BECi Announces Winners of Essay Contest, Students Win a Trip to Washington D.C.

Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), announces the top 10 winners of the 2019 Beauregard Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Essay Contest. Students entered the contest by writing an essay describing how life would be without electricity. BECi received over 80 entries and awarded four of the top 10 winners a trip to Washington, D.C. The winners of the contest who will participate in the Youth Tour are as follows:


Sarah Jackson – DeRidder High School

Mia Mayeaux – South Beauregard High School

BECi Offers Fifteen $1,500 Scholarships to Students 

 This year, Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), is pleased to offer 15 one-year scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, to students who reside on BECi service lines. The scholarship is open to first-time college students and current college students who meet requirements. The winners will be selected at the BECi Annual Meeting held Saturday, March 23, 2019, by a random drawing. The student does not have to be present to win.

Holliday, Williams named BECi Employees of the Year

Pam Holliday and Frank Williams were recently selected among their professional peers as BECi’s Employees of the Year for 2018. Holliday was named Inside Employee of the Year while Williams was named Outside Employee of the Year.

Holliday began working at BECi in 1985 as a customer service representative before moving up to office supervisor 10 years later. Holliday is currently the Central Office Manager in DeRidder, a position she has held for the past 15 years. Holliday has 33 years of service with BECi.

BECi Employees Donate Funds to Community Organizations


DERIDDER, La – In the season of giving, BECi employees generously donated monetary contributions through payroll deductions to benefit community organizations and spread Christmas cheer to local children and their families.

The total amount raised by BECi employees was $5,392. These funds were then matched through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program for a grand total of $9,392.

BECi Holds Annual Contest to Send Students to Washington, D.C

- Since 1979, Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), has awarded local students the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., during the Rural Electric Youth Tour Conference.  The BECi Board of Directors and Management place much emphasis on supporting youth in education.  This year, BECi will sponsor an all-expense paid trip to four winners of an essay-writing contest who are sophomores, juniors or seniors. 

Bret Hardisty's Woodwork is Rough Around the Edges

All three floors of the Lake Charles Civic Center are rocking as the annual Culture Fest kicks into high gear on a recent Saturday afternoon.

There are people representing many countries from across the globe strolling around in colorful, splashy native garb. There are flowing robes and gowns, flashy jewelry, lavish headdresses, long sashes, big metal bracelets and elaborate makeup.

Playful Spirits Make Mischief at Elizabeth Town Hall

Vickie Hooper and Ray Brown know something is going on, they just don’t know exactly what it is.

The two grew up in the 1960s in the village of Elizabeth, an isolated sawmill community once owned by the Industrial Lumber Company, or just “The Industrial” as it was called.

They describe pleasant, tranquil childhoods in what Brown characterizes as a “front porch” town where there was no internet and no video games and people would spend the afternoons sitting on their stoops and chatting with the neighbors.