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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 - Making A Commitment

Making a commitment to something greater than yourself! Let’s remember those who gave everything for our freedom. Say a prayer for a family. Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend.


Just a reminder to our farmers, irrigation season is upon us. Starting Tuesday, June 1, irrigation meters on our controlled rate will shut down daily from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Controlled irrigation saves you from paying demand charges. If your crop can stand it, your wallet will love you! If you are interested in converting over to a controlled rate please contact our office at 800-813-5230 one of our member service representatives will be happy to help!

Member Spotlight | The RiverHouse and Amor on the River in Scott City, Missouri

Wines, weddings and wonderful food! The Riverhouse Winery and Amor on the River is located outside of Scott City, Mo. sitting right next to the mighty Mississippi River. If you have any questions regarding the winery, give them a call at (573)225-0372. If you need more information about the venue, give them a call at (573) 979-8806 or visit them online at

The Friday Feature w/ Sean

How do you make special people in your life feel special? Please share your ideas. Week 61 of The Friday Feature. Appreciate those in your life. Life is precious. Days are short.

Nearly 800 Attend Annual Meeting

#TeamSEMO hit a grand slam hosting nearly 800 members and guests at our 2021 Annual Meeting. We spread the outdoor event over 10 hours to provide members more flexibility to participate. The best word to describe the event: #calm. God blessed us with beautiful weather and #TeamSEMO blessed our members with smiles and caring attitudes. The member-owner-consumer is why we exist. We will keep making people's lives better with electricity and broadband because our members matter! Thank you to all - CEO Sean 

Member Spotlight | Mayo’s Seeds, LLC. in Bloomfield, Missouri

Mayo's Seeds, LLC., based in Bloomfield, Mo., serves numerous farmers from Perryville to the bootheel of Missouri. The company is family owned and operated and three generations strong. If you have any questions, the Mayo family would love to hear from you. You can give them a call at (573) 614-2138.

Annual Meeting Winners; Friday w/ Sean

The Grand Prize Drawing for our 2021 Annual Meeting. Thank you to the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo for sharing the facility! Thank you to MO Electric Co-ops for handling the voting! Thank you to Team SEMO for hosting the event! Members approved minutes, financial reports and bylaw amendments. Plus, member-owners Tim Coppage, John Bledsoe, Carla Moore and Carl Eftink were elected to the board of directors. Congratulations to our seven lucky winners of a $250 bill credit: Bart Lowe, Dorothy Hinkebein, MIchael MIller, Jane Lix, Gerald Seyer, Gerald Blattel and Dale Graham. It was a great day. We look forward to 2022! 

The Friday Feature w/ Sean 

👉 Are you living life along the way? I challenge you to chase it, do it! What’s on your bucket list? 🚴‍♂️ ✈️ 📚 🎨🏎 🏃‍♀️ 🏡 🎣 🍼 #TheFridayFeature is a weekly booster to keep negativity out of your head. 😀 You are better when you are happier. #keeppushingforward



Watch Live

SEMO Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. Music and voting until 6 p.m. Business Meeting at 6 p.m. Gates open until 7 p.m. to get $15 bill credit. (We don’t own the rights to this music).