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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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