The Tira City Council met at the community center on Tuesday evening. Floyd Payton took the oath of office as the new mayor of Tira and Janie Lewis and Joyce Dodd were sworn in as council members. John Hadley was presented a clock in appreciation of his years of service as the mayor of Tira, and John presented a gavel to Floyd. We want to express our appreciation to John and Dorothy for their dedication to our community and hope that they will be able to continue participating in our activities. The next regular quarterly council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1.
The North Hopkins Class of 2009 will be graduating on Saturday, June 6, at 3 p.m. in the W.S. Long Gymnasium. Eighth grade graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m.
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. In the event of rain, the lunch and meeting will be held in the North Hopkins School cafeteria.
Kadee Melton spent the memorial weekend showing cattle in Bonham and McKinney. She had several first places, third places, and five Reserve Champions. On Sunday Kadee received a scholarship from Hoyt and Johanna Ivey with Ivey League Cattle Shows, based on attendance, showmanship, Texas Junior Livestock Association (TJLA) code of conduct, and attitude. Along with the scholarship she received an inscribed scholarship trophy buckle. Kevin and Dee Melton; Dean and Margaret Eudy of Cooper, Larey and DeLeen Melton of Commerce; Phil, Jeannie, Bryce, Baylee and Kylee Graves of Bonham; and Mark, Kyle and Kayla Keahey of Grand Saline were all there to see Kadee receive her award and enjoy a hamburger cookout to celebrate.
Destri Weir Main arrived on Friday night for a visit with her family. On Saturday Destri, Yvonne and Robert met Dacy and Elise in Canton, and they had lots of fun shopping. On Sunday, Helen and Yvonne Weir, Joyce Dodd and Alice Hall went to Irving Theatre to see Joyce's son Michael play the leading role in "All My Sons." Yvonne says, “It was an excellent play and Michael made us all very proud. He did a great job.”
Cody and Daylee Fite and Aysha Day spent the weekend with Sherry Smiddy and Powell Vickery. On Friday night everyone went to see Payton Vickery play ball and then on to another ball park to watch Bryson Vickery. On Saturday Cody played baseball and then went out to dinner. On Sunday Steven, Ethan and Owen Vickery came out and ate lunch went swimming with all the kids.
J.R. and Donna Durst had guests over for Memorial Day weekend. Their friends from Sacshe, Kennith and Vicki King, came and stayed Saturday and Sunday night. Donna reports, "We had a great time. We did a lot of eating and visiting with Casey, Tiffany and Joseph Durst." This past Friday, J.R. and Donna met Amy, Kyle and Cooper Kitchens at the Fish Fry in Paris. They treated J.R. and Donna to a fish dinner for J.R.'s birthday. "As always, we enjoyed spending time with our other grandson, Cooper. Of course, we liked seeing Amy and Kyle, too. The little ones are growing so fast. I keep working with them to say ‘Gramma,’ but they haven't caught on yet! Of course, they are a bit young,” says Donna.
Betty Weir reports that the Special Olympics Summer Games were held in Arlington from May 21 through 23. The Hopkins County Coyotes, students from our area, competed in several events and received a number of awards.
- Brittany Wyly, third place/bronze in 50-meter walk, fifth place in softball throw
- Lindsay Wyly, third place/bronze in standing long jump, fifth place in 50-meter dash
- Cindy Day, third place/bronze in 200-meter dash, fifth place in standing long jump
- Louis Seamster, first place/gold in standing long jump, first place/gold in 200-meter dash
- Leslie Wisdom, second place/silver in 200-meter dash, third place/bronze in standing long jump
- Mitchell Hubbard, fifth place in 200-meter dash, sixth place in standing long jump.
Parents attending were David and Tonya Wyly, Doris Counts, Sandra Mattimore, and Ron and Ann Hubbard. Also attending were Johnny Seamster, Justin Wyly, Katrina Scherer, assistant coach, and Shirley Evans, coach.
Betty also reports, “The ‘girls’ from the North Hopkins Class of 1961 met for one of their regular luncheons at Juan Pablo’s on Monday. Attending were Jo Nell Crowson Willis, Virginia Price Miller, Catheron Smith Camper, Mary Sue Palmer Clayton, Nancy Lawson Belz, Sandi Wester and Betty Weir.”
The Bob and Myrtle Lawrence Family Reunion was held on Memorial Day weekend at the Tira Community Center. Georgia Smith reports that about 30 were in attendance for the 26th reunion.
Kenny and Suzi Chapman of Killeen,had breakfast with Georgia and Troy Smith on Wedneday, prior to meeting with scholarship applicants at North Hopkins School later that morning. Georgia says that the Chapmans also visited with the Rick and Mick Petty families while they were here.
Danny and Judy Rawson of Denton and Missy, Conn and Sophie Markides of Houston spent Saturday night, May 23, with Mary Rawson. They all attended the Lawrence Family Reunion.
Jimmy and Janie Lewis spent last Monday through Saturday in Branson, Mo.. They attended several shows while there, including such entertainers as Japanese fiddler Shoji Tabuchi, Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff, The 12 Irish Tenors, The Presleys and Pierced Arrow. The enjoyed a show on the Branson Belle Showboat. One of the highlights of their trip was The Mickey Gilley Show and having their pictures made with the star. Janie says, “We ate well and had a good time!”
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