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Tira News for Dec. 7, 2011

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The Tira Community Christmas Party is coming up this Friday evening at 6:30. Brisket will be provided and we will bring side dishes and desserts and enjoy a meal together. We will also be collecting canned goods (preferably gallon size) to donate to the Meal-A-Day program. Santa Claus is expected to drop by to visit with the youngsters (and the young-at-heart!). Make plans to attend and enjoy visiting with your neighbors.

Tira Mayor Floyd Payton and Council members Powell Vickery, Malcolm Joslin, Sandra Wester and Janie Lewis, along with myself, the city secretary, met at the community center on Tuesday night and conducted routine business during the regular quarterly council meeting. Tira Volunteer Fire Chief Malcolm Joslin made a suggestion to make a donation to the Blue Santa Program from the Tira Fire Department and the group agreed. Following the meeting they decorated the community center for the annual Christmas party. They appreciated Daylee Fite, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin, Martha Payton, and Cooper Adams and his friend helping with the decorating.

John Hadley is back at home recovering from surgery. He says that he is a “new man” after receiving a pacemaker. Please pray that his health will continue to improve.

Tommy and Carolyn Long spent the weekend in Fort Worth watching the Lady Mavericks from Manvel play in the Cowtown Classic Basketball Tournament. The ladies won 5th place. Their only loss in the tournament came from Irving MacArthur, last year's 5A state champ and the winner of the Cowtown Classic Tournament. John Long is the assistant coach of the Lady Mavericks.

Sandra Wester and Patti and Kristie Wiebold met Carolyn Miller, Cheryl Gonzales, Cassie Clayton and Danyé Holmes at Primo's on Lake Ray Hubbard for brunch Saturday morning. They were celebrating the December birthdays of Sandra, Kristie and Cheryl. Everyone had fun and enjoyed the time together.

Rick and Judy Petty spent the weekend in Addison attending a swim meet that their grandson Tyler Petty was participating in.

The annual Freeman Parish Basketball Tournament will be held at North Hopkins School this weekend.

Jaidyn and Tiffany Joslin attended a birthday party for Hannah Caviness on Saturday. Several of Hannah's friends dressed up as princesses and helped her celebrate her 4th birthday. Hannah is the daughter of Amanda Glosup Caviness and John Caviness.

Floyd Payton mentioned that there may be a rig set up to drill for oil on some property along the Sand Hill Loop soon.

Brenda Allen of Yantis, Regina Taylor of Sulphur Springs and Yvonne Weir and I spent the day shopping at Grapevine Mills Mall on Saturday. We enjoyed dinner at The Cheesecake Factory in Addison, and then shopped some more in Rockwall before heading home. We had originally planned to spend the weekend in Natchitoches, La., for the Christmas activities, including a lighted boat parade, but the river was too dry. Plan B was a weekend in Granbury and taking their tour of homes, but we decided that the cold, rainy weather would make it less than enjoyable. In spite of the rain, we enjoyed our “girls’ day out” in the Metroplex!

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, by calling 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





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