On August 31, 2004, the employees of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative were dealt a painful blow. In an accident involving some of our linemen, three men lost their lives. Three men, who were just doing their jobs, did not get to go home to their families. They did not come back to work with their fellow employees - people who, over time, have become more like family than co-workers. The loss was immeasurable; the pain still leaves us speechless. Our hearts and lives will never be the same - we will always bear the scars - and yet, we have kept on. Our perseverance is not borne of our own strength but of what our comrades left behind - we know they wouldn't have it any other way. So day in, day out, our office workers and linemen go on, serving the community as we always have...because that is what they would want us to do.
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