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There will be a Veterans Day Parade beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in downtown Clinton. Horses, wagons, motorcycles and cars are welcome to join. Trophies will be presented for each division. The parade will be held come rain or shine. For more information call Scott Bramlett at 745-2471.

The best

Who’s your favorite hairdresser, CPA, mechanic or real estate agent? Who’s the best politician around? Where do you get the best chicken, pizza or hamburger? It’s that time of year again for the Van Buren County Democrat’s Reader’s Choice poll. This week and next, you can find the ballot in the paper. Fill it out and send it in, originals only, no photocopies will be accepted. Mail it to P.O. Box 119 Clinton AR 72031 or bring it by our downtown Clinton office. Deadline to enter is Monday, Nov. 25. Winners will receive a certificate to display in their store.

Dear Santa

Kindergarten and first-grade teachers, it’s about time to get started on this year’s Letters to Santa. All letters will run in the Christmas edition of the Democrat. Deadline to get them turned in is Dec. 18. Teachers, please leave the children’s spelling and words. Call 745-5175 for more information.


Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day, a national event aimed at educating the American public about the importance of recycling. To date, 19 recycling events are scheduled in Arkansas. See for more information.

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