A Dedication Service for the Habitat House at 202 Hayes Street, will be Sunday Sept. 21, at 2 PM. The public is invited to attend.
The Liberty Senior Citizens Center will present Courtney Smith, physical therapist at NHC on Wednesday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. She will have information on how seniors can prevent some causes of falls. Everyone is invited. September 23 is National Fall Prevention Day. Falls are the leading cause of injury and injury related deaths among those 55 and older. A third of older adults in the United States fall each year. Consequences include fractures, head injuries, loss of mobility, and loss of independent living and even death. 2002 Medicare cost per fall was from $9,100 to $13,500. It is estimated by the year 2020, direct and indirect cost of fall related injuries to reach $54 billion dollars.
Paislee's Foundation's 1st Annual Craft and Home Show will be October 18 at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds from 10am till 4pm. Free Admission / Free Parking. (donations accepted).
ALL things handmade - Quilts, Sewing, Woodworking, Fine Arts, Jewelry and more!
Booths available: ($25 - 10x10 or 8x8 and $20 6x4) We are still looking for VENDORS!! Demonstrations are Welcome!!!
ALL PROCEEDS go directly to Paislee's Foundation, a 501c-3 NON-profit organization to benefit families dealing with still birth and infant loss (up to 3 years of age).
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The Smithville Senior Center is hosting an evidence based program called "Art on Heart" by Eileen Wallach on Monday, September 29 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wallach holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and helps people facilitate expressive emotional healing through art, using sponges and cotton swabs to create, because paintbrushes might be intimidating. According to Wallach, its not about the finished product, it's about the process. This unique alternative to traditional talk therapy inspires through paint colors in letting go of painful emotions so wounded hearts can heal. This is not a traditional art class and no talent is required. The cost for anyone 60 or older to attend is being absorbed by a funding agency. The cost for anyone younger than age 60 is $30.00. Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of the program. Don't miss this one-time opportunity.
In support of the Tennessee Promise initiative, Justin Potter Library will commit to the following actions:
1. Starting Sept 25 through Oct. 30, Justin Potter Library will provide computers and quiet space each Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our high school seniors to go online at www.TNPromise.gov to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, for adults to sign up as mentors and or community members for find out more information about this initiative.
2. Dec. 4 through Jan 15, those computers and space can be used Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students' college applications.
3. Starting Jan 22 through Feb 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their eight hours of community service as volunteers at Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
All Students: The DCHS counseling department is hosting a Financial Aid/College Planning Night and Pre-FAFSA Workshop on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00PM in the DCHS Cafeteria. Sam Mullins from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be here to discuss the lottery scholarship and other types of financial aid from the state. Ann Massa with TN Achieves will discuss the TN Promise program that allows students to attend community college tuition free.
DCHS students grades 9-12 and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend in order to receive important information concerning college/technical school application, financial aid, and scholarships including the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship.
Mr. Mullins will also conduct a Pre-FAFSA workshop during this event. Students and parents have to fill out the FAFSA in January of their senior year in order to apply for state and federal financial aid including the lottery scholarship. This workshop is designed to help students and parents prepare for FAFSA filing
DeKalb County High School will host College Application Week Sept. 29-October 3. All seniors who have not already applied to college or technical school are urged to do so during that week. If you need assistance, please visit the counseling office.
Monday Sept. 29 – College Planning / Financial Aid Information Night – 5:00PM Cafeteria
Students from all grade levels, bring your parents to this event. We will have guest speakers discussing college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and TN Promise.
Tuesday – September 30 – Scholarship / College Essay Lab - Mrs. Walteen Parker’s Classroom – 1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks
Any senior who needs assistance with a scholarship or college essay is invited to come to Mrs. Parker’s room during 1st, 3rd, and 5th blocks this day. Students, your counselors have read hundreds of scholarship essays over the years and can assure you that essays submitted by students who have had a teacher proofread and assist with are more polished and well thought out. A well written essay greatly increases your chances of winning a scholarship and admission. Please take advantage of this assistance. If you are not enrolled in Mrs. Parker’s class this semester, please sign up in the counseling office so that it is known how many students are expected each block. A mobile lab will be available, but feel free to bring your own computer.
Wednesday - October 1 – College Applications Lab - Counseling Office – 1-5th Blocks
The counselors will set up a college applications lab in the counseling office. Students may come to the lab during the school day for assistance with college applications. In order to provide better service to students and gage how many volunteers are needed, you are asked to come to the counseling office and sign up for a time-slot. If anyone needs assistance with the TN Promise Application, you can be helped at this time. A mobile lab will be available, but feel free to bring your own computer. Also, students and teachers feel free to wear your favorite college shirt on this day to support College Applications Week!
Liberty Senior Center is hosting an evidence based program called "Art on Heart" by Eileen Wallach on Tuesday, September 30 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wallach holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and helps people facilitate expressive emotional healing through art, using sponges and cotton swabs to create, because paintbrushes might be intimidating. According to Wallach, its not about the finished product, it's about the process. This unique alternative to traditional talk therapy inspires through paint colors in letting go of painful emotions so wounded hearts can heal. This is not a traditional art class and no talent is required. The cost for anyone 60 or older to attend is being absorbed by a funding agency. Seating is limited but anyone interested may call Nancy Goad at the Liberty Senior Center at 615-536-5422 by no later than September 18. Don't miss this one-time opportunity.
A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 - 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 http://www.dccarc.org.
The American Legion and Ladies' Auxiliary will meet this Thursday, September 18th at 6:00 at the building at Snow Hill. A meal of hamburgers and hot dogs will be enjoyed before the meeting. All members and their spouses are welcome. Anyone attending needs to bring a compatible dish and/or dessert.
2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025