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TIRA NEWS Oct. 27, 2010

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North Hopkins runners competed in the district cross-country meet in Hawkins on Monday. The teams and individuals were very successful.

The annual Fall Carnival will be held at North Hopkins School on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Everyone is invited to a community meeting at North Hopkins School on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

The Cooper High School Class of ’48 met at the Tira Community Center on Saturday for their 62nd class reunion. Those in attendance were Barney and Pat Briscoe from Carrollton, and Barney's sister, Betty Lancaster, from Paris; Thomas and Jean Carrell from Pearland, and Tom's sister, Jean Mixon, from Jacksonville; Henrietta (Meadlin) Foster from Irving, along with two daughters, Sheila Foster of Irving and Sheria Foster Oswalt from Flower Mound; Ted Foster from Prescott, Ark.; Gene and Martha (Anglin) Hawkins from Grand Prairie; Joe and Mary Lou (Wester) Jeter from Temple, along with guests Sandra Wester and Suzan Miller from Tira; Linda Andrasko from Henderson; Preston and Verda (Taylor) McCoy from Forney; Martha (Johnson) Moody from Lewisville; Floyd and Martha Payton from Tira; Hoyle and Connie Shirley from Midlothian, with daughter Laura Shirley; Clyde and Pat Waters from Cooper; Billy Joe Clayton from Tira; and Joe Sloan from Fort Worth. A wonderful barbeque lunch was prepared by Andy and Mary Lou Wright. “It was a fun time for everyone, with lots of old memories and stories shared,” Martha Payton reports. “The Cooper High School Class of ’48 donated $520.92 to the Cooper Library, honoring the 25 remaining classmates. May God bless each one of you.”

Linda Andrasko and Mary Lou and Joe Jeter came to visit Sandra Wester Friday afternoon. Linda, Lou and Sandra played Mexican Train dominoes Friday night and kept an eye on the Texas Ranger game Joe was watching. On Saturday morning Linda and Sandra went to visit Grace Murray in Sulphur Springs. They were glad to see her doing so well after suffering a stroke in early August. Mary Lou and Joe also went to the Tira Community Center to attend the Cooper Class of 1948 reunion. Suzan Miller joined them to take pictures of the group. Linda and Sandra joined them later for lunch. Saturday night Linda, Lou and Sandra played another game of Mexican Train while Joe read and watched the baseball game. Lou and Joe left late Sunday morning for Temple and Linda returned to Henderson early Sunday afternoon. They had a fun weekend together.

Brad, Tanya and Matthew Dodd were traveling from Oct. 18 through Oct. 23. Their trip included stops in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Austin.

Tonja (Dodd) Vititow and Monty Jones were united in marriage Tuesday afternoon in Paris.

Michael Dodd, Mary Helen Foster and Joyce Dodd spent Friday morning through Sunday evening in Hot Springs, Ark. Their itinerary included Garvin Woodland Gardens, the Gangster Museum, the Maxwell Blade Magic Show, and a ghost tour (which, Joyce reports, was a lot of fun and very informative, with a lot of historical information about the city). They also enjoyed the scenery on the mountains and saw lots of deer. They were surprised to see Jim and Linda Garner staying in the same hotel. Upon their return on Sunday night, Mary Helen had to drive to Oklahoma City for a conference.

Tommy and Patti Wiebold had overnight guests this week. Tommy's brother Mike and his wife, Terry, and their niece, Megann Findley of Waxahachie, came on Tuesday night. They traveled to Dallas with Patti on Wednesday and returned to Tommy and Patti's house to watch the Rangers game on Wednesday night. Mike and Terry returned home after the game. Megann stayed and went to work in Dallas with Patti, then returned to her home on Friday afternoon.

Yvonne Weir and Colleen McCray went to Addison on Thursday night to see the play “Our Town” at the Water Tower Theater. On Friday, Yvonne met Brenda Allen and me for lunch at Plain & Fancy for another late birthday celebration, and then Brenda and Yvonne went to Dallas to visit Destri. That afternoon Destri, Brenda, Yvonne, Dacy and the babies went to the Dallas Arboretum. Later, Destri took Yvonne and Brenda out to eat Indian food at a Hare Krishna temple. The next morning they went to the Farmer’s Market and to the Taste of Greenville Avenue.

Wesley Weir, son of Robert and Yvonne Weir, was honored with a birthday party at his home on Sunday afternoon. Guests included Oscar, Mallory and Daniel Velazquez; Regina, Kai, Jasmine and Lilly Taylor; Kiegan and Acie Shehan and their parents, Jamie and Crystal; Reneé, Jacie and Josiah McGraw; Dustin and Natalie Weir; Dacy, Mike, Elise and Eli Campbell, and Abby Green; and Wanda Helms and granddaughters Taysia and Trina. Everyone had a great time, and the children enjoyed the bounce house.

The North Hopkins School Alumni Homecoming will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the North Hopkins school cafeteria. A barbecue dinner will be served at a cost of $8 per person. All former students, teachers and their guests are encouraged to attend the event and enjoy visiting with old friends. We will start gathering around 5:30 p.m., with the meal to begin around 6 p.m. All classes will be recognized and the Class of 1960 will be honored for their 50th reunion. Also, there was an error in last week’s column. Somehow an auction was mentioned in the FFA news and the Homecoming news, but there will be no auction at the homecoming.

Chip and I took Morgan and Kenden to the Lake o’ the Woods Resort on Lake Palestine on Friday evening. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Mercado’s in Tyler on the way. The next morning we all went to the fly-in in Reklaw. Morgan and Chip spent the day there, but Kenden and I went back to the resort and spent the afternoon playing games, feeding the squirrels, and even swimming — briefly — in the cold water! On Monday afternoon, Malcolm and Kenden Joslin and I went to Hawkins to watch Morgan Joslin run 2 miles in the district cross-country meet. He did a great job and came in fourth. His teammates, Mauricio and Carlos were first and 11th.

I always need and appreciate those who help keep me informed of news in our area. 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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