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Wednesday September 19th 2018



Like A Really Good Hamburger? How about a Great Polish Sausage!

Jeff Bart and his sister smiling in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of Little Tommy’s Dogs. Locals enjoyed the free hot dogs and the company of friends having fun. See Roger R.

Look no further than on the Bridgeway Plaza.  Little Tommy’s has the best meat in town, the beef burgers are customized just like you like your burgers.  Jeff is the man!


Library News written by Jennifer Cochran

See us at Bridgeway Plaza next to Shell Knob Insurance

September 18th, 2018

By: Jennifer Cochran

Shell Knob Public Library

New Hours:

New hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30-5:30.

Library Card Month

September is Library Card Month!  If you do not have a library card and would like one please stop in and we will get you hooked up.  Also if you live in the Shell Knob Zip Code but are in Stone County, we can get you a complementary family card.  


On the front table in the library, we are displaying our third round of PBS’s top 100 popular books.  Please join us in “The Great American Read” and Check out these books.  You can vote by going to the PBS Website.  Over the next several weeks, several of the libraries will be hosting special events to go along with the Great American Read.  Stop by your local library for more information.

Public Meetings

We will be at the Lions Monthly Meeting on September 24th and at Central Crossing Senior Center on September 25th at 11:00 to talk to the public about the plans for the new building.  

Friends of the Library

The Next Friends of the Library Meeting will be on Monday October 15th at 11:00 a.m.   These meetings are open to the public.


We will be kicking off Story time on September 26th at 10:00 A.M.   Please stop by the Library to pre-register your child.

Book Club

The Book club will meet on October 15th at 10:00.  

New Titles:


Maze Master by Kathleen O’Neal Gear

Double Blind by Iris Johansen

Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

Kill Slade by Victor M Alvarcy


Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Avengers: Infinity War

God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness


Who Ghost there? By Karla Sabar Shropshire

A wonderful World by Shaman Hale

Cinderella and the Mean Queen by Tony Bradman


Shakin’ in the Shell 2018 Promises Classic Cars, Casino Party and Dog Show Written By Clyde Lobb

Tom Braum, MC of the Ugly Dog Contest, shares the stage with Willa Wultz, Owner of The Haven of the Ozarks Photo by Paula Andersen

Kids enjoy the “Bouncibles” Photo by Paula Andersen

The 2018 Shakin’ in the Shell and Classic and Custom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show takes place beginning Friday evening September 14 and continues all day Saturday September 15 on Needles Eye Road in Shell Knob Missouri.   The Festival begins with Photoa funky Friday Night, September 14. (5pm-10pm – Band starts at 7pm Friday) A great evening to enjoy good music with Earl and Them. Earl Cate is a legendary guitar player who has played and toured with The Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bo Diddley, Little Feat, and many others. His bands have shared the stage with Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Boz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many other rock legends of our time. Enjoy great food and drink, and many of our vendors will be up and ready for early-bird shopping – get your pick before the crowds on Saturday. Be the first to check out Jug ‘N Plug’s “Man Cave Booth.” Bring your partner, your kids and even your dog! The new “Dog House” will provide you and your furry pal a friendly place to “bark” and eat.  

Super Fun Saturday, September 15! (10am-8pm Saturday)  From games to live animal workshops to contests and tournaments, we’ve filled every corner of time and space with entertainment and activities! We have a huge amusement area that includes a rock climbing wall, rides, bouncy houses, bubble soccer, carnival games, and bungie jump. Discount tickets for the Amusement Area are available at the Shell Knob School, Arvest Bank in Cassville and Blue Eye Elementary School. We will also have our annual Horseshoe Tournament, Sand Volleyball Tournament, Lip Synch Contest, Little Mr & Miss Shell Knob, and Shell Knob Diva contests! You won’t want to miss the Dickerson Zoo Live Animal Workshops throughout the day that include two eagles (and many other animals) up close and personal! Come, Sit and Play Dog House (10am-4pm Saturday) All pups and their owners can rest in the shade, participate in creative activities, munch on free dog treats, and lap up plenty of fresh water at the Dog House. Bark in the Park (11am-2pm Saturday – contest is 1pm-2pm) Fuzz Whackerz is putting on a pawfect dog show! Furry friends and fellow animal lovers will enjoy special events and contests for dogs! Expect some new and creative activities and really cool prizes! Haven of the Ozarks will be on site with dogs for adoption.

On Saturday, September 15th, the 29th Annual Classic and Custom Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show begins with registration at 7:30 am, judging at 10:00 am and the awards presentation at 3:00 pm.  Pre-registration for the Show is available by contacting Don Erickson at 417-858-3094.

Rockin’ Saturday Night! (4pm-8pm Saturday)  From 4pm-8pm, we’re having a Casino Party with poker, craps and blackjack! Have a few beers or some wine and chow down on yummy food from our amazing food vendors while you play and have fun. As a special bonus, everyone will have the opportunity to play one-on-one against Professional Gambler Mike Caro! Would you like to see the fest from 75 feet above? Grab a ride in the tethered hot air balloon basket and look over the fest site, the lake and all the land around us!! 6pm to 8pm will be another live concert with Switch It Up! This very talented, local group was a huge hit last year, so they’re back to rock the crowd!!!

Questions?  Contact the Shell Knob Chamber Office at 417 858 3300 or check out the web site at  



Haven Pets of the Week

Meet the Haven of the Ozarks Pets of the Week-Kittens!  We have kittens, kittens, and more kittens at the Haven.  Colada (pictured) and her friends came to us from a feral cat colony.  The cats were trapped, fixed, and the feral adults were released back in their familiar home where they will no longer be able to add to the homeless pet population.  The babies were still  young enough to be domesticated, and they’re here waiting for homes.  These are beautiful, healthy, and yes, friendly babies.  They no longer fear humans and are ready for the good life.  You can come and choose one (or more…kittens are great fun in pairs) 9-4 any day of the week or call 417-835-3647 for more information.



News From the Chamber Written By Tom Koob

Dear Chamber Member,

We are excited about the progress of our Shell Knopoly game. Several businesses and organizations have already agreed to be a part of this project. Advertising spaces are going fast, so contact the Shell Knopoly committee soon to ensure your space on the game board.

There is still space available on the game box cover. These spaces will be larger, high quality photos representing your business or organization. All ads on Shell Knopoly will be displayed on 500 games to be produced by next February. These games will be around for years, providing continual promotion of your business and permanently link you to Shell Knob, “the best place to escape in Missouri”.

There are a variety of ad opportunities available that will fit every budget. Contact Tom Koob at or 417-342-1366 for more information. Also look for a game display at the Friends of Shell Knob booth at Shakin’ in the Shell next weekend.


Look for something “Red Hot” at the Community Garden in Shell Knob

A long awaited building for the
Community Garden.


Wednesday afternoon Shell Knobbers were surprised to see a red and white building coming into town down highway 39. Volunteers waited patiently at the Harvest Community Garden for the delivery of this multi-purpose building.

Garden volunteers are celebrating two years of contribution and community service to the area. With that, a new “barn style” building adds an eye-popping splash of color with a much needed expansion of storage and work area.


Haven of the Ozarks

Pet of the Week-Toby – – Gmail  Click Here to met Toby!.  Meet Toby, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  Toby is a happy, friendly, and lovable three year old boy who is hoping to find a family of his own.  Toby has just the right amount of energy, not too active but also not lazy, and gets along well with other dogs.  He likes all the people he meets and loves to lean into the person giving him attention.  The closer, the better!  He would be so happy to find a real home!  You can meet him at the Haven 9-4 any day of the week or call 417-835-3647 for more information.


You Are Invited To Learn About The New Library Building! Drawings are available to peruse

August 15th, 2018

By: Jennifer Cochran

Shell Knob Public Library

You Are Invited To Learn About The New Library Building!

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting on August 30th at 10:00 a.m at the Shell Knob Community Center.  The Library Director, Architect and I will be on hand for questions and discussion. This meeting will be our community’s first chance to learn about the exciting project. You will also be able to see architectural drawings of the proposed new library building.


On the front table in the library we are displaying our second round  of PBS’s top 100 popular books.  Please join us in “The Great American Read” and Check out these books.  You can vote by going to the PBS Website.  Over the next several weeks, several of the libraries will be hosting special events to go along with the Great American Read.  Stop by your local library for more information.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library will meet on Monday September 10th at 11:00.    

Book Club

The Book club will meet in September.  Over the summer they have been  reading “The Fall Of Giants” by Ken Follett to discuss at their next meeting.  It is not too late to stop in and get a copy and join the group.

New Titles:


The Removes by Tatjana Soli

Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

Princess by James Patterson

The Cast by Danielle Steel

the Woman Left behind by Linda Howard




In My Dreams

The Walking Dead Season 6


Ollie needs a Home

Meet Ollie, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  This handsome boy is about two years old and came to the Haven due to his owner’s failing health.  Ollie is very friendly, sweet, and loves to be hugged.  He really just wants to spend time with people.  He has nice leash manners and would make a wonderful exercise buddy.  Ollie would love to get back in a real room home very soon.  Please call 417-835-3647 for more information or visit us any day of the week.




DUE BY Friday, Aug. 17th for week of (Aug. 22-Aug. 29)


Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd 12:00-1:00

NELL’S NAILS (fingers & toes)

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Monday, Aug. 27th

Please call for an AM appointment


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