"Happy Thanksgiving" to everyone.
The Lynnville Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday evening, Nov. 21, in the sanctuary of the historic Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located at 235 Church Street. The service will begin at 6 p.m. The Lynnville First Baptist Church minister, Leon Reed, will deliver the message. The Lynnville United Methodist Church will also participate. Special music will be provided by the choir of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. Following the service, snack foods will be served in the fellowship hall of the church. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Lynnville Christmas Village was held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the C. T. Reid Theater on the public square in Lynnville. Lunch was served in the Lynnville Municipal Building during the Christmas Village. We appreciate everyone helping to make the second annual Lynnville Christmas Village a success. We thank all the vendors who set up to sell their wares and look forward to seeing them next year.
"I love a parade!" The 26th Annual Lynnville Chirstmas Parade will be held on Saturday evening, Dec. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. from the Robert Dunnavant Park located on Mill Street. Judging of entries will begin at 4:15 p.m. The theme for the parade is "Candy Canes and Christmas Carols." Paul Heggen, weatherman from Channel 4, WSMV-TV in Nashville, will serve as Grand Marshal of the parade. "Snowbird" from Channel 4, 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, 4th place; 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 about the parade, call 931-527-0032. An evening parade is beautiful with all the lights on the different units. So do not miss the 26th Annual Lynnville Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. Following the parade, a reception will be held in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to meet Paul Heggen and Snowbird. See you there!!!!
On Saturday, Nov. 20, there will be a benefit for the Help Center Food Drive at Soda Pop Junction. Andy Chunn, Worley McKinney, and Chris Hennessee will perform from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:
The high school basketball season opened up on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at home against Moore County. Good luck to the teams, coaches, fans, cheerleaders, and band for a great season. Tip off will be at 6 p.m. for the boys' game and the girls will follow. The boys' team will play first this year at home and then the girls.
The high school History Club presented a patriotic Veteran's Day musical to the Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 11. A few key songs were, "The 8th of November," where hippies and soldiers marched, "Till the Last Shot's Fired," and "God Bless the U.S.A." We thank Mrs. Whitwell, sponsor, and the History Club.
The community turned out for the benefit held at Richland High School for the Kennedy Family. Richland cheerleaders and the Bank of Frankewing student advisory board, along with teachers and employees of the Bank of Frankewing worked the event. The hamburger dinner with the silent auction and quilt raffle raised a lot of money. We thank everyone who helped.
The Richland High School cheerleading squad competed on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Saprkman High School in the North Alabama Regionals. The cheerleaders received a bid to the UCA Nationals in Orlando, Fla. They will be competing at MTSU to try to win the state championship for the fourth year in a row.
The Richland High School Band competed Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Tennessee Division 1 State Championship. Richland band placed 17th overall out of 27 bands. The drumline placed 13th and Color Guard placed 7th. Congratulations to Band Director Jeff Garcia and the band.
Mrs. Tammy Turner, manager of the cafeteria at Richland High School and her staff prepared a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 16. We thank the cafeteria staff for always doing a great job.
The FBLA students were on a trip to Purity Dairy on Monday, Nov. 15. The following students attended: Savannah Shelton, Lexi Richardson, Lane Erwin, Kayla Baxter, Jon Emerson, Gina Harwell, Jessica Hermansen, Kelsey Davis, Dillon Oman, Preston Hill, Parker Guthrie, and Hannah Helton. Sponsors on the trip were Maria Malone and Lanny Rich.
On Monday, Nov. 22, the FBLA Club will go to two day cares after school to read to the children, make a craft, and feed them cupcakes for Thanksgiving.
From the files of Sarah Hewitt Dugger:
"In the 1911 Robert B. Jones High School Catalog, points to be noted about the school were in the catalog. They were as follows: The principals are both college graduates and men of adequate training. The school is non-sectarian, but broadly religious. We prepare for Classic and Scientific courses in the best colleges and universities. The Robert Jones High School is the first private Preparatory School in the South to introduce a full course in Scientific Agriculture. The location is unsurpassed in respect to fitness, beauty, and healthfulness. The people of the community are cultured, refined, hospitable, and moral.
The faculty at The Robert B. Jones High School in 1911 was A. C. Burkholder, A.B., Latin, Modern Language, History and Literature; H. D. Dozier, A.B., Greek, Mathematics, Latin, and English; D. M. Clements, B.S., Agriculture, English, Mathematics; Mrs. Clara B. Wagstaff, Sub-Preparatory, Miss Elizabeth Caldwell-Music teacher. Burkholder and Dozier were the principals. The above teachers were for the high school classes.
A testimonial was given by the Chancellor of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, J. H. Kirkland, about the principal of The Robert B. Jones High School in 1911. Mr. H. D. Dozier has been a student of Vanderbilt University for four years, coming to us from the excellent training school of Messrs Branham and Hughes at Spring Hill. Mr. Dozier's work as a student has been constantly good from the very first. He has been faithful in the discharge of all his Univeristy duties and possesses the esteem and respect of his teachers and associates. While his class work has been creditable, he has also found time to take part in all the activities of college life, and may be justly considered one of the leaders of the student body. In view of these facts and by reason of his natural ability, his pleasing address, and his high moral character, I predict for Mr. Dozier marked success in school work, and recommend him without reserve to any community that can secure his services. J. H. Kirkland, Chancellor Vanderbilt Unitersity."