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Community Announcements 5-27-2020

Special Notices

ATTENTION PARENTS of Future Head Start, Pre K and Kindergarten Students
Due to recent events and closers we have decided to do our registration process different this year.We will be mailing out parts of our registration packet with information to be filled out by the legal parent/guardian and returned to us in a self-addressed stamped envelope. If your child is currently enrolled in our Head Start/Pre K program you will NOT need to do this because they are currently registered for next year.

If you have a child turning 5 on or before August 15, 2020 your child will need to register for Kindergarten.

If you have a child turning 4 on or before August 15, 2020 you can register for Pre K.

If you have a child turning 3 on or before August 15, 2020 you can register for Head Start.

To receive the paperwork please call (423) 727-2640 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Please provide the following information when calling or emailing in:

    • Parent’s name
    • Child’s name
    • Phone number
    • Child’s date of birth
    • Address
    • School your child will attend

Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education Program
Is NOW accepting new students! There has never been a more opportune time to start your journey towards earning your High School Equivalency Diploma! Why not use this time of quarantine and ‘stay at home’ orders to make positive life changes? Pick up the phone TODAY to start your journey- just call the Johnson County/Mountain City Adult Education classroom (423)460-3330 or Karla (423)202-4386 and we will fill out the student registration form for you, get you registered, and start you on the road to earning YOUR High School Equivalency DIPLOMA! Once registered, textbooks and learning packets will be available for pick-up through the use of ‘Accepted Social Distancing Practices’. CALL TODAY

Public Library Curbside Service Available
The Johnson County Public Library is closed to the public. Curbside service will be available at the front door from 10am to 3pm 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 that we are closed.

Jo Co Foundation Talent Show Canceled
Due to Covid 19 and the social distancing guidelines, the JCCF annual talent show at Heritage Hall, on June 12, has been cancelled. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to serving you in the future.


For Your Information

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.

JC Schools applying for the Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs (LEAPs) Grant
Johnson County Schools is currently applying for the Lottery for Education: After- school Programs (LEAPs) Grant. This application is due to the state on June 19, 2020. Our application is available for public comment and review. If you would like to review our application, please contact Angie Wills at [email protected] or 423-727-2640.

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.

Johnson County Recycling Center Closed
The Johnson County Recycling Center at 222 Barlow Way is closed. (The Johnson County Transfer Station, 378 Industrial Park Rd, remains open, except for designated dates.)

Johnson County Transfer Station
The Johnson County Transfer Station is operating on regular business hours as well as Johnson County Government offices.

Johnson Co/Mountain City Community Center – Closed
The Johnson County/Mountain City Community Center will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Veterans Food Program – May 27
Veterans Food Program May 27, 2020 Second Harvest Food Bank will be at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street in Mountain City, May 27,2020 at 1:00 P.M. To give out free food boxes to Veterans and their families. This is to be a once a month program. This is a Veterans Serving Veterans Program. Remember six feet distancing in line for your food. For further information, call Don Payne, Commander VFW 6908 727-7362 or Second Harvest Food Bank of NE TN 423-279-0430 ext 239.


Fundraisers

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.

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!

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.

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.

Mast Cemetery
The trustees of the Mast Cemetery on Big Dry Run Road in Mountain City would like to remind everyone 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.

Trade Community Center Turkey Shoot – June 6
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday June 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm 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. Refreshment sare 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

Johnson County Democratic Party Meeting – May Canceled
Due to the need to continue to social distance the May meeting of the Johnson County Democratic Party will not be held at the Johnson County Library we will be in touch with our members through email.

Johnson County Beekeepers meeting – May Canceled
Due to Covid-19, the Johnson County Beekeepers will NOT be meeting in May.

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.

VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary  May meeting –Canceled
The VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary meeting for May is canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For further information, you may call Don Payne, Commander (423) 727-7362.

Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting – June 2
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Prior to the meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m., the Board will meet in a work ses- sion to discuss the proposed 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.


Meetings

American Legion & Auxiliary Meetings Canceled
Due to the coronavirus outbreak American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary meetings are canceled 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 Beekeepers meeting – May Canceled
Due to Covid-19, the Johnson County Beekeepers will NOT be meeting in May.

VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary meeting – May Canceled
he VFW Post 6908 and Auxiliary meeting for May is canceled due to the CO- VID-19 outbreak. For further information, you may call Don Payne, Commander (423) 727-7362.


Jo Co Democratic Party Meeting – May Canceled
Due to the need to continue to social distance the May meeting of the Johnson County Democratic Party will not be held at the Johnson County Library we will be in touch with our members through email.

Johnson County Lincoln Day Dinner – Postponed
The Johnson County Lincoln Day Dinner was scheduled for May 30, 2020.
Due to the COVID19 virus, a gathering of 200-300 people is not possible at this time. A new date depends on the social distancing rules, a venue/location that allows a large gathering, available speaker, and other considerations.

Acre Field Cemetery Meeting- May 30
There will be a called meeting at the Acre Field Cemetery Saturday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. concerning repairs to the cemetery.

Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting – June 2
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Prior to the meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m., the Board will meet in a work session to discuss the proposed 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

VFW Post 6908 Meeting VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet – June 6
Worley Hall VFW Post 6908 Meeting VFW Members and Auxiliary will meet Saturday, June 6,2020 at the VFW Building at 179 Depot Street . Members start gathering in around 5:30 and a carry-in meal is served at 6 P,M..with regular monthly meeting following. Officers will be elected at this meeting. Remember social distancing and other protective measures due to the COVID-19 virus. VFW Post 6908 is an alcohol free and smoke free Post. If you need further information, call James D. (Don) Payne 727 7362

Johnson County Election Commission meeting – June 8
The Johnson County Election Commission will be holding a Special Meeting at the Johnson County Election Commission Office on June 8, 2020 at NOON. 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 August 6, 2020 State and Federal Primary and County General Election: 1. Lock Ballot Boxes, 2. Approve Ballot, 3. Approve Resolution, 4. Set time for the Counting Board, 5. Discuss Cold Springs Polling Place, 6. Any other matters that pertain to the election process.

Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market
The Johnson County Farmers Market is held Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City, TN. The Farmers Market offers locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, canned jams and jellies, and Artisan created crafts.

Heritage Hall Theatre News Concerning COVID-19 Changes
Based on the changing dynamics and heightened levels of risk of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Heritage Hall executives have made the difficult decision to suspend ALL Heritage Hall Theatre related shows, practices and operations through the end of May. Ultimately, our decision is grounded in our responsibility for the well-being of Johnson County citizens. All ticket sales have been suspended.

The JC Young Artists’ “101 Dalmatians” has been cancelled for 2020 and will probably be rescheduled for Spring 2021.  Kenny Price’s May 29 event has also been cancelled with the possibility of rescheduling for this season. The Community Theatre’s “Ghost of a Chance” has been cancelled. Long Journey Home’s documentary and the JC Community Foundation’s Talent Show have both been cancelled along with The Richard Lynch Band, scheduled for June 20.  HH events presently rescheduled include Rockin’ the Hall, Aug 8 and The Kody Norris Show, Sept. 18.

Please check heritagehalltheatre.org for up to date changes or if you have any questions, call 423 727 7444 and leave a message.

JC Library Summer Reading Program – Starts June 5
The Summer Reading Program at Johnson County Library provides children with books,activity packets,snacks and fun. On Fridays from June 5 to July 17 children may pick up items at the Johnson County Library during library hours. A new activity packet will be available each week.There will be Stories and Music available on the Johnson County Public Library Facebook Page. Due to COVID-19 things may look a little different this year but there is lots of fun available in our new format.