This Week in Our Community
Volunteers Needed: The Friends of Bluffton are looking for volunteers interested in the outdoors, nature, and being part of the solution by helping establish safe alternative activities for our youth and helping further establishing Clinton as a destination. While working with The Nature Conservancy to establish a public kayak and canoe launch on their preserve the need to have a local support group was identified. Volunteers would be requested to make site visits to the Bluffton Preserve to insure proper use of the preserve and to help maintain the natural landscape. A volunteers obligation to the group would be a one week shift where the volunteer for that week would be responsible for completing a site visit on average of three times in that week. With enough participation volunteers to this group would be responsible for one week or three days a year. With the addition of a mountain bike trail the Bluffton Preserve will further become a destination in itself drawing visitors to Clinton and the surrounding areas and I ask if you can help us support these efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Jason at 501-745-6500 or [email protected]
March 8th 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Clinton Municipal Airport off Hwy 16 East. The public and all press & media are invited to attend.
March 10th 9:00 A.M. – Noon Picking on the Square: Join other local residents for an acoustic music jam in Clinton on the historical downtown square under the big tree on the west side of the court house (during inclement weather session will be held in the Van Buren County Democrat Office). This is an acoustic gathering so no mics or amps. Bringing a chair is recommended, come join our musical circle or just stop by and listen.
March 10th 1:00 P.M. Maximum Living Support Group: Roller-McNutt Funeral Home is sponsoring the Maximum Living Support Group for those of us that have lost loved ones. This event will be held at the Western Sizzlin. Attendees will be responsible for their own meals if they chose to dine. Future dates for this event are April 14 and May 12. Contact Lisa at 501-745-2151 for more details.
March 13th Clinton Chamber of Commerce Banquet: The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet March 13th in the Clinton High School Cafeteria. Activities will include guest speaker, dinner, live and silent auctions, volunteer of the year presentation, business of the year presentation and scholarships to be presented to a student from our three local high schools. For more information on this event or to reserve your tickets contact Jason at 501-745-6500.
March 15th 6:00 P.M. Van Buren County Quorum Court: Meetings of the Van Buren County Quorum Court are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.
March 17th 9:00 A.M. – Noon Trail Building Day: The Foothills Trail Alliance will be hosting their first trail building day to install a trail that will attach to Archey Fork Park running North in the wooded area north of First Service Bank. Volunteers will be asked to assist in trail building. No experience necessary on site supervision will be available to demonstrate the proper way to build trail and all the steps that in such process. Tools will be provided and with enough support this extension of trails in our community can be the first in a master plan to make Clinton a more walking and biking friendly community.
March 17th Wild Game Dinner & Expo: The Pig Eye Daze are hosting this event at the old Scotland School Grounds. Events will include turkey calling competition, hoot owl competition, wild game dinner, and many hunting and call venders. Stop in and see Jim Biggs and how to hunt with falcons, pro angler Joey Cifuentes, and Bob Karel with the National Wild Turkey Federation.
March 20th 5:30 P.M. Clinton Advertising and Promotion Meeting: The Clinton A&P Commission meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy 16 East. The meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
March 24th 6:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. 3rd Annual Shop With a Cop Bass Tournament: Join us as we help support our local Shop With a Cop program with this team tournament. Contact the Van Buren County Sherrifs Department for more details at 501-745-3838.
March 24th 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Bluffton Trail Building Day: We are going to be cutting in more new trail at the Bluffton Preserve. After a solid morning of working on trail, we will meet back at the house for a good old fashioned crawfish boil. Please wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Please bring work gloves and tools will be provided but bring your favorite trail work tool if you like. Camping is available for Friday evening. Directions: Turn left onto Watergate Road off of Highway 65 just outside of Clinton. Follow signs to the Bluffton Preserve. The house where the food will be served is the last house on the right before the cemetery. Contact Jason at 501-745-6500 for more details.
March 30th 5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Culpepper & Merriweather Circus: This Big Top one-ring circus performances is sponsored by the Van Buren County Fair Association. Concessions, pony rides, animal shows, and more! Showtimes are at 5pm & 7:30pm. Discounted ticket pre-sales at Facebook.com – C&M Circus →
March 31st The 6th Annual Hunger Run: This certified 5K Run/Walk is located in beautiful downtown Clinton. The Hunger Run is open to all ages and levels of experience as a fun family event with music, food & refreshments, prizes, and more. The race is chip timed with a mat start and arch finish, traffic control & pit stops, and medals for the top 5 finishers in every age group of runners & walkers. plus overall finishers. Adult registration is $20 with kids & group discounts. Visit www.clintonhungerrun.com to sign up. Contestants must register by March 13, 2018 to reserve your Hunger Run shirt. For sponsorship advertising, email [email protected], Race day is Saturday, March 31!
April 1st 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Easter at the Park: Last year, Archey Fork Park’s first annual Easter Hunt Egg-stravaganza broke an all-time record with 10,000 eggs waiting to be found by kids in all age groups! Spend your Easter afternoon with us and join in on the fun everyone is welcome.
April 2nd – 6th Junk B Gone: Clinton’s 20th Annual Junk – B – Gone will be held April 2nd through April 6th. This event has been organized by the C.A.R.E. organization in effort to clean up the Historic Downtown Clinton since 1998. The first nine years was a one day effort but this year like the previous eleven years Junk – B – Gone will be held as a weeklong cleanup effort. The expansion of this event is made possible by the City of Clinton and C.A.R.E. working together to take the steps necessary to make Clinton a better place to live.
CLINTON CITY LIMITS ONLY
NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
TRASH MUST BE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
TRASH MUST BE OUT THE DAY BEFORE SCHEDULED PICK UP SO IT IS AVALIABLE WHEN WORKERS OR IN THAT AREA
ITEMS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP ARE SHINGLES, PAINT CANS, TAR CANS, AND TIRES THAT ARE STILL MOUNTED ON THE RIM.
PICK UP DATES AND LOCATIONS:
April 2nd HIGHWAY 16 EAST AND WEST
April 3rd SCHOOL HILL AND DOWNTOWN
April 4th SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY 65 Bridge at the South Fork of the Little Red River
April 5th and 6th will be used by the city crews to concentrate on any areas that need extensive attention.
April 5th 6:00 Foot Hills Trail Alliance Meeting: Join the FHTA as they continue to undertake the mission to help implement and maintain trail systems throughout our community. We welcome anyone interested in the helping of trail development from trail building, maintenance, acquiring ride of ways for new trail, to ideas and everything in-between. The FHTA meeting will be held at Lattitude Bistro behind KFC. For more information on this meeting contact Jason at 501-745-6500.
April 28th 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. 2nd Annual Fashion Show Tea Party: Brought to you by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce this event will either be hosted downtown on the court house square or at the Clinton School Cafeteria depending on weather. Enjoy the runway presentation as local models display clothing form our local boutiques in a formal to casual tea party setting. For more details call Jason at 501-745-6500.
For more local events check out the HUB @ http://events.clintonvbc.com/