Daily brief (10/17): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm, with a high near 67.

A cold front is moving in bringing rain and cooler temperatures.

Tonight will be cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 41.

Thursday will be sunny, with a high near 62 and a low around 44.

Friday will mostly sunny, with a high near 59 and a low around 42.

The cold front moves out bringing a beautiful weekend with warmer temperatures and clear skies.

Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 69 and a low near 54.

Sunday gets even better with a high near 76 and a low around 61.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Want to learn how to habla espanol? Classes start Wednesday. The first class is Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Safety Council of the Ozarks office on S. Glenstone in Springfield.  For more information, email Debora Biggs at dbiggs@nscozarks.org or the instructor Will Crites at critesenterprisesllc@gmail.com.
  • KY3: Highways 14, CC will get small fixes . Residents and the Missouri Department of Transportation have long realized the importance of widening these roads to four lanes.  Plans for such upgrades have been discussed for years between city, county, and state leaders. However, MoDOT is not letting the lack of money stop it from making some incremental improvements.  In fact, it has several smaller projects in the works to help traffic for the time being.
  • KMSU: Missouri State University names its 11th president. MSU Board of Governors Chair Gordon Elliott made the announcement in the Plaster Student Union Theatre before a large crowd. Clifton M. “Clif” Smart III has been selected as the school’s 11th president. He’s been Interim president since March 2012, when former president Dr. James E. Cofer decided to step down and return to teaching. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)

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