MOTHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET – Sat.,April 26, 4pm – 6pm at the County Complex Auditorium! What better time to celebrate the relationship between Mother & Daughter; or maybe a Grandmother, a Special Aunt – Ladies, This is a Do Not Miss Event with Door Prizes, Lots of Fun & Fellowship, Great Food and while our Guest Speaker takes the floor we have a Special Activity planned for the little ones! Tickets are only $10 – Adults, $5 – 12 & Under. Hosted by the Business & Professional Women’s Club - For more information or Tickets call: 615-337-3375 or 931-212-0090 Contact any Club Member – or you can check out FACEBOOK for ticket sales and more information!
The Smithville Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, March 22 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the DeKalb County Complex. Adult tickets are $6.00 each.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full-day program. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. L.B.J. & C. Head Start helps all children succeed.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The L.B.J. & C. Head Start recognizes that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in L.B.J. & C. Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child and family progress. Children who attend L.B.J. & C. Head Start participates in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start staff members will offer your child love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.
For more information contact the Smithville Head Start Center at 615-597-5168.
Wanda's Traveling Friends Present a trip to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains September 20-28. That's nine days and eight nights. The price is $725 per person. A $75 deposit is due at the time of signup. The last date to get in on this trip is March 21.
The trip includes:
Motor Coach Transportation
Eight nights lodging including four consecutive nights in scenic Colorado
Fourteen meals including eight breakfasts and six dinners
Tour of the Garden of Gods
Visit the U.S. Air Force Academy
Visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Visit Historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak
Guided Tour of Colorado Springs
Visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center and much more
For more information, call Wanda at 615-597-4172 or Cell 615-428-3576
The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Building.
The agenda is as follows:
Consider and act on DCHS restrooms for Baseball
Update on DeKalb West School Building Program
Committee, Department, and School Reports
Personnel Report from the Director of Schools
Any other business that may properly come before the Board
Consent Agenda items include:
Consider and act on bus utilization request for Waterfall Tour Friends of Edgar Evins State Park on March 15
Consider and act on request for Prom to be held off campus at the Capitol Theater in Lebanon on April 11
Consider and act on overnight trip request for FFA to attend the State FFA Convention in Gatlinburg March 23-27
Consider and act on 2013-14 budget amendment #2 for Federal Program IDEA and Federal Program Pre-School
Consider and act on 2013-14 Special Education Contract with Jenny Luttrell.
The UT Extension Office in DeKalb County has scheduled a series of classes for producers who wish to participate in the University of Tennessee Advanced Master Beef Program. Along with the information gained from the event, producers will also receive a certificate recognizing their training, and an Advanced Master Beef Producer farm sign and cap. Producers are urged to contact the UT Extension office in DeKalb County at 722 South Congress Blvd in Smithville or phone (615)597-4945 to sign up for the Advanced Master Beef Producer program.
The Advance Master Beef Producer Program is an educational program designed to provide information to Tennessee cow-calf producers to help them be the very best in the country, improve their profitability and position the industry to be competitive with other states. The AMBPP is part of the overall effort of the Tennessee Beef Cattle Improvement Initiative and enables participants to apply for a 50% cost-share through the Tennessee Ag Enhancement program.
The topics for the sessions will include: Marketing and Management of the Beef Herd, Reproduction in Beef Cattle, Industry Issues, Handling Facilities, Fencing & Transportation, Nutrition, Forages, and Beef…the End Product.
Producers who have been through the ‘original’ Master Beef Producer Program are eligible to attend the Advanced Master Beef Producer Program. Producers who have not been through the ‘original’ Master Beef Producer Program may attend the Advanced program and in addition to receiving the Advanced materials, they will also receive the notebook from the ‘original’ Master Beef Program.
Most classes will be held at the UT Extension Office at 722 South Congress Blvd in Smithville, which is in the DeKalb County Complex building across the road from Food Lion. The classes take place from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, March 21; Thursday, April 3; Thursday, April 10; Thursday, April 17. There will also be 2 field trips for the class. The first will be on Thursday, March 27 at the Cumberland Beef Day in Sparta, and the other will be on Wednesday, April 30 at the Mid TN Forage and Hay Day in Morrison. Lunch will be provided at each session.
In order to graduate and become an official Advanced Master Beef Producer, a producer must attend a minimum of 5 of the 6 educational sessions. Registration fees are $60, if the producer has BQA Certification and Premise ID. Without BQA and Premise ID, the fee is $160. A Premise ID can be obtained at the USDA FSA office on Bright Hill Road, and BQA Certification may be obtained at the UT Extension Office
For more information or to sign up for the Advanced Master Beef program, contact Michael Barry, County Extension Director at (615)597-4945.
The Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad will have a Fundraiser Dinner and Auction on Saturday, March 29. Food will be served at 4:00 p.m. with the auction to follow. The event will be held at the Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad Building at 115 Summer Street (beside Greenbrook Park and NHC). Enjoy a hamburger/hot dog, baked beans, chips, drink, and dessert for $7.00 a plate. Auction: Items donated by our community businesses and individuals. Grand Prize: $500.00 CASH (you do not have to be present to win) Ticket prices are $5 each or 3 tickets for $10. Who wouldn't love to have $500.00 in CASH? We will have a drawing for cash money on the day of the event. All members have tickets for the drawing or contact Captain Dustin Johnson at 615-598-2080 or 615-684-5992. All support is needed and greatly appreciated! Donations can be sent to: Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad at P.O. Box 684 Smithville, TN 37166
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints, during the week of March 28 on U.S. 70 in DeKalb County
Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.
The Area Agency on Aging and Disability(AAAD) from the Upper Cumberland Development District is in the process of holding a Canned Food Drive during the month of March to support the aging population in your community. All food collected will be distributed to needy seniors in your community in April.
Tennessee ranks 2nd in the nation for senior hunger. The AAAD is making an effort to help alleviate part of these needs in DeKalb County with this food drive.
The donation box is located in your Sav-A-Lot Food Store at 5089 Congress Blvd.
The Food Drive continues until March 27, 2014 in your area and ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED!
For additional information, please contact Fran Davis at (931) 476-4119.
Masquerade Jewelry Sale: March 10th and 11th. DeKalb Community Hospital Education Classroom All items are $ 5. 7am to 7pm on Monday 10th and 7am to 3pm on Tuesday 11th. Come by and get some great gift items for Easter. Cash & Credit Cards Accepted. All proceeds go to support our annual Christmas Party for Indian Mound
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025