Tira News

Tira News

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By Jan Vaughn Floyd and Martha Payton want to say, “‘Thank You’ for the honor and thanks for the service bestowed on Floyd from the Tira Council and friends in the community.” The former mayor was honored with a reception at the Tira Community Center on Tuesday, September 6th. Regina Payton was visiting her parents and was privileged to attend the reception, also. Brad Payton came for a visit on Sunday afternoon before Labor Day. He had to return home on Tuesday morning. Martha shares, “Floyd has improved a bit, but still has room for more improvement. We thank you for the cards, phone calls and well wishes he has received.” Meeting for their monthly noon luncheon at Don Lalos’ Restaurant were North Hopkins friends Jo Nell Crowson Willis, Wynelle Lawson Belz, Virginia (Julie) Price Miller, Gale Milligan, Betty Weir and Edna Crowson Perry, all of the Sulphur Springs area. Joining them for the first time was Cathy Mobley Baird of Lone Oak. The North Hopkins Alumni Homecoming will be coming up before long. It’s scheduled for Saturday, October 8th. All former students and staff are encouraged to attend. The Classes of 1966, 1976, and 1986 will be honored for their 50-, 40-, & 30-year reunion. We’ve been trying to reach out to the students from these classes, and would appreciate you helping us spread the word. The event will begin at 4:30 with bingo, visiting, and registration. A barbecue dinner will be served at 5:30, followed by a program, around 6:00, and then the Monday Night Jam band, which features several former NH students, will provide musical entertainment. Tickets will be sold at the door for $12.50 per person. New playground equipment has been installed at the Tira Community Center. It will be a nice place for the neighborhood children, and children attending gatherings at the center, to play. 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 A good group gathered at the Tira Community Center on Tuesday evening, September 6th, to honor Floyd Payton, former Mayor of Tira, who resigned just prior to the last quarterly Tira City Council meeting, due to health issues. Current Mayor Powell Vickery presented a gavel plaque to Mr. Payton from the Council, in recognition of his dedicated service. Floyd and his wife, Martha, have given much to the community through their volunteer activities. Andy and Mary Lou Wright catered the reception and served delicious cake, cookies, nuts, and punch to the guests. Floyd posed for a picture with council members – Tami Joslin, Joyce Dodd, Jan Vaughn (City Secretary), Powell Vickery (Mayor), and Sherry Smiddy. JR Durst recently announced that he would not be running for another term on the City Council. Yvonne Weir has filed an application for a place on the council, as well as incumbents, Tami Joslin and Sherry Smiddy. The three are unopposed, so no election will be necessary. Yvonne Weir and Brenda Allen have returned from their trip to Glacier Park, Coeur d’Alene Idaho, the Little Bighorn Battlefield, and South Dakota (Yvonne‘s home place). They report that the weather was cool and the scenery was beautiful. Yvonne got to visit with several cousins. She says, “It was a great trip.” Morgan Joslin left for college on Labor Day. He is attending Louisiana Tech and is pursuing a degree in Aviation. He will be involved with the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and hopes to be a pilot in the Air Force, upon completion of his studies. Morgan’s dad, Malcolm Joslin, and his friend Tanya, followed Morgan to the campus and helped him get settled into the dorm. Morgan’s girlfriend, Alexis, of Texarkana, Arkansas, accompanied them on the trip. Brailon Joslin, son of  Landon and Laiken Joslin, was treated to a 3rd birthday party, with a Bubble Guppies theme, on Saturday afternoon, at the home of Laiken’s mom, Leigh Ann. Several family members and friends were there to help him celebrate. Brailon and his brothers, Rylan and Slaiden, and their aunt Jaidyn, spent Sunday afternoon through Monday morning with us and enjoyed playing with their riding toys on the driveway and splashing in the cool hot tub. 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 Don’t forget to stop by the Tira Community Center on Tuesday evening (September 6th) for a reception honoring Floyd Payton, former Mayor of Tira. A brief council meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m., followed by the reception. Brenda Allen and Yvonne Weir have been traveling. They went to Glacier National Park in Montana, by way of Colorado. Yvonne reports, “Montana’s mountains and lakes were beautiful.” They traveled to the scenic area of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and then headed for South Dakota. They arrived at the Hall ranch (Yvonne’s home place) on Tuesday evening, August 23rd, and are enjoying cool weather for a few days before returning to Texas. Doug and Gae Lou (Chapman) Haley, of Crowley, and Jerry and June (Chapman) Vessel, of Campbell, helped Dorreice (Horn) Shuptrine, of Plano, celebrate her birthday. They ordered in pizza and Gae made a “big coconut cake.” Dorreice comments, “Double cousins always have a lot of fun!” Lawanda Faulks and Ellis and Debbie Dicus just got back from Pennsylvania. Debbie shares, “We delivered Abreeanna Bisenius to Gwyneed Mercy University, in Gwyneed Valley, Pennsylvania. She is going to Play NCAA Volleyball there and go to school to be a teacher. School is outstanding, safe and the teachers we meet were fantastic. Her roommate’s family have adopted her, that made us feel better. We are so proud of her. She has been working on this for over a year and she got her dream.” Cindy Roller shared the following. She says, “We are calling on all potential vendors. We don’t want you to miss out on this wonderful opportunity to join our first annual Cotton Harvest Festival on the Square in Cooper, Texas on Saturday, Oct. 8. This daylong event will feature a 5K run, Lions Club breakfast, huge carnival, dunking booth, cotton bales on display and a bale auction, lots of other vendors, including a beer tent in the evening, live music all day by 2 Gun Justice, Dewayne Stailey, Dusty Newman and Kadie Lynn and highlighted by Texas Country Artist Josh Ward, who will take the stage at 8 p.m. All concerts will be FREE!” She adds, “To sign up for this amazing event call the Delta County Chamber of Commerce at  903-395-4314 or go to our website at http://www.deltacounty.org/events.html . To see more on the event go to http://www.deltacountyed.com/delta-county-cotton-harvest-festival.html. Chip and I met Garry and Gena Jordan for a wonderful meal at the Redneck Restaurant in Sulphur Springs last Friday night. We always have a great time visiting 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 mail to [email protected] Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News. By Jan Vaughn The staff members at North Hopkins returned to work on Tuesday. Everyone was treated to a delicious barbecue lunch, with all the trimmings and lots of desserts at the Peerless Baptist Church. Teachers were also able to pick up “goody bags” of school supplies to for their classrooms. Several of the staff members won door prizes, which were donated by local vendors. We would like to express our appreciation to all the members who helped make the event possible. New teachers arrived on Monday and spent the day in training. They, and several guests, enjoyed a wonderful meal, catered by Andy and Mary Lou Wright. Some of the guests, including former superintendents, Tommy Long and Donna George, and former principals, Vaden Richey, David Penn, and Jim Westbrook, shared about the history and special memories of North Hopkins School. Yvonne Weir shares that she and her family went to Elise’s birthday party last Saturday. The party had a luau theme. Elise is the daughter of Mike and Dacy (Weir) Campbell. She adds, “Got to see Dustin and Natalie, Destri and Eben, and lots of children running around.” Mary Rawson enjoyed a visit from her son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Judy Rawson, of Denton, recently. Kim Beck reports, “Jackson Dailey married his best friend, Courtney Fleming, in a scorching hot, beautiful ceremony in San Antonio and they are off for a week in Daytona, Florida for the honeymoon. They will come back and Courtney will start Law School at St. Mary’s and Jackson will start his Masters plan at UT San Antonio. August has been crazy!” Applications are still being accepted for a place on the ballot for Tira City Council. The deadline to apply is August 22nd. For more information, please contact Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, at 903-438-6688. Floyd Payton will be honored with a reception, following the Tira City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 6th. Floyd resigned just before the last quarterly meeting, due to health issues. Make plans to come by and express your appreciation to Floyd for his years of service as Mayor of Tira and for all he has done for our community. Tiffany Vaughn, and Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin went to The Villages Resort, on Lake Palestine, near Tyler, last week. Jacob, Collin, and Jakota Peugh joined them on Thursday. They enjoyed the water park, playing volleyball, and other amenities, at the resort. Grace and Linda Vaughn came for a visit on Sunday and had lunch 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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By Jan Vaughn Applications for a place on the ballot for Tira City Council will be accepted through August 22, 2016. For more information, please contact Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, at 903-438-6688. North Hopkins is gearing up for another great school year! Teachers begin next week and students return to the classroom on Monday, August 22nd.  Elementary students are encouraged to “Meet the Teacher” and drop off their school supplies on Thursday, August 18th at 6:00 p.m. Yvonne Weir visited with her grandchildren, Elise and Eli Campbell (Dacy’s children) last Wednesday. They went to a movie in Greenville and shopped at the antique stores in Caddo Mills. On Thursday, Yvonne visited Dustin and Natalie Weir in Garland, She also picked up her grandson, Nicolaas (Destri’s baby), early from daycare. She went back to Dallas this Thursday to pick up “Nico” and spend some time with him. The new section of the Tira Cemetery is well underway. The dozer work is almost finished. The next step will be to have the plots surveyed. Tiffany Vaughn spent the day with her friend, Stephanie Weaver, of McKinney, on Saturday. Chip and I met our son, Delayne Vaughn, of Waco, for lunch at Razoo’s Cajun Café in Mesquite on Saturday. We were celebrating Delayne’s birthday, a little early. His birthday was on Monday, August 1st. Chip and I ran some errands in Dallas, and then visited with Chip’s sister, Linda Ellen Vaughn, and we all went to dinner at Tony’s Italian Restaurant. 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 Applications for a place on the Tira City Council will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2016. For more information, please contact Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, at 903-438-6688. John and Stephanie Long of Alvin announce the birth of their son Quentin Michael on July 8th in Houston. Quentin weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 and 1/2 inches long. He is the grandson of Tommy and Carolyn Long of North Hopkins, Irene Gaddis of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, and Mike Muma of Alvin. He is the great-grandson of the late Quentin and Altha Robinson of Plano and W. S. (Pete) and Ruth Long of North Hopkins. Kim and Lee Beck traveled to Lubbock to the Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast for a wedding shower for son, Jackson Dailey and his fiancé Courtney Fleming. Kim shares, “They got lots of goodies and had some great family time together.” Michael and Shelia Boyd took, Jeremy, Jessica, Derrick, Austin, Josie and Dallas to Millwood for a weekend camping trip. Shelia reports, “Patsy Powell (Mom) went too. We enjoyed breakfast together and watching the animals….including the alligators. We were blessed with seeing the twin fawns and mom coming to get them one morning. The kids went swimming and fishing. Wesley and Terri came down Saturday and a group of us went golfing. A good time was had by all.” Yvonne Weir took Dustin and his dogs home last Wednesday. She picked up Dacy and Elise and after dropping Dustin off and they had a girls night out. They went to Pinkalicious at the Dallas Children’s theater. Yvonne comments, “I picked up Dacy’s dog to keep for a few days. We already had Destri’s 2 dogs, The kennel is closing this week!” On Wednesday morning the Weirs went to the ROC for Wesley’s program for his summer school. Yvonne adds, “Wesley had bowling Saturday.” Chip and I celebrated our anniversary with a weekend trip to Branson. We left on Thursday evening and drove to Conway, Arkansas, where we enjoyed a delicious meal at El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant. On Friday morning we drove into Branson, and then went to the Taylor Reed Magic Show. He had performed on America’s Got Talent. We have a tradition of eating barbecue at Shorty Small’s when in Branson, so we did that on Friday night, after spending some time at Branson Landing, browsing in the shops and strolling alongside the lake that afternoon. We went to the Wild World Aquarium & Zoo on Saturday and that night we enjoyed dinner and a show on the Showboat Branson Belle. We drove home on Sunday, by way of Eureka Springs, where we stopped and window-shopped for a little while. Tiffany and Jaidyn Joslin returned from a weeklong mission trip to Montana on Saturday, where they served on an Indian reservation. They went with a group from the Abundant Life Church in Commerce. They did some sightseeing at the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on their return trip. The 2016 Hillis Family Reunion was held June 18th and 19th at the Tira Community Center. Minnie (Hillis) Reagor reports that there were fewer in attendance than in past years, possibly due to illness, and other events going on at the same time. There were 69 in attendance including: Minnie (Hillis) Reagor, Rodney W. Johnson, Hayley Halbert, Michelle (Peterson) Reagor, and Ryan Reagor, all of Vidor; Calvin W. and Renee (Gooding) Hillis of Aransas Pass; Dorothy (Hillis) Shields of Lone Oak; Iva (Hillis) Haren, and Jessica Short, of Cooper; Norman E. and Desiree (Woodard) Kepner, Rogue A. Kepner, Madison, Silas, Paul R. Kepner III, all of Garland; Jennifer (Boulware) Ware, Alena Ware, and Brent Ware, all of Corsicana; Theresa (Marlow) McGregor, Justin McGregor, and Koda, all of Cookville; Jo, Mark, and Josh, of Longview; Cheryl (Wilson) Tillery, Jose Martinez, Dana Wilson-Martinez, Lana Wilson-Martinez, of Greenville; Al and Hillis Bass, Johney W. and Dorthy (Goodson) Hillis, Kimberly (Hillis) Willingham, Crystal (Crocker), Zoey Hutchison, Jackey L. and Vicki (Hillis) Ferrell, Kortni Ferrell, Kaden Ferrell, Alvin E. and Sarah (Daniels) Hillis, all of Sulphur Springs; Bennie E. and Diana (Davis) Hillis of Scurry; Fred and Lennie (Hillis) Sharrow, Paul R. Kepner IV and Jaime (Lifto) Kepner, Josh Lifto, and Lois Lifto, all of Rowlett; Dial D. and Ruby (Hillis) Atkins, of Lake Kiowa; Crystal (Beall) Chalk, Savannah Chalk, Rickie Chalk III, of Big Sandy; Casey (Beall) Jongsma, Emma Jongsma, and Ryan Jongsma, all of Winnsboro; David W. and Sherry (Keener) Marlow, of Naples; Jessica (Miranda) Marlow, Hannah Marlow, and Savannah Marlow, all of Winfield; Freddie L. and Neva (Hillis) Yarbrough, of Cedar Hill; Cynthia (Hopson) Sadler of Gladewater; Carla Miranda, Karen Miranda, Jeremy Miranda, all of Alexander, Arkansas. Minnie reports, “A survey was taken at this year’s reunion, in an attempt to decide whether to keep the 2-day reunion, or cut it back to 1 day. Only 13 persons actually participated in the survey – 7 preferred to keep the 2-day reunion, and 6 would prefer it to be cut back to 1 day. At this point, the 2-day reunion remains intact. The 2017 Hillis Family Reunion will be June 17th and 18th . Please mark your calendars!” 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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A good group gathered for the Tira Homecoming on Sunday. Danna (Evans) Lewis did a great job emceeing the program. Also, she and her sister, Dusti (Evans) James, each sang a beautiful, inspirational song. Several members of the congregation shared stories of memories in Tira. Floyd and Martha Payton were honored for their many years of dedicated service to the Tira Cemetery Association and the community. Martha presented a rose to the family members of those buried in the Tira Cemetery during the past year. During the business section of the program, the group voted to clear a section of the land donated by the Lynn Chapman family and expand the cemetery, in an effort to have burial space for future generations. Following the program, folks gathered at the picnic tables for a covered-dish lunch. Although the temperature was high, there was a nice breeze, which made the event more comfortable. On behalf of the Tira Cemetery Association, I would like to express our appreciation to everyone who donated to the perpetual care fund, for the upkeep of the cemetery, and also to Floyd Lawson for keeping the grounds looking so beautiful. Thanks also to Ben Jennings for placing flags on the graves of our veterans. William and Joyce Dodd had a nice visit with William’s half-sister, Paula Dodd, and her youngest daughter, Samantha, from Fresno, California, on Thursday afternoon. The last time they had seen her was 40 years ago, when she was only 10 years old. They enjoyed recalling past memories. On Saturday, June 25th, they had a surprise visit from one of William’s cousins, Gala Hurley Oakes and husband Randy, from Sweeney, Texas. They enjoyed catching up on old times. Yvonne Weir returned from South Dakota on July 1st. She said it was cool and relaxing there. Mike and Dacy (Weir) Campbell and their kids, Elise and Eli, also visited while she was there. Everyone enjoyed the ranch, the Black Hills, and Mount Rushmore. Dustin and Natalie Weir have returned from a wonderful trip to Turkey and Italy. Due to Natalie’s schedule, Dustin is spending a few days with his folks, following surgery on his leg. 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] Caption: Mark Chapman, Vice President of the Tira Cemetery Board, presents a plaque to retiring president, Floyd Payton, and his wife, Martha, in appreciation for their many years of dedication to the cemetery association and the community. Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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We want to express our sympathy to the family of Leroy Reaves. His funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, at the Tira Methodist Church, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home. He was buried in the Tira Cemetery, and then family and friends gathered at the Community Center for lunch. Leroy was married to the late Mamie Lou (Weir) Reaves. Please remember the family in your prayers. Also, we extend our sympathy to the family of William Foy Chapman, of Dallas. He was the son of the late Claude and Rosa Chapman, of Tira. He passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 and a graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5th at the Tira Cemetery. Please be in prayer for the family. Chip and I took our grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe on Saturday afternoon – Chip and the kids had been to Chuck and Karen Olmsted’s fly-in and skeet shoot that morning. We enjoyed cooling off in the pool, when we arrived at the resort, and then we went to Red Lobster for dinner, and celebrated Kenden‘s 14-½ year birthday (he has a December 27th birthday and it gets overshadowed with Christmas activities). On Sunday, I went to Sour Lake near Beaumont and picked up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, and brought her back to the resort, where we all enjoyed swimming again. Chip and the kids played miniature golf and tennis while I was gone to get Dixie. We all returned to Tira on Sunday evening and dropped Dixie off to spend time with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin, and then we visited with Elizabeth Steinsiek, of Sulphur Springs, and Tonja Horn, of Chicago, at their farm in Tira. Be sure to make your way to the Tira community this Sunday, July 3rd, for the annual Tira Homecoming. Danna (Evans) Lewis and her family (the family of the late Hub and Ruth Weir) will be presenting a program, beginning at 11:00 a.m., in the Tira Methodist Church. There will also be a brief Cemetery Association meeting. The families of those buried in the Tira Cemetery in the past year, will be recognized at the homecoming. A pot-luck lunch will be held at the picnic tables, following the program. Please come share a meal and visit with friends. As we celebrate our freedom this holiday weekend, let’s take time to remember and give thanks for our troops and veterans. 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 The annual Tira Homecoming and Cemetery Association Meeting is coming up on Sunday, July 3rd. The program and business meeting will begin in the Tira Methodist Church at 11:00, followed by a covered-dish lunch at the picnic tables on the grounds. Last year, Larry Fitzgerald volunteered to serve as the Program Chairman, but he has since taken the position of Music Director of First Baptist Church in Somerville, so he and Dorothy will not be able to attend the homecoming this year. Danna Lewis has graciously agreed to take over the position and I know that she will have a wonderful program planned. Also, Floyd Payton has resigned as President of the Cemetery Board and Mick Petty is filling that position. We appreciate all that Floyd and Martha have done for the cemetery association and for the community. Please make plans to attend the homecoming and share memories and make new ones. William and Joyce Dodd hosted a birthday celebration for their son, Brad Dodd, on Sunday. Guests were treated to beef stew and homemade ice cream. Others attending included Tanya, Matthew, and Trenton Dodd, Trenton’s friend, Melony, and Rob Dodd. Morgan Joslin flew solo to Nacogdoches for Civil Air Patrol Powered Flight Academy last week. He got in a little more flying time during the week, and then flew back to the Mount Pleasant airport on Saturday. Gail Smiddy, Tim, Teresa, and Arizona Barcus, and Beverly, Parker, and Preston Landis, family of the late Jerry Wayne Smiddy, were in Tira to visit the cemetery and the home place. They stopped by and visited with us for a little while on Saturday afternoon. Later that evening Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin stayed with us, while their parents, Landon and Laiken Joslin, went to Sulphur Springs to eat and shop. Yvonne Weir and I met for lunch at Coffee Off The Square on Friday. We were celebrating Yvonne’s birthday – over a month late! Brenda Allen had planned to join us, but was delayed and she arrived just as we were leaving. I guess that means we will need to try for lunch together again soon! 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: Vickery Elected Mayor

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Tira News: Vickery Elected Mayor

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Donald Wayne “Don” Hargrave. He passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 in Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Lewis Hargrave, and their four children, and several grand- and great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 7th, at West Oaks Funeral Home, with the burial at Tira Cemetery. Please remember the family in prayer. The Tira City Council met for their regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday night, June 7th, at the Community Center. The group appointed Tami Joslin to fill the vacancy on the council board. Council member, Powell Vickery, was sworn in to serve as the Mayor of Tira for the remainder of former Mayor Floyd Payton’s term. The group approved the purchase of a new sign and a locking file cabinet for the Community Center. It was mentioned that there is a need for more volunteer firefighters. If you are available and interested in joining the Tira Volunteer Fire Department, please contact Powell Vickery, at 903-243-1533. Yvonne Weir reported that Dacy, Elise, and Eli Campbell visited with them on Saturday and she says, “We swam and had a ball!” On Sunday, Brenda Allen and Kesley came for a visit and they swam some more. Yvonne retired last Friday. She shared, “My friends at Legacy Hospice gave me some wonderful gifts and cake. I will miss them!” Our son, Delayne Vaughn, of Waco, was here over the weekend. Our family was at North Hopkins School on Friday night for our grandson Kenden Joslin’s 8th grade graduation, and then on Saturday afternoon for his brother Morgan Joslin’s graduation from high school. We celebrated Kenden’s graduation with sandwiches and cake on Friday night. Following the graduation on Saturday, we hosted a party/cookout in honor of Morgan’s graduation and his birthday (June 2nd). Our guests included Liz Steinsiek, Linda Ellen Vaughn, Jim and Sandra Vaughn, Charlie and Susan Vaughn, James, Lana, Mattie, and Conner Hall and Mattie’s friend, Delayne Vaughn, Tiffany Vaughn and Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin, Malcolm Joslin, Landon and Laiken Joslin and Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, and Morgan’s girlfriend, Alexis. A good crowd gathered on the Aiguier Cemetery grounds on Sunday, for the annual association lunch and meeting. The group shared a pot-luck meal, followed by a brief business meeting. After the cemetery meeting, Chip and I enjoyed time with our great-granddaughter, Dixie, as we took her back to her mother, in Sour Lake, near Beaumont, and then we drove to Piney Shores resort on Lake Tiffany Vaughn celebrated her birthday with Keith and Frances Klein, Roy Smith, Shirley Charles, and Kenden, Jaidyn, Chip, and I, at Los Mochis on Wednesday evening, and then with church friends and the Abundant Life Assembly in Commerce. 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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