This Week in Our Community
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.
Today through August 3rd Back to School Supplies Drive: Blagg Law Firm, 1st Security, 1st Service, 1st AR Bank & Trust and the Van Buren County have boxes and are collecting school supplies for United Way until August 3rd. All school supplies will be distributed to the upper grades at Clinton and to Shirley Schools. On August 4th United Way will be at Wal-Mart collecting supplies. This is the tax free weekend. The United Way in Van Buren County is now part of United Way of Central Arkansas.
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 18th 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Rockin on the River: Join us as we welcome Train Wreck to Archey Fork Park for a fun filled evening. This free event is brought to you by Clinton A&P. For more info, email [email protected]
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 19th – 22nd Van Buren County Fair: The Van Buren County Fair will be held September 19th-22nd. Carnival opens on Wednesday, September 19th. Pageants are scheduled for September 14th and 15th. Pageant forms available at Sew What Sewing. $100 drawing to be given away each night September 19th- September 22nd. There will be a couple of bands performing during the week, along with Rapid Fire Ministries. Youth Talent show will
be held on September 22nd. A dog show and livestock to be seen and judged during the week also. Lots of fun to see and experience.
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.
September 29th 2:00 P.M. Gospel Music in the Park: Join us directly after the Road-Kill Cook-off for an evening of gospel music featuring King’s Highway, Sulfur Road Pickers, Spirit Breeze, John Wickman, Human People, Rapid Fire, Silver Ridge, and Sing along Hymns with Christa Cossey.
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.
October 20th 11:00 A.M. Chili King Cook-Off: Join us on the Downtown Square in Clinton for a fun filled day of food, crafts, music, and kids activities. Enjoy over 20 different kinds of chili at this unique event that will be again hosting the hot chili eating contest. For more information, to sign up a craft booth, or to register to enter your chili for a chance to bring home a trophy contact Jason at 501-745-6500.
For more local events check out the HUB @ http://events.clintonvbc.com/