The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for the first Clinton 500 Soap Box Derby. The Derby will be held June 24th on Factory Road in Clinton, by the Van Buren County Library as part of the Archey Fork Festival Celebration. 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.


The Hot Country Community Forum Sunday Mornings 8:00 A.M. to 8:15 A.M.: 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.


June 8th 6:30 P.M. Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held at the Municipal Airport off Hwy 16 East.


June 10th 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 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.


June 10th 9:00 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 9:00 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.


Upcoming Events


June 15th 6:00 P.M. Van Buren County Quorum Court: Meetings of the Van Buren County Quorum Court are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.


June 16th 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 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.


June 17th 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 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. Visit http://events.clintonvbc.com/event/nature-center-pollinator-day/ for more information. Directions at http://www.southforknaturecenter.org


June 20th 6:00 P.M. Clinton Advertising and Promotion Meeting: The Clinton A&P Commission meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy 16 East. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.


June 22nd 7:00 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.


June 24th 17th annual Archey Fork Summer Festival:


8:00 am car show downtown


8:00 am softball tournament Archey Fork Park


12:00 noon soap box derby factory road


4:00 pm carnival, games for all ages, craft vendors, food, sidewalk coloring contest, and more!


6:00 pm youth fishing derby


6:00 pm live music


Dark Firework 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.


June 24th 1:00 P.M. Stars & Stripes Beauty Pageant: The Van Burean 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.


July 8th & 9th Clinton Summer Classic: Clinton’s first sanctioned Disc Golf tournament will kick off Saturday, July 8 at the beautiful Archey Fork Park disc golf course. Goody bags & cash prizes! Register online now @ discgolfscene.com for more info, contact City Hall at 501-745-8110


July 15th 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 5th Annual Clinton Gospel Fest: Admission is FREE to the 5th Annual Clinton Gospel Fest at the Clinton High School Cafeteria. Returning this year by popular demand is Hallelujah and hometown favorites include King’s Highway, Spirit Breez and Born Again. While you’re listening, munch on great food such as barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, drinks and more. You can also purchase some raffle tickets to bid on over 30 fantastic raffle prizes donated by local businesses, and see if you win a free door prize! Enjoy some great gospel music and at the same time support a local non-profit that is serving others in our community!