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TIRA NEWS Sept. 23, 2009

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We want to express our sympathy to the family of Billy Frank Quarles of Garland. He passed away at age 56 on Sept. 12. Billy was the son of the late Ben and Mary Sue (Godfrey) Quarles. He was buried in Tira last Wednesday afternoon. Martha Payton sent the following report on their church news:
“The Tira and Sulphur Bluff Methodist Churches held their Charge Conference at Tira on Tuesday evening. Rev. Keith Payne Boone was in charge, along with Pastor Ed Dodd. The theme of this Conference was “Show and Tell.” Joyce Dodd gave an interesting report on the activities at the church and different organizations the church has supported this past year. It was also brought to our attention that Tira Methodist is 108 years old. We were reminded that the Tira Methodist Church is also a great place for the Tira homecoming and this year everyone enjoyed a wonderful video presentation compiled from photos colleted from families with connections with Tira. The program was put together by Dusti James and Danna Lewis, and I believe that Sandra Glen may have helped with the project, too.
“Hazel Huie from Sulphur Bluff gave a great report on the Shoe Box Ministry. One hundred boxes were sent to children in other countries so they would be able to enjoy a Christmas gift. The boxes are made up of things that are needed in everyday life, plus something extra for a boy or girl in each box. Janiece Joslin gave a report on their special activities, such as The Weeders, caring for the flower garden; The Readers, reading and discussing books they read; and The Quilters, who have put together a quilt top that is ready to be quilted. Julia gave a report on the planning of a new Family Life Center, a place for eating, games and meetings.
“Rosemary Gregg gave a nice report and compliments for our pastor. We served sandwiches, chips, cookies and tea after the meeting. It was a good evening of fellowship.”
Kathryn Brandenburgh's family is hosting a party in the Fellowship Center at the Sulphur Springs Church of the Nazarene this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of Kathryn's 80th birthday. You are invited to come celebrate, share old memories, and help make new ones. The church is located at 1300 South League St. No gifts requested, but cards are welcome.
The Tira Volunteer Firefighters are planning a meal and auction at the Tira Community Center on the evening of Oct. 17. More details will follow in future columns.
Danny and Judy Rawson visited with Danny's mother, Mary Rawson, on Sept. 3 and 4.
Joyce Johnson of Mesquite spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week with Georgia and Troy Smith. Mary Rawson visited with them, too.
Randy and Judy Roberts' granddaughter, Cade Runyan, spent Friday night with them. They took her to the carnival in Sulphur Springs where they met Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery, Daylee Fite, and Aysha Day. Judy reports that it started pouring about 10 minutes after they got there, so everyone went to Juan Pablo's to eat and then went to McDonald's for ice cream and so that the girls could play. Robert and Yvonne Weir spent Saturday night in Little Elm with Destri and Ryan Main. They ate at Frisco Mattito's Tex-Mex restaurant as an early birthday celebration for Destri. Kiegan and Acie Sheehan spent Sunday night with the Weirs.
North Hopkins School is back in full swing, after being closed due to illness on Thursday and Friday.
If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents past or present, please contact Jan Vaughn at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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