Royals, Tigers fall short in Bernie Invitational
The Twin Rivers Royals’ chances of making it to the Bernie Boys basketball Invitational championship game ended after falling short to the number one-seeded Puxico High School 60-50. After securing a close win over Campbell in double-overtime on Monday, the Royals returned to Bernie with hopes of moving to...
3rd annual Malden Christmas Church Tour set for Dec. 17
MALDEN, Mo. (KFVS) - The 3rd annual Malden Christmas Church Tour is set for Sunday, December 17. According to organizers, the tour will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can start with First Southern Baptist Church at 209 W. Howard Street. There will be a shadow nativity from 2 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. and the church will be open from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Echoes of Valor: The Battle of Belmont's Enduring Legacy in Anniston's History
The city of Anniston stands in proximity to the hallowed grounds of the Battle of Belmont, a significant site where the echoes of the American Civil War resonate. On the 7th of November, 1861, the battle saw the Union forces led by Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant engage with Confederate troops in a confrontation that would mark a cornerstone in Civil War history. While the battle did not yield a decisive victor, it was instrumental in showcasing Grant's leadership, which caught President Abraham Lincoln's eye and was a precursor to his ascension as a key figure in the Union's ultimate triumph.
Lady Eagles navigate change armed with youthful exuberance and strong passion
Despite facing a season of transition with a roster predominantly composed of freshmen and sophomores, the East Prairie girls’ basketball team is welcoming the opportunity to grow, learn, and forge lasting bonds. While the path to victory may be challenging, the team’s boundless energy and commitment to personal growth...
Lady Eagles confront challenges head-on with determination
Imbued with an infectious optimism and a collective commitment to improvement, the New Madrid County Central girls’ basketball team is ready to embark on a new chapter. Despite facing the challenges of a young roster, the Lady Eagles are embracing the opportunity to learn, develop, and cultivate a positive team culture.
Bravettes aim to return to prominence with renewed vigor
After a brief hiatus, the Scott County Central girls’ basketball team is eager to recapture its past glory. Between 2013 and 2020, the Bravettes amassed an impressive overall record of 130-79, punctuated by four district championships. However, the team faced challenges in recent years, struggling to just four wins in 2021 and 2022. Undeterred, the team emerged stronger last season, securing 11 wins.
Blue Jays transform disrespect into fuel for unstoppable drive
Unmoved by the naysayers’ taunts and the prophecies of doom, the Charleston boys’ basketball team is ignoring the distractions. Instead, they’ve channeled the disrespect into a driving force, drawing strength from their deep-rooted basketball tradition. This season, the Blue Jays aren’t just seeking victory; they’re seeking vindication.
Woodland capitalizes on Kelly's mistakes, secures 51-48 win
BENTON, Mo. — Like grains of sand slipping through their fingers, costly mistakes and self-inflicted errors eroded the Kelly girls’ basketball team’s hopes for victory, eventually leading to a 51-48 defeat at the hands of Woodland on Thursday, Nov. 30. “We kind of hurt ourselves with a...
The Bernie Invitational: A High-Flying Start to the High School Basketball Season
The Bernie Invitational Boys Basketball Tournament for the 2023-24 season tipped off with an energetic start as the host team, the Bernie Mules, set the stage for a thrilling series of games. High schools from across the southeast region, including Puxico, Bloomfield, Neelyville, Campbell, and Twin Rivers High School, have converged on Bernie's court, each team eager to establish their dominance early in the season. The event marked more than just the commencement of the basketball season; it celebrated the spirit and skill of young athletes as they faced their rivals in pursuit of victory.
City Council Updates: New Floodplain Regulations, Election Details, and Upcoming Public Auction
The City Council made several key decisions in its meeting on November 27, 2023. They approved amendments to the Floodplain Regulations to align with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). These are the first amendments since 2009, updating the language and clarifying the regulations.
Basketball Roundup: East Prairie boys, Portageville girls win
East Prairie defeated Hayti 66-65 in the opening round of the Gideon Bulldogs Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The fourth-seeded Eagles (1-0) held on to secure the victory despite the Indians’ (0-1) late-game comeback attempt. “We’re happy to come out with the victory,” said East Prairie coach Gary Scott....
Hawks ready to soar back into contention
The Kelly boys’ basketball team is embarking on a season of renewal and rediscovery under the leadership of coach Noel Trimmer. With a focus on developing individual talents and fostering a cohesive team dynamic, the Hawks are determined to reclaim their past glory and establish themselves as a competitive force in the league.
Elijah Shoemaker’s career night leads Oran over Bell City in OIT
ORAN, Mo. — In a shooting exhibition that would make even the most hardened defenders weep, Oran bombarded Bell City with an unstoppable onslaught of long-range daggers, burying the fifth-seeded Cubs (0-1) under a mountain of points en route to securing a 73-30 victory in the opening round of the 68th Annual Oran Invitational Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Discipline and defense help Kelly conquer Oran in OIT semifinal
ORAN, Mo. — Kelly displayed a resolute defensive performance, effectively shackling the high-powered offense of Oran during a victory in the semifinals of the 68th Annual Oran Invitational. The Hawks’ (2-0) defensive dominance was undoubtedly the driving force behind their triumph, but their ability to exercise discipline and control...
Lady Bulldogs showcase championship DNA with Al Jackson Classic Title
HAYTI, Mo — Portageville’s inside-outside offensive dominance and veteran experience proved too much for Hayti to handle, as the Lady Bulldogs (2-0) claimed a decisive 69-34 victory over the Lady Indians (2-2) in the Al Jackson Classic Championship on Thursday, Nov. 30. “It’s always nice to win a...
East Prairie’s sights set on back-to-back championships
The East Prairie boys’ basketball team is ready to ruffle some feathers and defend its Scott-Mississippi Conference Championship. While their roster may be smaller than some, the Eagles’ core group of players is determined to overachieve and make their mark on the season. “I’m excited about another opportunity...
First Alert: Chilliest day of the week ahead of warming trend
(KFVS) - It has been another cold but sunny day across the Heartland, and it’s only getting chillier this evening. Afternoon temperatures barely reached the 40s due to high pressure to our west bringing in winds from the north. Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says temperatures will drop rapidly this...
Emani Summers scores 24 to lead Cape Central over Poplar Bluff
While it’s far too early to properly project how the Cape Central girls basketball team will fare in Aaron Lee’s second season as head coach. However, after two games in the SEMO Conference Tournament, one thing is for certain. The Tigers have their star player. Junior Emani Summers...
Lady Bulldogs poised for another title run
Motivated by last season’s triumph and driven by an ambition to cement as one of the best squads in program history, the Portageville girls’ basketball team is poised to unleash an arsenal of talent and determination onto the court this season. Building on the seasoned leadership of their...
Ezekiel’s Closet works to help Heartland foster families
DEXTER, Mo. (KFVS) - Right now, there are more than 12 thousand children in Missouri’s foster care system. And one organization in Dexter, Mo. wants to make fostering more accessible for those willing to open up their homes and their hearts. Ezekiel’s Closet is a thrift store that offers...