Mountain City Christmas Parade this Saturday

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce announces that the annual Christmas parade will be held Sat., Dec. 2nd at 5:30 p.m. in Mountain City. This year’s theme is “The Lights of Christmas.” Floats will be judged and ribbons presented in three categories: business, nonprofit and church.
For further information, please contact the Welcome Center at 727-5800 or Nancy Drake at 727-8547. Make plans to participate in this fun community event.

 

American Legion and Auxiliary meeting Dec. 8th

American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Fri., Dec. 8th at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St.
This is our annual Christmas dinner and members are encouraged to bring a seasonal covered side dish/dessert. Hams will be provided by the Post. Current and potential members should plan to join us for an evening of good food and fellowship
If you wish to participate in our Christmas exchange, please bring a gift valued at $15 or less. We also plan to wrap presents for our nursing home veterans.
This will be another chance to pay dues for membership year 2018 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.

Experience ‘Christmas on Main’ in downtown Mountain City on Friday

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will present their very first annual Christmas on Main on December 1. The event will run from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Main Street in downtown Mountain City.
The festive evening begins with the judging of decorated business storefronts on Main Street. The first, second and third place winners will be announced at the Christmas parade held the following day on Saturday, December 2ne starting at 5:30 pm. Local crafters will be set up to help you with your Christmas shopping. Hot chocolate will be available as people shop for Christmas presents made locally, in addition to other delicious treats. Additionally, Christmas trees and wreaths will be available for sale to start off the season.
Additionally, there will be a photo booth and activities planned for children and adults. Angel tree ornaments will be available to honor those special people in your lives or to remember a loved one.
There will also be a live nativity scene.
Children singers will be performing from 5:30 to 6:30 under the direction of Ms. Thumb. The lighting of the Christmas tree will be at 6:00 pm, followed by the story of the candy cane, the meaning of Christmas and prayer for all during the holiday season. Enjoy the music of Christmas as carolers sing up and down Main Street and spreading some Christmas cheer.
If Santa can get away from the North Pole, he will be in Mountain City from 6:30 to 7:30 pm to see who has been good. Elves will also be available to help take pictures.
The Johnson County Arts Center will open until 6:30 pm for shopping. If you haven’t seen the beautiful art work by local artists, make sure to stop by and take a look at what our artists have to offer.
At 7:00 pm, Heritage Hall will present “The Doublewide, Texas Christmas.” There will be performances on December 1st, 2nd and third.
Don’t forget the Christmas parade, Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 5:30 pm.
The Johnson County School System will be set up in front of Johnson County Bank on Saturday before and during the Christmas parade and they will be giving a free book to any child that comes by their table.

‘The Quilting Bees’ stay busy raising funds for seniors

On any Tuesday morning, sounds of laughter and smiling faces can be found gathered around a quilting frame at the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center. These dedicated and talented quilters have donated their talent and time to benefit the Johnson County Senior Center as over $1,000 has been raised since January 1st of this year through their efforts. The quilters quilt by hand and finish quilts for people throughout the community who provide the quilts and pay for the quilting services. All money raised through the quilting is used to provide services at the Johnson County Senior Center.

On quilting day, a fly on the wall can be entertained by Grace’s stories or memories shared by members of days gone by. The sharing of stories and memories provides pleasant diversion as the quilters’ needles stitch quilts such as Catina’s Basket, Double Wedding Ring, Trip Around the World, Lady’s Boot, to name a few. Many of the quilts are old quilt tops left by family members. Traditional quilts are the preference but a wide variety of quilts are quilted.
Quilters include Grace Davis, Judy Dunn, Barbara Henson, Jean Henson, Beverly McKinney, Janie Nelson, Ollie Phipps, Carol Shores, and Cora Mae Stout.
For more information on quilting, contact the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center at 423-727-8883.

Children’s holiday party at public library

Stories, games, singing, crafts, snacks, and lots of holiday fun! All children ages 5-12 are invited to this Christmas party sponsored by Friends of the Library and Delta Kappa Gamma teacher sorority. To sign up call or come in to the library.

Mountain City Elementary School recognizes its 2017 Stampede winners

Raising money, getting exercise, and just having fun is a good combination. Students, staff, and parents enjoyed walking laps while raising money for their school at the 2017 “Stampede” walkathon at Mountain City Elementary School.
Prizes were recently awarded to all students who participated, and school wide winners were announced. Winners were:
School Wide Winner: Miley Reynolds; Top Five: Landen Johnson, Jaden Picazo, Mack White, Karlie Jo Fletcher, and Gaston Dugger; Grade Level Winners: Pre-K/Head Start-Cooper Ingia, Kindergarten-Sara Beth Pennington, First Grade-Clara Wilson, Second Grade-Gavin Mahala, Third Grade-Addy Snyder, Fourth Grade-Isaac Lewis, Fifth Grade-Jasmine Cunningham, and Sixth Grade-Natalie Oliver and Kevin Horner; Poster Design Winners: Mrs. Baker’s Class (PreK-2nd) and Mrs. Shepherd’s Class (Grades 3-6).
Students who collected the most donations for the ticket drawings were: School Wide Winner-George Grill and the Top Three-Hannah Fletcher, Zyra Baker, and Ethan Reece. A total of $15,910.25 was collected to purchase instructional supplies and materials for Pre-K/Head Start-sixth grade. Mountain City Elementary School would like to thank the students, staff, parents, volunteers, community, NECC, McDonald’s, Abingdon Cinemall, Dollywood and Tweetsie Railroad for supporting this event.

 

Mountain City Elementary School celebrates reading

Choosing a favorite book can be a difficult task. However, that was not the case as evidenced by the numerous projects that were displayed at the Mountain City Elementary Reading Fair on October 26, 2017. Students in each grade level were provided with guidelines and challenged to enter creative individual and grade level projects.
Pre-K/Head Start and sixth grade students were represented by grade level projects.
Winners were: Kindergarten – Mrs. Wills’ Class: 1st Place-Sara Beth Pennington, 2nd-Ethan Wilson, and 3rd-Mason Gregg; Ms. Guinn’s Class: 1st Place-Nyiah Reece, 2nd-Ellie Beth Icenhour, and 3rd-Kylee Cannon; Mrs. Eckert’s Class: 1st Place-McKenzie Jennings, 2nd-Haley Jones, and 3rd-Lily Berger;
First Grade – Mrs. Arnold’s Class: 1st Place-Camden Johnson, 2nd-Avery Blevins and Clara Wilson, and 3rd-Tanner Leonard and McKynlee Smith; Mrs. Cook’s Class: 1st Place-Logan Gladden, 2nd-Evan Stamper, and 3rd-Judith Lunceford; Mrs. Trista Wilson’s Class: 1st Place-Reece Bulliner, 2nd-Kearstan Jennings, and 3rd-Katelynn Marshall; Ms. Hyder’s Class: 1st Place-River Burgess, 2nd-Reese Wells, and 3rd-Amillia Eckert;
Second grade – Mrs. Dunn’s Class: 1st Place-Eli Norris, 2nd-Liyah Hillman, and 3rd-Hunter McElyea; Ms. Lisa Wilson’s Class: 1st-Alex Wright, 2nd-Zack Lipford, and 3rd-Emilynn Sedgwick; Mrs. Cornett’s Class: 1st Place-Maddison Price, 2nd-Mckenzie Dickens, and 3rd-Sawyer Marshall;
Third Grade: Mrs. Osborne’s Class: 1st Place-Addy Snyder, 2nd-Tessa Schoolcraft, and 3rd-Karlie Jo Fletcher; Ms. McGlamery’s Class: 1st Place-Michael Gray, 2nd-Emma Brown, and 3rd-Eli Horne, Mrs. Childers’ Class: 1st Place-Michael Watson, 2nd-Jackson Bauguess, 3rd-Mayah Roark;
Fourth Grade – Mrs. Long’s Class: 1st Place-Lexi Mullins, 2nd-Eli Stamper, and 3rd-Briley Vaught, Mrs. Icenhour’s Class: 1st Place-Gracie Hammett, 2nd-Josie Grindstaff, and 3rd-Julia Crews; Mrs. Greer’s Class: 1st place-Emma Dugger, 2nd-Christopher Canter, and 3rd-Hailey McCoy;
Fifth Grade – Mrs. Shepherd’s Class: 1st Place-Allison Trivette, 2nd-Bella Lowe, and 3rd-Kylah Henley, Mrs. Chambers’ Class: 1st Place-Jasmine Cunningham, 2nd-Carter Rhudy, and 3rd-Ivy Lakatos; Ms. Parrish’s Class: 1st Place-Noah Brown, 2nd-Alyssa McElyea, and 3rd-Mimi Zaldivar. Thanks to the staff, students, and families for supporting this event and making it a good learning experience for the students. Reading can make a difference in the academic success of all children.

FSA County Committee election deadline Dec. 4th

All eligible voters in Local Administrative Area-1 (LAA-1), consisting of the communities of Laurel Bloomery, Mountain City, and Forge Creek are reminded to cast their ballots in the local FSA County Committee election on or before the Monday December 4, 2017 deadline. Anyone in these areas of the county who participates in a local FSA program., is of legal voting age and meets eligible voter criteria may vote. Ballots were mailed to eligible voters on November 6th. Eligible voters in LAA-1 who did not receive a ballot should contact their local FSA office immediately. Ballots must be returned to the FSA office or postmarked by December 4, 2017. Ballots will be counted on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Johnson County Farm Service Agency.FSA committee members play an important role in their communities by making decisions on commodity price support loans and payments; conservation and disaster programs, and other important issues. Newly elected committee members and alternates will take office January 1, 2018.For more information please visit the Johnson County FSA office at 119 S Murphey Street or call 727-9744.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W, Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free at
866-632-9992 (English) or 800 877 8339 (TDD) or 866-377-8642 (English Federal relay or 800-845-6136 Spanish Federal relay. Special accommodations will be made upon request for individuals with disabilities or for individuals with vision impairment, or hearing impairment. If accommodations are required, please call JoAnn Reece at 423-727-9744.

 

Boy Scouts to collect food in local neighborhoods this Saturday

This Saturday, November 18, 2017 Scouts and adult leaders from the Sequoyah, BSA will be returning to neighborhoods throughout the region to complete their annual Scouting for Food Good Turn Project sponsored locally by Food City.

People who received bags recently are reminded to fill them with canned good items and set them on their porch early Saturday morning for pickup. People not receiving bags may participate by taking canned good items to a local Food City Store or by purchasing an already stocked food bay at Food City.

The project annually collects more than 200,000 cans of food in the 16 counties covered by the Sequoyah Council. The drive started last weekend as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteers visited neighborhoods throughout Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee to deliver more than 150,000 bags provided by Food City.

The bags have a list of suggested food items to donate. Scouts will begin collected as early as 8:00 a.m. this Saturday. The food will be taken to area collections centers where the food will be sorted, boxed and turned over to a local food distribution agency to benefit needy people in each community.

The good turn project is part of a nationwide appeal undertaken by The Boy Scouts, which has more than 2.3 million members.
Food City has served as the sponsor in the Sequoyah Council since its inception in 1988, provided the bags as well as physical and financial support. More than 5.7 million cans have been collected in the 29 previous Scouting for Food campaigns.

The food is distributed in the communities in which it is collected. Many food banks report stocks from Scouting for Food campaigns lasting up to six months.

 

Veterans honored at Johnson County Senior Center

Veterans were honored at the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center on Thursday, November 9. With over 90 people in attendance, more than 30 veterans were honored for their service during the special lunchtime program.
Kathy Motsinger, Director of the Senior Citizens Center, extended greetings and a warm welcome to those in attendance. Retired Navy Veteran Don Payne gave the invocation. Junior Maze sang “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” followed by a recitation of “Ragged Old Flag” which Jackie Warden provided accompaniment.

Margaret Westphal and Nancy Wills, members of the newly formed Blue Ridge Mountains Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, expressed gratitude to the veterans and presented certificates of appreciation for their service to each veteran present. Hugh Walker, World War II veteran, at the age of 97 was the oldest veteran in attendance. Veterans honored included Stan Ahrens, Willie Arnold, Marvin Blair, Joe Cress, John Davis, Russell Dowell, Earl Farmer, Robert Glenn, Pat Green, Terry Hodge, Sanford, Humphrey, Willis Lewis, Ron Martin, Junior Maze, Derl McCloud, Bob Miller, Don Payne, Earl Payne, Edwin Price, Frank Price, Joe Ray, Herbert Rupard, Jack Swift, Wade Thomas, Ted Trivett, Hugh Walker, James Whitesell, Alf Wilson, and Don Wilson. Senior members who are veterans but were unable to attend the program include James Darocha, Nelson Diggs, John Forrester, Val Herod, Scott Johnson, Paul Payne and James Richards.
Jackie Warden sang “God Bless The USA” after veterans were honored for their service.

 

Planning and building fences on the farm

By Rick Thomason

University of Tennessee
Johnson County Extension Director

Many innovations have occurred in the fencing industry in recent years, giving producers an array of options for fences to confine and protect livestock.  Whether used as permanent, periphery boundaries, temporary pasture dividers or to encircle a house, fences need careful planning and construction for efficient usefulness, long life and low maintenance.
The first consideration in deciding the best fence is the purpose for which it will be used.  Livestock protection and confinement are the main reasons for considering fencing, but the fencing needs for various types (species, age, breed, production system) of livestock vary widely.  Following are some of the livestock types and situations with special requirements:
Cattle – Most types of fence can be used with cattle, so most cattle producers assess factors such as expense, ease of construction and expected life of the fence when considering fencing strategy.  In the past, woven wire and barbed wire were the most common fence types; however, high-tensile fencing is rapidly gaining popularity in Tennessee.
Fence height for perimeter cattle fences should be a minimum of 54 inches.  When bulls are penned separately from cows, special attention must be paid to construction.  Heavy posts with thick-gauge wire or cables are required, or electric fence may be effectively used.
Fences for handling facilities must be strong enough to withstand heavy usage, tall enough (60 inches minimum) to prevent escape, and clearly visible.  Treated wood or heavy wire panel fences are preferred.
Sheep and Goats – Fences for sheep and goats do not have to be as tall as for cattle, but they have other special requirements.  Predator control is more important.  Electric fences are particularly useful for discouraging predators such as dogs and coyotes.  Barbed wire is not as effective with sheep, as the barbs tend to become covered with wool.
Horses – Visibility is a necessary characteristic in fencing for horses.  Barbed wire should be avoided because there are many opportunities for horses to tear their hide on the barbs.  High-tensile wire fences poses a threat to horses because they may become entangled in the strands.  The chance of this can be decreased if high-tensile fences are made more visible by placing posts closer together, or hanging ribbons or something else from the wire.  Board fences are ideal for horses.  Woven wire also works well, particularly with a single board at the top so the horses can easily see the fence.
For more information on planning and building fences on the farm, check out the UT Extension Publication, PB 1541, “Planning and Building Fences on the Farm”.  This publication can be accessed on-line at: https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/PB1541.pdf

Johnson County Senior Center to hold a health fair tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Senior blood tests Nov. 15th
The Johnson County Senior Center will be having a Health Fair on Wed., Nov. 15th from 8-10 a.m. The Mtn. States Health Alliance will be doing blood tests for any senior in Johnson County for $10. (This is a $300 blood test). Free blood pressure checks and vitals will also be available for seniors. The center will open at 7 a.m. to register for blood tests and please no early birds. If you have any questions please call the senior center at (423) 727-8883.

Barks and Bubbles holds blessing of the animals

This past Saturday, Barbs and Bubbles held a blessing of the animals at their location on Highway 421. Dogs, cats and animals of all breeds were invited to attend, along with their owners, to receive a blessing given by a minister.
During the month of October, churches all around the world hold a service for the blessing of the animals. It all began approximately 800 years ago with Francis of Assisi. Across the world, people bring their pets to be blessed on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
According to Nina Richards, any animal was welcome to the event. They asked that everyone bring a can of dog, puppy or cat food that will be given to Melissa Gentry for her Rescue Dog and End of Sanctuary mission. According to Richards, there were snacks for both animals and their people.
Although the crowd was small with eight dogs and one cat were part of the blessing, they raiseed $25 for Melissa Rescue Dog and some food for her furry friends.

The woolly worm makes its annual prediction

Joseph Gambill doesn’t seem to be bothered at all with the woolly warm curled up in his hand.

It’s been 40 years since the folks of Banner Elk held their first woolly worm festival. According to local lore, the severity of the winter months is based on the 13 body segments of the wooly worm that wins the race to cross the finish line first. Each segment equals one week of winter. Black segments indicate snowy and bitter week, while lighter brown segments mean a milder weather.

According to this year’s wooly worm winner’s predictions from Banner Elk, week one through week three indicate average temperatures with snow. Weeks four through nine shows average temperatures. Week 10, although the temperatures will be average for that time of year, there will be some light snow. Week 11 also shows averages tempers, and weeks 12 and 13 will be in the normal range but with snow.

For those who follow a more traditional approach to our winter weather predictions, The Old Farmer’s Almanac says our region will see a warmer than normal winter, with above the normal amount of precipitation and below normal amounts of snow. Late December, early to mid January, early and mid February will be the coldest time periods. The snowiest time will be mid to late November, early and mid to late January and finally, the middle of March.

If the Old Farmer’s Almanac is correct, it looks like we could have snow for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Local chapter of Daughters of American Revolution formed

The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Johnson County became Tennessee’s newest chapter on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The organizing meeting of the chapter was held at the fellowship hall of the First Christian Church of Mountain City with Organizing Regent Janet Rhea Payne presiding.
Tennessee State Regent Charlotte Stout Reynolds installed officers of the chapter. Officers are Regent Janet Rhea Payne, Vice Regent Janet Cress Payne, Recording Secretary Nancy Shoun, Corresponding Secretary Martha Elvidge, Treasurer Nancy Wills, Registrar Katherine Stout, Historian Margaret Westphal, Librarian Maggie Lewis, Chaplain Sue Howard and Parliamentarian Mary Nave.
Members of the new chapter signed the chapter’s charter with State Regent Charlotte Reynolds and State Organizing Secretary Nancy Carr welcoming each member. Organizing members of the chapter are Cindy Church, Martha Cress Elvidge, Sarah Hernandez, Frankie Hammonds, Sue Howard, Jennifer Icenhour, Maggie Lewis, Mary Nave, Janet Cress Payne, Janet Rhea Payne, Lynne Payne Phillips, Carolyn Roberts, Nancy Shoun, Rosemary Stanbery, Joan Cress Stout, Amelia Stout, Katherine Stout, Margaret Westphal, Nancy Wills, and Jane Winters.
Supporting the Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter in its organization in addition to State Regent Charlotte Reynold and State Organizing Secretary Nancy Carr were State Vice Regent Cecile Wimberly, State Treasurer Betty Stevens, DAR chapter officers and members from surrounding areas and family members.
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women’s service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our patriot ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War nearly 250 years ago. Members are women who can prove a lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution.
The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter NSDAR will meet at 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday of every month at the Johnson County Library.

Bridge construction and Johnson County High School/Middle School traffic flow change delayed to Nov. 13

A map of traffic flow during bridge construction was provided by Mountain City Mayor Kevin Parsons.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will be replacing the Fairground Lane bridge at the entrance to Johnson County Middle and High Schools beginning Thursday, November 13th. According to Mountain City Mayor Kevin Parsons the original start date of November 8th was delayed due to the JCHS football team hosting playoff games.
Traffic will not be able to enter at the front entrance due to the construction. The new entrance during bridge construction will be at Fairview Avenue (at the track) and continuing up the hill from there. Traffic will exit by the vocational school and proceed down East Hillcrest Drive.
JCMS car riders and walkers will be dismissed at 3 p.m. with pickups in front of the high school. Parents will not be permitted to drive around the building in the afternoon due to bus pickups. JCHS walkers will also dismiss at 3 p.m. Student car drivers will dismiss at 3:10 p.m. Bus riders will dismiss at their normal time.
Mayor Parsons advises parents, teachers and students that the new traffic pattern will cause delays until everyone is accustomed to the temporary route. He suggests those using that route to allow extra time before and after school. “Our city officers will be assisting traffic around the detour area as well as enforcing both direction of travel and vehicle speed for the duration of the project,” said Parsons.
Traffic flow should go back to normal in the spring of 2018.

 

First Free Will Baptist to hold turkey dinner Nov. 4th

First Free Will Baptist Church will hold a turkey dinner at their fellowship hall on November 4th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, roll, dessert and drink for only $7.00. Thank you for supporting First Freewill Baptist Church youth group.

Johnson County Winter Farmers Market to open November 4

By Richard Calkins

The Board of Directors of the Johnson County Farmers Market is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, November 4, beginning at 9 AM in the basement of the Johnson County Welcome Center.
This new initiative reflects both the growing demand for fresh local produce, pasture-raised beef and pork, farm-fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods and other “value-added” agricultural products, and the increasing availability of such products from farms in our area. The winter market will observe the same hours as the summer market (Saturdays from 9 AM to Noon), but will be located in the warm and cozy basement of the welcome center. (Parking is available in the back of the building.) In addition to space for 20 vendors, the facility will feature a seating area (the “Friends of the Winter Market Café”), where, for a small donation, patrons can enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea, and perhaps a locally produced pastry or other baked goods from one of our vendors. Like the summer market, local musicians will be invited to perform for the listening pleasure of our customers.
Several vendors will also be joining together to offer a weekly “CSA” box (Community-Supported Agriculture), including beef and pork products, baked goods, and fresh produce. In addition to farm-fresh edibles, we will also have locally produced crafts, art work, soaps, candles, and the like, perfect gifts for the up-coming holidays. For more information on the winter market, please find us on Facebook at “Johnson County Farmers Market”. Vendors interested in selling at the winter market can call or text the winter market manager (Anna Timmerman) at 919 616-0932.

 

Johnson County 4-H reports

Today, we had our second 4-H meeting. We learned how to go through our club meeting. We learned about our next project, which is the Public Speaking contest. The winners of our recyclable ornament contest are: Megan Stout won 1st place. Lilly Powell won 2nd place. Anna Norris won 3rd place.
Jaida Garland
Mrs. Eggleston’s 4th Grade
Doe Elementary

On September 21, 2017 Mrs. Dugger’s 6th Grade had their 4-H meeting. In our meeting, we talked about our officer jobs and who was going to be elected as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Reporter. The winners of our election were: Josh Lowe- President, Casey Ollinger- Vice President, Chase Muncy- Secretary, and I, Destiny Nicholson- Reporter. After the election, we talked about our first project, the recyclable ornament contest. Then, Mrs. Pleasant and Ms. Taylor showed us examples of other ornaments that had been made and they gave us great ideas.
Destiny Nicholson
Mrs. Dugger’s 6th Grade
Laurel Elementary

This month Mrs. Dugger’s 6th grade turned in their recyclable ornament. Mrs. Pleasant told us about our next project for next month. Our next project is the speech contest. We learned about writing a speech using the hamburger model. We have to have an introduction, a body and a conclusion to our speech. We need to remember to make eye contact, remember to practice, and to meet our time limit. Then Mrs. Pleasant gave examples of posture and the way we should stand. We shouldn’t lean against the board or move from side to side. We also went over an example speech about Abraham Lincoln. Last, Mrs. Pleasant and Ms. Taylor gave out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. The 1st place winner was Kailahni Webster. The 2nd place winner was Trista Dunn. In 3rd place was a tie between Casey Ollinger and Allison Sutherland.
Destiny Nicholson
Mrs. Dugger’s 6th Grade
Laurel Elementary

Mrs. Shepherd’s 5th Grade class had their 1st 4-H meeting on September 26, 2017. At this meeting we elected our class officers and they are: Tory Torbett- President, Taylor Chapman- Vice President, Secretary- Bella Lowe, and Reporter- Kylah Henley. Our 1st project was the Recyclable Ornament contest. Today, October 27, we found out who won the contest. The winners were: 1st place- Kylah Henley, 2nd place-Cameron Crowder, and 3rd place was a tie between Ethan Ward and Bella Lowe.
Kylah Henley
Mrs. Shepherd’s 5th Grade
Mountain City Elementary