Community Announcements 9-18-19

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For Your Information

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

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

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.

Raffle Rescheduled
Forge Creek Community Center would like to announce that the gun raffle that had the date to be given away on August 10. Has been changed. The Henry Arms 22 lever action will be given away on September 21 at Fall Fling. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the community center we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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

 


Fundraisers

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

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

Trade Turkey Shoot – Sept. 28
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Sept. 28 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.

Ja’Kari Scholarship Fundraiser- October 5
There will be a car, truck, and motorcycle show on Saturday, October 5 from 1 pm- 5 pm at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City. Live music and concessions available. Awards for the top 15 cars, top 10 trucks, and top 10 motorcycles. The entry fee is $15. Contact George Williams at (423)268-1389.


Meetings

Jo. Co. School Board Meetings
The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683, the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.

American Legion Meeting- Sept. 19
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet at 6pm on Thursday, September 19 at the legion Post at 318 N. Church St. 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. We are still tradind garden produce. Dues are now payable for the 2020 membership year. Find out more at (423)727-5935 or (423)727-6372.

Repubulican Women Meeting- Sept. 19
Republican Women of Johnson County will be meeting on Thursday Sept. 19 at 12:30 at the
Johnson County Library Lunch at 12:30 Meeting at 1:00.. We will be ordering lunch from Honey Bee’s. Place your lunch order by 11:00 Wed. morning.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Sept. 21
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Sep 21 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 Hugs sewing day so bring your machines and sewing supplies. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild facebook page to see what we are doing.

Airport Committee Meeting- Sept. 23
The Airport Committee will be meeting on September 23 at 5:30 PM in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse.

Disabled Access Committee Meeting- Sept. 30
The Disabled Access Committee will meet on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00vPM in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse located at 222 WestcMain Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.


Things to Do

Jo. Co Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City.2nd Annual Day of Praise- Sept. 15
YOU are invited to our 2nd Annual GREAT DAY of PRAISE! Sept. 15 at Ralph Stout Park. FREE!! 5 pm Dinner, Bouncy Houses, Corn Hole, face painting,find out who won the BBQ & Chili Cookoffs and so much more! 7pm LIVE worship! Come join us. (A free event to bless our community from Community Church of Mountain City).

Christmas at the OK Corral- Sept 21
All students 1st grade and up are invited to join in Marie-Jo Thum’s production. The first meeting is on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. The play will open November 21,22, and 23. Find out more at (561) 901-4322.

Fall Fling- Sept. 21
Forge Creek Community Center will be having a fall fling on Saturday September 21. From 5:00 to 8:00. Music by Backroad Bluegrass band and the Prevette Family bluegrass band. Come join us for an evening of bluegrass music and enjoy a bowl of pinto beans and cornbread. Also other concessions available. Admission only $2 adults kids 6-12 $1. Under 6 Free. Door prizes and silent auction.

Heritage Hall- Sept. 24
Tuesday, September 24, 7 pm; Eryn Jones Fuson, the final Summer Sessions event, is an award-winning musician, songwriter, recording artist, and teacher who grew up in Mountain City. She has won multiple awards in the wedding music industry, as well as in Scottish harp & vocal competitions, and is a sought-after touring and studio musician since she sings and plays the harp, guitar, piano, cello, hammered dulcimer, and harmonica. Sponsored by Watauga Lake Winery; All tickets $7.

Jo. Co. Baby Festival- Sept. 24
Expecting parents and parents of newborns (3 months and under) are invited to Johnson County Welcome Center on Sept. 24 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Find out more at (423) 834-1267.

ACTION Walk 4 Recovery- Sept. 27
ACTION Coalition will host the Walk 4 Recovery on Friday, September 27. It will begin at 5:30 PM at Johnson County Bank. Help support those recovering from substance use disorders

Action 2nd Annual Community Summit- Sept. 28
Support those in recovery from substance use disorders at First Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain City at 10 am. Hear testimonies, attend workshops, and obtain resources.

27th Annual Cranberry Festival- Oct. 11-12
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 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.

Community Announcements 9-11-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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.

Raffle Rescheduled
Forge Creek Community Center would like to announce that the gun raffle that had the date to be given away on August 10. Has been changed. The Henry Arms 22 lever action will be given away on September 21 at Fall Fling. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the community center we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

FFA Mum Sales
The Johnson County FFA is currently having its annual Fall Chrysanthemum Sale at the FFA Greenhouse at the 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. Hours: 8:00am -3:30pm.

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

Modock Road Closed- Sept 14-15
Modock Road in Trade will be closed one way from Rich Hill Road to RT#421 on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. (The road will be open eastbound from RT#421 to Rich Hill Road) This is for the Trade Mill and Native American Heritage Festival.

Free Legal Help For Seniors- Sept. 16
Monday September 16, 11am at the Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street. Attorneys with Legal Aid of East TN will be there for Free educational presentation on legal issues. Anyone is welcome to attend. Seniors will have the opportunity after the presentation to meet privately with an attorney. The attorneys may provide FREE legal services about the following: Public benefits and healthcare, estate planning, housing issues, consumer issues, elder abuse and financial exploitation. For more information or for immediate legal assistance call 866-333-1505


Fundraisers

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

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

Shady Valley Baptist Benefit- Sept. 14
Sale- fabric and misc. sewing items. Saturday, September 14 9:30 am- 2 pm at Shady Valley Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (Hwy 91). All money goes to missions WMU of Shady Valley Baptist.

Ja’Kari Scholarship Fundraiser- October 5
There will be a car, truck, and motorcycle show on Saturday, October 5 from 1 pm- 5 pm at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City. Live music and concessions available. Awards for the top 15 cars, top 10 trucks, and top 10 motorcycles. The entry fee is $15. Contact George Williams at (423)268-1389.


Meetings

Jo. Co. School Board Meetings
The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683, the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.

American Legion Meeting- Sept. 19
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet at 6pm on Thursday, September 19 at the legion Post at 318 N. Church St. 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. We are still tradind garden produce. Dues are now payable for the 2020 membership year. Find out more at (423)727-5935 or (423)727-6372.

Repubulican Women Meeting- Sept. 19
Republican Women of Johnson County will be meeting on Thursday Sept. 19 at 12:30 at the
Johnson County Library Lunch at 12:30 Meeting at 1:00.. We will be ordering lunch from Honey Bee’s
Place your lunch order by 11:00 Wed. morning.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Sept. 21
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Sep 21 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 Hugs sewing day so bring your machines and sewing supplies. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild facebook page to see what we are doing.

Airport Committee Meeting- Sept. 23
The Airport Committee will be meeting on September 23 at 5:30 PM in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse.


Things to Do

Jo. Co Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City.

2nd Annual Day of Praise- Sept. 15
YOU are invited to our 2nd Annual GREAT DAY of PRAISE! Sept. 15 at Ralph Stout Park. FREE!! 5 pm Dinner, Bouncy Houses, Corn Hole, face painting,find out who won the BBQ & Chili Cookoffs and so much more! 7pm LIVE worship! Come join us. (A free event to bless our community from Community Church of Mountain City).

Heritage Hall- Sept. 21
Saturday, September 21, Claybank, a powerhouse bluegrass band from North Carolina, features founder Zack Arnold, along with Jacob Greer, Jason Davis, Kameron Keller, and Jamie Harper. Sponsored by Hux-Lipford Funeral Home & Johnson County Community Hospital; Adv $15/Door $18/ Youth $10.”On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced on our website, heritagehalltheatre.org. New Box Office days Wednesday through Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM where you can still purchase tickets. Please call 423 727 7444 and leave a message; a staff member will return your call within 48 hours.

Fall Fling- Sept. 21
Forge Creek Community Center will be having a fall fling on Saturday September 21. From 5:00 to 8:00. Music by Backroad Bluegrass band and the Prevette Family bluegrass band. Come join us for an evening of bluegrass music and enjoy a bowl of pinto beans and cornbread. Also other concessions available. Admission only $2 adults kids 6-12 $1. Under 6 Free. Door prizes and silent auction.

27th Annual Cranberry Festival- Oct. 11-12
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 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.

Community Announcements 9-4-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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.

Raffle Rescheduled
Forge Creek Community Center would like to announce that the gun raffle that had the date to be given away on August 10. Has been changed. The Henry Arms 22 lever action will be given away on September 21 at Fall Fling. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the community center we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

FFA Mum Sales
The Johnson County FFA is currently having its annual Fall Chrysanthemum Sale at the FFA Greenhouse at the 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. Hours: 8:00am -3:30pm.

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.

Community Theatre Auditions- September 7
Here’s your chance to be in a farce/mystery/thriller! No experience required! We will hold auditions on Sat. September 7 at 11 am & Monday Sept 9 at 6 pm at Heritage Hall, enter through the handicap entrance. Play will be presented on December 6, 7 and 8.The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays; 3-4 men, ages 20-40 range. 4-5 women, 1 older, the rest between 20-40. One part can be played by a man or a woman. Takes place at Christmas

Modock Road Closed- Sept 14-15
Modock Road in Trade will be closed one way from Rich Hill Road to RT#421 on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. (The road will be open eastbound from RT#421 to Rich Hill Road) This is for the Trade Mill and Native American Heritage Festival.

Free Legal Help For Seniors- Sept. 16
Monday September 16, 11am at the Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street. Attorneys with Legal Aid of East TN will be there for Free educational presentation on legal issues. Anyone is welcome to attend. Seniors will have the opportunity after the presentation to meet privately with an attorney. The attorneys may provide FREE legal services about the following: Public benefits and healthcare, estate planning, housing issues, consumer issues, elder abuse and financial exploitation. For more information or for immediate legal assistance call 866-333-1505

 


Fundraisers

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

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

Shady Valley Baptist Benefit- Sept. 14
Sale- fabric and misc. sewing items. Saturday, September 14 9:30 am- 2 pm at Shady Valley Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (Hwy 91). All money goes to missions WMU of Shady Valley Baptist.

Ja’Kari Scholarship Fundraiser- October 5
There will be a car, truck, and motorcycle show on Saturday, October 5 from 1 pm- 5 pm at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City. Live music and concessions available. Awards for the top 15 cars, top 10 trucks, and top 10 motorcycles. The entry fee is $15. Contact George Williams at (423)268-1389.


Meetings

Jo. Co. School Board Meetings
The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683, the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.

Democratic Party Meeting- Sept. 5
The Johnson County Democratic Party will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

VFW Meeting- Sept. 7
VFW Post 6908 & Auxiliary will meet Saturday, September 7 for their regular meeting located on Depot Street. A carry-in meal is served at 6 PM and a meeting will follow at 7 PM. All members are urged to attend and any eligible for VFW or active military members are invited. VFW Post 6908 is an alcohol and smoke-free Post. For further information, call James D. Payne, Commander 727-7362.

Commission Meeting- Sept. 9
There will be a planning commission meeting on September 9 at 6 pm in the Upper Courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street in Mountain City.

Beekeepers Meeting- Sept. 10
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet on Tuesday, Sept 10 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm Bureau building. For more info, email johnsoncountybeekeepers@outlook.com

Quilt Guild Meeting- Sept. 21
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Sep 21 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 Hugs sewing day so bring your machines and sewing supplies. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild facebook page to see what we are doing.


Reunions

JCHS Class of 1955 Reunion- Sept. 7
On September 7, the Class of ‘55 will celebrate their 64th class reunion at Farmers Barbeque in Mountain City. We will begin at 11am for a social/business hour. Lunch will be ordered from the menu at 12 noon. Anyone associated with the class of 55 is always welcome to attend. For more info, call Lyda @423/739-2042 or Nancy @ 423/753-6961

JCHS Class of ‘56 Mini Reunion- Sept. 7
Down memory lane again! The JCHS Class of ‘56 63rd mini-reunion will be held at Sherry & JP’s here in Mountain City the Saturday after Labor Day on September 7. Send money and RSVP by August 25 to Selma Fifer at 200 Woodland Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-6442.


Things to Do

TN Senior Olympics
Any senior (60 years or older) interested in participating in the Senior Olympics please call Kathy Motsinger at the Johnson County Senior Center asap 727-8883 or come by and pick up registration form. Entry Deadline August 23, 2019, registration fee $35.00. Events include: Cornhole, Table Tennis, Track, Bowling, Swimming, Basketball, Horseshoes, Golf, Softball throw and MUCH MORE. For more info on Age categories, rules, awards, state and national competitions see also www.tnseniorolympics.com.

Jo. Co Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City.

Senior 8-Ball Pool Tournament- Sept.4-6
The Johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring a tournament on Sept 4-6 with separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both divisions. There will be a rules meeting for both divisions on Sept. 2. Men meet at 12 noon and women meet at 2 PM. Find out more and sign up at the Johnson County Senior Center by August 30.

2nd Annual Day of Praise- Sept. 15
YOU are invited to our 2nd Annual GREAT DAY of PRAISE! Sept. 15 at Ralph Stout Park. FREE!! 5 pm Dinner, Bouncy Houses, Corn Hole, face painting,find out who won the BBQ & Chili Cookoffs and so much more! 7pm LIVE worship! Come join us. (A free event to bless our community from Community Church of Mountain City).

Community Announcements 8-28-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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.

Raffle Rescheduled
Forge Creek Community Center would like to announce that the gun raffle that had the date to be given away on August 10. Has been changed. The Henry Arms 22 lever action will be given away on September 21 at Fall Fling. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the community center we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Holiday Closings
The Johnson County Courthouse will be closed Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day Holiday. The County Clerk’s Office will be closed August 31 and September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. The Town of Mountain City offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. There will be no garbage pick-up this day. Regular garbage routes will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 423-727-5200.

FFA Mum Sales
The Johnson County FFA is currently having its annual Fall Chrysanthemum Sale at the FFA Greenhouse at the 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. Hours: 8:00am -3:30pm.

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.

County Clerk Office Closing- Aug. 29
The County Clerk’s Office will be closing at 12 Noon on Thursday, August 29 to complete training for issuance of the new Tennessee Real ID. This new service will allow our Johnson County residents to obtain the real ID here without having to travel to a Department of Safety Office in neighboring Counties.

Community Theatre Auditions- September 7
Here’s your chance to be in a farce/mystery/thriller! No experience required! We will hold auditions on Sat. September 7 at 11 am & Monday Sept 9 at 6 pm at Heritage Hall, enter through the handicap entrance. Play will be presented on December 6, 7 and 8.The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays; 3-4 men, ages 20-40 range. 4-5 women, 1 older, the rest between 20-40. One part can be played by a man or a woman. Takes place at Christmas

1936 Modock Road Closed- Sept 14-15
Modock Road in Trade will be closed one way from Rich Hill Road to RT#421 on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. (The road will be open eastbound from RT#421 to Rich Hill Road) This is for the Trade Mill and Native American Heritage Festival.

Free Legal Help For Seniors- Sept. 16
Monday September 16, 11am at the Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street. Attorneys with Legal Aid of East TN will be there for Free educational presentation on legal issues. Anyone is welcome to attend. Seniors will have the opportunity after the presentation to meet privately with an attorney. The attorneys may provide FREE legal services about the following: Public benefits and healthcare, estate planning, housing issues, consumer issues, elder abuse and financial exploitation. For more information or for immediate legal assistance call 866-333-1505

 


Fundraisers

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

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

Trade Turkey Shoot – Aug 31
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, August 31 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

 


Meetings

Jo. Co. School Board Meetings
The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683, the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.

Democratic Party Meeting- Sept. 5
The Johnson County Democratic Party will hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

VFW Meeting- Sept. 7
VFW Post 6908 & Auxiliary will meet Saturday, September 7 for their regular meeting located on Depot Street. A carry-in meal is served at 6 PM and a meeting will follow at 7 PM. All members are urged to attend and any eligible for VFW or active military members are invited. VFW Post 6908 is an alcohol and smoke-free Post. For further information, call James D. Payne, Commander 727-7362.

Commission Meeting- Sept. 9
There will be a planning commission meeting on September 9 at 6 pm in the Upper Courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street in Mountain City,


Reunions

JCHS Class of 1955 Reunion- Sept. 7
On September 7, the Class of ‘55 will celebrate their 64th class reunion at Farmers Barbeque in Mountain City. We will begin at 11am for a social/business hour. Lunch will be ordered from the menu at 12 noon. Anyone associated with the class of 55 is always welcome to attend. For more info, call Lyda @423/739-2042 or Nancy @ 423/753-6961

JCHS Class of ‘56 Mini Reunion- Sept. 7
Down memory lane again! The JCHS Class of ‘56 63rd mini-reunion will be held at Sherry & JP’s here in Mountain City the Saturday after Labor Day on September 7. Send money and RSVP by August 25 to Selma Fifer at 200 Woodland Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-6442.


Things to Do

TN Senior Olympics
Any senior (60 years or older) interested in participating in the Senior Olympics please call Kathy Motsinger at the Johnson County Senior Center asap 727-8883 or come by and pick up registration form. Entry Deadline August 23, 2019, registration fee $35.00. Events include: Cornhole, Table Tennis, Track, Bowling, Swimming, Basketball, Horseshoes, Golf, Softball throw and MUCH MORE. For more info on Age categories, rules, awards, state and national competitions see also www.tnseniorolympics.com.

Jo. Co Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City.

Heritage Hall- Aug. 29
Thursday, August 29, second in the Summer Sessions series features Colton Fenner who began playing a keyboard when he was three. C. This event promises to be a real treat and is sponsored by Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank. “On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced on our website, heritagehalltheatre.org New Box Office days Wednesday through Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM where you can still purchase tickets. Please call 423 727 7444 and leave a message; a staff member will return your call within 48 hours. For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org.

Long Journey Home- Aug 29-Sept 1
Johnson County’s 5th Long Journey Home celebration will be August 29-September 1. We will kick off the weekend on Thursday night with dinner, live entertainment, and dancing at the Johnson County Senior Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday night there will be buskin’ on Main with a film depicting the life of G. B. Grayson shown at dark. On Saturday, the Musical Heritage Tour will start with a performance at the Old Mill Site followed by the unveiling of the sixth mural at Farmers State Bank, a performance at the Clarence “Tom” Ashley Site, and an Open Jam with the Piney Woods Boys at the Fred Price Site. An art show at the Johnson County Arts Center and a Quilt Show at First Christian Church will be open on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, Old time Gospel music featuring three groups and ending with a Gospel Jam will be celebrated at Heritage Hall.

The public is invited to all events. For more information and exact times, contact the website www.longjourneyhome.net. A map and schedule of events are available at the Johnson County Arts Center and several local businesses. At the Arts Center, you can purchase LJH T-shirts, “Liner Notes” magazines, and artwork by Johnson County artists. The Arts Center hours are Wed.-Fri. 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00.

Antique and Vintage Quilt Exhibit- Aug 30-31
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will host a free exhibit of quilts made by women of Johnson County before 1970. This exhibit is in conjunction with the Long Journey Home Celebration. The exhibit will be held at the New Life Center at 401 W. Main Street and will be open Aug 30th 4-7pm and Aug 31st 9am – 4pm. A discussion of significant quilts (Bed Turning) will be held the 30th at 5pm and 31st at noon. The public is encouraged to come out and see the quilted legacies of our county.

Town Horseshoe Tournament- Aug. 31
The Town of Mountain City Labor Day Horseshoe Tournament will be held at Ralph Stout Park on Saturday, August 31, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Senior 8-Ball Pool Tournament- Sept.4-6
The Johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring a tournament on Sept 4-6 with separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both divisions. There will be a rules meeting for both divisions on Sept. 2. Men meet at 12 noon and women meet at 2 PM. Find out more and sign up at the Johnson County Senior Center by August 30.

2nd Annual Day of Praise- Sept. 15
YOU are invited to our 2nd Annual GREAT DAY of PRAISE! Sept. 15 at Ralph Stout Park. FREE!! 5 pm Dinner, Bouncy Houses, Corn Hole, face painting,find out who won the BBQ & Chili Cookoffs and so much more! 7pm LIVE worship! Come join us. (A free event to bless our community from Community Church of Mountain City).

Community Announcements 8-21-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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.

Raffle Rescheduled
Forge Creek Community Center would like to announce that the gun raffle that had the date to be given away on August 10. Has been changed. The Henry Arms 22 lever action will be given away on September 21 at Fall Fling. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the community center we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused =.

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.

Imagination Library Carnival Volunteers Needed
The Johnson County Imagination Library’s annual Carnival is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27. Volunteers are needed for various areas of the event. If you would like to assist please call 423-291-9023, or sign up at the Johnson County Public Library. Join us in making a difference in the lives of the young people of Johnson County!

Senior Mobile Dental Clinic Registration- Aug 22
Located at Johnson County Senior Center, 128 College Street Mtn. City. August 20 11am-1pm. Bring proof of age, TN residency, household income, and any medical insurance cards. Must be Tn resident age 60 or over, meet program income guidelines, must not have dental insurance. Mobile Clinic will be on August 29-30 at Roan Creek Baptist Church(appointments required). For more info call the Senior Center at 727-8883.

City Board Work Session- Aug. 23
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a work session on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the work session is to discuss the applications received for certificates of compliance for package stores. Immediately following the work session, the Board will reconvene the meeting from August 6, 2019. The public is urged to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Sobriety Checkpoint- Aug 24
In Partnership with ACTION Coalition, Johnson County Sheriff’s
Department, and Mountain City Police Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Crossroads Dr. & God’s Country Church DURING THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019, AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019.

County Clerk Office Closing- Aug. 29
The County Clerk’s Office will be closing at 12 Noon on Thursday, August 29 to complete training for issuance of the new Tennessee Real ID. This new service will allow our Johnson County residents to obtain the real ID here without having to travel to a Department of Safety Office in neighboring Counties.

Road closed for festival– Sept 14-15
Modock Road in Trade will be closed one way from Rich Hill road to RT#421 on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. (The road will be open eastbound from RT#421 to Rich Hill Road) This is for the Trade Mill and Native American Heritage Festival.

Free Legal Help For Seniors- Sept. 16
Monday September 16, 11am at the Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street. Attorneys with Legal Aid of East TN will be there for Free educational presentation on legal issues. Anyone is welcome to attend. Seniors will have the opportunity after the presentation to meet privately with an attorney. The attorneys may provide FREE legal services about the following: Public benefits and healthcare, estate planning, housing issues, consumer issues, elder abuse and financial exploitation. For more information or for immediate legal assistance call 866-333-1505

 


Fundraisers

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

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

Trade Turkey Shoot – Aug 31
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, August 31 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

 


Meetings

Jo. Co. School Board Meetings
The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683, the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.

Retired Teachers Meeting- Aug. 21
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21 at the VFW Building on Depot St. in Mountain City at 12 noon. A luncheon will be served by the VFW ladies with a short meeting to follow. Our program will be at Butler Museum. Carpool is available. We will tour thr museum at a cost of $5 a person. All retired teachers living in Johnson County are invited to attend.


Reunions

JCHS Class of 2009 Reunion- Aug 23
Johnson County High School class of 2009 will be having a 10-year class reunion on August 23. The cost will be $15 per adult: this includes-meal, drink, entertainment, photography/photo booth, 2 bouncy houses, and desserts. The reunion will be at First Baptist Church Park at 5pm. Then the home football game to follow. It is being careered by Bristol Garden and Grill and is family friendly! For more information and to RSVP please contact Elizabeth (423)291-1567 or Ashley (423)957-1258

JCHS Class of ‘56 Mini Reunion- Sept. 7
Down memory lane again! The JCHS Class of ‘56 63rd mini-reunion will be held at Sherry & JP’s here in Mountain City the Saturday after Labor Day on September 7. Send money and RSVP by August 25 to Selma Fifer at 200 Woodland Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-6442.


Things to Do

TN Senior Olympics
Any senior (60 years or older) interested in participating in the Senior Olympics please call Kathy Motsinger at the Johnson County Senior Center asap 727-8883 or come by and pick up registration form. Entry Deadline August 23, 2019, registration fee $35.00. Events include: Cornhole, Table Tennis, Track, Bowling, Swimming, Basketball, Horseshoes, Golf, Softball throw and MUCH MORE. For more info on Age categories, rules, awards, state and national competitions see also www.tnseniorolympics.com.

Jo. Co Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City.

Cancer Survivor Dinner Registration- Aug. 22
Johnson County Bank and the Levi Retirees will be hosing a dinner for all Johnson County Cancer Survivors (plus guest).Please contact either Sandy Snyder or Donna Kirby at Johnson County Bank for more information and to secure your invitation, Registration deadline is August 22. Call (423) 727-7701 to find out more.

Watauga Lake Cleanup- Aug. 24
The annual Watauga Lake Cleanup will be on Saturday, August 24. Register at Fish Springs Marina, Pioneer Landing Campgrounds, or Sink Mountain Boat Ramp. Follow us on Facebook and find out more at (423) 534-4785.

Heritage Hall – Aug 24
7pm; Storyteller Bil Lepp, humorous, family-friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Bil’s books and audio collections have won awards including the PEN Steven Kroll Award for Children’s Book Writing, Parents’ Choice Gold awards, and awards from the National Parenting Publications Assoc., and the Public Library Association. sponsored by Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY).

Roark and Price Cemetery Decoration- Aug 24
There will be a decoration at the Roark and Price Cemetery on Rock Creek Road in Creston, NC on August 24 at 7 PM. Everyone is welcome to come out and show their appreciation for the beautiful upkeep of the cemetery. Send donations to Ricky Roark at 112 Rock Creek Road, Creston, NC 28615.

Long Journey Home- Aug 29-Sept 1
Johnson County’s 5th Long Journey Home celebration will be August 29-September 1. We will kick off the weekend on Thursday night with dinner, live entertainment, and dancing at the Johnson County Senior Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday night there will be buskin’ on Main with a film depicting the life of G. B. Grayson shown at dark. On Saturday, the Musical Heritage Tour will start with a performance at the Old Mill Site followed by the unveiling of the sixth mural at Farmers State Bank, a performance at the Clarence “Tom” Ashley Site, and an Open Jam with the Piney Woods Boys at the Fred Price Site. An art show at the Johnson County Arts Center and a Quilt Show at First Christian Church will be open on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, Old time Gospel music featuring three groups and ending with a Gospel Jam will be celebrated at Heritage Hall.

The public is invited to all events. For more information and exact times, contact the website www.longjourneyhome.net. A map and schedule of events are available at the Johnson County Arts Center and several local businesses. At the Arts Center, you can purchase LJH T-shirts, “Liner Notes” magazines, and artwork by Johnson County artists. The Arts Center hours are Wed.-Fri. 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00.

Jo. Co Hikers- Aug. 24
Join Johnson County Hikers on Aug. 24 for the next hike to Elk Knob. This trail is a moderate incline for about 2.5 miles with a full 360 view for your reward. Then a nice 2.5 mile hike down. How can you pass this up! We meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion on Hwy 421 end. We meet at 8:45 and leave at 9 SHARP unless otherwise stated. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sun screen or a hat. Questions? Call Carol 727-5947. #JohnsonJourney

Antique and Vintage Quilt Exhibit- Aug 30-31
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will host a free exhibit of quilts made by women of Johnson County before 1970. This exhibit is in conjunction with the Long Journey Home Celebration. The exhibit will be held at the New Life Center at 401 W. Main Street and will be open Aug 30th 4-7pm and Aug 31st 9am – 4pm. A discussion of significant quilts (Bed Turning) will be held the 30th at 5pm and 31st at noon. The public is encouraged to come out and see the quilted legacies of our county.

Senior 8-Ball Pool Tournament- Sept.4-6
The Johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring a tournament on Sept 4-6 with separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both divisions. There will be a rules meeting for both divisions on Sept. 2. Men meet at 12 noon and women meet at 2 PM. Find out more and sign up at the Johnson County Senior Center by August 30.

2nd Annual Day of Praise- Sept. 15
YOU are invited to our 2nd Annual GREAT DAY of PRAISE! Sept. 15 at Ralph Stout Park. FREE!! 5 pm Dinner, Bouncy Houses, Corn Hole, face painting,find out who won the BBQ & Chili Cookoffs and so much more! 7pm LIVE worship! Come join us. (A free event to bless our community from Community Church of Mountain City).

Community Announcements 8-14-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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.

Raffle Rescheduled
Forge Creek Community Center would like to announce that the gun raffle that had the date to be given away on August 10. Has been changed. The Henry Arms 22 lever action will be given away on September 21 at Fall Fling. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the community center we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused =.

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.

Imagination Library Carnival Volunteers Needed
The Johnson County Imagination Library’s annual Carnival is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27. Volunteers are needed for various areas of the event. If you would like to assist please call 423-291-9023, or sign up at the Johnson County Public Library. Join us in making a difference in the lives of the young people of Johnson County!

Free Dental Bingo- Aug 16
11am at the Johnson County Senior Center. Please attend to find out more about Smile on 60+, program covers cleanings, fillings, extractions and dentures or call Johnson County Senior Center at 727-8883 or Hotline: 1-800-509-6055.

Sobriety Checkpoint- Aug 18 & 24
In Partnership with ACTION Coalition, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, and Mountain City Police Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Crossroads Dr. & God’s Country Church DURING THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019, AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019.

Senior Mobile Dental Clinic Registration- Aug 22
located at Johnson County Senior Center, 128 College Street Mtn. City. August 20 11am-1pm. Bring proof of age, TN residency, household income, and any medical insurance cards. Must be Tn resident age 60 or over, meet program income guidelines, must not have dental insurance. Mobile Clinic will be on August 29-30 at Roan Creek Baptist Church(appointments required). For more info call the Senior Center at 727-8883.

City Board Work Session- Aug. 23
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a work session on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the work session is to discuss the applications received for certificates of compliance for package stores. Immediately following the work session, the Board will reconvene the meeting from August 6, 2019. The public is urged to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

County Clerk Office Closing- Aug. 29
The County Clerk’s Office will be closing at 12 Noon on Thursday, August 29 to complete training for issuance of the new Tennessee Real ID. This new service will allow our Johnson County residents to obtain the real ID here without having to travel to a Department of Safety Office in neighboring Counties.

Free Legal Help For Seniors- Sept. 16
Monday September 16, 11am at the Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street. Attorneys with Legal Aid of East TN will be there for Free educational presentation on legal issues. Anyone is welcome to attend. Seniors will have the opportunity after the presentation to meet privately with an attorney. The attorneys may provide FREE legal services about the following: Public benefits and healthcare, estate planning, housing issues, consumer issues, elder abuse and financial exploitation. For more information or for immediate legal assistance call 866-333-1505.


Fundraisers

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

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

Trade Turkey Shoot – Aug 17
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, August 17 ar 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Trade Auction- Aug. 18
Auction at Trade Community Center to benefit Trade Mill and Heritage Festival. BBQ lunch and preview at 12:30 noon- 2 PM. Donations and sale items may be dropped off at Mtn. Antiques (11190 Hwy 421, Trade. Auction starts at 2 PM. Find out more at (423)895-2213 or 423-727-4158.


Meetings

Jo. Co. School Board Meetings
The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683, the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.

County Commission Meeting- Aug. 15
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The budget committee will not meet this month.

Republican Women Meeting- Aug 15
Republican Women of Johnson County will be meeting on Thursday August 15 at 12:30 at the Johnson County Library Lunch at 12:30 Meeting at 1:00.. We will be ordering lunch from Honey Bee’s. Place your lunch order by 11:00 Wed. Morn . Gwen Bell

American Legion Meeting- Aug. 15
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, August 15 at the Post at 318 N. Church Street. All members and potential members are encouraged to bring a covered dish/dessert and extra produce to share. Supper begins at 6 PM, with business meetings to follow. Dues are now payable for the 2020 membership year. For more information, call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Aug 17
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Aug 17 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a hands on lesson on cyanotype fabric printing, weather permitting. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild facebook page to see what we are doing.

Retired Teachers Meeting- Aug. 21
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21 at the VFW Building on Depot St. in Mountain City at 12 noon. A luncheon will be served by the VFW ladies with a short meeting to follow. Our program will be at Butler Museum. Carpool is available. We will tour thr museum at a cost of $5 a person. All retired teachers living in Johnson County are invited to attend.


Reunions

JCHS Class of ‘56 Mini Reunion- Sept. 7
Down memory lane again! The JCHS Class of ‘56 63rd mini-reunion will be held at Sherry & JP’s here in Mountain City the Saturday after Labor Day on September 7. Send money and RSVP by August 25 to Selma Fifer at 200 Woodland Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-6442.


Things to Do

TN Senior Olympics

Any senior (60 years or older) interested in participating in the Senior Olympics please call Kathy Motsinger at the Johnson County Senior Center asap 727-8883 or come by and pick up registration form. Entry Deadline August 23, 2019, registration fee $35.00. Events include: Cornhole, Table Tennis, Track, Bowling, Swimming, Basketball, Horseshoes, Golf, Softball throw and MUCH MORE. For more info on Age categories, rules, awards, state and national competitions see also www.tnseniorolympics.com.

Jo. Co Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City.

Cancer Survivor Dinner Registration- Aug. 22
Johnson County Bank and the Levi Retirees will be hosing a dinner for all Johnson County Cancert Survivors (plus guest).Please contact either Sandy Snyder or Donna Kirby at johnson County Bank for more information and to secure your invitation, Registration deadline is August 22. Call (423) 727-7701 to find out more.

Watauga Lake Cleanup- Aug. 24
The annual Watauga Lake Cleanup will be on Saturday, August 24. Register at Fish Springs Marina, Pioneer Landing Campgrounds, or Sink Mountain Boat Ramp. Follow us on Facebook and find out more at (423) 534-4785.

Heritage Hall – Aug 24
7pm; Storyteller Bil Lepp, humorous, family-friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Bil’s books and audio collections have won awards including the PEN Steven Kroll Award for Children’s Book Writing, Parents’ Choice Gold awards, and awards from the National Parenting Publications Assoc., and the Public Library Association. sponsored by Mountain City Care and Rehabilitation You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY).

Long Journey Home- Aug 29-Sept 1
Johnson County’s 5th Long Journey Home celebration will be August 29-September 1. We will kick off the weekend on Thursday night with dinner, live entertainment, and dancing at the Johnson County Senior Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday night there will be buskin’ on Main with a film depicting the life of G. B. Grayson shown at dark. On Saturday, the Musical Heritage Tour will start with a performance at the Old Mill Site followed by the unveiling of the sixth mural at Farmers State Bank, a performance at the Clarence “Tom” Ashley Site, and an Open Jam with the Piney Woods Boys at the Fred Price Site. An art show at the Johnson County Arts Center and a Quilt Show at First Christian Church will be open on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, Old time Gospel music featuring three groups and ending with a Gospel Jam will be celebrated at Heritage Hall.

The public is invited to all events. For more information and exact times, contact the website www.longjourneyhome.net. A map and schedule of events are available at the Johnson County Arts Center and several local businesses. At the Arts Center, you can purchase LJH T-shirts, “Liner Notes” magazines, and artwork by Johnson County artists. The Arts Center hours are Wed.-Fri. 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-2:00.

Antique and Vintage Quilt Exhibit- Aug 30-31
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will host a free exhibit of quilts made by women of Johnson County before 1970. This exhibit is in conjunction with the Long Journey Home Celebration. The exhibit will be held at the New Life Center at 401 W. Main Street and will be open Aug 30th 4-7pm and Aug 31st 9am – 4pm. A discussion of significant quilts (Bed Turning) will be held the 30th at 5pm and 31st at noon. The public is encouraged to come out and see the quilted legacies of our county.

Senior 8-Ball Pool Tournament- Sept.4-6
The Johnson County Senior Center will be sponsoring a tournament on Sept 4-6 with separate divisions for men and women. First and second place trophies will be awarded in both divisions. There iwll be a rules meeting for both divisions on Sept. 2. Men meet at 12 noon and women meet at 2 PM. Find out more and sign up at the Johnson County Senior Center by August 30.z

 

Community Announcements 8-7-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

Raffle Rescheduled
Forge Creek Community Center would like to announce that the gun raffle that had the date to be given away on August 10. Has been changed. The Henry Arms 22 lever action will be given away on September 21 at Fall Fling. You can still purchase tickets from any member of the community center we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused .

Mtn. City Elm. Open House- Aug. 6
Mountain City Elementary will be hosting their annual “Back to School Open House” on the evening of Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Parents of Kindergarten students will meet in a general session in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. 1-6 grades will meet at 6:30 p.m. in designated classrooms, with a second session available at 7 for parents who may need to visit more than one grade level. We will be having a Skyward training session in the computer lab from 5-6:30 for any parent who would like to attend. If any test scores are available, they will be handed out to parents at Open House. All parents are highly encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

BBQ Fundraiser- Aug. 9
Bbq fundraiser for Recovery Soldiers Ministry from Elizabethton will be this Friday aug 9. From 11 AM til 1 PM Deliveries made within the mountain city area. Fresh cooked BBQ with all the sides. Call to pre-order 306-2022. Or on Friday 727-5882.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Aug 17
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, August 17 ar 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Trade Auction- Aug. 18
Auction at Trade Community Center to benefit Trade Mill and Heritage Festival. BBQ lunch and preview at 12:30 noon- 2 PM. Donations and sale items may be dropped off at Mtn. Antiques (11190 Hwy 421, Trade. Auction starts at 2 PM. Find out more at (423)895-2213 or 423-727-4158.


Meetings

Jo. Co. School Board Meetings
The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683, the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to the public.

Republican Party Meeting- Aug. 8
The Johnson County Republican Party will old their next meeting on Thursday, August 8 at the Welcome Center lower level from 7 PM – 8 PM. Find out more at 423-707-5058

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

County Commission Meeting- Aug. 15
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The budget committee will not meet this month.

American Legion Meeting- Aug. 15
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, August 15 at the Post at 318 N. Church Street. All members and potential members are encouraged to bring a covered dish/dessert and extra produce to share. Supper begins at 6 PM, with business meetings to follow. Dues are now payable for the 2020 membership year. For more information, call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Retired Teachers Meeting- Aug. 21
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21 at the VFW Building on Depot St. in Mountain City at 12 noon. A luncheon will be served by the VFW ladies with a short meeting to follow. Our program will be at Butler Museum. Carpool is available. We will tour thr museum at a cost of $5 a person. All retired teachers living in Johnson County are invited to attend.


Reunions

Johnson Family Reunion- Aug. 10
The Lily Reece Johnson family will ave a reunion on August 10 at 2 PM at 1st Baptist Park in Mountain City,TN.

WAAA Annual Reunion 2019- Aug. 11
The Watauga Academy Alumni Association will hold the annual reunion at the Butler Baptist Church on August, 11, 2019. Marty Trivette will the the speaker this year. Come celebrate with graduates and friends of the Academy. Special music will be a part of remembering Old Butler and the beloved Academy of a gone-by time. Worship service will begin at 11am. EVERYONE WELCOME.

JCHS Class of ‘56- Sept. 7
Down memory lane again! The JCHS Class of ‘56 63rd mini-reunion will be held at Sherry & JP’s here in Mountain City the Saturday after Labor Day on September 7. Send money and RSVP by August 25 to Selma Fifer at 200 Woodland Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-6442.


Things to Do

Jo. Co Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City.

Senior Center Book Lover’s Day- Aug. 9
Come celebrate National Book Lovers’ Day on Friday, August 9 at the Johnson County Senior Center.  There will be fun and games as members and guests share their favorite books and play Bingo for Book after lunch  Lunch begins at 11:30 for a $1 donation with BINGO for Books following.  Everyone with a library card will receive free ice cream!

Heritage Hall News- Aug. 10
Saturday, August 10, 7pm Alabama’s Singing Cowgirl, JESSIE LYNN®, is a multiple award-winning independent country music singer & songwriter and proud CMA member!  “On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced on our website, heritagehalltheatre.org, on Facebook and by email.  Online tickets will go off sale at 2:00 PM on the day of each event.  You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY). For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org.

30th “Old Butler Days” Celebration August 9-10
The Butler Ruritan’s 2019 Old Butler Days celebration beginning Friday, August 9 from 3-10 PM and Saturday, August 10 from 10 am -10 pm at Babe Curtis Park located at the end of McQueen Street in Butler. Join us for two days of GREAT food, games for children, rides, continuous local entertainment, vendors, auction and fantastic door prizes.  This is our annual celebration and fund-raising event for the year. Enjoy great food, games, the Kids Corner, bouncy house, a train ride, a raffle, an auction, and musical talent. Vendors will offer an assortment of unique products .Please plan to join us. The Butler Ruritan is grateful for your continued support. Find out more at 768-2277.

Jo. Co Hikers- Aug. 10
Join Johnson County Hikers for their next hike on Saturday, Aug.10. We will meet in the Food Lion parking lot at 8:45 AM and leave at 9 AM sharp. The trail total is about 4 miles but will lead us to a deep dark world of evergreen spruce trees at 5200 feet. This is a unique display of an ecosystem not found elsewhere in the Tri-Cities region. It’s time we see this for ourselves. Questions? Call Carol 727-5947. #JohnsonJourneys

Free Hunter Safety Class- Aug. 12
There will be a free Hunter Safety Class starting on Monday, August 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Johnson County Health Department Annex Building at 715 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. More dates include August 13 & August 15-17. Register online for Event #6354 at www.tn.gov/twra using the Mountain City zip code 37683. Questions? Call Jerry Jordan at 727-7238.

Cancer Survivor Dinner Registration- Aug. 22
Johnson County Bank and the Levi Retirees will be hosing a dinner for all Johnson County Cancert Survivors (plus guest).Please contact either Sandy Snyder or Donna Kirby at johnson County Bank for more information and to secure your invitation, Registration deadline is August 22. Call (423) 727-7701 to find out more.

Watauga Lake Cleanup- Aug. 24
The annual Watauga Lake Cleanup will be on Saturday, August 24. Register at Fist Springs Marina or Sink Mountain Boat Ramp. Follow us on Facebook and find out more at (423) 534-4785.

 

Community Announcements 7-31-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

Senior Center Arthritis Class
The Johnson County Senior Center is the place to be for fun exercise. Sarah Ransom, UT Extension Agent, teaches Arthritis Class every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am at the senior center. There is no fee for the class it’s offered FREE! You will have fun exercising and make new friends as well. Come and see for yourself. It’s always a great day at the Johnson County Senior Center.
After School Notice
Enrollment packets for the Town of Mountain City-Leaps after school program can be picked up at the MC/JC COMMUNITY CENTER beginning August 1..For more Information, call 423-727-2972.

Mtn. City Elm. Open House- Aug. 6
Mountain City Elementary will be hosting their annual “Back to School Open House” on the evening of Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Parents of Kindergarten students will meet in a general session in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. 1-6 grades will meet at 6:30 p.m. in designated classrooms, with a second session available at 7 for parents who may need to visit more than one grade level. We will be having a Skyward training session in the computer lab from 5-6:30 for any parent who would like to attend. If any test scores are available, they will be handed out to parents at Open House. All parents are highly encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

Trade Turkey Shoot – Aug 5
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, August 3 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Democrat Party Meeting- Aug. 1
The Johnson County Democratic Party will hold their next meeting on Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 in the Johnson County Library Meeting room.

VFW Meeting- Aug. 3
Worley Hall VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet August 3, 2019 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 (423) 727-7362.

Taylorsville Masons Meeting- Aug. 5
The regular stated communication of Taylorsville Lodge #243 F & A M will be held at 7 PM, Monday, August 5 at the Masonic Lodge on College Street. Members are encouraged to attend and visiting Brethren are always welcome.

City Board Meeting- Aug. 6
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, August 6, 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.

Public Meeting- Aug. 6
The Town of Mountain City plans to submit an application to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for a Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) Grant to make improvements to the tennis courts at Cunningham Park. This public meeting has been scheduled to discuss the application and allow residents to provide input on the proposed project. The meeting will be held at Mountain City Town Hall, 210 South Church Street, on August 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. All persons of any race, age, or gender are welcome to attend. Any person wishing to attend with special needs of accessibility, please contact Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Republican Party Meeting- Aug. 8
The Johnson County Republican Party will old their next meeting on Thursday, August 8 at the Welcome Center lower level from 7 PM – 8 PM. Find out more at 423-707-5058.


Reunions

Rock School Reunion- Aug. 3
The Rock School Reunion will be on Saturday, August 3. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. Please bring your favorite dish. We will have prizes to raffle off plus a door prize. Please try to attend.

Johnson Family Reunion- Aug. 10
The Lily Reece Johnson family will ave a reunion on August 10 at 2 PM at 1st Baptist Park in Mountain City,TN.

JCHS Class of ‘56- Sept. 7
Down memory lane again! The JCHS Class of ‘56 63rd mini-reunion will be held at Sherry & JP’s here in Mountain City the Saturday after Labor Day on September 7. Send money and RSVP by August 25 to Selma Fifer at 200 Woodland Drive, Mountain City, TN 37683 423-727-6442.


Things to Do

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

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

Joe Barlow / Kim Sutton Show – Aug. 2
Friday, August 2 beginning at 6 p.m., Main Street, Mountain City, TN – Plaques awarded, Food Vendors, Merchandise Vendors, Music, Public Service Vehicles on display. Admission is free to the public. $10 entry fee for vehicle registration. Come out and join us! Thank you! Should you have any questions please call Tina or Dan Lipford at (423) 727-9978 or (423) 291-1082 or e-mail us at nascarcrazytll@yahoo.com

Joe Barlow Memorial Ride Saturday, August 3
Ralph Stout Park, Mountain City, TN – Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Ride will leave at 12p.m. A meal will be provided by Nelson Chapel Baptist Church following the ride. Registration: Single $15– Double $20- Sponsored by Johnson County Knights to benefit the Joe Barlow/Kim Sutton Scholarship Fund – For more information visit our website at: www.johnsoncountyknights.com or call (423) 291-1082. Thank you! Should you have any questions please call Tina or Dan Lipford at (423) 727-9978 or (423) 291-1082 or e-mail us at nascarcrazytll@yahoo.com

Heritage Hall News- Aug. 10
Saturday, August 10, 7 pm Alabama’s Singing Cowgirl, JESSIE LYNN®, is a multiple award-winning independent country music singer & songwriter and proud CMA member! “On sale” dates for online ticket purchases for each event will be announced on our website, heritagehalltheatre.org, on Facebook and by email. Online tickets will go off sale at 2:00 PM on the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door for each event (CASH ONLY). For more information, check heritagehalltheatre.org.

Free Hunter Safety Class- Aug. 12
There will be a free Hunter Safety Class starting on Monday, August 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Johnson County Health Department Annex Building at 715 West Main Street Mountain City, TN. More dates include August 13 & August 15-17. Register online for Event #6354 at www.tn.gov/twra using the Mountain City zip code 37683. Questions? Call Jerry Jordan at 727-7238.

Cancer Survivor Dinner Registration- Aug. 22
Johnson County Bank and the Levi Retirees will be hosting a dinner for all Johnson County Cancer Survivors (plus guest). Please contact either Sandy Snyder or Donna Kirby at johnson County Bank for more information and to secure your invitation, Registration deadline is August 22. Call (423) 727-7701 to find out more.

 

Community Announcements 7-24-19

community calendarFor Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagination Library Carnival Volunteers Needed
The Johnson County Imagination Library’s annual Carnival is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27. Volunteers are needed for various areas of the event. If you would like to assist please call 423-291-9023, or sign up at the Johnson County Public Library. Join us in making a difference in the lives of the young people of Johnson County!


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trade Turkey Shoot – Aug 5
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, August 3 at 1 PM at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competitionwill be open to anyone shooting 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Stock arms only. No modified chokes allowed. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center
grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Commission Meeting- July 24
The Mountain City Planning Commission will meet in regular session on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

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

VFW Meeting- Aug. 3
Worley Hall VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet August 3, 2019 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 (423) 727-7362.

City Board Meeting- Aug. 6
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, August 6, 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.


Reunions

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

25th Wiley Crowder Reunion- July 27
The reunion will be on Saturday, July 27 at first Baptist Church Park (on 421 toward Shady Valley) at 3 PM. Please come and join us.

Johnson Family Reunion- August 10
The Lily Reece Johnson family will ave a reunion on August 10 at 2 PM at 1st Baptist Park in Mountain City,TN.


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chuck Walsh Book Signing- July 27
Fiction writer Chuck Walsh will have a book signing on Saturday, July 27 from 2 PM – 4 PM at the Watauga Winery at 6952 Big Dry Run Rd, Butler, TN. The featured book is Black Mingo Creek, but he will have copies of all his books for those who want signed copies.

Jo. Co. Hikers- July 27
The next hike will be to Grayson Highlands State Park in Va.on Saturday, July 27. Meet at Food Lion’s parking lot about 8:15 AM and we will leave at 8:30 AM sharp. Bring lots of water, your walking stick and your camera. 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.

Community Announcements 7-17-19

community calendarFor Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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


Reunions

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

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 7-10-19

community calendarFor Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reunions

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

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 7-3-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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


Reunions

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

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 6-26-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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


Reunions

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

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 6-19-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reunions

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 6-12-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reunions

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 6-5-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

 


Reunions

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

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Community Announcements 5-29-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Community Announcements 5-22-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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


Reunions

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 5-15-19

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reunions

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Announcements 5-8-19

community calendar

For Your Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fundraisers

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

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

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

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


Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reunions

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


Things to Do

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

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

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

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

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