Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a very happy new year and also enjoyed the snow. Everywhere around Lynnville was covered with snow for about a week. Snow helps our water supply so much.
Things have been rather calm around Lynnville since Christmas. Not a lot going on right now.
The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet, weather permitting, on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. The January meeting was canceled because of the bad weather.
The Lynnville Blackberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25. The festival will begin early in the morning and go all day to about 9 p.m. Vendors wanting to reserve a booth should contact 931-527-3922 or 931-527-0032. More information about the festival will appear in the column.
A 1999 graduate of Richland High School, Norman Smith, was a solo vocalist at "The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors" that aired Tuesday, Dec. 28, on CBS televison. This program celebrates extraordinary artists. The program was taped on Dec. 5 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. This year's gala honored singer/songwriter Merle Haggard, composer/lyricist Jerry Herman, dancer/choreographer/director Bill T. Jones, songwriter/musician Paul McCartney, and producer/host/actress Oprah Winfrey. Also attending were the president and first lady. Norman is the son of Francene and Roger Smith. We congratulate Norman on his achievements.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Paulette Martin. Paulette was a 1970 graduate of Jones High School.
News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:
The Richland High School Basketball Homecoming will be on Friday eveing, Jan. 28 in the Dwight Clark Gymnasium.
Several grades are conducting their annual Spelling Bees to see who will attend the county bee.
The Richland Cheerleaders are sponsoring a "Snow Ball Dance" on Friday evening, Jan. 21, at the Pulaski Country Club.
The Senior Superlatives have been elected at Richland High School. They are as follows: Mr. and Miss RHS, Jaycey Farrar and Evan Beech; Most Likely To Succeed, Gina Harwell and Nathan Davis; Best All Around. Jessica Briggs and Austin Sands; Most Studious, Lindsey Sumners and Jon Emerson; Most Popular, Hannah Curry and Blake Ramsey; Wittiest, Ashley Steele, Lindsey Daniel and Cody Armstrong; Friendliest, Carlie Nelson and Nathan Dunnavant; Most Athletic, Bree Holley and Clint Coble; and Most Attractive, Tiffani Kuchinka and Andy Beazley. Congratulations to these seniors.
The cheerleaders are selling Yankee candles and accessories. To place an order, see a cheerleader or Ms. Hood, cheerleader coach.
The FCA is sponsoring a "Ping-Pong Tournament" for high school on Monday, Jan. 24, after school in the little gym.
From the files of Lynnville History:
To continue with articles from "The Purple and Gold" a semi-monthly school newspaper published by The Robert B. Jones High School on March 8, 1920. This newspaper was found by Cathy Hickman Maxwell, a 1972 graduate of Jones High School, in her grandmother's trunk, Mrs. Jennie Stallings Cross.
One of the articles in the newspaper was titled, "Cooperation Means Success."
"The above statement is true in any undertaking, whatever it may be. This time it is applied to the starting of a school paper. This paper, is "The Purple and Gold," published by the students of Jones High School. The first issue may seem to be very small, but nothing was ever made great in an instant. The success of this paper depends upon the interest the pupils, parents and the community in general takes in it. There are many reasons why it should interest all these parties.
It should be of interest to the pupils because it affords them opportunity to show their literary ability. The experience received from this work will be of value to them in later life. It offers them instruction as well as amusement. Last but not least, a school paper should cultivate in the pupils a spirit of pride; since all the first class schools of the country have school papers.
This school paper should interest the parents and entire community from the fact that a community as enterprising as ours, does have the correct place for such a paper to be started. The parents should especially feel an interest in the school paper as it gives them an insight into what their children are doing at school.
From several view points it can be plainly seen that there is great good to be derived from a school paper. With these thoughts before you, I trust that everyone who feels an interest in the school, which should be the entire community, will work together and make "The Purple and Gold" a great success. This is the only way it can be accomplished."
More next week from "The Purple and Gold."