Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The cooler weather has finally made its way to the southern community of Lynnville, Tennessee. Hope everyone had a great Halloween with the trick-or-treaters dressed in their costumes.

We welcome to Lynnville, the new minister of the Lynnville First Baptist Church, Richard Long and his wife, Judy. The church is located on West Main Street. Long has been in the ministry for forty-three years. The Longs have one son, Chris, daughter-in-law, Kristy, and grandchildren, Cameron and Kenzie.

Lynnville First Baptist Church welcomes everyone to come and worship with them. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and the morning worship is at 11 a.m.

Sympathy is extended to the family of John David Hamlett. Mr. Hamlett is a 1950 graduate of the Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville.

The Trunk-or-Treat on the Lynnville Square Saturday was a huge success. The town square was full of spooks with about twenty or more trunks for spooks to get goodies from and a lot of homemade chili and all the trimmings was in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to enjoy. We thank everyone who helped to make this activity a great success.

Vendors wanting a booth at the Lynnville Christmas Village to sell their wares should call 931-527-3466 or 931-527-3922 to reserve a booth. The date for the Lynnville Christmas Village is Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All kinds of items will be on sale. A Christmas Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7 per plate. The menu is turkey and dressing, cranberry salad, green beans, sweet potatoes, coconut cake, and tea or coffee.

Make plans to come to Lynnville on Saturday, Nov. 11 to shop at Christmas Village and have a good lunch prepared by the good cooks of Lynnville. See you there!!!!

“The Lighting of the Town of Lynnville Christmas lights” will be on Sunday evening, Nov. 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Culleoka High School Chorus will perform at the event, along with other groups. Following the program, a reception will be held in the Lynnville Municipal Building for everyone to attend. Everyone is invited to attend.

The 3rd Annual “Cowboys and Cowgirls At Heart” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Circle G Ranch. There are five different categories to enter. There is a $20 entry fee for contestants plus an unwrapped $5 gift for girl or boy.

Admission to the pageant is $5 per person. All proceeds from the pageant will go to the Lynnville Christmas for children. Santa Claus will be at the Lynnville Municipal Building to give out gifts to children on Dec. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Any questions about the pageant, call 931-478-6575.

Lynnville has hosted the annual “Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade” for the last 33 years. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 5 p.m. from the Robert Dunnavant Park located on Industrial Park Drive. Entries range from floats, cars, trucks, animals, and pedestrians. At 4:15 p.m., judging will start for all the entries. Prizes will be given in the following categories: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th; Most Unique Entry; Mayor’s Trophy; and Other Units, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The theme for the parade is “O Christmas Tree”. The individual serving as Grand Marshal will be announced later. Start making plans for your entry in the “Lynnville Lighted Christmas Parade”. See you at the parade. Following the parade, a reception for everyone will be in the Lynnville Municipal Building,

The November issue of The Lynnville Line, Lynnville’s newspaper, will soon be out. Check at Soda Pop and Lynnville City Hall to get a copy. A special feature in this paper will be a picture of the Lynnville Fire Truck in the early 1940’s. This picture and story was submitted by Bobby Weatherly, a 1948 graduate of Robert B. Jones High School in Lynnville.

Mark Saline, a retired minister who lives in Culleoka, preached at the 11 a.m. service at the Lynnville First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Saline had a great message for everyone and we welcome him back anytime.

The Lynnville Decorating Contest will once again be held for those people living in the Lynnville City Limits. To enter, call the Lynnville City Hall at 527-3158. Prizes of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be given.

To continue the story of the C.M.A. vs Robert B. Jones High School Tigers from the files of history of Sarah Hewitt Dugger. of Nov. 24, 1911:

“Rainy, Looney, Lockwood, Whatley, and Hendley played great games and did the principal ground gaining for CMA. Witherspoon was handicapped by a burst foot and could not get on his toes in old form, still he played a good game under the circumstances. Porter has not fully recovered from the broken collar bone, and could not play up to his usual standard. Jones High excuted a cross tackle play that was effective in the first half, but the cadets got onto it and broke it up.

Both teams are about evenly matched as to weight and have had practically the same kind of coaching. It was McGugin tactics against McGugin tactics, and the outcome depended largely on luck, and it broke in favor of Jones High. Witherspoon in attempting to kick goal, slipped on his lame foot and the ball rolled off to the side. It was a great game and the spirit of both teams was that of the true sport. The Jones High School Tigers gave the cadets a howling reception on the departure of the train.”