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Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative

Sep 25, 2014
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

In support of the Tennessee Promise initiative, Justin Potter Library will commit to the following actions:

1. Starting Sept 25 through Oct. 30, Justin Potter Library will provide computers and quiet space each Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our high school seniors to go online at www.TNPromise.gov to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, for adults to sign up as mentors and or community members for find out more information about this initiative.

2. Dec. 4 through Jan 15, those computers and space can be used Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students' college applications.

3. Starting Jan 22 through Feb 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their eight hours of community service as volunteers at Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

DCHS Financial Aid/College Planning Night and Pre-FAFSA Workshop

Sep 29, 2014
5:00 P.M.
DCHS Cafeteria

All Students: The DCHS counseling department is hosting a Financial Aid/College Planning Night and Pre-FAFSA Workshop on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00PM in the DCHS Cafeteria. Sam Mullins from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be here to discuss the lottery scholarship and other types of financial aid from the state. Ann Massa with TN Achieves will discuss the TN Promise program that allows students to attend community college tuition free.

DCHS students grades 9-12 and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend in order to receive important information concerning college/technical school application, financial aid, and scholarships including the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship.

Mr. Mullins will also conduct a Pre-FAFSA workshop during this event. Students and parents have to fill out the FAFSA in January of their senior year in order to apply for state and federal financial aid including the lottery scholarship. This workshop is designed to help students and parents prepare for FAFSA filing

DCHS to Host College Application Week

Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 3, 2014
DCHS

DeKalb County High School will host College Application Week Sept. 29-October 3. All seniors who have not already applied to college or technical school are urged to do so during that week. If you need assistance, please visit the counseling office.

Monday Sept. 29 – College Planning / Financial Aid Information Night – 5:00PM Cafeteria
Students from all grade levels, bring your parents to this event. We will have guest speakers discussing college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and TN Promise.

Tuesday – September 30 – Scholarship / College Essay Lab - Mrs. Walteen Parker’s Classroom – 1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks
Any senior who needs assistance with a scholarship or college essay is invited to come to Mrs. Parker’s room during 1st, 3rd, and 5th blocks this day. Students, your counselors have read hundreds of scholarship essays over the years and can assure you that essays submitted by students who have had a teacher proofread and assist with are more polished and well thought out. A well written essay greatly increases your chances of winning a scholarship and admission. Please take advantage of this assistance. If you are not enrolled in Mrs. Parker’s class this semester, please sign up in the counseling office so that it is known how many students are expected each block. A mobile lab will be available, but feel free to bring your own computer.

Wednesday - October 1 – College Applications Lab - Counseling Office – 1-5th Blocks
The counselors will set up a college applications lab in the counseling office. Students may come to the lab during the school day for assistance with college applications. In order to provide better service to students and gage how many volunteers are needed, you are asked to come to the counseling office and sign up for a time-slot. If anyone needs assistance with the TN Promise Application, you can be helped at this time. A mobile lab will be available, but feel free to bring your own computer. Also, students and teachers feel free to wear your favorite college shirt on this day to support College Applications Week!

Liberty Senior Center to Host "Art on Heart" Workshop

Sep 30, 2014
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Liberty Senior Center

Liberty Senior Center is hosting an evidence based program called "Art on Heart" by Eileen Wallach on Tuesday, September 30 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wallach holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and helps people facilitate expressive emotional healing through art, using sponges and cotton swabs to create, because paintbrushes might be intimidating. According to Wallach, its not about the finished product, it's about the process. This unique alternative to traditional talk therapy inspires through paint colors in letting go of painful emotions so wounded hearts can heal. This is not a traditional art class and no talent is required. The cost for anyone 60 or older to attend is being absorbed by a funding agency. Seating is limited but anyone interested may call Nancy Goad at the Liberty Senior Center at 615-536-5422 by no later than September 18. Don't miss this one-time opportunity.

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Sep 25, 2014
6:30 p.m.
County Complex

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 - 6:30 PM at the DeKalb County
Complex, 722 South Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166. All local amateur radio operators and those interested in amateur radio are
invited to attend.

Amateur radio operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. Call 615-597-9563 for more information or check out the club's webpage at http://www.dccarc.org.

Open House at Smithville Head Start Center

Oct 24, 2014
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
118 Kimberly Lane

The LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center will have an Open House on Friday, October 24 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 118 Kimberly Lane. The staff and parents are looking forward to showing their center and the children's arts and crafts. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Everyone is invited to attend Open House.

Brush Creek Community Fest

Oct 4, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Brush Creek Community Center

The Brush Creek Lions Club will host it’s annual “Brush Creek Community Fest” on October 4 at the Community Center.
The chili supper will begin at 5:00 p.m. with adult plates for $5.00 and children for $3.00.
An old fashioned cake walk and auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Proceeds will be used to restore the “old schoolhouse” as a community center.
The Lions Club encourages you to bring your old eye glasses that will be given to the Vanderbilt Lions Eye Center.
Please call 683-8688 or 683-8991 for more information.

11th Annual Habitat Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale

Oct 10, 2014
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Courthouse Lawn

For the 11th year in a row, it’s your turn to support a great cause and decide who makes the best chili in DeKalb County! Come out and cast your vote Friday, October 10th on the Courthouse Square when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 11th Annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale.

Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the north side of the Courthouse on the Smithville Town Square. You can purchase your bowl for $5.00, eat all the chili you want, and vote for your favorite chili and the best decorated booth. Handmade pottery bowls will be available for $10.00. Delicious baked goods prepared by members of local churches will also be for sale.

In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

“We’re so excited about the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off,” said Tecia Puckett Pryor, a member of the Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County Development Committee. “We are looking forward to being outside again on the Courthouse lawn and hope everyone will come out to enjoy the fun and fellowship. This year, we are completing our fifth Habitat home in DeKalb County,” said Pryor. “The proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will be used towards building our next house, so we hope everyone will come out and eat lots of chili for a great cause!”

The Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale is one of two major fundraisers for Habitat each year. The other is the Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run.

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Pryor at 597-7370. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, call 215-8181.

Kingston Timers Reunion

Sep 27, 2014
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sparta

A Kingston Timers Reunion will be Saturday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Northfield Elementary School at 570 Bunker Hill Road in Sparta hosted by Dean Snyder. Anyone who ever worked at Kingston Timer is invited. Bring covered dish, desserts, drinks, paper plates, and large drinking cups. If you have old pictures please bring them.

DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association Meeting

Oct 2, 2014
11:30 a.m.
DeKalb Community Hospital

The DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association will meet October 2nd at 11:30 at DeKalb Community Hospital. The hospital will be serving lunch and will provide a speaker for the meeting. All retired teachers are encouraged to attend.

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