Today – Sunday the 32nd Annual World Championship Chuckwagon Race on the Eoff Ranch. Contact Dan or Peggy Eoff at 501-745-5250 or 501-745-8407.


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From 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, the Van Buren Aging Program invites you to join them for Cowboy Catfish Supper 2017. Catfish dinners with all the extras to raise money for the Meals on Wheels program for local senior citizens. Chicken strips available by request. Cost is $10 for 12 and older and $5 for children under 12.


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The Great Southern Stone Skipping Championship will be held 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at the Fairfield Bay Marina. The event is free for spectators and $10 admission to compete. Bring your cooler (no glass) and soccer chairs. 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.


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A Soap Box Derby Race will be held 5:30 -7 p.m., Saturday, on Library Hill (Factory Road). Grilled hot dogs and burgers will be sold to raise funds for the animal shelter. For more information contact Jason Hayes at the Chamber of Commerce at 501-745-6500.


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There will be free live music from 7- 9 p.m. Saturday at Archey Fork Park amphitheater. Concessions available. For more details visit clintonark.com/MUSIC or contact Tim Clark at City Hall at 501-745-8110.


Upcoming Events


Clinton Chamber After Hours Meeting hosts CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7. in the Petit Jean Community room. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with light snacks and social time allotted before the speaker.


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Picking on the Square will be 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 9. It is an acoustic music jam in the Clinton Square, by the courthouse, under the big tree. All acoustic instruments allowed, no microphones, no amps. Everyone welcome.


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The 48th Annual Lake and River Clean Up will be Saturday, Sept. 9 around the shores of Greers Ferry Lake and adjacent waterways, sponsored by the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association. Register at http://goseedoar.org/annual-lake-river-cleanup.


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The 2017 Dirty Bowl Football Game will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Clinton school’s football stadium, hosted by The Dirty Farmers Community Market. Admission is $5 with all proceeds going towards to addressing senior hunger in Van Buren County. Concessions and drawing for prizes will be available at the game. Accepting sponsors donations until Sept. 1 to be included in the game program. For more information call or text 501-253-4716


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


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Paddle Battle at The Bay paddling festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Fairfield Bay Marina, at 4350 Hwy. 330 South Fairfield Bay, AR 72088. There will be races, local exhibitors, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, yoga, kids kayaking, live music, and food. For more information 501-884-6030 Lodging 501-884-4202.


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Boati Gras, a Mardi Gras festival on Greers Ferry Lake, will be 5 p.m., Saturday Sept. 16, at Fairfield Bay Marina. A parade of decorated boats will begin at 6 p.m. There will be live music. For more information contact Fairfield Bay Marina at (501) 884-6030.


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Sept. 18-23 The 80th Van Buren County Fair will showcase the talents and accomplishments of the agricultural community with a livestock show, booths from local businesses and organizations, local art, beauty pageants, photo contests, fair foods, carnival rides, and raffles. For more information contact Corrine Weatherly at 501-745-8100.


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The Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy. 16 East. The commission every third Tuesday of each month. Everyone welcome.


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The Van Buren County Quorum Court will meet 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Van Buren County Annex building off Hwy. 65 in Clinton. The court meets the third Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome.


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The fourth annual Leg for the Library two mile family run/walk will be 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 23, at Choctaw Park. Proceeds benefit the new Van Buren County Library. There will be medals given to top three in each age group. Entry fees: Ages 15 and under $15; 16 and older $20; family of 3-4 $55. Registration price increases on race day to $25 per person. Must be registered by Sept. 5 to be guaranteed a shirt/race packet. For more information contact Karla Fultz 501-745-2100 or email vbcpl2015@gmail.com


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The first-ever Roadkill/Wild Game Cook-Off will be noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Archey Fork Park in Clinton. Cash prizes for the top two places and people’s choice.


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The 10th Annual Chili King Cook-Off will be 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in historic downtown Clinton. There is a $5 charge at the gate that includes all-you-can- eat chili while supplies last. There will be music, arts and crafts vendors, activities for the kids, and more than 20 different kinds of chili.


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The sixth Annual Clinton Buddy Walk will start at 9:30 a.m., Saturday. Oct. 14, at Archey Fork Park. This is a family event celebrating persons with Down syndrome and other disabilities. There will be games, music, and food. For more information visit www.clintonbuddywalk.com.


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Scare on the Square Halloween festival, will be from 5-10 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, in historic downtown Clinton. It is free, and there will be trick-or-treating in a traffic-controlled environment. Scare on the Square is organized by the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department for more information, contact D.L. Webb at 501-454-8882.