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Tira News for April 25, 2012

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Hopkins County Deputy Brad Cummings would like to inform the community of the opportunity to get rid of unused or expired medications.

Pills and liquid medications can be turned in for safe disposal at the Brookshire's parking lot at 809 Gilmer St. in Sulphur Springs, this Saturday (April 28) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Deputy Cummings says that all medications will be placed in an incinerator, so your personal information on the label will be burned up. He also says that this is totally anonymous — no questions asked. If you have a relative who can't make it, but would like to dispose of an unused or expired medication, you can bring it in for them. If you are unable to make it to Brookshire's on Saturday you can find other locations by visiting www.dea.gov or calling 800-882-9539. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Cummings at 903-438-4040.

Brenda Allen of Yantis, Regina Taylor of Sulphur Springs and Yvonne Weir and I had a “girls day out” on Saturday. We enjoyed shopping and dining out in Dallas and Rockwall.

Laura and Robert Jones have been very busy the last few weeks. The first week their daughter Meagen came home from college for the day, they enjoyed her visit very much, and while she was here she was able to visit with her nephews Kieagen and Acie. The second week, Laura and Robert made a trip to Fort Mohave, Ariz., for Robert's brother Jimmy's wedding. Their ninth anniversary was on March 12, so they went on their trip a few days early to celebrate. They flew to Las Vegas and stayed at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. The first night there, they went to Freemont Street. They ate at the Heart Attack Cafe and afterwards enjoyed the light show, better known as the Freemont Street Experience, as well as all the street entertainers. The second day in Las Vegas they walked The Strip. They went into the Luxor, the Mandalay Bay, saw New York New York, ate lunch at the Ex Caliber, saw the fountains at the Bellagio and many other sights. They ended the night on The Strip at Treasure Island where they watched the Sirens of Treasure Island Pirate Show. Laura says that they enjoyed the show tremendously. The third day they drove to Ft. Mohave, where Robert's family lives, and enjoyed the day visiting with them. It had been five years since the brothers had visited, so it was a very nice reunion! On the way over to Ft. Mohave, they detoured and drove to the Hoover Dam and report that it was a beautiful sight to see! That night Robert and Laura and his brother Jimmy and his fiancée Melissa drove to Laughlin, Nev., to take the ferry boat over to the casino Aquarius. They previewed where the wedding was going to be the next night and spent some time gambling at the casino. The fourth day of their trip the whole family spent the better part of the day visiting, and then it was time to get ready for the wedding. That afternoon they all drove to Laughlin for the wedding, which took place in the upstairs chapel of the Aquarius Casino. On the fifth day of their trip they drove back to Las Vegas to catch their flights home to Texas. This past weekend was spent landscaping the yard. They put in flower gardens the length of the side of the house, tying into the ones on the front that they put in last spring. They planted rosebushes and plumbagos, as well as 48 cannas the length of the chain link fence that faces the side street and alongside the back patio. They also hung ferns around the patio and re-mulched the front and curbside gardens and put a Japanese maple tree in the front yard.

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

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