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DeKalb Community Hospital & Family Medical Center Hosting Blood Drives

Sep 11, 2014
8:30 A.M.
Family Medical Center and DeKalb Community Hospital

DeKalb Community Hospital and Family Medical Center in Smithville, Tennessee will be hosting blood drives on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Family Medical Center is located at 302 North Congress Boulevard and will have the bloodmobile available from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. DeKalb Community Hospital is located at 520 West Main Street and will have the bloodmobile there from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Blood Assurance is a regional non-profit blood center that supplies 70 healthcare facilities, including DeKalb Community Hospital. Over 440 blood donors are needed every day. Currently, donors of all types are urged to come in, especially donors with O negative type blood.

To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack. Donors are asked to drink plenty of fluids - avoiding caffeine - and eat a meal that is rich in iron prior to donating. All donors will receive an “I Bleed” style t shirt and visitors can register for their chance to win a 40” flat screen TV.

To schedule a blood drive, contact donor recruiter Lori Love at 931-239-9411. For more information about donating blood, please call Blood Assurance at 1-800-962-0628 or go to

Hunter Safety Course

Sep 8, 2014 to Sep 12, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church

A Hunter Safety Course will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday September 8, 9, 11, & 12 at the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church on Highway 83 and Golf Club Lane in Smithville from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. nightly. There is no charge for the course but participants must attend each night. Students must be at least nine years old by the first night of the course. Students must also pre-register online at For more information, call Tony Cross at 615-597-9625

Amateur Radio Exam Session

Sep 6, 2014
1:00 P.M.
DeKalb County Complex

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 - 1:00 PM (Walk-ins are allowed) at the DeKalb County Complex, 722 South Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166 . Contact Jerry E. Elkins - N4LZY at (615) 563-8888 if anyone has any questions.

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.

Free Movie for the Public

Sep 3, 2014
7:00 p.m.
County Complex

A free movie for the public called "Quest For Respect" by Camfel Productions will be presented on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. This is the school assembly company that travels across the US, and has set up the 3 giant screens at schools in DeKalb Co. in years past. This time they're setting up at the Community Center for individuals to come: children can come with a relative, or on their own. Bring a neighbor, bring a friend, for a fun time.... ALL ages welcome! It will be over about 8pm. Here is a summary of what the film is about, from their website;

Everyone wants to be accepted, to be loved, to be respected. Unfortunately, we often base our worth by the number of likes we get on Facebook or by how many positive comments we receive after posting our latest "selfie." Somehow we think the more exposed we are, the more admired we are, but in reality all we are is...well...more exposed. (Even if you're not on facebook, this movie applies to you).

Quest For Respect examines our willingness to compromise our values in an attempt to find a place to fit in, and explore our rational for getting involved in the use of drugs & alcohol, or aligning ourselves with bullies in order to find acceptance.

Quest For Respect demonstrates that true respect is a by-product of how we live our lives each day, how we react to crisis, and how we treat others and ourselves.

DeKalb West School Open House

Sep 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.
DeKalb West School

The public is invited to visit DeKalb West School Thursday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. for an Open House of the new addition. The building will also be open for tours on Sunday, September 7 from 2-4 p.m.

Benefit Car Wash

Sep 6, 2014
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

A benefit car wash for cancer patient Vickie Boles will be Saturday, September 6 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Auto Zone Parking Lot in McMinnville. $4.00 per vehicle.

Alexandria Needs Part-Time City Court Clerk

Aug 27, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

~ The Town of Alexandria is currently accepting applications for a part-time city court clerk position. The applicant must have computer skills and a general administrative/office based knowledge in order to perform necessary responsibilities associated with the position. Applications can be obtained at City Hall 102 High Street Alexandria, TN 37012. Deadline for applying is Sept.5th. ~

Job Openings Available at Shiroki North America

Aug 27, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014
Shiroki North America

HG Staffing has immediate openings on the first and second shifts at Shiorki North America in Smithville. All jobs are temp to hire. Must be able to pass drug screen and background check. You may apply at the career center in Smithville on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. or you may apply in person at Shiroki Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. HG Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. For more information call Spencer at 615-215-1482

WJLE's Fearless Forecasters Each Thursday

Sep 4, 2014
4:30 p.m.

Listen for WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" Thursday afternoon's at 4:30 p.m.

This season's regulars are Dewain Hendrixson, Scott Brown, Chad Kirby, Jeff James, Ricky Atnip, John Pryor, Joe Goodwin, Darvin Gill, and Darrell Gill. A different special guest will make an appearance each week.

The "Fearless Forecasters" pick who they believe will win in fifteen of the biggest or most interesting college football games of the week.

They also make an underdog selection each week, picking a team they think will win, even though that team is not favored to win.

The program is sponsored by Liberty State Bank, DTC Communications, DeKalb County Ace Hardware, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, DeKalb County Insurance, DeKalb Tire and Service, Pizza Hut, and the Charles D. Atnip Realty & Auction Company.

Catch the "Fearless Forecasters" LIVE on WJLE Thursday's at 4:30 p.m.


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