Tira News for June 22nd, 2018

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By Jan Vaughn

The Tira City Council meeting has been rescheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25th at the Tira Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Yvonne Weir traveled to South Dakota on May 22nd and returned on the 12th of June. While staying on her family ranch, Destri and her family visited for a week and Dacy and her family visited for five days. They all enjoyed the cool weather and visiting Lemmon, South Dakota to see the metal sculptures of John Lopez, as well as multiple dinosaur artifacts. The kids played and rode bikes and had a wonderful time.

Yvonne spent Sunday night with Destri, so she could help take Nico to the doctor on Monday. After the appointment they shopped and then met Robert and Wesley at Dacy’s and enjoyed swimming.

Martha Payton had a busy week and lots of fun with a visit from her son Brad and wife Virginia. Virginia just retired from the Keller Library after thirty years as executive secretary. On Wednesday Jessica Garcia from San Diego came for an overnight stay and lunch out on Thursday. Jessica was on vacation and attended a family reunion in Oklahoma. Regina came on Thursday evening for the weekend. Martha had an early birthday celebration.

Sheila Boyd shared, “We had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. Michael and I got to spend some time together, and then we had a cookout with Colton, Kat, Jeremy and Jessica. The big surprise was that the grandkids were with them. That is the first time we have gotten to see Josie and Dallas in several months. Lots of love to go around. They called their Uncle Wesley and Terri and talked to them, too. He was able to come down last weekend. Thank you to all the fathers and father figures, here and in heaven, in our lives. Your patience, guidance and grace are what guides us….yesterday…today and tomorrow.”

Minnie Reagor reports, “The Hillis Family Reunion was held June 16-17, 2018 at the Tira Community Center, with 64 in attendance. Those attending were from Tira, Sulphur Springs, Cooper, Greenville, Lone Oak, Garland, Winfield, Cookville, Klondike, Winnsboro, Corsicana, Cedar Hill, Big Sandy, Gladewater, Lake Kiowa, Scurry, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Buna, and Vidor, Texas. Also attending were Joe Roy Hillis, Sr. and Jane Vincent from
Cresswell, Oregon. The planned Fish Fry for Saturday had to be cancelled due to scheduling conflicts, but all enjoyed a “Cool Lunch” of a variety of foods that needed no heating, along with fruits and desserts. We lost a brother, Rodney Wm. Johnson [aka Bobby Ray Hillis], on June 5, 2018 , and funds were contributed towards his funeral expenses, in addition to funds towards the 2019 reunion. There were no drawings this year, but Hillis BASS contributed a beautiful quilt, representing those that had attended the 2017 reunion… a tree, with leaves that had each
person’s name on them. It will always be a cherished gift!”

 

She adds, “The 2019 Hillis Family Reunion will only be one day next year, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Please make note of the date. We hope to see everyone there!”

 

Our daughter Tiffany, grandchildren Jaidyn and Landon, and great grandchildren Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden came over for Father’s Day lunch on Sunday. We missed Laiken, but she was not feeling up to par that day. Also joining us were Malcolm Joslin and Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn. We also missed Morgan, who was traveling, and Kenden, who was with friends. That afternoon Jim, Sandra, Johnny, and Cindy Vaughn, from Broken Bow, came by for a visit. Our son, Delayne, did not make it in, but called to wish his dad a “Happy Father’s Day.”

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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