There will be no need for a Tira City Council election on May 14. Incumbent Mayor Floyd Payton and Council Members Joyce Dodd and Janie Lewis are unopposed.
Sandra Wester went to Temple on Friday to visit Lou and Joe Jeter. Linda Andrasko arrived from Henderson shortly afterwards. A family friend, Jean Ann Aikin, came over to visit Friday afternoon and everyone enjoyed visiting and catching up. On Friday night Sandra, Linda, Lou and Joe went to the Oscar Store outside Temple and enjoyed a catfish dinner. They stopped for a brief shopping outing at Dillard's when they got back to Temple. Sandra says, “Saturday was a lazy morning and Jean Ann came over to visit.” Lou, Linda and Sandra went on a short shopping trip Saturday afternoon, and when they returned to Lou's, Jill and Chelsea Jeter had come over to visit. Jill, Chelsea and Travis Houston joined them for supper. On Sunday afternoon Lou, Linda and Sandra made another quick shopping trip and ate a late lunch at The Cotton Patch Café. After returning to Lou's, Jean Ann came over to visit and they played Rummikub while they visited. Linda and Sandra left late Monday morning, and Sandra stopped in Corsicana to visit some friends, Daun and Tom Wilson, before arriving home in Tira late Monday afternoon.
Danny and Judy Rawson spent Monday and Tuesday nights with Danny’s mother, Mary Rawson. They left on Wednesday for a trip to Houston to visit their daughter, Michelle Markides, and her husband and daughter, Conn and Sophie.
Mick and Linda Petty were back in Lake Dallas over the weekend to watch their granddaughter, Reagan Humphrey, play basketball with her summer league. They played Saturday and won two games and went back Sunday and won one game and lost the last one. They took second place in the tournament. Reagan's dad, James Humphrey, was also there both days.
Betty Weir, Barbara Stewart of Mahoney, Susan Downard of Dike and Toby Harty of Yantis, all Hopkins County Master Gardeners, attended Dallas Blooms and ArtScape at Dallas Arboretum on Saturday, March 19. They report marvelous viewing and especially enjoyed massive plantings of tulips, cherry trees in full bloom and the Fairy Tale Castles. A highlight of the trip was getting to meet and talk to Mary Brinegar, president of Dallas Arboretum, Stephen Coke, chairman of the board, and his wife, Cheryl Coke, who is a volunteer. After a full day of touring the Arboretum, they went to Papadeaux in Plano to celebrate Susan's birthday.
Morgan Joslin, son of Malcolm and Tiffany Joslin, was among several North Hopkins athletes who competed in the Chisum track meet on Monday evening. He placed third in the 800-meter dash and fifth in the 400. Home games scheduled for North Hopkins this week include a baseball game against Yantis and a softball game against Sulphur Bluff on Friday.
Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin and I took a mini spring break trip on Thursday and Friday. We went to the Dallas Zoo on Thursday (along with many other "spring-breakers," evidently), and then spent the night in Lewisville and enjoyed swimming in the indoor pool. On Friday morning we went on the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility Tour in Fort Worth, where you can see billions of dollars being printed. Fort Worth and Washington, D.C., are the only two locations where U.S. currency is printed. We went to the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field that afternoon. Visitors were allowed to climb aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator war planes. We also saw the P-51 Mustang and enjoyed getting to watch each of the three planes fly. (We decided against taking a flight in the historic planes — the ticket prices ranged from $425 to $3,200!) We also enjoyed eating out. We had a great time!
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