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On Behalf of Team SEMO - Thank you!
CEO/GM Sean Vanslyke
Smartphone: (573) 703-7694
Annual Meeting Set for May 13
We are going to do our best to have a little fun as we host SEMO Electric’s 2021 Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 13 at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. Rain or shine. It will be a drive-thru event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the opportunity for you to park and listen to live music from Brothers Walker and Doug Johnson from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. We would appreciate prayers for no severe storms. Come visit with Team SEMO!
To respect social distancing, registration and voting will take place from your vehicle’s window during the event. Voting will end at 6 p.m. so ballots may be counted. Results will be announced during the business meeting, which will start at 6 p.m. The business meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook and Classic KYMO 105.3 FM. Members may park and attend the business meeting in-person.
All members (one per household) who participate will receive a $15 bill credit, plus a participation gift and be placed in a grand prize drawing for one of five $250 bill credits. The Grand Prize Drawing will be held live on SEMO Electric Cooperative’s Facebook page at 9 a.m., May 14.
Member Spotlight: Schindler’s Tavern in New Hamburg
Serving New Hamburg and the surrounding communities since 1934, this small business shout-out goes to Schindler’s Tavern. They offer a delicious selection of bar foods including the famous bologna burger! Schindler’s is open seven days a week so stop in and see them soon. You can place an order to go by calling (573) 545-3709.
Member Spotlight: Boomland in Benton
If you are looking for the perfect gift, this member shout-out is the place you want to visit! The gift shop in Boomland - Benton, MO has home decor, clothing, seasonal items and other unique gifts. They are open seven days a week for your shopping convenience, stop by and seem them or give them a call at (573) 545-3006.
The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Move With Purpose
Let’s move! If 80% of success is showing up, we also need to show up early, smile, act safe and move with purpose. See you next week with the fifth tip. Keep pushing forward!
New Bill Format Arriving Soon
SEMO Electric Cooperative and GoSEMO Fiber will debut new billing statements in March. To better serve member-owners and subscribers. The enhanced design provides the same billing information in a clear, easy to understand format. Plus, The billing statements will offer information to help members make smart energy decisions.
Prepaid Metering or pay-as-you-go allows you to purchase electricity on a pay-as-you-go basis. Meter readings are gathered daily with the use of our automated meters. Once the meter reads it will calculate what you used on the previous day plus any taxes or cost of additional security lights and deduct it from the credit on your account. You may open an account with a minimum of $25 with no credit check.
KFVS CBS Business Break
GoSEMO Fiber's Local Channel 95 is gaining popularity as it features local sports, local businesses and family shows. Subscribers must have GoSEMO's local TV package to watch Channel 95.
Sean's Friday Feature: Many have family and friends with heavy hearts who need you to show up for them! We need you on the playing field. Act Safe. Keep pushing forward.