The regular quarterly meeting of the Tira City Council will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at the Tira Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Blossom Civic Center for Betty Lou Melton Marsh, age 63, who passed away Jan. 27, in Paris, following a brief illness.
She was the daughter of George Toliver and Edith Marie Chrismon Melton of Tira, who preceded her in death.
Morgan Joslin, son of Malcolm Joslin and Tiffany Joslin, attended the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard Competition in Nacogdoches over the weekend. He was not participating in the contest, but served on staff as a judge, along with two CAP lieutenant colonels and one Army major.
The community extends sympathy to the family of Roland Harris “Butch” Gregg. I appreciate Betty Weir sending me the news of his passing and some of the history of his family. Roland passed away on Nov. 28, 2013, in San Diego, Calif. He was one of the 11 children of David Boyd and Due Shirley Gregg. Betty reports that the Greggs lived in the Tira/North Hopkins area and Roland, along with several siblings — including Rose, Junior, Christene, and Ricky — attended school at North Hopkins. Roland’s older brother, Forrest Gregg, is well known for his football career as a player and a coach. Betty comments, “Junior and his wife, Sandy, have a ranch in Como, where they raise and train mules. Classmates and friends who attended memorial services on Jan. 11, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Como, were Nancy Wynelle Lawson Belz, Virginia Price Miller, Catheron Smith Camper, Jo Nell Crowson Willis, Betty Weir, Ronald (Red) Ferrell and his son Cody, Jo Marie Palmer Neal and Jessie Price.”
I guess not much is going on in our community. I hope to have more news to report next week.
Linda Petty reports that she and Mick started the new year off right with black eyed peas and cabbage on the first. Joining them for lunch were Rick and Judy Petty, Betty Lawson and Billy Joe Clayton of Tira; Ronnie, Amy, Mitchell and Macy Green of Cooper; and Fay Burns of Sulphur Springs.
On Sunday, Powell Vickery was surprised at Cross Spur Cowboy Church by all of his children. They all showed up for church, walked in and surprised him, and then went out to lunch. Those attending were Sherry Smiddy; Anna Hines; Jana Johnson; David Vickery; Steven, Cheryl, Madi, Bryson, Ethan and Owen Vickery; Chris Vickery was there and the rest of his family — Jenna, Ally, Brayden and Emma — came by for a little while; Shelley, Justin, Korbin, Graci, Tinley and Branson Adair; Bobby, Carley, Payton and Braley Vickery; Chanse Fite, Brandi, Cody, Aysha and Daylee; Tara and Mike Owens; Judy and Randy Roberts; and Lesley Owens. Powell said it was the best birthday ever!
Chip and I visited our son, Delayne Vaughn, in Waco on Thursday, and then drove to Conroe, where we stayed at the Piney Shores Resort on the lake. Larry and Dorothy Fitzgerald of Somerville (formerly from Tira) came on Friday afternoon and we enjoyed visiting, playing cards and Rummikub, and eating out. On Saturday the guys and gals went shopping in different directions, and then met for lunch, before Larry and Dorothy headed home. Chip and I spent another relaxing afternoon at the resort and returned home on Sunday.
I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community.