Lynnville notes

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hope you are making plans to attend the "Lynnville Fair On The Square" to be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 on the Lynnville Square. There will be something for everyone.

Be sure to get a fair catalog at Soda Pop Junction. The different classes you may enter are as follows: canning, food preparation, crafts and domestic arts, agricultural exhibits, recipes, flowers, clothing, photography and scrapbooking, posters, and genealogy and family heirlooms. First, second, third place ribbons will be given and cash awards. Items will be entered in the C. T. Reid theater beginning at 8 a.m.

Vendors wanting to set up and sell their wares the day of the fair 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. There are still some spaces for vendors.

Lunch will be served in the Lynnville Municpal Building on the day of the fair. The menu will be barbecue, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, rolls, pie and drink. Serving time will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MC for the day of the Lynnville Fair On The Square will be Kristin Hood. Beginning at 2 p.m. 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.


The Richland Elementary School had a great fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 18.

We welcome two new businesses to the Lynnville scene. The OK Corral and The Cabosse are both restaurants. We wish them well.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:

The Richland High School Student Council is planning a week of activities for homecoming week. The week of Oct. 4 through 8 is homecoming week. Next week will be a lisitng of activities for the week.

Football homecoming is Friday evening, Oct. 8 at halftime of the game.

The middle school is celebrating homecoming this week with activities.

From the files of Sarah Hewitt Dugger in 1896:

"Mr. R. L. Wagstaff and Miss Allie Mai Isaacs were quietly and happily married Monday evening at the home of the brides' uncle, Mr. J. P. Wagstaff, in the presence of a few immediate relatives, Elder Meacham, officiating. The bride is a very lovely young woman, the daughter of Mr. C. E. Isaacs, a prominent merchant of this city. The groom is a popular young buisiness man, of Lynnville, who numbers his friends by the score. Mr. and Mrs. Wagstaff will go at once to housekeeping at Waco.

A telegram was received Monday evening telling of the death in Deactur, Ala., of John White Higdon. Mr. Higdon was born and reared at Lynnville, the son of Col. A. H. Higdon. He was about 30 years old and left a wife and several small children. Col. Higdon, Dr. Carter, and Miss Helen Higdon went down on Monday to attend the burial which took place at Courtland on Tuesday.

J. S. Gilbreath, Sr., aged about 62 years had died at his home two miles north of town Saturday morning. He left a wife who was quite sick at that writing and four grown children, J. S. Jr., W. A., and Miss Susan Gilbreath, of Lynnville, and Mrs. G. L. Hobbs of Newburn, Kentucky. Funeral services were by Rev.'s Covington and Brown, burial in Lynnville cemetery.

S. L. Roberts, youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Roberts had died Friday evening May 1st, at the age of 24 years and 8 months. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. The funeral was conducted by Rev. George W. Mitchell on Saturday.

Brick Church Day was observed the first Sunday in May. The pastor, Rev. Mr. Foster preached an excellent sermon. The church building was filled to overflowing."