Daily brief (10/16): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny, with a high near 81.

The wind is going to be gusting around 30 mph this afternoon from the southwest, and with plenty of sun and a warm start temperatures will easily be in the the low 80s.

Wednesday, a cold front will move through the Ozarks bringing the moisture back.  Thunderstorms could get severe. The high will be near 69 and the low around 40.

Thursday will be near 64 with a low around 42.

Friday, the temperatures once again warm up to the low 70s.

The weekend forecast is sunny and warm.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Three firefighters to be honored for service.  Three area firefighters, including two who were injured in the line of duty, will be honored this evening in a ceremony in Marshfield.Marshfield Volunteer Deputy Fire Chief Edward Noland and Elkland volunteer firefighters David Kuestersteffen and Shelly Parrot will receive recognition for their actions while serving as firefighters. (Other coverage: KSPR
  • KY3: Crosslines holiday assistance information. The Crosslines Holiday Center is now open for people to apply for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance in the way of holiday meals, toys, and gifts to families that meet income guidelines. For more information or questions regarding the application process, please contact the Crosslines Holiday Center at 417-865-5810.
  • KSMU: Kohl’s donates over $45,000 to Mercy injury prevention program. A local hospital and a retail store are joining hands to launch a new campaign to get young people to buckle up. Mercy Hospital Springfield is teaming up with Kohl’s to launch the campaign, called “Kohl’s Rock Your Seatbelt.”
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