Daily brief (1/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

Enjoy the nice weather this weekend because next week is going to get ugly.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 58. By Monday, though, temperatures will drop back down toward freezing, and freezing rain and snow move into the forecast.

Today’s picks:

  • KY3: Tyson Foods to add up to 300 jobs at Arkansas plant. Tyson Foods   plans to add up to 300 positions at two Carroll County, Ark., processing plants to meet growing demand.
  • News-Leader: Herschend Family Entertainment to manage other theme parks. The company that owns Silver Dollar City has created a management division that will be managing theme parks around the country. It is now handling parks in Denver and near Buffalo, N.Y.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Evangel University may merge with other AG colleges. A task force is examining whether Evangel should merge with Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
  • News-Leader: William Darr named Springfieldian of the Year. The founder of American Dehydrated Foods was tapped as the Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Springfieldian of the Year. (KY3 and KSPR posted the chamber’s press release.)
  • KSMU: Egyptian man watches protests from Springfield. Thousands have taken to the streets in Egypt, protesting the government of Hosni Mubarak. (Other coverage: News-Leader)

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