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Thunderbolt Radio want to help families to stay cool this summer. Not everyone in our area has access to air condition, so we’re collecting fans to help out those in need in our community to beat the summer heat. Please bring a fan to our studios at 1410 N. Lindell Street in Martin or 223 Westgate Dr. in Union City. We’ll put them in the hands of those in need.
Public Service Announcements
6/21/18 – The Refuge Church at the Obion County Fairgrounds (to enter, you can come in the gate next to the Rescue Squad) is having Soul Food Café from 5:30 until 7 on Thursday. This week’s free meal is pulled pork, BBQ bologna, baked beans, potato salad, slaw and desserts.
6/21/2018– The American Legion Auxiliary Post 55 of Martin will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 6 at the Martin Senior Adult Center on N Lindell St. Anyone wishing to take an active role in supporting local military members and veterans is encouraged to contact any of the current members and join the group on Facebook. The organization meets every third Thursday monthly.
6/22/2018– If you have a pretty lawn or know someone who does, nominate that lawn to The Martin Beautiful Committee! The Committee is accepting nominations until Friday the 22nd. To nominate, please leave a message at the Martin City Hall. Judging will be held between June 25-29 and winners will be announced at the Mayor’s Kickoff Luncheon at the Soybean Festival.
6/23/18 – The Latham / Dukedom Volunteer Fire Department is having their Fired UP Fundraiser at the Fire Department beginning at 5 on Saturday. There will be a candidate forum that you can come hear directly for yourself any concerns that may be covered There will also be bbq, hamburgers, hotdogs and chips for only $5 per plate from 6 until 7. An Auction will begin at 6:45.
6/23/18 – Serra of Jackson is having “Operation Kidsafe Regional Child Safety Day” from 10 until 4 on Saturday. Free digital fingerprint and photo safety kit. Free food and fun for this safety event!
06/23/2018 – On Saturday there will be a 5K Run for Hope event in Dresden at the Court Square. Entry is $20 a person, with the race starting at 7 that morning. Registration will be at 6:30 Proceeds benefit the Hope Outreach shelter program.
06/23/2018– The Union City Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a free Bluegrass and Country Music Concert on Saturday at the Obion County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 and music begins at 7 that evening. There will be BBQ plates sold for $7 with all the proceeds benefiting Agape House Inc. in Martin.
06/26/2018 – The Dresden and Sharon Senior Centers will host a luncheon to raise elder abuse awareness. Lunch will be served at noon on Tuesday, June 26th. Following lunch, purple balloons will be released in recognition of the victims of elder abuse.
06/29/2018 – The Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Library in Dresden will hold its Annual Summer Reading Program with sign up going on now. The event will end on June 29th. Anyone can register at any time through the program and prizes will be given to anyone who completes any of the activities.
7/1/2018-7/9/2018- The Tennessee Soybean Festival starts on September 1st. Get your tickets to hear Switchfoot, 38 Special, Foreigner, Gretchen Wilson and Jessie G, Big and Rich with Cowboy Troy and more at TN Soybean Festival dot org.
07/04/2018 – The Dyer Station Celebration is seeking arts and crafts exhibitors for its annual “Arts and Crafts in the Park” event on Wednesday, July 4th from 8 to 3. The event will be run in conjunction with numerous other day-long patriotic activities in Dyer.
7/4/18 – Fulton Tourism is inviting you to come out and enjoy Fulton Railroaders and fireworks! The Railroaders take the field at 5:45 and the first three hundred people get in free for general admission seating. Immediately after the game it’s Fulton’s fireworks display.
07/20/2018 – On Thursday July 20th, The Dresden Senior Center will sponsor a health fair featuring several local health care providers. The event will be from 8 to 11.
TFN – Dr. Nathan Porter Library in Greenfield is offering a summer reading program to the children and adults of the Greenfield community. The program is focused on helping participants retain their reading skills during the summer months.
TFN- Fulton Public Library is hosting their Summer Reading Program. All programs begin at 5 and a light meal will be provided at each program. Registration is now open for all ages at Fulton public library dot org. Summer Reading Kick-Off on Thursday, July 5 at 1.
TFN – Adults can receive their High School Equivalency Diploma from the Northwest Tennessee Adult Education Center in Dresden. They can attend classes for free in Weakley, Obion and Lake. Night and day classes are available to fit your schedule. You can earn a diploma in as little as 3 weeks.
American Legion – American Legion Post 72 will place memorials for Korean and Vietnam veterans in Greenlea Cemetery in Fulton. They are requesting monetary support to help with the cost of the memorials. You can help by donating which will assist in thanking veterans for serving our country. The memorials will be placed on the east side of the flag pole.
Dresden Senior Citizen Center – Join the Dresden Senior Citizens Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 30 minutes of a great workout called “Matter of Balance” and “Chair Exercise”. This exercise helps your balance and memory along with stretching out muscles and joints. This is a free program.
Dresden Senior Citizen Center – The Dresden Senior Center has revised times for the dance classes which will now take place on Tuesday’s beginning at 9:30 AM. Classes will be directed primarily toward the basic steps of dances like the Two-Step, Waltz, and Cha-Cha.
Dr. Nathan Porter Library – The Dr. Nathan Porter Library in Greenfield will host the following programs weekly; Tuesdays – Sketching Club from 3 to 4:40, Wednesday – Twisted Stichers Club at 1, Thursday – Story Time for Children at 10 and Lego Club from 3 to 4:30. They also plan to start a Chess Club.
Sacks Thrift Avenue is a helping hands ministry in Greenfield and if you have something to donate or know someone who needs help stop in to Sacks Thrift Avenue on highway 45 in Greenfield.
Santa’s Helpers is a helping hands ministry in Dresden. Know some one who needs a helping hand? Direct them to Santa’s Helpers just off the court square in Dresden.
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving day to day crimes in our community. Rewards up to $1,000 are offered for tips that result in arrests. Anonymous tips can be called to crime stoppers at 587-2611.
Old Flag Donations- If you have a flag that’s worn, torn, or tattered, bring it to Thunderbolt Radio and we will give it the proper retirement. At Thunderbolt, we love to let our flag fly and we hope you fly yours proudly, too. Bring your tattered flags to 1410 N. Lindell St. to give it the retirement it deserves.
We Care Ministry Needs your support to help our neighbors in Weakly County. Your donations and dollars spent in our store help residents in our county who need support. Donations such as clothes, food, and household items are accepted. Volunteers are needed Wednesdays and Saturdays mornings. For store hours visit we care ministries dot net.
Celebrate Recovery- Are you or someone you love struggling with addictions in life? Reach out to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ- centered recovery program. Meetings are every Friday night on Haygood Road in Martin. Call 819-4425 for more information, that’s 819-4425.
Lifeline Blood Drive– Lifeline blood drive needs you to donate blood. From now until August, everyone who is over the age of 18 who attempts to give blood will be entered for a chance to win a Polaris Ranger 500. Give blood at any bloodmobile or Lifeline blood center until August for this chance. Give blood, save lives, and have a chance to win a Polaris Ranger 500.