Lynnville notes

Friday, November 12, 2010

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Lynnville, Tennessee." Christmas decorations are going up on the square in Lynnville.

The "Lynnville Christmas Village" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, in the C. T. Reid Theater beginning at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served in the Lynnville Municipal Building at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu will be turkey and dressing, green beans, potatoes, cranberry salad, rolls, dessert, and drink.

"Santa Claus" will be at the Lynnville Christmas Village for pictures. Pictures will start at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Lynnville Municipal Building. Pictures will be back before Christmas. Children can also tell Santa what they want for Christmas.

Everyone who attended the "Christmas Piano Recital" on Saturday evening, Nov. 6 at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church enjoyed it. Music teachers Janet Tuckerman and Bobby Allen Hollis Jr. thank everyone for attending the recital. All students who played in the recital did an outstanding job.

The Lynnville Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Nov. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. The Lynnville First Baptist Church minister, Leon Reed, will deliver the message. The Lynnville United Methodist Church will also participate. Following the service, snack foods will be served in the fellowship hall of the church.

"The 26th Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade" will be held on Saturday evening, Dec. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. The theme for the parade is "Candy Canes and Christmas Carols." Paul Heggen, weatherman from WSMV-TV in Nashville will serve as Grand Marshal of the Parade. "Snowbird" from WSMV-TV in Nashville will also be at the parade. The Richland High School Band will perform for the parade. The following prizes will be given: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places; Most Unique Entry; Mayor's Trophy; and Other Units: lst, 2nd, and 3rd. You may enter floats, trucks, walking units, cars, and horses in the parade. For information, call 931-527-0032. An evening parade is beautiful with all the lights on the different units. Hope to see you there!

Hope to see you at the "Lynnville Christmas Village" Saturday, Nov. 13.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:

The History Club presented a Veteran's Day Program on Thursday, Nov. 11. Elizabeth Whitwell is the history club sponsor.

The Richland High School FFA is selling fruit. For information, call 931-527-3627.

The Richland Health Occupations Students of America Club has been observing National HOSA Week this past week. Tuesday was "Wear Blue Day" to support diabetes awareness; Wednesday was "Professional Day" to dress professional like a doctor, lawyer, nurse, secretary, principal, teacher, etc.; Thursday was "Scrubs Day;" and Friday was the day everyone wore their "HOSA Shirt." Cathy Cribbs is the HOSA Sponsor.

The benefit for the Kennedy Family was held on Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, in the Richland High School Cafeteria. A good crowd attended the benefit.

The Thanksgiving holidays will be Nov. 24, 25, and 26.

From the files of Sarah Hewitt Dugger:

"In 1915, the faculty of The Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville was as follows: Pride Tomlinson, B.A. from Sewanee, Principal; A. H. Brownell, University of Kentucky, English and History; Agriculture and Science to be named; Miss Rachel Witt, B.A. Vanderbilt University; Miss Jessie Sue McFarland, B.S. Univeristy of Tennessee, Domestic Science (Home Economic); Miss Molly Wagstaff, Dormitory; Miss Marjorie Alexander, Music; Miss Gladys Wilson, Asheville, North Carolina, School of Expression, Expression; Edward Buford, Librarian.

The library in 1915 at Robert B. Jones High School was very conveniently situated to the chapel and kept by the librarian. The library contains many books bearing on the subjects taught. Parallel reading and the taking of notes on assigned readings in this library are required in connection with the classroom work. Especially is this true of all the English and History work.

Students are allowed during their vacant periods to go in the library and read under the supervision of the one placed in charge there; and are permitted subject to certain regulations to take books from the library.

The Jones Library contains in addition to the parallel reading work, the best literature of English and American authors, and every effort is made to bring the students in contact with the greatest minds of the past and to cultivate in them a real love for good literature. It is believed by the faculty that a familiarity with such literature is conducive to high character development, and to an education in the broader and better sense of the word."