Daily brief (11/1): Top picks from the Springfield media

We’ll have one more sunny day today before rain enters the forecast tomorrow.

It will be windy today, with gusts of close to 30 mph, but the high will hit 72. The low will dip to the mid 40s tonight.

Tomorrow, rain is likely, and the high will be 67. The rain will cool things down, as the high Wednesday is expected to stay below 50.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Park Central Square close to completion. Construction fences on downtown Springfield’s Park Central Square will come down Friday as crews put the finishing touches on $1.78 million of improvements.
  • OzarksFirst: Concert tonight to benefit Joplin students. The Missouri State University symphony orchestra will feature the Joplin High School orchestra at its concert at 7:30 tonight at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. All proceeds will pay for music and equipment for Joplin students. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KY3: OACAC officials want more to sign up for free program. OACAC is encouraging residents to sign up for a free weatherization program that is designed to help low-income households reduce their utility bills.
  • KSMU: MSU moving forward with Walnut Street expansion. The Missouri State University Board of Governors has voted to move ahead with a 300-room apartment-style building on Walnut Street.

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