Cancelations and Postponements
- The Martin Parks and Recreation Department will be closed through March.
- The Martin Public Library will be close for the rest of the month to take inventory.
- USDA Commodities Distribution in Weakley County for April 15th and 16th had been postponed until May. An exact date will be announced later.
- The Special Olympics scheduled for April 18th had been cancelled. They hope to reschedule for later this year.
- The Obion County Public Library has suspended all programs for the rest of March. The Building will remain open for regular use, but all patrons are encouraged to stay home if they are sick.
- The Weakley County Courthouse is closed to the public. They are however still taking phone calls and have a deposit box for payments.
- The Martin Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled.
- Bill Lee has asked all public k-12 schools to remain closed through April 24, 2020. With this guidance, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is canceling all of our sponsored events in the month of April. Including the Capitol Talk scheduled for April 3rd, Rep. David Kustoff visit scheduled for April 10th, all STEM sessions, and the Chamber Business Expo scheduled for April 23rd.
- Weakley County School’s are providing grab and go meals Monday thru Friday 11 to 1 until further notice at the following locations Dresden Elementary and middle school back door, Mitchell Transport in Latham, Palmersville Fire Department, Jolley springs Baptist Church, Gleason school, Pillowville country store, Greenfield School main entrance, Martin Elementary School, Westview high school, Martin Housing Authority, Rushville Baptist church, Sharon school and the Sidona fire department.
- The annual Iris Festival in Dresden has been rescheduled to July 4th through the 11th.
Check out the Obion County Public Library’s new Overdrive App. It lets you check out ebooks anytime, quick and easy. You can get the app in the Google Play Store. There is a tutorial for using it on the library’s website, oclibrary.org.
4/16/20 Tuesday – The National Weather Service has moved its Storm Spotter training class at the Obion County Public Library to take place online at weather.gov. Spotters are shown what to look for in observing thunderstorms and tornadoes, examples of downburst winds, wall clouds and funnel clouds. This is a 2 hour class with video clips and a quiz. The class is free and all materials are provided. To find out when the times are for the class, visit their website weather.gov
05/04/2020 RL – Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville will host the Fifth Annual Pat Summit Invitational on Monday, May 4th. Registration and lunch begins for the team golfing event at 11 with the Shotgun to start at 12:30. There will be awards, prizes, a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the conclusion of the tournament.
WE CARE MINISTRIES – Wacky Wednesday is back. Inside sales will last from 10 – 3:30 on the FIRST Wednesday of every month! Outside sales begin as early as 8:30. On Wacky Wednesdays, everyone can come shop items from the food bank, thrift store, clothing store, as well as miscellaneous items like books!
RL – The Bible Union Cemetery in Hyndsver Community is seeking donations for summer mowing. Anyone who had family members buried there or is otherwise concerned with the cemetery’s upkeep is urged to send donations to Terry Crittenden at 129 Ralston Rd. in Martin
RL – The Carroll County Humane Society provides low-cost cat spay/neuter vouchers for $35. To get yours contact the Paris Vet Clinic and set up an appointment. Take your cats in one morning and they come home the same day.
RL – St. Jude Children Research Hospital allows those that care to set up memorials and honors by visit stjude.org/tribute
RL – Obion County Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for new homes in Obion County. If you know someone who might need a home have them call 885-7126
Know someone who needs medical care but can’t afford to go to the doctor? Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Clinic in Fulton is open to help the working uninsured Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 8 and Wednesday mornings from 9 to noon.
Free Weekend Meals are offered by churches in Fulton to feed the hungry on Saturday’s each month:
2nd – Fulton First Baptist Church (Apr. 11)
3rd – Fulton First United Methodist (Apr. 18)
4th – First Christian Church (Mar. 28)
The Food Bank on Carr St. in Fulton is available on:
1st Saturday of the month –Tennessee Citizens (Apr. 4)
3rd Saturday of the month – Kentucky Seniors (Apr. 18)
4TH Saturday of the month – Kentucky Citizens (Mar. 28)
Know a senior in northwest Tennessee who needs a job…call 587-4213 to see if they can assist you and they might be able to help them!
The Weakley County Prevention Coalition reminds you to keep track of your meds. Count your pills, lock em up;
If you have old drugs that you’re not using any more bring them to the the Martin Police Dept., Greenfield Police Dept., Sheriff’s Office, Sharon City Hall, or UTM’s Crisp Hall.
Smiles on Seniors (SOS) Lunch Bunch meets the first Monday of each month in the Pizza Hut meeting room at 11:30 at North Highland Drive in Fulton. Everyone 55 and older is encouraged to attend
The Dresden Senior Citizens’ Center is hosting “Matter of Balance” on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday from 10-10:30 am. These chair exercises are free and very beneficial to your health.
Put your business on Trip Advisor and help populate Trip Advisor with businesses in Mayfield and Graves County. Need help? Let Mayfield Graves Tourism walk you through the process.
TN Achieves, the partnering organization to Governor Haslam’s TN Promise in 83 counties, is looking for 9,000 volunteers to serve as mentors. Mentors spend about one hour per month working with a group of students to help with the transition from high school to college. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, and serve as a trusted college resource. To learn more and apply you can visit tnachieves.org.
The Hickman County Museum in Clinton is open on Wednesdays from 1-4 or anytime by appointment. Call (270) 994-5530 and they will be happy to set up an appointment for you.
Celebrate Recovery Group meets every Friday at 6:30 pm located at 993 Haygood Rd in Martin. The program is a Christ centered, mission-minded recovery program set in a family, friendly atmosphere.
TFN – If you’d like to earn your GED contact the Weakley county School Board office in Dresden and ask about getting your G E D. You can attend classes for free in Weakley, Obion and Lake. Night and day classes are available to fit your schedule.
Parenting Classes are being held at the Hope Center at 402 Troy Ave. in Hickman. Classes will be held from 9-noon, and any parents with children ranging from newborn to their youngest child turning 5 is encouraged to join.
TFN – Turn your household waste into fertilizer! The average household in Tennessee throws away 9 pounds of food waste each week. The Tennessee Environmental Council invited you to join their composting community. You can learn how to compost, what to compost, get free composting supplies and be eligible for monthly cash prizes! You can sign up at tec tn dot org slash come post your compost. Join today!
The American Legion Post 72 is place memorials for Korean and Vietnam veterans in Green-lee Cemetery in Fulton. They are requesting monetary support to help with the cost of the memorials. Send donations to FULTON CITY HALL and they’ll get your donation to the Veterans Memorials The memorials will be placed on the east side of the flag pole at Green-lee Cemetery.
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.
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 tired or tattered flags to 1410 N. Lindell St. in Martin or to 223 West Gate Drive in Union City to give it the retirement it deserves.
We Care Ministry Needs your support to help our neighbors in Weakley 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.
Hickman County Museum- The history of Clinton is on display at the Hickman County Museum in Clinton every Wednesday from 1-4.
Hickman County Library– The Hickman County Library in Clinton is open on Tuesdays-Fridays from 2-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:30-12:30.
Alcoholics Anonymous- If you or someone you know faces problems with alcohol addiction, the First United Methodist Church in Clinton hosts an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting each Monday at 8 p.m.