SHREVEPORT, La., Feb 25, 2020 – Thousands of elementary school students across Louisiana and Texas will participate in an interactive theater show highlighting electrical safety in March.
The National Theatre for Children will present The Safety Circus to more than 5,800 students at 20 elementary schools throughout Northwest Louisiana and East Texas March 9-20. Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) sponsors the performances that teach students where electricity is made, its uses, how to identify dangerous electrical situations and stay safe around electricity.Continue reading “SWEPCO brings live theater to Ark-La-Tex schools with important safety message”
By Shelly Marie Redmond, Culinary Dietitian, Founder of Skinny Louisiana
Looking for a delicious low-carb fudge and keto fudge recipe for your family’s holiday menu? Shelly’s video gives you the step-by-step instructions on how to make low-carb fudge and how to make low-carb fudge keto friendly.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp. Swerve granular sugar replacer (can use 2 tbsp. Monkfruit)
- 3 cups Lily’s Dark chocolate chips (can use Lily’s Milk Chocolate Chips)
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional, can use any nut)
Breast cancer survivor Elizabeth Dailey knows firsthand the benefit of regular mammograms.
In spring 2012, the SWEPCO budget analyst went for what she imagined would be a routine appointment, however, it turned out to be anything but.
She’d had annual mammograms for the past 12 years and knew the process well. Therefore, she thought nothing of it when she received a certified letter asking her to return for additional screenings.
“I had received such a letter before, so I was not overly concerned,” she said. “I went for the follow up, which consisted of additional mammograms and an ultrasound.”Continue reading “Breast cancer was an unexpected curveball”
Survivor says joyful outlook helped her through difficult journey
The day Cassundra Mayo discovered a lump in her left breast; it did not even cross her mind that it could be cancer.
“I was lying across my bed talking to my sister on the phone and said ‘Oh, there’s a little knot right there. Hmm, better get that checked out,’” said Mayo, who works in meter services at Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) in Shreveport.Continue reading “‘Breast cancer didn’t break my spirit’”
The summer of 2014 was an eye-opening one for Tony Rash.
That June, the Longview resident began to feel off. His appetite was gone, and when he did eat, it only took a couple bites for him to feel full.
He knew something was not right but kept finding excuses for his unusual symptoms.
”It was so easy for me when I first started to say ‘Oh, it’s hot. I’m not eating as much because it’s hot weather,’” Rash said. “So many times we put off what we know are real problems.”Continue reading “Cancer survivor: Listen to that voice in your head saying something is wrong”
After years of regular mammograms, Shreveport mom discovers she has three tumors
Suzanne Western has always been diligent when it comes to mammograms.
After losing a grandmother to breast cancer and seeing her aunt battle the disease, she’s always known the importance of keeping regular appointments for early detection. But it would be her own experience that would show her self-exams are equally as important.
In June 2013, only a month after a mammogram, Western found a knot in her left breast.
She had been getting ready for her first day back to work in fleet services in Shreveport following a summer vacation when she felt it while rubbing lotion on a sunburn.Continue reading “‘An unintentional self-exam saved my life’”
SWEPCO is busy in East Texas.
Crews are storm hardening the power grid to better withstand harsh weather. They’re also trimming more trees away from power lines after more than 70 inches of rainfall between last September and June spurred vegetation growth.
Watch as Distribution System Inspector Sr. Philip Johnson details these and other ongoing projects in East Texas.
SWEPCO is planning to put more wind energy to work for customers.
In a proposal recently filed with utility regulators, SWEPCO is asking for approval to add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2022. This proposal supports SWEPCO’s long-term plan of significantly increasing its use of more environmentally friendly energy sources such as wind and solar.Continue reading “SWEPCO seeking more clean energy”