6 p.m. Thursday, the Van Buren County Quorum Court meets at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton. It meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the annex.


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At dark, Friday, the Fire Safety/Free Movie Night will show “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in the park behind Subway. The movie for next Friday will “Monster Truck.” The movies are free for anyone to attend. If it rains the movie will be moved from the park to another location.


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7 – 11 a.m., Saturday, the “Color Me Healthy 5k Color Run/Walk” is at Boston Mountain Rural Health Center. The event honors National Community Health Center Week. It is free and includes health screenings, tours of our medical and dental facility, free giveaways, games, a free drawing for a LED TV, and more. Race participants will receive a “Color Me Healthy” T-Shirt and water bottle while supplies last. To register for the event, visit “BMRHC News & Events” tab on their website to download a registration form or pick one up at any clinic locations. Completed registration forms can be emailed to neilwilkins@bmrhc.net or dropped off at any clinic location. For questions email Neil Wilkins at neilwilkins@bmrhc.net or call 870-448-5115.


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7- 9 p.m., Saturday, there will be live music at Archey Fork Park amphitheater. The Clinton Advertisement and Promotion Commission is hosting the event Saturday evening throughout August.


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6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” will be held at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center. Activities include beach food, silent auction, pay as you go bar, and live music. Event tickets are $25, and the 50/50 Raffle tickets are $5. Tickets are available from committee members Linda Duncan, Bonnie Lang, Sharon Luxon, Kay Otis, Cindy Wellenberger, and at the Fairfield Bay Education Center and the conference center.


Upcoming Events


5 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, the Clinton-First United Methodist Church is hosting a pulled-pork dinner to raise money for the Men’s Recovery Retreat at Mount Eagle Retreat Center.


Saturday, Aug. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 3, the 32nd Annual Chuckwagon Races. Visit for the day or camp on the Eoff Ranch. Contact Dan and Peggy Eoff at 501-745-5250 or 501-745-8407


5 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, the Van Buren Aging Program will host “Cowboy Catfish Suppers 2017.” The catfish dinners served each evening with all the extras will raise money for the Meals on Wheels program for local seniors. The catfish dinner, with chicken strips available by request, is $10 for 12 and over and $5 for under 12.


Friday, Sep. 1, is the sponsorship deadline for the 2017 Dirty Bowl, an annual football game fundraiser for The Dirty Farmers Community Market, with teams from Fairfield Bay challenging Clinton for the 2017 Dirty Bowl championship trophy and bragging rights. Sponsorships are available for $100. All money raised will go directly towards addressing senior hunger in Van Buren County. Sponsorship forms can be picked up at Main Street Florist, Lula Belles boutique, First Security Bank in Clinton or at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center or Community Club. Call or text 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750 or mail sponsorship form to 1024 Midget Road, Dennard, AR 72629.


9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Sept. 2, the Great Southern Stone Skipping Championship will be held on the banks of Greers Ferry Lake at the Fairfield Bay Marina. It is free for spectators and only $10 admission fee to compete. Coolers (no glass) and camp chairs are allowed. Proceeds go to Arkansas Food bank for its member food pantries in Choctaw, Clinton, and Greers Ferry. For more information contact John Baker at 501-688-8850.


5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, the Clinton Chamber After Hours Meeting will host CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to discuss their mission and how they are making a difference in the community. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with light snacks and social time allotted before the speaker.


9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Sept. 9, “Picking on the Square” is an acoustic music jam under the big tree on courthouse square in downtown Clinton. All acoustic instruments allowed, no microphones, no amps. Stop by and play or just to listen.


Saturday, Sept. 9 will be the 48th Annual Lake and River Clean Up sponsored by the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association. This family-friendly, community activity has mobilized hundreds of volunteer individuals, churches, school groups, and civic organizations to rally together to keep the shores and waterways around the lake beautiful. Register at http://goseedoar.org/annual-lake-river-cleanup.


2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, the 2017 Dirty Bowl kicks-off at the Clinton Schools football field. The football game is an annual fundraiser for The Dirty Farmers Community Market, with teams from Fairfield Bay challenging Clinton for the 2017 Dirty Bowl championship trophy and bragging rights.


6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, the Clinton City Council meets at the Clinton Municipal Airport, off Hwy. 16 East. The public is invited. The meetings are on the second Thursday of each month.


Monday, Sept. 18 – Saturday, Sept. 23, the Van Buren County Fair celebrates its 80th anniversary showcasing the talent and accomplishment of Van Buren County’s agricultural community. Livestock show, booths from local businesses and organizations, local art, beauty pageants, photo contests, favorite fair foods, carnival rides, raffles, and more Contact Corrine Weatherly at 501-745-8100 for more information.


9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Sept. 23, the fourth annual Leg for the Library two mile run/walk raises money for the Van Buren County Library. Medals will be given to top three in each age group. The entry fees are: Ages 0-15 $15, 16-adult $20, family of 3-4 $55. Registration price increases on race day to $25/person. Must be register by Sept. 5 to be guaranteed a shirt/race packet. For more information contact Karla Fultz 501-745-2100 or emailvbcpl2015@gmail.com


Noon - 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, the first-ever Wild Game and Hwy. 65 Roadkill Cook-Off at Archey Fork Park in Clinton, Cash prizes for the top two places and people’s choice awards.


11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, the 10th annual Chili King Cook-Off will feature more than 20 chili recipies to sample, along with music, arts and crafts vendors, and children’s activities. Gate admission is $5, which includes all-you-can-eat chili while supplies last.


9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, the sixth annual Clinton Buddy Walk starts at Archey Fork Park. This is a family event celebrating persons with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Everyone is welcome to join the fellowship with games, music, food, and more. To get more information on registration or to learn more visit www.clintonbuddywalk.com.


5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Scare on the Square Halloween festival will be in downtown Clinton. It is free and features rick-or-treating with full traffic control, Scare on the Square is organized by the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, contact D. L. Webb at 501-454-8882.