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Center Hill Lake Light Fest

Dec 8, 2016
The Retreat at Center Hill Lake

Center Hill Lake Light Fest, a fun holiday tour of lights, will be December 8-30 at the Retreat at Center Hill Lake, a Timothy Hill Retreat Center. Thursdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Only $10 per car. All proceeds from this event will benefit Timothy Hill, a non-profit providing residential programs, retreat centers, and vocational training. Bring the family to enjoy a brilliant display of Christmas cheer as you drive through the Retreat at Center Hill Lake. Hot chocolate will be provided. Located at 358 Relax Drive, Smithville.

"Christmas at the Library"

Dec 15, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

Justin Potter Library will have their Christmas program "Christmas at the Library" on Thursday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Edgar Evins Park Rangers who will be bringing their animal friends and afterward there will be a special visit from Santa. Please join them at the library for this festive time and bring your cameras for pictures with Santa. Be sure to attend the Christmas on the Square festivities starting at 5:00 p.m. at the courthouse before you come by the library. For additional information call the library at 615-597-4359

Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Dec 7, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Cannon County High School

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 - 6:30 PM at the Cannon County High School, 1 Lion Drive - Room 115, Woodbury, TN 37190. 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

Volunteers Needed for UCHRA Commodity Program

Dec 6, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is asking for volunteers across the Upper Cumberland who would like to help people in need with their commodities.

There are two types of volunteers that UCHRA needs:

(1)People who will volunteer and help across all fourteen counties, amounting to about 45 hours every two months.

(2)People who will volunteer and help specifically in their county, amounting to about 3 hours once every two months.

Each location requests up to three hours of service every two months. The help requested of volunteers includes unloading 25 lb-bags of non-perishable food for local people in need. All volunteer hours take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

To sign up today, contact your local UCHRA county office. You may also contact Danny Hill (Field Operations Program Specialist) at or 931 528-9638.

LBJ & C Head Start Centers to be Closed for Holidays

Dec 19, 2016 to Jan 2, 2017

The L.B.J. & C. Development Corporation Head Start Centers will be closed December 19 through January 2. Children and staff will return to the Head Start Centers on January 3, 2017. The L.B.J. & C. Development Head Start Central Office will be closed December 22, 23, 26 and January 2.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel Christmas Memorial Service

Dec 8, 2016
6:00 p.m.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is having their 4th annual Christmas Memorial Service Thursday night, December 8th at 6:00PM. This service is a time for coming together to let the families they have served this past year know they are not forgotten during the Holidays. The service will include music by different singers and groups, different ministers sharing comforting words and prayers, a candle lighting in memory of each loved they have cared for this past year, there will be a special presentation in memory of the veterans. DeKalb Funeral Chapel will also have a Christmas tree with an ornament with each person's name on it. Refreshments will be served following the service. This service is open to the public and everyone is invited to join them for this special service. For more information, call (615)597-9400. It is their prayer that you will be blessed during the Christmas season.

DeKalb Schools to be Closed for Christmas Break

Dec 22, 2016

DeKalb County Schools will be closed for Christmas break December 22 through January 3. Wednesday, December 21 will be the last day students attend before Christmas break and that will be an abbreviated school day. Wednesday, January 4 will be a stockpile day for teachers. Students will return after the holidays on Thursday, January 5.

Board of Education to Meet

Dec 8, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Ernest Ray Education Center

The DeKalb County Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ernest Ray Education Center.

The agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on 1st reading of School Board Policies 4.502, 5.500, 6.4001

Consider and act on 2nd reading of School Board Policies 2.601, 3.500, 4.207, 4.700, 5.1101. 5.305, 6.505

Consider and act on vendor contract

Personnel Report

Committee and School Reports

Any other business that may properly come before the board.

The consent agenda is as follows:

Consider and act on 2016-17 Consolidated Budget Amendment, Title VI

Consider and act on granting DeKalb Middle permission to begin fundraising to send students to the National Jr. Beta Convention

Consider and act on 2016-17 LEAPs Budget Amendment

Consider and act on Utrust mini-grant

DCHS Chorus Concert

Dec 8, 2016
7:00 p.m.
History Room of County Complex

The DCHS Chorus Concert will be Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the "History Room" at the community center. No admission fee.

DCHS December Basketball Schedule:

Dec 6, 2016
6:00 p.m.

DCHS December Basketball Schedule:

Tuesday, December 6: York Institute- 6 p.m. (Jamestown)
Friday, December 9: Cannon County- 6 p.m. (Smithville)

Monday, December 12: White County- 6 p.m. (Sparta)
Tuesday, December 13: Livingston Academy- 6 p.m. (Livingston)
Friday, December 15: Warren County- 6 p.m. (Smithville)


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