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Tira News for June 10, 2009

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The Tira City Council held a called meeting on Monday, June 8, at the Tira Community Center. Commissioner Danny Evans met with the group to discuss a grant opportunity for the volunteer fire department. The council voted to enter into the grant application process.

The annual Tira Homecoming will be coming up on Sunday, July 5. Dusti Evans James is planning a special video presentation, including pictures, memories, and history collected from families who have roots in Tira. We encourage everyone to attend the program at 11 a.m. in the Tira Methodist Church, and then join together for a potluck lunch at the picnic tables on the grounds.

On May 1, Lt. Col. Michael H. Ruth retired from the United States Marine Corps after 29 years of service to his country. His retirement ceremony took place at the Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth.

The Ruths also have a son, Michael Alexander Ruth, who is serving with the USMC and is currently stationed in Iraq.

Laura Ruth reports, “We celebrated the birth of our first grandchild on May 6. Our daughter Jennifer and her husband Paul blessed us with Samuel Isaiah born weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces and 19 inches long. He is doing wonderfully. They have visited twice in the past month.”

Jimmy and Janie Lewis were in Fort Worth over the weekend for the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition at Texas Motor Speedway. Janie reports that they camped out in their “redneck camper” on the grounds from Friday through Sunday and had a great time.

The annual Aiguier Cemetery Association meeting was held on Sunday on the cemetery grounds. A good group gathered for the potluck meal, visiting and business meeting.

Nancy, Raven, and Lane Allton Potts spent the weekend at Glen Rose. They made it to see Nancy's niece, Taryn Davis, graduate from high school on Friday. Then they spent Saturday relaxing at her sister's house with a barbecue and swimming.

On June 6th, the Tira Community Center was busy with excitement of families greeting one another. It was the annual gathering of the extended family of Edna and Barney Lewis. It includes Britnell, King, Speaks, Braden and Lewis families. D-Day was observed by having all veterans present stand and state what branch they served and when. Odell (Bo) Lewis led the way with 22 years service. He was followed by Melvin Joslin, Tom Lewis, Wes Hobgood, Ron Williams, Jerry Joslin, Sherman Crawford, Bill Speaks and Richard King. Mason Delbridge, grandson of Gary and Rachel Lewis, led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The prayer was offered by Mel Joslin.

In attendance were: Heidi Marie Strever and Bo Lewis of San Antonio; Richard King of Independence, Kan.; Don and Dorothy Hargrave; Donna and Michael Zamora of Midlothian; Sherman and Loretta Crawford and Mary and Johnny Parker of Birthright; Tom and Gene Lewis of Houston, Mo.; Mel and Melba Joslin of Royse City; Jerry Joslin of Gainesville; Judy Lewis of Irving; Gary and Rachel Lewis of Sulphur Springs; Randy and Becky Hargrave and Billy and Harlee Nemitz of Garland; Troy, Christy and Blain Marie of Dallas; Ron Williams, Lori and Mariah Lightfoot of Mansfield; Wes and Kaye Hobgood of Lubbock; Dewayne, Jeannie and Michael Hobgood of Mabank; Bill and Joan Speaks and Imogene King Phillips of Grand Prairie; Bryan, Tiffany, Mason and Spencer Delbridge of Southlake; and Wanda Clayton of Giddings. Dorothy Hargrave reports, “The Everlasting Cross was won by Imogene Phillips.” Friends Billy Joe Clayton and Allen Pace stopped by for a visit.

Chuck Olmsted, Morgan Joslin and Chip Vaughn assisted with the Young Eagles event at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport on Saturday. They report that almost 80 youngsters were treated to rides by the local pilots.

Grace Vaughn of Broken Bow, Okla., is spending a few days with us. She visited Tim and Lori Vaughn and their family on Saturday evening. We attended the meeting of the Aiguier Cemetery Association on Sunday. We met Tiffany, Malcolm, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin at Los Mochis after church on Sunday evening and celebrated Tiffany’s birthday. (Landon was with a friend and missed out on the birthday dinner.) We celebrated Morgan’s birthday at our house on June 2. Chip and Grace visited John and Linda Vaughn and their family on Tuesday evening.

Summer meals at no charge are available through the summer nutrition program at North Hopkins School.  Children 18 and younger may eat breakfast and lunch in the school cafeteria. Reservations are not required. Families are encouraged to bring their children for the free meals on the following dates: June 25-30, July 1-10, July 27-31, Aug. 3-7. Breakfast is 7:45-8:15 a.m. and lunch  11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents past or present, please contact 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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