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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.

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CEO Sean

CEO/GM Sean Vanslyke

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The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Hug More

She was taken too early. Her dad gave me some sage advice after her burial services yesterday. “Hug.” Welcome to Week 157 of #TheFridayFeature. Prayers for our friends who lost their 37 year-old daughter, sister, wife, and mom. Life is precious.

"Anchor Church exists to build relationships, experience true hope, and make Christ known in Sikeston and around the world” states Pastor Jason Davis. If you are looking for a new church home or just visiting the area and want to fellowship, reach out to Anchor Church - Sikeston.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: You Have Purpose

“As long as you have breath, you have purpose!” Special guest for Week 156 - three year anniversary - of #TheFridayFeature. Thank you Tim Tebow for helping us to #keeppushingforward! Thanks Josh McGhee for the backstage introduction. #leadership #management #leadershipdevelopment #employeeengagement #leaders #people #leadershipfirst #executivesandmanagement #inspiration #entrepeneurship #TheFridayFeature

Now you can experience fine dining downtown Sikeston, Missouri! Executive Chef, Adam Glenn, brings his experience and passion to every dish served at Carson’s by Chef Adam Glenn. Along with fine dining, they also offer exclusive venue areas to cover any meeting or special event you may be hosting. Watch the video as Adam and his wife, Carole, explain the vision of bringing a beautiful, historic building to life and serving the community with prestige dishes.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Elvis Didn't Quit

Imagine if Elvis didn’t #keeppushingforward! He's probably the most famous person to ever perform on Grand Ole Opry — but Elvis Presley was not a big hit with the audience at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on October 2, 1954. As legend has it, the performance was not well received and he was allegedly never invited back. Welcome to Week 155 of #TheFridayFeature. View the other #TFF videos:

Are you looking to put a little fun in your life this year? The Benton Speedway has just what you need! They have a 3/8 mile circle dirt track, a 1/8 mile dragstrip, a motocross track, and a 9-acre JetSki lake. If you have any questions, call (573) 620-1957 or visit

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Life is made of four seasons.

Life is made of four seasons. Welcome to Week 154 of #TheFridayFeature. Nothing is guaranteed. Hug and Love. Prayers for Dawson and Jake’s families. #leadership #management #leadershipdevelopment #employeeengagement #leaders #people #leadershipfirst #executivesandmanagement #inspiration #entrepeneurship View the other #TFF videos:

For birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or an engagement, Sam’s Fine Jewelry has the occasion covered. Watch the video as Paige explains the business. They are ready to meet your needs and beat your expectations!