Tira News - Ksst Radio

Tira News

Tira News for June 15th, 2018

Posted by on 7:30 am in App, Community News, Headlines, Hopkins County News, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News for June 15th, 2018

Tira News for June 15th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Joyce Dodd would like to let everyone know about a Bible study at the Tira United Methodist Church every other Tuesday at 1:00, taught by Beth Hargrave. She says, “Bring your Bible and study with us on June 26th”. Tonja Dodd Jones and Jerry Lucas were married on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Sulphur Bluff Assembly of God church. The couple will be living in Tira, after a short wedding trip. Tonja is the daughter of William and Joyce Dodd. The 80th Annual Tira Homecoming is coming up on Sunday, July 1st . The program and cemetery meeting will begin at 11:00 in the Tira Methodist Church. A covered dish lunch will be shared at the picnic tables at noon. Make plans to come share memories. The reunion of families Lewis, Joslin, Speaks, Braden, Parker, Hobgood, and King was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Dorothy Hargrave reports that the Tira Community Center was “bustling with activity” and “a good time was had.” She adds, “The reunion was established to honor Edna Lewis.” Those in attendance were Odell Lewis, Richard King, Johnny Parker, Sherman and Loretta Crawford, Dorothy Lewis Hargrave, C. W. and Diane Freeman, Clovis Hobgood, Imogene King Phillips, Bill and Joan Speaks, Reggie and Janice Hargrave ,Rick and Donna Hobgood, Greg, Pam and Hanna Hargrave, Wesley and Kaye Hobgood, Larry Clayton, Wanda Lewis Clayton, Judy Lewis, Sam and Kathy King Powlen and grandsons Cooper and Holden, Carolyn Allen, Allen and Pam Hobgood, Randy and Becky Hargrave, Peter Casey, Randall Douglas, Michael and Donna Zamora, James, Jeanna and Hayley Schaare, Jeremy Allen and special guests Amber, Susan Nunnelly, Linda Crowder and Donnis Newman. The Traveling Cross was won by Jeremy Allen. Good Food, fellowship and an auction provided much enjoyment. Rachel Lewis reported that she and Gary were at the high school graduation of their first grandchild that weekend, so they had to miss the reunion this year. Jorene Orr would like to remind everyone about the meeting for concerned citizens on June 19th regarding traffic safety on Highway 19 North. It is being held in the North Hopkins School Cafeteria, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00. Yvonne Weir has just returned from a trip to her family home place in South Dakota. I look forward to sharing news from her travels soon. Chip and I took our daughter, Tiffany, grandson, Morgan, and his fiancee, Allison, out to the Fish Fry in Paris on Friday evening for their June birthdays. On Saturday afternoon, Tiffany went to McKinney to spend time with her friend, Stephanie Weaver. They enjoyed playing games with friends that evening, and then Tiffany returned home for church on Sunday morning. Malcolm, Kenden, and Jaidyn Joslin attended the Joslin reunion on Saturday. 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]

read more

Tira News June 7, 2018

Posted by on 6:22 am in Headlines, Hopkins County News, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News June 7, 2018

Tira News June 7, 2018

By Jan Vaughn The regular quarterly Tira City Council meeting had to be postponed, due to several conflicting events among the members. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Around 30 people gathered at the North Hopkins School Cafeteria on Sunday, June 3rd, for the Aiguier Cemetery Association Meeting. Everyone enjoyed sharing a covered-dish lunch, prior to conducting the cemetery business. Tira Methodist Church members would like to express appreciation to Larry and Bobby White for donating and installing new carpet on the church porch. The Whites wanted to show their gratitude to the community for serving lunch and “being so nice” when Donna White Joslin passed away. Mark Chapman, Tira Cemetery Board Vice President, is putting together a special program for the 80th annual Tira Homecoming, which will be held on Sunday, July 1st. The program and meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Tira Methodist Church, and then there will be a pot-luck lunch at the picnic tables on the grounds. Make plans to come and share memories. Free breakfast and lunch is being served for kids 18 and under, at the North Hopkins School Cafeteria, on Monday through Thursday during the month of June. Breakfast is from 7:30 – 8:00 and lunch is from 11:30 – 12:00. 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]

read more

Tira News: June 1st, 2018

Posted by on 7:08 am in App, Community News, Headlines, Hopkins County News, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News: June 1st, 2018

Tira News: June 1st, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Jorene Orr would like to inform the public that the first meeting for “Concerned Citizens Highway 19 North” will be held in the North Hopkins School Cafeteria on June 19th at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come together to voice concerns on the “19th for 19”. Sherry Smiddy received a box of meats for the Tira Food Pantry from an anonymous donor. We want to express our thanks for the generous contribution. Also, we appreciate the staff at North Hopkins ISD for contributing to the pantry. North Hopkins School will offer free breakfast and lunch for kids 18 and under on Monday through Thursday during the month of June. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:00 and lunch will be from 11:30 to 12:00. Joyce Dodd reports, “Alyssa Owens, our great-granddaughter, graduated with her 8th grade class at North Hopkins School on Friday night.” She adds, “On Saturday, our son, Michael McNiel, brought lunch to our house to celebrate a late Mother’s Day and early Father’s Day. After lunch, Michael and I met Rosemary Horn and Glenda Zumwalt at The Magic Scoop for ice cream before Michael returned home to Richardson.” The Aiguier Cemetery Association Meeting is Sunday, June 3rd, at the North Hopkins School Cafeteria. A covered-dish lunch will be shared at noon, followed by the meeting. The families of the late Robert (Bob) and Myrtle Lawrence met at the Tira Community Center for their annual reunion on the weekend of May 19th and 20th. Georgia Smith shares, “The group was small, but we had a big time!” She adds, “Time has taken it toll on all of us, so many were unable to come. We will continue to have it, but only for one day.” Those attending included Mary Rawson, Georgia and Troy Smith of Tira, Joyce Johnson of Mesquite, Gene and Ida Bratcher of Sulphur Springs, Charlene Lawrence of Fort Worth, Lori Lawrence and friend Donna of Arlington, Mark, Julie Sawyer, Darby, Addie and two friends, Ryan and Wes from Grapevine, E.C. Evans from West, Bryndal Williams, Jimmy and Helen Smith of Greenville, and Cody, Chandler, and Cooper Wilson of Forney. Also visiting were Murray and Diana Smith of Sulphur Springs. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden went to Mt. Enterprise on Saturday to pick up Dixie, so she can spend a couple of weeks with them. They went to the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler before returning home. The kids stayed with us for a while on Saturday evening, while Landon and Laiken shopped in Paris. They enjoyed fishing and playing on the riding toys. Chip and I attended a graduation party for or grandniece, Mattie Hall, at her sister, Tana’s, home on Friday evening. Tiffany came by for a while, before going to the 8th grade graduation at North Hopkins. We went to Mattie's graduation at North Hopkins on Saturday afternoon. 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]

read more

Tira News May 25th, 2018

Posted by on 7:25 am in App, Community News, Headlines, Hopkins County News, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News May 25th, 2018

Tira News May 25th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Joyce Dodd reports that we’ve had some activity at the Tira free food pantry recently. She shared that we have lots of canned vegetables on hand, but need more canned meat and other non-perishable proteins. Donations for the pantry are always needed and very much appreciated.  If you would like to help out, you can contact any of the Tira Council Members, Powell Vickery – Mayor, Joyce Dodd, Tami Joslin, Janie Lewis, Sherry Smiddy, and Yvonne Weir, or let me know. My contact information is always shown at the end of the column. The North Hopkins Cemetery Association will hold its annual Memorial Day Service at the North Hopkins Cemetery Chapel on Sunday, May 27th, at 11:00 a.m. They would like to “encourage all interested parties to come to honor our veterans and loved ones that have been buried there.”  Lunch will be served for a $10.00 donation to help offset the cost of the food. Please bring your card table and lawn chairs. If you can’t attend, you may make a donation to the North Hopkins Cemetery Association, c/o Charlene Stewart, 128 S. Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.  Charlene adds,  “All donations are appreciated to help with the upkeep of the building and grounds.” The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be coming up on Tuesday, June 5 th , at 6:00 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. You may bring donations for the food pantry to any council meeting. The annual Aiguier Cemetery Association meeting will be held on Sunday, June 3 rd , at the North Hopkins School Cafeteria. Please note the change in location. A covered dish lunch will be shared at noon, followed by the meeting. Colbie Weatheread, daughter of Dylon and Brittni Weatheread, celebrated her 1st birthday at their home in the Pleasant Grove area. Colbie is the granddaughter of John and Melissa Weatheread of Tira and Sandy and Steven Bindeman of Sulphur Springs. Minnie (Hillis) Reagor reports, “Reunion Time again! Hope you will join us, as we gather with kinfolk from near and far… close relatives and extended families! We hope we will see you at the reunion, Saturday & Sunday, June 16th & 17th, 2018, at the Tira Community Center. (Annually, the 3rd full weekend of June.) Any Hillis descendent from any branch is welcome! Our branch descends from Andrew “Jackson” Hillis (1815/17 – 1878) who married 1) Aliza Elizabeth Hawkins, and 2) Mary Ann Shelton, branching out from the Lauderdale County, Alabama and Giles County and Lawrence County, Tennessee regions… spreading out across various States.” For more information you can visit their Reunion Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/hillisfamilyreunion or e-mail [email protected] She adds that you can contact her by mail at “2018 Hillis Reunion – 339 Greathouse – Vidor, TX 77662.” Be sure you have the Tira Homecoming on your calendar. It is held annually on the first Sunday in July, which is the 3 rd this year. There will be a program and Tira Cemetery Association meeting at 11:00 inside the Tira Methodist Church, and then the group will share a pot-luck lunch at the picnic tables on the grounds. North Hopkins School has begun a band program and had its first concert on Friday, May 18th. The band is made up of 6th and 7th grade students and their director is Monte Ashcraft. It’s exciting to see the students have this additional opportunity to develop their talents. North Hopkins Seniors will be graduating on Saturday, May 26th, at 3:00 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation is on Friday night, May 25th, at 7:30 p.m. Kindergarten students graduated at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 24th. I hope everyone has a safe and fun summer! 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]

read more

Tira News May 18, 2018

Posted by on 6:35 am in Headlines, Hopkins County News, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News May 18, 2018

Tira News May 18, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Regina Payton visited with her mother Martha Payton this past week. She arrived on Wednesday afternoon. Martha reports, “We decided to try our skill at power washing the house, screens, windows and lawn furniture, which was easier than expected. Brad Payton came on Thursday afternoon with a beautiful bouquet of red roses for Mother’s Day, so naturally we put him to work also. By the time evening arrived we decided to drive to Cooper to the Dairy Queen for a hamburger supper. Brad returned home on Friday evening after a very nice visit. Regina and I drove to Longview on Saturday to visit my sister and brother from Pittsburg. We let Luby’s cook our lunch on Saturday. We had a wonderful visit and, as always, the drive to east Texas is always nice. Everyone returned home safely.” Dacy and Destri treated their mother, Yvonne Weir, to lunch at the Smoky Rose in Dallas on Friday, May 4th, and then they then attended a Cinco de Mayo festival at Nico’s (Destri’s son’s)  day care. Yvonne comments, “It was fun, but Nico refused to wear the mustache or sombrero.” Yvonne spent the night with Destri and Eben Friday night. Wesley Weir went bowling with My Heroes on Saturday and played Bright Star Baseball on Monday night. Yvonne adds, “It was a great night for baseball.” Kim & Lee Beck are proud to announce that Madeleine Beck graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree from Texas Christian University on Saturday. Go Hornfrogs! The annual Aiguier Cemetery Association meeting will be held on Sunday, June 3rd, on the cemetery grounds. A covered dish lunch will be shared at noon, followed by the business meeting. Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin spent the night with us on Friday. We enjoyed being outside watching the boys play. Our granddaughter, Jaidyn Joslin, was baptized at Posey Baptist Church on Sunday. There to celebrate her decision, were her parents, Tiffany Vaughn and Malcolm Joslin, her brothers, Kenden and Morgan Joslin and Morgan’s fiancée Allison, her uncle, Delayne Vaughn, and Chip and myself, along with her church family. After the service we returned to our house for Mother’s Day lunch, which Chip prepared. Also, Chip, Delayne, and I visited Grace Vaughn for Mother’s Day. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon and Slaiden celebrated Mother’s Day with Laiken’s family and they enjoyed swimming that afternoon. 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]

read more

Tira News-May 11th, 2018

Posted by on 8:16 am in App, Community News, Headlines, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News-May 11th, 2018

Tira News-May 11th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Donna Joslin. Her funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, May 6th, at the Tira Methodist Church. Lunch was served for the family at the Community Center, prior to the funeral. We want to thank all who helped with the meal. Please remember Donna’s family in prayer. Kim Beck reports, “Alex Kennedy, a friend of our daughter Maddie, is graduating from NYU and his Sr. Project was the film “Save the Cat.” The crew was here in November to film, using Kim and Lee’s home for one of the locations. Kim says, “They fell in love with our 1969 Ford truck and used it as well.” Kim and Lee were visited again by the NYU film students over the weekend, so that they could get some additional shots for the film. Kim comments, “The weather was perfect and they got what they needed. They did have some motor trouble with “Old Blue” and we had to bring the 1969 Ford truck home on a wrecker from Athens. They quickly switched their outdoor location from Corsicana to Athens with permission from the land owner where the truck broke down. The sunset was beautiful and they wrapped the film. We hope to see a copy in the next few months.” Joyce Dodd shared, “William and I enjoyed a very nice visit from Aunt Rosemary [Horn] and Glenda [Zumwalt] on Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed talking about old times.” The annual Horn Family Reunion was held at the Tira Community Center on Saturday, May 5th. Janie Lewis had put a lot of energy into decorating the Center for the event and everything looked beautiful. Twenty-one people attended and enjoyed a delicious pot-luck 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]

read more

Tira News

Posted by on 6:26 am in Headlines, Hopkins County News, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News

Tira News

By Jan Vaughn Lee Beck met some friends and they had a fly fishing weekend on the White River in Arkansas. Kim reports, “Catch & Release trout fishing is fun, but there is no fish dinner at the end. Boo!” Kim Beck met some old high school friends for a long beach weekend in Galveston. She comments, “The weather was great and lots of fun was had by all until the flat tire on the way home near Fairfield. A very nice gentleman stopped to change our tire and we were back underway in 20 minutes flat. That included our unloading & reloading all of our luggage, junk and coolers to get to the spare.” Yvonne Weir reports, “The Weir, Campbell and Esterhuyse families spent Friday and Saturday and part of Sunday at Cooper Lake tent camping. Malorie Padrone and Daniel, Desirea and Denise came, also. The kids ran and played and kayaked and swam and everyone had a great time. The party was to honor Nicolaas Robert Esterhuyse, as he turned 2 years old. Camp Nicolaas was a great success.” Nicolaas is the son of Destri and Eben Esterhuyse and grandson of Robert and Yvonne Weir. Brenda Allen, of Yantis, Regina Taylor, of Sulphur Springs, and Yvonne Weir and I went to Fairview for lunch on Friday, April 27th, in honor of Yvonne’s upcoming birthday. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and then we looked around in the kitchen shop. Yvonne says, of her birthday meal, “The food was good, y’all.” Hopkins House treated Brightstar Baseball to hot dogs and Tropical Sno served snow cones to the team on Monday night. Yvonne reports, “It was lots of fun” We had hamburgers and homemade ice cream on Saturday evening for our grandson Landon’s birthday. Those attending included Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin, Tiffany Vaughn, Kenden, Jaidyn, Morgan, and Malcolm Joslin, and Chip and myself. We started the celebration without him, because he had a last minute run for work. Laiken prepared him a special meal on his actual birthday, Monday, April 30th. I visited with Mary Rawson for a little while on Sunday afternoon, and then Chip and I visited Rosemary Horn, after church that 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]  

read more

Tira News April 27th, 2018

Posted by on 7:30 am in App, Community News, Headlines, Lifestyle, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News April 27th, 2018

Tira News April 27th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Regina Payton is spending a few days with her mother, Martha Payton. They are beginning to think about the 80th annual Tira Homecoming, which will be coming up on Sunday, July 1 st . Mark your calendars and watch for details closer to the event date. Dustin Weir visited his parents, Robert and Yvonne Weir last weekend. He arrived on Friday evening and worked most of the day Saturday on his boat and trailer, and then pulled it home. Wesley bowled with My Heroes on Saturday. Yvonne reports, “We went to Mesquite to pick out a suit for the special prom he will be attending there on the 19th of May.” She adds, “Watch out for fire ants! They invaded my greenhouse.” Kim and Lee Beck traveled this past weekend to San Antonio to attend the 102nd Fiesta Oyster Bake at St. Mary’s Law School with son and daughter-in- law, Jackson and Courtney Dailey. Kim says, “Music, great food, sombreros and fireworks made for a fantastic weekend!” Chip and I took his mother, Grace Vaughn, to the Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet at the ROC in Sulphur Springs on Saturday. Lori Vaughn and Lana and Chrissy Hall met us there. We enjoyed a delicious meal and a wonderful program. The honorees each received a framed certificate. Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin spent Saturday night with their Gimmee, Tiffany, and aunt, Jaidyn, and attended church at Posey with them. They all came to our house for lunch on Sunday and the kids had fun playing outside before returning home. Chip and I enjoyed sharing a meal and playing games with Diana and WilliamMcCauley on last Thursday 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]

read more

Tira News for April 13th, 2018

Posted by on 7:15 am in App, Community News, Headlines, Lifestyle, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News for April 13th, 2018

Tira News for April 13th, 2018

By Jan Vaughn The Weir family celebrated Easter early, on Sunday, March 25th . They had Mexican food, and then the “usually competitive egg hunt.” Yvonne reported, “Emmie won the prize egg, which had $10 on it.” She adds, “On Easter Dustin and Maria visited and he finally got my Christmas present (a greenhouse) put together. It is really nice and I have lots of stuff in there, since the cold front hit. I’ve planted lots of flower seeds. Guess we’ll see how it does.” She commented, “Robert’s squash, cucumbers, cantaloupes, and watermelons took a hit from the frost.” On Friday Robert, Wesley, and Yvonne drove to Rowlett to watch Maria in a drill team performance. Yvonne says, “She did a great job.” The next day they went “thrift shopping” and Dustin took Wesley to skate. She adds, “He did really well, considering it was his first time on roller blades. He had a triangle PVC helper to assist him.” Rylan Joslin, son of Landon and Laiken Joslin, celebrated his 6th birthday, with family and friends, at Skate Magic in Sulphur Springs on Sunday afternoon. Chip and I took Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn out for dinner on Friday evening, and then went to see the inspirational movie, “I Can Only Imagine.” 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]

read more

Tira News April 6, 2018

Posted by on 9:42 am in Headlines, Hopkins County News, News, Tira by Jan Vaughn | Comments Off on Tira News April 6, 2018

Tira News April 6, 2018

by Jan Vaughn Charlene Stewart would like to let everyone know that the North Hopkins Cemetery Association will hold their annual meeting at the cemetery chapel on Monday, April 9th, at 6:00 p.m. Regina Payton spent a few days with her mother, Martha Payton, over the Easter week. Martha reports, “We had Maundy Thursday at Tira Methodist Church, Good Friday Service at Sulphur Bluff Methodist Church, and Easter Sunday services to attend. On Saturday we decided to take a drive to Quitman, Gilmer, Pittsburg and back home. The dogwood trees between Quitman and Gilmer were all in bloom, plus the wisteria vines planted on the fence rows and climbing in the trees were in full bloom, also. A very colorful trip. Regina left on Tuesday morning to return home to Victoria and she reports that drive was very colorful, also.” William and Joyce Dodd hosted Easter lunch with their family on Sunday. Joyce shared, “The kids enjoyed an Easter egg hunt after lunch.” Those attending included Michael McNiel, Tonja Jones, Rob Dodd, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton, Brad, Tanya, and Matthew Dodd, Stuart, Tiffany, Tristan, Emery, Ellianna, and Eadon McPherson. Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin, Tiffany Vaughn, Jaidyn Joslin, and Malcolm Joslin came to our house on Saturday evening to let the kids hunt Easter eggs, and then we had a pizza picnic and watched them play. Landon was working and didn’t get to be with us and Kenden was at a friend’s house. Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden spent the night with Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn and attended Posey’s Easter services with them. They went to Cooper Lake for a Sunrise Service, and then had breakfast at the church, prior to Sunday School and the morning worship service. A Easter egg hunt followed. Tiffany, Kenden, Jaidyn, and their friends, Kris, Brittany, Brayden, Maygan, Bella, Austin, and Levi, came for lunch at our house on Easter Sunday afternoon. Afterward, the kids enjoyed playing outside on the riding toys & trampoline. Chip and I attended the Tenebrae service, chronicling the last days of Jesus’ life, at First Baptist Church’s ROC (Recreation Outreach Center) on Friday night, and then went to church on Easter morning. I’m sure there were many other Easter celebrations in our community. I hope to have more to report next week. 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]

read more