Promoting the citizens of the Ozarks and their lifestyle.
Thursday October 27th 2016



Senior Center Calendar


DUE BY Friday, October 28th FOR WEEK OF (Nov. 2nd –Nov 9th)


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome


We welcome new players.

Nov. 2nd & 9th 12:30


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Pickle Ball is a NEW fun energetic game played indoors

at the senior center. Come and play or watch the fun.

It is scheduled for Mondays and Fridays 1-3 PM

Friday Nov. 4th & Monday, Nov. 7th


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Entertainment will be Shell Knob Strings

O J will be here to grill Ribs & Dogs

Thursday, Nov. 10th 11:15


The Shell Knob Chamber News!



The Board Directors for the 2016 – 2017 Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce.

President:                           Mark Davis, Arvest Bank

Vice President:                  Howard Trimble, Associate Member

Secretary:                           Clyde Lobb, Associate Member

Treasurer:                          Roger Pinnell, Green Mountain Realty
Director:                             Melanie Ashby, MariCorp U.S.   Director:    Pat Bingley, Paw Prints Day Care For Dogs

Director:                             Josh Davison, Meeks   Director:                             Dave Fielder  Director:                             Cindy Inman, Cornerstone BankDirector:                             Kelly Prohaska, Nonna’s Nummies  Director:                             Cheri Renner, Pla Port Resort  Director:                             Bill Wright, Keller Williams Real Estate

I am happy to welcome one of our newest members; Gina Stachowiak of RS Web De Sign’s to the Chamber.  Gina comes from Wilmington, Illinois which is not far from where I lived.  She volunteered for her Chamber and has generously agreed to handle many aspects of our social media.  To say that I am excited is an understatement.  The Chamber is going to be active on a blog sight, face book, twitter and Pinterest. This is a wonderful and inexpensive way for us to market our area! Freedom Bank is having hosting their “Customer Appreciation Day” tomorrow – Saturday Oct 15thfrom 11 am – 1 pm.  Be sure to stop in and say hi!

There is still time to register for the Great Pumpkin 5k Run on Saturday the 29th at 8am.  I have attached the registration form.  Would love to see a huge turnout on this first time event.  All proceeds to benefit “Charger Time”, the after school program at Shell Knob Elementary School.  (Pssst… you don’t have to run, you can walk the route!)

Reminder about membership renewal and guide ads are due.  Call if you have any questions.


A yard sale you do not want to miss!

Check out LaVonna Grooms garage sale tomorrow located at 540 Lake Road, just off Point 21. 8 to 4 pm. Go down the Fish N Fun Road but turn north on Lake Road, follow the paved road around to the house on the corner. Lot’s of furniture!  Lot’s of children’s clothes.


Yes! It is that Time Again! Time to pick up some great reading material for great prices! Get ready for winter with some great authors!

The Annual book sale starts Oct. 15.  Remember this book sale is vital to the growth of our library.  Starts at 8:30 This Saturday.  IMG_0071


Eagles Chili Cook-Off

Good Afternoon Members,

Everyone is invited to attend Shell Knob Eagle’s 5th Annual Chili Cook-off.  It is on Saturday, October 15th. Tasting is 11am – 3pm. The Shell Knob Eagles is located at N Hwy 39, next to the Fire Station.  $5 lets you taste, vote and have a bowl of your favorite chili.  Delicious baked goods (including pies!) will be auctioned off at 2pm. All proceeds from the bake sale to benefit the Shell Knob School Back-pack Program.  NEW this year Octoberfest!  and a Show & Shine!  So if you believe you have the best chili in Southwest Missouri, come on down and take the challenge.  There is NO ENTRY FEE! Please make a minimum of 8 quarts.  $$$ CASH PRIZES!!! $$$.  Set up at 10 am.  Questions?  Call/text Steve at 417-896-4097.

It’s going to be a beautiful day, come on out and enjoy a bowl of chili!

Twilia, program chairperson


Central Crossing Senior Center Happenings


DUE BY Friday, October 14th FOR WEEK OF (Oct. 19th –Oct. 26th)





DUE BY Friday, October 14th FOR WEEK OF (Oct. 19th –Oct. 26th)


Women, Infants, & Children

Central Crossing Senior Center… All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, October 19th

Please call for an appointment



Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Thursday, October, 20th 2:00 PM


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Monday, October 24th

Please call for an appointment



October in Shell Knob

Fall is coming but there is not too much color yet.

Fall is coming but there is little  color yet.  Wednesday’s rain may help bring color to our area.


Haven of the Ozarks Pet Adoption Information

Curtis is another beautiful pet that you can find at the Haven.

Curtis is another beautiful pet that you can find at the Haven.

Meet Curtis, an extra adorable Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  This sweet boy and his siblings were born to a feral mama who was too young and too thin to be having babies.  They were on their way to a very difficult life, but fortunately they happened to be hanging around the house of a wonderful Haven volunteer.  She managed to catch the whole family and these kids now have the opportunity to live the pampered life they deserve.  They are learning that people are their friends and what love is all about!  We would love to see them have homes waiting for them as soon as their vet work is complete, so call or visit today!  Our number is 417-835-3647 and be sure to like our Facebook page for even more featured pets.

Haven of the Ozarks 

9617 Farm Road 2190

Washburn  MO  65772


See our available pets HERE

 Hours: 9am-4pm, 7 days a week

9am-Noon on Holidays


United States Representative Billy Long’s Message

September 30, 2016
Long’s Short Report – Halting Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan

By: U.S. Rep. Billy Long

On September 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.5303, “Water Resources Development Act of 2016.” This bill was a major piece of legislation focused on harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water resources focusing on infrastructure. The bill passed with my support by a vote of 399-25. Within this piece of legislation is an amendment I proposed that passed the full House regarding the Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan. The Army Corps of Engineers is currently undertaking a revision of the lake’s Shoreline Management Plan and has in place a moratorium on dock permits to halt development along the lake. Because of the current moratorium on dock permits, if you own land around Table Rock Lake and want to build a dock, you aren’t able to. If you already have a dock, but the dock is damaged or needs to be updated, you cannot even get a permit to repair it. Individuals around Table Rock Lake have not been able to update their docks for almost two years. I have met with the community and the Army Corps of Engineers numerous times throughout this process, and the overwhelming consensus from my constituents is that their input is not being taken seriously on an issue that will have far reaching effects on the local economy and for those living on the lake.Table Rock Lake is one of southwest Missouri’s premier destination spots as well as the home to lots of folks. Not having their voices heard became very frustrating for them and that’s when I knew I owed it to my constituents to lend a hand.My amendment will accomplish four things: delay the Shoreline Management Plan update by 5 years, lift the moratorium on issuing permits for new or existing docks, extend the public comment period and require a study on the permit fee structure.My amendment that is in the bill will allow time for those in southwest Missouri to not only have their voices heard and offer recommendations, but give them time to fully understand what the plan does, how it will affect them and what steps need to be taken in order to be fully prepared for the implementation of the updated Shoreline Management Plan. For more information on my activities in our district and in Washington I encourage you to follow my Facebook page at and my Twitter page at You can also subscribe to my weekly newsletter, “Long’s Short Report”, by visiting


A GREAT Turnout for the Blessing of the Animals

Paula Andersen with Beau and Buddy

Paula Andersen with Beau and Buddy

The six volunteers and Pastor Bill were surprised by the number of 50 plus animals that received a blessing on Saturday.  Local businesses; FuzzWackerz and Paw Prints Day Care brought treats and information about their services to animals put into their care.  The 50 dogs were joined by one cat.   Every pet and owners was congenial and appreciative of the photos they received.  More Photos will follow of this now annual event. There were dogs to be adopted too.  Pictures will follow.

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