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Clinton Church of Christ will host this year’s Community Thanksgiving Service at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Rev. George O’Dell of the Clinton United Methodist Church will be the speaker. Make plans to attend and hear how the local churches have made an impact on the community throughout the year. An offering will be taken that will support community ministries and the residents of Van Buren County.


Arkansas Citizens First Congress Environmental Caucus meeting is set for Nov. 9 at the Choctaw Church of Christ. The meeting will be about setting environmental priorities for Arkansas. For more information about the meeting, e-mail


An overwhelming number of Arkansas businesses have received solicitations in the mail this week asking business owners to pay a private company for an “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement,” that the company claims is mandated by state law.

The solicitations appear to be official, government documents aside from the fine-print disclaimers that state they are not. The company asks for $125 in exchange for preparing minutes of the meetings of shareholders and boards of directors of corporations registered in the State.

Though state law requires corporations to maintain meeting minutes, there is no requirement to file the minutes with the state and certainly no requirement to pay $125 to a private company for its services.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert Tuesday to let Arkansas business owners know that the notices did not originate from any government entity, and to encourage Arkansas residents to disregard the mailings.

For more information about this scams visit the Consumer Protection Division’s website,

The Van Buren County Democrat website is available only to print and digital subscribers. If you are already a subscriber, you can access the website at no additional charge.