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Tira News for Oct. 13, 2010

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Tira volunteer firefighters responded to a structure fire in Sulphur Springs on Monday. Volunteer chief Malcolm Joslin also reported removing a tree, which had been struck by lightning, from the road across from the community center.

Mick and Rick Petty met Ken Chapman in Arlington for the weekend. They went to the Ranger games Saturday and Sunday. They had a great time. Linda went to Mount Pleasant to watch her granddaughter, Reagan Humphrey, play basketball. Judy and Linda went shopping on Sunday.

J.R. and Donna Durst took a little trip Saturday. They went with Amy, Kyle and Cooper Kitchens to Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Arkansas, where they rode the little train and had a picnic. Donna says, “The weather was beautiful.” Afterwards, they ate dinner with them at their home in Finley, Okla. “Gramma” and Cooper sat on the floor and played a lot of “cars.” They had a great time.

Robert and Yvonne Weir traveled to the State Fair on Tuesday. They parked at Destri's house and rode the bus to avoid parking fees. Yvonne quips, “That was an experience in itself.” Robert won lots of stuffed animals on the midway and they enjoyed the Birds of Prey show and the butterfly exhibit. On the way home they stopped at Cracker Barrel in Greenville for supper.

On Wednesday, Dacy and Mike Campbell and the kids came for a visit. Dacy baked Robert a birthday cake and cooked enchiladas for supper. Yvonne reports, “Eli [Dacy’s youngest] is growing like a weed and fattening up.”

Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Program are having a bowling tournament on Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at Classic Lanes in Sulphur Springs. The theme is “Help Us To Spare Our Kids Of Drugs And Violence.” The entry fee for a four-person team is $100. Donations are also appreciated. For more information call the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and leave a message for the D.A.R.E. officer, Deputy Brad Cummings, or HCLEA President Cpl. Dennis Findley at 903-438-4043.

The annual Horn family reunion was held at the Tira Community Center on Saturday. About 30 attended the gathering and spent time visiting, looking at pictures, and, of course, eating. After lunch the group enjoyed a time of worship. Delayne Vaughn led the group in a few familiar hymns. Tiffany Joslin performed sign language to a couple of the songs. Leo Horn Jr. sang a solo and Paula Burkham gave an inspirational devotional message on encouraging others. Delayne and I played piano solos. Gae Lou Haley coordinated the program. Following the program Doris Moon presided over the business meeting. Plans were made for the next reunion and officers were elected. A good time was had by all.

Delayne Vaughn, of Waco, and Grace Vaughn of Sulphur Springs spent the weekend with Chip and me and attended the Horn family reunion.

Home games on the calendar at North Hopkins School are high school volleyball on Friday and junior high volleyball on Monday against Cumby.

I celebrated my birthday on Wednesday evening at Los Mochis with Shirley Charles, Frances and Keith Klein, Roy Smith, Grace Vaughn, Landon Joslin, Brianna Cartwright and Chip Vaughn, and again on Thursday with lunch at the Summer Lounge restaurant with Yvonne Weir, Alice Hall and Regina Taylor. Chip cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on Sunday for my birthday, along with Jaidyn Joslin's birthday. Others present were Delayne Vaughn, Grace Vaughn, Malcolm, Tiffany, Landon, Morgan and Kenden Joslin, and Brianna Cartwright. Jaidyn turned 2 on Saturday, and after attending the Horn family reunion celebrated with her immediate family at the Dairy Queen in Cooper.

Tiffany and Jaidyn Joslin were at North Lamar School on Saturday morning to watch Morgan run in the cross-country competition. Kenden played Little Dribblers basketball at Cumby.

I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, 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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