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Tell Me About Your Dream Lake Home.Visiting Shell Knob this summer has led to thoughts of having a summer/retirement house on Table Rock Lake.You liked the clean, clear waters of Table Rock, plus the gently rolling hills along the shoreline.  The lake didn't feel too busy or overly crowded.  Ther...
How do you feel about herding cats?If you've ever been a cat owner, you know that herding cats is about impossible.  Unlike our faithful canine companions, even here in Shell Knob, MO, felines do not train well.  They  don't come when called (unless it is chow time).  They don't  sit or stay on c...
It was  a surprise to see the sign on the newest restaurant in Shell Knob - "On The Bayou". Bayou to me, means Louisanna and Cajun, so how can that possibly be in the 'Ozarks'?  Of course I had to go in and inquire of the new owners, William and Jennifer Robinson.   As I was getting the low- down...
One of  Shell Knob's best kept secrets, due to it's out of the way location, is a favorite spot I enjoy taking clients.  It's called Icy Mae's - don't ask me why - the owners are Mike and Vickie Mertens.  Icy Mae's is located on the third floor of the main building in Timberock Village, and serve...
Dangerous Hogs It is open season 12 months a year in Missouri on feral hogs.  Hunters are urged to shoot and kill them on sight.   There have always been feral hogs, but they were kept under control by normal hunting until the 1990's when they were sought as sport.  European or Russian boar were ...
Not too long after becoming a Shell Knob/Table Rock Lake resident, I smelled something different in the air.   It was neither a pleasant or unpleasant smell - just  'different'.  I mentioned it to my husband, and he gave me the usual rolling of his eyes.  I then had to ask a neighbor about that s...
Most of the hummingbirds have done their Fall migration, so it must be time for Table Rock Lakes' Fall Bass tournaments to start in Shell Knob.   A Shell Knob Fall tradition is the Annual Homer Sloan Buddy Bass Tournament.  It will be held on Table Rock Lake on Saturday October 4th.The Buddy Bass...
August sales for Shell Knob, Missouri crept up from the previous month.  They went from 5 sales to a whopping 8 homes closing! Forgive my light approach here, but after the two years of this challenging housing market, you've got to either laugh or cry. We have  year to date total sales of 34.  ...
Lifestyles of the rich and famous usually include a home on the water.  Why should they be the only ones to enjoy the lure and luxury of a home at the lake? Check out the newest Gated Community in Shell Knob, MO - EAGLES POINT, and this nicely wooded lakefront lot. 100' of lakefront on a small co...

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