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Letter to the Editor written by Barbara Dickerson

 Letter to the Editor

Voters were asked last April to support a Library Tax Levy. Because that Tax Levy did not pass the days the Shell Knob library is open, along with all the libraries in Barry and Lawrence Counties were cut to 3 days a week. By cutting the days open, the library has had to cut back on programs and services to our community. It is now more difficult for our local citizens who do not have access to the internet to do job research and job applications, keep in touch with family and friends, rent movies and books, do home work, research, etc. Many weekend tourists who used the libraries internet while here visiting on vacation now have no place to do so, as the library is no longer open on Sat. Many people believe that because of electronic technology that a library is no longer important. Research shows that statement is incorrect. Libraries are more important than ever, especially in small rural communities where even if you are lucky enough to own a tablet or a computer you may not be able to access the internet because you can not afford it, or for other reasons. Please join the Friends of the Library by supporting the Library Tax Levy that will be proposed next April.

       A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.  Henry Ward Beecher

Barbara Dickerson… a Friend of the Library

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Senior Center Schedule

20495999_sthe_tu7vCENTRAL CROSSING SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS
DUE ON Friday, September 22rd FOR WEEK OF (Sept. Sept. 28th –Oct. 5th)
WIC Central Crossing Senior Center
Wednesday, September 28th
                                                  Please call for an appointment
                                                                   417-847-2114
                                                       NOTE: for the happenings for Oct. 3rd
There will be a meeting to  introduce people to pickle ball which
                                                                     will begin at the Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob in October.
                                                                  The meeting will be held on  Monday, October 3rd at 1 PM
                                                                        at the Central Crossing Senior Center.
                                                                                                The community is invited.

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Shakin’ Fest is a cross-section of the Shell Knob area.

Businesses share the limelight in this yearly event.  Michael Carmen, owner of Carmen  Furniture Gallery sits in a display of his store items that are reasonably priced and competitive with any of the big box stores.

Businesses share the limelight in this yearly event. Michael Carmen, owner of Carmen Furniture Gallery sits in a display of his store items that are reasonably priced and competitive with any of the big box stores.

Jo Twidwell, volunteer for the Central Crossing United Methodist Church, is encouraging pet owners to recognise the Blessing of the Animals event performed by Pastor Bill at the Thrifty Closet  Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.  This event gives pets the time to interact with others in a positive way.

Jo Twidwell, volunteer for the Central Crossing United Methodist Church, is encouraging pet owners to recognise the Blessing of the Animals event performed by Pastor Bill at the Thrifty Closet Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. This event gives pets the time to interact with others in a positive way.

The Shakin' Fest is an opportunity to interact with  the many volunteer/service groups such as the Lions shown here.  Ed and Bill share a discussion on Fest's success.

The Shakin’ Fest is an opportunity to interact with the many volunteer/service groups such as the Lions shown here. Ed and Bill share a discussion on Fest’s success.

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Shakin’ in the Shell Fest was fun for all Ages

Friends of the Library were there looking for support. Remember the Annual Book Sale is next month, Oct. 15th.

Friends of the Library was there looking for support. Remember the Annual Book Sale is next month, Oct. 15th. Great opportunity for great books, records, etc.

The parrot KiWi was a show stopper. Children fell in love with this little guy and his ability to ride a skateboard.

The parrot KiWi was a show stopper. Children fell in love with this little guy and his ability to ride a skateboard.

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The smile on this child’s face says it all. KIWI is a hit at the Shell Knob Shakin’ Fest!

The Parrot Mom, Tora Jones, owner of KIWI has several birds but KIWI is the performer in the group.

The Parrot Mom, Tora Jones, owner of KIWI has several birds but KIWI is the performer in the group.

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Shakin’ in the Shell Fest 2016

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Shakin’ in the Shell Fest booth members for the Central Crossing United Methodist Church

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Plenty of good food choices for hungry people!

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Blessing of the Animals, Blessings by Pastor Bill Kenagy

It is that time of year again!  Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 am until noon, Pastor Bill, from the Central Community United Methodist Church  will be performing blessings on your pets. The location this year is at the Thrifty Closet in Brideway Plaza In addition, you will receive a free photo of you and your pet.  There will be drawings for gifts.

 God cares for animals, John 4:16.  For by him all things were created, Col.1:16

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CENTRAL CROSSING SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS WEEK OF (Sept. 7th –Sept. 14)

CENTRAL CROSSING SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

 WEEK OF (Sept. 7th –Sept. 14)

Wii BOWLING BEGINS

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, September 7th 12:45-3:00

Teams are forming. Beginners are welcome.

Come and have some fun!!!

Call for information 417 858 6952

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK

Central Crossing Senior Center….All ages Welcome

Wednesday, September 7th 10:30-12:00

FRIENDS’ BRIDGE

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Friday, September 9th 10 AM – 2 PM

If interested please call Quita 417-271-9803

CARNIVAL TIME

Saturday, September 10th  10:30-1:30

Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Lunch 11:30-12:30

Silent Auction

Pie Auction at NOON

Games for the kids, bingo for everyone.                                                                                          Come and have a good time.

HEALTH FAIR

Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Tuesday, September 13th 7 AM – 10 AM

Blood Work and other screenings will be offered.

If you want a cholesterol screening please fast

From all food and drink, other than water, from midnight.

FALL PREVENTION

By Sue Mead RN

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

 

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Shakin’ in the Shell Fest 2016 written by Clyde Lobb

Shakin in the Shell 2016

16It is time to grab your family and friends and come on out to the 11th annual Shakin’ in the Shell Festival and 27th annual Classic and Custom Car Show at Shell Knob, Missouri Chamber Park on Needles Eye Road. The Festivities kick off Friday evening, September 16th with a free concert by Earl and Them. Gates open at 6 pm and Earl and Them’s toe tappin’ performance begins at 7 pm and runs till 10 pm.

The Shakin’ continues Saturday with numerous fun activities for everyone including the Classic and Custom Car Show with registration beginning at 7:30 am, judging at 10:00 am and awards presentation at 3:00 pm.  Note this year’s Car Show is being organized by Don and Ola Erickson and will be professionally judged by former MAACC judges.  This year’s show also includes a Model Car Contest for ages 16 and under.

Paradise Cove Camping Resort is again this year’s Presenting Sponsor.  They have been the Presenting Sponsor for numerous prior Shakin’ Festivals which provides significant consistent support for this Event.  Thankyou Paradise Cove for your continued support.

VFW Post 2203 off 39 North Highway will be serving breakfast before the Shakin’ Fest on Saturday from 7:00 am to 10:00 am with all you can eat pancakes with sausage and/or bacon, juice and coffee. Proceeds go to help local veterans.

IMG_1355This year’s Festival has an exciting variety of musical performances throughout. After the kick off by Earl & Them Friday evening, Saturday’s musical entertainment continues with the annual Patriotic kick off at 10:00 am followed by performances from the Blue Eye and Shell Knob School Bands.  Saturday afternoon musical entertainment features “Switch It Up” from 3:00 till 5:00 pm and “Crazy Mule” (blue grass/comedy)from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

The Kid’s area is open from 10:00 am until 7 pm Saturday and again this year has a large variety of fun and exciting activities for kids of all ages including a climbing wall, laser tag, the bungee trampoline, spinning t cups, swings, face painting, Ronzo the Clown and the annual treasure hunt in the sand pile.  An especially fun addition to this year is Kiwi, the Skate Boarding Parrot.  He will perform at various times throughout Saturday from 10:30 am till 3:00 pm and will be available for photos.  

This year’s Horseshoe throwing contest at the Shakin’ is from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and gives you a chance to see how good you are at throwing against organizer and world class horse shoe pitcher, Pete Ploss.  

Blue Eye High School entertains the early morning crowd with music.

Blue Eye High School entertains the early morning crowd with music.

This year’s Event as always offers a number of tasty food options as well as numerous craft and business vendors.  Invite your family and friends to the Shakin’ Friday night kickoff performance and return to enjoy Saturday’s wide variety of entertainment options.  More information is available on the Shell Knob Chamber web site at shellknob.com or call the Office direct at 417 858 3300 but most of all come on out for a great weekend of fun and entertainment.

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Foothills of the Ozarks Antique Auto Club is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual FOTO Swap Meet

Ozarks Chapter of the Arkansas Council of the Blind is having their “Shine in the Dark” Car & Bike Show at the Northwest Arkansas Mall, we are excited about our new location. Goodie Bags given to each car or bike entry. There will be many classes, “People’s Choice”, “Best in Show”. All trophies are hand-crafted by the chapter members. Hamburgers & Hot dogs, Soft drinks. Live Music too! 100% of the proceeds go towards providing assistance to the blind and visually impaired in our community, and towards the scholarships we offer to students who are blind or visually impaired or a student of a blind parent. COME OUT AND ENJOY A FUN DAY!! Registration 9-11am. Show 11:00-3:00 trophies awarded at 3:00pm

The Foothills of the Ozarks Antique Auto Club is pleased to announce the 42nd Annual FOTO Swap Meet to be held at Parsons Rodeo Grounds in Springdale, AR September 16-17.  Please see attached flyer for details.  Hope you can make it.

Dave Cowan

Advanced Consulting Resource Professionals, LLC

Dave.Cowan@ACRPros.com

(O) 479-750-3713

(M) 479-445-2720

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Haven of the Ozarks, call 417-835-3647

Bennie, needs your love and care

Bennie, needs your love and care

Meet Bennie, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  This beautiful and gentle girl is about 3 1/2 years old and came to the Haven when her person passed away.  It has taken some time for Bennie to adjust to her new living situation, which is very understandable considering the circumstances.  However, now that she has been with us for a while, she is a very sweet girl.  Bennie is laid back and would like nothing more than a quiet home and a new best friend to love.  Please consider adding this little lady to your your family.  You can visit the Haven from 9-4 any day of the week or call 417-835-3647 for more information.

Haven of the Ozarks 

9617 Farm Road 2190

Washburn  MO  65772

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