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New Springfield Conservation Nature Center Manager Chosen

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center has a new manager.  Rudy Martinez replaces Linda Chorice who retired earlier this year.

Martinez is already a familiar face to nature center visitors.  He began volunteering there in 1998 before being hired as a naturalist.  And for the past 13 years, Martinez has worked as the nature center's assistant manager.

Martinez is the third person to manage the facility since it opened in 1988.

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.