The American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary will have a program on Memorial Day at the County Complex. The program will begin about 10:00 preceded by special music. The guest speaker will be Ben Franklin, with Larry Green and Don Rigsby leading prayer at the Complex and at the wreath laying ceremony respectively. Boy Scout Troop 347 will present the colors..Our fallen soldiers will be remembered. Everyone is invited.
The Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on May 31 through June 28. Children of all ages set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the Final Party on June 28 at the County Complex Theater. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock".
Justin Potter Library's Summer Reading Events: All events will be held at the library except the Final Party on June 28th.
Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m.-Opening Party with Barry Mitchell "Readers Rock" Program. Strike Up the Band with the magical mirth, music & mayhem of Mr. Barry & Sam the Tune Turtle.
Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m.-Edgar Evins State Park Rangers & Animal Friends.
Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m.-Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.-Libraries Rock Story time and activities with Board of Education group.
Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m.-Final Party with Kevin Kidd's Family Band at the DeKalb County Complex Theater.
For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or visit Facebook or the website at www.dekalblibraries.net
Alexandria Library Summer Reading Programs:
Story Times with Activities on Wednesday, June 6, June 13, and June 20 at 2 p.m. For more information call the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124.
Any parent interested in applying for the Pre-K program for their child may pick up an application at DeKalb County Board of Education. Children need to be 4 years old on or before August 15. Parents/Guardians should bring the following items for their child: Original Birth Certificate, Current Physical Examination, Current Certification of Immunization, Proof of Income for all Household Members,and Proof of Residency
The annual Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be Sunday, June 3. Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church will also have their annual Homecoming Day. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Everyone is invited. Please make plans to attend.
Your support is needed so the cemetery can be properly maintained and kept looking good. You may mail donations to: Robert Joins, Treasurer, 846 Luttrell Avenue, Smithville TN 37166; Ernie Winchester, President, 1070 Tabernacle Road, Smithville TN. 37166; or Melissa Ferrell, Vice President, 8001 Short Mountain Road, Woodbury, TN 37190
The DeKalb Middle School St. Bernard Boulevard Free Clothing Market is looking for: Gently used Clothing and shoes sizes Youth Large to Adult XL. Drop of DMS on the following dates:
Thursday, May 24th 8:00-10:00 am
Friday, June 8th 8:00-2:00
Monday, July 23rd 8:00-12:00
For more information contact:
Suzette Barnes or Angela Johnson @ DMS 615-597-7987
Sponsored by: DMS Junior Beta
The DeKalb County Schools Art Exhibit will be Saturday, May 26 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex. Arts selected from the public, private, and home-schooled children will be featured. Students may submit work up until May 14 to any school. Call 615-597-2254 (day) or 615-597-9300 (night) for information. This event is sponsored by the Smithville Study Club. For information contact Susan Hinton or Walteen Parker.
Judy Redmon took over getting trips together after Wanda Poss passed away. "Wanda's Traveling Friends: is now "Judy's Traveling Friends". Judy has lots of experience in these kinds of activities since she escorted student groups regularly. She is organizing a trip to New York in June. The cost of the trip is $637. That pays for rooming, 10 meals, and transportation. She needs 6 more people to sign up for the trip to make, Anyone interested in going, it is not too late. Please call her at 615-597-6240 for more details. There will be another meeting in the near future or you can call her and she will come get your money.
If you never completed high school and would like to obtain an equivalency diploma you have that opportunity.
Free High School Equivalency (Hi-Set) Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College Corridor, Room 119. Mary Anne Carpenter is the class instructor. On-line classes are also available.
Student registration is conducted on Mondays, beginning at 3:30 pm and then again on Tuesdays starting at 8:30 am – 12:00pm. The Toll Free phone number is: 855-516-0160.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full-day program. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. L.B.J. & C. Head Start helps all children succeed.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The L.B.J. & C. Head Start recognizes that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in L.B.J. & C. Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child and family progress. Children who attend L.B.J. & C. Head Start participates in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start staff members will offer your child love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.
For more information contact the Smithville Head Start Center at 615-597-5168.