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By Joan Snodgrass
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It's been a strange and wild  weather season for Shell Knob and the Ozarks.  Drought, Floods, Tornados and now Drought again with 100 degree + temps. Even a dip in Table Rock Lake is not refreshing. Lake temperature was 88 earlier this week. Normally our summer concerns are about ticks, chiggers ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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 Numbers?  What numbers? Whatever happened to my power of positive thinking? I know I had some, but forgot where I put it. I can recall coming into the Shell Knob office with a smile on my face. I remember juggling appointments and trying to keep up with the pace of out-of-town buyers. Getting ba...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Shell Knob, MO has scheduled the annual 4th of July Fireworks for Monday, July 4, 2011. This year's display is being called Fire & Thunder Fireworks. The fireworks are to be fired from the same location used in 2010, east of the Shell Knob bridge. They will being at approximately 9:30 pm. This sh...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Is Summer Really here? Will this be the summer of our discontent, or the one with sweet summer breezes?  Here in Shell Knob, MO (The Ozarks) we are happy to see Spring leave. Spring of 2011 started with a drought, which then turned into a flood - or floods two weeks apart.  They knocked out the n...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Homes closed in May this year were double what 2010 produced. Home prices on the closed residences  in Shell Knob, MO were also up an average of 26%.  The average sale price was $199,750 versus $168,800 of 2010 in the same month. Natural disasters, floods, tornados, and recession have greatly dim...

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                            Driving into the Shell Knob office this morning, I slowed when a young buck crossed the road, and shortly thereafter, a coyote, but what really caught my eye were the box turtles. Every May and June, you have to be alert to these determined creatures. There must be a T...

By Joan Snodgrass
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  Memorial Day is normally the kick-off to summer fun in Shell Knob, MO, especially water fun on Tablerock Lake.  I say 'normally', but due to the excessive rain and storms of the past 3 weeks, boating might be a problem.I say ' normally', because Table Rock Lake has been up to flood stage twice ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Guess what?  We had MORE storms last night in Shell Knob, with knock you out of bed thunder and lightning! 22 years living in the Ozarks and I cannot recall ever having hour after hour after hour of booming and rolling thunder.  I can only liken it to the sounds of heavy artillery fire that I hea...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Enough Already  I spoke a little too early on the lack of rain in April.  May has made up for the lack - many times over.  All of the resevoirs in the Ozarks have been at flood stage twice this month. Unfortunately, to relieve the extrordinary amount of rainwater, Beaver Lake in NW Arkansas, has ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Shell Knob is waiting for spring rains.   April Showers, and all that good stuff.   Winter precipitation was not up to normal expectations and lake levels went down to 906 feet in February.Boat dock owners have had to stay alert to adjust the docks and maintain a safe level to protect the floats....

By Joan Snodgrass
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March 2011 Sales Droop In Shell Knob Residential sales in Shell Knob, MO were down 62.5% compared to March of 2010.  The 3 homes closed were a result of the extremely slow buyers' interest in January and February.  The average sale price was down by 9.2% The hope on the horizon are the 14 pending...

By Joan Snodgrass
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What is the first thing a potential buyer sees when driving by your house?   The front of the house, of course, but more specifically, the Front Door.     We've all been told in the BHG magazines and TV shows, to wash the porch, the steps and front door.  That goes without saying, right?  Maybe p...

By Joan Snodgrass
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There was a refreshing sound in my Shell Knob office this past week....... telephones ringing!  It's a good sound, and one that I haven't heard enough of this past year, as the following report for February  will show. In our Tri-Lakes Multiple Listing Board, there were 67 homes sold and closed a...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Have you been to ICY Mae's and ever left hungry?Summer patrons of Shell Knob's favorite breakfast and lunch eatery, will be pleased to see some subtle changes when they return this season. Owners, Mike and Vicki Merton are making changes to improve your visit. Walls have been removed, furniture c...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Shell Knob's 2011 Vacation GuideThe Shell Knob, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce has the 2011 Vacation and Relocation Guide on the stands.  This booklet supplies answers to most questions about the "Quiet End of Table Rock Lake".  It includes area information on marinas, camping, fishing, and lodgin...

By Joan Snodgrass
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  Wish my out of town buyer hadn't had weather problems yesterday. Would have loved to smile while showing lake homes and say that 71 degrees and sunny was our normal winter day in the village that is Shell Knob, MO!! Unfortunately, they had snow to contend with up north - like who hasn't? Well, ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Really Want To Sell Your House Now?You've heard that homes need to have an inviting exterior, so potential buyers  are pleased  with what they see and want to come in and see more. If your house in Shell Knob has been on the market since Fall, your front yard  has turned into a brown or tan blah ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Prime Time To Buy Lake Property OR .......  4 reasons to shop Shell Knob Lake homes in the winter 1. Less competition      Winter is the least enjoyable time to be evaluating lake property.  Everything looks more inviting when springtime blossoms, or lakes invite you to cool down in summer heat. ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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As a resident of Shell Knob on Table Rock Lake, I've noticed a distinct corollary  between the start of the winter boat shows and  area residents getting Bass Fever. Boat Shows are a terrific way to get out of the house and avoid thinking about the two inches of snow that dropped in.  And this is...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Boaters on Table Rock Lake and other Missouri lakes, will be seeing changes this spring in  the Water Patrol.   January 1, 2011  the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Water Patrol merged.  The Water Patrol will now be wearing the blue patrol uniforms of the Highway Patrol and receiving the same tra...

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