BY JAN VAUGHN
The Tira City Council will have their regular quarterly meeting on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. The public is always welcome to attend the meeting at the Community Center.
Kevin and Dee Melton were in Fredericksburg this past weekend to visit their son Micah Walker and daughter-in-law Kaleigh. Micah is the 4-H Extension Agent for Gillespie County. He invited them to attend and enjoy the activities for the celebration of the 125th Gillespie County Fair and Livestock Show. They enjoyed the parade, where the Gillespie County 4-H clubs exhibited their 2013 Guinness World Record Woolsack, and the livestock show, vintage baseball game, horse races, oompah bands, and wonderful German food ! Dee reports, “It was a great way to end summer vacation !!!”
Robert, Yvonne, and Wesley Weir “were blessed with an overnight visit from Dustin and Natalie Weir on Tuesday.” They went bowling with Wesley on Wednesday. Mike and Dacy Campbell and the kids arrived on Wednesday and fished and swam. Later that evening Regina Taylor and Kai, Jasmine and Lilly Taylor came for a swim, too. Yvonne comments, “What a good day!”
Kelly Lawrence came to visit Sandra Wester Saturday afternoon and returned to McKinney Sunday night. Sandra's sister, Peggy Deaton, came Sunday afternoon and is spending a few days this week.
Joyce Dodd and Tonja Jones took Alyssa, Gavin, and Ethan Shelton on a “last chance before school starts back” outing in Sulphur Springs on Friday. The kids played in the fountain on the square, had lunch at McDonald's (their place of choice) and played on the inside playground, had ice cream, and wound up their day with a trip to the Dairy Museum, before returning home. Joyce says, “We all had a fun day!”
Tiffany Joslin enjoyed a “girls' day out”, with her friend Stephanie Weaver in Plano on Saturday. They enjoyed good food, a trip to the water park, and a movie. Malcolm and the kids went to the zoo, Chuck E. Cheese, and Gander Mountain in Tyler.
Tommy and Patti Wiebold traveled to Carrollton, Texas on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of Katie Boyer and her son, Max Boyer who turned 1. The theme was a favorite of Max's dad - fishing. They had decorated the tables with candy that were all shaped like fish, sharks, alligators, etc. They served sandwiches from Jimmy John's, cupcakes and drinks. There was a large turnout in honor of Max's 1st birthday, and then that evening they went out to dinner to celebrate Katie's 30th birthday. Katie said her best gift was the gift of her son one year ago and she looks forward to celebrating many more with Max as he grows up.
Chip and I attended a get-together at the home of Greg and Karon Adams on Saturday. The group included several who had been on mission trips to Nicaragua, led by Greg. The minister that they work with, Orlando Montiel, and his wife, Dahlia, from Nicaragua were there, also. We enjoyed grilled hamburgers and all the fixings, along with some Mexican food and desserts. That afternoon, Chip and I went to Myrtle Springs Cemetery, for the memorial service for Joshua Reid Horn, son of Brenda Horn Monroe and grandson of Leo Horn, Jr. After the service everyone traveled to the lovely home of Brenda's aunt and uncle, Beth and James Reid, on Lake Holbrook (outside of Mineola) for a time of visiting and a delicious spaghetti supper. On the way home, Chip and I stopped in Sulphur Springs to check on Doris Moon, who had to make a trip to the emergency room earlier that day, and to visit with her family, Ruth Catherine Morrison, Howard Burkham, and Doug and Paula Burkham and their granddaughter, Mazy. Thankfully, Doris was feeling a lot better on Monday, but prayers for full relief from pain are welcome.