Notice to members: Labor Day Holiday

labor day

The HOEC business office will be closed on Monday, September 5th 2022, for Labor Day.  As always, dispatchers will be available to assist members in the event of an outage.  Outages can be reported using SmartHub Web (at the top-right corner of this website), or in the SmartHub Mobile App, or by phone at 417-256-2131 or toll-free 1-888-463-7693.

Farm Safety

Farm tractor

Farm equipment has gotten much larger over the years. This puts farmers at an elevated risk of contacting an electric line if not being extremely careful. In the United States, approximately 1,000 people are killed and upwards of 30,000 are injured in electrical incidents annually. Don’t be a victim.

Happy Birthday to Ms. Blanche Hardin

Blanche Hardin

Blanche Hardin celebrated her 100th birthday today at the Caulfield Community Building. HOEC CEO/General Manager Dan Singletary stopped by to visit with her and congratulate her on the milestone. Ms. Hardin moved to Missouri when she was 2 years old. She explained that her husband helped string electric lines in the area. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms. Hardin!

Friday evening outage

We currently have 544 members without power in the Caulfield and Pottersville area. Crews have been dispatched. If you need to report an outage, you may use the SmartHub Mobile App on your iPhone or Android smartphone, or the website at You can also call 417-256-2131 or 1-888-HOE-POWER. Please stay away from downed power lines and report them to us immediately. We greatly appreciate your patience.

School Starts August 22nd

stop for school buses

Remember, Monday August 22nd is back-to-school day for many area schools. Watch for kids as they get on and off the bus. Many of them are excited too and may not be paying attention. Also remember to leave yourself extra time to get to work in the morning as the buses will be back on the highways. Make this day a safe one!