The Clinton Chamber of Commerce general meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 8 in the community room at Petit Jean Electric, 270 Quality Dr. Join them in learnin more about the Experienced Works program and their efforts to improve the lives of older people through training, community service, and employment.


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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.


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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.


Upcoming Events


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.


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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.


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Join Ozark Health and Faye’s Diamond Mine as they host Dr. Ben Starnes, cardiologist, as their guest speaker for the Heart Health Luncheon. This event will be held from noon to 15:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Van Buren County Library 89 Factory Rd., and lunch will be provided. Contact Kortney at 745-9306 to reserve your seat or for more information.


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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.


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The Pig Eye Daze is hosting a Wild Game Expo and Dinner at the old Scotland school grounds Saturday, March 17. Events will include turkey calling competition, hoot owl competition, wild game dinner, and many hunting and call vendors. Stop in and see Jim Biggs and how to hunt with falcons, pro angler Joey Cifuentes, and Bob Karel with the National Wild Turkey Federation.


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.


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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 www.clintonhungerrun.com to sign up. Contestants must register by Tuesday, March 13 to reserve a Hunger Run t-shirt. For sponsorship advertising, email clintonhungerrun@gmail.com.


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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.