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FREE Medicare Help Available

Oct 24, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Liberty Senior Center

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017 begins October 15. For those who are eligible to sign up for Medicare or have questions about making changes to their Medicare health plans and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, free, un-biased Medicare information and counseling is available through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability.

SHIP/SMP will be at the Liberty Senior Center Monday, October 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. To schedule an appointment, call 615-536-5422 Monday through Thursday.

Open enrollment for the coming year runs from October 15 to December 7. During this time, currently enrolled Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans. The staff at UCAAAD, a division of Upper Cumberland Development District, and volunteers are trained to provide free, un-biased counseling and advice for those seeking assistance with making changes to their Medicare plans.

It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current plans to the 2016 coverage options, which will be released on October 1, 2015. UCAAAD staff helps those seeking assistance with plan comparisons without selling anything and can be reached at the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.

Throughout open enrollment, UCAAAD staff and volunteers will also be offering Medicare counseling at locations throughout the Upper Cumberland. A full list of appointment times and locations can be found at or at www.facebook/ucddconnect or by calling the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.

Smithville Lions Club Annual Pecan Sale Fundraiser

Sep 20, 2016 to Oct 31, 2016

The Smithville Lions Club Annual Pecan Sale Fundraiser is underway. Pre-order your pecans-Mammoth halves reseal bags- 1 pound for $10.00. To order call Wendy Bottomley at 615-390-3567 or stop by the offices of Dr. Starla Meigs, Vester Parsley, or Jackie Smith at State Farm Insurance. Thank you for supporting the Smithville Lions Club.

LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center Open House

Oct 28, 2016
1-4 p.m.
118 Kimberly Lane

The LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center will have an Open House on October 28 from 1-4 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. Please plan to attend Open House.

TN SHIP Offers FREE Medicare Help

Aug 28, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016

Got Medicare? Got Questions? TN SHIP Medicare Information and Counseling has answers. Get FREE Medicare help! SHIP/SMP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability are offering free Medicare counseling throughout the Upper Cumberland. Representatives are available to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns. They will also screen Medicare beneficiaries for extra help with Part D. Contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 or 931-432-4150 for an appointment. SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) and SMP (Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud) cover all 14 Upper Cumberland counties.

Reunion for All Classes from 1960s at DCHS

Oct 22, 2016

A Reunion of all Classes from the 1960's at DeKalb County High School will be October 22. Everyone is invited to attend to have a good time. No fees required. Just show up and enjoy. See people you went to school with. For more information call Ken Johnson at 615-865-8771 or email

Free High School Equivalency Classes

Sep 1, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016
County Complex

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

Free High School Equivalency Classes are available days and evenings at the County Complex at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Enter through the UT Extension/Motlow College Doors.

Ongoing registration is Mondays from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Please call the office to confirm your appointment. For questions or additional information call 1-855-516-0160

Smithville Senior Center Invites you to Play Rook

Apr 27, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Smithville Senior Citizens Center

If you like to play Rook and are age 60 or over and enjoy spending time with great people, grab a partner and join them at the DeKalb/Smithville Senior Center located at 718 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville between the County Complex and the UT Extension Agency. They play on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.

Liberty Senior Center Invites Seniors to Play Bridge

Liberty Senior Citizens

The Liberty Senior Center would like to invite those age 60 and older to join their bridge group who play bridge on Mondays, most Wednesdays, and some Fridays. They have coaches available for those who would like to learn this great game. For more information call Nancy at 615-536-5422.

2016 Events at Edgar Evins State Park

Apr 9, 2016
Edgar Evins State Park

Apr. 9 - Celebration of Spring - Day of fun for the whole family

30- 5k Race

May.14-Volunteer Work Day& Cookout ( Indian Creek Clean up)

21 - 22- Native American Pow Wow Festival

23rd – 29th- Western Wallflower Tours ( Call Park Office@ 931-858-2114 to sign up space
is limited to 10 passengers per boat cost $10.00 per adult $5.00 children 12
and under)

28 - Memorial Day Weekend Campsite Decoration Contest

Jun. 4- National Trails Day Hike

18. – Kids Fishing Tournament (13 and under) – Bluegill

July 2 - Fourth of July Weekend Campsite Decoration Contest

18-22- Junior Ranger Camp – 3rd week

Sep. 24.- National Public Lands Day

Oct. 8 - History Hayride (*reservations required beginning Sept. 1)

10-28 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Fall Color Cruises. (Call Park Office@ 931-858-2114 to
sign up space is limited to 10 passengers per boat cost $10.00 per adult $5.00
children 12 and under)

22 - Halloween Campsite Decoration Contest & "Trunk & Treat"

29 - Fall Color Boat Cruise (*reservations required beginning Oct. 1

Dec. 3 - Light the Tower (Old Time Christmas Celebration)

* Reservations may be made on-line through


For more information about events or the organization of volunteers to help the park, please contact:

Fount Bertram, President
Friends of Edgar Evins State Park
Phone: (615) 765-5357

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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