The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Hwy 56 south, September 4th.
The DeKalb County Courthouse, County Complex County Offices and Community Center and the Smithville Senior Center will be closed Monday September 7th for Labor Day. The County Court Clerk’s office will also be closed Saturday September 5th.
The DeKalb County Retired Teachers meeting will be Thursday, September 3 at 11:30 a.m. at DeKalb West School. All retired teachers are invited to attend.
The DCHS Football Cheerleaders will host "Spirit Day" on September 17 for ages 4-13. This session will be from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the DCHS gym. The cost is $25.00 per participant. (T-shirt included). Participants will also be allowed to perform during the DCHS pre-game on September 18 against Smith County.(Game admission is not included, and must be paid at the gate).
"Spirit Day" is designed to promote "team spirit" during National Team Spirit Month. DCHS Football Cheerleaders proudly promotes National Spirit, as well as physical fitness and team unity. This session will include cheer conditioning, motion drills, jumps, a side line chant, and a "spirit" dance. Participants will be divided into age groups. Please, no spectators in the gym during the "spirit" session. Participants should bring a blank cd if they desire a copy of the "Spirit" music.
(CLICK LINK BELOW FOR REGISTRATION FORM)
Complete and return the information with payment by September 4 to: Cindy Webb, 260 Hendrix Road, Dowelltown TN 37095. Late registration will be accepted, but not guaranteed a shirt. Late registration at the door will be $30.00 per participant.
WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" are returning for another season of college pigskin prognosticating Thursday afternoon's at 4:30 p.m. beginning September 3.
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. starting September 3.
A Project Graduation Car Wash will be September 26 from 9-2 at Advance Auto Parts in Smithville. It is donation based. All cars will receive a ticket for a chance to win a $25 visa gift card. A bake sale will also accompany this event
The DeKalb County Democratic Party will host a meeting on "Insure Tennessee" on Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the county complex.
Jackie Shrago, Special Project Coordinator, Tennessee Health Care Campaign and participating in management of GetCovered Nashville, will discuss Insure Tennessee, a plan by Governor Haslam to make health insurance options available for 280,000 people.
Insure TN is a state proposal to cover people who are now in a Gap excluding them from many of subsidies for health insurance premiums under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, also often called Obamacare). The Gap is the product of legislative committee obstacles that prevented the Tennessee legislature from passing Governor Haslam’s Plan. The Plan would be fully funded through the ACA and a commitment of the Tennessee hospitals to make up any shortfall.
The Tennessee Health Care Campaign has worked for affordable accessible health care for all Tennessee residents for 26 years.
Walter Davis, Executive Director of THCC, says, “We welcome the opportunity to speak to any organizations wishing to understand the Governor’s Plan and the impact of so many people not having insurance. We welcome questions and criticisms hopefully in a mutually respectful discussion. We want to learn from one another and to hear the stories of Tennesseans including those in the Gap.”
THCC and its colleagues at the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) have been traveling throughout the state listening (TJC’s Counting the Costtour), speaking (THCC in Town Halls) and advocating (in conversations with elected leaders of both parties). THCC is a non-partisan non-profit that does not endorse parties or candidates. It does, however, present an opportunity for those in the Gap to tell their story. We also gather the stories of those who unnecessarily face high costs and deteriorating health conditions due to exclusion from the ACA.
THCC believes it is important to hear one another. We believe if people talk about Insure Tennessee and bring forward their concerns, they will find the Plan to be a good step in the right direction.
THCC provides hundreds of volunteers working thousands of hours to enroll those eligible under the Affordable Care Act. Our volunteers have also reached out to legislators to consider the needs of constituents.
Free Senior Exercise Classes
Aug 17th – Sept 17th, 2015
Location: DeKalb County Community Center
712 S. Congress Blvd., Smithville TN 37166
•Every Tues & Thurs 10 AM – Exercise class with a certified SilverSneakers instructor.
•Every Tues & Thurs at 4:30 PM – Get Bee-Bodied with “Bee” Tubbs. For more information, contact Bee at (615) 684-2337.
•Every Wed at 4 PM – Restorative Yoga with Amy Potter. Younger community members may attend, but it will be free for seniors. For more information, contact Amy at (615) 418-6220.
Do you have varicose veins? Swollen, aching legs or ankles? Restless or heavy legs? If so, you may be suffering from a serious condition called venous reflux disease. More than 30 million people with venous reflux disease are undiagnosed and, if untreated, their condition will continue to get worse. On Wednesday September 2nd from 5pm-8pm Dr. Jeff McCarter will be offering a free vein screening at Family Medical Center in Smithville. Schedule your appointment and find out how you can get relief from the pain of vein disease. Hurry as space will fill fast. Call 931-528-1992 to schedule your appointment. Again, the free vein screening will take place Wednesday September 2nd from 5pm-8pm. Call 931-528-1992 now to reserve your spot
The Pea Ridge School Reunion will be Saturday, September 12 at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with lunch to be served at 11:00 a.m. Bring food, photos, and memories. For information call 615-597-3033
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025