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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Voters who need to request an absentee ballot by mail for the August 8th election must do so by Wednesday, August 2.  In Greene County, voters in Fair Grove and Republic will go to the polls on August 8.

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Mercy Sports Medicine athletic trainers and emergency responders gathered on the Kickapoo High School Football Field Friday to practice what to do if a middle or high school student suffers from heat exhaustion, head injuries, cardiac arrest or another ailment during a game.

Jim Raynor, administrative director of Mercy Sports Medicine, said he wants parents to know their sons or daughters are in good hands when they take part in middle school or high school sports.  He said they hold drills like this one to prepare for the worst as they hope for the best.

Ozark Empire Fair

The Ozark Empire Fair continues through August 5 at the fairgrounds in Springfield with rides, food, exhibits and more.

The Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association will host the Branson Fly Fishing Expo today and tomorrow (7/28-7/29) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Branson-Hollister Lions Club, 1015 E. State Highway 76 in Branson.  The event will feature demonstrations, vendors and a raffle. 

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The start of the new school year is just around the corner, and for students who still need required immunizations, clinics are planned for next week.  The Springfield Public School District will hold free immunization clinics Monday, July 31, at Hillcrest High School, Tuesday, August 1, at Glendale, Wednesday, August 2, at Kickapoo, Thursday, August 3, at Central and Friday, August 4, at Parkview.  Hours are 9 a.m.

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Ozarks Technical Community College is getting more money to provide free job training and employment opportunities to people who receive food stamps.

The $231,730 is coming from SkillUP Missouri, a program piloted by the Missouri Community College Association, The Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and University of Missouri Extension. It’s part of the United States Department of Agriculture Family Nutrition Services' Supplement Nutrition Assistance program.