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Tuesday January 22nd 2019



Eureka Springs 14th Annual Antique Show and Sale

Mark your calendar on March 20 and 21 as the Eureka Springs Antique Show and Sale is coming next weekend.  This year there will be 55+ booths with a wide variety of merchandise and items from the past.  It will be held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center at Eureka Springs.  The show will open at 10 am on Sunday and Saturday.  On Saturday it will close at 6 pm and Sunday at 4pm.  Admission is only $2.50 and it is good for two days.  There will be door prizes, free parking and food.  For additional information call Dave or Jane Baker, managers at 44 Sailboat Drive, Eureka Springs, AR 72631 or call 479-244-5167.


Summer Jobs are available to Youth ages 15-18 years

The US Forest Service needs 7 young men or women to work 8 weeks to learn natural resource management.  The hands on learning experience will provide experience in a variety of work situations with specific outcomes that will benefit natural forest communities.  These individuals will work 40 hours a week and earn minimum wage.  Employment will begin in June 7th and go through July 30th, 2010.  Interested individuals may obtain an application by contacting Halle Adams (417) 683-4428 at the District Office, 1103 South Jefferson Street, Ava, Missouri, 65608 or at the local high school counselor’s office.  Applications must be submitted in “hard copy” form to the local High School Counselors’ office by April 15, 2010.


2010 Shell Knob Home and Business Show

Mark the dates of April 9th and 10th, a Friday and Saturday for attending the 23rd Annual Shell Knob Home and Business Show.  This important event is sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and has a history of drawing several hundred people each year to view a wide array of products, services and businesses  available locally. This event is free to the public and is held in the gymnasium of the Shell Knob School on highway 39, north of Shell Knob.  Breakfast will be available on Saturday morning for the early risers.  Call 417-858-3300 or visit for more information.


Appriss to NIX Meth Users update 3/8/2010

Gov. Nixon announces new high-tech tool to fight methamphetamine by tracking pseudoephedrine sales

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixontoday unveiled a new high-tech effort to stop methamphetamine dealers by cutting them off from pseudoephedrine, the cold medicine that is also a key ingredient in meth.

Nixon announced that Appriss Inc., was selected to build Missouri’s first database that tracks purchases of pseudoephedrine products. The database will allow pharmacists and law enforcement to determine at the point of sale whether the buyer has gone from store to store buying large amounts of pseudoephedrine as a way to circumvent legal limits.

When operational, the system will automatically deny the sale to a buyer who has exceeded the daily maximum purchase of 3.6 grams, or 120 standard tablets.

Nixon said the system would allow people who legitimately need the cold medicine to purchase it, but will block sales to people trying to build an inventory to make methamphetamine.

“Meth consumption continues to be a problem that devastates families and even whole communities in Missouri,” Gov. Nixon said. “This database will be another important step toward cutting off meth makers at the source.”

A selection committee representing health officials, pharmacy representatives, police and prosecutors chose Appriss from among six companies that submitted bids to create and operate the system. Appriss already operates similar systems linking some 18,000 pharmacies in states surrounding Missouri.

Senate Bill 724, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law in 2008, required the creation of an electronic system in which pseudoephedrine purchases could be tracked. It is expected that the system will be up and running within three months.

Because pharmaceutical companies have agreed to pick up the cost of developing the database and to cover ongoing costs, this will be an efficient way to combat a major public health and public safety problem at no cost to taxpayers.

Under current law, pseudoephedrine products can be sold only at a pharmacy and must be kept behind a counter. Buyers must show identification and sign a register. Law enforcement must review dozens of registers to find the names of people making multiple purchases.

Under the proposed system, pharmacists will enter the buyer’s name into the database and get an immediate record of how much pseudoephedrine the person has purchased, and where and when the purchases were made. If the new purchase would put the buyer over the daily or monthly limit, the purchase will be denied.

A buyer who is denied would receive a receipt with Appriss’ phone number asking the person to call Appriss for an explanation of the denial. The system is also able to spot fake identification cards, flag multiple purchasers living at the same address and track other suspicious patterns.

Under the contract, Appriss also will provide free training to pharmacy staffs on how to use the system. The company also will provide free training to law enforcement personnel on how to spot suspicious purchases.


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-07

  • Shell Knob Shrine Club Schedules Fundraisers for the the Year via @AddToAny #
  • Wow We got some fun on the Knob for today!! #
  • See the OzarkAdvertiser for this weekend events–and those jokes onTuesdays Tarts are stupid but funnny #
  • Great garage sale at the Community building –be there by 9 am or lose out– #
  • The Mature Adult via @AddToAny #
  • Watch for your Census forms on your front door this week! #
  • Catch The Hurt Locker for a POWERFUL movie soon–It speaks to the heros that are overseas and standing tall to protect America #

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The Mature Adult

Two Blonds were recently observed in a parking lot trying to unlock the door of their Mercedes with a coat hanger.  They were overheard:

Blond One: I can’t seem to get this darn door unlocked!

Blond Two: Well, you’d better hurry up and try harder!–it’s starting to rain and the top is down!


Annual Dinner Planned for the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, March 20, 2010 will be the evening dinner meeting of the local Chamber of Commerce.  This year the entertainment will be provided by Gary Burt of Clay City, Ill.  He will present  a melody of songs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Sue Trausch will cater the meal consisting of Chicken Florentine, stuffed pork loin, garlic mashed potatoes, California   blend vegetables,

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