Daily brief (9/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will continue the trend of beautiful days in the Ozarks. It will be sunny, with a high of 81.

Temperatures will drop into the mid 40s tonight, and tomorrow’s high will be cooler, at 68. The weekend will be sunny and clear with mild temperatures.

Today’s picks

  • OzarkFirst: Park Central Square project ahead of schedule. The $1.8 million renovation of Downtown Springfield’s Park Central Square is about 20 days ahead of schedule. The square, which is 90 percent complete, is scheduled to reopen Nov. 8.
  • KSPR: First flu case confirmed in Greene County. Greene County health officials have confirmed the first case of illness from influenza-like symptoms. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: MSU’s interim president says increased enrollment critical. Clif Smart, interim president of Missouri State University, said in his State of the University address Wednesday that the university must focus on enrollment growth to ensure the institution’s financial future. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • KY3: Hospice volunteers needed in the area. Some area agencies are providing training to encourage hospice volunteers, who help terminally ill patients with end-of-life care.
  • KSMU: Governor announces MoHealthWINs program. The MoHealthWINs program, backed by a $20 million federal grant, will support health-care programs at 12 public community colleges, including Ozarks Technical Community College.

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