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Paislee's Foundation's 3rd annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

May 7, 2016
7:00 a.m.
DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria

Paislee's Foundation's 3rd annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will be Saturday, May 7 at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria. Registration will be from 6:00 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. Early Registration is $25 (includes free T-shirt). After April 29 the registration fee is $30 (free T-shirt, while supplies last). KIDS 1 Mile Fun Run registration is $10. All proceeds will go to help fund Paislee's Foundation. A non-profit organization to benefit families dealing with stillbirth and infant loss. Become a sponsor. For more information, call or text Tyler Cripps at 615-464-8688, email or visit Registration forms can be picked up and/or dropped off at any Liberty State Bank in Alexandria, Liberty, Smithville and Lebanon (West Main or North Cumberland). Forms are also available at or their Facebook page.

Liberty Senior Center Invites Seniors to Play Bridge

Liberty Senior Citizens

The Liberty Senior Center would like to invite those age 60 and older to join their bridge group who play bridge on Mondays, most Wednesdays, and some Fridays. They have coaches available for those who would like to learn this great game. For more information call Nancy at 615-536-5422.

Wanda's Traveling Friends presents a trip to the Grand Canyon

Sep 29, 2016 to Oct 11, 2016
Grand Canyon

Wanda's Traveling Friends presents a trip to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and Hoover Dam September 29 through October 11. Departure will be from Smithville City Hall at 8:00 a.m. on September 29. The cost is $1199. Seventy five dollars is due at signup to reserve your seat on the bus.

The trip includes:
motor coach transportation
12 nights lodging including 3 consecutive nights in Las Vegas Casino Hotel
17 meals: 9 breakfasts and 8 dinners
Gaming and sight seeing on the famous Las Vegas Strip
Free Day to shop, explore, and discover Las Vegas
Admission to the Hoover Dam Visitor Center
Visit Grand Canyon National Park including an IMAX Grand Canyon Movie
Visit to magnificent Petrified Forest National Park
Guided Tour of spectacular Valley of Fire State Park

For more information call Wanda Poss at 615-597-4172

2016 Events at Edgar Evins State Park

Apr 9, 2016
Edgar Evins State Park

Apr. 9 - Celebration of Spring - Day of fun for the whole family

30- 5k Race

May.14-Volunteer Work Day& Cookout ( Indian Creek Clean up)

21 - 22- Native American Pow Wow Festival

23rd – 29th- Western Wallflower Tours ( Call Park Office@ 931-858-2114 to sign up space
is limited to 10 passengers per boat cost $10.00 per adult $5.00 children 12
and under)

28 - Memorial Day Weekend Campsite Decoration Contest

Jun. 4- National Trails Day Hike

18. – Kids Fishing Tournament (13 and under) – Bluegill

July 2 - Fourth of July Weekend Campsite Decoration Contest

18-22- Junior Ranger Camp – 3rd week

Sep. 24.- National Public Lands Day

Oct. 8 - History Hayride (*reservations required beginning Sept. 1)

10-28 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Fall Color Cruises. (Call Park Office@ 931-858-2114 to
sign up space is limited to 10 passengers per boat cost $10.00 per adult $5.00
children 12 and under)

22 - Halloween Campsite Decoration Contest & "Trunk & Treat"

29 - Fall Color Boat Cruise (*reservations required beginning Oct. 1

Dec. 3 - Light the Tower (Old Time Christmas Celebration)

* Reservations may be made on-line through


For more information about events or the organization of volunteers to help the park, please contact:

Fount Bertram, President
Friends of Edgar Evins State Park
Phone: (615) 765-5357

Spots Remain for Student-led trip to New York

Jun 8, 2016 to Jun 11, 2016
New York

Any Students in Grades 6th through 12th, There are 15 spots left for the student-led trip to New York for June 8th-11th, 2016. The group will be visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State building, 9/11 Memorial, visit the site for Cake Boss television show (and have a cupcake) then finish up with a New York Yankee Baseball game. If you are interested please contact Anita Puckett 615-597-2574 for more information.

Fire Season Begins October 15

Oct 15, 2015
Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season begins October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. This allows homeowners to legally burn plant residues grown on the property (such as brush, leaves, and grass) as well as untreated or unpainted lumber. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 615-765-7373. In Smithville phone 615-215-3000. Burning permits can be obtained after hours and on weekends by visiting Think before you burn.

L.B.J. & C. Accepting Applications for Head Start

Mar 9, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014
Smithville Head Start Center

L.B.J. & C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full-day program. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. L.B.J. & C. Head Start helps all children succeed.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The L.B.J. & C. Head Start recognizes that, as parents, you are the first and most important teachers of your children. They will welcome your involvement in L.B.J. & C. Head Start activities and will work as partners with you to help your child and family progress. Children who attend L.B.J. & C. Head Start participates in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment.

L.B.J. & C. Head Start staff members will offer your child love, acceptance, understanding, and the opportunity to learn and to experience success.

For more information contact the Smithville Head Start Center at 615-597-5168.


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