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Tira News For June 11, 2019

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By Jan Vaughn

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Rodney Tucker. His funeral service was held at the Peerless Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 11 th under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Please remember the family in prayer.

Yvonne Weir reports, “Natalie, Dustin, and Everly visited Sunday.” She adds, “Joyce Dodd, Natalie, Everly, and I attended a baby shower for Kaitlyn Murray in Paris. We enjoyed seeing Mary Helen, Dana, and Kelly – Danny’s wife [Mary Helen’s daughter-in-law]. Kaitlyn, Dana’s daughter, is having a little boy.”

Mallory Padron, a friend of the Weirs, caught a 19-pound catfish at the spillway last week. Brenda Allen and Yvonne picked blueberries at Whitman on Friday. They each picked a gallon. Sounds like it’s time for some blueberry cobbler!

Joyce Dodd would like to let everyone know that the next Bible study at the Tira Methodist Church is coming up on June 18 th , at 1:00 p.m.

Joyce reports that their son, Michael McNiel, lives in Richardson and his area had a lot of storm damage over the weekend – large trees down, power lines down, roof damage, and a tree fell on a covered car port just a few cars down from his car. She comments, “He was very lucky to have no damage. He, also, still had electricity, even though just across the street from him it was a total blackout.”

Tanya and Matthew Dodd and Tanya’s oldest son and his family have just returned from spending several days at Disney World in Florida. They really enjoyed their trip.

The Joslin family had their annual reunion on Saturday. Malcolm Joslin, who has recently moved back to Tira, reported that there were about 75 people in attendance. They enjoyed visiting and sharing a covered dish lunch.

Chip and I were in San Antonio for the graduation of our great-niece, Madison Horn, on Friday evening. We drove to Hill Country Resort on Canyon Lake Thursday evening. We stopped in Waco on the way and met our son, Delayne, for a delicious Cajun meal at Walk-On’s Bistreaux. We drove around the lake area some on Friday. That afternoon we met Michael,
Tracy, Madison, and Lani Horn, Liz Steinsiek, and Tracy’s mother, Susan, at Garcia’s in Schertz for an early supper. We all went back to Michael and Tracy’s home for dessert and for Madison to open her presents, and then we went to Freeman Coliseum for the Samuel Clemens High School Graduation. Jordyn Horn, Madison’s sister, drove in from Tyler for the ceremony. Chip
and I returned to Tira on Saturday.

Minnie Hillis Reagor would like to remind everyone that the Hillis Family Reunion (and extended families) is coming up this Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Tira Community Center. She would like to encourage everyone to make an effort to attend. She says, “As our family ages, you never know who may not be with us in the future.” She adds, “Our family has gathered officially since 1960 (and a few before that)…let’s not lose the tradition!” She reminds everyone to bring their favorite food, cameras, pictures, games, “and most of all your families.”

Just a reminder about the Tira Homecoming, which is coming up on Sunday, July 7 th . Make plans to come to the Tira Methodist Church for the program at 11:00, and then stay for a pot-luck lunch and visiting afterward.

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].

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