The month of May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month, a time when we acknowledge the vast contributions older adults make to their families, communities and the nation. Justin Potter Library will partner with the Alexandria, Liberty, and Smithville Senior Centers as we participate in the national celebration by hosting Older Americans Day. The event will be held at the DeKalb County Complex Theatre area located at 712 South Congress Boulevard on Wednesday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. This year's theme is "Blaze a Trail". The featured entertainment will be Clyde Nokes and the Short Mountain Boys. There will be displays, door prizes, goody bags, and sack lunches for the older adults to enjoy. Everyone who is an older American or aspires to be one is invited to this free event. The library will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for the celebration. For more information call the library at 615-597-4359.
UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct workshops to teach you the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to the Tennessee Career Center for basic computer training as well as other employment and training programs. If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN.
The DCHS Tigerettes game at Upperman scheduled for Monday, May 2 has been postponed until Tuesday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Baxter.
The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb West School. A work session will be held prior to the meeting at 6:00 p.m.
The agenda is as follows:
Susan Hinton, Adult High School Teacher will update the board
School updates and committee reports
Personnel report from the Director of Schools
Any other business that may properly come before the Board.
The consent agenda is as follows:
Consider and act on a request for the DCHS Football Cheerleaders to attend the NCA cheer camp in Gatlinburg June 19-22
Consider and act on bus utilization request for 4-H, June 6 &10
Consider and act on a request for the DCHS FBLA to attend the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28- July 2
Consider and act on approval of Internal School Funds Audit by Tamara L. Beckman for the year end 2016
Consider and act on Carl Perkins Application and budget for 2016-17
Consider and act on a request for Coordinated School Health Application 2016-17
Consider and act on a request for DCHS Approved Courses for 2016-17
Consider and act on a request for DCHS Freshmen in Sports Block
Consider and act on approval to offer Work-Based Learning for Seniors 2016-17
Consider and act on EpiPen 4 Schools Program
Consider and act on DCHS Boys Basketball to attend Summer Basketball Camp at TTU June 8-10
Consider and act on Carl Perkins Reserve Grant 2016-17
Consider and act on 2015-16 Carl Perkins Budget Amendment
Consider and act on 2015-16 revised budget amendment for Federal Consolidated Application
Consider and act on DCHS FFA attending the State Envirothon, May 3 & 4 at the Clyde York 4-H Camp, Crossville
A Budget Committee meeting of the DeKalb County Commission will be on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the Dekalb County courthouse.
DeKalb West School will host an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, May 6 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. To schedule your appointment, you may contact School Counselor Bill Conger at 615-536-5332 or email@example.com. You may also log onto redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code, DeKalbCwest.
The DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association meeting will be May 5 at NHC of Smithville at 11:30 a.m. All retired teachers living in DeKalb County are invited to attend this luncheon. Sponsor of the meal will be NHC. To reserve a plate contact Russell Watson at 615-597-7182 by May 1. The next scheduled meeting will be June 9 at the Webb House Retirement Center at 11:00 a.m. More details later
FREE Healthier Eating Program
3-week Healthier Eating Program - Tuesday, May 10, 17 & 24 at 4 pm (Wild Thyme Café); contact Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 to reserve a seat.
This back to the basics program will include hands-on food demonstrations, taste testing, and discussion of the recipe’s nutrient content and preparations. Participants will receive a hard copy of the recipes and other educational materials. Recipes and demonstrations will be designed to not only taste good, but be convenient and easy to prepare. Please contact the library at 615-597-4359 if you would like to join us for this culinary adventure.
If you like to play Rook and are age 60 or over and enjoy spending time with great people, grab a partner and join them at the DeKalb/Smithville Senior Center located at 718 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville between the County Complex and the UT Extension Agency. They play on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.
"Alice in Wonderland, Jr." presented by the DCHS Vocal Music II Class will be Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm each night; and Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. (matinee) at the DCHS auditorium. Admission is $5.00 (6 years and younger are to be admitted free). Tickets available at the door.
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025