NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Group meeting is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Petit Jean Electric at 270 Quality Drive, Clinton. For more information contact Shirley McDonald at (501) 201-0492.

The Van Buren County Republican Committee will be hosting a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Simmons First Bank, Highway 65, Clinton. For more information call Rick at 7233-8433 or Linda at 745-1136.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will hold a grant-writing workshop at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St. in Little Rock, for people interested in applying for the agency’s County Courthouse Restoration or Historic Preservation Restoration grant programs. Admission is free, but reservations must be made by Jan. 3, by calling Joia Burton at (501) 324-9883 or sending an e-mail to For more information visit

Dec. 14 is second Saturday at the Killebrew Theater in downtown Leslie. In Cahoots will perform and even offer up a Christmas song or two. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and proceeds go to support the Ozark Heritage Arts Center and the Killebrew.