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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

The Friday Feature w Sean: Let's Not Forget

20 years ago we stopped. We took notice of what was important. Let’s not forget to remember #911anniversary and to support others. Week 77 of #TheFridayFeature. #leadershipmatters as we #keeppushingforward

Member Spotlight: Lambert's Café

Lambert’s Café, Home of the Throwed Rolls, was established in 1942 by Earl and Agnes Lambert in Sikeston, Missouri. Since then, the family has opened two other locations: Foley, Alabama and Ozark, Missouri. For additional information, check out their website at If you have questions or want to place an order at the Sikeston location, please call (573) 471-4261.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Truth

👉 Truth. Welcome to Week 76 of The Friday Feature. Elmer delivered the truth with a smile - even though he felt like crying. Let’s be encouragers as many are weeping on the East Coast #rain, the West Coast #fires, the Gulf Coast #ida and around the World. Let’s help them #keeppushingforward!

Member Spotlight | SEMO Crop Insurance

Amanda Brooks, owner of SEMO Crop Insurance, has been serving ranchers and farmers since 2017 in Advance and surrounding areas. Staying local and helping the community is their main goal. If you have any questions about one of the many products they offer, give them a call at (573) 321-8199.

The Friday Feature w/Sean: Why?

👉 Why? As a child, did you ever get caught doing something you weren’t supposed to do? I did. Welcome to Week 75 #TheFridayFeature. “When you stop asking why, you stop coming up with new ideas. Why isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires comfort with dissension. You may break a few eggs. But that’s okay. Don’t be afraid to shake things up or take things apart.” John O'Leary who #inspires us to #keeppushingforward and #leadwithyourheart!

Member Spotlight | Around the Barber Pole Bakery in Charleston

Since the early 70’s , this family has known how to succeed in the pastry business. When deciding to retire, Doug and Sandy Ruff wanted to bring back the history of their family by re-opening their bakery in Charleston. Around the Barber Pole - My Daddy’s Donuts is open Thursday-Saturday from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions or want to place a special order, you can reach them at (573) 703-4442.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Curiosity

👉 Curiosity. Stay #curious and #keeppushingforward. Ideas and Opportunities will come your way. Something is reserved for you! Welcome to Week 74 of #TheFridayFeature because #leadershipmatters more when you #leadwiththeheart. Thanks Molly, Mike, Dan and Tony!

BACK TO SCHOOL BUSINESS! SEMO Electric would like to remind all drivers to follow these practices when your approaching school buses. 1. When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school. 2. When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely. 3. Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in neighborhood. 4. Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops. 5. Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic. 6. Learn and obey the school bus laws in your state, as well as the "flashing signal light system" that school bus drivers use to alert motorists. #SEMOElectric #GoSEMO