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By Joan Snodgrass
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If it's March, can Fishing Tournaments be far behind?  My Missouri Conservation calendar shows White Bass beginning their spawn March 21, and that is the date Galena's Park Board will be hosting its 2nd Annual White Bass Tournament. Local word of mouth has muskies spawning and on the move. That m...

By Joan Snodgrass
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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...

By Joan Snodgrass
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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. ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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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...

By Joan Snodgrass
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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...

By Joan Snodgrass
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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 ...

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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...

By Joan Snodgrass
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  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 ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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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.   ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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  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 ...

By Joan Snodgrass
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In 2008 the Shell Knob and Eagle Rock  area had 243 new listings.  This was down 13.5% from the previous year.                   Of those listings, 94 were sold.  This was almost 31% less than in 2007, with an average of 134 days on the market.The average sale price for 2008 in this western porti...

By Joan Snodgrass
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FAMILY FEUD IN SHELL KNOB, MO The divorce rate is holding at about 50% nation wide.  It would appear that our small chunk of the planet, Shell Knob, MO, is  no different.  Divorcee's or widows,  often re-marry.  Both bride and groom have children from the previous marriage, but unfortunately, The...

By Joan Snodgrass
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  Received an email today from our local board.  They advised that due to agents dropping their membership, and the loss of income from the drop, they are looking to trim the budget.   What's the first thing GM offered to do to stay solvent?  Reduce the overhead.  In this small almost rural area,...

By Joan Snodgrass
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  I was totally in love with the Ozarks (still am for that matter) and really enjoyed the milder climate when we  moved to Shell Knob 22 years ago. We have 4 distinct seasons in SW Missouri - some longer or shorter than others - depending upon the year.  What  took me a while to understand, is th...

By Joan Snodgrass
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While it is well known that Trout like cold water streams, people often don't think about fishing in the winter - other than ice-fishing in the north.   Many Shell Knob anglers go  over to Roaring River State Park, near Cassville, Missouri.  The fishing park is in great shape and offers less cro...

By Joan Snodgrass
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TIME FOR HOME REPAIR? The current economic downturn  offers  some excellent opportunities for homeowners.  Builders who can't sell the last home or two they built on speculation (Spec Houses)  in Shell Knob, are probably not starting to build more until one of the homes sell. This puts many skill...

By Joan Snodgrass
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If Christmas is here, then Boat Shows can't be far behind.  And as people start to think about boats, they turn their thoughts to water, and possible real estate on the waterfront. Just about the time  Cabin Fever sets in - post holiday blahs - the solution to the problem is to attend a January B...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Shell Knob had another restaurant bite the dust this week.  Popular with summer Table Rock lake visitors, Stumpy Burger was known for it's excellent burgers.   These burgers reminded people of the old fashioned greasy grilled cheezeburgers of ages past.  That was when even the bun was grilled and...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Does this situation fit anyone?  You get a call from a homeowner to come by and look over their home.  You do your homework, check for comps, prepare a nice listing presentation  and show up on time.  You are the only agent they have called.The appointment seems to go well.  Good vibes with the s...

By Joan Snodgrass
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    Want to supplement your income during these trying economic times?  You might consider getting in on a new trend - Dog Washes.   Watched a show on tv last week  featuring a  huge Car Wash somewhere in California.  They had every new high tech invention imaginable, including recycling the wash...

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