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Federal Universal Service Charge Decrease

(Published June 14th, 2017)


Effective July 1st, 2017, the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) appearing on your bill each month will decrease as a result of an decrease in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) universal service fund contribution factor from 17.4% to 17.1%.  The FUSC on your bill is calculated in accordance with FCC rules by applying the new contribution factor of 17.1% (0.171) to the charges for interstate services that you used.  The federal universal service fund helps to ensure access to affordable communications services in all areas of the United States.  If you have any questions regarding the FUSC charge, please contact Poka Lambro at 806-924-7234 or the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or e-mail:

2017 Scholarship Winners

(Published March 31st, 2017)


Poka Lambro is proud to announce our 2017 scholarship winners!


Katherine Barrington – Katherine attends New Home High School.  Katherine is the daughter of Matt and Lisa Barrington.  She plans to attend Texas Tech University where she will study Industrial Engineering.


Hayley Gray – Hayley is a student at Borden County ISD.  She is the daughter of Glen and Lisa Gray.  Hayley plans to attend Texas Tech University where she will participate in the Pre-Physician’s Assistant Program.


Olivia Hammonds – Olivia attends Tahoka High School.  Olivia is the daughter of Martin and Dina Hammonds.  She plans to major in Animal Science at Texas A&M University.


M’Kenzie Scott – M’Kenzie is a student at Loop High School.  M’Kenzie is the daughter of Shane and Charla Scott.  She intends to study Education at Lubbock Christian University.



Blaze Smith – Blaze is a student at Post High School.  Blaze is the son of Robert and Stephanie Smith.  He plans to study Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University. 



Haley Stephens – Haley attends Tahoka High School.  She is the daughter of Alicia Stephens.  After getting her Associate’s Degree from South Plains College, Haley plans on transferring to Texas Tech to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education.

65th Annual Meeting

(Originally Published April 19th, 2016)


Poka Lambro’s 65th Annual Membership Meeting was held March 31, 2016 at Poka Lambro’s main location, 11.5 miles north of Tahoka on US Highway 87.

Just prior to the business meeting, attendees enjoyed lunch and a little fellowship with old friends. Many also stopped by the Security and Home Automation Booth before the meeting began.

The business meeting was called to order by Board President Randy Hensley. Hensley introduced and welcomed guests, then turned the meeting over to Board Vice President Randy Simpson who announced the 2016 Poka Lambro Scholarship winners.

During the business session, Cooperative Attorney Daniel Gibson and Cooperative employee Amy Preston were elected to serve as Chairman and Secretary of the meeting. Board Secretary Quinton Kearney presented the Secretary’s Statement on Notice of the meeting as well as the determination of a quorum. The Nominating Committee Report was then presented by Coop member Randy Reid, Chairman of the Nominating Committee.   

Next on the agenda was the election of Directors. Congratulations to new Director Ricky Mills.  Mills will represent District 2 which is primarily located between the communities of Loop & Wellman and covers the exchanges of Loop, the western portion of Union, and the western portion of Wheatley. Congratulations also to incumbent Director Randy Hensley who was re-elected to serve another term. Hensley represents District 6 which includes the exchanges of Fletcher Carter, Aten, Gail and the east half of O’Donnell. Each will serve a 3-year term.

The membership voted to approve Amendments to the By-laws as presented.

The next item on the agenda was the presentation of the financial report by Nathan Paden of Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert and Moss.

After the conclusion of the business session, attendees enjoyed the always-anticipated door prize drawings. Congratulations to grand prize winner Ms. Edwana Overman, who won a 48” Smart TV! Congratulations also to Mr. Dale Clem who won a 16GB iPad Air!Many lucky members went home with great prizes including: Fitbits, Keurig coffeemakers, and cash! Thanks to all who attended the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting!

Visit our facebook page to see pictures from the Annual Meeting. 

2016 Scholarship Winners

(Originally Published April 18th, 2016)


Congratulations to Poka Lambro’s 2016 Scholarship winners:

Dimitri Correa – Dimitri attends New Home ISD. After graduating, he plans to attend Texas Tech University to study Biology and Photography.

Karly Etheredge – Karly attends Borden County ISD. Karly plans to attend Angelo State University to pursue a degree in Nursing.

Lea Gustafson – Lea attends New Home ISD. After graduating, Lea plans to attend Texas Tech University where she will pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Tatum Richey – Tatum attends Borden County ISD. She plans to attend Texas Tech University where she will major in Business with a minor in Pre-Pharmacy. She will then continue on to pursue a doctorate in Pharmacy.

Aaron Skiles – Aaron attends Klondike ISD. Aaron plans to attend Wayland Baptist University to pursue a degree in Christian Ministries.

Cheyenne Tucker – Cheyenne attends Borden County ISD. She plans to attend Blinn College then Texas A&M University where she plans to study Nursing and Hospitality Management.

Nancie Wheeler – Nancie attends Trinity Christian High School. After graduating, she plans to attend Liberty University. Nancie plans to study Education to become a Teacher and Coach.

Poka Lambro Announces Winner in National College Scholarship Program for Rural Youth

(Originally Published June 8th, 2015)


Poka Lambro Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jase Jones is the recipient of a national college scholarship from Poka Lambro and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), the philanthropic arm of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. Jase is the son of Roy and Annette Jones.

The FRS scholarship program awarded scholarships, ranging from $1500-$5000 to rural youth across the United States. Out of over 1,400 applications received this year, fifty three scholarships were awarded. The goal of the FRS scholarship program is to help further higher education opportunities among rural high school students. Poka Lambro strongly supports the youth of our area and is thrilled to sponsor this worthy program.

Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent team of reviewers from the education field. To be eligible, recipients must be sponsored by a NTCA member company, and must indicate a desire to return to their rural communities once their collegiate studies have been completed.

“We are pleased to offer this program. It provides another opportunity for us to show our support of the youth living in the areas we serve. It is a source of tremendous pride for us,” said David McEndree, Poka Lambro CEO.

In addition to the national FRS scholarship, Jase received a local Poka Lambro scholarship as well. Jase graduated from Lubbock-Cooper High School and will attend Texas Tech University.

The FRS and Poka Lambro scholarship programs are open to local graduating high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians receive their telecommunications service from Poka Lambro.


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PO Box 1340, Tahoka, TX 79373


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