By Jan Vaughn
A good crowd gathered for the annual Tira Homecoming on Sunday, July 7. We enjoyed an inspirational musical program presented by Danna Lewis and Jerry Brandenburgh. Coy Vicars served as Master of Ceremonies and Mark Chapman, Vice President of the Tira Cemetery Association, conducted the business meeting. Martha Payton recognized the families of those buried in the Tira Cemetery over the past year and they were presented a red rose in memory of their loved one. Several in the congregation shared memories of time spent in Tira. Following the program, we had a covered-dish lunch and time for visiting at the picnic tables on the grounds.
Joyce Dodd reports that the next Bible Study at the Tira Methodist Church will be on Tuesday, July 16. Also, the new pastor, Nick Lance, will begin preaching on July 14 at 11 a.m.
Recently, Yvonne Weir and her friend Brenda Allen traveled to South Dakota and stayed at the Hall Ranch [Yvonne’s home place] for almost two weeks. While there they took a side trip to Medora, North Dakota and enjoyed pitchfork fondue (steak) and an excellent musical in a hillside amphitheater. Yvonne reports, “We saw elk and one buffalo. On Saturday morning we went to a Gospel brunch which was great. We headed home Sunday and Brenda visited her niece in Kansas City on Monday morning. We had a flat on a busy turnpike, but AAA helped us get to a tire store. We had lots of fun with my family and friends.”
Over the past weekend, Robert, Yvonne and Wesley Weir visited Everly, Dustin and Natalie Weir on Saturday, and then went to their daughter Dacy’s and visited with the rest of the family. Yvonne commented, “We enjoyed swimming and great food.” Robert Weir’s Air Force friend, Tony Yantch, and his wife, Melinda, visited Sunday and Monday. Yvonne says, “We had a good visit.”
Chip Vaughn and Kenden Joslin helped Michael and Tracy Horn move their daughter, Jordyn, from Tyler to Denton on Wednesday, July 3, where Jordyn will be attending college. I went to Liz Steinsiek’s that night and enjoyed a barbecue meal with them. Lani Horn had spent the day with her grandmother, Liz.
Perry and Tiffany Gilbert and Jaidyn came in from Malvern, Arkansas on Saturday. We picked up Kenden and all went to eat in Sulphur Springs that night. Afterward, we came back to our house and did some fireworks. Malcolm Joslin came and watched and Jaidyn went home with him to spend some time with her dad. On Sunday, we all went to the Tira Homecoming.
Our great-granddaughter, Dixie, is spending a few weeks in Tira, with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon and Slaiden Joslin.
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]