Family News

Summer 2022

Hello, Baby!

Chuck and Kirsten Millsap welcomed their baby boy June 3rd. Charles Mitchell Millsap (Charlie) weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 ½ inches long.

Family Vacations

Jon Little Visits Alaska

My wife, Darilynn, and I spent 10 days with my son, Riley, in Alaska. He lives in Anchorage.

The best thing was flying around with him in his plane. The first day there, Riley flew us to the small fishing village of Seldovia (sounds like one of those make-believe kingdoms on the Hallmark Channel, where an American girl falls in love with a prince 🤮) for lunch at a little seafood restaurant. The trip which would have taken 3 hours by car and another hour by ferry, took us just an hour and 15 minutes.

We went fishing for Rock Fish on a day that turned out to be cold and rainy, with 8 to 10-foot seas. We managed to catch our limit as a group, and I only puked 3 times 🤮🤮🤮. I’m slightly encouraged by knowing it can’t get much worse if we decide to go again.

As you might guess, a person needs some toys to really enjoy Alaska, and there is none better than a 4-wheeler for playing in the dirt and mud. You can do so about 24 hours a day in July, because it never gets completely dark.

Even though it took about 16 hours to get to Anchorage and the same to return home, I can’t wait to go back.


Employee Recognitions

Evan Skeen was promoted to Journeyman Foreman in late May
Adam Ford, Clay Stratton and Jimmy Williams completed SVEC’s Four Year Apprenticeship Program. They each completed a minimum of 576 hours of academic schooling with Northwest Lineman College and over 8,000 hours of on the job training to become a Journeyman Lineman.


Raymond Poole’s daughter Sydney graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s in nursing.

Retiree Update

From Cathy Erixton

Retirement is great! It has been non-stop. We made our trip to Maine and if I had my way, I would sell everything and move to Vermont. It is the most beautiful place, and their covered bridges are breathtaking. As far as hobbies go, we have enough time now to really spoil the grandsons. I miss you guys at SVEC, but I am so glad I went ahead and retired while we are able to travel!


Happy Retirement!

Mike Guillery retired July 5 after more than 33 years with SVEC. We are very appreciative for all the hard work that he has done for us over the years, and he will be greatly missed. May he have many relaxing days ahead!