Clinton City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Clinton Municipal Airport off Hwy. 16 E. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month and the public is welcome to attend.


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Pickin’ on the Square is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, on the courthouse square in historic downtown Clinton Note: We’re starting an hour later than we have in the past. C’mon by to listen or play, no mics, no amps, it is a jam format: just sit in a circle and take turns. Bring a chair. If the weather turns foul, check in the Van Buren County Democrat newspaper office.


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Roller-McNutt Funeral Home is sponsoring the Maximum Living Support Group for those who have lost loved ones.


\The meeting will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Western Sizzlin in Clinton. Attendees will be responsible for their own meals if they chose to dine. Contact Lisa at 501-745-2151 for more details.


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The Clinton Advertising and Promotion (A&P) Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy. 16 E.


The commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.


Upcoming Events


The Van Buren County Quorum Court meets 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the County Annex on Hwy. 65 in Clinton.


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Movies in the Park, sponsored by the Clinton Fire Department, begins Friday, Aug. 3 in Archey Park. Movies begin at dark. This is a free event. Current line up for August:


Aug. 3 - CoCo


Aug. 10 - Black Panther


Aug. 17 - Avengers Infinity War


Aug. 24 - Jumanji


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Rockin’ on the River is an open mic event, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Archey Fork Park Amphitheater in Clinton. Rockin’ on the River is a Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission event taking place the first Saturday of each month. For more information email ap@clintonark.com.


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The fun-loving play “Greater Tuna” will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Clinton High School auditorium. Tickets are $12 each and are on sale now at First Security Bank in Clinton or the Blagg Law Firm. Reserve tickets by calling 501-745-2600.


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The Clinton Down Syndrome Walk is 8-9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Archey Fork Park. Previously known as the Clinton Buddy Walk, the Clinton Down Syndrome Walk will be a fun day celebrating all individuals with Down Syndrome.


Registration will be opening soon with online registration available this year.


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The 49th Annual Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup will take place Saturday, Sept. 8. The third annual Love the Lake and River cleanup is expected to take place in conjunction with this event. For more information or to volunteer go to visitgreersferrylake.org/cleanup.


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The Dirty Bowl is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Clinton High School Football field. We are looking for players, cheerleaders, and sponsors.


For more information or to receive a sponsor or participant form call, Jackie at 501-253-4716.


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The second annual Road Kill Cook-off is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Archey Fork Park, in Clinton, cooking begins at 8 a.m.


Contestants must use any meat that can be found on the highway as their primary ingredient. This event is open to the public with samples of the contestant’s entries available for tasting. For more information please contact Tony Soyani at 501-205-2117


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The Stand with a Cop silent/live auction will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Clinton High School cafeteria. Funds raised from this event will be designated for the Van Buren County Sheriff’s office to purchase the necessary equipment needed for a Special Response Team (SRT) for the county.


No donation is too small or too large. All donations must be new or handmade. Donations will be accepted at any time by calling 501-253-4716 or you may drop off your donation at Sisters Emporium in Clinton every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the day of the event.