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Tira News for Sept. 28, 2011

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Tira volunteer firefighters responded to a fire in the Hatchetville community on Saturday.

Tira Volunteer Fire Chief Malcolm Joslin and his wife, Tiffany, attended the Farm Bureau Banquet on Tuesday night. The Farm Bureau presented a check to each of the fire departments. On behalf of the Tira department, Malcolm expresses his appreciation for the contribution.

Sandra Wester enjoyed lunch and visiting with Carolyn Miller of Mesquite last Tuesday at Gloria's at The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard.

Floyd and Martha Payton visited with Martha's brother, Von, and his wife, Loretta Honzell, for a celebration of Loretta's78th birthday, which was hosted by their children, Marvin and Karen Stebbins of Garland, Sara Beth Chambers of Dripping Springs and David Honzell of Royse City. Others in attendance were David and Brooke Chambers of Dripping Springs; Rachael, Ivy Kate and Grant of Wylie; Brett Strawn of Garland; and Holly, Seth, Nathan and Ashley Honzell of Nevada. Martha reports, “A religious musical concert was given by Gene Clowe of Wylie, a very gifted person and long time friend of Loretta's, and a beautiful buffet was prepared for all the guests.” She adds, “A very special afternoon was enjoyed by all.”

Sherry Smiddy left for Chicago on Saturday to attend work training sessions and returned home Tuesday evening. With Powell and Sherry on the way to the airport Saturday morning and both parents working, Daylee Fite’s grandmother and uncle, Kathy and James Day, were called into action to get Daylee to her activities with some help from Daylee’s sister, Aysha. They went to Daylee’s soccer game Saturday morning, then to the Fall Festival, and on the way home to Heath dropped Daylee off at her Aunt Tara Petty’s in Rockwall to attend a birthday party for Mikyla Owens. Powell picked Daylee up on his way home from the airport.

Sandra Wester went to Mesquite Saturday morning to attend a fundraiser for the First Christian Church. She got to meet a lot of nice people who have been praying for her and enjoyed the stew and cornbread lunch and visiting with Carolyn Miller, Curtis and Jane Cole, Cassie and Matt Clayton, Chris and Brittany Evans, and Cheryl Gonzales. She bought cinnamon rolls made by Curtis and a chocolate cake made by Jane at the bake sale to take with her to McKinney where she visited Karyn and Steve Horne and Kelly Lawrence. Saturday night Karyn and Kelly treated Sandra to dinner at Rick's Chop House in downtown McKinney. Sunday morning Karyn, Steve, Kelly and Sandra went to Arlington to attend the Texas Rangers game. Carolyn and Barry Miller were also there and they visited with them, while taking a break from the game. Sandra says, “Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the game.” They stopped to eat at Uncle Julio's on the way home. Monday morning Sandra went by to visit an old friend, Andy Rodgers, who lives nearby in McKinney, and arrived back home early Monday afternoon.

Mick and Rick Petty were treated to the Rangers game on Sunday with Ken Chapman of Belton. Ken had a business friend who had three tickets he could not use in one of the suites and offered them to Ken, who then invited the Pettys. They said, “It was really nice, we all had a great time — and the Rangers won!”

Mark your calendar for the annual North Hopkins Alumni Homecoming, which is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the North Hopkins School Cafeteria. The gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a barbecue dinner to be served at 6 p.m. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1961 for their 50th reunion.

Dacy, Elise and Eli Campbell spent Friday night with Robert and Yvonne Weir. The next day Dacy, Robert and the kids went to garage sales while Yvonne attended a seminar in Paris regarding special needs children. Robert, Yvonne, Dakota and Wesley drove to Dallas on Sunday to take Destri out for her birthday. They shopped at North Park before returning home.

Chip and I just returned from a quick get-away to New Mexico. We flew into Albuquerque on Friday morning and took the tram ride to Sandia Peak that morning and then had a delicious New Mexican lunch before heading to Santa Fe that afternoon. We took a tour of the city on Saturday morning and then took in the sights along the “high road” to Taos that afternoon. On Sunday we went to the Rio Grande Gorge and walked across the bridge — 650 feet above the river! We drove to the Taos Ski Valley and rode the chair lift up the mountain to take in the beautiful views, with the leaves just beginning to turn. That afternoon we visited the Taos Pueblo, where we learned about the Native American culture and saw the adobe buildings, which have been inhabited for more than 1,000 years. We drove back to Santa Fe, along the “low road” by the Rio Grande, and did some more sightseeing and shopping that evening and the next day, before flying home on Monday night.

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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