Daily brief (1/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

It will be another nice winter day in the Ozarks: Clear and sunny with a high of 38. Expect more of the same throughout the week into the weekend.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Deputy numbers lag behind Greene County’s growth. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott says he needs more deputies to cover the county adequately.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Gillioz board to meet with bankruptcy attorneys. The Gillioz Theatre’s owners have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but will be able to keep operating in the short term. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KY3: Birds probably died from fireworks blasts. About 3,000 bird carcasses were discovered in Beebe after New Year’s Eve.
  • KSMU: Ozarks farmers seeing more cattle parasite. Farmers have seen a rise in trichomoniasis, which causes infertility in cattle.
  • News-Leader: Missouri State plans for deep budget cuts. Committees have proposed cutting 6.2 percent of the university’s budget, or about $10.3 million.
  • OzarksFirst: Ceremony marks start of aquatic center in Bolivar. The Polk County seat will be the latest Ozarks town to get new aquatics center.
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