Community Announcements 5-22-19

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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.

This Week’s Community Announcements- 10/31/18

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2018 Season
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Halloween Notice- October 31
Halloween will be observed in the city limits on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Trick or treat hours will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. only. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have set the following rules for observance and to ensure the children’s safety:

1.Masks shall not be worn by anyone over 12 years of age.
2.The blocking of streets, throwing of missiles, and acts of vandalism of any kind will not be tolerated.
3.Juvenile offenders will be detained by the police until parents are called to pick them up at the police department. Parents will be responsible for property damages done by minor children.

It is recommended that parents accompany their children and only trick or treat in your immediate neighborhood. Parents are encouraged to check what they allow their children to eat from their treats. Please stay on the edge of the road and wear something that can be seen in the dark. Additional police officers will be on patrol. Please drive slowly and be on the lookout for other little goblins.

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.

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.

Doe Valley VFD Dinner- November 3
Saturday November 3 from 5 pm- 8 pm. Eat in or carry outs available. Choose a turkey or ham dinner with all of the fixing, dessert and a drink. Adult- $7 Child- $3. Live music! Find out more at 423-727-8385

Eastern Star Fundraiser- November 4
Butler Eastern Star is having a Thanksgiving lunch fundraiser on Sunday, November 4th at Roan Creek Lodge in Butler, 12-2 p.m. Meals are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Carry outs are available. Proceeds will go to fund community projects.

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 Building. Homemade 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 $& children 6-12 $3.50 under 5 Free.

First FBC Turkey Dinner- November 10
Enjoy turkey. mashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing, green beans, roll, dessert and a drink for $7.

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. 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 Meeting- November 3
VFW 6908 and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, November 3 at the VFW building on Depot Street. A carry-in meal will be served at 6 pm with regular meeting at 7 pm. Any eligible VFW veteran or active duty military is invited to attend. VFW Post 6908 is a smoke free and alcohol free Post.

Election Commission Meeting- November 7
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 7, 2018Time: 9 AM 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. Compare Votes from Tally Tapes to the Tabulated Results 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

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 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 Thanksgiving dinner. The Post will provide the turkeys, so members are encouraged to brin a seasonal side dish/dessert. Please plan to bring larger portions as we usually have higher attendance for this special event. 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.

Quilt Guild Meeting- November 17
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Nov 17th 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.

Things to Do

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

Johnson County Arts Center- November 2
Nowhere Valley will be performing live, and we always have refreshments. Come celebrate November’s Featured Artists: Students of Kay Braswell. New works by: Dottie Harmon, Jewell McCloud, Bob Lowe, Monta Lucas,  Sue Boist, Patricia Olsen, June Spicer, Vickie Trober, Heather Guildea, Karin Bell, Amber Icenhour and Donna Rosenberg. As always, ALL ARE WELCOME!

Trade Trunk or Treat- October 31
The annual Trade Community Center Trunk or Treat will be held on Wednesday, Octover 31, 2018 at the Trade School, 228 Murdock Road, Trade. Hours will be 5 pm – 7 pm. Children in costume accompanied by an adult will be given free candy. Refreshments will also be available.

Library Book Sale- November 1-3
Friends of the Johnson County Public Library BOOK SALE Thursday, November 15pm-7pmFor Friends members only.Opens to the general public Friday, November 2 9am-5pm and 10/31/18Saturday, November 3 9am-1p.m.

Longhorn Football- November 2
The Longhorn Touchdown Club is proud of our 2018 football team and would like to thank our players, coaches, and coaching staff for an awesome back-to-back season. We would also like to thank the Touchdown Club members, parents, families, friends, and fans who cheer on our team at every game! Thank you to our local churches and organizations who provided meals for our team each week. A special thank you to the businesses whose continued support means so much to our team throughout the season. We encourage everyone to join us for this Friday’s home playoff game against Gatlinburg-Pittman in the first round of the playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 PM! All tickets are $8.

Heritage Hall- November 3
Experience the warmth of a homespun story, know the goodness of a true tale…….Absolutely hilarious and unpredictable as well as emotionally reviving. http://www.ddavisstoryteller.com Sponsored by Mullins Real Estate and Auction, Johnson County Community Hospital, and WMCT Radio, 1390 AM & 102.9 FM. Adv $15/Door $18Tues, Nov 6, Barter Theatre presents “Sally McCoy”, In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing story which takes a hard look at how women’s stories and perspectives are too often excluded. Set in August 1882, Sally’s three eldest sons are captured by the Hatfield clan. Sally crosses miles of Appalachian wilderness in the dark of night to save her children from certain death at the vengeful hands of the Hatfields. After traveling all those miles alone, she arrives at the home of the Hatfield patriarch, “Devil” Anse Hatfield, and refuses to let anything stand in her way until she has seen the “Devil” face to face. Sponsors: Body/Mind Dynamics, Vistas Land & Sea, Watauga Lake Winery. Adv$20/Door $23. Call 423-727-7444 and leave a message. for more info.

Veterans Day Ceremony- November 10
Shoe your support for our veterans and local hometown heroes at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 10 at Heritage Hall. For the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we will honor our Johnson County WW1 veterans. Guest epakers include: Jom Lundberg, Timothy Hill, Mike Taylor and Kevin Parsons.

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 Center128 College Street in Mountain City, TN 37683Must RSVP By November 9, 2018 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.

This Week’s Community Announcements- 10/24/18

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2018 Season
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.

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.

Pregnancy Center services to community
The Johnson County Pregnancy Center, located at 917 Crossroads Drive in Mtn. City, is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is always in need of gently used small baby clothing up to size 18 months. Any gently used toys or equipment for babies and young children are welcome too. New moms also need personal items such as shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, etc. and always appreciated are diapers and wipes plus all other baby need. Clients can earn a crib with 10 visits to their doctor. Clients can always get a free pregnancy test and the center offers limited ultrasounds with an appointment. For more information, contact Director Judith (Kip) Hoekstra at 423-727-8600.

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.

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.

GED classes in Mountain City
Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms today- located at 372 Cold Springs Road (side entrance of the Department of Human and Child Services building). Classes are held four days a week, along with 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. Take that first step towards changing your life today.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
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.

JCFM Holiday Fair- October 27
The Johnson County Farmers Market will hold its annual Holiday Fair Saturday, October 27, from 9am until noon.
Not only will you find local fall produce, meats, and baked goods for your holiday meals but additional local hand crafted items including a variety of woodwork, bird houses, stained glass, pottery, jewelry, metal art, dried flower art, embroidered gifts, candles and more!   There will be plenty of honey, jams, jellies, herbed vinegars, lotions, soaps, bath products, and other gift items.Come enjoy live music while you shop at the Farmers Market located at Ralph Stout Park.   Come early for the best selection! Call 423-727-5725 for more information.

Community Center Program
If you have a child that comes to the after school program at the JC/MC Community Center. Please fill out and return the paperwork for your child ASAP. We need this paperwork to continue with our program.

Scarecrows on Main- October 10-31
It’s time for “Scarecrows on Main”! Scarecrow exhibit dates will be from October 10 through the 31. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded, as well as “People’s Choice”. Please cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” at City Hall from Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 25.The winner will be announced on October 26. If you would like more information, please call 423-727-8005.

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.

Halloween Notice- October 31
Halloween will be observed in the city limits on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Trick or treat hours will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. only. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have set the following rules for observance and to ensure the children’s safety:

1.Masks shall not be worn by anyone over 12 years of age.
2.The blocking of streets, throwing of missiles, and acts of vandalism of any kind will not be tolerated.
3.Juvenile offenders will be detained by the police until parents are called to pick them up at the police department. Parents will be responsible for property damages done by minor children.

It is recommended that parents accompany their children and only trick or treat in your immediate neighborhood. Parents are encouraged to check what they allow their children to eat from their treats. Please stay on the edge of the road and wear something that can be seen in the dark. Additional police officers will be on patrol. Please drive slowly and be on the lookout for other little goblins.


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 – October 27
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, October 27 at 10 AM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. 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.

Doe Valley VFD Dinner- November 3
Saturday November 3 from 5 pm- 8 pm. Eat in or carry outs available. Choose a turkey or ham dinner with all of the fixing, dessert and a drink. Adult- $7 Child- $3. Live music! Find out more at 423-727-8385

Eastern Star Fundraiser- November 4
Butler Eastern Star is having a Thanksgiving lunch fundraiser on Sunday, November 4th at Roan Creek Lodge in Butler, 12-2 p.m. Meals are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Carry outs are available. Proceeds will go to fund community projects.

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!


Meetings

Sales Tax Discussion with District 5 Commissioners- October 30
As commissioners of District 5, Doe Valley; Jerry Gentry, Jimmy Lowe and Megan McEwen would like to let the people of District 5 know that on Tues Oct 30 from 6pm-7pm at the Doe Valley Fire Dept. we will be holding a meeting for anyone that has any questions about the sales tax increase. We would like to make sure everyone understands the increase and how it can help our community.

VFW Meeting- November 3
VFW 6908 and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, November 3 at the VFW building on Depot Street. A carry-in meal will be served at 6 pm with regular meeting at 7pm. Any eligible VFW veteran or active duty military is invited to attend. VFW Post 6908 is a smoke free and alcohol free Post.

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.


Things to Do

Johnson County Arts Center- October 24
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. More than thirty juried artisans sell their wares through our gallery space. Most days, you’ll find at least one of them painting, carving, or quilting. 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. Contaact us to reserve your spot. Subsequent classes will be held tentatively October 26, November 9, 17 and 23, and 30. October’s featured artist is Kay Braswell.

“Curtain Up On Murder”- October 26-27
Come out and see if you can solve the mystery as the Johnson County Community Theatre brings the “Curtain Up On Murder” at Heritage Hall October 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7pm with a matinee at 3pm on the 27th as well. For tickets call 423-727-7444

Trade Harvest Dinner- October 27
The Trade Community Center will be holding a Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 27. Get country breakfast from 7 am to 10 am. Adults: $5, Kids 5-12: $4, 4 & under: free. Shooting match for stock guns with cash prizes 10 am. Spaghetti Supper 4 pm- 7 pm. Adults: $5, Kids 5-12: $4, 4 & under: free. DJ playing starting at 7 pm. Big Gun “2-2-10” shotgun shoot at 6 pm. Halloween costume contest 7 pm. 12 & under category prize: $25, 13 & over category prize: $25. Tool raffle drawing for Poulin 18 in. chain saw, 128pc metric tool set, trailer buddy, jump starter, post puller, ratchet set and more. For more information, call Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Storytelling at the Senior Center- October 29
Evelyn Cook will be the featured storyteller at the senior center on Monday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. She will be telling “Ghost Stories of Shady Valley.” Anyone 60 or older is invited to come and hear the story. Storytelling is offered the last Monday of every month. Past storytellers include Minnie Miller, Rick Ward from North Carolina, Brenda Johnson, Flo Bellamy, Lois Dunn, and Junior Maze. Most of the stories have an Appalachian flavor and often include local history or local folklore. Anyone interested in telling a story should contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993.

Trade Trunk or Treat- October 31
The annual Trade Community Center Trunk or Treat will be held on Wednesday, Octover 31, 2018 at the Trade School, 228 Murdock Road, Trade. Hours will be 5 pm – 7 pm. Children in costume accompanied by an adult will be given free candy. Refreshments will also be available.

Heritage Hall Story Teller- November 3
Experience the warmth of a homespun story, know the goodness of a true tale…….Absolutely hilarious and unpredictable as well as emotionally reviving. During his twenty-five year career as a United Methodist Minister, Davis used stories more and more and was asked to perform at festivals and in other settings until he retired from the church to tell stories full time. The author of eighteen books and more than forty original recordings, Davis is the recipient of both the Circle of Excellence and the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Storytelling Network. http://www.ddavisstoryteller.com Sponsored by Mullins Real Estate and Auction, Johnson County Community Hospital, and WMCT Radio, 1390 AM & 102.9 FM. Adv $15/Door $18

Johnson County 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.

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 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.

Community Announcements 10-17-18

For You Information

Butler Museum 2018 Season
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.

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.

Pregnancy Center services to community
The Johnson County Pregnancy Center, located at 917 Crossroads Drive in Mtn. City, is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is always in need of gently used small baby clothing up to size 18 months. Any gently used toys or equipment for babies and young children are welcome too. New moms also need personal items such as shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, etc. and always appreciated are diapers and wipes plus all other baby need. Clients can earn a crib with 10 visits to their doctor. Clients can always get a free pregnancy test and the center offers limited ultrasounds with an appointment. For more information, contact Director Judith (Kip) Hoekstra at 423-727-8600.

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.

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.

GED classes in Mountain City
Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms today- located at 372 Cold Springs Road (side entrance of the Department of Human and Child Services building). Classes are held four days a week, along with 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. Take that first step towards changing your life today.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
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.

JCFM Holiday Fair- October 27
The Johnson County Farmers Market will hold its annual Holiday Fair Saturday, October 27, from 9am until noon.
Not only will you find local fall produce, meats, and baked goods for your holiday meals but additional local hand crafted items including a variety of woodwork, bird houses, stained glass, pottery, jewelry, metal art, dried flower art, embroidered gifts, candles and more!   There will be plenty of honey, jams, jellies, herbed vinegars, lotions, soaps, bath products, and other gift items.Come enjoy live music while you shop at the Farmers Market located at Ralph Stout Park.   Come early for the best selection! Call 423-727-5725 for more information.

Community Center Program
If you have a child that comes to the after school program at the JC/MC Community Center. Please fill out and return the paperwork for your child ASAP. We need this paperwork to continue with our program.

Scarecrows on Main- October 10-31
It’s time for “Scarecrows on Main”! Scarecrow exhibit dates will be from October 10 through the 31. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded, as well as “People’s Choice”. Please cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” at City Hall from Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 25.The winner will be announced on October 26. If you would like more information, please call 423-727-8005.

Farmers Market Finds- October 20
Honey, watermelon, grapes, decorative pumpkins, gourds, butternut squash, tomatoes, leeks, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, kohlrabi, potatoes, cabbage, beets, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, collards, mustard greens, salad greens, onions, garlic, and herbs. You’ll find all cuts of pasture raised beef and pork, chicken eggs, fresh roasted coffee, raw milk, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, sauerkraut, apple butter, chow chow, jams, jellies and other home canned products.Our bakers will have breads, muffins, quiches and more. There will also be a variety of hand made craft items. Bring the kids to participate in our GoJoCo kids Club activities and they will receive some tokens to spend at the market. Our Fresh Savings Program gives double dollars from an EBT card that allow for free fruits and vegetables.Come enjoy the live music each Saturday morning through October at Ralph Stout Park near the playground from 9 until noon.

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.

Ushers needed- October 21
Heritage Hall Theatre ushers needed.   If you love people, this is a rewarding Volunteer Community Service. Mark your calendar for Sunday October 21st for the Usher Training Class at 1:45 pm at HH Theatre. This class is to refresh current ushers as well. For questions call De Lite 727-7131.


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.

Santa’s Helping Hands – October 16 & 18
Positive Thinkers will be taking applications for Santa’s Helping Hands on Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18 from 5 pm-7 pm at Mountain City Elementary School. Parents need to bring proof of income, proof of residency and identification. This will be the only time that applications will be taken. This program is for children under 12. Names are not chosen on first come, firs serve basis and not all that apply can be helped. Santa’s Helping Hands is here to help families who need a helping hand at Christmas.

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!


Meetings

ACTION Coalition Monthly Meetings
Meetings are open to anyone and any organization. Membership is free and open to anyone supporting the mission of the Coalition. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Mountain City Community Center. Lunch is provided.

Commission Meeting- October 18
Public notice: Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, October 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 meet at 6:30 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting

Republican Women- October 18
Republican Women to meet on Oct. 18 at 12 Lunch and 12:30 Meeting at the Johnson County Library. Please know the there will be no Bathroom available due to construction, Plan accordingly. E-mail for Honey-Bees current menu choices. gbellhome@gmail.com.  See you there bring a friend.

Quilt Guild Meeting- October 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Oct 20th 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 Christmas Tree Wall Hanging of our own. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

Historical Society Meeting- October 21
Johnson County Historical Society will meet on Sunday October 21,2018 at 2PM in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center. The Lecture Series will continue with a presentation of A Chronology of Agriculture and How it relates to Johnson County.given by B.C. Stout. This series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Things to Do

Johnson County Arts Center- October 17
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. More than thirty juried artisans sell their wares through our gallery space. Most days, you’ll find at least one of them painting, carving, or quilting. 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. Contaact us to reserve your spot. Subsequent classes will be held tentatively October 26, November 9, 17 and 23, and 30. October’s featured artist is Kay Braswell.

Senior 8-Ball tournament October 17-19
The johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring an 8-Ball Tournament on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Oct 17-19) for members of the Center. There will be separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Complete rules are posted in the pool table area of the Senior Center. An optional “Rules Meeting” will be held on Tuesday, October 16. The men will meet at 12 noon and women will meet at 2pm. There is no required entry fee for the tournament but a $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the event. The registration and/or withdrawal deadline is 12 noon on Friday, October 12.

“Curtain Up On Murder”- October 19-20
Come out and see if you can solve the mystery as the Johnson County Community Theatre brings the “Curtain Up On Murder” at Heritage Hall October 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7pm with a matinee at 3pm on the 27th as well. For tickets call 423-727-7444

Historical Society lecture- October 21
Johnson County Historical Society will meet on Sunday October 21at 2 PM in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center. The Lecture Series will continue with a presentation of Early Practices of Industry in Johnson County given by Mary Nave and B C Stout. This series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Trade Harvest Dinner- October 27
The Trade Community Center will be holding a Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 27. Get country breakfast from 7 am to 10 am. Adults: $5, Kids 5-12: $4, 4 & under: free. Shooting match for stock guns with cash prizes 10 am. Spaghetti Supper 4 pm- 7 pm. Adults: $5, Kids 5-12: $4, 4 & under: free. DJ playing starting at 7 pm. Big Gun “2-2-10” shotgun shoot at 6 pm. Halloween costume contest 7 pm. 12 & under category prize: $25, 13 & over category prize: $25. Tool raffle drawing for Poulin 18 in. chain saw, 128pc metric tool set, trailer buddy, jump starter, post puller, ratchet set and more. For more information, call Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Storytelling at the Senior Center- October 29
Evelyn Cook will be the featured storyteller at the senior center on Monday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. She will be telling “Ghost Stories of Shady Valley.” Anyone 60 or older is invited to come and hear the story. Storytelling is offered the last Monday of every month. Past storytellers include Minnie Miller, Rick Ward from North Carolina, Brenda Johnson, Flo Bellamy, Lois Dunn, and Junior Maze. Most of the stories have an Appalachian flavor and often include local history or local folklore. Anyone interested in telling a story should contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993.

Community announcements 10-10-18

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2018 Season
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.

Pregnancy Center services to community
The Johnson County Pregnancy Center, located at 917 Crossroads Drive in Mtn. City, is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is always in need of gently used small baby clothing up to size 18 months. Any gently used toys or equipment for babies and young children are welcome too. New moms also need personal items such as shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, etc. and always appreciated are diapers and wipes plus all other baby need. Clients can earn a crib with 10 visits to their doctor. Clients can always get a free pregnancy test and the center offers limited ultrasounds with an appointment. For more information, contact Director Judith (Kip) Hoekstra at 423-727-8600.

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.

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.

GED classes in Mountain City
Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms today- located at 372 Cold Springs Road (side entrance of the Department of Human and Child Services building). Classes are held four days a week, along with 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. Take that first step towards changing your life today.

Senior Center Arthritis Class
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.

JCFM Holiday Fair applications available
If you are a craft vendor interested in setting up at the annual Holiday Fair held October 27th at the Johnson County Farmers Market, applications are available at the Welcome Center, at the Saturday Farmers Market, or on our website JohnsonCountyFM.org. Space is limited. For questions contact Jana at 727-5725.

Community Center Program
If you have a child that comes to the after school program at the JC/MC Community Center. Please fill out and return the paperwork for your child ASAP. We need this paperwork to continue with our program.

Scarecrows on Main- October 10
It’s time for “Scarecrows on Main”! Scarecrow exhibit dates will be from October 10 through the 31. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded, as well as “People’s Choice”. Please cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” at City Hall from Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 25.The winner will be announced on October 26. If you would like more information, please call 423-727-8005.

Farmers Market Finds- October 13
Honey, grapes, pumpkins, butternut squash, cushaw melon, tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, cabbage, kale, lettuce, salad greens, onions, garlic, and herbs. You’ll find all cuts of pasture raised beef and pork, chicken eggs, fresh roasted coffee, raw milk, kombucha, apple butter, chow chow, jams, jellies and other home canned products.Our bakers will have breads, muffins, quiches and more. There will also be a variety of hand made craft items including bath products, lotions, bird houses, woodwork, and more. Bring the kids to participate in our GoJoCo kids Club activities and they will receive some tokens to spend at the market. Our Fresh Savings Program gives double dollars from an EBT card that allow for free fruits and vegetables.Come enjoy the live music each Saturday morning through October at Ralph Stout Park near the playground from 9 until noon.

Medicare Open Enrollment- October 15
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.

Ushers needed- October 21
Heritage Hall Theatre ushers needed.   If you love people, this is a rewarding Volunteer Community Service. Mark your calendar for Sunday October 21st for the Usher Training Class at 1:45 pm at HH Theatre. This class is to refresh current ushers as well. For questions call De Lite 727-7131.


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.

Shady VFD Breakfast- October 13
Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, October 13 at the fire hall on Highway 421. Select cranberry or regular. Eat in or carry out. Join us to begin your daylong Cranberry Festival activities. Thank you for your support.

Pond Mtn. VFD BBQ- October 13
Come join us on October 13 from 4-7pm at the Riverview Community Center for a BBQ fundraiser hosted by Pond Mtn. Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Music by renowned bluegrass artist, Kody Norris (performed on television shows including RFD-TV), will be picking bluegrass music with his band. Gun Raffle conducted at 7 pm. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. Need more info? Please call 336-385-6204, 336-977-6745 or 336-977-1494. See ya there!!!

Santa’s Helping Hands – October 16 & 18
Positive Thinkers will be taking applications for Santa’s Helping Hands on Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18 from 5 pm-7 pm at Mountain City Elementary School. Parents need to bring proof of income, proof of residency and identification. This will be the only time that applications will be taken. This program is for children under 12. Names are not chosen on first come, firs serve basis and not all that apply can be helped. Santa’s Helping Hands is here to help families who need a helping hand at Christmas.

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!


Meetings

ACTION Coalition Monthly Meetings
Meetings are open to anyone and any organization. Membership is free and open to anyone supporting the mission of the Coalition. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Mountain City Community Center. Lunch is provided.

Farm Bureau Annual Meeting- October 11
All members of the Johnson County Farm Bureau are invited to the Annual Meeting, Thursday October 11, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Johnson County Rescue Squad Crewette Building. Doors prizes will be given and refreshments will be served by the Johnson County Crewettes. We look forward to seeing you.

JCFM Annual Meeting- October 11
The Annual Meeting of the JCFM will be held Thursday, October 11 at noon at the basement of the Welcome Center. All market vendors and Friends of the Market are welcome and encouraged to attend. This will be a pot-luck lunch/meeting.

Election Commission Meeting- October 11
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: October 11, 2018 Time: 12:00 NOON Place: Johnson County Election Commission OfficeAt 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. Examination and Certification of Early Voting and Election Day Voting Machines 2. Discuss any Election Procedures
Johnson County Election Commission
158 Election Avenue, P.O. Box 106 Mtn. City, TN 37683
Office Hours: 8 AM- 4 PM Email: Johnson.commission@tn.gov Website: www.jcnvote.com

Post 61 CPR Class & Meeting- October 12
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Friday, October 12 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. Our meal theme is “Breakfast- It’s What’s for Dinner: with the Auxiliary providing sausage, biscuits and gravy. Members are encouraged to bring an appropriate covered dish/dessert and enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship. Supper begins at 6 pm. This will be our final garden produce swap using unclaimed items as door prized. In lieu of business meetins, reps from the American Red Cross will demonstrate the revised hands-on-only CPR methods for adults and infants followed with time to practive. Dues for 2019 can now be paid. For more information call 727-5935 or 423-361-2951.

Commission Meeting- October 18
Public notice: Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, October 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 meet at 6:30 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting

Republican Women- October 18
Republican Women to meet on Oct. 18 at 12 Lunch and 12:30 Meeting at the Johnson County Library. Please know the there will be no Bathroom available due to construction, Plan accordingly. E-mail for Honey-Bees current menu choices. gbellhome@gmail.com.  See you there bring a friend.

Quilt Guild Meeting October 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Oct 20th 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 Christmas Tree Wall Hanging of our own. 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- October 12
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. Contaact us to reserve your spot. Subsequent classes will be held tentatively October 12, 18, 26, November 9, 17 and 23, and 30. October’s featured artist is Kay Braswell.

Annual Cranberry Festival- October 12 & 13
October 12-13 ~ 26th Annual Cranberry Festival Shady Valley, TN Shady Valley Elementary School. Friday: Bean Dinner 5 pm, Auction 7 pm. Saturday: 7 am Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station followed by parade “A Time to Remember’ at 10 am. Crafts, exhibits, quilt show, food, music, demonstrations and kids entertainment. Free admission & parking. 423.727.5800 or 423.739.2422. dsmith@jocoed.net. For Yard Sales or Food Vendor info Dianna Howard, 423.739.2422 (8 – 3); Crafters, Judy Gentry 423.739.3996. Parade Entry Betty Judy, 423.739.2031.

Infant Memorial Service- October 15
The 5th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 15 at the Sunset Memorial Park located at 999 Honeysuckle St., Mountain City, TN (behind Burger King). This event is at 6 pm and will be open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason

Flag Retirement- October 16
The Johnson County Honor Guard will hold a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Tuesday, October 16 at 5 pm at American Legion Post 61 at 318 N. Church St. The public is invited to attend and bring any used, faded, or tattered American or TN flags for honorable retirement and disposal.For those interested, a limited number of 3’ x 5’ nylon American flags will be available for sale. Flags may also be dropped off at City Hall before the ceremony or place in the Drop Box beside the American Legion Post.

Senior 8-Ball tournament October 17-19
The johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring an 8-Ball Tournament on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Oct 17-19) for members of the Center. There will be separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Complete rules are posted in the pool table area of the Senior Center. An optional “Rules Meeting” will be held on Tuesday, October 16. The men will meet at 12 noon and women will meet at 2pm. There is no required entry fee for the tournament but a $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the event. The registration and/or withdrawal deadline is 12 noon on Friday, October 12.

“Curtain Up On Murder”- October 19-20
Come out and see if you can solve the mystery as the Johnson County Community Theatre brings the “Curtain Up On Murder” at Heritage Hall October 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7pm with a matinee at 3pm on the 27th as well. For tickets call 423-727-7444

Historical Society lecture- October 21
Johnson County Historical Society will meet on Sunday October 21at 2 PM in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center. The Lecture Series will continue with a presentation of Early Practices of Industry in Johnson County given by Mary Nave and B C Stout. This series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Trade Harvest Dinner- October 27
The Trade Community Center will be holding a Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 27. Get country breakfast from 7 am to 10 am. Adults: $5, Kids 5-12: $4, 4 & under: free. Shooting match for stock guns with cash prizes 10 am. Spaghetti Supper 4 pm- 7 pm. Adults: $5, Kids 5-12: $4, 4 & under: free. DJ playing starting at 7 pm. Big Gun “2-2-10” shotgun shoot at 6 pm. Halloween costume contest 7 pm. 12 & under category prize: $25, 13 & over category prize: $25. Tool raffle drawing for Poulin 18 in. chain saw, 128pc metric tool set, trailer buddy, jump starter, post puller, ratchet set and more. For more information, call Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Storytelling at the Senior Center- October 29
Evelyn Cook will be the featured storyteller at the senior center on Monday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. She will be telling “Ghost Stories of Shady Valley.” Anyone 60 or older is invited to come and hear the story. Storytelling is offered the last Monday of every month. Past storytellers include Minnie Miller, Rick Ward from North Carolina, Brenda Johnson, Flo Bellamy, Lois Dunn, and Junior Maze. Most of the stories have an Appalachian flavor and often include local history or local folklore. Anyone interested in telling a story should contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993.

Community Announcements 10-3-18

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.

Farmers Market Finds- October 6
Honey, grapes, pumpkins, butternut squash, cushaw melon, tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, cabbage, kale, lettuce, salad greens, onions, garlic, and herbs. You’ll find all cuts of pasture raised beef and pork, chicken eggs, fresh roasted coffee, raw milk, kombucha, apple butter, chow chow, jams, jellies and other home canned products.Our bakers will have breads, muffins, quiches and more. There will also be a variety of hand made craft items including bath products, lotions, bird houses, woodwork, and more. Bring the kids to participate in our GoJoCo kids Club activities and they will receive some tokens to spend at the market. Our Fresh Savings Program gives double dollars from an EBT card that allow for free fruits and vegetables.Come enjoy the live music each Saturday morning through October at Ralph Stout Park near the playground from 9 until noon.

Cranberry Festival Vendors Needed
The annual Cranberry Festival will be on October 12 & 13. The theme for this year is “A Time to REMEMBER” to reflect the 80th year of educating children in our rock school.   We are looking for crafters and yard sellers to set up at the festival. Interested parties should call Shady Valley School at 423-739-2422 for more information or an application. Applications will be accepted until the end of September.

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.

JCFM Holiday Fair applications available
If you are a craft vendor interested in setting up at the annual Holiday Fair held October 27th at the Johnson County Farmers Market, applications are available at the Welcome Center, at the Saturday Farmers Market, or on our website JohnsonCountyFM.org. Space is limited. For questions contact Jana at 727-5725.

Library Closed for construction- October 4
The Johnson County Public Library will be closed on October 4, due to Construction issues.

Scarecrows on Main- October 10
It’s time for “Scarecrows on Main”! Scarecrow exhibit dates will be from October 10 through the 31. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded, as well as “People’s Choice”. Please cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” at City Hall from Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 25.The winner will be announced on October 26. If you would like more information, please call 423-727-8005.

Medicare Open Enrollment- October 15
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.

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.

Fall Rummage Sale- October 4-6
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #61 will have it annual Fall Rummage Sale October 4,5,and 6. The sale will be in the American Legion Hall at 318 Church Street.   On Thursday and Friday the sale will be from 9-5. Saturday the sale will run from 9-12 with clothes for $1.00 a bag. Donations are very welcome and can be dropped off at the hall on Tuesday, October 2 from 9-12. Several coats will be given away. The proceeds will help the Auxiliary be able to help local veterans. We want to thank the community for the support they always give to our sales.

Remembering Ja’Kari Scholarship- October 6
We are having a yard sale fundraiser for the Remembering Ja’Kari Scholarship Fund on October 6 from 8-3: at the National Guard Armory. It will be a reasonable donation only sale no items will be priced. If you do not plan to attend or cannot attend and would like to donate you may do so. You may directly deposit into the Remembering Ja’Kari Scholarship Fund at Farmers State Bank, there is an account opened there for this fund. We are accepting donations of items that can be sold at our fund raiser, so please if you have any items that you might want to be rid of or would like to donate, please bring them to Beacon Finance and see Carrie Osborne, or 240 Shoun Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. We will be awarding two seniors scholarships with the money raised now and in the future in memory of Ja’Kari Phillips. Ja’Kari was three years old and was victim of child abuse and taken from us way to soon. Thank you and God bless you all.

Shady VFD Breakfast- October 13
Shady Valley Volunteer Fire Department is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, October 13 at the fire hall on Highway 421. Select cranberry or regular. Eat in or carry out. Join us to begin your daylong Cranberry Festival activities. Thank you for your support.

Meetings

ACTION Coalition Monthly Meetings
Meetings are open to anyone and any organization. Membership is free and open to anyone supporting the mission of the Coalition. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Mountain City Community Center. Lunch is provided.

VFW Meeting- October 6
VFW 6908 and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, October 6 at the VFW building on Depot Street. A carry-in meal will be served at 6 pm with regular meeting at 7 pm. Any eligible VFW veteran or active duty military is invited to attend. VFW Post 6908 is a smoke free and alcohol free Post.

Jo. Co. Beekeepers Meeting- October 9
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm bureau building. For more info, email johnsoncountybeekeepers@outlook.com

Farm Bureau Annual Meeting- October 11
All members of the Johnson County Farm Bureau are invited to the Annual Meeting, Thursday October 11, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Johnson County Rescue Squad Crewette Building. Doors prizes will be given and refreshments will be served by the Johnson County Crewettes. We look forward to seeing you.

JCFM Annual Meeting- October 11
The Annual Meeting of the JCFM will be held Thursday, October 11 at noon at the basement of the Welcome Center. All market vendors and Friends of the Market are welcome and encouraged to attend. This will be a pot-luck lunch/meeting.

Election Commission Meeting- October 11
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: October 11, 2018 Time: 12:00 NOON Place: Johnson County Election Commission OfficeAt 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. Examination and Certification of Early Voting and Election Day Voting Machines 2. Discuss any Election Procedures
Johnson County Election Commission
158 Election Avenue, P.O. Box 106
Mtn. City, TN 37683
Office Hours: 8 AM- 4 PM
Email: Johnson.commission@tn.gov
Website: www.jcnvote.com

Post 61 CPR Class & Meeting- October 12
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Friday, October 12 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. Our meal theme is “Breakfast- It’s What’s for Dinner: with the Auxiliary providing sausage, biscuits and gravy. Members are encouraged to bring an appropriate covered dish/dessert and enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship. Supper begins at 6 pm. This will be our final garden produce swap using unclaimed items as door prized. In lieu of business meetins, reps from the American Red Cross will demonstrate the revised hands-on-only CPR methods for adults and infants followed with time to practive. Dues for 2019 can now be paid. For more information call 727-5935 or 423-361-2951.

Quilt Guild Meeting October 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Oct 20th 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 Christmas Tree Wall Hanging of our own. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

Reunions

JCHS Class of 1973- October 6
The JCHS Class of 1973 will be having its 45th reunion on October 6 at the Johnson County Senior Center. For additional information, contact Joy Snyder at 423-727-8063 or Diane Bentley at 423-739-9242.

Things to Do

Tuesday Farmers Market Closed
The abundant seasonal produce has come to an end. There will be no more mid-week afternoon farmers market this year.

Johnson County Arts Center-October 6
Calling all Cowboys and cowgirls. Join us for hotdogs with the fixings – chili, chips, cookie and a drink for only $7 – beginning at 4:30 pm on Sat Oct 6 and running until about 6:45.   That should give you time to grab a bite and get over to the Hall for the show at 7 pm. This is happening at the Arts Center -AND if you have your “Riders in the Sky” ticket you can get $2 off your meal AND the first 50 people who buy dinners will receive a free bandana to wear to the concert! Plus there will be some surprise activities for young people in the Arts Center going on… So join us – in your cowboy outfits, if you want and have some fun before and during our upcoming “Riders in the Sky” concert.

Heritage Hall News- October 6
Saturday, Oct. 6, Riders in the Sky, America’s Favorite Cowboys: For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by The Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos to live life “The Cowboy Way!” . http://www.ridersinthesky.com/bio. SAdv $25/Door $28/YouthFor 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.

ACTION Community Summit- October 6
The A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition would like to invite you to join us in “What’s At Stake?” Community Summit on October 6, 2018 from 11am-1pm at the First Christian Church Life Center. Five speakers will give their testimonies from the family aspect Substance Use Recovery as well as personal stories of Substance Use. Youth are encouraged to attend.   Come view the Hidden In Plain Sight Room on display. Partnering with the faith community, A.C.T.I.O.N has offered this great opportunity to Johnson County residents to gain insight into the life of Substance Use, resources to understanding substance use, and an opportunity to pray for individuals and our community concerning the drug issue. Everyone is welcome to attend and lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information on the Community Summit or other events contact the ACTION Coalition @ 423-727-0780.

Forge Creek Festival- October 6
Fall festival at the Forge Creek Community Center this Saturday, Oct. 6 from 4 PM to 9 PM. Music begins at 5 PM with Megan McEwen and Larry and Brenda Barry followed by more music at 6 PM then at 7 PM music by David Hightower and the country cross band.There will be a drawing for a new Henry 22 lever action “evil Roy edition” rifle plus a 2nd prize of $100.00. Also a car cruise in. Admission is only $1.00   A homemade cake auction will be held. BBQ, hotdogs, and other food available   Bring the family out for a great evening of music and fun.

Laurel Fall Festival- October 6
Join us for our annual Fall Festival on October 6 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Students are racing to sell tickets for chances to win 2 rocking chairs or 2 Adironack chairs with a table. Tickets cost $1. Each classroom will have a King and Queen (top ticket sells) and receive a trophy and $25 Walmart gift card. The King and Queen who sell the most receive a crown, trophy and $50 Walmart gift card.

JCFM Elderberry Syrup Class- October 6
This FREE class will be held Saturday, October 6 at the Johnson County Farmers Market Breakfast Tent at 11:30.

UT Ext. Farm Day- October 8
The UT/TSU Ext. Farm Day is for all 3rd and 4th graders in Johnson County. It falls on Monday, October 8 from 9:30 am-2:00 pm. We bus the students out to Iron Mountain Farms in Butler.While there they will visit different stations learning about the importance of agriculture in everyday life, where their food comes from and about products and by-products of agriculture production.

Annual Cranberry Festival- October 12 & 13
October 12-13 ~ 26th Annual Cranberry Festival Shady Valley, TN Shady Valley Elementary School. Friday: Bean Dinner 5 pm, Auction 7 pm. Saturday: 7 am Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station followed by parade “A Time to Remember’ at 10 am . Crafts, exhibits, quilt show, food, music, demonstrations and kids entertainment. Free admission & parking. 423.727.5800 or 423.739.2422. dsmith@jocoed.net. For Yard Sales or Food Vendor info Dianna Howard, 423.739.2422 (8 – 3); Crafters, Judy Gentry 423.739.3996. Parade Entry Betty Judy, 423.739.2031.

Infant Memorial Service- October 15
The 5th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 15 at the Sunset Memorial Park located at 999 Honeysuckle St., Mountain City, TN (behind Burger King). This event is at 6 pm and will be open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason

Flag Retirement- October 16
The Johnson County Honor Guard will hold a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Tuesday, October 16 at 5 pm at American Legion Post 61 at 318 N. Church St. The public is invited to attend and bring any used, faded, or tattered American or TN flags for honorable retirement and disposal.For those interested, a limited number of 3’ x 5’ nylon American flags will be available for sale. Flags may also be dropped off at City Hall before the ceremony or place in the Drop Box beside the American Legion Post.

Senior Center 8-Ball tournament Oct 17-19
The Johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring an 8-Ball Tournament on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Oct 17-19) for members of the Center. There will be separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Complete rules are posted in the pool table area of the Senior Center. An optional “Rules Meeting” will be held on Tuesday, October 16. The men will meet at 12 noon and women will meet at 2pm. There is no required entry fee for the tournament but a $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the event. The registration and/or withdrawal deadline is 12 noon on Friday, October 12.

Storytelling at the Senior Center- October 29
Evelyn Cook will be the featured storyteller at the Johnson County Senior Center on Monday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. She will be telling “Ghost Stories of Shady Valley.” Anyone 60 or older is invited to come and hear the story. Storytelling is offered the last Monday of every month. Past storytellers include Minnie Miller, Rick Ward from North Carolina, Brenda Johnson, Flo Bellamy, Lois Dunn, and Junior Maze. Most of the stories have an Appalachian flavor and often include local history or local folklore. Anyone interested in telling a story should contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993.

Community announcements 09-26-18

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2018 Opening
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.

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.

GED classes in Mountain City
Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms today- located at 372 Cold Springs Road (side entrance of the Department of Human and Child Services building). Classes are held four days a week, along with 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. Take that first step towards changing your life today.

Pregnancy Center services to community
The Johnson County Pregnancy Center, located at 917 Crossroads Drive in Mtn. City, is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are appreciated. The center is always in need of gently used small baby clothing up to size 18 months. Any gently used toys or equipment for babies and young children are welcome too. New moms also need personal items such as shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, etc. and always appreciated are diapers and wipes plus all other baby needs. There is a crib program where clients can earn a crib with 10 visits to their doctor. Clients can always get a free pregnancy test and the center offers limited ultrasounds with an appointment. The director of the Johnson County Pregnancy Center is Judith (Kip) Hoekstra and any questions can be directed to her or any of the volunteers during normal hours at 423-727-8600.

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.

Johnson County Senior Center
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.

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.

Farmers Market News
Honey, watermelon, grapes, pumpkins, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, green beans, tomatoes, leeks, summer squash, eggplant, green peppers, kohlrabi, potatoes, cabbage, beets, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, collards, mustard greens, salad greens, onions, garlic, and herbs. You’ll find all cuts of pasture raised beef and pork, chicken eggs, fresh roasted coffee, raw milk, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, sauerkraut, apple butter, chow chow, jams, jellies and other home canned products.
Our bakers will have breads, muffins, quiches and more. Wintergreen Farms will have mums, conifers, hydrangeas, butterfly bushes and other garden plants available. There will also be a variety of hand made craft items. Bring the kids to participate in our GoJoCo kids Club activities and they will receive some tokens to spend at the market. Our Fresh Savings Program gives double dollars from an EBT card that allow for free fruits and vegetables.Come enjoy the live music each Saturday morning through October at Ralph Stout Park near the playground from 9 until noon.

Cranberry Festival Vendors Needed
The annual Cranberry Festival will be on October 12 & 13. The theme for this year is “A Time to REMEMBER” to reflect the 80th year of educating children in our rock school.   We are looking for crafters and yard sellers to set up at the festival. Interested parties should call Shady Valley School at 423-739-2422 for more information or an application. Applications will be accepted until the end of September.

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.

JCFM Holiday Fair applications available
If you are a craft vendor interested in setting up at the annual Holiday Fair held October 27 at the Johnson County Farmers Market, applications are available at the Welcome Center, at the Saturday Farmers Market, or on our website JohnsonCountyFM.org. Space is limited. For questions contact Jana at 727-5725.

Young Artists Auditions- September 29
Jo. Co. Young artists will be holding children auditions for “the best Christmas pageant, ever” at First Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday 9/29 at 10am. Roles for kids 3rd grade and up are available. Play dates are Dec. 6,7 and 8.

Community Theatre Auditions October 1
Jo. Co. Community theatre will be holding adult auditions for “the best Christmas pageant, ever” at First Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Monday October 1 at 6pm. Roles for adults 18 and up are available. Play dates are Dec. 6,7 and 8.

Medicare Open Enrollment- October 15
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.

Tennessee SHIP is a free program designed to help people in Tennessee with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained to answer questions and provide objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare. SHIP receives grant funding from the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, to provide direct, local assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through one-on one, counseling sessions (both in-person and over the phone), presentations, and public education event.

Scarecrows on Main- October 10
It’s time for “Scarecrows on Main”! Scarecrow exhibit dates will be from October 10th through the 31st. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded, as well as “People’s Choice”. Please cast your vote for the “People’s Choice” at City Hall from Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 25.The winner will be announced on October 26th. If you would like more information, please call 423-727-8005.


Fundraisers

Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery Seeking Donations
As you know, it takes some upkeep to keep the cemetery in good shape. Unfortunately, donations to the cemetery fund have slowed down and our funds are being depleted. If you have family/friends buried at Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery and would like to contribute to the upkeep, it would be greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Rd in Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you.

Cress Cemetery Seeking Donations
Cress Cemetery is in need of money for the remainder of the mowing season. Thank you to all who have given. Mail checks to Norene Smith at 687 Corner Rd in Mountain City, TN. 423-297-5351.

FFA Greenhouse Mum Sale
The Johnson County FFA is currently having its annual Fall Chrysanthemum Sale at the FFA Greenhouse at Johnson County High School. Please stop by and check out our selection of Fall Mums and help support the students of the Johnson County FFA. House: 8 am-3:30 pm.

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.

Kari’s Home Banquet- September 28
You’re invited to attend the Kari’s Home for Women annual fundraising banquet. The event will take place on Friday, September 28 from 5 pm to 8pm at Boone United Methodist Church. This is a recover/transition home for women in your own backyard (abuse and addictions)! Please support this wonderful endeavor! Call Addie for more information at 386-717-0267.

Fall Rummage Sale- October 4-6
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #61 will have it annual Fall Rummage Sale October 4,5,and 6. The sale will be in the American Legion Hall at 318 Church Street. On Thursday and Friday the sale will be from 9-5. Saturday the sale will run from 9-12 with clothes for $1.00 a bag. Donations are very welcome and can be dropped off at the hall on Tuesday, October 2 from 9-12. Several coats will be given away. The proceeds will help the Auxiliary be able to help local veterans. We want to thank the community for the support they always give to our sales.


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.

ACTION Coalition Monthly Meetings
Meetings are open to anyone and any organization. Membership is free and open to anyone supporting the mission of the Coalition. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Mountain City Community Center. Lunch is provided.

LEPC Meeting- September 26
The next LEPC, (Local Emergency Planning Committee) meeting will be held on, Wednesday, September 26 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 216 Honeysuckle St., Mountain City, Tn. It will be held in the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center room.

Meeting Cancelled- September 27
The Mountain City Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall has been cancelled.

City Board Meeting- October 2
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 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.

Democrats Meeting- October 2
The Johnson County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

VFW Meeting- October 6
VFW 6908 and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, October 6 at the VFW building on Depot Street. A carry-in meal will be served at 6 pm with regular meeting at 7 pm. Any eligible VFW veteran or active duty military is invited to attend. VFW Post 6908 is a smoke free and alcohol free Post.

Farm Bureau Annual Meeting- October 11
All members of the Johnson County Farm Bureau are invited to the Annual Meeting, Thursday October 11, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Johnson County Rescue Squad Crewette Building. Doors prizes will be given and refreshments will be served by the Johnson County Crewettes. We look forward to seeing you.

Quilt Guild Meeting October 20
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Oct 20th 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 Christmas Tree Wall Hanging of our own. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.


Reunions

JCHS Class of 1973- October 6
The JCHS Class of 1973 will be having its 45th reunion on October 6 at the Johnson County Senior Center. For additional information, contact Joy Snyder at 423-727-8063 or Diane Bentley at 423-739-9242.


Things to Do

Tuesday Farmers Market Closed
The abundant seasonal produce has come to an end. There will be no more mid-week afternoon farmers market this year.

Johnson County Arts Center-September 28
Join us at the Arts Center for the Doug McGuinn coffee talk about local trains on Sept 22 12:30. Cristy Dunn will teach a series of classes on Friday afternoons, 3:45-5:00, called Drawing and Painting Fundamentals. There will be 8 classes covering the elements of art. The first class will be on September 21.Projects will include a charcoal portrait and a still life painting in oils. Dates are Sept 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26, November 9, 17, 23. Ages 12 to 99. cost $10/lesson. $5/students under 21. Materials provided. Now that the weather is cooling down, expect more classes and activities at the Arts Center.

Doe Elementary Fall Festival- September 28
Doe Elementary will be having their fall festival Friday, September 28. Food, music, games, face painting, cake walks, hay maze, and dunking booth will begin at 5:30 pm and continue until 7:30 pm. An auction will begin at 7:30 pm and last until every item has been sold. Chances will be offered on the following: Handmade pie safe made by NECC and a $100 Gas Card. There is no cost to get in but games will require tickets to participate. We have lots of great items to be auctioned off some of which include a 2002 Mazda Tribute donated by Hot Rod Diesel, 2 Dollywood tickets, 4 Tweetsie Tickets, and many more are attraction tickets. Also each classroom had created a themed basket that is loaded with great items. We have had many great donations from the community that we are very thankful for. This is a wonderful time to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy fun with the entire family.

Heritage Hall News- October 6
Saturday, Oct. 6, Riders in the Sky, America’s Favorite Cowboys: For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by The Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Riders In The Sky are exceptional.Their music is of superlative standards (they are the ONLY exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy, and Riders have won two). . Ultimately, exceptional careers do not go unnoticed, and throughout theirs, Riders In The Sky have been honored regularly with several awards including: being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars, the Western Music Association’s “Entertainers Of the Year” seven times and won “Traditional Group of the Year” and “Traditional Album of the Year” multiple times, ”Western Music Group of the Year” twice in 5 years, etc. http://www.ridersinthesky.com/bio. Sponsored by Farmers State Bank, Grace Springs Farm, Mountain View Nursery & Landscaping, & Amedysis Home Health Care. Adv $25/Door $28/YouthFor 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.

ACTION Community Summit- October 6
The A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition would like to invite you to join us in “What’s At Stake?” Community Summit on October 6, 2018 from 11am-1pm at the First Christian Church Life Center. Five speakers will give their testimonies from the family aspect Substance Use Recovery as well as personal stories of Substance Use. Youth are encouraged to attend. Come view the Hidden In Plain Sight Room on display. Partnering with the faith community, A.C.T.I.O.N has offered this great opportunity to Johnson County residents to gain insight into the life of Substance Use, resources to understanding substance use, and an opportunity to pray for individuals and our community concerning the drug issue. Everyone is welcome to attend and lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information on the Community Summit or other events contact the ACTION Coalition @ 423-727-0780.

Forge Creek Festival- October 6
Forge Creek Community Center will be having a fall festival on Saturday, October 6 from 4 PM until 9 PM. There will be music by various groups, homemade cake auction, food, and a raffle for a “ Henry lever action .22 lr “Evil Roy” rifle which you can now purchase tickets from any community center member. For more info call 727-6230.

Laurel Fall Festival- October 6
Join us for our annual Fall Festival on October 6 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Students are racing to sell tickets for chances to win 2 rocking chairs or 2 Adironack chairs with a table. Tickets cost $1. Each classroom will have a King and Queen (top ticket sells) and receive a trophy and $25 Walmart gift card. The King and Queen who sell the most receive a crown, trophy and $50 Walmart gift card.

Annual Cranberry Festival- October 12 & 13
October 12-13 ~ 26th Annual Cranberry Festival Shady Valley, TN Shady Valley Elementary School. Friday: Bean Dinner 5 pm, Auction 7 pm. Saturday: 7 am Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station followed by parade “A Time to Remember’ at 10 am . Crafts, exhibits, quilt show, food, music, demonstrations and kids entertainment. Free admission & parking. 423.727.5800 or 423.739.2422. dsmith@jocoed.net. For Yard Sales or Food Vendor info Dianna Howard, 423.739.2422 (8 – 3); Crafters, Judy Gentry 423.739.3996. Parade Entry Betty Judy, 423.739.2031. Shady Valley Elementary School has been providing education to local children for 80 years.

Infant Memorial Service- October 15
The 5th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 15 at the Sunset Memorial Park located at 999 Honeysuckle St., Mountain City, TN (behind Burger King). This event is at 6 pm and will be open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason.

Senior Center 8-Ball tournament Oct 17-19
The johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring an 8-Ball Tournament on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Oct 17-19) for members of the Center. There will be separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Complete rules are posted in the pool table area of the Senior Center. An optional “Rules Meeting” will be held on Tuesday, October 16, to explain and clarify the “Center” rules (The same rules used in previous tournaments). The men will meet at 12 noon and women will meet at 2pm. The referee’s decision, however, will be final in all cases. There is no required entry fee for the tournament but a $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the event. The registration and/or withdrawal deadline is 12 noon on Friday, October 12.

 

 

 

 

Community announcements 09-19-18

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2018 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 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 BRICKWALK. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm until 4pm for guided tours. Cost by donation. For more information call 768-3534 or go to the new website at www.butlermuseumtn.com

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.

GED classes in Mountain City
Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms today- located at 372 Cold Springs Road (side entrance of the Department of Human and Child Services building). Classes are held four days a week, along with 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. Take that first step towards changing your life today.

Pregnancy Center services to community
The Johnson County Pregnancy Center, located at 917 Crossroads Drive in Mtn. City, is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are appreciated. The center is always in need of gently used small baby clothing up to size 18 months. Any gently used toys or equipment for babies and young children are welcome too.New moms also need personal items such as shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, etc. and always appreciated are diapers and wipes plus all other baby needs. There is a crib program where clients can earn a crib with 10 visits to their doctor. Clients can always get a free pregnancy test and the center offers limited ultrasounds with an appointment. The director of the Johnson County Pregnancy Center is Judith (Kip) Hoekstra and any questions can be directed to her or any of the volunteers during normal hours at 423-727-8600.

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.

Johnson County Senior Center
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.

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.

Cranberry Festival Vendors Needed
The annual Cranberry Festival will be on Saturday, October 13. The theme for this year is “A Time to REMEMBER” to reflect the 80th year of educating children in our rock school.   We are looking for crafters and yard sellers to set up at the festival. Interested parties should call Shady Valley School at 423-739-2422 for more information or an application. Applications will be accepted until the end of September.

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.

JCFM Holiday Fair applications now available
If you are a craft vendor interested in setting up at the annual Holiday Fair held October 27th at the Johnson County Farmers Market, applications are available at the Welcome Center, at the Saturday Farmers Market, or on our website JohnsonCountyFM.org. Space is limited. For questions contact Jana at 727-5725.

Medicare Open Enrollment Event
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.

Tennessee SHIP is a free program designed to help people in Tennessee with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained to answer questions and provide objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare. SHIP receives grant funding from the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, to provide direct, local assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through one-on one, counseling sessions (both in-person and over the phone), presentations, and public education event.


Fundraisers

Burley Shoun Memorial Seeking Donations
As you know, it takes some upkeep to keep the cemetery in good shape. Unfortunately, donations to the cemetery fund have slowed down and our funds are being depleted. If you have family/friends buried at Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery and would like to contribute to the upkeep, it would be greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Rd in Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you.

Cress Cemetery Seeking Donations
Cress Cemetery is in need of money for the remainder of the mowing season. Thank you to all who have given. Mail checks to Norene Smith at 687 Corner Rd in Mountain City, TN. 423-297-5351.

FFA Greenhouse Mum Sale
The Johnson County FFA is currently having its annual Fall Chrysanthemum Sale at the FFA Greenhouse at Johnson County High School. Please stop by and check out our selection of Fall Mums and help support the students of the Johnson County FFA. House: 8 am-3:30 pm.

Memorial Car Show- September 21
Come out and join us for the Deputy Allen Lipford Memorial Car, Truck and Bike Show on Friday, September 21. The event will start at 6 pm in the Food Country parking lot. Admission is free to the public. There is a $10 entry fee for vehicle registration. Plaques will be awarded. Proceeds go to the Deputy Allen Lipford Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contact Tina or Dan Lipford with any questions at 423-727-9978, 423-291-1082 or nascarcrazytll@yahoo.com.

First District FD BBQ- September 22
Come help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a chicken BBQ dinner on September 22 from 12 pm to 4 pm or until we sell out. The event will be held at the fire department at 7176 Hwy 91N Laurel Bloomery, TN. Price is $10. Meals Include: ½ chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, roll, dessert and drink. Eat in or carry out.


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.

The Jo. Co.Community Children’s Chorus
The Chorus meets each Monday, 4:30 — 5:30 pm at St. Anthony’s Church on Hwy 67 west of Rite-Aid. Grades 2 and up are welcome. You are invited to join this singing group (no charge) to practice for singing events in Mountain City during the rest of the year. For questions, contact: Marie-Jo @ 561-901-4322 or Pat @ 727-0272 or Leni @ 440-4159. Make Music, Make Friends, Make a Difference.

Join Johnson County Leadership
Are you interested in the Leadership of Johnson County? Do you want to learn more about Johnson County past, present and future? If so, then Johnson County Leadership is for you! JC Leadership is part of the TN Association for Community Leadership (TACL) and sponsored by the JC Chamber of Commerce. If you believe you, a co-worker, an employee or someone you know has the potential to be a leader in Johnson County then this is a program you will want to be a part of. We meet one day a month for 6 months and have two 2-day sessions. There is a cost to participate but sponsorships are available. If interested, please contact Celeste Simcox Dunn at (423) 727-7922 or csimcox90@hotmail.com.

ACTION Coalition Monthly Meetings
Meetings are open to anyone and any organization. Membership is free and open to anyone supporting the mission of the Coalition. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Mountain City Community Center. Lunch is provided.

County Commission Meeting- September 20
The Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Johnson County Courthouse Upper Courtroom, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City Tennessee. The Budget Committee will not meet.

Republican Women Meeting- September 20
The Johnson County Republican Women will Meet on Thursday the 20th of Sept. at 12:00 at the Johnson County Library meeting room.. Please call or e-mail your food order from Honey Bs. Call Gwen at 727-5726 to be placed on the agenda. See you there!

LEPC Meeting- September 26
The next LEPC, (Local Emergency Planning Committee) meeting will be held on, Wednesday, September 26 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 216 Honeysuckle St., Mountain City, Tn. It will be held in the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center room.


Reunions

JCHS Class of 1961- September 22
The Johnson County High School Class of 191 is having a get together on September 22 at 4pm at the Crewette Building. The Levi Retirees will be providing food. All classmates are welcome. Everyone will pay at the door. For more information call Barb at 423-727-6686.

JCHS Class of 1973- October 6
The JCHS Class of 1973 will be having its 45th reunion on October 6 at the Johnson County Senior Center. For additional information, contact Joy Snyder at 423-727-8063 or Diane Bentley at 423-739-9242.


Things to Do

Tuesday Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is holding a mid-week market at Ralph Stout Park each Tuesday from 3:30 until 6:30 pm as long as the local produce is abundant.

Johnson County Arts Center-September 19
Join us at the Arts Center for the Doug McGuinn coffee talk about local trains on Sept 22 12:30. Cristy Dunn will teach a series of classes on Friday afternoons, 3:45-5:00, called Drawing and Painting Fundamentals. There will be 8 classes covering the elements of art. The first class will be on September 21.Projects will include a charcoal portrait and a still life painting in oils. Dates are Sept 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26, November 9, 17, 23. Ages 12 to 99. cost $10/lesson. $5/students under 21. Materials provided. Now that the weather is cooling down, expect more classes and activities at the Arts Center.

Farmers Market Finds- September 19
Honey, watermelon, grapes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, green beans, tomatoes, leeks, summer squash, shelly beans, eggplant, green peppers, kohlrabi, potatoes, cabbage, beets, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, collards, mustard greens, onions, garlic, and herbs. You’ll find all cuts of pasture raised beef and pork, chicken eggs, fresh roasted coffee, raw milk, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, kimchi, apple butter, chow chow, jams, jellies and other home canned products.

Our bakers will have crusty French rounds, loaf breads, pecan cinnamon sticky buns, muffins, quiche, pepperoni rolls, and granola. There will also be a variety of hand made craft items.Enjoy breakfast at the market while you listen to live music. Bring the kids to participate in our GoJoCo kids Club activities and they will receive some tokens to spend at the market. Our Fresh Savings Program gives double dollars from an EBT card that allow for free fruits and vegetables.We are located at Ralph Stout Park near the playground and open from 9 until noon each Saturday through October.

Theater Workshop- September 22
“Applause!” is a no-fee “Introduction to Theater” workshop for young people presented by the Johnson County Young Artists. Join us on Saturday, September 22 from 9 am to 12 noon at Heritage Hall. Classes on drama, dance and song available for students 3rd grade and up. Sign up at the Community Center, the Arts Center & the library. For more information, contact Director Marie-Jo Thum at 561-901-4322.

Doe Elementary Fall Festival – September 28
Doe Elementary will be having their fall festival Friday, September 28. Food, music, games, face painting, cake walks, hay maze, and dunking booth will begin at 5:30 pm and continue until 7:30 pm. An auction will begin at 7:30 pm and last until every item has been sold. Chances will be offered on the following: Handmade pie safe made by NECC and a $100 Gas Card. There is no cost to get in but games will require tickets to participate. We have lots of great items to be auctioned off some of which include a 2002 Mazda Tribute donated by Hot Rod Diesel, 2 Dollywood tickets, 4 Tweetsie Tickets, and many more are attraction tickets. Also each classroom had created a themed basket that is loaded with great items. We have had many great donations from the community that we are very thankful for. This is a wonderful time to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy fun with the entire family. Please come out and support our fall festival.

Forge Creek Festival- October 6
Forge Creek Community Center will be having a fall festival on Saturday, October 6 from 4 PM until 9 PM. There will be music by various groups, homemade cake auction, food, and a raffle for a “ Henry lever action .22 lr “Evil Roy” rifle which you can now purchase tickets from any community center member. For more info call 727-6230.

Laurel Fall Festival- October 6
Join us for our annual Fall Festival on October 6 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Students are racing to sell tickets for chances to win 2 rocking chairs or 2 Adironack chairs with a table. Tickets cost $1. Each classroom will have a King and Queen (top ticket sells) and receive a trophy and $25 Walmart gift card. The King and Queen who sell the most receive a crown, trophy and $50 Walmart gift card. Games for all ages and face painting.

Heritage Hall News- October 6
Saturday, Oct. 6, Riders in the Sky, America’s Favorite CowboysFor 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.

Annual Cranberry Festival- October 12 & 13
October 12-13 ~ 26th Annual Cranberry Festival Shady Valley, TN Shady Valley Elementary School. Friday: Bean Dinner 5 pm, Auction 7 pm. Saturday: 7 am Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station followed by parade “A Time to Remember’ at 10 am . Crafts, exhibits, quilt show, food, music, demonstrations and kids entertainment. Free admission & parking. 423.727.5800 or 423.739.2422. dsmith@jocoed.net. For Yard Sales or Food Vendor info Dianna Howard, 423.739.2422 (8 – 3); Crafters, Judy Gentry 423.739.3996. Parade Entry Betty Judy, 423.739.2031. Shady Valley Elementary School has been providing education to local children for 80 years.

Infant Memorial Service- October 15
The 5th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 15 at the Sunset Memorial Park located at 999 Honeysuckle St., Mountain City, TN (behind Burger King). This event is at 6 pm and will be open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason.

Senior Center 8-Ball tournament Oct 17-19
The johnson County Senior Center will be sponsosring an 8-Ball Tournament on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Oct 17-19) for members of the Center. There will be separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Complete rules are posted in the pool table area of the Senior Center. tAn optional “Rules Meeting” will be held on Tuesday, October 16, to explain and clarify the “Center” rules (The same rules used in previous tournaments). The men will meet at 12 noon and women will meet at 2pm. The referee’s decision, however, will be final in all cases. There is no required entry fee for the tournament but a $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the event. The registration and/or withdrawal deadline is 12 noon on Friday, October 12.

This week’s community announcements 9-12-18

For Your Information

Butler Museum 2018 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 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 BRICKWALK. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm until 4pm for guided tours. Cost by donation. For more information call 768-3534 or go to the new website at www.butlermuseumtn.com

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.

GED classes in Mountain City
Call (423) 460-3330 or drop by the all-new Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Classrooms today- located at 372 Cold Springs Road (side entrance of the Department of Human and Child Services building). Classes are held four days a week, along with 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. Take that first step towards changing your life today.

Pregnancy Center services to community
The Johnson County Pregnancy Center, located at 917 Crossroads Drive in Mtn. City, is currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are appreciated. The center is always in need of gently used small baby clothing up to size 18 months. Any gently used toys or equipment for babies and young children are welcome too.New moms also need personal items such as shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, etc. and always appreciated are diapers and wipes plus all other baby needs. There is a crib program where clients can earn a crib with 10 visits to their doctor. Clients can always get a free pregnancy test and the center offers limited ultrasounds with an appointment. The director of the Johnson County Pregnancy Center is Judith (Kip) Hoekstra and any questions can be directed to her or any of the volunteers during normal hours at 423-727-8600.

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.

Johnson County Senior Center
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.

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.

Cranberry Festival Vendors Needed
The annual Cranberry Festival will be on Saturday, October 13. The theme for this year is “A Time to REMEMBER” to reflect the 80th year of educating children in our rock school.   We are looking for crafters and yard sellers to set up at the festival. Interested parties should call Shady Valley School at 423-739-2422 for more information or an application. Applications will be accepted until the end of September.

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.

JCFM Holiday Fair applications now available
If you are a craft vendor interested in setting up at the annual Holiday Fair held October 27th at the Johnson County Farmers Market, applications are available at the Welcome Center, at the Saturday Farmers Market, or on our website JohnsonCountyFM.org. Space is limited. For questions contact Jana at 727-5725.

Town Work Session- September 13
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a work session on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the work session is to discuss the wastewater treatment plant’s future needs as well as the water and sewer rate study relative to the order from the Water and Wastewater Financing Board. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

JCHS Homecoming Parade- September 14
Get your maroon and white out and join us for the JCHS Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:30. The parade will start from First Baptist Church and go down Main Street and end at the high school main gate. If you are interested in being in the parade, please contact Casey Sutherland at 895-9743. Go Horns!

Commodity distribution September 18
UETHDA’s Executive Director, Tim Jaynes, announced today that the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will begin a commodity distribution on September 18th, 2018 at the National Guard Armory located at 1923 S. Shady St. in Mountain City, TN. If you have questions you may call the Johnson County Neighborhood Service Center at 423-727-6633. Items will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to income eligible households until all commodities are gone. All recipients must be residents of Tennessee. This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.Each recipient must now have a white colored commodity ID card in order to pick up their commodities. An ID card is obtained by completing an application at the Neighborhood Service Center.

We strongly encourage each recipient to complete the application prior to March 1st, this will be helpful in reducing your wait time. However, staff will be available during the distribution to help you obtain an ID card if you have not already done so. If someone is picking up your commodities, they must have your ID card and be authorized on your application; limits to pickup are five (5) orders.The distribution will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m. or earlier if food is no longer available. Food will be placed in boxes or bags and ready to pick up. Also, volunteers may be available to help elderly and disabled persons carry their commodities. Please bring bag or boxes.


Fundraisers

Burley Shoun Memorial Seeking Donations
As you know, it takes some upkeep to keep the cemetery in good shape. Unfortunately, donations to the cemetery fund have slowed down and our funds are being depleted. If you have family/friends buried at Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery and would like to contribute to the upkeep, it would be greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to: Burley Shoun Memorial Cemetery at 909 Swift Hollow Rd in Mountain City, TN 37683. Thank you.

Cress Cemetery Seeking Donations
Cress Cemetery is in need of money for the remainder of the mowing season. Thank you to all who have given. Mail checks to Norene Smith at 687 Corner Rd in Mountain City, TN. 423-297-5351.

FFA Greenhouse Mum Sale
The Johnson County FFA is currently having its annual Fall Chrysanthemum Sale at the FFA Greenhouse at Johnson County High School. Please stop by and check out our selection of Fall Mums and help support the students of the Johnson County FFA. House: 8 am-3:30 pm.

Trade Turkey Shoot – September 14
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 pm at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. 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.

The Jo. Co.Community Children’s Chorus
The Chorus meets each Monday, 4:30 — 5:30 pm at St. Anthony’s Church on Hwy 67 west of Rite-Aid. Grades 2 and up are welcome. You are invited to join this singing group (no charge) to practice for singing events in Mountain City during the rest of the year. For questions, contact: Marie-Jo @ 561-901-4322 or Pat @ 727-0272 or Leni @ 440-4159. Make Music, Make Friends, Make a Difference.

Join Johnson County Leadership
Are you interested in the Leadership of Johnson County? Do you want to learn more about Johnson County past, present and future? If so, then Johnson County Leadership is for you! JC Leadership is part of the TN Association for Community Leadership (TACL) and sponsored by the JC Chamber of Commerce. If you believe you, a co-worker, an employee or someone you know has the potential to be a leader in Johnson County then this is a program you will want to be a part of. We meet one day a month for 6 months and have two 2-day sessions. There is a cost to participate but sponsorships are available. If interested, please contact Celeste Simcox Dunn at (423) 727-7922 or csimcox90@hotmail.com.

Newcomers Meeting- September 13
New Comers will gather at the VFW on Depot St. this Thursday, September 13 at 6pm. If you are new in the area, please come and join us for a fun and friendly evening with other people new in this area. Just bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful area! Questions? Call Carol at 727-5947.

Legion Meeting time change- September 14
In order to avoid conflict with the homecoming parade, American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet one half hour early at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 14 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. With gardens in full production, we’ll again be swapping produce. We’ll use unclaimed items as door prizes. All members and potential members (active duty and veterans) are encouraged to bring a covered dish/dessert and enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship. Supper begins at 5:30, with the business meeting to follow. Dues are now payable for the 2019 membership year. As a reminder, our facility and kitchen are available for rent by calling 423-361-2951. If schools are closed due to the inclement weather from the current hurricanes and tropical storms, we will automatically cancel our meeting. For more information, call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Quilt Guild Meeting- September 15
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Sep 15 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 discuss the Challenge submissions and scoring and continue our Star of the month series. Thank you to all who attended our show. As always you are encouraged to check out our website www.tnsunrisequilters.com to see what we are doing.

Historical Society Meeting- September 16
The Johnson County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, September 16 at 1:30 PM at the Johnson County Welcome Center to carpool for a tour of the Butler Museum in Butler TN. This promises to be a great way to learn about the history of Butler TN and the formation off Watauga Lake. Butler TN is widely acclaimed as “The Town That Wouldn’t Drown. Everyone is invited to attend. If you prefer to drive alone please meet at the Museum in Butler 123 Selma Curtis Road, Butler, TN at 2:00 PM. For more information please call the Welcome Center at 423-727-5800.

Disabled Access Meeting- September 17
The Disabled Access Committee will meet on Monday, September 17 at 5 PM in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse at 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

County Commission Meeting- September 20
The Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Johnson County Courthouse Upper Courtroom, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City Tennessee. The Budget Committee will not meet.

Republican Women Meeting- September 20
The Johnson County Republican Women will Meet on Thursday the 20th of Sept. at 12:00 at the Johnson County Library meeting room.. Please call or e-mail your food order from Honey Bs. Call Gwen at 727-5726 to be placed on the agenda. See you there!


Reunions

JCHS Class of 1961- September 22
The Johnson County High School Class of 191 is having a get together on September 22 at 4pm at the Crewette Building. The Levi Retirees will be providing food. All classmates are welcome. Everyone will pay at the door. For more information call Barb at 423-727-6686.

JCHS Class of 1973- October 6
The JCHS Class of 1973 will be having its 45th reunion on October 6 at the Johnson County Senior Center. For additional information, contact Joy Snyder at 423-727-8063 or Diane Bentley at 423-739-9242.


Things to Do

Tuesday Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is holding a mid-week market at Ralph Stout Park each Tuesday from 3:30 until 6:30 pm as long as the local produce is abundant.

Johnson County Arts Center-September 15
Join us at the Arts Center for the Doug McGuinn coffee talk about local trains on Sept 22 12:30. Cristy Dunn will teach a series of classes on Friday afternoons, 3:45-5:00, called Drawing and Painting Fundamentals. There will be 8 classes covering the elements of art. Projects will include a charcoal portrait and a still life painting in oils. Dates are Sept 21, 28, October 12, 19, 26, November 9, 17, 23. Ages 12 to 99. cost $10/lesson. $5/students under 21. Materials provided. Now that the weather is cooling down, expect more classes and activities at the Arts Center.

Farmers Market Finds- September 15
Honey, watermelon, grapes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, green beans, tomatoes, leeks, summer squash, shelly beans, eggplant, green peppers, kohlrabi, potatoes, cabbage, beets, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, collards, mustard greens, onions, garlic, and herbs. You’ll find all cuts of pasture raised beef and pork, chicken eggs, fresh roasted coffee, raw milk, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, kimchi, apple butter, chow chow, jams, jellies and other home canned products.

Our bakers will have crusty French rounds, loaf breads, pecan cinnamon sticky buns, muffins, quiche, pepperoni rolls, and granola. There will also be a variety of hand made craft items. Enjoy breakfast at the market while you listen to live music. Bring the kids to participate in our GoJoCo kids Club activities and they will receive some tokens to spend at the market. Our Fresh Savings Program gives double dollars from an EBT card that allow for free fruits and vegetables. We are located at Ralph Stout Park near the playground and open from 9 until noon each Saturday through October.

Heritage Hall News- September 15
Saturday, Sept. 15, Moutain Rose Band; Coming from deep mountain musical roots, each member of the group brings to life a traditional element of Appalachian music. The band’s style includes elements of foot-tapping acoustic, three-finger style banjo picking, lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin, fiddle and doghouse bass. Their close harmonies and their touch of rock are impressive and memorable. Sponsors: GSC Electronics, JC Rescue EMS; $10Adv/$12 Door/$5 Youth. Saturday, Oct. 6, Riders in the Sky, America’s Favorite CowboysFor 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.

Square Dance Lessons- September 17
Square Dance lessons begin Monday September 17 from 6:30- 7:30pm at the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, located at 128 N. Church St. in Mountain City across the street from the library. $3 per lesson. Singles and couples welcome. For further information contact Paul at 423-727-0759 or Joe 423-727-1433.

Annual Cranberry Festival- October 12 & 13
October 12-13 ~ 26th Annual Cranberry Festival Shady Valley, TN Shady Valley Elementary School. Friday: Bean Dinner 5 pm, Auction 7 pm. Saturday: 7 am Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station followed by parade “A Time to Remember’ at 10 am . Crafts, exhibits, quilt show, food, music, demonstrations and kids entertainment. Free admission & parking. 423.727.5800 or 423.739.2422. dsmith@jocoed.net. For Yard Sales or Food Vendor info Dianna Howard, 423.739.2422 (8 – 3); Crafters, Judy Gentry 423.739.3996. Parade Entry Betty Judy, 423.739.2031. Shady Valley Elementary School has been providing education to local children for 80 years.

Infant Memorial Service- October 15
The 5th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 15 at the Sunset Memorial Park located at 999 Honeysuckle St., Mountain City, TN (behind Burger King). This event is at 6 pm and will be open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason.

Senior Center 8-Ball tournament Oct 17-19
The Johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring an 8-Ball Tournament on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Oct 17-19) for members of the Center. There will be separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Complete rules are posted in the pool table area of the Senior Center.

An optional “Rules Meeting” will be held on Tuesday, October 16, to explain and clarify the “Center” rules (The same rules used in previous tournaments). The men will meet at 12 noon and women will meet at 2pm. The referee’s decision, however, will be final in all cases. There is no required entry fee for the tournament but a $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the event. The registration and/or withdrawal deadline is 12 noon on Friday, October 12.