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      Challenges the new Tri-County Electric Cooperative G.M. faces

      Thursday, marked the one month anniversary since the new general manager took over at Tri-County Electric Cooperative

      Jane Bahler-Hurt comes to the cooperative with an extensive utility background and more than 20 years of experience.

      She's worked in both power supply and distributions co-ops.

      She also has experience concentrated in finance and accounting.

      Bahler-Hurt comes from a cooperative in southern Texas where she had about 40,000 thousand members. Now she has about 63-hundred and due to a smaller coverage area those cooperatives tend to have a problem with cash and revenue.

      "Talking to all the existing employees and get their input on what on they think their issues are on the company," said Tri-County Electric Cooperative G.M. Jane Bahler-Hurt. "Also since I have a background in accounting and finance analyzing the financials to see how we can manage the best way we can possible."

      Tri-County Electric Cooperative serves homes, farms and businesses in Adair, Schulyer, Scotland and portions of Macon, Putnam, and Sullivan counties in northeast Missouri.