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This week’s community announcements- 11/7/18

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- October-December
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.

Sobriety Checkpoint- November 10
In partnership with ACTION Coalition and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted at Hwy 67 / Davis Glass during the week of Sunday, November 4, 2018, and Saturday, November 10, 2018, between the hours of 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Town Office Closure- November 12
The Town of Mountain City offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday. There will be no garbage pickup this day. Regular garbage routes will resume on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. In the event of a water/sewer emergency, please call 727-5200.
Johnson County Government and Johnson County Transfer Station will be also be closed on November 12.


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.

Roadrunner Benefit Concert- November 9
The Shriners Roadrunner Benefit Concert will be at Heritage Hall on Nov. 9 at 6 pm. The concert features music by Surefire, Dollar Brothers, Slice of Bluegrass and Back Roads Bluegrass. It’s a concert you won’t want to miss. It’s for a great cause!

Levi Retiriee Breakfast- November 10
Levi Retiree Country Breakfast from 6:00 AM to 10:00 at the Johnson County Crewette BuildingHomemade sausage gravy and biscuits,sausage,eggs,potatoes,homemade jam,coffee and orange juice.Cost $6.00 adults $3.00 Children 6-12 Proceeds go the The Johnson County Senior Heating Fund… Do Come and bring a friend.

Dry Run VFD Thanksgiving- November 10
Join us at the Dry Run VFD Activity Hall at 5646 Big Dry Run Rd in Butler for our Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday November, 10. Eat in or carry out. Adults $7 children 6-12 $3.50 under 5 Free.

FBC Turkey Dinner- November 10
Join us at First Freewill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 319 Hemlock street for turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, stuffing, green beans, roll, dessert and a drink for only $7. Serving from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Trade Turkey Shoot – November 10
There will be a “Turkey Shoot” on Saturday, November 10 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.

Danny Ray Nye Benefit- November 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- November 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.

GOP Meeting- November 8
Johnson County GOP will meet Thursday, Nov 8th at the lower level at the courthouse at 6:00. Please plan to attend.

Election Commission Meeting- November 9
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 9, 2018Time: 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. Count Provisional Ballots 2. Discuss Election Day Procedures

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: j[email protected]

Legion Saturday Meeting- November 10
American Legion Post 61 and Auxiliary will meet on Saturday, November 10 at 12:30 PM following the Veterans Day Service. This is our annual Thankgiving dinner. The Post will provide the turkeys, so members are encouraged to bring seasonal side dish/desserts. Bring larger portions as we usually have higher attendance for this special event. Those planning to attend the Service may drop off dishes at Post 61 for warming. For more information call 727-5935 or 727-6372.

Town Meeting Rescheduled- November 13
The Town of Mountain City Board of Mayor and Aldermen regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. There will be a public hearing and second and final reading of Ordinance #1603, an ordinance amending Ordinance #1588, which is an ordinance of the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee adopting the annual budget, tax rate and water and sewer rates for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. The public is welcome to attend. If any additional information is needed, please contact City Recorder Sheila Shaw at 423-727-8005.

Democratic Meeting- November 13
The next meeting of the Johnson County Democrat Party has been moved to Tuesday November 13 at 5:30pm in the meeting room of the Johnson County Library.

Beekeepers Meeting- November 13
The Johnson County Beekeepers will meet Tuesday, November 13 at 7 pm in the basement of the Farm Bureau building. For more info, email [email protected]

Election Commission Meeting- November 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, 2018Time: 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- November 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- November 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- November 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- November 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.

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.

Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday- Nov. 10
Show your support for our veterans and local hometown heroes at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 10, 11 AM at Heritage Hall. For the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we will honor our Johnson County WWI veterans. Guest speakers include:Senator Jon Lundberg, State Rep. Timothy Hill, County Mayor Mike Taylor and City Mayor Kevin Parsons. Nancy Davis and the Johnson County Community Children’s Chorus will perform under Marie-Jo Thum who will provide musical talent. As always there will be a service medley salute to all veterans. WMCT will provide live coverage for those unable to attend.

Veterans Day Lunch- November 10
Butler Ruritan will have a Veterans Day Luncheon on Saturday, November 10th from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Butler Ruritan building located on Piercetown Road, above the fire hall. All Veterans eat free. Visitors pay $7.00. Meal will consist of ham, 3 vegetables, salad, rolls, desserts and a drink.

Heritage Hall- November 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.

Vendor Event- November 17
A small vendor event will be on November 17 from 10am until 6pm at First Christian Church education building ( old elizabethton federal building)These are independent consultants. Some involved are Paparazzi, Young Living oils, Avon etc. If you are interested in participating please call 943-6466.

Historical Society Speaker- November 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.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner- November 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- November 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. If you are interested in setting up as a vendor please contact Megan McEwen at [email protected] or 423-213-0040.

Annual Christmas Parade- December 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 years 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.