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County Commission to Meet

Apr 23, 2018
6:30 p.m.

The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular monthly session Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor courtroom of the courthouse.

The agenda is as follows:

Action on quarterly reports

Action on budget amendments

Discuss surplus property

Discuss bids for Four Seasons Fire Station

Discuss DeKalb County EMS Employee Handbook

Discuss resolution to establish written procedures governing purchases at publicly advertised auction

Discuss resolution for required annual training for the county board of equalization members

Discuss public records policy

Discuss beer board appointments in the 2nd, 4th, and 6th district and to fill a vacancy in the 5th district

Action on notaries

Any other business properly presented.

Smithville Community Blood Drive

May 1, 2018
1:30 p.m.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church

The American Red Cross will have a Smithville Community Blood Drive at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall at 201 South College Street on Tuesday, May 1 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. To schedule your appointment log onto and enter sponsor code: Smithville 19. Walkins welcome. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment. Schedule your blood donation appointment today.

Smithville FCE-Family and Community Education Yard Sale

Apr 19, 2018 to Apr 20, 2018
Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Smithville FCE-Family and Community Education (the old “Home Demonstration Club)- will hold their Annual Yard Sale, April 19 and 20, 2018 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 South College St. Donations can be dropped off each day. Clean out those closets and come shop with us.

DCHS Vocal Music II Class Concert

May 3, 2018 to May 5, 2018
7:00 P.M.
DCHS Auditorium

The DeKalb County High School Vocal Music II class will perform "The Big Bad Musical" on May 3, 4, and 5 at 7:00 PM in the DCHS auditorium. Admission is $5 for everyone over 5 years old. Come see the Big Bad Wolf on trial for his crimes.

DWS & SES Kindergarten Pre-Registration

May 4, 2018
8:30 a.m.
Smithville Elementary School

Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2018-19 school year will be Friday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at DeKalb West School and Smithville Elementary School.

Children who plan to attend kindergarten must turn five years old on or before August 15, 2018 in order to enroll for the 2018-19 school year.
Please bring the following information with you on pre-registration day:

*Social Security card

*Original birth certificate (certified copy with the state seal, not the hospital copy or mother's copy)

*Current, up to date, physical examination and immunization record (These must be on a Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization, which can be obtained from your doctor's office or the Health Department)

*Proof of residency for DeKalb County (i.e. gas/electric bill)

*Your child (they will be tested on registration day)

Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Reception

Apr 26, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church

The American Cancer Society will host a Survivor and Caregiver Reception Thursday, April 26 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church at 1850 Allen Ferry Road Smithville sponsored by Dr. Timothy Tobitt and the Good Health Family Clinic

DPC and CAB Hosting “A Day at the Park”

Apr 21, 2018
10 A.M.
Greenbrook Park

The DeKalb Prevention Coalition (DPC) and DeKalb Community Advisory Board (CAB) are hosting “A Day at the Park” on April 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Greenbrook Park in Smithville. The day is designed to be a Child Abuse Prevention and Foster Family Recruitment Event. It is a free event for families and individuals designed to educate the community about child abuse prevention and to also provide families with information about becoming Foster Parents. Food, games and activities will be available for children and speakers and vendors will be at the park. The CAB’s mission is to identify, utilize and create resources to help families and the community as a whole. While the DPC works to promote a safe, healthy and productive environment that prevents destructive opportunities among the youth and adults of our community. The DPC and CAB meet together the last Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm. For information on meeting location, please check the DPC facebook page at For more information about child abuse prevention programs and activities during the month of April and throughout the year, contact Lisa Cripps DPC Coordinator 615-580-9290 or

Center Hill Shoreline Cleanup Saturday

Apr 21, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Hurricane Marina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Hurricane Marina are hosting the annual Center Hill Shoreline Cleanup, and are seeking volunteers that want to make a difference! This year’s cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 AM. – 1:00 PM at Hurricane Marina. Volunteers will be provided gloves and garbage bags, and be taken by boats to designated areas along the lake. Volunteers should wear work clothes and sturdy footwear and, depending on the weather forecast, pack rain gear . . . just in case. AND…because no good deed should go unrewarded, breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. All participants are encouraged to pre-register for the cleanup by calling the Center Hill Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 858-3125. Pre-registration will help planners prepare the proper number of lunches and select desired lakeshore cleanup areas. Day-of registration will begin at 8:30 AM at Hurricane Marina.

Cripps Cemetery Decoration

May 6, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Jackson Hollow Road, Temperance Hall

The Cripps Cemetery Decoration is set for the 1st Sunday in May, 6 at 2 pm located on Jackson Hollow Road, Temperance Hall and still maintained by the Cripps family. Come join us and bring a chair, bring a story. Donations are needed for upkeep. If you are unable to attend, donations can be mailed to:
Cripps Cemetary Fund
c/o Marie Cripps
189 Jackson Hollow Road, Lancaster, TN 38569.


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