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Tira News for Dec. 15, 2010

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The Tira Community had their annual Christmas dinner Friday night at the community center. After the meal the Rev. Ed Dodd, pastor of Tira Methodist Church, read the Christmas story. Santa came by to visit the children. The festivities were enjoyed by all! Martha Payton says, "Thanks to all who donated canned goods to Meal-A-Day. They will be delivered on Tuesday."

Floyd and Martha Payton attended the Retired Firefighters Luncheon in Fort Worth on Saturday. They say it is "always an enjoyable time to see old friends, enjoy a meal together and share stories of the past year." They drove around downtown Fort Worth to see the beautiful buildings and Christmas decorations before returning home.

North Hopkins students are taking semester exams this week and will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and then they will be out for the Christmas holidays until Tuesday, Jan. 4. The PTO Christmas Program will begin at 6:30 on Thursday evening.

The Vickery Christmas was held on Sunday, including a program of reading the birth of Jesus story from the Bible and songs. All the grandkids had a part and participated in the program. Lots of food, fun and football outside were also included in the festivities. Those attending were David, Deanna, Cody and Faith Vickery from Paris; Bobby, Carley, Garrett, Payton and Braely Vickery from Sulphur Springs; Anna Hines from Dallas; Jana Johnson and Mike from Oklahoma; Todd Johnson and Kristi from Waco; Steven, Cheryl, Madison, Bryson, Ethan and Owen Vickery from Sulphur Springs; Shelley, Justin, Branson, Tinley, Corbin and Graci Vickery from Sulphur Springs with Kade, Kidman and Kendall; Chris, Jenna, Ally, Braden and Emma Vickery from Sulphur Springs; Chanse Fite, Cody Fite, Brandi Day, Aysha Day and Daylee Fite from Tira; and Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery. Sherry says, "Ho, Ho, Ho ... everyone had fun."

Sherry, Powell, Chanse, Brandi, Aysha and Daylee attended the Christmas party at Tira Community Center on Friday night.

Kelly, Nancy, Raven and Lane Allton Potts camped at Doctor's Creek in Cooper Lake State Park over the weekend. They participated in the "Christmas in the Park" lighted campsite event. They survived the cold snap and had a good time!

Patti Wiebold and Sandra Wester went to Mesquite Saturday morning. Carolyn and Cassie Miller and Cheryl Gonzales joined them at a home party where Scentsy and Thirty-One products were sold. After the home party they went to the Bass Pro Shop in Garland to eat lunch at the Islamorada Restaurant. Cheryl's birthday was on Dec. 9 and Sandra's Dec. 12, so they were celebrating two birthdays. They had fun visiting and sharing a lot of laughs. Patti and Sandra returned to Tira after the late lunch celebration. On Sunday afternoon Patti cooked a good birthday lunch of pinto beans, fried potatoes and Mexican cornbread. After lunch Patti, Tommy and Sandra watched the movie “Alice in Wonderland.”

Sandra Wester, Betty Weir, Jo Nell Willis, Wynell Belz, Catheron Camper and Julie Miller met at Los Mochis Restaurant in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday to celebrate Sandra's birthday. They had missed celebrating a couple of birthdays because of illnesses, but everyone except Mary Sue Clayton was able to attend on Tuesday. Mary Sue fell recently and isn't feeling well. Everyone enjoyed visiting and catching up on the happenings in each other's lives.

Mandy Owens from Eureka Springs, Ark., was here from Friday until Sunday visiting family. They celebrated Christmas with her at William and Joyce Dodd's home late Saturday afternoon.

Brenda Allen of Yantis, Regina Taylor of Sulphur Springs, and Yvonne Weir and I went on a "girlfriend getaway" to Waxahachie over the weekend. We started with the Taste of Downtown, where we walked to several restaurants and shops and sampled their fare. That afternoon we went on the Tour of Homes and saw a variety of styles in the four beautiful homes. On Saturday evening we attended the “Bethlehem Revisited” event, where we stepped back in time to the scenes of Bethlehem as it may have appeared in Mary and Joseph's time. We enjoyed a delicious meal that night at the Catfish Plantation. The restaurant is reportedly haunted, but we didn't see anything unusual! On Sunday we did some Christmas shopping and returned through Rockwall, where we had a late lunch at the Cotton Patch restaurant. Everyone had a good time, and we started making plans for next December.

I always need and appreciate the input from those who help keep me informed of news in our area. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact Jan Vaughn by calling 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or via e-mail at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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