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Monday May 20th 2019



Rich Man + Smart Woman = Long Life

How Your Spouse Affects Your Mortality

A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows that the education and income level of your spouse are very important indicators of your mortality, independent of your own education and income level.

The study found that men married to well-educated women had longer lifespans, all else equal. The researchers suggest that the cause of this might be related to the sharing of information that occurs in close relationships. Well-educated people tend to be better able to take advantage of knowledge about healthy behaviors.

And the critical indicator for a wife’s longevity? Her husband’s income level or social class.

So if you want to live longer, marry a smart woman or a wealthy man!


Why are Men with a Sense of Humor so Attractive?

Men with a sense of humor seem to intrigue most women.  These men have discovered that women sometimes need to be distracted from from thinking with both sides of their brains.  This physical anomaly tends to make women take so many things so seriously.  By nature women are the nest builders, the children protectors, and so many more things they think society needs from them.  And it seems women are tending to identify themselves by the job or career that they have chosen. Which has been traditionally a male tendency.  Humor seems to elude women as they have become so competitive in the job market and in trying to do it all. These bad economic times stress both sexes and humor seems to elude both sexes, but humor is the basis for all positive  and productive lives.

But when women bump into the man with a sense of humor they are momentarily stunned and take notice.  If he has coupled this with that Matthew McConaughey, (of the movie, Fool’s Gold)  boy-child and master of the positive thinking ethic, WOW!  Women stop and enjoy that totally different way of looking at life.  However, sometimes they tend to fall into that old mode of thinking of nest building and changing things for the better when in actuality they should just bloom in the love that such a man offers.  Maybe marriage is not what he needs, but that is what they must decide together.  Not to say that a state of marriage has all the answers.

If you find a man with a sense of humor, and the power of positive thinking stop and smell the roses.  Enjoy, the joy! The movie is great entertainment for a couple on Valentine’s Day too!!! 


Tuesday’s Tarts

According to Paula, the roundest kinght in

King Arthur’s Court was Sir Comference.  He

acquired his size from too much pi.—–


Valentine’s Day Specials at Shell Knob

Several important events and items will mark the Valentine’s Day celebrations at Shell Knob and the surrounding area. 

Cabin Fever’s owner,  is creating a delicious treat of Chocolate covered Strawberries for your sweetheart. Check it out!  She will be offering these for sale February 10-13 .

On the Bayou is having its Grand Opening with an even larger menu for its customers. Hours are 11am to 9 pm.  Call for additional information 417-858-0710.

The Shell Knob Eagles Lodge is offering a Valentine’s Streak Dinner for couples on Sunday for $25.  Call the lodge for information 417-858-6704.

Flat Creek Bar and Grill in Cape Fair is offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day.  Call for reservations at 417-538-4802


Watch for Slick Roads

Traveling Highway 39 was a challenge at times on Wednesday.  There are slick spots and black ice in places.  Care is important in getting out, watch for large clumps of snow and ice coming off the tops of trucks and cars.  It could send you into the ditch or break a windshield.


Aqua Meeting on Thursday, February, 11th

If you pay Aqua for water, they are asking for nother rate increase.  This is the third one in three years.  It will be held at the Shell Knob public school at 5:30 pm.  Be there and armed with facts concerning your service and your billing issues.


Add Water to your Diet and live longer!

Our good friend Bernard Dick sent us this important document


   75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. 
  (Likely applies to half the world population) 

#2.     In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak 
 that it is mistaken for hunger. 

#3.    Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as 3%. 

  One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs 
    for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of 
Washington study. 

#5.     Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. 

#6.    Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of 
      water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain 
 for up to 80% of sufferers. 

#7.    A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term 
      memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on 
 the computer screen or on a printed page. 

#8..   Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of 
    colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast 
 cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop 
 bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water 
 you should drink every day? 

   In many states the highway patrol carries 
      two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from 
 the highway after a car accident. 

     You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke 
 and it will be gone in two days. 
    To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the 
    toilet bowl and let the ‘real thing’ sit for one hour, 
 then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes 
 stains from vitreous china.. 

   To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: 
      Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds 
 Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola. 

   To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour 
     a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble 
 away the corrosion. 

  To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola 
 to the rusted bolt for several minutes. 

   To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into 
  the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. 
 Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix 
 with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. 

  To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke 
  into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run 
 through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen 
 grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your 
     the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. 
 It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric 
 acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major 
 contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis. 
   To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the 
 commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place 
 cards reserved for highly corrosive materials. 
   The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean 
 engines of the trucks for about 20 years!



Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-08

  • why is Carroll Electric Cooperative of Berryville, Ark. is having such a difficult time fielding customers calls concerning Dec's Bills #
  • One customer got an electric bill for $1,074.25–and she is still holding for an answer from Carroll Electric, Berryville, Arkansas. #
  • So who is going to win the Super Bowl? #
  • On the Bayou Serving Cajun Food and Fun via @AddToAny #
  • Looking forward to another rainy day in february #
  • Going to look for some hot food to warm up my bod! #
  • New tires are looking good on car after a visit to AutoGo, Branson West! #
  • Annual First Responder Chili Fest via @AddToAny #
  • Going up to check out what is happening at Crane–looking for collectibles and antiques! Great lunch planned at Classy Corner! #
  • First Responders Chili Fest in Shell Knob, Missouri on the agenda for Saturday afternoon! #
  • Shell Knob First Responders Serve Great Chili and the Community Responds via @AddToAny #
  • Shell Knob Community Services Awards Will Recognize Individuals via @AddToAny #

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Shell Knob Community Services Awards Will Recognize Individuals

By Paula Andersen

The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is asking the community to nominate someone who has dedicated themselves to the betterment of the area.  Each year the Chamber presents two awards to dedicated volunteers who are the Business person of the Year and Community Service Award.  If you have someone in mind who fits this description visit the chamber website and download a nomination form.  Anyone can make a nomination you do not have to be a Chamber member.  Complete the form and return it to the Chamber office by February 12.  The awards are always presented at the Chamber’s Annual meeting in March.



Shell Knob First Responders Serve Great Chili and the Community Responds


Saturday’s chilly day did not discourage the community’s turnout to the First Responders chili and soup fundraiser.  Becky Davidson, a member of the Shell Knob First Responders, and cashier for the day said that over 500 tickets were sold for this important community event.  The event included numerous donated items that were raffled off and some of the best desserts in the county were sold for a dollar.  It was a long day for the men and women volunteers who started work early and were selling hot bowls of chili from 11 am to 7 pm. 

The First Responders group was started in 1991 in Shell Knob.  They have been making significant contributions in time and physical effort by helping residents deal with critical moments and saving lives for almost twenty years. They work as a team, one is a scribe and another is trained as an emergency medical person.  Many times they are the first team on the site of an accident or critical incident.  They are volunteers and work hours without pay or recognition.

Cassville attorney Cordelia F. Herrin who is running for Barry County Associate Judge, Division 2, on the Republican ticket dropped by and participated in this event. She is running for the position held by Judge Carr Woods who plans on retiring in November of 2010.  Herrin’s husband of fifteen years is local veterinarian Dr. Brent Herrin.  The First Responders would like to thank everyone for joining them for Chili fest.

2.6.10 Shell Knob First Responders Serve Up Great Chili and Community Responds

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