Lynnville notes

Friday, February 25, 2011

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

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., 2555 Hyde Road, Lynnville, TN 38472.

The "Blooms of Spring Beauty Pageant" will be held on Saturday, March 5, at the Lynnville Municipal Building and C. T. Reid Theater on the Lynnville Square. This pageant will be a benefit for Mrs. Patricia Griffis Reynolds for medical expenses. Girls and young ladies ages birth to 18 years may be in the pageant and boys ages birth to 6 years old may be in the pageant. The entry fee must be received no later than today, Friday, Feb. 25. You may register at Soda Pop Junction from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. For more information, contact Jennifer Chandler at 931-309-2468. Age Brackets are as follows: "Baby Miss Sweet Pea" 0-11 months; "Mini Miss Buttercup" 12-35 months; "Tiny Miss Tulip" 3-4 years; "Petite Miss Primrose" 5-8 years; "Little Miss Lilac" 9-11 years; "Junior Miss Jasmine" 12-14 years; and "Miss Elegant Rose" 15-18 years. Young men age brackets are as follows: "Baby Prince Charming of Spring" 0-23 months; "Tiny Prince Charming of Spring" 2-3 years; and "Prince Charming of Spring" 4-6 years.

Practice for the pageant will be held on Friday, March 4, at the C. T. Reid Theatre beginning at 5 p.m.

Hope to see everyone at the first Lynnville "Blooms of Spring Beauty Pageant" on Saturday, March 5, at the C. T. Reid Theater.

News from the campus of Richland Middle and High School:

The Richland High School Senior Prom will be held on Saturday evening, April 9. The fourth six weeks ended on Thursday, Feb. 24. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. The FBLA is collecting gallon milk jugs of the can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. On Friday, Feb. 25, the fifth, sixth, and seventh grades will attend the "Black History Program" in the school auditorium beginning at 8:15 a.m. Mrs. Francene Smith, sixth grade social studies teacher is in charge of the program. The Leo Club has "Chili Cook Off" tickets. The yearbook staff is working very hard to complete the 2011 edition of THE QUEST.

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.

Businesses in Lynnville that advertised in the paper were as follows: "Give our line of new spring hats a look before buying your new hat, all the newest colors, shapes and why go away from home and pay more for the same styles as we have here at home? Patronize your home merchants Ross & Boyd; For the freshest line of staple and fancy groceries, at Mitchell & Company, Phone 22; Found McGregor's is the place to buy screen doors and cloth; For goods of a superior quality at the lowest possible prices come to The Racket, J. W. Wilson-Prop., our motto is to please you; For safety's sake Keep your property insured! Compton & Smith-Agents; Take the Nashville Banner and get the latest news. For subscriptions see James M. Wilson: Pure bred southdown sheep stock for sale, W. S. Blackburn; See us for planters, disc harrows, cultivators, and wagons. We have them in stock, so come and see us at Hickman & Miller; Screen doors, windows and wire cloth. Best value at Hickman & Miller; If there were any better drugs we would use them in our prescription department at Waldrop & Blackburn, Druggists; Myers goods of all kinds: pumps, hay carriers, and barn door hinges the best made at Hickman & Miller; J. H. Griffis Groceries, Phone 25; Carload of American wire fence with prices right at Hickman & Miller." More ads next week from "The Purple and Gold."