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TIRA NEWS Sept. 18, 2013

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Daylee Fite, the daughter of Chanse and Brandi and grand-daughter of Kathy Day, Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery, chose to celebrate her seventh birthday with a canned food drive at Skate Magic. Daylee came up with the idea after having a lemonade stand with Hadlee and Jalyn

Hrabal during the summer. They had the idea to raise money to donate to the Cross Spur Cowboy Church in Sulphur Springs, and their hard work resulted with them being able to give about 35 dollars to the church. Daylee started saying that she wanted to help a family in need, instead of receiving presents for her birthday. Her family asked her if she had seen or heard about the idea on TV or somewhere else, but Daylee said, “No, I just want make sure a lot of people have food to eat and I want to help them,” so the birthday guests were asked to bring canned goods. The Cross Spur Cowboy Church found out about her request and, on Sunday, the church donated more food to her cause. She was so happy that people gave food to help others. She said, “Do I have to wait another year to get more food donated so I can help someone else?” I know that Daylee’s family must be very proud of her!

Yvonne Weir has been spending some time at her home place in South Dakota. She reports that the weather has been beautifully cool there. She and her sister-in-law, Lynn, have done some painting and working on things at the ranch. On Sunday, the ranch hosted an American Cancer Society fundraiser with a trail ride, which had 50 riders. They gave trophies for the oldest rider (89 years old) and youngest (five), and the rider who raised the most money. Yvonne reports that there was almost $3,000 raised, which is very good for a sparsely populated area. She says, “It was really neat to see all the riders.” One of Yvonne’s old school friends spent the weekend with her and they had a great time reminiscing and playing Rummikub. 

Wesley Weir was very excited to ride in the Fall Festival Parade on Saturday with the Special Olympics Bowling Team.

Last week, Sherry Smiddy, Powell Vickery, Chanse, Cody and Daylee Fite, Brandi and Aysha Day all attended the wedding of Tara Petty and Mike Owens in Dallas. Daylee Fite was a flower girl in the wedding, along with Mikyla Owens. Henley Owens was the ring bearer. Everyone stayed at the Palomar hotel and the wedding took place at Times Ten Cellars. Sherry reports, “The guests were asked to wear Black and White attire. The groom was dressed in gray and the flowers girls and ring bearer were in beautiful red tutu dresses. This made for a great combination of color and the pictures were amazing. The photographer was sister of the bride, Shelley Adair, who made unbelievable pictures. The wedding was a combination of laughter and tears. Everyone had a great time and the couple went on a week-long honeymoon in New Mexico.”

I visited with my aunt, Rosemary Horn, at her home in Sulphur Springs on Sunday afternoon. I also visited my aunt, Doris Moon, at Carriage House Cottages on Tuesday evening.

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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