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DeKalb Retired Teachers Association Meeting

Dec 3, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Northside Elementary School

The DeKalb Retired Teachers Association Meeting will be Thursday, December 3 at Northside Elementary School at 11:30 a.m. First Bank will be the sponsor and host the luncheon. All retired teachers and paraprofessionals residing in DeKalb County are invited. The program will include a candlelight ceremony to honor deceased members who passed away this year. Members are asked to bring items for the auction to benefit DRTA Scholarship to be awarded to a DeKalb County High School senior majoring in education. Members are encouraged to bring school supplies and a package of Payday "snack" size candy bars for the PAYDAY service project.

Free Computer Classes

Nov 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
County Complex

Free Computer Classes - contact Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 to reserve a seat

•Computer Basics – Monday, November 9th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Motlow classroom)
•Online Genealogy Workshop - Tuesday, November 12th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Justin Potter Library)
•Word Basics – Monday, November 16th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Motlow classroom)
•Tablet/Phone/READS Workshop - Monday, December 7th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (Motlow classroom) ; TN Promise students can earn community service hours by attending

Zentangle - Wednesday, December 2nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Harness and Nurture Your Creativity with Zentangle in the DeKalb Community Center Art Room

TN Promise Scholars and Student Council Volunteer Opportunity – contact the library at 615-597-4359 for more details

Town of Liberty Christmas Parade

Dec 6, 2015
2:00 p.m.

The Town of Liberty Christmas Parade will be on Sunday December 6, at 2:00 p.m. Staging will be at Salem Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m.. For more information please call 615-536-5419. Lots of fun for all ages, so start your Santa wish list now, and see you at the parade.

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents Trip to New Orleans

Apr 17, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016
New Orleans

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to New Orleans Sunday through Saturday, April 17-23. Seven days, six nights. $679.00. Departure from the Smithville City Hall, 104 East Main Street, Smithville at 8:00 a.m. The price includes:

*Motorcoach transportation
*6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the New Orleans area
*10 meals, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners
*guided tour of a Louisiana Plantation
*relaxing Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi River
*Gaming at fabulous Harrah's Casino
*visit to the National World War II Museum
*guided tour of New Orleans

$75.00 due upon signing. Price per person, based on double occupancy. Add $240 for single occupancy. Final payment due February 10, 2016. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-597-4172.

Smithville Lions Club Annual Holiday Pecan Sale

Nov 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015
Smithville Lions Club

Smithville Lions Club annual 2015 Holiday Pecan sale is here. This year we are offering Mammoth whole pecan halves in the 16 ounce bag. They will be sold for $10 a bag. The pecans will be available from November thru January. Pecans can be ordered at the following businesses in Smithville: Dr. Starla Meigs, Vester Parsley, and Jackie Smith (State Farm Insurance), or by contacting any of our Lions Club members or by contacting Wendy Bottomley at 615-390-3567. All of our fundraising proceeds are used to support DeKalb county residents for sight and hearing services, other non-profit organizations and community needs.

Fire Season Begins October 15

Oct 15, 2015
Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season begins October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. This allows homeowners to legally burn plant residues grown on the property (such as brush, leaves, and grass) as well as untreated or unpainted lumber. 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 615-765-7373. In Smithville phone 615-215-3000. Burning permits can be obtained after hours and on weekends by visiting Think before you burn.

Smithville FCE Club Meeting

Dec 10, 2015
10:00 a.m.
UT Extension meeting room of the County Complex

The Smithville FCE Club meets every second Thursday of the month at 10:00a.m. in the UT Extension meeting room of the County Complex. The Club welcomes women who are interested in home and garden activities, arts, crafts, educational and community matters. The next meeting will be December 10, 2015. Refreshments will be served.

L.B.J. & C. Accepting Applications for Head Start

Mar 9, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014
Smithville Head Start Center

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.


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