January 2020 | Scholarships


Welcome to 2020

As we enter a new year, I simply want to say thank you for being an engaged member-consumer of SEMO Electric Cooperative. If you are taking time to read, you are at least staying abreast of the cooperative’s activities. I want to say thank you to Team SEMO and SEMO Electric’s Board of Directors for a shared sense of purpose and commitment to make people’s lives better with safe, reliable and low-cost electricity and fiber-fast Internet. We aren’t perfect, but we try to work safe, keep things tidy, act prudent and take care of our member-consumers.

December 2019


Winter Energy Bills

The 2020 edition of the Farmers' Almanac suggests a suspenseful start to January over the eastern half of the country. This may mean frequent freefalling precipitation as well as strong and gusty winds. And a cold winter can bring an equally cold reality: higher heat bills.  Keep your costs and energy use as low as possible by acting now to avoid energy bill shock.Two big ideas: 1) Start with a heating system checkup. Keep your heating system clean and in tip-top working order.

November 2019

Group Photo

When you think about SEMO Electric Cooperative, you probably associate us with the local community. And you would be right. Our leadership team, board of directors and employees live and work right here in the community we serve. But you may not realize that SEMO Electric is actually part of a much larger cooperative network that brings additional value, tools and knowledge that benefit you, the members of the co-op.

October 2019


When you think of October, pumpkins, Halloween and beautiful fall foliage naturally come to mind. But October is notable for another reason – it’s National Co-op Month! This is the time of year when cooperatives across the country, including SEMO Electric Cooperative, celebrate who we are and more importantly, the members we serve.  

July 2019

Sean Vanslyke

GoSEMO Fiber Open House July 15 

By Sean J. Vanslyke

Annual Meeting

As reported at the annual meeting, we are proud to provide safe, reliable and low-cost electricity to thousands of homes, farms and businesses. And, now, we are providing world-class broadband services to more than 1,800 homes, farms and businesses in southeast Missouri. Last year at this time, we had just 200 fiber installations. GoSEMO Fiber is growing quickly. 

June 2019


The Cooperative Story - A New Energy

 By Sean J. Vanslyke

Thank you to the member-owners who were able to attend SEMO Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting. The annual meeting is an event that separates us from most other service providers. We welcome the opportunity to gather and visit about the work we do to make your life better with electricity and broadband services.  It is always nice to see familiar faces and say hello to new friends. We serve you.