Fundraising for the annual Shop with a Cop pogram picks up steam this weekend with a four-person scramble at Mountain Ranch Golf Club in Fairfield Bay. Tee time is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. In the Shop with a Cop program, local law enforcement officers give underprivileged area youth a ride in a squad care to a shopping spree at Walmart. For more information call Tim at 592-1389 or Rory at 884-3400.

Clinton High School student Julia Pistole will be signing copies of her self-published book of poetry from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Van Buren County Library. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Dove House.

First General Baptist Church’s pastor, Charles Bennett, will dedicate the new addition on the Highway 16 church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Everyone is welcome to the service and potluck luncheon that follows.

The 5th Sunday Singing at Pleasant Grove Friendship Church, featuring Heaven’s Echoes Southern gospel quartet, is set for 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Refreshments will follow at the church at 22210 Highway 16 West, Alread-Rupert community. Everyone is welcome.

Burnt Ridge Church will be in revival Sept. 23-28. Starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, all other nights starting at 7 p.m.. with Jay Heflen, Logan Dixon, Jim Hatfield and Anthony Byers. For more information call 745-5648.

The Van Buren County Republican Committee will have a reception at noon Saturday, Sept. 29, for U.S.Rep.Tim Griffin and all the local Republican Quorum Court candidates at the Republican headquarters, 206 Griggs St., Clinton. A day earlier, Friday, Sept. 28, the committee will host a Meet and Greet at the Lions Club in Fairfield Bay from 5-7 p.m. Those taking part will include Missy Thomas Irvin, Josh Miller, David Sanders, John Payton, Robert Dale and Tony Cuttone. For more information call Linda at 745-1136.

Fairfield Bay United Methodist Church is hosting a free concert at the Lion’s amphitheater in Woodland Mead Park in Fairfield Bay at 6 p.m.Oct. 4. Music will be provided by the Larry Nelson Family. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Fairfield Bay Senior Center.

At 5 p.m. Sept. 30, The Lutheran Hour will present The Intersection of Church and State on Fox Business Network. Fairfield Bay Lutheran pastor Arthur Baisch says the program will take a look at the reality of the relationship between government and organized religion in the United States.

Sept. 29 is Fifth Saturday at the Killebrew Theater in Leslie. Arles Burkes and Sugar Creek will be playing some blue grass gospel beginning at 7:30 p.m. $5 admission goes to support the Ozark Heritage Arts Center and the Killebrew.