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"Build A Better World" Summer Reading Progam at Libraries

Jun 1, 2017

Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1 through June 28. Children set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the Final Party on June 28 at the County Complex Theater. This year's theme is "Build a Better World".

Justin Potter Library's Summer Reading Events: All events will be held at the library except the one on June 28.

Thursday, June 1 at 2 p.m.-Edgar Evins State Park Rangers & Animal Friends

Thursday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m.-Runaway Puppet Theater

Thursday, June 15 at 2 p.m.-"Build a Better World" crafts and activities

Thursday, June 22 at 2 p.m.-Healthy DeKalb crafts and activities

Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m.-Final party with Ron Anglin and his interactive comedy, juggling, music, and bubbles. Event at the DeKalb County Complex Theater.

For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or on Facebook.

Alexandria Library Summer Reading Programs:

Story times with activities on Wednesday, June 7, 14, & 21 at 2 p.m.

For more information, call the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124.

Amateur Radio Club Meeting

May 25, 2017
6:30 p.m.
County Complex

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, May 25th , 2017 - 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 http://www.dccarc.org.

Free Wildlife Food Plot Mix to DeKalb County Residents

May 23, 2017
8:00 a.m.
Soil Conservation District Office

The DeKalb Soil Conservation District and The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency are NOW giving a free bag of wildlife food plot mix as supply lasts. This will help feed the deer, turkeys, and songbirds. The mix includes Soybeans, Austrian Peas, Millet, and Black Oil Sunflower seeds.
Come by the Soil Conservation District Office located at the USDA Service Center- 647 Bright Hill Road. Office hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. Office will be closed May 29th for Memorial Day. USDA is An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

County Courthouse and Offices to be Closed Memorial Day

May 29, 2017

The DeKalb County Courthouse, County Complex County Offices and Smithville Senior Center will be closed Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. The County Court Clerk’s Office will also be closed Saturday May 27th. The DeKalb County landfill and all trash collection sites will be closed Memorial Day Monday May 29th.

Memorial Day Program

May 29, 2017
9:30 a.m.
County Complex

The community is encouraged to rally in a show of support for fallen heroes during a Memorial Day program Monday morning, May 29 at the DeKalb County Complex.

The guest speaker will be DeKalb County Historian Tommy Webb.

Sponsored by the American Legion #122, the entertainment program will begin at 9:30 a.m. with special music by Susan Hinton followed by the main program at 10:00 a.m. featuring the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and prayers. Commander William Edmonds will make welcome remarks and Judy Redmon of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary will remember the fallen and introduce the guest speaker. Ronnie Redmon, Post Adjutant of the American Legion Post #122 will adjourn the program at the complex after which attendees will be asked to gather at the veteran’s memorial monument at the courthouse for the laying of a wreath and taps by DCHS band student Josh Moon.

School Transportation Supervisor Jimmy Sprague, from the School Bus Garage, will have a bus to transport anyone who wants to ride to the courthouse from the county complex.

County Budget Committee Meeting

May 23, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Courthouse

There will be a Budget Committee meeting of the DeKalb County Commission on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the lower courtroom of the DeKalb County courthouse.

DeKalb County Baseball Camp

Jun 5, 2017 to Jun 6, 2017
9:00 a.m.
DCHS Baseball Field

The 2017 DeKalb County Baseball Camp will be June 5 & 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the DCHS Baseball Field. The camp is for ages 7 to 14.

Camp Skills:
* Learn the proper mechanics for throwing and catching
* Learn the proper fundamentals for pitching, playing infield, and playing outfield
* Learn correct fundamentals of hitting
* Learn numerous drills for all aspects of baseball

What to bring:
* Cleats, tennis shoes, baseball pants, hat, glove, bat (catchers gear)
* Snacks and drinks for breaks (water will be provided)

Registration:
* Cost of the camp is $60
* Registration will be June 5 from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the DCHS Baseball Field.

Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery

Jun 4, 2017
Banks Cemetery

The annual Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be Sunday, June 4. The Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church will also have their annual Homecoming Day. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Everyone is invited. Please make plans to attend. Your support is needed so the cemetery can be properly maintained and kept looking good. You may mail donations to: Robert Joins, Treasurer, 846 Luttrell Avenue, Smithville TN 37166; Ernie Winchester, President, 1070 Tabernacle Road, Smithville, TN 37166; or Melissa Ferrell, Vice President, 8001 Short Mountain Road, Woodbury, TN 37190

DeKalb County Library Board Meeting

May 23, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at Justin Potter Library. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

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