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TIRA NEWS May 29, 2013

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The Tira City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, at the Community Center. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.


This Sunday, June 2, is the annual Aiguier Cemetery Homecoming. There will be a covered dish luncheon at noon, with a business meeting to follow. In case of rain, the event will be moved to North Hopkins School. Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery are always welcome and can be given that day or mailed to the Aiguier Cemetery Association, in care of Debbie Layton, at 416 South Interstate 30, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Michael McNiel was here on Saturday to visit his parents, William and Joyce Dodd. He also visited his grandmother, Dorothy Hurley, and great-uncle, Charles Rhodes. Michael took Joyce out for lunch at Magel's in Paris for a late Mother's Day treat.

Sandra Wester went to Henderson Friday afternoon to visit her sister, Linda Andrasko. Karyn Lawrence Horne and Kelly Lawrence came later Friday night along with their friend, Emily Ranieri. Karyn, Kelly and Emily shopped downtown Henderson on Saturday. They all enjoyed just visiting Saturday night. They visited Sandi and Jerry King Sunday afternoon and then Sandi took them to the home of her daughter, Lisa Waugh and family, for a short visit and tour of her home. Linda, Karyn, Kelly and Emily played Mexican Train Sunday night. Sandra returned home Monday afternoon. 

On May 11, Destri, Dacy and Yvonne went to the Swiss Avenue Tour of Homes and then met Dustin and Natalie for lunch at a vegetarian Hare Krishna restaurant. Yvonne comments, “Believe it or not, it was good.” Then Yvonne, Dustin and Natalie drove to Arlington for a concert at Cowboy Stadium. They saw The Eli Young Band, Eric Church and Kenney Chesney. She says, “It was so much fun.”

Robert and Yvonne attended an Honors convocation at the University of Texas at Dallas on May 16, where Dustin was honored for his excellent grades. He graduated summa cum laude that afternoon at 4 p.m., and then they dined at Kenny's Woodfire Grill to celebrate. Dacy Campbell also went to the graduation and ate with them. Destri was on the island of St. Martin visiting friends, so she missed it. They traveled to Beavers Bend the next day and spent three days in a large cabin with Dacy, Mike and the kids, Debra Campbell, Dustin and Natalie Weir. They canoed, had campfires and Wesley got to ride the go-carts. Yvonne says, “Robert, Wesley, and I were going to ride in a pedal boat, but Robert fell off and went completely underwater. It scared me, so we got our $5 back!” Over the holiday weekend, they spent time with their son, Dakota, and his friend, Stacy. Dakota helped them get the pool ready for the swimming season.

The Bob and Myrtle Lawrence family met for their annual family reunion at the Tira Community Center on May 25 and 26. It was the 30th anniversary of their reunion. Georgia Smith reports, “The group was smaller this year, but everyone had a good visit, ate too much and shared pictures.” Those attending included Mary Rawson and Troy and Georgia Smith from Tira; Danny and Judy Rawson from Denton; Joyce Johnson from Mesquite; Jay L. and Clarence Lawrence from Fort Worth; Mark and Sawyer Lawrence from Grapevine; Evelyn Langston from San Antonio; Valerie Sanderford from McAllen; E.C. and Gloria Evans from West; Trey Evans from Texarkana; Jimmy, Helen and Chandler Smith and Crissty and Bryndal Williams from Greenville; Kyleigh Williams from Tom Bean; Gene and Ida Bratcher from Sulphur Springs; and Carolyn and Lee Anderson from Wichita Falls. Georgia adds, “We enjoyed having friends drop by. Those were the Rev. Ed Dodd from Paris; Floyd and Martha Payton, Joe D. Karney and Jimmy Anderson from Tira; and Blake Evan from Greenville.”

Chip returned from Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday evening. He had been there for the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination (DI) competition. He helped coach the middle school team, along with Johnny Wells and Clay Hansford. 

Laiken Gammill, Landon and Rylan Joslin celebrated Memorial Day with Laiken's family. Malcolm, Tiffany, Morgan, Kenden and Jaidyn Joslin joined Chip and me for hamburgers and homemade ice cream on Monday evening. We are thankful for the soldiers who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom.

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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