The Tarkio Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring a scarecrow contest for Tarkio citizens and businesses to take part. Scarecrows set up in the past have ranged from a group of Minions taking over, a scarecrow checking under the hood of a truck, a veterinarian examining his animals, a newspaper reader checking on the news while in an outhouse, and much more. Get creative and most importantly, have fun with it! First, second, and third place recognitions will be given to the best scarecrows and their pictures will run in the newspaper. Residents who want their scarecrows judged must have them up by Friday, October 13, and they must be registered at the Avalanche by Friday, October 13 (call 660-736-4111 or stop by 521 Main Street and provide the address of where the scarecrow is displayed). Scarecrows put up after that will not be judged.