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Daily brief (6/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny, with a high of 86. Skies will remain clear tonight, and the low will dip to 64 tonight.

Saturday will be another sunny day, and the high is expected to hit 90. We’ll get a first taste of real summer heat on Sunday, when the mercury creeps toward 97.

Expect a crispy week for your lawn: No rain is expected over the next seven days.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: CU advises water consumers to watch usage. Springfield is six inches behind on its rainfall this year, and water-storage lakes are at 80 percent of capacity. City Utilities is advising customers to think more about conserving water.
  • OzarksFirst: Fireworks tent season open in the Ozarks. Fireworks stands have popped up through the Ozarks and will be open into July. Purchasers must be 16 or older.
  • News-Leader: Ten honored at Gift of Time awards. The Council of Churches and the city of Springfield honored 10 volunteers Thursday for their contributions at the annual Gift of Time awards.
  • KSMU: Library begins work on WWI project. The Springfield-Greene County Library District has joined with the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis and the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville to create a digital archive of Missouri’s participation and contributions to the country’s World War I effort.
  • KSPR: Red Cross offering course on wilderness emergencies. A two-day course this weekend from the Greater Ozarks chapter of the American Red Cross will educate participants on ways to cope with wilderness emergencies.

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