Athens, Ala. – Imagine a crisp fall weekend spent listening to stories of adventure and excitement…a place where memories and magic are captured and spun into tales that make you laugh and cry. Hear stories that tell of a time that used to be. Glimpse into the past and live the imaginary. Learn more about your parents, your children, yourself. Discover all this and more at the 12th Annual Athens Storytelling Festival.
Stories will be told on the courthouse square in Athens, Alabama within close proximity of an eclectic mix of shops offering a wide variety of antiques, gifts, gourmet foods, clothing and hardware. The courthouse square boasts several warm and inviting restaurants, and food vendors will be present for good old-fashioned festival fare.
Join in the fun by purchasing your tickets today at AthensStorytellingFestival.com. The Mark White Show is a proud sponsor of this year’s event. Listen to the new radio ad from The Mark White Show below.
Dodge City, Ala. – The fall season is upon us and at J. Calvert Farms, that means pumpkins and gourds! J. Calvert Farms has become a sponsor of The Mark White Show to help get the word out about all that they have to offer this season. With over 30 varieties of pumpkins, including gourds, you’ll find just what you’re looking for. J. Calvert Farms is a u-pick farm on Fridays and Saturdays by making reservations for your family or group. School groups are also welcome. The Calvert’s would personally like to welcome you to their farm located just 3 miles south of Dodge City on Hwy 69 and Exit 299 off I-65. Give them a call at 256-636-2752. Listen to their new ad below as we get ready for pumpkin season at the farm!
This week on The Mark White Show, we’ll be focusing on heroin addiction. Joining me will be Danny Molloy with Addiction Prevention Coalition, Leslie Reagan Plaia, M.Ed., LPC with Recovery Resource Center, & Patty Carter Sykstus with Not One More Alabama. We’ll be discussing resources that are available from these three organization in our state as well as the upcoming End Heroin HSV Walk! taking place on August 18th in Huntsville. During The Mary Faye Headrick Good Deed Segment, I will be talking to Sandy Russell Hicks about her successful recovery from drug addiction and how she is now trying to help others on their journey to recovery.
Birmingham, Ala. – Eric Martin, a registered forester, has been buying and managing timberland for over 35 years. For over 25 years, Southern Timber Resources, Inc. has been purchasing standing timber and helping small timberland owners manage their properties. Services include forest inventories, timber sales, hunting leases, site preparations, and reforestation. The decision to remain primarily active in timber procurement has enabled the company to keep current with an ever changing forest products market. Although we have been key participants in the acquisition of thousands of acres in one purchase, the founding purpose to help small landowners and investors continues to be our focus and niche in the market. The company is based in Birmingham, Alabama and is also located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Having known the Martin family all of my life, I can attest to the trustworthiness and the conscientious individual Eric Martin is. Attention to detail is important to him in his forestry work. If you would like a free appraisal on your timber, you can give Eric a call at (205) 527-6785. Check out Southern Timber Resources website. I’m excited to have Southern Timber Resources as a new sponsor of The Mark White Show. You will be hearing more about them and their work soon! Listen to their new ad below and remember Eric offers free appraisals!
Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Wilson and Julie Adams, owners of Courageous Living Books just announced their new sponsorship of The Mark White Show. Courageous Living Books is an adult Bible study book business which seeks to inform, encourage and build faith. You can take a look at what they have to offer by going to Courageous Living Books. You can also follow Courageous Living Books on Facebook. Take a listen to their new ads below that are currently running on The Mark White Show.
This week, The Mark White Show takes an ocean theme. I will be talking to Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of Jacques Cousteau, John Jackson of Hartselle, Dr. Ken Heck of the Daulphin Island Sea Lab, and Joel Holt who preaches in Puerto Rico.
Athens, Ala. – The idea was simple, Cora was going to do a one-liner for the show saying, “You’re listening to The Mark White Show.” After hearing what I wanted her to say, Cora said, “I have a better idea.” Here is the finished product created by Cora…
This week’s show takes us a few places including Ukraine. Joining me in studio is Hartselle Intermediate School teacher Jonathan Bragwell and writer/storyteller Melissa Thornton. During my interview with Jonathan, we have a special call from Shane Pack of Boaz, Alabama, who is currently in Ukraine with his family. In the third segment, I’ll be talking to nurse Jane Cavanaugh about a special program to help babies who are born addicted to drugs. In the final segment, I’ll be talking to Melissa Thornton about her mother’s suicide and her efforts to help others who are suffering with thoughts of suicide.
Live from Children’s of Alabama for Bryant Lay’s 8th birthday! Also joining me were Nichole Hughes the founder of Water Guardian’s Levi’s Legacy, Jason Wilder, who is the great great nephew of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Alabama/Gulf Coast Executive Director Regan Goldberg and campaign managers Tricia Center, Julie Moon, and Kate Siqueira.