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Lynnville notes

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Robert B. Jones High School Alumni meeting will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building with a potluck lunch. Following the lunch, a program will follow with the roll call of classes from 1900 to 1978. Three outstanding alumni will be named at the meeting. Two scholarships will be given to two Richland High School Seniors.

Decoration Day Services will be held at the Lynnwood Cemetery on Sunday, May 10, 2009 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Any vendor wanting a booth at the Lynnville Blackberry Festival should contact 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032 to reserve a booth. See you at the festival. The Blackberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet on Tuesday evening, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church.

The Richland High School Band held its spring concert on Thursday evening, April 30 in the school auditorium. The band is under the direction of Jeff Gracia.

The Richland High School Drama Class will present their spring production on Thursday, May 14 at school. The play is under the direction of Delores White.

We congratulate Cathy Hickman Maxwell on her retirement from the Giles County Health Department. Cathy worked at the health department for thirty-six years. She is a 1972 graduate of Jones High School in Lynnville, Tennessee.

Sympathy is extended to the Wright Family.

From the pages of Lynnville history taken from the Pulaski Citizen: This article was in July 1879. "At the cave spring barbecue on Gov. Brown's place on the 4th, after an exquisite dinner prepared by Messrs. Jo. Flippin, Bob Madden , J. Nel Patterson et al-which was greatly relished by those present, the Declaration of Independence was read by Hon. Noble Smithson, and short speeches were made by Col. Taliferro, Judge Tinnon, Col. Rose and others. The most amusing incident of the day was the eating match between Lynnville and Pulaski for the championship of Tennessee. Lynnville was represented by Capt. Bob Mitchell and Pulaski by Capt. J. L. Hill. The former was the favorite at the start by great odds, selling in the pools at least two to one. Both eaters had made reputations in other contests, and both had strong backing. On the first quarter (of mutton) Lynnville kept the lead throughout, and on the second showed no signs of weakening. In fact when the 3rd quarter was commenced it was thought by many that Pulaski would be distanced easily, but about the close of the 3rd Lynnville showed signs of distress and began to weaken, while Pulaski seemed to be just warming up to the work in hand. On the 4th quarter, they ran neck and neck for a time, but ere the close Lynnville let down completely, while Pulaski was yet fresh and hungry and calling for another sheep. They had another barbecue in Lynnville at the island above the depot at a later date."

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers.