The Tira Community Christmas Party is this Friday evening. Residents and friends are invited to gather at the community center at 6 p.m. for good food and fellowship. Brisket will be provided. Please bring side dishes and desserts.
Santa is expected to stop by for a visit with the youngsters (and the young at heart)! We will also be collecting donations of canned goods for the Meal-A-Day program in Sulphur Springs. The Tira City Council will hold their regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. Following the meeting, the group will decorate the building for the Christmas party. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.
Melony and Chase Williams competed in the state championship in karate at the Hilton Hotel in Austin over the weekend. They were accompanied by Tina Huffman, Charlie Williams, and Clifford and Wynelle Belz. Melony competed but didn’t place. This was her first time to spar since recovering from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in May. Chase placed third in weapons and third in sparring. There were 635 competitors in the event. Wynelle says, “We are very proud of both Melony and Chase.”
Betty Weir and Sandra Wester attended the Sunday afternoon performance of “A Cozy Christmas,” presented by the Northeast Texas Choral Society at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Auditorium. It was a wonderful program, and they decided that if someone didn't get into the Christmas spirit after listening to the beautiful music, then it just wasn't going to happen.
Tommy Wiebold and his nephew Jace Findley began the week at Tommy's deer lease in Coleman. They had a successful hunt, as Tommy shot a nice buck. They returned home Thursday afternoon. On Friday, Tommy and his wife Patti went to their friend Dick Wyatt's game ranch in Cisco. Patti says, “Dick was the perfect host.” Patti was also successful, taking a very large 9-point buck. Patti said it was a hard hunt, as the wind was not cooperating with them, so they decided to make her a blind out of limbs and a log on the ground. She said she had to use her “shooting sticks to rest her rifle on,” but she was ready when he came out. This was her first big deer to take and she was very happy! She reports, “Tommy shot a nice doe on Saturday evening, also.” On Saturday night their guide, Dick Wyatt, cooked them a meal of rib-eye steaks, baked potatoes and salad. They hunted again on Sunday morning and returned home on Sunday afternoon. They had a great time, and Patti is definitely looking forward to going on a hunt at the Wyatt 210 Ranch again next year.
Chip and I attended our Sunday School Class Christmas Party Friday night at the home of Ricky and Jana Godwin in Sulphur Springs. We enjoyed a delicious meal, a fun gift exchange, a good time of fellowship and, of course, a reminder of the “reason for the season” with a reading of the Christmas story. On Saturday evening, we took Tiffany, Landon, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin to the Lions Club Christmas Light Parade in Sulphur Springs and then went out to eat at Juan Pablo's. Afterward, we drove around and looked at Christmas lights.
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