Daily brief (10/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

Nice weather will continue through the weekend, but rain has entered the forecast for next week.

Today will be another clear, sunny day, with a high of 81. Winds will remain strong, and gusts could reach 24 mph. Tomorrow will be much the same, with a high of 79.

High school football

This week’s winners (undefeated teams in bold): Ash Grove, Bolivar, Branson, Carthage, Cassville, Fair Grove, Hillcrest, Joplin, Lebanon, Liberty, Lockwood, Marshfield, Monett, Mountain Grove, Nixa, Ozark, Salem, Seneca, Springfield Catholic, Stockton, Strafford, Waynesville, Webb City, Willard.

Full coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader, OzarksFirst.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Nonprofit receives big donation for Joplin. Two Branson women who started a nonprofit organization called Homes of Hope Joplin received a $100,000 donation to support their efforts to help rebuild Joplin.
  • News-Leader: School board grants second extension to developer. The Springfield School Board is giving developer Larino Properties LLC — which won a contract to develop the former Hickory Hills school — another six months to pay $2.5 million toward the $4.5 million purchase price.
  • KY3: Concussion reports on the rise. Like elsewhere across the country, health officials are seeing more reports of concussions from bike accidents and sports injuries. But the increased reports might be indicator of greater awareness of the problem.
  • KSPR: One Ozarks soldier looks back on Afghanistan deployment. Sean Simmons, who served in Afghanistan from September 2009 to September 2010, describes his experiences fighting in Afghanistan.
  • KSMU: Small-business incubator helps entrepreneurs. The Ozarks Small Business Incubator in West Plains is preparing to open its doors to help people start a new business or take over an existing one.
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