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'TIS THE SEASON  Do you start to salivate at the thought of a special delicasie sauted in garlic butter?  This treat can be  expensive, but  persons of a mind for this tastey delight can start collecting it this week -  free for the taking.  I'm speaking of  FROG SEASON in the Ozarks.  It starts ...
I wrote most of this post in the spring of 2007, but wondered how true it could be now that we've experienced such monumental rains and flooding.  Local pundits predict that we will have a huge explosion of insects due to the rain forest conditions and record amount of rains here. That may be tr...
HOW INTERNET DEPENDENT ARE YOU?I've heard of tests where participants had to leave their blackberrys, cell phones and laptops turned off for a week.  Wondered what that would be like, and today I had a chance to find out. The office internet server has been down all day in Shell Knob.   Almost ev...
  I heard of a new restaurant in our Shell Knob area this week.  It's family owned and run - not a cookie-cutter  franchise.  It is called The Fillin' Station.   According to family member, Paula Andersen,  the name dates back in time to when familes habitually went to the same neighborhood gas s...
WATER QUALITY IN QUESTION There is no need for concern about the quality  or safety of  the water in Shell Knob on Table Rock Lake for swimming, according to David Casaletto, a member of a non-profit environmental organization working to keep the lake clear and clean. He has been receiving calls ...
 FIRE & THUNDER    It's that time of year again.  Shell Knob's Fire & Thunder - impressive fireworks display will be held on July 4th in Shell Knob, Missouri.   The display is known for its multiple bursts of large shells.  Fireworks will be shot in the same general area as in the past - approxi...
There is a fringe benefit to Table Rock Lake flooding in Shell Knob.  If you have a waterfront property, the lake level is still pretty high, so that means the lake is closer to your home.  That  gives you the benefit of having the fish up in your yard!   We took the boat down our tram and put it...
 MY HOUSE IS WORTH WHAT??If you are wanting to sell your home in Shell Knob, MO , but all you hear about real estate sales is  negative, what should you do?  You aren't alone with your concerns, there are a large number of sellers waiting anxiously for the market to head back up and  they are see...
  One of the neatest  things about being a real estate agent in Shell Knob, Missouri, is seeing and falling in love with some of the homes we list.  Let's face it - I  can't buy them all, but I have found that when I fall in love with a property, I feel compelled to tell everyone I meet about it!...
Sales were up slightly in Shell Knob, Missouri last month.    Twelve Homes were closed.  Ten were in  Shell Knob, and two in Eagle Rock.  The average sales price climbed to $159,250, which is $16,644 higher than April's average sales of $142,606.       Winter tends to have fewer sellers listing  ...

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