Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Thursday, March 9, 2017

These are the happenings from the Town of Lynnville, Tennessee “where people help people.” Lynnville is guarded to the south by Esau Hill, Dodson Gap to the north, Elk Ridge to the east, and Lynn Creek to the west. A town proud of its southern heritage is Lynnville, Tennessee.

“A Community Easter Sunrise Service” will be held at six a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 16 in the historic Lynnwood Cemetery located on West Main Street (Highway 129). The Lynnville First Baptist Church, Lynnville United Methodist, and the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church will all be participating in the service. There will be congregational singing and speaking at the service. Everyone is invited to come and worship together at the Lynnville Community Easter Sunrise Service.

A breakfast and bake sale was held on Saturday morning, March 4 at Soda Pop Junction for 8-year-old Maddox Jackson, who is in the Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital in Nashville. We thank everyone who participated in this breakfast and bake sale. There were a lot of people who had the country ham breakfast and really enjoyed it. We all send get well wishes to Maddox and his family.

Students at Miss Judy’s Academy celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 1. Students were served green eggs and ham prepared by Ruby Hindman and Nancy Jo Hollis. Bobby Allen Hollis read one of the Dr. Seuss books to the students. Miss Judy and Miss Ruby made a birthday cake in honor of Dr. Seuss.

The buttercups have really been beautiful this spring, along with a lot of other spring blooming flowers.

Anyone who graduated or ever attended The Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville should start making plans to attend the annual alumni meeting on Saturday, June 3 at the Lynnville Municipal Building. Robert B. Jones High School served the northern part of Giles County for seventy-nine years. Everyone still misses Jones High that stood on the eastern borders of Lynnville.

“Time Change!” Remember to spring forward one hour on Sunday, March 12 to “Daylight Savings Time.”

Monday, March 20 will be the first day of spring.

Larry Gates will present a dramatic one person play featuring Pontius Pilate as the character at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church on Good Friday, April 14 at 6 p.m. Pontius Pilate will educate us on the situation in Judea during the days of Jesus, but most importantly he will attempt to explain his actions regarding Jesus before the mobs and Jewish leaders demanding, “Crucify Him!” The Lynnville First Baptist and Lynnville Methodist Churches will join the Presbyterians for this performance. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Lynnville Methodist Church will have a Maundy Thursday Service. Information about this service will be forth coming.

Dr. Lawrence A. Wood will preach at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 19. Dr. Wood is the brother of David Wood, minister of the church. Dr. Lawrence A. Wood, a retired Presbyterian minister, lives on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi with his wife, Helen. Everyone invited to attend.

Anyone wanting to take piano lessons should call 931-527-3466.