Clinton City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Clinton Municipal Airport off Hwy. 16 E. Meetings are usually the second Thursday of each month and the public is welcome to attend. This month’s meeting is being moved to the third Thursday.


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The band Train Wreck will perform 7-9 p.m. Saturday night, Aug. 18, at Rockin’ on the River in Archey Fork Park, in Clinton. Admission is free. Brought to you by the Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission. For more information email ap@clintonark.com.


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GED classes begin 4-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at UACCM Adult Ed in Clinton. The classes are twice each week on Monday and Thursday evenings. Instruction is free of charge and students interested in attending are encouraged to schedule an appointment during office hours. For more information contact Erica Freeman at (501) 745-6554, orfreeman@uaccm.edu.


Upcoming Events


The Clinton Advertising and Promotion Commission meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy. 16 East. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.


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Movies in the Park sponsored by the Clinton Fire Department is Friday night, at dark, in Archey Park. Current line up for August:


Friday, Aug. 17 - Avengers Infinity War


Friday, Aug. 24 - Jumanji


This is a free event. The department recently announced it will have a water slide in place, open prior to the movie showing.


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The Van Buren County Quorum Court meets 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the County Annex on Hwy. 65 in Clinton. This month’s meeting is moved to the fourth Thursday.


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The annual Chuckwagon Races return to Clinton Saturday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 2, hosted at the Bar O F Ranch in Clinton. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuckwagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. In addition to the three performances, top name country artists and bands perform after the races and dances are held Friday and Saturday nights.


Ozark Mountain trail rides are included as a part of the weekend’s festivities. Contact Dan and Peggy Eoff or Dapple McCracken at 501-745-5250 or 745-8407 for more information.


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The Van Buren Aging Program invites you to join them for a catfish dinner raising money to provide the Meals on Wheels program to area seniors from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 to Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Senior Center in Clinton. Admission is $10 for 12 and over or $5 for kids under 12 for catfish dinner with extras (chicken strips available by request).


The Senior Center is located at 311 Yellow Jacket Lane. Call 501-745-2544 for more information.


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The Great Southern Stone Skipping Championship takes place Saturday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Marina.


Classes exist for men, women, and children, and cash prizes are awarded to the first three, with free parking and restrooms.


Proceeds benefit Arkansas Foodbank and member pantries in Choctaw, Clinton, and Greers Ferry. Free admission for spectators, $10 to compete.


For more information contact John Baker via email atjbaker@mwlaw.com or 501-688-8850


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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.


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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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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, Sept. 8, 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 Dirty Bowl is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Clinton High School football field. The event is 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 Van Buren County Fair runs Sept. 17-22, with the carnival opening Wednesday, Sept. 17. Pageant forms available at Sew What Sewing. There will be a $100 drawing to be given away each night throughout the fair.


There will be a couple of bands performing during the week, along with Rapid Fire Ministries. The Youth Talent Show will be Saturday, Sept. 22. There will also be a dog show and livestock judging.


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The Lawton Area Fun Flyers Society (LAFFS) will hold its annual fly-in Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 at the flying field located at 124 Briarwood Road, just off the New Road, in Shirley.


The fly-in will feature all types of replica and acrobatic radio-controlled model aircraft. Saturday will be the big day with planes in the air most of the day, along with raffles and food.


Registration is $20 for pilots, free for spectators. Online registration at: https://www.RCFlightDeck.com/register/8194.


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Shop with a Cop Golf Tournament is 9 a.m., Sept. 22, at Mountain Ranch Golf Course in Fairfield Bay. Shotgun start to benefit the Shop with a Cop program. For more information or to register contact Brandy Cullum at 501-253-1413.


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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 contact Tony Soyani at 501-205-2117.


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There will be gospel music beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, directly after the Road Kill Cook-off featuring King’s Highway, Sulfur Road Pickers, Spirit Breeze, John Wickman, Human People, Rapid Fire, Silver Ridge, and Sing-along Hymns with Christa Cossey.


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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 drop off donations at Sisters Emporium in Clinton every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the day of the event.