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WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" Returning

Sep 3, 2015
4:30 p.m.

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.

Project Graduation Car Wash

Sep 26, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Advance Auto Parts in Smithville

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

DeKalb Democratic Party to Host "Insure Tennessee" Meeting

Sep 12, 2015
10:00 a.m.
County Complex

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

Sep 1, 2015
10:00 a.m.
DeKalb County Community Center

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.

Free Vein Screening

Sep 2, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Family Medical Center in Smithville.

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

Pea Ridge School Reunion

Sep 12, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

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

DeKalb County GOP Fall Picnic

Sep 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Green Brook Park

The DeKalb County Republican Party will be hosting a FREE Fall Picnic at Green Brook Park on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 11:00AM-1:00PM. All DeKalb County residents are invited to come and share in fellowship and hear from some of our Republican elected officials. Invited attendees include US Congressman Diane Black, State Senator Mae Beavers, State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, State Representative Mark Pody, County Trustee Sean Driver, Road Superintendent Butch Agee, and Sheriff Patrick Ray.

"This is a fun opportunity to spend time together with old and new friends," GOP Chair Mingy Bryant said. "Our country is hungry for strong, principled leadership and this is a great way to kick off the election season. The Presidential Primary in Tennessee is March 1 and it will
be here before you know it."

Voter registration will be available. The Dekalb County Republican Women will also have GOP items to purchase and live musical entertainment will be provided. Again, this is a free event and open to all residents of Dekalb County. For more information, go to our Facebook Page at Dekalb County Republican Party.

Tramel Reunion

Sep 26, 2015
12:30 p.m.
City Hall Building

The annual Tramel reunion will be Saturday, September 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the community room in the City Hall Building on the east side of the square in Smithville, where Senior Citizens previously met! Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring pictures, recipes, genealogical information and anything else of interest to share. 615-529-2570. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

4-H Chicken Show and Auction

Sep 22, 2015
6:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Bus Garage

4-H Chicken Show and Auction
DeKalb County Bus Garage
Show starts 6:00 pm with the auction immediately following. Everyone is welcome to come bid on some of the best locally raised Rhode Island Red hens.
Call 615-597-4945 for more information.

4-H Poultry Judging Practice

Sep 2, 2015
3:15 p.m.
4-H Office at Community Complex

4-H Poultry Judging Practice
Open to 5th-12th Graders
4-H Office located in the community complex
Come join us for our first practice! You will learn about what makes a good hen, how to candle eggs and determine egg quality, parts of the chicken, and more!
Call 615-597-4945 for more information.


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