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American Gothic Days 2015

Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon (GATE) is organizing the town’s annual celebration to be held June 12th through the 14th. There will be a weekend of activities for all ages. The weekend starts off with a Supper in the Park and street dance Friday evening featuring Jennifer Handling and the Revolution. A full slate of…

1st Annual Sharon K. Norton Memorial Gospel Sing!

1st Annual Sharon K. Norton Memorial Gospel Sing! June 6  1:00 PM — With Special Guest The Musical Hammers Family Trio The Loynachans The Kelly Sisters Mike, Penny and Jacque And More: Everyone is invited to stay for dinner on the grounds at 5:30 PM…Meat, Drink and Homemade Ice Cream Provided…Bring a covered dish to share…Bring…

Bike the Byway Coming to SE Iowa

The second annual Bike the Byway will be held on Saturday, June 20th here in southeast Iowa. The ride will begin in Bloomfield and take cyclist through Drakesville, Unionville, Blakesburg and finally Ottumwa. Information can be found on the Bike the Byway website at www.bikethebyway.com. This looks to be a leisurely and fun day for…

American Gothic House Center to host 5K, art contest

Eldon— Eldon will hold its annual celebration, American Gothic Days, June 12-14.  The weekend is full of food, fun and entertainment for all ages. As part of the festivities, the American Gothic House Center will host a 5K Run/Walk and art contest.   The 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday June 9 at 7:30 a.m. …

Iowa State Fair Entries Available Online Beginning May 1st

DES MOINES, IA (04/29/2015)(readMedia)– Premium books and entry forms for competitive events at the 2015 Iowa State Fair will be available at iowastatefair.org beginning Friday, May 1. The Iowa State Fair “Fair Tour” will run August 13-23. Premium books and entry forms can be accessed at www.iowastatefair.org/competition/categories. Entrants in competitive events may enter online or…

Humane Society of Missouri: Shelter Adoption is the Best Option

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is Thursday, April 30   The Humane Society of Missouri says, “Shelter adoption is the best option for both people and homeless pets, especially on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30). Often animals are left at shelters because of circumstances beyond their control: a caregiver passed away,…

Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Applications due May 1

Applications are now being accepted for 2015 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. Applications are open to residents from any of the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant…

American Gothic House Center to feature quilt exhibit

​Eldon, Iowa—The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibit “American Gothic” in Stitches:  Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters from around the world who have created their own masterpieces influenced by this famous painting. The quilts will be on view at the American…