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High School Equivalency Class Orientation

Jan 5, 2015
3:30 p.m.
County Complex

A FREE High School Equivalency Class Orientation will be held Monday, January 5 at the county complex. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College doors. Participants must attend all sessions. These are evening classes.

Session 1: Monday, January 5 from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. (Registration, Orientation, Locator)

Session 2: Thursday, January 8 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (TABE TEST, Conference, Study Skills)

Session 3: Monday, January 12 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (Official Practice Test if qualified)

For more information call 931-528-8685.

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

UCHRA Announces Commodities Re-certification

Jan 2, 2015
UCHRA Office

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency would like to remind those who receive assistance through the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, known as Commodities; it is time for recertification of their commodities card. With 2015 deliveries right around the corner, it is very important for recipients to recertify their commodity card with their local county offices prior to the first pick-up date.

Recertification date starts January 2nd.

If you think you or someone you know qualifies for this program, please contact the UCHRA office in your county for more information.
The UCHRA county telephone: DeKalb County 615-597-4504.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

February State Writing Assessment

Feb 2, 2015 to Feb 6, 2015
DeKalb County School District

The following information is for Independent Home Schooled students in DeKalb County. If you are interested in taking the February State Writing Assessment please notify your local school with your child’s name, grade, and demographic information to be set up in the MIST Testing Portal by the end of January. The specific testing dates for each grade will be the following: February 2-6th grades 3,6,9 – February 9-13 grades 4,7,10 – February 16-20 is grades 5 and 11 – and February 23-27th is grade 8. There are practice assessments on, or you can call the district office at 615-215-2107 to be set up in the MIST practice portal. Thank you DeKalb County School District.

Liberty Lodge #77 Open Installation of Officers

Dec 27, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Lodge Hall

Open Installation of officers for Liberty Lodge #77 will be Saturday, December 27 with lunch being served at 1:00 p.m. and the installation of officers to follow. The Lodge is located on the public square in Smithville at the corner of Market and South Fourth Streets.

Free Computer Classes

Jan 12, 2015
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex

Free Computer Classes are to be held in the Motlow classroom at the DeKalb County Complex - 722 S. Congress Blvd - call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 to reserve a seat.

•Powerpoint Basics - Monday, Jan. 12th, and 19th 5:00 – 7:00 pm (2-session course)

DeKalb Health Department Offering Free Diabetes Program Workshops

Jan 5, 2015
10:00 a.m.- Noon
DeKalb County Health Department

Diabetes is a complicated disease that can strike fear, confusion, and helplessness in diagnosed people and caregivers. People with diabetes must deal not only with their disease, but also with the impact this has on their lives and emotions. A self-management approach to diabetes education gives people the knowledge, tools and confidence to take day-by-day responsibility of their diabetes care.

On Jan 5th, 2015 the DeKalb County Health Department will be offering a free Take Charge of Your Diabetes Program workshop. The 6-week program is designed for people with diabetes and caregivers to learn basic skills necessary to self-manage their diabetes and work effectively with their health care professionals. The Take Charge of Your Diabetes Program is conducted by two leaders certified by Stanford University Diabetes Self-Management Program Master Trainers. Classes will be held every Monday from 10:00-12:00 beginning on Jan 5th. Registration is required.

For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact Michal Deaver- Health Educator or staff at the DeKalb County Health Department at (615-597-7599).

Healthy Kids Day Camp

Dec 29, 2014
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
County Complex

Monday, December 29, the DeKalb County 4-H Clubs will be having a Healthy Kids Day Camp at the County Complex from 10 – 3:00.
4-Hers in grades 4th – 6th are eligible to attend. 4-Hers will be doing fun activities to get them moving and they will also get to make healthy snacks. Lunch is included. There is a $10 fee payable the day of the camp. However, pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Please call April Martin at 615-542-6403 to pre-register.

County Offices to be Closed for Holidays

Dec 24, 2014 to Dec 26, 2014
DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Court House, County Complex County Offices and Smithville Senior Center will be closed December 24th and 25th for Christmas. The Smithville Senior Center will also be closed Friday December 26th. All Trash Collection Sites and the Complex Community Center will be closed Christmas day and will re-open Friday at normal times.

L.B.J. & C Head Start Centers to be Closed for Holidays

Dec 22, 2014 to Jan 2, 2015
Head Start Center

The L.B.J & C. Development Corporation Head Start Centers will be closed December 22 through January 2. Children and staff will return to the Head Start Centers on January 5

Meanwhile, the L.B.J. & C. Development Corporation Head Start Central Office will be closed December 24, 25, 26 and January 1.


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