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Do you risk losing out on family connections, learning, running your business and shopping and entertainment opportunities because you don't have reliable electricity or broadband services? Live life to its fullest with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and fiber-fast internet, TV and phone services. You matter! We serve homes, farms, churches, schools and small and large commercial businesses to make people's lives better. Thank you for your interest in the cooperative's actions to make people's lives better. The Newsroom will keep you informed.

On Behalf of Team SEMO - Thank you! 

CEO Sean

CEO/GM Sean Vanslyke

Smartphone: (573) 703-7694


ATTENTION TEXT MESSAGE RECEIVERS! If you are currently receiving text message notifications from our Coop you are receiving them from a short six digit number. Starting tomorrow, June 10, that message will now come from a toll free number. The number is 855-959-2518.

To began receiving text messages log into your SmartHub app and enable text messages in your settings, under contact methods. If you need assistance with this please call our office at 800-813-5230, one of our member services representatives will be tickled to help!


The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Be A Blessing

You have the power to make a difference. Be a blessing today. I play golf only once a year for two reasons: I get to play with my son and we play for 18 FORE Life. Donate today to help others. #CANCERSUCKS

Connecting Rural America

Farm families serve the world food. We serve farm families by connecting them to the world. We are building fiber-fast broadband to all of our member-owners because we understand it is essential for our farmers to communicate with customers and access the market to grow rural America. GoSEMO Fiber has No Contracts, No Limits, No Data Caps, No Activation Fee and Free Installation for SEMO Electric members. 100% Fiber Network Built by SEMO Electric for you. 


Solar panels are a hot trend right now. Companies are flooding the territory. We have did a bit of research of our own. Below is one of our members that has recently installed 22 roof-mounted panels on his home. We are trying to learn what it is that members need to hear before installing. Are you considering a solar energy system? Do your homework. Ask some questions before you commit to such a big project. We have updated our website - to provide you information as you begin to assess your solar needs. Questions such as: What are my goals for installing a solar energy system? Have I educated myself about the installation process and maintenance requirements? How much can I afford? What is my annual electricity use? What is my summer and winter electric use? What are the benefits of having an energy audit before investing in solar? Is additional homeowner’s insurance required? Will my contractor submit interconnection and net metering applications, or will I be responsible? What questions should I ask the contractor/installer before I sign a contract to protect my investment? What is the total cost – soft costs, monthly payments, interest, etc. – of the entire project?

The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Making A Commitment

Making a commitment to something greater than yourself! Let’s remember those who gave everything for our freedom. Say a prayer for a family. Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend.


Just a reminder to our farmers, irrigation season is upon us. Starting Tuesday, June 1, irrigation meters on our controlled rate will shut down daily from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Controlled irrigation saves you from paying demand charges. If your crop can stand it, your wallet will love you! If you are interested in converting over to a controlled rate please contact our office at 800-813-5230 one of our member service representatives will be happy to help!

Member Spotlight | The RiverHouse and Amor on the River in Scott City, Missouri

Wines, weddings and wonderful food! The Riverhouse Winery and Amor on the River is located outside of Scott City, Mo. sitting right next to the mighty Mississippi River. If you have any questions regarding the winery, give them a call at (573)225-0372. If you need more information about the venue, give them a call at (573) 979-8806 or visit them online at

The Friday Feature w/ Sean

How do you make special people in your life feel special? Please share your ideas. Week 61 of The Friday Feature. Appreciate those in your life. Life is precious. Days are short.