Lynnville notes

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

It is parade time in Lynnville, Tennessee! On Saturday evening, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. "The 26th Annual Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade" will roll down the streets of Lynnville beginning at the Robert Dunnavant Park Located on Mill Street. The theme for the parade is "Candy Canes and Christmas Carols". Paul Heggen, weatherman fromchannel 4, WSMV-TV in Nashville will serve as Grand Marshal of the parade and "Snowbird" from channel 4, WSMV-TV will also be at the parade. The Richland High School Band will perform for the parade. The Richland "Little Cheerleaders" will also perform on the square in Lynnville. Prizes will be awarded for Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places, Mayor's Trophy, Most Unique Entry, and Other units: 1st, 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 or 931-527-3922. Following the parade, a reception will be held in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to meet the Grand Marshal and Snowbird. The food for the reception will be provideby the "Good Lynnville Cooks". An evening parade is beautiful, so don't miss being in Lynnville on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Sopciety will meet on Thursday evening, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian church.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will present their Christmas Program in the church sanctuary on Sunday evening, Dec. 12 beginning at 5 p.m. The adult choir, the children's choir, and the Strings Group will perform. The music will be the traditional Christmas hymns that everyone loves. Janet Tuckerman, pianist and Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr., organist will direct the program and provide the music.

The Lynnville Town Square looks so beautiful all decorated for the holidays. We thank everyone who helped in making the town look so beautiful for the holidays.

Anyone wanting to purchase Lynnville Christmas Cards should contact 931-527-3922. The cards have a train on them with other things about Lynnville on them.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:

Students will attend for about an hour on Friday, December 17 and then will be dismissed for the Christmas Holidays. Schools will open on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 after the break.

Exams will be on Tuesday, Dec. 14, Wednesday, Dec. 15, and Thursday, Dec. 16.

The Richland High School Drama Class presented their play, "Thirty Reasons Not to be in a Play", directed by Ms. Delores White on Thursday evening, Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The Drama Class will present the play Friday morning, Dec. 3 to the student body.

The high school and middle school basketball teams are in full swing playing. We wish for them a great season.

We congratulate Ms. Kristen Hood and her cheerleading team on being named "Number 1" in the state at the state competition held at MTSU in Murfreesboro. Way to go Raider Cheerleaders!!!

The Richland High School National Honor Society has placed the "Angel Tree" in the lobby of the school. Angels will go on the tree this week.

From the files of Sarah Hewitt Dugger:

"From The Robert B. Jones High School catalog in 1906-1907, the faculty was as follows: Jackson Reeves, A. B., B.S. from the Univeristy of Mississippi; C. Herbert Walker, B.S., M.S., from the Alabama State Normal, and the National Normal University; Mrs. Clara B. Wagstaff, Intermediate grades; Miss Etta Wagstaff, Primary grades; Miss Mackie May Blackburn, Music; and Miss Cora Arch Howard, Physical culture and Expression. Reeves and Walker were the principals. The Board of Trustees for the school were: Rev. Robert S. Brown, President; Mr. W. J. Smith, Vice-President; Mr. George S. Tate, Secretary; Mr. O. S. Smith, Treasurer; Mr. E. O. Tate; Mr. J. B. Boyd; Mr. N. A. Smith; Mr. J. M. Griffis; and Mr. J. P. Wagstaff.

There were Literary Societies at The Robert B. Jones High School in 1906-1907. The societies were for the purpose of improvement in compostion, recitation, debate, declamation, oratory, and parliamentary usage and rules, and acquaintance with the methods of deliberative bodies, two societies,'the Clionian and the Euthalian', are maintained and conducted by the pupils in accordance with certain by-laws under the supervision and instruction of the teachers. These societies have their meetings and exercises every Friday afternoon. All pupils upon entering school are assigned to membership in one of them, and are required to perform regularly the duties assigned. The teachers act as critics, thus affording opportunity for improvement.

The library in 1906-1907 had a nucleus of more than three hundred volumes of choice works of history, biography, literature, fiction, and reference books, all of which were carefully selected. The Library has also fifty or sixty volumes of the Congressional Record and of Government Reports.

Chapel services are held at the school at the beginning of each day with the reading of scriptures, song, and prayer."