Daily brief (7/24): Top picks from the Springfield media

Though the next couple of days will be hot and dry, rain looms on the horizon.

Today will be another hot one, with a high of 100. A heat advisory remains in effect for the Ozarks through tomorrow, when the high will hit 98. There’s a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms on Thursday, but the rain will clear out for another hot, dry weekend.

As the drought continues, water companies in Springfield and Joplin are asking customers to conserve water.

Today’s picks

  • [Jobs] KY3: Bootmaker to add jobs in Cassville. Justin Boot Co. has bought a 95,000-square-foot facility in Cassville to add more manufacturing capacity in the Barry County town.
  • [Jobs] OzarksFirst: Missouri Career Center opens larger facility. The Missouri Career Center has opened a new, larger facility in an old Price Cutter location at 2900 E. Sunshine St., which will give it more room for job fairs and training.
  • [Election] News-Leader: Three seek nomination for 140th District. Three men — Matthew Block of Ozark, Lynn Morris of Nixa, and Bill Preston of Sparta — are competing for the Republican nomination for the 140th legislative district. Without a Democratic contender, the primary winner will represent the district.
  • KSPR: VA plans two new Ozarks facilities.The Veterans Administration plans to open outpatient clinics in Springfield and Marshfield in the next three years.
  • KSMU: Search committee begins review process for MSU president.A search committee charged with finding a new president for Missouri State University has begun evaluating 38 applications for the university’s 11th president.
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