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Daily brief (11/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

Rain is likely today, and temperatures will remain cold, with a high of 45 expected.

Rain chances remain through Tuesday, with heavy rain likely Monday night. Tomorrow will be a little warmer, with a high of 57.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Joplin families in ‘Ten for Joplin’ project get keys to new homes. The Ten for Joplin project sponsored by the Habitat for Humanity chapters in Tulsa and Joplin built 10 homes in 16 days for families who lost their homes in the May 22 tornado. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KY3: Homeowners, Ameren discuss Lake of the Ozarks properties. Ameren, the utility that operates Lake of the Ozarks, has agreed to redraw boundary lines after about 1,200 properties were found to have property-easement issues. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Local initiative helps answer need in high-poverty schools. The Teacher Education Alliance takes education students from four local colleges and has them work in 15 schools with low-income secondary students to prepare them for working with students with a variety of challenges.
  • News-Leader: Homeless sex offenders tough to track. The database of sex offenders in the area doesn’t have a reliable system for tracking homeless people who have been convicted of sex crimes and are required to report their whereabouts to authorities.
  • KSMU: Discovering Greene County’s gargoyles. Geologist Jerry Vineyard explores the Ozarks’ unusual geology in his book Gargoyle Country: The Inspiring Geology of Greene County.

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