This week


The Clinton City Council meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held the second Thursday of every month at the Clinton Municipal Airport off Hwy. 16 East. The public and all press and media are invited to attend.


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There will be Picking on the Square 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday Oct. 14. Join other local residents for an acoustic music jam in Clinton on the historical downtown square under the big tree on the west side of the court house. This is an acoustic gathering so no mics or amps. Bringing a chair is recommended, come join or musical circle or just stop by and listen.


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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.


Upcoming Events


There will be a “Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch and Learn” beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Van Buren County Library. Dr. Hill from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) will be the speaker. Seating is limited, so call 501-745-9306 to reserve a seat or for more information. Ozark Health will be giving away ten free mammograms. • • •


There will be a town hall meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Clinton Fire Department to discuss the 1/4 cent sales tax that is being proposed for the fire department. Everyone is invited to hear and participate in the discussion. • • •


Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy. 16 East. The commission meets the third Tuesday of the month. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.


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Van Buren County Quorum Court meets at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Van Buren County Annex building just off Hwy. 65 in Clinton. Meetings are the third Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.


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SNYP Arkansas (Clinton’s animal shelter and spay/neuter clinic) and Fuzzy Hearts Animal Rescue present the first annual Dogtober Fest at Archey Fork Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Providing animal control is not cheap, and they need community support. Bring your four-legged buddy in the most awesome costume you can design. Come and have a blast, enjoy the encore appearance of our guest performer – all ages are welcome. Contact Lori Treat at the SNYP Shelterat 501-745-7697 or Roxie Beliew at Fuzzy Hearts FFB on Facebook


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There will be a town hall meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the Clinton Fire Department to discuss the 1/4 cent sales tax that is being proposed for the fire department. Everyone is invited to hear and participate in the discussion. • • •


UACCM is offering a Microsoft Excel Intermediate class to be held 5 to 7 p.m. weekly on Thursday, beginning Thursday Oct. 26. Cost of the class is $100 and students should have general knowledge of Microsoft Excel before taking this class. For more information please contact 501-977-2132.


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The United Way Unhinged Haunted House will be held at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 16 East, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 31. Co-sponsored by the Van Buren County Fairgrounds. Admission will be $3 per person ages five and older, free admission for those four and under. For younger participants they will be hosting an Un-Haunted House for children available in the Quonset Hut for children to play games while adults and others go through the Unhinged Haunted House. Admission is by donation and the Fair Queens will be there to help with the children in the Un-Haunted House. For more information or to volunteer please contact Terry Huyck 501-757-1605


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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.


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Roller McNutt Funeral Home will be hosting a Veterans Day Appreciation breakfast from 7;30 to 9;30 a.m., every Wednesday in November, beginning Nov. 1. They will provide a continental breakfast for our veterans.


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UACCM is offering a Microsoft Access class to be held 5-7 p.m. weekly on Mondays, beginning Monday, Nov. 6. Cost of the class is $100 and students should have general knowledge of Microsoft before taking this class. For more information please contact 501-977-2132.