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Harvest Community Garden Dedicates Garden to Community written by Betty Ragland

  Harvest Community Garden Welcomes You

Shell Knob’s Harvest Community Garden is located on Hwy. YY on the west side of the Methodist Church in Shell Knob.  You are welcome to visit our location and tour the new Meditation Trail that was established last year by Eagle Scout, Michael Bernsen.

There are several opportunities for you to get involved with the community garden this year. 1) you may want to plant your own garden in one of the 16 individual beds that are available, 2) you may want to be involved in the collective gardens, or 3) you may just want to volunteer for one of several work and planting days.  

For individual beds, there will a choice of either a free-fee or dollar fee.  If you sign up for the watering/harvesting team, there will be no fee.  You can produce and harvest the crops you want for yourself from your bed.  Plus your crops will be watered by the watering team.  Or you may want to opt out of the “free fee” by paying $20 and being responsible for your own watering.

If you want to participate in growing crops for yourself and to give to the community you will want to be a collective gardener and be on the watering/harvesting team.  Applications are now available for both gardening opportunities by calling the Methodist Church office, 858-6707 or a leadership team member.

If you are interested in volunteering for smaller scale work opportunities you may want to join in on some of the upcoming work and planting days at your convenience.  The first volunteer work day is scheduled for March 17th at 10:00 a.m.  The first volunteer planting day is scheduled for March 24th at 10:00 a.m.  Both will be rescheduled due to inclement weather.  No application needed, just call a team member to let them know of your interest.

Last year the collective gardens produced over 1000 pounds of food that was distributed to the Senior Center, Alliance Food Pantry, and His House Foundation.  The gardeners also got to take home some of the potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, beets, and turnips.  In addition, the garden hosted three youth groups who participated in learning more about gardening activities.

The garden leadership team currently includes, Jeanette Cassidy, Betty Turner, Nancy Mallomo, Paula Andersen, Bill Kenagy, and Betty Ragland.  They are working to enhance the garden with a storage building, garden equipment and other supplies, and a rain-water storage watering system.  They would very much appreciate your help or monetary donations.

Leadership Team received an $826.00 donation from the Fraternal Order of Eagles in December 2017.

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Central Community United Methodist Church Calendar of Events

January 23, 2018
Central Community United Methodist Church
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  • Pastor Bill’s note
  • Calendar News
  • Potluck this month
  • Homestead Pickers
  • One Call Now update
  • Lifting up in Prayer 

From the Pastor’s Desk

I am so proud how our first step in making active followers of Jesus is all about serving! We are blessed with so many opportunities that we can connect people to serving in the name of Jesus. The tool we use to help connect people to service is the Connections Card on your Sunday program. It does not matter if you are a 1sttime guest or a long standing member, everyone is encouraged to serve. So check the box on the area you feel led to serve and we will help connect you to the appropriate ministry leader.

Our next step in making active followers of Jesus is to provide a resource that allows individuals, families, and groups the opportunity to draw closer to Jesus through the practices of Prayer, Worship, Generosity, Service, and Witness. The goal is to have this resource ready by April this year.

Remember to invite someone to worship with you this Sunday.

In Christ,

Pastor Bill

We don’t just believe in prayer.
We live it!
Breakthrough Prayer
God, we need you to show up in our life, our church, and our community.  Amen.Book of the Month: One Faithful Promise- available at the Welcome Center table for $7.00.

Click on the February calendar to enlarge and print.

WINTER WEATHER POLICY:
If the school is closed for weather, the church office is closed.
If we need to cancel worship services, Pastor Bill will decide by 7:00 am. We will make a One Call Now announcement and put it on Facebook.

WE STILL HAVE BREAD AND ROLLS LEFT! COME ON BY!
This shirt was left one day here at church. It is a 2x. We would like to give it to its rightful owner.  Please come by and pick it up. Thank you.
WE ARE UPDATING OUR ONE CALL NOW LIST. PLEASE CHECK THE LIST ON THE WELCOME TABLE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT INFORMATION. IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED, MAKE SURE YOU ADD YOUR NAME AND INFORMATION TO THE LIST. (ONE CALL NOW IS THE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WE USE TO LET YOU KNOW OF EVENTS OR CANCELLATIONS.
TIDBITS:

  • Year end statements are available. Pick yours up in the  welcome center Sunday. If you live out of town, they were mailed. Please let Terry know if you do not receive yours.
  • Tired of sitting at home? Come on by church and walk. Thirty laps around the fellowship hall equals a mile. The hall is open Mon- Thur 8-4.
  • If you like to have offering envelopes, please let Terry know. She will get them for you. You can call her or mark it on your Connections Card.
  • The next garden meeting is Feb. 7 at 1:00.

Sunday– Small groups- 10:15CCSI– Room 4 One Faithful Promise- studying the book that follows the sermon series
Exploring Scripture– meeting in Room 5 to explore the scriptures in order to prepare for Sunday worship.
– God Squad- Senior High Youth Group– meet upstairs
Youth– meet in room 2Wednesday
Women’s Bible Study- 
1st & 3rd Wednesday at 10:00– The Women’s Bible Study group invite you to join us in “Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven” by Dr. David Jeremiah. God wants you to know all about your eternal home so you can anticipate the future. The study begins September 6th at 10 a.m.and will continue on the first and third Wednesday of the month. We look forward to seeing you there.

United Methodist Women- 
Second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Welcome Center

-Kid’s Night Out (Grades 2-8) First and third Wednesday 5:30- 7:30 pm
Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9-12) Each Sunday 5:30 pm

Friday
Men’s Breakfast January 26
A men’s get together is held the last Friday of the month at 8:00 am. Come join them for breakfast!

IN OUR PRAYERS:   Alex, Ethel Baumann, Henry Brooks, Carter Bryant, David Clyde, Don, Dorothy, Gayle Fielder, Tim Good, Susan Hoftizer, Kay Jacob,  Melinda Mareth, Grace Martinez and family, Charlie Meier, Frances Parrott, Patrick family, Vangie Ray, Samantha Reynolds,  Donna Lynn Wagner, Randall Walker, Mark Wilcox, Carolyn Wissinger family, Connie Zadylal, The Building, Janice Danner, Donna Hattaway, Bill & Anne Jones, Dick Jones, Scott Lowe, Vi & Dick Marlin, Shirley McGuire, Shirley Weatherly, Gary Yeager, Bill Kenagy,  District Superintendent Mark Statler, Bishop Bob Farr,
Serving in the military & law enforcement: 
Douglas Wilderman, Gage Hershfield, Eric Campbell, Keith Campbell, Benjamin Barnett, Jessica Young, Tyler Germann, Corey David Perez, Nathan Jones, Tyler Trainor, Randy Braund, Joel Givens, William Kenagy IV, Sean Conderman
Nick & Jessica Morse,
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Find us just off highway 39 going west on YY.  Turn at the senior center sign

CENTRAL CROSSING SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

DUE BY Friday, January 26th for week of (Jan. 31-Feb. 7)

HEARING WELLNESS SOLUTIONS

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Hearing test and hearing aid cleaning.

Wednesday, January 31st 10:00-2:00

                  PICKLE BALL

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Pickle ball is now scheduled on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Thursday, February 1st 1:00-3:00

Friday, February 2nd 1:00-3:00

Monday, February 5th 1:00-3:00

DOMINOES

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Come play Dominoes every Monday

Our next meeting day is

Monday, February 5th 12:30

TAX PREPARATION FOR SENIORS

Central Crossing Senior Center

Please bring your social security card and last

Year’s taxes if available.

Tax Preparation will be done on Monday mornings ONLY

Please call for an appointment

417-858-6952

BINGO  

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Tuesday, February 6th 12:30

Come relax and have fun.

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Shell Knob “a bit of heaven” for those that have come here

Shell Knob Named “Best Place to Escape” author unknown but contributed by Clyde Lobb

Shell Knob was recently recognized as the “best place to escape” in Missouri by Expedia. Expedia is one of the world’s leading travel companies. The Expedia Viewfinder blog features travel inspiration on destinations in the U.S. and across the globe. Expedia’s staff writers sought out locations that provide the best opportunity to relax, recharge and enjoy a real getaway.

The website article includes a photograph of Table Rock and one of our fine campgrounds. The blog mentions that Table Rock is one of the best fishing spots in the country. Shell Knob is praised for its slower pace and relaxing atmosphere and promotes hiking and our resort amenities.

Stonewater Cove, Pilot Knob Conservation Area and The Red Barn are specifically mentioned in the on-line article. Lily Rogers, author of the article says, “Table Rock Lake is the perfect spot for taking in nature’s quieter beauties, and Shell Knob is just the right place to settle in and take life easy. Calm nights in a cozy cabin, lazy days on the lake, and spending time meeting friendly locals sounds like the right prescription for an ideal escape.”

Shell Knob is honored to have been chosen for this recognition from knowledgeable travel experts. Those who live in or visit Shell Knob already know that this is a special place with a relaxing, inspiring lifestyle. It is nice to know that the beauty and amity of our area is noticed by others. The Expedia article can be viewed at https://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/best-place-escape-every-state/#ShellKnob.

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CENTRAL CROSSING SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

You are welcome here. take highway YY off of highway 39, going east one mile, look for the turn turning north to the senior center.

CENTRAL CROSSING SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

DUE BY Friday, January 19th for week of (Jan. 24-31)

WIC

Central Crossing Senior Center

Wednesday, January 24th

Please call 417-847-2114 for an appointment

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME

Oxford Health Speaker Susan Rausch

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, January 24th 11:45

Susan is a great speaker

CHEF ALEX’S SPECIAL CHINESE LUNCH

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Thursday, January 25th 11:15-12:30

PICKLE BALL

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Pickle ball is now scheduled an extra day.

GRACE HEALTH SERVICES

Central Crossing Senior Center

Rescheduled to Monday, January  29th

BINGO RESUMES

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Tuesday, January 30th 12:30

Come relax and have fun.

HEARING WELLNESS SOLUTIONS

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Hearing test and hearing aid cleaning.

Wednesday, January 31st 10:00-2:00

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Colder weather causes inflammation issues for older citizens!

Fighting arthritic pain from inflamed tissue cause older citizens (anyone over 55) pain that seems never ending.   Below are recent comments from a survey taken from  Table Rock Lake Citizens.  Several things cause an onset of pain; stressing,  overuse of muscles (loading fire wood, bringing in firewood, and taking on other infrequent tasks),  lifting, and walking too long on the treadmill are only a few (very rare).

Diet, is a very important element in winter health. Foods that are essential in easing the pain are those that force out excess fluids in our system.  The small Halo oranges give you a dose of vitamin C that boost your resistance to contracting colds and aide in releasing inflammation. ( Bill)

Another great inflammation fighter are Binge cherries.  True, they are hard to find fresh at this time of year, but the frozen ones are great in a smoothie.  A bottle of Boost, a cup of  ice cream, or yogurt make a great mid afternoon snack or an evening meal.  Do not eat anything after 6 pm for stomach comfort and better sleep.  (Patti C. )

Another great breakfast are Blueberries in oatmeal (steel cut) is the best. But Blueberries with anything (Halo oranges are good too) is a healthy addition to your diet.  True, this time of year they are expensive if you can find them but frozen ones will work.  They also aid your memory but need to be taken on a regular basis.  Several people say they are using this and claim they have had marvelous results.

Cherry Juice!  Two tablespoons in a half glass of water will energize your brain and aide in dealing with inflammation of joints and muscle fatigue.  You can find this in bottles; pints,and quart size.  These are expensive but one pint bottle usually lasts one month. (Joan H.)

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Haven Pets need you! Comet is looking for love.

Meet Comet, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  Comet is a gorgeous seven month old collie/husky mix. She spent four months of her short life at a local animal control and came to the Haven as an unsocialized pup.  She was very lucky to go to foster with a longtime Haven volunteer and experienced dog owner.  In this home, Comet has learned to not potty in the house, play with toys, and sleep in bed with her humans.  She plays well with other dogs and is getting more confident all the time.  Comet is now ready to go to her forever home.  She’ll still need a patient human parent, but she will be a wonderful new best friend for her people.  Comet’s foster mom would love to see her get adopted right away and move from her h

Comet is looking for love.

ome right into her forever one.  Please call 417-835-3647 for more information on Comet.

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Football! Football! Football! What a weekend of fun!

The word is most people are happy about the outcome of the games!  The guys at the coffee shop are mostly happy with the outcome.  The others are pouting/cussing about it.  Oh Well everyone is excited about the Superbowl February 4th, 2018.  Big plans for big parties are all a part of the winter fun at Table Rock Lake in the winter time.

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Table Rock Lake Breaks Record for Low Levels due to Energy Demands

CORPS CAUTIONS DOCK OWNERS ABOUT FALLING LAKE LEVELS ON WHITE RIVER LAKES

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  – The extremely cold weather is fueling demand for hydroelectricity at our White River dams.  This power demand and the lack of significant rainfall will result in a continual lowering of the lake levels in coming days and possibly weeks.
As a result, the Corps is advising boat dock owners to keep an eye on their docks and move them as needed to prevent them from grounding as the lakes recede.
Hydropower is a major mission of the Army Corps of Engineers, the largest operator of hydropower plants in the United States.
The Corps’ Little Rock District operates seven hydropower plants, in Arkansas and Missouri, producing enough energy to serve 1.4 million households annually returning nearly $94.3 million to the U.S. Treasury from the sale of electricity marketed by the Southwestern Power Administration.
Hydro-power, a clean renewable reliable efficient energy source, which does not produce greenhouse gasses, provides electricity at the flip of a switch during peak energy use times. Current Lake Level is 914.5

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Senior Center Events in the New Year Jan. 3-10th

CENTRAL CROSSING SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS

DUE BY Friday, Dec. 29 FOR week (Jan. 3-10)

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK

Central Crossing Senior Center….All Ages Welcome

Wednesday, Jan. 3rd 10:30-1:00

DOMINOES RESUMES

Central Crossing Senior Center…All Ages Welcome

Train Dominoes will be on the 2nd & 4th Mondays

Monday, Jan. 8th 12:30 PM

Always welcoming new players.

WII BOWLING BEGINS

Central Crossing Senior Center…Everyone Welcome

Will Bowling Resumes today.

Inviting all new players to join us.

Wednesday, Jan. 10th 12:30 PM

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