March 2013

Severe Weather Radio
Did the recent storm and blizzard surprise you? SEMO Electric cares about its member-owners being prepared for severe weather. One item to help protect your family is an all-hazards alert weather radio. These radios can be purchased at many retail outlets. For $34 (includes tax), SEMO Electric offers a weather alert radio which carries the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service’s (NWS) All Hazards alerts. The radio utilizes the Specific Alert Message Encoding (SAME) technology that allows you to receive alerts/warnings for your designated area. Stop by our Bloomfield or Sikeston office to pick one up. For safety sakes, we will program it for you.

Member Survey
During the next few months, SEMO Electric will be participating in a telephone survey that is conducted every three years to measure the quality of service provided to you - our member-owners.  This survey will ask several questions about your energy usage and your satisfaction with the cooperative. It should take approximately 15 minutes to answer all questions.

TSE Services, a cooperatively-owned market research organization, has a goal to complete 250 interviews with SEMO Electric member-owners. Its professional call center will conduct the survey and will identify themselves as calling on behalf of SEMO Electric. The calls will be made 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on Saturdays. You are not obligated to participate, but, if contacted, we would appreciate your participation.

High School Juniors  
May I have your attention please? For those who have flown in a passenger plane, you may have heard those words just before take-off. Now, here is an opportunity for area high school juniors to soar. 

Each year SEMO Electric sponsors at least two area high school juniors to serve as delegates for the National Rural Electric Youth Tour – an exciting all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to learn about our nation’s history, rural electrification and visit many historical landmarks.

Delegates from at least 40 states will participate in the week-long event June 14-20, 2013. The state of Missouri will send approximately 80 delegates. Missouri’s delegates will meet in Jefferson City on Friday, June 14 for a banquet and orientation before traveling by plane to Washington, D.C.

In order to attend, applications need to be completed by March 1. The opportunity is open to high school juniors who attend a school in SEMO Electric’s service area or whose parents or legal guardians are current members of SEMO Electric. To apply, call SEMO Electric, visit or check with your high school guidance counselor. Buckle up!

Team SEMO will continue to work hard to provide you with safe, reliable and reasonably-priced electricity.

Be smart. Act safe.

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