South Side School District will host the Fourth Annual Van Buren County Red Ribbon Rally 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Fine Arts building. Several area officials will speak as well as special guest speaker, Taylor Hughes, well-known magician, comedian, and motivational speaker. Hughes is a featured act on the television series “Masters of Illusion” and was recently presented the awards for “Best Illusion,” “Best Comedy Magic” and “Best Showmanship” by the Society of American Magician’s in Los Angeles. All 9th-12th grade students from Clinton, Shirley, and Nemo Vista have been invited to join South Side’s students for this celebration of the movement to have drug-free lives. Mr. Hughes will also be speaking to all K-8th grade students in the afternoon at the Clinton School District’s Auditorium at 1 p.m. Elected officials from Clinton, Damascus, Bee Branch, Shirley, and South Side have also been invited to attend, as well as superintendents and school board members from each school. This year’s county-wide theme is “Follow Your Dreams: Live Drug Free,” and the county is proud to have the sponsorship of the Ozark Health Foundation and the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association in the fight to keep our communities clean and safe from the danger of drugs.