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Friday August 26th 2016



The View from Bridgeway Plaza

Everyone has appreciated Michael Carman’s articles, “Let’s Talk Furniture” and I hope Shell Knob residents respond by visiting his lovely store and make a purchase.   Shopping local makes all of us a winner.

Table Rock Storage is open and offering storage at reasonable prices and has several large units available for those who have larger boats and RV’s.  They are situated behind the Grocery Store.

Fajitas’ Grill is offering a great menu with soft tacos, (my favorite) reasonable prices and their hours are 7 days a week 7 am to 8 pm.  Area 71 is providing great food too.  The gas is not free but if you need some for your car or boat they are open 24X7.

Tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon there will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Green Mountain Realty office.  All invited to attend.  An open house is also scheduled for Saturday the 27thfrom 10 am – 3 pm.  They are providing loads of enticements; door prizes and gift certificates to Area 71, Fajitas Grill, Carmelina’s
Italian Bistro and Country Fresh Market. Plus a Grand Prize of $250 gift certificate to Michael Carman’s Furniture.

Thrifty Closet is offering 50% off August 29th thru Sept 3rd, a Monday thru Saturday event on Bridgeway Plaza.

Bridgeway Plaza is now the home of Sovereign Floors, owner: Stewart Soverign.  See his new offerings Monday thru Friday 9 to 5 pm.  Saturday 9 to 2 pm.

Sandy Dill’s “Next Door”  has new merchandise and lot’s of beautiful items for your home or collections. Her store is next door Treasures, Then and Now, another great shopping experience.

All of these are great places to visit and see the real Shell Knob.



Chole Gibbon’s 9th year to attend the American Solar Challenge

Chole and her husband started as observers following the Solar Car Races and now she continues with his spirit beside her.  The race starts in Cuyahoga Valley, OH and ends in Wind Cave, South Dakota.  These races take place every two years. This year’s winner was the University of Michigan.


Shakin’ in the Shell is on Friday Sept.16. starting at 5 p.m. til 10 pm and Saturday Sept. 17


August 20th, This Saturday is full of fun-filled events. Try them on for size!

  1. Fundraising Breakfast at the Central Crossing Senior Center, 20801 YY-15 at 7:30 to 10:00 am. Children under six FREE

  2. Public Auction, for the Clara Matson Estate, located on highway YY-15 1/2 mile from  highway 15. 10:AM until it is done.

  3. Landscape and Design by Liz Rork is having a 1/2 price sale on shade perennials at the Viola Church corner highway 39 south.

  4. Pendergrass Firearm Instruction class at the Shell Knob/Viola Community Building. Starts at 8 am. Call 547-249-0592 for details.

  5. Michael Carman Furniture Gallery offering furniture and appliances $11.00 under the big box stores’ prices (anytime).

  6. Calling all actors or want-to-be actors, the Shell Knob(SKITS) group is looking for individuals who are interested in parts of their new play.  10:30 am at the Senior Center this Saturday is the time and place. HAve breakfast at the senior center and then join the group in one of conference rooms.


Creative Arts of Shell Knob (CASK) written by Eunice Blazek

The Opening Reception of the Post Card Art Exhibit was enjoyed by visitors and CASK members alike.  Artists from all over the world sent their postcard art pertaining to the subject of “Weather.”

Artists interested in exchanging art with others are invited to join the organization named IUOMA. That is: the International Union of Mail Artists. Groups requesting art for a show, post their themes on-line along with size specifications, date due, and other guidelines and interested artists submit their artwork.  This exhibit, along with postcard art from the 2013 show on “Music” will be in the Special Events Room at CASK for the month of August and everyone is invited to come in and see it.

Dixie Meyer is scheduled to lead our Wednesday, August 17th, Paint ‘N Pour from 6-9 p.m.  Her courtyard scene will give you the opportunity to follow as Dixie leads or to add what you “see” in your painting.  Call her at 858-2261 to join in.

Jo Daniels and Marcia Nicholls are directing a Concrete Art Workshop the Friday mornings of August 12th and 19th from 10 to noon.  Call Jo Daniels at 858-0423 for more info.

Our summer season is wrapping up.  We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer here at home and also while travelling.  Next, we look forward to fall.



Roaring River State Park Getting Ready for Kids’ Fishing Day

Put August 20, a Saturday on your calendar for a fun day with your child or grandchild fishing at Roaring River State Hatchery.  Plan to  start early as the event runs from 7 am to 8 pm.  Volunteers are needed call 417-847-2430 if you are willing to assist in this important event.  Tags are sold and must be worn at all times.


Public Auction for the Estate of Clara Matson

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 10 am there will be an auction of Clara Matson’s estate.  Real Estate and many Antiques and Collectibles will be auctioned by the Stumpff’s Auction Services.  Parker and Donnie Stumpff are the auctioneers.  If you need additional information call them at 417-847-2507 in Cassville.  The directions to the home are starting at Bridgeway Plaza go south on Hwy 39, 3/10 of a mile turn left on Hwy YY, and go 1/2 mile and turn left on YY15 auction signs will be out. House is located on the right.



NEWS RELEASE From the Army Corps of Engineers


BRANSON, Mo. — The Army Corps of Engineers Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake is offering several park ranger led programs through the end of August.  All programs are free, open to the public, and registration is not required.  Unless otherwise noted, programs begin at Dewey Short Visitor Center.

A human board game is played at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. Bring the family to test your nature knowledge in a life size board game.

The dams on the White River program will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. Learn about the history and modern missions of the dams on the upper White River.

Nature tales is held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30.  Join park rangers and volunteers for nature stories and activities. Each program will last 30 minutes and include reading a nature themed story and a hands-on activity.

A survival/first aid program is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30. Do you think you know what to do if an emergency arises? Come learn some helpful tips that just might save someone’s life.

Learn more about Table Rock Dam when you visit with a park ranger from 9-9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at the Dam Overlook off of Highway 165 (across the highway from Dewey Short Visitor Center).


A presentation on hydropower will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, and 31.  Attend to learn about hydropower and how it is produced at Table Rock Dam.

Grab an insect net and meet a park ranger at the Dewey Short Visitor Center for a morning critter hunt on the grounds at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 4 and 11.

A garden tour will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 18 and 25. Learn about the different native habitat that grows in the region in Missouri.

Guided nature hikes are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19, and 26.   Meet the park ranger at the Lakeshore Trailhead – accessible from the Dewey Short Visitor Center parking lot – to learn what lives in the woods along the trail.

Water safety games and activities will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 12, 19, and 26. Come learn some tips and pick up informational brochures that could help save a life.

A bird safari is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27. Find out what type of birds call Table Rock Lake home, and decorate some home-made binoculars.

Water critters and water quality testing program will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28.  Learn about what types of organisms are living in Table Rock Lake. Come prepared to get a little wet; water shoes are recommended.  

Mammal mania will be held at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Aug. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Participants of all ages can test their mammal knowledge.

Some programs may be cancelled because of weather. For more information or to verify that a program has not been cancelled, please call the visitor center at 501-340-1943. The center is currently open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Click here for the Calendar of Events for the Senior Center

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Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week

brett standMeet Brett, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  This handsome boy is heeler mix who is about a year old.  He loves people, is good with other dogs, and has nice crate manners.  He enjoys going for walks and would make a great exercise buddy.  Brett does prefer a home with no cats, though. At just under 50 pounds Brett is a great size for a house dog, but he would like a home with plenty of playtime and a yard to run off some energy.  He will make an excellent best friend for his adopter.  Please call 417-835-3647 or visit the Haven for more information.  We’re open 365 days a year, so come see us!

Haven of the Ozarks 

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