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Daily brief (5/18): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 85. Tomorrow will be more of the same with a high of 86.

But clouds move into the forecast Sunday, bringing a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Rain chances should disappear by Monday, though, clearing the way for another sunny week.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Springfield mail facility gets temporary reprieve. According to plans released by the U.S. Postal Service, no Missouri mail-processing centers will close before at least February 2014. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: MSU hopes to name new president by Nov. 1. Candidates for Missouri State University’s presidential post must submit applications by July 13. The university’s search committee hopes to narrow the field to three finalists for interviews in October.
  • KSMU: Lawmakers approve flat budget for higher education. Missouri’s public universities will receive flat budgets for the next year in a state budget passed by legislators this week.
  • KSPR: Fair Grove tornado shelter delayed. Three years ago, a tornado damaged parts of Fair Grove High School, and the community developed a plan for a community tornado shelter on the school grounds. But high bids have pushed the project back.
  • KY3: Parkview secretary retires after 55 years. Trish Chrisman retired this week after 55 years at Parkview High School in Springfield. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)

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