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Community Announcements 1-29-20

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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.

Silver Sneakers at Johnson County Senior Center
Silver Sneakers is a program encouraging older adults to participate in physical activities that will help them to maintain greater control of their health. SilverSneakers sponsors activities and social events designed to keep those 65 and older healthy while encouraging social interaction. Come and join SilverSneakers at the Johnson County Senior Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. The program is free to everyone.

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.

Johnson County Senior Center Book Club
Start 2020 off on the right page by joining the Book Club at the Johnson County Senior Center. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 12:30-1:30.
Books for discussion in 2020 include:
February—Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
March—Ballad of Tom Dooley (select your favorite version)
April—Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
May—Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
June—Miss Julia Inherits a Mess by Ann B Ross
July—Mount Vernon Love Story by Mary Higgens Clark
August—Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik Ping Zhu
September—Cheaper by the Dozen by Ernestine Gilbreath Carey
October—The Call of the Wild by Jack London (banned book)
November—Mountain Windsong A Novel of the Trail of Tears by Robert J. Conley
December—A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

JCHS Blood Drive- Feb. 3
Johnson County High School will have a blood drive on Monday, February 3 from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Sign up with HOSA. Walk-ins are welcome. All donors will receive a free t-shirt.


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!

Johnson County Humane Society Seeks Donations
The Johnson County Humane Society, Inc. (JCHSI) is pleased to announce its newest animal friendly campaign. MCSNAP or Mountain City Spay Neuter Assistance Program is entirely donor funded and has been established to help Mountain City Animal Control (MCAC) get animals taken in from Johnson County vetted and ready for relocation to a rescue or for adoption. The program pays directly to a vet the cost of the spay/neuter, vaccinations and tests for cats and dogs. Donations made to this wonderful program are tax deductible and 100% of the monies donated goes to this program. For more information please call 423-727-9286. If you wish to donate by check, be sure to put “for MCSNAP” on the note line of your check. Otherwise the donation will go into the JCHSI general fund. Make checks payable to JCHSI and mail to P.O. Box 307, Mountain City, TN, 37683.

Trade Community Center Turkey Shoot- Feb. 1
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, Feb. 1 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.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information, call Chuck at 423-957-0171.

VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary Meeting- Feb 1
VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street. We will have a carry-in meal at 6 PM and the regular meeting to follow. All members are urged to attend and eligible veterans or active duty members are invited. VFW Post 6908 is an alcohol-free and smoke-free post. For further information, call Don Payne, Commander. Phone (423) 727-7362.

Doe Mountain Recreation Authority Board Meeting- Feb. 4
The Doe Mountain Recreation Authority (DMRA) Board will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the conference room at First Tennessee Development District, 3211 North Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. The meeting is always open to the public. Please contact Tate Davis, DMRA Executive Director at (423) 460-1295 with any questions.

Johnson County Election Commission Meeting- Feb.6
Notice is hereby given that The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting. Relevant information regarding the meeting is as follows:

Date: February 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 NOON
Place: Johnson County Election Commission Office

At the time this notice is being prepared, the election commission expects the agenda of its meeting will include the following items pertaining to the March 3, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary:

  1. Inspect Early Voting and Election Day Voting Machines

Johnson County Election Commission
58 Election Avenue, P.O. Box 106
Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-8592
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jctnvote.com

 


Reunions

JCHS Class of ’65 Reunion- July 18
Plans are in progress to celebrate our 55 year reunion. We’ll soon email you with details including where to mail checks, deadlines, menu, and cost when it’s up and running. We’ll also have a mailer for those without email Keep watching for more updates.


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

New Knitting-Crocheting Circle forming at Johnson County Senior Center – Feb. 3
A new knitting-crocheting circle is forming at the Johnson County Senior Center. “Chicks with Sticks” will meet on Mondays from 10-1:30 a.m. and seniors of all experience levels are invited to attend. You may bring your own yarn or use yarn that is available at the center. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own knitting needles or crochet hook. The project for February will be lap blankets for Hospice. Please make plans to join Chicks with Sticks for the first meeting on Monday, February 3, at 10 a.m. at the Johnson County Senior Center.

Senior Center Zumba Fitness Class- Feb.4
Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired group aerobic exercise class that incorporates music and easy-to-follow dance moves from around the world to create a one-of-a-kind program that makes exercise fun! The Zumba class the Johnson County Senior Center will be adapted to fit the needs of active senior participants and does not require any special equipment. The activity will consist of low-intensity, cardio-respiratory, aerobic and low-to-no impact activities performed in a standing position. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes with low tread, and bring a water bottle. Class will be held at the Johnson County Senior Center on Tuesdays 9 AM-9:30 AM. A four-week session will begin on Tuesday, February 4. Cost will be $3 per class. Come join the fun! For more information, please call the Johnson County Senior Center at 727-8883.