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Prom parade

set in Clinton

The 2014 Prom Parade is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in downtown Clinton. The school auditorium is the backup in case of rain. For more information contact Krissi Graham at Clinton High School, 745-6000.

Road work on

Highway 336

The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Van Buren County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

The purpose of the project is to resurface five miles of Highway 336. The work will extend west from Highway 65 to Bowling Road.

Delta Asphalt of Arkansas of Paragould was awarded the contract at $915,568.84. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete this summer.

This project is being funded with revenue generated from the severance tax on natural gas.

Sales tax


Clinton received $82,525 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in June and reported in July. Shirley received $1,950 from its 1 percent tax, and Fairfield Bay got $23,516 from its 1.5 percent sales tax.

Van Buren County has two 1 percent sales taxes, one for general revenue and one dedicated to construction bonds for the hospital. The general revenue tax is divided among the county and its four incorporated towns based on population. Those figures for the same period are: Van Buren County, $261,362 (includes both taxes); Clinton, $23,217; Damascus, $2,231; Fairfield Bay, $19,228; and Shirley, $2,596.

Figures are provided by the Arkansas Municipal League.

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