Community Calendar

Open House at Smithville Head Start Center

Oct 24, 2014
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
118 Kimberly Lane

The LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center will have an Open House on Friday, October 24 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 118 Kimberly Lane. The staff and parents are looking forward to showing their center and the children's arts and crafts. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Everyone is invited to attend Open House.

Brush Creek Community Fest

Oct 4, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Brush Creek Community Center

The Brush Creek Lions Club will host it’s annual “Brush Creek Community Fest” on October 4 at the Community Center.
The chili supper will begin at 5:00 p.m. with adult plates for $5.00 and children for $3.00.
An old fashioned cake walk and auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Proceeds will be used to restore the “old schoolhouse” as a community center.
The Lions Club encourages you to bring your old eye glasses that will be given to the Vanderbilt Lions Eye Center.
Please call 683-8688 or 683-8991 for more information.

11th Annual Habitat Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale

Oct 10, 2014
10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Courthouse Lawn

For the 11th year in a row, it’s your turn to support a great cause and decide who makes the best chili in DeKalb County! Come out and cast your vote Friday, October 10th on the Courthouse Square when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 11th Annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale.

Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the north side of the Courthouse on the Smithville Town Square. You can purchase your bowl for $5.00, eat all the chili you want, and vote for your favorite chili and the best decorated booth. Handmade pottery bowls will be available for $10.00. Delicious baked goods prepared by members of local churches will also be for sale.

In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

“We’re so excited about the 11th Annual Chili Cook-off,” said Tecia Puckett Pryor, a member of the Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County Development Committee. “We are looking forward to being outside again on the Courthouse lawn and hope everyone will come out to enjoy the fun and fellowship. This year, we are completing our fifth Habitat home in DeKalb County,” said Pryor. “The proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will be used towards building our next house, so we hope everyone will come out and eat lots of chili for a great cause!”

The Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale is one of two major fundraisers for Habitat each year. The other is the Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run.

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Pryor at 597-7370. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, call 215-8181.

Kingston Timers Reunion

Sep 27, 2014
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

A Kingston Timers Reunion will be Saturday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Northfield Elementary School at 570 Bunker Hill Road in Sparta hosted by Dean Snyder. Anyone who ever worked at Kingston Timer is invited. Bring covered dish, desserts, drinks, paper plates, and large drinking cups. If you have old pictures please bring them.

DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association Meeting

Oct 2, 2014
11:30 a.m.
DeKalb Community Hospital

The DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association will meet October 2nd at 11:30 at DeKalb Community Hospital. The hospital will be serving lunch and will provide a speaker for the meeting. All retired teachers are encouraged to attend.

Early Voting Set for November 4 Elections

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 30, 2014

The DeKalb County Election Commission has announced dates and times for Early Voting for the November 4 Tennessee General Election and the Smithville Municipal Liquor Referendums.

Early voting will begin October 15 and run through October 30.

In order to make it as convenient as possible for all voters, the election commission voted to set the following hours:
Mondays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to Noon.

All Early Voting will be in the first floor courtroom of the courthouse.

Tennessee voters will elect a Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressmen, State Representatives, and State Senators.

The General Election Ballot also includes four proposed Tennessee Constitutional amendments.

Amendment #1 inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.

Amendment #2 empowers the Governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the General Assembly

Amendment # 3 prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income

Amendment #4 empowers the legislature to permit lotteries for events that benefit 501 (c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations.

The City of Smithville has two referendums on the ballot on November 4.

The Retail Package Store Referendum asks city voters to either vote "To permit retail package stores to sell beverages in Smithville" or "not to permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in Smithville".

The Consumption on the Premises Referendum asks city voters to either vote "for legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Smithville" or "against legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Smithville."

"Reeling in the Years" Returns to WJLE

Sep 26, 2014
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Another edition of “reeling in the years” is coming into your home and automobile Friday Night, September 26.

Join Dennis Stanley and Shawn Jacobs as they play the music from your youth, September 26th from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Hear music from The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Beatles, Chicago, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Bad Company and many more.

That’s “Reeling in the Years,” September 26 from 6 to 10 on WJLE.

DCHS Chorus Fall Concert

Sep 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
County Complex

The DCHS chorus will be performing a fall concert on September 30 at the Community Complex, 7:00 pm. There will be a $2 admission fee.

9th Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park

Oct 11, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Edgar Evins State Park

The 9th Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park will be Saturday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your blanket for a hayride back into time as the Friends of Edgar Evins and park staff bring history alive. There will be approximately 10 stops along the route where a cast of colorful characters will reveal the history of the area and its people. Reservations are required and the cost is $15 per person. Reservations are now open . The hayrides fill up quickly so call early. For reservations or more information call the park office: 931-858-2114 or 800-250-8619, ext. 107 or 102.

WJLE's Fearless Forecasters Each Thursday

Sep 4, 2014
4:30 p.m.

Listen for WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" Thursday afternoon's at 4:30 p.m.

This season's regulars are Dewain Hendrixson, Scott Brown, Chad Kirby, Jeff James, Ricky Atnip, John Pryor, Joe Goodwin, Darvin Gill, and Darrell Gill. A different special guest will make an appearance each week.

The "Fearless Forecasters" pick who they believe will win in fifteen of the biggest or most interesting college football games of the week.

They also make an underdog selection each week, picking a team they think will win, even though that team is not favored to win.

The program is sponsored by Liberty State Bank, DTC Communications, DeKalb County Ace Hardware, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, DeKalb County Insurance, DeKalb Tire and Service, Pizza Hut, and the Charles D. Atnip Realty & Auction Company.

Catch the "Fearless Forecasters" LIVE on WJLE Thursday's at 4:30 p.m.


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