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Central Valley Electric annual meeting coming to Artesia

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The Estelle Yates Auditorium in Artesia will host the annual meeting for Central Valley Electric on Saturday. (Mike Smith Photo)

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ARTESIA — Central Valley Electric Cooperative in Artesia provides power to 4,157 members in the rural areas of Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Otero Counties. This Saturday all members are invited to attend the annual meeting in Artesia.

“Beginning at 11:30 a.m. we begin serving lunch at the Artesia Jr. High, it’s a free lunch for our members and then at 12:30 p.m. we open registration for our members at the Estelle Yates Auditorium,” said Leah Boone, member services representative at CVE.

She said the meeting will start promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Artesia Jr. High is located at 1508 West Cannon and the Estelle Yates Auditorium is located across the street from Bulldog Bowl.

Boone said members have received an annual report “and then we take the time to kind of go over and review those things.”

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“The meeting notice is given in English and Spanish. (CVE Executive Vice President and General Manager) Chuck (Pinson) gives his executive summary and talks about energy sales, asset value, operating revenues and margins and he gives details throughout the presentation,” Boone said.

She also said the members also get the chance to meet the Board of Trustees.

“This year we have two members who are up for re-election and they do not have any opposing person at this time. Of course there is an opportunitiy from the floor if anybody wants to be nominated,” she said.

Those trustees are Steve Spence, who represents District 3 which covers Cottonwood and Lake Arthur. Charles G. Wagner, Jr. represents District 6 and that territory is north of Roswell.

Boone said members will also be briefed on the youth tour.

“We have one gal that is coming to do a Power Point presentation and then we have invited the five new kids who are going this year, to be there as well,” she said.

The five students will participate in the Government-in-Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. in June.

“This is a very unique situation,” she said. “Holly Energy Partners is teaming up with us to send the five, for the first time ever in our history have we been able to send five, but we had really, really good kids. These kids were all amazing, it was very hard for our interview team to select.”

Boone said she spoke with Debbie Bell community affairs administrator, “I wasn’t actually asking for funding, she’s the one who offered Holly Energy Partners split the cost with us.”

Haylee Sant and Christina Bejarano are representing Hagerman High School on the trip. Shelby Freeland is representing Dexter High School, Denver Williams is representing Artesia High School and Tim Fuller will be representing Roswell High School.

Boone said the five will also be going to Santa Fe as well.

General assignment reporter Mike Smith can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 307, or at sports2@rdrnews.com.