COWDEN – A rodeo, food, live music, queen pageant and a not-so-beauty pageant are just a few of the activities scheduled for this year's 2019 Cowden Pioneer Days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-25, at Cowden Village Park.

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The Effingham Performance Center announces an addition to its fall schedule with The Rocket Man Show, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

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GREENUP — The 131st Cumberland County Fair kicks off Saturday at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds in Greenup and runs through Aug. 17.

The Mill Road Threshermans Association returns to the Effingham County Fairgrounds in Altamont Aug. 8, 9, 10 and 11. The show will feature the Allis Chalmers Triple A Tractor Club and Minneapolis Moline M-M Enthusiasts.

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Enjoy a laid-back weekend at FRamily Fest, a two-day music and art festival at Larson's Landing on Lake Sara in Effingham July 26 and 27.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Effingham County is challenging everyone — mentors, friends, families, partners, community leaders and those who feel they don’t have time to mentor — to join them for Christmas in July.

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Jasper County is the seventh largest pork producing county in the State of Illinois, so it seemed only fitting to promote a home-grown product and pair it with wine from Illinois wineries.

Eagle's Wings Quartet, a local area Christian Men's group, has canceled the rest of its 2019 concert schedule due to the sudden passing of tenor singer, Chris Long.

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On Saturday, July 6, at Gateway Arch National Park, Fair Saint Louis hosts the annual Salute to the Troops presented by Express Scripts and Express Scripts Foundation, a special commemorative event that honors 300-plus Missouri and Illinois military service members and their families.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced applications are being accepted for archery deer hunting on private land this October through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The application deadline for IRAP archery deer hunting opportunities i…

The Good Neighbors of Lake Sara are sponsoring the 33rd Annual Lake Sara Fireworks on Wednesday, July 3. The fireworks will begin promptly at 9:15 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 6.

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Sew Happy Hearts Quilt Guild will be hosting its annual Quilt Show at 641 W. 6th Street (former Neoga Elementary School). Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 21, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. The drawing for the raffle collection that includes a king-size Log Cabin…

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The FACE (Fine Arts County Effingham) Orchestra started its summer season by performing at the gazebo on the grounds of the Effingham County Museum Thursday.

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The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting the VW Welcome Fest Downtown Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, and residents are invited to join in welcoming Volkswagen enthusiasts to Effingham.

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