Tira News: Vickery Elected Mayor

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New mayor Powell Vickery

By Jan Vaughn

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Donald Wayne “Don” Hargrave. He passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 in Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Lewis Hargrave, and their four children, and several grand- and great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 7th, at West Oaks Funeral Home, with the burial at Tira Cemetery. Please remember the family in prayer.

The Tira City Council met for their regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday night, June 7th, at the Community Center. The group appointed Tami Joslin to fill the vacancy on the council board. Council member, Powell Vickery, was sworn in to serve as the Mayor of Tira for the remainder of former Mayor Floyd Payton’s term. The group approved the purchase of a new sign and a locking file cabinet for the Community Center. It was mentioned that there is a need for more volunteer firefighters. If you are available and interested in joining the Tira Volunteer Fire Department, please contact Powell Vickery, at 903-243-1533.

Yvonne Weir reported that Dacy, Elise, and Eli Campbell visited with them on Saturday and she says, “We swam and had a ball!” On Sunday, Brenda Allen and Kesley came for a visit and they swam some more. Yvonne retired last Friday. She shared, “My friends at Legacy Hospice gave me some wonderful gifts and cake. I will miss them!”

Our son, Delayne Vaughn, of Waco, was here over the weekend. Our family was at North Hopkins School on Friday night for our grandson Kenden Joslin’s 8th grade graduation, and then on Saturday afternoon for his brother Morgan Joslin’s graduation from high school. We celebrated Kenden’s graduation with sandwiches and cake on Friday night. Following the graduation on Saturday, we hosted a party/cookout in honor of Morgan’s graduation and his birthday (June 2nd). Our guests included Liz Steinsiek, Linda Ellen Vaughn, Jim and Sandra Vaughn, Charlie and Susan Vaughn, James, Lana, Mattie, and Conner Hall and Mattie’s friend, Delayne Vaughn, Tiffany Vaughn and Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin, Malcolm Joslin, Landon and Laiken Joslin and Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, and Morgan’s girlfriend, Alexis.

A good crowd gathered on the Aiguier Cemetery grounds on Sunday, for the annual association lunch and meeting. The group shared a pot-luck meal, followed by a brief business meeting.

After the cemetery meeting, Chip and I enjoyed time with our great-granddaughter, Dixie, as we took her back to her mother, in Sour Lake, near Beaumont, and then we drove to Piney Shores resort on Lake Tiffany Vaughn celebrated her birthday with Keith and Frances Klein, Roy Smith, Shirley Charles, and Kenden, Jaidyn, Chip, and I, at Los Mochis on Wednesday evening, and then with church friends and the Abundant Life Assembly in Commerce.

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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Author: Staff Reporter

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