BECi Reminds Members to Stay Safe During Summer Storms

Here in Southwest Louisiana, storms can occur suddenly and without warning putting a damper on summer plans. Summer storms tend to happen quickly with dramatic winds and lightning strikes in a very short timeframe. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service, thunderstorms are more frequent and more severe during the summer months because of the increase in basic elements needed to create a thunderstorm – moisture and rapidly rising warm air.

Hillcrest Creamery - Wholesome Milk With A Taste All Its Own

Arvin Decker is a learned man of letters.

In his case, those letters happen to be M-I-L-K.

The 49-year-old dairyman has been producing milk on his family’s farm south of DeRidder for the past 30 years. And while times have certainly changed for the dairy industry in Southwest Louisiana, Decker has continued operating on a smaller scale for one very important reason.

BECi Reminds Members to Plug Into Safety

BECi Reminds Members to Plug Into Safety

DeRidder— In May, electric cooperatives across the country promote safety awareness to coincide with National Electrical Safety Month. Every year, thousands of accidents occur due to shock hazards, and Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), a not-for-profit electric utility, is committed to educating the public about potential electrical dangers.

BECi Donates to United Way of Southwest Louisiana

BECi employees donated $13,655 to United Way of Southwest Louisiana. Through this generous donation, United Way of Southwest Louisiana can continue fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community across the region. Pictured from left to right are: Danielle Tilley, Communication Specialist, BECi; Kevin Reeves, Director of Business and Economic Development, BECi; Margaretta Mayes, Information Technology Manager; Kevin Turner, General Manager, BECi; and Felicia Burke, Resource Development Manager, United Way of Southwest Louisiana.

BECi Announces Scholarship Winners

BECi Announces Scholarship Winners

For 25 years, Beauregard Electric Cooperative Inc. (BECi), has randomly selected students within its service area to receive a scholarship to attend a Louisiana University. These funds were made possible through legislative changes in 1993 to allow unclaimed funding to stay in local communities assisting families to further their education.