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TIRA NEWS July 8, 2016

A good group gathered for the Tira Homecoming on Sunday. Danna (Evans) Lewis did a great job emceeing the program. Also, she and her sister, Dusti (Evans) James, each sang a beautiful, inspirational song. Several members of the congregation shared stories of memories in Tira. Floyd and Martha Payton were honored for their many

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TIRA NEWS July 1, 2016

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Leroy Reaves. His funeral service was held on Wednesday morning at the Tira Methodist Church, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home. He was buried in the Tira Cemetery, then family and friends gathered at the Community Center for lunch. Leroy was married to the late Mamie Lou (Weir) Reaves. Please remember the family in your prayers.

Also, we extend our sympathy to the family of William Foy Chapman of Dallas. He was the son of the late Claude and Rosa Chapman of Tira. He passed away on Thursday, June 30. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, at Tira Cemetery. Please be in prayer for the family.

Chip and I took our grandchildren, Kenden and Jaidyn, to Piney Shores Resort on Lake Conroe on Saturday afternoon — Chip and the kids had been to Chuck and Karen Olmsted's fly-in and skeet shoot that morning. We enjoyed cooling off in the pool when we arrived at the resort, then we went to Red Lobster for dinner and celebrated Kenden's 14-1/2 year birthday (he has a Dec. 27 birthday and it gets overshadowed with Christmas activities).

On Sunday, I went to Sour Lake near Beaumont and picked up our great-granddaughter, Dixie, and brought her back to the resort, where we all enjoyed swimming again. Chip and the kids played miniature golf and tennis while I was gone to get Dixie.

We all returned to Tira on Sunday evening and dropped Dixie off to spend time with Landon, Laiken, Rylan, Brailon and Slaiden Joslin. Then, we visited with Elizabeth Steinsiek of Sulphur Springs and Tonja Horn of Chicago at their farm in Tira.

Be sure to make your way to the Tira community this Sunday, July 3, for the annual Tira Homecoming. Danna (Evans) Lewis and her family (the family of the late Hub and Ruth Weir) will be presenting a program at 11 a.m. in the Tira Methodist Church. There will also be a brief Cemetery Association meeting. The families of those buried in Tira Cemetery in the past year, will be recognized at the homecoming. A pot-luck lunch will be held at the picnic tables following the program. Please come share a meal and visit with friends.

As we celebrate our freedom this holiday weekend, let's take time to remember and give thanks for our troops and veterans.

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 .

TIRA NEWS June 24, 2016

The Tira Homecoming is fast approaching. Please make plans to attend on July 3. The program will begin in the Tira Methodist Church at 11 a.m., followed by a covered-dish lunch on the picnic grounds. If you would like to contribute toward the upkeep of the cemetery, you may do so that day, or send your donation by mail, to the Tira Cemetery

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TIRA NEWS June 17, 2016

The annual Tira homecoming and cemetery association meeting is coming up on Sunday, July 3. The program and business meeting will begin in the Tira Methodist

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TIRA NEWS June 10, 2016

We want to express our sympathy to the family of Donald Wayne “Don” Hargrave. He passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016, in Dallas. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Lewis Hargrave, and their four children, and several grand- and great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 7, at West Oaks Funeral Home, with the burial at Tira Cemetery. Please remember the family in prayer.

The Tira City Council met for their regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday night, June 7, at the Community Center. The group appointed Tami Joslin to fill the vacancy on the council board. Council member, Powell Vickery, was sworn in to serve as the Mayor of Tira for the remainder of former Mayor Floyd Payton's term. The group approved the purchase of a new sign and a locking file cabinet for the Community Center. It was mentioned that there is a need for more volunteer firefighters. If you are available and interested in joining the Tira Volunteer Fire Department, please contact Powell Vickery, at 903-243-1533.

Yvonne Weir reported that Dacy, Elisent06, and Eli Campbell visited with them on Saturday and she says, “We swam and had a ball!” On Sunday, Brenda Allen and Kesley came for a visit and they swam some more. Yvonne visited with Dacy and her family on her way to Dallas, where she spoiled Destri's new baby, Nicolaas. Dakota stopped in also and Dustin visited on Wednesday and Thursday.

Yvonne retired last Friday. She shared, “My friends at Legacy Hospice gave me some wonderful gifts and cake. I will miss them!”

Our son, Delayne Vaughn of Waco was here over the weekend. Our family was at North Hopkins School on Friday night for our grandson Kenden Joslin's eighth grade graduation, and then on Saturday afternoon for his brother Morgan Joslin's graduation from high school. We celebrated Kenden's graduation with sandwiches and cake on Friday night. Following the graduation on Saturday, we hosted a party/cookout in honor of Morgan's graduation and his birthday (June 2nd). Our guests included Liz Steinsiek; Linda Ellen Vaughn; Jim and Sandra Vaughn; Charlie and Susan Vaughn; James, Lana, Mattie and Conner Hall, and Mattie's friend; Delayne Vaughn; Tiffany Vaughn and Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin; Malcolm Joslin; Landon and Laiken Joslin; Dixie, Rylan, Brailon and Slaiden; and Morgan's girlfriend, Alexis.

A good crowd gathered on the Aiguier Cemetery grounds on Sunday, for the annual association lunch and meeting. The group shared a pot-luck meal, followed by a brief business meeting.

After the cemetery meeting, Chip and I enjoyed time with our great-granddaughter, Dixie, as we took her back to her mother in Sour Lake, near Beaumont, and then we drove to Piney Shores resort on Lake Conroe, where we stayed until Tuesday morning.

Tiffany Vaughn celebrated her birthday with Keith and Frances Klein; Roy Smith; Shirley Charles; and Kenden, Jaidyn, Chip and I, at Los Mochis on Wednesday evening, and then with church friends and the Abundant Life Assembly in Commerce.

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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