People with criminal backgrounds get a second chance at employment

One City Community Center in Cape Girardeau is bringing hope and new opportunities to those wanting to get charges taken off their record or those simply looking for a job.

  Canceled events impacting non-profit organizations

Paducah splashpads to open for the season

‘In the Dirt Band’ experience canceled for 2020 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

  Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo adds Nelly to line up

  Barbecue on the River canceled for 2020

  Praise the Lard postponed due to continuing threat of COVID-19

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Heroes for Kids Comic Con scheduled in Perryville, Mo.

  Carbondale mayor signs Juneteenth proclamation

  Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo to continue as planned

  Paducah QuiltWeek canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

  SEMO District Fair makes COVID-19 preparations

Discovery Park of America to reopen museum June 11

  Hydro Adventures in Poplar Bluff to remain closed for now

The water park will remain closed in compliance with Governor Mike Parson and Butler County’s extension of the Phase 1 recovery plan to June 15.

  Memorial Day service held at Cape County Park North

Memorial Day service held at Cape County Park North.

’Walk Jackson Challenge 2020’ promotes Jackson, Mo. Public Works

The event is to promote Public Works while encouraging people to get out and learn their area while getting some exercise.

Kenny Chesney postpones 2020 Chillaxification Tour

Kenny Chesney announced he is postponing his 2020 Chillaxification Tour.

Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest canceled

Memorial Day service at Osage Centre canceled

  Grand reopening event scheduled for National Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield, Mo.

  35th Annual Kow Pasture Klassic canceled; you can still donate

Discovery Park of America to remain closed through May

Western Ky. Pride Festival postponed

Cape Comic Con rescheduled for July

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cape Comic Con has been postponed.

First flag retirement ceremony planned at Mo. National Veterans Memorial

The public is invited to the first flag retirement ceremony at the Mo. National Veterans Memorial.

Kyra Joiner to present annual Michael Davis Lecture at Southeast Mo. State University

Kyra Joiner, a 2006 Southeast Missouri State University alumna, will present Southeast Missouri State University’s 24th annual Michael Davis Lecture on Monday, Feb. 3.

  Carbondale holds its annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

The City of Carbondale held its 2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m.

NAACP to hold Carbondale’s 42nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet

The NAACP to hold Carbondale’s 42nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

  Paducah police serving advice to folks attending Barbecue on the River

Run, hide, and fight are three instructions listed on the card.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site hosts 1860s Children’s Day

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site will host it’s 1860s Children’s Day at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., September 28.

  Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, Tucker Beathard and Jordan Davis will no longer perform in Marion, Ill.

Ticket holders should expect to receive an email from Eventbrite about refunds.

Registration open for next Citizen Academy in Cape Girardeau

The sessions take place twice yearly, starting in March and August

‘Liberty Bell of the West’ July 4 celebration moved to Fort Kaskaskia due to flooding

The annual Liberty Bell of the West Patriotic Celebration July 4 will be held this year at Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site.

'Run for the Wall’ ride to stop in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

The ride for veteran awareness begins in California and ends at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  Local businesses expect rush during Air Fest weekend

Local businesses expect to benefit from the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival.

  Veterans Memorial, Friends of Army Aviation to give people an unforgettable helicopter experience

If you ever wondered what it feels like when men and woman fly in a helicopter during wartime, you still have a chance.

  A veteran and his grandson are preparing for a big weekend at the Missouri National Veteran Memorial

The ceremony will hold special meaning for Baer because he gets to do it with his two grandsons.

Annual city-wide cleanup scheduled in Malden, Mo.

The annual city-wide cleanup in Malden will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20-22.

Disaster preparedness workshop to be held at McCracken Co. Public Library

Free and open to the public, the workshop will be at the McCracken County Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

  American Quilter’s Association: Spring QuiltWeek in Paducah brings in $25.5M

According to AQS, spring QuiltWeek in Paducah 2019 brought in $25.5 million.

Marina organizing Lake of Egypt Paddle Fest

Organizers say nearly 50 veterans with disabilities and their assistants with TRR will be participating.

McCracken Core Library and Research Center celebrates 30 year anniversary

McCracken Core Library and Research Center celebrates 30 year anniversary.

Learn cemetery preservation with the Historic Preservation Program

Those who attend both sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

Volunteers to clean up parks in Cape Girardeau, Jackson

Volunteers will help beautify parks around Cape Girardeau and Jackson on Saturday, April 27.

High-water inspection of Mississippi River scheduled in TN, KY

Officials said Commission members will meet with local partners, stakeholders and residents to hear concerns and ideas.

Cape PRIDE to host first-ever pride festival

Cape PRIDE Inc. will host its first ever pride festival in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, May 4.

KSP collects 211 tons of food with “Cram the Cruiser” event

Two of Santa’s helpers posed with KSP Post 7 Trooper Robert Purdy at a Cram The Cruiser food collection event in Richmond.

The Women’s Center raising money for #GivingTuesday

The Women’s Center in Carbondale, Illinois is launching “Capital Campaign in a Day” for #GivingTuesday.

KSP issues Homecoming Parade reminder for Murray residents

A marked detour will be available via KY 2594/Industrial Rd, U.S. 641-Business/Chestnut St. and KY 1327.

David Robinson to discuss proving innocence at film screening in Cape Girardeau, MO

The film screening involves David Robinson and his struggle to prove his innocence behind bars.

Haunted Hall of Horror auditions in Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau’s Haunted Hall of Horror held actor auditions on Tuesday, September 25 and they will continue on Wednesday.

Kennett police remind citizens to be safe during parade

Kennett police encourage safety during parade

Fort Campbell to host annual Retiree Appreciation Day

Retiree Appreciation Day is back at the Soldier Support Center in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

RLC offering gun training classes in Fall 2018

Rend Lake College is offering gun training classes this fall.

Southeast Hospice offers annual children’s grief camp

The camp will be held Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is free of charge for any child in the region and includes supplies,

  111th Homecomers underway in uptown Jackson

A Heartland tradition is set to kick off on Tuesday, July 24.

Rend Lake Environmental Science Series: "Incredible Bats" and "Night Owls"

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will host Bat Naturalist Dan Peterson and his live bats.

Mayfield-Graves County Empty Bowls event raises $15,000 for families in need

The fifth annual Mayfield-Graves County Empty Bowls event raised over $15,000.

Arts council hosting pastel painting workshop in March 2018

The Arts Council is honored to host a pastel painting workshop by professional artist Michele Wells on March 10 and 11, 2018.

Carbondale Community Arts presents the exhibition LOCALITY

In celebration of the rich talent in southern Illinois, Carbondale Community Arts presents the exhibition LOCALITY.

Antique Tractor Show to kick off at Discovery Park of America

If you like tractors of any kind - old, new, unusual, restored - the first Antique Tractor Show at Discovery Park of America is the place for you.

SIUC to hold Summer Camps July 9-Aug. 4

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will hold a variety of summer camps.

Second Children's Health Fair brings 640 children to RLC

Over 600 local grade school children showed up to the Rend Lake College Children's Health Fair last Friday to learn about their bodies and staying healthy.

Southeast’s ‘Biennial Faculty Exhibition’ opens May 5 at Crisp Museum

The "Biennial Faculty Exhibition" will open May 5 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.

Murray State to host security conference

Patterns of Distinction – Security Matters will be held on April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Murray State University.

Friends of the Sallie Logan Library to hold 12th Annual Silent Auction

Some Murphysboro businesses and individuals have donated over 150 items to be auctioned off in the 12th Annual Friends of the Sallie Logan Library Silent Auction.

Wappapello Lake announces 2015 Mobility Impaired Deer Hunt

On October 17 and 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Wake Foundation, the Quality Deer Management Association, and the Missouri National Guard are sponsoring a Mobility Impaired Modern Gun Deer Hunt.

Friends of Morris Library Gala weekend is Oct. 3-4

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Original theater of historical significance combined with fine dining is in store for participants in the 2015 Friends of Morris Library Gala weekend at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The annual gala is set for 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the first floor rotunda and the Hall of Presidents at Morris Library. The reception will feature wine, hors d’oeuvres and an original production of “Buffoons, Babes and Bastards."

'Cinderella' movie to be shown at Fort Massac State Park

A movie presentation of "Cinderella" will be shown at Fort Massac State Park on Friday September 18 starting at dusk.

"Cinderella" in the Park

A movie presentation of "Cinderella" (2015) will be shown at Fort Massac State Park on Friday September 18th starting at Dusk.The movie will take place at the Fort Massac State Park Visitor Center.Admission is Free and concessions are available for purchase.Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Music to Our Ears Raffle

Herrin, Ill.-- The Women's Center is partnering with the Baldwin Piano & Organ Center in Herrin to raffle off a Roland RP401R Digital Piano

Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant for Holcomb R-III

Holcomb, MO -- Holcomb R-III has been named a $10,000 grant recipient for the America's Farmer Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto fund, and will be celebrating with a check-presentation ceremony Thursday, September 3rd before the home volleyball game at 6:45p.m.The district plans to use the money to purchase microscopes and a document camera to capture and share documents with students in the classroom.

Three Rivers offering private voice lessons

The Continuing Education department at Three Rivers College is offering Private Voice Lessons for ages 13 and up only.

SIU ready to welcome students for fall semester

Special events and activities will welcome new and returning students to campus for the fall 2015 semester at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield will observe "Spirit of '45 Day"

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield will observe "Spirit of '45 Day" on Aug. 16.

Rend Lake Visitor Center offers exciting events in August

On August 15, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes the Rend Lake Bike Club for a Bike Rodeo at the Rend Lake Visitor Center.

Child ID Safety Event

Jackson, MO. -- Jackson Moose Lodge 2702 will be holding Open House and Child ID Safety Event on Saturday August 8th, Starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.There will be Free hot dogs and soft drinks, as well as a tour of the new Moose Lodge facility.

Kingsmen Auto Club Cruise Night featuring Tri-Five, Rat Rods on July 3

Tri-Five Chevy and rat Rod owners are invited to the Rend Lake college MarketPlace Friday evening for the monthly Cruise Night, hosted by the Kingsmen Auto Club of Mt. Vernon.

Summer basketball and cheerleading camps offered at WKCTC in July

West Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer summer basketball and cheerleading camps for elementary and middle school students beginning next month in WKCTC's Haws Gymnasium.

St. Rep. Brandon Phelps Announces Used Cell Phone Drive to Benefit Veterans

Harrisburg, Ill. - State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, is partnering with the non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc. to create a permanent drop-off location for old and used cell phones to help military members serving overseas keep in touch with their loved ones at his district office located at 607 Commercial Street Suite B in Harrisburg. Cell Phones for Soldiers accepts gently used cell phones and donates them to Mindful e-Cycling to be recycled. For every donated phone valued at ...

Paducah Park Services hosts 2015 Summer Kickball League

Paducah Parks Services is offering a summer coed kickball league for men and women at least 14 years of age.