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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

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If you have a loved one in need of rehabilitation, make sure you check out Aspire Senior Living, located in Advance, Mo. Listen as Shane, the administrator, shares information about the services offered. If you have questions, call (573) 722-3440 or visit

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Be A Five Percenter

Join the five percent club! Welcome to Week 162 of #TheFridayFeature. Be intentional to accomplish your dreams. Thanks to Stephanie and Jim Neuenschwander for getting in the pool early today.

If you need new appliances and want to shop locally, make sure to visit Kelso Sales & Service, Inc., located in Kelso, Mo. They are a three-generation, family-owned business with a warehouse to meet all your appliance needs! If you have questions, call (573) 264-2156 or visit their website

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Love More

👉 ❤️ The world needs more LOVE. Many years ago, my friend Roger taught me about the importance of brevity - keeping speeches short and to the point. Well, here is the shortest #TheFridayFeature ever. Welcome to Week 161. #leadership #management #leadershipdevelopment #employeeengagement #leaders #people #leadershipfirst #executivesandmanagement #inspiration #entrepeneurship #TheFridayFeature #leadership #leadershipculture #management #motivation #employeeengagement #culture #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipcoach #highperformance #workplaceculturematters #love

SEMO Electric Cooperative's board and staff were among the 66 members of rural electric leaders from Missouri's Electric Cooperatives who took part in NRECA's annual legislative conference in Washington, D.C. In total, more than 2,000 representatives from electric cooperatives across the nation visited Capitol Hill during the conference to urge Congress to prioritize reliability of the electric grid, protect programs within the 2023 Farm Bill that are utilized by co-ops and enact legislation creating a revolving fund for the Southwestern Power Administration. Missouri’s electric co-ops met with Sen. Eric Schmitt, Rep. Mark Alford, Rep. Eric Burlison, Rep. Sam Graves, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer and Rep. Jason Smith. Co-op leaders also spoke with key staff members of Sen. Josh Hawley, Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver and Rep. Ann Wagner. “Rural Missourians know the best needs of our communities, and it’s vitally important we share those needs with our elected officials,” said Caleb Jones, CEO of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Jefferson City. “Keeping electricity reliable and affordable for rural America is our mission, and carrying that message to Washington shows Congress that co-ops are dedicated to working for our members back home.”


Did you know 85% of homeowners agree that the coronavirus pandemic has made fast and reliable home internet connection more important in their home search than before? That's why GoSEMO Fiber hosted area realtors for a webinar on "How To Educate Your Clients About Broadband Access." Surprisingly, home internet access outranks proximity to schools/amenities, commute time, and age of appliances. Thank you to the area realtors that attended the Harper - Fiber Homes meeting today at SEMO Electric Cooperative/ GoSEMO Fiber. We look forward to partnering with you in the future. Thank you to Wade On It Smoked Meats for helping us provide lunch. It was delicious. Sikeston Real Estate, Lauren DeWitt - EDGE Realty, Bollinger Real Estate Services, Z & Z Realty, SMG Realty and Jamie Calbert, Realtor.


Listen to the video as Scott, with The American Ghost Project, explains exactly what they do and the big event they have coming up this weekend. Make sure to follow them on social media! #americanghostproject

The Friday Feature w/Sean: Aspire to Inspire

2023 NRECA Youth Leadership Council national spokesperson Rukaya Alrubaye encourages us to “aspire to inspire.” Welcome to Week 160 of The Friday Feature. Thank you Rukaya for sharing your story to inspire others! Connect with her to help grow her network. #keeppushingforward Rukaya is a senior at Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born in Iraq and moved to the United States in January, 2008 when she was two years old. She seeks to better the world through prevention efforts, community service and even baking for neighbors and friends. In the future she hopes to become a doctor and return annually to third world countries to provide free health care. Thanks Ozarks Electric Cooperative for helping push her forward!