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TIRA NEWS Nov. 16, 2011

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Members of the Tira City Council met at the Community Center on Tuesday night, Nov. 15, 2011, and accepted Oncor's proposal regarding the payment of franchise fees to the city. They also

passed a resolution moving the annual elections from May to the uniform election date in November.

The North Hopkins FFA Hamburger Supper & Auction is this Saturday. Supper starts at 6 p.m. and the auction follows at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend and show support for the students and the FFA program.

Dee Melton, her parents, Dean and Margaret Eudy, her sister Jeannie Graves and niece Kylee were on the road for family fun the weekend before last. The group started by picking up Kadee in College Station, then headed for Gonzales for a bridal shower honoring Micah and his fianceé, Kaleigh Janota. While there the "girls" met up with friends for shopping at the annual Barn Sale and were treated to lunch by Kaleigh's parents, David and Becky Janota, in addition to attending the wonderful shower given by friends of the Janota family. The guys stayed behind in College Station, where Micah was with his Gillispie County Livestock Judging Team, which was participating in the Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest. The team took second place overall and won several individual awards. Everyone met for dinner and games in Gonzales on Saturday evening before returning home on Sunday.

Sherry Smiddy reports that Daylee Fite and her team won another soccer game on Saturday and are undefeated so far this season. Daylee received her first trophy and was so excited! Sherry has been traveling for eight weeks to nine different cities across the U.S. with her job, and she left again on Monday for the University of Chicago for another week.

Helen Weir spent a few days with Janie and Von Prahl in Daingerfield, while Joyce and Michael Dodd went to Eureka Springs and Branson for the Christmas lights, shows and shopping.

Matthew Dodd celebrated his third birthday with family and friends at the Tira Community Center on Saturday. He was very excited about all his new toys!

Destri Weir walked 60 miles in the Susan Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure, raising funds to help fight breast cancer. Brenda Allen, Yvonne Weir and Elizabeth Vaughan worked as volunteers on the medical crew. Yvonne says, “It was hard work, but very inspiring.”

On Saturday, Robert and Yvonne Weir ate at Red Lobster and shopped in Rockwall in celebration of their anniversary. Dacy, Eli and Elise Campbell visited Robert and Yvonne on Sunday. Kiegan and Acie Shehan also visited that day.

Chip and I went to Searcy, Ark., on Saturday to see our niece, Kimberly Vaughn Williams, and her husband, Wade, and their new baby, Brinlee Elizabeth. On the way home, we stopped in Mount Vernon and visited Bernice Markovic.

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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