Daily brief (11/12): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values as low as 21 early. The wind will pick up a bit for a brief time this afternoon before dropping again tonight.

Tonight will be clear with a low around 26.

It will be a dry week with temperatures mainly in the 50s and sunny.

Tuesday  will start with a wind chill value of 27. Itt will be sunny with a high near 52 and a low around 29.

Wednesday will be sunny with a high of 53 and a low of 32.

Thursday through Sunday looks the same, a bit warmer with sunny skies, a high near 56 and a low around 33.

The next storm system of any significant isn’t shown on model forecasts until early next week.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: District considering new ways to stand up against bullying. It’s a problem that can be difficult for schools to track down, bullying, but one local district is considering something different to change that. The Logan-Rogersville School District is hoping a text message and website could help if you are a victim or witness to bullying. They’re considering a new system that would let you report bullying anonymously through both. Currently, if a student was being bullied in the district they’d have to tell a staff member and fill out a report for security to investigate. The district’s security officer says that may scare some students away from reporting it. He says last year there were at least three cases of bullying that got out of hand but there could be more that were never reported. That’s why he says they’re considering one of two systems. The first would let kids send  texts or online reports. The other would be web only reporting. He says they’re hoping that will help put an end to the problem even if it starts online.
  • [Election]OzarksFirstWorkshop teaches and ecourages women to run for office. The 2012 election may have just wrapped up, but that didn’t stop women from trying to inspire one another to run for future office. The workshop called “Speak Up, Power Up, Step Up” was held Sunday at Drury University to encourage women interested in political service and action to run for office. The workshop taught public speaking skills and fundraising.. among other things.The League of Women Voters held the workshop to encourage women to get more involved in public policy.
  • KY3: Local collection site receiving gift-filled shoe boxes. Local volunteers will be busy the next few days with the kick-off of National Collection Week. Workers are filling shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child. The event provides toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at the South Haven Baptist Church on South Campbell on the following dates:

Mon – Nov. 12: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tues – Nov. 13: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wed – Nov. 14: 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thur – Nov. 15: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fri – Nov. 16: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sat – Nov. 17: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sun – Nov. 18: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Mon – Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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