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Community Announcements 6-3-2020

Special Notices

ATTENTION PARENTS of Future Head Start, Pre K and Kindergarten Students
Due to recent events and closures 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

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.


For Your Information

JCCF 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 Canceled. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

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.

Jo Co/Mountain City Community Center – Closed
The Johnson County/Mountain City Community Center will remain closed to the public until further notice.  We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.

JC Schools applying for the Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs (LEAPs) Grant
Johnson County Schools is currently applying for the Lottery for Education: Afterschool 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.


Raising Funds

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.

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 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.

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.  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 Community Center Father’s Day Dinner – June 14
The Trade Community Center at 228 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee invites you to join us in honoring our Fathers on Sunday June 14, 2020. Dinner will be served from 11am to 2pm and will consist of Ham, Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a drink. Price will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Live entertainment. Takeout orders will be available. Proceeds go to maintaining the Trade Mill and Community Center grounds and other community projects. For further information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.

Acre Field Cemetery Workday- June 20
There will be a workday at Acre Field Cemetery in Laurel Bloomery, TN on June 13 at 8am. Rain date June 20. All help would be appreciated. Lunch will be provided.


Meetings

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.

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.