Community Announcements 11-13-19

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For Your Information

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 the 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.

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 10:00 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.

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

Sobriety Checkpoint – Nov. 17 and Nov. 23
In Partnership with ACTION Coalition, Johnson County Sheriff’s
Department, and Mountain City Police Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Crossroads Dr. and God’s Country Church DURING THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019, AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019.

Medicare Part D Enrollment Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 24th from 10 am-12 pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Help a child have a Merry Christmas
Donate your unused bikes to the Community Center. Bikes in any condition and size will be appreciated. They will be refurbished and restored to brand new condition and given to needy children in Johnson County. This event is made possible by the Community Center, Beta Theta Club, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, and Northeast Correctional Center. Bikes can be taken to Flo Bellamy at the Community Center, 214 College St. Mountain City, Tennessee 37683. Any questions, call Leni Smith at 423-440-4159.


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
The 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!

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2020 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fundraising tool. Application forms may be requested by emailing [email protected] Applications will be accepted on or before 30 Dec 2019.

Trade Community Center Turkey Shoot- Nov. 23
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1pm at the Trade Com­munity Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, TN. 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.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Trade Mill Community Center – Nov. 24
The Trade Mill Community Center at 228 Modock Rd., Trade, TN will hold a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admittance for adults $8; children under 12 years of age $5; Children under 5 years of age FREE. Enter for chances to win a full-size microwave oven. Music provided by the Cleveland Road gospel band. All proceeds will benefit the Trade Mill Community Center in its efforts to restore and maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Rep. Phil Roe to hold Staff Office Hours in Johnson Co. – Nov. 13
Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) announced he will send staff to hold office hours in Mountain City on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Johnson County Courthouse from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Roe’s staff will be available to assist First District constituents. Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: Senior Citizens: Social Security and disability. Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies. Veterans: VA claims and military service problems. Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance, and interpretation of federal regulations. Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems. Local Governments: disaster assistance, regulation compliance, and federal grant application problems. Taxpayers: IRS tax problems

Jo. Co. Republican Party meeting – Nov. 14
On Thursday, November 14 at 6 pm the Johnson County Republican Party will meet in the Johnson County Library community meeting room. The speaker will be Senator Jon Lundberg. Come and join us.
For more information, Karen Weaver, Chairman, [email protected], 423 707-5058 RSVP would be appreciated.

Quilt Guild meeting – Nov. 16
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Nov 16th at 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend. We will have a lesson on wool embroidery and making a penny rug. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.

Johnson County Historical Society – Nov. 17
The Johnson County Historical Society will meet Sunday, November 17 at 2 P.M. in the basement of the Welcome Center. Our guest speaker will be Johnny Graybeal who will be talking about the trains and railroads that used to be in Johnson County. Mr. Graybeal’s research of the RRs is ongoing and he is currently researching to write a book on the subject. He requests that those who might have family photos of the railroads or businesses that the railroad served, to bring those to the meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Johnson County Election Commission – Nov. 21
The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting on November 21 at NOON in the Johnson County Election Commission Office at 158 Election Avenue, P.O. Box 106, Mountain City, TN 37683, (423) 727-8592. The Election Commission expects the agenda of its meeting will include the following items: Regular Meeting Items (Minutes and Review Budget); Discuss TACEO Seminar; County Attorney, Perry Stout. For more information contact e-mail: [email protected] or visit our website: www.jctnvote.com

Republican Ladies Luncheon – Nov. 21
The Johnson County Republican Ladies will have a luncheon on Thursday, November 21st at the Johnson County Library in the community meeting room. Lunch starts12:30 P.M. and the discussions at 1:00 P.M.
at the Johnson County Library meeting room. We are having elections, and several other important matters to discuss. It is imperative that you come. We will be ordering from Honey Bees, so get your order in by Tuesday the 19th. See you there.

Johnson County Commission meeting – Nov. 21
The County Commission will meet Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 pm in the upper courtroom of Johnson County Courthouse 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683. The budget committee will meet at 6:00 pm in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse prior to the County Commission meeting.


Things to Do

Jo. Co. Indoor Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am-noon, downstairs at the Welcome Center, 716 S. Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683

Jo. Co. Hikers
The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. You do not have to be highly experienced though the ability to hike the length of the trail is essential. Beginners and supervised children are welcome. We meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion at 8:45 and leave at 9:00 SHARP unless otherwise stated. All hikes are ever other Saturday unless otherwise stated. We carpool to hike sites when possible. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen or a hat. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destina­tion substitution for something more fitting for the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947. For more information see Johnson County Hikers Club Facebook page

Heritage Hall – The Has Beens – Nov. 16
Saturday, November 16, The Has Beens, sponsored by Humphrey Masonry. The Has-Beens were formed in 1981 and more than 145 musicians have been a part of this swing band. You will hear the music of the big band era of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s and some of the best music of the 60’s and 70’s. They do a great show especially for those who enjoy music from those decades. Adv $10/Door $12.

“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.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Dry Run Vol. Fire Dept. – Nov. 16
Dry Run Volunteer Fire Department, 5646 Big Dry Run Rd., Butler, TN, will hold a Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday, Nov. 16 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. $7 Adults, $3.50 Children 6-12 years of age, FREE for Children under 5 years of age. Eat-in or carry-out. Meal includes Turkey or ham, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, yams green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, dessert, and drink.

Heritage Hall – Barter Players’ Frosty – Nov. 18
Monday, November 18, Barter Players’ Frosty, sponsored by Dr. Don & Carole Tarr & Mullins Real Estate. A wonderful, affordable must-see classic for the entire family. This is Frosty’s third performance at Heritage Hall and many of the same folks will return once more to re-experience the magic in the hat placed on Frosty’s head and watch the entire cast sing and dance their way into discovering the Christmas magic known as love. All seats are only $5.

“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.

Christmas at the O.K. Corral – Nov. 22 & 23
On Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 — 7 P.M. at Heritage Hall, The Johnson County Young Artist will present the holiday musical Christmas at the O.K. Corral! “Will Bubble Gum Bart go up the town? Will the folks of Snow Gulch celebrate Christmas this year? Who can save them?” Tickets are $5 at the door.

DHT Thanksgiving Meal – Nov. 28
The Lord has blessed DHT again this year and as a way of showing our appreciation to the community and to help those in need, we would like to offer a FREE Thanksgiving meal at the Johnson County Senior Center at 1128 College Street to anyone in our community that does not have a family to spend Thanksgiving with; all are welcome. Dine-in, take-out, or delivery.  Dine-in is from 11- 12:30 PM. Deliveries must RSVP by November 15 to Gabrielle Phipps from DHT at (423) 727-9061 ext. 3123.

Children’s Christmas Party – Dec. 14
The Johnson County Library will be hosting a free Christmas party for Children on Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 – 12:00. There will be stories, singing, crafts, games, food, and a gift for each child who attends. Please sign up by calling (423-727-6544) or going to the library before December 12.

Community Calendar 11-6-19

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For Your Information

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.

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 10:00 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.

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

Town of Mountain City offices closed – Nov. 11
The Town of Mountain City offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday. There will be no garbage pick-up this day. Regular garbage routes will resume on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 423-727-5200.

Sobriety Checkpoint – Nov. 17 and Nov. 23
In Partnership with ACTION Coalition, Johnson County Sheriff’s
Department, and Mountain City Police Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Crossroads Dr. and God’s Country Church DURING THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019, AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019.

Medicare Part D Enrollment Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 24th from 10 am-12 pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.


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
The 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!

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2020 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying organization for their use as a fundraising tool. Application forms may be requested by emailing [email protected] Applications will be accepted on or before 30 Dec 2019.

Pasta with a Purpose – Nov. 7
Johnson Co. High School Student Council Dinner and Auction Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Johnson Co. High School, 290 Fairground Hill, Mountain City. Auction to be held at 6:30 pm. $10 per person. Meal includes Pasta, salad, green beans, garlic knot, drink. and dessert.

Legion Auxiliary Unit #61 Fall Rummage Sale – Nov. 7 and 8
Fall Rummage Sale at the Legion Hall 318 North Church Street Mountain City. Annual Fall Sale with many nice coats for the cold weather, lovely clothes and household items. Reasonable prices and all the proceeds of the sale help The Auxiliary and Legion assist local veterans and their families. Sale dates Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Donations are gladly ac­cepted. Please call 608-201-2830 or contact any Auxiliary member. Or you can drop off donations at the Legion Hall on Set-up day, Tuesday, November 5, from 9-11:00 a.m.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- Nov. 9
Stop by the Johnson County Crewette Building between 6 AM and 10 AM for homemade biscuits with sausage gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, home­made jam, coffee, and orange juice. Adults: $6. Chil¬dren (6-12): $3. Hosted by the Levi Retirees. Proceeds go to the Senior Heating Assistance Fund.

Trade Community Center Turkey Shoot- Nov. 9
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1pm at the Trade Com­munity Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, TN. 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.

Harvest Dinner Fundraiser – Nov. 12
Tuesday, November 12, 6pm – 8pm join the Watauga Watershed Alliance and Johnson County Center for the Arts for a Harvest Dinner Fundraiser at Watauga Lake Winery. There will be a Seafood Dinner with live music and a Silent Auction. Enjoy good food, friends, and art for a great cause. A limited number of tickets are available for $20 each.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Trade Mill Community Center – Nov. 24
The Trade Mill Community Center at 228 Modock Rd., Trade, TN will hold a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admittance for adults $8; children under 12 years of age $5; Children under 5 years of age FREE. Enter for chances to win a full-size microwave oven. Music provided by the Cleveland Road gospel band. All proceeds will benefit the Trade Mill Community Center in its efforts to restore and maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Johnson County Democratic Party – Nov. 7
The November meeting of the Johnson County Democratic Party will be held Thursday, Nov 7 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Purple Heart Recipients to be recognized – Nov. 8
The members of the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center and the Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution would like to recognize those who have been awarded the Purple Heart for their acts of courage during their military service. If you or someone you know has been awarded this honor please call the Johnson County Senior Center at 423-727-8883 and give your name, the branch of service, dates of service phone number. Recipients will be recognized at the Veterans Day Program at the Senior Center on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m.

Searching for the Oldest Veteran in Johnson County, TN – Nov. 8
The search is on for the oldest veteran in Johnson County! The Johnson County Senior Citizens Center and the Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution plan to recognize the oldest veteran in Johnson County on Friday, November 8 at the annual Veterans’ Day Program at the Senior Center. If you think you or a loved one might qualify as the oldest veteran in Johnson County, call 423-727-8883 and give your name, birthdate (month/day/ year), phone number, the branch of service and dates of service. All persons interested must call no later than 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7.

Legion Meeting- Nov. 11
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Monday, November 11 around 12:30 PM, immediately after the Veterans Day ceremony. This is a special day as we celebrate the American Legions’ 100th birthday. Rather than our thanksgiving dinner, our meal will be simpler with chili and hot dogs. The Auxiliary and Post will provide the dogs, buns, condiments, and a sheet cake for dessert. Members are encouraged to bring their favorite ap­propriate side dishes. Larger portions are desirable as we will be expecting a greater than normal attendance. Dues are still payable for 2020. For more information call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Phil Roe – Nov. 6
Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) announced he will hold a Town Hall meeting for constituents in First District on Wed., Nov. 6, 2019 from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be served to attendees and seating will be first-come, first-served. This event is free, open to the public and no tickets are required to attend.

Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Alder­men – Nov. 12
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meet­ing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 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.

The Johnson Co. Beekeepers Meeting- Nov. 12
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm Bureau. For more info, email johnsoncountybeekeep­[email protected]

Rep. Phil Roe to hold Staff Office Hours in Johnson Co. – Nov. 13
Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) announced he will send staff to hold office hours in Mountain City on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Johnson County Courthouse from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Roe’s staff will be available to assist First District constituents.

Some of the ways that Roe’s district offices can be of assistance: Senior Citizens: Social Security and disability. Students: financial aid, entrance to U.S. Service Academies. Veterans: VA claims and military service problems. Small Business: SBA loan applications, technical assistance, and interpretation of federal regulations. Home Buyers: FMHA, FHA, and VA home loan application problems. Local Governments: disaster assistance, regulation compliance, and federal grant application problems. Taxpayers: IRS tax problems


Things to Do

Jo. Co. Indoor Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am -noon, downstairs at the Welcome Center, 716 S. Shady St, Mountain City, TN 37683

Co Hikers
The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. You do not have to be highly experienced though the ability to hike the length of the trail is essential. Beginners and supervised children are welcome. We meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion at 8:45 and leave at 9:00 SHARP unless otherwise stated. All hikes are ever other Saturday unless otherwise stated. We carpool to hike sites when possible. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen or a hat. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destina­tion substitution for something more fitting for the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947. For more information see Johnson County Hikers Club Facebook page.

Johnson Co. Democratic Party Meeting – Nov. 7
The November meeting of the Johnson County Democratic Party will be held Thursday, Nov 7 at 5:30 in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Veterans Day Children’s Program at the Johnson County Library – Nov. 8
The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting a Veterans Day Program at the Johnson County Library for children on Friday, November 8 from 3:30-4:30. All children are welcome!

Veterans Day Program at the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center – Nov. 8
All veterans are invited to the Veterans Day Program at the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center on Friday, November 8 at 11:00. Please call 423-737- 8883 to make reservations. All veterans registering by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 will receive a certificate of appreciation during the program, those registering after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8 will be able to pick up their certificates at the Johnson County Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday, November 12. All veterans will be provided lunch following the program.

Thanksgiving fundraiser Roan Creek Lodge – Nov. 10
Butler Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is having a Thanksgiving fundraiser at Roan Creek Lodge, 138 Rainbolt St. Butler, on Sunday, November 10th from 12-2p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds will be used for community projects.

Veterans Day Ceremony- Nov. 11
Show your support for our hometown heroes at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony to be held Monday, November 11 at 11 AM at Heritage Hall. This year’s theme will celebrate the 100th birthday of the American Legion. Former Legion Department of Tennessee Commander Robert Hensley will be the Master of Ceremonies. Guest speakers scheduled to attend include State Senator Jon Lundberg, State Representative Timothy Hill, County Mayor Mike Taylor, and City Mayor Kevin parsons. Nancy Davis along with the Johnson County Community Children’s Chorus under the direction of Marie- Jo Thum will provide musical tributes. There will also be a surprise guest making a presentation. As always, all veterans will be saluted with a service song medley. WMCT will provide live coverage for those unable to attend.

FREE Admission, Museum of East Tenn. History for Veterans and their families – Nov. 11
The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty mili­tary, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History as our guests on Monday, November 11, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., prior to and following the downtown Knoxville Veterans Day Parade. Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. East Tennessee History Center is located at 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Heritage Hall – The Has Beens – Nov. 16
Saturday, November 16, The Has Beens, sponsored by Humphrey Masonry. The Has-Beens were formed in 1981 and more than 145 musicians have been a part of this swing band. You will hear the music of the big band era of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s and some of the best music of the 60’s and 70’s. They do a great show especially for those who enjoy music from those decades. Adv $10/Door $12.

“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.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Dry Run Vol. Fire Dept. – Nov. 16
Dry Run Volunteer Fire Department, 5646 Big Dry Run Rd., Butler, TN, will hold a Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday, Nov. 16 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. $7 Adults, $3.50 Children 6-12 years of age, FREE for Children under 5 years of age. Eat-in or carry-out. Meal includes Turkey or ham, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, yams green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, dessert, and drink.

Heritage Hall – Barter Players’ Frosty – Nov. 18
Monday, November 18, Barter Players’ Frosty, sponsored by Dr. Don & Carole Tarr & Mullins Real Estate. A wonderful, affordable must-see classic for the entire family. This is Frosty’s third performance at Heritage Hall and many of the same folks will return once more to re-experience the magic in the hat placed on Frosty’s head and watch the entire cast sing and dance their way into discovering the Christmas magic known as love. All seats are only $5.

“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.

DHT Thanksgiving Meal – Nov. 28
The Lord has blessed DHT again this year and as a way of showing our appreciation to the community and to help those in need, we would like to offer a FREE Thanksgiving meal at the Johnson County Senior Center at 1128 College Street to anyone in our community that does not have a family to spend Thanksgiving with; all are welcome. Dine-in, take-out, or delivery. Dine-in is from 11- 12:30 PM. Deliveries must RSVP by November 15 to Gabrielle Phipps from DHT at (423) 727-9061 ext. 3123.

Community Announcements 10-23-19

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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.

Halloween Notice
Halloween will be observed in the city limits on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Trick or treat hours will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. only. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have set the following rules for observance and to ensure the children’s safety:

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

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

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.

 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.

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

Medicare Part D Enrollment Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 24th from 10am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Santa Helping Hands Interviews- Oct. 22 & 24
Positive Thinkers will be conducting the in-person interviews for Santa Helping Hands on October 22nd and 24th in the Mountain City Elementary School cafeteria from 5:30pm-7pm. Applicants need to bring proof of residency and income. This program is to help working parents who need a helping hand at Christmas.

Friends of Library Fall Sale- Oct. 24-26
The Johnson County Friends of the Library announce their fall book sale on Oct. 24-26. The pre-sale, open to Friends of the Library, will be held on Thursday 24 from 5 PM to 7 PM. The Friday sale is open to all from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Saturday sale will feature a $2 price for a plastic grocery bag full of books. Anyone who wishes to join the friends and attend the re-sale may do so for a $10 membership fee.


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!

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2020 Charity Quilt. Every year the guild completes a bed size quilt to be donated to a local qualifying orga­nization for their use as a fund raising tool. Application forms may be requested by emailing [email protected] Applications will be accepted on or before 30 Dec 2019.

Rainbow Mennonite Barbeque Fundraiser – Oct. 25
Rainbow Mennonite will be having a BBQ fundraiser on Friday, October 25. From 11am -1:00pm at the church. This is to purchase bibles for the jail ministry here in Johnson County. BBQ plates with all the trimmings are $8 adults. $5 children 6-12. Under 6 free. Free deliveries in the mountain city area. Call (day of BBQ) 727-5882. Or 306-2022 or 433-7375

Haunted House – Oct. 25 – 26
Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7 pm – 11 pm the Dry Run Volunteer Fire Department at 5646 Big Dry Run Rd. in Butler, TN will hold a “Haunted House.” Refreshments will be served. Admission is a donation.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Oct. 26
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Oct. 26 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.

Spaghetti Dinner & Auction- Nov 2
The spaghetti dinner begins at 4 PM on Saturday, November 2 at Roan Valley Auction Co. at 5235 Hwy 421 S. in Mountain City. Adults: $7. Kids under 12: $4. Kids under 5: Free. Auction begins at 5:30 PM. Donations for the auction would be greatly appreciated. Items may be dropped off at Roan Valley Auction. Please contact: Debi Knerr at (239) 841-3064 to schedule a time.

Legion Auxiliary Unit #61 Fall Rummage Sale – Nov. 7 and 8
Fall Rummage Sale at the Legion Hall 318 North Church Street Mountain City. Annual Fall Sale with many nice coats for the cold weather, lovely clothes and household items. Reasonable prices and all the proceeds of the sale help The Auxiliary and Legion assist local veterans and their families. Sale dates Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Donations are gladly accepted. Please call 608-201-2830 or contact any Auxiliary member. Or you can drop off donations at the Legion Hall on Set-up day, Tuesday, November 5, from 9-11:00 a.m.

Trade Turkey Shoot reschedule – Nov. 9
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1pm 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.

Harvest Dinner Fundraiser – Nov. 12
Tuesday, November 12, 6pm – 8pm join the Watauga Watershed Alliance and Johnson County Center for the Arts for a Harvest Dinner Fundraiser at Watauga Lake Winery. There will be a Seafood Dinner with live music and a Silent Auc­tion. Enjoy good food, friends, and art for a great cause. A limited number of Tickets are available for $20each.


Meetings

Jo. Co. Board of Education has a Called Meeting – Nov. 4
The Johnson County Board of Education shall meet on November 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the employment status of Mr. Barry Bishop, and to consider a recommendation from counsel regarding the same. The Johnson County School Board meets at Central Office, 211 N Church St, Mtn. City, TN 37683. The meetings are open to the public.

Planning Commission Meeting- Nov 4
Johnson County Planning Commission will meet Monday, November 4 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Public Service Announcement – Nov. 5
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 5, 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.

Purple Heart Recipients to be recognized – Nov. 8
The members of the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center and the Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution would like to rec­ognize those who have been awarded the Purple Heart for their acts of courage during their military service. If you or someone you know has been awarded this honor please call the Johnson County Senior Center at 423-727-8883 and give your name, branch of service, dates of service phone number. Recipients will be recognized at the Veterans Day Program at the Senior Center on Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m.


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.

Jo. Co Hikers
The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. You do not have to be highly experienced though the ability to hike the length of the trail is essential. Beginners and supervised children are welcome. We meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion at 8:45 and leave at 9:00 SHARP unless otherwise stated. All hikes are on Saturday unless otherwise stated. We carpool to hike sites when possible. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen or a hat. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destination substitution for something more fitting for the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947.

Jo. Co. Senior Center “HeeHaw” Fall Festival – Oct 25
“HeeHaw” Fall Festival this Friday, October 25th sponsored by Farmers State Bank. Come in your HeeHaw attire and the best costumes will win cash prizes. The Senior Center will be CLOSED during the day on Friday, but will open from 4:30-6:30 for the festival which will be in Heritage Square (behind the senior center) We are also having a “Pick of the Patch” Car Show. So anyone with old or new cars, trucks or motorcycles can enter for a $10 registration fee that is sponsored by Damascus Motor Sales. It will be a fun evening for any age with music, games, cake walk, pumpkin decorating, face painting and other activi­ties. No admission fee. Food available to buy along with prizes and give aways. Come have “FallFun” with us!

Trade Community Center Trunk or Treat – Oct. 31
The annual Trade Community Center Trunk or Treat will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 31 at the Trade School, 228 Modock Rd. Trade, TN. Children in costume accompanied by an adult will be given free candy. Refreshments will also be available. For more information call Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Veterans Day Children’s Program at the Johnson County Library – Nov. 8
The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting a Veterans Day Program at the Johnson County Library for children on Friday, November 8 from 3:30-4:30. All children are welcome!

Veterans Day Program at the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center – Nov. 8
All veterans are invited to the Veterans Day Program at the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center on Friday, November 8 at 11:00. Please call 423-737-8883 to make reservations. All veterans registering by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 will receive a certificate of appreciation during the program, those registering after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8 will be able to pick up their certificates at the Johnson County Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday, November 12. All veterans will be provided lunch following the program.

DHT Thanksgiving Meal – Nov. 28
The Lord has blessed DHT again this year and as a way of showing our apprecia­tion to the community and to help those in need, we would like to offer a FREE Thanksgiving meal at the Johnson County Senior Center at 1128 College Street to anyone in our community that does not have a family to spend Thanksgiving with; all are welcome. Dine-in, take-out, or delivery. Dine in is from 11- 12:30 PM. Deliveries must RSVP by November 15 to Gabrielle Phipps from DHT at (423) 727-9061 ext. 3123.

Community Announcements 10-16-19

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.

 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.

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

Medicare Part D Enrollment Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 24th from 10am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Santa Helping Hands Interviews- Oct. 22 & 24
Positive Thinkers will be conducting the in-person interviews for Santa Helping Hands on October 22nd and 24th in the Mountain City Elementary School cafeteria from 5:30pm-7pm. Applicants need to bring proof of residency and income. This program is to help working parents who need a helping hand at Christmas.

Friends of Library Fall Sale- Oct. 24-26
The Johnson County Friends of the Library announce their fall book sale on Oct. 24-26. The pre-sale, open to Friends of the Library, will be held on Thursday 24 from 5 PM to 7 PM. The Friday sale is open to all from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Saturday sale will feature a $2 price for a plastic grocery bag full of books. Anyone who wishes to join the friends and attend the re-sale may do so for a $10 membership fee.


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!

25th Annual Rotary Spaghetti Dinner – Oct 17
“Rotary” Spaghetti Dinner @ First Christian Church Life Center, Oct 17 from 4pm to 7pm. $7, spaghetti, bread, salad and our homemade desserts. Proceeds from this dinner will go towards Rotary scholar­ships for Johnson County students. For more information contact Addie at 386-717-0267.

RCE McTeachers’ Night- Oct. 22
On October 22, from 5-8 pm, Roan Creek Elementary will celebrate McTeachers’ Night at the McDonald’s in Mountain City. During the event, teachers, staff and our principal will be working at McDon­ald’s. A portion of the sales will go directly to our school. Please bring your family and friends to support our school!

Haunted House – Oct. 25 – 26
Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7 pm – 11 pm the Dry Run Volunteer Fire Department at 5646 Big Dry Run Rd. in

Trade Turkey Shoot – Oct. 26
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Oct. 26 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.

Spaghetti Dinner & Auction- Nov 2
The spaghetti dinner begins at 4 PM on Saturday, November 2 at Roan Valley Auction Co. at 5235 Hwy 421 S. in Mountain City. Adults: $7. Kids under 12: $4. Kids under 5: Free. Auction begins at 5:30 PM. Donations for the auction would be greatly appreciated. Items may be dropped off at Roan Valley Auction. Please contact: Debi Knerr at (239) 841-3064 to schedule a time.


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.

Commission Meeting- Oct. 17
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, October 17 At 7 P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The Budget Committee will meet at 6 P.M.

American Legion Meeting- Oct. 17
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 PM at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. Our meal theme is “Breakfast – It’s What’s for Dinner” with the Auxiliary providing sausage, biscuits, and gravy. Members are encouraged to bring a favorite breakfast item. Business will include planning the fall Rummage Sale and preparations for the Nov. 11 meeting to immediately follow the Veterans’ Day program. Dues are now payable for the 2020 membership year. For more information, call (423) 727-5935 or (423) 727-6372.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Oct. 19    
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Oct 19 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 be working on our 2020 Charity Quilt at this meeting. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.

Historical Society- Oct. 20
The Johnson County Historical Society will meet at 2 PM on Sunday October 20, 2019 in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Cener.  Guest speake will be Bill Ward who will speak on the Green Bean Industry in Johnson County.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

Jo. Co Farmers Market Board Elections & Vendor Meeting – Oct. 20
The meeting will be held at the Johnson County Health Department conference room, 715 W Main St, Mountain City, TN. from noon – 1 pm.


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.

Jo. Co Hikers
The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. You do not have to be highly experienced though the ability to hike the length of the trail is essential. Beginners and supervised children are welcome. We meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion at 8:45 and leave at 9:00 SHARP unless otherwise stated. All hikes are on Saturday unless otherwise stated. We carpool to hike sites when possible. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen or a hat. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destination substitution for something more fitting for the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947.

DHT Thanksgiving Meal- Nov. 28
The Lord has blessed DHT again this year and as a way of showing our appreciation to the community and to help those in need, we would like to offer a FREE Thanksgiving meal at the Johnson County Senior Center at 1128 College Street to anyone in our community that does not have a family to spend Thanksgiving with; all are welcome. Dine-in, take-out, or delivery. Dine in is from 11- 12:30 PM. Deliveries must RSVP by November 15 to Gabrielle Phipps from DHT at (423) 727-9061 ext. 3123.

Community Announcements 10-9-19

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.

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.

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

Medicare Part D Enrollment Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 24th from 10am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Friends of Library Fall Sale- Oct. 24-26
The Johnson County Friends of the Library announce their fall book sale on Oct. 24-26. The pre-sale, open to Friends of the Library, will be held on Thursday 24 from 5 PM to 7 PM. The Friday sale is open to all from 9 AM to 5 PM. The Saturday sale will feature a $2 price for a plastic grocery bag full of books. Anyone who wishes to join the friends and attend the re-sale may do so for a $10 membership fee.


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!

Cranberry Festival Breakfast- October 11
Start your Cranberry Festival day with a Sausage and Pancake Breakfast at the fire hall on Hwy 421. Serving from 7-9 a.m. Eat in or carryout. Enjoy parade beginning at 10 a.m. and all other festival activities all day long on the school grounds.

Kourtnee Dawne Benefit Dinner- October 11
Join us this Friday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Crewette Building; 203 Vandilla St, Mountain City to help Kourtnee Dawne, age 4, raise money for a Seeing Eye /Autism service dog. We will be serving Soup beans, cornbread, coleslaw, relish, onions, dessert and drink. Adults $8 per plate and $4 for children ages 10 years and younger.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- Oct. 12
Stop by the Johnson County Crewette Building between 6 AM and 10 AM for homemade biscuits with sausage gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, homemade jam, coffee, and orange juice. Adults: $6. Children (6-12): $3. Hosted by the Levi Retirees.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Oct. 12
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Oct. 12 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

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.

Farm Bureau Annual Meeting- Oct. 10
All members of the Johnson County Farm Bureau are invited to the Annual Meeting, on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 PM at the Johnson County Rescue Squad Crewette Building. Door prizes will be given and refreshments will be served by the Johnson County Crewettes. We look forward to seeing you.

Planning Commission Meeting- Oct. 14
The Planning Commission will meet at 6 pm on Monday, October 14 in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse. Address: 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.

Johnson County Retired Teachers Association Meeting- Oct. 14
The Johnson County Retired Teachers Association will meet at then VFW Hall on Depot St. Mountain City, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 16 at noon. This meeting’s program “Mountain Electric Co-op’s Pocket Change and other Community Activities” will be presented by Joe Thacker. Lunch will be prepared by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. All retired teachers living in Johnson County are invited to attend, even if you did not teach in Johnson County. For more information please contact Joann Stollenmaier, Pres. at 423- 727-1468.

Commission Meeting- Oct. 17
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, October 17 At 7 P.M. The meeting will be held in the upper courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee. The Budget Committee will meet at 6 P.M.

American Legion Meeting- Oct. 17
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 PM at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. Our meal theme is “Breakfast – It’s What’s for Dinner” with the Auxiliary providing sausage, biscuits, and gravy. Members are encouraged to bring a favorite breakfast item. Business will include planning the fall Rummage Sale and preparations for the Nov. 11 meeting to immediately follow the Veterans’ Day program. Dues are now payable for the 2020 membership year. For more information, call (423) 727-5935 or (423) 727-6372.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Oct. 19
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Oct 19 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 be working on our 2020 Charity Quilt at this meeting. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.

Jo. Co Farmers Market Board Elections & Vendor Meeting – Oct. 20
The meeting will be held at the Johnson County Health Department conference room, 715 W Main St, Mountain City, TN. from noon – 1 pm.


Things to Do

The Johnson County Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9am-12 noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City. Starting the first Saturday in May through the last Saturday in October. Then the market is indoors at the Welcome Center from the first Saturday in November through the last Saturday in April.

Jo. Co Hikers
The Johnson County Hikers is open to everyone. You do not have to be highly experienced though the ability to hike the length of the trail is essential. Beginners and supervised children are welcome. We meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion at 8:45 and leave at 9:00 SHARP unless otherwise stated. All hikes are on Saturday unless otherwise stated. We carpool to hike sites when possible. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen or a hat. Unexpected weather or events may necessitate a destination substitution for something more fitting for the conditions. If you have questions call Carol at 727-5947.

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. [email protected] 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.

Free Nature Conservancy Cranberry Bog Tours-Oct. 12
If you’re heading to the Shady Valley Cranberry Festival on October 12th, don’t forget to visit one of the valley’s own wild cranberry bogs! Please join The Nature Conservancy for free tours of Orchard Bog Preserve and see cranberries growing both in the wild and in a planted nursery. Self-guided, interpretive trail maps will be available for a variety of hikes around the Conservancy’s nature preserve. The preserve is located on Orchard Road, 1.3 miles south of the Orchard Road/Hwy 421 intersection. Tours will run from 12 noon – 4 pm on festival day, with parking and restroom facilities provided. The festival information booth on the Shady Valley School main grounds will also have bog tour flyers on hand. For more details, please call The Nature Conservancy’s Shady Valley Office, (423) 739-2537.

6th Annual Infant Memorial Service- Oct. 15
The 6th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service will be at 6 pm at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN. Open to anyone who has lost a child in pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason. Please join us.


 

Community Announcements 10-2-19

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.

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.

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

Medicare Part D Enrollment Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 24th from 10am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.


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!

Steak and Gravy Dinner- Oct. 4

Get a steak and gravy dinner with all of the trimmings on Friday, October 4 at the Johnson County Crewette Building from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Come early and avoid the rush. All proceeds go to benefit the Shiners’ Club, Eastern Star, and Masonic Lodge. Adults: $8. Children (5-12): $5. 4 and under: Free.

Doe Valley VFD Turkey & BBQ Dinner- Oct. 5
Turkey and BBQ dinner with all of the fixings, dessert, and a drink. 4 PM- 8 PM. Eat in or carry out. Adults- $7 Children- $3. Enjoy live music. Find out more at (423) 727-8385.

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.

Cranberry Festival Breakfast- October 11
Start your Cranberry Festival day with a Sausage and Pancake Breakfast at the fire hall on Hwy 421. Serving from 7-9 a.m. Eat in or carryout. Enjoy parade beginning at 10 a.m. and all other festival activities all day long on the school grounds.

Levi Retirees Breakfast- Oct. 12
Stop by the Johnson County Crewette Building between 6 AM and 10 AM for homemade biscuits with sausage gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, homemade jam, coffee, and orange juice. Adults: $6. Children (6-12): $3. Hosted by the Levi Retirees.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Oct. 12
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Oct. 12 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

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- Oct. 3
The Johnson County Democratic Party will hold their meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Post 6908 and Aux Meeting- Oct. 5
VFW Post 6908 will meet Saturday, October 5 for their regular meeting located at Depot Street. A carry-in meal is served at 6 PM with a meeting to follow at 7 PM. All members are urged to attend and anyone eligible for VFW or in active military members is invited. VFW Post 6908 is an alcohol and smoke-free Post.

Beer Board Meeting- Oct. 7
The Johnson County Beer Board will hold its Quarterly meeting on October 7, 2019 at 6 pm in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse. This meeting is open to the public.

Beer Board Meeting- Oct. 8
The Town of Mountain City Beer Board will meet on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The board will consider approval of beer permit applications submitted by Price Less Foods #476 and Food Country USA of Mountain City. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Beekeepers Meeting- Oct. 8
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm Bureau. More for info, [email protected]

Farm Bureau Annual Meeting- Oct. 10
All members of the Johnson County Farm Bureau are invited to the Annual Meeting, on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 PM at the Johnson County Rescue Squad Crewette Building. Door prizes will be given and refreshments will be served by the Johnson County Crewettes. We look forward to seeing you.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Oct.19    
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Oct 19 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 be working on our 2020 Charity Quilt at this meeting. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.


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.

Heritage Hall- Oct. 5
7pm; Wayne Henderson and Friends. Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. Because of his “down home” style and storytelling, Wayne is a rock star in our area. He usually packs the house because they know they will be entertained and touched by the talent and the humility of this group. Sponsored by Mountain City Funeral Home, Adv $10/Door $12New Box Office days Wednesday through Friday from 12P M 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.

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. [email protected] 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.

6th Annual Infant Memorial Service- Oct. 15
The 6th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service wil be at 6 pm at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN. Open to anyone who has lost a child in pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason. Please join us.

Community Announcements 9-25-19

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.

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.

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

Medicare Part D Enrollment Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.
This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 24th from 10am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2020. Appointments are preferred for this event. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.


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.

Remembering Ja’Kari Scholarship Sale- Sept. 28
Come to the Johnson County Crewette Building from 8 AM to 4 PM. Accepting reasonable donations for your purchases. Please come out and support this event. God bless you.

Doe Valley VFD Turkey & BBQ Dinner- Oct. 5
Turkey and BBQ dinner with all of the fixings, dessert, and a drink. 4 PM- 8 PM. Eat in or carry out. Adults- $7 Children- $3. Enjoy live music. Find out more at (423) 727-8385.

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.

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.

City Board Meeting- Oct. 1
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, October 1, 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.

Democratic Party Meeting- Oct. 3
The Johnson County Democratic Party will hold their meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Beer Board Meeting- Oct. 7
The Johnson County Beer Board will hold its Quarterly meeting on October 7, 2019 at 6 pm in the lower courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse. This meeting is open to the public.

Beer Board Meeting- Oct. 8
The Town of Mountain City Beer Board will meet on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The board will consider approval of beer permit applications submitted by Price Less Foods #476 and Food Country USA of Mountain City. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.


Things to Do

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

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. [email protected] 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.

6th Annual Infant Memorial Service- Oct. 15
The 6th Annual Community Infant Memorial Service wil be at 6 pm at Sunset Memorial Park, Mountain City, TN. Open to anyone who has lost a child in pregnancy or infancy, for ANY reason. Please join us.

Community Announcements 9-18-19

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

 


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. [email protected] 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. [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

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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. 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]


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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]


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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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.