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Alexandria Fire Department's All You Can Eat Chili Supper and Silent Auction

Nov 12, 2016
11:00 a.m.
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

The Alexandria Fire Department's All You Can Eat Chili Supper and Silent Auction will be Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria at the Kenneth Sandlin Center. Chili tickets are $8.00 for ages 13 and older; $4.00 for ages 7-12; and its free for children under age 6. All You Can Eat chili, crackers/cornbread, and one drink included. Dessert will be available for purchase. Vegetable soup and different varieties of chili will be available. All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly toward an Angel Tree Fund. All other proceeds will benefit the Alexandria Fire Department. The Silent Auction will be hosted by the Alexandria Senior Citizens Center. If you would like to donate a dessert or item for the silent auction, contact Lorrie Merriman at 615-464-7621. For any other questions, contact Brian Partridge at 615-308-1615 or Diana and Bubba Blair at 615-529-1334

"Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" to be Held October 31

Oct 31, 2016
Downtown Smithville

Parents, children, and local businesses are invited to join the City of Smithville and the Police Department's "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" Monday, October 31 from noon until 5:00 p.m.

Some offices in the DeKalb County Courthouse, Smithville City Hall, Smithville Police Department, Justin Potter Library, and participating businesses downtown will have candy and special treats for the children. Look for the stores and offices with a picture of an orange pumpkin on their windows. Maps will soon be available at the police department and Justin Potter Library to show parents which businesses will be taking part in the event.


You may also view the map by clicking the link below
Map_2016.pdf (41.65 KB)

For more information call Beth Adcock at the Smithville Police Department at 615-597-8210 extension 1 or check out the police department's face book page at

This event is sponsored by the Smithville Police Department and the Smithville City Hall.

Meanwhile, the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Best Costume Contest” for downtown businesses and offices. Take a picture and email it to or take a photo with your phone and send it to 615.464.7760 by 1:30 p.m. on October 31. First, second, and third place winners will be presented a “Halloween on the Square Best Costume Award”, media recognition, and bragging rights.

The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department will have special treats for children on Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Stop by for a hot dog, candy, and a tour of the Smithville Fire Hall. Meet with Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker and the Smithville Fire Department Volunteers.

Other communities and churches in the county will also be observing Halloween events this month.

DCHS to Host College Application Week

Oct 24, 2016 to Oct 28, 2016

DeKalb County High School will host College Application Week October 24-28. All DCHS seniors who have not already applied to college or technical school are encouraged to do so during that week.

The schedule is as follows:

*Monday October 24:
Sign up for the week’s events in the counseling office if you have not done so. Ask your counselors about college app week, college application, financial aid, and Tennessee Promise

*Tuesday, October 25:
College/TN Promise
Application Lab-Library 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Blocks and 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during Parent-Teacher Conference
First Tennessee Promise meeting for students who are going to use the Tennessee Promise Scholarship. This is the first of two mandatory TN Promise meetings

*Wednesday, October 26:
Scholarship/College Essay Lab-Walteen Parker’s Classroom-4th, 5th, & 6th Blocks
Any senior who is not enrolled in Mrs. Parker’s English classes this semester who would like to sit in on this lesson is welcome to sign up to attend during 4th Block. Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Lori Myrick will co-teach a lesson on how to write a well-written scholarship essay. A well-written essay greatly increases you chances of winning a scholarship. Please take advantage of this assistance.

*Thursday, October 27:
College Shirt Day
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to wear your favorite college shirt

*Friday, October 28:
DCHS 2016 College & Career Fair
All DCHS students will have the opportunity to visit with college and career representatives in the gym. This event will take place during 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and part of 4th Block.

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for October

Oct 5, 2016
Smithville Elementary School

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for October

Tuesday October 25
-7:00 a.m. In School Banking
-Report Cards go home

Wednesday October 26
-Holiday Pictures-these are PREPAID and information will be sent home prior to picture day about how to order
-Fall Portrait Remakes
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday October 27
3:00pm – 6:00pm Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday October 31
-Book Character Dress-Up Day
-1:15pm – 2:15pm Fall Parties

DCHS Baseball Alumni Game

Nov 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.
DCHS Baseball Field

A DeKalb County High School Baseball Alumni Game is set for Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the DeKalb County Baseball Field. All former DeKalb County baseball players come out and showcase your baseball skills. Meet current players and coaches; and prove to your former teammates, family, and friends you haven’t lost a step. The field will be open for batting practice and 8:00am and the game will begin at 9:30a.m. Please spread the word to any former players that may be interested. Lunch will be provided after. Bring baseball glove, pants, and cleats. If you are interested please contact Coach Kefauver via email: not

Turkey Trot Walkathon-Benefiting The Back Pack Program

Nov 12, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Green Book Park

Come join us for Coordinated School Health's 1st Annual Turkey Trot Walkathon on November 12, 2016 at Green Brook Park. Registration starts at 9:00am. Walkathon starts at 10:00am and ends at 11:30am. Prizes will be given to top finishers in each age category. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for a donation to The Back Pack Program. There will be snacks, games, and face painting. Come out and enjoy a fun way to get the whole family involved in some physical activity and help out a great cause! For more information, please contact Elise Driver at 615-215-2118.

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.

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.

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


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