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. She likes to tell stories that make a difference.  Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.

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A plant sale, hosted by the Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University, continues Friday (5/4) until 5 p.m. in the Karls Hall Greenhouse on the main campus. 

First Friday Art Walk is Friday night (5/4) from 6 to 10 at various venues in downtown Springfield. 

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Bradford pear trees are one of the first tree species to bloom in the spring and feature delicate white flowers.  Their nice, manicured shape makes them desirable landscape trees.  But, while they may seem innocent, they have a dark side.

Paul Johnson, forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation, said the Bradford pear is one of many cultivar species of the Callery pear, which was brought to the U.S. from China and Taiwan almost 100 years ago.

Sales at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale last week were the third highest in the Friends book sale history.

The sale raised just over $142,000.  That’s compared to the first sale in 1985 that raised just $2500.

Library patrons donated six tractor-trailer loads of books, CD’s, DVD’s and more for the sale at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The Friends of the Library holds two sales each year—one in the spring and one in the fall.  Proceeds are used for library concerts and programs, improvements and author events.

Michele Skalicky

The Branson Board of Aldermen recently passed a primary seat belt ordinance, and that law goes into effect May 1.  But the city has announced that the Branson Police Department will give drivers time to get used to the new law before they'll begin handing out tickets.

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An Arbor Day celebration and screening of the film, The Lorax, will start tonight (4/27) at 7 at the Peace Through People Pavilions at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic.  Take lawn chairs and blankets.