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October 2015

The Echo Chamber WELCOME To the following new chamber members. White Valley Lumber Mill Grandma’s Attic Trendy Treasures Super Donuts Studieux M 5

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Tony’s Tips from AVECC Safety Tip- Don’t let Vampires suck the life out of your energy efficiently efforts! Unplugging unused electronics-otherwise known as “energy vampires”-can save you as much as 10 percent on your electric bill.

From Tony Wilson, Member Services/ Key Accounts

Attn: Ambassadors!

Ribbon Cutting for Grandmas Attic, Friday 10-23rd @1:30 115 Nth 3rd Street


From the Grapevine


The Bookshelf Franklin County Public Library

Nancy Smith Librarian

Halloween Party October 30 @ 3:45 th

Everyone is invited!!!


Dear Friends, There is so much going on this fall! But we first would like to thank you all for a wonderful first Art & Farm Market Season. Thank you to all who came out to shop the Artists and Farmers, and to all who participated. A VERY special thank you to our sponsors: CV's Family Foods, Meadors Lumber, Ozark Wal-Mart, and last but not least thank you to the Ozark A&P Commission for your support. We would love to hear your feedback. Please send us an email or letter to let us know how much you enjoyed the Art & Farm Markets and where we can improve. We are already working on scheduling and activities for next year! Last but not least, have you purchased your "Laugh Your Arts Off" tickets? There is very limited seating and tickets are selling fast! Stop in at the Ozark Chamber or purchase yours online today. Tickets are only $30 per person and include a gourmet country meal, comedy show by James Gleason the world renowned "Cowboy Comedian", LIVE music by the Hard Cider Boys, and so much more! It's the cheapest ticket in town that'll be a good time for a GREAT cause!


Redhead Reckonings from Main Street


GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE SCAVENGER HUNT!!


Juicy Bytes


Chip off the Rock Members have been busy this month not only in the halls of the Capitol, but in the halls of their local’s schools as well. In the 2015 Regular Session the Arkansas General Assembly passed a resolution designating September as annual "Take Your Legislator to School Month". In addition to helping students learn more about the legislative process, this bipartisan initiative was also motivated by a need for members to fully understand the issues and challenges facing public schools in their districts. The resolution encourages public school districts to plan special events with their local legislators. Examples could include allowing legislators to visit classrooms, read to students, or present guest lectures. Districts could also sponsor panel discussions in which administrators, teachers, and students discuss issues facing their schools. We believe any activity that engages and involves legislators in the work of their public schools would be beneficial to both the district and to the legislator. On our website, www.arkansashouse.org, we have a section titled “Kids in the House". There you will find all the materials your local school district will need to take advantage of this opportunity. I also want to take this opportunity to remind you about a new safety measure we have put into place for our schools this year. The 90th General Assembly passed Act 950, the School Safety Act, during the 2015 Regular Session. This legislation required the creation of a panic button application which would be accessible to every teacher and school employee. The system is now up and running. In the event of an emergency, the teacher presses one button to contact emergency services. This could be used for medical emergencies involving in a student or a school shooting. If used for a state of emergency situation, such as a threat of violence, then the Smart 911 system would alert all teachers and staff in the school of the situation. Emergency services. This could be used for medical emergencies involving in a student or a school shooting. If used for a state if emergency situation, such as a threat of violence, then the responders will be equipped with every floor plan of every school. The system is aimed at saving minutes which will ultimately save lives. We know it has already saved one life in the northeast corner of the state when there was a medical emergency.


Juicy Bites Subway inside Loves #271: We offer a wide variety of sandwiches such as the Italian BMT, Meatball Marinara, Subway Melt, Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki and many others. Hillbilly Hideout at The I-40 Travel Center: Daily Specials and a Full Menu. Breakfast is served 24hrs a day. KFC/Taco Bell: $1 medium drink, $1 freezes, $1 loaded grillers from 2-5 p.m. everyday The Coffee Break: All sandwiches and Panini’s are $6.00 each and are served with a pickle spear and your choice of regular or BBQ chips. During the colder months, you can get soup instead of chips. Specialty Coffee of all kinds. Rivertowne BBQ: Daily lunch specials such as ribs, brisket, catfish and barbeque as well as a full menu. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11-8pm Friday & Saturday 11-8:30 Wiederkehr Weinkeller Restaurant: We have recently added pulled smoked ribs and pulled pork back on the menu. Monday – Saturday: Lunch from 11 am to 3 pm, dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm. Sunday: All day from 11 am to 9 pm. Subway on Commercial: We offer a wide variety of sandwiches such as the Italian BMT, Meatball Marinara, Subway Melt, Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki and many others. They also now feature Jalapeño Cheese bread as a choice. Southern Grill: Serving Breakfast 6 am to 11 am. Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, omelets, biscuit and gravy, hash browns, etc. Lunch served from 11 am to 2 pm. Burgers, sandwiches, sides, etc. They offer carry out or delivery 667-0704. Altus Handy Mart: All Day Every Day! Buy any 1 Topping 14 in. Pizza for $8.99 and get a 14 in. Cheese Pizza for only $6.99 or get a 16 in. Cheese Pizza for $10.99 Offering breakfast and lunch. There are lunch specials every day. Lunch combos come with fries and a drink including chicken strips, hot ham and Swiss burgers, etc. Red Rooster Bistro: Spaghetti and garlic bread $6.95, check out our daily specials as well as our delicious menu. We have Gourmet pies to suit everyone’s taste. Closed Mondays, TuesdaySaturday 6am – 10:30 Sundays 11-4 Dari Delite: Daily Specials including our Famous Juicy Hamburgers! Try our homemade Taco soup and our club sandwiches. Cool off with our hand dipped Blue Bell ice-cream and try our New Flavor Burst Ice cream! Crave Bake Shop: Offering Soups, Sandwiches /Wraps daily. We have fresh sliced Petit Jean meats. And to fill that sweet tooth grab up one of our Homemade Cupcakes, Cookies or a slice of pie! Don’t forget to order your customized cake for that special occasion! Hours are M-F 9-6 Saturday 10-2


Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce October Newsletter