Lynnville notes

Friday, February 18, 2011

Here is a list of dates for the following events in Lynnville: "Lynnville Blackberry Festival" - Saturday, June 25; "Lynnville Fair On The Square" - Saturday, Sept. 24; and "Lynnville Christmas Village" - Saturday, Nov. 12. Other activities will be listed in this column.

The Lynnville Community Club is having the annual membership drive starting now to the end of March. You may send your membership to Mrs. Debbie Tolley, Treasurer of Lynnville Community Club, 2555 Hyde Road, Lynnville, TN 38472.

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.

We congratulate Pete Tolley of Lynnville for being named the Dr. Emmitt Rawls Outstanding Stocker Producer of the Year during the annual awards banquet at the 2011 Tennessee Cattlemen's Association annual convention held in Pigeon Forge.

There will be a Gospel Singing on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Lynnville United Methodist Church beginning at 6 p.m. The "Master's Four Quartet" will be singing. For information, contact 931-527-3575.

The Lynnville Literary and Fine Arts Society will meet on Thursday evening, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:

The Richland High School FBLA was in regional competition on Monday, Feb. 14. The following students were in competition: lst Parker Guthrie-Business Calculations, Dillon Oman-Technology Concepts, Kelsey Davis-Public Speaking I, 2nd Preston Hill-Public Speaking, 3rd Gina Harwell-Investment Stock Market, 4th Gina Harwell-Public Speaking II, Gina Harwell-Environmental Business, Jessica Hermansen-Word Processing II, 5th Katie Keene/Baylee Burdette-Desktop Publishing Team. We congratulate these students.

Chili cook-off tickets are on sale now from any Leo Club member.

The Richland High School FFA has been observing FFA Week. Tuesday was Western Day and Cleanest Vehicle Day; Wednesday was FFA shirt day and FFA lunch; Thursday was Overall Day, and Friday was Greenhand Day and Tractor Day and a member breakfast.

The yearbook staff has been making pictures of clubs for the yearbook.

From the pages 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.

J. H. S.

" The spirit of old Jones is Now awake!

Half-hearted she is not. O, How it thrills

Each pupil with delight to know she fills

Journals with things worth while and up-to-date!

One hundred facts or more we could relate

Now circling 'bout our school which drills,

Equips, and arms us for to climb life's hills,--

Sunshine to Jones are thoughts that elevate!

So let us boost the name of J. H. S.!

Call in the worthy ones to join our school;

Hand out the news our papter's now begun;

On-to the top let's go, and be the best!

One mighty king doth watch and o'er us rule,--

Let's fit ourselves and earn the gift, 'well done!' "

-- by J. B. Robinson

(Notice the beginning letter of each sentence in J. H. S. spells The Jones School.)

Prof. W. R. Windes announced today that there would be no more parties in the school building except by permission of the principal. This regulation will reduce somewhat the number of parties.

An Eastman Kodak, Waterman Fountain Pen or a nice big box of Norris Candy would be very appropriate for that graduating present at Waldrop & Blackburn, Druggists in Lynnville, Tennessee.

Buford and Jim Short and Porter Stone have bought the Rhea farm near Bufords."