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Well-Child Physical Exams Required

May 26, 2016 to May 31, 2016
DeKalb County Health Department

A Well-Child Physical Exam is required for all children entering Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten. Please call to schedule an appointment at the DeKalb County Health Department at 615-597-7599

Adult Learning Center enrolling new students

May 25, 2016 to May 31, 2016

The Adult Learning Center is still enrolling new students through the summer. You have the opportunity to enroll and perhaps earn your equivalency diploma before the new school year. Call 931-528-8685 for additional information or to schedule an appointment. Remember….It’s FREE.

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ at the Library

Jun 6, 2016 to Jun 30, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries

Registration for the Summer Reading Club & Read-to-me Club begins on June 2nd and will run through June 30 at Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries. Children can set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate and other goodies. This year's Summer Reading theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set READ so everyone can be a sports star.

The fun begins with the opening party for all ages at Justin Potter Library on Thursday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Kevin Kidd and his high energy program and continues through June 30th with story times, Get Set Read Activity Stations, Kids Yoga, The Organ Wise Guys presented by the Health Department, and the Finale Party on June 30 featuring Ventriloquist Crystal Birdwell and Gang.

Alexandria Library's Story and Activity Time will be June 8, 15, & 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Come and join them for a summer filled with fun and creativity. For more information on the events at the libraries call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 or visit the library website at

DCHS Class of 1976 Reunion

Jun 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Evins Mill

The DeKalb County HS Class of 1976 is having a re-union on Saturday, June 25, at 6:30 pm. A dinner, music, and cash bar will take place at Evins Mill, located at 1535 Evins Mill Road, Smithville. Please contact David McDowell at 931-260-1693 or Lisa Cripps at 615-684-6378 for more information.

2016 DeKalb County Fair Premium Books Now Available

May 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016

The 2016 DeKalb County Fair Premium Books are available at the following locations.

Liberty State Bank - Alexandria, Liberty, and Smithville
Wilson Bank & Trust - Alexandria, and Smithville
Regions Bank - Smithville
The Village- Alexandria
Bratten Cook Attorney at Law - Smithville
Webb's Drug Store - Alexandria, and Smithville
Alexandria Library
Prichard's Food - Alexandria
Alexandria Senior Center
Alexandria Post Office
Alexandria City Hall
Liberty Senior Center
Liberty Post Office
Smithville Senior Center
Smithville Post Office
Smithville Review
Smithville Library
UT/TSU Extension Office

And online at

Funds Needed for Upkeep of Jones Cemetery

May 8, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Jones Cemetery near Silver Point

To anyone who has relatives buried in the Jones Cemetery near Silver Point -- there is a DESPERATE need of funds for mowing and maintenance.
Please send any checks to "Byrd L. Jones Cemetery Fund," C/O Shawn Jacobs, Secretary/Treasurer, 831 Driver Street, Smithvile, TN 37166. The fund is depleted and they can't pay for mowing this summer without some help. Thanks to all who have donated in the past.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

May 3, 2016 to May 31, 2016
UCHRA Central Office

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct workshops to teach you the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to the Tennessee Career Center for basic computer training as well as other employment and training programs. If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN.

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.

DeKalb Community Advisory Board (CAB) and DeKalb Prevention Coalition meetings

Jun 28, 2016
DeKalb County Courthouse

The DeKalb County Community Advisory Board (CAB) and the DeKalb County Prevention Coalition meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm. They are held in the basement of the DeKalb County Courthouse. The next meeting will be June 28, 2016 @ 12:00pm. If you have an interest in your community and would like to hear more about these organizations and their initiatives, please join us! All are welcome to attend.

FREE High School Equivalency Class Orientation

May 3, 2016
4:00 p.m.
County Complex

Ongoing Registration for a FREE High School Equivalency Class Orientation is being held at the new county building at 722 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville.. Enter through the UT Extension/ Motlow College doors. Adult education staff will be available to assist new students in registering and testing weekly as follows:

Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Please call the office to confirm your appointment.

For questions or additional information call 931-528-8685.

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.


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