Daily brief (11/18): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today has sunny skies and a temperature reaching a high near 46. Wind chill values feel as low as 29 early. A north wind between 3 and 10 mph prevails.

Today’s picks:

  • KSMU: Water supply in the Ozarks isn’t endless. Many people don’t realize that water supplies around the globe, and in the Ozarks, has its limits. Although water covers the majority of the earth, fresh water isn’t nearly as plentiful.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Springfield school district considers bigger classes to tighten budget. Superintendent Norm Ridder says it’s too early to give an exact amount, but projections show more than $5 million might need to be slashed.
  • KSPR: Undelivered tax refund checks waiting to be claimed. In Missouri, the Internal Revenue Service has $1.28 million just waiting for you to claim. Wednesday, the IRS released a list of undelivered refund checks. In Greene County alone, around $100,000 is waiting to be claimed. That’s an average refund of $1,280 per person (Other coverage News-Leader).
  • News-Leader: Residents share laughs, ideas with police chief. At a popular breakfast spot early Wednesday, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams sipped a coffee–black. He was at Cedars restaurant on South Campbell Avenue for his sixth Coffee with the Chief forum, where anyone can talk to the man in charge.

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