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TIRA NEWS June 15, 2010

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We want to express our sympathy to the family of Brenda Kay Farris Bennett of Brashear. She was the mother of Brandon White, sister of Betty Weir, and cousin of Linda Petty from our area, and mother of two other sons from Sulphur Springs, Rance and Cole Bennett. She passed away Saturday, and services were at Aiguier Cemetery Monday afternoon.
The Tira Volunteer Fire Department participated in the Dairy Festival Parade on Saturday. They would like to express their appreciation to Grocery Supply for supplying the candy that they threw to the onlookers.
Carolyn Long reports that their son, John, is home for an early "Father's Day" with his dad, Tommy. John is leaving next weekend to go to Tennessee and visit with friends and family. From there he is going on to the Florida Keys to do some ocean kayaking and scuba diving.
Mick and Linda Petty and their grandkids, Reagan and Hesston Humphrey of Sulphur Springs, were in Port Aransas last week for vacation. Also there were Judy and Rick Petty, and Amy and Ronnie Green and their children, Mitchell and Macy. They enjoyed the beach, seashell hunting and deep-sea fishing. They had a good time and enjoyed lots of good seafood. Mick and Linda were also in Lewisville Saturday to watch Reagan play basketball.
Judy and Randy Roberts, Addey Ann Owens and Agnes Ponder went to Colfax, Texas, on Sunday, June 13, for the Wright family reunion. There were about 45 people attending. Judy says, "It was great to see everyone again and get to visit."
J.R. and Donna Durst went to Finley, Okla., on Saturday afternoon to visit with their daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Amy, Kyle and Cooper Kitchens. They cooked dinner for them, and Cooper was the entertainment. Donna reports that they had a good time.
During the long Memorial Day weekend, Donna's sister, Karen Fitzhugh from Larue, Texas, came for a three-night visit. They did a lot of shopping and card playing.
Brad Dodd celebrated his birthday with family at Joyce and William's house on Saturday. The group enjoyed hamburgers, birthday cake and homemade ice cream.
Trenton Dodd went with Mr. and Mrs. James Williams and Jesse to Beaver's Bend State Park in Oklahoma for the weekend. Jeron Leber went with them too, and they had a good time.
On Sunday, Joyce Dodd and her niece, Jeannie Mize, went to Irving to the Dupree Theater and saw Michael Dodd in the play "Ten Nights in a Bar Room." Michael's character was Squire Romaine. They really enjoyed the musical comedy! They also went to see the new condo that Michael will be moving into, and they all enjoyed eating and shopping together.
Against the advice of Fred Lewis and Clayton McGraw, Chip and I spent a few days traveling with Larry Fitzgerald (and Dorothy, too)! All kidding aside, we had a great time visiting and sightseeing in the Texas Panhandle. We left on Wednesday afternoon and spent the first night in Wichita Falls. On Thursday, we drove to Amarillo by way of Caprock Canyons State Park. We played cards that night, and Larry and Chip enjoyed gloating over their victories in the games of spades! We toured Palo Duro Canyon on Friday morning and did a little hiking; although the scenery was beautiful, we decided it was too hot for that, so we went to the wonderful, "air conditioned" Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. That night we went back to Palo Duro for the musical drama "Texas." On Saturday, we did a little antique browsing on Route 66 and then drove north to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and the Alibates Flint Quarries, and then headed east toward Oklahoma. We visited Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton that evening and arrived in Oklahoma City that night and toured the Bricktown Entertainment District along the river. The next morning we drove to Tira by way of Purcell, "The Heart of Oklahoma," where Dorothy was born. Larry and Dorothy drove back to their home in Somerville that afternoon. We enjoyed the trip and seeing the diverse landscapes of Texas and Oklahoma and look forward to future excursions together!
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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