We want to express our sympathy to the family of Danny Rawson. He passed away on November 28th. A memorial service will be held on a later date at the DFW National Cemetery. Please be in prayer for his wife Judy, daughter Michelle, son-in-law Con, and granddaughter Sophie.
The community Christmas party is this Saturday, December 8th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Tira Community Center. We will enjoy a meal and time of visiting with neighbors, and then we will hear the Christmas story. I’ve heard that Santa is planning to stop by to visit with the kids. Brisket will be provided. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Also, we are collecting canned meats for the Tira Food Pantry. Hope to see you there!
Yvonne Weir reported that the Weir Family Christmas was held on Saturday. She commented, “We had a good time, but our numbers were low” The children of the late Herm and Helen Weir were all there. Natalie, Dustin, and Maria spend the night with Yvonne and Robert, Dustin’s parents.
On Sunday, the My Heroes bowling club had a Christmas party at the Tira Community Center. Yvonne reports, “There was lots of food, fun, and folks.”
Joyce Dodd shared that the Tira Methodist Church has a new pastor, Clyde Bostick. He and his wife, Olivia, have 4 children – 3 boys and a baby girl. She says, “He’s a young retired serviceman, who was a chaplain in the service.” She adds, “They’ve just bought a house in the Commerce area. He is very interested in getting more people involved with Tira Methodist and building the youth population up. He seems to have a lot of enthusiasm and energy.” The church service is from 11:00 to 12:00 on Sunday mornings. Joyce comments, “We don’t have Sunday School, but we do have a Bible study twice a month (every other week) on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Beth Hargrave is our teacher and she is an excellent one. Always well prepared and very knowledgeable on our lesson. Our next study will be on December 11th. We would love to have everyone join us. It lasts about an hour.”
Brenda Allen, of Yantis, Regina Taylor, of Sulphur Springs, and Yvonne Weir and I went to the Wally Jolly Christmas at the Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen on Friday evening. We stopped for dinner at Cotton Patch Café in Greenville on the way. Regina’s daughter, Bridgette Hammers, is a worship artist at the church and she opened the program with inspiring worship songs and Christmas carols.
Chip and I took our daughter and granddaughter, Tiffany and Jaidyn, to the Choral Society performance of “A Starry Night” on Saturday evening. Tiffany did a sign language interpretation to one of the musical numbers. Director Carol Allen led the choir and orchestra in the wonderful presentation.
The Tira City Council quarterly meeting was held on Monday, December 3rd. Evelyn Horne, Tami Joslin, and Yvonne Weir were sworn in for another term on the council. The group discussed routine community business and decorated the center for the Christmas party. Joyce Dodd gave a food pantry update and shared that Martha Payton’s brother and an anonymous donor have been contributing to the cause. We always appreciate the donations. The council, also, expressed appreciation for the Tira Volunteer Firefighters. We hope they will join us at the party and be recognized for their commitment.
Landon and Laiken Joslin recently kicked off their Christmas holiday season by taking the kids, Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, to IHOP for green pancakes, and then to see The Grinch at the movie theater.
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