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School Board to Meet in Special Session

May 28, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Board of Education Building

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. in a special called meeting at the Board of Education Building to consider action on the tentative budget for 2015-16.

A work session will be held prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

DeKalb Outdoors Day

Jun 13, 2015
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Smithville Public Square

Did you know children in the United States average 45 hours a week exposed to electronic media, and only 30 minutes a week to unregulated time outdoors?

National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event across the country working to introduce our youth to recreational activities and the wonders of our Nation's landscapes. Kids and their families are encouraged to spend time outdoors, exploring the natural world and enjoying various outdoor recreation activities. Experiencing our Nation's natural splendor contributes to healthier lives for our citizens and a deeper appreciation for the great outdoors. Get Outdoors Day helps to combat the effects of indoor, inactive lifestyles which are fueling the nation's obesity epidemic and threatening today's children with shorter life expectancies than their parents.

The second annual National Get Outdoors Day in DeKalb County will be Saturday, June 13 at Evins Park on the Smithville Public Square from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be booths for the various participating groups. Organizers hope to feature activities like:

Health & Fitness
Nature & Wildlife
Arts & Crafts
Scavenger Hunt/Relays
Ornamental/Edible Horticulture
Outdoor Games
Scouts and other Local Outdoor Clubs
Other activities related to Outdoors & Health

Recent medical reports predict a two to five year life expectancy decline for America's youth due to current sedentary lifestyles. By participating in this year's event, you can help change that statistic for DeKalb County's youth. Organizers hope to reach families across the county, bringing attention to youth and the community, while displaying local businesses.

If you or your business would be interested in becoming a part of DeKalb County's second annual "Get Outdoors Day" please fill out and return an application or call Alejandra Cisneros Conohan at 931-520-9630 or email at You may also call Sarah Peace at 931-858-3125 or email

DeKalb Retired Teachers Meeting

Jun 4, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Webb House Retirement Center

The DeKalb County Retired Teachers will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. for lunch. All retired teachers from any county or state are welcome to attend at the Webb House Retirement Center on Jennings Lane. The guest speaker will be attorney Jon D. Slager.

TECH TALK to Feature Michael Hale of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

May 28, 2015
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Listen for "TECH TALK" Thursday, May 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on WJLE sponsored by Smithville Computer Repair. This week's guest will be Michael Hale of DeKalb Funeral Chapel talking about pre-planning and pre-arranging funerals. You may call in your questions to him at 615-597-4265.

Smithville Police Department to Host Identity Theft Class

Jun 1, 2015
6:00 p.m.
County Complex-UT Extension Room

The Smithville Police Department will host an identity theft class on Monday June 1st at 6:00 pm at the County Complex in the UT Extension room on South Congress Boulevard in a continued effort for public awareness.

The class will be instructed by Homeland Security. The class is open to the public and is free of charge. "Its heartbreaking when people come to the police department and they have been scammed out of the money that they have worked hard for," said Captain Steven Leffew. "We welcome everyone to come out and get some ideas on how to better protect you and your family".

Protecting Your Identity – What You Should Know, What You Should Do

Identity fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. It affects millions of victims each year and results in billions of dollars in losses for consumers, businesses, and financial institutions. It takes years to build one’s identity, but it could be destroyed very quickly if it is misused by someone.

This 1 hour presentation is intended to explain some common methods used by identity thieves, how to safeguard your identity, and what to do if you become a victim of identity theft

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Meeting

May 28, 2015
6:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 PM at the DeKalb County Complex, 722 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville. 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

DeKalb School Nutrition to Provide Free Meals to Students this Summer

May 28, 2015 to Jun 17, 2015

Attention Parents and Students!

The DeKalb School Nutrition will be providing meals free of charge to all children age 18 and under this summer at the DeKalb High School Cafeteria, Northside Elementary Cafeteria, and Smithville Elementary Cafeteria May 28 through June 17.

Meal times are Monday-Friday:

Breakfast from 7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Lunch from 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


May 20, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Smithville and McMinnville


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Machine Operators-Forklift Drivers, Mig/Tig welders, Press/Set-up, Process Techs, Team Leaders, Maintenance/Tool & Die
Accepting applications at the following locations:

712 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville at the Community Center TUESDAY from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
310 North Chancery Street, McMinnville at the Workforce Solution WEDNESDAY from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

Must pass a Criminal Background and Drug Test.

For questions please contact Tina at 615-597-3880 EOE


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