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UCHRA Commodities Distribution

Aug 14, 2014
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
UCHRA Office at 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County, Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCHRA Office 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville. 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.

Scottish Rite Meeting

Jul 24, 2014
6:30pm
Center Hill Restaurant

The DeKalb County Scottish Rite will have their regular monthly meeting this Thursday night July 24th at 6:30pm at the Center Hill Restaurant & Motel. All members are encouraged to attend!

Kindergarten Open House

Jul 28, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Smithville Elementary School

Kindergarten Open House at Smithville Elementary School will be Monday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. All students who pre-registered for kindergarten at Smithville Elementary are invited to meet their teacher and complete the rest of their registration paperwork on Monday evening, July 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Families who attend this event will NOT need to come back on registration day, Thursday, July 31.

Northside Elementary School "Meet Your Teacher Night"

Jul 29, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Northside Elementary

Northside Elementary School will be having "Meet your Teacher Night" for second and third grade students and their parents on Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. Parents/students who attend and complete all paperwork will not return to school until Monday, August 4th.

Brush Creek Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Aug 2, 2014
6:00 a.m.
Brush Creek Community Center

The Brush Creek Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on August 2 at the Brush Creek Community Center from 6 a.m. till 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy French Toast, Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Coffee, Juice or Milk for only $5.00. Kids 6 and under is $3.00.

Proceeds will be used for improvements to the Community Center and to the Lions White Cane program. Please support your Lions Club and
enjoy fellowship with friends and neighbors. Thank You! The Lions Club encourages you to bring your old eye glasses that will be given
to the Vanderbilt Lions Eye Center.

DeKalb County Library Board Meeting

Jul 22, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting at Justin Potter Library on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Cantrell Reunion

Jul 27, 2014
Midway Community Center

A family reunion for the late Elder Felix and Mary Luna Cantrell will be held July 27 at the Midway Community Road on Rock Island Road in Warren County. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and spend the day.

Food For Kids Art Sale

Aug 2, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Smithville Farmer’s Market

Mark your calendars and join artists from Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour on Saturday, August 2, for their annual Food For Kids Art Sale that supports the DeKalb County School’s Backpack Program.

This eagerly anticipated event starts at 8 am on the 2nd at the Smithville Farmers Market.

Shoppers will have on an opportunity to purchase a wide range of handmade items at bargain prices including pottery, glass, original prints, silk scarves, handmade cards and more.

100 percent of the proceeds from the sale are used to purchase healthy food that children can open and eat without assistance.

Make plans to arrive at the sale early for the best selection and help the artists from the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour raise a record setting number of dollars for hungry children in our county.

For more information or to make a donation to the Backpack Program call: Claudia Lee, 615-536-5151 or Tim Hintz, 615-597-8770.

UT Extension Canning Classes Offered

Jul 22, 2014
6:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
UT Extension Office

The UT Extension office will be offering canning classes in July and August. Cost per class is $30 and covers all materials and supplies. The instructor for the classes will be UT Extension Agent Dr. April Martin. Classes to learn canning basics and how to use a water bath canner including making jams and jellies will be held on:

Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 – 9:00
Thursday, July 24, 6:30 – 9:00
Monday, August 11, 6:30 – 9:00
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 – 9:00

Classes to learn canning basics and how to use a pressure canner will be held:
Saturday, August 16, 9:00 – 12:00
Saturday August 16, 2:00 – 5:00

A minimum of 4 participants per class is required and payment must be received within 2 business days of the class.
For more information, call 597-4945. Fees can be paid at the UT Extension Office located in the DeKalb County Complex building.

Early Voting Begins Friday, July 18

Jul 18, 2014 to Aug 2, 2014
Courthouse

Early Voting begins Friday, July 18 for the August 7 election.

Because of the lengthy ballot, voters are encouraged to take advantage of early voting in order to avoid possible long lines at the polls on election day.

Voters are also urged to study the sample ballot in advance before coming to the polls. You can view the sample ballot by clicking the PDF link below:

DelalbTN-PG14-NewspaperTyposFixed.pdf (107.55 KB)

Early voting begins July 18 and the last day is August 2. All Early Voting will be in the first floor courtroom of the courthouse. The hours are as follows:
Mondays-- 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays-- 9 am. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays-- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays-- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays-9.a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturdays- 9 a.m. to Noon

Locally, voters will be electing a Sheriff, Road Supervisor, General Sessions Judge, County Mayor, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, and Trustee along with all fourteen county commissioners, five school board members, and three persons to fill vacant constable positions.

In the 13th Judicial District, voters will elect five judges, a District Attorney General, and a District Public Defender.

Smithville and Dowelltown will be having municipal elections August 7. In Smithville a mayor and two aldermen will be elected. Three aldermen will be elected in Dowelltown.

Across the state, Democrats and Republicans will be choosing party nominees for Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representatives (Congressmen), State Senators, and State Representatives, along with State Executive Committeemen and women. Primary winners will face off in the November Tennessee General Election.

Voters in August also will be asked whether or not to retain several state judges

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