Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Greetings from the Town of Lynnville, Tennessee located on the banks of Robertson Fork Creek. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day celebration. Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

“Music quiets and eases the heat of anger.”

Three churches in Lynnville have set dates for Vacation Bible School. The Lynnville First Baptist Church located on West Main Street will have their Bible School on June 7th thru the 9th with the time to be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10 will be a fun day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with games and a cookout.

The Lynnville United Methodist Church located on Main Street will have their Bible School on June 20 thru the 23 with the time being 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for ages kindergarten thru the sixth grade.

The Lynnville Church of Christ located on Main Street will have their Bible School on June 18 thru 22 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening.

The Lynnville First Presbyterian Church located on Church Street has not set their dates for Bible School, but will soon.

“Lynncrest Arts” located at 2466 Yokley Road, Lynnville, Tennessee, is offering art classes in painting, pottery, and drawing. For information about classes, call 615-210-5930.

“Piano Lessons” are available for anyone wanting to learn to play the piano. Call 931-527-3466 for information.

What a day of camaraderie, the renewing of schoolday friendships, and the reliving of shared experiences was seen on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the annual meeting of The Robert B. Jones High School Alumni Association at the Lynnville Municipal Building. Alumni began to arrive at 10 a.m. to register. To greet everyone at the registers table was Barbara Ann Hobbs Smith, treasurer of the alumni association of the Class of 1966. At noon, a delicious potluck lunch was served to those attending with tables full of good home cooking. The school colors of purple and gold and the school mascot, the “Tiger” was used in the decorating for the event. Billy Randolph, Class of 1954 prayed the blessing.

After the meal, the meeting was called to order by the President Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr., Class of 1972. The President welcomed everyone to the meeting. The secretary, Judy Hewitt Roberts, Class of 1962 read the minutes of last year’s meeting and they were approved. Barbara Ann Hobbs Smith, Treasurer, Class of 1966 read the treasurer report and it was approved.

The alumni has been giving scholarships since 1970 to two seniors. The scholarships this year were given to Ty Rose, son of April and Todd Rose and Will Lewis, son of Christy and Brent Lewis. They both graduated at Richland High School.

The Class of 1966 gave a scholarship in memory of a fellow classmate Yolanda Brumitt. The scholarship went to Jake Norman a recent graduated of Richland High School.

We congratulate these three young men who received the scholarships and wish them much success.

Since 1973, three individuals have been named each year who graduated from Jones High School as outstanding alumni. Bobby Allen Hollis, Jr., Class of 1972 presented the first outstanding alumni award for 2017 to Bill Knox, Class of 1949. Bobby Sands, Class of 1968 presented the next outstanding alumni award to Bill Hewitt, Class of 1970. Barbara Ann Hobbs Smith, Class of 1966 presented the third outstanding alumni award to Lynda and Donnie Hanna, Classes of 1966 and 1965. We congratulate these very deserving individuals on being selected outstanding alumni for 2017 of Jones High School.

The next item of business was the roll call of classes with the classes of 1967 and 1974 tying with the most present.

A moment of silence was held for all alumni, faculty, and staff of Jones High School who had died the past year.

To close the meeting, the group stood and sang the school’s “Alma Mater.” The group adjourned until the first Saturday in June of 2018.

Everyone who attended the Robert B. Jones High School Alumni meeting on Saturday, June 3 had a great time. There was so much laughing, hugging, and do you remember when being said by many in attendance. Everyone always enjoys looking at the composite class pictures hanging on the walls of the Lynnville Municipal Building from Jones High School. Some said, “They just wish they could walk down the halls of Jones High and go in the gym, auditorium, and cafeteria one more time.” “Why did they have to take our good old school away?” “We all loved that school.”

A great day was had in Lynnville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 3 as the Jones High Tigers came to town!

Lynnville’s Second Annual 4th of July Celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, with the rain date being, Saturday, July 8, 2017. The event will take place a the Robby Dunnavant Park located on Mill Street. There will concessions and inflatables open at 4 p.m. and also a silent auction will start at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Live entertainment will start at 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Justin Addis, Kimberly Wright, and Logan Blade. Fire Works will begin after dark. Bring your own lawn chairs or blanket. All proceeds of this event will go to the Robby Dunnavant Park. Make plans now to celebrate the 4th of July in good old Lynnville, Tennessee!