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http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/tira-news-april11.mp3 Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a visit with their daughter, Regina. She arrived on Wednesday evening before Easter. Martha says, “We caught up on some small problems with an i-Pad, made a trip to the library and had lunch in Sulphur Springs. Floyd hasn’t been feeling well lately, so we stayed close to home. Brad Payton from Keller came on Wednesday and visited with us until Saturday afternoon, also our grandson, Eric arrived from San Diego on Friday and stayed until Monday afternoon. He will be returning on Thursday afternoon for an overnight stay and catfish dinner. The house was rather quiet by Monday night, just the two of us again.” She adds, “Enjoy this beautiful weather and spring. The bluebonnets are blooming on the roadways and are very pretty.” The North Hopkins Cemetery Association will be having a business meeting on Monday, April 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the cemetery chapel. Shirley Glossup would like to encourage all interested parties to attend. The “My Hero’s” bowling party at the Weirs’, was a success, with lots of fun and food. Yvonne Weir informed me that about 30 people were there. Danna Lewis, golf coach at North Hopkins School, reported that the boys’ golf team placed second and will advance to regional competition. Team members are Evan Lewis, Mason Virgel, Ryan Reed, Aaron Stanley and Samuel Stanley. Evan was 5th overall individual. Jackson Dailey and his girlfriend Courtney traveled to Arlington on Monday to cheer the Texas Rangers on to an Opening Day win! Our neighboring community, Birthright, has a new Dollar General store, located on Highway 19 North, just north of FM 71. They will be having their Grand Opening this Saturday, April 9th. Store employees commented, “Y’all come check us out.” The store hours are 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.   Chip and I met Garry and Gena Jordan in Sulphur Springs on Friday evening for a delicious meal and a wonderful time of visiting. On Saturday, Chip Vaughn met the Sulphur Springs Middle School Destination Imagination teams at Anna High School for their state competition. Chip assists Clay Hansford in coaching the technical team. They were excited to win second place and have the opportunity to move on to Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee in May. Tiffany Vaughn met her friend, Stephanie Weaver of McKinney, on Friday evening, and then they spent the weekend in San Marcos, shopping and visiting with Stephanie’s mom, Debbie Simonton, for her birthday.     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 [email protected]     Share...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn   William and Joyce Dodd had their family over for Easter lunch, followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Those attending included Michael McNiel, Tonja Jones, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton, Brad, Tanya, and Matthew Dodd, Stuart, Tiffany, Emery, and Ellianna McPherson. Rob Dodd also came by. Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan had been to the Easter service at Tira Methodist Church, with Joyce. Over Spring Break Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir went to Medieval Times in Dallas. They also went to Six Flags with Dacy, Elise, and Eli Campbell. They were at Dacynd and Mike Campbell’s house for Easter lunch, along with Mike’s mom, Debra, and her frie, Dale, and his son, Rick. Dustin and Natalie Weir joined them, also. After lunch they visited Destri at Baylor Hospital, where Destri is having to stay while being monitored until the time for her baby to arrive. Wesley had tests at Children’s hospital on Wednesday. The Weirs are hosting a party for the “My Hero” bowling club on Saturday. Kim and Lee Beck were in Marietta, Texas for church on Easter and to visit with Kim’s sister, Kristi and her family. A section of the parking lot at the Tira Community Center had to be torn up to repair a water leak underneath the pavement. Jaidyn, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin were at our house on Saturday afternoon for an Easter egg hunt. They stayed and played for a while, and then Jaidyn went to a birthday party and she went skating with friends afterward. Darris Cross and Tiffany, Morgan, and Kenden went to Paris and did some shopping and went to see the movie, Miracles from Heaven. Darris, Tiffany, and the kids joined us for lunch after church on Easter Sunday. Grace Vaughn was here, too. Later in the afternoon, John Vaughn picked up Grace to have another Easter meal with them. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin celebrated Easter on Sunday with Laiken’s family. Landon Joslin, our grandson, is currently self-employed – building sheds, dog houses, chicken coops, etc. and doing “handyman” jobs. If you have a project you would like to discuss with him, please give him a call at 903-951-6252. 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 [email protected]     Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn     Joe Dan Karney passed away on Tuesday, March 22nd. His parents were the late Dooley and Thelma (Vandever) Karney. His wife of forty-four years, Gwendolyn Kraatz Karney, survives and we want to express our sympathy to her. Joe Dan’s funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel, with burial at the Tira Cemetery. Please be in prayer for Gwen and family. Tiffany Vaughn, Jaidyn Joslin, and Darris Cross went to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe last Monday for Spring Break. They went through Tyler and did some shopping on the way. Kenden Joslin and Chip and I met them there on Wednesday. Morgan Joslin stayed home, hoping to get in some flying lessons, but weather and other issues prevented that. We enjoyed playing miniature golf, walking on the trails, swimming in the indoor & outdoor pools, and other resort amenities. On Thursday, we went to the Woodlands Children Museum for their “Irish-at-heart” tribute to Saint Patrick’s Day. The Irish dance presentation was wonderful and the juggling show was fun to watch. Jaidyn enjoyed checking out the interactive exhibits. That evening and the next day, she had fun playing with the “neighbor” kids at the resort, and we cooked hot dogs and made s’mores. Darris, Tiffany, and Kenden went shopping on Friday, and then they and Jaidyn headed home that afternoon. Chip and I shopped a little in Conroe on Friday evening and had a delicious meal at Texas Roadhouse that night. The next morning, we packed up and drove to Sour Lake, near Beaumont, to watch our great-granddaughter, Dixie, play T-ball. We had a good visit with her at the Dairy Queen following the game, and then we drove to Somerville to see Larry and Dorothy Fitzgerald. We visited and played cards that afternoon and evening. On Sunday morning, we went to First Baptist Church in Somerville with them. Larry, their new music director, led the choir in a wonderful Easter musical. We all, including another couple from their church, went to College Station for lunch at Genghis Grill. Chip and I drove back to home that afternoon. On Saturday, Tiffany, Jaidyn, and Darris participated in the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Easter Egg Hunt and Meet & Greet. Darris and Jaidyn were clowns for the event. I would like to wish you all a blessed Easter! 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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By Jan Vaughn Jackson Dailey spent the weekend in College Station at the Student Government Association’s (SGA) conference for all the Texas A&M branches. Jackson will be ending his term as SGA president for the A&M system, as well as the president of the TAMU-C branch, as he will graduate in May. Morgan Joslin flew to Smithville, just south of Bastrop, with another Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadet, Joe Korona, on the weekend of February 26-28. They were there for Color Guard Academy at Camp Swift, where they taught several cadets to properly present the flags at public events and parades, and the proper procedure for raising and lowering them on a flag pole. Tiffany Vaughn, Morgan Joslin, and Darris Cross went to Canton on Saturday for First Monday Trade Days. Landon and Laiken Joslin also went that day and we kept the boys. We spent much of the beautiful day outside watching Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden play in the leaves and on the trampoline. Yvonne Weir and Dacy Campbell hosted a baby shower for Destri in Dallas on Sunday afternoon. Joyce Dodd and I were there from Tira, along with several other friends and family members. 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 The Tira City Council met on Tuesday, March 1, at the Community Center and discussed routine business and made plans to move forward with the installation of the playground set, which was approved at a prior meeting. The project was delayed due to wet weather in the fall. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir spent Saturday visiting Destri in Dallas. Yvonne also shared, “All the pansies Robert planted for me are blooming beautifully.” Open House at North Hopkins Elementary School will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Also, a book fair will be going on in the school library (High School building). Parents, grandparents, and others are encouraged to come see the classrooms, visit with the teachers, and take their students shopping at the book fair. Linda Ellen Vaughn, of Dallas, and Grace Vaughn, of Sulphur Springs, had lunch with us on Sunday. Tiffany, Jaidyn, and Darris were here, too, and we played games after lunch. I attended training at the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) conference in Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday. 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 the family of Vance Wilson. He passed away on Monday, February 22nd. His funeral was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery at 11:00. He is survived by one daughter, Tonya Wyly and husband, David, two sons, Ricky Adams, and Brian Adams and wife, RaDona, nine grandchildren, and two brothers. Please be in prayer for the family. The quarterly Tira City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 6:00 p.m., at the Tira Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. The community will have the opportunity to give input on the selection of the next Superintendent of North Hopkins Independent School District during an open session on Thursday, March 3rd, from 6-7 p.m., in the school cafeteria. Kim Beck shared, “Our son, Jackson Dailey made the Dean’s List at Texas A&M-Commerce for the Fall 2015 session. Countdown to graduation in May!”   Yvonne Weir reported that Wesley had surgery last week at Children’s Health in Dallas. He is doing well. Chip Vaughn celebrated his birthday, a little early, with family on Sunday. Our daughter, Tiffany, and friend, Darris Cross, and our grandchildren, Morgan and Jaidyn, and Chip’s mother, Grace, joined us for lunch. His birthday was on Monday, February 22nd. Chip, Grace, and I, also, celebrated his birthday with friends, Roy Smith, Keith and Francis Klein, and Shirley Charles at Los Mochis on Wednesday. Roy had been honored for his 90th birthday the week before.   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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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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