By Jan Vaughn
Mark your calendars for the Tira Community Christmas Party. It is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th , at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Brisket will be provided and residents are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. Also, we will be collecting regular sized canned goods for the Community Food Pantry. Make plans to come enjoy a time of visiting with
your neighbors. We are expecting Santa to drop in to visit with the kids!
At the last meeting, the Tira City Council voted to change the regular quarterly meetings to the first Monday of the quarter – March, June, September, and December. The next meeting will be on Monday, December 3 rd . After the meeting, the group will decorate the center for the
Christmas party. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.
No election was required for the Tira City Council this year. Evelyn Horne, Tami Joslin, and Yvonne Weir were unopposed.
Evelyn Horne and her guest attended the Mavericks game against the New York Knicks on November 2nd . Evelyn comments, “Although the Mavericks lost, it was fantastic, especially in their suite.” They also went shopping and visited Victory Park.
Joyce Dodd shared that their grandson, Matthew Dodd, turned 10 on November 12th . He was treated to a small family celebration at Joyce and William’s house on Sunday.
Joyce, also, reported that “the food angels came again…the pantry is stocked.” We always appreciate the generosity of those who contribute to the Food Pantry.
Chip and I spent Thursday through Sunday in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We drove up by way of the Talimena Scenic Drive from Talihena, Oklahoma to Mena, Arkansas. The fall foliage was just a little past peak, but was still beautiful. On Friday, we drove north on Scenic Highway 7, and then went to the Buffalo National River and then came back on a different route and
ended up at Mount Nebo, just in time to watch the sun sink behind another mountain, from Sunset Point. The views of the sunset and the Arkansas River valley were beautiful. Afterward, we enjoyed a delicious seafood buffet at Catfish N in nearby Dardanelle. We spent the day in
Hot Springs on Saturday. We did some shopping and sightseeing downtown and went for a drive up the East and West Mountains. That afternoon, we enjoyed a golf cart tour of Garvan Woodland Gardens, where they were in the process of putting up their light displays for the holiday season. We attended church on Sunday morning, and then shopped a little before
returning home that evening.
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]