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TIRA NEWS for Nov. 9, 2011

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There will be a called meeting of the Tira City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Tira Community Center. The group will meet at 6 p.m. to discuss election changes and franchise fees from Oncor.

Members of the North Hopkins High School Class of 1961 met at Tira Community Center at noon on Saturday. They enjoyed sandwiches, dips, chips, fruit and vegetables, cakes, cookies and breads, and especially enjoyed visiting with each other. Those attending were Jimmy Anderson, Glenn Alvin “Butch” Crowson, Jo Nell Crowson Willis, Betty Weir, Shirley McPherson Riggs, Nancy Wynelle Lawson Belz, Virginia Price Miller, Mary Catheron Smith Camper and her husband, Don, Gale Milligan, Ronald “Red” Ferrell and his wife and children, Debra, Tori and Cody, Royce McLane and Sandra “Sandi” Wester. Others who stopped by to visit were Rex and Beth Hargrave from Missouri, Jo Marie Palmer Neal and Robert McPherson.

There was a good turnout for the North Hopkins School Alumni Association Annual Homecoming on Saturday night. Sixty-four people registered for the event, but according to Sandi Wester and Betty Weir, the actual attendance was closer to 80. The group of alumni, friends and family gathered to visit, share memories and enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Murray’s Bar-B-Que. The Class of 1961 was recognized and sat at the head table. In addition to those who gathered at the community center, the following members of the class and their guests attended the homecoming: Mary Sue Palmer Clayton and her husband, Eddie; Nancy Wynelle Belz’ husband and daughter, Clifford Belz and Tina Huffman, and brother, Floyd Lawson; Virginia Price Miller’s grandsons Billy Hettich and Carson McIllwain; and Janie Weir Prahl and her husband, Von. Also joining them at the head table was their only surviving teacher, Dr. Roger Arnold and his wife, Jean. Virginia Price Miller’s grandson, Billy Hettich, had helped her make a video of the members of the class, and he showed the video to those attending the homecoming. A big “thank you” goes out to Virginia and Billy for the time they spent on this project.

Tommy and Patti Wiebold traveled to their deer lease in Gouldbusk, Texas, for the opening of gun season. Patti says, “On Saturday morning the weather was just right, very chilly outside but no wind to contend with.” Patti had quite a few doe at her feeder. She reports that she is ahead of the group at the lease for now, as she took a very nice doe that morning. Tommy and the other guys on the lease all saw deer, but not the big buck they were looking for. Saturday afternoon was spent doing work around camp and moving a few blinds and feeders. On Sunday, Tommy and Patti returned home after the morning hunt.

Chip and I visited Linda Ellen Vaughn in Dallas on Friday and then drove to Somerville to spend the weekend with Larry and Dorothy Fitzgerald. While there we enjoyed visiting, eating and playing cards. Chip and I attended the wedding of Andrew Hathcoat and Lorelei Chabot in Millican (near College Station) on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, we attended Sunday School and church at First Baptist Church in Somerville with Larry and Dorothy. After we all shared a delicious lunch at Las Fuentes, we drove out to Lake Somerville to observe the results of their drought. I hope that they get some much-needed rain soon. I know that the rain that we received this week was very appreciated.

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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