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High School Equivalency Class

Feb 9, 2016 to Feb 10, 2016
9:00 a.m.
County Complex

If you never completed high school and would like to obtain an equivalency diploma you have that opportunity in February.

A Free High School Equivalency Class Orientation will be February 9 & 10 at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College Doors. Participants Must Attend All Sessions which begin each day from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The first session on Tuesday, February 9 will be for registration, orientation, CASAS Testing. The second session will be Wednesday, February 10.

For more information call 931-528-8685. This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee

Amateur Radio Exam Session

Feb 6, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Cannon County High School

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 - 1:00 PM (Walk-ins are welcome) at the Cannon County High School - Room # 115, 1 Lion Drive, Woodbury TN 37190-5240. Contact Jeffrey Kemper - KV4VV at (615) 364-3913 or check out the club's website at if anyone has any questions.

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.

UCHRA Commodities Distribution

Feb 11, 2016
1:00 p.m.
UCHRA Office

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County, Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCHRA Office 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

DCHS Basketball Remaining Schedule

Feb 6, 2016
6:00 p.m.

The remaining schedule for DCHS Basketball is as follows:

Saturday, February 6: Gordonsville (home) 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9: Central Magnet (away) 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 11: Cannon County (away) 6:00 p.m.


Feb 22, 2016
5:30 P.M.
UT/TSU Extension Office

4-H Horse Judging
First practice will be held February 22nd from 3:15-4:30 at the UT/TSU Extension Office. This is for anyone in 4th-12th grades. We will go over future practice dates, contest rules, and start learning about horses. You do not have to own a horse to participate. Call 615-597-4945 for more information.

Valentine Dance and Supper

Feb 13, 2016
6:00 p.m.

The Smithville Senior Citizens Center will host a Valentine Dance and covered dish supper on February 13. Supper starts at 6:00 p.m. with a dance at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and join the fun.

Spots Remain for Student-led trip to New York

Jun 8, 2016 to Jun 11, 2016
New York

Any Students in Grades 6th through 12th, There are 15 spots left for the student-led trip to New York for June 8th-11th, 2016. The group will be visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State building, 9/11 Memorial, visit the site for Cake Boss television show (and have a cupcake) then finish up with a New York Yankee Baseball game. If you are interested please contact Anita Puckett 615-597-2574 for more information.

Paislee's Foundation's 2nd annual Chili Supper and Corn Hole Tournament

Feb 6, 2016
4:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

Paislee's Foundation's 2nd annual Chili Supper and Corn Hole Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 6 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria in the Kenneth Sandlin Center.

All proceeds will go to help fund Paislee's Foundation, an approved 501c3 non-profit organization to benefit families dealing with stillbirth and infant loss.

The cost is five dollars for the chili supper and twenty dollars per team for the Corn Hole Tournament. All donations will also be accepted. Tournament prizes will be awarded.

For more information call or text Tyler Cripps at 615-464-8688 or email or visit

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.

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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