SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly setting her own business on fire. Monica Mays, 50, is charged with first degree arson through Scott County Court, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Jim McMillen...
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From swindler to squatter? Ex-jeweler Anthony Simpson attracts ire again
As he gets ready to trade freedom for a federal prison cell, former Lake Park jeweler Anthony Simpson just can’t get people to leave him alone.
How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance…
Lancaster woman found dead in her vehicle from apparent suicide: police
A woman was found dead in her vehicle on Friday night in the parking lot of Giant in West Lampeter Township, according to police.
Answer Man: Newspaper clippings in the voting booth?
Editor’s note: A reader asks about what’s acceptable in the voting booth. Luckily, the Answer Man fielded this same question in November 2010.
7 Questions To Ask On An Assisted Living Tour
7 top things to look for on your assisted living tour: Can you envision yourself or your loved one feeling comfortable living here? Do you have a warm feeling being in the community? Do the people look happy and engaged? Are residents socializing with other and engaged in programs or activities? Did you sample a meal? Does the community have all the latest safety features? Is the person giving the tour really listening to you? Is there anything about the assisted living community that makes it stand out from the others you visited?
Blakely seeking Fletcher Town Council seat to help with growth, bring 'fresh ideas'
FLETCHER — Preston Blakely said Friday he's seeking a seat on Fletcher Town Council to give back to the community that shaped who he is.
The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women
As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. “We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to,” author Candace Bushnell says.