Lynnville Blackberry Festival is June 27

Friday, May 9, 2008

Congratulations to Chad Sisk for being selected as a member of the University of Tennessee Spirit Squad for 2008-'09. Chad attended the tryouts last weekend in Knoxville, where he competed in the three-day event.

Coach Joy Postell made her exciting announcement by handing each new member a Tennessee Cheerleading shirt as she welcomed them into the Vols family.

Chad is the son of Elizabeth and Jack Sisk of Lynnville. He has been tumbling for 11 years. During his years of competing in power tumbling, he has won more than 20 state championship titles, gone to the national competition four times, and has a national gold medal, silver medal, and two bronze medals.

For the last year, he has been a member of the Tennessee Premier Cats Pumas Team in Franklin, winning many cheer competitions, including a full-paid bid to the World Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Fla. We wish Chad and his family lots of luck as they cheer on the Vols and look forward to see a familiar face on the sidelines. Best wishes Chad!

Chad will graduate from Richland High School on Thursday evening, May 22. Make way for all of those former Jones High School Tigers as they make their way to Lynnville on Saturday, May 10, for the annual alumni gathering in the Lynnville Municipal Building.

There will be a potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. with a program to follow. The roll call of classes and the naming of three outstanding alumni will take place during the program, as well as other business. Dues for the alumni will be $3 each.

Also, two seniors from Richland High School will be awarded two scholarships from the alumni association. As the school cheer goes, "Look a-coming down the street, a Jones High Tiger can't be beat, We're the best in all the land, come and join our Tiger band. Our Tigers are the best!"

We will see all of you "great" Jones High Tigers in Lynnville, Saturday.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Lynnville First Presbyterian Church.

Decoration Day Services will be held Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. in historic Lynnwood Cemetery. There will be a speaker and special music.

Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will hold vacation Bible school June 30 thru July 3. All children are invited to attend. The time of the school will be 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lynnville United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school June 16 thru June 20. The school begins at 9 a.m.

It's "Blackberry Festival" time in Lynnville on June 28. All vendors who want to sell their wares may do so with no charge. Vendors need to call 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922 to reserve a space.

Beans and greens will be sold for lunch in the Lynnville Municipal Building beginning at 11:30 a.m.

One can taste the "World's Best Homemade Blackberry Pie." The cost is $6 for beans, greens, drink and pie. Pie only will be $1.50.

On Friday evening, June 27, there will be a "Talent Show" in the Lynnville C.T. Reid Theater beginning at 6:30 p.m. The talent show is being sponsored by Tommy Hyatt, candidate for Giles County tax assessor. To enter the talent show, call 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922 by Tuesday, June 24. Prizes will be given.

A new sport has come on the scene in Lynnville. "Ultimate Frisbee" is making the scene with practices taking place on the Jones Athletic Field weekly. Those participating in this sport are high school students.

This is probably the first team for high school students in the area.

This is a community sport and is not associated with the school. There are a few colleges who have ultimate Frisbee.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and grandmothers.

Scholarship Night will be held for seniors at Richland High School on Monday evening, May 12, in the school auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m.

Students at Richland High School are taking Gateway Test this week. We wish all students success.

The Richland High School FFA Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 10.

The Richland High School Drama Class presented their spring performance on Friday, May 2, in the school auditorium. Delores White was the director of the play. Everyone enjoyed the production.

Underclassmen awards at Richland High School will be given on Wednesday, May 14, beginning at l p.m. in the school auditorium.

Graduation at Richland High School will be on Thursday, May 22, in the Dwight Clark Gymnasium beginning at 7 p.m.

We thank Mayor Troy Hood and his wife, Keela, for setting out all of the beautiful plants in the flower boxes and in the triangle in the center of town. The plants are the town colors, purple and gold.

If anyone has a picture or knows of anyone who might have a picture of Thomas Kennedy Gordon, please call 931-527-3466. Gordon is known as the "Father of Lynnville" because he owned all of the land where Lynnville is today. His picture is needed for a special project.

Anyone who has a picture of the Lynnville Hotel or any other old buildings or houses in Lynnville, please call 931-527-3466 after 3 p.m.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Men and Women met at Soda Pop Junction on Wednesday evening, May 7, for dinner.