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Wednesday December 19th 2018



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



Looking for fun–Something new to do?

90th Anniversary logo variant

On View

  • 4×4: 2018 Midwest Invitational Exhibition (Through November 18)
  • Decades: 90 Years of Collecting
  • Art In Our City: Zone 3
  • Creating An American Identity – rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Selections from our Asian Art Collection (Hartman Gallery) – rotating semi-permanent installation
  • Dale Chihuly: Autumn Persian & Feather Chandelier – permanent
  • Anne Lindberg: tilted sky – permanent

Upcoming Events

  • Fridays, November 2, 9, 16, 30 9:00 AM: Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy
  • Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28 8:30 AM: 1 Million Cups
  • Saturday, November 17, 7:30 PM & Sunday, November 18, 3:30 PM: Missouri State University Opera Theater & The Messiah Project Present – Menotti’s Amahl and Night Visitors & Conte’s Gift of the Magi (Ticketed Event)
  • Thursday, November 22, All Day: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

For additional information, events, and educational programs please visit and don’t forget to follow us on social media@sgfmuseum

As Always, Admission to the Springfield Art Museum is FREE. Join Us Today at YOUR Art Museum!



Haven of the Ozarks

image.pngMeet Jax, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  He’s a really adorable terrier mix who is just under 30 pounds.  He would be considered a senior in terms of years, but no one has told Jax that he’s old yet!  He loves to run, play with toys, fetch balls, go for walks, and get lots of attention.  In fact, he shows absolutely no signs of slowing down at all.  Jax is housetrained, is great with people of all ages, gets along fine with cats, and does well with most other dogs.  A meet and greet is suggested before going home to make sure his new dog siblings are a good match.  Jax is hoping to get back in a real home before the very cold weather gets here, and he’ll make a great addition to nearly any family.  You can meet him 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

The following well-written article explains the need for volunteers and adds more details about amendment 4


When organizations like the Lions or VFW hold bingo games they need workers. On Nov. 6th we will be able to vote for Amendment 4 to the Missouri constitution which will reduce the waiting time of a member to work bingo from two years to six months.  It also removes advertising restrictions deemed unconstitutional. Please support by voting yes for amendment 4.

Before you think that Bingo doesn’t affect me, or doesn’t matter, let me share a few things about Bingo.  In Missouri, only licensed Non-Profit service organizations can hold bingo games. Any money received by service organizations offering Bingo, over and above the actual cost of conducting the game, is to be used for charitable, religious or philanthropic purposes. Bingo is a Charitable Fund Raiser for our community run by volunteers. State regulation prohibits paid bingo workers.

In 2006, there were approximately 471 Bingo sites in Missouri. Today there are only 224. Many communities have lost out when Bingo sites close because they can’t get enough workers.  When bingos close down, all those charitable donations go away. The two year requirement to be a member of a non-profit organization is having a negative impact across the state. By voting YES for Amendment 4 you will help these organizations keep hosting bingo and keep supporting their communities.   There is no cost to the tax payer to support this amendment. Thank you for your vote.

Rita Goodhead


Join the Halloween Fun in Shell Knob

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5 – 7 pm, the annual “Shreik’n in the Shell”sponsored by the Chamber and held in the Chamber Park will be conducted .   For a safe place to take younger children and actually all ages can enjoy candy gifts from the individuals and business involved.  The costumes are amazing and every one has a good time.2а (350x700, 109Kb)

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