HISTORY OF NEW-MAC ELECTRIC
Country store owner J.B. Sims went farm to farm looking for people willing to sign up with REA for $5. Around 190 willing participants in McDonald County agreed to be part of Carroll Electric in Arkansas. Frank Darnell from the Newton County extension office wanted to recruit people to be a part of Ozark Electric in Mt Vernon. A REA representative said there would be enough resources to start their own Co-op if enough people agreed. 505 willing participants created New-Mac Electric Cooperative.