Daily brief (11/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high of 64. Rain is likely tonight, and rain chances remain through Tuesday.

Highs for the next few days will be in the mid-50s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Homeless camp agrees to disband. Rev. Larry Rice and the New Life Evangelistic Center have reached an agreement with the city of Springfield to stop using a parking lot as a tent camp for homeless people. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Veterans group to end operation. The Greater Ozarks Veterans & Patriotic Organization, which puts on Springfield’s annual Veterans Day parade and handles ceremonies at Springfield National Cemetery, has voted to disband. The move could endanger the future of Springfield’s annual parade. 
  • OzarksFirst: Job-training partnership aims to help workers over 50. Experience Works, a nonprofit organization that helps train and place low-income older people in the workforce, has partnered with the Walmart Foundation for a new training program.
  • News-Leader: Utility considering plan to save Lake of the Ozarks homes. Ameren Missouri, the utility that manages Lake of the Ozarks, is considering a plan to settle the property dispute that has threatened 4,000 homeowners around the lake. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Bolivar cuts funding for 911 center. The city of Bolivar has opted to pull its funding for the Polk County 911 center, saying the center’s expenses exceed its budget.
  • News-Leader: Kinder won’t run for governor. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced Friday he will not run for governor in 2012 and will instead support fellow Republican David Spence of St. Louis. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
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