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2007 

FREE SOIL MAP    Soil, or lack of it, can be a very real problem for residents of the Ozarks,  especially around Shell Knob and Table Rock Lake.  By it's very name, Table ROCK,  says it all.  ROCK.  There is a dominance of limestone and flintstone, with very little soil. Gardeners and landscapers...
05/31/2007
TROUT HATCHERYJust 20 miles east of Shell Knob and 7 miles south of Cassville,  is Roaring River State Park.  Noted for it's premier trout fishing and hatchery, it sits in a narrow valley with rugged, mountainlike terrain and a deep blue spring. Roaring River Spring emerges from the base of a sha...
05/31/2007
OR HOW TO GOOSE GOOGLE POINTSMy son, a nerd or geek or whatever this technical generation is called, sent me a link to his blog, where he had featured an item from a newscast on "MY Space".It was really facinating. The newscast had a story about some Chihuahua puppies, that had been placed with t...
05/30/2007
 CHANGE CAN BE EXPENSIVEI have recently changed brokers,  so had to go through the usual red tape and paperwork to move my license to a new broker.  In the process of moving it, I also had to change to another real estate board, throw out my old business cards, order new cards, etc. etc. Searched...
05/30/2007
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 BRANSON W. - KIMBERLING BRIDGE   A longtime bottleneck for summer driving may soon get relief for both visitors and resident.s  Highway 13 between Branson West and going south to the Kimberling City Bridge is the subject of discussion for major road improvement.  It has been proposed by the high...
05/29/2007
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 TABLE ROCK PLEASURES Would you like to have a summer home at a lake where you didn't need to swat mosquitos?  Then let me show you around some Shell Knob real estate on Table Rock Lake.  Yes, you read correctly - I said NO Mosquitos on the lake. How can this be?  The typical lakefront cottage ha...
05/28/2007
REALTOR HOME OFFICEI have been working from home for  two years.  My broker does have an office with a desk for me in Shell Knob, to use whenever I need it or have floor time, but for the past two years or so, walk-ins are rare, as are phone calls.  So rather than seeking floor-time, I volunteer ...
05/27/2007
 BE IN THE WORLD, BUT  Being 'in the world' but not worldly seems like a tough road to follow sometimes when you are in the real estate business.  A deal goes sour.  A client speaks with 'forked tongue' and is already working with another agent.  The house I was going to list went with a competit...
05/27/2007
SHELL KNOB SUBDIVISION Heavily wooded lot in Crystal Beach, an established and still growing development south of Shell Knob.This waterfront lot has a beautiful view of a deep cove on Table Rock Lake.  The slope of the lot would accommodate a cabin with a walk-out lower level with plenty of priva...
05/26/2007
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 BEWARE OF THE BEAR Can you imagine waking up from a three month nap?  No coffee.  You are hungry and  the fridge is empty!   That is how bears feel in June.    So they go on the prowl for food, and nothing else.  No nonsense.   Last November I had a rare sighting on the edge of Shell Knob, of a ...
05/25/2007
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