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].
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, Clinton Chamber 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 and North of the Highway 65 bridge at Archey Fork
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 4th 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 Rock-N-Java. For more information on this meeting contact Jason at 501-745-6500.
April 6th 5:45 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.
April 12th 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.
April 14th 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.
April 14th 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 May 12. Contact Lisa at 501-745-2151 for more details.
April 17th 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.
April 19th 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.
April 26th 2:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Cobblestone Hotel & Suites groundbreaking: This event will be located in Fairfield Bay at the Conference Center. The City of Fairfield Bay along with BD Alliance, LLC and DMC International, LLC both of Birmingham, Ala., announced the engagement for the development of a new 63-room, 4-story Cobblestone Hotel in Fairfield Bay. An historic groundbreaking event is set for April 26th, 2:30pm, with the Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson and other state dignitaries attending with the Clinton Community Band providing music.. An expected opening date set for Fall 2018.
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 and with the addition of the beard contest this year is sure to be entertaining. For more details call Jason at 501-745-6500.
April 28th 2:00 P.M. Boati Gras: located at the Fairfield Bay Marina this event is highlighted by it’s decorative boats parade beginning at 3:00 P.M. and includes live music, Cajun fare, awards galore, and a party on the dock.
May 12th 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. & 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Bloomin Blues & BBQ: from 9 – 2 plant sale, art show, kid’s activities, & guest speaker. Car show is from 9 – 1 in the mall parking lot. From 10 – 4 BBQ Contest, live music, chow hall BBQ, and bounce house.
May 19th from 10:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. Ozark Health’s BIG EVENT: There will be free labs at 9am. This is a free event. If you are interested in having a booth, please contact Kortney at 745-9306. Vendor forms will be sent out soon. Stay tuned for more.
May 19th 8:00 A.M. The Scotland Trail Ride: The Pig Eye Corporation is hosting this trail ride beginning at the old Scotland School grounds with coggins test at 8:00 and the trail rider leaving at 8:45. Lunch is served at the half way mark at 12:00 with the bean cook-off at beginning at 4:30 and live music starting at 5:30.
June 9th 9:00 A.M. Ozark Golf Classic: The Ozark Health Foundation presents this 4 man scramble at Indian Hills Golf Course in Fairfield Bay. This tournament will begin at 9:00 A.M. with a shotgun start. Contact Tawny for more information or to sign your team up 501-745-9303.
For more local events check out the HUB @ http://events.clintonvbc.com/