The annual Spring Pageant at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 is set for 4 p.m. April 5. The pageant is open to all ages and state residents. Pre-registration is required. Call 745-8100 or 253-1190 for more information.

Meet the candidates for state and local office on Saturday, April 12, at the Alread Extension Homemakers Club, 21410 Highway 16 in Alread. Everyone is welcome. A light supper at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by a short presentation made by each candidate, and an auction of pies and desserts. Donations will be accepted. For information call Marge Koone at 745-6304 or Terry Watson at 745-7451.

Tony Cuttone of Fairfield Bay will sign copies of his book, Insider Stories from the Chicago Police Force & Others, at 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, at the Van Buren County Library in Clinton. The book is about Cutton’s 30-plus years working in law enforcement in Chicago and Cook County, Ill. For more information about the book visit

We Love VBC Beautification and Placemaking Action Team meets every Saturday at The Dirty Farmers Community Market in downtown Clinton at 10 a.m.

Ozark Opportunities board of directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 25, 2014, at 701 E. Prospect Ave., Harrison. The meeting is open to the public.