Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove to speak at Missouri S&T

Rita Dove, whose many accomplishments include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a stint as United States Poet Laureate, will appear at Missouri University of Science and Technology as the first guest of the S&T Distinguished Literary Speakers Series. Her reading begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus, located at 400 W. 10th St. in Rolla. The event, which includes a reception with light refreshments and book signing immediately following Dove’s reading, is free and open to the public.

Lee Mace’s famous bass fiddle now resides at Missouri State Museum

For a little more than 50 years, Lee Mace was almost a household name in the Ozarks. Mace and his wife, Joyce, were the founders of Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry, the sign of which still stands along Highway 54 in Osage Beach.

Free webinar about paying for education planned

As part of College Savings Month, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, MOST 529, and Sallie Mae are partnering to bring a free webinar to Missourians focused on paying for higher education.

Convicted felon arrested for brandishing firearm

            A Cuba man who was allegedly making threats with a rifle on East Washington Blvd. was arrested and now faces felony charges for the September 8 incident.