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Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery

Jun 5, 2016
Banks Cemetery

The annual Decoration Day for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be Sunday, June 5. Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church will also have their annual Homecoming Day. Sunday School begins at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. with lunch at noon. Everyone is invited. Please make plans to attend.

Your support is needed so the cemetery can be properly maintained and kept looking good. You may mail donations to: Robert Joins, Treasurer, 846 Luttrell Avenue, Smithville, TN 37166; Ernie Winchester, President, 1070 Tabernacle Road, Smithville, TN 37166; or Melissa Ferrell, Vice-President, 8001 Short Mountain Road, Woodbury, TN. 37190

DeKalb Schools to Close for Summer

May 26, 2016
DeKalb Schools

This is the last week of school in DeKalb County before the summer break. Students will not attend on Wednesday, May 25. That will be an administrative day and all teachers must attend. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 26 and report cards will be sent home.

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ at the Library

Jun 2, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries

Registration for the Summer Reading Club & Read-to-me Club begins on June 2nd and will run through June 30 at Justin Potter and Alexandria Libraries. Children can set their own reading goal and will receive a participation certificate and other goodies. This year's Summer Reading theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set READ so everyone can be a sports star.

The fun begins with the opening party for all ages at Justin Potter Library on Thursday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Kevin Kidd and his high energy program and continues through June 30th with story times, Get Set Read Activity Stations, Kids Yoga, The Organ Wise Guys presented by the Health Department, and the Finale Party on June 30 featuring Ventriloquist Crystal Birdwell and Gang.

Alexandria Library's Story and Activity Time will be June 8, 15, & 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Come and join them for a summer filled with fun and creativity. For more information on the events at the libraries call Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 or the Alexandria Library at 615-529-4124 or visit the library website at

DCHS Class of 1976 Reunion

Jun 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Evins Mill

The DeKalb County HS Class of 1976 is having a re-union on Saturday, June 25, at 6:30 pm. A dinner, music, and cash bar will take place at Evins Mill, located at 1535 Evins Mill Road, Smithville. Please contact David McDowell at 931-260-1693 or Lisa Cripps at 615-684-6378 for more information.

DeKalb Fire Department Liberty Station-Engine #65 Fundraiser

Jun 4, 2016
4:00 p.m.
DeKalb West School

The DeKalb County Fire Department Liberty Station-Engine #65 will have a fundraiser June 4 from 4:00 p.m. until? at DeKalb West School. Enjoy all you can eat fish & chicken dinner and Gumbo.

$12 for children ages 10 through adults
$6.00 for children ages 6 through 10
Free for children age 5 and younger

To go boxes available

Anyone wanting to donate cakes, pies, brownies, or any other desserts would be greatly appreciated! They will send someone to pick up any donations that you are willing to donate for the cake walk. Please call 615-536-5987 (Jerry Wayne Johnson) or 615-295-4605 (Donnie Johnson) for pick-ups or if you have any questions.

Come out and support your local fire department. Everyone's support will be greatly appreciated.

Keith and Wilson Reunion

Jun 5, 2016
Green Brook Park Pavilion #1

The Keith and Wilson Reunion will be June 5 at Green Brook Park Pavilion #1. Anyone related to the Keith's or Wilson's is asked to attend and bring a dish. Come early and stay late

2016 DeKalb County Fair Premium Books Now Available

May 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016

The 2016 DeKalb County Fair Premium Books are available at the following locations.

Liberty State Bank - Alexandria, Liberty, and Smithville
Wilson Bank & Trust - Alexandria, and Smithville
Regions Bank - Smithville
The Village- Alexandria
Bratten Cook Attorney at Law - Smithville
Webb's Drug Store - Alexandria, and Smithville
Alexandria Library
Prichard's Food - Alexandria
Alexandria Senior Center
Alexandria Post Office
Alexandria City Hall
Liberty Senior Center
Liberty Post Office
Smithville Senior Center
Smithville Post Office
Smithville Review
Smithville Library
UT/TSU Extension Office

And online at


May 24, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Fiddlers Annex, Smithville


For more information on housing assistance and/or support while raising a relative child, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting, for relatives that are caring for relative children, will be held, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Fiddlers Annex, Smithville, TN., from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

For housing assistance while caring for relative child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Funds Needed for Upkeep of Jones Cemetery

May 8, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Jones Cemetery near Silver Point

To anyone who has relatives buried in the Jones Cemetery near Silver Point -- there is a DESPERATE need of funds for mowing and maintenance.
Please send any checks to "Byrd L. Jones Cemetery Fund," C/O Shawn Jacobs, Secretary/Treasurer, 831 Driver Street, Smithvile, TN 37166. The fund is depleted and they can't pay for mowing this summer without some help. Thanks to all who have donated in the past.


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