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DeKalb Health Department Flu Clinic

Nov 6, 2014
8:30 a.m.
DeKalb County Health Department

The DeKalb County Health Department will hold a flu clinic on Thursday, November 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. No appointment necessary!

Potluck Dinner

Nov 8, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Midway Community Center

A Fundraising potluck dinner will be served at the Midway Community Center on Saturday, November 8 at 5:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share with everyone. Come, enjoy the food and have a wonderful time. Donations will be accepted at the door. An auction will be held at 6:00 p.m. For more information call Tina at 615-557-7685 or Pat at 615-684-3589

Smithville Community Blood Drive

Nov 4, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church

A Smithville Community Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, November 4 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code Smithville 19. Walk-Ins welcome!

Permits Required during Fire Season

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
Tennessee Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season began October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. Only brush, leaves, grass, untreated or unpainted lumber or other natural plant residues can be legally burned. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 597-4015. Burning permits can be obtained for small debris piles after hours and on the weekends by visiting Think before you burn.

"Trick or Treat Halloween" Set for October 31 (VIEW MAP HERE)

Oct 31, 2014
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Parents, children, and local businesses are invited to join the City of Smithville for the Police Department's "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" Friday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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Participating businesses will have candy and special treats for the children. Look for the stores and offices with a picture of a pumpkin on their windows. Maps will be available at the police department, Justin Potter Library, Chamber of Commerce and other locations to show parents which businesses will be taking part in the event.

A Halloween costume contest will be held again this year for children up to pre-school age at 10:00 am at the Evin's Park open stage. Another costume contest for those up to age twelve will be at 4:00 p.m. Participants need to register by 9:45 am and 3:45 pm. In case of rain the contests will be held upstairs inside of City Hall.

For those planning to enter the contest, there will be winners in different categories. The categories will be scariest, funniest, most creative, and best overall.

There will also be a Chamber Costume Contest to the downtown business employee's. Any business wishing to enter this contest will need to contact the Chamber of Commerce at 597-4163 and Suzanne Williams will visit each business throughout the day and take pictures of the participants and pick a winner.

For more information call Beth Adcock at the Smithville Police Department at 615-597-8210 or check out the police department's face book page at

"Halloween at the Library"

Justin Potter Library will have "Halloween at the Library" on Friday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. The entertainment will be Mr. Bond and his "Spooky Science" program. All little ghosts and goblins are invited to join us at the library for a night of fun. Costumes are optional. They hope to see you for this special event and for the Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat" from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For further information, call the library at 615-597-4359.

DeKalb Middle School Chili Supper and Auction

Nov 22, 2014
4:00 p.m.
DeKalb Middle School

DeKalb Middle School will have a Chili Supper and Auction on Saturday, November 22 starting at 4:00 p.m. The cake walk will be at 4:30 p.m. You may eat at the school or pick up a to-go tray. Tickets are $6 each. Students are encouraged to sell as many tickets as possible between now and November 14th. If they sell 5 tickets they will get a trip to the park. If they sell 12 they get an in school movie and popcorn day and if they sell 17 they will get both rewards.

6th Annual Tiger Pride 5K and One Mile Fun Run

Nov 8, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Greenbrook Park

The 6th Annual Tiger Pride 5K and One Mile Fun Run will be Saturday, November 8 at 8:00 a.m. sponsored by the DCHS Project Graduation. Pre-register by Wednesday, October 29. Entries will also be accepted on Saturday, November 8 at the check-in location at Greenbrook Park. The race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. rain or shine. The course begins and ends at Greenbrook Park. All pre-registered participants must check in by 7:30 a.m. All other participants must register at 7:00 a.m. Pre-registration entry fees are $15 (ages 19 and younger and teachers) and $20 (ages 20 and older). The entry fee for anyone after October 29 is $20 (walkers and runners). The 5K age divisions for both men and women are as follows: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and older. All proceeds will benefit the DCHS Project Graduation Class of 2015. For more information call 615-548-4624 or email

Cross Roads School Reunion

Nov 1, 2014
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mt. Herman Baptist Church

A reunion of the Cross Roads School will be held Saturday, November 1st,from 11AM until 2PM at Mt. Herman Baptist Church. Anyone who was a student or a teacher or a child of a teacher is invited. A fingerfood dish and any pictures available is requested.

TN Promise Scholarship Application Filing Deadline Approaching

Nov 1, 2014

DCHS Seniors: Any senior who is planning on attending community or technical college or who is undecided on college/technical school choice needs to sign up for the TN Promise Scholarship by November 1. If you miss this deadline, you are not eligible for the TN Promise Scholarship. Please go to and apply. Detailed directions are available on the DCHS website at If students need counselor assistance, please check with Mrs. Myrick. If students need access to the internet in order to apply for TN Promise, they may check with Mrs. Myrick. Justin Potter Library will provide computers and quiet space each Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students' college applications. Also during this time, adults can sign up as a TN Promise mentors and community members for find out more information about this initiative.


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