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TIRA NEWS June 5, 2013

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Mark your calendars for the Annual Tira Homecoming, which is scheduled for the first Sunday in July. The program will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a covered-dish luncheon on the grounds.

The Tira City Council met at the Community Center on Tuesday night. The group discussed routine business and upkeep and repairs. Malcolm Joslin mentioned the Hot August Night, which will be coming up on Aug. 17 at the Civic Center Arena. 

North Hopkins eighth grade graduation will be this Friday night at 7:30. Graduation for high school seniors is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday.

Destri Weir came to Tira to get her dog, which had been staying with Destri's parents, Robert and Yvonne Weir, while Destri was vacationing on the island of Saint Martin. Destri enjoyed a good home cooked meal before returning to her home in the metroplex. Robert, Yvonne and Wesley went to Canton on Saturday. Yvonne says, “Had fun, but it was very hot. Got home early enough to work in the yard and house.”

Mick and Linda Petty made a quick trip to Padre Island last week. They drove down on Tuesday, stayed Tuesday and Wednesday night and returned Thursday evening. Linda states they had a great room with a balcony overlooking the gulf. The weather was perfect and they really enjoyed the stay. Linda and Judy Petty are having a garage sale this coming Saturday at Mick and Linda's house on FM 1536 in Tira.

Sandra Wester went to Corsicana on Sunday to attend a funeral service for a good friend. She stayed with Daun and Tom Wilson and enjoyed visiting with them. She also got to see many old friends and former students at the service. Tom and Daun took her on a driving tour Sunday night to show her new places in Corsicana since she moved away. She left Monday morning for a medical appointment in Dallas and returned home Monday afternoon.

Sherry Smiddy reports that Daylee Fite had a kindergarten swimming party at “Nana's home” on Sunday afternoon. Many kids and parents joined the party, including her teacher Stacy Hrabal and her family. Hot dogs and a cake with the class picture on it were served. Everyone had a great time. 

A small crowd gathered on the Aiguier Cemetery grounds on Sunday for the annual homecoming. After the delicious pot-luck lunch, Charlie Vaughn presided over the business meeting. The group voted to keep the same officers for another year: Charlie Vaughn, president; Betty Weir, vice-president; Debbie Layton, secretary-treasurer; and Jan Vaughn, reporter. Perry Evans, Betty Potts and Amie Davidson were elected to serve on the Perpetual Care Committee. 

Morgan Joslin celebrated his 15th birthday at the Cooper Lake South Sulphur Park on Saturday. Others attending included Malcolm, Tiffany, Kenden, Jaidyn, Landon and Rylan Joslin; Laiken Gammill; Grace, Linda Ellen, Chip and Jan Vaughn; and Morgan's friend, Grace Morton. The kids enjoyed swimming, although there is not much water in the swimming area. Several of the group also enjoyed playing volleyball. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs and birthday cake.

Summer meals will be provided at the North Hopkins School Cafeteria from June 10-July 12. Children 18 and younger can eat at no charge. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The Summer Nutrition Program meals are paid for by the USDA and program sponsors. 

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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