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William Charlie and Ella Puckett Ponder Family Reunion

Jun 6, 2015 to Jun 7, 2015
Greenbrook Park

The descendants and relatives of William Charlie and Ella Puckett Ponder will meet for a family reunion and potluck dinner at 12:00 pm. on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 at Pavilion #2 in Greenbrook Park, Smithville, TN.

Budget Committee Meeting

Jun 2, 2015
5:30 p.m.

A budget committee meeting will be Tuesday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the courthouse

Tech Talk to Feature Jeff James of DeKalb County Insurance

Jun 4, 2015
8:00 a.m.

Listen for Tech Talk on WJLE Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. sponsored by Smithville Computer Repair.

The guest on Thursday, June 4 will be Jeff James with DeKalb County Insurance. The topic will be reasons to purchase rental car coverage.
Be sure to call in your questions to Jeff at 615-597-4265.

Meanwhile, on the June 11th Smithville Computer Repair will have a $50.00 gift card that will be given to one listener.

Stanley Family Reunion

May 30, 2015
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Green Brook Park

The Stanley Family Reunion will be Saturday, May 30 at Green Brook Park, Shelter #1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Giggin’ for Grad’s Frog Gigging Tournament

Jun 19, 2015
5:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Community Complex parking lot

The Dekalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers group would like to invite you to the 3rd annual Giggin’ for Grad’s frog gigging tournament to be held on June 19th. Proceeds benefit the agricultural scholarship fund. Registration will be held from 5:30 pm to 7pm, June 19th, in the DeKalb County Community Complex parking lot. Cash payouts will be awarded to the top 3 teams with door prizes drawn during weigh-in. Valid hunting license is required and TN state hunting laws do apply.

Don’t hunt but still want to participate? Come join them June 20th for a country fried dinner in the Tractor Supply parking lot in Smithville starting at 11am. For a $10 donation you receive a country dinner including frog legs, sides, and drink. For more information please find us on Facebook at “Dekalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers” or call the Dekalb County Farm Bureau office at 615-597-7751.

DeKalb County Youth Baseball Camps

Jun 1, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Allen Ferry Road.

The 2015 DeKalb County Youth Baseball Camps will be held in June at the youth baseball field on Allen Ferry Road.

Head instructors are DCHS Baseball Coach Tracy Slone and Chase Slone

Pitcher's -Catchers Camp will be:

June 1-3 from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration from 8-9 a.m. Rain or Shine. For ages 7-12 (Catchers need to provide their own equipment and mitt). The cost is $40. The Rain Date is June 4

Baseball Fundamentals Camp (All phases of baseball will be covered) will be:
June 8-10 from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration from 8-9 a.m. Rain or Shine. For ages 7-12. The cost is $40. The Rain Date is June 11

Hitting Camp will be:
June 8-10 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Registration from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. For ages 7-12. The cost is $30. The Rain Date is June 11.

If you attend both the fundamental and hitting camp the cost is $60.

Registration for the Summer Reading Club & Read-to-me Club

May 28, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

Registration for the Summer Reading Club & Read-to-me Club begins on Thursday, May 28 and will run through June 22 at all three county libraries. Children can set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate. This year's Summer Reading theme is "Every Hero Has a Story" so everyone can be a super hero.

The fun begins with the opening party for all ages at Justin Potter Library on Thursday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Super Science of Tennessee with Mr. Rich and continues through June 22 with story times, activities, Snowbird, Hometown Heroes and Underdogs of the animal world presented by NHECM at the Finale Party.

Come and join them for a summer filled with fun and creativity. For more information on the events at the libraries, call: Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359; the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124; and the Liberty Library at 615-536-6116

DeKalb Soil Conservation District Still Giving Away Wildlife Food Plot Seed

May 27, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015
DeKalb Soil Conservation District

The DeKalb Soil Conservation District along with the TN Wildlife Resources Agency(TWRA) are giving away a free 1-10lb bag of wildlife food plot seed while supplies lasts. One bag will sow a ¼ acre. This will help feed the deer, turkeys and songbirds. The mix includes: Millet, Soybeans, Cow peas, and Black Oil Sunflower seeds.

Come by the Soil Conservation office located at the USDA Service Center, 647 Bright Hill Road.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Chamber Seeks Participation in "Project Welcome Mat"

May 26, 2015 to Jun 19, 2015
DeKalb County

The Smithville-DeKalb Co. Chamber of Commerce invites all county businesses to again use their marquees or any type of message signs to welcome Jamboree visitors to our area. Plaques will be awarded for the "Most Original," “Best Worded," and “People’s Choice.” Call the Chamber office at 615-597-4163 or email at if you would like your sign to be included in the contest. Have your sign in place no later than Tuesday, June 19th.

DeKalb Outdoors Day

Jun 13, 2015
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Smithville Public Square

Did you know children in the United States average 45 hours a week exposed to electronic media, and only 30 minutes a week to unregulated time outdoors?

National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event across the country working to introduce our youth to recreational activities and the wonders of our Nation's landscapes. Kids and their families are encouraged to spend time outdoors, exploring the natural world and enjoying various outdoor recreation activities. Experiencing our Nation's natural splendor contributes to healthier lives for our citizens and a deeper appreciation for the great outdoors. Get Outdoors Day helps to combat the effects of indoor, inactive lifestyles which are fueling the nation's obesity epidemic and threatening today's children with shorter life expectancies than their parents.

The second annual National Get Outdoors Day in DeKalb County will be Saturday, June 13 at Evins Park on the Smithville Public Square from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be booths for the various participating groups. Organizers hope to feature activities like:

Health & Fitness
Nature & Wildlife
Arts & Crafts
Scavenger Hunt/Relays
Ornamental/Edible Horticulture
Outdoor Games
Scouts and other Local Outdoor Clubs
Other activities related to Outdoors & Health

Recent medical reports predict a two to five year life expectancy decline for America's youth due to current sedentary lifestyles. By participating in this year's event, you can help change that statistic for DeKalb County's youth. Organizers hope to reach families across the county, bringing attention to youth and the community, while displaying local businesses.

If you or your business would be interested in becoming a part of DeKalb County's second annual "Get Outdoors Day" please fill out and return an application or call Alejandra Cisneros Conohan at 931-520-9630 or email at You may also call Sarah Peace at 931-858-3125 or email


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