Tira News by Jan Vaughn

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Tira News By Jan Vaughn


tira community centerDacy and the kids visited her parents, Robert and Yvonne Weir, on Saturday, the 18th.  They went to garage sales, while Wesley bowled with his “My Hero’s” bowling team. Later, they all met and played laser tag and then came home and swam.

Chanse Fite and Brandi Day from Tira are headed to the World Series games in West Monroe, Louisiana. Their daughter Daylee Fite is a member of the All-Star Team that won the Dixie Darlings State Softball Tournament, which was played in Mt. Vernon. The team won 10-7 over Winnsboro, to get first place. The opening ceremonies will be Friday night July 31st at West Monroe University of Louisiana. The first game is Saturday August 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Taco Bell Field and the opposing team is Tennessee. Members are Hadlee Hrabal, Emerson Thompson, Carter Charlton, Bayler Boatman, Daylee Fite, Saylor Smith, Brianna Duffey, Harley Perez, Stevanna Buchanan, Katie Johns, Laura Torres and Gracie Thompson. Coaches are Terry Johns, Chanse Fite, Josh Boatman and Michael Hrabal.

Last week Debra Wood and her sister Barbara Cockrum enjoyed a few days in Branson, Missouri. While there, they saw the Presley’s family variety entertainers. Also, they went to see the group SIX perform. SIX is a group of 6 very talented brothers who sing a ccapela. One brother makes the sounds of drums while the others sing. Debra says, “If you haven’t seen SIX while in Branson, you’ve missed out.” Debra and Barbara also enjoyed shopping and eating at Branson Landing. They were hoping for cooler weather, but no luck.
Debra Wood just returned from a 3-day trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, with her son Brad, daughter-in-law Kaylee, and grandsons Daegon & Chandler. Debra reports that it was a nice relaxing trip before she begins setting up her reading and music classrooms in the “old” elementary at North Hopkins. “Hard to believe school starts in 3 weeks.” North Hopkins has a new elementary school building for grades Pre-K through 5th grade. Elementary teachers are excited to be moving into their new classrooms.

Morgan Joslin’s dad, Malcolm, and his friend, Tonja, went to Waller on the weekend of the 18th, to pick up Morgan from the Texas Wing Cadet Glider Flight Academy at the Soaring Club of Houston. They attended the closing ceremony on Saturday. Morgan received advanced glider training and got to fly with instructors and also enjoyed several solo flights.

Chip and I visited our son, Delayne Vaughn, in Waco on Friday, the 17th. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant. Chip and I drove back to Lake Palestine and spent the night at the Lake o’ the Woods resort. We celebrated our anniversary, at little late, with lunch at Red Lobster in Tyler, before heading home.

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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