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Community Announcements 4-17-19

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Free senior stretching class
A free senior class is open to all adults who want to improve their flexibility and balance. The class meets in the First Christian Church fellowship hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 -11 a.m. For more info, call Phil Walter at 727-6130.

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 am 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.

Recycling Center new hours
Due to our partnership with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Johnson County Recycling Center is now open six days a week from 8:30-12:30.

Sunrise Quilt Guild Quilt Search
This year’s Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild quilt show to be held August 30-31 in conjunction with the Long Journey Home celebrations will feature antique/vintage quilts from Johnson County made prior to 1970.   Please let us know if you have a quilt you would like us to consider for the show. We will be happy to consider family quilts, inherited items, or quilts purchased in Johnson or surrounding counties. Quilts may be of any size or condition. Selected quilts may be displayed, presented during the traditional bed-turning, or brought for a “you show, we tell” session where quilt owners may show a quilt and ask questions about it. If you own a quilt you would like considered for display, please contact Candace St. Lawrence at 423-768-3877.

County Easter Closings- April 19/22
The Johnson County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, April 19, for Good Friday.The Johnson County Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, April 22 in observance of Easter.

Town Closings- April 22
The Town of Mountain City offices will be closed on Monday, April 22, 2019 in observance of the Easter Holiday. There will be no garbage pick-up this day. Regular garbage routes will resume on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 423-727-5200.


Mountain City Animal Shelter Donations
The Mountain City Animal Shelter is always in need of donations. Monetary donations and supplies are greatly appreciated. We are located at 445 Tobacco Road, Mountain City, Tennessee. Find out more at 423) 727-7880

Senior Center Egg-stravaganza- April 18
The Johnson County Senior Center will hold an Easter Egg-stravaganza on Thursday, April 18 starting at 11 AM. It is Hat Day so be sure to wear your favorite hat. There will be special music by The Privett Family. Lunch will be served at 11:30. Menu consists of baked ham, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, biscuit, dessert and drink. Cost: $8. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Center outdoor project and renovations. We will also have an Egg Hunt. We sure hope you’ll come out and support the Senior Center with us! A big thank you to Food Lion for your donation for door prizes. Take-out will be available, please order by Wed. 4pm. FOR QUESTIONS CALL 727-8883.

Trade Mother’s Day Lunch- May 5
Mother’s Day Lunch Sunday, May 5 from 11am t0 2pm. Dinner will be chicken adn dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert, and a drink. Adults: $8 Ages 5-12: $5 4 and under: free. Drawing for mother’s day basket. Benefit for trade Center Chain of Love. Call 423-895-2213 or find us on facebook for more info.


Retired Teachers Meeting – April 17
The Johnson County Retired Teachers Association will hold the first meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The meeting will be held at 12 noon at the VFW Building on Depot St., Mountain City. Lunch will be prepared and served by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at a cost of $6.00.The program will be an update of Laurel El,. presented by the Principal, Dr. Brenda Eggers.All retired teachers living in Johnson County are invited to attend.Please come to the meeting for lunch and an informative, entertaining afternoon shared with fellow teachers.

American Legion Meeting- April 18
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Thursday, April 18 at the Legion Post at 318 N. Church St. We have changed our meeting day to the third Thursday of each month to reduce conflict with other Johnson County weekend activites. Supper begins at 6 PM with a business meeting to follow. All member/perspective members bring a covered dish/dessert to support our “Italian Night” theme. Nominations for officers will be taken. Call 727-5935 or 727-6372 for more information.

Republican Women Meeting- April 18
We will be having our April Meeting on Thursday the 18 of April at the Johnson County Library 12:30 for our meal and 1 for our meeting.(Please note time change). As always in case of inclement weather we will cancel. Any one wishing to be placed on the agenda should contact me.. We are ordering from Honey Bees, so get your order to me by the 16th. [email protected]

Quilt Guild Meeting- April 20    
The Tennessee Sunrise Quilt Guild will meet Sat., Apr 20 at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church. Anyone interested in quilting and sewing is welcome to attend – beginners and experts alike. We will continue with our block of the month project with a new block explanation and instructions and we will have a demonstration on how to make a jelly roll rug. As always you are encouraged to check out our TN Sunrise Quilt Guild Facebook page to see what we are doing.

Notice of Public Meeting- April 26
The Johnson County Election Commission 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: April 26, 2019 Time: 12NOON 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: 1.Regular Meeting Items 2. Approve Budget 3. List Maintenance Johnson County Election Commission 158 Election Ave, P.O. Box 106 | Mtn. City, TN   (423) 727-8592 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  [email protected] |

Town Meeting- May 7
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1630, the Town of Mountain City Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. There will also be a Public Hearing and Second and Final Reading of Ordinance #1632, the Town of Mountain City Beer Ordinance. The public is urged to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.


Class of ‘58 Reunion- July 20
The Class of 58 will have their reunion at the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 128 N. Church Street, Mtn. City, TN. Lunch at 1 pm will be catered by Levi Retires for $12 per person. Breakfast at Hardee’s at 8:30 am on July 20 at your expense. Heritage Hall play at 7 pm on July 20 will be a group rate of $9 per person. The Johnson County Community Theater will present “Mom’s Gift” at Heritage Hall. If you wish to attend the luncheon and/or the play, please send your payment to: Mary Ann Worley, 1237 Roan Creek Road, Mtn. City, TN or Daisy Everett at 310 N. Church St., Mtn. City, TN by July 1, 2019.

Things to do

Johnson County Farmers Market Season
Johnson County Farmers Market will be held on Saturdays from 9am – Noon at the Johnson County Welcome Center Lower Level.

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. Stay updated on events and classes at

Free Dog Vaccinations- April 27
It’s time for the Johnson County Human Society’s and Dr. Sara Anderson’s 3rd annual Protect Your Dog Day. Bring your dog (and records) to Ralph Stout Park on April 27 between 11 AM and 4 PM for free rabies and 5 way vaccinations. ID tags and microchipping will be available for a charge.

Storytelling at Senior Center- April 29
Wanda Payne will be the guest storyteller at the Johnson County Senior Center on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Her story will be the “History of Mountain City.” It will include the formation of Taylorsville later named Mountain City and when and why the name was changed. Wanda will share some interesting events and interesting people who played a role in the development of our little town. Storytelling is always the last Monday of each month during lunch. If you would like to share a story with the Center, contact Minnie Miller at 727-6993. Miller says everyone has a story to tell; some are funny and entertaining, some are serious, and some are lessons of history.

Heritage Hall- May 3-5
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4; Sunday, May 5, 3pm; The Johnson County Community Theatre will present The Beverly Hillbillies: The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for a spell of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett’s mountain cabin, the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin’ Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there. Everyday life will be a bit “different” for those the Clampetts meet in “Californy.”Online tickets are now available. Online tickets will go off sale at 2 PM the day of each event. You may still purchase walk-up tickets at the door (CASH ONLY). For more information, check or call (423) 727-7444.