Ozark Opportunities has changed the date to begin handing out Commodities in Van Buren County to Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Food will be handed out from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Must have ID.

Lighting of the Clinton City Park continues this weekend. At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, Steve Smith will be presenting Caroling With The Choir at the park behind Subway. Anyone who would like to participate is welcome. There will be a practice at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Clinton Church of Christ. Songs presented will be familiar carols. Saturday night, Dec. 21, there will be free hayrides with Santa and free cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. Everyone is welcome. Lights will remain on until Jan 5.

The Van Buren County Historical Society and Museum will be closed the entire week of Christmas.

North Central Career Center Adult Education has opened GED and basic skills classes at the United Methodist Church in Damascus. Classes began on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 and will run on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30-7:30 p.m. into June. For more information on classes or the GED program, call 745-6554 or the teacher at 592-2782.