by Jan Vaughn
Kim Beck won the Reserve Best in Show for Photography at the Hopkins County Fall Festival. The photo was a black & white of street lamps lighting up a rooftop. She won several other blue & red ribbons in different categories. Kim was also working the Hopkins County Stew contest for the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. She comments, “It was so cold! But we had a great turnout and it was hard work, but worth it!” She reports that Lee Beck was selling drinks at the Stew Contest representing the Masonic Lodge in Sulphur Springs as a fundraiser and they did pretty well with sales.
Joyce Dodd and her son, Michael, went to Hot Springs, Arkansas recently. They went to the beautiful Garvan Woodland Gardens, where they were decorating for Christmas. Joyce shared, “We shopped down town, went up on the east and west mountains a couple of times, visited a wine tasting bar, went to the wax museum, and Tiny Town. We ate at our favorite Mexican Restaurant, La Hacienda, for dinner.” She adds, “The next day we shopped down town again, rode around and went to some places where I used to go as a child. It was a fun two days and I enjoyed being with Michael.”
Chip Vaughn went to Reklaw on Friday evening for their annual fly-in. He camped there and enjoyed watching the planes and visiting with the pilots the next day. Morgan Joslin, our grandson, was in from Louisiana Tech, He flew to Reklaw with a friend, and then rode back with Chip and had dinner with us on Saturday night. His mother, Tiffany, joined us.
Chip and I enjoyed passing out candy to trick-or-treaters in their cute costumes on Halloween night. Tiffany and Jaidyn were at Posey Baptist Church for their carnival, and then stopped by our house on the way 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].