Sallisaw Lumber was named the Sallisaw Chamber Member of the Month at the monthly chamber luncheon Wednesday. Chamber President Shannon Vann, left, presented the Member of the Month Plaque to Jarret Hetherington from Sallisaw Lumber. Vann noted Sallisaw Lumber, opened in 1974 by Jerry and Georgia Hetherington and Dan Ollie, has supported many philanthropic county endeavors throughout the years.
Entries are now being taken for the chamber’s Kerr Lake Bassnanza on Nov. 5. The entry fee is $150 per boat and a $25 fee for the Big Bass Entry (per boat), with 100 percent payback. For information contact the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce at 918-775-2558.
The chamber’s Eviva! will be held Nov. 19 at Roma’s Italian Restaurant and reservations may be made by calling the chamber.
Junior Achievement in a Day, which pairs business leaders with eighth-grade students for a day, will be held Oct. 17, and several chamber members volunteered to participate.
The chamber-sponsored Political Forum will be held 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at People Inc. and features several candidates for public office. The public is invited to the forum.
Jeff Mayo of the Sequoyah County Times reviewed the history of business in Sallisaw, from 1888 to the present. At the conclusion of the presentation he asked, “What’s next?” He asked the chamber members what they would like to see in Sallisaw’s future. Mayo said he would like to see the development of the Blue Ribbon Downs property by the present owner, the Cherokee Nation, into a tourist destination.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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