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Sunday April 21st 2019




Anomalies from the Ozarks

 Anomalies, Three friends Ray, Cupps, and Paul were sitting in Terry’s Diner.  It was raining so the talk was at a minimum.  Paul said, “When you are in your casket and your friends and church members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?” Ray said, “ I would like them to say, I was a wonderful husband, a fine family [...]

Susan Bell comments on gift cards

Thanks for Susan's response to our article on buying gift cards and buying locally. She wins the free ad. "OK, along time ago we tried this.  Just make sure the clerk knows what they are doing.  I picked out the card to a cafe/pizza place that I knew my children liked. Paid for it. Left the store. Mailed the card. Kids tried to use the card. [...]

Puns A’ Bunch

PUN" TIME ... ... or "groaners" like some folks like to call them are fun. Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery. A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking. A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative. My wife really likes to make pottery, but to me it's just kiln time. Dijon vu: the same mustard as before. Practice safe [...]

More fun. . . from Bernard Dick

Teacher: If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have? Johnny: Seven, Sir. Teacher: No, listen carefully... If I gave you 2 cats, and another 2 cats and another 2, how many will you have? Johnny: Seven, Sir. Teacher: Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you 2 apples, and another 2 apples and [...]

As a courtesy to all the pet lovers in Shell Knob we are offering this information. . ..

June Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane Association. Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. From the ASPCA. National Pet Preparedness Month. This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do [...]

Haven of the Ozarks has Many Lonesome Pets That Need your Love

This week we have a very sweet senior Mooner often spends a Sunday lunch with our staff and 8 other dogs on average.  She's very well behaved (can be grumpy if jostled around but so do most grannies) and enjoys her 'people' time.  Mooner has had a couple battles with Cancer and will eventually lose, but she's still strong & solid and would [...]

What is this unusual plant? The seed pod is remarkable and huge for such a small plant

What is this unusual plant?  The seed pod is remarkable and huge for such a small plant

This pod is filled with silky hairs that pull the dark tiny, saw toothed edged seeds out of the pod.  Mystery?  What is it?  It was a thin trailing vine all summer with no flowers. Congratulations goes to Rita Hlasney for her keen eye and analysis of this plant!  Go to  To [...]

SPEAK OUT by Pat Bingley

Speak Out   Citizens of Shell Knob:  September will be here before we know it and so will Shakin’ in the Shell.  This festival is growing every year and we have very generous people in this community that have been sponsors year after year.  We also have a small group of individuals on the committee that volunteer countless hours to [...]

Ozark Wisdom for dealing with our not so friendly critters!

Ticks can be troublesome outdoor pests, as they feed off the blood of mammals, and can carry and transfer bacteria and disease such as Lyme disease. Some retail products are designed to repel ticks, but these are many times high-priced items and no more effective than a simple homemade solution. Repellent for Pets For pets, add 1 cup of [...]

Let Good Manners and Common Sense Prevail When Dealing With . . . .

An award should go to the United Airlines gate agent in New York for being smart and funny, while making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo. For all of you out there who have had to deal with an irate customer, this one is for you. A crowded United Airlines flight was canceled. A single agent [...]

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