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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

Tira News By Jan Vaughn Tira Mayor Floyd Payton has submitted his resignation, due to health issues. The City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 7th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tira Community Center. They consider filling Mayor Payton’s position and appointing a new member to the council, to fill the vacancy, in addition to conducting their regular quarterly business. Martha Payton expects that Floyd will be able to come home from rehab by the end of the month. We want to wish them all the best. William and Joyce Dodd celebrated Mother’s Day with lunch at their house. Michael McNiel came in from Richardson for the day. Rob Dodd, Brad, Tanya, and Matthew Dodd were there, also. Tonja (Dodd) Jones had to work that day. Several end-of-year activities are coming up at North Hopkins School. High school graduation is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, at 3:00 p.m. The 8th grade graduation will be held on Friday night, June 3rd. There will be a Baccalaureate service for the seniors on Sunday, May 29th at 6:00 p.m. “Round-Up Days” for Pre-K and Kindergarten will be going on from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on June 1st and 2nd. Parents and students are invited to visit the teachers and classrooms. Our son, Delayne Vaughn, was here from Waco for the Mother’s Day weekend. He made my favorite caramel pies. On Sunday, Chip cooked lunch for our family, including his ever-popular homemade yeast rolls. His mother, Grace, joined us, along with our daughter, Tiffany, and our grandsons, Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn. Tiffany took Delayne, Jaidyn, and me to the Choral Society presentation in Sulphur Springs that afternoon, and Grace went to celebrate Mother’s Day with John and Linda Vaughn and their family. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden were with Laiken’s mother, Leigh Ann, and her family for the holiday. Tiffany Vaughn spent this past weekend with her friend, Stephanie Weaver, in McKinney over the weekend. They enjoyed visiting, shopping, eating out, and, most of all, attending a women’s conference on Saturday. Jim and Sandra Vaughn, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, spent a few days in our area visiting with family last week. They had lunch with us on Sunday and Linda Ellen and Grace Vaughn, joined us, too.   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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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

Tira News By Jan Vaughn   Jackson Dailey will be graduating Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s of Science in History and Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Kim Beck reports, “We are so proud!” Debra Wood and her sister Barbara Cockrum recently returned from a trip to Williamsburg and Jamestown, Virginia, for the yearly gathering of the “Lee Society of Virginia.”  Each year the Lee cousins gather in a place where their Lee ancestors lived. Debra and Barbara enjoyed eating out and shopping on their way to Williamsburg. The two traveled through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, arriving at Williamsburg Inn on Friday afternoon. Friday night was the Society’s first meal of the weekend. The delicious meal was prepared at Jamestown, where Charles Lee arrived in 1640. This was also the same sight where Pocahontas and John Smith lived their lives. On Saturday, the cousins attended their annual meeting in Old Town Williamsburg, which was followed by a delicious lunch at the Seasons Restaurant. Saturday’s evening meal was served at the conference room at the Williamsburg Inn. All present enjoyed the weekend together again. This was Debra and Barbara’s 2nd Lee Society gathering. The two went to church on Sunday in Richmond, where they had once attended about 8 years earlier. After church, they headed toward Tennessee to make their trek back to Texas. Debra and Barbara are excited about next year’s reunion, which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Aiguier Cemetery Association will have their annual meeting and homecoming on Sunday, June 5th , on the cemetery grounds. A pot-luck meal will be shared at noon, followed by visiting and a brief business meeting. 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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Aiguier Cemetery Association June 2016 Meeting

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Aiguier Cemetery Association June 2016 Meeting

The Aiguier Cemetery Association will have their annual meeting and homecoming on Sunday, June 5th, on the cemetery grounds. A pot-luck meal will be shared at noon, followed by visiting and a brief business meeting. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the North Hopkins School Cafeteria. Donations toward the upkeep of the cemetery are always needed and appreciated, and can be given on that day or mailed to treasurer, Peggy Beck, at 332 County Road 3620, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482. Cemetery located in the northwest part of Hopkins County.  See map here, or take Hwy 19 north from Sulphur Springs, at Birthright turn left to FM road 71.  Take next right hand turn, go through Addran community, and then take the first left hand turn.  Cemetery will be on your left.  Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

Tira News By Jan Vaughn   Robert and Yvonne Weir are proud grandparents of Nicolaas Robert Esterhause. Nicolaas was born on April 29, 2016 and weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 16-¾ inches long. He is still in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, but Yvonne says he is doing well and is very sweet. His parents, Destri and Eben, live near the hospital. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley spent the weekend at their home and kept the baby’s big sisters, Mena and Emlyn. They also got to visit with Dustin, Dakota, and Dacy. Gwen Karney returned home from a Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Roatan, and Belize, only to find that her shed had been destroyed by wind during last Friday night’s storms. Gwen and four friends from the Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild, Pat Sparks, Lou Jane Brandenburgh, Dianna McGregor, and Judy VanWinkle, and a friend, Debra Ren, from the McKinney Guild, went on the cruise out of Galveston. They attended quilting classes on three days and had three days of sightseeing. Our community had quite a bit of damage to trees, in addition to a couple of barns, during the storms last Friday night. Floyd and Martha Payton have experienced a great change in their lives, Floyd fell at the Tira Cemetery four weeks ago and he suffered three fractured ribs and a punctured lung. He was transported from Hopkins County Memorial to Trinity Mother Francis in Tyler where he spent sixteen days in the Trauma Center, then ICU. He is having therapy at Carriage House Manor at The Cottages at this time. Martha reports, “Due to the injury, age and trauma he is resigning from the Tira Cemetery Board, where he has served for almost twenty years. Thank you for the support he has received through out the past years. We want to thank everyone from our church and community for the well wishes and prayers. Jan Vaughn has been so gracious to get the cemetery toward reorganization and moving forward again.” I hesitate to include Martha’s quote, but I appreciate her encouragement. I really haven’t done much, but would like to add that Floyd and Martha have been hard workers and such an asset to our community. The Tira Cemetery Board had a called meeting on Thursday, May 5th, to discuss the resignation of Floyd Payton, Board President. The group voted to move board member Mick Petty into the position of President. Mick’s brother, Rick Petty, is willing to help with the cemetery duties, so the board appointed Rick to fill the vacant slot. They also discussed the repairs needed to the grave stones and the fence. **Last Minute Addition** Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin spent Saturday afternoon with us, while their parents, Landon and Laiken, enjoyed 4-wheeling in the mud. Later that evening, they all had dinner with Laiken’s family, in celebration of Landon’s birthday. Tiffany Vaughn and Darris Cross visited with Darris’ daughter, Tabitha, in Kopperl over the 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]     Share...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

Tira News By Jan Vaughn Michael McNiel stopped by to visit with his parents, Joyce and William Dodd, on Thursday afternoon. He was on his way back to Dallas, after spending a few days in Arkansas and Missouri. Robert Yvonne and Wes spent Saturday visiting Destri and going to Earth Day at Fair Park with Dakota. It sounds like lots of people had the same idea. Yvonne says, “We couldn’t get close to the tiny houses we wanted to see.” Kim Beck reports, “Lee Beck is now a Licensed Home Inspector and is building his business up, if you know anyone that needs an inspection.” She also adds, “Jackson Dailey has completed his thesis and is defending it next week. Next stop, graduation!” Rylan Joslin, son of Landon and Laiken Joslin, celebrated his 4th birthday with family & friends at Kids Kingdom in Sulphur Springs on Saturday, April 9th. On Friday the 8th, his actual birthday, we kept his brothers, while he and his parents enjoyed a meal out. The Horn Family Reunion was held at the Tira Community Center on Saturday, April 23rd. We had a small, but good group and we enjoyed visiting, playing games, and, of course, eating. Rylan, and Brailon Joslin went with their parents, Landon and Laiken, to Sour Lake (near Beaumont) on Thursday, April 21st, to pick up their sister, Dixie. Their younger brother, Slaiden, spent the day with his Grandpa Chip. On Friday evening, they all came to our house for hamburgers, hot dogs, and homemade ice cream, and then the kids enjoyed fishing. Tiffany, Kenden, and Jaidyn joined us, too. Morgan was involved with Civil Air Patrol activities over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Dixie, was honored with an early birthday party with family at Kids Kingdom. Chip and I took Dixie back to Sour Lake on Sunday afternoon. Her aunt Jaidyn (7) accompanied us on the trip. After dropping Dixie off, we drove to Conroe, where we spent the night at Piney Shores Resort. The next day Chip and Jaidyn played tennis, while I watched & kept score, and then we all enjoyed swimming and playing miniature golf, before returning home that 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...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/tira-news-april11.mp3 Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a visit with their daughter, Regina. She arrived on Wednesday evening before Easter. Martha says, “We caught up on some small problems with an i-Pad, made a trip to the library and had lunch in Sulphur Springs. Floyd hasn’t been feeling well lately, so we stayed close to home. Brad Payton from Keller came on Wednesday and visited with us until Saturday afternoon, also our grandson, Eric arrived from San Diego on Friday and stayed until Monday afternoon. He will be returning on Thursday afternoon for an overnight stay and catfish dinner. The house was rather quiet by Monday night, just the two of us again.” She adds, “Enjoy this beautiful weather and spring. The bluebonnets are blooming on the roadways and are very pretty.” The North Hopkins Cemetery Association will be having a business meeting on Monday, April 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the cemetery chapel. Shirley Glossup would like to encourage all interested parties to attend. The “My Hero’s” bowling party at the Weirs’, was a success, with lots of fun and food. Yvonne Weir informed me that about 30 people were there. Danna Lewis, golf coach at North Hopkins School, reported that the boys’ golf team placed second and will advance to regional competition. Team members are Evan Lewis, Mason Virgel, Ryan Reed, Aaron Stanley and Samuel Stanley. Evan was 5th overall individual. Jackson Dailey and his girlfriend Courtney traveled to Arlington on Monday to cheer the Texas Rangers on to an Opening Day win! Our neighboring community, Birthright, has a new Dollar General store, located on Highway 19 North, just north of FM 71. They will be having their Grand Opening this Saturday, April 9th. Store employees commented, “Y’all come check us out.” The store hours are 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.   Chip and I met Garry and Gena Jordan in Sulphur Springs on Friday evening for a delicious meal and a wonderful time of visiting. On Saturday, Chip Vaughn met the Sulphur Springs Middle School Destination Imagination teams at Anna High School for their state competition. Chip assists Clay Hansford in coaching the technical team. They were excited to win second place and have the opportunity to move on to Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee in May. Tiffany Vaughn met her friend, Stephanie Weaver of McKinney, on Friday evening, and then they spent the weekend in San Marcos, shopping and visiting with Stephanie’s mom, Debbie Simonton, for her birthday.     I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 [email protected]     Share...

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn   William and Joyce Dodd had their family over for Easter lunch, followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Those attending included Michael McNiel, Tonja Jones, Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton, Brad, Tanya, and Matthew Dodd, Stuart, Tiffany, Emery, and Ellianna McPherson. Rob Dodd also came by. Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan had been to the Easter service at Tira Methodist Church, with Joyce. Over Spring Break Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir went to Medieval Times in Dallas. They also went to Six Flags with Dacy, Elise, and Eli Campbell. They were at Dacynd and Mike Campbell’s house for Easter lunch, along with Mike’s mom, Debra, and her frie, Dale, and his son, Rick. Dustin and Natalie Weir joined them, also. After lunch they visited Destri at Baylor Hospital, where Destri is having to stay while being monitored until the time for her baby to arrive. Wesley had tests at Children’s hospital on Wednesday. The Weirs are hosting a party for the “My Hero” bowling club on Saturday. Kim and Lee Beck were in Marietta, Texas for church on Easter and to visit with Kim’s sister, Kristi and her family. A section of the parking lot at the Tira Community Center had to be torn up to repair a water leak underneath the pavement. Jaidyn, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin were at our house on Saturday afternoon for an Easter egg hunt. They stayed and played for a while, and then Jaidyn went to a birthday party and she went skating with friends afterward. Darris Cross and Tiffany, Morgan, and Kenden went to Paris and did some shopping and went to see the movie, Miracles from Heaven. Darris, Tiffany, and the kids joined us for lunch after church on Easter Sunday. Grace Vaughn was here, too. Later in the afternoon, John Vaughn picked up Grace to have another Easter meal with them. Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden Joslin celebrated Easter on Sunday with Laiken’s family. Landon Joslin, our grandson, is currently self-employed – building sheds, dog houses, chicken coops, etc. and doing “handyman” jobs. If you have a project you would like to discuss with him, please give him a call at 903-951-6252. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 [email protected]     Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn     Joe Dan Karney passed away on Tuesday, March 22nd. His parents were the late Dooley and Thelma (Vandever) Karney. His wife of forty-four years, Gwendolyn Kraatz Karney, survives and we want to express our sympathy to her. Joe Dan’s funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel, with burial at the Tira Cemetery. Please be in prayer for Gwen and family. Tiffany Vaughn, Jaidyn Joslin, and Darris Cross went to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe last Monday for Spring Break. They went through Tyler and did some shopping on the way. Kenden Joslin and Chip and I met them there on Wednesday. Morgan Joslin stayed home, hoping to get in some flying lessons, but weather and other issues prevented that. We enjoyed playing miniature golf, walking on the trails, swimming in the indoor & outdoor pools, and other resort amenities. On Thursday, we went to the Woodlands Children Museum for their “Irish-at-heart” tribute to Saint Patrick’s Day. The Irish dance presentation was wonderful and the juggling show was fun to watch. Jaidyn enjoyed checking out the interactive exhibits. That evening and the next day, she had fun playing with the “neighbor” kids at the resort, and we cooked hot dogs and made s’mores. Darris, Tiffany, and Kenden went shopping on Friday, and then they and Jaidyn headed home that afternoon. Chip and I shopped a little in Conroe on Friday evening and had a delicious meal at Texas Roadhouse that night. The next morning, we packed up and drove to Sour Lake, near Beaumont, to watch our great-granddaughter, Dixie, play T-ball. We had a good visit with her at the Dairy Queen following the game, and then we drove to Somerville to see Larry and Dorothy Fitzgerald. We visited and played cards that afternoon and evening. On Sunday morning, we went to First Baptist Church in Somerville with them. Larry, their new music director, led the choir in a wonderful Easter musical. We all, including another couple from their church, went to College Station for lunch at Genghis Grill. Chip and I drove back to home that afternoon. On Saturday, Tiffany, Jaidyn, and Darris participated in the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Easter Egg Hunt and Meet & Greet. Darris and Jaidyn were clowns for the event. I would like to wish you all a blessed Easter! I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]     Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News

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By Jan Vaughn Jackson Dailey spent the weekend in College Station at the Student Government Association’s (SGA) conference for all the Texas A&M branches. Jackson will be ending his term as SGA president for the A&M system, as well as the president of the TAMU-C branch, as he will graduate in May. Morgan Joslin flew to Smithville, just south of Bastrop, with another Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadet, Joe Korona, on the weekend of February 26-28. They were there for Color Guard Academy at Camp Swift, where they taught several cadets to properly present the flags at public events and parades, and the proper procedure for raising and lowering them on a flag pole. Tiffany Vaughn, Morgan Joslin, and Darris Cross went to Canton on Saturday for First Monday Trade Days. Landon and Laiken Joslin also went that day and we kept the boys. We spent much of the beautiful day outside watching Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden play in the leaves and on the trampoline. Yvonne Weir and Dacy Campbell hosted a baby shower for Destri in Dallas on Sunday afternoon. Joyce Dodd and I were there from Tira, along with several other friends and family members. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]   Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council met on Tuesday, March 1, at the Community Center and discussed routine business and made plans to move forward with the installation of the playground set, which was approved at a prior meeting. The project was delayed due to wet weather in the fall. Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir spent Saturday visiting Destri in Dallas. Yvonne also shared, “All the pansies Robert planted for me are blooming beautifully.” Open House at North Hopkins Elementary School will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Also, a book fair will be going on in the school library (High School building). Parents, grandparents, and others are encouraged to come see the classrooms, visit with the teachers, and take their students shopping at the book fair. Linda Ellen Vaughn, of Dallas, and Grace Vaughn, of Sulphur Springs, had lunch with us on Sunday. Tiffany, Jaidyn, and Darris were here, too, and we played games after lunch. I attended training at the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) conference in Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday. I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or [email protected]     Share this:PrintTweetEmail

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