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Smithville Elementary Events for October

Oct 5, 2016
Smithville Elementary

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for October 2016

Wednesday October 5
-PreK Field Trip to Amazin' Acres (all 5 classes)
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday October 6
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Friday October 7
Last day to turn in Box Tops for Education for the fall deadline

Monday October 10-Friday October 21
Fall Break

Tuesday October 25
-7:00 a.m. In School Banking
-Report Cards go home

Wednesday October 26
-Holiday Pictures-these are PREPAID and information will be sent home prior to picture day about how to order
-Fall Portrait Remakes
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday October 27
3:00pm – 6:00pm Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday October 31
-Book Character Dress-Up Day
-1:15pm – 2:15pm Fall Parties

DeKalb County Retired Teachers Meeting

Oct 6, 2016
11:30 a.m.
Smithville Church of Christ Annex

The DeKalb County Retired Teachers will meet Thursday, October 6 at the Smithville Church of Christ Annex, 520 Dry Creek Road at 11:30 a.m.. Guest speakers will be candidates for the Tennessee House 40th District and Tennessee House 46th District representing DeKalb County. All retired teachers residing in DeKalb County are invited to attend and ask questions to the candidates. All members are encouraged to bring a dessert to share. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.

13th Annual Habitat Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale Set for October 28

Sep 28, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Courthouse Square

It’ll soon be chili time and time for you to again support a great cause and decide who makes the best chili in DeKalb County! Come out and cast your vote on Friday, October 28 on the Courthouse Square when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 13th Annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale.

Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the north side of the Courthouse on the Smithville Town Square. In case of rain, the Chili Cook-off will be held at the County Complex.

Make a donation to Habitat and eat all the chili you want from all the teams and vote for your favorite. Enjoy delicious baked goods too! Volunteers needed to provide baked goods. Take out available.

All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.

Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Puckett Pryor at 615- 597-7370.

GOP Fall Picnic and Rally Set for October 8

Oct 8, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Green Brook Park

The Dekalb County Republican Party will be hosting a FREE Fall Picnic and Get Out the Vote Rally at Green Brook Park on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 11:00AM-12:30PM. All DeKalb County residents are invited to come and share in fellowship and hear from our Republican candidates and campaigns. Representatives from the Trump/Pence campaign as well as Congressman Diane Black, Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, and Representative Mark Pody have all been invited to attend and speak. Local elected Republicans will also be recognized.

Early Voting runs from October 19-November 3 and Election Day is November 8. Voter registration will be available. Again, this is a free event and open to all residents of Dekalb County. For more information, go to our Facebook Page at Dekalb County Republican Party.

FREE Medicare Help Available

Oct 24, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Liberty Senior Center

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017 begins October 15. For those who are eligible to sign up for Medicare or have questions about making changes to their Medicare health plans and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, free, un-biased Medicare information and counseling is available through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability.

SHIP/SMP will be at the Liberty Senior Center Monday, October 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. To schedule an appointment, call 615-536-5422 Monday through Thursday.

Open enrollment for the coming year runs from October 15 to December 7. During this time, currently enrolled Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans. The staff at UCAAAD, a division of Upper Cumberland Development District, and volunteers are trained to provide free, un-biased counseling and advice for those seeking assistance with making changes to their Medicare plans.

It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current plans to the 2016 coverage options, which will be released on October 1, 2015. UCAAAD staff helps those seeking assistance with plan comparisons without selling anything and can be reached at the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.

Throughout open enrollment, UCAAAD staff and volunteers will also be offering Medicare counseling at locations throughout the Upper Cumberland. A full list of appointment times and locations can be found at or at www.facebook/ucddconnect or by calling the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.

County Commission Meeting

Sep 26, 2016
6:30 p.m.

The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular monthly session Monday night, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the courthouse.

The agenda is as follows:

Elect Commission Chairman

Elect Chair Pro Tempore

Local Option Sales Tax Report

Budget Amendments

Discuss Courthouse Fire Alarm System Bid

Discuss Landfill Marked Harvest of Trees

Discuss Judicial Commissioners Office in the Courthouse

Approval of County Attorney to review County Officials Personnel Policies for compliance with the law

Discuss proposed fire station in the Four Seasons area

Alternative procedure for closing roads

Any other business properly presented.

DeKalb West School September Activities and Events

Sep 22, 2016
DeKalb West School

DeKalb West School September Activities and Events

Sept. 22nd- Football Cumberland Co. Away 6:00 pm

Sept. 22nd-23rd Gym Floor Refinishing

Sept. 26th- Read Night

Sept. 26th- Jr. Beta Convention Mtg. 6:00 pm

Sept. 27th- Football Baxter Away

Sept. 28th- Read Night

PLC PreK-2nd

"See You At The Pole" 8:00 am

UCHRA Commodities Distribution

Oct 13, 2016
1:00 p.m.
UCHRA Office

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County, Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCHRA Office 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Sep 29, 2016
6:30 p.m.
County Complex

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - 6:30 PM at the DeKalb County
Complex, 722 South Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166. All local amateur radio operators and those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.

Amateur radio operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. Call 615-597-9563 for more information or check out the
club's webpage at

Beef Day

Oct 8, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Justin Pemberton Memorial Arena

The Cannon County Cattlemen's Association is sponsoring Beef Day Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. until lunch time at the Justin Pemberton Memorial Arena. Lunch will be provided. Booths from several vendors will be featured including the Tennessee Valley Tractor, American Angus Association, Performance Feeds, Accelerated Genetics, and many more. Call Brian Womack at 615-904-5963 or Davy Sneed at 615-904-5850


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