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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

Member Spotlight | Slink's Quick Shop in Advance, Missouri

Slink’s Quick Shop has been serving Advance and the surrounding area for four years. Pizzas, frozen foods and ribs on Wednesday are just a few things you can find on the menu. They will also be adding other food items like burgers and fries in the near future. You can give them a call at (573) 722-6056 to place an order and then pick it up at their drive-thru window.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Jump Hurdles

Week 53 #TheFridayFeature because we all need an occasional push on life’s giant swing. Keep your eyes on the prize... step over hurdles as necessary. It took 450 days, but we finally got to hug our grandchildren! #leadwithyourheart #keeppushingforward

GoSEMO Fiber Construction Continues

You need and deserve fiber-fast broadband services. That's why SEMO Electric Cooperative launched GoSEMO Fiber four years ago. For those who have GoSEMO Fiber, thank you for your support. We love to hear how fiber-fast broadband services has changed your life.

For those members waiting to be connected, we will get there. Your desire to be connected matches our desire to connect you. Your time is coming. How may you help? As a member, keep supporting us and be confident we will get to you. We can't wish it, but we will keep pushing forward to get the job done.

It was just 48 months ago yesterday that the GoSEMO Fiber project was approved by the board. We started from scratch. It took nearly one year to set up a network and build enough fiber to serve our first member-subscriber. Team SEMO and our construction partners are jumping hurdles such as rain, COVID-19 and the Polar Vortex to get the 2,000 mile job done by the end of Spring. Today, we have over 8,368 connected broadband services and growing every day. Our mission is to make your life better.

For non-members in areas we don't serve with electricity, we hear your urgent pleas for service. We will continue to seek funding and develop relationships to help you and the entire southeast Missouri region get fiber-fast broadband services in the future. Please continue to show your support at https://www.gosemofiber.com/ so we can show elected officials the true desire for fiber-fast broadband in rural Missouri.

Thank you - CEO

Sean J. Vanslyke

The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Give Thanks

If 80% of success is showing up, we also need to be early, smile, act safe, move with purpose, not gossip and give thanks! Thank you for pushing me forward with your comments and feedback during the past year! #keeppushingforward #leadwithyourheart

Member Spotlight: Christian’s General Store

This week’s small business shout-out goes to Christian’s General Store in Bloomfield, Mo. This store can be your one stop shop. They serve BBQ, pizza and other tasty foods. Fishing supplies, boots and clothing are just a few other things you can find while shopping. The Christian family would love for you to stop by and see them or give them a call at (573)568-6090.

Stay Connected

#wattshappeningwednesday #SEMOElectricCoop  We greatly value our connection to you, the members we serve. SEMO Electric and GoSEMO Fiber depend on data for nearly every aspect of our operations, and up-to-date contact information from our members and subscribers help ensure that we can provide the highest level of service that you expect and deserve. Updated contact information can even speed up the power restoration process during an outage. That’s because when you call to report an outage, our automated system recognizes your phone number and matches it with your account location. Accurate information helps our outage-management system predict the location and the possible cause of an outage, making it easier for our crews to correct the problem. Call us today at 800-813-5230 to update your information.

Member Spotlight | Tantastic/Get Loaded Nutrition

Tanning, loaded teas and teeth whitening are just a few things this week's small business shout-out has to offer. Tantastic/Get Loaded Nutrition is located on Highway 25 in Advance, Mo. The Mitchell family would love for you to stop by and see them or you can give them a call at (573) 576-1699. Tantastic & sweet swirls

The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Don't Gossip

#TheFridayFeature #51. Have you ever put your head where it didn’t belong? If 80% of success is showing up, we also need to show up early, smile, act safe, move with purpose and not gossip. See you next week with the sixth tip. Why should you share this post? Because we have the power to change lives inch by inch! #leadwithyourheart #keeppushingforward