Tira volunteer firefighters responded to a truck fire on Friday. An 18-wheeler burned on State Highway 19 north and caused the road to be blocked for hours.
It’s almost time for the annual Tira Homecoming. There will be a program and business meeting inside the Tira Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 3. Make plans to attend and bring your lunch to share at the picnic tables on the grounds.
Contributions to help maintain the cemetery grounds are appreciated and may be given on that day or, if you wish, you can mail your contribution to the Tira Cemetery Association, c/o Floyd Payton, 1601 CR 4612, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
Rosemary Horn spent Wednesday with Helen Weir and they enjoyed lunch together. On Saturday, Janie and Von Prahl and Mary Helen Foster and Dana visited Helen.
Brad Dodd celebrated his 37th birthday with his family on Sunday. William and Joyce Dodd hosted the party, and guests were treated to brisket and home-made ice cream. Joyce also reported that their great-grandson, Gavin Shelton, had his nose broken while playing ball on Sunday night.
Tira volunteer firefighters responded to a tragic house fire in Charleston during the early morning hours on Tuesday. Gloria Kirkpatrick, mother of my co-worker, Cindy McPherson of Peerless, perished in the fire. We want to offer our condolences to Gloria’s family.
Mary Rawson’s granddaughter, Michelle Markides, and her husband Conn and daughter Sophie, along with Sophie’s babysitter, are visiting Conn’s family in Cyprus. Michelle and Conn are also vacationing in other countries while in that part of the world.
Linda Andrasko came to visit her sister, Sandra Wester, last Thursday afternoon. She went with Sandra to a medical appointment in Paris, and afterward they enjoyed eating at The Fish Fry. They watched the Mavericks win another playoff game that night. They spent a lazy Friday morning visiting, and that afternoon Linda went to Sulphur Springs to visit with Grace Murray. Sandra went by to visit with Grace and Linda after taking care of errands, and then June Chapman Vessel arrived shortly. After visiting for a while, Sandra returned home to leave the three friends to enjoy their visit. On Saturday afternoon, Linda returned to Henderson and June to Campbell.
Robert, Yvonne and Wesley Weir ate lunch with Dacy and her family Sunday in Greenville, after returning their dog. They had been “dog-sitting” while the Campbells were in California for a week. Dustin drove down Tuesday to work on his boat. Yvonne says, “We all enjoyed watching the Mavericks play and win!”
Kelly, Nancy, Raven and Lane-Allton Potts spent the weekend in San Antonio. They went to Nancy's niece's wedding. Nancy says, “It was a quick and long ride, but it was very nice.” Nancy's other niece, Ashley, from Kentucky is here to stay a few weeks. Raven and Ashley left out Sunday afternoon and finished up church camp in Lone Star, along with the others from Posey Baptist Church. Posey Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School on June 23-25. Call 903-945-2977 for more information.
Tiffany was treated to a meal at the Fish Fry in Paris for her birthday. Malcolm, Morgan, Kenden, Jaidyn, Chip and I helped her celebrate a day earl, on Tuesday, June 7. Malcolm, Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin attended the Hot Air Balloon Rally and Glow on Friday night and then went to the Dairy Festival Parade on Saturday morning. Jan Vaughn was there for the parade, too. Morgan and other cadets from the Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) walked along with the veterans' float and passed out flyers about the veterans' memorial. The Tira Volunteer Fire Department also participated in the parade. After lunch at China House, Malcolm, Tiffany, Kenden and Jaidyn went to the Tyler Zoo, and then shopped at the mall and enjoyed a delicious meal at Mercado's Mexican Restaurant.
Mick and Linda Petty were back in Lake Dallas Sunday to watch their granddaughter, Reagan Humphrey, play basketball. (Reagan missed her games Saturday and went to the Sulphur Springs High School Prom.) They won 4 games and lost 1 for the weekend.
Linda and Judy Petty are having their garage sale Saturday, May 21. They will have fishing gear, golf equipment, a chain saw, tools, cast iron items, furniture, a baby bassinet, car seats, baby swings, lots of household items, and clothes frominfant to adult. Take State Highway 19 north, right on FM 1536, approximately 3/4 mile on left.
Tommy and Patti Wiebold enjoyed a nice weekend with family from out of town. Tommy's sister Cindy Findley, his niece Paul Findley, and two grandchildren, Jordan and Coen Findle,y all came to spend the weekend with “Uncle Tommy and Aunt Patti.” They arrived late Friday evening from Waxahachie, where they reside. On Saturday the kids could not wait to get on the golf cart and go driving around the pasture to see what animals they might spot. They brought fishing poles to go fishing, however, there are no fish in Tommy and Patti's pool, and it was a bit too cool to go to Sandra Wester's for any fishing. Most of their time was spent outside taking Tommy and Patti's Labradors to the pond for some swimming, and they enjoyed throwing sticks for the dogs to fetch out of the water. They also played with the cats and helped Patti pick radishes from her garden. Tommy was the chef for the weekend. On Saturday Sandra Wester came for supper, and a grand meal it was, including T-bone steaks, barbecued chicken, hamburgers and shrimp. Patti had made a trip to the Dallas Farmer's Market on Friday and picked up a lot of fresh vegetables for grilling. They had corn-on-the-cob and Tommy cut up a variety of vegetables including zucchini, squash, new potatoes, red, yellow and green bell peppers and sweet onions. Patti says, “There was enough food to feed most of the community.” Everyone enjoyed all the food. Patti was happy, because with the leftovers, that means no cooking during the week. Tommy built the kids a bonfire on Saturday night for roasting marshmallows. By around 11 p.m. they were sound asleep from a long day of fun. On Sunday, the children were up and ready to go again around 7 a.m., although the adults could have used a couple more hours of sleep, so garage doors came up and the golf cart and 4-wheelers came back out. They loaded up the kids around noon for their trip back to Waxahachie. It was a wonderful weekend, and the kids are already asking when they could come back to Tira for another visit with their aunt and uncle.