Lynnville notes

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church

The winners in the Lynnville Christmas Home Decorating Contest were as follows: first place went to the Main Street home of Glenn Dunnavant and Jackie and Troy Dunnavant; second place went to the home of Eileen and Lee Moore located at the corner of Burrough and Main Street, and third place went to the Bugg Street home of Steve VanHooser (parsonage of the Lynnville United Methodist Church). All who decorated their homes in Lynnville: we thank you for your participation.

We now have a new street name in Lynnville. Maple Street has been changed to Frances Hewitt Drive. Hewitt served as mayor of Lynnville for several years and did a lot of good things for the town. The board of mayor and alderman voted to have Frances Hewitt Drive. We congratulate Mrs. Hewitt on receiving this honor. A reception was held at the board meeting this month for Mrs. Hewitt.

A junior at Richland High School, Reed Miller, has earned a top composite score of 36 on the October 2008 ACT Test. Miller, the son of Alexis and Charles Miller, is one of two Tennessee students to earn this top score. The ACT consists of tests in English, math, science, and reading. The tests are scored on a scale of 1-36. We congratulate Reed on this accomplishment.

We congratulate the following Health Occupations Students of America students from Richland High School for placing in regional competition. The following students placed: 1st place in Dental Assisting, Pricilla Pickett; 3rd place in HOSA Bowl, Hannah Adcock, Lane Erwin, and Tiffany Bledsoe; 1st place in Biomedical Debate, Waylon Brusch, Kevin Coggin, and Dakota Hyde; 3rd place in Concepts of Healthcare Test, Dillon Oman; 2nd place in Dental Terminology, Melania Meyers. Waylon Brusch qualified to run for state officer at the convention in March.

The following students at Richland Middle School are Star Readers for the third six weeks. In the 5th grade: Matthew Adams, Mary Beall, Elizabeth Burnett, Lila Chester, Aaron Fox, Elizabeth Greenwell, Savannah Harris, Andrew Harwell, Thomas Henson, Keith Hinson, Billy Jones, Caleb Kirschbaum, Sophia Lovvo, Hanna Oathout, Erin O'Brian, Ashton Pryor, Breanna Ray, Ethan Rowland, Daniel Simmons, Shelby Sisk, Kaitlyn Studdard, Alicia Tabor, Bailey Watkins, Georgia Watson. From the 6th grade: Zachary Blake, Wyatt Brusch, Porshia Burrow, Chris Clark, Stephen Glann, Mia Hallmark, Erica Harrison, McKenna Hunt, Dana Laroe, Edward Lovell, Keene Manning, Autumn Morton, Autumn Owens, Kayley Sims, Taylor Thompson. From the 7th grade: Stephen Biase, Ashton Edwards, Carl Manning, Lane Perry. The 8th grade Star Readers are Josh Norton and Whitney Risner. There was a party held in the middle school library for the Star Readers. We congratulate all of these readers.

Remember when....

January 26, l888

Captain R. A. Mitchell and J. A. Boyd have formed a partnership and opened a big stock of family groceries in the Farmer house. Captain Bob has the weight while Jack has the height. They are a strong team and will do a good business.

Lynnville commences the year with every dwelling full and a demand for a dozen more. She has three vacant stores. She has 4 dry good stores, 6 family groceries, 2 drug stores, 2 saloons, l tin store, l jewelry store, l shoe shop, l cabinet shop, l millinery shop, l blacksmith shop, l livery stable, l wagon shop, 3 churches and 3 schools and only needs a bank and a big flouring mill to be a first class town. She handles more mules and hogs and logs and lumber than any town of her size in the state.