Daily brief (8/26): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be another sunny day, with a high of 88. It will remain clear tonight, with the temperature dipping into 60s.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, with a high of 90.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: Friends Against Hunger needs volunteers to package 400,000 meals. The Springfield-based charity packages special nutritionally rich meals for places in need of food.
  • OzarksFirst: Lambert, Caillat tickets go on sale today. Tickets go on sale today for the Oct. 21 show by Miranda Lambert at JQH Arena (Missouri State tickets) and the Oct. 1 performance of Colbie Caillat at the O’Reilly Family Event Center (Drury tickets).
  • News-Leader: SynCare CEO said flood of calls has affected service. SynCare LLC, which evaluates Medicaid patients for home-health services, has been criticized for long delays in patient evaluations. But the company’s chief executive officer blamed a flood of requests for the backlog.
  • KY3: Joplin man reunites with volunteers who pulled him from debris. Mark Lindquist, 51, was in a coma for two months after being impaled in the May 22 tornado. But he is now conscious and recovering from his injuries.
  • KSPR: National Night Out taking place tonight. Several Springfield neighborhoods are hosting National Night Out celebrations with block parties and cookouts.
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