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Thursday January 24th 2019



New Year offers Much to Shell Knob Citizens and Visitors

Schedule for 2019

*The Annual Chamber Dinner will kick off the 2019 season.  Theme for the dinner this year is “Shell Knob under the Stars”. There will be an awesome dinner and a show on March 2nd, 2019.  Contact the Chamber Office for tickets and the final decision on whee it will be held.

*The 31st Annual Home Show will be conducted at the Shell Knob School Gymnasium on April 12th and 13th.  This is an opportunity for you to meet the local business owners and speak with them about your business and home.

*May 18th will be the Multi Species Fishing Tournament.  Looking for a milder and quieter fishing event this is it. 

*June 15th will be the 2nd Annual Chamber Fireworks Poker Run with a Pirate theme.

*July 4th will be the Fire and Thunder Fireworks Display.  After the tragic incident prevented the show last year, the Chamber is planning a bigger and better show this year. The annual boat parade will be held that day. 

*September 13 and the 14th “Shakin’ in the Shell Fest” returns with the Classic Custom Car Show. 

*October 5 will be the 40th Anniversary of the longest running bass tournament on Table Rock Lake.

  • Merchant’s Open House will be on November 9th.  There will be an opportunity to win a $100 cash prize. 


Friends of the Library

Shell Knob Friends of the Library

Our next meeting is January 14, 2019 at 11:00. (A slight deviation from our normal first Monday of the month…we had scheduling conflicts).  We still need a president if you’d like to volunteer!  We hope to see you there.


Shell Knob Friends of the Library Meeting Minutes

December 3, 2018

The Shell Knob FOL met December 3, 2018 in the library.

Attendees:  Michelle Mosley, Secretary; Jennie VanHook, Treasurer; Karen Greenlea, member; Anita Augustine, member; Pat Stickle, member.

Absent:  Joanne Gary, VP; Jennifer Cochran librarian.

Minutes from the November meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer Report:   Jennie reported a balanced treasury report of $6545.26.   A $35.00 check was sent to the Chamber of Commerce for membership.

Librarian Report:  No librarian available to give report.

Old Business:

  1. Thank-you note protocol updated.  Notes have been sent for donations and FOL memberships from last month.  Jennie sent an updated membership list to Michelle.
  2. Shellknopoly update.   Unknown currently if were able to get a space on the board.  Will follow up with this on our next meeting.

New Business:

  1. The donation that had been recommended for the anticipated tax levy communication materials may possibly be on hold at this time.  We will await further information from Jennifer when available.  It had been decided at the November meeting for the FOL to give $750.00 to the fund which was due by 12/31/18.  Michelle will follow up with Jennifer.
  2. We discussed the possibility with next years FOL membership drive having a membership card printed for each member.   We will revisit this in the spring with our membership drive.

III.              We have a request from the librarians for $166.69 for Tracy to attend a Bureau of Education and Research seminar in February.  This will require a vote.  It was approved by those present to go forward with the donation.  Michelle will follow up with Joanne Gary to get her input and final vote, then let Jennie know so check can be written if passed.

  1. Book sale – it has been reported that the librarians are getting multiple questions regarding a FOL book sale.  The sale was put on hold this past year due to previously poor turnout.   A discussion was had, and suggestions were made.  A place to store used books is an issue.  Michelle will follow-up with Jennifer regarding the ability to store books in the library basement.  We may be able to incorporate a book sale with various other fundraising venues in the next year.
  2. The information session for the new library is scheduled for this Thursday.  The FOL will provide the snacks.   Jennie will shop for various items needed.   Michelle, Anita, Karen and Jennie will be available on Thursday at various times to assist with the session.  Michelle will follow up with Jennifer regarding any other needs for this.  Jennie and Anita will place the sign board outside of the library.
  3. A discussion was had by all regarding the planning of the fundraiser on May 3, 2019 with a “Ladies Night”.  The discussion included the type and number of vendors, selection of a site and other activities.   Everyone will network to find as much community information as possible.  Michelle will contact the Community Building regarding cost and availability of the building.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday January 14, 2019 at 11:00am at the library.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:20pm.


Submitted by Michelle Mosley, Secretary.


Best Regards,

Shell Knob Friends of the Library

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Vice President – JoAnn Gary
Secretary – Michelle Mosley
Treasurer – Jennie VanHook
Social Media Administrators – Danasia Hayes/Jennie VanHook


Pacman is new at the Haven


Meet Pacman, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!   This handsome four year old boxer mix is looking to be a perfect family dog for his new people.  He loves humans of all ages and is used to living with kids.  He’s house trained, enjoys fetch, loves to cuddle and watch TV, and is a great camping partner, too.  Pacman is selective about his dog friends, so a meet and greet with potential canine siblings is recommended.  He’s currently living with two young, larger females and he does very well with them.  Surely no one could possibly resist that face!!  You can meet Pac at the Haven open 9-4 each day of the week or call 417-835-3647 for more information.

Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary

9617 Farm Road 2190

Washburn, MO 65772


We’re open 7 days a week 9am-4pm

(excluding some holidays)


Shell Knob Senior Center in the New Year


 for week of (Jan. 9-16)


Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, January 9th 12:45 PM

We are always looking for players and subs.

Join us to have fun!!!


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, January 16th


Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, January 16th 12:45 PM

We are always looking for players and subs.

Join us to have fun!!!


Shell Knob Library News!

November 27th , 2018

By: Jennifer Cochran

See us at Bridgeway Plaza next to Shell Knob Insurance

Shell Knob Public Library


We will be hosting an Open House at the Library on December 6th from 3-6.  Please stop in for coco, coffee and cookies and hear updates on the new building.  

Friends of the Library

The Monthly Friends of the Library Meeting will be on January 7th at 11:00.  Anyone who is interested in joining this group or that is part of this group is welcome to attend.  

Book Club

The Book Club will be meeting  on December 17th at 10:30.  They are reading “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.    Book club is open to anyone who would like to attend.


There will be no Story Time in December.  We will resume on the 4th Wednesday in January.

New Titles:


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

the forbidden Door by Dean Koontz

Juror #3 by James Patterson


Big Ideas for Small Spaces by Kay Maguire

All New ! Secret Restaurant Recipes

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2018-2019 edition


Mystery on Mushroom Island by Winter Morgan

Fairy’s First Day by Bridget Heos


One Christmas Eve

The Christmas Train

Freaky Friday


Christmas Tree Lighting Dec.7th a Friday Evening 5 pm at the Senior Center

DUE BY Friday, Nov. 30 for week of (Dec. 5-Dec. 12)
Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome
Friday, December 7th Doors Open 5:00 PM
Santa, Singing, & Supper
Come join us as we open the CHRISTmas Season.


Craft Show at the Central Community United Methodist Church

The crowd at the show was steady Friday afternoon and Saturday. Visitors complimented the artists and crafts persons  for their endeavors. The food team received considerable comments on their menu. Chicken salad, chicken sandwiches, and quesadillas were the main menu and awesome desserts were in abundance.   Special thanks goes to the committee that organized this event. The artists and craft persons are what this is all about.  Special thanks for their participation.


Methodist Church to host colorful and unusual craft show this Saturday.

Like a lot of others I have been working to get ready for the Methodist Church Craft fair. Bows, Jars, Candy, beautiful glass pieces that have been redesigned to show their facets. Betty Ragland and Deseree Holloway are extraordinary artists at using discarded glass pieces and reforming them into art pieces. The pieces  have lights, some are holiday pieces and all are unique. They will be for sale at the United Methodist Church this Saturday at 9 am. There are several dozen craft and mixed art vendors there.


Shell Knob Library Receives Donation from

Large donation to Library Building

People on the photo from Left to Right is
Gina Milburn BLRL Director
Regina McIlrath BLRL Board President
Jennifer Cochran Shell Knob Supervisor
Theresa Dittmer Personal Banker
Stephanee Sanders Assistant Vice President Branch Sales Manager
On Friday November 9th Arvest Bank gave a $5,000.00 Donation toward the building fund for the Shell Knob Library.

Merchant’s Day Open House Saturday, Nov.10, 2018

This special day puts our minds and hearts in the right frame of mind for the Holidays!  So many of our Merchant friends have made extra efforts to purchase those things that throughout the year you have asked for.  They listen and so should we.  They are going to be sharing food, drinks and introducing new ideas and products for the Holidays!  So once again, “Be There or be Square”!.

  • Treasures Then and Now on the Plaza open 10 am to 4 pm,

  • *Shopping for a Cause” at the Shell Knob Eagles Lodge open 9 am til 3 pm. they will feature all your favorite direct sales vendors under one roof.  Proceeds benefiting His House Foundation and the Alliance of Churches. Serving lunch 11-1 pm there will be a bake sale.

  • Old Church Gallery Holiday Open House Open(:30 to 3 pm  858-2510

  • Ski and Sports Just South of the Bridge.

  • Jug and Plug-featuring food, fun, and tasting 8 to 9 pm on the Plaza

  • Pro’s Choice Spirits Bait and Tackle, Saturday 7-6 pm. on the Plaza

  • Fuzz Wacherz Doggie Salon, concessions and games, behind Bridgeway Plaza. Come visit our Boutique inside for Christmas gifts for your favorite pet. 

  • Merchants Day Open House Stone Akin’s, Turtle Crossing 417-669-8035


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