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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Missouri State University

The Missouri State University men’s basketball team will host Evangel University Friday night (11/24) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

Drury Men’s Basketball will host Lincoln Friday afternoon (11/24) at 3 at O’Reilly Family Event Center.  For details, click here.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

A 75-foot-long engelmann spruce, destined to become a Christmas tree on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will make a stop in Springfield today (11/21) on its way to Washington D.C.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium have been chosen to be a whistle stop for the evergreen as it makes it way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to the capitol.

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A managed archery deer hunt will be held next month at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  This is the second year for the hunt.  Last year, six hunters harvested nine deer.

MDC officials say the hunt is necessary because large numbers of deer at the nature center cause problems not only for the facility but also for the health of the deer. 

Michele Skalicky

A Springfield couple and their dogs will head to Poland next week to represent the U.S. in the International Federation of Sleddog Sports’ (IFSS) 2017 World Championships.

Nick and Joy Weis will compete in the Men’s Elite and Women’s Elite Canicross events with their huskies, Prudhoe and Oso, November 23-26. 

According to Joy, canicross is the sport of running with your dog.

"So, the dog is attached to your waist with a waist belt, and, essentially, they pull you, and you keep up," she said.

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The Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks will host Pound the Pavement for Parkinson's, a 5K and one mile run, tomorrow (11/18) in Springfield.  

The 22nd annual Cup ‘O Cheer Homes Tour and Cup ‘O Cheer Holiday Market are today (11/17) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks.  Tour homes decorated for the holidays.