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Hebert Honey Farm Keeps the Family Busy as Bees

Someone has to keep the bees. But then someone has to be the keeper of the beekeeper.

In the case of the Hebert family, that person would be Paula.

Paula and Richard Hebert of DeRidder have been married for nearly three decades, and Paula explains that over the years her restless husband has led the couple into all sorts of hobbies and activities. The list includes sports, rodeo, hunting, fishing, farming quail, raising goats and more. 

BECi Promotes Deshotel to Vice President of Operations

Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), announces the promotion of Scott Deshotel from the position of Field Superintendent of Construction to Vice President of Operations. Deshotel will be responsible for implementing procedures for the safe and efficient construction, operation and maintenance of BECi’s transmission and distribution system and warehousing, line materials, vehicles and mechanic shop.

BECi Linemen Roll Out to Assist Power Restoration in Central Florida

BECi is sending utility crews and equipment to Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Wauchula, FL, to help restore power after Hurricane Irma decimated the cooperative’s infrastructure and service area.

Rolling out Monday morning, BECi crews included six linemen, two bucket trucks, one digger truck plus tools and safety equipment.

As of Sept. 11, Peace River Co-op reports that all of its 40,000 members in ten counties located in central Florida are without power.