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Tira News for Feb 15th, 2019
Feb15

Tira News for Feb 15th, 2019

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our appreciation to the North Hopkins Beta Club for their donations to the Tira Food Pantry. They had a “Pack the gym!” night, where NH basketball fans received free admission for wearing a red shirt and bringing a canned item. Yvonne Weir reports, “Dustin, Natalie, and Maria spent last weekend with us. We had a good game of Canasta. On February 8th Wesley attended A Night to Shine at Brightstar...

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What to Expect from the 4-H Program By Mario Villarino
Feb15

What to Expect from the 4-H Program By Mario Villarino

I often get asked when new families join 4-H what to expect of the program. It is usually the word of 4-Hers and their families that provides the answer correctly. For many, it is the livestock projects, for others the very many other activities in 4-H.  According to Marty Vahlenkamp (www. https://texasyouthlivestock.com) the answer for sure it is different for every 4-H’er depending on their goals and personal situation. The typical...

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Going Green By Johanna Hicks
Feb15

Going Green By Johanna Hicks

               When you hear the words “going green,” your thoughts probably turn to water conservation, energy conservation, using environmentally-safe cleaning products, and so on.  However, the focus of this column is totally different.  I’m talking about salad greens – spinach, in particular....

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Don’t Miss Out: This Saturday is A Night in Paris
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Love is in the Air By Johanna Hicks
Feb08

Love is in the Air By Johanna Hicks

               Ahhh, February – a month of love, Valentines, hearts, flowers, candy, candlelight, and romance.  The months of December and February are popular for marriage proposals, and many couples will be embarking on a journey to plan the perfect wedding.  However, the WEDDING is not the important part.  The MARRIAGE should be the focus of any...

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Tira News Feb 1st, 2019
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Tira News Feb 1st, 2019

By Jan Vaughn A special meeting of the Tira City Council was called for Monday, January 28th , for the purpose of discussing the needed repairs on the Community Center, due to the water damage, which happened in December. The group considered the estimates and made their selection. The repairs were scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 30th . Another topic on the agenda was the property insurance. We recently learned that the...

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Two Diabetes Series Available By Johanna Hicks
Feb01

Two Diabetes Series Available By Johanna Hicks

               Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides numerous educational opportunities at low- or no-cost to individuals.  One of those banner programs is diabetes education.  Approximately 12% of Hopkins County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes (higher than the state of Texas and the U.S.) according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...

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Tira News January 25th, 2019
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Tira News January 25th, 2019

By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., to discuss the water damage and needed repairs at the Community Center. Also on the agenda will be a discussion about property insurance. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. Evelyn Horne went to the Ft. Worth Stock Show and the stockyards this past weekend, with a friend of hers from Navasota. They attended the...

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Loving Your Heart – for the Health of it By Johanna Hicks
Jan25

Loving Your Heart – for the Health of it By Johanna Hicks

            While February is best known for Valentine’s Day, did you know that it is also American Heart Month? This February, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends giving your heart love, too, by being aware of heart problems and the steps you can take to prevent them.             Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)...

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Tira News January 18th 2019
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Tira News January 18th 2019

By Jan Vaughn I don’t have much news this week, but I wanted to pass this along. I just learned that Beth Patterson, of Jefferson, passed away and was buried in the Tira Cemetery on January 4, 2019. Her husband, was the late Jerry Patterson. Please be in prayer for the family. I have to admit that I am not familiar with this couple. I would love to be able to share more about their connection to our community. Joyce Dodd would like to...

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