Tira News By Jan Vaughn

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Tira News
By Jan Vaughn

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Dorreice (Horn) Shuptrine, of Plano, shared that they enjoyed a visit from the Vaughns – J.C., Jake, and John – from Cooper, on Saturday, after the hunting show in Ft. Worth. They had some good laughs and shared fried apricot pies.

The North Hopkins Alumni officers are working on plans for the annual school homecoming. The group voted last year to change the date from the first Saturday in November to the second Saturday in October (October 10. 2015), in hopes that more former students, teachers and their guests will be able to attend. Also, to encourage more participation, the Classes of 1965, 1975, and 1985 will be honored for their 50-, 40-, and 30-year reunion. Please pass the word.

North Hopkins teachers and staff were treated to two delicious meals during their week of inservice. On Tuesday, they went to Peerless Baptist Church were they enjoyed Bar-be-que and all the trimmings. Door prizes were given and teachers were allowed to pick up bags of school supplies. The group enjoyed taco salad and pralines at First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center (The ROC) in Sulphur Springs on Thursday. We want to express our appreciation to all the volunteers at both churches, who worked together to serve the school employees.

A large crowd gathered at North Hopkins School for Meet the Teacher night on Thursday. Also, a volleyball tournament was being held that day and continues on Saturday. Students return to school on Monday, August 24th.

Morgan, Kenden, and Jaidyn Joslin, Tiffany Vaughn, and Chip and I spent the week of August 8th through 15th at Canyon Lake Resort near New Braunfels. The hot weather made swimming the favorite activity at the resort. The kids and Tiffany played some volleyball and we all played miniature golf. We met Delayne Vaughn and his friend Ian for lunch at Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant, in Waco, on Saturday the 8th, on our way to the resort. We all enjoyed a day at SeaWorld on Monday. On Tuesday, Chip, Morgan, and Kenden met Michael Horn at Randolph Air Force Base, where Michael instructed them on “flying” the simulators, and then he took them out for burgers. We went to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch on Wednesday morning, and then went to San Antonio, where we enjoyed lunch on the Riverwalk and visited the Alamo. On Friday, we were back in San Antonio at the Air Force Base, for the retirement ceremony for Commander Michael Horn. A large group gathered for the activities. We watched him land his final flight, and then we went inside for the program. Morgan Joslin, a member of the Civil Air Patrol, participated in the program, reading a poem, “The Watch”. Following the program, we enjoyed a wonderful meal. Michael was retiring from the Navy, after 24 years (including his four years at the Naval Academy). He had been participating in a program with the Air Force for his last two years, in which he trained pilots at Randolph Air Force Base. Michael and Tracy and their daughters Jordyn, Madison, and Lani will continue to reside in the
San Antonia area. Michael is the son of Liz (Rawson, Horn) Steinsiek and the late Gary Horn.

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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