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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

  The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tira Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. The annual North Hopkins Cemetery Association Memorial Day will be Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the cemetery chapel. Ronny Glossup will be the speaker and the Monday Night Jammers will bring the special music. A barbecue lunch will be available for $11.00 a plate. If you are unable to attend, you may send donations to Shirley Glossup at 9118 Texas Highway 19 North, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482. All donations are needed and appreciated. In case of rain, the service will be at North Hopkins School. Sheila Boyd reports, “We had a ‘May happenings’ get-together this weekend celebrating birthdays, graduations, etc. for April and May. Our family from Tyler and Overton made the trip. We enjoyed supper and the weather permitted several horseshoe games, then games inside. There was lots of laughter and good company.” Yvonne Weir stayed with her grandchildren for three days, while their parents, Mike and Dacy (Weir) Campbell, celebrated their 10th  anniversary, with a trip to Belize. On Saturday Robert and Wes met Yvonne, Elise and Eli at Shenaniganz Entertainment Center and they had a blast. Eli said “I wish I could play laser tag every day!” Robert, Yvonne, and Wes went to Paris on Sunday and shopped and visited Dakota and Ashley Weir. Slaiden Creed Joslin was born to Landon and Laiken Joslin on Thursday, May 21st. He has two big brothers, Rylan and Brailon, and a big sister, Dixie. The family of Bob and Myrtle Lawrence met at the Tira Community Center for their annual family reunion. They have been meeting for the past 32 years. There were family members from Wichita Falls, Arlington, Grapevine, Ft. Worth, Greenville, Mesquite, Sulphur Springs, Tira, and Oklahoma City. Georgia Smith reports, “We lost one member of the family this year – J. L. Lawrence. He was a good guy and will be missed.” She adds, “We enjoyed lots of good food, great memories, and really had a great time.” Guest who dropped by for a short visit with the group included Floyd and Martha Payton, of Tira, and Murray and Dianna Smith, of Sulphur Springs. .           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 by Jan Vaughn

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Tira News by Jan Vaughn

The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tira Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend. The annual North Hopkins Cemetery Association Memorial Day will be Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the cemetery chapel. Ronny Glossup will be the speaker and the Monday Night Jammers will bring the special music. A barbecue lunch will be available for $11.00 a plate. If you are unable to attend, you may send donations to Shirley Glossup at 9118 Texas Highway 19 North, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482. All donations are needed and appreciated. In case of rain, the service will be at North Hopkins School. Sheila Boyd reports, “We had a ‘May happenings’ get-together this weekend celebrating birthdays, graduations, etc. for April and May. Our family from Tyler and Overton made the trip. We enjoyed supper and the weather permitted several horseshoe games, then games inside. There was lots of laughter and good company.” Yvonne Weir stayed with her grandchildren for three days, while their parents, Mike and Dacy (Weir) Campbell, celebrated their 10th  anniversary, with a trip to Belize. On Saturday Robert and Wes met Yvonne, Elise and Eli at Shenaniganz Entertainment Center and they had a blast. Eli said “I wish I could play laser tag every day!” Robert, Yvonne, and Wes went to Paris on Sunday and shopped and visited Dakota and Ashley Weir. Slaiden Creed Joslin was born to Landon and Laiken Joslin on Thursday, May 21st. He has two big brothers, Rylan and Brailon, and a big sister, Dixie. The family of Bob and Myrtle Lawrence met at the Tira Community Center for their annual family reunion. They have been meeting for the past 32 years. There were family members from Wichita Falls, Arlington, Grapevine, Ft. Worth, Greenville, Mesquite, Sulphur Springs, Tira, and Oklahoma City. Georgia Smith reports, “We lost one member of the family this year – J. L. Lawrence. He was a good guy and will be missed.” She adds, “We enjoyed lots of good food, great memories, and really had a great time.” Guest who dropped by for a short visit with the group. included Floyd and Martha Payton, of Tira, and Murray and Dianna Smith, of Sulphur Springs. 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 5/15/2015 by Jan Vaughn

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Tira News 5/15/2015 by Jan Vaughn

Shirley Glossup would like to remind everyone that the North Hopkins Memorial Day Service will be held on Sunday, May 24th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cemetery Chapel. Joyce Dodd reports that Michael was home on Saturday to celebrate Mother’s Day early, and to attend the wedding for Dakota and Ashley Weir. She comments that the wedding was beautiful. On Sunday, they had lunch at their house to celebrate Mother’s Day with the rest of the family. Yvonne Weir, Brenda Allen, Regina Taylor, and I met for a delicious lunch at Coffee Off the Square on Wednesday, in honor of Yvonne’s birthday – a few days late. Our son, Delayne, came for a visit over Mother’s Day Weekend. Our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn joined us for lunch on Sunday. Delayne visited with his grandmother, Grace Vaughn, in Sulphur Springs, before returning home on Sunday evening. He took a different route than usual in an effort to avoid the storms, which brought so much flooding to Corsicana. Thankfully, he made it without incident. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, and Brailon Joslin celebrated Mother’s Day with Laiken’s mother and family on Sunday evening. I’m sure there were other activities in the 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, by Jan Vaughn

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Tira News, by Jan Vaughn

Tira News – By Jan Vaughn   Malcolm Joslin reported that, as of May 1, 2015, he will no longer be the Tira Volunteer Fire Department Chief. He shared the following: “I want to thank the City of Tira for allowing me to serve as your Chief for the past 13 years and being on the department for over 20 years. I no longer live in the community and feel that I can not serve like I should. Therefore, I feel it is best for me to retire from the Tira Fire Dept. It has been an honor and a blessing to be a part of such a great department and community.”             Kim and Lee Beck traveled north to Durant, Oklahoma for a fish fry/reunion with high school friends from Irving. Recently, Debra Wood and her sister Barbara Cockrum became new members of the Society of the Lees of Virginia, an organization that was established to promote a better knowledge of the patriotic services of the Lee Family of Virginia to their country. Each year the society meets in Virginia for a 2-day retreat for the cousins of the Lee family. Debra and Barbara left on Wednesday, April 15th, at noon, arriving Friday evening at Stratford Hall in Stratford, Virginia, enjoying the blooming of wild dogwood and redbud trees along the way. Stratford Hall is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and was built by Thomas Lee. Built on the Western edge of the Potomac River, Stratford Hall is nestled in the beautiful hills of eastern Virginia. Debra and Barbara experienced staying in a furnished cabin with no TV or internet. While in Virginia, the two took a tour of other Lee ancestral burial grounds, who were signers of the Declaration of Independence. They left on Sunday morning and arrived home Monday afternoon. Debra comments, “Even though the trip was fast and furious, it was fun meeting new ‘cousins’ and touring ancestral grounds.” Next year the Society will meet at Williamsburg/Jamestown, Virginia, where their ancestor, Charles Lee, first arrived in about 1639. Regina Payton visited her parents Floyd and Martha Payton from Thursday evening until Sunday morning. They attended the Southwestern Watercolor Society’s display of artists paintings of local places around the Sulphur Springs area, on display at City Hall. After viewing all the paintings, they had the opportunity to vote for their favorite. They also took a walk around the area, with everyone setting up for the evening’s entertainment. Martha reports that it was a beautiful evening for an outing. Morgan Joslin, a junior at North Hopkins High School, has been taking flying lessons and made his first solo flight in a Cessna 172 from the Mount Pleasant airport on April 26th, while his instructor, Jack Kubit, and a few friends watched. His younger brother, Kenden Joslin, was there, too, and he was treated to a flight with Scott Glover. Morgan spent last weekend with his flying buddies Gregg Williams, Andrew Kiest, and Scott and Jack. They enjoyed flying on Saturday, and then Scott treated them and a few other friends to a ride in his limo to eat sushi in Longview. Morgan spent the night in Mount Pleasant and woke up on Sunday morning to take Scott’s DC-3/C-47 back to his house. Morgan shares, “When we got back to the airport, Gregg and I took the Swift up, and when we got back I flew to Love Field in a Beech Baron with Scott and Andrew.” Morgan works at Legend Aircraft in Sulphur Springs after school. 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 by Jan Vaughn, 5/1/2015

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Tira News by Jan Vaughn, 5/1/2015

The Aiguier Cemetery Association will have their annual meeting and  homecoming on Sunday, June 7th, on the cemetery grounds. A pot-luck meal will be shared at noon, followed by visiting and a brief business meeting. Robert and Yvonne Weir enjoyed time with their children and their families over the weekend. Dakota and Ashley visited them on Saturday and prepared lunch. Yvonne shares, “On Sunday we met Dustin, Natalie and a friend of theirs, along with Dacy and the kids in Greenville and had lunch together at Rancho Viejo. On Tuesday Wesley had an appointment at Children’s [Medical Center in Dallas], so we stopped in Greenville and played a game of laser tag on the way home.” Chip and I accompanied Chip’s mother, Grace Vaughn, to the 90-plus banquet at the Church of the Nazarene in Sulphur Springs on Saturday. We enjoyed a delicious meal and a wonderful program. Each attendee who was 90 years of age or older received a certificate of recognition. We also visited with some of the quests, including my aunt, Doris (Horn, Burkham) Moon and her daughter, Ruth Catherine Morrison, and Tira’s former mayor, John Hadley. We had planned to take a road trip to see wildflowers that afternoon, but Grace took a tumble and we spent the afternoon in the emergency room. She has severe bruising and a swollen knee, but, thankfully, no broken bones. Our daughter, Tiffany, and grandchildren, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn joined us for lunch on Sunday. That afternoon Kenden and Jaidyn stayed with us, while Morgan and Tiffany attended a house-warming for Brad and KayLee Wood, son and daughter-in- law of Debra Wood, of Tira, and then they went to a reception for Steve Hudson, in recognition of his promotion in the Civil Air Patrol. 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 By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News  By Jan Vaughn

Mick and Linda Petty spent a couple of days in Fredericksburg last week. They drove the Willow loop, which is a beautiful 15-mile stretch of private lands just north of town where the wildflowers were beautiful. They also did a little window shopping. Linda commented that they had dinner one night at the Alamo Street café, “where they have some of the best hamburgers and onion rings in Texas, really a unique place to eat.“  She adds, “It was a great short road trip.” Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a visit with their son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Virginia Payton, from Keller, over the weekend. They were celebrating their forty-fourth wedding anniversary on Monday April the 20th. They had dinner on Saturday evening at White Oak Buffet and for Sunday lunch they had lasagna, salad, garlic bread and Italian Cream cake. Martha reports, “We had a nice visit and they returned home on Sunday afternoon safely.” My daughter, Tiffany, and I went to the flea market in Paris on Saturday morning, and then Tiffany met her friend Stephanie Weaver for lunch in Sulphur Springs. That evening Tiffany and Morgan were in Fort Worth at the DFW Marriott South for a Civil Air Patrol change-in-command ceremony, where Steve Hudson of Sulphur Springs was named the next Texas Wing Commander. Linda Ellen Vaughn, of Dallas, and Grace Vaughn, of Sulphur Springs, joined us for lunch on Sunday. Later that afternoon, Chip and I attended a church picnic on the First Baptist Church parking lot. It was originally planned for Heritage Park, but all the recent rains had made the grounds too soggy for parking. Legacy ensemble from Dallas Baptist University performed several songs at the event. Guests were served grilled hamburgers and homemade desserts. 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

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Tira News – 4/16/2015 by Jan Vaughn

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Tira News – 4/16/2015 by Jan Vaughn

By Jan Vaughn Destri Weir and her friend Eben and his children, Emmie and Mena, visited Destri’s parents, Robert & Yvonne Weir on Easter weekend. They went to Canton that Saturday. Yvonne adds, “On Sunday our whole family met at Destri’s house after church and watched the Easter parade her neighborhood has. Kinky Friedman was the Parade Marshall. It was quite entertaining” This past weekend they visited Dakota in Paris and bought flowers in Cooper and worked on their yard. Landon and Laiken Joslin hosted a birthday party for Rylan and Dixie on Saturday. Several friends and family members helped them celebrate and were treated to pink and green camouflage cupcakes. The children enjoyed splashing in the kiddy pool, riding in Rylan’s battery operated car, playing on the mini trampoline and their new swing set, and taking turns trying to break open the John Deere piñatas. The honorees received lots of nice presents. The North Hopkins One Act Play advanced to area and will be performing at Mount Vernon High School on Saturday afternoon around 3:30 or 4:00, depending on how long the plays before them run. The public is encouraged to attend and enjoy watching the talented students. Mrs. Lucas reminds everyone to arrive early, because no The North Hopkins FFA Stew & Auction will be held in the school cafeteria on Thursday, April 23rd. Stew will be served at 6:30, with the auction to follow. Please make plans to be a part of the activities and support the FFA program. Chip and I took our great-granddaughter, Dixie, back to her home in Beaumont on Sunday afternoon, following her visit with Landon, Laiken, Rylan and Brailon. Our granddaughter, Jaidyn, went with us to keep Dixie company. We drove back to Conroe that night and stayed at Piney Shores Resort. Jaidyn enjoyed swimming and playing on the playground on Monday, before we started home. Our grandson, Morgan Joslin, was among the North Hopkins athletes who participated in the district track meet on Wednesday. Morgan is advancing in all of his 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

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Tira News by Jan Vaughn

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The North Hopkins Cemetery Association will hold a business meeting Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., in the cemetery chapel. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Michael McNiel came to spend Easter with his parents, William and Joyce Dodd. He, Rob, Brad, Tanya, Trenton, and Matthew Dodd, Jayden Lawwill, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton were there for Sunday lunch and an Easter egg hunt. Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan attended Easter services at Tira United Methodist Church, with their great-grandmother. Floyd and Martha Payton’s daughter, Regina Payton, from Victoria visited from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning. They attended the Maundy Service on Thursday night at the Tira United Methodist Church, which was a combined service, of Tira and Sulphur Bluff churches. Martha shares, “Our special guests were Rev. Dr. Victor and Mrs. Mary Casad. Rev. Dr. Victor is our UMC East District Superintendent.” She adds, “Easter Sunday service was blessed with members of a family gathering and one visitor from the community, with forty-eight in attendance. We are very appreciative of our Pastor David Larkin and his lovely wife Charolette Larkin.” Mick and Linda Petty spent Sunday in Dallas with their daughter and son-in law, Tara and Mike Owens, and his mother Dorothy. Linda comments, “We had a great lunch of smoked brisket, done very nicely by Mike. Tara and Mike have been doing some remolding of the house they bought recently and have added a swimming pool. They are pretty talented at remodeling and landscaping. Everything looks great.” Debbie Dicus reports that they had a great Easter. She says, “Our granddaughter and her boyfriend from Houston came up – had most of our kids and grandchildren over on Saturday for a meal and Easter egg hunt with the little ones. Our granddaughter, Amanda Osorio, and her husband, Jose, could not be there, because they were at the hospital having Anna Maria Osorio. So excited for them and this new bundle of joy!” Congratulations on the new addition to the family! Chanse Fite and Michael Hrabal are coaching the “Orange Crush” softball team that consists of Hadlee Hrabal, Harley Perez, Kaitlyn Myers, Tracy Smithers, Rachel Davidson, Stevanna Buchanan, Rayna Butler, Cadence Lester, Addison Jones, Sarah Corley and Daylee Fite. The team is 2-0 right now and looking great. Judy and Randy Roberts, Daylee Fite, Aysha Day, Lesley Owens and Addey attended church with Sherry and Powell on Sunday and then came over for Easter Dinner in Tira at Sherry and Powell’s home. Family and friends had a great time. Morgan Joslin helped with the North Hopkins Beta Club Easter egg hunt at Cooper Lake State Park on Saturday. His sister, Jaidyn Joslin participated in the hunt, along with other area children. That afternoon the kids celebrated Easter with Malcolm’s family. On Sunday, Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn joined us for Easter lunch. Jim and Sandra Vaughn, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, are spending a few days camping at Cooper Lake State Park. Jim accompanied Chip to the Oilfield Christian Fellowship on Wednesday, where Chip shared a devotional message with the group. Laiken, Rylan, and Brailon Joslin and Tiffany went to Beaumont on Tuesday to pick up Rylan and Brailon’s sister, Dixie. She is spending a few days with Landon, Laiken, and the boys. On Wednesday, Rylan’s birthday, they enjoyed snow cones, playing at Kids Kingdom park, and riding bicycles. They had a good time fishing on 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]

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Tira News by Jan Vaughn

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Kim Beck shared that her son, Jackson Dailey, won the vote for a second term as the Student Government President for the 2015-2016 school year at Texas A&M-Commerce. Great work Jackson! Dakota Weir and his friend, Ashley, visited Robert and Yvonne Weir on Saturday, Yvonne commented that they watched Unbroken – “an amazing movie.” She adds, “Wesley started Bright Star Baseball Monday night. Lots of fun!” I accompanied Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn on a trip to the Perot Museum in Dallas, on Friday, March 20th. We spent the afternoon enjoying the exhibits, and then ate at El Fenix before returning home. On Saturday, March 21st, I drove to Plano to pick up Dorreice (Horn) Shurtrine to attend the memorial service for Ruth Horn, wife of G.W. (Dub) Horn, in Fort Worth. I enjoyed homemade fried apricot pies with Dorreice and Pete before we left. We visited with the family prior to the service, and then had a pot-luck lunch with them afterward. Doug and Gae Lou (Chapman) Haley were there, too, and we enjoyed spending time with our cousins, Dub and Morris Wayne, sons of the late George and Christina Horn, and their family. Please remember them in prayer. I hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend! 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 By Jan Vaughn 03/20/15

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Dustin Weir was on Spring Break last week, so he spent the weekend of the 7th & 8th with his parents, Robert and Yvonne Weir. On Saturday, March 14th, Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley met Dacy, Elise, and Ely Campbell in Greenville for lunch and then they played laser tag and other games. They also went to see Dacy’s new house. On Sunday Yvonne and Dakota Weir and his friend, Ashley, attended church in Cooper, and then later they went to Color Blind Ministries in Como, where Dakota preached. Yvonne comments, “It was a full day.” Landon, Laiken, Rylan, & Brailon Joslin went to Beaumont on Thursday to get Rylan and Brailon’s sister, Dixie, to come spend a few days with them. 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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