THUNDERBOLT RADIO AND DIGITAL’S “WARM HEARTS COAT DRIVE” IS UNDERWAY!!! New or gently-used coats are being collected at our studios on North Lindell Street in Martin and Westgate Drive in Union City now through Monday November 18th. The coats will be cleaned at Town and Country Dry Cleaners and Comet Cleaners; then donated to the We Care and Helping Hand Ministries.
11/15/2019 RL – The Dr. Nathan Porter Library in Greenfield will have a Sack Lunch Fundraiser on Friday. A donation of $7 to the library will get you a BBQ sandwich, chips, dessert and a drink.
11/16/2019 RL – The Republican Headquarters in downtown Martin will host a Chili supper on Saturday at 6. All are welcome!
11/16/2019 SM – The Gleason First United Methodist Church is hosting its Aunt Maude’s Annual Christmas Shopping event along with lunch and breakfast served with Santa Saturday from 9 – 2 at the Family Life Center. Breakfast with Santa is free. Lunch is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under.
11/16/2019 RL – The Snack Shop in Union City will be the site for a benefit dinner and auction for Storm Spurlock on Saturday at 2. Baked goods and donations are needed for the auction. Proceeds raised will help with medical expenses for Spurlock, who due to a tragic auto accident now needs heart surgery.
11/16/2019 SM – The Latham/Dukedom Fire Dept. is hosting a potluck dinner at 5:00 Saturday. After the meal, there will be charity bingo, and they will also be selling raffle tickets for giveaways. For a small donation, you can receive a meal, with all proceeds going to help update equipment to better serve the Latham Dukedom Community area.
11/16/19 Saturday – The annual Reelfoot Road Race will be held. Registration is $17 in advance and $20 on the day of the race. Proceeds go to cross country teams in Obion County. Registration will be held at 8:30 and the race starts at 10 at the Union City High School. Check them out on Facebook for more information.
11/18/2019 RL – The Lifeline Bloodmobile will be at the Southside Church of Christ in Dresden on Monday from 1 to 6 taking donations. All donors receive a free T-Shirt and can register for a chance to win 2020 Polaris Ranger 500.
11/19/19 Tuesday – The Obion County Health Department is having a special Fight Flu TN free flu vaccination event from 2:30 until 5:30 at the Obion County Library at East Reelfoot Avenue in Union City. This is for anyone who wants or needs the flu shot!
11/19/2019 SM – The Dresden Senior Center is hosting a gospel singing each 3rd Tuesday night of the month. Singers and musicians are welcome to come out to the Dresden Senior Center Tuesday evening, Nov. 19th, at 6:30.
11/20/2019 SM – The Twin Cities Men’s Organization will be collecting baked goods, tools, toys, collectibles, and gift certificates for the TCMO Auction on now till Wednesday, Nov. 20th. If you would like to donate, please call Cory Edmison with the TCMO. The Auction will be held on the TCMO Facebook page from that Wednesday till Saturday, Nov. 23rd. Funds raised will go toward taking care of children at Christmas.
11/20/2019 RL – The Friends of the C.E. Weldon Library will once again offer winter soup meals in the Library on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 11 to 1. Varieties of homemade soup and dessert with your choice of beverage will be available for $5.
11/23/2019 RL – The Obion County Walk of Hope is sponsoring “Pop-up for Hope” on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at the Quality Inn event center in Union City. The event is a shopping spectacular where attendees will have a chance to win a 32” Flat Screen TV. It will be from 11 to 2, and proceeds will benefit the Walk of Hope.
11/23/19 Saturday –The Union City Kiwanis Club is having the Myrtle Harton Pancake Day from 7 until noon at Union City Middle School. Pancakes, sausage and drink, all you can eat for $5.
11/24/2019 RL – The Dresden Senior Center will host a Christmas Open House on Sunday, Nov. 24th from 1 to 5. All are invited to come and enjoy the Holiday Spirit with finger food and festive music. Everyone will receive a free gift.
11/26/2019 SM – The Weakley County Office on Aging is holding its Medicare Open Enrollment on Tuesday, located at 586 Evergreen Street in Dresden. For an appointment, contact the Office on Agig at (731) 588-1434.
Kill 11/30/19 The City of Union City has started leaf pickup. Please place leaves in windrows adjacent to the curb. Leaves should NOT be placed in the street and please no limbs in the leaf piles. Leaf crews will be running daily routes and will cover all city streets twice before the yearly completion.
12/6 – 12/8 – New Harmony Baptist Church in Paris will be hosting the 21st Annual Live Nativity drive through. Drive through a trail of luminaries and view the living scenes depicting the birth of Christ. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 7050 hwy 69 in Paris.
Kill 11/25/19 – Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program and the Dresden Office on Aging is having Medicare PDP enrollment on November 26th from 9am until 4pm. You do need to call ahead for an appointment at 731-588-1434. Their office is located at the Weakley County Office on Aging, 589 Evergreen Street, in Dresden.
Kill 12/3/19 – Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program and the Gateway Center in Martin is having free Medicare annual enrollment on December 3rd and 4th. You do need to book an appointment by calling 588-1434. You’ll need to bring your Medicare card, prescription list including the dosage and quantity and yourself.
12/6/19 Friday – The annual Samburg Christmas Tree lighting will be at Spicer Park at 7pm. Come get photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, gifts, refreshments and enjoy Christmas Music!
12/7/19 Saturday – St. Jude Catholic Church on Moody Avenue in Martin is hosting the St. Jude 30th annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 until 3. This is a fundraiser to replace the church bell system. Admission is free. Breakfast is from 8 until 10 or lunch of homemade lasagna from 11 until 1.and is only $5 each. Vendors with handcrafted gifts and bake sale items will be available.
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
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 Crittendon at 129 Ralston Rd. in Martin
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 (Dec. 14)
3rd – Fulton First United Methodist (Nov. 16)
4th – First Christian Church (Nov. 23)
The Food Bank on Carr St. in Fulton is available on:
1st Saturday of the month –Tennessee Citizens (Dec. 7)
3rd Saturday of the month – Kentucky Seniors (Nov. 16)
4TH Saturday of the month – Kentucky Citizens (Nov. 23)
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 9,0000 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.