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Wednesday March 29th 2017





DUE BY Friday, March 24th for week of (March 29th – April 5th)


Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Shell Knob Strings

Thursday, March 30th


of the season

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Friday, March 31st  



Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Mondays beginning April 3rd 8:45-9:30

You are invited to participate in a support group to

Help each other live a healthy life style.


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

This is a 30 minute balance & stretch class

EVERY DAY at 9:30 AM


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

A presentation by a Hospice Compassus spokes person.

Join us to hear about how to prevent falling.

Wednesday, March 5th 11:45 AM


Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, March 5th 10:30-12:00


Home Show Press Release written by Tom Koob

I hear you – you’re busy!  Time is short and the list of things to do is long.  Shopping on the Internet has become a convenient and fast way to check things off your list.  The downside of digital shopping is the lack of personal interaction, minimal visual appeal and  not having the ability to tailor the purchase to your specific needs.  Don’t panic; the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce has the perfect solution for you.

Join us at our 30th Annual Home and Business Show on April 7th and 8th at the Shell Knob School Gymnasium.  No matter what your “project” is, we have a vendor for you.  Home improvement, gardening, financial, real estate, boat docks, pest control, healthcare, furniture, pets and so much more. Come speak to a “real” person that can answer your questions and help you check another thing off your to-do list.

Don’t have a project?  That’s okay, we have other booths that you should make plans to visit.  Ozark Water Watch will be there all weekend to share information on how, when and why we should be Retesting our water wells.  They will also have information on septic maintenance and rebate offers.  David Compton, Director for Barry County Emergency Management will be there to share how to be better prepared for natural disasters and emergencies in our homes, neighborhoods and community.  The Trout Pond will be there on Saturday from 9 am – 3 pm.  This is a fun and free activity for kids.   Mercy Life Line will be landing their medical helicopter on Saturday at 10 am for everyone to tour.  If you are looking for summer employment, come in on Saturday between 10am and 1pm for our job fair.  Area businesses offering seasonal employment will be on hand to talk to you.

Whatever the weather, The Biggest Little Home Show in the Ozarks will have useful and interesting displays both Friday evening and all day Saturday.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity for great deals, information and fun for everyone.  For more information visit our website at or call 417-858-3300.  


Creative Arts of Shell Knob written by Eunice Blasek

Creative Arts of Shell Knob written by Eunice Blasek

Changes to the art gallery are underway in Shell Knob.  Our name will change as we obtain our 501(c)3 status to Lakeside Arts Center.  The gallery has been changed around and new art is coming in so please come and see what is happening here.

Right now we are open on Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and that will soon be changing to more days available to the public.


Car ShowDates are Starting to Appear! Something Fun for everyone and for a good cause!


I want to invite everyone to come out and have a great time while supporting a great organization.

We have 2 bands that are sure to keep you entertained. Travis Kidd is one band you can check out at mark your calendar!!
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 5, 2017, at 8:27 AM, Kevin Cornell <> wrote:

Kent, I hope you don’t mind my tagging your car group for our Summers End Corvette Show in Rogers AR on August 25th and 26th.  Details are on the attached tri fold flyer.  This is an outside shopping Promenade, they close off all the internal streets for the Corvette’s.  There is plenty of parking outside the mall if you are trailering your car.  Watch our web site for other details as we get closer to the car show.  Last year we had a cruise to Crystal Bridges Art Museum, we are still planning what we will do this year.

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:31 PM, CK Fortney <> wrote:
Mark your 2017 calendar for the Rt 54 Cruiser Car Show, Saturday, May 13th, on Main Street by the beautiful Downtown Park in El Dorado Springs, MO.

Shell Knob Senior Center Calendar


DUE BY Friday, March 17th for week of (March 22nd –March 29th)


Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

This is a 30 minute balance & stretch class

EVERY DAY at 9:30 AM


Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Monday, March 27th  

Please call for an appointment



Women, Infants, & Children

Central Crossing Senior Center

Wednesday, March 29th

Please call for an appointment




First one of this season

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Friday, March 31st  



Another Haven Furbaby needs a Home.

Displaying gaia.jpgMeet Gaia, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  This two year old tabby is very friendly and outgoing.  She seems to like everyone she meets, including kids.  We’ve had her for a few months waiting for her to have babies, but she didn’t end up being pregnant after all.  So now she’s now fully vetted and ready for her forever home.  She might be a tiny bit nervous in a new place, but that isn’t likely to last long.  Gaia will be a wonderful affectionate best friend for almost any family.  Please call 417-835-3647 for more information or come meet her at the Haven.  We’re open 9-4 every day of the week.

Haven of the Ozarks 

9617 Farm Road 2190
Washburn  MO  65772
 Hours: 9am-4pm, 7 days a week
9am-Noon on Holidays

It is that time of year again! Fish Fry at the Catholic Church!

Everyone enjoys the fish served at this local event.  The 13th Annual Fish Fry is set in the Holy Family Parish Hall south of town on Highway 39 about 2.5 miles south of the bridge on the east side of the road. 

   Friday, March 10
Friday, March 24
Friday, April 7

   4:30-6:30 p.m.

Holy Family Parish Hall
24036 FR 1255
Shell Knob, MO 65747

$7 for all you can eat
Same price as last several years

Includes: Fried & Baked Fish * Potatoes *Green
Beans * Cole Slaw and Drinks
Desert $2 extra

Carry outs available – 858 2518
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus
Holy Family Council 13975


Shell Knob Chamber News written by Twila

April 7th & 8th     Chamber Home & Business Show            Friday 5pm – 8:30pm Saturday  9am – 3pm                      S.K. School Gymnasium

  • Contracts/Applications have been mailed.  Please call to confirm your booth space if you have not already.
  • We will be making calls next week for sponsorship of “Shower of Flowers”.  Last year 36 plants were given away!
  • If you are a new member and interested in participating, please call the office.
  • If you are available for set up and/or take down please call the office
  • We would like to have a job fair on Saturday the 8th, 10am – 1pm.  Those businesses that are looking for at least summer help and would be interested in participating please call the office.
  • The Trout Pond is returning this year. We are also hosting a booth for Ozark Water Watch.  They will have directions and containers for both Barry and Stone County Health Dept for water testing, well and septic information and other projects they are working on to assist in keeping Table Rock Lake clean.   We are working with CCFD and other Emergency Services to have a booth for disaster planning.  I recommend everyone take time to stop at this booth for valuable information.

May 13th             River Bassin Trail – Kayak Fishing Tournament

  • The Chamber of Commerce is helping to sponsor a kayak fishing tournament.
  • Check out their website for more information on how it is organized and ran.
  • Resort and campground owners that would like to participate in offering a “package deal” or discount, please notify the office this week.  Your information will be put on their website for applicants to call and make reservations. We will give them a code to use so that you will know they are with the tournament and are eligible for your deal.
  • They say attendance can be 60 – 120 participants in the tournament.  We believe the number will probably be closer to 60.    Event organizer Drew Gregory has said that participants usually bring family along for the trip. This is an excellent way to market our area to new people and possibly get them to return for vacation!

This weekend is the last of the scheduled boat shows for spring.  I want to thank everyone who volunteered to help us out this year. We have plans to attend the Kansas State Fair in September this year.  If you think you could give a day or two for that it would be helpful.

I am sure that you have heard or seen the businesses or owners that are coming soon.  Michael Bradley’s Timberoc Grill is working towards a March 1st opening.  A new gun shop will be opening where the Keller/Williams Realty Office was in the Plaza, and Cindy and Ken Hedgpeth will be the new owners of Treasure’s in March.  We wish Susan the best and thank her for contributions to the Chamber and the Community. Look forward to working with Cindy and Ken.

I am scheduled to receive supplies for this year’s Shoreline Clean Up Day (April 1st) on Monday, March 13th.  Stop in the office to pick up supplies and sign- up sheet.

Melanie Ashby – Economic Development Committee Chair is working out a schedule with Missouri State University SBTCD to schedule additional classes for us.  These classes will concentrate on social media. i.e. Facebook, twitter, website, etc.   We will notify you as soon as the dates/classes are set.

Enjoy the beautiful weather,




LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Officials of the Army Corps of Engineers urge boaters, dock owners and visitors at its White River Basin lakes to take extra safety measures because of low lake levels.  Cold weather has fueled demand for hydroelectricity from five Corps dams in the basin.  Below normal rainfall has reduced inflow into the lakes which has led to low lake levels.

Beaver, Table Rock, Greers Ferry, Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes are five to 10 feet below the tops of their conservation pools.  Levels are expected to continue to decline until there is sufficient rainfall to begin replenishing the lakes.

There is plenty of water for boating and other activities.  However, officials urge extra precautions.  Dock owners should monitor their docks closely and move them as needed to prevent them from being grounded.

For boaters, some launch ramps may be impaired.  Stay in main river channels, and give the shoreline a wide berth.  Some areas may harbor obstacles just below the surface such as land points, rock formations, tree stumps or other hazards and shallow spots that are usually deep under water.



Slow down, wear life jackets and use depth finders.  Check with local marinas about trouble spots.  Be especially careful at night.  Boaters are encouraged to stay on the side of the lake with bluffs since water is usually deeper there.  Gradually sloping shorelines can indicate shallow water depth.  A change in water color can indicate a change in depth.  Lighter color often indicates shallower water.

For more information about lake levels, log onto the Internet at and click “Water Levels.”  


Senior Center Notes written by Rita

Notes from Rita at the Senior Center

This Saturday, Feb. 18th is our first fund raising breakfast of

the year. We will serve from 7:30-10:00 AM at the senior center.
The menu consists of Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Oatmeal and coffee and orange juice.Hope you are joining us.
We will also have a small silent auction. You never know what you
will find. You do not need to be present to win. We will call you if
you have the winning bid on any item. The proceeds will be used for some of our programs.
See you Sat. at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
On the same day the Fire Dept./First Responders are having their chili/soup lunch/dinner. Hope to see you there between 11-7.
And last but not least if you don’t want to cook dinner either go to the Eagles for dinner. A Mexican dinner will be served 4-6 PM to raise money for the Donaldson family. Donations are accepted for the meal.
See you Saturday at one of these events or maybe all three.
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