Anyone interested in a proposal to improve Highway 56 from State Route 287 in the Green Hill area of Warren County to East Bryant Street in Smithville is invited to a Design Public Meeting hosted by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex at 712 South Congress Boulevard in Smithville to share information and to answer questions about the nine mile project corridor which will be done in three construction segments. Project plans will be presented for State Route 56 from south of the Warren County line to near Magness Road and for State Route 56 from south of State Route 288 near Magness Road to East Bryant Street in Smithville. A preliminary project display will be presented for the portion of the project on State Route 56 from near State Route 287 in Warren County to near the DeKalb County Line.
The DeKalb County Fire Department-Liberty Engine 65 Benefit will be Saturday, June 9 from 4 p.m. until? at DeKalb West School. Enjoy ALL YOU CAN EAT Gumbo, Catfish, and Chicken with all the trimmings. A LIVE Auction begins at 7 p.m. Prices are $12 for adults and $6 for kids age 6-10. Children 5 and younger can eat FREE. If you are interested in donating auction items, cakes, or pies, call 615-464-3166 or 615-536-5987. All donations are greatly appreciated.
The American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary will have a program on Memorial Day at the County Complex. The program will begin about 10:00 preceded by special music. The guest speaker will be Ben Franklin, with Larry Green and Don Rigsby leading prayer at the Complex and at the wreath laying ceremony respectively. Boy Scout Troop 347 will present the colors..Our fallen soldiers will be remembered. Everyone is invited.
The Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on May 31 through June 28. Children of all ages 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 "Libraries Rock".
Justin Potter Library's Summer Reading Events: All events will be held at the library except the Final Party on June 28th.
Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m.-Opening Party with Barry Mitchell "Readers Rock" Program. Strike Up the Band with the magical mirth, music & mayhem of Mr. Barry & Sam the Tune Turtle.
Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m.-Edgar Evins State Park Rangers & Animal Friends.
Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m.-Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.-Libraries Rock Story time and activities with Board of Education group.
Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m.-Final Party with Kevin Kidd's Family Band at the DeKalb County Complex Theater.
For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or visit Facebook or the website at www.dekalblibraries.net
Alexandria Library Summer Reading Programs:
Story Times with Activities on Wednesday, June 6, June 13, and June 20 at 2 p.m. For more information call the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124.
A Budget Committee Meeting of the County Commission will be Monday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the courthouse.
The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at Justin Potter Library. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.
An All You Can Eat Fish Fry will be May 19 from 4pm to 7pm at the Liberty Community Center. Enjoy fish, beans, slaw, french fries, tea and dessert. This will help keep the 'God Feed the Children' Pantry in Liberty helping the community. Please come and show your support
Any parent interested in applying for the Pre-K program for their child may pick up an application at DeKalb County Board of Education. Children need to be 4 years old on or before August 15. Parents/Guardians should bring the following items for their child: Original Birth Certificate, Current Physical Examination, Current Certification of Immunization, Proof of Income for all Household Members,and Proof of Residency
The DCHS Football Cheerleaders will be having a mini cheer camp May 21-23 at Smithville Elementary School for ages 5-13. It will be from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per child with $10 off for each additional child. A snack will be provided and each camper will receive a T-shirt. There will be a performance for the parents to watch on Wednesday after practice. Applications are available at schools, Infinity Athletics and Family Care Chiropractic. The deadline to submit a completed application with payment is May 14.
The annual Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be Sunday, June 3. 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