Family NewsSpring 2022
High School Graduates
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022! We wish you all a happy and successful future.
Cody Blackburn, Calvin Palmer, and Kolby Pickles joined the co-op as apprentice lineworkers April 18. Calvin and Kolby were SVEC’s two lineworker scholarship recipients and completed their schooling through Northwest Lineman College in early April. Cody Blackburn is also a Northwest Lineman College alumnus and is joining us after working for Musgrove Construction.
Spring marked the end of a long career for three co-op employees. Kirk Head retired April 29 after serving as a staking engineer for 39 years. At his request, the co-op celebrated his last day with breakfast biscuits from Chick-fil-A. Russell Summers and Cecil Cheshire retired May 9 after 42 and 30 years of service as lineworkers. A retirement luncheon for both men was held in the Ops warehouse. We are thankful to them, and to their families, for their many years of commitment.
Cecil Cheshire – 30 years of service
Kirk Head – 39 years of service
Russell Summers – 42 years of service
Bill Hart, trustee for district 9, stepped down in May after serving on the board for 33 years. A luncheon was held to celebrate his service. We appreciate Mr. Hart’s many years as trustee. Francene Folsom, Bill Hart’s daughter, was elected to be the new trustee for District 9. Ms. Folsom retired from the Lafayette County School System in 2020 after teaching various grade levels for 32 years and has served on SVEC’s Operation Round Up Board.