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TIRA NEWS Aug. 11, 2010

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Tira volunteer firefighters have been fighting grass fires during the past couple of weeks. I'm sure the hot and dry weather is not helping the situation.

Sheila Boyd reports, "We had a fish fry Saturday to welcome Michael back home. Wesley was in and had a lot of his friends there. The store let Colton off just in time for lunch. Among those in attendance were Dennis and Patsy Powell; Jimmy and Carla Boswell; Donna Booth; Betty Boyd; Robert, Sandra and Kyle Crawford; Jeremy, Karen and Josie Boyd; and Wesley, Colton and Terri Tucker. The food was enjoyed by all, along with the skeet shoot afterwards."

Judy and Randy Roberts just returned from Ruidoso, New Mexico where they visited Judy's brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Cindy Ponder. The weather was great, lows in the 50’s and the high was around 85. They report seeing lots of wildlife, including about 50 deer and a turkey. Judy says, "We missed the bear that roams the neighborhood, but maybe that was a good thing!" They really enjoyed the mountain scenery.

Tommy and Carolyn Long met John and Reid in Brenham on Friday, July 30, and toured the Blue Bell Creamery. They all went back to Austin to spend the weekend with Reid. On Saturday they drove out to Fredericksburg and went shopping and ate a delicious German lunch and toured Enchanted Rock and Pedernales Falls.

Michael Dodd was in from Dallas visiting his parents, Joyce and William Dodd. While here they celebrated William's mother, Dorothy Hurley's, 86th birthday. Joyce reports that all of Dorothy's family members, with the exception of two or three, were able to attend her celebration.

Robert, Yvonne and Wesley Weir attended the blue grass festival at Cooper Lake on Friday night, and then traveled to Rockwall for Elise Campbell's second birthday on Saturday. The party was at Chuck E. Cheese and then the grown-ups ate together at El Chico. On Sunday, Alice Hall and Yvonne Weir went to a baby shower for Dacy (Weir) Campbell in Royse City, which Yvonne reports was very nice. They spent the night with Dacy then, went to the eye doctor in Dallas on Monday. Yvonne says, "It's been a busy weekend!"

Donna Durst spent the night with her mother in Athens on Thursday. Then on Friday she and her sister, Karen Fitzhugh, went shopping in Tyler. Donna reports that they played cards all night. On Saturday, they shopped in Malakoff, and then they played cards all night again. On Sunday, they took their mother out to eat and then Donna headed home. By the way, Donna won most of the card games this time. She also got to visit her newest great nephew. Donna says she had a "really good time,” but from the sound of her schedule, she must have been exhausted when she came home!

Sandra Wester and Suzan Miller enjoyed a visit with Joe Wester from Mesquite Tuesday morning.

Malcolm Joslin was treated to a surprise party at the Tira Community Center on Friday night, in celebration of his 40th birthday. Those attending included Malcolm's neighbors, Bruce and Stacy; Allen, Jeremy and Madison Joslin; Chuck Olmsted and his fiancée, Karen; Shawn, Crystal and Jacob Martin; John Earl and Sherry Martin; Grace Vaughn; Tiffany, Landon, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin; and myself (Chip was out of town). Another of Malcolm's firefighter friends, Andrew, stopped by, too.

Annette Loper reports that the Hopkins County Debs (Dixie League) went to the World Series in Vancleave, Miss. Tim and Annette's daughter, Courtney, plays on the team. On July 31, they played Tennessee and won 8 to 5. They played against Louisiana on that Sunday and lost. Annette says that after another loss to the Saint Martin, Mississippi team they had to come home, but they had a successful season and "had a blast" on their trip. They ate at the Hard Rock Cafe and went to the coast and saw jellyfish and picked up shells. Some members of the team made a side trip to New Orleans on the way back home.

Malcolm and Tiffany Joslin spent the day in Tyler on Saturday. They did some "back to school" shopping and ate at Mercado's Mexican Restaurant. They were celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary, which was actually on Monday, the 9th. Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn stayed with me and we went to McDonald's and to see Despicable Me at the movie theater. Later, that evening we went swimming at Cooper Lake.

I went to Dallas on Sunday afternoon to pick up Chip at the airport. He was returning from a mission trip to Nicaragua, along with several others from our church, and surrounding areas. While there, Chip built playground equipment and a specialized desk for handicapped children.

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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