Lynnville notes

Friday, October 1, 2010

We thank everyone who had a part in the annual "Lynnville Fair On The Square" that was held on Saturday, Sept. 25. Our crowd was down some, but a lot of other towns close by were having festivals, but all in all we had a good day.

The second annual "Lynnville Christmas Village" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the C. T. Reid Theater. To reserve a booth, call 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032. Last year's Christmas Village was great and we want to make this year even better. There will also be a Christmas Lunch served in the Municipal Building. Also, children can have their pictures made with Santa Claus. Make your plans now to attend Christmas Village in Historic Lynnville, Tennessee.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet on Thursday, Oct. 14, in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

"The 26th Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade" will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. More details about the parade will be in this column.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:

Congratulations to the following 2010-2011 HOSA officers: President-Evan Beech; Chairman of the Board-Melaina Myers; Board of Directors-Tara Jaye Kimbrough, Sami Jo Mantooth, Anthony Catlin, Karra Kinard, Baylee Wallace, Halie Hickman; Secretary/Treasurer-Zach Wallace.

Next week, Oct. 4 through 8, Richland High School will celebrate "Homecoming Week" with several activities sponsored by the Student Council. Dress up days are as follows: Monday-"Holiday Days By Grades"-12th grade-Halloween; 11th grade-Christmas; 10th-St. Patrick's Day; and 9th grade-Easter; Tuesday-"Senior Citizen Day"; Wednesday-"Decade Day" (Seniors-80's, Juniors-70's, Sophomores-60's, Freshmen-50's); Thursday-"Ugliest/Tacky Day"; Friday-"Spirit Day". Other activities will be duct tape to wall during lunch on Wednesday; a "Talent Show"/"Variety Show"/"Fashion Show" on Thursday and a "Bonfire" "Pep Rally" and Raider Walk on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. On Friday, there will be a "Scavenger Hunt" and "Dodgeball" in the morning with "Non Athletic Olympics" after lunch. Each grade will decorate an assigned area of the halls to be judged.

From the files of Sarah Hewitt Dugger:

1917: "Jones High School has separate literary sociesties for boys and girls and both are doing splendid work. The school is full of choice spirits and is doing excellent work in all departments.

The dormitory matron is giving splendid satisfation and teachers and pupils report an ideal situation.

The concert for the Red Cross which was given at the Jones High School Friday night was a success. A subscription was taken and $250 collected.

Rev. Wm. Vanzile, Misses Jewel English and Sophia Ross attended Richland C. P. Presbytery last Wednesday and Thursday. Rev. Mr. Vanzile was chosen moderator. The next meeting of the presbytery will be here.

Miss Metta May Compton has accepted a position in the millinery department of C. T. Reid's Dry Goods Store in Lynnville. (The Reid Dry Goods Store was in the building where the C. T. Reid Theater is today.)

Mrs. Mary Witt Smith of Athens, Ala., spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Carter Witt, Sr."

1898: "William Dearing was born in Stokes County, N.C., March 1, 1798, came to Lynnville in November 1808, died August 10, 1889. Mr. Dearing had been allowed a bounty on nine wolf scalps in about 1820. He was a brother-in-law of Solomon Davis. Mr. Davis has often told Mr. J. H. Burrow that for years they lived on scarcely any other meat than bear meat and wild turkey, in which the dense cane brake all over the county abounded, as well as deer."