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Public Service Announcements
10/19/2016 – The UTM History and Philosophy Department will host a fundraising banquet for the Stan Sieber Student Travel Award at 6 on Saturday, October 29th at the Lindell in Downtown Martin. Money raised will help fund student travel. Tickets are $45 each, and reservations must be made by October 19th. Register online at utmoktoberfest.eventbrite.com.
10/19/2016 – Carey Counseling Center, Inc. will host “Project Homeless Connect”, a one-day event targeting the homeless population in Weakley County, at the Martin Church of Christ on Wednesday, October 19th from 9 to 2. Donations and vendors are welcomed to the event. Call 731-234-8592 for more information.
10/22/2016 – Santa’s Helpers will have a 5K Run and Walk Fundraiser on Saturday October 22nd beginning at the Dresden’s Farmer’s Market. Registration will begin at 5:15 that evening. Advance Registration is available at Santa’s Helpers in Dresden.
10/22/2016 – The Palmersville Volunteer Fire Dept. is having their annual fish fry on Saturday October 22nd at 5. (for more information call 731-799-5952.)
10/25/2016 – Hunters Sharing the Harvest, INC. will be hosting a fundraising banquet and auction on Tuesday, October 25th at the Milan Nation Guard Armory. Doors open at 5, and tickets are $10. Funds raised will be used to pay for the processing of deep so that venison can be donated to local food distribution centers for those in need in the community. (for more info call 731-723-3815)
10/29/16 – Saturday – Calvary Baptist Church is hosting Family Fall Carnival at their Church on East Reelfoot Avenue from 2 until 4. Exciting games, inflatables, wildlife exhibit, family photos and lots and lots of candy, hotdogs, snowcones, popcorn and much more. Come enjoy the fun!
10/31/2016 – The 17th annual Country Christmas Bazaar at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin will be Saturday, December 3rd, from 8 to 3. Crafters and vendor can reserve a booth now through October 31st. The fee for a booth is $25. (for more information call 731-587-9086.
10/31/16 – Monday – Sullivan Dentistry in Union City is having a Spooktacular patient appreciation Halloween bash Trunk or Treat. No tricks…. Just treats from 3:30 until 5:30 at their location on East Reelfoot Avenue. Show off your favorite Halloween Costume. There will be games, door prizes, candy and food!
11/12/16 Saturday – Union City High school Skills USA and the Beta cub will be hosting The Market at UCHS. From 9am until 1pm, any business, local artist or craftsperson is welcome to purchase booth space. Admission to the event is FREE for all attendees. For more information visit the school website at tornado touch dot net or you can call the High School at 885-2373.
11/13/2016 – The Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association will host the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads Living History Event on Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13. Battle reenactment will take place at 2 both day. For more info visit parkerscorssroads.org.
11/22/16 – The Obion County Ministerial Association will be collecting items for the Feeding of the 5,000. If you would like to donate you may send in your check to the Obion County Ministerial Association P.O. Box 904 Union City, or if you would like to donate can goods, they can be dropped off at Exchange Street Church of Christ on Tuesdays from 9 until 5. The goal this year is to give away 1500 food sacks. Each sack will feed a family of 4. The items are family size cans of green geans, carrots, fruit, corn, box of boil-in-bag rice or boxed instant potatoes and bag of cookies. The monetary donations received will be used to purchase canned hams or chicken.
12/03/2016 – The 17th annual Country Christmas Bazaar at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin will be Saturday, December 3rd, from 8 to 3. There will be a raffle for unique gift baskets, as well as breakfast and a homemade lasagna luncheon. And of course there will be a large variety of crafts and gifts for sale by local artisans and home based businesses.
Weakley County Rescue is selling metal 911 address signs with reflective numbers on both sides as a fundraising project year round. Contact any Weakley County Rescue Squad member for more information.
The Dresden Senior Center offers a Monday morning devotional each week at 8:45. Come to listen to ministers from across Weakley County speak and inspire you with words to start your week off right. Coffee and donuts are served each Monday morning.
The University of Tennessee College of Denistry has a dental clinic for under-served members of our community. Located on 201 W. Main St, Suite D, this clinic offers exams, cleaning, extractions and some fillings. Payments are based on income and household size, and treatment is provided by qualified senior dental students from the University under the supervision of licensed faculty.
TFN – Northwest Safeline’s Crisis Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help the victims of domestic violence. You can call anytime day or night to find out how the program can help you at 1-800-957-0055
The Weakley County Backpack Program provides food to children in the community who might not have enough to eat at home. They need your help to continue the good work they do, and are asking for monetary donations. Donations may be dropped off at any Simmons Bank location in Weakley County.
The Humane Way Humane Society of Fulton offers a low cost spay/neuter program for cats.
The Good Samaritan Health and Welfare Cancer Support Group will meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Good Samaritan Wellness center in South Fulton. The meeting will include emotional and spiritual support for those who are suffering with cancer or from the loss of a loved one.
The Obion County backpack program has a food drive, the last Saturday of each month. The backpack program sends food home with children on Friday’s that need food for the weekend. They are looking for donations of food that are healthy, easy to open and easy to fix. Supplies can be dropped off at Lowe’s in Union City. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Santa’s Helpers in Dresden are looking for donations of bedding, clothing, food items and other goods as well as those willing to volunteer. (To find out ways you can help Santa’s Helpers help other visit the store Monday through Friday from 10 to 4 each day.)
The Tennessee Poison Center reminds you the importance of keeping hazardous materials out of the reach of children and to teach children to ask an adult before eating or drinking anything.
Save this number in your phone for emergency purposes and hope you never need it!
Young adults between the ages of 12 and 18. If you’ve dreamed about a career in aviation, space, or the military, you need to know more about the cadet program of Civil air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force. Fly, learn to lead, camp and push yourself to new limits.
If you have expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions at your home, the Obion County Prevention Coalition and the Union City Police Department now offers a permanent drop box at the Union City Police
We Care Ministries in Martin needs donations to refill their thrift store and food bank. They are especially looking for non-perishable, kid-friendly food item including cereal, canned fruit, and pop-tarts. Donations of clothes, blankets, furniture and toys are always appreciated as well. WeCare ministries is located on S. Lindell St.
If you’d like to brighten someone’s day, become a hospice volunteer. Caris Healthcare is looking for compassionate volunteers to provide companionship and support for those facing a life- limiting illness.
If you know of a woman or children who are being abused, the
Northwest Safeline can help. The Northwest Safeline serves Weakley, Obion, Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale and Tipton Counties. 24 hour crisis hotlines, confidential safe shelter, support groups, financial assistance for relocation to survivors of domestic violence in West Tennessee. To find out more follow Northwest Safeline on Facebook or Twitter and stay up to date on community events and current activities for the agency.