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DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Aug 27, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Cannon County High School

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - 6:30 PM at the Cannon County High
School, 1 Lion Drive - Room 115, Woodbury, TN 37190. 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

Community Blood Drive

Sep 1, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church

A community blood drive by the American Red Cross is scheduled for Smithville on Tuesday, September 1 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 201 South College Street.

“Take Charge of Your Diabetes”.

Sep 16, 2015
12:30 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

The DeKalb County Health Department and Justin Potter Library will be offering classes on “Take Charge of Your Diabetes”. This is a free six-week, two hour workshop starting Wednesday September 16th, and continues each Wednesday until October 21st, from 12:30p.m.-2:30p.m. at the Justin Potter Library. For more information or to pre-register for the class by September 9th, please call Michal Deaver, Public Health Educator, at 615-735-0242 or complete registration form at the Justin Potter Library, 101 S 1st St, Smithville, TN 37166

Semi-Annual “Masquerade Jewelry Sale

Aug 31, 2015
7:00 a.m.
Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital

Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital will host the Semi-Annual “Masquerade Jewelry Sale” Monday and Tuesday, August 31st, 7am to 6pm and
September 1st, 7am to 3pm. All Jewelry and items are $ 5 dollars and the event will be in the classroom. Just follow the sign thru the
hospital. These items make great gifts for teachers, children and adults. All proceeds will go toward our annual boys home Christmas party.

Early Voting is Underway for Alexandria Municipal Election.

Aug 18, 2015 to Aug 29, 2015

Early voting is underway for the Alexandria Municipal Election.

Voting will take place at the election commission office at the courthouse in Smithville through August 29 as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The election is being held to elect three aldermen to four year terms and to fill the remaining two years of vacant or unexpired terms of mayor and two aldermen positions.

Candidates for Mayor are Tony Tarpley and Bennett Armstrong.

Those running unopposed for the two year aldermen positions are Danny Parkerson and Matthew Boss.

Kelly Pyburn, David Cripps, and John F. Suggs are each running unopposed for the four year alderman terms.

Election Day is Thursday, September 3

Free Computer Classes

Aug 24, 2015
5:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex

Free Computer Classes are to be held in the Motlow classroom at the DeKalb County Complex - 722 S. Congress Blvd. - contact Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 to reserve a seat.

•R.E.A.D.S Training – Monday, August 24th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
•6-week Microsoft Office series starting on Monday, Sept 14th at 5:30 pm

The Tablet training on August 24th has changed to a R.E.A.D.S Training - participants will learn how to download free ebooks and audiobooks using their DeKalb County library card.

Youth Dove Hunt

Sep 5, 2015
2:30 p.m.
DeKalb County

A Youth Dove Hunt will be held Saturday, September 5 from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Registration will be from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

"The Youth Dove Hunt is for kids ages 10-17 years old. We'll have 40 staked positions," said TWRA Officer Joe Fortner. "The Dove field will be on the southern end of the county toward McMinnville Highway. I'll give you directions to the hunt after you get registered. You can register to me through email at You may also reach me by phone at 615-294-5440. The hunt will be September 5th. Registration will be from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. and the hunt will be from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Everyone participating must be hunter education certified. You need to have the appropriate license, a plugged shotgun, and eye and ear protections. If you would like to participate, shoot me an email," said Fortner.

TWRA Hunter Education Course

Aug 28, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Smithville Church of Christ

A TWRA Hunter Education Course will be held at the Smithville Church of Christ on Friday and Saturday, August 28 & 29.

According to TWRA Officer Joe Fortner, the Friday class will be at 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

"Anyone who wants to hunt in the State of Tennessee born after January 1, 1969 must complete the course before they go hunting. You have to be nine years old before you can take the class," said Fortner.

"Pre-registering for the class is the easiest way to sign-up. You can do that by going to Click on the hunting section. That will bring you to the hunter education part of the website. You can sign up from there. If you don't have access to the Internet and you show up for the class that will be fine. I prefer that you pre-register so that we will know how many to expect but if you don't have access to the Internet that will be fine, just show up," said Fortner.

Four Person Golf Scramble

Sep 7, 2015
Smithville Golf Course

A Four Person Golf Scramble to benefit the DCHS Golf Program will be held Labor Day, Monday September 7 at the Smithville Golf Course. The cost is $75 per person which includes lunch, mulligans, and red tees.

Thweatt Reunion

Sep 6, 2015
12:30 p.m.
Keltonburg Community Center

The Thweatt Reunion will be at the Keltonburg Community Center on Sunday, September 6. Descendants of John and Stella Thweatt are invited. A covered dish lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Paper goods will be furnished.


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