Thursday, 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 at 7 p.m. at the Clinton High School Auditorium.


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Saturday, June 24, all day: Seventeenth annual Archey Fork Summer Festival8 a.m. Car Show - Downtown8 a.m. softball tournament Archey Fork ParkNoon Soap Box Derby on Factory Road - Age Groups 6-12 | 13-18 | 19 and up. Contact the Clinton Chamber of Commerce 501-745-6500 for more details on how to enter and join the fun.4 p.m. Carnival, games for all ages, craft vendors, food, sidewalk coloring contest, and more!6 p.m. Youth Fishing Derby6 pm Live MusicAt Dark: Firework show


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.


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Saturday, June 24, 1 p.m., Stars and 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.


Upcoming Events


July 1 and on, 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.


July 8, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Picking on the Square: Music on the Square is 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 11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive: The Ozark Health Medical Center at 2500 Highway 65 South will be hosting a blood drive in the chemo infusion room. You can schedule an appointment using code OHMC on redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.


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.


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July 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5 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.


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July 20, 6 p.m., Van Buren County Quorum Court: Meetings of the Van Buren County Quorum Court are held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.