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Sunday June 16th 2019



Just had supper at On theBayou…

Just had supper at On theBayou at Shell Knob–WOW! great shrimp–and bread pudding with an awesome sauce–





The Mature Adult

Red Neck Joke-or as Jeff Foxworthy says “Here’s your sign!”

Bubba and Earl, two rednecks from Kentucky, were in a local Wal-Mart and they decided to get in on the weekly charity raffle. They bought five tickets each at a dollar a pop. The following week, when the raffle was drawn, each had won a prize. Earl won first place, a year’s supply of gourmet spaghetti sauce and extra long spaghetti. Bubba won 6th place, a toilet brush. About a week or so had passed when the men met up at the Wal-Mart. Bubba asked Earl how he liked his prize, to which Earl relied, “Great I love spaghetti!” Earl asked Bubba, “How about you? How’ the toilet brush?” “Not so good,” replied Bubba. “ I reckon I’m gonn’a go back to paper.



Lions Club Honors Steve McIntosh

Shell Knob Lions Club Says Thank You to Steve McIntosh, 7th Congressional District constituent liaison

Shell Knob Lions Club President Steve Crandall gave high praise to Steve McIntosh, the 7th Congressional District constituent liaison representative based out of Joplin, Mo. Richard Nierman, and president Steve Crandall sought help from several sources in achieving the Lions’ Club goal of renovating the CCC park water problems.

The old restroom facilities had deteriorated so badly that it contaminated the well system. Their search for a new water source ran into numerous obstacles in the various federal and state agencies. And then, the Forest Service was reluctant to replace the irreparable restroom facilities although they were doing so with other facilities in the Mark Twain Forest. Frustrated, Richard called Steve McIntosh for help. Steve was able to open many doors by  phone calls to the parties involved and became the “Go-to-Guy” to get the project completed.

Roy Blunt and Steve McIntosh are old school friends and that friendship ultimately lead to Steve joining Roy in his political career. However, Steve maintains his services are not political. He said that if anyone in the 7th district needs help with Federal issues; Social Security, Corps of Engineers, Federal Grants or Farming programs, call him in his Joplin office. The audience greatly appreciated Steve’s presentation on the inner workings of being a representative’s liaison. Several positive comments were made regarding Steve’s past work for this area and the meeting ending with a standing round of applause.


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Morning Humor

What’s black and white and red all over? 

 A dead skunk in February in the Ozarks.  Wonder why it is so smelly right now–dead skunk looking for a mate in the middle of the road.


They say that dollar bills are worn out in 18 months, bu I have never seen one that lasted more than a couple of months.


The local sheriff pulled an  Ozark farmer over and said,” Sir, do you realize that your wife fell out of the truck several miles back?  To which the the farmer replied,” Thank goodness, I thought that I had gone deaf!”


MODOT at Work

For the next 3-5 days expect slow downs on the Central Crossing Bridge just south of Shell Knob proper.  MODOT workers are busy filling the cracks/holes in the bridge deck.  Although this event is not posted on MODOT’s website it is significant for larger vehicles and those that travel on a timetable.


The Mature Adult

Just before the funeral services,
the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked,
‘How old was your husband?’
’98,’ she replied, ‘Two years older than me’
‘So you’re 96,’ the undertaker commented.
She responded , ‘Hardly worth going home, is it?

Reporter interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
‘And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?’ the reporter asked.
She simply replied, ‘No peer pressure.’

The nice thing about being senile is You can hide your own Easter eggs.

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