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Tira News: Annette Loper Shares Inspiring Story Of Compassion and Generosity
Sep24

Tira News: Annette Loper Shares Inspiring Story Of Compassion and Generosity

By Jan Vaughn We want to express our sympathy to the family of Randall Wright. He passed away on Sept. 18 and a memorial visitation is being held on Friday, Sept. 25 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home from 12 to 2 p.m. Please be in prayer for his mother, Janie (Shaw) Lewis, and all of his family. Tira sign At the quarterly Tira City Council meeting, the group discussed routine business – Community Center upkeep, Tira Food Pantry,...

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Tira Community Center Upgraded and Open
Sep04

Tira Community Center Upgraded and Open

By Jan Vaughn The Tira Community Center is back open. Touch-free upgrades to the plumbing fixtures have been installed, in an effort to reduce the spread of disease. Groups who reserve the Community Center should be reminded of the requirement to follow county, state, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 protocols. To schedule an event, please contact JanieLewis at 903-945-2395. The next quarterly meeting of the Tira City...

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Tira News — June 3, 2020
Jun04

Tira News — June 3, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Mick Petty reported that Rex Hargrave, formerly of Tira, passed away. I don’t have any details, yet. We want to express our sympathy to the family. Please remember his wife, Beth, and the rest of the family in prayer. The Tira City Council met at the Community Center on Sunday afternoon. The group agreed to keep the Center closed through the month of June. Also, they discussed some needed projects and repairs and hope to...

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Tira News — May 19, 2020
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Tira News — May 19, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Yvonne Weir reports, “Destri visited Wednesday and delivered a headboard she had made for me. Also, she recovered the seats on my dining room chairs. I got to enjoy Nico, while she did that for my Mother’s Day.” She adds, “We are trying to be careful not to get out much.” Tira City limit sign Janie Lewis said she’s just staying home, taking care of the yard, and “cooking way too much.” Our daughter and granddaughter,...

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Tira News — May 6, 2020
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Tira News — May 6, 2020

By JAN VAUGHN Yvonne Weir celebrated her May 4 birthday with family over the weekend.Dustin, Natalie, and Everly Weir spent Saturday night with Robert and Yvonne. Sarah and Lucas were there, too. Yvonne shared, “Dakota grilled supper for us and it was delicious. Everly is walking and researching every nook and cranny.” Dacy, Elise, and Eli Campbell visited on Monday and they all sat in the yard and had a good visit. At the last Tira...

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Tira News – April 9, 2020
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Tira News – April 9, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Tira resident Judy Moore, director of Hopkins County Community Chest, and her son, Gene, lost their house to fire on Tuesday, April 7. Their neighbor, Janie Lewis, reported that firefighters from Tira, North Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff, Dike, Klondike, Hopkins County, and Delta County fire departments came to fight the destructive fire. She adds that a lot of other people stopped by to help and shared that the Salvation Army...

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Tira News – March 24, 2020
Mar24

Tira News – March 24, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Council Member Joyce Dodd shared: “The Tira City Council would like to extend our appreciation to all of those who have so generously given to support our food pantry. We would like to encourage anyone who might have items that are hard to find during this coronavirus outbreak, such as paper goods, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc. to feel free to just drop them in the pantry if they are passing by. We understand...

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Tira News for March 18, 2020
Mar18

Tira News for March 18, 2020

Tira Community Center Closed, Food Pantry Stocked By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council met at the Community Center on Monday, March 16. The group discussed upkeep of the building and grounds. The Council considered adding storage for pantry items and will be discussing this more at the next quarterly meeting on June 1. Janie Lewis gave a report on the Community Center rentals. As of March 18, 2020, the Community Center is closed for...

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Tira News For Feb. 12, 2020
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Tira News For Feb. 12, 2020

Janie Lewis reported that North Hopkins collected canned goods for the Tira Food Pantry recently. Fans were allowed free entry to a basketball game, with the donation of a canned food item. She says the five boxes of food were delivered to the Community Center last Thursday. Snow Thursday morning, Feb. 6, 2020 (Photo Courtesy Tammy Muse) Joyce Dodd added that Martha Payton and her brother, Von, gave a monetary donation to the pantry....

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Tira News For Sept. 11, 2019
Sep18

Tira News For Sept. 11, 2019

By Jan Vaughn The Tira City Council met on Thursday, September 12th at the Tira Community Center for their quarterly meeting. The group voted to cancel the council election for November 5, 2019, since Mayor Allen Joslin and council members, Joyce Dodd and Janie Lewis were unopposed. Janie Lewis gave an update on the recent repairs at the center. Joyce Dodd shared that the Tira Food Pantry is running low. The quarterly financial report...

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