Daily brief (3/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

Winter hasn’t vanished completely from the Ozarks. Today will be mostly sunny but colder, with a high of 49. Winds of up to 22 mph will keep some bite in the air.

Tonight’s will dip below freezing, but tomorrow will be a bit warmer, with a high of 57. Skies will remain sunny through Tuesday, but a chance of thunderstorms returns Wednesday.

Highlight of the week: Be sure to check out Marideth Sisco’s latest “These Ozarks Hills” broadcast from KSMU — a wonderful slice of Ozarks life from a great writer.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Springfield Public Schools get a C-minus from auditor. State Auditor Tom Schweich told Springfield Public Schools on Friday that the district has “many things to be concerned about.” His office found oversight lacking in several key areas. (Other coverage: KSMU, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Convoy of Hope hosting benefit concert today. Several ensembles will perform today at River Bluff Fellowship in Ozark (2655 E. Evans Road) at a concert sponsored by Convoy of Hope to benefit victims of the Leap Day tornadoes. (Joplin tornado survivors help Branson crews clear damage: KY3 | How to volunteer for a cleanup: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Ozarks grocers raise $22,000 in Check Out Hunger campaign. Ozarks Food Harvest received more than $22,000 in contributions from its annual Check Out Hunger campaign. Sixty stores in 40 communities contributed to the effort.
  • News-Leader: Rogersville slashes building fees to spur development. The Rogersville Board of Aldermen has cut building impact fees by 75 percent through Aug. 31 to help spur development.
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