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Tira News for June 20, 2012

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The annual Tira Homecoming is coming up on Sunday, July 1. A program will begin in the Tira Methodist Church at 11 a.m., with a pot-luck lunch at the picnic tables to follow. The Tira Cemetery Association would like to encourage everyone to gather for a time of visiting and remembering family and friends who have been buried in the Tira Cemetery. Contributions toward the upkeep of the cemetery are greatly appreciated and may be given on that day or may be mailed in care of Floyd Payton at 1601 CR 4612, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482. Please make checks payable to the Tira Cemetery Association. Thank you.

The Tira City Council met on Tuesday night for a called meeting to consider the expansion of the fire hall. The group voted to proceed with the project.

Melissa Weatheread reports, “Rockin KJ's will be at the Tira Community Center Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.” She says, “We have a large variety of Montana West and Isabella flip flops, purses and sunglasses. We have ladies caps, Burn out T-Shirts and some western decor. We also have sunglasses and caps for children.”

Von and Janie Prahl were at Helen Weir's on Saturday, June 9, and fixed lunch and played games. Robert, Yvonne, and Wes Weir visited her that Sunday afternoon.

The Durst family was increased by one little baby girl on Saturday, June 16. Donna says, “What a Father's Day present!” Amy Kitchens gave birth to a 6 pound, 2.4 ounce girl. Her name is Jacqueline Kenzie Kitchens, and she will be called Kenzie. She has a big brother, Cooper. All are doing fine. Cousins Joseph Durst and Cooper Kitchens are a month apart and cousins Balin Durst and Kenzie Kitchens are six weeks apart. Donna reports, “We had a good Father's Day at Casey and Tiffany's.”

Debra Wood is pleased to announce the birth of her new grandson! Brad and Kaylee Wood are the parents of Chan dler Ross, who was born on Tuesday, June 12. He has a big brother, Daegon, who is very proud of his little brother. Everyone is doing great.

Floyd and Martha Payton enjoyed a visit from their son, Brad, from Keller. He arrived Sunday afternoon and returned home after lunch on Tuesday. He brought a gift of assorted cheese cake for his father on Father's Day and a beautiful bouquet of roses for his mother's birthday on Tuesday. They spent part of their time on “chores for the Tira Homecoming.”

Jimmy and Janie Lewis spent Thursday through Monday in Atlanta, Georgia visiting their son, Jeremy Wright. They had a wonderful trip. Jimmy and Janie also enjoyed camping with friends and family at Pat Mayse Lake on the prior weekend.

Mick Petty enjoyed a great Father’s Day lunch Sunday, with both kids and both grandchildren attending. Linda cooked hamburgers and then Mick watched the Rangers game on TV. Those attending were their daughter Tara, son James, grandchildren Reagan and Hesston, and Fay Burns and Mike Owens. They report that it was great to have the family all together.

Morgan and Malcolm Joslin were in Colorado last week for church camp, along with about 130 other middle- and high-school students and sponsors from First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. They report enjoying the cool temperatures and the views of the beautiful snow-capped mountains.

Chip and I visited our son, Delayne Vaughn, in Waco on Saturday.

On Sunday, I cooked Father's Day lunch for Chip, Malcolm, and Landon. We were joined by Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden, Jaidyn & Rylan Joslin, Laiken Gammill, and Grace Vaughn.

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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