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Shell Knob Lions Meeting at Noon on Monday-Cancelled

Monday is the “Free Lunch” business meeting.  Anna is serving her famous turkey pot pie. Come as you are and bring ideas for building membership and vote for officers for next year.


On the Bayou Serving Cajun Food and Fun

We have all wondered what the hammering and loud noises were coming from the old Carole Restaurant in Shell Knob. Well, the wondering is over, and out of the oldest building and the oldest restaurant space in Shell Knob rises the newest star, On the Bayou! Will and Jennifer Robinson have created a new and larger eating venue for the  patron looking for good food at a reasonable price. Last fall, the couple recognized the fact that their four-month-old Cajun Cuisine Cafe had outgrown the facilities on the west side of Bridge way Plaza. Their new kitchen has all the latest in restaurant equipment and the dining area is bright and colorful featuring the warm colors of New Orleans.
Saturday night, February 13, 2010 will be the Grand Opening of the new On The Bayou. The new and enlarged menu will feature their famous Cajun cuisine and many other popular local dishes. The entertainment for the event will be the smoothest voice in the west, Steve Mitchell. The new restaurant will seat 60 patrons and has an area for meetings. Hours will be 11 am to 9 pm and closed on Monday. Call 417-858-0710 for additional information.



Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-31

  • Getting ready to go to the Lions Club meeting–preparing tidbits and crackers for the potluck. #
  • Tablerock Lake has been windy but beautiful this afternoon. #
  • Friends are coming over this week. Girl talk and such. #
  • Several news stories are cooking in the brain this week–Ozark Advertiser should be popping out of its seams with information. #
  • Table Rock is rising quickly due to all the rain. last check was 921 at the dam. #
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    the Ozarks -the nominations will close on January 31st. Vote now or nominate a canidate #
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  • Windy weather is going to bring snow later in the week–bringing in the wood and lighting the fire #
  • Bubblegum for the Brain via @AddToAny #
  • Table Rock Lake is rising again–now showing 915.5 at the dam. Snow and ice expected after midnight. Good night to stay home and watch TV #
  • Making Chili and checking out the web for humor #
  • Thought about going to Joplin but the possibility of snow is putting that on hold. #
  • Mardi Gras or Something FUN Marking the END of Winter via @AddToAny #
  • When there is a storm looming on the horizon I turn my thoughts to memories of times that were funny, uplifting or remarkable in some way. #
  • Did you know that. . . via @AddToAny #
  • No snow yet, no sleet, and no ice on the south side of Table Rock Lake–at 9 pm-Thursday #
  • Shopping is Great in Shell Knob via @AddToAny #
  • The snow is going away!!! Watch out for piles of snow flying off the tops of trucks and cars–It can blind you! #
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Pets can Laugh too!

Laughing Matter

Originally published on January 28, 2010


If you have the feeling that your dog is smiling at you, it could be that he or she is ready for some fun.According to a recent study of dogs at play, researchers observed a distinctive rapid panting behavior that appeared to be the equivalent of laughter in dog language. The pant was used to communicate pleasure and evoked playfulness in other dogs. The next time you play a lively game of fetch with your pup, listen closely. The panting you hear may actually be a hearty laugh.

Mardi Gras or Something FUN Marking the END of Winter

Eureka Gras in Eureka Springs, Arkansas has always marked a turning away from the cold of winter and the awaking of the thoughts of spring. This year the party will start with the Coronation Royal Ball on Thursday, February 4th. The celebration starts at 6 pm at the Crescent Hotel and the carnival will continue through February 16,2010. This means a week of parties and events. The ball starts with a cash bar, followed by a champagne buffet supper and entertainment by All That Jazz Quartet.  Admission is $30.  Dress is formal or costumed.  Reservations are required–visit for information.  Of course, there is a parade on Saturday that is awesome.  Get there early and grab a table at one of the local hotels or bars to see it all.  For additional information on the costume contests, parades, pub-crawls, music contact the event organizer Dan Ellis in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. For additional information  call 870-981-9551 for reservations.



Holiday Island Fire Department Fundraiser

The Holiday Island Clubhouse will be the site of the Fire Department Auxiliary’s Annual Souper Soup Fundraiser on Sunday, February 7th, 2010.  Monica Kirby says that there will a large variety of “all you can eat” soups or desserts for the event.  Call her at 479-363-6025 for more information or to donate soup or desserts.


Annual First Responder Chili Fest

Saturday, February 6th, 2010 is the date  the Shell Knob First Responder group will be holding their annual Chili Fest.  The Shell Knob-Viola Community building will be the site of this important community fund raiser.  This building is located just south of the Central Crossing Bridge on the east side of the road about a mile from the bridge.  Look for the signs. The event starts at 11 am and will last all afternoon or until 7 pm. Chili, soups, drinks, and desert will be served. 


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-01-25

  • Working on freelance story for local business–watching sun fade away and wishing for more of it. #
  • Folks on Table Rock are enjoying milder weather and drinking a lot of coffee. #
  • OzarkAdvertiser is up and running. it is open for individual’s comments. #
  • Bubblegum for the Brain via @AddToAny #
  • Check out my friend’s webpage. It’s a great geek read on tech stuff: #
  • Aqua-Sid Blount Announces Commission Meeting Dates via @AddToAny #
  • Wet weather covers lake area and creates dangerous fog on Sunday. #
  • Table Rock is beautiful but deadly for fast drivers on foggy roads. #

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AQUA-Sid Blount Announces Commission Meeting Dates

For the last two weeks many of the Tomahawk Heights neighbors (located near Viola Baptist Church) have been dealing with muddy water spouting out of their water lines, smelly water and inconsistent water pressure.  No one from AQUA sent out a warning or asked patrons to boil their water.  Nor were customers warned about washing their clothes in muddy water.  Nor were customers  informed of any kind of a problem.  The local workers were diligent in their efforts to find a leak of over 50,000 gals over a period of a month.  The residents of the area put up with AQUA trucks driving up and down muddy roads making them hardly navigable looking for a leak, digging with trenchers, and tearing up one homeowner’s driveway 2-3 times.  No phone call from AQUA, no letter, and no information was coming from AQUA.  Why?  This would have been only a common courtesy. If you are concerned about the rising water rates and the lack of concern that AQUA has for its customers then plan to attend the local public meetings in February.  All hearings start at 6 pm, with a  Q &A starting at 5:30 pm.    Please call AQUA for additional information.  Expect a wait and make sure you have your account number in front of you.  Why is that?  It seems lopsided.  We are the ones paying for service. We should be able to talk to a person first–not a computer.  Why is that?

They will be at the following locations on the accompanying date:

Shell Knob -At the Shell Knob Elementary School on February 11, 2010

Reeds Spring-At the Reeds Spring High School on February 10, 2010

Republic-At the Republic Community Center on February 16, 2010

Sedalia-At the Us Army National Guard Armony on February 16, 2010

Warsaw-At the Warsaw High school on February 18, 2010

Jefferson City-At the GOB on February 22, 2010


Central Crossing Senior Center Celebrates Successful Ten Years

Success Story for Central Crossing Senior Center Corporation

By Paula Andersen—Special thanks to Glenn Phillips for his imput and Photo

 Last Saturday night, January 16th, was the 10th Anniversary of the creation of the Central Crossing Senior Center Corporation in Shell Knob.  It was an evening celebrating the achievements of the many members and their ten years of hard and gratifying work. The thirteen member board met at 6 pm at the Central Crossing Senior Center building located on YY15 approximately 1/2 mile from the intersection with YY just east of highway 39. They met to consider their future goals and celebrate the history of the center.  The first board meeting was held in February of 1999 and was held in the Shell Knob’s Presbyterian Church.  At that time, there were only ten board members and they were looking for ways to encourage seniors to stay on in the local community after the loss of their spouse.  They felt the need to promote the local economy by providing senior services that were usually only found in the larger cities and towns.  As volunteers they sought out and toured several senior community service organizations for ideas. They were successful but felt the need for land and a building to call their own.

In 2000, they sought out the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging and agreed to couple with them in the building of a Central Crossing Senior Center.  Currently the center is providing a multitude of services.  The home delivered meals program is one of their most successful and can always utilize volunteers to deliver meals.  In 2009 8,400 meals were delivered to “Home Bound” seniors. This year during the Medicare Part D Enrollment program volunteers saved 92 seniors over $15,000 in medical expenses by providing consultation services.  The SKSC proves computer classes for seniors wanting to learn more about the Internet and basic computer skills.  A workout room is available and the sewing room houses a dedicated group of quilters that turn out quilts for fundraisers and special orders.  

The Senior Center serves 45-65 meals daily to seniors that enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors.  The healthy meals are inexpensive and newcomers are welcome.

The newest addition to the center has been the Wii Bowling program.  This system has been invigorating for the senior members participating.  Dozens of seniors play in a Wii Bowling League two days a week and due to its popularity they are adding an extra league this spring. The Wii League held a dinner for players and trophies were awarded in all classes.  A Branson senior center group has challenged the Shell Knob seniors to play them in a session.  Organizers are arranging that for February.  For additional information  Martha Buessing, the Senior Center’s administrator is available for questions about the center’s facilities and services available.

Successful Ten Years!

Seated – Left to Right – Penny Muckle – Sharon Brown – Maggie Pelzl – Ann Henson

Standing – Left to Right – Bob Marts – Dave Felder – Howard Trimble – Richard Nierman – Jerry Arnold – Glenn Phillips – Melba Eakin.

Not Present for the photo – Mark Davis – Gib Urick – the Senior Center Administrator Martha Buessing


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