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TIRA NEWS Oct. 26, 2011

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The North Hopkins School Fall Carnival will be held this Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please come and enjoy the fun and games, and support the students.

The Cooper Class of '48 met at the Tira Community Center on Oct. 22 to celebrate their 63rd anniversary. Martha Payton reports, “Those attending were visitors from other schools and classes: Dave and Patsy Oyler, Harold Sloan Class of '47, Jean Mixon Class of '54, Margaret Shirley Class of '52 — Pecan Gap, Laura Stephens, daughter of Hoyle and Margaret Shirley, Sheila Foster, daughter of Henrietta Meadlin Foster, Carolyn Martin and Cindi Fowler-daughter of Martha Anglin Hawkins, Billy Joe Clayton, Sandra Wester, sister to Mary Lou Wester Jeter, Alaina and daughter Hannah Nelson — daughter and grand daughter of Verda Taylor McCoy, James Templeton, son of Margaret Cooper Templeton. Class of '48 and spouses attending were Hoyle and Margaret Shirley, Barney and Pat Briscoe, Floyd and Martha Payton, Henrietta Meadlin Foster, Thomas and Jean Carrell, Martha Anglin Hawkins, Verda Taylor McCoy, Martha Moody, Margaret Cooper Templeton, Joe and Mary Lou Wester Jeter, and Clyde and Pat Waters. A delicious lunch was served by Andy and Mary Lou Wright. Several classmates were missing due to health problems.”

The annual North Hopkins School Alumni Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, in the school cafeteria, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All former students, staff, and their families are encouraged to attend. The Class of '61 will be recognized on their 50th reunion. A barbecue dinner and dessert will be served at 6 p.m. Cost for the meal is $10 per person and may be paid at the door.

Mick and Linda Petty celebrated their 35th anniversary Saturday, with a trip to AJ's Fish House at Lake Fork for dinner. On Sunday they went to Rockwall to help their daughter, Tara Petty, celebrate her birthday.

Tommy and Patti Wiebold celebrated the birthday of Tommy's brother, Mike Wiebold, on Saturday. Mike and his wife, Terri, and daughter, Michaela, of Ennis, got in early Saturday morning. They went to the Hopkins County Stew Cook-off and, although arriving there a little late, enjoyed some very good stew and walked around to see the stew cooks' decorations at their respective lots. Mike is an amateur photographer and he got a lot of great pictures at the park. Following the stew, they went to do some shopping before returning home later in the day. They celebrated Mike's birthday with a dinner that Patti prepared — beef and chicken fajitas — then enjoyed sitting on the porch in the nice weather. Afterward, they were all in front of the television to watch the Rangers and Cardinals play baseball. On Sunday they enjoyed a late breakfast, and around noon Mike and his family returned home to Ennis.

Chip and I, along with Malcolm, Tiffany and the kids were in Sulphur Bluff on Friday evening and Saturday morning to watch Kenden Joslin play in his last Little Dribblers basketball games of the season. On Saturday afternoon, Chip and I went to Boxelder (near Clarksville) for the wedding of our friends, Megan Wells and Todd McCoy. The beautiful church wedding was followed by a lovely reception and delicious meal at Crystal Lake.

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 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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