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12th Annual Dot's Story Telling Day

May 6, 2017
1:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex

The 12th Annual Dot's Story Telling Day "Dear Hearts & Gentle People" will be Saturday, May 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex, 712 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville. Enjoy a spring day listening to folk tales and stories provided by your friends and neighbors. Sponsored by the Smithville Study Club. Contact Susan Hinton at 615-597-9300 or email: This is a benefit for the DeKalb Imagination Library.

National Day of Prayer Observance

May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4 is National Day of Prayer in America. Smithville will observe this day at 12:00 NOON on the east side of the DeKalb County Courthouse (out on the lawn) on May 4. The rain location is in the basement of the DeKalb County Courthouse. All are invited to join for a time of prayer for our nation, state and city led by local ministers from Smithville and the surrounding areas. It’s time for God’s people to come together and seek His face; we have a chance to do that on the National Day of Prayer!

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for May

May 3, 2017
Smithville Elementary

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for May 2017

Wednesday, May 3
-1st Grade field trip to the zoo

Friday, May 5
-Kindergarten Science Day

Monday, May 8
-Kindergarten field trip to Discovery Center: Howard, Agee, Jones, Bouldin, Williams
-2nd Grade Beach BBQ Day

Tuesday, May 9
-Kindergarten field trip to Discovery Center: Young, Trapp, Midgett, Huling, Malone
-9:00am 1st Grade Spelling Bee

Wednesday, May 10
-9:00am Kindergarten Spelling Bee

Thursday, May 11
-9:00am 2nd Grade Spelling Bee
-1st Grade Science Day

Friday, May 12
-Spring Fun Day

Tuesday, May 16
- 8:00am – 1:00pm Preschool & Kindergarten Pre-Registration
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Preschool & Kindergarten Pre-Registration
(Translators will be available at this time to assist with paperwork)
-10:00am 2nd Grade Talent Show at the Community Complex

Wednesday, May 17
-AR Field Trip-Green Brook Park

Thursday, May 18
-1st Grade End of Year Celebration

Friday, May 19
-Kindergarten Luau Day
-2nd Grade Field Trip Cumberland Caverns
-Senior Walk

Monday, May 22
-8:30am PreK Graduation at the Community Complex for all PreK classes
-1:00pm Kindergarten Graduation at the Community Complex: Howard & Trapp
-2nd grade Awards Day-held in individual classrooms

Tuesday, May 23
-9:00am Kindergarten Graduation at the Community Complex : Agee & Jones
-1:00pm Kindergarten Graduation at the Community Complex: Midgett & Cr. Young

Wednesday, May 24
-9:00am Kindergarten Graduation at the Community Complex: Bouldin & Huling
-1:00pm Kindergarten Graduation at the Community Complex: Malone & Williams

Thursday, May 25
-Administrative Day-no school for students

Friday, May 26
-Last Day of School

American Red Cross Blood Drive

May 2, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall at 201 South College Street on Tuesday, May 2 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. To schedule your appointment log and enter sponsor code: Smithville 19. Walk-Ins Welcome.

Eating For A Cure

May 1, 2017
10:30 a.m.
County Complex

Eating for a Cure, sponsored by the DeKalb County Officials and Employees for the DeKalb County Chapter of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be Monday, May 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the County Complex. The menu includes pulled pork barbeque plate, chicken leg quarter, baked beans, baked potato, and drink. The cost is a donation. 100% of the money collected will go to Relay for Life. All food will be furnished by: Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack, Trustee Sean Driver, County Mayor Tim Stribling, Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen, Assessor of Property Shannon Cantrell, General Sessions Court Judge Bratten H. "Butch" Cook, II, Road Supervisor Butch Agee, County Clerk James L. (Jimmy) Poss, Clerk and Master Debra Malone, and Sheriff Patrick Ray.

Survivor and Caregiver Reception

Apr 25, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church

The American Cancer Society will host a Survivor and Caregiver Reception Tuesday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church at 1850 Allen Ferry Road, Smithville. The guest speaker will be Dr. Dana Thompson. Sponsored by Dr. Timothy Tobitt and Good Health Family Clinic.

DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association Meeting

May 4, 2017
11:30 a.m.

All retired teachers residing in DeKalb County are invited to attend their next meeting May 4 at National Health Center (NHC). They will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a meal hosted by NHC. Contact Russell Watson for more details at 615-597-7182 or The next upcoming meeting will be June 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Webb House Retirement Center. Mark your calendar.

THP Sobriety Checkpoint

Apr 28, 2017

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on April 28th at State Route 96 in DeKalb County.

Paislee's Foundation 4th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

May 6, 2017
7:00 a.m.
Alexandria Church of Christ

Paislee's Foundation 4th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will be Saturday, May 6 at the Alexandria Church of Christ, West Main Street, Alexandria. Registration is at 6:00 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. and the race begins at 7:00 a.m. Early registration is $25.00 includes free T-shirt. After April 14, the cost is $30.00 (free T-shirt while supplies last). Kids 1 Mile Fun Run $10.00. Registration forms can be picked up and or dropped off at any Liberty State Bank office in Alexandria, Liberty, Smithville, or Lebanon. Forms are also available at or on the facebook page. All proceeds will go to help fund Paislee's Foundation which is a non-profit organization to benefit families dealing with stillbirth and infant loss. To become a sponsor or for more information call or text Tyler Cripps at 615-464-8688 or email

Cripps Cemetery Decoration

May 7, 2017

Cripps Cemetery Decoration is set for May 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.. Donations are needed for upkeep and mowing expenses. If you are unable to come for decoration you can mail donations to Cripps Cemetery, C/O Marie Cripps, 180 Jackson Hollow Road, Lancaster, TN. 38569.


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