Lynnville notes

Friday, March 13, 2009

Warm weather has been around for the last few days, and it is so nice not to have heat on in the house. How long will this nice weather last?

Way to go Vandy Lady Commodores winning the SEC Tournament.

There will be a Lynnville Community Truck and Tractor Pull held on Saturday, April 18, at the Robby Dunnavant Memorial Park in Lynnville starting at 2 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and there will be parking available. Admission will be charged, but children under six are free. There is a hook-up fee with 50 percent pay back per class. Proceeds from this pull will go to purchase playground equipment for the park. For information contact Joe Hewitt 931-527-4849, Jack Hewitt 931-309-8720, Phil Hewitt 931-638-1460, Mayor Troy Hood 931-224-0732, Berry Sands 931-638-1500, or Wil Sands 931-309-9403.

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. Advanced tickets will be on sale at Soda Pop Junction or are available from any community club member. The breakfast is being sponsored by the Lynnville Community Club. Proceeds will be used on several projects in Lynnville.

Your dues are due for membership in 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.

The annual 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.

Spring Break for Richland students will be March 23 thru 27.

The following students from Richland High School are attending the DECA state competition today and tommorrow: Cody Behel, Kristin Brumit, Cole Derryberry, Lane Erwin, Jessica Melear, Whitney Nichols, Dylan Oman, and Alicia Warren. Distributive Education Clubs of America is an international association of students and teachers. DECA is a business marketing, management, and entrepreneurship organization that strives to educate its members about general marketing, entrepreneurship, and general business strategies and decisions. DECA aims to prepare members for future careers in general marketing and business.

The Richland High School Band participated in competition on Monday, March 9, in Murfreesboro.

From the pages of Lynnville history in 1888:

"All our schools closed Friday May 23rd. Miss Mary Witt closed her 3rd session at Lynnville Academy at noon and with her school attended the closing of Beechwood, a fine surburban school tonight by Miss Jennie Peoples of Culleoka. The exercises at this school excelled anything we ever saw attempted by a class. Miss Jennie showed her highly gifted and talented students. Then on Friday night the Lynnville High School closed with a concert, literary and musical. The Baptist Church in Lynnville was beautifully decorated with flowers and evergreens. For two hours the public had one continual surprise and delight. Everything was rendered in a way that showed that both skill and talent. The public verdict is that the exercises out did anything our people have attempted.

Miss Lula Ashford of DeRay attended the closing exercises of her alma mater, Lynnville High School Friday night.

Miss Ada Clarkson, the popular music teacher in Lynnville High School, returned to her home in Nashville to spend her vacation. Few teachers have won a higher regard from our people.

Lowry and Pickens have bought the fine Tom Hal horse, Tom Cowden. He is a rich mahogony bay, 9 years old, 15 3/4 hands by Old Tom Hal. He goes all the gaits and has a number of colts of great promise.

Capt. R. A. Mitchell was tendered the private secretaryship of General Whitthorne with a salary of $6.00 per day last Saturday. He declined. He had rather be wholesale grocery dealer at Lynnville.

We see by the Thomasville, Ga., papers that our townsboys, Harvie and DeWitt Gordon, are highly complimented for their fine business qualities. Harvie is express manager, while De Witt is mailing clerk in the post office."