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Daily brief (6/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 89. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m.

Tomorrow will be sunny and hot, and the high will top the 90-degree mark. A steady breeze with gusts of up to 24 mph should help some. The weekend will be more of the same, with Saturday’s high expected to hit 93.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Missouri opening children’s shelter in Joplin. The state is opening a shelter to help children with mental trauma related to the tornado. (Other Joplin coverage: CDC to investigate fungal infections: News-Leader; Governor revisits Joplin: OzarksFirst; 85 arrested for theft in Joplin: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Marshfield company to add 70 jobs. Governor Jay Nixon will be in Marshfield today to announce 70 new jobs at Architectural Components Group Inc. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • KY3: More Fort Leonard Wood soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan. A deployment ceremony will be from 7:30 to 8 tonight at Springfield-Branson National Airport (2300 N. Airport Blvd.).
  • KSPR: Public memorial service for Ozarks soldier. A memorial service for Pfc. Matthew England, who was killed June 8  in Afghanistan when his armored vehicle struck an improvised explosive device, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church in Gainesville (301 Highway 160 East). England was a Bronze Star recipient.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Two Ozarks beaches reopen. Beaches at Mark Twain and Harry S Truman state parks have reopened, but the Grand Glaize Beach at Lake of the Ozarks State Park remains closed, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
  • KSMU: West Plains music festival this weekend. The 17th annual Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival is planned for Friday and Saturday in West Plains.
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