Daily brief (12/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today’s commute should be a little better than yesterday’s. It will be clear and sunny, with a high of 38 expected.

Tonight will remain clear, and the low will dip into the low 20s. Tomorrow will be a little warmer, with mostly sunny skies and a high in the mid 40s.

Skies should remain clear for the rest of the week, but the winter chill will hang in the air.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Blunt makes leadership bid official. Sen. Roy Blunt is running for the job of vice chairman, the No. 5 rung on the Republican leadership ladder.
  • OzarksFirst: Salvation Army opens cold-weather shelter. As temperatures dip below freezing, the Salvation Army of the Ozarks has opened a cold-weather shelter at its main location (1707 W. Chestnut Expressway).
  • News-Leader: C of O students, vets visit Pearl Harbor. Ten students from College of the Ozarks are traveling with five veterans of the Pearl Harbor attack to visit the site. The attack occurred on Dec. 7, 1941, and pulled the United States into World War II. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Donation helps rebuild Ozark Center for Autism. The Ozark Center for Autism was destroyed in the May 22 tornado that devastated Joplin, but a local couple has donated $3 million to help rebuild the center.
  • KY3: Hunger challenge raises $250,000 for Ozarks Food Harvest. Twenty-three communities in the Ozarks raised $125,000, which was matched by the Walmart State Giving Foundation, for Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • KY3: Student group hopes to encourage organ donations. X50, a student group at Missouri State University, is trying to encourage people to sign up to donate their organs.
  • KSMU: Doctor uses nontraditional approaches to bring healing. Lance Luria, a doctor with St. John’s in Springfield, takes an integrative approach to health care, using with a variety of ways beyond medicine to help the body heal, including acupuncture, massage, and meditation.



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