Community Calendar

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Meeting

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

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, June 30th, 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

Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run

Jul 2, 2016
7:00 a.m.
Downtown Smithville

It’s that time again!

Whether this is your 1st race or your 50th, make plans to join your family, friends, and neighbors for the 18th Annual Fiddler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 a.m. in Downtown Smithville. This race is fun, festive and challenging – an event not to be missed! Come celebrate the 4th of July weekend with them.

The Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County and all proceeds from the race will be used in building another Habitat for Humanity home in DeKalb County.

The race will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m., RAIN OR SHINE. The course begins and ends on Church Street in Downtown Smithville. "We encourage anybody who is interested in doing either the one mile fun run or the 5K which is a 3.1 mile course to go to where you'll find a printable registration form that provides all the details of registration and a link to online registration," said Race Director Tecia Puckett Pryor.

Online preregistration available soon at

For more information or copies of paper registrations call the office of Tecia Puckett Pryor at 615-597-7370 or stop by at 312 West Broad Street, Smithville.

Free Vein Screening

Jul 6, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Family Medical Center

Do you have varicose veins? Swollen, aching legs or ankles? Restless or heavy legs? If so, you may be suffering from a serious condition called venous reflux disease. More than 30 million people with venous reflux disease are undiagnosed and, if untreated, their condition will continue to get worse. On Wednesday July 6th from 4pm-7pm Dr. Jeff McCarter will be offering a free vein screening at Family Medical Center in Smithville. Schedule your appointment and find out how you can get relief from the pain of vein disease. Hurry as space will fill fast. Call 931-528-1992 to schedule your appointment. Again, the free vein screening will take place Wednesday July 6th from 4pm-7pm. Call 931-582-1992 now to reserve your spot.

"Churches" DVD For Sale to Benefit DeKalb Animal Coalition

Jun 9, 2016 to Jun 30, 2016
Law Office of Cripps and Cox Attorneys

The latest DVD: CHURCHES IN DEKALB COUNTY 1800 to 2016 by DeKalb County historian Tommy Webb is now available for purchase at the Law Office of Cripps and Cox Attorneys. Price $20.00. Also available: CIVIL WAR IN DEKALB COUNTY AND SLAVERY IN DEKALB COUNTY.

All sales go to support the DEKALB County Animal Coalition

City to Close Portion of West Main Street to Replace Sewer Lines

Jun 13, 2016 to Jun 16, 2016
West Main Street

The City of Smithville has announced that a portion of West Main Street will be closed Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. starting June 13 in order to replace sewer lines in the area between Juniper Lane and Caldwell’s Drug Store. Residents who live inside the closed area will be allowed to pass through to get to and from their homes. All other motorists entering or leaving town will have to take an alternate route until the work is completed.

"Giggin' for Grads" Frog Giggin Tournament

Jun 24, 2016
5:30 p.m.
County Complex Parking Lot (Registration)

The fourth annual DeKalb County Young Farmers & Ranchers "Giggin' for Grads" frog gigging tournament is set for Friday, June 24

Proceeds benefit the agricultural scholarship fund. Registration will be held from 5:30 pm to 7pm, June 24 in the DeKalb County Community Complex parking lot.

While groups such as "Friends of Animals" recognize that gigging frogs is legal, they claim it is a cruel killing of wild frogs. For the last three years, animal rights activists have come to Smithville to conduct peaceful protests of the frog gigging tournament.

Weigh in by 1 a.m. with awards immediately following. No late weigh-ins accepted. One team member must be present to win. You may pre-register at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau or DeKalb Farmers Coop until June 22.

Open to teams of 2-4 people at $15.00 per person. All ages welcome.

Cash payouts

1st place 25%-bag of 15 heaviest frogs wins

2nd place 15%- They will keep your frogs for a community frog leg fry the next day

3rd place 10%- Door prizes will be given away.

Call 615-597-7751 for more information or visit

Please see official rules. Anyone under 18 must have consent of a parent/guardian. The Tennessee limit is 20 frogs per person per day. Must have legal hunting license to gig.

Smithville FCE Club Meeting

Jul 14, 2016
10:00 a.m.
County Complex

The Smithville FCE Club meets every second Thursday of the month at 10:00a.m. in the UT Extension meeting room of the County Complex. The Club welcomes women who are interested in home and garden activities, arts, crafts, educational and community matters. The next meeting will be July 14, 2016. Refreshments will be served.

DCHS Football Cheerleaders' Mini Cheer Camp

Jul 13, 2016 to Jul 15, 2016
9:00 a.m.- Noon
Northside Elementary School Gym

The DCHS Football Cheerleaders will host a cheer camp for ages 5-13. The camp will be held July 13-15 (Wednesday-Friday). Each session will be from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Northside Elementary School gym. The cost $45.00 per participant (this includes a T-shirt). Each additional sibling will receive $5.00 off their enrollment.


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The cheer camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of cheering. It will include: cheer conditioning , motion drills, jumps, chants, and cheers. This is a fundamental camp-no stunts/tumbling/or building will be incorporated into the camp. Campers will be divided into age groups. Due to the fact that the camp will be held in the NES gym, they ask that ONLY bottled water be brought into the gym.

Complete and return the following information with payment by June 15 to: Cindy Webb, 260 Hendrix Road, Dowelltown, TN 37059. Late registrations will be accepted but not guaranteed a shirt.

Please include the participant’s name, grade, age, date of birth, parents or guardians name and address, phone number, cell number, emergency contact number and T-shirt size.

Well-Child Physical Exams Required

May 26, 2016 to May 31, 2016
DeKalb County Health Department

A Well-Child Physical Exam is required for all children entering Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten. Please call to schedule an appointment at the DeKalb County Health Department at 615-597-7599


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