Community Calendar

13th Annual Antique Car Show and Family Fun Day

Aug 6, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Wilson Bank & Trust in Smithville

The 13th Annual Antique Car Show and Family Fun Day will be held at Wilson Bank & Trust in Smithville on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission is FREE! Activities include a video game truck, Kona Ice, Inflatables and games for the children, Back to School Fun Booth, Car Show and more. Concessions provided by the Smithville Lions Club. Call June at 615-597-4663 to enter any contest or for more information. Bring your lawn chair and stay all day!

New Student Registration for DCHS

Jul 26, 2016
8:00 a.m.
DCHS

New Student Registration for DCHS will be held on July 26th - 27th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This is for students NEW to our county and not upcoming 9th grade students. If you have any questions call Rhonda Merriman at 615-597-2249 and Freshman Orientation will be August 1st from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the DCHS Main Entrance.

American Legion and Ladies' Auxiliary Meeting

Jul 21, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Snow Hill Building

The American Legion and Ladies' Auxiliary will meet Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 at the building at Snow Hill. The delegates for Girls and Boys' State and their families will be guests for the evening to tell of their adventures during Girls' and Boys' State week. All members are welcome and encouraged to come. A meal will be enjoyed before the meeting. Chicken tenders from Kilgores will be the main entree. Any member attending needs to bring a compatible dish and/or dessert.

DCHS Class of 1966 Reunion

The DCHS class of 1966 is having their 50 year class reunion, if you were ever a part of this class and have not been notified, please call Patsy Hildreth Nixon at 615-597-3973 or 615-406-7844 or Gingie Hobson White at 615-464-7642 for the details.

Center Hill Chatters Meeting

Jul 18, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Smithville First Baptist Church Family Enrichment Center

Center Hill Chatters—DeKalb County’s first Toastmasters’ group---will meet Monday, July 18, 6:30-7:30 at the Smithville First Baptist Church Family Enrichment Center. Learn how to improve your leadership skills and become a more confident public speaker. Anyone may attend. For more information contact Bill Conger at billofwrites2@yahoo.com or (615) 557-4472.

ARE YOU RAISING A RELATIVE CHILD OR NEED HOUSING ASSISTANCE?

Jul 14, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Fiddlers Annex, Smithville

ARE YOU RAISING A RELATIVE CHILD OR NEED HOUSING ASSISTANCE?

For more information on housing assistance and/or support while raising a relative child, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting, for relatives that are caring for relative children, will be held, Thursday, July 14, 2016, at the Fiddlers Annex, Smithville, TN., from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

For housing assistance while caring for relative child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Early Voting Begins July 15

Jul 15, 2016 to Jul 30, 2016
Courthouse

Early voting for the August 4 elections begins Friday, July 15 and runs through July 30. Early voting will be conducted on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse. Hours are Mondays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until Noon. Five elections are set for August 4---the DeKalb County General Election, the Tennessee Republican and Democratic Primaries, and city elections in Smithville, Liberty and Dowelltown.

CFEC Reminder to Customers

Jul 8, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016
Caney Fork Electric Cooperative Customers

ATTN: Caney Fork Electric Cooperative members in the DEKALB COUNTY/SMITHVILLE area:
If you need to report a power outage after hours, please dial the following number --- 615-597-6274 (THE AREA CODE MUST BE DIALED in order to get through to an operator due to the services provided through a third party.) We are sorry for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

Tryouts Scheduled for DCHS Golf Team

Jul 11, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Smithville Golf Course

The DeKalb County High School Golf Team will be having tryouts on Monday, July 11, at the Smithville Golf Course at 1:00 p.m. Anyone interested in
trying out is welcome to come. The golf team will also be hosting the DCHS Golf Team Fund Raiser 4-Person Scramble at Riverwatch Golf Course on
Saturday, July 23, at 12:00 p.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $400 per team, or $100 per person. For that fee, a portion will go to Riverwatch for the greens fee, a portion for prize money, and a portion will go to benefit the DCHS Golf Team.

If you are interested in playing in the tournament or sponsoring a hole, contact John Pryor at 615-464-5756. Also, if you are interested in trying
out for the team but will be unable to play on the July 11 date, you may contact Coach Pryor about setting up an alternate try out date and time at
the aforementioned phone number.

"Tony Poss of Smithville Golf Course and Joe Reilly of Riverwatch have been very helpful to me in setting up these events, and I want to thank
them for their assistance," said Coach Pryor

Edgar Evins State Park July Schedule

Jul 6, 2016
Edgar Evins State Park

Wednesday, July 6th
6:30 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people, $5 / person. Please sign up at the Park Office or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age.

Thursday, July 7th
4:30 PM Turkey Talk: Meet at the Camp Store to learn about the Wild Turkey. There will be calls, beards and much more to see! Also we will make our very own Turkey using our handprints! All supplies will be supplied by the park so just come and enjoy.

Friday, July 8th
5:00 PM Natural Art-Rock Painting: Join the Seasonal Ranger at the Camp Store and make a keepsake from your trip to Edgar Evins. We will provide the rocks and paint. All you need to bring is your creativity! Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

6:30 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people, $5 / person. Please sign up at the Park Office or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age.

6:30 PM Quilting for Beginners: Meet at the Camp Store to learn about why people made quilts and what they made them out of. Then we will make our own patches (out of paper) representing you, and combine them to make our very own quilt!

8:00 PM Movie Time: Come down to the Camp Store to watch one of your favorites outside. It’s a great way to sit down and relax after a long day at the park.

Saturday, July 9th
10:00 AM Sneaky Snakes: Meet Ranger Halfacre at the Interpretive Center for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!

11:00 AM Scavenger Hunt: Meet at the Camp Store to hunt down different things throughout the woods in the campground. Prizes will be given, come have some fun and bring your smarts!

5:30 PM Invasive Species Overtake: Meet at the Camp Store to play a game representing the spread of invasive species. We will talk about what an invasive species is and give some examples. Then get ready to run around!

7:00 PM Fire Pit Building: Meet at the Fire Circle in the campground to learn how to build the ultimate Fire Pit and have the best controlled fires!

8:00 PM S’moreing Around: Come on down to the Fire Circle and make your own s’mores! S’more supplies will be supplied by the park. We will talk about fire safety and even get you thinking about a few riddles.

8:30 PM Scorpion Hunt: Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join Ranger Vaughn 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).

Tuesday, July 12th
4:00 PM Slithering Snakes: Meet Ranger Vaughn at the Interpretive Center for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!

Wednesday, July 13th
10:00 AM Water Safety: Meet at the Pool behind the cabins. Come learn basic water safety competence: drowning prevention, how to spot drowning victims, rescue strategies, and why life jackets are important. All participants should bring a life jacket that fits and wear proper clothes for swimming.

Thursday, July 14th
4:00 PM Recycling Importance: Come to the Interpretive Center to learn about the importance of recycling and why it’s so important not to litter.
4:30 PM Natural Recycling: Meet at the Interpretive Center to learn how nature recycles itself and what we can do to help not disturb these natural occurrences.

Friday, July 15th
4:30 PM Trout Talk: Meet at the Interpretive Center to learn about the 3 species of Trout we have in the Caney Fork River and how to identify each species.

5:30 PM Poison Ivy Identification: Come to the Camp Store to learn how to identify poison ivy and the plants that may be confused with it. We will take a short stroll through the campground to test what you have learned.

6:30 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet Ranger Halfacre at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people, $5 / person. Please sign up at the Park Office or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age.

7:30 PM Fire Starting: Meet Ranger Vaughn at the Fire Circle to learn how to start a fire safely and learn what small everyday substance you can always keep in your pack to help start a fire (no it’s not just a lighter or match).

8:00 PM S’moreing Around: Come on down to the Fire Circle and make your own s’mores! S’more supplies will be supplied by the park. We will talk about fire safety and even get you thinking about a few riddles.

Saturday, July 16th
11:00 AM Fish Cleaning: Meet at the Courtesy Dock to learn the easy way to filet a fish, and we will discuss different methods for different types of fish.

4:00 PM Basketball Shoot Around: Come to the Camp Store to shoot some basketball on our new hoop! Prizes will be given to winners of our games.

6:30 PM Pinecone Birdfeeders: Meet at the Camp Store to learn how to make your very own birdfeeder to take back with you. It’s simple and cheap, and the birds that come will amaze you.

8:00 PM Movie Time: Come down to the Camp Store to watch one of your favorites outside. It’s a great way to sit down and relax after a long day at the park.

Friday, July 22nd
8:00 PM Movie Time: Come down to the Camp Store to watch one of your favorites outside. It’s a great way to sit down and relax after a long day at the park.

Saturday, July 23rd
10:00 AM Water Safety: Meet at the Pool behind the cabins. Come learn basic water safety competence: drowning prevention, how to spot drowning victims, rescue strategies, and why life jackets are important. All participants must bring a life jacket that fits and wear proper clothes for swimming.

4:00 PM Center Hill Dam Talk: Meet at the Park Office to go up the tower with the Seasonal Ranger. We will talk about the history of the park and dam, overlooking the Center Hill Dam itself.

6:00 PM Slithering Snakes: Meet the ranger at the Interpretive Center for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!

6:30 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people, $5 / person. Please sign up at the Park Office or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age.

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).

8:00 PM Owl Prowl: Take a guided nature hike around the Wolf Creek inlet in the dark with Ranger Brad! 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 hear! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a dim flashlight. (Approximately 1 mile) Meet in the parking lot next to the Millennium Trailhead.

Sunday, July 24th
9:00 AM Mammals: Meet Ranger Vaughn at the Interpretive Center to learn about the common mammals in the park and even get to touch a few pelts!

Tuesday, July 26th
7:30 PM Park History Sit: Meet at the Park Office to go up the tower with Ranger Vaughn. We will talk about the history of the park and dam overlooking the Center Hill Dam itself.

Wednesday, July 27th
6:30 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people, $5 / person. Please sign up at the Park Office or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age.

Thursday, July 28th
4:30 PM Pinecone Birdfeeders: Meet at the Camp Store to learn how to make your very own birdfeeder to take back with you. It’s simple and cheap, and the birds that come will amaze you.

Friday, July 29th
5:30 PM Mammals of Edgar Evins: Meet at the Camp Store to learn about the mammals you may see here in the park or around Tennessee. Bring as many questions as you can, and we may also have a few pelts you can touch!

6:00 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people, $5 / person. Please sign up at the Park Office or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:00 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age.

6:30 PM Predator Prey Game: Meet at the Camp Store to be the mammals we just talked about. We will talk about the predator/prey relationships throughout the park. Be ready to run!

8:00 PM Movie Time: Come down to the Camp Store to watch one of your favorites outside. It’s a great way to sit down and relax after a long day at the park.

Saturday, July 30th
9:00 AM Shelter Building: Meet at the Camp Store to walk down a short trail and learn how to build fast and time consuming shelters. Maybe one day a quick shelter can save your life.

3:30 PM Slithering Snakes: Meet at the Interpretive Center for a fun and informative presentation about our local snake species. Afterwards you will get the chance to touch a live snake!

4:30 PM Scavenger Hunt: Meet at the Camp Store to hunt down different things throughout the woods in the campground. Prizes will be given, come have some fun and bring your smarts!

6:30 PM Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people, $5 / person. Please sign up at the Park Office or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry, no children under 3 years of age.

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).

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