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County Offices Closed for Christmas

Keltonburg-Smithville-Webbs Chapel Charge of the United Methodist Church.

Our Charge At a Glance -  Weekly

Tuesdays: 6 p.m.
Bible Study Webb’s Chapel UMC
Wednesdays: 5 p.m. Meal delivery to shut-ins Keltonburg UMC
Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. Smithville First UMC Choir Practice 


9 a.m. - Worship - Webb's Chapel UMC

10 a.m. - Worship - Keltonburg UMC

10 a.m. -10:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 

Sunday School Smithville First UMC

11 a.m. Worship Smithville First UMC

Christmas Events - All are invited

Sunday, December 3rd

11 a.m. Hanging of the Greens

Smithville First UMC

Sunday, December 10th 

3 p.m. Meet at the Smithville First UMC Sanctuary.

We will go caroling at the Webb House and NHC. Then
we will head to the Pafford home for snacks and nex

to Keltonburg UMC to see the live nativity!

All children, youth, friends, and their families are invited.

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Live Nativity at Keltonburg UMC

Monday, December 11th

6 – 8 p.m. Nativity Meditation 

Smithville First UMC

Wednesday, December 13th

5 – 8 p.m.. The Harvester along

with the Keltonburg-Smithville First-Webb's Chapel

Charge of the United Methodist Church

Rev. David Hill, Pastor

Free to the public Doors open at 5pm with live music

Advent & Communion Service at 6:30 pm

Carols at 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 17th

6 – 7 p.m.
Candlelight Service at Webb’s Chapel

December 24 6 – 7 p.m.
Candlelight Service at Smithville First UMC



Smithville Lions Club Pecan Fundraiser

We are selling one pound bag of half mammoths for only $11. All pecans are this year’s crop from South Georgia. All proceeds go to help the citizens of DeKalb County. To purchase stop by Starla Meigs, First Bank, Vester Parsley’s office, or Patty’s restaurant is Smithville. Call, message or text Wendy at 615-390-3567.



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.



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


Donations are collected throughout the year for this event so that those who can’t afford to buy gifts can still share in the joy of giving by regifting something.
The children are then asked to prepare a blessing bag to be given to others.

This year, children will help assemble Blessing Bags for local veterans.

If you need more information or would like to volunteer call or text Chelsye Madden at 931-247-3369 or Joanna Fuson at 615-517-9100. Please no calls after 5 p.m. You may also call Amber Adams at 615-684-5798 from 6-8 p.m. Email or visit Facebook.

Life of Christ, Dec. 9 & 10

Christmas Drive-Thru on December 9 & 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Brush Creek Baptist Church, 26 School Bus Circle, Brush Cree, Tennessee. Donations appreciated for our Hats of Love Ministry. For more information call 615-683-8249 or email


Commodity Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency will hod a commodities distribution for DeKalb County on Wednesday, December 29 from 9 a.m,, until 11 a.m. at the DeKalb County UCHRA Office. Extra amounts will be passed out for the holidays, so please have your vehicle cleared out. Sign-up will be available at the distribution site.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national, origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operate of its programs, services, or activities.

Parkinson’s Support Group

The Parkinson’s Support Group will have our next meeting on Tuesday, December 5 at 10 a.m. We will not have a speaker, but will have a Christmas party. Lunch will be provided, but we ask you to bring desserts to share. We also having a white elephant gift exchange. Shop your home to find a treasure to exchange. We meet at Caney Fork Baptist Church, 2404 Hwy. 70 E, Cookeville. Call Laura at 931-319-0309 to RSVP, or with any questions.

Inaugural Border Battle Alumni Basketball Game Between DCHS & CCHS Set for December 9 in Smithville

The First Ever Border Battle Alumni Basketball Game between DeKalb County High School and Cannon County High School will be Saturday, December 9 at 6 p.m. at the DCHS gymnasium.

Any former DCHS or Cannon County High School basketball player or cheerleader (Cheerleaders can be from any sport). The participation cost is $25 per player or cheerleader which includes a team shirt. Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2024 Project Graduation

Please submit sign-up sheets and payments to Yvonne Hale at the front office at DeKalb County High School. Forms may also be emailed to Regina Turner at and payment can be made by Venmo@Regina-Turner-33 (please comment who and what the payment is for if submitting electronically) The deadline to enter is November 22.

DeKalb County Offices Closed for Christmas Holiday

All county official offices and the DeKalb County Courthouse will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on December 25th and December 26th. The County Complex Transfer Station, and all DeKalb County convenience sites will be closed only on Christmas Day December 25th.