Tira News by Jan Vaughn 12/04/2014
The Tira City Council met on Tuesday night and discussed routine business. Malcolm Joslin, Sherry Smiddy, and Powell Vickery were sworn in for another term on the council. Following the meeting, the group decorated the community center for the Community Christmas Party, which is this Saturday evening at 6:00. Brisket will be provided. Residents should bring side dishes and desserts and canned goods (preferably gallon size) for the Meal-a-Day program in Sulphur Springs. Make plans to come for a time of visiting with your neighbors. Be sure to bring the children to see Santa Claus.
Joyce Johnson came last Saturday to visit with Troy and Georgia Smith. She and Georgia did a little shopping that day. Joyce brought a beef stew and they enjoyed that for lunch on Sunday. On Monday Mary Rawson joined them for a brunch at the Smith’s home, and then late that afternoon Mary took them to eat at the Dairy Queen. Joyce and Georgia fixed chicken fried steak on Tuesday and Mary came over for lunch. Joyce left on Wednesday. Georgia said the three sisters had a good visit!
It was a busy week for Floyd and Martha Payton. Regina Payton from Victoria came for a visit on Tuesday evening. The carpet layers had their day scheduled to lay carpet on Wednesday morning, which worked out well with the extra help from Regina. On Thanksgiving Day, Eric Payton from San Diego, and Brad and Virginia from Keller joined them. Martha shares, “We had a nice visit – several chores were done on Friday that were on the to do list. By Saturday afternoon all was quiet and memories were made.” Congratulations are in order for Floyd and Martha! Their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary was on December 1st. No celebration took place as Martha wasn’t feeling well, which turned into a bout with bronchitis. After a visit to the doctor, Martha is feeling some better at this time.
Joyce Dodd took Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton to Christmas in the Park last Saturday night. She reports, “We saw all the pretty Christmas trees, had punch and cookies, and roasted marshmallows, to make s’mores, in the old fireplace at one of the old log cabins. Santa was taking requests from the kids in the old Smith-Gregg house in Heritage Park. It was a fun night for them and for me!” She adds, “There will be one more night of Christmas in the Park on Friday, December 5th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.” The lighted Christmas parade is that night also.
The 8th Annual Christmas in the Park at Doctor’s Creek on Cooper Lake will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 12th and 13th, from 5-10 p.m. Cost is $5 per vehicle to drive through and see all the beautifully decorated camp sites. On Saturday, from 6-9, there will also be an opportunity to visit with Santa and have refreshments.
Kim Beck reports, “Our daughter Maddie Beck and her boyfriend came in on Tuesday night and we all went to Greenville to see Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas show at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium. It was superb!”
Sheila Boyd shared that they celebrated the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends on both sides. She says, “With the Boyd’s, we had over 25. I lost count. We felt very blessed to have family around us, and to have the bridge open!”
Our son, Delayne Vaughn, of Waco, came for a visit for Thanksgiving. We had our celebration on Friday, the 28th. Others joining us for lunch included Jacob and Tiffany Peugh and their children Morgan, Tyler, Collin, Kenden, and Jaidyn and Landon and Laiken Joslin and their sons Rylan and Brailon; Grace Vaughn from Sulphur Springs; Linda Ellen Vaughn from Dallas; Liz Steinsiek from Sulphur Springs; and Michael, Tracy, Jordyn, Madison, and Lani Horn from Schertz (near San Antonio); and Morgan’s friend, Lydia, from Sulphur Springs.
Jacob and Tiffany Peugh hosted a Thanksgiving meal for Jacob’s family on Saturday.
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