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43rd Annual Older Americans Day Celebration, May 17
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Narcissist Support Group

A 12-step support group for narcissist abuse will be held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Community Complex in the art room. This is a free support group and you are encouraged to attend if you are, or have been, a victim of narcissist abuse.



Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-0800-275-8233. A support group meeting will be held for relatives caring for relative children during the month. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127. If you are interested in attending this meeting. For housing assistance, while caring for a minor child, please contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.


Grief Support Meetings

Grief can be one of the hardest processes you’ll ever have to go through. But you don’t have to do it alone. Come join them for a completely FREE, 8-week program to help you process your grief in a healthy manner.

They will be having day and evening classes for you to choose from or come to both sessions. There’s no commitment or obligation to be at every session.

Day Sessions-Thursdays, at 1 p.m.
Night Sessions-Mondays, at 6 p.m.

The Meeting Room at Haven of Hope, 301 West Main Street, Smithville (Also known as The Magnolia House-They are at the corner of S. Mountain and West Main Streets. Parking will be in the lot on S. Mountain Street across from the hair salon next door to them

If you have any questions, please contact Chelene at Haven of Hope, 615-597-467


Veterans Service Officer Ready to Assist

Are you a veteran in need of assistance? DeKalb County has a Veteran's Service Officer ready to help you, not only with filing claims, but for conversations about your service.

Retired military service officer Bill Rutherford is located on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse and is ready to offer assistance. He is available for in-office visits each Tuesday and Thursday or can be reached by telephone at any time at 615-560-3610. DeKalb County appreciates the service of all veterans and is proud to provide this service.


Al-Anon & AA meetings

Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 105 Edgewood Avenue, McMinnville, TN 37110.


43rd Annual Older Americans Day Celebration, May 17

The month of May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month, a time when we acknowledge the vast contributions older adults make to their families, communities and the nation. Justin Potter Library is excited to be partnering with the Alexandria and Smithville Senior Centers in participating in the national celebration by hosting Older Americans Day. The event will be held at the DeKalb County Complex Theater area located at 712 S Congress Blvd in Smithville on Wednesday, May 17. The vendor displays will be open from 9-10:30 a.m. with drawings for door prizes and entertainment to follow. This year’s theme is “Aging Unbound”. The featured entertainment will be the local classic rock band “61 Seconds”. We want to thank the local businesses for providing the door prizes, items for the goody bags and sack lunches for the older Americans to enjoy.Everyone who is an older American is invited to this free event. For more information, call the library at 615-597-4359 or visit us on our website or Facebook.


DCHS to Host Special Needs Prom

DeKalb County High School is making plans for this year’s “Blast from the Past” special needs prom to be hosted by the DCHS Service Society May 5. Sponsors are needed to help support the event “We need sponsors for our special needs prom. The money we raise will be used to feed the students a full meal, buy plates and utensils, buy each honored guest a crown or tiara, and decorate the cafeteria where the prom will be held,” said Sara Young, Mathematics Instructor and Service Society Sponsor. For more information contact Sara Young at or Amee Cantrell at Checks may be made to the DCHS Service Society.


Discipleship Class

Every other Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the DeKalb Community Complex, 712 S. Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166. The dates are May 2, 16, 30 of 2023.



Covenant Baptist Church, corner of Miller Rd and Short Mountain Street, will be having revival on May 15-19, 2023. Revival will begin each evening at 7 p.m. Bro. B.J. Thomason will be bringing the message. Special singing nightly. Monday- Jimmy Goad & Larry Stevens, Tuesday will be Right On Time, Wednesday will be Barbara Green Thursday will be Angie and Donald Looney, and Friday it will be Joe Mingle. Everyone come and join us.


Warren County Genealogical & Historical Association Meeting, May 20

It’s a road trip! A self-guided tour of Hard Times USA. Map to location will be provided, plan your own transportation, Saturday, May 20, 2023. Meet at 2p.m. at the Warren County Administration Building, 201 Locust Street, McMinnville, Tn 37110 in the voting room.


Jones Hill Cemetery Decoration Day Service, May 28                                                       

Decoration Day will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Donations accepted at any WB&T location.


School Calendar for 2022-23 Year

The school calendar is set for the 2022-23 year DeKalb County students and teachers will have a full week off for fall break October 17-21, Thanksgiving November 21-25, and a two week break for Christmas December 21 to January 4. December 20 will be an abbreviated day. Students will return to school after the Christmas holiday on January 5, 2023. Schools will also be closed for Labor Day September 5, Dr. Martin Luther King Day January 16, President’s Day February 20, and Good Friday April 7. The last day of school will be May 24, 2023. Report cards will be issued at all schools on October 10, January 9, March 14, and May 24. Parent teacher conferences will be held at DCHS from 3-6 p.m. on October 10 and March 14 and at all the other schools, DWS, NES, SES, and DMS from 3-6 p.m. on October 13 and March 16.