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Bail-outs, Layoffs, Store Closings, Unemployment, Bankruptcy, Recession, Depression - Gloom and Doom are everywhere.  TV, Radio, Newspapers and Magazines are all harking the bad news.   What would happen if we decide not to participate?  Unemployment is close to 8%, but that means  92% of the pop...
SIGN VIGILANTES - OR - I KNOW I PUT A SIGN THERE YESTERDAY Part of getting a new listing is sign placement to advertise  the property is for sale.    Signage is used heavily here in the Ozarks.  Unlike developments in large cities, properties around Shell Knob's hills take many a twist and turn. ...
NEW BOAT SHOW SCHEDULED Winter Boat Shows are  normally the signal to start thinking of summer lake fun - be it fishing, boating, wake boards, etc.  This year, many, if not most of the shows,have been canceled due to the trickle-down economics of recession. Boat Shows cost the exhibitors money, a...
My name is Joan and I'm a computer-holic.  Have been without broadband at my home/home office for more than a week.  Withdrawal symptoms vary, but I feel so alone - so unconnected (excuse the pun).  My umbilical cord is drying up and unable to function.   I had no idea how much the internet had i...
Final figures for 2008 real estate sales in Southwest Missouri, include communities from Branson, Kimberling City, Lampe, Shell Knob, Eagle Rock and Golden, and all points in between.   The numbers make clear that buyers were looking for more modest homes under $300,000. The average sales price ...
  NEW STONE COUNTY ZONING MAP READY FOR INSPECTION   Planning and Zoning Commission for Stone County, MO has prepared a zoning map for the public to view before a formal public hearing is announced.The Circuit Court recently held that the County's zoning regulations are invalid, and that the subd...
EUREKA  ANTIQUE  TRAIL  SHOW  OPENS SUNDAY Shell Knob residents wait eagerly for the Annual Spring Antigue Trail show in near-by Eureka Springs, Arkansas.   Eureka Springs is a must-see for all Ozarks visitors, not only for a visit to the well known Passion Play, but for the shops, restaurants an...
  It's that time of year again -  a day of anticipation and celebration in southwest Missouri - opening day of Roaring River State Park's trout season, in Cassviille, MO.  Sunday, March 1st. Convenient for Shell Knob's anglers, Roaring River is one of Missouri's hatcheries, but has been in Catch ...
Whether it was the weather or the economic forcast, January was a big zero for real estate sales in Shell Knob, MO  Only one property went into escrow.  The sale was for a small home, which sold for $106,000.  No lots or land were sold, but the ice storm cannot be blamed for all the inaction.   ...
  I felt a little like Alice In Wonderland yesterday.  I have the PERFECT buyers  - the kind you dream of getting a  call from when you are on Floor Time. They have no debt.  Both Mr. & Mrs are Federal employees - (read good income)  Have paid off the mortgage on their current home.   A-1 (guess ...

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