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Tira News: February 16th, 2018

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Tira News: February 16th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Claude Ed (Pud) Brice. His funeral service was held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs on Sunday, February 11, 2018, followed by burial in the Tira Cemetery. Pud’s wife, Peggy Evans Brice, survives. He was the son of the late Claude and Mary Dee Brice. Please remember the family in prayer. Yvonne Weir spent last Monday and Tuesday working in Nacogdoches. She reported that the weather was terrible as she drove home on Tuesday night. Yvonne was in Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday night babysitting her grandson, Nicolaas (Destri’s son). He had eye surgery on Wednesday. Wesley Weir bowled on Saturday and played his final Pilot Club basketball game on Monday. The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be coming up on Tuesday, March 6 th , at the Tira Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945- 2190 or 903-438- 6688 or [email protected]

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Tira News February 2, 2018

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Tira News February 2, 2018

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to Dorreice (Horn) Shuptrine and family. Dorreice’s husband, Pete Shuptrine, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, following a lengthy illness. Visitation will be at West Oaks Funeral Home, in Sulphur Springs, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a graveside service at the Tira Cemetery at 12:30. Dorreice resides in Plano and is the daughter of the late Noble and Modena Horn, of Tira. Please be in prayer for the family. Evelyn Horne reported that she and her guest attended the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation Lights of Life Gala on Saturday night at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Sherry Smiddy shared the following announcement. The Cross Spur Cowboy Church cordially invites you to the annual Sweets for your Sweetie auction on February 11th at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds go to their youth group. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir spent Saturday night in Frisco. On Sunday afternoon, they went to the Dr Pepper Arena to watch the Harlem Globe Trotters entertain the crowd with their basketball handling talents. Yvonne says it was lots of fun and Wesley loved it! Dustin Weir visited them at the hotel on Saturday evening. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]

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Tira News: January 26th, 2018

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Tira News: January 26th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to Brenda and Bill Moss. Brenda’s son, Steven Ridge passed away at age 40. He leaves behind his wife Ashley, 3-year old son Ellis, and 7-month old daughter Addy. Please be in prayer for the family. Yvonne Weir shares, “Destri, Eben, and Nico visited us last weekend. Nick is at a cute stage!” She adds, “On Friday night, Wesley got to shoot baskets at half-time at Cooper High School. The girls team cheered for him and he did a good job making shots. On Monday night he played basketball with the Pilot Club Hoop Dreams team.” Chip, and I were in Campbell for our granddaughter Jaidyn’s first Little Dribblers game on Saturday. Tiffany and friends, Brittany and Megan, were there, too, as well as Malcolm Joslin, Jaidyn’s dad. We all went for pizza after the game. I guess not much is going on in Tira. I hope to have more to report next time. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]

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Tira News January 19, 2018

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Tira News January 19, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Edna Earle Dove Patterson, was buried in the Tira Cemetery on Thursday, January 11th. Her funeral was under the direction of Byrum Funeral Home in Lancaster, Texas. Please remember the family in your prayers. Yvonne Weir’s cousin, Stacy, was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Michigan on Thursday. Please be in prayer for Yvonne and her family. Sarah and Lucas spent the weekend with the Weirs on Saturday. Lucas and Wesley bowled with “My Heroes”. Yvonne comments, “We played lots of Canasta Saturday night and Sunday. We took Wesley to Greenville for laser tag and games on Monday” Kim Beck reports, “Maddie Beck wrote the screenplay for a movie named 76105 that premiered on Martin Luther King Day at Texas Christian University. The inspirational film is the story of how an awesome group of men returned to an impoverished community to help revitalize it and help mentor young men by example.” Kim adds that she and Lee “trekked to Ft Worth to catch opening night on Monday and made a mad dash home before the sleet and snow came.” She comments, “Maddie is a senior film major at Texas Christian University and we are so proud of this outstanding accomplishment. They will be submitting their finished product at many film festivals.” Chip and I hosted a small family gathering on Saturday, January13th,  for his mother, Grace Vaughn, in honor of her 97th birthday, which was coming up on the 18th. Guests were treated to taco salad and dessert. Chip’s mother and sister, Grace and Linda Ellen, and our daughter and granddaughter, Tiffany and Jaidyn, joined us for lunch on Sunday. On Saturday, January 6th, Chip and I took our great-granddaughter, Dixie, back to her home near Beaumont. She had spent the week with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin. After dropping her off, Chip and I drove to Conroe and spent the night at Piney Shores Resort before returning home, by way of Tyler on Sunday. North Hopkins delayed the start of school on Tuesday, in anticipation of the winter storm that was predicted. Thankfully, we avoided the hazardous road conditions that some experienced in other areas of our state. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]

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Tira News-January 5th, 2018

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Tira News-January 5th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Yvonne Weir reported that they had a busy Christmas. They had 10 extra on Saturday night, with Dustin and Destri and their families, and then the Dacy and her family came on Sunday and they all snacked and opened gifts. The kids had a good time running around playing together. Sarah and Lucas came on Christmas Day. Yvonne adds, “We met Dustin and Eleanor and Lukkas Kuffner, as well as Dacy, Elise, and Eli at Shenaniganz in Greenville on New Year’s Day. Laser tag and bowling and video games were a big hit.” Sherry Smiddy reports, “On December 16, 2017, Cross Spur Cowboy Church of Sulphur Springs Youth Team donated 90 hand tied blankets to the Scottish Rites Hospital of Dallas. Paige Baber and Conner Ragsdale of Winnsboro have been teaching the kids 8 and up for the past 3 years. They wanted to do a service project with the children this year.” Chip and I took our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe on Wednesday, December 27 th , which was Kenden’s 16 th birthday. We celebrated with dinner at Red Lobster. The weather was too cold for many outside activities, but we enjoyed swimming in the warm indoor pool and playing games in the lodge. We went to the Woodlands Ice Rink on Thursday evening and Chip, Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn enjoyed ice skating. On Friday, Chip and I drove to pick up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, at her home near Beaumont, and then returned to the resort. Dixie enjoyed swimming with us. On Saturday Dixie, Kenden, and Jaidyn slept late, while Chip, Tiffany, and I played games and started packing up to leave. The temperature was a little warmer, so we played mini-golf before checking out. After a late lunch, we headed back to Tira and dropped Dixie off to spend a few days with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden. Chip and I enjoyed celebrating on New Year’s Eve, with friends at the home of James and Vickie Longino. Others there included Eddie and Karen Northcutt, Greg and Karon Adams, Brad and Jeanine Fain, and Mike and Susan Smith. We enjoyed soup, snacks, and desserts, and then playing games. On the evening of New Year’s Day, Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, Slaiden and Dixie enjoyed a meal of black-eyed peas, cabbage, and sausage, and a family game night. Landon and Dixie were sick on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day Tiffany and Jaidyn joined Chip and me for black-eyed peas and cabbage, and then came back for a snack supper and game night that evening. I hope everyone is enjoying a good start to the New Year! I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945- 2190 or 903-438- 6688 or [email protected]

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Tira News December 29th, 2017

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Tira News December 29th, 2017

By Jan Vaughn Martha Payton enjoyed the holidays with visit from Brad and Virginia Payton from Keller arriving on Thursday, and daughter Regina from Victoria coming on Friday. Martha shares, “We had an early Christmas dinner on Friday evening and exchanged gifts. Brad brought his boxer dog named Joe. At eight-thirty every evening the dog tells you it is eight-thirty and ‘treat time’.” Brad and Virginia returned home on Saturday and Regina stayed until Wednesday morning. She will finish the week in Port Aranksas house sitting for a friend while they are in Austin for a wedding. William and Joyce Dodd celebrated Christmas with family and friends by hosting lunch and then opening gifts. Those in attendance were Michael McNiel, Tonja Jones and friend Jerry Lucas, Rob Dodd, Brad, Tanya, Matthew, and Trenton Dodd and his friend Melony Huffman, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton, Maegan Shelton and her friend Matt, Mandi Owens, Stuart, Tiffany, Emery, Elliana, and Eadon McPherson. Joyce reports, “We enjoyed visiting with everyone. It had been over two years since we had seen Mandi and about a year since we had seen Maegan. They had to go back to Arkansas, after our tree was over. Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan went back with them for a few days. It was the best Christmas we have had in a while. We wish everyone a very blessed New Year.” Kim and Lee Beck had visits from son, Jason Beck, who is now living in Maryland., daughter, Maddie Beck who came from Ft. Worth, son and daughter in law, Jackson & Courtney Dailey who came in from San Antonio. Kim adds, “Derek & Michelle Dailey traveled from Grand Prairie and brought daughter, Demi, for some Christmas cheer! There is nothing better than watching that almost 2-year- old giggle with glee over her new Fisher Price Little People Farm set. Bamaw & Lee Pa are blessed for sure!” Evelyn Horne was at her daughter’s Alisa Ottley’s home in Dallas for Christmas. Family gathered at Rick and Judy Petty’s home for Christmas. They started out with lunch and finished up with visiting and catching up on events of the past year, followed by games and lots of laughter and “of course more eating.” Those who were able come included Chris, Robin, Trever and Trey Petty from Cedar Park (this was our first year to have to share Tyler who has become engaged and spent this Christmas with fiancée Caitlin Valley and her family), Ronnie, Amy, Mitchell and Macy Green from Cooper, Mick and Linda Petty, Billy Joe Clayton all from Tira, Mike and Tara Owens from Dallas, James and Cathy Humphrey and Chaney Klemptner from New Braunfels and Dustin Churchman, Hesston Humphrey, Katie Stewart all from Sulphur Springs and Reagan Humphrey from Bolivar, Missouri. Judy comments, “Always great to have everyone together, especially at Christmas.” Our family Christmas began with attending church services on Christmas Eve. Our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, joined us at First Baptist Church, after they attended the Christmas Eve service at Posey Baptist Church. We went out to eat following the service at First Baptist. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin, Morgan Joslin and fiancée, Allison, Tiffany Vaughn, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin, and Linda Ellen Vaughn came over for a time of exchanging gifts and eating Christmas lunch on Christmas Day. Malcolm Joslin came to Tira on Christmas night to celebrate Christmas with Kenden, Jaidyn, Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden. On the day after Christmas, our son, Delayne Vaughn, came from Waco and we enjoyed lunch with him, Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn. Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn joined us for dessert, and then we opened more gifts. Landon, Laiken, and the boys  celebrated with Laiken’s family on Christmas Eve. I hope 2018 brings you all many blessings! I look forward to neighbors reporting about their New Year festivities! I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945- 2190 or 903-438- 6688 or [email protected]  

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Tira News December 22, 2017

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Tira News December 22, 2017

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Travis Eugene (Gene) Lewis, son of the late Barney and Edna Lewis. He passed away December 19th in Armuchee, Georgia. Rachel Lewis reports that a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Siblings are Wanda Clayton, Dorothy Hargrave, Gary Lewis, Judy Lewis and Richard Lewis. Please be in prayer for the family. The Tira City Council would like to express their appreciation to the North Hopkins Beta Club and Danna Lewis, their sponsor, for their generous donation of food for the Tira Food Pantry. Linda Petty had back surgery on Monday, December 11th, at Methodist Surgery Center in Addison. Mick reports, “The back surgery went well, but she had some heart issues on the 2nd day after the surgery, so our two-day stay turned into a 5-day stay. I think all is well now and we go back for a follow up this Friday. We can’t thank our family and friends enough for their help and prayers.” Regina Taylor, of Sulphur Springs, Brenda Allen, of Yantis, and Yvonne Weir and I, from Tira, went to Hot Springs, Arkansas on Friday. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, overlooking Lake Hamilton, and then drove around downtown and up the mountain. That evening we went to Garvan Woodland Gardens for their beautiful Holiday Lights event. Later we had a delicious meal at the Bleu Monkey Grill. On Saturday, we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, and then spent the day shopping before returning home. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]

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Tira News

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Tira News

by Jan Vaughn Evelyn (Arnold) Horne moved into our community recently. She reports that her daughters, Stacy Green from Sugar Land and Alisa Ottley and Saylor from Dallas, came for lunch and a visit on Friday the 8th. Kim and Lee Beck had a nice visit with their “almost 2-year-old” granddaughter, Demi, and parents, Derek & Michelle Dailey. Demi got to see Santa and all the sights at Heritage Park. Kim adds, “Lee is selling his bass boat if you know someone who needs a super Christmas present.” Yvonne and Wesley Weir joined Dacy, Elise and Eli Campbell and Destri and Nicolaas Esterhuyse for the Old City Dallas Candlelight Tour. Yvonne reports, “We had a lovely time. The weather was great .The Weir family including Dakota and Sarah and Lucas enjoyed the community Christmas party Saturday night.” I went to Tyler on  Friday afternoon and did a little Christmas shopping. Our family enjoyed celebrating Christmas with our neighbors at the Tira Christmas Party on Saturday night. A good group gathered for the party and enjoyed a delicious meal and time of visiting. Following the meal, Sherry Smiddy read the Christmas story and then the young people led everyone in singing Christmas Carols prior to the arrival of Santa Claus. The kids enjoyed telling him their Christmas wishes. Chip and I attended our Sunday School Christmas party on Monday night at The Cottage event center. It was very nice and we enjoyed a potluck meal, playing games, and exchanging gifts. On Tuesday evening, Tiffany, Jaidyn, and I went to our Women on Mission meeting at Kathie Wells’ home, where we enjoyed finger foods and an ornament exchange. Chip and I picked up his mother, Grace Vaughn, and joined Tiffany and her family for Thanksgiving/Christmas lunch at Posey Baptist Church. Grace spent the afternoon with us, and then went to have dinner with John and Linda Vaughn and their family. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]  

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Tira News December 8, 2017

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Tira News December 8, 2017

by Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council met at the Community Center for their regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, December 5th. The Community Christmas Party is this Saturday, December 9th, at 6:00 p.m. Brisket and tea will be provided. Residents are asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share and canned goods for the Tira Food Pantry. Santa will be stopping by to visit with the kids. Come enjoy a time of good food, fun, and fellowship. Robert and Yvonne Weir’s daughter and son-in-law, Destri and Eben, and family spent last weekend with them. Yvonne reports, “We enjoyed the Weir Christmas Party at the Community Center on Saturday. We were blessed to have our whole family there.” Yvonne adds, “We had the ‘My Heroes’ bowling party at the center on Sunday and the athletes had a wonderful meal prepared by volunteers. They enjoyed playing a game with their gift exchange.” Chip, Tiffany, Jaidyn, and I went to Joe’s German Restaurant on Friday evening. We enjoyed the food and the oldies music, performed by C-Dale Cummings, and then we met Laiken, Rylan, and Brailon and their friends on the square to watch the Christmas parade. It was fun to see the kids’ faces light up as the beautiful lighted floats passed by. Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin spend Saturday night with us and went to church with us on Sunday. Tiffany and Jaidyn joined us for lunch. Chip and I attended the Christmas party for First Baptist Church preschool workers and their guests at Arturo’s on Monday night. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and visiting. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]  

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Tira News December 1, 2017

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Tira News December 1, 2017

by Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council will meet on Tuesday, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Following the regular quarterly business meeting, the group will decorate the center for the Christmas Party. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. Robert and Yvonne Weir and family had an early Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 22nd. Dustin, Natalie, and Maria came, as well as Destri, Eben, and Nico; Dakota and Sarah; and Dacy, Elise, and Eli. Yvonne reports, “We all ate too much! Destri and Eben traveled to Omaha, Nebraska for a wedding the next day, so we baby sat Nico until Sunday night. It is quiet without him.” Martha Payton was rather busy last week. She reports, “Brad Payton came on Tuesday for a couple of days. Regina Payton arrived Wednesday afternoon, so we had Thanksgiving dinner early since Brad had to return home on Wednesday night. Regina and I decided to enjoy a very leisurely day on Thursday, watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then that afternoon the Dallas Cowboy game.” On Saturday Martha’s sister Ann Sullivan from Longview and brother B. C. Honzell from Pittsburg came for a visit. They enjoyed lunch together at Furr’s, then coffee and double pecan pie. Martha comments, “That dessert was rich! A very blessed time together.” William and Joyce Dodd enjoyed hosting Thanksgiving lunch for their family on Thursday. Those attending included Michael McNiel, Tanja, Rob, Brad, Tanya, Trenton, and Matthew Dodd, Tiffany, Emery, Elliana, and Eadon McPherson, Maegan Shelton and her friend Matt, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton. Joyce says, “We had a house full, but we enjoyed being together. We almost had our whole family. We were missing our granddaughter, Mandi Owens, Stuart McPherson, who was hunting, and Trenton’s friend Melony, who had to work. Mary Helen Hillman visited us on Friday afternoon.” Landon & Laiken Joslin and the kids, Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, had Thanksgiving lunch and dinner with Laiken’s family on Thursday. Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin spent Thanksgiving Day with their dad, Malcolm, and his family. Morgan Joslin spent Thanksgiving Day with his friend, Allison Langston, and her family. Liz Steinsiek hosted Thanksgiving lunch for a few family members and friends at her Tira cabin on Thursday. Guests included Harold, James, and Carol Cowley, Johnny and Cilla Hudson, Donna Gregory and her mother, Mary Barnett, and friend Don Horne, and Chip, Tiffany, and myself. We enjoyed a relaxing meal and visiting in the beautiful country setting. Our son, Delayne Vaughn, arrived from Waco on Friday morning, and then Tiffany and her family, Kenden, Jaidyn, Morgan Joslin and friend Allison, Landon, Laiken, Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, Slaiden Joslin and, Chip’s mother, Linda and Grace Vaughn. joined us for Thanksgiving lunch. Delayne left to return home on Saturday morning, and then Chip and I took Dixie back to Beaumont. After dropping her off, we went to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe. We spent the night there, had a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and then came back through Tyler and did some Christmas shopping and ate at Olive Garden. Be sure you have the Tira Community Christmas Party on your calendar. It’s scheduled for Saturday, December 9th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. We will gather to share a meal and time of visiting with our neighbors. Brisket will be provided and residents are asked to bring side dishes and/or desserts. We will be collecting canned goods for the Tira Food Pantry. Santa will be stopping by to visit with the kids. Make plans to come enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]

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