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Tuesday, March 6

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    Giving back to the community is both important and special to employees throughout our divisions. Earlier this year, our Mid-Tex division had the opportunity to provide scholarships to students from Arlington, Texas at the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Scholarships were given to students selected as winners in both essay and art competitions.  
     
    Giving back to the community is both important and special to employees throughout our divisions. Earlier this year, our Mid-Tex division had the opportunity to provide scholarships to students from Arlington, Texas at the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Scholarships were given to students selected as winners in both essay and art competitions.  
     
    The theme for this year’s event, “Change Begins with Me” was especially poignant, as Martin Luther King III gave the keynote address at the awards banquet. 
     
    The theme for this year’s event, “Change Begins with Me” was especially poignant, as Martin Luther King III gave the keynote address at the awards banquet. 
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    Giving back to the community is both important and special to employees throughout our divisions. Earlier this year, our Mid-Tex division had the opportunity to provide scholarships to students from Arlington, Texas at the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Scholarships were given to students selected as winners in both essay and art competitions.  
     
    Giving back to the community is both important and special to employees throughout our divisions. Earlier this year, our Mid-Tex division had the opportunity to provide scholarships to students from Arlington, Texas at the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Scholarships were given to students selected as winners in both essay and art competitions.  
     
    The theme for this year’s event, “Change Begins with Me” was especially poignant, as Martin Luther King III gave the keynote address at the awards banquet. 
     
    The theme for this year’s event, “Change Begins with Me” was especially poignant, as Martin Luther King III gave the keynote address at the awards banquet. 
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Tuesday, February 20

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    In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech in Montgomery, Alabama, in which he declared, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" This kind of servient mentality is the inspiration in which Atmos Energy employees treat customers, peers and coworkers. 

    Giving back to the community is both important and special to employees throughout our divisions. Earlier this year, our Mid-Tex division had the opportunity to provide scholarships to students from Arlington, Texas at the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Scholarships were given to students selected as winners in both essay and art competitions.  

    The theme for this year’s event, “Change Begins with Me” was especially poignant, as Martin Luther King III gave the keynote address at the awards banquet. 

    “It was an amazing evening to have the opportunity to give out the scholarships and hear Martin Luther King III speak,” said Manager of Public Affairs Kelly Pacleb.

     For more information on Atmos Energy’s community involvement in the states we serve, visit this page.

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    In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech in Montgomery, Alabama, in which he declared, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" This kind of servient mentality is the inspiration in which Atmos Energy employees treat customers, peers and coworkers. 

    Giving back to the community is both important and special to employees throughout our divisions. Earlier this year, our Mid-Tex division had the opportunity to provide scholarships to students from Arlington, Texas at the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Scholarships were given to students selected as winners in both essay and art competitions.  

    The theme for this year’s event, “Change Begins with Me” was especially poignant, as Martin Luther King III gave the keynote address at the awards banquet. 

    “It was an amazing evening to have the opportunity to give out the scholarships and hear Martin Luther King III speak,” said Manager of Public Affairs Kelly Pacleb.

     For more information on Atmos Energy’s community involvement in the states we serve, visit this page.

Monday, February 19

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    Three employees with more than a century of service between them recently retired. The longest-tenured, Senior MIC Technician Gary Jobe, began his career in 1972 in Midland, Texas.

    “I was 18 and had been working with horses on a ranch,” he said. “I drove by the Pioneer Natural Gas office one day and went in to see if there were any openings. I was wearing a cowboy hat, dirty pants tucked into my boots and spurts. I was hired as a welder’s helper making $400 a month. In my eyes, I was rich.”        

    Operations Supervisor Andrew Calvit began in 1975 as a meter reader in Natchez, Mississippi. In all his years of service, Calvit only missed seven days of work: one when his father died, three when he lost his wife and three when he tore his ACL. He was only late once: five minutes, it turns out, because believe it or not, he got stuck in Natchez (population 15,000) traffic.

    “I believe in taking pride in what you do; dedicate yourself to your job,” he says. “I see everybody alike. Rich or poor, you are a customer who has to pay a gas bill. Why treat anybody different? Be fair.”           

    Operations Manager Orrden Williams started as a meter reader in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1979.

    “I enjoyed working for Mississippi Valley Gas, and we didn’t know it could get better than that. After Atmos Energy acquired us in 2002, it got even better,” he said. "I have been telling our younger employees: if you are willing to work hard and go the extra mile for excellent customer service, the opportunities to develop your career are outstanding.”   

    Each of these employees has truly gone the extra mile throughout their years of service to their communities and our company.

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    Employees throughout our six divisions pour their efforts and time not only into their jobs, but also into the community. Our Mississippi Division illustrated what it is like to have “heart” for the community at the American Heart Association’s Metro Jackson Heart Walk in Jackson, Mississippi.

    Over the last six years of involvement, employees have raised over $35,000 towards the mission of the AHA through the Metro Jackson Heart Walk. Employees also literally “walk the walk” with hundreds [WBK2] of participants representing Atmos Energy at the event. In 2017, David Gates, President of Atmos Energy’s Mississippi Division, stepped up in a leadership role and served as the chair of the event. 

    “Throughout the time we have worked together, Atmos Energy has set an example for other employers as a leader in workplace health and has been awarded the Fit Friendly Workplace recognition for their focus on employee wellness,” said Jennifer Hopping, Vice President of American Heart Association – Central Mississippi.  

    During the Mississippi division’s involvement, it has also sponsored the Lifestyle Change Award, which recognizes individuals around the community for their efforts in making lifestyle changes.  Some Atmos Energy employees that have been recognized with this award as well. Charles Jenkins, Crew Leader and Bob Kerley, Vice President of Marketing both were recipients of the award in recent years.

    For more information on Atmos Energy’s community involvement in the states we serve, visit this page.

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Monday, January 29

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    Roy D. Pearson, a former Vice President of Operations, had more than 35 years of experience with the company before passing away from cancer in 1997. He was known for making everyone feel comfortable and connecting on a personal level with fellow employees. His impact on his peers fueled their passion to initiate a memorial golf tournament in his honor, with the funds going to the American Cancer Society.  
     
    Roy D. Pearson, a former Vice President of Operations, had more than 35 years of experience with the company before passing away from cancer in 1997. He was known for making everyone feel comfortable and connecting on a personal level with fellow employees. His impact on his peers fueled their passion to initiate a memorial golf tournament in his honor, with the funds going to the American Cancer Society.  
     
    “It’s been such an honor to be involved in the planning of this year’s tournament,” said Sid Hudson, Atmos Energy employee and golf tournament committee member. “Roy had such an influence on those in our office that it is really special to carry on the story of his legacy.”
     
    “It’s been such an honor to be involved in the planning of this year’s tournament,” said Sid Hudson, Atmos Energy employee and golf tournament committee member. “Roy had such an influence on those in our office that it is really special to carry on the story of his legacy.”
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    Twenty years have passed since the first Memorial Roy D. Pearson Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, and the fundraising total paralleled the importance of this milestone. The employees handed in a donation check of $8,100 for the 2017 tournament, which was a record high in the tournament’s history.  Over the past 20 years, the tournament has raised more than $40,000 with hundreds of golfers from both Atmos Energy and contract employees’ families participating.
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    Roy D. Pearson, a former Vice President of Operations, had more than 35 years of experience with the company before passing away from cancer in 1997. He was known for making everyone feel comfortable and connecting on a personal level with fellow employees. His impact on his peers fueled their passion to initiate a memorial golf tournament in his honor, with the funds going to the American Cancer Society.  
     
    Roy D. Pearson, a former Vice President of Operations, had more than 35 years of experience with the company before passing away from cancer in 1997. He was known for making everyone feel comfortable and connecting on a personal level with fellow employees. His impact on his peers fueled their passion to initiate a memorial golf tournament in his honor, with the funds going to the American Cancer Society.  
     
    “It’s been such an honor to be involved in the planning of this year’s tournament,” said Sid Hudson, Atmos Energy employee and golf tournament committee member. “Roy had such an influence on those in our office that it is really special to carry on the story of his legacy.”
     
    “It’s been such an honor to be involved in the planning of this year’s tournament,” said Sid Hudson, Atmos Energy employee and golf tournament committee member. “Roy had such an influence on those in our office that it is really special to carry on the story of his legacy.”
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    Twenty years have passed since the first Memorial Roy D. Pearson Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, and the fundraising total paralleled the importance of this milestone. The employees handed in a donation check of $8,100 this year, which was a record high in the tournament’s history.  Over the past 20 years, the tournament has raised more than $40,000 with hundreds of golfers from both Atmos Energy and contract employees’ families participating.
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Friday, January 26

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    Golfing is a hobby for many Atmos Energy employees in our Owensboro, KY office. Once a year, however, everyone is on the same team to raise money in the memory of a member of the Atmos Energy family.

    Roy D. Pearson, a former Vice President of Operations, had more than 35 years of experience with the company before passing away from cancer in 1997. He was known for making everyone feel comfortable and connecting on a personal level with fellow employees. His impact on his peers fueled their passion to initiate a memorial golf tournament in his honor, with the funds going to the American Cancer Society.  

    “It’s been such an honor to be involved in the planning of this year’s tournament,” said Sid Hudson, Atmos Energy employee and golf tournament committee member. “Roy had such an influence on those in our office that it is really special to carry on the story of his legacy.”

    Twenty years have passed since the first Memorial Roy D. Pearson Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, and the fundraising total paralleled the importance of this milestone. The employees handed in a donation check of $8,100 for the 2017 tournament, which was a record high.  Over the past 20 years, the tournament has raised more than $40,000 with hundreds of golfers from both Atmos Energy and contract employees’ families participating.

Friday, January 19

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    Technology seems to pervade every aspect of life in the 21st century. However, this abundance doesn’t always trickle down to young students. Atmos Energy donated 20 laptops to a nearby school to assist with their technological advancement.

    James Owens, Safety Manager for Atmos Energy and Jeff Whiting, IT Manager for Atmos Energy delivered the PCs to fifth-grade students at Chapel Hill Academy in Fort Worth. Not only were the students grateful for the donations, but the teachers also expressed their heartfelt appreciation.

    “Thank you very much for bringing these computers to us,” said fifth-grade Gifted and Talented teacher Margie Simpson, “The kids were so excited to know that these are available. We are very grateful for your kindness regarding the donation!”

    Whiting, who is the IT PC donation coordinator for the Mid-Texas Division explains, “These laptops run out of warranty after four years. Because of software licensing, we usually can’t use them past four years but for the most part, they are still working great. We would much rather donate them to people who can use them than have them wind up in the scrap yard.”

    The donation of laptops and other computers isn’t foreign to Atmos Energy. More than 200 machines have been given to volunteer fire departments, police departments and a variety of help agencies and schools. 

Wednesday, January 10

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    For the past 15 years, the Kiwanis Club of Acadiana has cooked more than 18,000 all-you-can-eat pancake meals at their Zydeco Pancake Breakfast. After determining that they needed a little extra help to keep up with the attendees, Atmos Energy employees stepped up to help.

    “This is our major fundraiser for children-focused charities,” says Atmos Energy Operations Manager and Kiwanis member David Raymond. “Our 15-year-old grill needed a major overhaul, and Kiwanis members desperately needed a second grill to keep up with demand.”

    Project Specialist Ray Young and Welder Justin Fontenot created two pancake grills for the Kiwanis Club. After Fontenot fabricated the grills, Young assembled the burner manifolds, fine-tuning the cooking performance. Atmos Energy donated the steel to fabricate the grill in need of extra material.

    For more information on Atmos Energy’s community involvement in the states we serve, visit this page

Wednesday, December 27 2017

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    Equipped with a slideshow presentation, the troopers have a question and answer-style format to quiz employees on their knowledge of existing traffic laws. Along with the current statutes, the troopers also include updated information on changing traffic regulations.
     
    Equipped with a slideshow presentation, the troopers have a question and answer-style format to quiz employees on their knowledge of existing traffic laws. Along with the current statutes, the troopers also include updated information on changing traffic regulations.
     
    Since employees spend many hours each year behind the wheel of company and personal vehicles, they find it to be educational for both professional, as well as personal lives. This presentation contributes to our goal of being the safest, most reliable provider of natural gas.
     
    Since employees spend many hours each year behind the wheel of company and personal vehicles, they find it to be educational for both professional, as well as personal lives. This presentation contributes to our goal of being the safest, most reliable provider of natural gas.
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    Texas Department of Safety troopers took time off the road to spend time educating Atmos Energy employees on changing traffic laws in Bryan, TX.

    Atmos Energy’s Bryan office hosts weekly safety meetings, and on the meeting before Thanksgiving, employees get the opportunity to host special guests. For several years, they have invited the Texas Department of Public Safety to educate their office on changing Texas traffic laws.

    Equipped with a slideshow presentation, the troopers have a question and answer-style format to quiz employees on their knowledge of existing traffic laws. Along with the current statutes, the troopers also include updated information on changing traffic regulations.

    Since employees spend many hours each year behind the wheel of company and personal vehicles, they find it to be educational for both professional, as well as personal lives. This presentation contributes to our goal of being the safest, most reliable provider of natural gas.

    To find out more about Atmos Energy’s commitment to safety, visit this page.

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    Relationships with first responders have always been important to Atmos Energy. In many ways, we work towards the same goal: safety for the communities we serve. Our Service Center in Garland, Texas sponsored a luncheon honoring first responders and city officials in Sachse, Rowlett and Garland.

    “A servant heart is one of our first responders’ greatest attributes,” says Manager of Public Affairs Eva Hummel, who was the ceremony emcee. “During the holidays, they sponsor toy, clothing and canned food drives. At our luncheon, we showed appreciation for their great work by making a $1,000 donation to each fire and police department in Sachse, Garland and Rowlett.” 

    Atmos Energy employees prepared lunch on the Big Tex cooker for more than 250 first responders. Participating were fire and police chiefs and captains, their assistants, mayors, city managers, city council members and chamber officials. 

    For those firefighters and police officials unable to attend because they were on duty, an Atmos Energy team delivered meals to each station. On-duty policemen drove by the office and picked up a to-go meal. For more information on how Atmos Energy is furthering connections with first responders, visit this page.

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