Community Announcements 7-17-19

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Butler Museum 2019 Season
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler. Many historical exhibits are available for viewing. On the museum grounds are other sites,including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler. the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. The Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday with the hours being from 1:30-4:00 pm through October. Admission is $5.00 per adult over 18 years of age.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the Summer!Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults!Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month!Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423)460-3330.

Free Senior Stretching Class
A free senior class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Sunflower Festival Seeking Vendors
The Mountain City Sunflower Festival is seeking vendors for the 2019 festival on July 13. You may contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029 for more information.

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

After School Notice
Enrollment packets for the Town of Mountain City-Leaps after school program can be picked up at the MC/JC COMMUNITY CENTER beginning August 1..For more Information, call 423-727-2972.

Sobriety Checkpoint
In Partnership with ACTION Coalition, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, and Mountain City Police Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Hwy 421 S and Food Lion DURING THE WEEK OF SUNDAY,JULY 21, 2019, AND SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery
you have loved ones buried in our cemetery and would like to help with upkeep, donations are much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you!

Cress Cemetery
Funds needed for mowing. Please send your donations to Norene Smith at 687 Corner Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

Longhorn Walkway Brick Engraving
The Longhorn Touchdown Club is accepting orders for brick engraving on the Longhorn walkway connecting the field house to the football field. This is a great way to recognize anyone whether in honor or as a memorial such as family members, graduates, clubs, classmates, teachers and special Longhorn memories. A brick can be personalized with individual or company names with dates. Bricks may have one or two lines of text. Each line may have up to 25 characters including letters, punctuation marks, or spaces. Each brick can be personalized for a minimum donation of $25 with all proceeds going to the Longhorn Touchdown Club to support Longhorn football projects. For further information on placing your order, please contact Brenda Arnold at 423-291-2237 or deweyarnoldb@gmail.com by July 15, 2019. Go Horns!

Stout Benefit Dinner- July 19
Join us at the Johnson County Crewette Building from 5PM until we run out of food. All proceeds go to Matthew Stout who has been out of work attending to his wife who lost her battle with a brief illness. $8/meal. Meal includes spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and a drink. Any donations are appreciated as well.

Benefit Bass Tournament-July 19
The upcoming fundraiser will be at Fish Springs Marina at 191 Fish Springs Road in Hampton from 7 PM to 2 AM. Cost is $35 per boat with a maximum of two contestants per team per boat. Proceeds go towards a seeing eye and comfort dog for 4-year-old Kourtnee Dawne Peters.

Trade Turkey Shoot – July 20
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, July 20 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center
grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213

Youth Roast Beef Lunch- July 26
Lunch will include roast beef, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert, and a drink. Desserts vary. $10/meal. Orders and payment must be in by Friday, July 19. Proceeds go to Roan Creek Baptist’s Youth Group. Find out more at (423) 552-6507.

MyRide/ Senior Center Fundraiser Dinner- July 26
Where: Johnson County Crewette Building on July 26 5pm-7pm What: Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink for $7all proceeds go to MyRide and the Johnson County Senior Center. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Hosted by Hazlee Kleine and sponsored by Silver Angels.

Mtn. City Baptist Resource Clinic- July 27
The resource clinic will be at Mtn. City Baptist Church from 11AM – 2 PM. Free services/items include back to school supplies, haircuts, clothing, medical screenings, and more. Find out more at (423) 956-3384.


Meetings

Quilt Guild Meeting July 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jul 20 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a hands on lesson on how to make the Hidden Wells quilt block.

Johnson County Resident Town Meeting- July 25
July 25 6:30pm at Shady Valley Elementary. To discuss the School Boards June 13th vote to remove preschool and 6th grade at Shady Elementary School.Time to get our questions answered. For information contact Ashley Worlock at aworlockmail@gmail.com.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.

Class of 1961 Reunion- July 27
The Class of ’61 will have a get together on Saturday, July 27 at the Crewette Building at 4 PM. Dinner catered by the Levi Retirees will be served at 5 PM at a cost of $14. Send payment to Barbara Simcox at 125 Slemp Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 by July 12 to reserve your plate.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9 am-Noon at Ralph Stout Park

Autobiographers Club
Johnson County Autobiographers Club will meet at the Johnson County Public Library Conference Room each Monday from 1 PM to 3 PM. This is a FREE group that is open to all. Come and learn to write your Life’s Stories in a relaxed environment. Call Brenda Turner, Facilitator, for more information about the group at 317-316-7336.

Community Theatre at Heritage Hall
Mom’s Gift by Phil Olson will be performed at Heritage Hall by Johnson County Community Theatre on July 19, 20 and 26 at 7 pm and July 27 at 3pm. Comedy with a heart! There is some mature content. Visit heritagehalltheatre.org or call 423-727-7444 for tickets and more information.

Heritage Hall
Friday & Saturday, July 19, 20, 26, & 27; 7pm & July 27 at 3pm; The Johnson County Community Theatre will present Mom’s Gift, By Phil Olson. In this comedy with a heart. *Includes Mature Content. Adv $10/Door$12/ $5 for youth through High School.
“On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced on our website, heritagehalltheatre.org, on Facebook and by email. Online tickets will go off sale at 2:00 PM on the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY).

Library Summer Reading Program-  July 26
Join us on for Summer activities. Children 3-6 come Wednesdays from June 19 to July 17 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Children 6-12 come Fridays June 21- July 26 for stories, music, crafts, and games. Sign up at the Johnson County Library.

How to Find your Civil War Ancestor- July 27
The Johnson County Historical Society presents Michael Hardy offering a one day workshop July 27 at the Johnson County Library. Cost for the workshop is $10. Seating will be limited. Contact Kelly Turner at the Johnson County Welcome Center 423-727-5800 for reservations.

Community Announcements 7-10-19

community calendarFor Your Information

Butler Museum 2019 Season
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler. Many historical exhibits are available for viewing. On the museum grounds are other sites,including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler. the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. The Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday with the hours being from 1:30-4:00 pm through October. Admission is $5.00 per adult over 18 years of age.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the Summer!Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults!Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month!Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423)460-3330.

Free Senior Stretching Class
A free senior class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Sunflower Festival Seeking Vendors
The Mountain City Sunflower Festival is seeking vendors for the 2019 festival on July 13. You may contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029 for more information.

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

After School Notice
Enrollment packets for the Town of Mountain City-Leaps after school program can be picked up at the MC/JC COMMUNITY CENTER beginning August 1..For more Information, call 423-727-2972.

Library Closing- July 13
The Johnson County Library will be closed on Saturday, July 13 for Kathleen S. Mount’s funeral.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery
you have loved ones buried in our cemetery and would like to help with upkeep, donations are much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you!

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

Longhorn Walkway Brick Engraving
The Longhorn Touchdown Club is accepting orders for brick engraving on the Longhorn walkway connecting the field house to the football field. This is a great way to recognize anyone whether in honor or as a memorial such as family members, graduates, clubs, classmates, teachers and special Longhorn memories. A brick can be personalized with individual or company names with dates. Bricks may have one or two lines of text. Each line may have up to 25 characters including letters, punctuation marks, or spaces. Each brick can be personalized for a minimum donation of $25 with all proceeds going to the Longhorn Touchdown Club to support Longhorn football projects. For further information on placing your order, please contact Brenda Arnold at 423-291-2237 or deweyarnoldb@gmail.com by July 15, 2019. Go Horns!

Johnson County 2nd District VFD- June 20-July 5
We invite you to come check out their selection of fireworks! For sale from June 20th – July 5th. Come check out our great prices! We have the lowest prices in the area. This is a fundraiser to help maintain firefighting capabilities for the Second District; the largest area covered in Johnson County! Money raised through our fundraising events stay in the community and help us with protecting our neighbors. We are a group of volunteers who dedicate our time, energy, and resources to protect everyone in the Second District of Johnson County. We are located at 4243 Hwy 421 South in Mountain City, TN 37683 near the old Glove Factory.

Trade Turkey Shoot – July 6
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, July 6 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. The competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and
410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center
grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- July 13
The Levi Retirees Breakfast will be at the Crewette Building on July 13 from 6 AM – 10 AM. Breakfast includes homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, grits, jam, coffee and orange juice. Adults: $6 Children: $3. Carry-outs are available.

Shady VFD BBQ Dinner- July 13
Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner is Sat. July 13. serving from 12-6 pm at fire hall on Hwy 421. All dinners are $10.00. Menu consists of 1/2 chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, homemade dessert and drink. All donations are appreciated.

Benefit Bass Tournament-July 19
The upcoming fundraiser will be at Fish Springs Marina at 191 Fish Springs Road in Hampton from 7 PM to 2 AM. Cost is $35 per boat with a maximum of two contestants per team per boat. Proceeds go towards a seeing eye and comfort dog for 4-year-old Kourtnee Dawne Peters.

Trade Turkey Shoot – July 20
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, July 20 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center
grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213


Meetings

Democrat Meeting- July 11
The Johnson County Democrat Party Meeting will be held Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

FSA Meeting- July 17
Farm Service Agency announces a public meeting will be held on July 17, 2017 at the Johnson County Courthouse in the small court room. The meeting will start at 1:30 pm. Representatives from FSA will be present to update producers and potential customers on the 2019 County Office Committee Elections (COC Elections) and all current FSA Programs. For more information on the meeting, contact the Johnson County Farm Service Agency at (423) 727-9744 ext. 2 or email Robert.Earhart@usda.gov.

County Commission Meeting- July 18
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, July 18 At 7:00 P.M. The meeting Will Be Held In The Upper Courtroom Of The Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The Budget Committee will not meet this month.

American Legion Meeting- July 18
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, July 18 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church. Supper begins at 6PM with a business meeting to follow. Feel free to bring produce to swap. All members and potential members are encouraged to bring a covered dish/dessert and enjoy and evening of good food and fellowship

Quilt Guild Meeting July 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jul 20 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a hands on lesson on how to make the Hidden Wells quilt block.

Johnson County Resident Town Meeting- July 25
July 25 6:30pm at Shady Valley Elementary. To discuss the School Boards June 13th vote to remove preschool and 6th grade at Shady Elementary School.Time to get our questions answered. For information contact Ashley Worlock at aworlockmail@gmail.com.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.

Class of 1961 Reunion- July 27
The Class of ’61 will have a get together on Saturday, July 27 at the Crewette Building at 4 PM. Dinner catered by the Levi Retirees will be served at 5 PM at a cost of $14. Send payment to Barbara Simcox at 125 Slemp Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 by July 12 to reserve your plate.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9 am-Noon at Ralph Stout Park

Autobiographers Club
Johnson County Autobiographers Club will meet at the Johnson County Public Library Conference Room each Monday from 1 PM to 3 PM. This is a FREE group that is open to all. Come and learn to write your Life’s Stories in a relaxed environment. Call Brenda Turner, Facilitator, for more information about the group at 317-316-7336.

Library Summer Reading Program-  July 26
Join us on for Summer activities. Children 3-6 come Wednesdays from June 19 to July 17 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Children 6-12 come Fridays June 21- July 26 for stories, music, crafts, and games. Sign up at the Johnson County Library.

How to Find your Civil War Ancestor- July 27
The Johnson County Historical Society presents Michael Hardy offering a one day workshop July 27 at the Johnson County Library. Cost for the workshop is $10. Seating will be limited. Contact Kelly Turner at the Johnson County Welcome Center 423-727-5800 for reservations.

Community Announcements 7-3-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2019 Season
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler. Many historical exhibits are available for viewing. On the museum grounds are other sites,including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler. the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. The Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday with the hours being from 1:30-4:00 pm through October. Admission is $5.00 per adult over 18 years of age.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the Summer!Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults!Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month!Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE!
So call (423)460-3330.

Free Senior Stretching Class
A free senior class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Sunflower Festival Seeking Vendors
The Mountain City Sunflower Festival is seeking vendors for the 2019 festival on July 13. You may contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029 for more information.

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Holiday Closings
The Johnson County Courthouse will be closed July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day. The Johnson County Transfer Station will be closed July 4.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery
you have loved ones buried in our cemetery and would like to help with upkeep, donations are much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you!

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

Longhorn Walkway Brick Engraving
The Longhorn Touchdown Club is accepting orders for brick engraving on the Longhorn walkway connecting the field house to the football field. This is a great way to recognize anyone whether in honor or as a memorial such as family members, graduates, clubs, classmates, teachers and special Longhorn memories. A brick can be personalized with individual or company names with dates. Bricks may have one or two lines of text. Each line may have up to 25 characters including letters, punctuation marks, or spaces. Each brick can be personalized for a minimum donation of $25 with all proceeds going to the Longhorn Touchdown Club to support Longhorn football projects. For further information on placing your order, please contact Brenda Arnold at 423-291-2237 or deweyarnoldb@gmail.com by July 15, 2019. Go Horns!

Johnson County 2nd District VFD- June 20-July 5
We invite you to come check out their selection of fireworks! For sale from June 20th – July 5th. Come check out our great prices! We have the lowest prices in the area. This is a fundraiser to help maintain firefighting capabilities for the Second District; the largest area covered in Johnson County! Money raised through our fundraising events stay in the community and help us with protecting our neighbors. We are a group of volunteers who dedicate our time, energy, and resources to protect everyone in the Second District of Johnson County. We are located at 4243 Hwy 421 South in Mountain City, TN 37683 near the old Glove Factory.

Trade Turkey Shoot – July 6
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, July 6 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. The competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and
410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center
grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- July 13
The Levi Retirees Breakfast will be at the Crewette Building on July 13 from 6 AM – 10 AM. Breakfast includes homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, grits, jam, coffee and orange juice. Adults: $6 Children: $3. Carry-outs are available.

Shady VFD BBQ Dinner- July 13
Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner is Sat. July 13. serving from 12-6 pm at fire hall on Hwy 421. All dinners are $10.00. Menu consists of 1/2 chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, homemade dessert and drink. All donations are appreciated.


Meetings

VFW Meeting and Cook-out- July 6
VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet for our annual cook-out and meeting at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street on Saturday, July 6 . Hamburgers and hotdogs will be furnished by the Post and carry-ins will need to be brought to accompany them. The meal will be a 6 PM and the meeting will follow. All eligible VFW veterans and any active duty military are invited to attend. The VFW is a smoke-free and alcohol-free post. For further information, call James (Don) Payne at (423) 727-7362.

Beekeepers Meeting- July 9
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm Bureau building. For more info, send email to Johnsoncountybeekeepers@outlook.com

Quilt Guild Meeting July 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jul 20 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a hands on lesson on how to make the Hidden Wells quilt block.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.

Class of 1961 Reunion- July 27
The Class of ’61 will have a get together on Saturday, July 27 at the Crewette Building at 4 PM. Dinner catered by the Levi Retirees will be served at 5 PM at a cost of $14. Send payment to Barbara Simcox at 125 Slemp Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 by July 12 to reserve your plate.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9 am-Noon at Ralph Stout Park

Autobiographers Club
Johnson County Autobiographers Club will meet at the Johnson County Public Library Conference Room each Monday from 1 PM to 3 PM. This is a FREE group that is open to all. Come and learn to write your Life’s Stories in a relaxed environment. Call Brenda Turner, Facilitator, for more information about the group at 317-316-7336.

Library Summer Reading Program-  June through July
Join us on for Summer activities. Children 3-6 come Wednesdays from June 19 to July 17 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Children 6-12 come Fridays June 21- July 26 for stories, music, crafts, and games. Sign up at the Johnson County Library.

Faith Gospel Patriotic Service- July 7
Faith Gospel Church is having a Patriotic Service to Honor our Veterans and all Emergency Personnel, Sheriff Eddie Tester and the staff of the Johnson County Sheriff Department. Saturday, July 7, 11:00 AM Faith Gospel Church. Hwy 91, Laurel Bloomery.  The Johnson County Honor Guard will be in attendance. Rev. Frank Woods guest Minister will be speaking. A cook-out Lunch will be provided by the Church. Everyone is invited to this very special event!  For more information call 727-8112.

How to Find your Civil War Ancestor- July 27
The Johnson County Historical Society presents Michael Hardy offering a one day workshop July 27 at the Johnson County Library. Cost for the workshop is $10. Seating will be limited. Contact Kelly Turner at the Johnson County Welcome Center 423-727-5800 for reservations.

Community Announcements 6-26-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2019 Season
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler. Many historical exhibits are available for viewing. On the museum grounds are other sites,including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler. the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. The Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday with the hours being from 1:30-4:00 pm through October. Admission is $5.00 per adult over 18 years of age.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the Summer!Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults!Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month!Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE!
So call (423)460-3330.

Free Senior Stretching Class
A free senior class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Sunflower Festival Seeking Vendors
The Mountain City Sunflower Festival is seeking vendors for the 2019 festival on July 13. You may contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029 for more information.

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery
you have loved ones buried in our cemetery and would like to help with upkeep, donations are much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you!

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

Longhorn Walkway Brick Engraving
The Longhorn Touchdown Club is accepting orders for brick engraving on the Longhorn walkway connecting the field house to the football field. This is a great way to recognize anyone whether in honor or as a memorial such as family members, graduates, clubs, classmates, teachers and special Longhorn memories. A brick can be personalized with individual or company names with dates. Bricks may have one or two lines of text. Each line may have up to 25 characters including letters, punctuation marks, or spaces. Each brick can be personalized for a minimum donation of $25 with all proceeds going to the Longhorn Touchdown Club to support Longhorn football projects. For further information on placing your order, please contact Brenda Arnold at 423-291-2237 or deweyarnoldb@gmail.com by July 15, 2019. Go Horns!

Johnson County 2nd District VFD- June 20-July 5
We invite you to come check out their selection of fireworks! For sale from June 20th – July 5th. Come check out our great prices! We have the lowest prices in the area. This is a fundraiser to help maintain firefighting capabilities for the Second District; the largest area covered in Johnson County! Money raised through our fundraising events stay in the community and help us with protecting our neighbors. We are a group of volunteers who dedicate our time, energy, and resources to protect everyone in the Second District of Johnson County. We are located at 4243 Hwy 421 South in Mountain City, TN 37683 near the old Glove Factory.

Trade Turkey Shoot – July 6
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, July 6 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and
410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center
grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Taylorsville Masons- July 1
The regular stated communication of Taylorsville Lodge #243 F & A M will be held at 7 PM, Monday, July 1st, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge on College Street. Members are encouraged to attend and visiting Brethren are always welcome.

Town Meeting- July 2
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

VFW Meeting and Cook-out- July 6
VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet for our annual cook-out and meeting at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street on Saturday, July 6 . Hamburgers and hotdogs will be furnished by the Post and carry-ins will need to be brought to accompany them. The meal will be a 6 PM and the meeting will follow. All eligible VFW veterans and any active duty military are invited to attend. The VFW is a smoke free and alcohol free post. For further information, call James (Don) Payne at (423) 727-7362.

Quilt Guild Meeting July 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jul 20 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a hands on lesson on how to make the Hidden Wells quilt block.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.

Class of 1961 Reunion- July 27
The Class of ’61 will have a get together on Saturday, July 27 at the Crewette Building at 4 PM. Dinner catered by the Levi Retirees will be served at 5 PM at a cost of $14. Send payment to Barbara Simcox at 125 Slemp Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 by July 12 to reserve your plate.


Things to Do

Autobiographers Club
Johnson County Autobiographers Club will meet at the Johnson County Public Library Conference Room each Monday from 1 PM to 3 PM. This is a FREE group that is open to all. Come and learn to write your Life’s Stories in a relaxed environment. Call Brenda Turner, Facilitator, for more information about the group at 317-316-7336.

Art In The Garden- June 29, 9 AM
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Proceeds go to purchasing the Johnson County Art Center building and advance tickets are available at the center. Redeem your ticket at the art center on the day of the event for your map and official garden tour pass. Find out more at (423) 460-3313.

Rainbow Mennonite Outdoor Disciplines- June 29
The annual God’s Outdoors Disciplines Ministry will be Saturday June 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Forge Creek Community Center on Forge Creek Rd. Parents need to sign a waiver for their child to participate in the events. Events include a fishing & hunting simulator, a fishing simulator, archery, BB and other events. Free Food. This event is sponsored by Rainbow Mennonite Church. For more info 727-6230.

Library Summer Reading Program-  June through July
Join us on for Summer activities. Children 3-6 come Wednesdays from June 19 to July 17 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Children 6-12 come Fridays June 21- July 26 for stories, music, crafts, and games. Sign up at the Johnson County Library.

How to Find your Civil War Ancestor- July 27
The Johnson County Historical Society presents Michael Hardy offering a one day workshop July 27 at the Johnson County Library. Cost for the workshop is $10. Seating will be limited. Contact Kelly Turner at the Johnson County Welcome Center 423-727-5800 for reservations.

Community Announcements 6-19-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2019 Season
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler. Many historical exhibits are available for viewing. On the museum grounds are other sites,including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler. the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. The Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday with the hours being from 1:30-4:00 pm through October. Admission is $5.00 per adult over 18 years of age.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the Summer!Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults!Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month!Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE!So call (423)460-3330.

Free Senior Stretching Class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Sunflower Festival Seeking Vendors
The Mountain City Sunflower Festival is seeking vendors for the 2019 festival. You may contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029 for more information.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery
Mowing season is upon us once again. If you have loved ones buried in our cemetery and would like to help with upkeep, donations are much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you!

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

Longhorn Walkway Brick Engraving
The Longhorn Touchdown Club is once again accepting orders for engraving of the bricks on the Longhorn walkway connecting the field house to the football field. This is a great way to recognize anyone whether in honor or as a memorial such as family members, graduates, clubs, classmates, teachers and special Longhorn memories. A brick can be personalized with individual or company names with dates. Bricks may have one or two lines of text. Each line may have up to 25 characters including letters, punctuation marks, or spaces. Each brick can be personalized for a minimum donation of $25 with all proceeds going to the Longhorn Touchdown Club to support Longhorn football projects including field restoration, team equipment and apparel, as well as feeding the team throughout the season. For further information on placing your order, please contact Brenda Arnold at 423-291-2237 or deweyarnoldb@gmail.com by July 15, 2019. Go Horns!

Celebration of Life Benefit- June 21
There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner at the Johnson County Crewette Building from 4 PM to 8 PM to celebrate Danny Ray Nye’s life and raise funds to pay for his funeral. Games will also be available. For more information or to order tickets text (423) 895-5134.

Trade Turkey Shoot – June 22
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, June 22 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Retired Teachers Meeting- June 19
The next meeting of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association will be on Wednesday, June 19. It will be held at the VFW Building on Depot Street in Mountain City at 12 noon. Lunch will be prepared and served by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. The program will be on the Watauga Winery given by the owners. All retired teachers, no matter where you taught, are invited to attend if you are a resident of Johnson County. Any questions or concerns? Contact Joann Stollenmaier, Pres. At 908-399-6177.

American Legion Meeting and Cook-out- June 20
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will hold our annual hamburger/hotdog cook-out on Thursday, June 20 at the Post at 318 N. Church Street. The meat will be provided by the Post, so all members and potential members (active duty and veterans) are encouraged to bring a side/dessert appropriate for the summer season to enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship. Supper begins at 6 PM, with short business meetings to follow. This month we will install our 2019-2020 officers. For more information, call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

County Commission Meeting- June 20
The Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN. The Budget Committee will not meet this month.

Republican Women Meeting- June 20
The Republican Women of Johnson County will meet on June 20 at the Johnson County Library Our meal will be at 12:30 then the meeting at 1:00.. We will be ordering from Honey Bees. We have a lot to plan and discuss so please be there…. And bring a friend Call Gwen if you need to be placed on the agenda or e-mail gbellhome@gmail.com.

Historical Society Meeting June 23
The Johnson County Historical Society will meet in the Lower Level of the Johnson County Welcome Center on Sunday June 23 at 2 PM. The Lecture Series will continue with Gregory Reece, Trade Historian as Guest Speaker. He will speak on The Civil War in Johnson County. This promises to be a great lecture for all those Civil War enthusiasts as well as those who are interested in the Civil War in Johnson County. There is no admission charge. Everyone is invited to attend. Light Refreshments will be served.

911 Board Meeting- June 24
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Monday: June 24, 2019. The meeting will be held at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.

Disabled Access Committee- June 24
The Disabled Access Committee will meet on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5PM in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse located at 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Town Meeting- June 24
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in a special called session on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. There will be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1638, an ordinance appropriating funds for the operation of the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee, to set the property tax rate and the Town of Mountain City’s water and sewer rates and other fees for the fiscal year 2019/2020. The Board will also consider approval of resolutions authorizing the appropriations to nonprofit organizations for the fiscal year 2019/2020. Also on the agenda will be the hiring of a Laborer for Collection and Distribution. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Autobiographers Club
Johnson County Autobiographers Club will meet at the Johnson County Public Library Conference Room each Monday from 1 PM to 3 PM. This is a FREE group that is open to all. Come and learn to write your Life’s Stories in a relaxed environment. Call Brenda Turner for more information about the group at 317-316-7336.

Jr. Longhorn Signups- June 22
It’s your last chance to sign up. Come to Cunningham Park at the swimming pool from 10 AM- 2 PM. Registrations is $45 and $25 for additional sibling. Optional jersety purchase is $60. You must have a birth certificate and a physical. Both can be completed later.

Democratic 3 Star Dinner- June 22
The TNDP Three Star Dinner is the premiere yearly TN Democratic Party rally and fundraising event and brings together Democrats from across the state, Mountain City to Memphis. It allows us to celebrate our successes TOGETHER and raise the dollars necessary to continue the important work of revitalizing our Party from the ground up and WINNING ELECTIONS! Please join us at this year’s event as we welcome U.S. SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA as our keynote speaker and CONGRESSMAN JIM COOPER as our special guest. 6:00 – 8PM CT. It will take place at Music City Center at 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. TICKETS: Individual Ticket – $150 Student/Child Ticket – $50

Art In The Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Proceeds go to purchasing the Johnson County Art Center building and advance tickets are available at the center. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official garden tour pass. Find out more at (423) 460-3313.

Watauga Lake Clean Up- August 24
Watauga Lake Clean Up 2019. Save the Date! Saturday, August 24, 9 AM – 2 PM. Register at Fish Springs Marina. Follow Watauga Lake Clean up on Facebook. Call or Text 423-534-4785 to volunteer.

Community Announcements 6-12-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2019 Season
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler. Many historical exhibits are available for viewing. On the museum grounds are other sites, including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler. the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. The Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday with the hours being from 1:30-4:00 pm through October. Admission is $5.00 per adult over 18 years of age.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the Summer! Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults! some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE!
So call (423)460-3330.

Free Senior Stretching Class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This year’s Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Sunflower Festival Seeking Vendors
The Mountain City Sunflower Festival is seeking vendors for the 2019 festival. You may contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029 for more information.

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Sobriety Checkpoint- June 16
In Partnership with ACTION Coalition and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Hwy 67 / Davis Glass during the week of Sunday, June 16, 2019, and Saturday, June 22.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buried at Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025.

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery
Mowing season is upon us once again. If you have loved ones buried in our cemetery and would like to help with upkeep, donations are much appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you!

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

BBQ Cook-off & Bluegrass – June 15
Forge Creek Community Center is planning an evening of bluegrass And BBQ. On June 15. There will be a bbq cook-off. The center is looking for grill masters to compete in a bbq competition. The meat will be provided by the community center. Prizes will be awarded call Josh at 423-213-3789 or Gary 306-2022 for more info.

Celebration of Life Benefit- June 21
There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner at the Johnson County Crewette Building from 4 PM to 8 PM to celebrate Danny Ray Nye’s life and raise funds to pay for his funeral. Games will also be available. For more information or to order tickets text (423) 895-5134.

Trade Turkey Shoot – June 22
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, June 22 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and
410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center
grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Republican Meeting- June 13
The Johnson County Republican Party will meet on Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm at the Welcome Center -Lower Level.
Speaker: Randy Brinkley Light Refreshments available.More Information: Karenplus1@Dannyherman.Com.Karen Weaver, Chairman 423 707-5058 Come And Join Us!

Quilt Guild Meeting- June 15
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jun 15 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a hands-on lesson in repairing damaged quilts. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild facebook page to see what we are doing.

Beer Board Meeting- June 17
The Johnson County Beer Board will hold a meeting on June 17 at 6 PM in the lower courtroom at the Johnson County Courthouse. We will be discussing the compliance check of Paradise Gas And Grill. The meeting will be open to the public.

Retired Teachers Meeting- June 19
The next meeting of the Johnson County Retired Teachers Association will be on Wednesday, June 19. It will be held at the VFW Building on Depot Street in Mountain City at 12 noon. Lunch will be prepared and served by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. The program will be on the Watauga Winery given by the owners. All retired teachers, no matter where you taught, are invited to attend if you are a resident of Johnson County. Any questions or concerns? Contact Joann Stollenmaier, Pres. At 908-399-6177.

County Commission Meeting- June 20
The Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN. The Budget Committee will not meet this month.

Republican Women Meeting- June 20
The Republican Women of Johnson County will meet on June 20 at the Johnson County Library Our meal will be at 12:30 then the meeting at 1:00.. We will be ordering from Honey Bees. We have a lot to plan and discuss so please be there…. And bring a friend Call Gwen if you need to be placed on the agenda or e-mail gbellhome@gmail.com\

911 Board Meeting- June 24
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Monday: June 24, 2019. The meeting will be held at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.

Town Meeting- June 24
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in a special called session on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. There will be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1638, an ordinance appropriating funds for the operation of the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee, to set the property tax rate and the Town of Mountain City’s water and sewer rates and other fees for the fiscal year 2019/2020. The Board will also consider approval of resolutions authorizing the appropriations to nonprofit organizations for the fiscal year 2019/2020. Also on the agenda will be the hiring of a Laborer for Collection and Distribution. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Heritage Hall- June 13
Thursday, June 13, 7 pm; Heritage Hall brings to our community the first ever Summer Sessions; a series of four concerts designed to showcase the incredible young talent of Johnson County. First up is Kyman Matherly with his bluegrass band Broken Road. Beginning from an early age, the trio has developed their talent to create an experience you won’t want to miss! $7 in adv or at door $5 youth, sponsored by FUMC’s Unique Boutique.

Radio Club Kids Day- June 15
Johnson County Amateur Radio Club ARRL’s National Kids Day – Event June 15 – Saturday – 1 PM to 6 PM Ralph Stout Park – Grandstand ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth by giving an on-the-air experience to young people with hands-on communications with others in the area. Join us and share the excitement with your kids. They will earn a bright new Certificate of Participation. Contact – KF4QKC – RHONDA – 423 460-1465

Democratic 3 Star Dinner- June 22
The TNDP Three Star Dinner is the premiere yearly TN Democratic Party rally and fundraising event and brings together Democrats from across the state, Mountain City to Memphis. The importance of this night cannot be overstated as it allows us to celebrate our successes TOGETHER and raise the dollars necessary to continue the important work of revitalizing our Party from the ground up and WINNING ELECTIONS! Please join us at this year’s event as we welcome U.S. SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA as our keynote speaker and CONGRESSMAN JIM COOPER as our special guest. 6:00 – 8 PM CT. It will take place at Music City Center at 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. TICKETS: Individual Ticket – $150 Student/Child Ticket – $50

Art In The Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Advanced tickets are available now! Proceeds go to purchasing the building. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official garden tour pass.

Community Announcements 6-5-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2019 Season
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Road in Butler. Many historical exhibits are available for viewing. On the museum grounds are other sites,including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler. the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. The Museum is open each Saturday and Sunday with the hours being from 1:30-4:00 pm through October. Admission is $5.00 per adult over 18 years of age.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes Available during the Summer!Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance~ We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults!Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month!Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE!
So call (423)460-3330.

Free Senior Stretching Class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Sobriety Checkpoint
In Partnership with ACTION Coalition and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Hwy 67 / Davis Glass during the week of Sunday, June 16, 2019, and Saturday, June 22.

Sunflower Festival Seeking Vendors
The Mountain City Sunflower Festival is seeking vendors for the 2019 festival. You may contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029 for more information.

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

Service Dog Spaghetti Dinner- June 7
Join us at the Crewette Building in Mountain City, TN on June 7 from 3:30 PM to 7 PM for a spaghetti dinner. Dinner consists of spaghetti with meat sauce or plain sauce, green beans, salad, drink, and a dessert. Adults: $7 per plate Kids 10 and under: $3.50. Eat in or take out. Proceeds go towards helping Kourtnee Dawne, age 4, obtain a seeing eye/ Autism service dog.

Trade Turkey Shoot – June 8
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, June 8 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Trade BBQ & Cornhole Tourney- June 8
The Trade Community Center at 228 Modock Road in Trade, TN will hold a cornhole tournament on Saturday, June 8. Registration of $15 will be at 11 AM with games starting at noon. Food available at 11 AM with BBQ from 3 PM to 7 PM. Adults: $10 Children ages 5-10: $5 Children 4 and under: Free. Live music from 6 PM to 9 PM. For more info, call (423) 895-2213.

BBQ Cook-off & Bluegrass – June 15
Forge Creek Community Center is planning an evening of bluegrass And BBQ. On June 15. There will be a bbq cook-off. The center is looking for grill masters to compete in a bbq competition. The meat will be provided by the community center. Prizes will be awarded call Josh at 423-213-3789 or Gary 306-2022 for more info.

Celebration of Life Benefit- June 21
There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner at the Johnson County Crewette Building from 4 PM to 8 PM to celebrate Danny Ray Nye’s life and raise funds to pay for his funeral. Games will also be available. For more information or to order tickets text (423) 895-5134.


Meetings

Jo. Co Democrats Meeting- June 6
The Jo. Co.Democrat Party will meet on Thurs., June 6 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Jo. Co. Beekeepers Meeting- June 11
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm Bureau. For more info email johnsoncountybeekeepers@outlook.com.

Republican Meeting- June 13
The Johnson County Republican Party will meet on Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm at the Welcome Center -Lower Level.
Speaker: Randy Brinkley Light Refreshments available.More Information: Karenplus1@Dannyherman.Com.Karen Weaver, Chairman 423 707-5058 Come And Join Us!

Quilt Guild Meeting- June 15
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jun 15 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a hands on lesson in repairing damaged quilts. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild facebook page to see what we are doing.

Beer Board Meeting- June 17
The Johnson County Beer Board will hold a meeting on June 17 at 6 PM in the lower court room at the Johnson County Courthouse. We will be discussing the compliance check of Paradise Gas And Grill. The meeting will be open to the public.

 


Reunions

Hammon Family Reunion- June 8
The annual Virgil and Minnie Harmon family reunion will be held on Saturday, June 8. The reunion will begin at 12P.M. at the home of Saundra Grindstaff at 455 Main St. in Butler, TN. Bring a covered dish and join us. For more information, please contact Saundra Grindstaff at (423) 768-2163, Glenda Greer at (423) 768-3682, or Dee Davis at (423) 768-3761.

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Chamber Annual Awards Dinner- June 7
At First Christian Church Life Center, Main Street at 6:30 p.M.Come out and enjoy a dinner catered by the Pickled Beet and see who receives the business of the year, volunteer of the year and citizen of the year awards. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, June 3rd. Tickets are available from all chamber directors and at the welcome center.

Jo. Co. Farmers Market- June 8
The Johnson County Farmers Market will be at Harbin Hill Farms on Saturday, June 8. Enjoy the market, live music, & farm tours from 9 AM to noon.

Johnson County Hikers- June 8
Join us for the next hike on Saturday, June 8. Meet in the Food Lion parking Lot at 8:15 and we will leave at 8:30. We will be going to Grayson Highland State Park in Va. The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sun screen or a hat. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destination substitution for something more fitting to the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947. #JohnsonJourneys

Free Fishing Day- June 8
Free Fishing Day is scheduled for next Saturday, June 8 on area waterways. NASHVILLE — The 2019 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8 when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing.

A.C.T.I.O.N Prevention Day- June 8
Join us for a day of family fun. Local and Regional agencies will be present to promote healthy lifestyles and family connectedness. Imagination Library, Overdose Prevention, St. Anthony’s Food Pantry, Johnson County Community Hospital, identity theft, kid friendly activities and drug prevention activities as well as others can be found at vendor booths. Visit booths to complete a “Healthy Journey” passport and be entered to win a bicycle, Fitbit, or additional door prizes for Johnson County residents. This event is FREE to the community. Look for us near the pond.

Heritage Hall- June 13
Thursday, June 13, 7pm; Heritage Hall brings to our community the first ever Summer Sessions; a series of four concerts designed to showcase the incredible young talent of Johnson County. First up is Kyman Matherly with his bluegrass band Broken Road.Beginning from an early age, the trio has developed their talent to create an experience you won’t want to miss! $7 in adv or at door $5 youth, sponsored by FUMC’s Unique Boutique.

Radio Club Kids Day- June 15
Johnson County Amateur Radio Club ARRL’s National Kids Day – Event June 15 – Saturday – 1 PM to 6 PM Ralph Stout Park – Grandstand ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth by giving an on-the-air experience to young people with hands on communications with others in the area.Join us and share the excitement with your kids. They will earn a bright new Certificate of Participation. Contact – KF4QKC – RHONDA – 423 460-1465

Democratic 3 Star Dinner- June 22
The TNDP Three Star Dinner is the premiere yearly TN Democratic Party rally and fundraising event and brings together Democrats from across the state, Mountain City to Memphis. The importance of this night cannot be overstated as it allows us to celebrate our successes TOGETHER and raise the dollars necessary to continue the important work of revitalizing our Party from the ground up and WINNING ELECTIONS! Please join us at this year’s event as we welcome U.S. SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA as our keynote speaker and CONGRESSMAN JIM COOPER as our special guest. 6:00 – 8PM CT. It will take place at Music City Center at 201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. TICKETS: Individual Ticket – $150 Student/Child Ticket – $50

Art In The Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Advanced tickets available now! Proceeds go to purchasing the building. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official garden tour pass.

 

Community Announcements 5-29-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts May be of any size or condition. Selected quilts May be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners May show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 or www.mountaincitytn.org.

St. Anthony’s Yard/Bake Sale- June 1
The annual yard sale and bake sale will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 9 AM to 5 PM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 833 W. Main St.

Service Dog Spaghetti Dinner- June 7
Join us at the Crewette Building in Mountain City, TN on June 7 from 3:30 PM to 7 PM for a spaghetti dinner. Dinner consists of spaghetti with meat sauce or plain sauce, green beans, salad, drink, and a dessert. Adults: $7 per plate Kids 10 and under: $3.50. Eat in or take out. Proceeds go towards helping Kourtnee Dawne, age 4, obtain a seeing eye/ Autism service dog.

Trade BBQ & Cornhole Tourney- June 8
The Trade Community Center at 228 Modock Road in Trade, TN will hold a cornhole tournament on Saturday, June 8. Registration of $15 will be at 11 AM with games starting at noon. Food available at 11 AM with BBQ from 3 PM to 7 PM. Adults: $10 Children ages 5-10: $5 Children 4 and under: Free. Live music from 6 PM to 9 PM. For more info, call (423) 895-2213.

BBQ Cook-off & Bluegrass – June 15
Forge Creek Community Center is planning an evening of bluegrass And BBQ. On June 15. There will be a bbq cook-off. The center is looking for grill masters to compete in a bbq competition. The meat will be provided by the community center. Prizes will be awarded call Josh at 423-213-3789 or Gary 306-2022 for more info.


Meetings

VFW Post 6908 Meeting- June 1
VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, June 1at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street. Members start
gathering in around 5:30 PM and a carry-in meal is served at 6 PM with regular monthly meeting following. Any eligible veteran of Foreign Wars or Active Duty Military is invited to attend. VFW 6908 is a smoke-free and alcohol-free Post. For information, call James D. (Don) Payne, Commander 727-7362.

City Board Meeting- June 4
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Prior to the meeting, beginning at 5:00 p.m. the Board will meet in a work session to discuss the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at
423-727-8005.

Safety Meeting- June 5
A safety meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, at 9 am in the conference room of the Johnson County Extension Office Building located at 208 College Street, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Jo. Co Democrats Meeting- June 6
The Jo. Co.Democrat Party will meet on Thurs., June 6 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Republican Meeting- June 13
The Johnson County Republican Party will meet on Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm at the Welcome Center -Lower Level.
Speaker: Randy Brinkley Light Refreshments available.More Information: Karenplus1@Dannyherman.Com.Karen Weaver, Chairman 423 707-5058 Come And Join Us!


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9 am – noon at Ralph Stout Park.

Basketball Camp- May 27-30
A boys and girls basketball camp for 1st- 8th graders will take place May 27-30 from 8 am to 11:30 am at Johnson County high school. The cost is $50 per player. There is a reduced deal for siblings. Two siblings for $80. Three siblings for $100. Camp fees include a camp t-shirt and awards. Concessions are available daily (pizza, drinks, & candy). For additional info call Austin Atwood at (423) 742-2870.

Heritage Hall- June 1
Saturday, June 01, 7 pm: Seven Bridges – The Ultimate Eagles Experience, a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period.. 7 Bridges offers the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees. 7 Bridges is a tour de force of talent combining incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has garnered them nationwide acclaim. The band features Jason Manning as Glenn Frey, Keith Thoma as Don Henley, Bryan Graves as Randy Meisner/Timothy B. Schmit, Rob Evans. as the eccentric and unpredictable Joe Walsh, Blake Hall as guitar wizard Don Felder, and Vernon Roop as Joe Vitale. the often unsung hero of many Eagles studio albums and live performances. 7 Bridges provides an all ages, family friendly show weaved into a powerful rock-n-roll concert experience, $25 adv/$28(cash) door. Sponsored by Johnson County Bank and Redden Realty.

“On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced on our website, heritagehalltheatre.org, on Facebook and by email. Online tickets will go off sale at 2:00 PM on the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY).
As always, you may still purchase event tickets at our box office. Please call 423 727 7444 and leave a message; a staff member will return your call within 48 hours. For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org.

Art Center Veterans Photo Shoot- June 3
Are you or is someone you know a veteran? If so, we would like to record your story on film. On June 3 we will have a professional film crew on hand to interview our veterans and Tia Thomas will take a free black and white photograph of each veteran for her upcoming journeys show between 10 am and 3 pm. There are a limited number of appointments available for interviews. Please call 460-3313 or email Cristy at cdunnoriginals@hotmail.Com to make your appointment.

Chamber Annual Awards Dinner- June 7
At First Christian Church Life Center, Main Street at 6:30 p.M.Come out and enjoy a dinner catered by the Pickled Beet and see who receives the business of the year, volunteer of the year and citizen of the year awards. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, June 3rd. Tickets are available from all chamber directors and at the welcome center.

Action Prevention Day- June 8
Prevention day, June 8 from 9am-12noon @ Ralph Stout Park near pond. In conjunction with TWRA’s free fishing day promoting healthy lifestyles and family connectedness. Visit vendors to obtain resources and register for door prizes.

Radio Club Kids Day- June 15
Johnson County Amateur Radio Club ARRL’s National Kids Day – Event June 15 – Saturday – 1 PM to 6 PM Ralph Stout Park – Grandstand ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth by giving an on-the-air experience to young people with hands-on communications with others in the area. Join us and share the excitement with your kids. They will earn a bright new Certificate of Participation. Contact – KF4QKC – RHONDA – 423 460-1465

Art In The Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Advanced tickets available now! Proceeds go to purchasing the building. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official garden tour pass.

 

Community Announcements 5-22-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Butler Museum Opening- May 25 & 26
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Rd. in Butler. Many historical exhibits available for viewing. On the Museum grounds are other sites, including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler, the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. May 25-26 is the opening weekend with the hours being from 1:30-4:30.

Holiday Closings – May 27
The Johnson County Courthouse and the Johnson County Transfer Station will be closed Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buried at Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 orwww.mountaincitytn.org.

Southside FWB Benefit – May 25
The youth of Southside FWB Church is sponsoring a soup bean benefit dinner for beloved member Mike Hammons on Saturday, May 25 from 4 PM- 6PM at the church fellowship, Eat in or take out. Soup beans, cornbread, slaw, dessert, and drink $6. Please pray for Mike and his wife Liz. He has been in the hospital for 18 weeks. Thank you for your support.

Trade BBQ & Cornhole Tourney- June 8
The Trade Community Center at 228 Modock Road in Trade, TN will hold a cornhole tournament on Saturday, June 8. Registration of $15 will be at 11 AM with games starting at noon. Food available at 11 AM with BBQ from 3 PM to 7 PM. Adults: $10 Children ages 5-10: $5 Children 4 and under: Free. Live music from 6 PM to 9 PM. For more info, call (423) 895-2213.

BBQ Cook-off & Bluegrass – June 15
Forge Creek Community Center is planning an evening of bluegrass And BBQ. On June 15. There will be a bbq cook off. The center is looking for grill masters to compete in a bbq competition. The meat will be provided by the community center. Prizes will be awarded call Josh at 423-213-3789 or Gary 306-2022 for more info.


Meetings

911 Board Meeting- May 28
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Tuesday: May 28, 2019. The meeting will be held at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.

Jo. Co Democrats Meeting- June 6
The Jo. Co.Democrat Party will meet on Thurs., June 6 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at Ralph Stout Park.

Annual Turtle Derby- May 24
The sixteenth annual Turtle Derby is set for Friday, May 24 at 6 PM at Ralph Stout Park. Sponsored by the Johnson County Lions Club, the Turtle Derby has become a favorite event for the families of Johnson County, so reserve the date now for more exciting turtle races. There is no admission charge, but there will be lots of fun for everyone and great door prizes including two brand new bicycles. Proceeds from this event will support the work of the Lions Club in providing eye care and glasses for Johnson County people in need of assistance. Call 727-8817 or 727-4119 for more information.

Heritage Hall/Young Artists- May 24 & 25
Friday & Saturday, May 24 & 25 • Time: 7 PM, JC Young Artists will present The Aristocats; $5 at door, general seating. For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org.

Memorial Day Tourney- May 25
Town of Mountain City Memorial Day Horseshoe Tournament will be held at Ralph Stout Park on Saturday, May 25, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Ceremony- May 27
Come join us for a day of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 27 at 11AM at Ralph Stout Park. The Former American Legion Department of TN Commander Robert Hensley will be the master of Ceremonies. Others scheduled to attend include State Representative Timothy Hill and Johnson County Mayor Mike Taylor. Nancy Davis, and the Johnson County Community Children’s Chorus under the direction of Marie-Jo Thum will provide patrioticmusical tributes. We will also remember those Johnson County veterans who have passed away in the past year with a wreath laying, rifle volley, and the playing of “Taps”.WMCT will provide live coverage for those unable to attend. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be at the Community Center.

Basketball Camp- May 27-30
A Boys and girls basketball camp for 1st- 8th graders will take place May 27-30 from 8 AM to 11:30 AM at Johnson County High School. The cost is $50 per player. There is a reduced deal for siblings. Two siblings for $80. Three siblings for $100. Camp fees include a camp t-shirt and awards. Concessions are available daily (pizza, drinks, & candy). For additional info call Austin Atwood at (423) 742-2870.

Art Center Veterans Photo Shoot- June 3
Are you or is someone you know a Veteran? If so, we would like to record your story on film. On June 3 we will have a professional film crew on hand to interview our Veterans and Tia Thomas will take a free Black and White Photograph of each Veteran for her upcoming Journeys Show between 10 AM and 3 PM.. There are a limited number of appointments available for interviews. Please call 460-3313 or email Cristy at cdunnoriginals@hotmail.com to make your appointment.

Chamber Annual Awards Dinner- June 7
At First Christian Church Life Center, Main Street at 6:30 p.m.Come out and enjoy a dinner catered by The Pickled Beet and see who receives the Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, June 3rd. Tickets are available from all chamber directors and at the Welcome Center.

ACTION Prevention Day- June 8
Prevention Day, June 8 from 9am-12noon @ Ralph Stout Park near pond.In conjunction with TWRA’s Free Fishing DayPromoting healthy lifestyles and family connectedness. Visit vendors to obtain resources and register for door prizes.

Art in the Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Advanced tickets available at the JOHNSON COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS now! Proceeds go to purchasing the building. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official Garden Tour Pass.

Community Announcements 5-15-19

For Your Information

Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877

Summer Food Service Program
School will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Butler Museum Opening- May 25  & 26
Take a trip back in time to Old Butler by visiting the BUTLER MUSEUM, located at 123 Selma Curtis Rd. in Butler. Many historical exhibits available for viewing. On the Museum grounds are other sites, including the restored STANLEY STOUT STORE from Old Butler, the VETERANS’ MEMORIAL and the MEMORY BRICK WALK. For information call 768-3534 or go to the website at www.butlermuseumtn.com. May 25-26 is the opening weekend with the hours being from 1:30-4:30.


Fundraisers

Acre Field Cemetery
Anyone wanting to make a donation to the Acre Field Cemetery for upkeep, can make or send donation to Van Neely. If anybody has a veteran buriedat Acre Field please let me know so we can put a flag on the grave for Memorial Day. We need to make a list of all veterans buried at Acre Field.Van Neely, 735 Hawkins Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680. 423-727-6025

BBQ Lunch Fundraiser- May 17
Rainbow Mennonite Church will have a BBQ Lunch Friday, May 17 from 11 to 1:00 to benefit God’s Outdoors Disciples’ Outing $8 adult plates; $5 ages 6 to 12; under 6 free Dine In or Carry Out Free delivery in Mountain City area. To place your order call the church Friday morning at 727-5882 To pre-order call 423-306-2022Lunch consists of fresh cooked pork barbecue, slaw, baked beans, roll and dessert.

Shriners’ Paper Sale- May 17 & 18
The Johnson County Shriners’ annual paper sale will be May 17 & 18. Shriners will be at several locations in Mountain City. Proceeds benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- May 18
The Levi Retirees Breakfast will be at the Crewette Buildinig on May 18 from 6 AM – 10 AM. Breakfast includes homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, grits, jam, coffee and orange juice. Adults: $6 Children: $3. Carry-outs available.

Trade BBQ & Cornhole Tourney- June 8
The Trade Community Center will hold a cornhole tournament on Saturday, June 8. Registration of $15 will be at 11 AM with games starting at noon. Food available at 11 AM with BBQ from 3 PM to 7 PM. Live music from 6 PM to 9 PM. For more info, call (423) 895-2213.

BBQ Cook off & Bluegrass – June 15
Forge creek community center is planning an evening of bluegrass And BBQ. On June 15. There will be a bbq cook off. The center is looking for grill masters to compete in a bbq competition. The meat will be provided by the community center. Prizes will be awarded call Josh at 423-213-3789 or Gary 306-2022 for more info.


Meetings

County Commission Meeting- May 16
The Johnson County Commission will meet
Thursday, May 16 At 7P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The Budget Committee will meet at 6 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting.

American Legion Meeting- May 16
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, May 16 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. Supper begins at 6 PM with a business meeting to follow. All member/perspective members bring a covered dish/dessert. Elections for 2019-2020 officers will be held. Call 727-5935 or 727-6372 for more information.

Quilt Guild Meeting- May 18
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., May 18 at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a program on mitered borders so bring your projects and supplies. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.

Quilt Guild Meeting- May 18
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., May 18 at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a program on mitered borders so bring your projects and supplies. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild facebook page to see what we are doing.

Historical Society Meeting- May 19
Johnson County Historical Society will meet on Sunday May 19 at 2PM in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

911 Board Meeting- May 28
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Tuesday: May 28, 2019. The meeting will be held at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at Ralph Stout Park.

Storytelling at Senior Center- May 20
Sherry Tester, an outstanding pianist, will be the guest storyteller at the Johnson County Senior Center on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Her story will be the “History of an Antique Piano”. The story is an original story that she wrote. It is told from the perspective of a piano which has witnessed several generations of adults, children, and families—the happy times and the sad times. Storytelling will be on the 3rd Monday this month because of Memorial Day and the Center being closed on the last Monday of May. If you would like to share a story with the Center, contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993. Miller says everyone has a story to tell; some are funny and entertaining, some are serious, and some are lessons of history.

Annual Turtle Derby- May 24
The sixteenth annual Turtle Derby is set for Friday, May 24 at 6 PM at Ralph Stout Park. Sponsored by the Johnson County Lions Club, the Turtle Derby has become a favorite event for the families of Johnson County, so reserve the date now for more exciting turtle races. There is no admission charge, but there will be lots of fun for everyone and great door prizes including two brand new bicycles. Proceeds from this event will support the work of the Lions Club in providing eye care and glasses for Johnson County people in need of assistance. Call 727-8817 or 727-4119 for more information.

Heritage Hall- May 24 & 25
Friday & Saturday, May 24 & 25 • Time: 7:00 PM, JC Young Artists will present The Aristocats; $5 at door, general seating. “On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced online. Online tickets will go off sale at 2:00 PM on the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY). For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org.

Memorial Day Ceremony- May 27
Come join us for a day of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 27 at 11AM at Ralph Stout Park. The Former American Legion Department of TN Commander Robert Hensley will be the master of Ceremonies. Others scheduled to attend include State Representative Timothy Hill and Johnson County Mayor Mike Taylor. Nancy Davis, and the Johnson County Community Children’s Chorus under the direction of Marie-Jo Thum will provide patrioticmusical tributes. We will also remember those Johnson County veterans who have passed away in the past year with a wreath laying, rifle volley, and the playing of “Taps”.WMCT will provide live coverage for those unable to attend. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be at the Community Center.

Basketball Camp- May 27-30
A Boys and girls basketball camp for 1st- 8th graders will take place May 27-30 from 8 AM to 11:30 AM at Johnson County High School. The cost is $50 per player. There is a reduced deal for siblings. Two siblings for $80. Three siblings for $100. Camp fees include a camp t-shirt and awards. Concessions are available daily (pizza, drinks, & candy). For additional info call Austin Atwood at (423) 742-2870.

Art in the Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Advanced tickets available at the JOHNSON COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS now! Proceeds go to purchasing the building. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official Garden Tour Pass.

Community Announcements 5-8-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Summer Food Service Program
Students in Johnson County have been offered breakfast and lunch at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Now that school will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877

Pond Mtn. Trout Rodeo- May 11
The Pond Mountain Fire & Rescue Trout Rodeo will take place on Saturday, May 11. Breakfast starts at 7 am. Fishing starts at 8 am and ends at 3 pm. 12 and older $10 to fish. 6-11 years old $8 to fish. Children under 6 fish for free with a paying adult. Lots of prizes, food and fun! Come on out and enjoy a great day with your family! For more information, visit Pond Mountain Volunteer Fire – Rescue on Facebook or call Chief Lee Denny at 336-385-9118.

JCCT Open Auditions- May 11
Saturday May 11 from 11 am to 1 pm at Heritage Hall we will hold open auditions for our July production, “Mom’s Gift”. Performance dates are 7/19- 7/27. There are 3 female and 2 male roles. Enter at handicap entrance. Call 727-6234 for more information.

Blood Work Day- May 23
It’s our annual Spring Health Fair at the Johnson County Senior Center on Thursday, May 23 beginning at 8 AM. Ballad Health will be conducting full panel blood draws from 8 -10 AM. The cost is $10 for blood work for all senior citizens. The cost will be $16 for under the age of 60. Results are back within 6 business days. Lots of vendors will be available with great resources and information until 12 noon. Many door prizes will be given away. Also, a country breakfast will be served until 9 AM for a $3.00 donation and lunch will be served at 11:30 AM for a $1. You can call the Senior Center at (423) 727-8883 for more information.


Fundraisers

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 orwww.mountaincitytn.org.

Latham Singing Benefit- May 11
Benefit singing May 11 from 5-8 pm at the Creston Fire Department for Travis Latham. There will be refreshments available along with a cake walk. For questions or directions please contact Pastor Anthony Roark at 336-977-6663.

Shriners’ Paper Sale- May 17 & 18
The Johnson County Shriners’ annual paper sale will be May 17 & 18. Shriners will be at several locations in Mountain City. Proceeds benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- May 18
The Levi Retirees Breakfast will be at the Crewette Buildinig on May 18 from 6 AM – 10 AM. Breakfast includes homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, grits, jam, coffee and orange juice. Adults: $6 Children: $3. Carry-outs available.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

Jo. Co Democrats Meeting- May 9
The Johnson County Democrats will hold their next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Jo. Co Beekeepers Meeting- May 14
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM in basement of Farm Bureau building. For more information email johnsoncountybeekeepers@outlook.com

County Commission Meeting- May 16
The Johnson County Commission will meet
Thursday, May 16 At 7P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The Budget Committee will meet at 6 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting.

American Legion Meeting- May 16
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, May 16 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. Supper begins at 6 PM with a business meeting to follow. All member/perspective members bring a covered dish/dessert. Elections for 2019-2020 officers will be held. Call 727-5935 or 727-6372 for more information.

Quilt Guild Meeting- May 18
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., May 18 at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a program on mitered borders so bring your projects and supplies. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The reunion will be at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at Ralph Stout Park

Johnson County Hikers- May 11
Join Johnson County Hikers on the trail from the Watauga Dam to Snook Branch beach on Hwy 67 on Friday, May 11. This is about a 5 mile hike that is mostly downhill. We will meet in the Food Lion parking lot at 8:45 AM and leave at 9 AM sharp. The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destination substitution for something more fitting to the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947.

Crafters Supply Sale- May 11
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will host a Crafters Supply Sale 11 May – 9am – 1pm at the Johnson County Library. Supplies of all types to include fabric, books, patterns, wood crafts, trims, children’s crafts, needle work, decorating and lots more will be available. We will also have handmade items to sell for Mother’s Day.

Annual Turtle Derby- May 24
The sixteenth annual Turtle Derby is set for Friday, May 24 at 6 PM at Ralph Stout Park. Sponsored by the Johnson County Lions Club, the Turtle Derby has become a favorite event for the families of Johnson County, so reserve the date now for more exciting turtle races. There is no admission charge, but there will be lots of fun for everyone and great door prizes including two brand new bicycles. Proceeds from this event will support the work of the Lions Club in providing eye care and glasses for Johnson County people in need of assistance. Call 727-8817 or 727-4119 for more information.

Art in the Garden- June 29
Spend the day touring 7 gardens around Johnson County. At each stop, local musicians and artists will be entertaining and demonstrating their talents. Lunch at Silver Keys is included with the purchase of a $20 ticket. Advanced tickets available at the JOHNSON COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS now! Proceeds go to purchasing the building. Redeem your ticket on the day of the event for your map and official Garden Tour Pass.

Community Announcements 5-1-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Summer Food Service Program
Students in Johnson County have been offered breakfast and lunch at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Now that school will soon be out for summer, we want to continue feeding the children of Johnson County. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults. Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice @ 727-2657 if you have any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877

Friends of the Library Sale- May 2-4
Friends of the Johnson County Public Library Book Sale will be held May 2-4. Pre-Sale to Friends Members Only: 5-7 p.m .Friday: 9-5p.m.
Saturday 9-1p.m

Pond Mtn. Trout Rodeo- May 11
The Pond Mountain Fire & Rescue Trout Rodeo will take place on Saturday, May 11. Breakfast starts at 7 am. Fishing starts at 8 am and ends at 3 pm. 12 and older $10 to fish. 6-11 years old $8 to fish. Children under 6 fish for free with a paying adult. Lots of prizes, food and fun! Come on out and enjoy a great day with your family! For more information, visit Pond Mountain Volunteer Fire – Rescue on Facebook or call Chief Lee Denny at 336-385-9118.

JCCT Open Auditions- May 11
Saturday May 11 from 11 am to 1 pm at Heritage Hall we will hold open auditions for our July production, “Mom’s Gift”. Performance dates are 7/19- 7/27. There are 3 female and 2 male roles. Enter at handicap entrance. Call 727-6234 for more information.


Fundraisers

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 orwww.mountaincitytn.org.

Levi Retirees Dinner- May 3
The Levi Retirees will hav a dinner to benefit CBM of Johnson County on Friday, May 3 from 5 PM – 7 PM. Adults: $10 | Kids (6-12): $5. Carry out is available.

Trade Mother’s Day Lunch- May 5
Mother’s Day Lunch Sunday, May 5 from 11 am to 2 pm. Dinner will be chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert, and a drink. Adults: $8 Ages 5-12: $5 4 and under: free. Drawing for mother’s day basket. Benefit for trade Center Chain of Love. Call 423-895-2213 or find us on facebook for more info.

Order Spring Lunch- May 5
Butler Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is having a Spring fundraiser lunch on Sunday, May 5 12-2 p.m. at Roan Creek Lodge (behind Ruritan Park) in Butler. The cost is: $8.00. Money raised will go to support chapter projects. Dine in or get carryouts.

Latham Singing Benefit- May 11
Benefit singing May 11 from 5-8 pm at the Creston Fire Department for Travis Latham. There will be refreshments available along with a cake walk. For questions or directions please contact Pastor Anthony Roark at 336-977-6663.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

VFW Post 6908 Meeting- May 4
VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, May 4 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street. Members start gathering in around 5:30 PM and a carry-in meal is served at 6 PM with a regular monthly meeting following. Any eligible veteran of Foreign Wars or Active Duty Military is invited to attend. VFW 6908 is a smoke-free and alcohol-free Post. For more information, contact James D. Payne, Commander (423) 727-7362.

Taylorsville Masons Meeting- May 6
The regular stated communication of Taylorsville Lodge #243 F & A M will be held at 7 PM, Monday, May 6 at the Masonic Lodge on College Street. Members are encouraged to attend and visiting Brethren are always welcome.

Town Meeting- May 7
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1630, the Town of Mountain City Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. There will also be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1632, the Town of Mountain City Beer Ordinance. The public is urged to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Jo. Co Democrats Meeting- May 9
The Johnson County Democrats will hold their next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The Class of 58 will have their reunion at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at Ralph Stout Park.

Johnson County Arts Center
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. Stay updated on events and classes at www.jocoartcenter.org.

Heritage Hall- May 3-5
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4; Sunday, May 5, 3pm; The Johnson County Community Theatre will present The Beverly Hillbillies: The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for a spell of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett’s mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin’ Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there. Everyday life will be a bit “different” for those the Clampetts meet in “Californy.”Online tickets are now available. Online tickets will go off sale at 2 PM the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door (CASH ONLY). For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org or call (423) 727-7444.

Crafters Supply Sale- May 11
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will host a Crafters Supply Sale 11 May – 9am – 1pm at the Johnson County Library. Supplies of all types to include fabric, books, patterns, wood crafts, trims, children’s crafts, needle work, decorating and lots more will be available. We will also have handmade items to sell for Mother’s Day.

Annual Turtle Derby- May 24
The sixteenth annual Turtle Derby is set for Friday, May 24 at 6 PM at Ralph Stout Park. Sponsored by the Johnson County Lions Club, the Turtle Derby has become a favorite event for the families of Johnson County, so reserve the date now for more exciting turtle races. There is no admission charge, but there will be lots of fun for everyone and great door prizes including two brand new bicycles. Proceeds from this event will support the work of the Lions Club in providing eye care and glasses for Johnson County people in need of assistance. Call 727-8817 or 727-4119 for more information.

Community Announcements 4-24-19

community calendar

For Your Information

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This years Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970. Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

Friends of the Library Sale- May 2-4
Friends of the Johnson County Public Library Book Sale will be held May 2-4. Pre-Sale to Friends Members Only: 5-7 p.m .Friday: 9-5p.m.
Saturday 9-1p.m

Pond Mtn. Trout Rodeo- May 11
The Pond Mountain Fire & Rescue Trout Rodeo will take place on Saturday, May 11. Breakfast starts at 7 am. Fishing starts at 8 am and ends at 3 pm. 12 and older $10 to fish. 6-11 years old $8 to fish. Children under 6 fish for free with a paying adult. Lots of prizes, food and fun! Come on out and enjoy a great day with your family! For more information, visit Pond Mountain Volunteer Fire – Rescue on Facebook or call Chief Lee Denny at 336-385-9118.


Raising Funds

Trade Mother’s Day Lunch- May 5
Mother’s Day Lunch Sunday, May 5 from 11 am to 2 pm. Dinner will be chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert, and a drink. Adults: $8 Ages 5-12: $5 4 and under: free. Drawing for mother’s day basket. Benefit for trade Center Chain of Love. Call 423-895-2213 or find us on facebook for more info.

Levi Retirees Dinner- May 3
The Levi Retirees will hav a dinner to benefit CBM of Johnson County on Friday, May 3 from 5 PM – 7 PM. Adults: $10 | Kids (6-12): $5. Carry out is available.


Meetings

Notice of Public Meeting- April 26
The Johnson County Election Commission Notice is hereby given that The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting. Relevant information regarding the meeting is as follows: Date: April 26, 2019 Time: 12NOON Place: Johnson County Election Commission Office At the time this notice is being prepared, the election commission expects the agenda of its meeting will include: 1.Regular Meeting Items 2. Approve Budget 3. List Maintenance Johnson County Election Commission 158 Election Ave, P.O. Box 106 | Mtn. City, TN (423) 727-8592 |
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. johnson.commission@tn.gov | jctnvote.com

VFW Post 6908 Meeting- May 4
VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, May 4 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street. Members start gathering in around 5:30 PM and a carry-in meal is served at 6 PM with a regular monthly meeting following. Any eligible veteran of Foreign Wars or Active Duty Military is invited to attend. VFW 6908 is a smoke-free and alcohol-free Post. For more information, contact James D. Payne, Commander (423) 727-7362.

Town Meeting- May 7
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1630, the Town of Mountain City Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. There will also be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1632, the Town of Mountain City Beer Ordinance. The public is urged to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.


Things to Do

Johnson County Hikers- April 26
Join Johnson County Hikers for their first 2019 Hike on Friday, April 26. We will meet in the Food Lion parking lot at 8:45 AM and leave at 9 AM sharp. We will hike part of the Virginia Creeper Trail known for its Spring wild flower display. This trail is about 5 miles on a mostly flat surface. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen or a hat. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947.

Free Dog Vaccinations- April 27
It’s time for the Johnson County Human Society’s and Dr. Sara Anderson’s 3rd annual Protect Your Dog Day. Bring your dog (and records) to Ralph Stout Park on April 27 between 11 AM and 4 PM for free rabies and 5 way vaccinations. ID tags and microchipping will be available for a charge.

Storytelling at Senior Center- April 29
Wanda Payne will be the guest storyteller at the Johnson County Senior Center on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Her story will be the “History of Mountain City.” It will include the formation of Taylorsville later named Mountain City and when and why the name was changed. Wanda will share some interesting events and interesting people who played a role in the development of our little town. Storytelling is always the last Monday of each month during lunch. If you would like to share a story with the Center, contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993. Miller says everyone has a story to tell; some are funny and entertaining, some are serious, and some are lessons of history.

Heritage Hall- May 3-5
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4; Sunday, May 5, 3pm; The Johnson County Community Theatre will present The Beverly Hillbillies: The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for a spell of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett’s mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin’ Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there. Everyday life will be a bit “different” for those the Clampetts meet in “Californy.”Online tickets are now available. Online tickets will go off sale at 2 PM the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door (CASH ONLY). For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org or call (423) 727-7444.

Community Announcements 4-17-19

For Your Information

Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This year’s Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970.   Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

County Easter Closings- April 19/22
The Johnson County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, April 19, for Good Friday.The Johnson County Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, April 22 in observance of Easter.

Town Closings- April 22
The Town of Mountain City offices will be closed on Monday, April 22, 2019 in observance of the Easter Holiday. There will be no garbage pick-up this day. Regular garbage routes will resume on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 423-727-5200.


Fundraisers

Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880 orwww.mountaincitytn.org.

Senior Center Egg-stravaganza- April 18
The Johnson County Senior Center will hold an Easter Egg-stravaganza on Thursday, April 18 starting at 11 AM. It is Hat Day so be sure to wear your favorite hat. There will be special music by The Privett Family. Lunch will be served at 11:30. Menu consists of baked ham, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, biscuit, dessert and drink. Cost: $8. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Center outdoor project and renovations. We will also have an Egg Hunt. We sure hope you’ll come out and support the Senior Center with us! A big thank you to Food Lion for your donation for door prizes. Take-out will be available, please order by Wed. 4pm. FOR QUESTIONS CALL 727-8883.

Trade Mother’s Day Lunch- May 5
Mother’s Day Lunch Sunday, May 5 from 11am t0 2pm. Dinner will be chicken adn dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert, and a drink. Adults: $8 Ages 5-12: $5 4 and under: free. Drawing for mother’s day basket. Benefit for trade Center Chain of Love. Call 423-895-2213 or find us on facebook for more info.


Meetings

Retired Teachers Meeting – April 17
The Johnson County Retired Teachers Association will hold the first meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The meeting will be held at 12 noon at the VFW Building on Depot St., Mountain City. Lunch will be prepared and served by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at a cost of $6.00.The program will be an update of Laurel El,. presented by the Principal, Dr. Brenda Eggers.All retired teachers living in Johnson County are invited to attend.Please come to the meeting for lunch and an informative, entertaining afternoon shared with fellow teachers.

American Legion Meeting- April 18
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, April 18 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. We have changed our meeting day to the third Thursday of each month to reduce conflict with other Johnson County weekend activites. Supper begins at 6 PM with a business meeting to follow. All member/perspective members bring a covered dish/dessert to support our “Italian Night” theme. Nominations for officers will be taken. Call 727-5935 or 727-6372 for more information.

Republican Women Meeting- April 18
We will be having our April Meeting on Thursday the 18 of April at the Johnson County Library 12:30 for our meal and 1 for our meeting.(Please note time change). As always in case of inclement weather we will cancel. Any one wishing to be placed on the agenda should contact me.. We are ordering from Honey Bees, so get your order to me by the 16th. gbellhome@gmail.com

Quilt Guild Meeting- April 20    
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Apr 20 at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a demonstration on how to make a jelly roll rug. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.

Notice of Public Meeting- April 26
The Johnson County Election Commission Notice is hereby given that The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting. Relevant information regarding the meeting is as follows: Date: April 26, 2019 Time: 12NOON Place: Johnson County Election Commission Office At the time this notice is being prepared, the election commission expects the agenda of its meeting will include: 1.Regular Meeting Items 2. Approve Budget 3. List Maintenance Johnson County Election Commission 158 Election Ave, P.O. Box 106 | Mtn. City, TN   (423) 727-8592 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  johnson.commission@tn.gov | jctnvote.com

Town Meeting- May 7
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1630, the Town of Mountain City Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. There will also be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1632, the Town of Mountain City Beer Ordinance. The public is urged to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.


Reunions

Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The Class of 58 will have their reunion at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.


Things to do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level.

Johnson County Arts Center
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. Stay updated on events and classes at www.jocoartcenter.org.

Free Dog Vaccinations- April 27
It’s time for the Johnson County Human Society’s and Dr. Sara Anderson’s 3rd annual Protect Your Dog Day. Bring your dog (and records) to Ralph Stout Park on April 27 between 11 AM and 4 PM for free rabies and 5 way vaccinations. ID tags and microchipping will be available for a charge.

Storytelling at Senior Center- April 29
Wanda Payne will be the guest storyteller at the Johnson County Senior Center on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Her story will be the “History of Mountain City.” It will include the formation of Taylorsville later named Mountain City and when and why the name was changed. Wanda will share some interesting events and interesting people who played a role in the development of our little town. Storytelling is always the last Monday of each month during lunch. If you would like to share a story with the Center, contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993. Miller says everyone has a story to tell; some are funny and entertaining, some are serious, and some are lessons of history.

Heritage Hall- May 3-5
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4; Sunday, May 5, 3pm; The Johnson County Community Theatre will present The Beverly Hillbillies: The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for a spell of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett’s mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin’ Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there. Everyday life will be a bit “different” for those the Clampetts meet in “Californy.”Online tickets are now available. Online tickets will go off sale at 2 PM the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door (CASH ONLY). For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org or call (423) 727-7444.

Community Calendar 12-26-18

For your information

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Free senior stretching class
A free senior stretching class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please call Phil Walter with any questions at 727-6130.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Medicare Enrollment- Oct.-Dec.
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage.Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18 from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Earn Your Diploma
Adult Education (GED) Classes have started. Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance. We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults! Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423) 460-3330 or Drop by, and take that first step towards changing your life TODAY!

RAISING FUNDS AND OTHER THINGS

Senior Center Rescue DOG Donations
The Johnson County Senior Center will be collecting donations for the Rescue DOG End of Life Sanctuary. The sanctuary welcomes all donations such as food, warm clothing and treats for the animals. Donations can be sent to End of Life Sanctuary, Care of Melissa Gentry at 254 South Shady Street in Mountain City. Gentry can be reached at 423-956-2564. Find out more at the Johnson County Senior Center at 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Jan. 5
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, January 5 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

MEETINGS, ETC.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

Legion Post 61 Jan. Meeting Cancellation
Due to the probability of inclement weather, American Legion Post 61 andd Auxiliary will not meet in January. Our next meeting is scheduled for February 8 at 6 PM. For more information, call 423-727-5935 or 423-727-6372.

Worley Hall VFW Meeting- Jan. 5
VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, January 5 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street. Members start gathering in around 5:30 PM and a carry-in meal is served at 6 PM with the regular monthly meeting following. Any eligible veteran of Foreign Wars or Active Duty Military is invited to attend. VFW 6908 is a smoke free and alcohol free Post. For information, call James D. Payne, Commander 727-7362.

Mtn. City Board Meeting- Jan. 8
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Rock Christian Academy Informational Meeting- Jan. 8
The Rock Christian Academy Board of Directors is inviting anyone interested in an educational homeschool co-op to meet at the Mountain City Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:00PM. Co-ops are often staffed by volunteer parents or content experts who join together to tutor certain subjects or plan extracurricular activities such as theatre programs or field trips. We will have soup and sandwiches for supper as well as child care provided. All interested are welcome to join us.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Jan. 19
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Jan 19th at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. This will be the Quilt Guilds 2019 business meeting, the budget and the upcoming 2019 program will be discussed. Annual dues will be collected. Check out our our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

THINGS TO DO

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
The Johnson County Farmers Market is on a break for the Holidays, but will return to their Winter home at the Johnson County Welcome Center on Saturday, January 5 at 9am with all your favorite vendors and goodies.

Johnson County Arts Center
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!” Upcoming events include Jean Ann Savery’s eight week pottery courses (seperate classes for elementary through middle school students and high school through adult students), a charcoal class series (Cristy Dunn), and a landscape painting class series with Cristy Dunn. See the art center ad at the bottom of this page for more details.

Heritage Hall News- Dec. – Jan.
Heritage Hall is grateful to the community of patrons, sponsors, and supporters who have helped us to provide affordable, world-class entertainment to Johnson County and the surrounding area for over thirteen years. 2018’s season was delightfully successful as we entertained guests coming out to see the likes of John McCutcheon, the Barter plays, the Krugers, Riders in the Sky, the Malpass Brothers, Kody, and more, along with a free concert in the Park with Phantom provided by Heritage Hall.

Next years lineup is also just as exciting as we plan to offer two tribute shows, one featuring the work of Johnny Cash and the other the Eagles, along with area favs like Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver, Kody Norris, Wayne Henderson, and Clay Bank, story teller Bill Lepp, Floyd Cramer’s grandson Jason Coleman, Barter Player’s Frosty and more. Heritage Hall traditionally goes black for maintenance and repairs from mid-December until the next season’s premier with the Barter Players’ rendition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on February 21, 2019. If you are in need of gift certificates, season passes, or information, please call 423 727 7444 and leave a message. The Box Office will be closed until mid-February, but a staff member will return your call within 48 hours. For more information regarding our theatre, etc., please check heritagehalltheatre.org.

 

Community Calendar

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Town Holiday Schedule
The Town of Mountain City offices will adhere to the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Friday, December 21, 2018-City Wide Garbage Pickup
Monday, December 24, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Tuesday, December 25, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Wednesday, December 26, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Thursday, December 27, 2018-City Wide Garbage Pickup
Tuesday, January 1, 2019-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 727-5200. The Town would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Letters to Santa- Nov. 28- Dec.17
The Tomahawk will be collecting Letters to Santa for our Christmas edition. Let Santa’s little helpers give Santa another chance to see your list! To submit letters or find out more, contact Meg Dickens at mdickens@thetomahawk.com.

Santa’s Mailbox- Nov. 21- Dec. 19
Calling all kids! Santa’s Red Letter Box will be back out in front of the court house starting Wednesday, November 21. Letters mailed to Santa in this mailbox will be delivered directly to the North Pole and will NOT need postage. Children will need to be sure to put their name and address in the letter so that Santa will know who wants what and where to find you! The Red Letter box will remain in place until December 19th. Don’t delay too long, start thinking about your own letter today!

RAISING FUNDS AND OTHER THINGS:

Food Donation Drop at Mullins RE- Dec.
In the spirit of the season, we at Mullins Real Estate are proud to announce that for the month of December, we are partnering with Hale Community Ministries as a non-perishable food drop-off point. Simply stop by our new offices at 812 South Shady Street, during our normal business hours, 9-5 Monday through Friday and 9 until noon on Saturdays, to drop off your food donations. At the end of the month, all donations received at our site will then be taken to Hale Community Ministries. Your generosity will be greatly apprediated by those in need durint this time of year! *Items must be of a non-perishable variety: canned goods, pastas, cereals, etc. From all of us at Mullins Real Estate and Auction, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Senior Center Rescue DOG Donations
The Johnson County Senior Center will be collecting donations for the Rescue DOG End of Life Sanctuary. The sanctuary welcomes all donations such as food, warm clothing and treats for the animals. Donations can be sent to End of Life Sanctuary, Care of Melissa Gentry at 254 South Shady Street in Mountain City. Gentry can be reached at 423-956-2564. Find out more at the Johnson County Senior Center at 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN.

Old Mill Ministries – Dec 15
A Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 – 2:00 at Army National Guard Armory 1923 S. Shady Street, Mountain City.Enjoy lunch, we will have new and lightly used clothes, shoes, coats, household items, etc. kids from 0-12 get to choose a new toy as they leave.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Dec. 22
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, December 22 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

MEETINGS, ETC.:

American Legion meeting December 14
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Friday, December 14 at 6 PM. at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St.
This is our annual Christmas dinner, so the Post will provide hams. Members are encouraged to bring a seasonal covered side-dish/dessert. Current and potential members should plan to join us for an evening of good food and fellowship The Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual gift exchange,.please bring a gift valued at $15 or less. The Legion will donate their gift money in support of a local charity. We will also be wrapping presents for our nursing home veterans. This will be another chance to pay dues for membership year 2019, before becoming delinquent at the first of the year.If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
For more information, call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Democrats Meeting- Dec. 15
The December meeting of the Johnson County Democrats has been moved to Saturday, December 15 from 2-5pm and will be held in conjunction with a holiday social at 1935 Dug Hill Rd, Mountain City. For additional information please call 423-440-5689.

Disabled Access Committee- Dec. 17
The Disabled Access Committee will meet on Monday, December 17 at 5 p.m. in the lower courtroom of the johnson County Courthouse located at 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Commission Meeting- Dec. 20
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The budget committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting

Mtn. City Board Meeting- Jan. 8
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

THINGS TO DO:

Johnson County Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 AM- Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level.

Johnson County Arts Center- Dec.
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!”
Thursday, Dec. 13- 1:30PM Read Aloud: The Birthday Present Dottie Harmon will treat us to a read aloud of her short story in progress, a magical tale set in her childhood home on the backside of Sugar Mountain. FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME! 4 to 6:00PM Pictures With Santa 6 to 7:30PM Family Gingerbread House Decorating PartyWe will provide the gingerbread house, decorations, and royal icing glue. You supply the fun. Create a Holiday Memory. Cristy Dunn will facilitate. The Cost is $25 per family (one house is included per family registration) Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Heritage Hall News- Dec. 13-15
Dec. 13, 14, & 15 at 7pm, Living Christmas Tree, Christmas is in the Heart, directed by Ms Nancy Davis, and presented by a talented group of singers from several different areas of the County. General admission: a food pantry donation. Please plan to be inspired by the music of the season and to support this group. For tickets, reservations, group or youth pricing, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message.

Senior Center Christmas Party- Dec. 14
The Johnson County Senior Center is having a Christmas Party on Friday, December 14 at 11: a.m. A Christmas Meal will be served at 11:30 for $8. Holiday ham and turkey with all the trimmings. No advance tickets required. Randy Dandurand will be preforming and a visit from Santa Claus with treats for members. A special Christmas BINGO sponsored by H&R Block after lunch. Be sure to wear your ugly Christmas attire. You might win a special cash prize sponsored by Farmers State Bank giving First place $75 Second place $50 and Third place $25. Lots of great entertainment and fun for all senior citizens of Johnson County. Come out and join us!

Senior Center Storytelling- Dec. 17
Storytelling at the Johnson County Senior Center for this month will be on December 17 at 11:30 during lunch. The featured storyteller will be Frances VanLandingham, the author of Back on Nowhere Road. She is an outstanding Appalachian author and a wonderful storyteller. She will be accompanied by her musically talented daughter, Jennifer Gillenwater, who will perform an original song. Everyone 60 and over is invited to come out to the Center, have lunch with us, and hear a special performance.

This week’s community calendar- 11/28/18

For your information

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Free senior stretching class
A free senior stretching class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please call Phil Walter with any questions at 727-6130.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Medicare Enrollment- Oct.-Dec.
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage.Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18 from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Earn Your Diploma- Nov.
Adult Education (GED) Classes are starting this month. Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance. We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults! Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423) 460-3330 or Drop by, and take that first step towards changing your life TODAY!

Santa’s Mailbox- Nov. 21- Dec. 19
Calling all kids! Santa’s Red Letter Box will be back out in front of the court house starting Wednesday, November 21. Letters mailed to Santa in this mailbox will be delivered directly to the North Pole and will NOT need postage. Children will need to be sure to put their name and address in the letter so that Santa will know who wants what and where to find you! The Red Letter box will remain in place until December 19th. Don’t delay too long, start thinking about your own letter today!

MyRide driver training- Nov. 28
MyRide Johnson County is holding a volunteer driver information class/training. November 28 at 2pm at the Johnson County Senior Center. We need more drivers as this program is taking off to a great start! For any current volunteer drivers, anyone interested in how to become a volunteer driver or anyone wanting to learn how the program works please come join us. Any questions please call MyRide JC at 423-460-6012.

Election Office Closure- Dec. 5-7
The Johnson County Election Office will be closed December 5-7 for the ESTACEO seminar. The office will reopen on Monday, December 10, 2018.

Fundraisers

Donate bikes for Christmas
Donate your unused bikes to the Community Center. Bikes in any condition and size will be appreciated. They will be refurbished and restored to brand new condition and give to needy children in Johnson County. This is made possible by the Community Center, Beta Theta Club and Northeast Correctional Center. Bikes can be taken to Flo at the Community Center. Any questions, call Leni Smith at 423-440-4159.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Dec. 8
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, December 8 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

VFW Post 6908 Meeting- Dec. 1
Worley Hall VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet December 1 for their regular meeting with carry-in meal served at 6 PM and meeting to follow. All members are urged to attend and any active duty military or VFW eligible veteran is invited to attend. VFW Post 6908 is an alcohol and smoke free Post. For further information, call James D. (Don) Payne at 727-7362.

Grandparent informational seminar- Dec. 3
Raising grandchildren can be a tremendous challenge. 2.7 million grandparents are now raising their grandchildren. Grandparent caregivers need a support system to help with the many tasks and challenges they face. The Johnson County School System will be hosting its first Things Grandparents Need to Know session on December 3 from 5:30 PM-7 PM in the boardroom at Central Office (located behind the library). Officer Mike Sumner will be discussing drug and alcohol abuse among children and teens. ACTION Coalition will be on hand to offer assistance on how to talk to your grandchildren about drugs and alcohol abuse. Refreshments will be provided. Please come and join us! For more information, contact Edna Miller at 727-2640.

Trade Center Meeting- Dec. 3
The regular December meeting of the Trade Community Center will be on Monday, December 3 at 6 PM at the Trade School at 228 Modock Road. Anyone interested in attending is invited. For more information, contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Mtn. City Board Session- Dec. 3
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in an organizational session on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9 AM at City Hall. The only item on the agenda is the swearing in ceremony for the newly elected aldermen.The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Mtn. City Board Meeting- Dec. 4
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Dec. 8
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Dec 8 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. We will celebrate with our annual Christmas Party and gift exchange. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

Democrats Meeting- Dec. 15
The December meeting of the Johnson County Democrats has been moved to Saturday, December 15 from 2-5pm and will be held in conjunction with a holiday social at 1935 Dug Hill Rd, Mountain City. For additional information please call 423-440-5689.

Things to do

Johnson County Farmers Market
on Saturdays from 9 AM- Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level

Johnson County Arts Center- Dec.
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!” Dec. 5: Ceramic Ornaments 3 PM-5 PM: Decorate your own Christmas ornaments or earrings. Cost is $5 per person and $3 per ornament. Dec. 6: Jewlery Making 4 PM- 6 PM: Learn the basics of jewlery making. Design and create two paisrs of leather earrings to take home. Cost is $25 (Seniors & Students $10).
Dec. 7 4 PM – 6 PM: First Friday Show Opening- Silver vs Gold is a community art show in honor of cancer survivors, those fighting now, and those who have lost loved ones. 10% of sales will go to the Johnson County Cancer Support Group. Find out more at the art center!

Heritage Hall- Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2
Fri., Nov. 30 & Sat., Dec. 1 at 7pm & Dec. 2 at 3pm; JC Community Theatre & JCHS Players present Annie, the popular musical in which an orphaned child finds comfort and support in the home of NYC millionaire Daddy Warbucks who sets out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. The stories become intertwined as the lovable Annie’s story hits the national spotlight. This great show for the entire family provides a wonderful holiday outing and a perfect way to support the arts. Adv seats $10/Dorr $12. For tickets, reservations, group or youth pricing, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message. The Box Office opens on Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 2 pm, 126 College Street. For more information: heritagehalltheatre.org.

Christmas on Main- Nov. 30
On Nov 30 at 5pm -8pm Main Street will decorated with lights and vendors and local businesses will be open for business so that you can find that perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. See Santa and get your picture! Come out and enjoy the festivities.Christmas tree lighting 6 PM with special singing.

Annual Christmas Parade- Dec. 1
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018 on Main Street Mountain City at 5:30 pm. Ribbons will be presented in the three categories of : Business, Non Profit Organizations, and Churches. This years theme is “The Miracle and Magic of Christmas”. For applications and further information, please call the Welcome Center at 727-5800 or Nancy Drake at 727-7368.

This week’s community announcements- 11/21/18

For Your Information

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Free senior stretching class
A free senior stretching class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please call Phil Walter with any questions at 727-6130.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Christmas Craft Show Space
The Johnson County Arts Council Christmas Craft Show still has booth space available for this year’s show being held at the Armory on Nov. 24. must be homemade arts and craft items. Contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029.

Free senior fitness program
The Johnson County Senior Center has a fitness program for you. Silver Sneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that’s helping millions of people on Medicare defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with, “I can do this!” It’s offered every Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 10 a.m. at the center. You will have lots of fun and make new friends while working to achieve your personal goals, regain new strength, become more energized and have less pain while becoming more active. Our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable teachers will guide you through our unique Strengtherapy System and prepare you for a new lease on life. Come out and join us.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Medicare Enrollment- Oct.-Dec.
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage.Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18 from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Earn Your Diploma- Nov.
Adult Education (GED) Classes are starting this month. Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance. We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults! Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423) 460-3330 or Drop by, and take that first step towards changing your life TODAY!

Santa’s Mailbox- Nov. 21
Calling all kids! Santa’s Red Letter Box will be back out in front of the court house starting Wednesday, November 21. Letters mailed to Santa in this mailbox will be delivered directly to the North Pole and will NOT need postage. Children will need to be sure to put their name and address in the letter so that Santa will know who wants what and where to find you! The Red Letter box will remain in place until December 19th. Don’t delay too long, start thinking about your own letter today!

Election Office Closure- Nov. 21-23
The Johnson County Election Commission Office will be closed November 21 -November 23 for Thanksgiving. The office will re-open on Monday, November 26.

Town Closure- Nov. 22 & 23
The Town of Mountain City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be no garbage pick-up these days. There will be city wide garbage pick-up on Monday, November 26, 2018. Regular garbage routes will resume on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 727-5200.

Courthouse/Station Closure- Nov. 22 & 23
The Johnson County Courthouse will be closed Nov 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.The Johnson County Transfer Station will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

MyRide driver training- Nov. 28
MyRide Johnson County is holding a volunteer driver information class/training. November 28 at 2pm at the Johnson County Senior Center. We need more drivers as this program is taking off to a great start! For any current volunteer drivers, anyone interested in how to become a volunteer driver or anyone wanting to learn how the program works please come join us. Any questions please call MyRide JC at 423-460-6012.


Fundraisers

Donate bikes for Christmas
Donate your unused bikes to the Community Center. Bikes in any condition and size will be appreciated. They will be refurbished and restored to brand new condition and give to needy children in Johnson County. This is made possible by the Community Center, Beta Theta Club and Northeast Correctional Center. Bikes can be taken to Flo at the Community Center. Any questions, call Leni Smith at 423-440-4159.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Nov. 24
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, November 24 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

VFW Post 6908 Meeting- Dec. 1
Worley Hall VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet December 1 for their regular meeting with carry-in meal served at 6 PM and meeting to follow. All members are urged to attend and any active duty military or VFW eligible veteran is invited to attend. VFW Post 6908 is an alcohol and smoke free Post. For further information, call James D. (Don) Payne at 727-7362.

Grandparent informational seminar- Dec. 3
Raising grandchildren can be a tremendous challenge. 2.7 million grandparents are now raising their grandchildren. Grandparent caregivers need a support system to help with the many tasks and challenges they face. The Johnson County School System will be hosting its first Things Grandparents Need to Know session on December 3 from 5:30 PM-7 PM in the boardroom at Central Office (located behind the library). Officer Mike Sumner will be discussing drug and alcohol abuse among children and teens. ACTION Coalition will be on hand to offer assistance on how to talk to your grandchilren about drugs and alcohol abuse. Refreshments will be probided. Please come and join us! For more information, contact Edna Miller at 727-2640.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Dec. 8
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Dec 8 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. We will celebrate with our annual Christmas Party and gift exchange. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.


Things to Do

Johnson County Arts Center- Nov. 24
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!”

Join us for Small Business Saturday from 10 AM- 5PM! Patrons can warm up with hot chocolate and enjoy free gift wrapping inside. For more information, stop by the center, call (423) 460-3313 or check out our website at www.jocoartcenter.org.

Heritage Hall- Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2
Fri., Nov. 30 & Sat., Dec. 1 at 7pm & Dec. 2 at 3pm; JC Community Theatre & JCHS Players present Annie, the popular musical in which an orphaned child finds comfort and support in the home of NYC millionaire Daddy Warbucks who sets out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. The stories become intertwined as the lovable Annie’s story hits the national spotlight. This great show for the entire family provides a wonderful holiday outing and a perfect way to support the arts. Adv seats $10/Dorr $12. For tickets, reservations, group or youth pricing, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message. The Box Office opens on Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 2 pm, 126 College Street. For more information: heritagehalltheatre.org.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner- Nov. 22
Free Thanksgiving Meal to anyone who is in need on November 22, 2018. Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery – While It Lasts –Dine-In 11 AM– 12:30 PM at Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN 37683. Must RSVP By November 9 727-9061 ext. 3123. Gabrielle Phipps Danny Herman Trucking.

Christmas on Main- Nov. 30
On Nov 30 at 5pm -8pm Main Street will decorated with lights and vendors and local businesses will be open for business so that you can find that perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. See Santa and get your picture! Come out and enjoy the festivities.Christmas tree lighting 6 PM with special singing.

Annual Christmas Parade- Dec. 1
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018 on Main Street Mountain City at 5:30 pm. Ribbons will be presented in the three categories of : Business, Non Profit Organizations, and Churches. This years theme is “The Miracle and Magic of Christmas”. For applications and further information, please call the Welcome Center at 727-5800 or Nancy Drake at 727-7368.

 

 

Community Announcements- 11/14/18

For Your Information

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse

Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

 

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Free senior stretching class
A free senior stretching class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please call Phil Walter with any questions at 727-6130.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Christmas Craft Show Space
The Johnson County Arts Council Christmas Craft Show still has booth space available for this year’s show veing held at the Armory on Nov. 24. must be homemade arts and craft items. Contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029.

Medicare Enrollment- Oct.-Dec.
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage.Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18 from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Free senior fitness program
The Johnson County Senior Center has a fitness program for you. Silver Sneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that’s helping millions of people on Medicare defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with, “I can do this!” It’s offered every Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 10 a.m. at the center. You will have lots of fun and make new friends while working to achieve your personal goals, regain new strength, become more energized and have less pain while becoming more active. Our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable teachers will guide you through our unique Strengtherapy System and prepare you for a new lease on life. Come out and join us.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Earn Your Diploma- Nov.
Adult Education (GED) Classes are starting this month. Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms TODAY- located at 370 Cold Springs Road, at the Department of Human Services Building- side entrance. We have Day and Night Classes to accommodate our working adults! Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (GED) Testing is FREE! So call (423) 460-3330 or Drop by, and take that first step towards changing your life TODAY!

Santa’s Mailbox- Nov. 21
Calling all kids! Santa’s Red Letter Box will be back out in front of the court house starting Wednesday, November 21. Letters mailed to Santa in this mailbox will be delivered directly to the North Pole and will NOT need postage. Children will need to be sure to put their name and address in the letter so that Santa will know who wants what and where to find you! The Red Letter box will remain in place until December 19th. Don’t delay too long, start thinking about your own letter today!

Election Office Closure- Nov. 21-23
The Johnson County Election Commission Office will be closed November 21 -November 23 for Thanksgiving. The office will re-open on Monday, November 26.


Fundraisers

 

Donate bikes for Christmas
Donate your unused bikes to the Community Center. Bikes in any condition and size will be appreciated. They will be refurbished and restored to brand new condition and give to needy children in Johnson County. This is made possible by the Community Center, Beta Theta Club and Northeast Correctional Center. Bikes can be taken to Flo at the Community Center. Any questions, call Leni Smith at 423-440-4159.

Danny Ray Nye Benefit- Nov. 14
There will be a Thanksgiving benefit dinner at the Johnson County Crewette Building at 201 Vandilla St, Mountain City, TN on November 14 from 2 pm- 6 pm. Proceeds go towards Danny Ray Nye’s funeral costs and other expenses.

Trade Center Thanksgiving Dinner- Nov. 18
The Trade Mill Community Center at 228 Murdock Rd, Trade, TN, will hold a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 18 at 11 am to 3 pm. Admittance for adults is $8, children under 12 is $5 and under 5 will be free. Enter for chances to win a Kitchen Aid mixer or a 12 gauge shotgun. All proceeds go to the center’s effort to restore the grounds. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171..

Election Commission Meeting- Nov. 14
Notice is hereby given that The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting. Relevant information regarding the meeting is as follows: Date: November 14, 2018 Time: 12 NOON Place: Johnson County Election Commission Office. At the time this notice is being prepared, the election commission expects the agenda of its meeting will include the following items pertaining to the November 6, 2018 State and Federal General Election and the Town of Mountain City Municipal Election: 1.            Regular Meeting Items 2.            Certify the Election

Johnson County Election Commission
158 Election Avenue, P.O. Box 106| Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-8592| Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
E-Mail: johnson.commission@tn.gov
Website: www.jctnvote.com

Republican Women Meeting- Nov. 15
The Republican Women of Johnson County will meet at the Johnson County Welcome Center at 12:00 Noon for lunch with the meeting starting at 12:30 PM. This will be the club’s Christmas Party and there will be no December meeting. Please contact Gwen Bell, at gbellhome@gmail.com, for additional information.

Commission/Budget Committee- Nov. 15
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, November 15 at 7:00p.m. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The budget committee will meet at 6:30 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Nov. 17
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Nov 17 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend. We will be given instructions and begin work on sewing a quilted calendar holder of our own. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

911 Board of Directors- Nov. 19
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Monday: November 19 at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9am – Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level. Harbin Hill Farms:dinner mix (triple washed) lettuce, plus collards, kale, bok choi, winter squash, swiss chard, scallions, celery, spinach, romaine, bib lettuce, bell peppers, escarole, garlic, a variety of fresh herbs, farm fresh eggs, local honey, and pasture-raised (hormone-free, non-GMO fed)chickens. Dough Mountain Greiber Farms:Butternut squash, Horseradish roots, Jerusalem Artichoke, and Butternut Pies. Bakery:various breakfast pastries.

Old Beech Mountain Farms:Beef & Pork, sausages, bacon, steaks, ground beef, and Dog bones.Sweet Spring Farms:Tuscan Kale, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Long Neck Pumpkins (type of butternut), Garlic and Onions and Shallots, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Sauerkraut, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sweet Pepper Sauce, Whole fruit Red Grape Jam. Life’s Little Luxuries: freshly roasted coffees and milk.Hollow Stone Farm:micro greens, an assorted greens mix, carrots, radishes, herbal vinegar, herbal extracts, hand dug local quartz crystals, pesto, green salsa, sweet potato pies, carrots cake cookies, hot sauces, salad dressing, and seasonal mushrooms.The JCHS Culinary Arts Program:homemade pies and cakes and wood work from the MEPS class.

TheCountryGirl:Gluten Free Double Chocolate Turtle Torte, Lemon Curd, Pumpkin Muffins, Garlic Asiago Bread, Tarts (Pumpkin, Lemon, Creme Brulee, & Butterscotch). Croissants (Chocolate, Chipotle habanero, Classic, Caramel Pecan Croissant muffins), Cookies(Irish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Gingerbread, & Chocolate chip). Along with Hot Cocoa, Handmade Jewelry, and Wreaths. Holiday pre-orders for baked goods at special pricing. Pat Heinemann:“leaves of stone”, knitted/crocheted baby afghans and knitted scarves.Littlebird:jams, jellies, diffuser jewelry, photo cards ..Rick’s Infinity Custom Knives: custom made knives and special orders.

Johnson County Arts Center
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!”

Cristy Dunn will teach this series of 8 classes. Students will complete a charcoal portrait and a still life painting in oil as they learn about the elements and principles of art.. The cost is $10 per class for adults and $5 per class for students 21 and under. Scholarships are available if there is financial need. Contact us to reserve your spot. Subsequent classes will be held tentatively on November 9, 17 and 23, and 30. October’s featured artist is Kay Braswell.

Senior Center Health Fair- Nov. 15
The Johnson County Senior Center will be having a Health Fair on Thursday, November 15 from 8:00am – 12:00pm. There will be area vendors and lots of good information available. Caption Call, Ballad Health, Amedisys Home Health, Mountain City Care Center, Sunset Gardens Assisted Living, ACTION Coalition, Senior Life Solutions, Frontier Health and Community Care Clinic will be present. The Johnson City Medical Center will be doing blood work for senior citizens for $10.00 from 8am-10am. Anyone under 60 years of age can call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment for blood work for $20.00. A country breakfast will be served from 7:00am – 9:00am for $3.00.

JoCo Robos Tournament- Nov. 17
We would like to invite the community to the 3rd Annual JoCo Robos robotics tournament. Joco Robos Middle and High School robotics teams are hosting a state qualifying tournament this Saturday, November 17, at the middle school gymnasium. There are 19 teams registered that will be competing for 4 spots to the state competition. The event is free to the public. Qualifying matches begin at 9:30 am, lunch is from 12-1:00, with final rounds beginning at 2:00. We would like to show the participating teams how supportive Johnson County is to our robotics teams. Come cheer on their teams! The event is free.

Heritage Hall- Nov. 17
Sat., Nov. 17, 7pm, An Evening with The Kruger Brothers: In their ever-expanding body of work – Jens Kruger (banjo and vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar and lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg (bass and vocals) – The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh. http://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers. Sponsors: Danny Herman Trucking, Mtn. View Nursery & Landscaping, Hux-Lipford Funeral Home; Adv.$25/Door$28.

Wasp Wrestling- Nov. 17
Special guest Baby Doll. November 17, bell-time 7 PM. Marty Kurtz Memorial, all proceeds go to the Kurtz family. Tickets: $8.00, Kids 6-12 $5.00, Under 5 free. Old Cove Creek School Gym, Dale Adams Rd. Sugar Grove, NC.

Historical Society Speaker- Nov. 18
Michael C. Hardy will speak to the Johnson County Historical Society at 2 PM on Sunday Nov 18 2018 in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center—— Mr. Hardy is an American historian and author of Civil War and western North Carolina books and articles. He was also named North Carolina’s 2010 Historian of the Year. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and hear this dynamic speaker talk about local occurrences in the Civil War.

Senior Center Thanksgiving- Nov. 20
It’s a Thanksgiving Feast at the Senior Center! The Johnson County Senior Center will be having a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30am. The menu will consist of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and a drink for $10.00. There will be special music and good fellowship. Take outs will also be available. Any age is invited to come to this event.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner- Nov. 22
Free Thanksgiving Meal to anyone who is in need on November 22, 2018. Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery – While It Lasts –Dine-In 11 AM– 12:30 PM at Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN 37683. Must RSVP By November 9 727-9061 ext. 3123. Gabrielle Phipps Danny Herman Trucking.

Christmas on Main- Nov. 30
On Nov 30 at 5pm -8pm Main Street will decorated with lights and vendors and local businesses will be open for business so that you can find that perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. See Santa and get your picture! Come out and enjoy the festivities. Christmas tree lighting 6:00pm with special singing.

Annual Christmas Parade- Dec. 1
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018 on Main Street Mountain City at 5:30 pm. Ribbons will be presented in the three categories of : Business, Non Profit Organizations, and Churches. This year’s theme is “The Miracle and Magic of Christmas”. For applications and further information, please call the Welcome Center at 727-5800 or Nancy Drake at 727-7368.

This week’s community announcements- 11/7/18

For Your Information

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Free senior stretching class
A free senior stretching class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please call Phil Walter with any questions at 727-6130.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Christmas Craft Show Space
The Johnson County Arts Council Christmas Craft Show still has booth space available for this year’s show veing held at the Armory on Nov. 24. must be homemade arts and craft items. Contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029.

Medicare Enrollment- October-December
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage.Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18 from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Sobriety Checkpoint- November 10
In partnership with ACTION Coalition and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Hwy 67 / Davis Glass during the week of Sunday, November 4, 2018, and Saturday, November 10, 2018, between the hours of 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Town Office Closure- November 12
The Town of Mountain City offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday. There will be no garbage pickup this day. Regular garbage routes will resume on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 727-5200.
Johnson County Government and Johnson County Transfer Station will be also be closed on November 12.


Fundraising

Donate bikes for Christmas
Donate your unused bikes to the Community Center. Bikes in any condition and size will be appreciated. They will be refurbished and restored to brand new condition and give to needy children in Johnson County. This is made possible by the Community Center, Beta Theta Club and Northeast Correctional Center. Bikes can be taken to Flo at the Community Center. Any questions, call Leni Smith at 423-440-4159.

Roadrunner Benefit Concert- November 9
The Shriners Roadrunner Benefit Concert will be at Heritage Hall on Nov. 9 at 6 pm. The concert features music by Surefire, Dollar Brothers, Slice of Bluegrass and Back Roads Bluegrass. It’s a concert you won’t want to miss. It’s for a great cause!

Levi Retiriee Breakfast- November 10
Levi Retiree Country Breakfast from 6:00 AM to 10:00 at the Johnson County Crewette BuildingHomemade sausage gravy and biscuits,sausage,eggs,potatoes,homemade jam,coffee and orange juice.Cost $6.00 adults $3.00 Children 6-12 Proceeds go the The Johnson County Senior Heating Fund… Do Come and bring a friend.

Dry Run VFD Thanksgiving- November 10
Join us at the Dry Run VFD Activity Hall at 5646 Big Dry Run Rd in Butler for our Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday November, 10. Eat in or carry out. Adults $7 children 6-12 $3.50 under 5 Free.

FBC Turkey Dinner- November 10
Join us at First Freewill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 319 Hemlock street for turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing, green beans, roll, dessert and a drink for only $7. Serving from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Trade Turkey Shoot – November 10
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, November 10 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Danny Ray Nye Benefit- November 14
There will be a Thanksgiving benefit dinner at the Johnson County Crewette Building at 201 Vandilla St, Mountain City, TN on November 14 from 2 pm- 6 pm. Proceeds go towards Danny Ray Nye’s funeral costs and other expenses.

Trade Center Thanksgiving Dinner- November 18
The Trade Mill Community Center at 228 Murdock Rd, Trade, TN, will hold a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 18 at 11 am to 3 pm. Admittance for adults is $8, children under 12 is $5 and under 5 will be free. Enter for chances to win a Kitchen Aid mixer or a 12 gauge shotgun. All proceeds go to the center’s effort to restore the grounds. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

GOP Meeting- November 8
Johnson County GOP will meet Thursday, Nov 8th at the lower level at the courthouse at 6:00. Please plan to attend.

Election Commission Meeting- November 9
Notice is hereby given that The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting. Relevant information regarding the meeting is as follows:Date: November 9, 2018Time: 12 NOON Place: Johnson County Election Commission Office. At the time this notice is being prepared, the election commission expects the agenda of its meeting will include the following items pertaining to the November 6, 2018 State and Federal General Election and the Town of Mountain City Municipal Election: 1. Count Provisional Ballots 2. Discuss Election Day Procedures

Johnson County Election Commission
158 Election Avenue, P.O. Box 106| Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-8592|Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
E-Mail: johnson.commission@tn.gov
Website: www.jctnvote.com

Legion Saturday Meeting- November 10
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Saturday, November 10 at 12:30 PM following the Veterans Day Service. This is our annual Thankgiving dinner. The Post will provide the turkeys, so members are encouraged to bring seasonal side dish/desserts. Bring larger portions as we usually have higher attendance for this special event. Those planning to attend the Service may drop off dishes at Post 61 for warming. For more information call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Town Meeting Rescheduled- November 13
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a public hearing and second and final reading of Ordinance #1603, an ordinance amending Ordinance #1588, which is an ordinance of the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee adopting the annual budget, tax rate and water and sewer rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Democratic Meeting- November 13
The next meeting of the Johnson County Democrat Party has been moved to Tuesday November 13 at 5:30pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Beekeepers Meeting- November 13
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm Bureau building. For more info, email johnsoncountybeekeepers@ outlook.com.

Election Commission Meeting- November 14
Notice is hereby given that The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting. Relevant information regarding the meeting is as follows:Date: November 14, 2018Time: 12 NOON Place: Johnson County Election Commission Office. At the time this notice is being prepared, the election commission expects the agenda of its meeting will include the following items pertaining to the November 6, 2018 State and Federal General Election and the Town of Mountain City Municipal Election: 1. Regular Meeting Items 2. Certify the Election

Johnson County Election Commission
158 Election Avenue, P.O. Box 106| Mountain City, TN 37683 (423) 727-8592|Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
E-Mail: johnson.commission@tn.gov
Website: www.jctnvote.com

Republican Women Meeting- November 15
The Republican Women of Johnson County will meet at the Johnson County Welcome Center at 12:00 Noon for lunch with the meeting starting at 12:30 PM. This will be the club’s Christmas Party and there will be no December meeting. Please contact Gwen Bell, at gbellhome@gmail.com, for additional information.

Commission/Budget Committee- November 15
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, November 15 at 7:00p.m. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The budget committee will meet at 6:30 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting.

Quilt Guild Meeting- November 17
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Nov 17 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend. We will be given instructions and begin work on sewing a quilted calendar holder of our own. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

911 Board of Directors- November 19
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Monday: November 19 at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.


Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9am – Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level.

Johnson County Arts Center
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. . You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!”

Cristy Dunn will teach this series of 8 classes. Students will complete a charcoal portrait and a still life painting in oil as they learn about the elements and principles of art.. The cost is $10 per class for adults and $5 per class for students 21 and under. Scholarships are available if there is financial need. Contact us to reserve your spot. Subsequent classes will be held tentatively on November 9, 17 and 23, and 30. October’s featured artist is Kay Braswell.

Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday- Nov. 10
Show your support for our veterans and local hometown heroes at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 10, 11 AM at Heritage Hall. For the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we will honor our Johnson County WWI veterans. Guest speakers include:Senator Jon Lundberg, State Rep. Timothy Hill, County Mayor Mike Taylor and City Mayor Kevin Parsons. Nancy Davis and the Johnson County Community Children’s Chorus will perform under Marie-Jo Thum who will provide musical talent. As always there will be a service medley salute to all veterans. WMCT will provide live coverage for those unable to attend.

Veterans Day Lunch- November 10
Butler Ruritan will have a Veterans Day Luncheon on Saturday, November 10th from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Butler Ruritan building located on Piercetown Road, above the fire hall. All Veterans eat free. Visitors pay $7.00. Meal will consist of ham, 3 vegetables, salad, rolls, desserts and a drink.

Heritage Hall- November 17
Sat., Nov. 17, 7pm, An Evening with The Kruger Brothers: In their ever-expanding body of work – Jens Kruger (banjo and vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar and lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg (bass and vocals) – The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh. http://krugerbrothers.com/about-kruger-brothers. Sponsors: Danny Herman Trucking, Mtn. View Nursery & Landscaping, Hux-Lipford Funeral Home; Adv.$25/Door$28.

Vendor Event- November 17
A small vendor event will be on November 17 from 10am until 6pm at First Christian Church education building ( old elizabethton federal building)These are independent consultants. Some involved are Paparazzi, Young Living oils, Avon etc. If you are interested in participating please call 943-6466.

Historical Society Speaker- November 18
Michael C. Hardy will speak to the Johnson County Historical Society at 2 PM on Sunday Nov 18 2018 in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center—— Mr. Hardy is an American historian and author of Civil War and western North Carolina books and articles. He was also named North Carolina’s 2010 Historian of the Year. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and hear this dynamic speaker talk about local occurrences in the Civil War.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner- November 22
Free Thanksgiving Meal to anyone who is in need on November 22, 2018. Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery – While It Lasts – Dine-In 11 AM– 12:30 PM at Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN 37683. Must RSVP By November 9 727-9061 ext. 3123. Gabrielle Phipps Danny Herman Trucking.

Christmas on Main- November 30
On Nov 30 at 5pm -8pm Main Street will decorated with lights and vendors and local businesses will be open for business so that you can find that perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. See Santa and get your picture! Come out and enjoy the festivities. Christmas tree lighting 6:00pm with special singing. If you are interested in setting up as a vendor please contact Megan McEwen at meg4001@hotmail.com or 423-213-0040.

Annual Christmas Parade- December 1
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018 on Main Street Mountain City at 5:30 pm. Ribbons will be presented in the three categories of : Business, Non Profit Organizations, and Churches. This years theme is “The Miracle and Magic of Christmas”. For applications and further information, please call the Welcome Center at 727-5800 or Nancy Drake at 727-7368.