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Tira News for April 13th, 2018

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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]

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Tira News April 6, 2018

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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]

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Tira News: March 29, 2018

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Tira News: March 29, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Rachel Lewis reported, “A memorial service was held for Travis Eugene (Gene) Lewis on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at the Tira cemetery. He passed on December 19, 2017 in Georgia.” She shared that he donated his body to science for a lasting gift to humanity. Gene was the fifth child born to Thomas Barney Lewis and Edna Lee Speaks Lewis. Surviving are Wanda Lewis Clayton, Gary J. Lewis and wife Rachel of Sulphur Springs; Dorothy Lewis Hargrave of McKinney; Judy C. Lewis and Richard G. Lewis of Irving; a step-daughter and step-son, Tarah Harriel Voyles of Thomasville, Georgia and Michael (Bubba) Jackson of Rome, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. Landon and Laiken Joslin shopped in Greenville on Saturday and enjoyed dining on Japanese food at Shogun. Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden stayed with their “Gimmee” Tiffany and aunt Jaidyn. The kids had fun painting buckets for Easter. Chip and I were in Georgetown, at Union on the 8th , on Saturday evening to attend the wedding of Paige Shafer and Travis Stafford. Paige is the great-granddaughter of the late Lloyd and Beulah Smiddy of Tira. She is the daughter of Tim and Teresa (Smiddy) Barcus and Mike Shafer and granddaughter of Gail and the late Jerry Wayne Smiddy. Chip and I drove to Hill Country Resort on Canyon Lake on Friday afternoon. On the way, we stopped in Waco and had dinner with our son, Delayne Vaughn, at Old Chicago. The next day we enjoyed a drive among the hills and along the River Road, just out of Gruene, where we had a delicious meal at The Gristmill River Restaurant overlooking the Guadalupe River. We met our nephew, Michael Horn and his wife and daughter, Tracy and Lani, at Cracker Barrel in San Marcos on Sunday and had lunch and a good visit with them before returning home. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very 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]

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Tira News March 23, 2018

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Tira News March 23, 2018

By Jan Vaughn Linda Parsons and her son Buddy took a spring break trip down to Tyler for a look around. They ended up spending most of one day at Chuck E Cheese. They had a wonderful time around town and at the zoo. Sherry Smiddy reports, “Daylee Fite is a member of the MisFitz softball team. This team will be having a Hot Dog Plate and Bake Sale on March 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will include hot dog, chips and a drink. There will be many baked goods too. This will be to raise money towards the team. Come see and eat with the team that day and donate for a good cause.” Landon and Laiken Joslin enjoyed having Dixie spend Spring Break week with them. Dixie and her brothers, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, had a good time playing & watching movies together. They went to Cooper City Park a couple of times. Landon and Laiken took Dixie back to Beaumont on Saturday, and then spent the night at Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe, before returning home. The boys spent the weekend with Laiken’s aunt, Rhonda Harness. Sherry Smiddy took 5 girls to Great Wolf Lodge for an overnight adventure.  Those attending were, Daylee Fite, Lucy Connor, Rachel Davidson, Emma Vickery and Kayleigh Tew.  They conquered all the slides and activities in the waterpark.  Sherry and Powell also met up with friends that Sherry works with from Austin, Dallas and Keller for lunch.  They all enjoyed the sunshine that day and lunch at Gloria’s on the lake.  Over the week-end they went to Rowlett and watched softball games where Daylee was playing with the MisFitz team.   They won some and lost some but it was a nice week-end.   Hadlee Hrabal played with the girls this week-end and they all had fun swimming and going out to eat. Chip and I took our daughter and granddaughter, Tiffany and Jaidyn, with us to Fairfield Bay Resort in Arkansas during Spring Break. We went to Petit Jean State Park one day and took a boat shuttle to Sugarloaf Mountain in Greer’s Ferry Lake another day. Chip, Tiffany, and Jaidyn climbed to the top and enjoyed the views. The rest of the week was spent hiking, rock climbing, swimming in the indoor pool, and participating in other resort activities. Our grandson, Kenden, chose to stay with his friend, Mason, rather than traveling. We missed him, but he had a good week, also. 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 March 16, 2018

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Tira News March 16, 2018

by Jan Vaughn Shelia Boyd reports, “We had a family birthday celebration for all the birthdays in February and March on Saturday. The weather was wonderful which allowed everyone to get outside a little bit. All of the boys and Michael have birthdays during this time. Plus several other family members including our granddaughter Josie who couldn’t be there. Good food, sunshine and fellowship with family – what could be better.” A good crowd attended the Open House at North Hopkins Elementary School on Thursday evening. Softball, baseball, and golf are in full-swing. Check the school website, www.northhopkins.net, often for information on these and other activities. Our great-granddaughter, Dixie, came on Saturday to spend a few days with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin. They all came to our house for hamburgers and homemade ice cream on Saturday evening. Chip’s mother and sister, Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn came, too. Tiffany and Jaidyn, also, joined us, before heading to the “PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) Family Dance” at North Hopkins School that night. Malcolm Joslin, Jaidyn’s dad, met them there. 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 March 9, 2018

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Tira News March 9, 2018

By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council met on Tuesday, March 6 th , at the Tira Community Center to conduct routine business. The next quarterly meeting will be on Tuesday, June 5 th . Daylee Fite is a member of the MisFitz softball team. Sherry Smiddy reports, “The team will be having a Hot Dog Plate and Bake Sale on March 24 th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will include hot dog, chips and a drink. There will be many baked goods, too. This will be to raise money towards the team. Come see and eat with the team that day and donate for a good cause.” Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery were surprised with a cruise to Cozumel and Progresso for their 20 th anniversary. Those attending were, Tara and Mike Owens, David and Deanna Vickery, Bobby and Carley Vickery, Jana Johnson and Mike Mitchell, Todd and Christy Johnson, Anna Hines, Shelley and Justin Adair, Chris and Jenna Vickery, Vicky and Jack Trentham, Sheila Jenkins and Tommy Tew. Sherry comments, “The weather was perfect and so much fun was had by all. The scenery and food were amazing.” She reported that the private venue for their anniversary was “absolutely beautiful.” Also, Sheila Jenkins and Tommy Tew got engaged the same night. Sherry said, “It was a trip of a lifetime and that ship will never be the same.” Yvonne Weir reported that Destri, Eben, Nico, Mena, and Emmy visited them weekend before last. She said, “The kids had a blast playing in the mud.” Also, Dustin visited them and on Sunday Dacy’s family, Destri’s family, Dustin, Natalie, Maria, and Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley went to the Dallas Zoo. Yvonne adds, “It was fun, but exhausting.” Jaidyn Joslin played in her last Little Dribblers game of the season at North Hopkins on Saturday. Chip and I, along with her parents, Malcolm Joslin and Tiffany Vaughn, were there to cheer her on. Jaidyn’s nephews, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden spent the afternoon with her and her mom, Tiffany, and they enjoyed getting to play outside. Later that evening, Chip, Tiffany, Jaidyn, and I went to the Fish Fry in Paris, and then did a little shopping after the delicious meal. Chip and I ran into Robert Aiguier and his brother, Bill, at Juan Pablo’s a couple of weeks ago. They are descendants of the family that the Aiguier Cemetery is named for. Robert shared that they had a nice afternoon “out in North  Hopkins after lunch that day, just enjoying the dry weather for a change!” I agree that it’s been nice to see some sunshine the past few days and to see the beauty of the flowering trees! 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 March 2, 2018

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Tira News March 2, 2018

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Timothy Wright, Sr. He passed away on February 23rd and his funeral was held at West Oaks Funeral Chapel on March 1st. His wife, Sandy, survives. Please be in prayer for the family. The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be held at the Tira Community Center at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6th. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Martha Payton shared that her daughter, Regina, came to visit for a few days. She said they have watched the rain and rise and fall of water around the area. As of 6:00 p.m. last Thursday, February 22nd, they had poured out 4-¾ inches from the rain gauge. Also, Martha reported that the Tira Methodist Church has a new pastor. Her name is Jamie Funderburk and her husband’s name is Ty. They have two teenagers, Addison and Hayden. Services are on Sunday at 11:00 a.m., with Sunday School at 10:00. Martha adds, “Visitors are always welcome.” Maegan Shelton and friend Matt, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton, and Tanya and Matthew Dodd had lunch with William and Joyce Dodd on Saturday to celebrate Maegan and Ethan’s birthdays. Joyce comments, “We enjoyed getting to spend some time with them and have a chance to visit.” Yvonne Weir and I met Brenda Allen, of Yantis, and Regina Taylor, of Sulphur Springs for lunch on Tuesday, for a late celebration of Brenda’s January birthday. Our granddaughter, Jaidyn, spent the weekend with us, while her mother, Tiffany, visited her friend, Stephanie, in McKinney. Jaidyn and I enjoyed scrapbooking on Saturday. We drove across the dam of Cooper Lake that evening trying to spot deer. We saw four on the way across and 5 on the way back, after eating Mexican food in Cooper. Chip was in Mesquite with the Sulphur Springs Middle School Destination Imagination team that he helps coach. They won 2nd place in their division of the Technical challenge. After church on Sunday, we picked up Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn, Chip’s mother and sister, and had lunch for Chip’s birthday, which was on the 22nd. That afternoon, our great-grandsons, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden came and played with Jaidyn for a while. 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 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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