Lynnville notes

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will hold a revival on September 20, 21, and 22 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. On September 20, a fellowship potluck dinner will be held in the fellowship hall of the church beginning at 6 p.m. Tom Walker, a minister of First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, will be the speaker each evening. He will speak on "scripture, grace, and faith." There will be special music each evening. Everyone is invited to attend.

Fair catalogs are in local merchants for people to pick up. The Lynnville "Fair on the Square" will be held on Sept. 26, 2009. You can enter canned items, arts and crafts, posters, clothing, flowers, all kinds of garden vegetables, and scrapbooks. Entries will be taken at the C. T. Reid Thearter beginning at 8 a.m. Cash prizes and ribbons will be given for first, second, and third.

Vendors wanting to set up for the "Lynnville Fair on the Square" to sell their wares should call 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922 to reserve a booth.

Lunch will be served in the Lynnville Municipal Building on Saturday, Sept. 26. Lunch will include: beans, cornbread, slaw, drink, and dessert. The time will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hope to see you at the fair!!!

A good way to start your Christmas shopping is to visit the Lynnville Christmas Village on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the C. T. Reid Theater located on the Lynnville Public Square. Anyone wanting to set up a booth should contact 931-527-0032 or 931-527-3922 by Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

Lunch will be served in the Lynnville Municipal Building on Saturday, Nov. 14. The menu will be turkey and dressing, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, dessert, and drink. The Lynnville Community Club is sponsoring this lunch. Lynnville is known for its good cooks.

Mrs. Janet Tuckerman and Bobby Allen Hollis Jr. will present their piano students in a "Christmas Recital" on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

Richland High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday, Oct. 2 against Cornersville.

Parent/Teacher Conferences at Richland Middle and High School will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 25.

From the pages of history in The Pulaski Citizen, this article was found. The article is titled, "Miss Jamie Touched the Lives of Many" by Louise Bledsoe Roberts. (Continued from last week.) "Her home commuinity felt that she was a very vital presence and that she was, in a sense, almost indestructible. She had an indomitable will and vitality. One outstanding example of her determination comes to mind with long and disciplined practice she was able to perform on the piano a very difficult, original arrangement of the "Sextet" from "Lucia di Lammermoor" by Donizetti for the left hand only! This performance was given at the Robert B. Jones High School Alumni Banquet in 1974. The audience listened in spell bound amazement. Friends now wish they had taped this outstanding feat of skill and concentration. (She used no sheet music.)

Miss Jamie had a rare sense of humor and loved to tell tall tales. Her folklore accounts would have made a very readable book. She was fun to be with and could recall funny stories that made friends shriek with laughter. She frequently went to Confederate reunions with Granpa Edmundson and once when her loyalty to the Democratic party was challenged, she vowed she'd never vote for a republican, saying 'Grandpa would turn over in his grave.'

She loved life and people. It is hard for friends not to feel her presence, and they are aware of a tremendous void. Someone has said, 'She was a legend in her time.' She truly gave her all.

Mr. R. E. Bruner was Jamie's high school principal for four years. When asked to write a tribute, he wrote pages! His daughter sent these sentences from them:

One of Jamie's outstanding characteristics was her unusual sense of loyalty. This loyalty began with family and extended to relatives, friends, and neighbors. How she loved school and church and what energies she expanded in their behalf! When we think of her contributions to the development and usefulness of so many lives, we know her influence will continue on. Surely Tennyson was thinking of such people as Jamie Edmundson when he said: 'Our echoes roll from soul to soul and live forever and forever.'"

The article written by Louise Bledsoe Roberts about Miss Jamie M. Edmundson was in The Pulaski Citizen in the fall of 1975.