Lynnville notes

Friday, December 17, 2010

Burrrrr!! It is cold, cold in Lynnville, Tennessee, but it is the time of year for cold weather and snow. It makes it seem more like Christmas.

The 26th Annual Lynnv,ille Lighted Christmas Parade rolled through the Lynnville Square and streets Saturday evening, Dec. 5 at five o'clock before a crowd of hundreds. The "Candy Canes and Christmas Carols" themed parade featured beautifully decorated lighted floats, the Richland High School Band, community groups, churches, and school groups from the area. There were 32 different units in the parade. The parade was led by the 2010 State Champs, Richland High School Cheerleaders and coach, Kristen Hood. The Richland Middle School Cheerleaders also carried a banner. The 2010 Grand Marshals were Paul Heggen, weatherman from WSMV-TV in Nashville and Snowbird from WSMV-TV in Nashville.

The following entries received awards in the parade: Grand Prize-Lynnville United Methodist Church, 2nd place-Miss Judy's Academy, 3rd-Bank of Frankewing, 4th-Richland High School FFA Chapter; Most Unique Entry-Dylan Adams and Drew Dickey; Mayor's Trophy-Olivet United Methodist Church; Any Other Entries-1st-Judge Damron, 2nd-Mini Horses of GNL Farms, and 3rd-Alan Jeff Gordon and Friends. As the parade came to a close, the favorite personality of the season, Santa Claus, and Mrs. Claus made their annual appearance in the Lynnville Christmas Parade as the children tried to make their way to see Santa. We thank everyone who had a part in making the 2010 Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade a huge success.

The Christmas Parade has truly become a celebrated holiday tradition for the Lynnville Community. Christmas is a magical time for everyone. There's just something about this time of year that brings out the best in all of us.

We want to thank the following businesses for sponsoring the trophies in the Lynnville Christmas Parade. The businesses are as follows: Bank of Frankewing, First National Bank, Lynnville Community Club, Richland Market, Sunshine Cleaners, SunTrust Bank, and The Town of Lynnville.

Following the parade, a reception was held in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to attend and meet the grand marshals. We thank everyone for providing food for the reception. Everyone enjoyed the delicious homemade treats on the serving tables.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church Adult Choir and Children's Choir presented their Christmas Program on Sunday evening, Dec. 12, in the sanctuary of the church. Following the program, a Christmas potluck dinnner was served in the fellowship hall of the church.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:

Exams were Tuesday, Dec. 14, Wednesday, Dec. 15, and Thursday, Dec. 16. Students will attend school for about an hour on Friday, Dec. 17, and schools will dismiss until Tuesday, Jan. 4. Teachers will return on Monday, Jan. 3, for in-service.

The Richland High School Cafeteria Ladies provided the school with a delicious Christmas Lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 7. We thank them for all of their hard work.

The Richland High School FFA Chapter has received the fruit they sold about a month ago. They will be giving it out this week.

The Richland High School drama class presented their play, "Thirty Reasons Not to do a Play" to the student body on Friday, Dec. 3, in the school auditorium. The drama class did an outstanding job and we all thank them for their hard work.

The Richland High School Annual staff is working on their second shipment to sent off before the Christmas holidays.

From the history of Robert B. Jones High School:

Cathy Hickman Maxwell a 1972 graduate of Robert B. Jones High School made a discovery when going through her grandmother's trunk, Mrs. Jennie Stallings Cross. She found the first edition of "The Purple and Gold," a semi-monthly published school newspaper by Jones High School. The paper was dated March 8, 1920.

The first editon was four pages long like a regular newspaper. The paper has school news and community news about Lynnville. The editorial staff was as follows: William S. Locke-Editor-in-Chief, Oka Brown-Associate Editor, Maggie Sue Pickens-Exchange Editor, Buford Gordon-Sporting Editor, Jesse Evans-Literary Editor and Reporters were Colden Bugg-Seniors, Will Wilson-Juniors, Albert Choate-Sophomores, Jamie Edmundson-Freshmen, Annie King-Grammar School. The Business Manager was William J. Bledsoe.

At the printing of this publication, there were 250 students enrolled in the school and 11 teachers.

The Senior Class News in the paper was as follows: "The Senior Class of Jones High School after having organized at the first of the year are doing splendid work. Among some work of this organization is the Honor Club and social activities. This organization of boys and girls conducted chapel during one week in February. The Seniors also are to render a program in the Literary Society, Friday, March 5, 1920. The Jones High Honor Club was organized by the Seniors directly after Christmas.

Miss Eliza Evans, a former student of Jones High School, visited the school Friday, Feb. 27, 1920. She says the school has improved during her absence.

We thank Cathy Hickman Maxwell for sharing this memorabilia from Jones High School. For the next few weeks, articles in the school paper will be in this column.