Salem Chamber hosts guest speakers

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Photo/A.K. Barnes The Salem City Wide Yard Sales were a success over the weekend as the cool weather brought out large crowds to pick up on some of the bargains offered.

The Salem Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on Sept. 23.

Dr. Richard Dawe and Dr. Keith McClanahan from Ozarka College were the guest speakers. They discussed programs offered through the college. One program mentioned was the College-Now Scholarship available only at Ozarka. High School students who take four Ozarka college classes while in high school will receive their fall semester through Ozarka free of tuition. If anyone is interested in learning more about this scholarship they should visit www.collegenow.ozarka.edu.

Another program discussed, was their aviation program that is new at Ozarka. Through this program, students will earn an FAA Private Pilot certificate with an Airplane Single- Engine Land (ASEL) rating. The average length of the program is four semester, earning 61 credit hours. The approximate cost to students to complete the program is $12,850. Flight costs will vary, but are included in that estimate. Through their courses students will complete academic coursework along with learning to fly. Over 50 percent of coursework can be completed online. If anyone is interested in the Aviation Program offered through Ozarka they are encouraged to contact Nick Lenczycki, director of aviation at 870-368-7926.

The Annual Chamber Banquet will be Oct. 6 in the Orange Room of NAEC. It is a casual affair and participants pay $10 at the door. Dinner will be provided. The Chamber will be honoring Cel-Star as Business of the Year, Matt Turner as Volunteer of the Year, and Annette Henley as Educator of the Year.

They are not pre-selling tickets this year. The banquet will serve as the Oct. Chamber Meeting. For more information contact Patricia Watkins at the Bank of Salem.

The Salem Chamber of Commerce Fall City Wide Yard Sale was on Sept. 26. Maps were distributed throughout the town for those who wanted to shop. There were over 20 locations inside the Salem city limits where patrons could browse and buy. There were also numerous locations outside the city limits listed on the yard sale map.

For the November Chamber meeting their will be a carryout only soup and chili luncheon on Nov. 19 and there will be no December meeting.

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