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 of March 2021. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127. If you are interested in attending this meeting. For housing assistance please contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.
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.
Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in McMinnville.
Smithville L.B.J. &C. Head Start accepting new students
Smithville L.B.J. &C. Head Start is now accepting new students for the 2022-23 School Year. Children 3-5 years old are eligible for the Head Start program, but spaces are limited and parents are encouraged to apply now. There is no cost for families who choose to participate in the program. L.B.J. & C. Head Start is committed to ensuring that children who leave our program are prepared when they enter the kindergarten program in the public schools. The Head Start program provides a comprehensive health service program that includes a broad range of medical, dental, mental health, and nutrition services for the children. L.B.J.& C. Head Start strives to assist the entire family by increasing their self-confidence, self-efficiency, and improve the overall quality of their lives. For more information please call Smithville Head Start at 615-597-5168 or visit the website at http://www.lbjc.org.
Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program
“Oceans of Possibilities” is the theme for the 2022 Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program and children of all ages are invited to participate June 2-23 at 2 p.m. each Thursday at the DeKalb County Complex Theatre Room. All events for both libraries will be at that location. Children can begin registering for Summer Reading at both libraries on May 23rd. Each child that registers and meets their goal will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the end of the Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading events are Thursday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm – Opening party with Mr. Bond’s Science Guys; Thursday, June 9th at 2:00 pm – Barry Mitchell’s “Deep Sea Circus; Thursday, June 16th at 2:00 pm –. Edgar Evins State Park Rangers and Animal Friends; Thursday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm – Final Party with Bob Tartar’s Animalogy Critters. For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 visit us on Facebook or our website at www.dekalblibraries.net.
Revival, June 6-10
Cooper’s Missionary Baptist Church is having Revival June 6 thru 10 starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Bro. Seber and Bro. Leftwich will be preaching. Everyone welcome.
Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant, June 11
Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant will be held NAACP Cookeville/Putnam. This is for ages 9-21 years old. For information: email: email@example.com or call First President Johnnie Wheeler at 931-261-6156.
Bonham Cemetery Decoration Day, June 12
Decoration Day will be held on June 12. Will be taking up donations from 12 to 3p.m. for upkeep of the cemetery. Donations can be made anytime at First Bank.
Smithville Church of Christ Work Camp, June 13-16
Members of the Smithville Church of Christ will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to help show their Christian love for others during the congregation’s annual Work Camp scheduled for June 13-16. The Work Camp is an annual home rehabilitation/beautification project organized by the Smithville Church of Christ. The church began the Work Camp as a means of helping less fortunate residents of the county do some fix up and cleanup projects around their homes. The Smithville Work Camp concentrates its efforts in the Smithville-DeKalb County area. If you would like to have your home considered for the project, contact the church at 615-597-4159 by Friday, June 10 to acquire an application and release form. The church is located at 520 Dry Creek Road, Smithville. Applications are also available at local banks.
Mount Holly Cemetery, Decoration Day June 12
Mount Holly Decoration Day will be held June 12. The Mount Holly Cemetery Association will meet in a regular business meeting on June 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the cemetery. Donations will be taken at the cemetery or may be mailed to: Darlene Evans, 1820 Students Home Road, Smithville, TN 37166.
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church VBS, June 13th-17th
Please join us for a fun filled week at our Spark Studios, Vacation Bible School on June 13th-June 17th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where kids can discover that their creativity is a gift from the infinitely creative Creator who designed them for His glory. Classes for ages 3 years old thru adults. Transportation is available. We are located at 1850 Allen Ferry Road, Smithville. Pre-register at www.wlizabethchapel.org/vbs. For more information call Bill Gash at 615-597-7818.
Sycamore Baptist Church VBS, June 13-17
VBS for Sycamore Baptist church will be held June 13 through June 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 P.M. The church is located on Sycamore Creek Road, Pastor is Richard Williams.
DeKalb County Complex Kitchen, July 14
DeKalb County Complex Kitchen on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With demonstrate Water Bath for caning for beginners. The cost is $30 which includes your lunch. Payment required by July 13. At least 4 people required to hold the class. Call 615-597-4945 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DeKalb County Complex Kitchen, July 14
DeKalb County Complex Kitchen on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With demonstrate Pressure Canning Low Acid Foods for beginners. The cost is $30 which includes your lunch. Payment required by July 11. At least 4 people required to hold the class. Call 615-597-4945 or email@example.com
L.B.J. & C. Head Start, June 17
The L.B. J. & C. Development Corporation Head Start Program will be accepting sealed quotes for Office Supplies until 3 p.m. on June 17, 2022. Contact Sharon Swift or Penny Meadows at 931-528-3361, ext. 236 or ext., 221 for further information. Mark the envelopes “Sealed Quotes for Office Supplies.” L.B.J. & C. reserves the right to reject any and all quotes. L.B. J. & C. Head Start Program is an equal opportunity Employer.
L.B.J. & C. Head Start, June 17
The L.B. J. & C. Development Corporation Head Start Program will be accepting sealed quotes for Custodial Supplies until 3 p.m. on June 17, 2022. Contact Sharon Swift or Penny Meadows at 931-528-3361, ext. 236 or ext., 221 for further information. Mark the envelopes “Sealed Quotes for Custodial Supplies.” L.B.J. & C. reserves the right to reject any and all quotes. L.B. J. & C. Head Start Program is an equal opportunity Employer.
New Home Baptist Church VBS, June 22-24
VBS at New Home Baptist Church will be held June 22 through 24th from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme for this year is Sparks Studio’s. Pastor Bro. Bobby Lee Hale, everyone is welcome!
Smithville Nazarene Church, Fish Fry June 25
All you can eat Fish Fry at Smithville Nazarene Church, 203 Dearman Street, begins at 3p.m. to 8p.m. Tickets are $10, kids under 3 eat free. Come support your youth. Contact: 615-971-9569
Commodity Distribution, June 23
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the DeKalb County UCHRA office. Sign-up will be available at the distribution site. The Upper Cumberland Human resource Agency does not discriminate in the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.
Smithville Church of Christ VBS, June-27-30
Welcome to the Castle of Courage! At the Castle of Courage, kids will meet King Ardor and the members of his kingdom, including the famous Knight of the Oval Table. These mighty warriors will teach kids the true courage, the kind that helps us face whatever comes our way comes from trusting God. VBS starts at 9 to 11 a.m. the church is located at 520 Dry Creek Road, Smithville.