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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

Rent and Utility Financial Assistance Available

Rent and Utility Financial Assistance is available. State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) is funded though the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L. No. 116-260 (Dec. 27, 2020) (the "Act") and provided to the State of Missouri from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for emergency rental assistance. You can apply online at Applications are open now! If you can not apply online or need help with your application, please call 833-541-1599 or you may email We have information at our offices you can pick up to learn more about this program. We are here to help in any way we can.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Patience & Faith

Patience? Sometimes when we are in a hurry, it feels like we are in a parade! Week 64 of #TheFridayFeature. Patience 😡 and 🙏 Faith.


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!


Member Spotlight: Quay’s Boutique

Located in the Sikeston Factory Outlet, Quay’s Boutique offers stylish, affordable clothing for men, women and children. Their store hours are Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and they are open on Sunday from Noon until 6 p.m. You can visit their Facebook page at or catch them on Instagram: quaysboutique.

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?

Member Spotlight: The Buzz

The Buzz Salon and Spa offer a variety of hair and spa services along with their all natural body products. The salon is owned by Chad and Michelle Ford, who is a licensed instructor and mom with Asperger's and ADHD. The place was built intentionally for the special needs community. For any questions or to book an appointment, give them a call at (573) 275-8483.