Lynnville notes

Friday, April 17, 2009

Saturday, April 18, will be the Lynnville Truck and Tractor Pull at the Robby Dunnavant Memorial Park in Lynnville, starting at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the pull will go to purchase playground equipment for the Dunnavant Park.

The annual Lynnville Blackberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27. Vendors wanting to reserve a space for the festival should call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032.

The annual Robert B. Jones High School Alumni Association meeting will be held on Saturday, May 9, in the Lynnville Municipal Building beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a potluck lunch. Make plans to attend this school reunion and have a great time.

Decoration Day Services will be held in the Lynnwood Cemetery on Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

The 2009 Richland Middle School Library Book Fair was very successful. It ran from February 23-27. As a result of the Book Fair, we now have 90 new books and AR tests for the students in grades 5-8 to read. Family Night took place during Parent-Teacher Conference Days on February 26 and 27. Fifty-dollar gift certificates from the BookFair were won by both Chelsea Sellers and Justin Jones at a drawing during Family Night. We would like to thank all students and parents who participated and made the Book Fair successful at Richland School.

The Accelerated Reader Star Party was held March 10 in the Middle School Library for all students who doubled their AR points during the fourth six weeks. Congratulations to the following students: 5th Grade: Mary Beall, Elizabeth Burnett, Lila Chester, Aaron Fox, Andrew Harwell, Heather Hayes, Billy Jones, Caleb Kirshbaum, Sophie Lovvo, Hanna Oathout, Erin O'Brian, Ashton Pryor, Breanna Ray, Ethan Rowland, Daniel Simmons, Shelby Sisk, and Stormie Voight; 6th Grade: Wyatt Brusch, Porshia Burrow, Chris Clark, Dakota Fralix, Stephen Glann, Mia Hallmark, Erica Harrison, McKenna Hunt, Edward Lovell, Kenne Manning, Marcus Mitchell, Autumn Morton, Autumn Owens, Suzanna Stampfly, and Taylor Thompson; 7th Grade: Stephen Biase, Carl Manning, Zach McCormick, Aidan McPherson, and Felicia Thompson.

The Richland High School Senior Prom will be held on Saturday evening, April 18. The walk out will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Dwight Clark Gymnasium. Admission will be charged and the money will be used for the Paul Brewer Memorial Scholarship to be given to a Richland High School Senior. Mr. Brewer was a Social Studies Teacher at Richland and was also a senior sponsor.

From the files of The Pulaski Citizen: "Mr. David Jonathan McComb one of Lynnville's best known and most estimable citizens and ex-confederate soldier died at his home here Saturday at 12 o'clock after a long illness of bright disease aged 64 years. Mr. McComb was a life long member of the Presbyterian Church. During the Civil War, he belonged to the eleventh Tennessee Calvary Co. E and surrendered with the army at Gainesville, Ala. He was never married. His parents died in has infancy and he was reared by his aunts. He repaid their love and care to him by devoting his life unselfishly to care for them and looking after their material welfare in old age. He was greatly beloved by his family and will be much missed in all of his dealings with his fellowman. He was honorable and up right and could always be depended on to be on the right side of every question. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock conducted by Dr. J. F. Pharr. The interment was in Lynnwood Cemetery, Lynnville, Tennessee under the direction of the Harvey Walker Bivouac C.S.A. with the impressive confederate ritual being read by Captain J. K. B. Blackburn, president of the bivouac, assisted by a number of old soldiers. It was a touching sight to see the grief of the old comrades of arms as they performed the last sad rites for a beloved soldier. The flowers were beautiful and an unusually pretty floral was sent by Lynnville Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Hoyt M. Fleming and Miss Jakie Braden and a number of other relatives to all of whom much sympathy is extended."

Lynnville will celebrate its bicentennial in 2010. Plans are already underway for the year-long celebration. The celebration will begin with the 2009 25th Annual Lynnville Christmas Parade. More details later about the celebration. This will be the biggest and best celebration that Lynnville has ever had since its beginning. We are asking everyone to start looking for items they have about Lynnville's history since its beginning.