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Anna-Jonesboro-Cobden-Dongola high school co-op boys’ soccer coach Mark Boomer predicts his team could be very competitive this season. “We’ve got a strong team and we’re going to be competitive and be able to play anybody,” Boomer said. Boomer looks to be in the hunt as long as the team remains...
The Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade.
The Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade. The parade route was through downtown Cobden. Many people were on hand to watch the parade. The parade was one of the many highlights of the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival. The...
Runners leave the starting line early Saturday morning.
The 14th annual Cobden Peach Festival 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run were held early Saturday morning, Aug. 5. The events were sponsored by the Cobden Runners/Walkers Club. The starting and finish lines were near the Cobden Community Park, which was the site of the Peach Festival.
Janna Harner of Dongola was crowned Saturday night as the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A new Cobden Peach Festival queen was crowned last Saturday night. The 2017 queen is Janna Harner of Dongola.  Coronation of a new queen was one of the many highlights of the annual Cobden Peach Festival. Most of the Peach Festival activities were held at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The...
With apologies to Stealers Wheel: there was rain to the left of me...and rain to the right...stuck in the middle with no place dry to go...
Scripture came to mind one day last week while yours truly was standing in the midst of a veritable deluge. Allow me, if you will, an opportunity to paraphrase a few verses from the Book of Genesis... ...in the six hundredth year of Noah's life (well, sometimes I feel about that old), in the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has released its fall sports schedules. The A-J boys’ golf team is scheduled to open the fall season by hosting the A-J Invitational on Monday, Aug. 21. The A-J girls’ golf team begins its season at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Aug. 22....
The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen candidates were joined by the reigning queen for a group photo. From left are 2017 candidates Alejandra Lopez, Jericha Carter, Grace Pitts, Olivia Gordon, Janna Harner, Brooklyn Miller, Kaitlin McWhorter, and reigning queen Karlyn Furry. The pageant is set Friday and Saturday nights at the festival, with a coronation on Saturday. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
An annual celebration of the local peach harvest is coming up in Union County. The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5. Most of the Peach Festival events take place at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The Peach Festival is presented by the Cobden Lions Club, with...
The Union County Museum in Cobden plans to have extended hours during the Cobden Peach Festival. The museum is scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5 – those are dates of the Peach Festival. The museum is located along South Appleknocker Street in downtown...
A Union County tradition is right around the corner. The 2017 Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5. Most of the Peach Festival events take place at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The Peach Festival is presented by the Cobden Lions Club, with the help and support of...
Cobden was edged by Salem 4-3 for its second loss in the double elimination 5th Division junior baseball tournament at Pinckneyville Saturday, July 22. “It was a good season,” Cobden baseball coach Dana Pearson said. “Cobden proved it could play with the good teams.” In its final game, Cobden was...

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