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Community Announcements 4-21-2021

For Your Information

St. Anthony Catholic Church Food Pantry – OPEN
St. Anthony Catholic Church Food Pantry is open regular hours. Groceries will be placed into cars. For more information please call (423) 440-4159.

Public Library – Curbside Service
Johnson County Public Library’s curbside service is available at the front door from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Call 727-6544 if you wish to return or checkout items, or have small documents to copy or fax. You must wait outside while we take care of these things for you. The outside book drop will still be available for returning BOOKS ONLY. No fines will be charged during this time.

Pregnancy Support Center of Johnson County
The Pregnancy Support Center of Johnson County has changed our hours of business due to the Covid-19 virus. We will be serving our clients on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 to 2:00 and by appointment only. We no longer do ultrasounds. We will meet our clients at their cars and bring their supplies out to them. No one but our volunteers will be allowed in the building. All supplies, clothes and equipment are being cleaned and sterilized as best we can. Our phone is 727-6800. We are located at 916 Crossroads Dr. Please call ahead for an appointment. Donations are always welcomed.

Make a Resolution to Earn Your Diploma in 2021
Adult Education Classes- Both ‘In-Person’ (masks required) and ‘Online’, Are Available in Mountain City! Call (423)460-3330 or drop by the 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 available to accommodate our working adults. Some students are able to earn their diplomas’ in less than a month! Classes are FREE and HiSet (formerly known as GED) Testing is FREE! Call (423)460-3330 or Drop by, and Take that first step towards changing your life TODAY!

Support the Arts — Join the Johnson County Arts Council
The Johnson County Arts Council is a non-profit organization that provides support for local artists and art-related organizations. Many local arts programs began under its umbrella. Currently the Arts Council is sponsoring JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) and the Annual Christmas Craft Show. The Arts Council also awards annual scholarships to area high school seniors. We are able to provide that support because of people like you and your interest in promoting local artists and art programs. For more information go to www.facebook.com/johnsoncountyartscouncil.

Senior Center Meal Boxes March-April
The Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with First Tennessee Human Resources Agency to provide meal boxes containing a 5-day shelf stable meals that can be picked up through the lunch drive through 11 a.m.-noon for senior center members. Membership to the Johnson County Senior Center is free to adults 60 years and older. For more information about becoming a member of the Johnson County Senior Center or the meal boxes, please call 423-727-8883.

Attention all parents of the Class of 2033
Attention all parents of the Class of 2033. If your child is currently in Kindergarten in the Johnson County School system, please join us on May 2nd at the JCHS football field at 4 PM for a group picture. Some have purchased a cap and gown for their child to wear for the picture from Amazon. If you would like to purchase a cap and gown for your student to wear, but cannot afford one, arrangements can be made for you. More information can be found on facebook on the “Johnson County In The Know” page or you may contact Chassie Timbs at [email protected] or at 423-557-4635. We hope to see you there. (Please note this is not a school related event and has been organized by parents, not the JCS.)


Raising Funds

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!

Johnson Cemetery of Cold Springs, Inc
Friend and families of Johnson Cemetery of Cold Springs, Inc we are seeking donations for the maintenance and mowing of the cemetery. If you have a family member or loved one buried there, we would appreciate your help. Many of our major contributors are no longer with us and we need your help to maintain the cemetery. Please mail donations to : Brenda Johnson Roark 317 Huggins Road Mountain City, TN 37683, Thank you for your help.

Stateline Cemetery
Friends & Families of Stateline Cemetery the 2020 mowing season is fast approaching. Our cemetery has grown in recent years and with this the cost of maintaining it has grown. If you would like to make a donation to help with the mowing and upkeep, it would be greatly appreciated. Please make all donations payable to: Stateline Cemetery Attn: Clay Wilson 3800 Sugar Creek Rd. Laurel Bloomery, Tn.37680 423-727-6880

Mast Cemetery Big Dry Run Rd
The trustees of the Mast Cemetery on Big Dry Run Road in Mountain City would like to remind families and friends who have loved ones buried in the cemetery that it is the time of year when your donations are of great importance. We need your contributions to help with the cost of keeping the grass cut, trimmed and any upkeep that may occur.  You may send your donation to Bill W. Ward, II at 597 Avery Branch Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.

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.

Benefit Yard & Bake Sale- April 23 & 24
Benefit yard and Bake sale Friday April 23 at 12 and Saturday April 24 at 8 at the Forge Creek Community Center. Benefits raised will go to help the family of Lenny, Jess, Avery, and Kennedy who were involved in a car accident. For more information or to donate please contact Pastor Anthony Roark at 828-457-1369.

Trade Community Center Turkey Shoot – April 24
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Trade Community Center, 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee. Competition will be open to anyone shooting stock guns (no modified chokes) 12, 16, 20, and 410 gauges. Multiple cash awards will be offered to winners. Refreshments are available. Proceeds go to maintain the Mill and Trade Community Center grounds and other community projects. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA meets at 6 p.m. in the Mountain City / Johnson County Community Center, 214 College St., Mountain City on Monday and Thursday evenings. For more information on AA and recovery resources contact Chuck Whitney 423-957-0171

American Legion & Auxiliary Meetings Canceled
Due to the coronavirus outbreak American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary meetings are cancelled until further notice. Our Post Home remains closed to all other activities. The Auxiliary yard sale will be held at a later date to be determined. For more information call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

AA weekly meetings – Mon. and Thurs. 6 p.m.
AA meets at 6 p.m. in the Mountain City / Johnson County Community Center, 214 College St., Mountain City on Monday and Thursday evenings. For more information on AA and recovery resources contact A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition at 727-0780

Making It Count, NA chapter weekly meetings – Tue. 7 p.m.
The “Making It Count” Johnson County chapter of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7PM in the Families Free Office at 108 Court St., Mountain City. For more information on “Making It Count” (NA) and recovery resources contact A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition at 727-0780.

American Legion & Auxiliary Meetings Canceled
Due to the coronavirus outbreak American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary meetings are cancelled until further notice. Our Post Home remains closed to all other activities. The Auxiliary yard sale will be held at a later date to be determined. For more information call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Johnson County Beer Commission Meeting- April 26
The Johnson County Beer Commission will hold a meeting on April 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm in the Johnson County Courthouse, lower court room for the purpose of considering the application for: Watauga Lake Mercantile LLC. William N. Adkins 1535 Dry Hill Road Butler, TN 37640

Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen Work Session – Apr. 27
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a work session on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. There will not be a physical location for this work session in order to protect public health, safety and welfare and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This work session will be held electronically at Zoom.us and can be accessed by going online and using the meeting ID#997 1091 3669 and passcode 009049. The purpose of the work session is to discuss the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget. The public is welcome to join. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary Meeting- May 1
VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, May 1 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot St. We will have a carry-in meal at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting to follow. Remember social distancing and masks. VFW 6908 is a smoke-free and alcohol-free Post, For more information you may call Don Payne, Commander, 727-7362.

Trade Community Center Monthly Meeting – May 2
The regular monthly Trade Community Center meeting will be held May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Trade Elementary School.

Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting – May 4
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a public hearing and second and final reading of Ordinance #1714; an ordinance adopting the 2018 International Building Codes. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727- 8005.


Things to Do

Johnson County Center for the Arts (Now open on Fridays)
Johnson County Center for the Arts gallery in downtown Mountain City Open on Friday’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or you can visit other days and times by appointment visit www. jocoartcenter.org\

Mountain Farm & Craft Market – NOW every Saturday
Mountain Farm & Craft Market is happening every Saturday at the Neva Schoolhouse Commons located at 5500 Roan Creek Rd. Mountain City from 9 a.m. to Noon (12 p.m.)


Reunions

JCHS Class of 58 Reunion – Jul. 17
JCHS Class of 58 Reunion: Farmers BBQ at 2:00 p.m. on July 17, 2021.  Classmates may order and pay bill individually in cash or personal check:  NO CREDIT CARDS.  Plan to wear a mask. PLEASE RSVP by July 3, 2021.  Call Daisy Everett at 1-423-727-6771 or Mary Ann Worley at 1-423-727-7127.