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Thursday January 18th 2018



Turkey Mountain Airport is sponsoring another one of its famous Breakfast!

July 29 – Shell Knob, MO – Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00) 8:30 – Noon; Judy’s famous $5.00 “Omelet in a Bag” breakfast fly-in. For additional information call: Judy at 417-858-6345; Cell 417-671-1832 This event will be in the hangar just off the south parking area ** Note CTAF 122.9


Fiends of the Library Meeting

Tired of loud noises?  It’s nice and quiet in the library.  Join us Wednesday at 2:00 PM for our monthly FOL meeting.  All are welcome.

Best Regards,

Shell Knob Friends of the Library

President – Karen Foster
Vice President – Danasia Hayes
Secretary – Barb Dickerson
Treasurer – Jennie VanHook
Social Media Administrators – Danasia Hayes/Jennie VanHook
Meet us on Bridgeway Plaza, next to Shell Knob Insurance Building


Haven of the Ozarks

Meet Kenzie, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week!  This girl is one of my very favorite Haven dogs.  She’s very affectionate and well-behaved.  Kenzie walks nicely on a leash, has good crate manners, and is already housetrained.  At four years old, Kenzie is well past the age of puppy mischief but still has many wonderful years left to offer her family.  She loves everyone she meets, including kids.  Unfortunately, Kenzie is one of our more challenging to place dogs because she wants to be the only pet in her home.  We very much hope that someone will see her here and come to meet her in person.  Kenzie is a loving dog who deserves a real home!  We’re open 9-4 each day if you would like to meet her or call 417-835-3647 for more information.

Haven of the Ozarks 

9617 Farm Road 2190
Washburn  MO  65772
 Hours: 9am-4pm, 7 days a week
9am-Noon on Holidays


Army Corps of Engineers Notice

Release No:  98-17
Release: Immediately
June 30, 2017
Contact:  Laurie Driver, 501-563-6835


BRANSON, Mo. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is seeking public comments through Aug. 31 on the draft Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan as well as the 2014 Table Rock Lake Master Plan.
A draft Environmental Assessment, which evaluates the potential impacts of each alternative, will also be available for review.
The draft documents are available online at:
Comments can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, Programs and Project Management Division, ATTN: Table Rock SMP, P.O Box 867, Little Rock, AR 72203-0867 or e-mailed to An on-line fillable comment card is available at
During public workshops, planned for late July and early August, representatives from the Corps will present an overview of the draft plan, answer questions and gather comments from the public.
The shoreline management plan for Table Rock Lake establishes policy and furnishes guidelines for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use. The last SMP update was completed in 1996.
For more information about the shoreline management plan update process visit the following website:


Devon and

A 7 lb. 2 oz boy baby was born last night to

Devon and Preston Forsyth

at the Monett Hospital.  Baby and mother are doing fine.

 The baby’s name is Henry James Forsyth.


Editor’s Notes

As you look at Shell Knob’s Bridgeway Plaza and the local grocery store, Harter House, we see new owners and new businesses.  Let’s think about the immense financial and physical investment these individuals have made to be a part of our Shell Knob community. Why not try stopping by with a friendly “hello”? Too often our first encounter is to ask them for a donation or to put up a fundraising poster. Let us try to walk in their shoes and be more understanding. Buying local is good for all of us as it puts tax dollars back in our community. I have shopped here for 10 years. Not one of those stores I shopped wouldn’t bend over backward to help me find what I needed. Meek’s is a good example, their catalogs are large and delivery time is usually less than three days. My latest need was something for my suffering left foot. The toes were hurting miserably. I had Googled and Amazon-ed it for half a day with no luck. Stopping by our Plaza Pharmacy I inquired about this elusive toe bandage/device. She didn’t know what it was called but she promised to look for it. The Pharmacist took the time to listen to my story of pain and when I went back in the next day to pick up my refill that little toe insert/ bandage was in my sack. They have daily deliveries from Springfield.  This comment is not meant to be preachy or self- aggrandizing. Really, it is meant to say once again that Shell Knob is a special place where people value one another. If you have a special story to share please share it with us.  My email is or log on to this news blog, get a username and password and share that story with us.


New Business in Town! Bridgeway Plaza is growing and it offers something for guys and gals! Check out our advertisers.

Laveda Berry, Don Berry, owners of Keep Fishin’ and Keep Catchin’ and Manager, Cliff Harmon

Don Berry’s Keep Fishin’ and Keep Catchin’ Bait and Tackle is the newest and most tackle-stocked business in Shell Knob.  The business is based on a fishing family joining forces with a spirit and wine sales representative and the result is a tackle store which provides anglers with every item they will ever need to catch the big ones and a huge selection of beer, wine and liquor for the spirit connoisseurs.

Don, an expert fisherman, retired educator and fishing radio show personality  and his wife, LaVeda, a former manager of PFI Western Store in Springfield and a retired educator, started their adventure into the world of retail fishing tackle and spirits with an aggressive attitude.  “Being in the fishing tackle business seems like the best way to extend our fishing family to even greater heights and we are absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to serve Shell Knob and the surrounding Table Rock Community.”  Berry has experience in B.A.S.S. and FLW circuits as well as many regional and local tournaments where he has qualified for numerous “championships”.  Berry has also interviewed over 800 guests on the radio show that bears his name every Wednesday on JOCK 98.7 f.m..

While Berry has extensive experience in Professional Tournament Fishing, hosting Don Berry’s Fishin’ Radio Show for over seventeen years, serving as Tournament Director and founder of the Ozark Mountain Team Trail and former publisher of ReSpoolin’ Magazine, the fishing tackle business is a new adventure for Berry and his wife.

Cliff Harmon, former wine and spirits sales representative for Country Fresh Market in Shell Knob, shares some of the same fishing interests as Berry.  “Harmon’s experience is second to none in this community and we expect Cliff’s ability to take care of his customers better than anyone else is why Harmon has been named Manager of the new store”, escalated Berry.

Harmon says it is very important to have a well rounded assortment of spirits on hand at all times, but it is just as important to know your customers as well as your product.  He formerly spent the last five years buying lures, bait and tackle while keeping the shelves stocked with a variety of liquors at Country Fresh.  “While managing a large inventory at Country Fresh, I was able to establish an understanding with a  number of clients that had special requests and I hope they will follow me here as I will be willing to address their needs for their favorite spirits and wine.”

Keep Fishin’ & Keep Catchin’ Bait & Tackle will have its doors open by July 1, and everyone is invited to come check out the outstanding line-up of brand name fishing lures, rods, reels and spirits.  The new business is located at 24899 Bridgeview Plaza next door to Treasures and the Laundromat and will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.  A “Grand Opening” will be planned for a later date and the owners are looking forward to being active members of the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce.


Senior Center Breakfast Saturday morning at the Senior Center @8 am


Another special event this weekend June 16,17th, 18th, 2017

Want  to see something special this weekend?  A lot of planes will be landing at our airport northeast of town,  an 8 am breakfast will be served for $5.00.  Judy’s fly-in are a lot of fun.  Kids love seeing these planes up close.  Call for additional directions.

June 17 – Shell Knob, MO – Turkey Mountain Airport (MO00) 8:30 – Noon; Judy’s famous $5.00 “Omelet in a Bag” breakfast fly-in. For additional information call: Judy at 417-858-6345; Cell 417-671-1832 This event will be in the hangar just off the south parking area ** Note CTAF 122.9 ***Note follow this event with lunch at CarrollCounty ***


Want to have some Fun! Don’t Ski, don’t boat, enjoy fresh food?

Join us for fellowship

Just enjoying the day and the fun

Looking for a thrill! Seeing something new! Something practically free!  Something good for your body?  All of us need exercise, Vitamins D, C, and Calcium.  Purchasing these items is expensive and most of us forget to take them.  We live in an older community that is generally known to be practical and conservative. Therefore we look for things to do that are inexpensive, and beneficial to our community.  If that thing is fun, healthy, then it is truly a blessing. You can obtain all these things by joining us at the Harvest Community Gardens adjacent to the Methodist Church on highway YY. This is the first year for this enterprise and eight individuals have already joined us in experiencing the fellowship and fun planting of gardening. Water is free and your garden plot is $20.00 for the summer.  Extra vegetables will be donated for those needing fresh garden items in their diet.   For additional information, call Betty Ragland, Paula Andersen, or Terry Stracke secretary Methodist Church. 858-6707

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