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Fish Fry, May 18
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Fish Fry, May 18

Smithville Nazarene Church Youth group will be having a all you can eat fish-fry fundraiser on Sat. May 18 from 2 p.m. to 7  p.m. The location is 207 Dearman St. Tickets are $15 and children 3 and under eat free.


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. Officer Erica Degni is located on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse and is ready to offer assistance. She is available for in-office visits each Tuesday and Thursday or can be reached by calling 615-597-3003. DeKalb County appreciates the service of all veterans and is proud to provide this service.


Walling-Randals Cemetery

Walling-Randals Cemetery, Eaton Rd., Sparta, TN 38583. Decedents of: James Walling, Phoebe Jones Walling. Interest has renewed in the cemetery by the descendants and in the process of locating more relatives. We are in the process of cleaning the graves and would like to build a small pavilion shelter. Looking for more kinfolk, any physical help or donations would be appreciated. Contact: Rebecca Anderson 1-423-285-4847, Dale Sims 1-931-808-2953, or Brenda Sims 1-931-808-0823.


FCE Meetings

The FCE will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the DeKalb County Complex in the Motlow Conference room. Everyone is invited to attend.



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.


Warren County Genealogical & Historical Association, May 18

Plan to attend our meeting on May 18, 2024. Charlotte Brown Boyd will be discussing the History of Beersheba Springs. Visitors are invited to attend! The meeting will be held at 201 Locust Street, McMinnville, TN 37110.


DeKalb Schools Art Exhibit May 18

The DeKalb County Schools Art Exhibit will be Saturday, May 18 featuring works of local art students. The annual event, sponsored by the Smithville Study Club, will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex at 712 South Congress Boulevard. The public is invited to attend.

“The Art Exhibit features art from any student from five years of age and older in our county including home schooled students. Two students will be chosen to receive the “People’s Choice” and “Best of Show” awards,” said Art Chair Susan Hinton.

For more information contact Hinton at 615-597-9300 or Smithville Study Club President Dianne Hawkins.
Guidelines for entries:

Entries are accepted for students pre-school 5-year-old classes, grades 1-12

Student must be a resident of DeKalb County. One entry per student.


Bank Cemetery Decoration Week-end

The annual decoration at Bank’s Cemetery in DeKalb County will be held May 31, June 1, and June 2, 2024. Please plan to attend. Your support is needed to keep the cemetery properly maintained and kept looking nice. Someone will be onsite during decoration days to accept donations or they may be mailed to: Melinda Davis, Treasurer 2807 Blue Springs Rd. Smithville, TN 37166, David Bratcher, President, 9129 West Green Hill Rd. Smithville, TN 37166.


44th Annual Older Americans Day Celebration

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

Justin Potter Library is partnering with the Alexandria and Smithville Senior Centers in hosting the Older Americans Day Celebration. The event will be held in the theatre area of the Mike Foster Multi-Purpose Center located at 712 S Congress Boulevard on Wednesday, May 15th.

The vendor displays will be located in the gym area from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM with drawings for door prizes and entertainment to follow.

This year’s theme is “Powered by Connection”. The featured entertainment will be the classic rock band “61 Seconds”. We want to thank the local businesses and organizations 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 Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 visit us on Facebook, Instagram or our website at


DeKalb Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Drive

A DeKalb County Neighbors Helping Neighbors Blood Assurance Drive will be Monday, May 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the County Complex-Smithville Senior Center at 718 South Congress Boulevard on the mobile Bloodmobile. All donors will receive a “Memorial Day T-shirt while supplies last. To schedule an appointment, go to or contact Jimmy Poss at 615-464-7426 or Please remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, avoid energy drinks, and bring a photo ID. Blood Assurance is the SOLE blood provider for our local hospitals. One donation can save three lives.


American Legion #122 Memorial Day Event

An American Legion #122 Memorial Day Event will be May 25 at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium starting at 9 a.m. with patriotic music by Susan Hinton. The program will also include the presentation of colors followed by the pledge of allegiance and then the Star-Spangled Banner and prayer at 9:45 a.m. Judy Redmon of the American Legion Auxiliary #122 will introduce the speaker Ralph Vaughn at 10:00a.m. Following the program a laying of the wreath observance will be held at the courthouse veteran’s monument led by Commander Jerry Hinton, Adjutant Ronnie Redmon, and veterans.


DeKalb County School Calendar for 2023-24

The last day of school will be May 21, 2024. May 20 will be an abbreviated day.

Report cards will be issued at all schools on May 21.


VBS “Stellar”

This VBS will be held at Smithville First Free Will Baptist Church, 500 Bright Hill Rd, Smithville, TN. Join us on May 26-May 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This will be a week of learning, food and fun! Register early on Facebook.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, June 1

The DeKalb County Fire Department, Temperance Hall Unit #67 will have a Pancake Breakfast on June 1, 2024 from 7a.m. to 10 a.m. this will be held at S. Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166. Admission: Adults ticket $10, Child ticket (ages 4-10) $5, and 3 and under free. Ways to get your ticket you can call Frank Rodegeb at 931-239-5538, Matt Olson at 615-767-4645, or Shawn Dexter 931-260-0138. Wilson Bank & Trust in Smithville will have tickets or tickets are available at the door.