Lynnville notes

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hope everyone is enjoying the nice spring weather.

Here is a correction about the annual Robert B. Jones High School Alumni Meeting. The correct date is Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building. A potluck lunch will be served at noon with a program to follow. Make plans now to attend the meeting of this dear old school that once stood on the eastern borders of Lynnville.

The Lynnville Community Club is holding its annual membership drive the month of March. You may send your dues to Mrs. Debbie Tolley, Treasurer of the Lynnville Community Club, 2555 Hyde Road, Lynnville, TN 38472. The Lynnville Community Club does a lot of projects to help the Lynnville Community.

The Lynnville Community met on Thursday evening, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Teresa Williamson was the speaker for the evening following a potluck dinner.

The Lynnville Community Club will have a bake sale on Saturday morning, April 3, in front of Soda Pop Junction. The club will also sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. All children should meet in front of Soda Pop Junction for the egg hunt. The hunt is open to all children.

Sympathy is extended to the Beasley Family.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School---

Congratulations to Charlene Russell, sponsor, and the Richland High School Leo Club for sponsoring the "lst Richland High Chili Cookoff" on Thursday evening, Feb. 25, in the school cafeteria. The following groups participated in the cookoff: "Beta Club," "Coaches Corner," "Eighth Grade of Mrs. Connie Boring," "FCA," "FCCLA," "French Club," "JOBS," "Leo Club," "Photography Club," and "PLTW."

We congratulate "JOBS" for winning the cookoff. The prize was a ladle with their names engraved on the ladle to be used every year.

Accolades go to Mrs. Russell and the Leo Club for a great job. Thank you, thank you for a job well done!

The 6th Annual Richland High School Band Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 20, at the Lynnville Municipal Building from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact a band member or Tammy Bledsoe at 638-0804.

The 7th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull sponsored by the Richland FFA Alumni will be held on Saturday, April 24, with the gates opening at noon and the pull starting at 2 p.m. at the Robert Dunnavant Memorial Park in Lynnville. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs. The Richland High School FFA Chapter will have the concession stand. For more information, contact Adam Ray at 931-638- 7331 or Chase Dunnavant at 931-309-7656. Mark your calendars for the fall pull for September 10 and 11. Antique Tractors will resume on September 10 and 11.

All juniors took the ACT Test on Tuesday, March 9.

The History Club went on a field trip last week to the Parthenon in Nashville and the James K. Polk Home in Columbia.

The Yearbook Staff has completed the 2010 yearbook. Yearbooks should arrive sometime in May. Jared and Jason Moore served as co-editors and Lindsey Pinkleton served as assistant editor.

The Richland High School Senior Prom will be held on Saturday, April 17, at the Vanderbilt Holiday Inn, located on West End Avenue in Nashville. The walkout will be held in the Dwight Clark Gymnasium before the trip to Nashville.

From the files of Mrs. Sarah Hewitt Dugger, we find from The Pulaski Citizen in 1885 about Lynnville:

"Prof. Tandy opened school Monday with 45 in attendance with a prospect, we learn of 75 soon. He is assisted by Miss Bertha Awater of Massachusetts, who came with the reputation of a ripe scholar of fine accomplishments. We hope they will succeed in building the school to what their ability as teachers entitle them - a first class high school.

The students of Miss Bessie Higdon's school tendered her and her assistant Miss Lizzie Shields quite a banquet consisting of cakes, fruits, and melons Monday last. This is as it should be and only shows how the good teacher wins the hearts of her pupils.

Rev. H. G. King assisted by Rev. C. C. Wood of Athens are holding a protracted meeting at the Cumberland Church at Old Lynnville. Rev. Mr. Wood is a preacher of great power in the pulpit and a very fine orator and it is hoped great good may be done.

The new depot house is now receiving the roofing and the new brick store house of W. M. Wagstaff will be ready for the roof next week. It is being put up in a rush. O. S. Smith and family are summering at Elkmont since last Wednesday.

Capt. John Shields so long in charge of the depot here has taken a position as telegraph operator at Birmingham, Ala.

Saturday, April 10th is to be horse day at Lynnville. A. B. Walker of Culleoka with his stable, John Burns of Bigbyville with his stable, Ozro Fry and Sam Pickens of Mooresville with their fine saddlers, Robert Phelps of Southport with a locomotive horse, and all the home horses and possibly others from a distance. All Horsemen are respectfully invited.

Prof. G. W. Campbell can boast of a fifteen-year-old boy, Willie Witt, who solved the famous goose example in Town's Algebra without any assistance. He is the only one who has solved it here."