Daily brief (1/5): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 44 and wind chill values as low as 26. A south wind of 6 to 11 mph becomes a west wind later.

Today’s picks:

  • KSPR: Greene County absentee ballots available for February election. Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff announced absentee ballots are available for those voters who are unable to go to their regular polling place for the Feb. 8 election.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Drury and urban ag group partner for school garden project. Drury University and the Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition are getting help from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
  • News-Leader: Area pharmacists support the pulling of painkillers. The painkillers Darvon and Darvocet were pulled off the market recently at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, but some area pharmacists said they had stopped recommending the drugs years ago.
  • KY-3: Springfield learns cost of securing Heer’s building against weather, birds. It’s going to cost the City of Springfield $69,000 to board up the old Heer’s department store building on Park Central Square.
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