I received a card from John and Dorothy Hadley, on behalf of the family of Marvin Englander, expressing their thanks to the town of Tira and the community residents “for the expressions of love and to those who helped in serving and making us comfortable."
Floyd and Martha Payton's niece, Janie Kozlowski of Highland, Calif., passed away in her sleep early Sunday morning following an extended battle with cancer. Janie's mother was Floyd's sister, the late Mary Earl Payton Sorensen. We want to express our sympathy to the Payton family.
Tira volunteer firefighters were called out for storm watch duty on Saturday. Luckily we didn’t have any damaging winds that I am aware of.
North Hopkins Independent School District is holding an election in the school administration building this Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for two full-term trustee places on the school board. Incumbents Robert Whaley and Robert McPherson are being challenged by Larry Spradlin and Bruce Allen Joslin.
Melissa Wischerman participated in the Texas State Gymnastics Meet on Sunday and did very well. In level 6, division 3, Melissa placed first in her floor routine with a score of 9.050, second on the balance beam with 8.875, and second in the all-around with 34.650. She also had 8.200 for the vault and 8.525 on the uneven bars.
Daylee Fite, Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery attended Emma Vickery’s second birthday party on Saturday. Aysha Day, Cody and Daylee Fite spent the weekend with Sherry and Powell and celebrated Chanse Fite’s birthday on Sunday with a Mexican food lunch.
Mark your calendars for the annual Aiguier Cemetery Association Homecoming, which will be held on Sunday, June 7, on the cemetery grounds. A covered dish meal will be held at noon, followed by a business meeting.
Landon Joslin celebrated his 15th birthday on Thursday, April 30. He and his family were treated to a barbecue meal and birthday cake at his “Mimi and Grandpa’s” house (Chip and Jan Vaughn).
Chip and I were on vacation in North Carolina last week. We spent Saturday through Thursday at the Sapphire Valley Fairway Forest resort south of Asheville. We spent one day touring the Biltmore Estate. The mansion and gardens were beautiful. The azaleas and dogwoods were abundant in the area and appeared to be at their peak. The rest of our time was spent sightseeing in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We also visited Grandfather Mountain, where we crossed the mile-high suspension bridge to the summit. We enjoyed the spectacular views from Chimney Rock and on the Lake Lure boat tour. We also enjoyed hiking to several waterfalls. North Carolina was one of the most beautiful places that we have visited in our travels. We would highly recommend the trip, especially in the spring, but we would like the chance to see it in the fall, when the mountains are ablaze with color — or so we’ve heard.
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