The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for the first Clinton 500 Soap Box Derby will be June 24, on Factory Road in Clinton, by the Van Buren County Library Age Groups 6-12 | 13-18 | 19 & up contact the Clinton Chamber of Commerce 501-745-6500 for more details on how to enter and join the fun.

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Sunday Mornings 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., The Hot Country Community Forum, 92.1 FM: This new program will give a platform for all community sectors that what to give a full explanation of their organization or details about an upcoming event. For more information contact Dixie at 501-745-4474.

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Thursday, May 25, 4 – 6 p.m. Clinton Medical Clinic Open House and Wellness Fair: Join Clinton Medical Clinic as they host their open house and wellness fair. There will provide fitness information for adults and kids, healthy cooking ideas, teddy bear clinic bring your favorite teddy bear for a checkup, free cholesterol and glucose screening, and meet the providers.

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Thursday, May 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Petit Jean Electric Co-Op Annual Membership Meeting: The annual Membership Meeting of the Petit Jean Electric Co-Op will be held at the Clinton headquarters to pass on reports for the previous fiscal year, and to elect two directors for the 2 and 5 year terms.

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Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m. 'til May 28, 11 p.m., MayDaze at Rock Pit Ranch: MayDaze is a private festival for those who truly love music, art, and nature in a non-drama environment. Designed as a musician's retreat to celebrate the freedoms that our soldiers have given us, MayDaze is in its sixth year and is a weekend filled with adventures with the most amazing people from five states coming to camp, float, jam, BBQ, play paintball, and commune with nature. Spaces limited to the first 250 people. Contact Mat Timmons by Email: info@rockpitranch.com or Phone: 501-723-4255 www.rockpitranch.com

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Monday, May 29, 6 p.m., Van Buren County Community Band Memorial Day Concert: The VBC band will host its Memorial Day Concert on May 29 at Archy Creek Park (behind Subway) in the new band shell at 6 p.m. In case of rain the concert will be moved to Van Buren County Fairgrounds. Come out and enjoy a fun evening of music and show your support for our fallen heroes.

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Upcoming Events

June 8, 6:30 p.m. Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held at the Municipal Airport off Hwy 16 East.

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June 10, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Picking on the Square: Music on the Square is Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon, acoustic music jam in the Clinton Square, by the Courthouse, under the big tree. All acoustic instruments allowed, no microphones, no amps. Stop by and play or just to listen. Questions to Alex at the Van Buren County Democrat 501-745-5175

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June 10, 9 a.m. The Ozark Health Foundation's Ozark Golf Classic: The Ozark Health Foundation's Ozark Golf Classic will be held at the Indian Hills Golf Course in Fairfield Bay. The tournament is a 4 Man Scramble with a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start. Costs per team are $400 and includes golf play, cart, golf polo shirt, lunch, free on-course beverages and snacks, and a chance to win prices. For more information, or to register, call Tawny at (501) 745-9303 or e-mail tawny.laymon@myozarkhealth.com.

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June 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Archey Fork/Bluffton Swim: Join The Nature Conservancy at their Bluffton Preserve located on the Archey Fork River for a tour and Bluffton swim. Inner tubes will be provided. Please RSVP to coordinator Lizzie East at eeast@tnc.org to reserve your space or for more information.

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June 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Nature Center Pollinator Day: Help South Fork Nature Center kick-off National Pollinator Week with a family friendly morning spent investigating “Pollinators in our World”. We promise you a fun, educational experience geared for all ages with our experts. Visithttp://events.clintonvbc.com/event/nature-center-pollinator-day/ for more information. Directions athttp://www.southforknaturecenter.org

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June 18, 2 p.m. – 24, 4 p.m. Girls Summer Camp: The Dirty Farmers Community Market and The Greater Good Retreat invite girls ages 8-12 to Summer Camp, June 18, - 24, . Registration deadline is May 19, Visit http://events.clintonvbc.com/event/girls-summer-camp/ for more details.

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June 20, 6 p.m. Clinton Advertising and Promotion Meeting: The Clinton A&P Commission meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy 16 East. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

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June 22, 6 p.m., Van Buren County Quorum Court: Meetings of the Van Buren County Quorum Court are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.

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June 22, 7 p.m., North Central Adult Education GED Graduation Ceremony: The North Central Adult Education GED invites you to join them for their graduation ceremony set for June 22, 2017 at 7pm at the Clinton High School Auditorium.

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June 24, 17, annual Archey Fork Summer Festival:

8 a.m. Car Show - downtown Clinton

8 a.m. Softball tournament - Archey Fork Park

Noon: Soup Box Derby, Factory Road

4 p.m. Carnival - games, crafts, food, sidewalk coloring contest, more

6 p.m. Youth Fishing Derby

6 p.m. Live music

Dark: Fireworks show

Bring your blanket, your lawn chair and your family and enjoy a day of family fun in beautiful Archey Fork Park Clinton AR. Contact Jason Hayes at 501-745-6500 for more information.

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June 24, 1 p.m. Stars & Stripes Beauty Pageant: The Van Buren County Fair Association is hosting a coed beauty pageant that is open to all ages. Please contact Corrine Weatherly for more details 501-745-8100.