Clinton City Councilman Sam Ward (r) is shown with his helper Michael Godfrey this past Monday as they worked to clear brush from the river between the city park and McDonalds on Highway 65. Ward, otherwise retired, took the project on to help clean up the community. Godfrey, who proudly completed John 3:16 ministry program recently, was doing the work to help pay off a fine. “I’m paying back my debt to society,” he said. The scripture verse in this week’s editorial section is by his suggestion.