Shell Knob, Missouri – November 22, 2011
Get to know the Table Rock Lake community of Shell Knob from the inside out. Join us for the 2011 Christmas Tour of Homes in shell Knob on December 3, from 10AM to 5PM.
Sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, the tour features five unique area homes and two lodges including the 1100 square foot log Antler Lodge owned by Sarah and Jerry Hedgpeth. The smallest on the tour, this home demonstrates the punch that can be packed into a small space. The cabin’s half-log exterior, knotty pine ceilings, walls and floors, custom balcony and stair railing are wrapped in a warm cozy haven of lodge décor. The beautiful space will be all decked out for the holidays in natural and homey themes keeping true to the lodge style of yesteryear.
Also featured this year is the Lodge at the Timbers Resort and the homes of Charles and Kem Willey, Steve and Dorothy Overbey, Joan Unruh and Jim and Linda Robb. The Gary and Mickey Clift home will feature a unique holiday boutique of quilted items from Shell Knob’s own Discovery Quilters. CJR Carol Jones Realtors, located on the Bridgeway Plaza will be providing a rest stop with homemade treats, hot coffee and hot cider for those on the self-guided tour.
Tickets, details and tour maps are available for $10 per person (adult or child) at the Chamber of Commerce, Farmer’s Daughter Floral & Greenhouse, Neill’s Home Store, Hickory Hollow Resort, Arvest Bank and Cabin Fever in Shell Knob. In Berryville, tickets may be picked up at First National Bank and in Cassville at Freedom Bank or Commerce Bank.
For more information, call the Chamber at 417.858.3300 or visit our website at shellknob.com.
State Senator Jack Goodman is once again helping host a food drive for those in Southwest Missouri.
“When our neighbors and their children are going hungry, we cannot ignore it. Certainly on Christmas Day no family should have to be concerned about whether they will have food on the table” the senator stated.
So how can we help?
. “As just one of the many ongoing efforts to address hunger in the area, the Season of Hope food drive hopes to help ensure that on Christmas Day, families throughout the 29th Senate District have enough food to enjoy the blessings of a traditional holiday meal. Donations of any kind to Season of Hope are greatly appreciated, especially those that help in the preparation of a traditional holiday meal.”
Targeted Grocers Include:
• Turkeys, Hams or Chickens (please call Senator Goodman’s office at 417.466.3731 to make arrangements)
• boxed stuffing
• Canned sweet potatoes
• Instant mashed potatoes
• Canned corn and green beans
• Canned mixed vegetables
• Canned cranberry sauce
• Canned gravy or gravy mixes
• Boxed macaroni and cheese
Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber office (except the meat), Kornerstone or Country Fresh Market.
SHELL KNOB, MO -- The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce welcomes two new members: Mulloy Storage, Tom & Deana Mulloy, 23327 Hwy 39, Shell Knob, MO 65747 00 417.527.8459; Ozarks Advertiser.com, Paula Anderson, 750 Lake Drive, Shell Knob, MO 65747, 417.342.4599 or online at www.ozarkadvertiser.com.
--REMINDER--There will be a public information meeting regarding the purposed 911 tax tonight at 6pm. This meeting will be held at the Central Crossing Fire Protection District Headquarters building, just north of Shell Knob. The election will take place this coming Tuesday, the 8th. If you are a Barry County resident please come to the meeting, ask any questions you have & be sure to vote Tuesday!
SATURDAY, the 12th IS THE DAY! It's the 4th Annual Shell Knob Merchants' Holiday Open Houses from 9:30 to 3:00.
Join us for your chance to win $100 in cash and other great prizes (no purchase necessary). Just visit the eight participating businesses, get your entry sheet stamped, enjoy some refreshments, door prizes, and in-store discounts, as well as the company of some of Shell Knob's most interesting business people. The businesses in this year's Open Houses are Farmer's Daughter Floral, Old Church Gallery, Cabin Fever, Neil's Home Store, Jug & Plug, Vintage Ozark, Williams Ski & Sport, and Creative Arts of Shell Knob.
So, get a car load of friends & family and start your holiday shopping right here in Shell Knob. You will be sure to find something for everyone on your list, and you might get an extra $100 spending cash in your pocket! For more information call Becky @ 858-0413.
SHELL KNOB, MO -- Simon Livengood of Wichita, Kansas was the winning name pulled from the more than 800 tickets purchased for the Fireworks t-shirt quilt. The handmade quilt was designed and completed by Marilyn McSpadden, a Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce member, from Winfield, Kansas. Tickets for the one-of-a-kind quilt went on sale Memorial Day Weekend with the final drawing held on Saturday, September 24, at the Shakin’ in the Shell Fest.
Asked why they purchased a ticket for the quilt, the Livengood family said “We love the fireworks and we knew the money was to support them.” The Livengood family have been coming to Shell Knob since 2000; they purchased a part-time home in the area in 2007. Their favorite activities in Shell Knob are the Fire & Thunder Fireworks display and the annual Mastercraft Reunion. “Those two events we don’t miss!” said Simon’s father, Brad.
The Fireworks t-shirt quilt ticket sales were a cooperative effort of the Central Crossing Fire Protection District and the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce.
SHELL KNOB, MO -- Members of the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce recently elected four individuals to the Board of Directors. Returning as board members for another three years are: Dave Fielder, Lakeshore Construction; Deb Vawter, Cabin Fever; and Roger Pinnell, Green Mountain Realty. Jim Fohn of Fohn Funeral Homes was elected to his first three-year term.
Those who are continuing to serve as directors are Pat Bingley, Paw Prints Daycare for Dogs; Vickie Shaffer, NAMI Docks, Inc.; Bruce Simmons, Fish’n Fun Resort; Howard Trimble, Associate Member; John Coonrod, Ozark A/C; Judy Reynolds, Associate Member; Rusty Rickard, Rusty’s Auto Parts; Melissa Graham, Hardman Hollow Resort.
Officers elected for the 2012 term are Roger Pinnell, President; Deb Vawter, Vice President; and Judy Reynolds, Secretary/Treasurer. Sheila House, remains part of the executive board as the Chamber’s Executive Director.
The board of directors meet on the second Wednesday of each month at noon in the former Sawtooth Mill Building;. Chamber members and those interested in the Chamber are always invited to attend. All businesses and individuals are welcome to join the Shell Knob Chamber. The chamber provides many opportunities to promote local business and the community. It is the only organization which promotes Shell Knob as a tourist and relocation destination; the basis of the local economy.
Shell Knob, Missouri – October 7, 2011
by Sheila House
A beautiful foggy October morning at both Campbell Point and Kings River Marinas caused a 30 minute start delay to the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Homer Sloan Buddy Bass Tournament. Once the mists lifted, all 49 registered boats headed off for a warm and sunny day of fishing on Table Rock Lake. Fishermen began to gather at Campbell Point Marina around 4PM for the official weigh-in. Thirteen teams weighed in a total of 85.35 pounds of fish with Bill Watson of Shell Knob and James Watson of Waynesville, claiming the $750 payout for the “Biggest Stringer” honor with a total stringer weight of 13.95 pounds. Second place was claimed by Tim Good and Earl Capp with 10.65; third place went to Ron Youngblood and Wayne Youngblood with a stringer weight 10.30 pounds; fourth place finishers Robbie Dodson and Robert Dodson also weighed in at 10.30; and fifth place went to Jim Ramsey and Gary Marshall with a weight of 7.85.
The optional “Big Bass” prize was claimed by Ron & Wayne Youngblood with a fish weighing in at 6.80 lbs. Second place was Jim Ramsey and Gary Marshall for their 5.60 catch; third place went to Robert and Robbie Dodson with a 5.20 pounder; and 4th position was taken by Loren Patterson and John Rakestraw with a bass weighing 3.65.
A full steak dinner, provided by Country Fresh Market, T&J Marine and the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, and prepared by the Shell Knob Shrine Club, was enjoyed during the after-tournament awards ceremony held at the Shell Knob Recreation Area where door prizes, provided by local businesses, were also presented.
For more information on any Chamber of Commerce event, visit shellknob.com.
The monthly business meeting of the Shell Knob Chamber of has been scheduled --
Date: Wednesday, October 12
Location: the former Sawtooth Mill Gift Gallery behind the Bridgeway Plaza.
Lunch: Bring your own lunch.
All Chamber members are always invited and encouraged to attend.
(FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey) – Oct. 3, 2011 – After reviewing more than156,000 adorable little smiles and animated faces, Gerber has selected the winner of the 2011 Gerber Generation Photo Search! With his playful expression and dazzling blue eyes, 11-month-old Tate James Rosendahl from Springfield, Missouri was selected as the Grand Prize winner. As the newest face of the Gerber Generation, Tate will receive a $50,000 scholarship and will star in a Gerber print advertisement early next year.
“My first reaction was disbelief. Then I was so overwhelmed that I started to cry. I was just giddy, joyful and filled with so much gratitude that my son was blessed by such good fortune,” says Tate’s mom, Amy Jo Rosendahl, of her reaction when she was notified that her son had won. “Having this generous scholarship to put away for Tate’s education now lifts a huge financial burden off of our shoulders. We’re just so proud of our little guy.”
Hosted on Gerber’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Gerber, parents could enter their child into the photo search by uploading a picture under the appropriate Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Milestone during the six-week entry period. The contest received enormous interest as Gerber’s Facebook page saw a significant increase in “Likes” from about 400,000 in May to more than 2.1 million in August. At the end of the entry period, a panel of Gerber Generation judges set out to find photos of children from birth to preschool that demonstrated charm, expressiveness and consistency with Gerber’s heritage. The child’s photo that best met these criteria was selected as the Grand Prize winner.
Already a fan of the Gerber Facebook page, Tate’s mom entered her son after seeing the photo search announcement in her newsfeed. She thought it would be fun to see Tate’s little round face in the classic Gerber circle so she uploaded a photo of him from when he was 6-months-old, which showed his fun and playful personality.
“With so many entries, I understood the possibility of winning was a long shot,” said Rosendahl. “People always comment on Tate’s sparkling blue eyes and tell me that he looks like a Gerber baby. I’m just overjoyed that he is the newest face of the Gerber Generation.”
“We are thrilled to once again have seen such a tremendous response to the Gerber Generation Photo Search,” says Cathy Abramski, Marketing Director, Nestlé Infant Nutrition. “After reviewing the submissions, there is no doubt that there are an incredible number of adorable children that make up the Gerber Generation. We are excited to now work with Tate, who will help us continue to demonstrate our commitment to early childhood nutrition through our Gerber Generation communications campaign.”
Along with the Grand Prize winner, six other Milestone winners will also receive an APPLE IPAD2* device and they will be featured on Gerber.com and the Gerber Facebook page. Milestone winners were determined based on Facebook fan votes. One winner was selected from each Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Milestone – Birth+, Supported Sitter, Sitter, Crawler, Toddler and Preschooler. To view the winners, visit apps.facebook.com/gerberphotosearch/winners.aspx.
Later this year, Tate and his parents will travel to New York City for his debut photo shoot. Tate’s mom said that she is thrilled to have his little smile appear in magazines that her friends and family will see.
“What an awesome opportunity for our son Tate! What memorable stories we’ll have to tell him when he’s older,” says Rosendahl.
To view photos of all Gerber Generation Photo Search entrants, visit apps.facebook.com/gerberphotosearch/.
Amy Jo Larson Rosendahl was born and raised in Shell Knob, Missouri where Tate's grandparents still reside. Congratulations from all of us in Shell Knob.