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A large group of Panthers fans gathered for the North Hopkins School Homecoming game on Tuesday night. Aysha Day was voted Homecoming Queen for 2016 by the student body. She is the daughter of Brandi Day and Chanse Fite and the grand-daughter of Kathy Day and the late Jimmy Day, Debbie and Bobby Harris, Mike and Valaree Fite and Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery. Aysha was escorted by her dad Chanse Fite and her pop Bobby Harris. Powell Vickery is in Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano. Sherry shared that he is in stable condition and wanting to come home. Please be in prayer for him. Dustin Weir spent Saturday the 23rd visiting with his parents, Robert and Yvonne Weir. They went to see the movie, The Revenant. Yvonne shared that the story of Hugh Glass occurred near her South Dakota home. Dacy (Weir) Campbell and her children, Elise and Eli, spent last Friday night with Robert and Yvonne. Dacy helped put up a new mirror. On Saturday, they all went to garage sales and had lunch at Juan Pablo’s before Dacy and the kids returned home. On Sunday afternoon, Wesley Weir’s bowling team, My Heroes, went on a hayride and enjoyed hot dogs and the beautiful weather at their coach Johnny’s country retreat. Tiffany, Kenden, Jaidyn, Chip, and I attended a fellowship for the hearing impaired at the ROC on Saturday. The group enjoyed pizza, bingo and visiting. Tiffany and I interpret for the deaf at First Baptist Church. Morgan was teaching a rocketry class at the Sulphur Springs airport that day. I shopped for Bingo prizes in Greenville on Friday and visited my friend, Natali Lawson, in the hospital. She had taken a bad fall and had broken bones in her arm and leg. She was very disappointed to miss the deaf fellowship. Prayers for her recovery would be welcome. 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]   Share...

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http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Tira-news-Jan29-final.mp3 Tira News By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to Patti Wiebold in the loss of her brother, Barry Miller, of Dallas. Please remember the family in your prayers. Sherry Smiddy shared an invitation from Cross Spur Cowboy Church to “come out and join the fun” at their “Sweets for you Sweetie” auction on February 14th at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the youth group. Kim and Lee Beck spent the long weekend in Austin and the surrounding area, visiting with Jason before he leaves for Navy Flight School in Pensacola, Florida. She said that Fredericksburg was fun, Enchanted Rock was a challenge, and Luckenbach was a nice visit with the gentleman that married them “in that crazy little town.” She adds, “We did not see Willie, darn it!” The North Hopkins School Homecoming games are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd. Make plans to come out and cheer on the teams and see the crowning of the homecoming queen. Grace Vaughn turned 95 on January 18th. Her daughter, Linda Ellen Vaughn, spent the weekend and her birthday with her. On Saturday, the 16th, Jim and Sandra Vaughn came from Broken Bow for a visit. They took Grace and Linda to the Dip Net in Sulphur Springs, where they met Tim and Lori Vaughn, John Vaughn, and Chip and Jan Vaughn for an early birthday lunch. Charlie Vaughn was working and unable to meet the group, and other activities prevented daughters-in-law, Linda and Susan Vaughn, from participating in the celebration. 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]   Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn   We want to extend our sympathy to the family of Patsy Weir Templeton. Her funeral was held at the Tira United Methodist Church on January 5, 2016, under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. I apologize for the delay in reporting this, but I was unaware of her passing at the time. Patsy was the daughter of the late Harm and Lois Weir. Please remember her family in your prayers. The family of Franky Joslin expressed their appreciation to the people of the Tira community for the encouragement, food, and support during their time of loss. Doug and Gae Lou (Chapman) Haley, of Crowley, hosted a Christmas Eve party for twenty-four family and friends. Those attending included Betty (Chapman) Johnson and family, Jerry and June (Chapman) Vessel and family, and Pete and Dorreice (Horn) Shuptrine. Dorreice shared that they shared great food and lots of laughs! 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]   Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn   Yvonne reported that she and Robert had two family Christmas get-togethers. Mike, Dacy, Elise, and Eli came on December 19th. Also, Dustin Weir brought their three nieces and nephews. His wife, Natalie, had to work. On Christmas Eve, they celebrated with Destri, Eben, Mena, and Emmy and Dacy and the kids. Everyone played outside and then spent the night. Yvonne adds, “Several of us went to the Christmas Eve service at the Tira Methodist Church and Wesley took his first communion.” Dustin, Natalie, and the kids were in Chicago to visit Natalie’s mother for Christmas. Yvonne shared that Garry Crowson’s wife, Reba Gail Parkey Crowson, passed away unexpectedly on Monday. Her funeral was scheduled for Friday afternoon, under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. Please remember the family in your prayers. Kim Beck reports, “Our son, Jason Beck, and two of his Navy friends came to visit over the holidays. They got some country love, with backroading and target shooting and eating some home cooking. They loved our little Tira community!” Joyce Dodd would like to express “kudos to the North Hopkins Ag Department for delivering Christmas gifts to several of our Hopkins County shut-ins. It was such a blessing to many.” Landon and Laiken Joslin took their sons, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden to Beaumont for a late Christmas visit with their sister, Dixie, on Saturday, January 2nd. They spent the night at Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe, before returning home on Sunday. Our daughter and grandchildren, Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn, and friends, Abby and Darris, joined us for snack foods, games, and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. They were back on New Year’s Day for black-eyed peas and cabbage. Tiffany, Kenden, Jaidyn, Darris, and I met Elizabeth Steinsiek and her family, Will, Tonja, Gabriel, and Khristina, of Chicago, and Tracy, Jordyn, Madison, and Lani, of San Antonio, for an afternoon of bowling on Wednesday, December 30th. Michael and Chip had to work and missed out on the fun. 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]   Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to Tommy Dickens and his family, in the loss of his mother, Alvira Dickens. Her funeral was held on Monday afternoon, December 28, 2015, under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Please keep the family in your prayers. Kim Beck shared, “Our son, Jason Beck, graduated from the University of Texas–Austin Naval ROTC program and got his commission on the 16th and will begin Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Florida in February. We are proud parents! Hook ‘em Jason!” The family of the late Herm and Helen Weir got together at the Tira Community Center on December 19th to celebrate Christmas. Joyce reports that there were 23 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in attendance. She says, “We had food, lots of fun and memories, and exchanged gifts.” William and Joyce Dodd hosted a get together for their family on Christmas Day. They had lunch and opened gifts around the tree. Those attending included Michael McNiel, Tonja Jones, Rob, Brad, Tanya, Trenton, and Matthew Dodd, Maegan, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton, and a friend, D.J., Blaine, Heather, Jayden, Lilly, and Dakotah Lawwill, and Stuart, Tiffany, Emery, and Elli McPherson. Joyce adds, “We had a house full of family, which we enjoyed and shared the blessings of love with, to make our Christmas special.” Floyd and Martha Payton report that they “enjoyed and celebrated the Christmas holidays with their children – Regina Payton from Victoria, Brad and Virginia Payton from Keller, Eric Payton from San Diego.” Martha commented, “The weather didn’t cooperate very well so we stayed close to home.” Floyd is recovering from a bout with pneumonia, but is feeling much better after a couple of weeks of rest and good care. He and Martha want to wish everyone “a happy, healthy New Year.” Jimmy and Janie Lewis celebrated Christmas for almost a week, beginning on the 20th with daughter, Alicia, and her family, Hayden, Quinton, and Asa Joslin, and other friends and family. Don and Patsy Shaw and their daughters, Ruth Ann and Dona, and Patsy’s sister and niece, Mary Sue and Vicki, and RaDona, Blake, and Cooper Adams spent the evening with the Lewis’ on the 24th. On Christmas Day, Jimmy and Janie celebrated again with RaDona, Brian, Blake, and Cooper, and Don, Patsy, and Dona. Also, Jimmy and Janie spent Thanksgiving visiting their son, Jeremy, in Gainesville, Georgia. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin celebrated Christmas with Laiken’s mother and family on Christmas Eve and with her dad and family on the day after Christmas. They joined us on Christmas Day for lunch and exchanging gifts, along with our son and daughter, Delayne and Tiffany, and our other grandchildren, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn, and friend Darris Cross. The children enjoyed playing outside on the warm, sunny day! Linda and Grace Vaughn came by for a visit on Saturday afternoon. Tira was spared from the destructive weather on Sunday evening, although we had a lot of rain and I had one report of slight wind damage. Also, Kim Beck shared some amazing photos of the ominous looking clouds, including a beautiful picture of a rainbow. I would like to echo Floyd and Martha’s wish for you all to have a happy, healthy 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] Share...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn   Martha Payton reports, “The Tira Methodist Church will have a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24,Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.” Morgan Joslin was promoted to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and assumed the role of Squadron Cadet Commander. He also received the Ira C. Eaker award, which only 2% of cadets achieve in their career. He was blessed to have many family and friends in attendance to help celebrate the milestone at the annual Squadron Christmas Dinner and Change of Command ceremony, which was held at the League Street Church of Christ on Thursday, December 10th. Morgan’s cousin, Commander Michael Horn, U.S. Navy, retired, was there, from San Antonio, to place Morgan’s new shoulder boards, indicating his new rank. Chip and I shopped in Tyler on Friday and Saturday. We stayed at the Lake o’ the Woods resort on Lake Palestine, and returned on Saturday evening for “A Holy Night” Christmas program at First Baptist Church. Our daughter, Tiffany, and her friend, Darris, met us there, and then we all went out for dinner at Chili’s afterward. Yvonne Weir, Brenda Allen, and I met for dinner at Roma’s Italian Restaurant, in Sulphur Springs, on Sunday evening, prior to attending the Choral Society Celtic Christmas performance at the First Methodist Church. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a 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] Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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  Tira News The Tira Community Christmas dinner was held last Saturday night and was a great success.  Thanks to all who participated, prepared food and encouraged the young people to attend.  Santa and two elves came by, which was very popular with the little children and the young at heart. Floyd and Martha Payton met Martha’s brother, Von Honzell from Wylie and niece, Sara Chambers from Dripping Springs in Greenville on Tuesday.  They enjoyed lunch together at the Cotton Patch. Brenda Allen, of Yantis, and Yvonne Weir & I enjoyed the Tour of Homes in Cooper on Sundayafternoon. Our family enjoyed the community Christmas party on Saturday evening, and then Chip & I went to our Sunday School party, at the home of B. J. & Ludonna Smithers, in Sulphur Springs. Everyone had a good time eating, visiting & exchanging ornaments. Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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  One last reminder about the Tira Community Christmas Party, which is this Saturday, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. We will gather to visit and share a meal together. Brisket will be provided. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert and enjoy spending time with your neighbors. We are also bringing canned goods for the Meal-a-Day Program in Sulphur Springs. Santa Claus is planning to stop by and visit with the children. The Tira City Council meeting was held on Tuesday evening. The group discussed regular business items, after arriving early to decorate for the Community Christmas Party. William and Joyce Dodd hosted a Thanksgiving celebration on Thanksgiving Day. Those attending included Michael McNiel, Tonja Jones, Rob, Brad, Tanya, Trenton, and Matthew Dodd, Stuart, Tiffany, Emery, Tristan, and Elli McPherson. They enjoyed a big lunch and visiting. Joyce adds that they also got a call from their granddaughter Mandi Owens, in Arkansas, and from Joyce’s cousin, Larry Ward, who lives in Livingston, New York. Our son, Delayne Vaughn, came in from Waco on Thursday evening. On Friday evening, we joined Michael, Tracy, Jordyn, Madison, and Lani Horn, of San Antonio, at the home of Liz Steinsiek to celebrate Thanksgiving. Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn also went. After a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, we enjoyed playing 42 and visiting. On Saturday, Delayne returned home and Chip and I drove to Winnsboro and Daingerfield State Park and, in spite of the rain and clouds, we enjoyed seeing the beautiful fall foliage. 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] Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn   Tira City Council Members will gather at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1st at the Community Center for the regular quarterly meeting. Following the meeting the group will decorate the center for the community Christmas party. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. The Tira Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 5th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. We encourage everyone to make plans to come enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship. Brisket will be provided. Residents should bring sides and desserts. Santa Claus is scheduled to stop by to visit with the children. Morgan Joslin helped with the Texas ½ Mile Shootout at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday. Chip Vaughn was also there for the drag races on Saturday. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving. I hope to hear from many of my neighbors about Thanksgiving activities in our community, and then share the reports in the next column. 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] Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn   North Hopkins Elementary Principal, LeAnn Tadlock, shared that students and teachers at North Hopkins Elementary School wanted to thank veterans for their brave service and protection of our freedom, so they honored them with a come-and-go reception on Wednesday. Mrs. Tadlock said that several veterans stopped by for a visit. Refreshments were served and students wrote letters and cards, drew and colored pictures, and created a flag, made of felt hand shapes, to celebrate and honor service members. Kim Beck reports, “My son, Jackson Dailey came over from TAMU-Commerce to speak at the Sulphur Bluff program honoring veterans. We were entertained by stories of his travels and some military history. Jackson co-founded the East Texas War & Memory Project at TAMU. They are striving to interview as many World War 2 veterans as they can find and have amassed a large archive.” I would add that we all owe a debt of gratitude to our former and current service members. The North Hopkins School Fall Carnival will be going on tonight (Friday, the 13th). Hamburgers and pizza will be available, beginning at 5:00. The booths will be open from 6:00 – 8:00, and then the Junior Class is sponsoring Bingo. We are pleased to report that our son, Delayne Vaughn, a teacher and National Honor Society Sponsor at Waco High School, was named Teacher of the Week recently. Jerry Wayne Smiddy, son of the late Lloyd and Beulah (Chapman) Smiddy of Tira, suffered a stroke recently. Chip and I were in Mesquite to visit him in the hospital on Saturday afternoon. We also got to see Gail, his wife, and Beverly, his daughter. Teresa, his other daughter was at work at the time. Dorreice (Horn) Shuptrine, of Plano, visited with him on Sunday and took him some of her delicious homemade fried pies and pralines. Please remember Jerry Wayne and his family in your prayers. After leaving the Mesquite Specialty Hospital, we drove to Parkland Hospital to visit our friend, Diana McCauley. Her husband is Charlie McCauley, who directs the band at Sulphur Springs High School. Prayers are needed for them, as well. We stopped for a wonderful dinner at Carino’s Italian restaurant on the way back. Keep in mind that the Community Christmas Party will be coming up before long. The event is planned for Saturday evening, December 5th. Make plans to come visit with old friends and make new ones. Bring the kids for a visit with Santa! 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] Share...

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