The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is accepting entries for the first Clinton 500 Soap Box Derby. The Derby will be held June 24 on Factory Road in Clinton, by the Van Buren County Library as part of the Archey Fork Festival Celebration. Age Groups 6-12 | 13-18 | 19 & up contact the Clinton Chamber of Commerce 501-745-6500 for more details on how to enter and join the fun.


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Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., The Hot Country Community Forum: This new program will give a platform for all community sectors that what to give a full explanation of their organization or details about an upcoming event. For more information contact Dixie at 501-745-4474.


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Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m., Van Buren County Quorum Court: Meetings of the Van Buren County Quorum Court are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.


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Thursday, June 15, 5 p.m., Arkansas Food Bank Fundraiser: Petit Jean Electric will be serving the public at Western Sizzlin from 5 to close with all tips being donated to the Arkansas Food Bank. Come out and join Petit Jean Electric in supporting this great cause.


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Friday, June 16, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Archey Fork/Bluffton Swim: Join The Nature Conservancy at their Bluffton Preserve located on the Archey Fork River for a tour and Bluffton swim. Inner tubes will be provided. Please RSVP to coordinator Lizzie East at eeast@tnc.org to reserve your space or for more information.


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Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Nature Center Pollinator Day: Help South Fork Nature Center kick-off National Pollinator Week with a family friendly morning spent investigating “Pollinators in our World”. We promise you a fun, educational experience geared for all ages with our experts. Visithttp://events.clintonvbc.com/event/nature-center-pollinator-day/ for more information. Directions at http://www.southforknaturecenter.org


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Saturday, June 17, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Live Music at Archey Fork Park: Every Saturday night the Clinton Advertisement and Promotion is hosting live music at Archey Fork Park music amphitheater. Upcoming acts June 17 “Whistling Dixie,” June 24, “Tumbling Dice” (before the Archey Fest fireworks!) with July bands to be announced soon.


Upcoming Events


Tuesday, June 20, 6 p.m., Clinton Advertising and Promotion Meeting: The Clinton A&P Commission meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy 16 East. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.


June 22, 7 p.m., North Central Adult Education GED Graduation Ceremony: The North Central Adult Education GED invites you to join them for their graduation ceremony set for June 22, 2017 at 7pm at the Clinton High School Auditorium.


June 24, 17th Annual Archey Fork Summer Festival:8 a.m. Car Show Downtown8 a.m. Softball Tournament, Archey Fork ParkNoon soap box derby Factory Road4 p.m., Carnival, games for all ages, craft vendors, food, sidewalk coloring contest, and more!6 p.m. youth fishing derby6 p.m. live musicFirework show at dark


Bring your blanket, your lawn chair and your family and enjoy a day of family fun in beautiful Archey Fork Park Clinton AR. Contact Jason Hayes at 501-745-6500 for more information.


June 24, 1 p.m., Stars & Stripes Beauty Pageant: The Van Buren County Fair Association is hosting a coed beauty pageant that is open to all ages. Please contact Corrine Weatherly for more details 501-745-8100.


July 8, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Picking on the Square: Music on the Square is second Saturday, 9 a.m. to Noon, acoustic music jam in the Clinton Square, by the courthouse, under the big tree. All acoustic instruments allowed, no microphones, no amps. Stop by and play or just to listen.


July 8 and 9, Clinton Summer Classic: Clinton’s first sanctioned Disc Golf tournament will kick off Saturday, July 8, at the beautiful Archey Fork Park disc golf course. Goody bags and cash prizes! Register online now @ discgolfscene.com for more info, contact City Hall at 501-745-8110


July 13, 6:30 p.m., Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held at the Municipal Airport off Hwy 16 East.


July 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fifth Annual Clinton Gospel Fest: Admission is free to the Fifth Annual Clinton Gospel Fest at the Clinton High School Cafeteria. This year’s festival features Charles Crain, a popular gospel singer from Presley’s in Branson. Returning this year by popular demand is Hallelujah Harmony, a gospel quartet from Cabot and hometown favorites include King’s Highway, Spirit Breez, Sulphur Road Pickers and Backwood Pickers. While you’re listening, munch on great food such as barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, drinks and more. You can also purchase some raffle tickets to bid on over 30 fantastic raffle prizes donated by local businesses, and see if you win a free door prize! Enjoy some great gospel music and at the same time support the VBC Literacy Council, a local non-profit that is working to raise the adult literacy rate in our county!”