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All Service Electric Inc. of Hot Springs has been awarded a contract to construct and install a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 65, Highway 9 and Highway 330 just south of Clinton. The contract, awarded by the Arkansas State Highway Commission, was for $167,733.53. The project should be complete in the fall.

Be our valentine

Feb. 4 is the deadline for submitting your story in honor of Valentine’s Day. Tell us how you met, when you knew you were in love or a funny or heartwarming story about your relationship. The author of our favorite story wins a night at Best Western and a gift certificate for dinner for two. E-mail your story to editor@vanburencountydem.com, mail it to P.O. Box 119, Clinton AR 72031 or bring it by our downtown Clinton office.

Burning issue

Clinton Mayor Roger Rorie says City Hall is still getting lots of calls about what can legally be burned in the city limits. Barrels of household debris — plastics, cans, foam containers — cannot be burned. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality could pay you a visit if you are burning illegally. “Somebody’s gonna report you,” the mayor said, and then “Somebody’s (ADEQ) gonna come see you.” He said most likely a warning will be the first course of action the ADEQ will take, followed by fines of up to $1,000 a day until the burned rubbish is cleaned up. Basically, Rorie said, the only thing that can be burned is yard waste, as in tree branches, limbs and leaves. And that, he said, the city would like to turn into mulch. So if you still have yard waste and live in the city limits call City Hall at 745-8110 to arrange for removal by the Street Department.

Coming soon

The annual dinner to honor Emergency Responders is set for Feb. 2 at the Clinton Senior Center. A free chili supper will be served from 5:30-9 p.m.

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