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TIRA NEWS for Aug. 24, 2011

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The family of Randy Patterson was very appreciative of the lunch at the community center, provided by the aunts and cousins, and to the community of Tira for the use of the building. A special thanks goes out to Willie Lampp and Ken and Carolyn Stovall, members of Doris Moon's Sunday School Class from First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, who provided desserts and served the meal, and to Rene Alford, who also sent a dessert. Many thanks to all who prayed for our family in this time of loss. Randy was very loved and had family who traveled from California, Georgia, North Carolina and Arizona, as well as from across Texas, to attend his funeral, and although it was a sad occasion, it was good to visit with those we don't often get to see.

Sandra Wester enjoyed lunch and visiting at Los Mochis Restaurant in Sulphur Springs on Monday with Jo Nell Willis, Virginia Miller and Betty Weir. Sandra, Betty and Virginia went to the movies to see "The Help" after lunch.

On July 31, Dustin, Natalie, Yvonne and Wesley Weir took off for South Dakota. They made it as far as Emporia, Kan., on their AAA approved route. The next day their route took them on "detour after detour," because Interstate 29 was flooded and had been for 2 months. They lost a lot of time that day and only got to Chamberlain, S.D. The next morning they headed for the Bad Lands. Yvonne comments, "I had forgotten how beautiful they were." After visiting Wall Drug, they went on to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument. Yvonne reports, "There is a new museum at Mount Rushmore, and it was very interesting seeing how it was made by just regular men hanging from ropes and harnesses.” They arrived at the Hall ranch (Yvonne's family) about 11:15 that night. In the next few days they rode horses, went to the lake and boated, attended a rodeo and visited Yvonne's family.

They really enjoyed the weather, since it was never over 85, and they even wore jackets at night! They arrived back home in Tira on Aug. 10. Yvonne quips, "Dustin made me a country music fan on our trip. I have been listening to Kenny Chesney all the time!"

Robert, Yvonne and Wesley went to Eli and Elise Campbell's birthday party on Aug. 13. Elise was three on the 11th and Eli was one on the 20th. They had lots of good food and a bounce house for the kids. Robert and Yvonne also hosted a back-to-school party for Wesley last week. Wesley and his friends were treated to cup cakes and Kool-Aid and they enjoyed swimming.

Regina Taylor and Yvonne Weir attended "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Water Tower Theater in Dallas last Thursday.

Chip and I visited Bernice Markovic in Mount Vernon on Saturday afternoon. Bernice is the niece of the late Jack Henry and Mary Nell (Mince, Henry) Jennings and the sister of the late Minnie Lee Rowden, who taught home economics at North Hopkins School for many years. She will be 95 in September and has just sold her house and is preparing to move to the Mount Vernon House, although she is still going strong, in our opinion! After our visit, we traveled to Texarkana for a going-away party for Dustin Vaughan, son of Gale (Vaughn) Vaughan of New York and Tommy Vaughan of Texarkana, and grandson of Pat (Howk) Brown and the late Laurence Vaughn. Among those attending were John and Linda Vaughn, Lori and Brian Vaughn, Caitlin Thomas and Linda Ellen Vaughn.

I always need and appreciate 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 me, Jan Vaughn at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or  by sending an e-mail to:

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