Friday, March 30, 2012

Final day for assistance tomorrow

The Smyrna Local Library is offering free tax preparing assistance. Tomorrow is the FINAL day this is being offered.

Free Income Tax Preparation
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 10, 17, 31 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

VITA tax preparers will be on hand to do free tax preparation. Each Saturday they are at the library, registration begins when the library opens. THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT.

The following fomrs are NOT eligible for preparation: Schedule C with losses, advanced Schedule D forms, SS-5, 8606, 8615, and SS-8. For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present. Please bring all Form W-2's and 1099's, information for all other income, deductions/credits, previous year's return, proof of account for direct deposit (voided check, etc.), Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for filers, spouses, and all dependents, proof of ID, total paid to daycare providers with their tax ID numbers, birth dates for all parties ont he return and proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN.
This is just one of many services the Smyrna Public library offers.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Free water for your pool...in LaVergne that is.

I was looking up some info on the LaVergne TN website and saw this

"It is that time of year again. BEFORE you fill your pool, remember to stop by City Hall to pick up a “once a year” pool adjustment form..."
That is so cool! Here is a copy [pdf] of their form to help offset the cost. I wonder if Smyrna does that for our residents? I'll check and find out.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter fun is here

Make plans to have fun!

2012 Annual Smyrna Fire and Police Department Easter Egg Hunt

Hunters Needed!

It’s Egg Season! Bring the family to Smyrna’s Lee Victory Recreation Park on Saturday March 31st as the Town of Smyrna hosts its 2012 Easter Egg Hunt. Children from one to twelve years old will hunt the eggs, and the kids will be divided into age groups:

1-2; 3-4; 5-8; and 9-12.

Fun and Memories

Make sure the kids bring something to collect their eggs! And bring a camera…The Easter Bunny will make an appearance!

Twenty Prize eggs will be among the hidden treasures. These Prize Eggs will be redeemable for Easter Baskets full of goodies!

The Annual Smyrna Fire and Police Department Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Smyrna Natural Gas Department. In case of inclement weather, the event will be re-scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, at 1pm.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Active as Animals--tomorrow

Don't forget that tomorrow is the program 'Active as Animals' put on by the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Dept.

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Lukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser

A local fundraiser for a good cause is happening tomorrow, and it can also be a fun night out for the family.

March 25, 2011
Smyrna Bowling Center
2:00pm until 5:00pm
12.00 for 2 games and shoes. 8.00 for kids under 10. All proceeds go to the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society
There will be door prizes. Come and have a great time for an awesome cause!
Please RSVP so we know how many lanes to provide!!
If you are interested in making a donation instead, please check out my site for more information

Friday, March 16, 2012

Event reminder for tomorrow

The Smyrna Local Library is offering free tax preparing assistance.

Free Income Tax Preparation
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 10, 17, 31 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

VITA tax preparers will be on hand to do free tax preparation. Each Saturday they are at the library, registration begins when the library opens. THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT.

The following fomrs are NOT eligible for preparation: Schedule C with losses, advanced Schedule D forms, SS-5, 8606, 8615, and SS-8. For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present. Please bring all Form W-2's and 1099's, information for all other income, deductions/credits, previous year's return, proof of account for direct deposit (voided check, etc.), Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for filers, spouses, and all dependents, proof of ID, total paid to daycare providers with their tax ID numbers, birth dates for all parties ont he return and proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN.
This is just one of many services the Smyrna Public library offers.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Career help tomorrow

The Linebaugh Public Library in Smyrna is going to be offering Training Workshops and Job Services through the Tennessee Career coach tomorrow.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is proud to roll out our Career Coaches...mobile centers with services similar to what you might find in a Tennessee Career Center. These vehicles will arrive on the scene to provide a mobile computer lab with Internet access; create a venue for workshops including résumé assistance and interviewing skills; and serve as a recruitment center for companies moving into our state.
The scheduled visit is set for 9AM tomorrow so please be early.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Event reminder for tomorrow

The Smyrna Local Library is offering free tax preparing assistance.

Free Income Tax Preparation
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 10, 17, 31 | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

VITA tax preparers will be on hand to do free tax preparation. Each Saturday they are at the library, registration begins when the library opens. THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT.

The following fomrs are NOT eligible for preparation: Schedule C with losses, advanced Schedule D forms, SS-5, 8606, 8615, and SS-8. For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present. Please bring all Form W-2's and 1099's, information for all other income, deductions/credits, previous year's return, proof of account for direct deposit (voided check, etc.), Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for filers, spouses, and all dependents, proof of ID, total paid to daycare providers with their tax ID numbers, birth dates for all parties ont he return and proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN.
This is just one of many services the Smyrna Public library offers.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Omni hut founder dies

A local resident that was a fixture in Smyrna long before Nissan has passed away recently. Jim Walls was the Founder of Omni Hut and through the restaurant met and became friends to a whole town.

He opened Omni Hut in 1960, shortly after retiring from service. The restaurant is based on the cooking styles and recipes he learned abroad. About three days after it opened, customers kept telling him, “That’s the best Polynesian food I’ve ever had.” So he switched the theme of the Omni Hut to Polynesian.

State Rep. Mike Sparks said Walls gave him his first job at the restaurant at the age of 13.

“I remember him telling me that the banker he went to get a loan said he’d only be in business about three months,” Sparks said. “Maj. Walls was a visionary and he really walked to the beat of his own drum. He had a belief in himself that he could make (Omni Hut) successful.”
State representative Mike Sparks spoke well of him to me on many occasions in the past.

A memorial service will be this Sunday for those interested.

more from WSMV Channel 4

Friday, March 2, 2012

Event reminder

Don't forget that tomorrow the Masonic lodge will be holding a Ham Breakfast. This is a good community event and you can meet some great people there.

Sam Davis Masonic Lodge to host ham breakfast Saturday
SMYRNA – Sam Davis Masonic Lodge #661 is having a country ham breakfast on Saturday from 6 to 10 a.m. The lodge is located on Nissan Drive across from the old Food Lion store on Mary Law Drive.

They will be serving country ham, scrambled eggs, grits, milk gravy and biscuits, potato wedges, coffee and orange drink. The cost is $8 per person.

Event reminder - TODAY!

This morning is the bean lunch planned by the Smyrna Lions club. If you have time drop by and meet some great people who are working to make society a better place.

Smyrna Lions, seniors partnering for bean dinner
SMYRNA – The Smyrna Lions Club and Senior Center will hold their annual bean dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Tickets for the popular event, to be held at LifePoint Church on Legacy Drive, are $6 each and available at the door. The menu includes white beans, corn bread, cole slaw, assorted homemade desserts and a beverage. Carry-outs are also available.

Proceeds will benefit the Lions Club’s sight projects and the senior center.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Local Auditions


Lamplighter's Theater is having open auditions...if you're the right age category.

Announcing Auditions for Leaving Iowa
The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed "greatest generation." The story is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father.

This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don's existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.*

We are looking for
1 man - 50-70
1 woman - same
1 man 30-45
1 woman 25 - 40
1 man 25-60
1 woman - 20-60

Auditions will be held at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center
March 4, 3pm-5pm
March 5, 7pm-9pm

Production dates are
April 20-22
April 27-29

Please contact Greg Wilson at greghats@yahoo.com with any questions

*Text from dramaticpublishing.com