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Tira News for April 17, 2019


The Tira Volunteer Fire Department is having an Open House on Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. The station is on the west end of the Tira Community Center on FM 1536. Pam Martin reports, “Everyone is invited to come by and see our newest addition.” Light refreshments will be served. You are encouraged to come support the department and let the firefighters show you around.

Joyce Dodd shared that the next Bible study at the Tira Methodist Church is
coming up on Tuesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
North Hopkins Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) teacher, Lisa Sprague, would like to let everyone know that a 20th Anniversary Scholarship Foundation Dinner and Auction is planned for Saturday, April 27, beginning at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

She comments, “The meal will be prepared by the culinary department and Charlie Vaughn and Mr. Lowe [secondary principal] (the prime rib team) and high school students from BETA, FFA, FCCLA, Athletics and Business will be setting up, serving, and cleaning up at the event. Tickets are $25 each and proceeds go to helping NH students.” Chicken will, also, be an option for the main course. If you would like to purchase tickets, please call or text me at 903-438-6688 and I will put you in touch with Lisa Sprague or Danna Lewis.

Jan Vaugh, Yvonne Weir and Brenda Allen toured the Saints Cyril and Methodius Church from the Painted Churches in the Schulenburg area last Friday.

Yvonne Weir and I met Brenda Allen in Sulphur Springs on Thursday, April 11, and we took a scenic drive to Schulenburg.

On Friday, we went on a tour of the “Painted Churches” in that area. The four historic Catholic churches that we visited featured elaborately painted walls, ceilings and sculptures. Our tour guide for the day, Terri, was very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful time with her. She allowed us to tour her restored farm house and we enjoyed lunch together in downtown Schulenburg.

We saw lots of beautiful wildflowers along the roadsides. The bluebonnets and paintbrushes were especially pretty along the stretch from Waco to Corsicana on our way home on Saturday, and were a welcome distraction from the pouring rain that we encountered along the way.

We stopped by the Magnolia Marketplace in Waco and enjoyed the experience, but decided we might like to return on a less crowded weekday.

Nicole Klemptner reports, “My boys, Dalton and Dakota Klemptner, are doing a lawn service this spring and summer to earn money and would love to get some yards in Tira to mow.” It’s called DJK Lawn Service and my number 903-438-6098.” She added that people can, also, look them up on Facebook.

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 903-438-6688 or [email protected] .

Author: Faith Huffman

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