FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Safe Haven available to victims of abuse
Johnson County Safe Haven, Inc. offers services for victims of domestic violence. We provide a 24- hour crisis line (423-727-1914) and a public office (423-727-0202) located at 311 South Church Street in Mountain City. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we can help.

New 60+ Transportation Program
MY RIDE Johnson County is a new program being implemented through Johnson County Senior Center. This program will provide rides within Johnson County to citizens 60 plus. Ride could be to doctor appointment, grocery store, pharmacy, beauty shop, etc. Membership applications for volunteer drivers and for riders are available at Johnson County Senior Center. For further information call 727-8883.

Charity Quilt Applications
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will be accepting applications from Johnson County non-profits and charitable organizations for the 2019 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 obtained on our website https://www.tnsunrisequilters.com-charity-quilt-application. Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at shirli.pollard@gmail.com or 423-768-0331.

Town Holiday Schedule
The Town of Mountain City offices will adhere to the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Friday, December 21, 2018-City Wide Garbage Pickup
Monday, December 24, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Tuesday, December 25, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Wednesday, December 26, 2018-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
Thursday, December 27, 2018-City Wide Garbage Pickup
Tuesday, January 1, 2019-Closed, No Garbage Pickup
In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 727-5200. The Town would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Letters to Santa- Nov. 28- Dec.17
The Tomahawk will be collecting Letters to Santa for our Christmas edition. Let Santa’s little helpers give Santa another chance to see your list! To submit letters or find out more, contact Meg Dickens at mdickens@thetomahawk.com.

Santa’s Mailbox- Nov. 21- Dec. 19
Calling all kids! Santa’s Red Letter Box will be back out in front of the court house starting Wednesday, November 21. Letters mailed to Santa in this mailbox will be delivered directly to the North Pole and will NOT need postage. Children will need to be sure to put their name and address in the letter so that Santa will know who wants what and where to find you! The Red Letter box will remain in place until December 19th. Don’t delay too long, start thinking about your own letter today!

RAISING FUNDS AND OTHER THINGS:

Food Donation Drop at Mullins RE- Dec.
In the spirit of the season, we at Mullins Real Estate are proud to announce that for the month of December, we are partnering with Hale Community Ministries as a non-perishable food drop-off point. Simply stop by our new offices at 812 South Shady Street, during our normal business hours, 9-5 Monday through Friday and 9 until noon on Saturdays, to drop off your food donations. At the end of the month, all donations received at our site will then be taken to Hale Community Ministries. Your generosity will be greatly apprediated by those in need durint this time of year! *Items must be of a non-perishable variety: canned goods, pastas, cereals, etc. From all of us at Mullins Real Estate and Auction, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Senior Center Rescue DOG Donations
The Johnson County Senior Center will be collecting donations for the Rescue DOG End of Life Sanctuary. The sanctuary welcomes all donations such as food, warm clothing and treats for the animals. Donations can be sent to End of Life Sanctuary, Care of Melissa Gentry at 254 South Shady Street in Mountain City. Gentry can be reached at 423-956-2564. Find out more at the Johnson County Senior Center at 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN.

Old Mill Ministries – Dec 15
A Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 – 2:00 at Army National Guard Armory 1923 S. Shady Street, Mountain City.Enjoy lunch, we will have new and lightly used clothes, shoes, coats, household items, etc. kids from 0-12 get to choose a new toy as they leave.

Trade Turkey Shoot – Dec. 22
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, December 22 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, ETC.:

American Legion meeting December 14
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Friday, December 14 at 6 PM. at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St.
This is our annual Christmas dinner, so the Post will provide hams. Members are encouraged to bring a seasonal covered side-dish/dessert. Current and potential members should plan to join us for an evening of good food and fellowship The Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual gift exchange,.please bring a gift valued at $15 or less. The Legion will donate their gift money in support of a local charity. We will also be wrapping presents for our nursing home veterans. This will be another chance to pay dues for membership year 2019, before becoming delinquent at the first of the year.If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
For more information, call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Democrats Meeting- Dec. 15
The December meeting of the Johnson County Democrats has been moved to Saturday, December 15 from 2-5pm and will be held in conjunction with a holiday social at 1935 Dug Hill Rd, Mountain City. For additional information please call 423-440-5689.

Disabled Access Committee- Dec. 17
The Disabled Access Committee will meet on Monday, December 17 at 5 p.m. in the lower courtroom of the johnson County Courthouse located at 222 West Main Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.

Commission Meeting- Dec. 20
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, December 20 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. in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting

Mtn. City Board Meeting- Jan. 8
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 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.

THINGS TO DO:

Johnson County Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 AM- Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level.

Johnson County Arts Center- Dec.
Johnson County Center for the Arts is your destination for locally made art and fine craft from the East Tennessee Mountains. You can sign up for scheduled classes or use the materials in our Maker Space anytime. Volunteers are always ready to help get you started. We serve coffee and pastries.“ART is for ​Everyone!”
Thursday, Dec. 13- 1:30PM Read Aloud: The Birthday Present Dottie Harmon will treat us to a read aloud of her short story in progress, a magical tale set in her childhood home on the backside of Sugar Mountain. FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME! 4 to 6:00PM Pictures With Santa 6 to 7:30PM Family Gingerbread House Decorating PartyWe will provide the gingerbread house, decorations, and royal icing glue. You supply the fun. Create a Holiday Memory. Cristy Dunn will facilitate. The Cost is $25 per family (one house is included per family registration) Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Heritage Hall News- Dec. 13-15
Dec. 13, 14, & 15 at 7pm, Living Christmas Tree, Christmas is in the Heart, directed by Ms Nancy Davis, and presented by a talented group of singers from several different areas of the County. General admission: a food pantry donation. Please plan to be inspired by the music of the season and to support this group. For tickets, reservations, group or youth pricing, call 423-727-7444 and leave a message.

Senior Center Christmas Party- Dec. 14
The Johnson County Senior Center is having a Christmas Party on Friday, December 14 at 11: a.m. A Christmas Meal will be served at 11:30 for $8. Holiday ham and turkey with all the trimmings. No advance tickets required. Randy Dandurand will be preforming and a visit from Santa Claus with treats for members. A special Christmas BINGO sponsored by H&R Block after lunch. Be sure to wear your ugly Christmas attire. You might win a special cash prize sponsored by Farmers State Bank giving First place $75 Second place $50 and Third place $25. Lots of great entertainment and fun for all senior citizens of Johnson County. Come out and join us!

Senior Center Storytelling- Dec. 17
Storytelling at the Johnson County Senior Center for this month will be on December 17 at 11:30 during lunch. The featured storyteller will be Frances VanLandingham, the author of Back on Nowhere Road. She is an outstanding Appalachian author and a wonderful storyteller. She will be accompanied by her musically talented daughter, Jennifer Gillenwater, who will perform an original song. Everyone 60 and over is invited to come out to the Center, have lunch with us, and hear a special performance.