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Tira News for Nov. 17, 2010

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The annual North Hopkins Alumni Homecoming was held at the North Hopkins school cafeteria on Saturday, Nov. 6. A small, but good, group of about 40 gathered for the event. Kenneth Cockrum, Peggy (Goldsmith) Gibby and Mack McQueen, members of the Class of 1960, were honored for their 50th reunion. The group enjoyed visiting and a delicious meal from Murray’s Bar-B-Q. Several door prizes were awarded. The group elected officers —Tommy Long, president; Nita (Goldsmith) Kelty, vice president; Sammie (Long) Bedford, secretary; and Jan (Horn) Vaughn, treasurer/reporter. The homecoming is held on the first Saturday of each November. We would like to encourage more participation next year.

Thanksgiving Dinner will be served this Friday, Nov. 19, in the North Hopkins School Cafeteria. Families are welcome to eat with their children during regular lunch times. Adult meals are $3 and children are $1.75. The students and staff will be out for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 26.

Trenton and Joyce Dodd, Maegan, Alyssa and Gavin Shelton, and Mandy Lawson enjoyed a cook-out with Tonja, Monty, Lacy, Jacy and Tristan Jones in Cooper on Saturday night.

On Sunday, Matthew Dodd celebrated his second birthday at the Tira Community Center. About 30 people gathered for the party, which had a John Deere theme.

Regina Payton from Victoria spent a few days with her parents, Floyd and Martha Payton. They did some shopping, had lunch at Juan Pablo’s, and spent some time preparing for their Thanksgiving family reunion. Martha reports, “The weather was beautiful, so we were out for some good walking.”

Danny and Judy Rawson of Denton visited with Mary Rawson (Danny’s mother) from Monday to Wednesday. Judy and Mary enjoyed lunch at Juan Pablo’s on Tuesday. Tommy and Patti Wiebold’s niece, Sara Miller, came in on Friday for the weekend. Sara attends Trinity University in San Antonio, where she is a freshman. On Friday night, Sandi Wester joined them for dinner. Saturday evening they all got together again for dinner and had a very nice visit. On Sunday, Patti's younger brother, Barry Miller, and his wife, Carolyn, from Mesquite, came to  visit, along with their daughter, Cassie and her husband, Matt Clayton, also of Mesquite. Sandi Wester came over, too. They cooked burgers and brats, watched football, and enjoyed the beautiful weather outdoors. Barry, Carolyn, Cassie and Matt returned to Mesquite on Sunday evening. Tommy, Sara and Patti finished the evening off watching more football. Sara returned to San Antonio on Monday morning. Patti says, “It was an absolute wonderful weekend to have all of my family together, the weather was perfect, and we all enjoyed ourselves very much.”

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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