Ghoulish beasts and wicked witches were on the minds of the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce for this year's Spooktacular to be held Oct. 31.
Chamber President Glynda Pryor said the Mammoth Spring Bank is planning a car bash, the medical clinic will do a ring toss and the Ladies Junior Auxiliary will have games and other businesses are planning on hosting some fun activities this Halloween.
The chamber approved up to $300 worth of prizes for the event.
Doggie Daze will be earlier that day with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the event beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a small entry fee for all dogs participating in the event. Owners must have proof of current rabies vaccinations. The categories are largest dog, smallest dog, best dog trick, best costume, most mysterious heritage, youth agility and obedience and adult agility and obedience.
Holiday House Tours will be Dec. 6. A dress rehearsal is scheduled for the day before. There will be three houses on tour for both Mammoth Spring and Thayer. Tickets will go on sale the beginning of November. Tickets will be $6 for one ticket for one town or $10 for both towns.
Dr. Richard Dawe, the new president of Ozarka College was the guest speaker at the chamber meeting. Dr. Dawe said he and his family were excited to be back in the Ozarks, closer to home.
He said his plans for the college include expanding the college more in Fulton County and perhaps adding more classes. Residents in Oregon County will now have the opportunity to get in-state tuition rates through Ozarka, Dr. Dawe said.
The new ambassadors for the chamber are Jennifer Crowe, Ron Cornelius and Jim Mills.
Steve Russell, on the Ozark Gateway committee with the chamber, announced that it was time to sell the Ozark Gateway ads. He said Ozark Gateway gives back about $1,000 to the chamber for selling the ads. Russell said those selling ads will need to have everything turned in to him by Oct. 26.
Chamber member will elect new officers at the next chamber meeting scheduled for Nov. 12 at noon at Fred's Fish House. All interested persons are welcome to attend.