The Thunderbolt Radio Fan Drive is now underway! Please bring a fan to our studios at N. Lindell St. in Martin or Westgate Dr. in Union City. We’ll make sure then get to people in our community who need them to beat the heat this summer!
The Tennessee Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is soon!!!
During the weekend of Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd shoppers can buy select items tax free. Including; school and art supplies, computers, tablets, smartphones, electronic readers, TV’s, and video game consoles.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, several upcoming local events have been cancelled. Thus far it has been announced that the Banana Festival, the Dyer County Fair, and the Tater Town Special have all been called off for 2020. At this time plans are in place to hold the Obion County Fair, which is scheduled to take place August 21st through the 29th.
The Charger Foundation, City of Martin and the community are providing school supplies to all Martin Primary School, Martin Elementary School, Martin Middle School and Westview students for the 2020/2021 school year. If you’d like to help the foundation would appreciate your financial contributions.
08/16/2020 – The Circles of Hope Telethon will be Sunday, Aug. 16th, from 1 to 5. The Event is a way for the public to help support the Carl Perkins Center and the good work they doing raising awareness of and preventing child abuse. Donations can be made by visiting the website carlperkinscenter.org.
08/19-21/2020 – Dyersburg State Community College is hosting its annual ED Lannom, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, August 21st at The Farms Golf Club in Dyersburg. If you register your team by Wednesday, Aug. 19th, you will be entered into a drawing to win free rounds of golf the The Farms. The cost for each four-person team is $400. Registration forms can be found at The Farms Golf Club or at dscc.edu.
8/22/20 Saturday There is a Summer Gospel Music Fest at 7pm at His House Ministries located at 1250 Kentucky Highway 303 in Mayfield. This is a free concert featuring By Grace from Mayfield. A love offering will be received.
9/10/20 Thursday – You’re invited to a worship encounter with the Collingsworth Family an award winning gospel group, 6:30 pm at Second Baptist Church in Union City. To get your free tickets to this concert visit I tickets dot com. You must present your free ticket to attend.
9/26/20 Saturday There is a Summer Gospel Music Fest at 7pm at His House Ministries located at 1250 Kentucky Highway 303 in Mayfield. This is a free concert featuring The Old Paths Quartet from Atlanta. A love offering will be received.
We Care Ministries in Martin is reminding our listeners that the good work they do helping members of the community in need is supported by donations from their supporters! Your items become food for the hungry, water and utility assistance, rental assistance, eye and dental care, school supplies for children and more. Bringing in non perishable food items, clothing, furniture, electronics and other donations helps them to help others. For details on their operation, visit “we care ministries”(all one word) dot net or the We Care Thrift Store Martin TN Facebook page.
Christian Men, if you’re looking to add more significance to your life, the Damascus Project of Dyersburg needs volunteers. Once per month for only four to six hours, you can be a part of the solution to help other men rebuild their lives, help restore husbands to wives and fathers with their children. For more information, visit damascus project dot org.
The American Legion Post 72 places memorials for Korean and Vietnam veterans in Green-lee Cemetery in Fulton. If you can help by sending a donation to FULTON CITY HALL they’d sure appreciate it.
Santa’s Helpers is a helping hands ministry in Dresden. Know someone who needs a helping hand? Direct them to Santa’s Helpers just off the court square in Dresden.
Got a tired flag? Bring it to the (Mix) studios here at 1410 North Lindell in Martin. Let’s get those tired flags off the flag pole!
The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council in Weakley County is now recertifying applicants for USDA Commodity Food Distributions.
Recertification will be at the service center on South Wilson in Dresden by appointment only.
Tansil Cemetery on Sidonia Road in Sharon is in need of funds for upkeep. If you have a loved one buried there, please make a donation of any amount to the Tansil Cemetery account at Simmons Bank in Sharon.
The Northwest TN Head Start and Early Head Start program is taking applications for the school year. Comprehensive services include health, family services and early childhood education and are free. Visit n w community action.org.
If you’re going shopping please remember to shop our local advertisers first! They sure appreciate you giving them an opportunity to do business with them.
The Fulton County Transit Authority hours of operation 7 am to 4 pm. FCTA will continue to provide life-sustaining services Monday thru Friday as scheduled.
The Weakley County Prevention Coalition reminds you to keep track of your meds. Count your pills, lock em up and be sure to take your unused Meds to Martin Police Dept., Greenfield Police Dept., Sheriff’s Office, Sharon City Hall, or UTM’s Crisp Hall.
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.
Know someone who would like to get their High school Diploma? Have them get in touch with Weakley County School Board office in Dresden about classes that will help get a GED .. Night and day classes are available
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 Road in Martin
Check out the Obion County Public Library’s new Overdrive App.
It lets you check out ebooks anytime, quick and easy. And you can find the app in the Google Play Store. Check the library’s website, to learn more at O C Library .DOT .
RL – Obion County Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for new homes . 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.
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
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!
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.