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Tira News Aug. 26, 2009

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There was a good turnout for the Hot August Night fundraiser on Saturday. The afternoon lived up to the name – it was hot out there on the Civic Center grounds. The barbecue was delicious and folks also enjoyed the music and activities. I have not heard yet how much money was raised for the departments. The winners in the barbecue cook-off were Hopkins County Firefighters Local 4609, first place; Brinker Volunteer Fire Department, second place; and Pickton-Pine Forest Volunteer Fire Department, third place. In the “Best of the Rest” group (cook teams other than fire departments), first place went to The Grillin’ Villains. In second place was the Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services team, and third place went to Hopkins County Law Enforcement. A big crowd also attended the Pro Bull Riding event that night.

Tommy and Carolyn Long visited their son, John, in Manvel on Thursday and Friday and helped him prepare for the new school year. They watched the Manvel volleyball teams play on Thursday and Friday, and then went to Austin on Saturday and visited with Reid, their other son.

Yvonne Weir is recovering from minor foot surgery. In addition to the extra good care that Robert is giving her, Desti came on Saturday to help take care of things until Dustin and Natalie arrived on Sunday. Yvonne says, “I have been blessed by lots of phone calls and by visits from Brenda Allen and Jan Vaughn.” Dacy and Mike were vacationing in Colorado, and Dustin and Natalie left on Monday to travel to Crested Butte, Colo.

Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a nice visit from their daughter Regina on Thursday through Monday. They traveled to Longview on Sunday to visit Martha's sister, Ann Sullivan. She had re-landscaped her yard, which Martha reports was very pretty. They enjoyed lunch and a visit from her son, Ron Petty, who also resides in Longview. Regina was amazed with all the greenery since the area between Port Aransas to Palestine is very brown and dry. Regina is spending a few days in the Fort Worth area before returning to Port Aransas.

Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery had company all last week.  Throughout the week several of the grandchildren were visiting. Those included Madi, Bryson, Ethan and Cade Vickery, Aysha Day and Daylee Fite.  Sherry reports, “It was a fun-filled, exciting time for all, with lots of swimming and riding four-wheelers and midnight snacks.” On the weekend Jana Johnson, Brandon, Stormie and Angel visited, too.

Kadee Melton moved to College Station on Friday to begin classes at Texas A&M University.

Kevin and Dee Melton and Dean and Margaret Eudy helped Kadee move into her apartment and get set up. On Saturday night they all traveled to Cypress to visit family. The Eudys spent the night with Margaret's sister Dorothy Pennix, while the Meltons stayed with Dorothy's daughter Nancy Hale, her husband Bob, and sons Robbie and Trent. On Sunday they returned to College Station to finish the move. The Meltons and Eudys returned home. Kadee will begin classes on Aug. 31.

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