The Tira City Council will meet on Tuesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the community center. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The city of Tira is accepting declarations of write-in candidacy for the Tira City Council. The deadline to file for the May 9 election is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The council members whose terms are expiring are Joyce Dodd, Floyd Payton and Mayor John Hadley. For more information, please contact City Secretary Jan Vaughn at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688.
The North Hopkins Scholarship Board will meet on Thursday Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at the school. Joyce Goldsmith reports, “We are preparing for our dinner and auction, so it is important that everyone be present.”
Dustin Weir spent Tuesday night with Robert and Yvonne Weir. Acie and Kiegan Shehan came to visit and play on Friday. Saturday was the last day for the Hoop Dreams team sponsored by the Pilot Club. Yvonne says, “Wesley has looked forward to and enjoyed this basketball group very much.”
Heather Vicars will be honored with a baby shower at the Tira Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 2– 4 p.m. She is expecting twin boys and has selections at Wal-Mart.
Cody and Daylee Fite and Aysha Day spent the weekend with Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery. Everyone went to Brayden Vickery’s birthday party on Saturday and then to Cody’s basketball game. Cody’s team won their first game this season. Cody and Aysha went to the Motocross activities at Civic Center on Saturday night.
Malcolm, Landon, Morgan and Kenden Joslin, James Loper and Chuck Olmstead also enjoyed watching the motor bike races in Sulphur Springs on Saturday night.
Nancy Potts’ brother and sister-n-law, Billy and Mary Fox from Virginia, were here over the weekend. Nancy says that they enjoyed a cookout and lots of visiting.
Debra Wood and her sister Barbara Cockrum recently attended the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio. While at the conference, they attended music technology workshops to get information on electronic instruments and software to use in music classes. They enjoyed eating on the River Walk and shopping. They also stopped in Corsicana to visit Collin Street Bakery.
On Saturday, Debra Wood, Barbara Cockrum, and their mother Helen Jo Gunter of Cooper, members of the Capt. David Philips Chapter of DAR, attended the joint meeting of the George Blakley DAR Chapter of Commerce and the SAR Chapter Adm. Fletcher Warren Chapter of Greenville at the Fairlie Community Center. They enjoyed the program on the history of the DAR. When the meeting was adjourned, the group enjoyed many refreshments provided by the George Blakley Chapter. Another member of the Capt. David Philips Chapter that attended was Mrs. Elda Mae Mitchell and her husband, of Sulphur Springs.
Donna and J.R. had their 34th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21. Amy and Cooper came from Oklahoma to spend most of the day with them. Casey, Tiffany, and Joseph visited, too. Later in the day, Casey and his family drove to Athens to visit his Granny, Jo Hasty. Donna says she had the best anniversary ever, having all the kids home.
On Saturday, Feb. 7, J. R. and Donna Durst had overnight guests. Their friends, Kennith and Vicki King, came from Sachse for a visit. They hadn’t seen either one of the new grandsons. They had a good visit with Casey, Tiffany and Joseph Durst on Saturday, and on Sunday, they drove to Finley, Okla., to visit with Amy, Kyle and Cooper Kitchens. Everyone had a good time. On Sunday, Feb. 15, Donna and J. R. drove to Athens to visit Donna’s mother, Jo Hasty. They also got to visit with Donna’s only uncle and aunt, Elmo and Janice Cunningham.
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