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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

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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. Plus, we will have a live concert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Brothers Walker and Doug Johnson. You are welcome to park your vehicle and enjoy. Come visit with Team SEMO!

To respect social distancing, registration and voting will take place from your vehicle’s window during the event. All members (one per household) who attend will receive a $15 bill credit, plus a participation gift and be placed in The Grand Prize Drawing for one of five $250 bill credits. 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. The Grand Prize Drawing will be held live on SEMO Electric Cooperative’s Facebook page at 9 a.m., Friday, May 14. Winners will be notified.

Attend Thursday's Annual Meeting

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. Plus, we will have a live concert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Brothers Walker and Doug Johnson. You are welcome to park your vehicle and enjoy. 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. Members will be asked to approve minutes from the 2019 Annual Meeting and the 2020 Special Meeting, which was conducted for the limited purpose of director elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members will also be asked to approve financial statements for 2019 and 2020, amend two items for the Cooperative's Bylaws and elect four candidates to SEMO Electric's Board of Directors. 

All members (one per household) who attend will receive a $15 bill credit, plus a participation gift and be placed in The Grand Prize Drawing for one of five $250 bill credits. 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. The Grand Prize Drawing will be held live on SEMO Electric Cooperative’s Facebook page at 9 a.m., Friday, May 14. Winners will be notified.

Member Spotlight | Begg’s Berry World in Benton, Missouri

Beggs Berry World is a family owned business that takes experience to new levels of producing the sweetest and most delicious fruits and vegetables from the best farm lands in southeast Missouri. Beggs uses that experience gained over many years of responsible and reliable farming methods that yield prize crops year after year. Customers come from miles around all during the year to take home strawberries, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, fresh lettuce, pumpkins, ice cream and desserts. If you have any questions, they would love to hear from you. You have give them a call at (573)545-3881 or visit www.beggsberryworld.com.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Stay in Your Lane

Do you get frustrated when someone pulls into your lane? 🎣🐟 Focus on your strengths. Week 59 of #TheFridayFeature - a weekly booster to keep negativity out of your head. 😀 You are better when you are happier. #keeppushingforward

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SEMO Electric Cooperative's 2021 Annual Meeting will be held as a drive-thru event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. All members (one per household) who participate will receive a $15 bill credit plus a participation gift and be placed in The 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. Friday, May 14.

Members will be asked to elect four directors to the Board of SEMO Electric Cooperative. To respect social distancing, registration and voting will take place from your vehicle's window during the event. Voting will end a 6 p.m. so ballots may be counted. Results will be announced at the business meeting, which will start at 6 p.m. See the Official Notice and more details. 

We will have a live concert from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Brothers Walker and Doug Johnson. Bring your own chair and snacks and come join the fun on Thursday, May 13.

Member Spotlight | ReCar in Benton, Missouri

Why Recar? Here’s why. Everyone knows you save money on buying a vehicle with a history, but they have concerns about financing, protection plans, and ability to resell. We say- no more worries. We remove the concerns and leave our buyers with only the benefits- saving money and buying more vehicle for less. We use our experience of 15+ years and 20,000+ vehicles sold at 74 Auto to provide you with a better way to find the value on your next car. Our worldwide base of repeat customers will tell you we do business the right way, and we stand behind what we sell. We also provide a Carfax history report with every vehicle. Our buyers save money when they buy and lose less when they resell. This works because of the value from their initial purchase. It’s why our customers come back and it’s why you’ll come back too. https://www.recar.com/about.php

The Friday Feature w/ Sean - Three Words

#TheFridayFeature​ What three words describe you? The Friday Feature is a weekly booster to keep negativity out of your head. 😀 You are better when you are happier.

Thank You for Work Zone Awareness

THIS IS #WorkZoneAwarenessWeek. Help keep all types of workers (including Team SEMO) who work in or alongside roadways safe. Slow down and follow all signage and flagging directions. More tips: http://bit.ly/3e2d2dW #WorkZoneAwareness #Safety #NWZAW