Lynnville notes

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Lynnville Community Club is now having its membership drive. The community club supports several projects in the community. To join, go by Soda Pop Junction and see Miss Judy or see any member of the club to pay your membership. You may mail your dues for membership to Debbie Tolley, Treasurer, 2555 Hyde Road, Lynnville, TN 38472.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society held its Valentine meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. The tables were decorated with the Valentine theme. Debbie Tolley gave book reviews on two books she had read. The group discussed a Christmas Village to be held in Lynnville in November 2009.

The Lynnville Community Club will sponsor a "Country Ham Breakfast" on Saturday, March 21, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Soda Pop Junction. The cost will be $8 per person. Advanced tickets will be on sale. There will be a "Bake Sale" on the morning of the ham breakfast.

The annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27. All vendors are welcome to attend by calling 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032 to reserve a space.

The Richland High School Band, under the direction of Jeff Garcia, participated in the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Festival held at Columbia Central High School. The brass and percussion section had an excellent rating. Tiffany Bledsoe and Tabitha Holloway received a superior rating in the woodwind section. We congratulate them on a great job.

Cody Jordan, an eighth grader at Richland Middle School, placed second in the Giles County Spelling Bee held Friday, Feb. 13. He will participate in the Regional Spelling Bee on March 4 at Belmont University in Nashville. Cody's parents are Crissy and Cory Jordan. His brother, Quintin, is a fifth grader at Richland Middle School. Congratulations to Cody and good luck.

The follwing students from Richland High School attended an all-day session of the Giles Youth Leadership: Waylon Brush, Kevin Coggin, Cameron Edwards, Chris Jones, Kelci Mackey, Lindsey Pinkelton, Shelby Smith, and Riley Warhurst.

Graduation at Richland High School will be held on Friday, May 22, beginning at 7 p.m.

This week at Richland High School is Future Farmers of America Week. Here is a listing of activities for the week: Monday, Feb. 23-Muddiest Truck Day/Camo Day; Tuesday, Feb. 24-Cleanest Truck Day/FFA Shirt Day; Wednesday, Feb. 25-Faculty, staff, and member luncheon/Overall Day; and Thursday, Feb. 26-Tractor Day/Greenhand Day/Member Breakfast (wear your FFA week T-shirt).

D. M. Clements is known as the father of agriculture in the classroom. He started agriculture in the classroom at Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville in 1911. This was the first class of agriculture in the state and nation. Clements married a Lynnville girl, Beth Smith. He is buried in the Smith Family Cemetery in Lynnville. We salute Clements on starting the teaching of agriculture in the classroom.

The Richland High School Senior Class has elected its Superlatives for 2009. The are: Mr. RHS-Trent Henderson and Wesley Turner; Miss RHS-Shelby Hood; Best All-Around - Whitney Nichols and Stuart Gregory; Most Likely To Succeed - Morgan Newton and Brandon Edwards; Most Studious - Kim Lovett and Nathan Wood; Most Popular - Alicia Warren and Henry Patterson; Most Athletic - Katie Pierce and Blayze Parsons; Most Attractive - Blair Eubanks and Zach Malone; Wittiest - Hannah Tycer and Trevor Phillips and Justin McNeese; and Friendliest - Katie Gibson and Zac Putnam. We congratulate these seniors on being elected.

From the pages of Lynnville History we find the following:

"Gilbreath-Mitchell: Yesterday afternoon at the bride's home in Lynnville, Will Gilbreath led to the alter Miss Nannie Mitchell. They were quietly married by Rev. R. S. Brown in the presence of a few intimate friends and relatives. Directly after the wedding, they took the north-bound train for Woodburn, Kentucky where they would spend a few days with the family of their friend, G. L. Hobbs, after which they would be at home at Lynnville. The bride was a niece of Capt. R. A. Mitchell who raised here as his own daughter, her father having died when she was quite young. Mr. Gilbreath was the popular postmaster."

The article was in The Citizen on Nov. 12, 1896. Will and Nannie Mitchell Gilbreath were the parents of Sara Mitchell Gilbreath, who taught school at Jones High School in Lynnville for 42 years.