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School Board to Meet

Dec 14, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Ernest Ray Education Center

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session Thursday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Ernest Ray Education Center.

The agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on land

Personnel Report by the Director

Committee and School Reports

Any other business that may properly come before the Board

The consent agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on 2017-18 Voluntary Pre-K Budget Amendment

Consider and act on Utrust mini-grant

Consider and act on overnight trip request for DCHS FBLA to attend State Conference in Chattanooga, March 11-14

Consider and act on overnight trip request for Virtual Enterprise to attend a Youth Business Summit, New York City April 16-18

Consider and act on DeKalb School Board members attending TSBA Day on the Hill in Nashville Tuesday, February 13.

"Love Lights A Tree" for the American Cancer Society

Dec 5, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017

The American Cancer Society invites you to make a special donation in honor or in memory of a loved one during the Christmas holiday season through "Love Lights a Tree". A special memory board will be erected on the south side of the courthouse that will list the names of loved ones being honored and remembered.

The DeKalb County Unit of the American Cancer Society seeks your support in the "Love Lights a Tree" fundraising campaign to raise money for research to find a cure as well as cancer education and patient services. Donations may be made throughout the holiday season. The persons you honor or remember do not necessarily have to have suffered from cancer.

The names are in "honor of" and in "memory of" for a donation of five-dollars per name. Forms may be obtained at the local banks. For more information, contact Ivadell Randolph at 615- 597-5296, Lynda Luna at 615- 597-5837, Renee Cantrell at 615-684-2688, or Gail Taylor 615-597-5936

DWS Jr Pro Basketball Season Upcoming (REGISTRATION FORM HERE)

DeKalb West School

The DeKalb West School Junior Pro Basketball season will be held February 6 through March 1.

Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Practice will be held on Mondays.

Plans are to have four grade groups: (K-1), (2-3), (4-5), (6-7)

The sign up fee is $30 for the first child and then $25 for each additional sibling.

Anyone interested in being a player should fill out the form below (CLICK LINK) so plans can be made to organize teams. The form must be returned by December 8. The money is due in full by January 11.

All board members and coaches must pass background check. If you re interested in being a coach submit your name on the form below (CLICK LINK).

Please return the form to the DeKalb West School Office, Attention, DWS Jr. Pro
101 Bulldog Lane
Liberty, TN 37095

L.B.J. & C. Head Start to be Closed for the Holidays

Dec 18, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018

The L.B.J. & C. Development Corporation Head Start Centers will be closed December 18 through January 1. Children and staff will return to the Head Start Centers on January 2. The L.B.J. & C. Development Corporation Head Start Central Office will be closed December 22, 25, 26, and January 1.

DeKalb Schools to be Closed for Holidays

Dec 21, 2017 to Jan 3, 2018

The Christmas break for DeKalb County students and teachers will be December 21 through January 3. Wednesday, December 20 will be the last day students attend before Christmas break and that will be an abbreviated school day. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 will be a stockpile day for teachers. Students will return after the holidays on Thursday, January 4.

Dining with Diabetes 3-part series classes offered by UT Extension

Jan 9, 2018
5:30 p.m.
County Complex Building

Back by popular demand.....3 night series of classes. Has someone in your family been diagnosed as diabetic or prediabetes? If so, choosing and preparing foods to help control blood sugar can be a struggle. The University of Tennessee County Extension Office is offering Dining with Diabetes classes that will help you learn healthy meal planning and cooking skills that fit the diabetic meal plan. You will learn how to monitor and reduce carbohydrates, fat, and sodium in favorite recipes. Classes will be held January 9, 16, and 23 in the kitchen at the County Complex Building, 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Cost is only $8 and will cover all 3 classes. Payment can be made the first night of class. Space is limited. If you are diabetic or prepare food for a diabetic, to register, call 615-597-4945.

Benefit Basketball Games for Coach Jerry Foster Rescheduled

Jan 6, 2018
3:00 p.m.
DeKalb Middle School

DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb West School will have benefit basketball games for Coach Jerry Foster on Saturday, January 6 (rescheduled from December 2) at DeKalb Middle School. It's called "Battle on the Hill". The junior varsity game will start at 3 p.m. followed by the varsity game. Proceeds will go to Coach Foster who is being treated for cancer. Everyone is urged to come out and support this event.

Early Voting Underway for State Senatorial District 17 Special Election

Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 14, 2017

More than 340 people have taken advantage of Early Voting for the December 19th State Senatorial District 17 Special Election.

The candidates are Mary Alice Carfi, the Democratic nominee, and Mark Pody, the Republican nominee. The winner will fill the unexpired term of former State Senator Mae Beavers.

The voting so far is as follows:
Wednesday, November 29: 26 including 23 in person and 3 absentees
Thursday, November 30: 45
Friday, December 1: 31
Saturday, December 2: 36
Monday, December 4: 28 including 27 in person and 1 absentee
Tuesday, December 5: 28
Wednesday, December 6: 36 including 20 in person and 16 absentee (nursing home, Webb House)
Thursday, December 7: 23
Friday, December 8: 20
Saturday, December 9: 28 including 27 in person and 1 absentee
Monday, December 11: 21 including 19 in person and 2 absentees
Tuesday, December 12: 19
Total 341

Early Voting Hours are as follows:
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 Noon
Thursday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Early voting runs through December 14. All early voting is conducted on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse.
Election Day is December 19 and polls will open that day at 8 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Smithville Head Start Seeks Christmas Donations for Children

Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017
Smithville Head Start

Smithville Head Start is accepting any donations for children ages 3 and 4 for Christmas LBJ & C Head Start is a non profit organization for low income families and their children. Contact Cathy Shehane at 615-597-5168 or 931-349-8666

DeKalb Prevention Coalition to Offer Free Training on Use of Naloxone

Dec 19, 2017
History Room of the Mike Foster County Complex

The DeKalb Prevention Coalition's December 19th meeting will be held in the History Room of the Mike Foster County Complex from 12-1pm. All attendees will receive FREE training on the use of Naloxone and a kit (if available). This is open to anyone who wants to attend. Naloxone is a safe nasal spray medication that reverses opioid overdoses caused by narcotics like codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and heroin. This training can save the life of a loved one, friend, co-worker, neighbor or anyone using prescription painkillers or heroin. If you would be interested in attending this training please leave a message by contacting Lisa Cripps, Prevention Coordinator, at 615-580-9290 (text or voice message) or send a message to the Facebook page at to reserve your seat.


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