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Daily brief (10/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny, with a high near 70.

Tonight, expect skies to clear and low temperatures to dip to either side of 40 degrees.

Tomorrow, full sunshine will dominate the viewing area and highs will top out in the upper 60s and low 70s with a light south wind.

Sunday, the winds pick up a bit and we can expect afternoon highs to reach the upper 70s.

Much of next week will remain warmer than average for this time of year until a cold front pushes through Thursday.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms will accompany that front and are also possible Monday as a shortwave passes by in the upper levels of the atmosphere.  It looks like a beautiful weekend overall–enjoy!

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: 30 marching bands will compete today at Ozarks. The Ozarko Invitational Marching Festival begins at 9 a.m. at the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex at Missouri State University, 1015 E. Grand St. High school bands will perform throughout the day, the MSU Pride Band will perform at 4:45 p.m., and finals begin at 5:30 p.m. The final award ceremony begins at 8:45 p.m. To view a performance schedule, visit midwestmarching.com. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, and free for 5 and younger.
  • OzarksFirst: Electronic recycling event this weekend benefits The Kitchen. SCS Home Entertainmentis hosting the 3rd Annual Electronic Recycling Weekend Friday and Saturday (October 19 and 20). You can recycle your old and useless home electronics at 2868 S. Glenstone in Springfield from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. either day. It’s $10 cash per car load and $10 per TV (recycling a TV typically will cost you $20). There will be some special offers at the two-day event. You can sign up for raffles and get good prices on new equipment. The event benefits the project of The Kitchen, LLC.
  • KY3: National Geographic Channel ‘Animal Intervention’ features National Tiger Sanctuary near Branson. National Geographic’s Animal Intervention show — hosted by Clint Eastwood‘s daughter, Alison, and actor Billy McNamara —  investigate cases of wild animals living in peril. More tigers are pets than live in the wild, and not everyone is well equipped to properly care for the big cats.  The national television show is highlighting that trend and asked for a helping hand from a tiger sanctuary north of Branson.
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