 Rules: Not a good fit for Arkansas

July 31, 2014

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has published a fact sheet regarding the EPA's Carbon Dioxide (CO2) rules regarding existing power plants (see attachment below).  Also, keep your eyes out for their upcoming Public Service Announcement regarding the effects this rule would have on all Arkansas residents.

Please read, share, and then go to to let the EPA know you do not agree with their proposed rules.