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Endangered Person Advisory issued for missing Missouri woman

DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) – Deputies need your help finding a missing Missouri woman. The Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department issued an Endangered Person Advisory for 50-year-old Mary Ruth Blevins. According to a news release, Blevins was last seen at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 30, in the 38,000-block of...
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Endangered Person Advisory issued for woman in Campbell

DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – The Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred in Campbell on June 30. It happened at 38702 Rt WW in Campbell at 11 a.m. Mary Ruth Blevins is described as a 50-year-old white, female....
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Cities of Morley, Scott City under boil water orders

SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – The cities of Morley and Scott City are under separate boil water orders. A new gas main is being installed in Scott City and impacted the water. If tests come back the order could be lifted as early as Saturday in Scott City. Residents...

Area teams battle it out at Rib City Classic Volleyball Tournament

DEXTER, Mo. — A Rib City Classic Volleyball Tournament was held at the Bearcats Event Center at Dexter High School on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28. Tournament games were the best of three sets. Games started with a 4-4 score and concluded when one of the teams reaches 25 and led by two points. There was no scoring cap on any of the games.

Cardinals Bullpen surprises Naile with signed champagne bottle

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KFVS) - Charleston native James Naile seems to be getting more comfortable with his role as a Cardinals reliever. His nerves have settled a bit, in part thanks to the St. Louis pitching staff. Naile said some of his fellow teammates recently surprised him with a special...

Sikeston DPS trains for Active Bystander Law-Enforcement

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – In 2020, George Floyd was killed leaving many to consider whether the police tactics used were appropriate or not. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking to find a solution through a special police training course. The course is ABLE, an acronym for...

Saint Francis Foundation Power of One campaign raises over $200k

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) -The Saint Francis Foundation Power of One campaign raised a total of $208,000, exceeding its goal. Money raised through Power of One will help areas of need for patients of Saint Francis Healthcare System, their families, colleagues and the community. “We are so very proud of...

Racing is back at Benton Speedway

BENTON, Mo. (KFVS) - When Benton Speedway closed in 2014, there was no plan for it to re-open. Even Rob Russell didn’t have that intention after buying the property. “We began to clean up (the property )and fix it up,” said Russell. “Everyone just assumed that we were going to fix (the track).”

Dexter Police arrest man after high speed chase

DEXTER, Mo. (KFVS) - A Michigan man was arrested after police said he led officers on a high speed chase in Dexter on Sunday, June 26. According to Dexter Police, officers attempted to stop Richard Gabriel Shenoskey of Cedarville, Michigan, but he took off driving down several roads. Police said...

Mary ‘Louise’ (Lyons) Payne || Obituary

Mary “Louise” (Lyons) Payne, January 28, 1938 – June 27, 2022, Louise Payne was born in Success, Arkansas, the first of six children to the late L.A. and Elsie Lyons on January 28, 1938. Asa child, she played the drums in elementary school, and helped her family on the share-crop farm picking cantaloupe, watermelon, and cotton. After graduating from high school in Diehlstadt Missouri, she went to work in St. Louis as a bookkeeper for the Universal Printing Company. She met the love of her life, Mierlan Payne, on a blind date and they were married three months later on August 16, 1958. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Louise will always be remembered for her love for Christ and her passion for serving others. Louise worked for many years as a bookkeeper/secretary for Sewell Heating and Cooling and Averill Heating and Cooling in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2005, Mierlan and Louise decided to complete their lifelong dream of selling their possessions and became “Work Kampers” at Angel RV Park in Powderly, Texas and Hinton RV Park in Sikeston, Missouri. She was an active member at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ in Paris, Texas. She volunteered to help youth train for the Leadership Training for Christ competition, was active in the Food Pantry, and helped prepare food for the Wednesday evening meals. Louise was active with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Paris Junior College which provided services to the Lamar County community. Mierlan and Louise moved back to Sikeston, MO to help care for her aging mother. While in Sikeston, Louise was an active member at the Shady Acres Church of Christ and was a member of the Prayer Group. In 2019, Louise returned to Powderly, Texas with her husband and became an active member at the Westwood Church of Christ. She spent her days spoiling her husband and grandchildren. To relax, she enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and the Hallmark Channel. Louise passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the age of 84. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 63 ½ years, Mierlan Payne, and her children Leann (Rodney) Jackson, Rita Pringle (fiancé David Castilleo) and Leonard (Carla) Payne. Louise was blessed with loving grandchildren: Brandon (Kat) Jackson, Kristi (Elias) Roque, Garrett (Lindsey) Jackson, Jonathan Pringle, Trevor (Brittany) Pringle, Kaylynn (Mason) Dickson, Kayla Payne, and Jared (Morgan) Payne, as well as eight great-grandchildren. She leaves behind four siblings: Alma Cloer, Arie Lyons, PriscillaLyons, and Tina Enax, as well as many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Louise Payne was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sister, Leaquieta Gardner, and a grandson, Ryan Joseph Pringle. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Thursday, June 30, at the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston, Missouri. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. with the service at 6 p.m.. A Remembrance Service is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, at the Westwood Church of Christ in Paris, Texas from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Burial will be at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

Chad McCoy Memorial scholarship awarded to first recipients

Chad McCoy first started playing golf at the age of 6 and could be found at Ozark Ridge Golf Course just about all the time, playing and working there as a teenager. When he died 10 days shy of his 33rd birthday in September 2020, McCoy’s family and friends started a memorial scholarship fund.