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TIRA NEWS Feb. 19, 2014

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The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at the Tira Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sherry Smiddy reported that Daylee Fite had a fun filled day Saturday before last. Cody, Chanse, Brandi, Aysha, Kathy, James and Sherry all went to Cumby to support her at the basketball game on Saturday morning, and then on Saturday night she attended the Father-Daughter dance at the North Hopkins School with her dad, Chanse. Daylee said she did dance and had lots of fun!

Jaidyn Joslin and her dad, Malcolm, attended the dance, too, along with lots of other North Hopkins students, fathers and even some grandfathers.

Joyce Dodd reports that their son, Michael, came in for the day on Sunday to celebrate his 50th birthday with family. They enjoyed a lunch of beef stew and banana pudding. 

Michael celebrated with about 50 friends at a Mexican restaurant in the Dallas area on Sunday night.

Yvonne Weir spent Friday afternoon, night, and all day Saturday in Caddo Mills with her grandchildren, Eli and Elise Campbell. She also shared that their son, Wesley Weir, “made two good baskets at Upward Bound basketball Saturday.”

The North Hopkins Junior Beta students and sponsors attended the state convention in Fort Worth over the weekend, where Evan Lewis was elected president, which is a big honor!

North Hopkins Athletic Director Larry Tucker has been sending updates on the happenings around the school and I am happy to share his comments with the readers.

He says, “On Friday, our girls softball team defeated Class 2A Cooper, 18-1, in their first game of the year. Every girl did a great job and we are expecting a great season this year! Congrats to Coach KayLee Wood for winning her first game as varsity head coach! They are in a tournament at Lone Oak this weekend. The boys basketball team traveled to Burleson to play Huckabay, in a warm-up game for the playoffs, and never trailed as they demolished another state-ranked team 67-46. Coach Todd Law and Coach Garrett Todd are doing a great job, as are the boys, of staying focused on the task at hand, which is advancing in the playoffs. 

If the boys play Collinsville, the area game will be held at Bells Friday night. Collinsville must beat Itasca in bi-district Tuesday for that to happen. [At the time of this writing I was not aware of the outcome of the game.] Collinsville is the big favorite in that game.”

He also shared that Mrs. Christin O’Neal and the ag kids have been working very hard and will be participating in the county show this week. We wish them luck!

He says, “There are a lot of good things going on at NH this week, proud of all our kids!”

Please note that the student holiday that was scheduled for this Friday (the 21st) is now a regular school day (make-up day for bad weather day earlier).

Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn had lunch with us on Sunday. Grace spent the afternoon with us, and then went to John and Linda Vaughn’s for a late birthday celebration.

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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