This Week in Our Community
July Faye’s Diamond Mine in-house jewelry services sale: Save 20% off in-house jewelry repairs by certified master bench jeweler at Faye’s Diamond Mine. Stop in for a free expert evaluation and quote, and find out more about their array of professional services. Faye’s is located next to Cash Savers Grocery.
Did You Serve?: The Voice of Van Buren County is publishing a monthly salute to our veterans. They will be honoring veterans from Van Buren and surrounding counties. You can e-mail your submissions to the Voice at [email protected] or mail them to P.O. Box 1396 Clinton 72031.
Sister’s Emporium is hosting the Jenny Bonds Estate Sale: This sale currently running and will be held during regular business hours at their location. Items vary from furniture to home décor with over 700 tea pots and a large selection of cookie jars. For more information you can contact Sister’s Emporium at 501-745-4716.
July 23rd 4:00 – 7:00 GED Math Class: You must be a UACCM Adult Education student to participate in this class. Classes will be held at 100 Success Dr. Clinton and will meet weekly on Monday evenings. You can contact 501-745-6554 to set up an appointment to register and to learn more about this class.
July 28th 7:30 P.M. Owl Prowling: Join us at South Fork Nature Center for a unique experience in “Owl Prowling”. Docents Joyce and Bob Hartman will be hosting the event starting at the new outdoor classroom/pavilion at 7:30. Smores will be shared around the fire pit and Bob Hartman will give a brief talk on the Owls we might find in Arkansas. At dusk, the group will then “prowl” the trails in hopes of spotting some of our resident owls. There should be a full moon that night. If you bring a flashlight, it should have red cellophane wrapped around it. Also, wearing white shoes can make it easier to walk the trails at dusk. This should be an informative, fun evening. We hope to see you there.
July 29th Dirty Bowl Registration Deadline: “Dirty Bowl 2018” will be held on Sunday, September 9 with a play-off game on Sunday, August 19. The deadline for sponsors, players and cheerleaders is Sunday, July 29th. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to help support a great cause. Sponsors only pay $100.00 for their name on their teams t-shirt and in our program. Players and cheerleaders will receive a game shirt and team photo. Help support our Seniors in Van Buren county. One hundred percent of money raised at this, our only fundraiser, goes to Seniors in Van Buren county. For a sponsor or participant form or for more information call, or text Jackie 501-253-4716, message through our Facebook page, The Dirty Farmers Community Market, or email [email protected]
August 3rd Movies in the Park: Movies in the Park will be held at Archey Fork Park and movies will begin at dark. This is a free event and is sponsored by the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department. Movies in the Park will run through the month of August with the lineup as follows. August 3rd Black Panther, August 10th Co Co, August, 17th Avengers Infinity War, and August 24th Jumanji.
August 3rd 5:45 P.M. Friday Night Auction: Sister’s Emporium will be hosting an auction every 1st and third Friday of the month at their location in the old Wal-Mart building across from the county annex complex with a host of antique and functional items to be auctioned off.
August 4th 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Rockin’ on the River: OPEN MIC 1st Saturday night of the month 6:30-9:30pm at the Archey Fork Park amphitheater. This event allows the audience to participate on stage and show off their musical talent and is brought to you by the Clinton A&P Commission. For more info, email [email protected]
August 9th 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are usually 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.
August 10th 4:00 – 7:00 Stand with a Cop” Drive By Donation drop: Located at Drive in one driveway at Sisters Emporium located on highway 65 behind KFC in Clinton, drop a donation and drive out the other side. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for equipment for a Special Response Team for Van Buren County. For more information call, Jackie 501-253-4716.
August 11th 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.
August 11th 7:00 P.M. Greater Tuna: This fun loving play will be performed at the Clinton High School Autotorium. Brought to you by the Clinton Rotary Club. Tickets are $12 each and go on sale June 1st. Tickets are being sold at First Security Bank in Clinton, and at Blagg Law Firm.
Call (501) 745 2600 to reserve your tickets now, or just stop in!
August 16th 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.
August 19th 2:00pm The 2018 “Dirty Bowl” Play Off Games: Winners of this fun filled event will commence to the Championship game on Sunday, September 9 at 2:00, Clinton High School football field. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this benefit game go to seniors in our community. $5.00 gets you into the game, concessions available. For more information call, text 501-253-4716 or message The Dirty Farmers Community Market on Facebook.
August 21st 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.
September 8th 9:00 A.M. – Noon Clinton Down Syndrome Walk: Mark your calendars…. we have set the official date for this year’s walk. Previously known as the Clinton Buddy Walk…. now the Clinton Down Syndrome Walk will be September 8, 2018 at Archey Fork Park behind Subway. We hope to see you there for another fun day celebrating all individuals with Down Syndrome. Registration will be opening soon. And even more exciting news. You can register online this year!
September 8th 49th Annual Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Cleanup: The lake and river clean up is always the Saturday after labor day. We will also host the 3rd Annual “Love the Lake & River” Week-end in conjunction with the cleanup. For more information or to volunteer go to visitgreersferrylake.org/cleanup.
September 8th 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. This week’s meal is sponsored by Roller McNutt Funeral Home. Contact Lisa at 501-745-2151 for more details. Next meeting September 8th October 13th and November 10th With these meeting being Dutch Treat.
September 9th 2:00 P.M. Dirty Bowl: This year four teams will compete at the Dirty Bowl play-off games at the Clinton High School Football field. We are looking for players, cheerleaders and sponsors. For more information or to receive a sponsor or participant form call, Jackie at 501-253-4716. The Dirty Farmers Community Market mission is to address Senior Hunger in Van Buren County. This last year we restructured our organization so that one hundred percent of all proceeds from this event will go directly to Seniors in our community. We still have our two programs, “Our Daily Bread” (which provides bread and value-added products during the off season) and our “Seed to Senior” program (which provides fresh, locally grown produce during the season) and we have added two Entertainment nights to the residents at Lefler Estates to help address the emotional needs of our seniors
September 22nd 9:00 A.M. Shop with A Cop Golf Tournament: Join us as we raise money for the Shop with a Cop program with this shotgun start benefit tournament. For more information on this tournament or to register a team contact Brandy Cullum at 501-253-1413.
September 29th 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Road Kill Cook-off: City of Clinton’s 2nd Annual Hwy 65 Road-kill Cook-off will be held in Archey Fork Park behind Subway in Clinton. This is a true cooking competition with the cooking to begin at 8:00 A.M. Contestants must use any meat that can be found on the highway as their primary ingredient. This event is open to the public with samples of the contestant’s entries available for tasting. For more information please contact Tony Soyani at (501) 205-2117
October 13th 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. “Stand with a Cop” silent/live auction: The auction will be located at the Clinton High School Cafeteria. Funds raised from this event will be designated for the Van Buren County Sheriff’s office to purchase the necessary equipment needed for a Special Response Team for the county. We Love VBC is a non-profit 501c3 organization No donation is too small or too large. All donations must be new or handmade. Donations will be accepted at any time by calling 501-253-4716 or you may drop off your donation at Sisters Emporium in Clinton every Wednesday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm until the day of the event.
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