Sean J. Vanslyke

The stories below are personally written by Sean J. Vanslyke.


May 5, 2021

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.

May 2021 | Annual Meeting, Family


by Sean Vanslyke –

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!

April 23, 2021

While we were standing in line to board Southwest Flight 1966 from St. Louis, a young lady approached me with two boarding passes and asked how boarding worked. I explained the process to the couple. They took a seat, not far from where we were standing, to wait their time to board. Eye contact. Conversation ignited. It was the couple’s first flight. To say they were nervous was an understatement. I offered to use their phone to take a photo saying “there is only one first time.” Soon afterwards, boarding began.

April 21, 2021

If you are planning on adding services for 2021 irrigation, let us know so we can start the planning process. Or if you want to switch your uncontrolled rate to load control, the deadline to change is April 30.

April 14, 2021

This week is Lineman Appreciation Week. We would like to take time to recognize our wonderful linemen of SEMO Electric Cooperative. All of us at SEMO Electric work hard for our members. However, our linemen battle bad weather and safely work directly with electricity. Thanks to our crew and all neighboring cooperatives' teams for keeping our lights on in southeast Missouri. We love our members. We love our linemen.