Daily brief (9/24): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 72. Clouds will move in tonight and bring a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Rain chances will remain through Sunday, with a high near 67. The clouds will clear out by tomorrow evening, paving the way for a sunny, mild week with gradually increasing temperatures. The Ozarks should see 80-degree highs by midweek.

High school football

A few more undefeated teams including Glendale and Nixa fell this week. Winners included (undefeated teams in bold): Ash Grove, Aurora, Bolivar, Branson, Carthage, Cassville, Fair Grove, Hillcrest, Kickapoo, Lebanon, Logan-Rogersville, Marionville, Monett, Ozark, Parkview, Pierce City, Pleasant Hope, Reeds Spring, Springfield Catholic, Waynesville, Webb City.

Coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader, OzarksFirst

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Free dental clinic expects to treat hundreds more today. Before sunrise Friday, hundreds had packed the E-Plex in Springfield to take advantage of a free dental clinic sponsored by the Missouri Mission of Mercy. (Other coverage: KY3, News-Leader, KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: Nixon chastises legislature for no jobs bill. Four weeks into a special session called by the governor, the Missouri Legislature still has not come up with a jobs proposal amenable to both houses.
  • KSPR: Enrollment up at Missouri University of Science & Technology. Missouri University of Science & Technology at Rolla has more than 7,500 students, its highest total in 30 years.
  • News-Leader: MSU audit: Vacation, sick pay becoming long-term liability. Missouri State University allows its employees to bank unused vacation and sick leave. The payments those employees will receive for the unused time when they leave constitute a growing liability for the university, a recent audit found.
  • KY3: Gift from Springfield businessman helps Columbia College. Jim D. Morris, a Springfield real-estate developer, has given property worth about $800,000 to Columbia College’s Rolla campus.



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