Navarro County EC scholarship winners, front
row, left to right, are Taylor Williams,
Rylan Wade and Megan Sheffield; and
back row, left to right, Garrett Berry,
Taner Tunstall and Riley Simpson. Not
pictured are Ashleigh Bugg and Brooke
This year, 71 eligible applicants applied
through the Scholarship Program. The Board
approved eight $6,000 scholarships
MATT CUNNINGHAM WAS PROMOTED January 1 to the
position of senior lineman. He started his lineman apprenticeship March 3,
2011, and earned the lineman certification in October 2015. During the
intervening time, he worked on the co-op’s overhead and underground line
crews, and operated a service bucket in all five counties that Navarro
County Electric Cooperative serves.
Cunningham also has helped with on-the-job training of our apprentices,
showing them safe work procedures and exhibiting good leadership skills.
Matt Cunningham Named Senior Lineman
JIMMY PUTMAN RETIRES WITH 40 YEARS
UNDER HIS LINEMAN’S BELT
Jimmy Putman came to work at Navarro County Electric Cooperative on June 26th,
1978. At first Jimmy worked on the construction crew, building overhead and underground
power lines, while advancing through the Lineman Apprenticeship program. Jimmy was a
dedicated lineman for 37 of those 40 years even though he would eventually move to the
position of Staking Technician.
And now in January 2018 Jimmy Putman has announced his retirement. Although, we will
miss him in the future, Jimmy now deserves time for family and personal interests. On
behalf of the Directors and Employees of NCEC we would like to wish Jimmy the best!