Graduation held at Richland High School on May 25

Friday, June 8, 2007

The 29th commencement was held in the Dwight Clark Gymnasium at Richland High School on Friday evening, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Michelle Jackson played classical selections from 6:30 to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Richland concert Band under the direction of Jeff Garcia performed the traditional march of "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar for the processional of faculty and graduates. After faculty and graduates were in the gymnasium, the band played the "National Anthem". Pianist, Michelle Jackson played "The Lord's Prayer" for the invocation.

David Laroue, Student Body President gave the welcome to everyone. Laroue also gave the Salutatory address and Miranda Nelson gave the Valedictory address. Senior Class President, Brittany Wood also gave a speech.

Distinguished guests were introduced by Principal Bobbi McMasters. These guests presented scholarships to individual seniors.

Senior Class President, Brittany Wood read the list of awards that were presented to individual seniors. Principal Bobbi McMasters gave the awards.

Assistant Principal Velena Newton read the class roll of graduates receiving degrees and McMasters presented degrees. Director of Schools Tee Jackson greeted each senior as they received their degree. Casi Blade, newly elected 2007-2008 RHS Student Council President presented each graduating senior with a red long stem rose.

After each senior received degrees, the Richland High School Chorus sang the school's "Alma Mater" and the benediction, "God Be With You," 'Till We Meet Again" under the direction of Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr.

"Fanfare and Recessional" by James Ployhar was the recessional performed by the Richland Concert Band for the faculty and graduates to leave the gymnasium.

Senior Advisors for the Class of 2007 were Bobby A. Hollis, Jr., Delores White, and Pam Snider.

The Senior class and Advisors of Richland High School express their gratitude to the following for their assistance in senior projects and activities: Bobbi McMasters, Velena Newton, Barry Laxson, and Lynn Jones.

The Senior class and Advisors of Richland High School express gratitude to the following for their assistance in helping to print the programs for graduation. They are: Bank of Frankewing, First National Bank, Hillside Hospital, and Valley Packaging.

Janet Tuckerman and Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr. presented their piano students in recital on Saturday evening, June 2, 2007 at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. The following students performed. They were as follows: Carolyn Sheets, Caleb Neale, Jared Roberts, Matthew Russell, Nicholas Dinkins, Michelle Dinkins, Grace Thomason, Jason Moore, and Jared Moore.

Miss Judy's Academy, 280 Outback Alley, Lynnville, is now having her "Summer Session" May 29 through July 20, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 3 years old to 10 years old. The phone number is 931-527-0032.

Taste the World's Largest Blackberry Pie!

Yes you can, at the seventh annual Lynnville Community Club and Town of Lynnville Blackberry Festival sponsored by RTM Productions. This festival will kick off on Friday evening, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. with Gospel Singing on the Lynnville Square. For information about the gospel singing, call Lynnville City Hall at 931-527-3158.

Saturday, June 30 will have everything in full swing with the festival. Vendors will be set up all around the square. To obtain a space, call John Tinnon at 363-1604.

Also on Saturday, the Tumble Town Tumblers will be performing at 10 a.m. on the square. Beans and Poke Sallet will be served at the Lynnville Municipal Building beginning at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost will be $5 for the meal of beans, poke sallet, cornbread, onion, drink, and dessert of blackberry pie. If you only want to eat blackberry pie, the cost will be $1.50 per serving.

The Old and New Town Cloggers will perform at l p.m. on the square. Rock-A-Diddy Music will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. on the square.

Worley McKinney and Andy Chunn will be at the microphone all day on the stage located on the square.

From 7 to 10 p.m., there will be a street dance on the Lynnville Square with the music provided by "The Goodsprings Band".

The Jones High School Class of 1957 held its 50th reunion last Saturday at the Lynnville Municipal Building.

Bible Schools will be taking place this month at the Lynnville Methodist Church and the Lynnville Church of Christ.

"A Taste of Lynnville" and auction that was scheduled for Saturday, June 9, has been rescheduled for October 2007. There is so much going on at this time in Lynnville, members of the Community Club decided to wait until October for this event.

There are still cookbooks for sale in Lynnville. You can purchase "A Taste of Lynnville" at Soda Pop Junction for $15.

Be sure to visit The Robert B. Jones Memorial Library and Museum in Lynnville for your summer reading. The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet on Thursday, June 14, 2007 at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church beginning at 7 p.m.