New Main Street business opens in time for the Holidays

Friday, December 1, 2017

The ribbon was cut last Saturday to mark the opening of new Portageville business. Shinbone Trading Post held their ribbon cutting ceremony last Saturday, November 25, as part of small Business Saturday.

The store owners are Chad and Skye Cook.

"I’ve always wanted to own my own business. Owning a business that allows locals to display their talents was not always the plan, but it could not be more fitting for me," said Skye Cook. "As a child, my dad owned his own carpentry business. I would help him build and finish beautiful pieces of work. He could build anything! I guess this is why “handmade” is so special to me. After many, many prayers and support from wonderful family and friends, Shinbone Trading Post was made a reality," she added!

Prior to opening Shinbone, she was a program specialist for DAEOC and worked there for eight years. "I’ve always worked with the public, from grocery stores, to banks, to community programs. I just find joy in interacting with people," Cook said.

Shinbone Trading Post offers a variety of local, handmade items. Home décor, furniture, children’s clothing, candles, soaps and jams are just a few things that are available.

The goal at Shinbone Trading Post is to offer locals the opportunity to display their talents while providing the community with affordable, high quality merchandise. Shinbone plans to continually grow by adding new vendors and merchandise. "There are also some future plans to add a very special touch, but that’s a secret for now," Cook concluded.

They invite you to come in and seek all the items they have to offer. You may contact them by phone: (573) 391-3589: email: or website: