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Community Announcements- 11/14/18

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.

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.

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 Applications will be accepted on or before 15 Dec 2018. For further information please contact Shirli Pollard at [email protected] or 423-768-0331.

Christmas Craft Show Space
The Johnson County Arts Council Christmas Craft Show still has booth space available for this year’s show veing held at the Armory on Nov. 24. must be homemade arts and craft items. Contact Renee Proffitt at 423-291-9029.

Medicare Enrollment- Oct.-Dec.
Medicare’s Part D Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7. This is the period each year when Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage.Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change their coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market every fall. This year, the Johnson County Senior Center is partnering with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (TN SHIP) and ETSU’s College of Public Health to provide free and objective assistance in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans. Trained Medicare counselors will be on hand on October 18 from 9am-12pm to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families in comparing Part D or Medicare Advantage plans for 2019. For more information and to set up an appointment please call (423) 727-8883.

Free senior fitness program
The Johnson County Senior Center has a fitness program for you. Silver Sneakers is a free fitness program for seniors that’s helping millions of people on Medicare defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with, “I can do this!” It’s offered every Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 10 a.m. at the center. You will have lots of fun and make new friends while working to achieve your personal goals, regain new strength, become more energized and have less pain while becoming more active. Our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable teachers will guide you through our unique Strengtherapy System and prepare you for a new lease on life. Come out and join us.

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 10:00am 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.

Earn Your Diploma- Nov.
Adult Education (GED) Classes are starting this month. 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 or Drop by, and take that first step towards changing your life TODAY!

Santa’s Mailbox- Nov. 21
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!

Election Office Closure- Nov. 21-23
The Johnson County Election Commission Office will be closed November 21 -November 23 for Thanksgiving. The office will re-open on Monday, November 26.



Donate bikes for Christmas
Donate your unused bikes to the Community Center. Bikes in any condition and size will be appreciated. They will be refurbished and restored to brand new condition and give to needy children in Johnson County. This is made possible by the Community Center, Beta Theta Club and Northeast Correctional Center. Bikes can be taken to Flo at the Community Center. Any questions, call Leni Smith at 423-440-4159.

Danny Ray Nye Benefit- Nov. 14
There will be a Thanksgiving benefit dinner at the Johnson County Crewette Building at 201 Vandilla St, Mountain City, TN on November 14 from 2 pm- 6 pm. Proceeds go towards Danny Ray Nye’s funeral costs and other expenses.

Trade Center Thanksgiving Dinner- Nov. 18
The Trade Mill Community Center at 228 Murdock Rd, Trade, TN, will hold a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 18 at 11 am to 3 pm. Admittance for adults is $8, children under 12 is $5 and under 5 will be free. Enter for chances to win a Kitchen Aid mixer or a 12 gauge shotgun. All proceeds go to the center’s effort to restore the grounds. For more information, please contact Bill Roark at 423-895-2213.


Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
There is an A.A. Meeting held every Monday and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at the JC/MC Community Center in Mountain City. For more information call Chuck at 423-957-0171..

Election Commission Meeting- Nov. 14
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: November 14, 2018 Time: 12 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 November 6, 2018 State and Federal General Election and the Town of Mountain City Municipal Election: 1.            Regular Meeting Items 2.            Certify the Election

Johnson County Election Commission
158 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]

Republican Women Meeting- Nov. 15
The Republican Women of Johnson County will meet at the Johnson County Welcome Center at 12:00 Noon for lunch with the meeting starting at 12:30 PM. This will be the club’s Christmas Party and there will be no December meeting. Please contact Gwen Bell, at [email protected], for additional information.

Commission/Budget Committee- Nov. 15
Johnson County Commission will meet Thursday, November 15 at 7:00p.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 6:30 in the lower courtroom prior to the commission meeting.

Quilt Guild Meeting- Nov. 17
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Nov 17 at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend. We will be given instructions and begin work on sewing a quilted calendar holder of our own. As always you are encouraged to check out our website to see what we are doing.

911 Board of Directors- Nov. 19
Johnson County ECD-911 Board of Directors will be having a meeting on Monday: November 19 at 216 Honeysuckle Street and will start at 5:30 P.M. The public is invited to the meeting. If you would like to be added to the agenda or have any questions call the office at 423-727-3094.

Things to Do

Johnson County Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9am – Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level. Harbin Hill Farms:dinner mix (triple washed) lettuce, plus collards, kale, bok choi, winter squash, swiss chard, scallions, celery, spinach, romaine, bib lettuce, bell peppers, escarole, garlic, a variety of fresh herbs, farm fresh eggs, local honey, and pasture-raised (hormone-free, non-GMO fed)chickens. Dough Mountain Greiber Farms:Butternut squash, Horseradish roots, Jerusalem Artichoke, and Butternut Pies. Bakery:various breakfast pastries.

Old Beech Mountain Farms:Beef & Pork, sausages, bacon, steaks, ground beef, and Dog bones.Sweet Spring Farms:Tuscan Kale, Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Long Neck Pumpkins (type of butternut), Garlic and Onions and Shallots, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Sauerkraut, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sweet Pepper Sauce, Whole fruit Red Grape Jam. Life’s Little Luxuries: freshly roasted coffees and milk.Hollow Stone Farm:micro greens, an assorted greens mix, carrots, radishes, herbal vinegar, herbal extracts, hand dug local quartz crystals, pesto, green salsa, sweet potato pies, carrots cake cookies, hot sauces, salad dressing, and seasonal mushrooms.The JCHS Culinary Arts Program:homemade pies and cakes and wood work from the MEPS class.

TheCountryGirl:Gluten Free Double Chocolate Turtle Torte, Lemon Curd, Pumpkin Muffins, Garlic Asiago Bread, Tarts (Pumpkin, Lemon, Creme Brulee, & Butterscotch). Croissants (Chocolate, Chipotle habanero, Classic, Caramel Pecan Croissant muffins), Cookies(Irish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Gingerbread, & Chocolate chip). Along with Hot Cocoa, Handmade Jewelry, and Wreaths. Holiday pre-orders for baked goods at special pricing. Pat Heinemann:“leaves of stone”, knitted/crocheted baby afghans and knitted scarves.Littlebird:jams, jellies, diffuser jewelry, photo cards ..Rick’s Infinity Custom Knives: custom made knives and special orders.

Johnson County Arts Center
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!”

Cristy Dunn will teach this series of 8 classes. Students will complete a charcoal portrait and a still life painting in oil as they learn about the elements and principles of art.. The cost is $10 per class for adults and $5 per class for students 21 and under. Scholarships are available if there is financial need. Contact us to reserve your spot. Subsequent classes will be held tentatively on November 9, 17 and 23, and 30. October’s featured artist is Kay Braswell.

Senior Center Health Fair- Nov. 15
The Johnson County Senior Center will be having a Health Fair on Thursday, November 15 from 8:00am – 12:00pm. There will be area vendors and lots of good information available. Caption Call, Ballad Health, Amedisys Home Health, Mountain City Care Center, Sunset Gardens Assisted Living, ACTION Coalition, Senior Life Solutions, Frontier Health and Community Care Clinic will be present. The Johnson City Medical Center will be doing blood work for senior citizens for $10.00 from 8am-10am. Anyone under 60 years of age can call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment for blood work for $20.00. A country breakfast will be served from 7:00am – 9:00am for $3.00.

JoCo Robos Tournament- Nov. 17
We would like to invite the community to the 3rd Annual JoCo Robos robotics tournament. Joco Robos Middle and High School robotics teams are hosting a state qualifying tournament this Saturday, November 17, at the middle school gymnasium. There are 19 teams registered that will be competing for 4 spots to the state competition. The event is free to the public. Qualifying matches begin at 9:30 am, lunch is from 12-1:00, with final rounds beginning at 2:00. We would like to show the participating teams how supportive Johnson County is to our robotics teams. Come cheer on their teams! The event is free.

Heritage Hall- Nov. 17
Sat., Nov. 17, 7pm, An Evening with The Kruger Brothers: In their ever-expanding body of work – Jens Kruger (banjo and vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar and lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg (bass and vocals) – The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh. Sponsors: Danny Herman Trucking, Mtn. View Nursery & Landscaping, Hux-Lipford Funeral Home; Adv.$25/Door$28.

Wasp Wrestling- Nov. 17
Special guest Baby Doll. November 17, bell-time 7 PM. Marty Kurtz Memorial, all proceeds go to the Kurtz family. Tickets: $8.00, Kids 6-12 $5.00, Under 5 free. Old Cove Creek School Gym, Dale Adams Rd. Sugar Grove, NC.

Historical Society Speaker- Nov. 18
Michael C. Hardy will speak to the Johnson County Historical Society at 2 PM on Sunday Nov 18 2018 in the lower level of the Johnson County Welcome Center—— Mr. Hardy is an American historian and author of Civil War and western North Carolina books and articles. He was also named North Carolina’s 2010 Historian of the Year. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and hear this dynamic speaker talk about local occurrences in the Civil War.

Senior Center Thanksgiving- Nov. 20
It’s a Thanksgiving Feast at the Senior Center! The Johnson County Senior Center will be having a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30am. The menu will consist of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and a drink for $10.00. There will be special music and good fellowship. Take outs will also be available. Any age is invited to come to this event.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner- Nov. 22
Free Thanksgiving Meal to anyone who is in need on November 22, 2018. Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery – While It Lasts –Dine-In 11 AM– 12:30 PM at Johnson County Senior Center 128 College Street in Mountain City, TN 37683. Must RSVP By November 9 727-9061 ext. 3123. Gabrielle Phipps Danny Herman Trucking.

Christmas on Main- Nov. 30
On Nov 30 at 5pm -8pm Main Street will decorated with lights and vendors and local businesses will be open for business so that you can find that perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. See Santa and get your picture! Come out and enjoy the festivities. Christmas tree lighting 6:00pm with special singing.

Annual Christmas Parade- Dec. 1
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 1, 2018 on Main Street Mountain City at 5:30 pm. Ribbons will be presented in the three categories of : Business, Non Profit Organizations, and Churches. This year’s theme is “The Miracle and Magic of Christmas”. For applications and further information, please call the Welcome Center at 727-5800 or Nancy Drake at 727-7368.