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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: Days of our Lives

“Like sand through the hourglass, so are the Days of our Lives.” Live each day. Get after it. Welcome to Week 130 of #TheFridayFeature. #keeppushingforward because you matter! #leadwithyourheart to make a difference. #daysofourlives

Are you looking to sell your home? Buy your first home? Or maybe you are looking for land to build a business. Sikeston Real Estate is waiting and ready to meet all your real estate needs. Give them a call at (573) 475-9701.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Be the Chief Energy Officer

Welcome to Week 129 of #TheFridayFeature. Become the CEO of Your World! The Chief Energy Officer. Let your positive attitude impact others. #keeppushingforward because when you #leadwithyourheart you make a difference in other people’s lives. Thanks Jon Gordon for sharing your stories with the world. Thanks Matty Garr for the #opportunity to share my story to encourage others in #Alabama.

As deer season approaches, you’ll need to start thinking about the “what-if”. What if you kill a trophy buck? Do you want to have it mounted? If so, you’ll want to reach out to Southeast Taxidermy. They take pride in customer satisfaction. If you have any questions, give them a call at (573) 243-7368.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Think big!

“Think big. Start small. Just start.” says Terri-Lynn Duque. Welcome to Week 128 of #thefridayfeature. We met TL this week and she shared her poem about dreaming big and having the #courage to chase your #dream. She and her family recently made a dream come true by moving from the city to the country in Alberta, Canada.

Dove Season: Shoot Birds, Not Power or Fiber Lines

Internet Out? Power Out? Spread the word about the seriousness of the illegal hunting by shooting birds off of power and fiber lines. Each blast causes internet outages and costly repairs ($10,000 or more) to the cooperative's membership. Dove season is here. Did you know just one small pellet from a shotgun blast can interrupt your essential services such as electric, internet, TV and phone? There are hundreds of small pellets in every shotgun blast. Tell your family, friends and youngsters not to shoot doves sitting on power or fiber lines! It’s expensive and time consuming to fix the line permanently after a shotgun blast. Plus, you will be upset due to the interruption of your essential services. On behalf of SEMO Electric and GoSEMO Fiber, please be safe and enjoy dove season. Don’t shoot birds off electric and fiber lines.


Chase Asmus Companies is ready to meet all your excavating, hauling, and small construction needs. They specialize in residential, commercial, and state/federal contracting. No job is too big so give them a call today at (573) 318-6728.

The Friday Feature with Sean: Be You

Welcome to Week 127 of #TheFridayFeature. 👉 Regardless of how you show what’s important to you, be you.

Grandson: Grandpa, what are your bracelets for?
Me: Son, they are daily reminders for me to what is important in life.
Grandson: Grandpa, what will you do with them when you die?
Me: Son, you can have all you want.
Grandson: Grandpa, why do you call me son? You aren’t my father.
Me: Son, someday when you wear one of these bracelets you will understand why I call you son.


#keeppushingforward because when you #leadwithyourheart you #inspire and #motivate others.

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