Michele Skalicky

Morning Edition Host

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.

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Monday (5/27) is Memorial Day, and, there will be several opportunities for honoring veterans before you head to a barbecue or the lake.    Branson has a few events planned over the long weekend, including a Memorial Day Service Monday morning at 11 at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, 1638 E. Highway 76.  The Branson Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 said it will hold the service “to honor those who have faithfully defended our Nation and preserved our freedom.”  

City of Springfield

The Kearney Street Cruise! Kickoff is tonight (5/26) at 6 along Kearney St. in Springfield.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles and other motorized vehicles are invited to take part in the family-friendly event. 

The NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals event is today through Sunday (5/26-5/28) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

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Severe weather is a possibility over the next couple of days.  Gene Hatch, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, said we could see severe storms late tonight through tomorrow evening in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.  One of the primary concerns, according to Hatch, is large hail.

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Marcus Chatman & Co. and Hoover Music will host Strings for Care today and tomorrow (5/19-5/20) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 440 S. Jefferson.  You’ll be able to take an acoustic or electric guitar for re-stringing at a reduced cost, and you can enter drawings for prizes. 

Michele Skalicky

Teachers at Truman Elementary look forward each day to a visit by Chase Obrey, a fifth grader in one of the school’s two special needs classrooms.

Chase, who is on the autism spectrum, is the main operator of the Rolling Café, which sells snacks and drinks in the morning and afternoon.  He’s been on the job for two years.

He takes the cart around, serves the teachers, puts money in the cash register and counts and gives back change.