Hope everyone has enjoyed the good rain and cooler weather.
It is once again time for the "Fair On The Square" in Lynnville. This will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25. Fair catalogs will be in stores by the first of September. Entries will be taken at the C. T. Reid Theater beginning at 8 a.m. This is a listing of the different classes you may enter: Canning, Food Preparation, Crafts and Domestic Arts, Agricultural Exhibits, Recipes, Flowers, Clothing, Photography and Scrapbooking, Posters, and Genealogy and Family Heirlooms. First, second, and third place ribbons will be given, as well as cash awards.
Any vendor wanting to set up and sell their wares the day of the "Fair On The Square" should call and reserve a booth. You may call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032 to reserve a booth or ask any questions about the fair.
The Lynnville Community Club will serve food in the Lynnville Municipal Building the day of the "Fair On The Square". The menu will be barbecue, baked beans, potatoes salad, slaw, rolls, pie, and drink.
Kristin Hood will serve as MC the day of the "Lynnville Fair On The Square". From 2 to 10 p.m., the stage will be open for anyone who wants to sing or any band that wants to play. The Richland Middle and High School Cheerleaders will be performing the day of the fair. Ms. Hood is the sponsor of the cheerleaders.
Letters have been sent out to all alumni of The Robert B. Jones High School and friends to help raise money for the Robert B. Jones Memorial Library and Museum in Lynnville. The building the library and museum was located in was sold. The library and museum are in storage at this time. We need to raise money to build a building or purchase one. A library is so important to our community and a museum is needed to house memorabilia, trophies, class pictures, etc from Jones High School. If you are a graduate of Jones High School and did not receive a letter, please send your address to Nancy Jo Hollis, P. O. Box 55, Lynnville, TN 38472. Our goal is to raise $40,000 for the library and museum. If you want to make a contribution to the library and museum, send it to "Library Friends" P. O. Box 66, Lynnville, TN 38472. With Jones High School closed, the Robert B. Jones Memorial Library and Museum is a lasting tribute to the school and its founder Robert Brevard Jones. The library and museum will be a lasting tribute for generations to come. Please take a few moments and send a contribution for this worthwhile endeavor.
Christmas is around the corner, and it is not too early to start thinking about the "Lynnville Christmas Villlage" that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the C. T. Reid Theater. To reserve a booth to sell your wares, contact 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032. Last year was the first year for Christmas Village in Lynnville and it was a great success. Start making plans to attend the "2nd Annual Lynnville Christmas Village."
The annual "Meet The Raider Night" was held in Lynnville on Monday evening, Aug. 16, on the Lynnville Town Square. The event was organized by Mayor Troy C. Hood, the Town of Lynnville, and Kristen Hood, sixth grade math teacher at Richland Middle School and Cheerleader Sponsor for both Middle School and High School. This event was sponsored by the Town of Lynnville, First National Bank, Franks Vending, and Soda Pop Junction. The food was prepared by the Lynnville Police Officer Jones, Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton, and Mayor Troy C. Hood. The ladies of Lynnville served the athletes in the Lynnville Municipal Building from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The ladies serving said the high school football team was the most respectful and courteous group of boys they have ever had. Holly Thomason, Middle School teacher at Richland, worked the door at the Municipal Building instructing teams when it was time for them to eat.
Mayor Troy C. Hood lead the program with a warm welcome for the evening and a big thank you to all that put forth an effort to make this night possible.
The first truck and car decorating contest was held at Meet the Raider Night. The decorated cars and trucks paraded from the softball field located on Mill Street to the square and then to Frances Hewitt Drive, to McCall Street, to Church Street, and back to the square. The Lady Raiders basketball team with Coach Fralix was awarded with a bountiful basket of goodies donated by the cheerleaders for winning first place.
The program for Meet The Raider Night was as follows: Invocation by FCA President Lindsey Perkins; the RHS Band and Color Guard played several selections; Middle School athletes were introduced and then the High School athletes were introduced; and the program ended with Kristen Hood thanking all who helped to make the evening a good one. An award was given to the team with 100 percent participation and team spirit went to the Middle School Football Team.
We all thank Kristen Hood for the great job she did in organizing the "Meet The Riader Nigt" in Lynnville.
The 7th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept. 10 and 11 at the Robert Dunnavant Memorial Park in Lynnville located on Mill Street. Each evening, the pull starts at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs. Children under six years of age will be admitted free. On Saturday at 8 a.m., David Dunbar-Mobile Dyno-Diesel Performance Motor Sports. The Richland High School FFA will have concessions.
Each year the alumni of The Robert B. Jones High School contribute money toward two scholarships in the amount of $500 each for Richland High School Seniors. This year's recipients are Jordan McNeese, the daughter of Caroline and Greg McNeese; and Willie McElhiney, the son of Melissa Krantz and Ray McElhiney.
News From the Campus of Richland Middle and High School, 10610 Columbia Highway, Lynnville, TN 38472:
Sympathy is extended to the family of Ronnie Massey, who was the head football coach at Richland High School. Services for Coach Massey were held on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Willowbrook Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala.
Mrs. Sue Young, an employee in the Richland High School Cafeteria, is retiring after 11 years of serve. We will all miss Mrs. Young, but we wish her well in her retirement. Thank you Mrs. Young for a job well done.
The Richland High School Calculus Club is recycling paper this year. Each techer has a box in their room and club members go around and collect the paper after school. Jennifer Hawkins, math instructor, is the sponsor of the Calculus Club.
Congratulations to the following seniors for being selected to the Bank of Frankewing Advisory Board: Andy Beazley, Evan Beech, Hannah Curry, Kenzie Cooper, Timmy Jennette, Tiffany Kuchinka, Patrick McGee, Melania Myers, and Alicia Thurman.
Seniors making the First National Bank Advisory Board are: Jessica Briggs, Clint Coble, Nathan Davis, Jon Emerson, Jaycey Farrar, Gina Harwell, Sarah Locke, and Lindsey Sumners. Congratulations to these students.
Katie Young, a freshman on the RHS cheerleading squad was selected to attend the National Congressional Youth Leadership Council.
FCCLA is a community service organization. The organization reaches out to the community to assist in the nurturance of Lynnville. Teenagers, tech schools, colleges, and employers will be looking for community services on portfolio resume. FCCLA can help one fill the need. FCCLA has reached out each year to help with the following programs: The Heifer Program, Feed the Children, The Ronald McDonald House, School Beautification, and the Bush/Clinton Foundation. FCCLA also participates in regional and state competition. Richland High FCCLA members met last Wednesday after school to kick off their membership drive with a pizza party. There were 45 students who participated throughout the afternoon. Shanna Johns, president of FCCLA, is doing an excellent job organizing the club members. President Johns met this past summer with the officers to make plans for the upcoming year. The group is taking on several projects this school year such as designing their club shirt, to work with Healing Hands to make clothing for unfortunate children of Haiti and Honduras, and started fundraising for The Ronald McDonald House. They will also attend Fall Leadership at MTSU in September. Meetings are held on Wednesday from 2:25 to 3 p.m.
On Thursday, Sept. 2, the bloodmobile will be at Richland High School beginning at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dwight Clark Gym.
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Junior High School Student Council Officers. They are: President-Sarah Shelton, Vice President-Reagan Parsons, Secretary-Shannon Higgins, Treasurer-Stonie Read, and Sponsors are Holly Thomason and Carol Read.
On Aug. 19, the Richland Junior High held a pep rally in the gym for their first football game. The cheerleaders performed their cheers and two dances. The students really got involved when they played a game of ships and sailors in the closing of the pep rally. The seventh grade teachers are to be commended for their participation and effort to get the students involved and cheering on their team.
Richland Jurnior High Football Coach Tom Davis reported that his team played Unity Middle School last week with the final score, Unity 22 and Richland 8. Coach Davis awarded Jeremy Glover and Matthew Langford as players of the week. The cheerleaders did a great job cheering and entertained everyone with a halftime performance.