Lynnville notes

Friday, March 6, 2009

Well the snow is almost gone around Lynnville, and the buttercups are trying to raise their little heads from where the snow was on them. Spring is just around the corner with warm days and cool nights. Just be patient about the weather, for warm weather will be here.

Don't forget to join the Lynnville Community Club. 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 Mrs. Debbie Tolley, Treasurer, 2555 Hyde Road, Lynnville, TN 38472.

Country Ham and Hot Biscuits and all the trimmings will be served at the "Country Ham Breakfast" on Saturday, March 21 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Soda Pop Junction. The cost will be $8 per person and $5 for children 6 and under. Advance tickets will be on sale at Soda Pop Junction or get them from any Community Club member. The breakfast is being sponsored by the Lynnville Community Club. Proceeds will be used for different projects in Lynnville.

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

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 annual meeting of The Robert B. Jones High School Alumni Association will be held on Saturday, May 9, at the Lynnville Municipal Building.

The District Basketball Tournament held at Richland High School was very successful. Everyone who helped with the tournamet did a great job.

Spring Break for Richland will be March 23 through 27.

Connie Boring's eighth graders from Richland Middle School have projects about Tom Sawyer on display at the Giles County Library for the month of March. These projects are on display as Giles County reads Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

Richland High School Agriculture Department hosted the District Skills Contest at Richland on Thursday, March 5. Jason Doggett is the instructor of agriculture at Richland High School.

The Robert B. Jones Memorial Library and Museum in Lynnville opened its doors on March 1, 1979, in the old W. W. Bray Grocery Building. We salute the library for thirty years of great work in Lynnville.

From the pages of Lynnville history:

"Jones High School's 1906 football team is thought to have been the first organized team in the county according to Mr. Walter Boyd. The team was coached by Booker Smiser. Those on the team were as follows: Bryant Orr, Everette Richardson, Edd Griffis, Grady Davis, Charley Haney, Rufus Doughtry, Clyde Wagstaff, Horace McLaurine, Edward Dickerson, John Davis, Harvey Smith, John Ed Walker, Walter Boyd, and Claude Johnson."

During the celebration of our country's 200th birthday in 1976, Lynnville designed its town flag that flies on the square in Lynnville each day. Here is an official explanation of the Lynnville Flag as given by its designers and presented at the Bicentennial Celebration.

"The Lynnville flag was made as the official flag for Lynnville. The red background of the flag represents the strength of the community. One white circle in the center has the dates from Old Lynnville and New Lynnville, 1810 and 1860, respectively. The center circle contains a plow for agriculture which is the main way of life in the Lynnville Community and the surrounding area, and a railroad which represents shipping. Three blue stars around the circle appropriately represent the homes, schools, and churches of the community."