Listen for "Tech Talk" sponsored by Smithville Computer Repair on WJLE Thursday, July 2 at 8:00 a.m. This week's guest will be Chad Colwell with Wilson Bank & Trust. The topic will be "New Technology in Banking". Also some lucky callers will win a goodie bag from Wilson Bank & Trust
The DeKalb County Court House, County Complex County Offices, Smithville Senior Center, and Landfill will be closed Friday July 3rd. The County Court Clerk’s Office will also be closed Saturday July 4th. All Trash Collection Sites will be closed Saturday July 4th.
Free Community Event:
Wednesday, July 1st 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Harness and Nurture Your Creativity with Zentangle in the DeKalb Community Center Art Room
The 17th annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County will be Saturday, July 4, the weekend of the Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree. All proceeds from the race will be used in building another Habitat for Humanity home in DeKalb County.
The race will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m., RAIN OR SHINE. The course begins and ends on Church Street in Downtown Smithville. "We encourage anybody who is interested in doing either the one mile fun run or the 5K which is a 3.1 mile course to go to www.fiddler5k.com where you'll find a printable registration form that provides all the details of registration and a link to online registration," said Race Director Tecia Puckett Pryor.
(CLICK PDF LINK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION FORM)
The direct link to online preregistration is:
Paper registrations must be submitted no later than Monday, June 29. "If you want to register by paper. If you want to print out a form and mail it in or bring it by my office, that needs to be done by Monday, June 29. If you pre-register online you need to do that by midnight Wednesday, July 1. The advantage of pre-registering is that you save $5.00 and you may pick up your packet on Friday evening, July 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Life Enrichment Center on Church Street, which is also the start line for the race. That's a real perk in that you don't have to get up quite as early on Saturday morning, July 4. You'll already have your race bib and t-shirt and you'll be ready to go. But you can still pick up your packet on Saturday morning. You don't have to pick it up on Friday night if that doesn't work for you," said Pryor.
Participants may also sign up on race day."The cost of race day registration is $30 and $25 for those age 18 and younger. Again, for early registration it's $25 for adults age 19 and older and for youth its $20 for ages 18 and younger so you save a little bit of money by pre-registering," Pryor said.
The Tiger Pride Football Camp will be July 7-9 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DCHS Practice Football Field. Its for ages 6-12. Camp goals are to provide each camper with a positive, fun filled learning experience. The camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of football and give campers added game experience, while emphasizing teamwork and competition in a fun environment.
The camp fee is $20 per camper. The fee includes three days of camp and a T-shirt per camper. Please mail enrollment form and fee to: 5100 Jacobs Pillar Road, Smithville, TN 37166. Make checks payable to DeKalb Jr Pro Football. Please do not mail cash. The last day for registration is June 30. Late registrations will be accepted but not guaranteed a shirt. Camp will be divided into age groups.
Camp Directors are John Kilgore and Toby Nokes and staff are County and Area Coaches.
Campers should send the following:
T-shirt size (YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL)
Grade (2014-15 school year)
Date of Birth
Signature of Parents or Guardians
Emergency Phone Number
The 44th annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree & Crafts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, July 3 & 4 downtown. On-stage entertainment begins each day from 9 a.m. until? WJLE will have LIVE coverage each day. Listen Live on WJLE AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at www.wjle.com
HG Staffing has immediate openings available on the first and second shift at Shiroki North America in Smithville. New employees are eligible for full time employment after 90 days. New employees get pay raises after 90 days. Employees work 40 plus hours per week. Apply at the UCHRA office in Smithville on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. Call HG Staffing at 931-743-6627 or 615-215-1482 to arrange an appointment or for more information.
THP will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint, July 4th on State Route 56/McMinnville Hwy.
Edgar Evins State Park
June 30th -July 4th Program Schedule
Tuesday, June 30th
6:00 PM Butterfly Garden Comeback: Meet at the park office to help save our once beautiful butterfly garden. We only ask minutes of your time, so please come help out a little with our attempt in reviving the butterfly garden. The butterflies would sure appreciate it.
Thursday, July 2nd
5:00 PM Eagle Hand Print: Meet Tyler at the Camp Store to use your own handprints to make an eagle! All supplies will be supplied by the park, so just come on and enjoy your time here with us.
8:00 PM Night Hike: Take a guided nature hike around the Wolf Creek inlet in the dark! Discover how fascinating and un-scary nature at night can be. We will listen for owls, watch for wildlife and look for other things. You never know what you might see or here! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a dim flashlight. Approximately 1 mile. Meet in the parking lot next to the Millennium Trailhead.
Friday, July 3rd
4:00 PM H2O Gun Shooting: Meet at the Camp Store and come play a game to win prizes! Shoot things with the water guns supplied by the park and have a good time. We will talk about gun safety and have a good time.
5:30 PM Early Festivities: Meet at the Camp Store to start celebrating the 4th of July right! We will have a water balloon toss and sac races. Winners will receive prizes.
8:00 PM Scorpion Hunt: Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join the Park Ranger for a nighttime expedition to find scorpions by black light. Meet at the first picnic area at the boat ramp entrance (look for State Parks vehicle).
Saturday, July 4th
11:00 AM CELEBRATING the 4th: Meet Tyler at the Camp Store to celebrate the 4th! We will have corn hole, water balloons, sac races, water guns, and we will also be handing out free glow sticks to help light up the night with the fireworks.
We will also have WATERMELON EATING CONTESTS and SEED SPITTING CONTESTS at some time during this event! The winner will receive popsicles and of course all the watermelon they can eat!
3:30 PM American Ice Race: Meet at the Camp Store to get your free RED, WHITE, and BLUE ice pop with little American Flags. We will discuss the reason behind the 4th of July, but if you already know just come get a flag!
5:30 PM Slithering Snakes: Meet Tyler at the Fire Circle (campground parking lot) for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!
8:00 PM Campfire: Meet at the Fire Circle to end the 4th of July right with a good, old fashion s'more. We will also discuss fire safety. S'more stuff will be supplied by the park, may need to bring your own stick though. Hope to see you there!
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.
A Community Blood Drive will be held in Smithville on Tuesday, July 7 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 South College Street.
Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood donors to be less available to give during the summer. However, hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions – the need for blood does not get a vacation.
To encourage more people to donate around Independence Day, all those who come out to donate blood July 2-6, 2015, will receive a Red Cross embroidered hat, while supplies last.
Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025