Daily brief (10/6): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another beautiful fall day in the Ozarks: Sunny with a high of 74.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Missouri State president charts course for the future. President James Cofer told a packed room Tuesday that the university will continue its emphasis on undergraduate education.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): More teens seeking gastric surgery to lose weight. The number of people under 18 seeking gastric bind surgery has increased sevenfold.
  • KY3: Fayetteville man hunts down biggest alligator in Arkansas. The alligator was 13 feet long and weighed more than 350 pounds.
  • KSPR: Heer’s developer to miss loan deadline. Developer Kevin McGowan is expected to miss today’s deadline for an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • KSMU: Flu-shot clinics for high-risk individuals scheduled. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is signing up individuals now for the clinics. You can reach the department at (417) 874-1228.
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