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Tira News, March 24, 2017

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Tira News, March 24, 2017

by Jan Vaughn Wesley Weir, son of Robert and Yvonne Weir, bowled with the “My Heroes” group on Saturday. Paula Wiser would like to remind everyone to slow down and use caution on Highway 19 North. She had a close call with an 18-wheeler, when attempting a turn from that road. A large group gathered at the Tira Cemetery last Saturday for the memorial service for Jerry Vessel, of Campbell. He was the husband of June (Chapman) Vessel. June is the daughter of the late Valton and Mildred (Horn) Chapman, of Tira. Many of the family and friends gathered at the Tira Community Center to visit afterward. Our family would like to express our thanks to the those who helped with refreshments after the service and also after the recent funeral of Doris (Horn, Burkham) Moon. Our great-granddaughter, Dixie, spent a few days with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin. She and her brothers had a good time playing together. Landon, Laiken, and Rylan took her back to Beaumont on Saturday. Brailon and Slaiden spent Friday night and Saturday with us. 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, March 17, 2017

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Tira News, March 17, 2017

I heard from an area resident, Paula Wiser, who reported that they have a family friend who is suffering with what seems to be poison in her blood caused from a kidney stone. Paula’s mother has been friends with the McDonald family, of Dallas for about 65 years. The Wiser family is requesting “abundant prayers”,  because their friend “isn’t doing well at all.” Paula also reported that her neighbor, Pat Reed, passed away on March 10th, following traumatic injuries from a vehicle accident. She requested prayer for his wife of 38 years and the rest of his family. We want to express our sympathy to the family. Martha Payton sent the following note. “The family of Floyd Payton would like to give special thanks to Andy and Mary Lou Wright, Mayor Powell Vickery and the ladies of the community for the delicious lunch prepared and served to all, job well done and appreciated. Our hearts were blessed by the service conducted by Andy Wright and beautiful music by Janice Joslin. Thank you for all the visitors that came by to visit with Floyd. He was able to recognize everyone almost to the end of life. We ask God’s   blessings on each and everyone in this great community.” Eben, Destri Nicolass, Mena, and Emmy spent the weekend with Destri‘s parents, Robert and Yvonne Weir. Yvonne reports that they had a bonfire on Saturday night. Their daughter, Dacy, and her children, Elise and Eli visited on Saturday, also. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Yvonne comments, “Wes loved the tower and we all enjoyed Garvan Woodland Gardens. We did lots of walking.” She added that she and Wes tried a new 4D ride that was fun. Kim and Lee Beck had a Spring Break visit from daughter, Maddie and her two nephews, Anthony and Beckham for a couple of days. Kim shares, “The “city boys” enjoyed running around outside with the dogs, sitting around the campfire, a trip to Cooper Lake, and shooting targets (trash) in the burn pile. They loved being in the country.” Our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, traveled with Chip and me to Galveston on Tuesday. We spent the afternoon at the Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid, and then went to the beach. It was really too cool to swim, although we saw a few who braved the chilly waves. Kenden and Jaidyn even splashed around for a little while. Jaidyn enjoyed collecting sea shells. We enjoyed a seafood meal at Gaido’s that night. On Wednesday morning, we went to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then took the ferry on the way to Beaumont to pick up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, and bring her back to spend time with Landon, Laiken, and the boys. 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 March 10, 2017

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Tira News March 10, 2017

by Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Floyd Payton. He passed away Sunday and his funeral was held at the Tira Methodist Church on Wednesday, under the direction of Murray-Orwosky funeral home. Floyd and Martha have been very active in the church and community. Floyd was the president of the Tira Cemetery Association for many years, as well as Mayor of Tira up until about a year ago. Please remember the family in prayer. We want to thank everyone who helped out with the meal for the family at the Community Center. Jerry Vessel, husband of June (Chapman) Vessel passed away recently. A memorial service is planned for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18th, at the Tira Cemetery. We want to express our sympathy to the family and lift them up in prayer. On Friday, March 3rd, Joyce Dodd, Tonja Jones, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton went to Healdton, Oklahoma to see Maegan Shelton graduate from Wilson Training Academy along with 42 other cadets. Each cadet received their certification to be correctional officers for the Oklahoma Correctional Prison System. Congratulations are in order for Kim Beck. She was named “Ambassador of the Year” at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Banquet recently. The Tira City Council met at the Community Center on Tuesday evening and discussed several items of business. One topic of discussion was the Tira Food Pantry, which is being constructed, with the help of the North Hopkins FFA students, as an effort to meet immediate needs of hungry individuals or families. Community members may contribute items for the pantry, which will be available to be picked up at no charge by those in need. 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 March 3, 2017

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Tira News March 3, 2017

By Jan Vaughn Yvonne Weir’s uncle died last week and she traveled to Michigan to visit her aunt. She commented, “It’s snowy here.” Please remember Yvonne and her family in prayer. Wesley Weir bowled on Saturday. Yvonne reported that “Lilly and Jasmine Taylor came and bowled. They all did quite well.” Doris (Horn, Burkham) Moon passed away on Tuesday. Her funeral will be in Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs on Saturday afternoon, March 4th. Visitation will begin at 1:00, with the funeral service following at 2:00. Burial will be in the Tira Cemetery. Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please be in prayer for the family. Kim and Lee Beck had a visit two weeks ago from son, Jason Beck, of Corpus Christi. He is moving this week to Virginia to continue his Naval Intelligence training. Last weekend, son Derek Daily, came with his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Demi, who is about to celebrate her 1st birthday. Kim says, “She had a good visit with Grandpa and Bamaw!” The Tira City Council will meet at the Tira Community Center on Tuesday, March 7th, at 6:00 p.m. for their regular quarterly meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Morgan Joslin came in from college at Louisiana Tech for a visit, before heading off to the Civil Air Patrol Glider Academy during his break. Tiffany Vaughn and daughter, Jaidyn, had a “girls day” on Saturday. The visited their good friend, Stephanie Weaver, in McKinney and enjoyed pedicures, shopping, and eating. Chip Vaughn, along with Clay Hansford, coached the Sulphur Springs Middle School Destination Imagination (DI) technical team and they earned first place in the regional competition on Saturday, February 25th. They will advance to the state level in April. Chip celebrated his birthday last week. He had dinner with friends at Los Mochis on Wednesday (his actual birthday), and then with family on Sunday. On Thursday evening, Chip and I took his mother, Grace Vaughn, out for dinner at Red Lobster in Greenville. A Book Fair will be going on in the library during school hours at North Hopkins School next week. It will also be open during the Open House on Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:30. 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 February 24, 2017

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Tira News February 24, 2017

by Jan Vaughn The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, at 6:00 p.m. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. Yvonne Weir reports, “Lucas and Sarah visited Dakota and the Weirs over the weekend.” They had a bonfire and fireworks on Friday. On Saturday Wes, Robert, and Yvonne watched Little Dribblers Games at North Hopkins, and then everyone went to Greenville to play laser tag and games at Shenaniganz. Wesley had his last Hoop Dreams game on Monday night. North Hopkins Elementary Principal, LeAnn Tadlock, announced that Open House is scheduled for Thursday, March 9th, from 6:30-7:30. Chip, Tiffany, and I went to North Hopkins to watch Jaidyn Joslin play in her last Little Dribblers game on Saturday morning. Following the game, Malcolm Joslin took Kenden & Jaidyn shopping in Paris. Tiffany and I, also, went to Paris that day. We met Malcolm & the kids and Jaidyn went with us for lunch at Shogun Japanese Restaurant, and then shopping afterward. Kenden Joslin went with his friend, Abby, to her a school dance on Saturday night. 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 February 17, 2017

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Tira News February 17, 2017

by Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of James Ray Groves, of Shirley. He was buried in the North Hopkins Cemetery on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. His sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Jimmy Don Goldsmith live in our community. Please remember the family in prayer. Yvonne Weir worked in Nacogdoches last week. Brenda Allen, of Yantis, met her and spent Thursday through Saturday with her. In their free time, they enjoyed shopping, eating, and going to a play. Powell and Sherry Vickery celebrated their anniversary on Valentine’s Day, with a lunch of chicken nuggets for Grandparents’ Day at Travis Elementary School in Sulphur Springs. We went to the North Hopkins gym on Friday night to watch our grandson, Kenden Joslin play basketball, and then our great-grandsons Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin spent the night with us. Our granddaughter Jaidyn Joslin, visited with us that evening, too. We went to Yantis the next morning to watch Jaidyn play Little Dribblers basketball. On Tuesday evening, Chip and I took Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn out to eat for Valentine’s Day. 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 February 3, 2017

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Tira News February 3, 2017

I received word that Steven Vickery passed away on Thursday evening, following a battle with heart problems. Funeral arrangements are pending. A Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to help his family with medical expenses is scheduled for Saturday morning, February 4th, from 8:00 to noon at the Hopkins County Central Fire Station, next to UPS on South Texas Street. Please keep his family in your prayers. Steven’s father, Powell Vickery, is the mayor of our community. We, also, want to extend prayers and sympathy to the family of Wilma Ruth Vaden Brice. She was buried in the Tira Cemetery on Saturday, January 28th. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir met Dacy, Elise, and Eli Campbell at Shenaniganz on Sunday afternoon to play games and laser tag. On Monday night Wesley played basketball at Hoop Dreams, sponsored by the Pilot Club. Yvonne reports, “It was fun for everyone.” The Cross Spur Cowboy Church (953 County Road 4759, Sulphur Springs) would like to invite everyone to their annual “Sweets for Your Sweetie” auction, on February 12th at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds go to their youth group. Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin spent the night with us last Friday, while their parents, Landon and Laiken, had friends over to play games and visit around their fire pit. James and Vickie Longino picked Chip and me up on Saturday evening, January 21st, and we all went to Cooper and enjoyed a delicious meal at Tejano’s Mexican Restaurant on the square. We came back to our house and had a good visit, before the Longinos headed home. 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, January 27, 2017

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Tira News, January 27, 2017

by Jan Vaughn Wesley Weir, son of Robert and Yvonne Weir, bowled with the “My Heroes” team on Saturday, and then he and his family had a great lunch at Redneck Café. Wesley had appointments in Dallas on Friday and Monday. Yvonne reports, “We have a new great-niece. Kaitlyn (daughter of Dana and granddaughter of Mary Helen) had a sweet baby girl this week. Her name is Avalynn.” In honor of School Board Appreciation Month, the North Hopkins Hospitality/Restaurant Management class prepared a wonderful meal for the board members, administrators, and a few others who attended the board meeting on Thursday night. The group, including 5 students, were served by the class teacher, Dee Ann Melton and Maygan Adams, another teacher at NH. The board members and superintendent wore corsages and boutonnieres, which were made by the Floral Design Class.  Everyone enjoyed the formal dinner. I want to express my appreciation to the board, and to the teachers and students who made the evening so special. Yvonne Weir, Regina Taylor, and I met Brenda Allen at Arturo’s Wood Fired Pizza for lunch on Thursday, in honor of Brenda’s birthday. We enjoyed a delicious meal and time of 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] Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News January 20, 2017

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Tira News January 20, 2017

by Jan Vaughn Sherry Smiddy reports that the Cross Spur Cowboy Church would like to invite everyone to their annual “Sweets for Your Sweetie” auction, on February 12th at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds go to their youth group. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin went to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe last weekend. On Saturday they drove to Beaumont to pick up Dixie and let her enjoy some time playing with her brothers. They took Dixie back on Sunday and returned to Tira. Chip and I went to watch our grandson, Kenden Joslin, play basketball on Friday evening. His parents and sister were there, too. On Saturday morning, Chip, Tiffany, Kenden, Jaidyn, and I went to Cumby for Jaidyn’s Little Dribblers game, and then we did a little shopping and went to Red Lobster for lunch. The North Hopkins homecoming games will be played on Friday night. There are four games on the schedule, beginning at 4:30. Also, a Homecoming Queen will be crowned. Come out to support the Panthers! Grace Vaughn joined us for lunch on Sunday, and then we all went to Posey Baptist Church for a 35th anniversary party for Tim and Lori Vaughn. Chip visited with Grace for her birthday on Tuesday 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] Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News January 6, 2017

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Tira News January 6, 2017

by Jan Vaughn The [Robert Weir family] spent New Years Eve with Brenda Allen, Kesley Laurence, James, Malorie, Daniel, Desirea, and Denise, Sarah Lucas and Dakota . Yvonne commented, “We had lots of fireworks and food.” Chip and I took our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe, over the New Year’s weekend. On Thursday, we took our time driving to the resort. We stopped to get an up close look at the Sam Houston Memorial at Huntsville, and then swam in the wonderfully warm indoor pool that night. We spent the day at the resort on Friday and enjoyed playing miniature golf, volleyball, hiking, and swimming. That night we went to The Ice Rink at The Woodlands and I watched Chip, Tiffany, and the kids skate. After another nice warm swim on Saturday morning, we drove to Kountze, near Beaumont, to visit our great-granddaughter, Dixie, and deliver her Christmas gifts. We returned to the resort to celebrate New Year’s Eve with another dip in the pool, and then played board games and watched the ball drop. We packed up and headed home on Sunday. Jenifer Lucas, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) director at North Hopkins ISD, reported that the NH elementary and junior high students earned the academic championship in the district UIL meets. Congratulations to all the UIL participants and kudos to the teachers, who helped coach the students in their events! I hope you all have a wonderful 2017! I would still like to hear more reports of your holiday celebrations. 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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