Chuck Olmsted and Karen Hall were united in marriage on their "little island in the pond" at Chuck's place in Tira at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Rev. Ed Dodd, pastor of Tira United Methodist Church, performed the nuptials. Karen's granddaughter, Bailey Hall, served as the flower girl, and Chuck's grandson, Carson Olmsted, was the ring bearer. Around 60 friends and family members gathered to witness the beautiful ceremony. Following the wedding, guests were treated to a delicious buffet of finger foods and wedding cake in Chuck's hangar.
Danny and Judy Rawson spent last Sunday and Monday nights with Danny’s mother, Mary Rawson. They enjoyed lunch at Juan Pablo’s on Monday.
William (Billy) Moss is homesick for his friends in Tira. He would appreciate your prayers and letters. His address is D.W.C.C. #535371 William (Billy) Moss, 670 Bell Hill Rd., Homer, LA 71040. Bud Garner and D.M. Garner of Tira were Billy’s grandparents.
Mark your calendars for the annual North Hopkins School Reunion on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 6. All former NH students are encouraged to attend.
Reid Long visited with his parents, Tommy and Carolyn Long, Saturday night. He was in Dallas to attend the Texas-OU game.
Judy Roberts was in Ann Arbor, Mich., from Wednesday through Saturday. She attended a two-day training while there. Judy said that the trees were just starting to turn and the weather was great.
Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a visit from Martha's sisters, Ann Sullivan from Longview and Marge Benoit from Aurora, Colo., and also a brother from Pittsburg on Sunday. Martha says, “On Monday we added a brother, Von Honzell, and wife, Loretta, from Wylie.” They had lunch together and lots of laughs before all went their separate ways. The weather was beautiful for the family get-together.
Mick and Linda Petty were busy over the weekend watching their granddaughter Reagan play basketball. They were in Como-Pickton Saturday morning to watch her play with her teammates from school. They won both games, and then they went to Frisco with her summer team, where they played two games Saturday and two games Sunday. Linda says, “It was a fun weekend.”
Relatives arriving on Wednesday to visit with Tommy and Patti Wiebold included Joyce and Rene Skala from Toledo, Iowa; Pam Kucera from Toledo, Iowa; Karen Skala from Tama, Iowa; Paul Lewers of Carbondalle, Ill.; Mike and Cindy Findley and their children, Paula, Megann and Jace, from Waxahachie; and Mike and Terry Wiebold and their children, Michael, Lane, Cessily and Makalah. Patti comments, “The family had not been together in a long time and it was great to have them all together again.” Tommy and Patti's niece, Megann Findley, stayed through Sunday.
Malcolm and Tiffany Joslin spent Friday night at Holly Lake Resort and then they went to watch their son, Morgan, and the other North Hopkins cross-country runners in the Hawkins meet on Saturday. On the way down on Friday, they stopped to eat at Big Smith's Bar-B-Q. They returned just in time to attend the wedding of Chuck Olmsted and Karen Hall on Saturday afternoon. Landon Joslin and his girlfriend, Brianna Cartwright, also attended.
Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin spent Friday night with Chip and me. Morgan left for his cross-country meet on Saturday morning. Kenden played Little Dribblers basketball at North Hopkins on Friday evening and Saturday morning. We all attended Chuck and Karen’s wedding that afternoon.
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