Daily brief (5/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

Showers are likely today, especially after 1 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy witha high near 71.

Skies should become partly sunny by tomorrow, though, and the high will be 72. A nice week is in stores, with sunny skies and mild temperatures in the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Charities in the Ozarks facing donation deficit. The Kitchen and Victory Mission, like other charities in the Ozarks, are barely keeping their budgets balanced as donations have dropped.
  • KY3: Midwifery clinic opens in Springfield. A certified professional midwife has set up a clinic in Springfield at Glenstone Avenue and Sunshine Street.
  • News-Leader: Women’s shelter in need of home. Organizers of Safe to Sleep program, which provides help to homeless women, are hoping for a permanent home.
  • OzarksFirst: State park beaches now open. Eight state recreational beaches in Missouri, including Pomme de Terre State Park in Hickory County, have opened for the summer season.
  • KSMU: Transportation committee asks for public input. The Ozarks Transportation Organization, which helps coordinate road and traffic projects, is asking for public comments on its unified planning program for the next fiscal year.
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