Mark your calendars for the annual community Christmas party at the Tira Community Center on Friday, Dec. 10.
Mick and Linda Petty and Linda's mom, Fay Burns of Sulphur Springs, went to the play “Oklahoma!” to see their grandson, Hesston Humphrey, perform. Mick and Linda were also in Garland Friday to see Hesston play basketball on the high school ninth grade team.
Twenty-one North Hopkins fifth graders graduated from the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program last Wednesday. The keynote speaker for the event was Michael Churchman. The DARE coordinator, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Cummings, says, “I feel confident that these students have a better understanding of how drugs, alcohol and violence affect lives and health.” The students were broken up into “Dare Teams” and chose a team color. The teams competed in a test of knowledge. The winning team was the blue team, which included Rodney Condo, Mattie Hall, Rhyland McQuatters, Garrison Roller and Chase Williams. Justin Condo won the “sticker” competition with seven stickers. Others in the program were Angel Aguilar, Kimberly Castro, Dayton Dugnolle, Niza Garcia, Railey Lemond, Corey McFarland, Collin Peugh, Luis Rojas, Chealsey Skeen, Rachel Stanley, Samuel Stanley, Gillian Thomas, Corey Walker, Emily Walter, Haley Wilson and Makenzie Wilson. Corey McFarland was the winner of the $50 Wal-Mart gift card. Deputy Cummings says, “I always enjoy seeing the students smile as they graduate the program. I’m proud of all of them.”
Malcolm and Tiffany Joslin and family enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving hay ride and cookout with friends on Saturday evening. They were at the home of Tiffany’s long-time friend Stephanie (Cobb) Weaver’s grandparents, Pat and Jo Beth Butler.
Tommy and Patti Wiebold celebrated Thanksgiving with Tommy's family. On Friday, Tommy's brother, Mike Wiebold, and his wife, Terri, from Ennis came with Tommy and Patti's nephews and nieces, Brian Wiebold, Lane Wiebold from Sachse, and Mikalah Wiebold and Cecile Wiebold from Ennis. Tommy's nephew Jace Findley of Murphy and his friend, Chris Marshall, also of Murphy, came on Friday. Saturday was a busy day with the girls going to town early for grocery shopping and to begin preparations for Sunday's feast. They cooked turkeys and hams on the smoker and all of the girls were in the kitchen cooking up sides and sweets.
On Sunday, Tommy and Patti's daughter, Kristie, and her fiancé, Eric, of Plano, arrived. Sandra Wester of Tira also joined them for their Thanksgiving feast. All of the kids had a grand time playing football, riding on the golf cart and 4-wheeler, playing horse shoes and washers, and taking Tommy and Patti's Labrador retrievers to the pond for a swim. There was plenty of food, and everyone enjoyed their time at the Wiebold’s. Patti has decided that this will be an annual celebration every year, as the kids love to “leave the city” and come and visit their Uncle Tommy and Aunt Patti since there are lots of things for them to do while they are at their house. Tommy and Patti would also like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving, and they hope that you enjoy yours as much as they did their celebration.
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