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TIRA NEWS May 20, 2009

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The North Hopkins Cemetery Association’s annual Memorial Day meeting will be held at the cemetery chapel at 11 a.m. this Sunday, May 24. John Long will be the speaker and Tom Glosup will provide special music.

A barbeque plate lunch will be available for $7.00 for the noon meal. The association encourages everyone to attend, but donations may also be sent to Shirley Glossup, 9118 Hwy. 19 North, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

The Staff and Board of Education of North Hopkins Independent School District invite you to a reception honoring Mr. Tommy Long upon his retirement as Superintendent of North Hopkins ISD. The reception will be held in the North Hopkins School Cafeteria on Sunday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Tira City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at the Tira Community Center. Janie Lewis will be taking the oath of office as a newly elected member to the council. Floyd Payton will be sworn in as Mayor of Tira and Joyce Dodd, incumbent, will also be taking the oath of office for another term.

The Aiguier Cemetery Association will meet on the cemetery grounds (weather permitting) on Sunday, June 7.

The group will share a covered dish lunch at noon and a brief business meeting will follow. Donations are always appreciated and may be given at the event or mailed to Debbie Layton, 4162 Hwy. 30 E., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Cody and Daylee Fite spent the weekend with Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery at their lake property on Lake Fork.

On Saturday everyone went to Cody's baseball game in Sulphur Springs, which was a double header, and then went out to dinner. Chanse Fite spent one night with them. Chris Vickery came on Sunday and visited for a while. That afternoon Powell and Cody went fishing and caught several fish.

On Monday Sherry and Judy Roberts had company from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Mesquite, Texas, which included Shannon and Shyla Smith, Thao, Bella, Audrey, and Cassie Benson. Addey Owens, Daylee, and all the girls had fun riding golf carts, playing in the sand box and roasting marshmallows. Sherry reports, “Everyone had a great time.”

Judy and Randy Roberts went to Furr’s Cafeteria on Saturday to celebrate Mother's Day.

Joining them were Agnes Ponder, James and Cindy Ponder, Lesley and Addey Ann Owens. After that everyone returned to the home of Judy’s mother, Agnes Ponder, for a visit.

Mick and Linda Petty had Mother's Day lunch at their house Sunday. Those attending were Linda's mom Fay Burns, James, Shelly, Reagan and Hesston Humphrey and Caleb Bagwell of Sulphur Springs, Tara Petty and Mike Owens of Rockwall, Bill Clayton and Betty Lawson of Tira.

Rick and Judy Petty were in Austin for the weekend visiting with Chris, Robin, Tyler, Trever, and Trey Petty.

Donna and J.R. Durst had weekend guests for Mother's Day. Donna's sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Larry Fitzhugh from Athens, Texas came to Tira on Friday evening. After dinner, Casey, Tiffany, and Joseph came over to visit. Donna, Karen, and Tiffany played cards all evening. On Saturday morning Karen and Donna shopped in town until noon while J.R. and Larry did "cow chores.” Donna reports, “After lunch, we all headed up to Antlers, Okla. and shopped, before going on to Finley to visit with Kyle, Amy and Cooper Kitchens. For dinner, we all traveled to Messer, Okla. to Fish Tails for their wonderful fish buffet. When we got home, Karen and Donna played cards - again - until early Sunday morning.”         They headed back to Athens in the late afternoon. Several weeks ago, Donna and J.R. traveled to Sachse to spend the night with their friends, Kennith and Vicki King. Donna also reports, “The Sunday before Mother's Day, Casey Durst and his father-in-law, Jim Rich, were ordained as deacons at our church, Posey Baptist. We are all very proud of them.”

If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact Jan Vaughn @ 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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