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Remote Area Medical Clinic

Mar 28, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015
6:00 a.m.

Hundreds of people from DeKalb County and other areas will be able to obtain free health care services on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 & 29 in Smithville

Remote Area Medical will be setting up a Free Health Care Clinic at DeKalb County High School for anyone including those without medical insurance, or those who are un-insured, under-insured, unemployed, under-employed, and/or who cannot afford to pay for services.

The clinic operates on a "first-come, first-served basis" and will open for registration at 6:00 a.m. each day. Patients may show up as early as 3:00 a.m. to obtain a ticket. Be prepared for a long wait.

The following services will be available at this RAM clinic: Dental (cleaning, fillings, and extractions), Vision (eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, and eyeglasses made on-site - as time and supplies allow), and Medical (general medical consults, women's health exams).

"Patients needing care will be seen on a first-come, first served basis regardless of income qualifications," said County Mayor Tim Stribling. "Patients will have to choose between dental and vision services but they will be able to seek women's health or a general medical consultation in addition. They will be doing pap smears for women. They're talking about maybe being able to do mammograms. They are not for sure yet. They will be giving flu shots. Dental care is limited to cleanings, extractions, and a small number of fillings. Vision care will involve an eye exam, with glasses often made on site depending on the complexity of a patient's prescription," he said.

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a non-profit, volunteer corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care, eye care, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world.

Medical professionals along with anyone else wishing to volunteer may sign up at or you may call the County Mayor's office at 615-597-5175.

The county will be responsible for making sure the medical professionals and staff who visit here have a place to lodge for two nights and that their meals are provided. "We are going to feed them and we've got some churches and organizations that have volunteered to do that. On Saturday morning, the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church will be feeding breakfast. Lunch on Saturday will be by the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department. Supper on Saturday night will be by the Smithville Church of God. Then on Sunday morning the Smithville First Baptist Church will provide breakfast and lunch will be by the Smithville Church of Christ. We must house the doctors and their staff. We'll be doing that at Lakeside Resort. We'll put them up Friday and Saturday night. They will try to finish by noon or 1:00 p.m. Sunday so they can pack up all their equipment and move off campus by about 4:00 p.m." County Mayor Stribling said.

Anyone who wants to make a donation may contact the County Mayor's Office at 615-597-5175. "We've had some businesses and civic organizations that have donated. None of the money donated will go to pay medical professionals. It's just to house and feed them and for other expenses while they are here," said County Mayor Stribling

DeKalb County Cattlemen's Association Meeting

Mar 27, 2015
6:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex Auditorium

The DeKalb County Cattlemen's Association Meeting will be Friday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium at 722 South Congress Boulevard. Food will be served. Guest speakers will be David Sneed with Performance Feed and Todd Jennings with Merial L. Reservations are encouraged for members or for those who would like to join the association. You may join the evening of the event. Memberships are $20 per year.

Relay for Life BBQ Lunch and Bake Sale

Apr 10, 2015
10:30 a.m.
Liberty State Bank ( Alexandria Office)

Liberty State Bank ( Alexandria Office) will be having their Relay for Life BBQ Lunch and Bake Sale Friday April 10th starting at 10:30am.
BBQ, Baked Beans, Potato Salad and a drink $6.00. Desserts sold separately. For more information or to place to-go orders please call 615-529-2375.
All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!

SMX Staffing has immediate job openings

Mar 24, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015
726 South Congress Bvd. in Smithville

SMX Staffing has immediate job openings on all shifts at one Smithville's premier manufacturing facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to join a great team and build a solid future. SMX Staffing's recruiting office located at 726 South Congress Bvd. in Smithville is accepting applicants from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. You can also apply on line at That's or call 615-974-5232. Get a great job today!

UCHRA Commodities Distribution

Apr 16, 2015
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
UCHRA Office

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for DeKalb County, Thursday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UCHRA Office 726 S Congress Blvd, Smithville, TN
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

Scottish Rite Meeting

Mar 26, 2015
Center Hill Restaurant

All members are urged to attend the Scottish Rite meeting this Thursday night March 26 starting at 6:30pm at the Center Hill Restaurant.

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Mar 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.
DeKalb County Complex

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 PM at the DeKalb County
Complex, 722 South Congress Blvd., Smithville, TN 37166. All local amateur radio operators and those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.

Amateur radio operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. Call 615-597-9563 for more information or check out the club's webpage at

DeKalb Community Advisory Board and Anti-Drug Coalition Meeting

Mar 31, 2015
Haven of Hope Counseling Center

The DeKalb County Community Advisory Board and Anti-Drug Coalition would like to invite you to the next meeting, Tuesday, March 31st at 12:00 noon at Haven of Hope Counseling Center (612 South Congress Blvd.). The Board/Coalition is comprised of a group of concerned citizens working to make our community a better place to live and work. The focus of this meeting will be to make our community aware of who we are and what our mission is. This meeting is open to anyone and all are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

HG Staffing has Immediate Openings at Shiroki

Mar 11, 2015 to Mar 21, 2015

HG Staffing has immediate openings at Shiroki in Smithville for the first and second shifts. All positions are temp to hire. Apply in person Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. at the Smithville UCHRA office or at Shiroki on Mondays-Fridays from 1-3 p.m. For more information call HG Staffing at 931-474-1300.


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