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Tira News by Jan Vaughn for June 15th, 2018

Tira News by Jan Vaughn for June 15th, 2018
  • PublishedJune 15, 2018

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            Joyce Dodd would like to let everyone know about a Bible study at the Tira United Methodist Church every other Tuesday at 1:00, taught by Beth Hargrave. She says, “Bring your Bible and study with us on June 26th

            Tonja Dodd Jones and Jerry Lucas were married on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Sulphur Bluff Assembly of God church. The couple will be living in Tira, after a short wedding trip. Tonja is the daughter of William and Joyce Dodd.

            The 80th Annual Tira Homecoming is coming up on Sunday, July 1st. The program and cemetery meeting will begin at 11:00 in the Tira Methodist Church. A covered dish lunch will be shared at the picnic tables at noon. Make plans to come share memories.

            The reunion of families Lewis, Joslin, Speaks, Braden, Parker, Hobgood, and King was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Dorothy Hargrave reports that the Tira Community Center was “bustling with activity” and “a good time was had.” She adds, “The reunion was established to honor Edna Lewis.” Those in attendance were Odell Lewis, Richard King, Johnny Parker, Sherman and Loretta Crawford, Dorothy Lewis Hargrave, C. W. and Diane Freeman, Clovis Hobgood, Imogene King Phillips, Bill and Joan Speaks, Reggie and Janice Hargrave ,Rick and Donna Hobgood, Greg, Pam and Hanna Hargrave, Wesley and Kaye Hobgood, Larry Clayton, Wanda Lewis Clayton, Judy Lewis, Sam and Kathy King Powlen and grandsons Cooper and Holden, Carolyn Allen, Allen and Pam Hobgood, Randy and Becky Hargrave, Peter Casey, Randall Douglas, Michael and Donna Zamora, James, Jeanna and Hayley Schaare, Jeremy Allen and special guests Amber, Susan Nunnelly, Linda Crowder and Donnis Newman. The Traveling Cross was won by Jeremy Allen. Good Food, fellowship and an auction provided much enjoyment. Rachel Lewis reported that she and Gary were at the high school graduation of their first grandchild that weekend, so they had to miss the reunion this year.

            Jorene Orr would like to remind everyone about the meeting for concerned citizens on June 19th regarding traffic safety on Highway 19 North. It is being held in the North Hopkins School Cafeteria, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00.

            Yvonne Weir has just returned from a trip to her family home place in South Dakota. I look forward to sharing news from her travels soon.

                        Chip and I took our daughter, Tiffany, grandson, Morgan, and his fiancee, Allison, out to the Fish Fry in Paris on Friday evening for their June birthdays.

            On Saturday afternoon, Tiffany went to McKinney to spend time with her friend, Stephanie Weaver. They enjoyed playing games with friends that evening, and then Tiffany returned home for church on Sunday morning.

            Malcolm, Kenden, and Jaidyn Joslin attended the Joslin reunion on Saturday.

            I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-945-2190 or 903-438-6688 or




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