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Thursday March 22nd 2018



Home and Business Show A Success At Shell Knob, Mo




Matt and his dad have been in the spring show at Shell Knob for the last seven years."We wouldn't miss it as it gives a chance to see our friends and catch up on what's new."


The cooperative spirit of the Shell Knob area was certainly evident last Friday and Saturday, even the weather was cooperating! Sunshine brought out the crowds that were interested in the home improvement products and services provided by the vendors. They were impressed by the quality and quantity of the business presentations. Most visitors agreed that this was the best show yet and felt they had found the answers to questions and problems they had brought to the show.  

Business representatives were impressed by the quality of the leads they were able to make during the show. Several volunteered that they had made sales on the spot and others pointed out that their appointment books were filled with new contacts. Seventy businesses from across southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas presented products and services during this free event. 

Indoor and outdoor exhibits featured furniture, environmentally friendly lawn products, appliances, home construction and remodeling, gifts, home decor, prop repair, boat lifts, tractors, golf carts and health, financial and pet services. This diverse collection of products was well-organized and easy to access by visitors. 

The vendors interviewed felt that the economic situation that seems to have stifled much of the country has merely caused a slow down in the Ozarks. The businesses here have a history of being resilient and are quick to recover because of their conservative practices. The Ozark spirit of innovativeness has caused many business owners to rethink and reset their business techniques. Several have started using the Internet for advertising and thus enlarging their customer base. Several described using part-time help for specific short term tasks. Also, calling previous customers for secondary purchases has been a help to sales. 

The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce did an excellent job in planning and staging the event. Visitors and businesses were appreciative of the efforts of Executive Director Shelia House and her management of the countless details that make such an effort a success. 

Diana Dobbs, massage therapist is providing visitors to the Home and Business Show neck massages.


Dogwood Trail Garden Club has Created a Beautiful Setting for Spring


Shell Knob has a great deal to be proud of and much of  its beauty is the outcome of a group of dedicated volunteers that call themselves the Dogwood Trail Garden Club.  They have spent hours cleaning and planting the Shell Knob School garden spot, the CCC Park flower beds, and the stone Welcome sign on the north side of town. Right now, visitors to these sites can see daffodils, tulips and blooming shrubs that are in extraordinary shape after the harsh winter we have had.  Dogwood Trail Garden Club Beautification Chairman, Rita Hlasney, says that the club meets on Tuesdays and encourages individuals to participate in using the new recycle bin located at Barton’s in Shell Knob. The recyle bin can take #1 and #2 Plastics, tin and aluminum cans and no paper products.

The annual Dogwood Trail Garden Club Flower Show will be held earlier this year, in order to incorporate our beautiful Spring flowers.  The show will be held on Saturday, April 17, from l p.m. until 4:00 p.m., in the Community Building, Highway 39, in Shell Knob, MO.  The theme for the show will be “IN LIVING COLOR” and will feature Floral Designs and Horticulture provided by the members.  The show is FREE of charge and  refreshments will be served.  Plants grown by the members will be for sale.



23rd Annual Home and Business Show Starts Tonight-Friday, April 9, 2010

Highway 39 has been busy with local businesses moving displays out to the Shell Knob School today.  Over 70 vendors and businesses will be represented with handouts, information and free items.  The show officially starts at 5 pm and will be open until 8:30 pm. On Saturday the show will open at 9 am and close at 4 pm.  Admission is free and the Shell Knob Senior Center will be sponsoring the food concessions.  Breakfast will be available on Saturday morning at 9 am.

Door Prizes will be given away at specific times for visitors; a “Flowers on the Hours” drawing on the hour, a free handout for every visitor from 80 percent of the vendors, and the usual plastic bags, pens, cards etc.  So plan on staying awhile and enjoy the company of some fine people. 


Doctor’s Visit is Enlightening

Nancy recently visited her doctor’s office and had to remove her slacks for the doctor to inspect her bruised leg.  She exclaimed, ” Oh Doctor, I am so sorry, I forgot to shave my legs!”.  Dr. Miller quickly replied smiling, ” Oh it is OK, Nancy.   I forgot to shave mine also!”


Disappointed Home Owners View Debris as Dangerous

Right of way debris is left rotting by Apple cutters from Carroll Electric Cooperative

Recent cuttings of Carroll Electric Cooperative power line right of ways cause controversy over debris that is left to rot and clog ditches and whistles that take water back to the lake.  The large Apple trucks and the huge cutters have left but home owners still have questions about when the debris will be removed, burned or turned into mulch as they were promised.  Several individuals volunteered that they had spoke to the men running the cutters and the trucks.  They were told that if there was an area that had an unusual amount of debris then Apple workers would remove it.  Home owners were concerned about the timing of the trimming as the snake season is upon us and copperheads are plentiful.  Many small animals; rabbits, squirrels, and turtles were killed and their bodies were left to rot.  People with dogs and cats were concerned about the health and safety of their pets.  If you have a problem with the debris that is left or other issues call  Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation at 1-800-432-9720 and make sure you have your customer number and Account Location Number to leave your message.

Debris left by Apple Construction


Another One Bites the Dust

Car Caught edge of road and drops five feet off street

At least four times in the last year and countless times over the last 30 years drivers have discovered that a monster hole exists on the west corner of State Highway 39 and the side road to the Vanderhoof’s Nursery. The monster hole slopes down into a small gully that is located about half way through Shell Knob, Missouri. Last Thursday afternoon, about one o’clock another car took the dive into the large hole that is growing in front of the stop sign. The larger the car or truck the more likely it will not be able to turn south and onto the highway. Traffic was blocked for about 20 minutes until the local tow truck pulled the car out of the monster’s claws. Surprised drivers rarely make this mistake twice but Mother Nature is helping the monster by continuing the hard rains that grow the hole every year.

Driver loses control of car on Highway 39

Another One Bites the Dust


Recycle Bin Service Arrives in Shell Knob

Garden Club Volunteers

Garden Club Volunteers

Spring has arrived and so has a 27′ foot, green recycle bin sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and the local Dogwood Trail Garden Club.  It is located behind Barton’s on the east side of highway 39 in Shell Knob.  The bin has spaces for recycling metal cans,and glass  . Once filled the recycle bin will  be returned to  Monet Recycling. Volunteers are needed to haul the filled bin to Monet. A one ton truck is needed and someone who has experience in hauling boats or similar type of trailers.  Volunteers are then needed  to empty the bin at the Monet recycle center. Please contact Ed and Rita  for additional information.  This service is free so long as we have volunteers to help maintain it, so help out all you can to keep this important service available to the community.


Spring is Coming Amid Showers-Flowers, Fishing and Fun is At Table Rock Lake and Roaring River

Fishing Fun

The last Saturday in March started off windy but that brought the sunshine and families were out and enjoying fishing and fun.  Just about anywhere you go in Stone County or Barry Countyyou can find family fun this time of year.  If you like horse back riding you can visit Riley’s Painted Acres near Cape Fair for an hour or a day trip.  Or you can pack up a couple of rods and head over to Roaring River for an hour or a day trip fishing on the river.  Table Rock was a bit stormy in the afternoon but there were several pontoons out early on with families taking a cruise  with a picnic lunch on board. Gasoline is still reasonable, $2.50-2.60 locally and automobile transportation is the most affordable, so consider the old standby of taking a Sunday drive.  Local restuarants  offer burger and fries for $1.00 to $7.50 across both counties and then there is the old standard of Mom’s fried chicken on a picnic table at one of the State Parks.  Keep it Simple and enjoy the good life in THE OZARKS–from your friends at OZARKADVERTISER.COM.

Family Fun Fishing-Joe keck and "The Boys"


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