Join the Little Red River Audubon Society at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Little Red Restaurant at Indian Hills in Fairfield Bay as they illustrate how their organization raises funds for excellent science initiatives, including the Halberg Ecology Camp for kids, the Little Rock Zoo’s “Creature Feature” right here in the community, the Great Bird Seed Sale, and the Student Essay Contest.

The Foothills Trail Alliance meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Western Sizzlin in Clinton. Join us as we explore the construction and upkeep of trails in our community. There will be discussion of mountain bike and hiking trails and all things related. Everyone welcome.

Sign-ups for spring softball and baseball will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Clinton Fire Station downtown. T-Ball 3 and 4 year olds is $20 per child. Baseball 5 to 14 years old is $45 for the first child and $40 for each additional child. Softball 5 to 16 years old is $45 for the first child and $40 for each additional child. Contact Craig Clute for more information 501-757-0876

The 10th Annual Emergency Responders Dinner will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Clinton High School cafeteria. Join us as we take time to remember those who have helped us when we need them the most. There is no admission fee for this event and it is open to the public. For more information contact Richard at 501-592-3385

Register for adult education classes at the UACCM’s Adult Education Clinton site. Classes will be held Monday evenings 4:30-7 p.m. beginning Feb. 5, through March 12, at the Van Buren County Library. Take advantage of this free six-week program of adult education classes. One day per week, evening classes with individualized instruction to enhance your basic skills, and/or prepare for the GED exam. Must be 18 years of age or older. The GED exam costs $16 and may be scheduled after completion of the program. Upon earning a GED, recipients will receive a free three-hour-credit tuition waiver to UACCM.

Upcoming Events

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce general meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 8. Join us as we learn more about the Experienced Works program and their efforts to improve the lives of older people through training, community service, and employment.

Noon Picking on the Square will be 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 10 in Clinton. We will all meet at Lefler Estates and play indoors there. This is an acoustic gathering so no mics or amps. Come join or musical circle or just stop by and listen.

Clinton City Council will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m.,Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy. 16 E. The meetings are the second Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome.

The Van Buren County Quorum Court meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Van Buren County Annex building on Hwy. 65 S. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome.

The Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy. 16 E. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Everyone welcome.

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Tuesday, March 13, in the Clinton High School cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Activities will include guest speaker, dinner, live and silent auctions, volunteer of the year presentation, business of the year presentation, and scholarships to be presented to a student from each of our three local high schools. For more information on this event or to reserve your tickets contact Jason at 501-745-6500.

The Third Annual Shop With a Cop Bass Tournament will be 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24. For more information about this team tournament, which supports the local Shop With a Cop program during the holidays, contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department for more details at 501-745-3838.

The Sixth Annual Hunger Run will be Saturday, March 31, in historic downtown Clinton. This certified 5K Run/Walk is hosted by Van Buren County food banks. The Hunger Run is open to all ages and levels of experience as a fun family event with music, food and refreshments, prizes, and more. The race is chip timed with a mat start and arch finish, traffic control, pit stops, and medals for the top five finishers in every age group of runners and walkers, plus overall finishers. Adult registration is $20, and there are discounts for children and groups. Visit to sign up. Contestants must register by Tuesday, March 13 to reserve a Hunger Run t-shirt. For sponsorship advertising, email

The Second Annual Fashion Show and Tea Party will be 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Brought to you by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce this event will either be hosted downtown on the courthouse square in historic downtown Clinton or at the Clinton High School cafeteria, depending on weather. Enjoy the runway presentation as local models display formal to casual clothing from our local boutiques in a festive tea party setting. For more details call Jason at 501-745-6500.