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Cobden Peach Festival
August 2 - 3
This event, sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club where attendees can enjoy Karaoke and a DJ Show, Bingo and other games, great peaches and cream, peach cobbler & other great homemade food, along with a carnival, entertainment, and a Peach Queen contest. In addition to festival activities there will be a 5K run/walk and an parade on Saturday. For Friday and Saturday, the Union County Museum and Cobden's restaurants and shops will be open all day. You can read more about here

Southeast Showdown Car Show
August 9
Dobbs Tire & Auto in Cape Girardeau, MO will be hosting te Southeast Showdown Car Show August 9th. Paragon will be playing live on stage at 1pm. Bring the family to view the cars, shop at the vendors, and more. There will be something for everyone. Click here to view the events flyer.

Explosive MMA Action
August 16
Come out to Lawless Harley-Davidson in Scott City for "Explosive MMA Action," August 16th. Gates open at 6 pm with the fights starting at 7 pm. You can find more details on the event flyer here

Corvettes in Cape: Featuring the Corvette Caravan
August 26

If you love cars this event is definently for you! Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau, MO will be having colorful, powerful, and fast Corvettes parked along its streets for the public to see. Watch the Corvette Caravan and then join in the festivities and fun! Click here for more details.



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CGRG takes the win against the Como Derby Dames

Hitmaker Announces Cape Girardeau Stop on the LET IT RIDE TOUR

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Cobden Peach Festival
By Emily Barlow

Everything is peachy keen in Cobden, Illinois as they prepare for the annual Peach Festival. From "spin to win" opportunities, to cobbler, enjoy the sweet juicy fruit as you treat your ears to live music, your muscles to a 5K or your eyes to a parade among other festivities. Click here to read more.
                       



       
"Man Stuff" a new book by Josh Turner
By Eric Dahl

You have probably heard the phrase, "don't judge a book by its cover." However, for multi-platinum country music artist Josh Turner's new book, the cover says a lot! You can read about Turner's book Man Stuff, here.















     
Granger Smith and Alter Ego Earl Dibbles Jr. to Perform
By Emily Barlow
 
Country music's rising star Granger Smith is making an appearance at The Boathouse Wine Co. in Bloomfield, and taking the stage with him is his very popular alter ego Earl Dibbles, Jr. Click here to read more about the upcoming performance.










      
SEMO District Fair Grandstand Entertainment
By Emily Barlow

From smashed up cars to some of the greatest rock ballads of all time, the grandstand entertainment scheduled for this year's SEMO District Fair is a force to be reckoned with. Check out all of the fun you can expect from the grandstands as well as ticket sales information here.




       
Nashville Getaway Not About the Music!
By Wes Wade
 
From the former plantation housing some of America's finest racehorses to a tavern pedaling through the street, Nashville has quite a unique culture. While it is primarily known for music, it has so much more to offer! Click here to read more.








         
Veteran Surprised By Family and Community
SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN

A Scott City man was in awe after he added all of the checkmarks he needed to his bucket list this past weekend. What he thought was a surprise camping trip turned into a much bigger surprise as he was away. Click here to read how a community came together for one of our own.


Photo courtesy KFVS12

         
A Hop and a Hamburger Away: Mary Janes Burgers and Brews
By Wes Wade

Impressed by not only the quality of the food, but also the selection and staff, my recent visit to Mary Jane's Burgers and Brews was well worth it! Read more here.





                           

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