Rural communities deserve to THRIVE. Let’s act now for high-speed internet!

The time for broadband across rural America is NOW.  And for the first time ever, we stand on the verge of making it happen – but we need to make our voices heard. The Rural Broadband Acceleration Act – Senate bill 4201 – will expedite the availability of federal broadband funding and allow those planning […] Read more »

A Helping Hand and a Message of Love: Zion Lutheran Church is Changing the Communities They Serve

On the 3rd Saturday each month, a dedicated group of people gathers at the Zion Lutheran Church in Augsburg, Arkansas. They selflessly gift needed food and hygiene items to over 800 people in the Arkansas River Valley community. Each year, this same church gifts thousands of dollars to the River Valley Christian Clinic in Dardanelle, […] Read more »

AVECC Shares APSC Order Regarding COVID-19 State of Emergency

At Arkansas Valley Electric, we are dedicated to keeping our members as our number one priority.  In March, we suspended service disconnections in hopes of giving our members a little relief during Covid-19. In April, the Arkansas Public Service Commission (ASPC) issued an order regarding utility disconnects statewide. As we continue living in this unprecedented […] Read more »

Food Faves Roxie’s Stromboli

  This week’s recipe is by AVECC Member Services Representative, Roxie Smith of Ozark. “This is an easy go-to recipe that my family loves. Just pair it with a salad and supper will be a success!” Roxie Smith, AVECC Member Services Representative Ingredients: 2 loaves for Rhodes frozen bread (thawed) ½ cup pizza sauce 6 […] Read more »

Lumens, not Watts

One hundred years ago, our soldiers were shipped “over there” during World War I. Back home in Arkansas, “country folks” who lived outside the larger cities managed life and work without electricity. Many would wait another 20 years, until after the end of World War II, to enjoy the marvel of electric power. At sunset, […] Read more »