Michele Skalicky

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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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Two public meetings on the future of Missouri’s newest state parks are finished and one more is set for Thursday, December 7.  Comments are also being taken online through January 5, 2018.  

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A food drive in Southwest Missouri is aimed at making sure even those who can’t afford to buy healthy food can get it.

This is the sixth year for CoxHealth’s Pack the Pantry healthy food drive, and the health system is asking for the community’s help.

Glenda Miller, CoxHealth’s collaborative care coordinator and food drive organizer, says they want to “support those who need some extra help obtaining the food necessary for a heart-healthy diet.”


Following the Board of Education’s vote to fire Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven, Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann called Friday “A Sad Day for Education.”

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This week the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks put out a call for O negative blood donors.  A  Code Red Emergency Appeal was issued after donations dropped during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

At one point, only around 12 units of O negative were in reserve at the CBCO.  O negative is a universal blood type, meaning anyone can receive it.  But those with O negative blood can only receive that blood type.

Pilgrim said reserves have come up since the appeal was issued.

The Nixa Board of Education has narrowed down the superintendent candidates to two finalists.  But the Board isn’t ready to release the names of the finalists.

According to a statement from the school district, “the Board of Education is on track to meet the December 14 date to announce the new superintendent.”