Editor's Picks - chosen from local events
Business owners in downtown Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, are recycling historic properties into showrooms for their creativity.
George Harrison memorial tree is killed by beetles
LOS ANGELES -- A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed -- by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted in the fall...
Movie, TV legend James Garner dies
LOS ANGELES -- Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles on Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday...
Roll With It: Roller girls are tough on the outside, tender as a team
At the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls' bout Saturday, a merchandise booth held the usual number of buttons and T-shirts, but it also hawked a bumper sticker with three options: single, taken and roller derby. It's a telling commentary on how wholeheartedly derby girls commit to the sport...
Brash stage legend Elaine Stritch dies at 89
NEW YORK -- Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89. Joseph Rosenthal, Stritch's longtime attorney, said the actress died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Birmingham, Michigan...
Best Bet 7/18/14: A Taste of Country wine event
The Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail -- four wineries in Southeast Missouri -- hosts A Taste of Country this weekend from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Purchase a ticket and receive a barbecued or smoked meat dish paired with a complimentary featured wine at each winery. ...
'Annamanda' novel set in time of New Madrid quakes
Former columnist Jo Houser Haring's book "Annamanda" took years to be published -- although everyone who read it found it compelling and wanted it in print. Subtitled "A Novel of Courage," it finally made it into print when Southeast Missouri State University Press published it in June...
'Snow White' billboard offered at auction
DALLAS -- A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is up for auction. Heritage Auctions said the rare billboard is expected to sell for at least $10,000 on Saturday in Dallas. The 20-by-9-foot billboard was printed in England to promote the Disney film there. ...
Connect with seMissourian.com
Enter your email address to subscribe to our mailing list. If you are already a subscriber, you can change your preferences or unsubscribe from here: