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Benefit Fundraiser, June 8

There will be a Benefit Fundraiser for Jordan Looney at White County Ag. Building on June 8, 2024 starting at 11 a.m. There will be a spaghetti dinner, Live Band at 3p.m. and a Silent Auction and a 50/50 Raffle throughout the event. Jordan has had brain surgeries and was sent home with a PICC line in order to receive antibiotics. He had not worked for 13 weeks. He was released to go back to work on April 1st. He has a 5yr, 4yr, 1yr and 10-month-old little boys. His wife is a stay-at-home mom. Jordan has continued to preach through this ordeal and trying to do his best. For more information or donations please contact: Talitha Looney, 931-808-4474, or Jimmy Holman at 931-273-6551.


VBS, June 3,4, &5

Mt. Herman Baptist Church, 1381 Dry Creek Rd. will be having Food Truck Party VBS for ages Pre-K thru 6th. This will be on June 3,4 & 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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



First Time Buyer Free Classes

The first time you purchase a home can be confusing and leave you full of questions. What is a mortgage? Should I do a home inspection? What type of home is best for me? Help is on the way! If you have considered buying a home, the First Time Home Buyer Course will teach you everything you need you know to start the process. UT-TSU Extension DeKalb County will host two-session classes with a free meal provided each class. The Free Class is a $99 value, which is the cost for anyone getting a THDA loan who are required to take the class online. And every person or couple who attends both sessions will take home a new kitchen knife set with storage block!! You must attend BOTH sessions to get the class certificate and knife set. Register at 43PERw/edit you can also register by calling the UT-TSU Extension Office in DeKalb County at 615-597-4945. Space is limited!


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 1-800-275-8233. 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.


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.


UCHRA Commodity Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County on Thursday, June 27, from 9 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.


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 6pm to 8pm. 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.

Parkinson’s Support Group, June 4

The Parkinson’s support group will meet June 4 at 10 a.m. Our speaker will be Attorney Ashley Waters on the subject of estate planning. We meet at Caney Fork Baptist Church, 2404 Hwy. 70S Cookeville. Call Laura at 931-319-0309 with any questions.

Haven of Hope Introduces New Program

Haven of Hope of DeKalb County, INC, 301 West Main Street, Smithville is introducing a new intensive outpatient program called "Finding Hope". Join them on the road to addiction recovery. The program will begin on June 3. Program days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information and qualifications call 615-597-4673


DeKalb County Library Board Meeting

The DeKalb County Library Board will have their bi-monthly meeting at Justin Potter Library on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

VBS, Scuba, June 10 -14

The 2024 VBS “Scuba”, Diving into Friendship with God” will be held at Old Fashion Freewill Baptist Church 3005 Blue Springs Road, Smithville, TN, June 10-14 from 6p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

What A Mess! VBS

New Home Missionary Baptist Church will be having VBS, “What A Mess.”  “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8. VBS will be held at New Home Baptist Church, 4610 Short Mountain Hwy. Smithville. The dates are June 19-22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 22 will be Fun Day! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pastor: Bobby Lee Hale.


Justin Potter & Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program, June 24

The Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries Summer Reading Program will begin on June 6 and end on June 27. All events for both libraries will be in the DeKalb County Complex Theatre Room at 2 p.m. Children of all ages can begin registering for Summer Reading at both libraries on May 28. Each child that registers and meets their goal will receive a participation certificate and other goodies at the end of the Summer Reading Program.

Adventure begins at your library programs include the following events:

Thursday, June 6 at 2p.m.- Opening party with Mr. Bond’s Science Guys and DTC Photo booth

Thursday 13 at 2p.m.- Barry Mitchell’s “Adventures in fun with a chicken”

Thursday June 20 at 2p.m.-Edgar Evins State Park Rangers and Animal Friends

Thursday, June 27 at 2p.m.- Final party with Bob Tartar’s Animalogy Critters.

We hope you will join us for a fun filled Summer Reading Program. For more information, call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124.