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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: "Life is like a coin. Spend it wisely."

“Life is like a coin. Spend it wisely.” Dan Meers aka KC Wolf. Welcome to Week #153 of #TheFridayFeature. Dan Meers has been KC Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, for more than 30 years. Dan goes to work each day like many others, dressed in a suit. The only difference is that instead of wearing a tie with his suit, Dan wears a tail. You see, Dan is a professional mascot.

In 2006 he was selected as the first NFL mascot inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Dan travels throughout the United States and the world entertaining thousands of people both in and out of costume. He has performed in over 40 states and 12 different countries.

He is in high demand not only as a mascot but also as a humorous and motivational speaker to audiences of all ages. His enthusiasm, optimism and love for life are contagious and make Dan an inspiration to all those he meets.

Be it young or old, executive or blue collar, his audiences walk away with a smile and a renewed spirit to live life to the fullest.

Founded in 1985 and serving 16 counties, SEMO Food Bank has a mission to reach those in need. Along with their 140 organization partnership, they also welcome volunteers and donations. To find out more ways to get involved or receive assistance, watch the video or call (573) 471-1818.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Gratitude Card

A few weeks ago we talked about Kenneth’s 30 Days of #Gratitude. Now is the perfect time of year to reflect on those things for which we are grateful. I am grateful for you. Welcome to Week 152 of #TheFridayFeature. #keeppushingforward

Donuts, cookies, cakes, and more! Telle’s Sweets & Treats, located in Advance, Mo., is your one-stop bakery shop. Along with sweet treats, they will also be offering specialty coffee! If you have any questions, call (573) 625-1585.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Encourage Each Other

For more than four years, Kyle Steele and I have encouraged each other online. We had never met in person until this morning on Week 151 of #TheFridayFeature in Cedar Rapids. We both do uplifting videos to inspire and encourage others each week. Kyle’s is called One Minute Wednesday. Be intentional. Be you. Thanks Kyle for inspiring me! It was cold this morning! Thanks to my wife for shooting the video. One take! #keepingitreal #keeppushingforward

Since 1972, Dennis Ziegenhorn has been in the real estate business. He and his son, Bart Ziegenhorn, now own and operate Z & Z Realty in Sikeston, Mo. If you are trying to sell or buy, call today at (573) 380-3853.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Sell Sunshine

Let’s all sell sunshine. For 150 consecutive weeks, we have offered hope with #TheFridayFeature. Thank you to those who watch, share and comment to help others, and me, keep pushing forward. Let your sun shine! Welcome to Week #150. #keeppushingforward

Bring on warmer weather! C&B Powersports, owned by Cody Mayfield, Blake Mayfield, and Cody Schlosser, is your one-stop shop. ATV/UTV repairs, suspension tuning, engine/transmission overhauls, and performance tuning are just a few things they offer. If you have questions, call (573) 258-8929.